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2011-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2011|

Freshman fillies test their skills in Innisfil Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — Orillia resident Michael Timpano is headed to Georgian Downs on Saturday night to cheer home a pair of two-year-old pacing fillies competing for a share of $192,000 in Grassroots purse money. Grins Little Flirt will make her bid for a second Grassroots victory from Post 6 in the sixth race, while Reviere

2011-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2011|

The Game Plan will have lots of support Friday

OTTAWA, ON — When The Game Plan heads back to Rideau Carleton Raceway for this Friday's $130,000 Gold Final, the two-year-old trotter will be accompanied by all of his owners. "Oh yeah, we'll all be there," says Lois Grieve, whose husband Gary shares ownership on the gelding with trainer John Kopas of Milton, and LLK

2011-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2011|

MacDonald roars up OSS driver standings

INNISFIL, ON — Anthony MacDonald almost doubled his Ontario Sires Stakes win column with a prolific evening of driving at Georgian Downs on Tuesday. The Guelph resident had mounts in all eight sophomore trotting filly Grassroots divisions and posted victories in half. In the other four he earned one second, two thirds and one eighth,

2011-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2011|

Daring Nikki hoping for home track success Saturday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies invade Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening, competing for a total of $216,000 in nine Grassroots divisions. Local filly Daring Nikki will make her second appearance in the provincial program from Post 5 in the third $24,000 division, and Gerald Pedden is hoping the homebred youngster can

2011-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2011|

P C Striker aiming for home field advantage Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans get a second look at the province's two-year-old trotting colt crop as the Fraserville oval hosts seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions on Thursday. Making the shortest trip to the racetrack for the 4 pm start time will be P C Striker, who makes his home across the road from Kawartha

2011-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2011|

Local colt puts five race win streak on line Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — Libertys Best Star makes his debut in the Grassroots program on Thursday evening, carrying his five race win streak at Rideau Carleton Raceway into the second $24,0000 Grassroots division. "He went a couple big miles there in 1:55 and change and had to do all the work, so we kind of thought,

2011-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2011|

“Princess” hopes to retain Gold Final title Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Around the barn Peach Martini is known as "Princess," and with $501,927 in earnings over the last two seasons, the three-year-old trotting filly's owners figure she has more than earned the title. "It's amazing, it's just amazing," says Toronto resident Stephen Waldman. "She's really been something, she came back well after her

2011-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2011|

Cool Creek Breeze earns Gold Final hardware

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Cool Creek Breeze made her Gold Series debut a winning one with a narrow victory in the first of four $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. In rein to Mario Baillargeon, Cool Creek Breeze sat mid-pack through the early stages of the race, watching

2011-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2011|

Monkey On My Wheel funds Umphrey’s vacation

OTTAWA, ON — Monkey On My Wheel made it easier for trainer Travis Umphrey to reschedule his missed vacation time when she cruised to a commanding victory in the $130,000 three-year-old pacing filly Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. After Monkey On My Wheel swept to victory in her elimination and the

2011-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2011|

OSS record for Warrawee Needy at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Warrawee Needy extended his Gold Series unbeaten streak to five with an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening. Starting from Post 2 in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the freshman pacing colts, driver Jody Jamieson settled Warrawee Needy in third through the early going,