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2012-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2012|

McNair quartet readying for Grassroots Championships

ELORA, ON — Trainer Gregg McNair sent four horses into the Grassroots Semifinal fray at Grand River Raceway last week and all four delivered top three finishes to secure a second trip to the Elora oval for this Saturday's $800,000 Grassroots Championship. On Wednesday, Sept. 19 the three-year-olds arrived at Grand River Raceway for their

2012-09-25T00:00:00-04:00September 25, 2012|

Murmur Hanover triumphs in track record time

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's exciting two-year-old trotting colts put on an impressive show for Georgian Downs fans in two $40,000 Gold Eliminations on Tuesday evening. In the opening split two-time Gold Final winner Murmur Hanover and driver Mario Baillargeon fired away from Post 7 to reach the opening quarter in a sharp :27.4. Baillargeon eased

2012-09-25T00:00:00-04:00September 25, 2012|

Perseverance sees Baillargeon through to Grassroots Finals

ELORA, ON — Rockwood resident Benoit Baillargeon heads back to Grand River Raceway for Saturday night's Grassroots Championships with a pair of trotting fillies that have provided him more than an average dose of aggravation this season. On May 1 three-year-old trotting filly Cool Creek Breeze reared up and struck the trainer in the face

2012-09-25T00:00:00-04:00September 25, 2012|

Menary’s trio hoping to get the job done at Mohawk Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three of the 10 starters in Friday night's $130,000 Gold Final will hail from the Dave Menary stable — two of them former Gold Final champions — so the Cheltenham resident is feeling fairly hopeful that one of his two-year-old pacing colts can reach the Mohawk Racetrack finish line first. "I'm pretty

2012-09-24T00:00:00-04:00September 24, 2012|

Kims Royal Day hoping things go her way Friday

DUNDAS, ON — Kims Royal Day has captured three Gold Elimination trophies and currently leads the two-year-old pacing filly division with 212 points, but so far a Gold Final victory has eluded her. On Friday evening at Flamboro Downs Kims Royal Day will line up at Post 1 for the fourth $130,000 Gold Final on

2012-09-22T00:00:00-04:00September 22, 2012|

Warrawee Needy triumphs in Ontario Sires Stakes record time

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans roared as Warrawee Needy rocketed around the Campbellville oval to an Ontario Sires Stakes record on Saturday night, but the sound made by the three-year-old pacing colt's connections was more like a sigh of relief. The winner of nine of 12 starts last season, feted with Ontario Sires Stakes

2012-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2012|

Its Payday Friday needs big effort in Innisfil Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts line up behind the Georgian Downs starting gate on Tuesday, Sept. 25 the pressure will be on local colt Its Payday Friday. With just one Gold Series under his belt, Its Payday Friday is currently 30 points short of the top 10 and landing a berth in

2012-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2012|

Freshman fillies show off front end speed at Flamboro Friday

DUNDAS, ON — Front end control proved an effective strategy for freshman pacing fillies Its No Secret and Kims Royal Day as they cruised to victory in their respective Gold Eliminations at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. Heavy favourites Its No Secret and driver Anthony MacDonald powered out to the front from Post 4 in

2012-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2012|

Freshmen impress with two track records in Semifinal action

ELORA, ON — The second round of Grassroots Semifinals got off to a quick start at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening as two-year-old trotting filly Princess Lilly impressed fans with a track record effort in the first $30,000 contest. Starting from Post 8, Princess Lilly was out in the middle of the track through

2012-09-21T00:00:00-04:00September 21, 2012|

OSS star Michaels Power triumphs in Little Brown Jug

CAMBRIDGE, ON — Winning the Little Brown Jug has always been at the top of trainer Casie Coleman's bucket list, so when Ontario-sired three-year-old pacing gelding Michaels Power captured the Confederation Cup in August the Cambridge resident started thinking seriously about taking a third run at the storied race. On Thursday afternoon the son of