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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

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

Good Sound Advice embraces opportunity

FRASERVILLE, ON — With two colts withdrawing from Thursday's Gold Final due to sickness, both freshman trotters on the also eligible list lined up behind the Kawartha Downs starting gate in the sixth race to take their shot at $130,000. White Viking replaced Tymal Oh So Nice at Post 2, while Good Sound Advice inherited

2011-07-12T00:00:00-04:00July 12, 2011|

Shore Light scores impressive Grassroots win

INNISFIL, ON — Doug McNair gave Shore Light a perfect pocket trip in Grassroots action at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening and the locally-owned pacing colt parlayed it into a trip to the winner's circle. McNair fired Shore Light away from Post 7 and dropped onto the rail behind pacesetter Fenian Hanover well before that

2011-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2011|

Prized Fighter ready for heavyweight battle

FRASERVILLE, ON — Coming off an impressive showing in their Ontario Sires Stakes debut, the talented two-year-old trotting colts return to Kawartha Downs on Thursday, July 14 for the first $130,000 Gold Final battle of their fledgling careers. Prized Fighter was a 1:57.3 victor last week, laying down the fastest clocking of the three eliminations,

2011-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2011|

Witch Way blazes a path to Gold Final winner’s circle

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway fans overlooked elimination winner Witch Way in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final, but the two-year-old trotting filly made it clear early that she had come to Elora ready for battle. Starting from the advantageous Post 1, Wark Woman trotted away from the starting gate to a :30.2 opening quarter with

2011-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2011|

Freshman fillies impress Mohawk fans Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Reigning Gold Final winner Class Of O Nine stretched her win streak out to three with a 1:55.4 score at Mohawk Racetrack in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations on Monday evening. Starting from Post 2, the Camluck miss and driver Randy Waples took control heading to the halfway marker and

2011-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2011|

Best Ears and Warrawee Needy triumph in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway kicked off its 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a pair of impressive Gold Elimination performances by the two-year-old pacing colts. As the starting gate pulled away from the field for the first $40,000 elimination, Jody Jamieson hustled Warrawee Nonsuch away from Post 6 and posted a :27.1 opening

2011-07-10T00:00:00-04:00July 10, 2011|

Zeron adds Grassroots trophy to his collection

DUNDAS, ON — Fresh off a Gold Final victory with sophomore trotting filly Peach Martini, Oakville resident Rick Zeron shipped a pair of two year-old trotting fillies to Flamboro Downs on Sunday and added a Grassroots win and runner-up finish to his list of accomplishments for the weekend. Zeron's first trip behind the Flamboro Downs

2011-07-09T00:00:00-04:00July 9, 2011|

Favourites fail to pan out at Georgian Downs’ Gold Rush

INNISFIL, ON — There were some surprise claims laid during Georgian Downs' Gold Rush event on Saturday evening as the favourite failed to pan out in three of four $130,000 Gold Finals. First of the fan's selections to falter was three-year-old trotting filly Lukes Sophie who made a late break that saw her fade to

2011-07-09T00:00:00-04:00July 9, 2011|

Count Speed sharp in Grassroots debut Saturday

HANOVER, ON - Grassroots trophies were up for grabs at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night, and Walkerton native Randy Fritz grabbed the first one, piloting Northern Kingdom to a four length victory. Northern Kingdom led the field of two-year-old trotting colts from start to finish, sailing under the wire in 2:05.1. Fritz engineered the victory