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2011-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2011|

Stephen Byron stars in Sudbury Grassroots

SUDBURY, ON — Stephen Byron made a profitable trip to Sudbury Downs on Saturday night, steering the winners of two sophomore pacing filly Grassroots divisions and finishing second and third with his other two mounts. Byron's most poplar result among Sudbury Downs fans was his third-place finish with local filly Carly Hollywood in the last

2011-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2011|

Mystician wins Gold Final nail biter at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rivals since their freshman season, pacing colts Mystician and Prodigal Seelster once again went head-to-head in Gold Final action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, engaging in a fierce stretch battle that had fans on their feet. Starting from Post 5, Jody Jamieson — recently returned from his triumph at the World

2011-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2011|

Traverse Seelster adds Grassroots trophy to Hanover haul

HANOVER, ON — One week after capturing the $100,000 Dream Of Glory Final, three-year-old trotting colt Traverse Seelster returned to Hanover Raceway and picked up his third straight victory over the half-mile oval. Starting from Post 5 in the last of six Grassroots divisions, driver Doug Brown sent Traverse Seelster straight to the front. The

2011-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2011|

Spanish Mama aiming for Grassroots points Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — A total of $192,000 is up for grabs at Georgian Downs on Tuesday, Aug. 9 as the Innisfil oval plays host to eight Grassroots divisions for the province's talented three-year-old trotting fillies. After missing the third Grassroots skirmish due to sickness, Spanish Mama returns to provincial action at her hometown oval, taking

2011-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2011|

Kadabra sons triumph in Ottawa Gold Elims

OTTAWA, ON — After missing the season opening Gold Final due to sickness, two-year-old trotter The Game Plan returned to Gold Series action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening and logged the quickest of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations. In rein to Jack Moiseyev, The Game Plan eased away from Post 6 as Dalglish took

2011-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2011|

Peach Martini rolls to sixth Gold Elim victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Peach Martini scooped up another Gold Elimination trophy off a front end effort at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Oakville resident Rick Zeron hustled the three-year-old trotting lass away from Post 5 and reached the :13.1 opening eighth in lock step with Magic Wheel and driver Joe Hudon. Zeron allowed the challenger

2011-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2011|

Athenas Legacy hoping for third time lucky Sunday

OTTAWA, ON — When George McClure and his partners purchased Stonebridge Athena out of a mixed sale in 2005, the group never imagined the mare would propel them to the upper tier of the Ontario racing scene. After racing for just over a year, Stonebridge Athena was retired to Carman Hastie's Elmwood farm where she

2011-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2011|

Baillargeon sends out regally bred trio Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Thirty-two freshman trotting fillies will invade Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, competing for a top two position in four $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Trainer Ben Baillargeon will harness three of the novice trotters, and the Rockwood resident's hopes are highest for regally-bred Cool Creek Breeze, who makes her Gold Series debut from Post

2011-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2011|

Delcrest Julian headed in right direction

DUNDAS, ON — Gearing up for its signature Confederation Cup program in one week's time, Flamboro Downs plays host to five $40,000 Gold Eliminations this Sunday, Aug. 7. Ontario's top three-year-old trotting colts and two-year-old pacing colts will square off over the Dundas half-mile, angling for a berth in their respective $130,000 Gold Finals, which

2011-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2011|

Keystone Orion head of the class in Elora

ELORA, ON — Ignoring the rain and the slightly off track, local trotter Keystone Orion delivered an impressive effort at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, laying down the fastest mile of six $24,000 Grassroots divisions. The two-year-old trotting gelding and driver Dave Boughton got away third from Post 6, but wasted little time before