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2008-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2008|

St Lads Popcorn and Brewer take control in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — On Sunday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway, two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn proved that while she may be lucky, she is also good. The Twin B Champ daughter captured the season opening Gold Final in Ontario Sires Stakes record time after drawing in off the also eligible list, but Sunday's performance

2008-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2008|

Henry brothers grab pair of Grassroots trophies in Clinton

CLINTON, ON — Brothers Trevor and Wayne Henry swept the Lampman and Johnston Cup awards last season, and afternoons like the pair had at Clinton Raceway on Sunday have them on target for another set of driving and training honours. The Arthur residents captured two of four $20,000 Grassroots events at Clinton, with two-year-old trotting

2008-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2008|

Pointe Of Honour ready to prove he’s not just a pretty face

ELORA, ON — Whether Pointe Of Honour delivers an impressive showing in his Tuesday, July 29 Gold Elimination at Grand River Raceway, or comes home a vanquished warrior, trainer Paula Wellwood does not expect the two-year-old trotter's status in her Cambridge barn will wane in the least. "He's a lovable big fellow. He likes a

2008-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2008|

Back to the outside rail for St Lads Popcorn

GLOUCESTER, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn is headed to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday to begin defence of her Gold Final crown, but once again the young trotter and driver Jason Brewer will line up on the outside in their $40,000 Gold Elimination. "You get some good luck and some bad," says

2008-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2008|

Winning Agenda ready for Gold Series debut Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Replacing the rain that has pounded Halton County in recent days, Mohawk Racetrack will be flooded by two-year-old trotting fillies this Monday, July 28. Thirty-nine young trotters will battle for a total of $160,000 in four Gold Eliminations at the Campbellville oval, and trainer Herbert Holland is hoping Winning Agenda is among

2008-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2008|

Owners hope trotting colt Hibbler is the real McCoy

CLINTON, ON — Over the last nine months Fred Jamieson has been continually amazed by two-year-old trotting colt Hibbler's professional attitude, and the Putnam resident is hoping the colt's all-business approach carries him to a large piece of Grassroots pie at Clinton Raceway on Sunday. "He's so level-headed, he doesn't have an excitable bone in

2008-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2008|

Senator Hall tops Gold Series polls in Fraserville

FRASERVILLE, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Hitithard did just that to capture the Gold Consolation at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening. Regular reinsman Mike Saftic hit the accelerator early, taking full advantage of the colt's inside Post 2, and Hitithard was five lengths ahead of his peers when he reached the :28 opening quarter. Saftic

2008-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2008|

Nebupanezzar records victory in his first Gold Final attack

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Nebupanezzar proved last week's elimination victory was no accident with an impressive 1:54 triumph in Sunday's $120,000 Gold Final, over a Mohawk Racetrack oval rated one second slower than normal. The No Pan Intended son and driver Steve Condren of Milton floated away from Post 2 and landed in fourth spot on

2008-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2008|

Cumin First lives up to her name in Flamboro Gold Final

DUNDAS, ON — The front end was a tough place for two-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, as fan favourites in both the $120,000 Gold Final and $20,000 Gold Consolation did all the early work but were unable to hang on in the stretch and claim the provincial hardware. Fans sent Daylon

2008-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2008|

Mr. OSS captures two Grassroots divisions at Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, ON — Dave Wall put his Ontario Sires Stakes expertise to work at Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon, guiding a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies to their first Grassroots victories. The Komoka resident, dubbed "Mr OSS" for his longtime success in the provincial program, started the afternoon off with a gate-to-wire triumph aboard fan