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2008-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2008|

St Lads Popcorn remains flawless at Rideau

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rain did not dampen the sparkle of two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn as she cruised to her fifth straight victory, and her third over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval, on Friday night in the capital city. St Lads Popcorn was able to sit off the pace for the opening stages of

2008-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2008|

Tiny Neighsayer has the heart of a warrior

CLINTON, ON — When Neighsayer makes his Grassroots debut at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment for the two-year-old pacing gelding's owners. Bud Sinclair, Lindsey De Block and Dr. Norman Amos selected the colt at last fall's Canadian Open Yearling Sale, but 85 year old Amos passed away six weeks

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

Casimir Hugs hoping for successful homecoming

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs wraps up its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule this Saturday evening with a visit from the record setting three-year-old pacing fillies. With three of six Grassroots events behind them, the sophomore pacing fillies will be battling fiercely for points on Saturday, hoping to solidify a place in the lucrative post

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

White’s leap into ownership lands him a Trillium starter

GLOUCESTER, ON — Two years ago Barry White would have been watching Friday's Trillium Series event from Rideau Carleton Raceway's grandstand, but thanks to an innovative program that mentors new owners through the process of acquiring a Standardbred yearling, the Orleans resident will be standing beside Allstar Salute in the paddock when the two-year-old pacing

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

Talented trotting fillies to show off at Hanover Saturday

HANOVER, ON — A total of $120,000 is on the line at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night as the three-year-old trotting fillies prepare to battle in their fourth Grassroots event. Owen Sound native Larry Walker will harness two fillies in Saturday's contest, and the veteran trainer is hoping his consistent duo can earn a share

2008-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2008|

Hibbler provides all the answers with Gold Final triumph

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Before Hibbler's first lifetime start his owners thought the youngster might have star potential, and the two-year-old trotting colt proved them right with an impressive victory in the $120,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. "He does look like he might be the real McCoy," said Fred Jamieson four days

2008-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2008|

Stonebridge Diva crowned Gold Final queen at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — In what is becoming her trademark style, two-year-old trotting filly Stonebridge Diva toughed it out on the outside at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and finally found her way to the winner's circle, capturing the $120,000 Gold Final in 2:00.4. With Woodville, ON resident Brad Rae in the race bike for the

2008-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2008|

My Friend hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Blair Burgess has trophies from most of harness racing's premier events in his home, but the trainer says My Friend's victory in last week's Gold Elimination was memorable because of the colt's close connections to the Burgess family. The two-year-old trotting colt, who will make his fifth lifetime start in the $120,000

2008-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2008|

Zegerid Lady sparkles in Grassroots at Sudbury Downs

SUDBURY, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies put on an impressive show for Sudbury Downs fans on Wednesday evening, sprinting around the half-mile oval in four $20,000 Grassroots divisions. Zegerid Lady got a classic come-from-behind steer from Alfred Carroll and accelerated away from her peers to a track record equalling 1:59 victory in the

2008-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2008|

Talented local fillies hoping for a golden evening Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Local fillies Keep In Dutch and Kor Mel Lil Lady return to Kawartha Downs this Saturday looking for a share of $120,000 in the third Gold Final on the freshman trotting filly schedule. Keep In Dutch captured her elimination last weekend with a come from behind effort in 1:59.3 and will benefit