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

Redraw for OSS Gold Series elim races at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Due to a race office error, the elimination divisions were redrawn this morning for the Battle Of The Belles and the OSS Gold for two-year-old trotting colts to be raced at Grand River Raceway on July 30. In accordance with the rules of the Ontario Racing Commission, (#17.15 b) the redraw was

2012-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2012|

Fergus resident hopes trotter is on his best behaviour Monday

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway will gather 65 of Ontario's finest two-year-olds onto one program this Monday, July 30 as the Elora oval hosts eliminations for both the Gold Series and its signature stakes events, the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles. The two-year-old trotting colts will lead off the stakes laden

2012-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2012|

Cairo and Katla face stern Grassroots test in Dresden Sunday

DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway kicks off its 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Sunday with six Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Trainer-driver Riina Rekila will start two fillies in the contest, but both Cairo and Katla will be handicapped by their post position draw. Cairo will start from the trailing Post 8

2012-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2012|

McNair trio aiming for Gold Final spots at Mohawk Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing colts will show off their skills at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening in a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Guelph resident Gregg McNair will harness three colts in the contest and is hoping that Hard To Mach, Lucky Jet and Secretsoftheknight can all advance to next week's $130,000

2012-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2012|

Taras Jet hoping to deliver Grassroots success in Elora Friday

ELORA, ON — Last December Chris Matthews, John Fewster and Desmond Scott bought themselves an unusual Christmas gift, an immature two-year-old pacing filly they hoped would transform over the winter into a long-legged sophomore racehorse. The gamble paid off and the partners, who hail from Guelph and Orangeville, will gather at Grand River Raceway on

2012-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2012|

Murmur Hanover makes himself heard in Mohawk Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans may have given the edge to his fellow Gold Elimination winner Kinetic King, but Monday's Gold Final story was written by Murmur Hanover. Starting from Post 2 driver Mario Baillargeon sent Murmur Hanover after the early lead and the two-year-old trotting colt out muscled Toocool Forschool to the :13.3

2012-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2012|

MacDonell scores two driving, one training win in Elora

ELORA, ON — Drivers Paul MacDonell, Doug McNair and Jason Brewer all picked up a pair of Grassroots victories at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening. Guelph resident MacDonell kicked off his driving double with a confident steer behind fan favourite Shaws Creek Buff in the second three-year-old pacing colt split. The pair took control

2012-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2012|

Third time is the charm for talented two-year-old trotting filly

DUNDAS, ON — At the start of the Gold Series season trainer John Bax knew Charmed Life had the size and strength to be a contender on the two-year-old trotting filly circuit, what he did not know was whether she had enough speed. The daughter of Majestic Son and Christina M put that question to

2012-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2012|

Freshman favourites impress in Ottawa Gold Finals

OTTAWA, ON — Ontario's two-year-old pacers were sizzling in Gold Final action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. Right from the earliest moments of the pacing filly Gold Final Ottawa area fans knew they were going to witness a speed show. Both Miss Coco Luck from Post 1 and Adventurepan from Post 5 were

2012-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2012|

Freshman pacer Get Around Town repeats in Grassroots action

FRASERVILLE, ON — Driver Mike Saftic piloted a pair of two-year-old pacing colts to Grassroots victory at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening including locally owned Get Around Town. Starting from the trailing Post 9 in the fourth $24,000 Grassroots division, Saftic and Get Around Town landed fourth in the early going, but were quickly out