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

Northern Duchess faces stern test at Kawartha Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — A daunting task awaits Northern Duchess on Tuesday afternoon, when the three-year-old pacing fillies line up behind the Kawartha Downs starting gate for their $170,000 Gold Final. Only five fillies were entered in last week's elimination, so all five advanced directly to Tuesday's lucrative Gold Final, and Northern Duchess will line up

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

Bargain priced fillies paying dividends in Gold Series

DUNDAS, ON — FBs Terror cruised around the Flamboro Downs half-mile on Thursday afternoon to a 1:55 score in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the two-year-old pacing fillies. With Oakville resident Scott Zeron in the race bike, FBs Terror stepped lively away from Post 1 and sailed along on the front end

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

I Wont Dance waltzes back to Gold Series winner’s circle

GLOUCESTER, ON — I Wont Dance returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle on Thursday evening, circling the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in an effortless 1:56. Starting from Post 7 in the second $40,000 Gold Elimination, I Wont Dance powered away from the starting gate to a :28.2 opening quarter and never faced a

2009-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2009|

Sophomore fillies prepare for Grassroots battle Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs rolls out the red carpet for the province's talented three-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night, playing host to six $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Local filly Parkhill Fantasia will be looking to add a few more points to her collection from Post 6 in the third $24,000 division, and co-owner John Houston

2009-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2009|

Zorgwijk Knight still flawless in Grassroots competition

DUNDAS, ON — Freshman trotting colt Zorgwijk Knight captured his sixth straight victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon, cruising around the Dundas oval in 2:01.3 in spite of starting from the outside Post 8. With Dundas resident Doug Bowins in the race bike, Zorgwijk Knight accelerated away from the starting gate in the third

2009-09-15T00:00:00-04:00September 15, 2009|

Adams hopes equipment change gives filly an edge

SUDBURY, ON — Coconut Cove has been a consistent performer through her first two Ontario Sires Stakes starts, but trainer Eric Adams is hoping the two-year-old pacing filly will be even sharper when she arrives in Sudbury on Saturday evening to compete in the last of five $24,000 Grassroots divisions. "She's not too aggressive, she's

2009-09-15T00:00:00-04:00September 15, 2009|

Onehallofawoman part of one heck of a freshman crop

GLOUCESTER, ON — Ottawa resident Melvin Hartman is having the kind of year most Standardbred owners only dream about, so it is fitting that one of his horses will race at Rideau Carleton Raceway this Friday evening, on the day he celebrates being 66 years young. "She's racing on my birthday," says Hartman of two-year-old

2009-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2009|

Precious Cammill aiming for return invitation to Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — When Duane Marfisi agreed to train pacing filly Precious Cammill for the Wright family of Hamilton, the horseman had no idea that his connection to the young pacer predated her birth. "Morris and Brett Wright, who I've known for 20 years, approached me to take on this yearling," recalls Marfisi, who will

2009-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2009|

Lexis Amigo hunting for Gold Series points in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting colts bring their speed show to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, and trainer Norm Dunstan is hoping Lexis Amigo is ready to break into the big time. The Amigo Hall son finished third in the first Gold Elimination test of the season and came back with a

2009-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2009|

Leslie Road follows Grassroots trail to Dundas Wednesday

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs hosts back to back Ontario Sires Stakes events this week, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with five Grassroots divisions for the talented two-year-old trotting colts. Larry Walker trainee Leslie Road heads into Wednesday's contest off a 2:04.1 victory in the third Grassroots event, on Sept. 7 at Dresden Raceway. The