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

Ranchester hoping to bounce back from sickness Monday

DRESDEN, ON — Malcolm and Robert MacPhail have enjoyed the view from the Dresden Raceway winner's circle in the past, but the Dover Centre residents are pitching their expectations significantly lower for Monday's two-year-old trotting colt Grassroots contest. The MacPhail's will be on hand to watch Ranchester make his second Grassroots start, but the Duke

2009-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2009|

Poof Shes Gone performs Gold Final magic at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Gifted two-year-old trotting filly Poof Shes Gone earned her fourth straight victory with a 1:56.2 effort in Gold Final action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Starting from Post 6, driver David Miller eased Poof Shes Gone away from the gate and was sitting on the outside in sixth when Random Destiny

2009-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2009|

Fast Pay sprints home to third Gold Final title

ELORA, ON — Sophomore pacing colt Its A Good Thing did his best to steal a victory in his first ever Gold Final appearance on Tuesday night, but when the dust settled in the Grand River Raceway stretch it was veteran provincial performer Fast Pay who earned his third Gold title of the season. Starting

2009-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2009|

Novice trotting fillies invade Hanover Saturday

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway wraps up a stellar Ontario Sires Stakes season on Saturday evening with eight $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Ahallofasupertime will make her Ontario Sires Stakes debut in Saturday's fourth race, and trainer Ted MacDonnell is hoping the cooler weather and home field advantage will help the novice

2009-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2009|

Gold Final simply business as usual for trotting filly

ELORA, ON — When the three-year-old trotting fillies step in behind the starting gate at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening Keith Oliver does not expect to be sitting behind the fan favourite for the $130,000 Gold Final, but the reinsman does expect Simply Stirling to deliver the consistent, concerted effort that has been her

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Text Me delivers winning message in Mohawk Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans sent two-year-old trotting colt Text Me off as their top choice in Sunday night's $130,000 Gold Final and the talented colt vindicated their faith with an effortless gate to wire victory. Starting from Post 7 with Milton resident Randy Waples in the race bike, Text Me took command of

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Holland hopes winning is soon on filly’s agenda

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting fillies swing into the second half of their Grassroots season on Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs, and trainer Herb Holland is hoping that Winning Agenda can emerge as a post season contender through the remaining events. "She's a big growthy filly," explains the Milton resident, likening the filly to

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Warrawee Koine battles to Trillium victory in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Astreos daughters scooped up the top four spots in Sunday night's $72,442 Trillium Series event at Rideau Carleton Raceway, led by victor Warrawee Koine. In rein to Greely resident Ted McDonald, Warrawee Koine sprinted away from Post 3 to a :27.4 opening quarter. The pair continued to cruise along on the front

2009-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2009|

Simply Stirling and Cuddler claim eliminations in Elora

ELORA, ON — If a happy dance were possible while sitting in a race bike, driver Keith Oliver would have been doing one at Grand River Raceway on Friday night when he realised that heavy favourite Elusive Desire was off stride before the opening quarter in the first three-year-old trotting filly Gold Elimination. Aboard the

2009-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2009|

Primary Purpose searching for outside path to Gold

ELORA, ON — When Primary Purpose lines up from Post 8 in next Tuesday's $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway, driver Mark MacDonald will be experiencing a frustrating sense of deja vu. The three-year-old pacing colt has captured all four of his Gold Eliminations this season, and then landed the eight-hole for three finals