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2008-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2008|

Three-year-old pacing colts thunder into London Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway wraps up its spring Ontario Sires Stakes schedule with a full slate of Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, June 27. A total of $220,000 in Grassroots purse money is up for grabs at the London oval, and Darryl Newbigging is hoping that New Cam can

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

Forward storms to three Grassroots victories in Clinton

CLINTON, ON — Last year's division champion Onyx Killean made a victorious return to the Grassroots on Sunday afternoon, circling the Clinton Raceway half-mile in an effortless 1:57.2. With trainer Gary Wallace in the race bike, Onyx Killean went straight to the front from Post 1 and cruised along on the front end through fractions

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

Lubbock and Mccarron earn Grassroots glory in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Locally owned colts captured two of five Grassroots divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, starting with a major upset by Lubbock in the sixth race. Heading into Sunday's $20,000 skirmish, Lubbock was zero for four and had made breaks in all but one of his starts. Rideau Carleton fans rightly

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

OSS stars shatter pair of records at Georgian Downs

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's gifted three-year-old trotters and pacers stormed into Innisfil on Saturday night and left a pair of shattered speed records in their wake as they battled for a spot in the Georgian Downs Gold Rush. Keystone Horatio got an aggressive drive from Randy Waples to record the first track record mile, stopping

2008-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2008|

Local fillies face tough task in Grassroots Tuesday

ELORA, ON — Sophisticat and Tameka Seelster head to Grand River Raceway on Tuesday, June 24 with one Grassroots victory apiece, but the pair of three-year-old trotting fillies face an uphill battle to add a second provincial trophy to their collection after drawing Posts 8 and 6 in their respective $20,000 divisions. "I'm not happy

2008-06-18T00:00:00-04:00June 18, 2008|

Clinton resident to harness four Grassroots fillies Sunday

CLINTON, ON — There will be $160,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, and local horseman Paul Taylor has a shot at half of it, harnessing contenders in four of eight three-year-old pacing filly divisions. Heading the list of entries from the Taylor barn is the undefeated Keystone

2008-06-18T00:00:00-04:00June 18, 2008|

Georgian Downs aglitter with OSS talent Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — Among the most innovative racetracks in Ontario, Georgian Downs has crafted two nights of racing in the coming weeks that have fans buzzing. This Saturday, June 21 the best three-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario will converge on the Innisfil oval for ten Gold Series Eliminations, with the top nine from each

2008-06-12T00:00:00-04:00June 12, 2008|

Ernest V gets first Grassroots test on home turf Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — A top 10 finisher in the freshman Grassroots program, Ernest V makes his return to provincial competition when the three-year-old trotting colts converge on Rideau Carleton Raceway this Sunday, June 15. Sunday's $20,000 Grassroots contest will mark Ernest V's sixth start of the season over his local oval, and Robert Carss is

2008-06-02T00:00:00-04:00June 2, 2008|

Bax and Byron team up for Grassroots double in London

LONDON, ON — It took them a couple of races to get up to speed, but once they did Stephen Byron and John Bax were riding an express train to the Grassroots winner's circle at Western Fair Raceway on Monday afternoon. Peterborough trainer Bax harnessed four sophomore trotting fillies in Monday's contest and Byron piloted

2008-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2008|

Chancey Lady clocks track record in London Gold Final

LONDON, ON — A Fiesty Affair rocketed around Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, but her stablemate Chancey Affair breezed by in the stretch to claim the Gold Final title and a three-year-old pacing filly Ontario Sires Stakes record. Brad Forward fired A Fiesty Affair out of Post 5 in the $140,000 Gold Final, reaching