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

Long Ago made Ontario Sires Stakes seem far way

DUNDAS, ON — If the old adage about patience is true, John Holding may be the most virtuous person to harness a horse at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday, Aug. 13. When it comes to three-year-old trotting gelding Long Ago, Holding has been exercising his patience daily for almost two years. The youngster is hesitant to

2008-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2008|

Three fillies maintain flawless record in Grassroots

SARNIA, ON — Three-year-old trotting filly Pleasure Girls reeled off an outstanding effort over the Hiawatha Horse Park oval on Thursday night to claim her $20,000 Grassroots division in a sparkling 1:57.1. Overlooked by Sarnia fans in the wagering, Pleasure Girls and driver Brad Forward coasted away from the starting gate and were 10 lengths

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

Mischievous colt poised for Gold Series debut Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — Stan Atkinson figures two-year-old pacing colt Anything To Win can compete against the province's best if things line up in his favour, and the first element fell into place when the colt landed Post 1 in the second $40,000 Gold Elimination at Flamboro Downs on Sunday. "He's an inbetweener," explains the Paris

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

Owners hope Feels Like Magic starts a new trend Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As the three-year-old trotting fillies head into their third Gold Final this Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Dr. Dan McMaster is keeping his fingers crossed that Feels Like Magic will reverse what has been a frustrating trend. In her last three stake appearances, the Kevin O'Reilly trainee has won her elimination and

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

The wait is over OSS fans; here comes The Beach

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Let the trumpets sound and the herald's sing — on Sunday, Aug. 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, super colt Somebeachsomewhere will make his long awaited appearance in the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Having frightened away enough of the division's regulars to preclude the need for an elimination, Somebeachsomewhere will tackle seven Ontario-sired peers

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

CDs Eldorado aims to deliver the goods at Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt CDs Eldorado does not have to win his Grassroots division at Dresden Raceway on Sunday, but owner Clarence Duquette sure would appreciate it if the young trotter picked up a cheque. "We've got enough money to buy groceries for this weekend, but it would be nice to get some

2008-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2008|

Chancey Lady carving out a special place in owner’s heart

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When owner Niele Jiwan watches three-year-old pacing filly Chancey Lady race, he figures the boys from the musical Damn Yankees had it right — all you really need is heart. The dainty filly logged her eleventh lifetime victory in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack last weekend off a seven week lay

2008-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2008|

Define The World aims for Gold success in Dundas

DUNDAS, ON — Define The World has been successful in every stakes event he has entered, except for the Ontario Sires Stakes, and trainer John Bax hopes the three-year-old trotter is ready to change that trend when he arrives at Flamboro Downs on Friday. A 1:54.1 winner in the Canadian Breeders Championship at Mohawk Racetrack

2008-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2008|

Cumin First claims her second Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The precocious Cumin First delivered an effortless victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, sweeping around the Campbellville oval to her second straight Gold Final title. From Post 7, driver Rick Zeron of Oakville floated Cumin First off the starting gate and waited for Daylon Mystique to reach the opening quarter in

2008-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2008|

Sin To Win delivers virtuous victory in Gold Final

ELORA, ON — A flawless steer from trotting master Trevor Ritchie earned Sin To Win the Gold Final title at Grand River Raceway on Monday afternoon, in a sparkling track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:59. With the advantageous Post 2, Acton, ON resident Ritchie hustled the two-year-old trotting colt off the starting gate and