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2010-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2010|

Just Asign To Me flawless through four

INNISFIL, ON — Just Asign To Me extended his perfect Grassroots record to four in Tuesday evening's two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots showdown at Georgian Downs. Up against three other colts ranked among the top 10 in the division, Just Asign To Me and driver Trevor Henry made victory look ridiculously easy, taking control of the

2010-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2010|

Trotting fillies aim to tap potential in Grassroots Friday

INNISFIL, ON — When two-year-old trotting filly Ashlake lines up behind the starting gate at Georgian Downs for Friday night's $24,000 Grassroots test, her connections will be holding their collective breath. In four previous starts the daughter of Angus Hall and Candidcamerakosmos has only made it out of the first turn unscathed on one occasion.

2010-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2010|

Bob From Brussels headed to Woodstock Saturday

WOODSTOCK, ON — For a colt born and raised in a small town, two-year-old trotting colt Bob From Brussels has been making a lot of noise on the Grassroots circuit this summer. Heading into the fourth event of the season this Saturday at Woodstock Raceway, Bob From Brussels is tied for second in the division

2010-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2010|

Filly aiming to clamber into Gold Series Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Only 11 freshman pacing fillies will make their way behind the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate on Friday in a single $40,000 Gold Elimination, and trainer Travis Umphrey is hoping newcomer Monkey On My Wheel will be among the 10 invited back for next week's lucrative final. "She's done everything we've asked her,

2010-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2010|

Cross Of Lorraine returns to OSS action Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — After a month long hiatus in their Ontario Sires Stakes schedule, the cream of the province's three-year-old trotting filly crop return to action on Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway in a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Reigning Gold Final champion Cross Of Lorraine will begin defence of her title from Post

2010-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2010|

On The Cusp delivers Grassroots victory

INNISFIL, ON — Locally owned pacing filly On The Cusp was an effortless winner in her $24,000 Grassroots division at Georgian Downs on Friday evening. Starting from Post 7, the three-year-old distaffer sprang off the starting gate and had settled into third by the time fan favourite Kims Quest tripped the quarter mile timer at

2010-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2010|

Owners’ enjoyment is as big as Texas

SUDBURY, ON — Texas Seelster will start from Post 7 in his Grassroots division on Wednesday, Sept. 15, but the outside post has done nothing to dampen the infectious enthusiasm that owners Robert and Barbara Parker are spreading across the province as their three-year-old pacing colt takes them places they have never visited. "They'd never

2010-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2010|

Freshman stars go head-to-head in Innisfil Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Tuesday's fifth race at Georgian Downs features a clash of the two-year-old pacing colt titans, as four colts currently ranked in the top ten will square off in the fourth Grassroots event of their season. Among the titans stepping up behind the gate is the undefeated Adventure Bound, bred, raised and trained

2010-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2010|

Kerr steers trotters to Grassroots glory in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — After two unproductive starts in the Gold Series, D. R. Ackerman decided a change in strategy was in order for three-year-old trotters Great Emancipator and Thro Time, so the trainer entered both geldings in the Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening and enlisted Sarnia, ON resident Terry Kerr to

2010-09-08T00:00:00-04:00September 8, 2010|

First Avenue delivers clutch performance in Elora

ELORA, ON — Heading into the second last Grassroots event of the regular season, three-year-old trotting filly First Avenue was in need of a big effort at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday night to keep her hopes for the post season alive. Starting from Post 6 in the second $24,000 Grassroots division, First Avenue and