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2009-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2009|

Random Destiny returns to Gold Series Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Random Destiny's path to Monday's Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack has not been a linear one, but trainer Riina Rekila is hoping that it culminates in a top three finish for the two-year-old trotting filly. After winning her elimination in the Gold Series season opener at Grand River Raceway on July 13,

2009-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2009|

Protege Seelster hoping to shake off spring fever Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Murray Weber is not afraid to take a chance on a horse other trainers pass over, and the Putnam resident is hoping that the risk he took on Protege Seelster will show a few more dividends in Sunday's two-year-old trotting colt Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. "I'm a guy, I've never spent

2009-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2009|

Cashedout studying for Grassroots test Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario's exceptionally talented three-year-old pacing colts converge on Kawartha Downs this Saturday, Aug. 22 for the fourth Grassroots event of their season, and trainer Paul Hutchinson is viewing the first $24,000 division as a testing ground for Cashedout. "It's a testing station for him," says the Peterborough resident. "It's close enough to

2009-08-18T00:00:00-04:00August 18, 2009|

Greenlight Special heading for Grassroots Saturday

WOODSTOCK, ON — Greenlight Special makes the leap into the Ontario Sires Stakes fray this Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Raceway, and trainer Rusty Morgan is hoping the two-year-old pacing filly can hold her own in the field of Grassroots veterans. "She's shown that she might be something," says the Norwich resident, who shares ownership on

2009-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2009|

Bay Girl sprints home to Gold Final glory Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just hours after her big brother captured his Confederation Cup Elimination and finished third in the final, two-year-old pacing filly Bay Girl delivered an outstanding come from behind effort to capture the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. Starting from Post 4 with Mario Baillargeon in the race bike,

2009-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2009|

Pointe To Pointe delivers record setting Gold Final victory

DUNDAS, ON — When the call to the post came for the first race of Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup program on Sunday, a ripple of excitement ran through the grandstand and fans knew they were in for an afternoon of exceptional harness racing. Five races later Ontario's gifted two-year-old trotting colts delivered the first history

2009-08-16T00:00:00-04:00August 16, 2009|

Lil Bit Lil Bit demonstrates lot of speed in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Balmy summer weather brought high speed performances to Sudbury Downs on Saturday night, as all three two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions were clocked faster than 2:00. Each successive $24,000 division rang up a faster clocking, until Lil Bit Lil Bit rewrote the track's freshman pacing colt record in the final division with

2009-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2009|

Kerr crafts record setting victory for Oaklea Samantha

SARNIA, ON — Terry Kerr picked up a catch drive aboard two-year-old trotting filly Oaklea Samantha on Thursday evening, and the Sarnia resident engineered a perfect tour of the Hiawatha Horse Park oval for the youngster. Starting from Post 1, Oaklea Samantha accelerated away from the starting gate to a :28.1 opening quarter, before fan

2009-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2009|

Kopas colts hoping to shine on Confederation Cup card

DUNDAS, ON — Harness racing fans across Ontario are headed to Flamboro Downs this Sunday for the Dundas oval's signature event, the $560,000 Confederation Cup. "It should be a nice card of racing, and the weather is supposed to cooperate," says trainer John Kopas, who will harness three colts during the $1 million matinee program.

2009-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2009|

Lyons Anitacol stunning in Grassroots victory at Hanover

HANOVER, ON — After getting rained out on Saturday evening, Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies had perfect weather for their rescheduled Grassroots event at Hanover Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, and the clear skies and warm temperatures produced an impressive track record in the second $24,000 division. Rolling up behind the Hanover starting gate from Post