Woodbine Standardbreds post strong 2021 season

Woodbine Standardbreds post strong 2021 season

MILTON, January 10, 2022 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 2021 Standardbred racing season at Woodbine Mohawk Park produced an all-sources handle of $324,038,371.56, the highest total by any Standardbred track in North America in 2021.

For the second consecutive year, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the number of race dates at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with only 157 cards of an originally scheduled 223 contested. The 157 race dates were 21 less than the 178 cards completed in 2020.

Despite a pair of Government enforced stoppages, Woodbine Mohawk Park continued strong as an industry-leader with the average nightly handle topping $2 million for a second-consecutive season at $2,063,938.67, a $40,749.86 increase from 2020.

The per-race handle for the 1,693 races contested in 2021 was $191,398.92.

“To see wagering remain steady and increase throughout these uncertain times has been a great reflection of the strength of the Woodbine brand and our Standardbred racing product,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “As a year-round racing product, we focus on consistency and see many encouraging signs to continue our success and growth in 2022.”

The Woodbine brand continued to garner recognition across North America, with foreign wagering representing $235,451,948.26 of the 2021 all-sources handle. Home Market wagering remained steady in 2021 at $62,568,269.10.

Key Highlights of 2021:


The 2022 Standardbred racing season at Woodbine Mohawk Park launched on January 1 and will feature 223 race dates.

Live racing continues every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Post time is 7 p.m.

Lindsay Bax
Lindsay Bax Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
Horse Racing - SB
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Woodbine Racetrack is Canada’s home the biggest and most exciting thoroughbred races. Located in Toronto, Woodbine Racetrack typically operates thoroughbred racing from April through December. Premier races include the longest continuously ran horse race in North America, The Queen’s Plate, Breeders Cup win and you’re in races the Woodbine Mile, Summer and Natalma Stakes, along with the fan-favourite Canadian International Stakes. 

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