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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

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

Kor Mel Lil Lady making history for the Killen family

FRASERVILLE, ON — Horse racing is a family pursuit in the Killen household, and when Kor Mel Lil Lady steps up to the gate in her second Gold Elimination on Saturday evening at Kawartha Downs, the Hampton residents will all be on hand cheer her on. William Killen trains Kor Mel Lil Lady, a second

2008-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2008|

Quaid Seelster aiming for Grassroots success in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway will put $140,000 up for grabs on Saturday evening, and 55 of the province's top three-year-old pacing colts will do their best to take home a share from their fourth Grassroots event of the season. With a total of 62 points earned in his first three Grassroots outings, Quaid Seelster

2008-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2008|

Hodgson floating to Ottawa on cloud nine

GLOUCESTER, ON — When the two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening almost three weeks will have passed since Gary Hodgson won his first Grassroots trophy, but the horseman is still savouring the moment. "I've been plugging away with the horses for about 12 years and this is the first one

2008-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2008|

Somebeachsomewhere tidal wave rolls over OSS field

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The weather was not conducive to a bikini, but after waiting for almost a year to see super horse Somebeachsomewhere in an Ontario Sires Stakes event, fans finally got their beach party on Sunday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Keystone Horatio and driver Randy Waples made it look like a horse race through

2008-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2008|

Pembrook Street moves to top of Grassroots standings

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting colts got a lesson in racing over a sloppy track on Sunday afternoon, after heavy rainfall left the Dresden Raceway oval five seconds slower than normal. Of the four $20,000 Grassroots divisions, Pembrook Street managed to circle the half-mile in the quickest time, stopping the teletimer at 2:09. The

2008-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2008|

Nebupanezzar, Shady Cam effortless winners at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were right on the money Sunday evening, correctly predicting the winner of both two-year-old pacing colt Gold Eliminations. Kicking off the evening in the first race, Nebupanezzar took command just past the :27.2 opening quarter and proceeded to cruise through a :56.2 half and 1:26.1 three-quarters before accelerating away

2008-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2008|

Chancey Lady remains flawless in Gold Series action

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies put on a good show for Mohawk Racetrack fans on Saturday night, competing over a surface rated two seconds slower than normal thanks to the latest round of thunderstorms to traverse the province. Stepping up to the gate in Race 8, the field of 10 fillies powered

2008-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2008|

Ultra consistent O U Gus finally earns a photo op

DUNDAS, ON — He may not be the fastest colt in the three-year-old trotting colt division, or the flashiest, but O U Gus earned his first Gold Series victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday night by doing what he does best — delivering a solid, steady mile. The Angus Hall son and regular reinsman Bill

2008-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2008|

Bella Dolce thumbs her nose at post and cruises to win

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Friday night's Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack was a good news, bad news sort of experience for the Kevin O'Reilly stable. On the good news front, Bella Dolce thoroughly erased any lingering doubts about her ability to dominate the three-year-old trotting filly division with an outstanding 1:56 victory from Post 10. The