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2008-05-28T00:00:00-04:00May 28, 2008|

Pair of homebred fillies ready for London Grassroots test

LONDON, ON — The three-year-old trotting fillies are the last Ontario Sires Stakes division to get their Grassroots season under way, but owner Karen Carroll thinks Monday, June 2 may be a week or two early for Race Car to deliver her best effort against the province's best. "She's a little green. She needs a

2008-05-27T00:00:00-04:00May 27, 2008|

Area trotters claim two Grassroots trophies

LONDON, ON — A pair of local three-year-old trotting colts earned Grassroots trophies at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, but Ballykeel Mike and Abe Linkin made their way to the winner's circle in very different fashion. In the third $20,000 Grassroots division, Ballykeel Mike made an early break, spotting the field more than nine

2008-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2008|

Striking Sahbra colts steal the spotlight at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — B Strike Three earned every inch of his Gold Final victory on Monday night, enduring a tough trip around the Mohawk Racetrack oval to claim the first three-year-old trotting crown of the season. The colt's arduous journey started when he landed Post 9 in the draw. Lining up behind the gate, driver

2008-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2008|

Gillard hopes Gold Final is the first step for Call Me Yours

LONDON, ON — When Call Me Yours parades onto Western Fair Raceway this Friday in her first ever Gold Final, Stephen Gillard will be watching a scene he could envision from the moment he put a harness on the filly 18 months ago. "She is doing everything we expected her to do. She was a

2008-05-25T00:00:00-04:00May 25, 2008|

Yankee Pica makes triumphant Grassroots debut

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans put their faith in Yankee Pica's ability to find her way back to the winner's circle at her local oval, and the three-year-old pacing filly did not disappoint them, cruising to an effortless victory in the second of six Grassroots divisions on Sunday evening. Kingsville resident Jason Gale returned

2008-05-24T00:00:00-04:00May 24, 2008|

Lennon Blue Chip cruises to Gold Final glory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Mark MacDonald fired Lennon Blue Chip off the gate in Saturday night's $140,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, the Cambridge resident put the sophomore pacing colt on cruise control and sat back to enjoy the ride. Starting from Post 3 in the 10 strong field, Lennon Blue Chip stepped off a

2008-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2008|

Favourites deliver in pacing filly season opener

LONDON, ON — Trainer Casie Coleman and driver Mark MacDonald swept into Western Fair Raceway on Friday night with the favourites for both Gold Series Eliminations, and the pair proved the pundits right with two sparkling victories. Chancey Lady opened the program with a stylish come from behind effort that saw her hit the wire

2008-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22, 2008|

Trotting colts open Grassroots season in London Tuesday

LONDON, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts open their Grassroots season at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday, May 27, and Brent Belore is hoping Ballykeel Mike kicks off his sophomore campaign with a solid effort. The young trotter will be aided in his quest for some Grassroots hardware by an advantageous post position draw. Ballykeel

2008-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22, 2008|

Patience pays off for Society Kad’s owners

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Patience may be a virtue, but when Steve Gilmour claimed trotting mare Heartless Society he never expected to wait five years before seeing a return on his investment. Gilmour claimed the mare out of a race at Mohawk Racetrack on March 25, 2003, and this Monday, May 26, 2008 the Waterdown resident

2008-05-21T00:00:00-04:00May 21, 2008|

Yankee Pica hoping for home field advantage Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Yankee Pica made her first lifetime appearance in the winner's circle at Windsor Raceway, and trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping she can score her first Ontario Sires Stakes win at her local oval this Sunday, May 25. Yankee Pica will go postward in the second of six $20,000 Grassroots