Woodbine Entertainment has announced that all slots for the 2021 Mohawk Million have officially been sold, and the $1-million race for trotting two-year-old will be contested on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The deadline to purchase one of nine slots in the Mohawk Million was Feb. 15, and Woodbine has received purchase contracts to fill all slots. A C$50,000 payment was required by the Feb. 15 deadline and all the slot purchasers will now have until June 1 to submit the remaining C$50,000 of the C$100,000 slot fee.
“We are very excited to announce that the second edition of the Mohawk Million is officially moving forward,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “The Mohawk Million is a race that impacts many avenues of our industry and brings notoriety to our sport.
“On behalf of our entire team at Woodbine, I’d like to extend a special thank you to the owners that have purchased slots and are helping support a race that raises the prominence of our world class sport. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank Jessica Buckley, Bill McLinchey and our entire team for persevering in pulling this event together in spite of these challenging times.”
The names of the nine slot owners for the 2021 Mohawk Million will be unveiled by the end of the month. Woodbine Mohawk Park continues to compile a list of all the horses nominated to its 2021 stakes from the recent Feb. 15 deadline.
The tenth and final slot in the Mohawk Million will be awarded to the winner of the William Wellwood Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The Mohawk Million card on Sept. 25 will be Canada’s richest night of racing for 2021 with over $2.6 million in purses. The rising stars of harness racing will be the focus of Mohawk Million night as the $850,000 Metro Pace for pacing two-year-olds and $540,000 Shes A Great Lady are part of the rich evening.
(Woodbine Mohawk Park)