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2009-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2009|

Forward and McIntosh find Grassroots success in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Brad Forward joined forces on Thursday evening to land a pair of three-year-old pacing fillies in the winner's circle at Hiawatha Horse Park. Starting from Post 5 in the third of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions, Forward sent Power Outage straight for the front, battling Arts Star for

2009-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2009|

Hudon pilots pair of freshman pacers to Grassroots victory

ELORA, ON — Acton resident Joe Hudon went two-for-two in Grassroots action at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, piloting both Haul Away and Raging Grin to victory. Starting from Post 4 in the first $24,000 Grassroots division, two-year-old pacing colt Haul Away jumped out to an early lead and Hudon never looked back. The

2009-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2009|

Aberarder Emsfame makes Grassroots debut Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Aberarder Emsfame makes her provincial debut at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, and trainer Dwayne May is hoping the three-year-old pacing filly finds the Grassroots company to her liking. Since making her debut at Hiawatha on June 25, Aberarder Emsfame has posted two wins, two seconds and one third, and May

2009-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2009|

Lend Rover triumphs in Grassroots debut at Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway fans were treated to six impressive performances by Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting colts on Monday afternoon, highlighted by a 2:02.1 victory in the last $24,000 Grassroots division by Lend Rover. With Canada's leading reinsman Jody Jamieson in the race bike, Lend Rover stalked fan favourite Scotty Doesnt Know through fractions

2009-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2009|

Wayne Henry captures trio of Grassroots trophies

HANOVER, ON — Arthur resident Wayne Henry enjoyed a successful evening at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, piloting three of his five freshman trotting filly contenders to Grassroots glory. Henry posted his first victory of the evening in the second $24,000 Grassroots division, cruising along on the front end with Velten Ladolcevita to a 2:02.2 score.

2009-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2009|

Jamieson pilots pair of Grassroots trotters to victory

CLINTON, ON — Canada's leading reinsman Jody Jamieson dropped in to Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon and took home a pair of Grassroots trophies when he piloted three-year-old trotting colts Overdraft and Agusto to victory. Jamieson picked up his first victory with the his second Grassroots mount, sending Overdraft straight to the front from Post

2009-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2009|

Friendly Amigo blows the doors off in Elora

ELORA, ON — Bruce Richardson picked up the catch drive on Friendly Amigo in Friday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway, and the Arthur resident gunned the three-year-old trotting filly away from Post 6 and around the half-mile oval to an Ontario Sires Stakes record. After struggling to earn a pay cheque through

2009-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2009|

Encore Seelster makes Grassroots debut Monday

ELORA, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing colts will liven up the Labour Day Monday card at Grand River Raceway as they compete for a total of $120,000 in Grassroots purse money. Encore Seelster makes his debut in the provincial program on Monday and trainer Jim Ritchie is hoping the Western Maverick son can drop

2009-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2009|

O’Donnell stirs up Grassroots magic at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Bill O'Donnell proved that he still has the magic touch on Wednesday afternoon, capturing two Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs and finishing second in another. The Acton resident opened the Grassroots program with a victory aboard Chris Beaver trainee Mapley. Starting from Post 9 in the first $24,000 Grassroots division, O'Donnell hustled

2009-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2009|

Trotting colts highlight holiday weekend card at Clinton

CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway sends off summer with a bang on Sunday, hosting seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. Trainer Wayne Henry will harness three colts in Sunday's Grassroots show, handing the lines over to his younger brother Trevor Henry on one colt and stepping into the race bike himself on