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Mohawk Set For Elims, Stakes Galore

Published: September 5, 2017 3:53 pm ET

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Mohawk Racetrack is set for an action-packed weekend of harness racing, as the race office at the Campbellville, Ont. track has drawn programs which are full of stakes and eliminations. Friday will feature elims for the Maple Leaf Trot and the Milton Stakes, while Saturday will feature elims for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage Stakes.

The connections of 15 aged trotters have entered their charges to contest the Maple Leaf Trot. The $40,000 elims have been carded as Race 8 and Race 9 on Friday. The 11-dash card will get underway with a 7:30 p.m. The $600,000 final will be contested at Mohawk on September 16.

The first of the Maple Leaf Trot elims will feature an impressive bunch. Homicide Hunter (PP1) will start from the rail, while Il Sogno Dream (PP2) and Hannelore Hanover (PP3) will be next in line on the starting gate. JL Cruze (PP6) will also look to strike in the elim and will start from Post 6. The second Maple Leaf Trot elim is also loaded. The eight-horse field will feature Marion Marauder (PP2), Resolve (PP7) and Crazy Wow (PP1), among others.

The connections of 15 distaffer pacers have entered their charges to contest the $250,000 (est.) Milton Stakes, and thus a pair of $35,000 eliminations has been carded as Race 2 and Race 3.

Wrangler Magic (PP1), Pure Country (PP2), Call Me Queen Be (PP4), L A Delight (PP5) and Witch Dale (PP7), among others, will contest the first of the Milton elims. The second elim will see Lady Shadow (PP7) start from one of the outer posts and will also feature Darlinonthebeach (PP3), among others.

Mohawk’s Friday card will also feature a $125,800 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event for two-year-old pacing fillies that has been carded as Race 5.

To view the harness racing entries for Friday at Mohawk, click the following link: Friday Entries – Mohawk Racetrack.

Mohawk’s Saturday card is overloaded with stakes action.

The connections of 13 three-year-old trotting colts and geldings have entered their charges to contest the $650,000 (est.) Canadian Trotting Classic, thus a pair of $40,000 eliminations have been carded as Race 1 and Race 2. The card will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

The first elim will see Bills Man (PP1), What The Hill (PP2) and Dancer Hall (PP3) start from inside posts. The second elim will see a good deal of talent start from the middle of the gate, as International Moni (PP4), Dover Dan (PP5) and Southwind Cobra (PP6) have drawn what will be the outer posts.

A total of 16 three-year-old trotting fillies have been drawn into a pair of eight-horse Elegantimage elims. The $35,000 dashes have been carded as Race 3 and Race 6.

Divisional star Ariana G (PP8) has drawn the outermost starting spot in the first of the Elegantimage elims, while Dream Together (PP1) and Thats All Moni (PP6) have drawn into the second elim. The $400,000 (est.) final will be raced on September 9.

In addition to the elims, Mohawk’s Saturday program will also feature some top-end stakes events. The $162,838 Simcoe Stakes has been carded as Race 5 and a pair of lucrative Ontario Sires Stakes Gold races for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings is also on the docket. The OSS Golds for the freshman pacers have been carded as Race 8 and Race 10 and will offer purses of $97,200 and $96,400, respectively. A $34,000 Preferred Pace has also been drawn and it will head to post for Race 11.

To view the harness racing entries for Saturday at Mohawk, click the following link: Saturday Entries – Mohawk Racetrack.


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