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2008-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2008|

Pacing colts ready for final Grassroots clash Thursday

SARNIA, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts arrive at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, Jim Ainsworth trainee Bigmizndrstnding is going to find himself in a place that has become all too familiar. "This is the third time we've raced him in the Grassroots and the second time we've drawn against Giddy Up Lucky,"

2008-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2008|

Talented pacing fillies return to Grassroots Friday

LONDON, ON — After a three month hiatus Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Western Fair Raceway this Friday with five Grassroots divisions for the exquisite two-year-old pacing fillies. Dave Lemon trainee Daylon Highlander returns to Grassroots action off her own hiatus. The Mach Three daughter has missed the last two months of racing due

2008-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2008|

Dornello heads into Semifinal undefeated in Grassroots

DUNDAS, ON — There were few surprises in the last three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event of the year at Flamboro Downs on Monday evening. The favourites performed as expected and none of the fillies hovering near the cut off line were able to make the leap into the top 16 and secure a berth in

2008-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2008|

Medoland Glenno gets rare inside post Wednesday

DUNDAS, ON — When Colm McNulty and Lormer McClure purchased Medoland Glenno, they were thinking long term, but when the two-year-old pacer stepped off a Grassroots win last weekend, suddenly this season looked like it might also be a bit of fun. Another strong finish in the regular season finale at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday,

2008-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2008|

Third time is the charm for I’ll Wait For You

OTTAWA, ON — Heading into Friday night's $140,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, I'll Wait For You had been brilliant in all of her Gold Elimination starts, and made heartbreaking errors in every one of her bids for a Gold Final title. As the two-year-old trotting fillies rolled in behind the gate for the

2008-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2008|

OK Amelia ready to battle for post season berth Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Many of the fillies entered in Tuesday's Grassroots event at Kawartha Downs will wrap up their Ontario Sires Stakes careers over the Fraserville oval, but trainer Mike Wade is hoping that OK Amelia will not be among them. With a total of 42 points earned from one second, one third and one

2008-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2008|

The Super Aussie hoping for a piece of last Grassroots

WINDSOR, ON — The Super Aussie makes his second Grassroots start next Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Windsor Raceway — more than four months after Ontario Sires Stakes fans got their first glimpse of the three-year-old trotter — and this time trainer John Sullivan thinks the gelding is ready for battle. "He's been racing super this

2008-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2008|

Freshman trotting colt earns his name with Gold Final win

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After struggling through the early rounds of Ontario Sires Stakes action, two-year-old trotting colt Winning Mister has clearly found his stride, posting his second straight victory with an impressive effort in Thursday's $120,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. After being soaked by rain on and off all day, the Campbellville oval was

2008-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2008|

Trotting fillies will wrap up their Gold careers in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Less than a month after they battled over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in Trillium Series action, Ontario's top three-year-old trotting fillies are heading back to the nation's capital for a trio of $40,000 Gold Eliminations on Sunday, Oct. 5. John Bax trainees finished first and second in one of the Trillium

2008-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2008|

Brewer grateful for the ride aboard St Lads Popcorn

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — St Lads Popcorn and her two-year-old pacing filly peers sweep back into Campbellville on Monday for their second last $120,000 Gold Final. Although three Gold Final trophies already grace the mantle in trainer Jack Darling's Cambridge home, driver Jason Brewer is not taking anything for granted heading into Monday's contest. St Lads