The 2017 meet will run from April 13 through to October. The
final number of race dates for the meet is pending regulatory approval.
Live racing will be offered every Monday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings will be added to the
schedule in June for the duration of the meet.
The highlight of the 54th season is the $1
million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 17. The 34th
edition of Canada’s
richest harness race promises to be the biggest event in the history of the
Over $3 million in total purses will be up for grabs on the
stakes-filled card, which includes the Fan Hanover, Goodtimes, Armbro Flight,
Roses Are Red and Mohawk Gold Cup.
Off the track, a pre-race concert featuring country stars
Kira Isabella and Jojo Mason will get the party started. Fans will be able to
take part in giveaways and contests, visit the beer garden, try a variety of special
food items, get their “First Bet on Us” and receive a free hat with admission.
Admission to this year’s Pepsi North America Cup is $10 for
adults, $5 for ages 12 to 17 and children under 12 are free. Tickets can be
pre-purchased through Ticketmaster.
The always popular Fireworks and Family Fun Night is scheduled
for the Victoria Day long-weekend in May. Live racing, activities for all ages
and a spectacular fireworks show will take place on Saturday, May 20.
The very best pacers and trotters in harness racing will
continue to converge on Mohawk Racetrack throughout the entire season for Grand
The Canadian Pacing Derby highlights a stakes-filled card on
Saturday, September 2. The oldest pacing event in Canadian racing will feature
heavyweight older pacers battling for a purse of $550,000.
The Labour Day weekend card also features the Champlain
Stakes for two-year-old pacers and Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotters.
New in 2017, the $700,000 Metro Pace and $500,000 Shes A
Great Lady find a new home on the stakes calendar. The signature events for two-year-old
pacers will have its own night to step into the spotlight on Saturday,
A week before the rookie pacers shine bright, the $650,000
Canadian Trotting Classic and $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot will feature the best
trotters from around the world on Saturday, September 16.
Over $5 million in purses will be up for grabs during
September’s Grand Circuit action at Mohawk.
The wagering menu this season continues to offer all the
usual signature and popular wagers. A pair of guaranteed pools will be offered
nightly, as the $40,000 Pick-5 and $50,000 Early Pick-4 hold their regular
spots on the card.
Fans and horseplayers will have a new way of getting to the
track this season. Milton Transit has added a bus route that starts from the
Milton GO Station and makes a stop at Mohawk Racetrack.
Bus 62 Campbellville has service to Mohawk each day of the
week, including extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings to allow racing
fans the opportunity to catch all the exciting action.
For more information regarding the Milton Transit
Campbellville route, click
An official “Welcome Back” to live racing at Mohawk will
take place on Saturday (April 15).
Live music will greet fans upon arrival and several of
Mohawk’s top drivers will be on hand to welcome fans and hand out a promo
filled calendar with a coupon to be redeemed during the meet. There will also
be live music to entertain fans leading up to first-race post time.
A variety of dinning specials will be available throughout
the meet and fans can find out more about everything happening at Mohawk by
Post time for each night of live racing is 7:30 p.m., expect
for special events in which an adjusted post time will be announced in advance.