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2011-07-08T00:00:00-04:00July 8, 2011|

Deuce Boy aims to earn more Grassroots spoils Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans get their first look at this season's freshman crop on Tuesday, July 12 when a total of 81 two-year-old pacing colts arrive in Innisfil for their second Grassroots Series skirmish. Deuce Boy picked up a fourth-place cheque in the July 1 season opener at Woodstock Raceway and owner Sean

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Thomson has fingers crossed for Counter Pointe

ELORA, ON — Counter Pointe is heading back to Grand River Raceway on Monday night for the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final, and co-owner Jeff Thomson is hoping her performance will not be impacted by his willingness to chat about her early season prospects. "I hope this doesn't jinx us," says the Chesley resident with

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Frill Seeker sharp in second Grassroots win

HIAWATHA, ON — A trio of three-year-old trotting colts were able to pick up their second straight Grassroots trophies in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening. Count Strike led off the repeaters with a gate-to-wire score in the first $24,000 Grassroots division, sailing under the wire one and three-quarter lengths

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Flamboro Downs testing ground for novice trotters Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies take their first steps down the Grassroots trail on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, competing in six divisions worth a total of $144,000. Trainer Rick Zeron will start two fillies in the season opener, and the Oakville resident is hoping to know a little more about Royal Crown

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Freshmen colts impress in Gold Series opener

FRASERVILLE, ON — This season's two-year-old trotting colts put on an impressive show in their Gold Series debut at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening. Driver Rick Zeron posted one win and one second, and the veteran horseman was impressed by the talent on display in the season opener. "Those were huge miles because it was

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Retail hoping for home field advantage Monday

OTTAWA, ON — While his peers ship across the province in a horse trailer on Monday, two-year-old pacing gelding Retail will be enjoying his normal routine, hoping that home field advantage helps him to a top four placing in one of two $40,000 Gold Series Eliminations. In preparation for his Ontario Sires Stakes debut, Retail

2011-07-07T00:00:00-04:00July 7, 2011|

Coleman trio ready for Gold Series rumble Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Casie Coleman will debut three freshman pacing fillies in the second Gold Series of the season and the Cambridge resident is hopeful that all three can advance out of Monday's elimination round at Mohawk Racetrack. First off the gate for the Coleman stable is Jeremes Sweetheart, a daughter of Jeremes Jet

2011-07-06T00:00:00-04:00July 6, 2011|

Menary hopes his trio strike Gold in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's top three-year-old trotters and pacers are prospecting for Gold at Georgian Downs on Saturday night, and trainer Dave Menary is hoping all three of his starters are as sharp, or sharper, than they were in last weekend's Gold Eliminations. "We are pretty excited for Saturday night with the three of them,"

2011-07-05T00:00:00-04:00July 5, 2011|

Novice trotting colts debut in Hanover Saturday

HANOVER, ON — As the temperature heats up, racetracks across the province are seeing the latest crop of Ontario-sired talent emerge, and Hanover Raceway is no exception. The half-mile oval will host four $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts this Saturday, July 9. Three of the starters will hail from Wayne Henry's barn,

2011-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2011|

Two Henry trainees advance to Gold Final

ELORA, ON — The Henry Stable made an impressive showing in Gold Elimination action at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, qualifying two freshman trotting fillies for next week's $130,000 Gold Final. The Arthur-based operation kicked things off in impressive style when Wayne Henry teamed Counter Pointe to a track record equaling 2:00.4 victory in