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

Prodigal Seelster dominates Gold Final field

ELORA, ON — If it is true that there are �horses for courses', then Prodigal Seelster owns Grand River Raceway. Making the third appearance of his career at the Elora oval on Wednesday evening, the three-year-old pacing colt sprinted away from a field of his peers to a five length victory in a track record

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

2011-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2011|

Rockwood resident has two hopefuls in Grassroots Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last fall Bill Manes bought a share in two yearlings, and on Saturday evening the Rockwood resident will be in the enviable position of having two horses to cheer for when both Life Signature and Red Carpet Dude parade onto Mohawk Racetrack for the freshman pacing colt Grassroots Final. "These are the

2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2011|

Machapelo is king of the hill in Elora

ELORA, SEPT. 26, 2011 — Monday night's Gold Final result made it official — Machapelo is king of the two-year-old pacing colt heap when it comes to competition at Grand River Raceway. Squaring off against reigning Gold Final champion I Found My Beach and two-time Gold Final champion Warrawee Needy, Machapelo fired off the starting

2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2011|

Circles expecting fierce Gold Final battle Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Circles will be looking to retain her Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, but Woodlawn resident John Smith is pretty sure scoring a second win over his local oval will be tougher than earning the first. "She'll have her work cut out for her. It

2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2011|

The Northern Dude makes Gold Final debut Friday

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting colts return to Flamboro Downs on Friday evening for their fourth $130,000 Gold Final, and Ann Munn is hoping The Northern Dude can repeat the top three effort he turned in during last week's elimination round. "I think it should be a nice race. Some of the colts

2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2011|

Grand River Raceway fans hope for fair skies Friday

ELORA, ON — In spite of the seven-hole and a sloppy track Daylon Magician clocked a 1:57.2 track record at Grand River Raceway last Friday, leaving fans at the Elora oval wondering what he will be able to do if the skies are clear for this Friday night's $130,000 Gold Final. "He knows what he

2011-09-25T00:00:00-04:00September 25, 2011|

Legal Entity battles to Gold Final triumph in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies treated Windsor Raceway fans to an outstanding finish in their fourth $130,000 Gold Final on Sunday evening. As the eight fillies rolled away from the starting gate groans were heard around the grandstand as fan favourite Apogee Hanover skipped off stride from Post 2. That left Mindsweeper

2011-09-24T00:00:00-04:00September 24, 2011|

Sophomores scorch Mohawk oval in Semifinal action

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Unlike their freshman counterparts, Ontario's top sophomore Grassroots competitors benefited from clear skies on Saturday night and the result was a high speed showdown over the Mohawk Racetrack oval. By the time the dust settled, Musselsfrmbrussels emerged as the only division leader over two nights of competition to land a Semifinal trophy.

2011-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2011|

Daylon Magician cruises to victory in Elora

ELORA, ON — it required no magic for Daylon Magician to score his sixth straight victory at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening. Starting from Post 7, driver Jack Moiseyev allowed the three-year-old trotting colt to float away from the starting gate, landing in fifth spot as Incredable Frank led the field of 10 to