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Woodbine Standardbred wagering up to start year

Woodbine Mohawk Park has completed its inaugural full-winter of live racing operation with wagering up 7.2 per cent during the first-quarter of 2019.
 
A total of 45 cards of racing during the months of January, February and March produced $75,442,150 in ‘all-sources’ handle. The 7.2 per cent spike from the same period in 2018 comes despite three less cards of racing being contested.
 
“We are extremely pleased with the wagering numbers to start this calendar year,” said Jessica Buckley, President of Woodbine Mohawk Park. “This was our first winter at Mohawk Park and it proved successful with horseplayers recognizing our World Class racing product.
 
“We believe this momentum will carry throughout this important year, which includes the upcoming Pepsi North America Cup and the Breeders Crown in October.”
 
The average per-race handle for the first-quarter of 2019 was $163,294.70, up 10.7 per cent from 2018.
 
Highlights over the first-quarter include a record $2.8 million wagered on a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout, the launch of the ‘Can-Am Pick 4’ and several $100,000-plus Pick 5 pools.
 
Live racing continues every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time for each card is 7:10 p.m.
 
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Photo: Racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park on March 25, 2019. (New Image Media)
 

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