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2011-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2011|

Majestic Taglet lowers track record in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs wrapped up its 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a track record performance by two-year-old trotting filly Majestic Taglet. Mario Charron had Majestic Taglet moving sharply away from Post 6 when the gates swung open, and the filly landed in third spot on the rail, watching Breewood Bella lead the

2011-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2011|

Eat Me Up rockets around Hanover to fourth OSS win

HANOVER, ON — Eat Me Up paced around the Hanover Raceway oval in a personal best 1:55 on Saturday evening, claiming the fastest victory of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions and sole ownership of top spot in the two-year-old pacing filly point standings. Lining up from Post 6 in the sixth race, driver Tony Kerwood moved

2011-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2011|

MacDonald triples in trotting filly Grassroots

ELORA, ON — Guelph resident Anthony MacDonald piloted a trio of three-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots victory at Grand River Raceway on Friday night, including the quickest of the eight divisions aboard Honey Thorn. MacDonald fired Honey Thorn away from Post 7 and had the Here Comes Herbie daughter on top before the :28.3 quarter.

2011-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2011|

MacDonnell taking long term perspective with Magish

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting colt crop descends on Georgian Downs on Tuesday night, and trainer Ted MacDonnell is hoping Magish can earn another top five finish in the second $24,000 Grassroots division. "On the track he's been all manners and all business, but he can be a handful in the barn," says MacDonnell

2011-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2011|

Prodigal Seelster romps to Gold Final win at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — Prodigal Seelster shredded the Kawartha Downs track record on Thursday evening with a dominant victory in the third $130,000 Gold Final of the three-year-old pacing colt season. As the field of talented pacers fired away from the starting gate in Race 7, local colt Cam B Zipper, owned by W G James

2011-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2011|

Miss Mach making Grassroots debut on Legends Day

CLINTON, ON — Six sophomore pacing filly Grassroots divisions will be featured as part of Clinton Raceway's popular Legends Day this Sunday afternoon, adding to an outstanding line up of trackside events in support of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The fillies will battle for a total of $144,000, and trainer Jack Parsons is hoping

2011-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2011|

OSS Grassroots 2-Year-Old Colt Pace at Dresden Raceway Redrawn

DRESDEN, ON — Due to a Race Office error, the OSS 2-year-old Colt Pace scheduled for Dresden Raceway on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 has been redrawn. ORC Rule #17.15(b) reads: When it is found that horses which constitute an entry have been properly declared to an added money event which has split into more than

2011-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2011|

Pacing colts headline Dresden’s Labour Day card

DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway wraps up an exciting 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Monday, Sept. 5 with eight $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the impressive two-year-old pacing colts. Leading this year's crop of pacing colts to the Dresden half-mile is True To Mach, who sits atop the division standings with 175 points earned through

2011-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2011|

MacLean hopes filly benefits from home track advantage

SUDBURY, ON — Tymal Breezee may have less Grassroots experience than the other fillies in Saturday's eighth race, but the two-year-old trotter calls Sudbury Downs home and trainer France MacLean is hoping that gives the filly a modest advantage in the $24,000 contest. "She should have a bit of an advantage, she trained down over

2011-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2011|

Hall hopes decision to retain filly pays off Saturday

HANOVER, ON — Seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions will go postward at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night, and local filly Sauble Claire will be hoping to get a call from guest announcer Ken Warkentin in the third two-year-old pacing filly skirmish. "She's a nice little filly and I just hope for the best for her," says