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2012-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2012|

Creampuff Macdaddy kicks off outstanding afternoon in Elora

ELORA, ON — Fans taking in the Industry Day festivities at Grand River Raceway did not believe that elimination winner Creampuff Macdaddy could overcome the outside Post 8 in Monday's Gold Final, but the two-year-old trotting colt proved them wrong with a commanding performance. Driver Jack Moiseyev abandoned the mount on Creampuff Macdaddy in favour

2012-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2012|

The Northern Dude comes through in Gold Elimination action

DUNDAS, ON — Grassroots regular The Northern Dude delivered a commanding performance at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening to capture the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Starting from Post 3 driver Chris Christoforou opted to put The Northern Dude on the engine and the three-year-old trotting colt rolled through fractions of :28.4, :58.3 and

2012-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2012|

Moms Apple Pie hoping to deliver Gold Final sweets Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Moms Apple Pie scored her first victory in last week's Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack, but trainer Bill Budd says he has been sweet on the two-year-old trotting filly since she arrived in his barn last fall. "She's just a lovely filly," says Budd, who will send the young trotter after a

2012-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2012|

Lyons Luck hoping to match her track record effort Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ciaran Morrison opted to start Lyons Luck in the shallow end of the three-year-old pacing filly pool this season and the decision paid off at Kawartha Downs last Thursday as the filly made a victorious leap up to the Gold Series level. On Thursday, August 9 Lyons Luck will return to Kawartha

2012-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2012|

Michaels Power retains Gold Series crown with 1:49.2 victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans were treated to another exciting performance by the province's top three-year-old pacing colts on Saturday evening. Ten colts lined up behind the starting gate for the second Gold Final of their season, and Goban jumped out to an early lead, taking the field to a :12.4 eighth and a

2012-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2012|

White willing to wait for filly’s brain to catch up with her feet

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's exciting two-year-old trotting fillies arrive in Innisfil on Tuesday evening and trainer Nelson White hopes Abs Muscle Hall gets off the trailer ready to race. The Muscle Mass daughter heads into the fourth Grassroots event off an impressive victory at Dresden Raceway on July 29, but prior to that the filly

2012-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2012|

Euro Man earns second Grassroots trophy for Harley owners

WOODSTOCK, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Euro Man was all business at Woodstock Raceway on Friday afternoon, firing out of Post 2 and rolling along on the front end to his second straight Grassroots victory. With regular reinsman Scott Coulter at the controls, Euro Man delivered fractions of :31, 1:02 and 1:33.2 on his way

2012-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2012|

Trotting colt hopes for winning spark in Elora Monday

ELORA, ON — On Monday afternoon Grand River Raceway will host its annual celebration of the harness racing industry by featuring the province's top two-year-old trotters and pacers. The Elora oval's signature events for freshman pacing fillies and colts, the $150,000 Battle of the Belles and $300,000 Battle of Waterloo, are the highlights of the

2012-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2012|

Freshman trotting fillies continue to impress Gold Series fans

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — This year's crop of two-year-old trotting fillies has been impressive since their debut, and on Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack they maintained their standard of excellence in four $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Moms Apple Pie clocked the quickest of the four eliminations, touring the Campbellville oval in an impressive 1:56.4 for driver Mike

2012-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2012|

Nicol hopes The Northern Dude rises to the occasion Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — The Northern Dude will make his sophomore Gold Series debut at Flamboro Downs on Sunday and owner David Nicol is hoping the trotter is ready to show off his true colours against the province's top colts. "He was very immature as a two-year-old, physically and mentally. He showed signs, but he wasn't