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

McCann hoping for more good luck Saturday

LONDON, ON — Years of hard work will be concentrated into less than two minutes of effort on Saturday night as the top two and three-year-old Grassroots competitors battle over Western Fair Raceway for a total of $800,000 and eight division titles. Dan McCann owns a share of three starters in Saturday's Grassroots Championship and

2010-10-18T00:00:00-04:00October 18, 2010|

Imperial Count content with under dog status

TORONTO, ON — Imperial Count is a three-time winner in Gold Series action this season, including an Aug. 27 Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway, but trainer Kevin O'Reilly knows the two-year-old trotting colt will be an under dog in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack. "He's a good little guy. He's kind

2010-10-18T00:00:00-04:00October 18, 2010|

Peach Martini finally finds Gold Final winner’s circle

TORONTO, ON — Monday evening marked Peach Martini's last opportunity to score a Gold Final victory, and not even the dreaded Post 10 at Woodbine Racetrack could stand in the way of the two-year-old trotting filly earning the one prize that has eluded her all season. Heading into Monday's $130,000 test, Peach Martini had captured

2010-10-16T00:00:00-04:00October 16, 2010|

MC Taylor gives Parkhill residents a Semifinal thrill

LONDON, ON — Picking up where the freshmen left off last night, Ontario's talented three-year-old trotters and pacers battled tooth and nail in eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday. Parkhill, ON resident Dan McCann capped off an outstanding weekend with an appearance in the winner's circle with his homebred pacing filly

2010-10-15T00:00:00-04:00October 15, 2010|

Freshmen fire up Western Fair Raceway’s fall season

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway's fall season opened with a bang on Friday night as the top two-year-old Grassroots performers battled in eight $30,000 Semifinals. The talented two-year-old trotters and pacers put on an impressive show that did not feature any stunning upsets, as the regular season point leaders from all four divisions advanced

2010-10-15T00:00:00-04:00October 15, 2010|

Modern Connection returns to Gold winner’s circle

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Gold Final winners and Modern Art daughters Modern Connection and Lauren met for the first time in the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday, and round one in their heavyweight bout went to Modern Connection. Starting from Post 2 Mark MacDonald hustled Modern Connection away from the

2010-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2010|

Bax hoping the real L A Freeway has finally shown up

TORONTO, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies will kick off Woodbine Racetrack's fall schedule on Monday, Oct. 18, and trainer John Bax is hoping the new and improved L A Freeway can deliver a second strong effort in the last $130,000 Gold Final of the season. "We had to kind of try and reinvent

2010-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2010|

Buckhams Bay, Imperial Count triumph at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Buckhams Bay strolled around the Mohawk Racetrack oval on Thursday evening to a personal best 1:57 in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the talented two-year-old trotting colts. The division leader left smartly from the outside Post 8 and had established command of the race by the :13.3 opening eighth.

2010-10-13T00:00:00-04:00October 13, 2010|

Sophomore stars to light up the London sky Saturday

LONDON, ON — All 64 of the three-year-olds competing in eight Grassroots Semifinals at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night have the same objective — to earn a berth in next weekend's Championship — but if Texas Seelster falls short of his goal Bob and Barbara Parker will still be smiling all the way home

2010-10-12T00:00:00-04:00October 12, 2010|

Grassroots stars will sparkle in Western Fair’s fall opener

LONDON, ON — The youngest Ontario Sires Stakes stars will line up in London on Friday, Oct. 15 as Western Fair Raceway plays host to eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals for the most gifted two-year-old trotters and pacers in the province. The $240,000 event is the first of three exceptional evenings of racing on tap during