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

Brewer willing to fly for St Lads Popcorn

GLOUCESTER, ON — On Sunday's flight to Ottawa, Jason Brewer will be recognizable by his white knuckles and pale face, but the young reinsman is prepared to deal with his fears so he can get to the nation's capital and drive two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn in the $140,000 Gold Final. "I'm not much

2008-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2008|

Somebeachsomewhere’s shadow thins Gold Series ranks

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Only seven sophomore pacing colts signed up to play in the sandbox with Somebeachsomewhere on Sunday night, so Ontario Sires Stakes fans will have to wait another week to see the colt make his Gold Series debut at Mohawk Racetrack. With no need for an elimination, all eight colts will move directly

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Colt hopes to add more pennies to his millions Friday

DUNDAS, ON — After stepping up to tackle the top colts in the province last month, Amillionpennies returns to Grassroots action at Flamboro Downs this Friday, Aug. 1 in search of a few more pennies to add to an already successful season. The three-year-old pacing colt was second in the Grassroots season opener at Grand

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Smith family hopes Slomotion is in high gear Saturday

WOODSTOCK, ON — Dorchester residents Merv and Darlene Smith will be chauffeuring their grandchildren this Saturday, as the family heads to Woodstock Raceway to watch the three-year-old pacing filly whose name grew out of an earlier car trip. "Slomotion ended up with a name from the back seat of the car, from our grandson," explains

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Summerhill Abra makes her Gold Series debut Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Pat Hunt has always believed that Summerhill Abra belonged with the province's top three-year-old trotting fillies, and the novice trotter will finally have an opportunity to prove him right when she makes her Gold Series debut in the first of three $40,000 Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday. "I've been saying all

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Georgia Peach hopes to find niche in Gold Series sorority

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — One month ago Georgia Peach arrived in Darren McCall's barn as a Grassroots starter, but on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack the Cambridge resident hopes the three-year-old pacing filly can transform into a Gold Series player. "She's been quite a surprise really," says McCall, who conditions the filly for her former trainer

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Senorita Conchnita will carry hometown banner Sunday

SUDBURY, ON — Senorita Conchnita is the first two-year-old Stephen Scrannage has ever paid into the Ontario Sires Stakes program, and the young trotter will make her provincial debut over her hometown oval this Sunday afternoon when the Grassroots circuit makes its second stop at Sudbury Downs. "She's the first one I ever paid up,

2008-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2008|

Freshman trotting colts flex their muscles at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Controlling the pace from the front end worked for the winners of all three Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday evening. Mopey Corey kicked off the two-year-old trotting colt battles with a gate-to-wire performance from Post 3, cruising under the wire a commanding three lengths ahead of the competition in

2008-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2008|

Classic Sakuri aiming for another sharp mile at Hiawatha

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park opens its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, July 31 with an exceptional line up of two-year-old pacing fillies competing for a total of $140,000 in seven Grassroots divisions. Classic Sakuri will make her Ontario Sires Stakes debut from Post 4 in the last Grassroots division, and owner

2008-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2008|

Cumin First outstanding from Post 10 in Gold Elimination

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies shot holes in the theory that an outside post position precludes a visit to the winner's circle with four impressive Gold Elimination performances at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Reigning Gold Final champion Cumin First was the first to disprove the outside post theory — and increase