April 19, 2014

Even Bigger and Better Fireworks and Festivities At Mohawk, Sunday, May 20, 6:30 Post

The highly anticipated Fireworks and Family Fun Night at Mohawk Racetrack will be even bigger and better than ever with a number of exciting promotions and activities for those young and young at heart.

When the doors open at 5 p.m. for the annual festivities, fans will be greeted by Canada’s top harness drivers. Live racing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Once racing concludes, fans can stay for the spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Per tradition, there will be on-site pony rides and a petting zoo. Other activities will include face painting, carnival games and prizes, a bouncy castle and crafts.

Kids will receive a free reusable lunch bag with the purchase of a $4 kids meal.

Also, ‘Your First Bet Is On Us.’

Mohawk’s customer service staff will be giving away $2 cash cards in the trackside tent. Registration closes at 7:30 p.m. Guests must be 18 years and older to register. Full rules and regulations are available on MohawkRacetrack.com.

Each fan that registers will also be entered into a draw where they have a chance to be a finalist in the Road to the Breeders Crown 2012 Chevy Silverado giveaway.

The night’s draw winner will be invited back to Woodbine for the Breeders Crown on October 27 with nine other finalists. The other draw qualifiers will be chosen over the summer at each major stakes event.

The highly popular Betting Seminars will continue to be part of each major racing event.

The first seminar, hosted by WEG’s Greg Gangle, will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the trackside tent. Driver Randy Waples will be the first guest to offer insight and answer questions.

With all that there is to see and do on Sunday at the Campbellville track, there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Share them and be entered for a chance to a win dinner for four at Mohawk!

Fans are encouraged to submit photos of themselves, the horses, drivers and racing action from Fireworks Night. One lucky winner will be chosen by top driver Scott Zeron at the end of the racing card.

To submit an entry, fans are asked to Tweet a photo to @MohawkRacing with the hashtag #MOHFanPhoto. Fans can also submit a photo via email to Web@WoodbineEntertainment.com and the image will be retweeted using the @MohawkRacing account.

Admission and parking are always free.

Mohawk will officially kick off its first programme of the Summer Meet this Thursday, May 17, with a first race post of 7:10 p.m.


Darryl Kaplan of Trot Magazine Interviews Kathleen Wynne

Upcoming Stakes Events at WEG Tracks


Blossom - Friday, April 11
3YO F Pace FINAL - $30,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 12
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 1 - $18,000

Youthful - Monday, April 14
3YO C&G Pace FINAL - $30,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 14
4&5YO Mare Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 17
3YO F Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 19
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 21
4&5YO Mare Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 21
3YO C&G Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 24
3YO F Trot Leg 2 - $15,000

Princess - Friday, April 25
3YO F Pace Leg 1 - $20,000

The Diplomat - Saturday, April 26
3YO C&G Pace - Leg 1 - $20,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 26
4&5YO Open Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 28
3YO C&G Trot Leg 2 - $15,000