Mohawk Racetrack

The Mohawk Racetrack provides a friendly and easily-accessible racetrack site where horse racing fans can enjoy the races in an atmosphere of Triple Crown fun and excitement. The racetrack is part of the Woodbine Casino Entertainment Center where fans can combine horse racing viewing and betting with fine dining and casino gambling. 

Throughout the year the Mohawk Racetrack provides low stakes and high stakes bettors with the opportunity to observe and wager on challenging horse races with some of North America's best horses and jockeys.


Mohawk Racetrack harness racing opened in 1963 with the goal of providing Ontario racing fans with a high quality track where they could watch and participate in some of the region's biggest horse racing events. Mohawk is operated by the Woodbine Entertainment Group which runs it in conjunction with their nearby Woodbine Racetrack.

The Mohawk track is almost a mile in circumference and is constructed using crushed limestone. The homestretch is 1,095 feet long. Racing fans know the track for its lack of hub railing and for its far turn which has a larger radius than the clubhouse turn. This encourages acceleration into the homestretch. Mohawk can accommodate ten starters behind the gate. 

In addition to the daily races Mohawk hosts many of the biggest races in North America. Some of the top races that were run at Mohawk include the North American Cup, the Metro Pace, the Canadian Trotting Classic, the Great lady Stakes, the Maple Leaf Trot, the Canadian Pacing Derby, the Hanover Stakes, the Elegantimage Stakes, the Oakville Stakes, the Wellwood Memorial and the Breeders Crown.

Pick your Horse

There are races almost every day at Mohawk. You can sit in the stands and watch Mohawk Racetrack events or you can become part of the game and place a bet on the horse that you think will win the race. 

When you decide to bet on a horse, you should decide how to make your selection. You might pick a horse because you like its name, color or number. A more educated way to pick a horse is to research the jockey's record or the horse's past performance. If you decide to do some background checking before you make a bet, purchase the race program and look through it before you place your wager. The program will give you an overview of each horse's and jockey's past history. The race program costs a few dollars but veteran horse racing bettors say that it's worth the investment.   

Win, Place or Show

When you bet you make your wager based on how well you believe that your chosen horse will do. There are 3 options – Win, Place or Show. To Win your horse must finish first. To Place your horse must finish either first or second. To Show your horse must finish first, second or third. 

There are other types of bets as well including the Daily Double, the Exactor, the Triactor, the Superfectator, Pick 4 or Pick 6. You can try these additional wagers after you've mastered the basic betting types. 

Once you've decided on your horse, your bet type and the amount that you want to wager you'll be ready to place your bet. Fill out your card with this information and hand the teller your money. The teller will print out your ticket. 

You can also choose a Self-Serve terminal where you can place your bet. To bet at a self-serve terminal, deposit your money via dollar bills (only Canadian currency), voucher or cash card and press the "Tap the track you would like to bet" as "Mohawk." Choose your race number, your bet amount and your horse number and select the type of bet that you wish to place (Win, Place or Show). Click "Finish" and collect your receipt to complete the transaction. 

When the race is over, check your ticket against the official results to determine whether your ticket is a winner

OLG Betting Online

If you can't travel to the Mohawk Racetrack you can bet online via the OLG's website.

You must sign in separately to the HPI site in order to bet on Mohawk, or any other OLG racetrack events. The HPI site gives you access to wager and race results information along with access to real time odds, pool sizes, minutes to post, intervals, results, probables and more. You can make your bets and collect your winnings in Canadian dollars and enjoy high quality Canadian horse race betting from the comfort of your own home.

Mohawk Venue

Mohawk visitors can add to their gambling entertainment by playing any of the 850 slot machines that are featured at the racetrack venue. The slots have options for big stakes and low stakes players, with denominations that range from one penny to five dollars. Some of the best video slots in Ontario can be found at Mohawk with slot machine options that span multiple themes and storylines. You can play OLG slots including the whimsical Carnival Mystery slot machine, the intriguing White Orchid slots, the historical Treasures of Troy slots, the lucrative Wheel of Fortune slots, the Blazing 7s slots or any of the other hundreds of interactive 5 reel OLG slots at Mohawk Racetrack. Penny slots include the Enchanted Unicorn, Jackpot Party, and Money to Burn slot machines. 

Mohawk Racetrack Dining

There are Mohawk Racetrack Dining options for any taste and any budget. You might want to leave the track or the slots for a little while and step into the marketplace eatery where you can enjoy a five star meal in a casual environment. There are also delicious sandwiches and drinks at the Longshots Lounge, the Oscar's Sports Lounge or, on race nights, in the Terrace dining room where you'll find an a la carte menu as well as a buffet.  

To Visit

The Mohawk Racetrack is located on Guelph Line, just west of Mississauga. If you're coming from Toronto, drive west on highway 401 to exit 312 and then head north.

If you're coming from Kitchener drive east on highway 401 and then get off at the Guelph Line Exit.

Mohawk Racetrack is open throughout the year, providing Ontario racing and slots fans with the best in Ontario harness racing.