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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

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

Clements hopes homebred has the speed to stay the course

SUDBURY, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting colts are headed to Sudbury Downs on Sunday afternoon for Grassroots action and Peter Clements is hoping P C La Mousse can deliver another steady performance in his second provincial outing. The homebred son of Mr Lavec and Balladeer finished third in his July 15 Ontario Sires Stakes

2010-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2010|

Major Herbie grabs Gold Elimination win in Elora

ELORA, ON — Arthur, ON resident Wayne Henry hustled two-year-old trotting colt Major Herbie down the stretch to eke out a victory in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening. Starting from Post 3 in the nine horse field, Henry settled his young charge into third through the

2010-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2010|

Rested Broadies Song looking for second OSS victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Broadies Song heads into Saturday night's Gold Eliminations atop the three-year-old pacing colt standings, and trainer-driver Rick Zeron is expecting the gelding to treat Mohawk Racetrack fans to another strong performance. "We're looking for big things from him this weekend," notes Zeron, who conditions the pacer for breeder Stephen Scarff of Halifax,

2010-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2010|

Local filly hoping to prove handicappers wrong Friday

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway handicappers have assigned Majestic Mountains the longest odds of the competitors in the second two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event on Friday evening, but facing down overwhelming odds is something the youngster has been doing since birth. "She was very disappointing at birth," says breeder Catherine Stewart of Carp, ON.

2010-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2010|

Daylon Hot Rod aiming for speed in Sarnia Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario's high speed three-year-old pacing colts are headed to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, July 29 for the third Grassroots event of their season, and Ailsa Craig, ON resident Dan Morrissey is hoping Daylon Hot Rod finds a little more success over the Sarnia oval than he did in his Ontario Sires

2010-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2010|

Shepherd scores three on rich night in Fraserville

FRASERVILLE, ON — Driver Robert Shepherd brought the winning touch to Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, capturing two Grassroots events and the Kawartha Downs 38th Anniversary Pace. Shepherd opened his productive evening in the second $24,000 Grassroots division, piloting three-year-old pacing filly Heavenly Ash to her third straight provincial victory. Starting from Post 5, Shepherd

2010-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2010|

Flawless effort earns Extraordinaire Gold Final glory

DUNDAS, ON — As in the fable of the tortoise and the hare, sometimes steady is what you need to win the race, and steady is what two-year-old trotting filly Extraordinaire delivered at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening in $130,000 Gold Final action. Starting from Post 2 with trainer-driver Wayne Henry in the race bike,

2010-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2010|

Wedgewood ready to join the Gold ranks Wednesday

ELORA, ON — Geoff Maltby does not expect two-year-old trotter Wedgewood to be among the favourites in his $40,000 Gold Elimination at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, July 28, but the trainer does expect the diminutive gelding to look like he belongs in the big leagues. "If we want to tackle the Gold colts, this

2010-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2010|

Local filly rested up for Grassroots debut Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs presents a full card of stakes races on Saturday night, playing host to 10 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies as well as the Kawartha Downs 38th Anniversary Pace. Local filly Lets Go Get Em will make her Ontario Sires Stakes debut at the Fraserville oval on Saturday, and