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2011-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2011|

Frisky Strike a pleasure to have in the barn

TORONTO, ON — Trainer Bruce MacDonald would love to have a barn full of horses like two-year-old trotting filly Frisky Strike, who makes her ninth lifetime start in Gold Elimination action at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening. "She's averaged over $10,000 per start; if you could have a barn-full like that it would sure make

2011-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2011|

Oh Sweet Baby claims third Gold Elimination trophy

WINDSOR, ON — Exactly three months after her last Gold Series victory, Oh Sweet Baby returned to the provincial winner's circle with an impressive front end effort at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening. Lining up behind the Windsor starting gate at Post 5, driver Mario Baillargeon had Oh Sweet Baby keyed up and ready to

2011-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2011|

Grassroots season comes to spectacular close at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's top pacers and trotters put on an impressive show for Mohawk Racetrack fans on Saturday evening as they battled in eight $100,000 Grassroots Championships. Three-year-old trotting filly Defy Time was one of only three horses that were able to come back from a victory in the Semifinal to score a Grassroots

2011-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2011|

Win The Thrill win caps “miracle year” for Dundas woman

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While Ontario's talented Grassroots competitors prepared to battle in eight $100,000 finals at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, the finalists from Win The Thrill events across the province were crossing their fingers in hopes of winning a share in the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association's New Owner Mentoring program. Enjoying a special

2011-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2011|

Plan comes together for Lindsey and Keystone Orion

DUNDAS, ON — Trainer Don Lindsey gave up his chance at Grassroots glory for a shot at Gold Series success and the move paid off in spades on Friday evening as two-year-old trotter Keystone Orion emerged victorious in Gold Final competition at Flamboro Downs. Starting from Post 2, Keystone Orion kept his cool as the

2011-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2011|

Daylon Magician earns third Gold Final trophy

ELORA, ON — Racing over an off track for a second straight week did not deter Daylon Magician from adding a third Gold Final trophy to his collection on Friday evening at Grand River Raceway. As in the elimination round, Mother Nature did not cooperate with the three-year-old trotting colts, who had to compete over

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Two-year-old colt pace Gold Elimination not required

TORONTO, ON — Six eligible two-year-old colt pacers were entered this morning (Thursday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Monday, October 3rd at Woodbine Racetrack. The OSS rules state that if there are not more horses entered in the elimination than can compete in the Final, the elimination will be cancelled

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Miss Paris bids field adieu in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Miss Paris made her debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes program with a five length victory in last week's Gold Elimination at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and the two-year-old trotting filly cemented her status as a late season contender with a matching effort in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final. Nine fillies lined up behind

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Defy Time already a champion to Downey

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As the Grassroots season draws to a close with Saturday's $800,000 championship event at Mohawk Racetrack, Ian Downey is content with the accomplishments of three-year-old trotting filly Defy Time. "She's been a real sweetheart," says the trainer. "I tell you, when they can win 10 or 12 races in their sophomore year,

2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|

Sophomore pacers looking for a little luck Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Brush With Royalty may not have won a Grassroots race before last week's Semifinal, but trainer James Dean says it was not for lack of trying. "She tries, that's one thing about her," says Dean, who will harness Brush With Royalty on Grassroots Championship night at Mohawk Racetrack this