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2010-07-14T00:00:00-04:00July 14, 2010|

Laidback approach propels colt into Grassroots

CLINTON, ON — Tornado Touchdown's connections are hoping the two-year-old pacing colt delivers a credible performance in Grassroots action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, but the advent of the stakes season will not impact the their overall approach to his education. "He's been a good colt, and the owner has been a lot of

2010-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2010|

Zeron hopes Peach Martini pays off for partners

DUNDAS, ON — Although two-year-old trotting filly Peach Martini's early days in Rick Zeron's stable were anything but "peachy", the Oakville, ON resident says everything fell into place for the youngster two months ago and he is expecting a quality performance from her in Friday's Gold Elimination at Flamboro Downs. "She was a little finicky

2010-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2010|

Modern Connection roars to Gold Final victory in Elora

ELORA, ON — Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway saw driver Doug McNair opt for a radically different strategy than he used to guide Modern Connection into the winner's circle last week, but it proved to be the right decision as the Guelph, ON native and his two-year-old mount sprinted home to a

2010-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2010|

Buckhams Bay posts impressive elimination win

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Regally bred Buckhams Bay captured the fastest of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. In rein to Jacques Hebert, the son of Ken Warkentin and Merles Image sprinted away from Post 2 and faced fierce pressure from start to finish, first from Bruce The Brave and then Max

2010-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2010|

Breeder hopes colt is ironed out for Hanover Grassroots

HANOVER, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing colts make their second Grassroots start of the season over Hanover Raceway's half-mile oval on Saturday, and Harriston, ON resident Barbara Wells is hoping the event marks a new phase in the career of her homebred colt Chapter. Raced just three times as a two-year-old, the young pacer

2010-07-12T00:00:00-04:00July 12, 2010|

High speed freshmen return to Mohawk Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Harness racing fans will be treated to the Ontario Sires Stakes version of shock and awe on Thursday evening when the gifted two-year-old pacing colts return to Mohawk Racetrack for their first $130,000 Gold Final. In last week's elimination round the young pacers rocketed around the Campbellville oval to times of 1:52.3,

2010-07-12T00:00:00-04:00July 12, 2010|

Owner hopes Lefty Lavec gets things right Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park will be the testing ground for 36 talented two-year-old trotting colts this Thursday as the youngsters compete in four $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Local colt Lefty Lavec makes his debut from Post 3 in the first Grassroots division, and owner-breeder Douglas Kingdon hopes the youngster can find his place among

2010-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2010|

Watkins takes over top spot in trotting colt ranks

OTTAWA, ON — Watkins leapt to the top of the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots standings with a hard fought come from behind victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. With regular reinsman Doug Brown in the race bike, Watkins eased away from Post 6 and settled into sixth spot in the field of eight.

2010-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2010|

Cross Of Lorraine sparkles on Gold Rush Night

INNISFIL, ON — Cross Of Lorraine mined another Ontario Sires Stakes record on Saturday night during Georgian Downs' $1 million Gold Rush celebrations. The three-year-old trotting filly was simply outstanding as she led the field of nine Gold Finalists through fractions of :27, :56.2 and 1:24.4 before pulling away in the stretch to a three

2010-07-09T00:00:00-04:00July 9, 2010|

Spare Time Vegas rolling the dice a third time in Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly Spare Time Vegas makes her third start at Dresden Raceway on Wednesday, July 14 in one of four Grassroots divisions, and trainer Darryl Laver is hoping the Scottish proverb "the third time's lucky " holds true. "I've raced her twice at Dresden, and she made a break in the