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2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Rubies Are Real hoping to dazzle in Trillium debut Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Locally owned Rubies Are Real heads into Sunday's $72,000 Trillium contest off an impressive third-place showing in an overnight, and trainer Ken Skinner is hoping Rideau Carleton Raceway fans will see another strong performance from the three-year-old pacing filly. "She raced huge her last start out of the 10 hole," says Skinner,

2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Sleep hard to come by for Zorgwijk Kingpin’s owners

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Sleep has become a rare commodity in the Zorgwijk Kingpin camp since the two-year-old trotting colt qualified for Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final with an impressive elimination win at Mohawk Racetrack last weekend. "I'm sure they're having some sleepless nights," says trainer Ron MacLean of his fellow owners Murray Neilson, Scot Wood and

2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Emmylou Who ready for battle in Gold Final Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As this year's gifted class of two-year-old trotting fillies prepares for their third $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack this Monday, trainer Lyle MacArthur is still unsure whether Emmylou Who will find a permanent home at the Gold level or return to the Grassroots program where she is currently ranked among the

2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2009|

Primary Purpose lowers record with fourth Gold Elim win

ELORA, ON— It has been almost three months since Primary Purpose laid eyes on the inside half of a starting gate, and on Tuesday night at Grand River Raceway the three-year-old pacing colt demonstrated that practice can indeed make perfect in the art of starting from an outside post. With Post 6 in the first

2009-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2009|

Poof Shes Gone strikes gold in first northern start

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — In her first appearance on Ontario soil, Poof Shes Gone delivered an exceptional effort to capture the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. The talented two-year-old trotting filly and driver David Miller sat mid pack through the first half of the race and then stepped to

2009-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2009|

Low maintenance Mets Inn hoping for success Friday

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway continues its exceptional line up of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Friday evening with a pair of Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting fillies. With the advantageous Post 1 in the second $40,000 contest, Mets Inn will be aiming to pick up a second Gold Elimination trophy. The consistent

2009-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2009|

First time winners dominate Gold Eliminations at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Zorgwijk Kingpin scored his first lifetime victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening, delivering an impressive 1:57.1 effort to earn the victor's spoils in the last of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations. With regular reinsman Jason Brewer in the race bike, two-year-old trotter Zorgwijk Kingpin eased away from Post 5 as Quantum Antonio

2009-08-22T00:00:00-04:00August 22, 2009|

My Gift To You finds niche in Grassroots at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — In spite of a track rated one second slower than normal, Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing colts delivered seven outstanding Grassroots performances at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night. Jason Brewer piloted My Gift To You to the quickest mile, a 1:54 score in the third $24,000 Grassroots division. The Camluck son took control

2009-08-22T00:00:00-04:00August 22, 2009|

Jamieson on fire in Grassroots action at Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, ON — Up until Saturday, three-time Lampman Cup winner Jody Jamieson had been trailing rival Brad Forward in the Ontario Sires Stakes driver's standings, but a five win afternoon at Woodstock Raceway put the Cambridge resident right back in the hunt for a fourth title. Jamieson kicked off the afternoon's two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots

2009-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2009|

Its A Good Thing leaps into Gold Series from qualifier

ELORA, ON — Its A Good Thing heads into Tuesday's Gold Elimination at Grand River Raceway with an impressive record of seven wins and three seconds in 12 starts this season, but the date of the three-year-old pacing colt's last start was May 8. Sidelined by health issues in the spring, the Bob McIntosh trainee