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

Summer Indian scores Grassroots win on hometown oval

FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans sent local colt Summer Indian off as the heavy favourite in his Grassroots division on Saturday evening and the trotter delivered, controlling the sixth race from start to finish. Starting from Post 4 driver Stephen Byron sent Summer Indian straight to the front and the three-year-old trotting gelding was

2012-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2012|

Keneiko hoping to step up over his hometown oval

INNISFIL, ON — Keneiko was born and raised just minutes from Georgian Downs and the two-year-old trotter will be looking to earn his first pay cheque when he returns home on Tuesday to compete in one of eight Grassroots divisions. "Jeff Ruch raised him right around the corner from Georgian Downs," explains trainer Ted MacDonnell,

2012-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2012|

Fillies look to be on their best behaviour in Elora Wednesday

ELORA, ON — When it comes to racing two-year-old trotting fillies, manners are essential and Juho Ihamuotila is hoping Massive Babe has hers packed and ready to take to Grand River Raceway on Wednesday. "If she stays calm, if she doesn't get too hot, then we are okay," says Ihamuotila. "I hope she stays calm.

2012-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2012|

Bee A Magician finally earns a Gold Final crown

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After competing over half and five-eighths mile ovals through the first two Gold Series events, two-year-old trotting filly Bee A Magician got a chance to stretch her legs and show off her skills at Mohawk Racetrack in last week's Gold Eliminations. Back at the Campbellville oval for Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final, the

2012-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2012|

Treen tailoring his expectations for freshman pacing colts

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Barry Treen will unload two freshman pacing colts at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening and the Rockwood resident is hoping that both DBS Rosco and Windsong Joker can earn a share of the $216,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at the Campbellville oval. DBS Rosco will make his second

2012-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2012|

Sophomore trotters are opening act for 36th Confederation Cup

DUNDAS, ON — Harness racing fans will flock to Flamboro Downs on Sunday afternoon for the Dundas oval's action-packed Confederation Cup program. Ontario's top sophomore trotters will warm up the enthusiastic crowd in the fifth and seventh races, competing in a pair of $130,000 Gold Finals. The Confederation Cup Eliminations will follow the Gold Finals,

2012-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2012|

Cooking The Books earns her second Gold Final title

FRASERVILLE, ON — Rain may have left the Kawartha Downs oval two seconds slower than normal on Thursday evening, but it did nothing to dampen the rivalry between Ontario's top three-year-old pacing fillies. As expected, elimination winner Lyons Luck got Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final off to a quick start, powering away from Post 3 to

2012-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2012|

Canadian Princess hoping for Grassroots honour Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Grassroots action returns to Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening with seven $24,000 divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. Canadian Princess makes just her second start in the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Friday, lining up behind Post 4 in the sixth division for trainer Ben Wallace of Milton and his partners Bradley

2012-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2012|

Equipment change gives Eloise Eden Grassroots glory

INNISFIL, ON — Eloise Eden and Rick Zeron kicked off Tuesday's Grassroots battles with an impressive tour around the Georgian Downs oval that saw them coast home six length winners in 1:58.1. Sporting a shiny new pair of trotting hopples, Eloise Eden fired out of Post 3 and had a six length lead on the

2012-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2012|

Summer Indian looking for third straight at Kawartha Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Peterborough resident John Bax will ship a trio of trotters the short distance to Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening to compete in the third Grassroots event on the sophomore trotting colt schedule. Duke Of Vegas, Summer Indian and Northern Triumph will battle for a share of $24,000 in the fifth, sixth and