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2009-11-01T00:00:00-04:00November 1, 2009|

Grassroots champions deliver outstanding performances

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to eight outstanding battles by the province's top trotters and pacers on Sunday evening, as the Ottawa oval hosted the $800,000 Grassroots Championship. For the second straight week, the two-year-old trotting fillies set a lofty performance standard, as Ipromisenottotell equalled the track record set by Canada

2009-11-01T00:00:00-04:00November 1, 2009|

Random Destiny, Windcross victorious in London

LONDON, ON — Defending Gold Final champion Random Destiny pushed her win streak to three with a 2:01.1 victory in Gold Elimination action at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening. Trainer-driver Riina Rekila settled the two-year-old trotting filly in third spot from Post 3, watching as Rebelious Royalty trotted out to a :29.1 opening quarter.

2009-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2009|

Jamieson hoping to boost his dash total in Ottawa Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Jody Jamieson will drive one horse in every Grassroots Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and the reinsman believes all eight of his mounts have the potential to capture their division title. "It looks like I have a shot in every one," says Jamieson. "I'm sure that's not going to

2009-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2009|

Local colts dazzle in Gold Elimination action

LONDON, ON — A pair of locally owned freshman pacing colts delivered impressive performances in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening. Starting from the advantageous Post 1, Stonebridge Tonic and driver Doug McNair claimed early control of the first elimination and never relinquished their grip on the

2009-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2009|

Grumpy Jake’s connections all smiles at Woodbine Friday

TORONTO, ON — Grumpy Jake put a smile on owner Bryan Haryott's face on Friday night, as the two-year-old trotting colt captured the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack. With trotting specialist Trevor Ritchie at the helm, Grumpy Jake floated away from Post 3 and landed in third spot behind early leaders

2009-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2009|

Bodi will provide long distance support to Grassroots Finalists

GLOUCESTER, OCT. 29, 2009 — Rick Bodi will not be at Rideau Carleton Raceway to see his horses compete in the Grassroots Championship on Sunday night, but if J M Annie, Modern Music and Hava Kadabra have success you might be able to hear him cheering all the way from Pennsylvania. "I hope we have

2009-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2009|

Trainer hopes �grumpy’ is just colt’s name come Friday

TORONTO, ON — As the two-year-old trotting colts head into the last Gold Elimination of the season this Friday at Woodbine Racetrack, trainer Michael Guitard is hoping Grumpy Jake is feeling a little less irritable than he was in his last two outings. "It's that time of year I guess," says the Campbellville resident, who

2009-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2009|

Freshman trotting filly heavyweights square off Saturday

LONDON, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies are heading to Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening, where they will treat fans to a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Reigning Gold Final champion Random Destiny will begin defence of her title from Post 3 in the second elimination, and trainer-driver Riina Rekila says the Ken

2009-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2009|

No elimination required for freshman fillies

TORONTO, ON — Ten 2-year-old filly pacers were entered this morning (Tuesday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on October 31st at Woodbine Racetrack. The OSS rules state that if there are not more horses entered in the elimination than can compete in the Final, the elimination will be cancelled and all

2009-10-26T00:00:00-04:00October 26, 2009|

Stiller hoping the real Stonebridge Tonic emerges Friday

LONDON, ON — Stonebridge Tonic heads into Friday's Gold Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway with a rather unique race record — through 10 starts the two-year-old pacing colt has banked an impressive $129,019 while failing to find his way to the winner's circle. The son of Camluck and 100 per cent producer Glacial Express has