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2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Mindsweeper aiming for big effort in Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Eric Adams says Mindsweeper's elimination victory last week was a matter of the right trip on the right day and the Newmarket resident is hoping things work out just as well in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. "She got a real good trip, that's kind of what she needed,"

2012-08-22T00:00:00-04:00August 22, 2012|

Pacing colts chew up and spit out track records in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Ontario's two-year-old pacing colts and geldings arrived at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday evening, took a look at the record books and proceeded to feed them through the shredder. Southwind Amazon and driver Doug McNair set the tone for the evening by peeling one-fifth of a second off the former freshman pacing colt

2012-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2012|

Knows Nothing aiming to add Gold Final title to his resume

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After a disappointing result in the Hambletonian Final, three-year-old trotting colt Knows Nothing returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes program last week and captured his first Gold Elimination trophy in trademark sharp-finishing style. "It was a bit disappointing, but that happens," says owner Mac Nichol of the colt's fifth-place result in the

2012-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2012|

Gold Series veteran and Grassroots novice hope for smooth sailing in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — The cream of the two-year-old trotting filly division returns to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening to compete in their fourth $130,000 Gold Final, and the fillies will be joined by 56 freshman trotting colts heading to the Ottawa oval for seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Charmed Life logged the quickest of the

2012-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2012|

Mindsweeper cleans house in Gold Elimination

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Eleven sophomore pacing fillies lined up behind Mohawk Racetrack's starting gate for a single Gold Elimination on Monday evening and all 11 shifted into another gear when they hit the three-quarter mile marker. From Post 6, Mia Seelster was the quickest away from the starting gate, leading the field to a :12.4

2012-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2012|

Charlton hopes pacing fillies succeed over local oval Thursday

HANOVER, ON — Steve Charlton will arrive at Hanover Raceway on Thursday evening with a trio of two-year-old pacing fillies hoping to take home a share of the $192,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at the half-mile oval. Mademoiselle Paris will be first out of the paddock for Charlton and the young pacer

2012-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2012|

Majestized aiming to change his Gold Final luck

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Majestized heads back to Mohawk Racetrack for Thursday's Gold Final off an impressive result in his Gold Elimination last week, but trainer Linda Duncan is making no predictions of success. "He hasn't behaved in any of the Finals, but hopefully he's maturing. I hope," says the Stoney Creek resident

2012-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2012|

Thunderaway hoping for a tempest free evening Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, Aug. 23, and Darryl Laver is hoping the return to her hometown oval will help Thunderaway build on the positive results she has posted in her last two starts. The three-year-old trotting filly heads into the sixth of seven $24,000 Grassroots

2012-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2012|

Henry and Filion battle for Grassroots supremacy in Clinton

CLINTON, ON — As the three-year-old trotting colts near the end of the Grassroots season, competition for the remaining points is growing fierce and Clinton Raceway fans were treated to eight exciting battles on Sunday afternoon. Northern Escort and Sylvain Filion set the tone for the afternoon with a track record effort in the first

2012-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2012|

Knows Nothing triumphs in Gold Series debut

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Kadabra sons Knows Nothing and Prestidigitator returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday night following their sojourn south of the border for the Hambletonian and the duo simply outclassed their sophomore trotting colt peers in the single Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Prestidigitator and driver Sylvain Filion left sharply from Post