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2012-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2012|

Bee A Magician shreds OSS record in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Heading into Tuesday's Gold Final at Georgian Downs, two-year-old trotting colt Majestized had captured three Gold Elimination trophies but had self-destructed at the start of every Gold Final, failing to even post a top five finish. As a result the colt, who had captured his elimination at Georgian Downs last week, was

2012-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2012|

No sophomore pacing colt Gold Elimination required at Flamboro

DUNDAS — Eight 3-year-old colt pacers were entered today (Monday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Friday, October 5 at Flamboro Downs. The OSS rules state that if there are not more horses entered in the elimination than can compete in the Final, the elimination will be cancelled and all horses

2012-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2012|

Keyes hopes filly gives him cause for a homecoming

OTTAWA, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies will battle at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and the regular cast of Gold Series contenders are being joined by a couple of fillies who recently wrapped up their Grassroots season. Among the fillies getting a late test against the province's best is Memumsnotnice, who qualified

2012-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2012|

Guelph residents are stars of the Grassroots Championships

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosted the Grassroots Championships for the first time on Saturday evening and the stars of the $800,000 show were local horsemen Doug and Gregg McNair. Trainer Gregg McNair harnessed four starters in three Grassroots Championships and carried home three trophies. Driver Doug piloted four of his six Grassroots Championship

2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2012|

Trainers hope versatility and consistency pay off Saturday

ELORA, ON — Cams Macharena and Sly Ruler may not have hit the wire first in their Semifinal battles, but trainer Tony O'Sullivan thinks the freshman pacers will still be among the favourites in Saturday night's Grassroots Championships at Grand River Raceway. "With a little bit of luck I feel we're as competent as anybody,"

2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2012|

Freshman trotters star at Georgian Downs Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Cool Victory landed Post 1 for the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Gold Final at Georgian Downs and trainer John Kopas figures the two-year-old trotting gelding is going to need all the assistance his inside post can provide. "We need it. That's a heck of a nice colt of Ben's (Baillargeon)," says Kopas, referring

2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2012|

Up Up And Out soars to first Gold Final victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's two-year-old pacing colts have been impressive since their debut at Mohawk Racetrack in June and they gave Campbellville area fans another thrilling finish in Friday's $130,000 Gold Final. Former Gold Final winner Tarpon Hanover was awarded favoured status by a small margin over last week's first time elimination winner Mach It

2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2012|

Its No Secret defends her Gold Final title at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — In spite of starting from Post 7, two-year-old pacing filly Its No Secret was able to defend her Gold Final title at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. With Guelph resident Anthony MacDonald in the race bike, Its No Secret fired away from the starting gate and dropped onto the rail behind fan

2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2012|

Time off was no summer vacation for trotting filly

ELORA, ON — On July 21 Lovely Vacation captured the Canadian Breeders Championship with a gritty front end effort, and that is the last time this summer that the three-year-old trotting filly raced. "We had the vet come in and do a hock injection and unfortunately it got infected. She spent three weeks at the

2012-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2012|

Shepherd faces tough decision, opts for Panongahela

ELORA, ON — When David Menary and Robert Shepherd swept the two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots Semifinals last week it put driver Shepherd in the difficult position of having to choose which talented young pacer to drive in this Saturday's $100,000 Grassroots Championship. The Cambridge resident opted for Panongahela from Post 7, leaving Panpero Firpo for