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2011-09-15T00:00:00-04:00September 15, 2011|

Cameron Lucky finishes season at top of standings

SARNIA, ON — As the air temperature cooled around them, Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies kept things sizzling on the Hiawatha Horse Park surface Thursday, roaring around the five-eighths oval in their last regular season Grassroots event. Cameron Lucky vaulted to the top of the leader board with the quickest clocking of the five $24,000

2011-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2011|

Your Beautiful aims to prove she belongs Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Your Beautiful has led a dual existence this season, competing successfully in both the Grassroots and Gold Series programs, but Stephen Gillard says if the two-year-old pacing filly delivers a strong effort at Windsor Raceway on Sunday she will finish up the season among the province's best. "I guess I'm going to

2011-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2011|

Lucky Encounter needs some good fortune Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — When it comes to advancing to the Grassroots post season the odds are stacked against Lucky Encounter, but trainer Barry Treen is still looking forward to racing the three-year-old pacer at Georgian Downs on Saturday. "I've only had the horse here a few weeks, but so far we're really happy with him,"

2011-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2011|

Dayplanner wraps up season with perfect record

INNISFIL, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Dayplanner wrapped up her regular season with a flawless record in Grassroots action by scoring a come-from-behind victory at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening. With trainer Paul Walker at the helm, Dayplanner eased away from Post 5 and settled in seventh on the rail as Ithinkshestheone rolled the field

2011-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2011|

Top fillies deliver the goods at Flamboro Wednesday

DUNDAS, ON — None of the division winners in Wednesday's regular season finale at Flamboro Downs were strangers to the Grassroots winner's circle, resulting in very little movement in the upper ranks of the two-year-old pacing filly division. Machet Rocket will head into next week's Semifinal round on a high after dominating the first $24,000

2011-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2011|

Gangell, Coulter team up for two Grassroots wins

ELORA, ON — Scott Coulter piloted a pair of Sue Marie Gangell trainees to victory at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening and catapulted both three-year-old trotters into the Top 20 in the final Grassroots event of the regular season. Coulter and Gangell joined forces for the first time in the second $24,000 Grassroots division,

2011-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2011|

Grassroots arrives on local colt’s doorstep Friday

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway hosts the final round of Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting colts this Friday, and for the first time this season Northern Victory does not have to get on a trailer to compete in the provincial program. "He's right at home," says trainer-driver Rodney Zeron, who stables the son

2011-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2011|

Pacing fillies wrap up regular season Thursday

SARNIA, ON — With 125 points earned through her first four Grassroots starts, Angel On The Wing has already assured herself of a berth in the post season, but trainer Larry Fitzsimmons would love to see the three-year-old pacing filly wrap up the regular season on a high note this Thursday at Hiawatha Horse Park.

2011-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2011|

Franceschetti, Who Doesnt aim to finish on high note

DUNDAS, ON — Ranked fifth and sixth heading into Friday's regular season finale at Flamboro Downs, two-year-old pacing colts Who Doesnt and Franceschetti are just a handful of the Grassroots contenders Wayne Giles hopes to be watching in the Semifinal round. "We have a few that are in and a couple on the cusp, so

2011-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2011|

Fillies hoping to elbow their way into Top 20

DUNDAS, ON — Push has come to shove for Ontario's two-year-old pacing fillies as they wrap up their Grassroots regular season at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon. Only 20 fillies will advance into the Sept. 23 Semifinal round, and Terry Hunter is hoping Wheels To Die For is among those that elbow their way up