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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

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

Kadabra’s Stallion Success No Sleight of Hand

The appearance of two sons of Ontario sire Kadabra in Saturday's $1.5 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey is anything but magic. Knows Nothing and Prestidigitator earned their berths in the final with solid efforts and represented Ontario in a way that may not have been possible pre-1998. That was the year

2012-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2012|

Warrawee Needy looking to fight his way back to the top

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The three-year-old pacing colts, the heavyweights of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, return to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday for their second $130,000 Gold Final bout and trainer Carl Jamieson says while Warrawee Needy may have taken a few hits, last year's division champion is ready for round two. "I think he should

2012-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2012|

Euro Man hoping to emerge from dark into Grassroots spotlight

WOODSTOCK, ON — Creativity, patience and luck have all played a part in landing Euro Man among the two-year-old trotting colt division's top 10 Grassroots point earners, and trainer Gerald Sloan figures all three factors will once again be at play over the Woodstock Raceway oval on Friday afternoon. Bred and raised by Gerald and

2012-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2012|

Three more freshman trotters earn Gold Elimination trophies

ELORA, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting colts continued to share the wealth as three new faces appeared in the Grand River Raceway winner's circle following Monday's Gold Elimination battles. The two-year-old trotting colts kicked off the exciting evening of racing, which also featured eliminations for the two-year-old pacing colt Battle of Waterloo and two-year-old pacing

2012-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2012|

Pacing filly eyeing a Gold Final berth

FRASERVILLE, ON — There have been some ups and downs in Eyemajet's debut season, but trainer Rick Fife is hopeful that the three-year-old pacing filly is on a strong upswing heading into Thursday's Gold Eliminations at Kawartha Downs. "The mare is good right now and that's why we've decided to do that," says Fife of

2012-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2012|

Baillargeon trio trotting toward Gold Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — This year's crop of two-year-old trotting fillies has already impressed Ontario Sires Stakes fans in Peterborough and Dundas, and on Thursday, Aug. 2 Mohawk Racetrack fans will get their first look at the division's gifted young hopefuls. Rockwood resident Ben Baillargeon trains three of the talented youngsters hoping to earn a share

2012-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2012|

Trotting fillies tour Dresden in Grassroots action

DRESDEN, ON — After two battles against the top two-year-old trotting fillies in the province, Bop Too The Top moved into the Grassroots Series on Sunday afternoon and circled the Dresden Raceway oval faster than any of her peers. Starting from Post 1, Bop Too The Top and driver Stephen Byron were content to watch

2012-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2012|

Pacing fillies show off in Grassroots action at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Fans at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening were treated to seven impressive performances by Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies. Driver Jean Rene Plante led off the evening with two straight appearances in the Grand River winner's circle, guiding Aubsession to a win in the first $24,000 Grassroots division and Twin B

2012-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2012|

Mel Mara and Michaels Power sprint to Gold Elimination victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing colts turned up the heat at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening as both Gold Elimination winners were clocked in 1:50 or better. Mel Mara set the tone for the evening in the first $40,000 Gold Elimination, using a spectacular :25.2 final quarter to secure the 1:49.4 victory. Sent