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

Gold and Grassroots hardware for McIntosh in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Bob McIntosh had a Super Sunday in Ontario Sires Stakes action on Aug. 14, capturing two Gold Finals and a pair of Grassroots divisions with his 2011 freshman pacing crop. The Hall of Fame horseman started his weekend win streak at Flamboro Downs on Sunday afternoon when two-year-old pacing colt I Found

2011-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2011|

Lovely Vacation, Dayplanner atop freshman division

SARNIA, ON — Two-year-old trotting fillies Lovely Vacation and Dayplanner extended their perfect Grassroots record to three with victories at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening. In the seventh $24,000 Grassroots division, Lovely Vacation went straight to the front from Post 4 and never looked back, cruising home 16 lengths in front of the competition

2011-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2011|

Machet Rocket shoots to Grassroots victory

INNISFIL, ON — Machet Rocket stepped off the quickest win in the first of eight $24,000 Grassroots divisions at Georgian Downs on Saturday night, pacing under the wire in a personal best 1:54.3. Paul Mackenzie engineered the impressive mile for trainer Murray Brethour of Sunderland and his partners Noblock Racing Stable of Collingwood and Fred

2011-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2011|

Il Mago scores magical Gold Final win in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Ontario's top two-year-old trotting colts put on an impressive show for Rideau Carleton Raceway fans on Friday evening, waging a three way battle all the way to the wire in the second $130,000 Gold Final of their season. As the starting gate rolled away from the field of nine, Dalglish stepped out

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Stakes studded night at Rideau Carleton Sunday

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans will be treated to an outstanding line up of stakes action on Sunday evening as the Ottawa oval plays host to a $130,000 Gold Final for the two-year-old pacing fillies, seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and the $147,000 Frank Ryan Memorial for aged trotters.

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Dainty filly making big impact on Gold Series scene

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — John Smith has a secret that he is not sharing with two-year-old trotting filly Circles, especially not before Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. "She's not real big, but she doesn't know it, and I'm not going to tell her," says the Woodlawn resident with a chuckle. So far the filly's

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Gold Finals will warm up Cup crowd Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — As part of its outstanding Confederation Cup program this Sunday, Flamboro Downs will host $130,000 Gold Finals for the three-year-old trotting colts and two-year-old pacing colts. Slated for Race 6 on the 1 pm matinee, the trotting colt Gold Final will warm up the crowd for the Confederation Cup Eliminations to follow,

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Second tour of Kawartha a winner for Ill Be There

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ill Be There set a quick tempo at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening, posting a 1:59.4 victory in the first of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the province's talented two-year-old trotting colts. In rein to World Driving Champion Jody Jamieson, Ill Be There led the field through fractions of :29.1, :59.4 and

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Peach Martini easily defends Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans may not have sent her off as their top choice, but there was never a moment of doubt in trainer-driver Rick Zeron's mind as he guided three-year-old trotting filly Peach Martini to her second straight Gold Final title on Thursday evening. Fans sent rival Lukes Sophie off as their

2011-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2011|

Libertys Best Star extends streak to six

OTTAWA, ON — Sophomore pacer Libertys Best Star extended his Rideau Carleton Raceway win streak to six with an effortless 1:55.3 victory in the second of four $24,000 Grassroots divisions on Thursday evening. Russell resident John MacDonald tucked the Cammibest gelding into the pocket behind early pacesetter Eastend Eddie and watched that colt ring up