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2010-10-25T00:00:00-04:00October 25, 2010|

FBs Terror hoping to ride late season surge to Super Final

TORONTO, ON — Last season's Super Final champion FBs Terror makes just her third sophomore Gold Series start at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening and owner Mike Guerriero is hoping the pacing filly delivers a top five performance and locks up a berth in this year's season finale. "As of now, we're in (the Super

2010-10-25T00:00:00-04:00October 25, 2010|

Prodigal Seelster adds Gold Final trophy to his collection

OTTAWA, ON — Demonstrating his faith in two-year-old pacing colt Prodigal Seelster, North America's leading reinsman Tim Tetrick made a trip from his New Jersey home to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. Tetrick, who has already piloted the winners of $13.6 million this season, made his first appearance in the race bike behind Prodigal

2010-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2010|

Putnam Mackenzie victorious for local owners

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans were treated to an exceptional evening of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday as eight Grassroots champions were crowned with enthusiastic cheers from the grandstand, thrilling stretch drives and emotional winner's circle celebrations. Three-year-old pacing filly Putnam Mackenzie kicked off a joyous winner's circle celebration for owners Martin

2010-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2010|

Local contenders are wrinkle free heading into Finals

LONDON, ON — Both Lyle MacArthur and David Menary will harness two starters in Saturday evening's $800,000 Grassroots Championships at Western Fair Raceway. MacArthur sends out a pair of freshman trotters for Dorchester, ON resident Anne Shunock and her partners, and the veteran trainer-driver has confidence in both filly Some Like It Hot and colt

2010-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2010|

Modern Connection extends Gold Series streak to four

TORONTO, ON — Modern Connection maintained her flawless record in Ontario Sires Stakes action with an effortless one and three-quarter length Gold Final victory at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening. With Mark MacDonald in the race bike for the second week, Modern Connection eased away from the starting gate and dropped into sixth spot on

2010-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2010|

Emmylou Who ready to defend Gold title in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway's last Gold Series event of the 2010 season begins on Wednesday, Oct. 27 with one $40,000 Gold Elimination for the three-year-old trotting fillies. A total of 11 fillies will vie for nine spots on the gate in the Nov. 3 Gold Final and trainer-driver Lyle MacArthur was grateful to learn

2010-10-21T00:00:00-04:00October 21, 2010|

Menary colts ready for $170,000 rumble Sunday

OTTAWA, ON — David Menary will harness two colts in Sunday evening's freshman pacing colt Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and the trainer believes both youngsters are heading into the race with a legitimate shot at earning a share of the $170,000 purse. With Post 2 and a record of four wins in eights

2010-10-21T00:00:00-04:00October 21, 2010|

Air Stewart takes flight in Gold Final

TORONTO, ON — Air Stewart's freshman campaign took flight on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack as the two-year-old trotting colt swept down the stretch to an upset victory in a sharp 1:56.3. Mario Baillargeon picked up the catch drive on Air Stewart when regular reinsman Randy Waples opted for rival Sim Brown in the $130,000

2010-10-21T00:00:00-04:00October 21, 2010|

Watkins makes leap to Gold Series at Kawartha Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — By the time the Gold Eliminations are complete at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday, owner-breeder Craig Watkins figures he will know just what kind of a horse three-year-old trotting gelding Watkins really is. On Saturday Watkins will compete in the $100,000 Grassroots Final at Western Fair Raceway, battling for the championship in a

2010-10-19T00:00:00-04:00October 19, 2010|

Umphrey and Nichol hoping Zeron’s luck holds

TORONTO, ON — When driver Rick Zeron guided Peach Martini to a Gold Final victory from Post 10 on Monday night, the task before Monkey On My Wheel in Friday's $130,000 test at Woodbine Racetrack started to look slightly less daunting to trainer Travis Umphrey. "I was telling her caretaker this morning, it looks a