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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

2010-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2010|

New faces share the Gold Series wealth at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — One Ontario Sires Stakes veteran and a couple of fresh faces had their pictures taken in the Gold Elimination winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday night. Division leader Peach Martini opened the program with an impressive performance that made her look far more mature than her two years. Starting from Post

2010-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2010|

Lemon, Moiseyev partnership pays off for Daylon Magician

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three years ago Dave and Mary Lemon sold most of their Daylon Farms breeding stock and kept just three mares, planning to train and race the offspring themselves. The couple's plan is paying early dividends as one of the first foals from their scaled down program recorded a Canadian and Ontario Sires

2010-10-09T00:00:00-04:00October 9, 2010|

Lauren triumphant at Kawartha Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly Lauren picked up her second $130,000 Gold Final title with a gritty effort over the Kawartha Downs oval on Saturday evening. Starting from the outside Post 8, driver Steve Condren hustled Lauren away from the start and had staked his claim to a spot on the rail in third

2010-10-09T00:00:00-04:00October 9, 2010|

Twin B Legend follows brother’s footsteps to glory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mike Saftic picked up the catch drive on two-year-old pacer Twin B Legend on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack and the Campbellville, ON resident crafted a picture perfect trip to earn the gelding his first Ontario Sires Stakes victory. The pair was sent off from Post 3 as the fifth choice in

2010-10-09T00:00:00-04:00October 9, 2010|

Sombrero Hall records timely win at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Friday's Grassroots event at Flamboro Downs was a must win situation for three-year-old trotting colt Sombrero Hall if he hoped to extend his sophomore campaign into the post season. Taking full advantage of a post position draw that saw him lined up next to the rail, driver Stephen Byron hustled Sombrero Hall

2010-10-09T00:00:00-04:00October 9, 2010|

Ise The By Boy sails to post season berth Saturday

DUNDAS, ON — Ise The By Boy made a spectacular leap up the three-year-old pacing colt standings with a victory at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon. Heading into the second $24,000 Grassroots division the Mach Three son was sitting thirty-seventh in the standings with 29 points. Starting from Post 2, driver Jason Brewer tucked the

2010-10-09T00:00:00-04:00October 9, 2010|

Brown sweeps Grassroots divisions in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Driver Gord Brown had a flawless map to the Rideau Carleton Raceway winner's circle on Friday night, capturing both $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies. The Brighton, ON resident opened the Grassroots action aboard fan favourite Milliondollarfeeln and settled the filly in third through the early going, content to watch

2010-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2010|

First Flower hoping to bloom in Gold Elimination Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Monday's Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack will mark the last stop on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit for a number of two-year-old trotting fillies, but trainer Jerry Duford is hoping First Flower is not one of them. The Angus Hall miss will make her third Gold Series appearance from Post 5 in

2010-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2010|

Local owner receives quick return from Mr Joe Sixpack

DUNDAS, ON — Mr Joe Sixpack stepped off a personal best mile at Flamboro Downs on Thursday to post a win for his new connections and wrap up the Grassroots regular season in second spot in the point standings. The two-year-old trotting colt was rolled off the gate from Post 2 by driver Scott Zeron