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2007-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2007|

Mackcrest not relying on good looks in Grassroots battle

ELORA, ON — When it comes to two-year-old trotting colt Mackcrest, who makes his fourth Grassroots start at Grand River Raceway on Monday, Oct. 8, trainer Frank O'Reilly says there has never been more truth to the adage �pretty is, as pretty does.' "Mackcrest is not the fanciest looking horse," quips the Orton resident. "There

2007-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2007|

Think Gold advances to Grassroots Semifinal with win

DUNDAS, ON — Think Gold delivered his second Grassroots victory of the season at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening to lock up a berth in the lucrative post season. Paul Mackenzie piloted the Mr Lavec son to the 1:58.1 triumph, which saw Think Gold do all the work on the front end and dig in

2007-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2007|

Steacy’s trotting trio ready for regular season finale

DUNDAS, ON — Mark Steacy will harness three fillies in next Wednesday's regular season finale at Flamboro Downs, and while only Travelin Supergirl will advance through to the Semifinal, all three have exhibited enough potential that the trainer is already looking forward to next year. Travelin Supergirl boasts a record of two wins and one

2007-10-04T00:00:00-04:00October 4, 2007|

Style Semalu positioned for Gold Final success Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Style Semalu heads into this Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway with an impressive record of five wins in nine starts, but Dr. Lucien Paiement says it is more than her statistics that distinguish the talented two-year-old. "When you win, and when it's easy, you love her," he acknowledges, "But

2007-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2007|

Shoeless White Sox hoping to sparkle in Windsor Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Espoir may sport the most impressive race record of the two-year-old trotting colts heading for Windsor Raceway this Sunday, but when the field parades onto the racetrack for their $98,048 Gold Elimination it will be the flashy Shoeless White Sox who gets all the attention. "He's named right. He's got shoes

2007-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2007|

Attention to detail earns Twin B Impact Grassroots glory

WINDSOR, ON — Two weeks of preparation paid off for local horsemen Philip and David Edwards as three-year-old pacing colt Twin B Impact scored an upset victory in his Grassroots division at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening and earned a berth in the lucrative post season. Starting from Post 6 David Edwards floated Twin B

2007-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2007|

Emerald Whisper wraps up regular season on perfect note

DUNDAS, ON — Emerald Whisper completed a flawless regular season Grassroots campaign with a four and a half length victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening. In rein to regular pilot Bruce Richardson, the daughter of Earl and Royal Design cruised along on the front end to the 1:59 victory over Early Renegade, while Paris

2007-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2007|

Record setting fillies target Western Fair this Friday

LONDON, ON — Having set Ontario Sires Stakes speed records over seven-eighths and five-eighths mile ovals in their first four Gold Series starts, the province's remarkably gifted two-year-old trotting fillies will take aim on the half-mile OSS record when they gather at Western Fair Raceway this Friday, Oct. 5 for a trio of $35,399 Gold

2007-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2007|

Lady Mach in top shape heading into Hiawatha Grassroots

SARNIA, ON — She has only been in his barn for seven weeks, and she probably won't make the post season, but heading into Thursday's Grassroots finale at Hiawatha Horse Park, trainer Jim Ainsworth says Lady Mach is the best three-year-old pacing filly in his barn. "She's been a real pleasant surprise. She gives 100

2007-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2007|

Think Gold focused on Grassroots at Flamboro Thursday

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting colts wrap up their Grassroots regular season at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, and trainer Joe Stutzman is hoping Think Gold can deliver a top performance and extend his sophomore campaign through the end of October. "He'll probably need something on Thursday. He's tied for last right now I