Despite a number of short fields and a fierce blast of winter weather it was a solid return to racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening.
The Campbellville oval featured a nine-race program with an average field size of 7.5 horses, but that didn’t stop handicappers from hammering away at the keyboards of their laptops and the keypads on their smart phones to place wagers on the card.
A total handle of $1,862,446 was the end result, with the average handle per race checking in at a solid $206,938.
Earning doubles on the program were driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Patrick Shepherd. They joined forces to take Race 4 with newly-acquired Art Of Fire, who was claimed for $8,000 following his 1:56.3 triumph.
Jamieson clicked one race earlier with the Carmen Auciello-trained Hes Swift in a time of 1:55.
Shepherd’s other win came in Race 9 with another new recruit – Portrstownchris IR – in a time of 1:56.1. Doug McNair mapped out the winning trip for the gelding who was claimed for $10,000 from the winning effort.
Another nine-race program will be offered at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 7 p.m.
To view results for Thursday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.