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

Rose Seelster hunting for her first win on Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rose Seelster has not missed a Gold Final this season, but trainer John Kopas describes the two-year-old pacing filly as a late bloomer and feels she is just rounding into form for Friday's Gold Series Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. "She was a nice filly to work with, but she was kind of

2008-09-08T00:00:00-04:00September 8, 2008|

Arthur residents lose sleep as filly struggles with virus

ELORA, ON — Training a two-year-old trotting filly is always a challenge, but this season Arthur residents John and Kathy Cecchin have faced more than the usual dose of frustration with Jayport Cindy, one of 77 young trotters headed to Grand River Raceway for Grassroots action on Friday evening. "She has been fighting a virus

2008-09-08T00:00:00-04:00September 8, 2008|

Consistent Countess Stormont primed for Trillium battle

OTTAWA, ON — In 16 starts this season, Countess Stormont has only missed three cheques, and trainer Norm Jones is hoping the three-year-old trotting miss can extend her steady streak through this Thursday's Trillium Series contest at Rideau Carleton Raceway. "She's got to be a pretty solid 1:56 or 1:57 trotter who can come home

2008-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2008|

Pembrook Street scores second straight Grassroots victory

HANOVER, ON — Pembrook Street expanded his lead atop the two-year-old trotting colt Grassroots standings with an impressive victory at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening. Starting from Post 2 in the fourth $20,000 Grassroots division, Walkerton resident Dale Fritz had Pembrook Street on the lead before the colts reached the :30.1 opening quarter. Two and

2008-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2008|

Two different strategies earn Brown same result at Rideau

GLOUCESTER, ON — Gord Brown piloted a pair of two-year-old pacing fillies to victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, earning both fillies their first piece of Grassroots hardware. In the third Grassroots skirmish Brown fired Grin A Peg off the starting gate from Post 6 and had the filly on top by two

2008-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2008|

Georgian Downs test a tough one for local pacers

INNISFIL, ON — Box Car Billie and Sportsman will join their three-year-old pacing colt peers at Georgian Downs on Tuesday night for the fifth Grassroots skirmish of the season, but trainer Bruce MacDonald does not think racing over their local oval will serve any advantage after the post position draw handed the geldings a pair

2008-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2008|

Outside rail a regular sight for Quality Goods

GLOUCESTER, ON — Fortune has not smiled on two-year-old pacing filly Quality Goods when it comes to post positions, and the Mark Steacy trainee finds herself back out in Post 8 for Sunday's Grassroots event at Rideau Carleton Raceway. The filly scored her best result in four outings last week at Rideau Carleton when she

2008-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2008|

Chance favours Lucky Herb in Clinton Grassroots

CLINTON, ON — Lucky Herb found his way to the winner's circle for the first time on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway, and recorded the quickest mile of six Grassroots divisions getting there. In his five previous starts, two of them at the Gold Series level, Lucky Herb had been a consistent cheque earner, but

2008-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2008|

Call Me Yours still flawless in Grassroots action

SUDBURY, ON — Call Me Yours extended her Grassroots win streak to three and jumped to the top of the three-year-old pacing filly point standings with an effortless front end victory at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening. In rein to Chelmsford resident Paul MacLean, Call Me Yours accelerated off the starting gate from Post 1

2008-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2008|

Bax and Byron grab two Grassroots trophies in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Valley Courtney maintained her hold on top spot in the three-year-old trotting filly point race, and stablemate Grammy Hall chalked up her first provincial victory at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening to give driver Stephen Byron and trainer John Bax the Grassroots double. Valley Courtney delivered an impressive come from behind effort