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2011-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2011|

Bell Spur hoping on-track manners lead to success

CLINTON, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement will pervade Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon as the half-mile oval hosts six $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts and invites fans to enter the �Win The Thrill' contest. Among the colts hoping to earn a share of the provincial money up for grabs is Bell

2011-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2011|

Witch Way cruises to third Gold Series win

DUNDAS, ON — Reigning Gold Final champ Witch Way began defence of her title with a front end victory in Gold Elimination action at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon. With Milton resident Randy Waples in the race bike, Witch Way powered off the starting gate and led the field of two-year-old trotting fillies through fractions

2011-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2011|

Steacy readying an octet of trotting fillies for Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Saturday night will be a hectic one at the Kawartha Downs oval for Mark Steacy as the trainer-driver sends out eight fillies in the second two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event. "That'll keep me busy, I don't usually drive that much in one day," says Steacy. "It'll be pretty hectic there for a

2011-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2011|

Apogee Hanover sprints to Gold Final glory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — A trio of Jeremes Jet fillies swept the top three placings in Monday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, with Apogee Hanover leading the parade. Sent off as the fan's third choice, behind elimination winners Class Of O Nine and YS Gold Star, Apogee Hanover was lagging behind the gate at

2011-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2011|

Filion earns Grassroots hat trick in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Sylvain Filion turned a Sunday evening outing to Ottawa into a profitable venture with a hat trick of Grassroots victories aboard a trio of talented two-year-old pacing fillies. The reinsman kick started his evening with a 1:58 score aboard first time starter Mississippi Queen, who sprinted home to a one and one-quarter

2011-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2011|

Warrawee Needy roars to second Gold Final title

OTTAWA, ON — Warrawee Needy made no mistakes at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Monday evening as he effortlessly claimed his second Gold Final trophy and fifth straight victory. Starting from the trailing Post 9, driver Jody Jamieson landed the colt in sixth spot through the early going, which saw the other elimination winner, Best Ears,

2011-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2011|

San Pietro looks like wise purchase for Milton owner

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting colts have one Gold Series event under their belts, and while San Pietro has yet to pick up a trophy, trainer Ben Wallace thinks the gelding's attitude and ability will carry him to a solid season on the premier circuit. "He's a good sized colt, he comes in with

2011-07-17T00:00:00-04:00July 17, 2011|

Witch Way has realized owner’s dream

DUNDAS, ON — With a Gold Elimination and Gold Final trophy in her possession, two-year-old trotting filly Witch Way has already accomplished everything her owners had hoped for, so any success she achieves in Wednesday's Gold Elimination at Flamboro Downs will just be icing on what has so far been a very sweet cake. "I

2011-07-14T00:00:00-04:00July 14, 2011|

Classy Lane Rose aiming to earn fans’ respect

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old pacing fillies return to Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 18, Jamie Millier is not expecting Classy Lane Rose to be the favourite, but the Puslinch resident does expect her to get more respect than she did in last week's Gold Eliminations. "I don't think she'll pay $175 this week,"

2011-07-14T00:00:00-04:00July 14, 2011|

Patti Omara hoping to follow in her mother’s footsteps

OTTAWA, ON — Patti Omara is a second generation product of Cynthia and Myles McLennan's breeding program, and the Arnprior residents are hoping the two-year-old pacing filly can enjoy the same sort of success in the Ontario Sires Stakes program as her mother. Dam Wipethatsmerkoff was a Grassroots winner at two, and finished third in