Fans will want to arrive at Mohawk ahead of the 7:30 p.m.
first-post on Canada Day to take in several festivities planned for the
To celebrate Canada Day, Danielle Falls
will be singing “O Canada” at approximately 7:10 p.m.
Following the national anthem, Mohawk’s parade marshal Joanne
Colville and her horse will take to the track along with Jim McKague of Wroxeter, Ontario
and his 13-year-old Standardbred mare, A Promise Made, to perform a
A Promise Made and McKague will be using a high wheel sulky
owned by John Fullerton of Paisley,
Ontario. The antique sulky was
created by Charles Caffrey of New
Jersey in 1885.
Although unraced, A Promise Made has excelled in the show
ring where she is known as “Girl Crush”. The 13-year-old mare won the Green
Roadster to Bike Championship at The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair and was the
Reserve Canadian Champion Road Horse to Bike in both 2015 and 2016.
Owned by McKague and his daughter, Jan McKague Weishar of
Teeswater, A Promise Made had five foals prior to her show career, including current
three-year-old trotting filly and Ontario Sires Stakes competitor Northern
During the commemorative mile, a special video recognizing
250 years of Horse Racing in Canada
will be shown.
Live racing will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and the evening’s
third-race, the $34,000 Preferred, will be the 250th Anniversary of
Horse Racing pace. A special presentation will be made to the winner’s circle
following the race.
Saturday’s card also includes three Ontario Sires Stakes
(OSS) Gold Divisions for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Ontario
Racing/OSS will be giving away red velvet Canada Day cupcakes after the
second-race by the bottom of the main escaltors.
Mohawk will also have a special Canada Day cake for
customers to enjoy upon arrival and small Canada flags will also be handed
For more information about Saturday’s Canada Day
celebration, stay connected with Mohawk Racetrack on Twitter, @MohawkRacing