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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

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

Oaklea Rico earns first Grassroots victory at home

SUDBURY, ON — Oaklea Rico got a classic pocket trip in the first $24,000 Grassroots division at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday evening to score a convincing victory for the home team. Starting from Post 2 with Sudbury resident Wayne MacLean in the race bike, Oaklea Rico settled in behind pacesetter Rambos Buddy as that colt

2009-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2009|

Change in plans sends Brusiers Brother North

SUDBURY, ON — Brusiers Brother has picked up a cheque in all of his stake eliminations this summer, then floundered in the finals, so trainer Louie Eftimiadis changed his strategy and entered the two-year-old pacing colt in Saturday's Grassroots event at Sudbury Downs. "I'm putting him in there because he didn't really race that good

2009-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2009|

Hasty R makes her debut in Grassroots at Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Dan Diebold knows that two-year-old trotters don't always figure things out on their first try, so the Sarnia resident was delighted that Hasty R qualified in time for Thursday's Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park. The freshman trotting filly delivered a steady 2:05.2 effort over the Hiawatha oval on Aug. 6 to

2009-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2009|

Western Silk a winner; Elim and Final postponed

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just after Western Silk captured her first Gold Elimination victory in the fifth race, Mohawk Racetrack fans were treated to a display of lightning that rivaled the track's annual fireworks demonstration. As a result of the electrical storm the racing program was cancelled, and the second two-year-old pacing filly Gold Elimination and

2009-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2009|

Reach Higher earns second Gold Elimination honour

DUNDAS, ON — Reach Higher earned his second Gold Elimination trophy with a 2:00.1 victory at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening. The two-year-old trotting colt and driver Steve Condren cruised along behind pacesetter Protege Seelster through fractions of :28.4, :59.1 and 1:30.1, then stepped out in the stretch and accelerated away to a two length

2009-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2009|

Fast Pay paces into OSS history

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Harness racing fans who made the effort to get to Mohawk Racetrack early on Monday witnessed the fastest mile in the thirty-six year history of the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Thwarted in their efforts to compete on Sunday night by an electrical storm, the three-year-old pacing colts lined up behind the Mohawk

2009-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2009|

Magical Debut finds winner’s circle at her local oval

WOODSTOCK, ON — Magical Debut revived her floundering sophomore career on Saturday afternoon with a 2:03.2 Grassroots victory over a soggy Woodstock Raceway oval rated one second slower than normal. Driver Paul Mackenzie eased the sophomore trotting filly away from the starting gate into fourth spot on the rail, but was soon taking aim on

2009-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2009|

Equity extends golden win streak to eight

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Equity cruised to his eighth straight victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, rolling around a sloppy oval rated one second slower than normal to a 1:55.2 Gold Final triumph. With Jack Moiseyev back in the race bike, Equity took control of the race heading for the halfway marker and never looked

2009-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2009|

Grassroots at Hanover rescheduled for Wednesday

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway cancelled its Saturday, Aug. 8 program due to the wet weather and poor track conditions. As a result, the eight Grassroots divisions originally scheduled for Hanover's Saturday evening program will now be contested as special card on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 4 pm. Post positions for the two-year-old pacing filly