Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne was on hand at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night for the 30th edition of the North America Cup, and made two special presentations.
"I want to congratulate Mohawk on 50 years of good, strong industry in the province and I want to say that the reason I'm here is because I want us to have a strong horse racing industry in the province of Ontario," said Wynne. "I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that we can have a horse racing industry that's strong for years and years to come. Another 50 years for Mohawk!"
Wynne presented Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Nick Eaves with two certificates from the province of Ontario, congratulating WEG for 50 years of harness racing at Mohawk and for 30 years of conducting the prestigious North America Cup .
Wynne then concluded with an address to the horse racing industry.
"I want to work with you, I look forward to - as I say - many, many more years of a strong horse racing industry in Ontario."
Prior to the presentation, Wynne took time to talk to horsemen in the paddock and on the tarmac in front of the grandstand.