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2008-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2008|

Voelz Hanover and Im Just Special shine in the rain

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rain did not take any of the sparkle off the performances of Ontario's top three-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening. In the first $40,000 Gold Elimination, Im Just Special and driver Tim Tetrick rolled off the starting gate to a :27.1 opening quarter and kept one eye peeled for

2008-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2008|

Pacing colts impressive at Woodstock in spite of rain

WOODSTOCK, ON — Rain soaked the Woodstock Raceway oval on Saturday afternoon, but the talented two-year-old pacing colts still delivered lightning fast performances in seven $20,000 Grassroots divisions. Thunderfist delivered the flashiest effort of the seven, rocketing around a track rated two seconds slower than normal to a 1:58.3 triumph. Starting from Post 2, driver

2008-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2008|

Henry hits a Grassroots double at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Wayne Henry picked up two more Ontario Sires Stakes trophies to add to his collection at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening, capturing Grassroots divisions with freshman trotting fillies Town Hall Babe and Girlsruleboyslose. The Arthur resident guided Town Hall Babe to an effortless two length victory in the second $20,000 Grassroots

2008-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2008|

Western Terror fillies sweep Gold Eliminations at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Making their debuts in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, two-year-old Western Terror daughters Briar Goes West and Shacked Up swept to victory in their $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening. In the first elimination Briar Goes West emerged triumphant from a thrilling stampede down the stretch that saw the

2008-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2008|

Condi Lane hoping to regain her groove Wednesday

DUNDAS, ON — The absence of five of the top 10 point earners has left the door ajar in Wednesday's three-year-old trotting filly Gold Eliminations at Flamboro Downs, and trainer Bob Young is hoping Condi Lane is ready to sneak through into next week's Gold Final and maybe even the season ending Super Final. "They

2008-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2008|

Valley Courtney clocks personal best in Trillium triumph

GLOUCESTER, ON — John Bax trainees swept the top two spots in the quickest of three $23,000 Trillium Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, with Valley Courtney clocking the 1:58.3 victory over stablemate Gaelic Mistress. The pair were sent off as the favourites in Race 9, and through the early going Steven

2008-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2008|

Well rested trotter returns to Kawartha on Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Six months after he captured a pair of maiden races at the Fraserville oval, three-year-old trotter Windsun Pride is making a triumphant return to Kawartha Downs this Tuesday, Sept. 16 as the current Grassroots point leader and a winner of $72,750. "He has handled the world of racing very well," says trainer

2008-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2008|

Jamieson hopes colts find their niche in Grassroots

WOODSTOCK, ON — This Saturday afternoon Carl Jamieson will make the 10 minute drive from his Princeton farm to Woodstock Raceway with a pair of two-year-old pacing colts, and the veteran horseman is hoping Riopelle and Western Heart are ready to make their presence felt on the Grassroots circuit. Both colts started their season at

2008-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2008|

Milton resident hopes filly is poised for late season surge

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Windsong Eva rolls off the gate from Post 2 in her Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, it will come as a relief to trainer Bill Cass, who was starting to think poor posts in Ontario Sires Stakes action were a genetic flaw. "We have her brother, Windsong Cruiser,"

2008-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2008|

Giddy Up Lucky lands second Grassroots prize

INNISFIL, ON — Impressive in overnight action at Georgian Downs last Tuesday, Giddy Up Lucky delivered an equally stirring performance this week to claim his second Grassroots trophy and make a leap up the three-year-old pacing colt division standings. Stepping off the starting gate from Post 4 in Tuesday's second race, Giddy Up Lucky took