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2010-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2010|

Krakatoa repeats at Hanover Raceway

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway fans can be forgiven for the sense of d�j� vu they experienced on Saturday night as they watched three-year-old trotting colt Krakatoa roll in behind the number two on the starting gate and then rocket around the track to a commanding victory. Aside from a few minor details, like the

2010-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2010|

Heavenly Ash crushes Woodstock track record

WOODSTOCK, ON — Putnam Mackenzie maintained her flawless Grassroots record and extended her win streak to six in a nail biter at Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Starting from the trailing Post 8, driver Robert Shepherd had Putnam Mackenzie positioned fourth as Chablis Nourrir led the field of three-year-old pacing fillies to a :28 opening

2010-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2010|

Cross of Lorraine spectacular in record breaking victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Cross Of Lorraine defended her Gold Final title with a superlative performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening. Driver Jody Jamieson of Moffat, ON had the three-year-old trotting filly coiled like a spring behind the starting gate, and when the wings folded Cross Of Lorraine exploded away from Post 5 to the

2010-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2010|

Bunkhouse Babe the apple of her parents’ eyes

OTTAWA, ON — When Bunkhouse Babe rolls in behind the starting gate at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, there will be more riding on the two-year-old filly's shoulders than the opportunity to win a $130,000 Gold Final title. Last fall Joe Thomson decided to retain the daughter of Royal Mattjesty and Bunker To Bunker

2010-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2010|

Hudons win a pair of Grassroots at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Dabrina maintained her position atop the two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots standings with an effortless wire to wire victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. With Karen Hudon in the race bike, the Kadabra daughter sailed along through a :30.4 quarter and a 1:03 half, then fought off a challenge from Radical Janey

2010-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2010|

Thompson hoping to replicate Grassroots success

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs plays host to the third Grassroots event of the two-year-old trotting colt season on Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Clare "Chuck" Thompson is hoping Chuckalo Caden enjoys the sort of success over his local oval that he found in Sudbury earlier this month. The son of Mr Lavec and Thompson's former

2010-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2010|

Plante’s eye fixed on Gold Final goal

DUNDAS, ON — On Sunday afternoon harness racing enthusiasts from across Ontario will congregate at Flamboro Downs for the track's signature event, the Confederation Cup, and driver J.R. Plante would love to win his first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final during his home track's biggest day. Plante will be aboard Dr Dew, who made short

2010-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2010|

Canada Cool trots to a track record in the north

SUDBURY, ON — Canada Cool scored her second Grassroots win of the season with an assertive effort on Wednesday evening that resulted in a new three-year-old trotting filly track record at Sudbury Downs. In rein to Simon Allard, the Angus Hall lass blasted away from Post 3 and proceeded to throw down the gauntlet. Two

2010-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2010|

Pindars Grin grabs a Grassroots win at Grand River

ELORA, ON — It took Pindars Grin two attempts, but on Wednesday evening the two-year-old pacing filly finally captured an Ontario Sires Stakes trophy at Grand River Raceway. Pindars Grin made her Ontario Sires Stakes debut in a Gold Elimination at the Elora oval on July 5, but made an early break and finished well

2010-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2010|

Putnam Mackenzie aiming for more Grassroots glory

WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway fans are gearing up for an afternoon of outstanding racing this Saturday, Aug. 14 when the three-year-old pacing fillies arrive at the half-mile oval to compete in nine $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Currently sitting in a two-way tie for second in the Grassroots ranks, Putnam Mackenzie heads into the Woodstock event