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2008-07-08T00:00:00-04:00July 8, 2008|

Trotting fillies heading to Sudbury for Trillium Series

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs opens its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Saturday, July 12 with a pair of $35,273 Trillium Series divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. A total of 18 fillies will battle in their first sophomore Trillium event, three of them hailing from the barn of trotting specialist John Bax. Fortune

2008-07-06T00:00:00-04:00July 6, 2008|

Golden Genes Hall sharp in Grassroots win at Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Flawless blue skies and talented three-year-old trotting colts delivered a near perfect afternoon of racing to Dresden Raceway fans on Sunday. The sophomore trotting colts rolled into Dresden keen to renew their Grassroots rivalries in seven $20,000 divisions, the third event of six on their schedule this season. Golden Genes Hall stepped

2008-07-06T00:00:00-04:00July 6, 2008|

Cambridge resident’s bargain filly ready for OSS debut

DUNDAS, ON — Last fall Jack Darling told countless people to have a look at St Lads Popcorn before she stepped into the ring at the Forest City Yearling Sale, but when the daughter of Twin B Champ stalked into the arena bidding was sluggish, and Darling was able to scoop her up for a

2008-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2008|

Shake That Junk grooves to track record win in Elora

ELORA, ON — She came under heavy fire in the stretch, but Shake That Junk was in the groove at Grand River Raceway on Friday night, pacing to a track record 1:54.2 in the first of two $37,414 Trillium Series divisions. In rein to Guelph resident Anthony MacDonald, Shake That Junk hustled off the starting

2008-07-02T00:00:00-04:00July 2, 2008|

Local colt lands the rail in Grassroots action at Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Richard Renwick is not sure how Dillavec stacks up against the field in Dresden Raceway's Ontario Sires Stakes season opener this Sunday, but the Merlin resident is certainly happy to have the three-year-old trotting gelding racing close to home. "It's nice not to have to drive too far," says Renwick, who made

2008-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2008|

Grand River Raceway hosts Trillium Series opener Friday

ELORA, ON — Over the next five weeks Grand River Raceway will offer fans an outstanding line up of Ontario Sires Stakes racing, beginning this Friday, July 4 with the Trillium Series season opener for the three-year-old pacing fillies. Open to all Ontario-owned fillies, regardless of where their sire resides, the Trillium Series offers harness

2008-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2008|

Spectacular performances on Gold Rush night in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs promised "all the fun of the wild, wild west" on it's $1 million Gold Rush program Saturday, and Ontario's remarkable crop of three-year-old trotters and pacers arrived at the Innisfil oval with guns a-blazing, setting a total of three track records. Im Just Special was the first to write her

2008-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2008|

Byron reels in three winners at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — Young reinsman Aaron Byron had an explosive evening at Western Fair Raceway on Friday, capturing three $20,000 Grassroots events. The 23-year-old, who had made just seven appearances in Ontario Sires Stakes action prior to Friday night's event, scored his first win of the evening in the third race aboard Lenny Briscoe. The

2008-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2008|

Gabrielles Girl hopes to stake a claim in Innisfil Gold Rush

INNISFIL, ON — Sixty of the province's most talented trotters and pacers will be panning for Ontario Sires Stakes gold at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, part of the Innisfil oval's $1 million Gold Rush. Hoping to strike a vein of gold at her local oval is Gabrielles Girl, who earned a berth in the

2008-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2008|

Henry brothers score Grassroots double at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Honoured as the Ontario Sires Stakes' leading trainer and driver last season, brothers Wayne and Trevor Henry shored up their 2008 point totals with a pair of Grassroots wins at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday evening. Stepping off the starting gate with Fiesty Fergie in the fourth race, Trevor Henry sent the