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

Improving colts hoping for Grassroots success in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts roll into Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening for their second shot at a Grassroots trophy, and Sarnia resident Terry Kerr is hoping High Stakes Banker will have a whole pile of hometown luck riding in his race bike. After missing the first Grassroots event of the season

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

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

Bax harnesses two in freshman season opener Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs will be the site of the Gold Series season opener for the two-year-old trotting colts, playing host to three $40,000 eliminations on Thursday evening. Trainer John Bax will start two colts over his local oval and the Peterborough resident is hoping Six Bax and Summer Indian put forth a solid

2011-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2011|

Harlow Seelster emerges unscathed from Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Harlow Seelster was the only three-year-old trotting filly to leave Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon with her flawless Grassroots record intact. The Ken Warkentin lass and driver Jason Brewer led from start to finish in their $24,000 division, reaching the wire one and three-quarter lengths on top in 2:01.2. Frances Fancy was

2011-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2011|

Classy filly lands first Gold Final trophy

DUNDAS, ON — Class Of O Nine controlled the pace from start to finish at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening to capture the first Gold Final trophy of the two-year-old pacing filly season. Starting from Post 1, driver Randy Waples sent the elimination winner straight to the front and Class Of O Nine rolled out

2011-07-02T00:00:00-04:00July 2, 2011|

Sophomores sizzle in Gold Rush eliminations

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's top three-year-old trotters and pacers sizzled around the Georgian Downs oval on Saturday evening, lowering one Ontario Sires Stakes record and matching another. The first to have her name added to the provincial history books was pacing filly Village Janus, who got a text book pocket trip behind fan favourite Monkey

2011-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2011|

Sonic Dancer impressive in Grassroots debut

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Flawless summer weather arrived just in time for Canada Day and the three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots battle at Mohawk Racetrack. Under a cloudless sky the colts delivered seven impressive miles, with the fastest clocked by Jody Jamieson and Sonic Dancer in the eighth race. Starting from Post 3 Jamieson laid off the

2011-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2011|

Freshman trotting fillies kick off Gold season in Elora

ELORA, ON — There is $160,000 on the line at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and 33 talented freshman trotting fillies are heading to Elora with hopes of earning a share of the Gold Series lucre and a berth in next week's Gold Final. Trainer Gregg McNair is sending Sturdy As A Hall into

2011-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2011|

OK Ebury sharp in Grassroots season opener

WOODSTOCK, ON — Who Doesnt scooped up the first two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots trophy of the season, laying down a 2:00 mile at Woodstock Raceway on a Canada Day program that was marred by an accident in the second $24,000 division. Sent off as the fan favourite, Who Doesn't and trainer-driver Joe Hudon started from

2011-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2011|

YS Gold Star hoping to shine in Gold Final Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — After delivering impressive performances in last week's elimination round, Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies return to Flamboro Downs on Sunday for their first $130,000 Gold Final. Elimination winner YS Gold Star will be hampered by the outside Post 8 in Sunday's final, but driver Sylvain Filion thinks the Armbro Deuce daughter might