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2010-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2010|

Undefeated Village Janus makes Gold Series debut Sunday

OTTAWA, ON — Village Janus will put her four race win streak on the line in the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday. The two-year-old pacing filly heads into her first Gold Series test off a gritty win in the Battle of the Belles Final at Grand River Raceway

2010-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2010|

Hidden Message hoping to find favour among Flamboro fans

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's top three-year-old trotting colts and two-year-old pacing colts are heading for Dundas on Sunday, Aug. 8 as Flamboro Downs plays host to four $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Leading the parade of gifted trotters onto the half-mile oval is Canadian Breeders Champion Hidden Message, who is currently riding a two-race win streak. The

2010-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2010|

Buckhams Bay flawless in Gold Final victory

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway fans sent Buckhams Bay off as the heavy favourite in Wednesday's $130,000 Gold Final, and the two-year-old trotting colt delivered an impressive effort that proved their assessment was right on the money. Starting from Post 6 Buckhams Bay was out-muscled off the starting gate by three horses to his

2010-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2010|

Big Bay Point hoping to ride wave beyond Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With six wins in his last seven starts, three-year-old pacer Big Bay Point is riding a tidal wave of success back to Mohawk Racetrack for Saturday night's $130,000 Gold Final, and trainer David Menary believes the gelding has yet to reach his peak. "He's unbelievably sharp right now," says the Cheltenham, ON

2010-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2010|

Peach Martini and Extraordinaire poised for rematch

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Peach Martini scored her second Gold Elimination victory with a dominant performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening that saw her sprint away from her two-year-old trotting filly peers to a five length victory in 1:59.4. Oakville, ON resident Rick Zeron trains and drives Peach Martini for his partners Michael Katz of

2010-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2010|

Speed and sense earn P C La Mousse a Grassroots prize

SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old trotter P C La Mousse displayed the speed and good sense trainer Peter Clements was hoping for on Sunday afternoon when he trotted around the Sudbury Downs half-mile to the quickest win of four $24,000 Grassroots divisions. In rein to Ross Battin, P C La Mousse trotted strongly away from the

2010-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2010|

Favourites scoop up elimination loot at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON —Mohawk Racetrack fans accurately predicted the winners of both three-year-old pacing colt Gold Eliminations on Saturday night, but neither race evolved quite how handicappers envisioned. In the first $40,000 Elimination, Keystone Raptor sprinted hard away from the outside Post 7 to take early command, reaching the eighth of a mile mark in :12.2.

2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2010|

Steacy trainees deliver the Grassroots goods in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Trainer-driver Mark Steacy shipped four freshman trotting fillies to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening for the second Grassroots event of the season, and the Lansdowne, ON resident went home with one Grassroots trophy, two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish. Steacy's successful evening started in the first $24,000 Grassroots division when

2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2010|

Major Herbie aiming to climb the OSS ranks Wednesday

ELORA, ON — Ontario's precocious two-year-old trotting colts head back to Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Aug. 4 for the second $130,000 Gold Final of their young careers, and owner Dan McCann is hoping Major Herbie comes up with another steady performance. The son of Here Comes Herbie and Independent Dame scored an upset victory

2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2010|

Keeling trainees land Post 1 for Monday’s Gold Elims

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Mike Keeling will place the Number 1 saddle pad over the backs of two freshman trotting fillies on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, but the Cambridge, ON resident says the similarities between the fillies end with their starting position. Pedigree, purchase price, size, attitude, ability — Miss Janine and Walked Into