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2011-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2011|

Cosmopolitan filly hoping for success in nation’s capital

OTTAWA, ON — After butting heads with North America's top fillies all season, Miss Paris brings her skills to the Ontario Sires Stakes program this Thursday, competing in one of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Ottawa resident Mel Hartman shares ownership of the two-year-old trotting filly with Herb Liverman of Miami Beach,

2011-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2011|

China Pearls taking owners on a fun-filled ride

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Call it a clich�, but Stewart Cockshutt has been involved with harness racing long enough to know that winning is not everything. The Rockwood resident's three-year-old trotting filly China Pearls is among the favourites for Thursday's $170,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, and while the long time owner admits that it is

2011-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2011|

Traverse Seelster moving up to the big time

ELORA, ON — Traverse Seelster's Grassroots foes breathed a sigh of relief when the entries for Friday's Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway were published. Rather than put the three-year-old trotter's flawless Grassroots record to the test in this weekend's Semifinals at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer Frank O'Reilly of Guelph and owners Franco Cianci of St-Laurent,

2011-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2011|

Colt hoping to make a little late season magic

DUNDAS, ON — With the top two colts opting out of Friday's Gold Eliminations, fans can expect fierce competition from the 17 freshman trotting colts headed to Flamboro Downs for a pair of $40,000 battles. Among the colts hoping to make his mark in the late season Gold events is Cool Creek Magic, who was

2011-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2011|

Pacing colts finish season in high gear

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing colts were on fire at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, rocketing around the Innisfil oval in the last regular season event of their Grassroots campaign. Mach Wheel stripped three seconds off his personal best en route to the quickest mile of the four Grassroots divisions. In rein to

2011-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2011|

Apogee Hanover captures Windsor Gold Elim

WINDSOR, ON — After a month-long break in their Ontario Sires Stakes campaign, Ontario's top two-year-old pacing fillies returned to Gold Series action at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening. In the single $40,000 Gold Elimination, Your Beautiful was quickest off the blocks from Post 2 and led the field of 10 to a :27.2 opening

2011-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2011|

R Gauwitz Hanover heads to Semifinal with perfect record

DUNDAS, ON — R Gauwitz Hanover wrapped up the regular season with a flawless record of five wins in five Grassroots starts by posting an effortless victory in the first of six $24,000 divisions for the freshman pacing colts at Flamboro Downs on Friday. Driver Sylvain Filion sent R Gauwitz Hanover to the lead from

2011-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2011|

Guelph resident grateful for filly’s good fortune

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies will battle in their second last Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday, and trainer Travis Umphrey will be coasting into the Campbellville facility on a wave of gratitude. His Monkey On My Wheel has been nothing short of outstanding in the last eight weeks, and the

2011-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2011|

Rebel Jet hopes effort overcomes inexperience Monday

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway wraps up its Ontario Sires Stakes season with an impressive line up of Gold Series events this month, starting with a $40,000 Gold Elimination for the exciting two-year-old pacing colts on Monday, Sept. 19. Two colts will be eliminated from Monday's field, and Paul MacDonell is hoping Rebel Jet

2011-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2011|

Trotting colts battle their way to Semifinals in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Freshman trotting colts Mikey Hanover and Northern Victory scored one for the local side at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening, finishing first and second in their $24,000 Grassroots division. Fan favourite, and division point leader, Strike The Cheque led the field through fractions of :30, 1:01.2 and 1:31.3 but could not