by Mark McKelvie, WEG Communications
Milton, ON — Round one of the Harvest Series began, but didn’t finish as Monday night’s (Oct. 8) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park was cut short. Heavy fog forced Monday’s 10-race card to be abandoned following the third race.
A pair of C$17,000 first leg divisions of the Harvest Series for Ontario sired 2-year-old pacing fillies were to be contested. Only the first division was contested before the cancellation. The second division will now take place ahead of Tuesday’s card at 6:45 p.m. as a non-wagering event.
Sportswriter filly Green Point and driver Doug Brown captured the first division of the Harvest Series in 1:54.1. The Eric Adams trainee sat third until angling out on the far turn to get up to the leader’s wheel at three-quarters.
Green Point paced home in :28.4 for the maiden-breaking victory. She is a homebred for Millar Farms and has now hit the board in four of eight starts, earning C$17,500. A $2 win ticket on Green Point returned $9.70.
Ontario sired 2-year-olds, who were non-winners of C$30,000 as of Sept. 30, 2018, were eligible for nomination to the Harvest Series.
Live racing resumes Tuesday evening at 7:10 p.m. The non-wagering race to complete the Harvest Series leg for rookie pacing fillies will go to the gate at 6:45 p.m.