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2009-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2009|

Friendly Amigo aims to defend her title at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — Blair Burgess is not making any predictions about Saturday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs, but the horseman will say that three-year-old trotting filly Friendly Amigo is at the top of her game. "She's excellent right now," says Burgess. "Bruce Richardson said she was tugging on him most of the way."

2009-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2009|

Western Silk sails to Gold Final victory Wednesday

WINDSOR, ON — Western Silk scooped up her third straight victory with an effortless 1:53.1 mile in Gold Final action at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening. The talented two-year-old pacing filly and driver Mark MacDonald eased away from Post 6 and were sitting fifth on the rail when early pacesetter FBs Terror reached the opening

2009-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2009|

Fast Pay and Haul Away giving owners thrill of a lifetime

TORONTO, ON — Through 40 years in the harness racing business as an owner and trainer, Larry Menary has never had as much fun as he is having this season with three-year-old pacing cold Fast Pay and two-year-old pacing colt Haul Away, who are headed to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday for their respective $130,000 Gold

2009-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2009|

Random Destiny delivers impressive Gold Final victory

WINDSOR, ON — Third time was the charm for two-year-old trotting filly Random Destiny, who delivered an impressive effort at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening to score her first Gold Final victory. With trainer Riina Rekila in the race bike, Random Destiny floated away from Post 4 and landed third on the rail behind pacesetter

2009-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2009|

Byron and Steacy score Grassroots double in London

LONDON, ON — Veteran reinsman Stephen Byron piloted Pretty Thing to the fastest win of six $24,000 Grassroots divisions at Western Fair Raceway on Monday afternoon, sprinting home three lengths ahead of their three-year-old pacing filly peers in 1:56. Starting from Post 2 in the second race, Byron fired Pretty Thing off the gate to

2009-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2009|

Wellwood will watch trio of trotting colts Thursday

DUNDAS, ON — Thursday afternoon at Flamboro Downs marks the final opportunity for Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts to pad their Grassroots point tally, as the colts wrap up their regular season with four $24,000 divisions. With a total of 75 points earned through his first three Grassroots appearances, J Cs Magic Man currently sits among

2009-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2009|

Trotting colts wrap up regular season in London Friday

LONDON, ON — As the three-year-old trotting colts prepare for the last Gold Final of their careers on Friday at Western Fair Raceway, Ricky MacPhee is hoping he still has the better end of the deal he struck with Jeff Gillis come Saturday morning. "For me, so far, it was good," says MacPhee of the

2009-10-04T00:00:00-04:00October 4, 2009|

Magic Fruit delivers on his promise in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to an outstanding performance from the province's top two-year-old trotting colts on Sunday evening, as the youngsters blazed around the Ottawa oval to a nail-biting Gold Final finish. Serving early notice that fans were in for an exceptional show, three colts engaged in an early duel

2009-10-04T00:00:00-04:00October 4, 2009|

Give The Gift battles to Grassroots victory in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — A pair of local fillies put on an impressive show in the fastest of six Grassroots divisions at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, cruising home well in front of their freshman pacing filly peers. Starting alongside each other in the fourth race, Give The Gift and Addison Bay floated away from Posts

2009-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2009|

Ontario’s pacing colts put on a show in Campbellville

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's gifted two and three-year-old pacing colts put on an outstanding show at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening over a rain soaked surface rated one second slower than normal. In the first freshman pacing cold Gold Elimination, BP Chimo claimed a victory in his first provincial start, touring the Campbellville oval in