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2011-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2011|

Trainer hopes Il Mago is a Gold Series whiz kid

OTTAWA, ON — Of the 11 freshman trotting colts headed to Rideau Carleton Raceway for Friday's Gold Series Eliminations, five will be making their debut in the provincial program. Among the first time starters is Rod Boyd trainee Il Mago, who will try his hand against the province's best from Post 2 in the first

2011-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2011|

Prodigal Seelster hoping for racing luck Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Prodigal Seelster picked up his first Ontario Sires Stakes win of the season in last week's Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack, and his owners are hoping the sophomore pacing colt can score a repeat this Saturday from Post 2. "That's one thing we're kind of pretty tickled and happy with, is that

2011-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2011|

Second record falls at Woodstock in Grassroots action

WOODSTOCK, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies descended on Woodstock Raceway Tuesday afternoon and Mark Steacy trainee Lovely Vacation wrote her name into the half-mile oval's record books with a sharp 2:02.3 victory. With Steacy in the race bike the filly powered away from Post 6 to a :30.2 opening quarter and sailed along to

2011-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2011|

Carly Hollywood aiming for a photo shoot Saturday

SUDBURY, ON — Carly Hollywood picked up a cheque in her Grassroots debut and the three-year-old pacing filly is hoping to match or better her fifth-place result when the Ontario Sires Stakes program arrives at her hometown oval in Sudbury on Saturday night. "We're still not sure," says owner and trainer Jim Belanger of the

2011-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2011|

West Grey Bay ready to battle in Grassroots Saturday

HANOVER, ON — Just one week after the Dream Of Glory Final, Ontario's top three-year-old trotting colts return to Hanover Raceway this Saturday to compete for a total of $144,000 in Grassroots purse money. Heading back to his hometown oval off a fourth-place finish in the Dream Of Glory Consolation, West Grey Bay is looking

2011-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2011|

Rail suits China Pearls just fine

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Post 1 worked perfectly for China Pearls in the Canadian Breeders Championship in July and trainer Carman Hie is hoping the rail continues to favour the three-year-old trotting filly as she heads back to Mohawk Racetrack for Gold Elimination action on Thursday, Aug. 4. "It's funny she's got three in a row,"

2011-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2011|

Millar Farms fillies impress fans in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Stablemates Three Charms and Epoxy Queen delivered powerful performances in Grassroots action at Georgian Downs on Saturday night, clocking the two fastest miles of the evening. Three Charms led off for trainer Eric Adams and owner-breeder Millar Farms of Newmarket, cruising along on the front end to a personal best 1:52 victory.

2011-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2011|

Athenas Legacy adds Gold Series trophy to collection

OTTAWA, ON — Athenas Legacy and Monkey On My Wheel captured the Gold Elimination trophies up for grabs at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, delivering matching front-end performances. Athenas Legacy kicked off the Gold Series event, competing in an elimination with just two other sophomore pacing fillies when Camille and Patsys Luck were scratched

2011-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2011|

Twin B Legend sharp in Gold Elimination action

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Twin B Legend cruised to a new personal best in Gold Series Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening. The three-year-old pacing gelding and driver Paul MacDonell sailed off the starting gate into third spot as Celebrity Citation hit the opening eighth in :13 and the quarter in :26.4. When the

2011-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2011|

Musselsfrmbrussels still flawless in Grassroots action

WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway fans were treated to seven outstanding Grassroots battles from the three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, including a track record performance by Officernagentleman. Starting from Post 3, driver Randy Waples eased Officernagentleman off the gate and settled the gelding in sixth as Mach It Big and Grand Master dueled to a