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2011-05-24T00:00:00-04:00May 24, 2011|

Two Gold Finals featured on Molson Pace night

LONDON, ON — Brothers Benoit and Mario Baillargeon qualified two sophomore trotting fillies for this Friday's Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and Mario says both fillies have a legitimate shot at carrying home a share of the $130,000 purse. "They're both real nice fillies," says Baillargeon, who piloted both Pretty Crafty and Oh Sweet

2011-05-24T00:00:00-04:00May 24, 2011|

Mutinys Child sharp in Grassroots season opener

LONDON, ON — Mutinys Child led the parade of three-year-old trotting fillies out of the tunnel at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday night and then led her peers around the half mile oval to the quickest victory of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions. With veteran reinsman Doug Brown at the helm, Mutinys Child sprinted away from

2011-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2011|

Jamieson engineers two Grassroots triumphs

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — A competitive field of three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, and Moffat, ON resident Jody Jamieson helped two youngsters earn their first provincial victory. Jamieson, who will represent Canada at the 2011 World Driving Championship in the USA this summer, teamed

2011-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22, 2011|

Mr Joe Sixpack muscles his way into Gold Series mix

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mr Joe Sixpack made his first start in the Gold Series program on Sunday, May 22 at Mohawk Racetrack and muscled his way to the fastest elimination win of the evening. Driver Randy Waples of Milton, ON demonstrated supreme confidence in the three-year-old trotting colt, floating Mr Joe Sixpack away from Post

2011-05-20T00:00:00-04:00May 20, 2011|

Village Janus, Lukes Sophie swiftest in season opener

LONDON, ON — Some of Ontario's most gifted three-year-old fillies put on a show for Western Fair Raceway fans on Friday evening, competing for a total of $200,000 in Gold Elimination action. Receiving the first Ontario Sires Stakes trophy of the 2011 season was Camille, who cruised along on the front end to a 1:57.1

2011-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2011|

Filly looks to make a bee-line for the front Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Mark Herlihy hands Miss Fineline over to driver Travis Henry for Monday evening's Grassroots test at Mohawk Racetrack, the trainer's message will be simple — hustle off the gate, grab control of the race and stay there. "Try to make front and hopefully she stays there. Simple," says Herlihy with a

2011-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2011|

Local trotting filly aiming for another consistent season

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans get their second look at this year's crop of three-year-old trotting fillies when the Grassroots program arrives in London on Tuesday, May 24. Four days after their Gold Series counterparts help kick off the 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes season, 56 Grassroots hopefuls will gather at Western Fair to

2011-05-18T00:00:00-04:00May 18, 2011|

Burlington owner hoping for more OSS success in 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last season Burlington, ON resident Mac Nichol made his first appearance on the Ontario Sires Stakes leading owner's list, propelled into third spot through the efforts of a talented trio of two-year-olds. As the 2011 season shifted into high gear this week, all three of those performers returned to stakes action, and

2011-05-17T00:00:00-04:00May 17, 2011|

Local fillies will test the waters in OSS opener Friday

LONDON, ON — Friday's Ontario Sires Stakes season opener at Western Fair Raceway will serve as a testing ground for a pair of three-year-old fillies trained by Dorchester, ON resident John Pentland. Pentland will harness Patsys Luck in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the sophomore pacing fillies, and Quantum Victoria in the