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2010-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2010|

On The Cusp poised for success at Georgian Downs

INNISFIL, ON — After a two month break, Ontario Sires Stakes excitement sweeps back into Innisfil on Friday, Sept. 10 with seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the province's talented three-year-old pacing fillies. Local filly On The Cusp heads into Friday's Grassroots skirmish off an impressive 1:53 score at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 2, a night

2010-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2010|

Jazzy Duke posts impressive first victory in Grassroots

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies put on an impressive show at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon with close finishes in six of the seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions on the Labour Day card. The only filly to reach the wire with victory well in hand was Jazzy Duke, whose 2:03.3 effort was the

2010-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2010|

Sombrero Hall hoping to leap up standings Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park wraps up its 2010 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, Sept. 9 with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. Trainer John Bax will send three colts after a share of the $168,000 total purse money, and the veteran conditioner is hoping Sombrero Hall, Lukes Raoule and Incredible

2010-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2010|

Just Asign To Me romps to third Grassroots win

HANOVER, ON — Neither wind, nor rain, nor his two-year-old pacing colt competitors prevented Just Asign To Me from getting to the Hanover Raceway winner's circle on Saturday evening to pick up his third Grassroots trophy. Over a racetrack rated a sloppy three seconds slower than normal due to daylong rain, Just Asign To Me

2010-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2010|

Carsons Maverick delivers on Grassroots promise

CLINTON, ON — Mark Horner's pre-race assessment of Sunday's Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway proved to be spot on, as the trainer's trio of two-year-old pacing fillies performed just as he expected. Of the St. Marys, ON resident's three starters, Carsons Maverick delivered a solid effort in the fourth $24,000 division to earn her first

2010-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2010|

Local filly hoping to grab Grassroots points at Grand River

ELORA, ON — With just two regular season Grassroots events remaining, the three-year-old trotting fillies will be all business when they arrive at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Sept. 8. With each Grassroots start the fillies have been accumulating points toward a berth in the lucrative post season, hoping to be among the top 16

2010-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2010|

Mach Dreamer rocks home to second Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rick Zeron stood in the Mohawk Racetrack winner's circle on Friday evening covered in mud, but you could still see the Oakville, ON resident's smile. The veteran reinsman had just succeeded where Mohawk fans had predicted he would fail — piloting three-year-old pacing colt Mach Dreamer to his second straight Gold Final

2010-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2010|

Jekyll and Hyde filly hoping for success in Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies will celebrate Labour Day Monday at Dresden Raceway with seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions, and Dan Creighton is hoping his Jekyll and Hyde-like trainee Edens Cover Girl can match the winning effort she delivered in her provincial debut. A 2:04 victor at Flamboro Downs in the Aug. 13

2010-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2010|

Horner readying three for Clinton Grassroots event

CLINTON, ON — Mark Horner will harness three starters in Sunday's two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway, and the pragmatic trainer says two are still works in progress, while the other is shaping up to be a legitimate freshman contender. "Looking at the races, at the way the three of them set up,

2010-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2010|

S K Crosby makes his hometown debut Saturday

HANOVER, ON — S K Crosby was born and raised in Grey County, but the two-year-old pacer will make his first start at Hanover Raceway in one of six $24,000 Grassroots divisions this Saturday, Sept. 4. "He's stabled just outside of Hanover, but we've never raced him there," says the gelding's co-owner Mike McLaughlin. "The