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2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2009|

Celebrity Hercules in pursuit of points at Rideau Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After searching fruitlessly for months, trainer John Drennan has acquired two young trotters in the last two months that have paid immediate dividends. The Burlington resident and partners David Jeffs of Inglewood and Terry West of Burlington purchased two-year-old trotting colt Scotty Doesnt Know on July 17 and have cheered the youngster

2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2009|

Freshman pacing colts impress Ottawa fans Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing colts gave Rideau Carleton Raceway fans their money's worth on Sunday night in a pair of hard fought Gold Eliminations. In the first $40,000 elimination, fan favourite Wellthereyougo set the tempo of the race, ringing up fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24.3. However, while the reigning Gold Final

2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2009|

Nothing petite about Grassroots competitor L H Lil Count

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park will wrap up its Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday evening with a slate of five $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts. Making his second start in the provincial program is local colt L H Lil Count, who gets Post 2 in the sixth race. "He got

2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2009|

Trainer hopes happy-go-lucky colt on his game Friday

ELORA, ON — John Rier has been excited about the prospect of racing an offspring of his mare Hetties Charm since he purchased her as a yearling, but the Kitchener resident has been forced to moderate his enthusiasm due to the temperament bestowed on her first-born, two-year-old trotting colt Charmbo Tie, who makes his third

2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2009|

Bay Girl stalking a second Gold Final title Thursday

DUNDAS, ON — Bay Girl will be looking to defend her Gold Final title on Thursday afternoon, when Ontario's top two-year-old pacing fillies return to Flamboro Downs for the third $130,000 showdown on their schedule this season. The Royal Mattjesty daughter will make a bid for her second title from Post 5 in the tenth

2009-09-20T00:00:00-04:00September 20, 2009|

Pacing filly picks up where she left off in Grassroots

SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly Deliciouslynaughty returned to Grassroots action on Saturday evening after a two month hiatus, and delivered an impressive 1:57.3 effort over the Sudbury Downs half-mile. In rein to trainer Mark Etsell, Deliciouslynaughty started from the advantageous Post 1 and controlled the tempo of the third Grassroots division from start to

2009-09-20T00:00:00-04:00September 20, 2009|

Rae steers Grassroots leader to victory Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Woodville resident Brad Rae picked up the catch drive on three-year-old trotting filly division leader Stonebridge Diva at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and piloted the talented youngster to her fourth straight Grassroots victory. Starting from the outside Post 7, Rae allowed the filly to float off the gate and was sitting

2009-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2009|

Russell residents enjoy Grassroots success at Rideau

GLOUCESTER, ON — Russell resident John MacDonald piloted Now Kronos to the quickest of six $24,000 Grassroots miles at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening. Starting from Post 3, MacDonald eased the two-year-old trotting filly away from the starting gate and was sitting fourth on the outside at the :30.1 opening quarter. Pacesetter Charming Way

2009-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2009|

Patience earns Midland resident a Grassroots start Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Donald Wilcox purchased Dangerous Man last fall, and for six months the Midland resident thought he had an absolute dud on his hands. Fortunately, Dangerous Man turned things around this spring, and the three-year-old trotting gelding will make his Grassroots debut at Georgian Downs on Tuesday. "We bought him from the sale

2009-09-17T00:00:00-04:00September 17, 2009|

Wellthereyougo returns to Gold Series action Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Wellthereyougo will be looking for his third Gold Series victory this Sunday when Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway for a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations. The defending Gold Final champion, Wellthereyougo heads to Ottawa off a brief sabbatical that was prompted by a pair of tough trips