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2008-09-24T00:00:00-04:00September 24, 2008|

Whatta Hotty smokes to Gold Final win at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Whatta Hotty rocketed around the Flamboro Downs oval on Wednesday evening to score her first Gold Final victory in a personal best 1:57.3, just one-fifth of a second shy of the Ontario Sires Stakes record for three-year-old trotting fillies on a half-mile track. Sent off as the favourite by her hometown fans,

2008-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2008|

Trainer hopes Milliondollarjewel is a diamond in the rough

DUNDAS, ON — When James Kay and Fred Clark saw Milliondollarjewel at the Summer Sizzler Sale, the Hamilton residents saw a filly with potential to succeed in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, and they are hoping the two-year-old pacing miss proves them right with a strong effort in her $20,000 Grassroots division at Flamboro Downs

2008-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2008|

Northern Illusion makes Grassroots debut Saturday

SARNIA, ON — Northern Illusion will make just his second start, and his Grassroots debut, at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday night, but the two-year-old trotting colt has already earned stakes winner status thanks to an impressive performance in the Balanced Image Stake last weekend. With just two qualifiers under his belt, the Kadabra son

2008-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2008|

Scrappy Nebupanezzar ready for Gold Final fight Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Nebupanezzar has been impressive in all eight of his starts, but the mile he delivered at Mohawk Racetrack last weekend to earn his berth in this Saturday's $140,000 Gold Final elevated his status a notch in the eyes of trainer Bob McIntosh. "Last week he really impressed me a lot," says McIntosh.

2008-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2008|

Brewer pilots pair of winners in Grassroots at Georgian

INNISFIL, ON — Second in the Ontario Sires Stakes driver's standings last season, Jason Brewer boosted his 2008 point tally with a pair of Grassroots victories at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening with three-year-old trotting fillies Fa Mulan and Majestic Style. The reinsman led off the evening with an impressive score aboard fan favourite Fa

2008-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2008|

Local owners feel pressure as fillies arrive in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Geoff and Mary Anne Lauzon are delighted that two-year-old trotting filly Cumin First will compete over their local oval on Friday evening, but the Russell residents admit the Rideau Carleton Raceway Gold Eliminations will be a little more nerve-wracking than the youngster's other starts. "Hopefully she'll do good here at Rideau —

2008-09-22T00:00:00-04:00September 22, 2008|

Popular Play Right hunting for first win Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As the two-year-old trotting colts head back to Mohawk Racetrack for their second last Gold Elimination on Thursday evening, driver Mark MacDonald says Play Right has built up a loyal fan base in spite of his limited success through the first two months of the provincial program. "He is a nice little

2008-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2008|

Define The World coasts to Gold Elimination triumph

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading in to Sunday's Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer John Bax said Define The World had been pretty full of himself in recent weeks, and the three-year-old trotter proved that his self confidence was not misplaced with an impressive victory in the first $40,000 skirmish. With regular reinsman Paul MacDonell at

2008-09-20T00:00:00-04:00September 20, 2008|

Henry breezes to pair of Trillium wins in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Wayne Henry has led all trainers in the Ontario Sires Stakes program for the past two seasons, and the Arthur resident demonstrated the reason for his success with a pair of Trillium Series victories at Georgian Downs on Saturday night. Following in the footsteps of his father Ross Henry — a five-time

2008-09-20T00:00:00-04:00September 20, 2008|

Chancey Lady rebounds to claim third Gold Final crown

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans gave the edge to rival Im Just Special, but three-year-old pacing filly Chancey Lady proved that she is back on form Saturday night with an impressive performance to claim her third Gold Final title of the season. Starting from Post 7, driver Mike Saftic allowed Chancey Lady to coast