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2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2011|

Trotting colts hoping to score in Grassroots Wednesday

ELORA, ON — Rather than the call to the post for Wednesday's Grassroots event, Grand River Raceway may want to employ The Hockey Theme, as a pair of three-year-old trotting colts named in honour of Canada's game roll in behind the starting gate. First up is Vesa T, namesake of former Toronto Maple Leaf's goalie

2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2011|

Bridge On The Kwai debuts in Grassroots finale

INNISFIL, ON — On Tuesday, when most of her peers will wrap up their Grassroots season, two-year-old trotting filly Bridge On The Kwai will arrive at Georgian Downs not just for her provincial debut, but for her first lifetime start. "She wasn't mature enough so we had to wait on her," explains trainer David Byron.

2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2011|

Filion, Moreau double up in Flamboro Grassroots

DUNDAS, ON — Driver Sylvain Filion of Milton and trainer Richard Moreau of Puslinch teamed up to capture two hotly contested three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. In the second $24,000 Grassroots division, Filion and Mach It Big claimed control of the front end heading for the halfway marker and

2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2011|

MacDonald steers Here Comes Jenny to victory

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway regular John MacDonald picked up a catch drive aboard three-year-old trotting filly Here Comes Jenny on Friday evening and piloted the fan favourite to a Grassroots victory. Starting from Post 5, MacDonald dropped Here Comes Jenny onto the rail behind Second Avenue and dogged the pacesetter through fractions of

2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2011|

OSS Gold Elimination 3-Year-Old Filly Pace at Mohawk Cancelled

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Nine 3-year-old filly pacers were entered this morning (Friday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Tuesday, September 13 at Mohawk 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 and

2011-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2011|

P L Fantastic lights up Georgian Downs with track record

INNISFIL, ON — Uxbridge resident Dan Clements and P L Fantastic tripped around the Innisfil oval to a track record result in the sixth of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions on Tuesday evening. Starting from Post 2, Clements fired P L Fantastic away from the gate and reached the opening quarter in :28.4. The two-year-old trotting

2011-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2011|

Fierce Grassroots battle on tap at Flamboro Friday

DUNDAS, ON — Trainer Ben Wallace will harness a pair of three-year-old pacing geldings in Friday's Grassroots skirmish at Flamboro Downs, hoping Pointed Victory and Tara Micket turn in the sort of workmanlike effort that currently has them ranked among the top 20 point earners in the division. "They are both kind of blue collar

2011-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2011|

SA Herbee gets her chance at Grassroots glory Friday

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway hosts the final regular season Grassroots event for the province's three-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening, and Gerard Vaillancourt is using the event to test the skills of his newest acquisition. The Kemptville resident acquired SA Herbee in mid-August and has sent the filly behind the Rideau Carleton starting

2011-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2011|

Epoxy Queen elevates her standing on Legends Day

CLINTON, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies impressed fans at Clinton Raceway's Legends Day program on Sunday afternoon, with Epoxy Queen delivering her third straight Grassroots victory in the fastest of six $24,000 divisions. Starting from Post 3 with reinsman Steve Byron in the race bike, the Camluck miss went straight to the front

2011-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2011|

Menary scores Grassroots training triple in Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Trainer David Menary sent out a trio of Grassroots winners at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon, as the half-mile oval showcased the province's best two-year-old pacing colts. Menary shipped four freshman colts to Dresden, and the first to carry the stable colours in front of the grandstand was Speed Addiction in Race