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2008-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2008|

Former Gold starters find their footing in Grassroots

INNISFIL, ON — B Cor Tanya dropped into the Grassroots program on Tuesday evening and found her way to the winner's circle with a sharp 2:00.3 victory over the Georgian Downs oval. The two-year-old trotting miss started her Ontario Sires Stakes career at the Gold Series level and scored one second and two fifths against

2008-08-18T00:00:00-04:00August 18, 2008|

New faces shine in Mohawk Gold Eliminations

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Buoyed by a win in the Bridger Series last week, My Friend jumped back into Ontario Sires Stakes action and scored an impressive victory in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations for two-year-old trotting colts at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Jason Brewer returned to the race bike behind the Amigo

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

Three Doors Down sharp in Hanover Grassroots

HANOVER, ON — Three Doors Down clocked the quickest of seven three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening, halting the teletimer in a sharp 1:55.2. Starting from the trailing Post 8, driver Scott Coulter settled the pacer in fourth as Star Reward and Box Car Billie battled to a :27 opening

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

Ontario-sired colts set two world records at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans got the first clue that they were in for an extraordinary day of racing Sunday when three-year-old trotting gelding Define The World lowered the track, Ontario Sires Stakes and world record in the second race on the matinee program. Starting from Post 2 with regular reinsman Paul MacDonell in

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

I’ll Wait For You leaves Cumin First behind

FRASERVILLE, ON — Freshman trotting filly I'll Wait For You rebounded from a disappointing tenth-place finish in her last start to score a 1:58.3 victory in Gold Elimination action at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and hand Cumin First her first loss. Trevor Ritchie picked up the catch drive on the Dan Creighton trainee for

2008-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2008|

Brown hoping for a chance to say “Cheese” in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old pacer Capilano Creek finished second and third in her first two Grassroots starts, so trainer David Brown is hoping it is her turn for a win when the fillies arrive at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday, Aug. 20. "Hopefully things will work out Wednesday. We like to get our picture taken as

2008-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2008|

King hoping filly’s long journey leads to OSS success

INNISFIL, ON — The road to Tuesday's two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event has been rockier than trainer David Jim King anticipated, but with an advantageous post at Georgian Downs, and a veteran driver in the race bike, the Barrie resident is hoping fortune is ready to smile on Windsong Feline. "I've been actually kind of

2008-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2008|

McNair and McIntosh share the glory at Rideau Carleton

GLOUCESTER, ON — When Bob McIntosh and Gregg McNair loaded their trailers for the ride home from Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday night, each rig was bearing a few pounds of extra weight. Four Grassroots trophies were up for grabs at the Ottawa oval, and each trainer harnessed two winners in the $80,000 freshman pacing

2008-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2008|

Rockwood resident looking forward to Monday’s elims

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rockwood resident Chris Beaver will start a trio of two-year-old trotting colts in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, Aug. 18, and the trainer is expecting all three to benefit from the sweeping turns at the Campbellville oval. The freshman trotters made their Ontario Sires Stakes debut over Kawartha Downs's

2008-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2008|

Local colts stellar in Grassroots action at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Local colts swept to victory in four of seven $20,000 Grassroots events at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening, with three-year-old trotting colt division leader Windsun Pride leading the charge. Starting from Post 4 in the third Grassroots split, Windsun Pride and driver Dave Wall fired out to the front of the field