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2011-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2011|

Mutinys Child hoping for more OSS treasure Friday

ELORA, ON — An impressive line up of 66 sophomore trotting fillies are headed to Grand River Raceway on Friday evening, battling over the Elora half-mile for a total of $192,000 in Grassroots purse money. After making an uncharacteristic miscue in her last Grassroots outing, on Aug. 9 at Georgian Downs, Mutinys Child will be

2011-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2011|

Prodigal Seelster hoping for Gold Final success Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Prodigal Seelster has been within inches of victory in the last three stake finals he has contested, and trainer David Menary is hoping the three-year-old pacing colt can finally claim a trophy in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs. In last week's elimination the Camluck colt delivered a 1:50.4 victory from

2011-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2011|

Major Herbie quickest in Dresden Grassroots

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting colts journeyed to Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon, battling in five $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Tymal Colossus opened the program with an impressive effort up the outside that saw him reel in pacesetter Winbak Hall in the stretch to score a 2:01.4 victory. Plato followed Tymal Colossus up the

2011-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2011|

Tye Seelster matches record at Kawartha Downs

FRASERVILLE, ON — Driver Phil Hudon captured a pair of Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, including an explosive mile aboard Tye Seelster that matched the two-year-old pacing colt track record. Starting from the advantageous Post 1, Hudon sent Tye Seelster straight to the front and had established a one and one-half length

2011-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2011|

The Game Plan delivers in Mohawk Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Friday's Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack may not have gone as smoothly as driver Jack Moiseyev envisioned, but the end result had The Game Plan's owners celebrating all the way to the winner's circle. Starting from Post 8 Moffat resident Moiseyev eased The Game Plan away from the gate as Good Sound

2011-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2011|

Prodigal Seelster earns second Gold Elim trophy

FRASERVILLE, ON — Fan favourite Prodigal Seelster took full advantage of his inside post at Kawartha Downs on Thursday, cruising to his second straight Gold Elimination win in a track record equaling 1:50.4. In the rush away from the starting gate, driver Scott Zeron maneuvered Prodigal Seelster from Post 2 onto the rail in third

2011-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2011|

Count Strike aims for Grassroots win number five Sunday

DRESDEN, ON — After four events, only two horses remain undefeated in the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots division, and only Count Strike will have an opportunity to extend his streak to five when the colts arrive at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Count Strike currently shares top spot in the division standings with Traverse Seelster,

2011-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2011|

Rileys Luck earns first Grassroots trophy in Elora

ELORA, ON — Sophomore pacing colt Rileys Luck landed his new owners in the Grassroots winner's circle at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, sprinting home to grab a half-length victory in 1:58 over a track rated two seconds slower than normal. After leaving from the advantageous Post 1 the Camluck colt and driver Doug

2011-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2011|

Outside The Wire hoping the dice roll in his favour Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Two days after the sophomore colts battle in Gold Series action, Kawartha Downs fans will get a look at this year's freshman pacing colt crop when 64 youngsters arrive in town Saturday night to battle for a total of $192,000 in eight Grassroots divisions. Along with the Grassroots veterans are a handful

2011-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2011|

Gillis hoping Prized Fighter’s luck improves before Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The other nine trainers sending out freshman trotting colts in Friday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack would no doubt agree with the wry wisdom a friend shared with Jeff Gillis a few years back. "A couple of years ago I raced a couple of trotting colts that I think were the