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

Fillies wrap up Grassroots season in Windsor Tuesday

WINDSOR, ON — Strikingimpression emerged onto the Grassroots scene later than trainer Bob McIntosh expected, but the local horseman is hoping the filly is ready to make her presence felt as the two-year-old trotting fillies bring their provincial game to Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening. "I was very high on her early, she was one

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

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

2008-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2008|

MacGrath says Beach sharper than in world record mile

LEXINGTON, KY — Somebeachsomewhere delighted his owners and impressed his fans with the 1:46.4 world record he clocked in the Bluegrass Stakes last Saturday, but trainer Brent MacGrath says the pacer seems even sharper heading into this weekend's Tattersalls Pace. "He's having a good week, he came out of the race really good," says MacGrath.

2008-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2008|

O’Reilly trainees sport a pair of finely tuned engines

OTTAWA, ON — Frank O'Reilly is heading back to Ottawa for Friday's two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final with a pair of youngsters he likens to a high powered sports coupe and an oversized luxury car. Talented but tiny Cumin First returned to her early season form with an impressive five length 1:58.1 victory in the

2008-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2008|

Simply Stirling sparkles in Grassroots win at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Campbellville resident Roy Jeffries piloted Simply Stirling to her second straight Grassroots victory at Flamboro Downs on Monday evening, firmly lodging the two-year-old trotting filly into second spot in the division standings. Starting from Post 1, the pair were outhustled off the starting gate by four other fillies and were sitting fifth

2008-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2008|

Hibbler ready to defend his Gold Final title Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts step back onto Mohawk Racetrack this Thursday, Harry Poulton is hoping that Hibbler can become the first colt of the season to repeat as a Gold Final champion. The first three events saw three different colts take home the Gold Final hardware — Senator Hall on July

2008-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2008|

St Lads Popcorn claims second Gold Elimination trophy

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — St Lads Popcorn cruised to her seventh victory on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, clocking a 1:52.2 personal best in the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations. The two-year-old pacing filly and driver Jason Brewer floated away from Post 2 and were sitting fifth when Stonebridge Breeze reached the :27.1 opening quarter.

2008-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2008|

Keystone Horatio aiming for Gold in Ottawa Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — Ontario's gifted three-year-old pacing colts bring their heated rivalry to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and trainer John Kopas is hoping it is Keystone Horatio's turn in the Gold Final winner's circle. "We schooled him Friday in 1:55 and he schooled really well," says the Milton resident. "I think he's coming

2008-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2008|

Define The World romps to second Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Driver Paul MacDonell calls him confident, trainer John Bax calls him cocky, and after Sunday's commanding Gold Final victory at Mohawk Racetrack, Define The World's owner Al Libfeld may be calling the race office in Lexington, KY. Sent off as the prohibitive favourite in spite of starting from Post 9, three-year-old trotter