The all-Canada recording artist tribute to Canadian racingI'm not sure how much driving I'll be doing when I make my first-ever trip to Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks this weekend, so I have some nerves about this clocking in at nearly two hours, but I think the round trip to Mohawk from Woodbine plus various other drives and wait times will get me through this at least once.
Of course I'm excited to see world-class Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine and a similar level of Standardbred racing at Mohawk, but even if it were three cards of nothing but claimers I'd be thrilled to check off two more tracks on my never-been-to list. Assuming Delta gets me to Toronto, Woodbine and Mohawk will be tracks 57 & 58 on my list and earn the distinction as the northern-most tracks I've visited.
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There are still some omissions, of course. Oaklawn Park and Fair Grounds Race Course are two I haven't been to yet, but I'm chipping away.
Anyway, this playlist takes a when-in-Rome approach by sticking strictly to Canadian-born artists.
1. "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
2. "Tom Sawyer" by Rush
3. "Three Pistols" by The Tragically Hip
4. "Surprise Surprise" by Billy Talent
5. "Odds Are" by Barenaked Ladies
6. "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot
7. "Feeling Good" by Michael Buble
8. "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams
9. "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
10. "What the Hell" by Avril Lavigne
11. "Insensitive" by Jann Arden
12. "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" by Carle Rae Jepsen featuring Nicki Minaj
13. "Make Me Proud" by Drake featuring Nicki Minaj
14. "Scott Pilgrim" by Plumtree
15. "Dirty King" by The Cliks
16. "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morisette
17. "Superstar" by Tegan And Sara
18. "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain
19. "Us" by Celine Dion
20. "Intervation" by Arcade Fire
21. "Spirit of the Radio" by Rush
22. Your Ex-lover is Dead" by Stars
23. "Emily" by The Cliks
24. "Black Velvet" by Alanah Myles
25. "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
26. "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" Celine Dion
27. "Big Bang Theory theme" by Barenaked Ladies