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Mohawk Million Deadline Approaching

Published: February 4, 2021 4:16 pm ET

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The deadline to purchase a slot in the Mohawk Million, harness racing’s richest race for two-year-olds, is quickly approaching on Monday (Feb. 15).

The Mohawk Million, a stake for trotting two-year-olds, follows a “buy-in” model with nine slots available for purchase, each priced at $100,000 CAD. The million-dollar race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25.

“We’re hopeful that the Mohawk Million can continue to grow in 2021 and build a legacy in our sport,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “A race like the Mohawk Million has a large impact on all parts of our industry, including our racetrack, owners, breeders, sales and fans.

“We appreciate the support of our key industry stakeholders to help growing a World Class racing event.”

The Mohawk Million is one of only three million-dollar races in North American harness racing, and purchasing a slot will guarantee a spot in the prestigious race. Each slot is considered an entity that may be sold, traded or leased. The slot holder does not have to declare a horse for the Mohawk Million until the week of the race.

The inaugural Mohawk Million was captured by Venerate, a son of French stallion Love You. Venerate, who was recently named a Dan Patch Award winner, held off the O’Brien Award-winning filly Donna Soprano for the million-dollar race victory.

The deadline to purchase a slot is Feb. 15 and a $50,000 nomination fee is required when submitting a slot contract for the Mohawk Million. The remaining $50,000 is then due by June 1, 2021.

Any requests for information or purchases of a slot can be directed to Bill McLinchey, Director of Standardbred Racing, at [email protected].

(Woodbine Mohawk Park)


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