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

Family ties take Newton to Elora Wednesday

ELORA, ON — Wednesday's fourth race at Grand River Raceway is of particular interest to Wellesley resident Bruce Newton, and not only because his two-year-old trotting colt The Golden Child will be making his Grassroots debut from Post 9. "Blossom Seelster's got a colt in there too, Gregg McNair has it. That was my brother's

2011-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2011|

Monkey On My Wheel heads to Rideau on a roll

OTTAWA, ON — Monkey On My Wheel has yet to capture a Gold Series event this season, but the three-year-old pacing filly heads to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday off two impressive outings in the Canadian Breeders Championship and trainer Travis Umphrey is hoping she maintains that momentum for two more weeks. "We were going

2011-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2011|

Local fillies hope to shine in Grassroots Tuesday

WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock resident Michael Robblee will harness a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies at his local oval on Tuesday, Aug. 2, one a first-time starter and the other looking for her second Grassroots trophy of the season. Loose Change Lucy makes her debut from Post 1 in the second $24,000 division, and the

2011-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2011|

Counter Pointe claims Gold Final title in Dundas

DUNDAS, ON — On Wednesday afternoon Counter Pointe lined up at the centre of the Flamboro Downs starting gate, and for the second straight week the two-year-old trotting filly powered straight to the front and on to the winner's circle. In rein to trainer Wayne Henry, Counter Pointe accelerated away from Post 4 and reached

2011-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2011|

Trainer hopes racing in her own backyard benefits filly

INNISFIL, ON — When the three-year-old pacing filly Grassroots circuit stops at Georgian Downs on Saturday, Back Yard Baby will be looking to combine home field advantage with Post 1 to score a top three finish in the last $24,000 division. "We're stabled about 15 minutes from Georgian Downs," says trainer John Curran, who has

2011-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2011|

Darling duo debut in Gold Series Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Jack Darling will start a pair of three-year-old pacing geldings in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, July 30, and the Cambridge resident is hoping both Twin B Legend and Thats The Life advance on to the Gold Final round. Both pacers will start from Post 2 in their

2011-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2011|

Classic Call hoping for OSS success close to home

WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway will host seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions on Friday, July 29 for the province's talented three-year-old pacing colts and Stephen Gillard is looking forward to the short journey to the half-mile oval from his Tavistock farm. "We're only about 10 minutes from Woodstock Raceway, so it's kind of, it's a luxury,"

2011-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2011|

Chandelle earns first Grassroots trophy

FRASERVILLE, ON — Local filly Chandelle kicked off an evening of Ontario Sires Stakes action at Kawartha Downs on Saturday, circling her hometown oval in 2:03.3 to earn her first Grassroots trophy. In rein to Doug Hie, Chandelle sprinted away from Post 5 and led the field of two-year-old trotting fillies through fractions of :30.2,

2011-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2011|

Fate, and a filly, have been kind to Lagace and his partners

FLAMBORO, ON — Destinys Magic has chased Witch Way around two half-mile ovals in recent weeks, but as the two-year-old trotting fillies head back to Flamboro Downs this Wednesday afternoon for their second $130,000 Gold Final, trainer Dan Lagace is more than satisfied with the filly's early season efforts. "We're just kind of having fun

2011-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2011|

Strike The Cheque scores repeat Grassroots win

CLINTON, ON — Strike The Cheque picked up his second Grassroots trophy with an impressive effort from Post 7 at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon. In rein to Monkton resident Ross Battin, the two-year-old trotting colt powered away from the starting gate to reach the opening quarter in :32.1. The Striking Sahbra son the led