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2012-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2012|

Henry helps trainer to perfect night at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Arthur resident Trevor Henry helped trainer Christopher Beaver take home a total of three Grassroots trophies from Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening. Aboard Pointe De Vue in the first $24,000 Grassroots division, Henry fired the two-year-old trotting filly away from the outside Post 8 and had her on top by two

2012-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2012|

Owners hoping for less talk, more action from Yackety Yak

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just six days after they battled in their third Gold Final, Ontario's top three-year-old trotting colts return to action on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Only 12 colts will contest one $40,000 Gold Elimination and Bob Burgess is hoping Yackety Yak is having one of his good days. In his sophomore Gold

2012-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2012|

Saftic opens Grassroots card with driving double

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Campbellville resident Mike Saftic opened Monday's Grassroots program at Mohawk Racetrack with a pair of victories aboard two talented freshman pacing colts. In the first $24,000 division Saftic employed come from behind tactics to land Southwind Amazon his second Grassroots trophy. The pair rolled up the outside behind Sweet Colt Of Mine

2012-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2012|

Kadabra daughters hope to shine at Hartman’s local oval Friday

OTTAWA, ON — While reigning champ Bee A Magician gets a well earned rest, her stablemates Choir Robe and Lily Pad Hanover will be looking to carve out their own piece of the Gold Elimination pie at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening. Lily Pad Hanover makes her career debut in the first $40,000 elimination,

2012-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2012|

Enough About You impresses in Grassroots debut

INNISFIL, ON — Two-year-old trotting colts took centre stage at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, with Enough About You clocking the quickest mile of eight Grassroots divisions. Starting from Post 1 in the third $24,000 division, Enough About You and driver Billy Davis Jr. took command of the race before the halfway marker and cruised

2012-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2012|

Trotting colts hope to turn over new leaf Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Had you asked Mike Guitard in March about the prospects for two-year-old trotting colt Pullupyoursocks, the Campbellville resident might have predicated nothing short of Ontario Sires Stakes stardom. Unfortunately, as so often happens with promising two-year-olds, the colt has struggled to find his stride since qualifying in mid-June and will make his

2012-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2012|

Selmas Wish aiming to strike in Grassroots action Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans get a second dose of the province's top three-year-old pacing fillies this week as the Fraserville oval plays host to five $24,000 Grassroots divisions on Thursday. Selmas Wish will make her third start in the Grassroots program on Thursday, and trainer Craig Barss is hoping the hometown advantage boosts

2012-08-12T00:00:00-04:00August 12, 2012|

Miss Paris delivers, Keystone Orion surprises at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotters warmed up Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup crowd with two impressive Gold Final efforts on Sunday afternoon. Kicking off the stakes action, three-year-old trotting filly Miss Paris scored her second straight Gold Final victory with a track record equaling effort. Starting from the trailing Post 9, driver Rick Zeron

2012-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2012|

Keystone Maddie a bargain for Lagace and Gagne

DUNDAS, ON — When Daniel Lagace looked at Keystone Maddie during last fall's Harrisburg Yearling Sale the Cambridge resident wrote the words "all right" across the filly's catalogue page. With a second and a fourth in her first two Grassroots starts the two-year-old pacer has been more than "all right" as far as Lagace is

2012-08-11T00:00:00-04:00August 11, 2012|

Lexus Helios impressive in Grassroots debut at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Campbellville resident Mike Saftic piloted two fillies to Grassroots victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, including the quickest of the seven winners, Lexus Helios. Saftic and the three-year-old trotting lass lined up behind Post 1 in the sixth $24,000 Grassroots division and eased away into fourth spot as Twin B Sensation