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

Filly hopes home field advantage turns odds in her favour

SARNIA, ON — Peter Core says he is still tinkering with Voice Activated's equipment, but the Sarnia resident expects the three-year-old trotting filly to deliver a stronger effort in Thursday's Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park than her early line odds might indicate. "She's got enough motor. I'm sure she can trot under two minutes

2008-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2008|

Trainers step into the driver’s seat and score in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Town Hall Babe cruised to a four length victory in the third $20,000 Grassroots division at Sudbury Downs on Sunday afternoon, leading the field of two-year-old trotting fillies from gate to wire in 2:07.2. Trainer Wayne Henry drove the filly to the win, her first in four attempts, on behalf of his

2008-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2008|

Brewer and St Lads Popcorn take flight at Rideau Carleton

GLOUCESTER, ON — The flight to Ottawa may not have been much fun for driver Jason Brewer, but the one minute and fifty-five seconds spent guiding St Lads Popcorn to her second straight Gold Final victory made the trip home a whole lot more bearable. Brewer and this season's two-year-old pacing filly sensation started from

2008-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2008|

Saftic scores matching victories with Camluck fillies

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Aboard two different fillies, and employing two different sets of tactics, Campbellville resident Mike Saftic engineered two identical results in the three-year-old pacing filly Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Ractrack on Saturday evening. In Race 5, the veteran reinsman floated Chancey Lady away from Post 7 and settled her seven lengths behind the

2008-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2008|

Call Me Yours remains flawless in Grassroots competition

WOODSTOCK, ON — Local fillies Call Me Yours and Bunny Mach delivered impressive front end performances to carry home Grassroots trophies from Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Call Me Yours and regular reinsman Jason Brewer started from Post 4 in the third $20,000 Grassroots division and were sitting nine lengths off the pace in fifth

2008-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2008|

Bella Dolce makes it three straight at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Bella Dolce's compass bearing on the winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack remained true on Friday night as the three-year-old trotting filly scored her third straight victory at the Campbellville oval. Starting from Post 4 in the second of three Gold Eliminations, driver Paul MacDonell eased Bella Dolce off the gate and settled

2008-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2008|

Giddy Up Lucky tears down OSS record at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were treated to an evening of exceptional performances by the province's top three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, capped off by an Ontario Sires Stakes record for Giddy Up Lucky. Giddy Up Lucky started from the trailing Post 9 in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut, and found himself sitting fifth

2008-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2008|

McIntosh fillies grab spotlight in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Driver Brad Forward and trainer Bob McIntosh teamed up to score two Grassroots victories at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening with a pair of talented freshman pacing fillies. First off the blocks was Noshameinmygame, who controlled the pace through much of the mile on her way to the 1:56 victory in

2008-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2008|

O’Reilly takes no credit for filly Cumin First

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Modest might not be the first adjective you would associate with trainer Frank O'Reilly, but the Orton resident insists the credit does not lie with him for two-year-old trotting filly Cumin First's recent success. "Anybody could have trained her," insists O'Reilly of his star pupil, who heads back to Mohawk Racetrack on

2008-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2008|

First time owner scored a home run with trotting colt

ELORA, ON — Faye Antoniou has always enjoyed attending Grand River Raceway's Industry Day, but this Monday's festivities will be especially memorable for the Fergus native. Nine days ago Antoniou acquired her first horse, and two-year-old trotting colt Hitithard is among the favourites for Monday's $120,000 Gold Final at Grand River after winning his July