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2008-05-20T00:00:00-04:00May 20, 2008|

Cambridge driver in enviable position for Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mark MacDonald was in an enviable position this week as he chose between two talented mounts for Saturday's $140,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. The Cambridge resident captured the first Gold Elimination last weekend with Lennon Blue Chip, and finished third in the other three-year-old pacing colt split with a hard charging

2008-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2008|

Henry and Taylor blaze path to the winner’s circle in Elora

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicked off its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Monday evening, and local reinsman Trevor Henry made it clear that he is gunning for a second straight provincial driving title, guiding four three-year-old pacing colts to Grassroots victories. The Arthur resident teamed up with trainer Paul Taylor of Clinton

2008-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2008|

Sophomore fillies ready to sparkle at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway is readying its red carpet, as the glamour girls of the Ontario Sires Stakes program prepare to make the first start of their sophomore season this Friday, May 23. Two $40,000 Gold Eliminations will go postward on Friday for the talented three-year-old pacing fillies, and trainer Casie Coleman will

2008-05-18T00:00:00-04:00May 18, 2008|

Cambridge trainer adores Somebody To Love

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Somebody To Love picked up her second straight victory and her first sophomore Gold Final trophy with a picture perfect performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening. Starting from Post 4 the three-year-old trotting filly, in rein to Campbellville resident Luc Ouellette, hid from the wind in the middle of the pack

2008-05-17T00:00:00-04:00May 17, 2008|

Lennon Blue Chip sails to win, while Keystone Horatio battles

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans sent Lennon Blue Chip off as the prohibitive favourite in Saturday's first $40,00 Gold Elimination, and the three-year-old pacing colt delivered such a commanding performance they were counting their money at the half way marker. Mark MacDonald gave Lennon Blue Chip an intelligent steer from Post 3, easing the

2008-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2008|

Bargain colt aiming for Grassroots success in Elora

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicks off its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Monday, May 19 with nine Grassroots divisions for the electric three-year-old pacing colts. Fergus resident Rene Bourassa will send Constant Craving after a share of Grassroots glory from Post 4 in the second $20,000 Grassroots contest. A winner of one

2008-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2008|

Deuce Seelster ready to pick up where he left off

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Harness racing fans across Ontario have been waiting impatiently for Saturday's three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack, eager to see Metro Pace winner Somebeachsomewhere make his debut in the provincial program and Super Final champion Deuce Seelster begin defence of his freshman crown. Unfortunately, Somebeachsomewhere's connections were forced

2008-05-14T00:00:00-04:00May 14, 2008|

Feels Like Magic light on her feet this season

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — She was impressive in her Gold Elimination win last weekend, and ranks among the favourites in this Sunday's $120,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but trainer Kevin O'Reilly admits that last season Feels Like Magic was a bit of a klutz. "She was just clumsy, there's no other way to say it,"

2008-05-12T00:00:00-04:00May 12, 2008|

Feels Like Magic impressive in Gold Elimination win

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Somebody To Love and Its My Time wrapped up their two-year-old season with second and third-place finishes against North America's best, and the trotting lasses have bounced right back to form in their sophomore debuts, scoring solid victories in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening. Somebody To Love opened

2008-05-07T00:00:00-04:00May 7, 2008|

Random Solution kicks off OSS season this Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Random Solution strides onto Mohawk Racetrack this Sunday, May 11, the three-year-old trotting filly will kick off the most eagerly anticipated Ontario Sires Stakes season in recent memory. Harness racing fans have been buzzing about this year's crop of three-year-olds since pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere set a world record in last summer's