Stakes-filled cards at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Mohawk Part attract much interest

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TORONTO — It was quite a racing weekend for Woodbine Entertainment.

Stakes-filled cards at both Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park generated over $30 million in betting from Friday through Sunday, the organization announced Tuesday.

A record-setting handle of over $13.856 million was registered Saturday for the thoroughbred card at Woodbine Racetrack that included the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile and $600,000 Pattison Canadian International, both turf races. It was an increase of 17.3 per cent from 2020.

Bettors wagered $2.2 million on the Mile and $1.7 million on the International. Woodbine Racetrack's 11-race card Sunday generated a $7.2-million handle.

Meanwhile at Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont., $3.1 million was wagered Saturday night on a 13-race card that included the $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic. That was an increase of 9.4 per cent from last year’s race.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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