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2011-06-26T00:00:00-04:00June 26, 2011|

Trotting filly competition fierce at Flamboro Downs

DUNDAS, ON — The race for top spot in the three-year-old trotting filly division intensified on Saturday afternoon as four fillies scored their second straight Grassroots victories with impressive efforts over the Flamboro Downs half-mile. Leading the way was last year's freshman Grassroots champion Magic Wheel, who cruised to a five and one-quarter length victory

2011-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2011|

Rockwood resident hopes to see colts go head-to-head

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As harness racing's two-year-olds gear up for their first Ontario Sires Stakes events, owners across the province are hoping that their colt or filly will be this year's superstar. "This is the month of the year where there are more champions out there than at any other time, but in the next

2011-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2011|

Last Luck hoping to match stablemate’s success

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will be treated to the first glimpse of Ontario's two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening, and trainer Rod Therres is hoping Last Luck can earn a share of the $40,000 up for grabs in her Gold Series Elimination. "She just wants to be a racehorse," says the Cambridge resident,

2011-06-21T00:00:00-04:00June 21, 2011|

Defy Time back on track for Flamboro Grassroots

DUNDAS, ON — With one Grassroots victory under her belt, three-year-old trotting filly Defy Time has already demonstrated her talent, but what sets her apart from the other provincial hopefuls heading to Flamboro Downs this Saturday is her tutor. Since the start of the year Defy Time has been practicing her skills alongside aged trotter

2011-06-21T00:00:00-04:00June 21, 2011|

Meadowview Arty aims to pay tribute to Balson Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — If three-year-old trotter Meadowview Arty earns a share of the $144,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, Charlie Reid might be moved to bestow a small token of appreciation on his neighbour Arthur Balson. Three years ago Balson and his son Kyle carried a newborn

2011-06-15T00:00:00-04:00June 15, 2011|

Cameron Lucky sharp in Grassroots debut

ELORA, ON — Cameron Lucky paced her way to the fastest win of eight Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, and local filly Dapple Apple tagged along to earn the second-place share of the $24,000 purse. Driver Paul Mackenzie sent Cameron Lucky straight to the front from Post 2 and controlled all

2011-06-11T00:00:00-04:00June 11, 2011|

Dapple Apple hoping to earn an OSS payday Wednesday

ELORA, ON — After narrowly missing a payday in the Ontario Sires Stakes season opener in May, three-year-old pacing filly Dapple Apple will be looking for a different outcome from the advantageous rail position at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, June 15. In her first full season of competition, Dapple Apple has accumulated three wins,

2011-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2011|

Daylon Magician scorches to second provincial record

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Basking in the long awaited evening heat at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, Ontario Sires Stakes fans were treated to a sizzling performance by three-year-old trotting colt Daylon Magician in the first $130,000 Gold Final of his 2011 campaign. With regular reinsman Jack Moiseyev of Moffat, ON in the race bike, Daylon

2011-05-28T00:00:00-04:00May 28, 2011|

Lukes Sophie, Village Janus repeat at London

LONDON, ON — Sophomore trotting filly Lukes Sophie claimed the first of two Gold Final trophies on offer during Western Fair Raceway's lucrative Molson Pace night on Friday, cruising home a two length winner in 1:57.4. Reinsman Jody Jamieson used the same strategy that landed him in the winner's circle after last week's Gold Elimination,

2011-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2011|

Mr Joe Sixpack hoping to find his niche in Gold Series

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While Post 9 in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack may not be the ideal opportunity for Mr Joe Sixpack to make his mark in the province's premiere three-year-old trotting colt division, trainer Shane Arsenault is hopeful that the colt can emerge as a regular player on the elite circuit this