Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that free live video streaming of its Standardbred simulcast is now available on the Mohawk website.
The move comes just in time for this Saturday night’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk, which features the best 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the world. To watch, fans simply visit the races Mohawk website (www. MohawkRacetrack.com) and click on the ‘Watch Live Racing’ banner on the lower right hand side of the home page.
The streaming is sponsored by HorsePlayer Interactive, Canada's first and biggest internet wagering service. Although visitors to the Mohawk site can see all live races that happen at Mohawk, HorsePlayer members get access to higher quality live streaming and replays from over 30 tracks per day from all over the world.
To access the live stream, visitors are required to download Microsoft Silverlight, the same platform used to power online coverage of this past February’s Winter Olympics from Vancouver. The one time download and installation process should take less than a minute for high-speed internet users.
"We are delighted to be able to provide free video streaming to our bettors, horsepeople and racing fans," said WEG’s Vice-President of Marketing & Communications, Andrew Macdonald. "We have made many improvements in the last couple of years and this is yet another example of showcasing Mohawk racing to the world."
In addition, beginning North America Cup night, a live Twitter feed from the WEG on-air commentators will be shown alongside the streaming video to further enhance the customer experience.