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

Mystician aiming for another consistent effort Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — The stars of the Ontario Sires Stakes program will shine at Kawartha Downs on Thursday as the Fraserville oval welcomes the three-year-old pacing colts for a single $40,000 Gold Elimination. Reigning Gold Final champion Mystician heads to Kawartha off runner-up finishes in his elimination and the final of Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup

2011-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2011|

Sauble Claire paces to Clinton record in Grassroots action

CLINTON, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies invaded Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon and were treated to a track record performance by Sauble Claire in the second of nine $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Sent off as the fan's top choice, driver Trevor Henry and Sauble Claire went straight to the front from Post 4 and

2011-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2011|

Count Strike and Traverse Seelster still undefeated

SUDBURY, ON — The number of members in the three-year-old trotting colt's undefeated club fell by one on Saturday night as Count Strike bested Frill Seeker in the first of three $24,000 Grassroots divisions at Sudbury Downs. Tied with Traverse Seelster for top spot in the division standings with a flawless record of three wins

2011-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2011|

Owners enjoying quick success with Rileys Luck

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway fans will be treated to five $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the Ontario Sires Stakes program's marquee division — the three-year-old pacing colts — on Wednesday evening and trainer Chris Matthews is hoping the latest addition to his stable can deliver a solid effort in front of his large contingent

2011-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2011|

Il Mago and The Game Plan will battle again Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Freshman trotter The Game Plan delivered a convincing victory in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening. The Kadabra gelding and driver Jack Moiseyev left smartly from Post 4 and were part of the early scrum into the turn, settling into fourth by the time Pokerface

2011-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2011|

Hopple-hating filly ready for Grassroots debut Sunday

CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway fans will find it easy to spot local filly Nics Regal Lass in Sunday's Grassroots competition — the two-year-old pacing filly is dainty in stature and she demonstrates her disdain for hopples by refusing to pace until things really get rolling. "She'll probably be running behind the gate," says trainer

2011-08-16T00:00:00-04:00August 16, 2011|

Assignment gets tough post for Saturday’s Grassroots

SUDBURY, ON — A trio of $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the talented three-year-old trotting colts headline the Sudbury Downs program this Saturday, and all of the top colts will be in town hoping to secure a few more points toward the lucrative post season. With 62 points earned in the first half of the season,

2011-08-16T00:00:00-04:00August 16, 2011|

Ritchie hopes Gold Final champion is ready to rumble

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — One month after they were originally scheduled to compete, Ontario's two-year-old trotting colts return to Mohawk Racetrack for Gold Elimination action this Friday. Originally slated for July 21, the colt's Gold Series calendar was interrupted when Mohawk cancelled its racing program due to the extreme heat wave that swept through Ontario. Since

2011-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2011|

Circles sails to Gold Final victory at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With the first inside post she has drawn for any Gold Final in her young career, two-year-old trotting filly Circles simply cruised to victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Regular reinsman Jacques Hebert guided Circles into position at Post 5 when the starter called the field for the $130,000 Gold Final,

2011-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2011|

Gold Final action outstanding at Flamboro Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — Daylon Magician did more than warm up the crowd for the upcoming Confederation Cup heats at Flamboro Downs on Sunday afternoon, the three-year-old trotting colt set the half-mile oval afire with an Ontario Sires Stakes record equaling performance. Starting from Post 1 with regular reinsman Jack Moiseyev in the race bike, Daylon