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2010-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2010|

Hudon fillies sparkle in regular season finale

WINDSOR, ON — Husband and wife team Joe and Karen Hudon shipped a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies to Windsor Raceway for Sunday's Grassroots contest and went home $24,000 and two trophies richer. The Acton, ON residents' successful evening started in the fourth $24,000 Grassroots division with Dabrina. Accelerating away from Post 3, the Kadabra

2010-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2010|

Fillies slip into Semifinals with strong efforts in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Three of four Grassroots favourites failed to deliver on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, leaving the door wide open for a trio of sophomore pacing fillies who are now looking forward to competing in the lucrative post season. In the second $24,000 Grassroots division, Holiday Shopper got a heads up steer

2010-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2010|

Monkey On My Wheel, Lauren set up rematch

FRASERVILLE, ON — Freshman pacing filly Monkey On My Wheel proved that last week's Gold Final victory was no accident when she captured her $40,000 Gold Elimination at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening. Robert Shepherd picked up the drive aboard Monkey On My Wheel and made a sharper move off the starting gate than Ontario

2010-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2010|

Buckhams Bay returns to Gold Series winner’s circle

DUNDAS, ON — He's baaack. Buckhams Bay made his second start back off a seven week hiatus in Saturday's $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs, and the two-year-old trotting colt returned to the winner's circle compliments of a cool as a cucumber steer by Hall of Famer Jacques Hebert. Starting from Post 2, Hebert moved

2010-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2010|

My Whispering Eye battles to Gold Final glory

OTTAWA, ON — On Friday night Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies gave Rideau Carleton Raceway fans a Gold Final finish that they won't soon forget. Quantum Victoria and South Bay kicked off the $130,000 Gold Final with an early battle for control that saw South Bay reach the quarter pole in :28.1. South Bay was

2010-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2010|

McIntosh colts angling for points in Grassroots finale

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway will be the stage for the final Grassroots showdown between the top two-year-old pacing colts on Wednesday evening, and Al McIntosh is hoping both Lucky Encounter and Wit And Wisdom can extend their seasons with a top three finish. "We'll need some points to stay in position, I think," says

2010-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2010|

Canada Cool sits atop the standings for second year

INNISFIL, ON — Three-year-old trotting filly Canada Cool is sitting in a familiar position heading into the Grassroots regular season finale at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening. The consistent young trotter wrapped up her freshman campaign atop the Grassroots division standings, and she is poised to repeat that feat this season. Through the first five

2010-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2010|

Grumpy Jake and Arriba Amigo hoping for luck Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Grumpy Jake sprinted by fan favourite Text Me to capture last week's Gold Elimination, Mohawk Racetrack fans were not the only ones taken by surprise. "It sure was a surprise," admits owner Bryan Haryott. "I never expected to beat Text Me; he is such a good horse. We've been chasing him

2010-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2010|

Mach Dreamer and Twin B Warrior square off in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Mach Dreamer has not been bested in Ontario Sires Stakes competition since July 3, and driver Rick Zeron sees no reason why that statistic should look different after the Tuesday, Oct. 5 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway. "What can I say about him. He's a perfect, perfect colt to drive. He just

2010-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2010|

Warrawee Lil faces tough task in Grassroots finale

OTTAWA, ON — Warrawee Lil heads into Sunday's Grassroots event off a personal best effort, and trainer Murray Kennedy figures the three-year-old pacing filly will have to replicate that mile over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in order to land a spot in the lucrative post season. "Obviously, we don't really have a choice, it's