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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

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

No Magic To It’s success no surprise for Henriksen

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Saturday's Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack will mark the halfway point in the three-year-old trotting fillies' Gold Series season, and trainer Per Henriksen says elimination winner No Magic To It is just hitting her stride. "In the last month and a half she's really been coming along and racing really good," says

2010-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2010|

Extraordinaire and Western Silk deliver exceptional victories

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Evolving into the Rodney Dangerfield of the two-year-old trotting filly division, defending Gold Final champion Extraordinaire once again rolled in behind the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate ranked behind one of her peers, and for the second Monday in a row delivered a compelling victory. With trainer-driver Wayne Henry in the race bike,

2010-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2010|

Waples pilots a pair to Gold Elimination glory

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were treated to four exciting Gold Eliminations on Sunday afternoon, led off by the talented three-year-old trotting colts. Randy Waples had fan favourite Text Me ready to roll as soon as the starting gate pulled away from the field for the first $40,000 Gold Elimination, and the Kadabra son

2010-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2010|

McIntosh fillies slosh to Gold Elim wins in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — When Steve Condren packed for Sunday's two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway, the veteran reinsman should have tossed a pair of water wings into his duffle bag. With the Ottawa area pelted by rain for several hours prior to the start of Sunday's program, the racing surface was

2010-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2010|

Siblings contribute to Shez So Striking’s success

DUNDAS, ON — Shez So Striking heads to Flamboro Downs this Friday in a tie for ninth spot in the two-year-old trotting filly standings, and trainer Rod Boyd is hoping the youngster can add a few more points to her tally with a strong effort in the fourth of six $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Shez So

2010-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2010|

Mach Dreamer a commanding Gold Final victor

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mach Dreamer got a flawless steer from Oakville, ON resident Rick Zeron on Saturday evening and swept down the Mohawk Racetrack stretch to claim his first $130,000 Gold Final victory. Starting from Post 1, Zeron did not engage in the opening quarter scrum, preferring to sit on the rail in fifth while

2010-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2010|

Western Silk and Bay Girl get equal billing in Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans will enjoy a double dose of Ontario Sires Stakes excitement on Monday, Aug. 9 as the Campbellville oval hosts Gold Finals for the two-year-old trotting fillies and three-year-old pacing fillies. With just nine contenders entered into the third Gold event of the season there was no need for eliminations,

2010-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2010|

Dry Tears looking for Grassroots success in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Wednesday's Grassroots contest at Sudbury Downs marks the halfway point in the three-year-old trotting filly season and trainer Richard Griffiths is hoping Dry Tears has an easier journey through the last part of the season than she did through the first. "We had a real time with her for a while with

2010-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2010|

Keystone Wildwind makes Grassroots debut in Elora

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosted the Gold Series season opener for the two-year-old pacing fillies, and fans will get a second look at the youngsters on Wednesday, Aug. 11 as they head to the Elora oval for six $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Keystone Wildwind will make her Ontario Sires Stakes debut in Wednesday's fifth