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2012-09-14T00:00:00-04:00September 14, 2012|

Filion extends his Lampman Cup lead

DUNDAS, ON — Sylvain Filion has a slight edge over rival Trevor Henry in the Ontario Sires Stakes driver's standings and the Milton resident added two more Grassroots wins to his point tally on Friday evening at Flamboro Downs. Taking his place in the race bike behind fan favourite Sprite Flight in the sixth race,

2012-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2012|

Shepherd and Menary repeat Grassroots success in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacers stopped at Georgian Downs on Tuesday night and for the second straight week driver Robert Shepherd and trainer Dave Menary teamed up to capture a pair of Grassroots trophies. Aboard Menary trainee Panongahela in the sixth race, Shepherd let the No Pan Intended son float off the starting

2012-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2012|

Sophomore pacing colt Gold Elimination not needed

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Eight 3-year-old colt pacers were entered today (Tuesday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Saturday, September 15 at Mohawk Racetrack. 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

2012-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2012|

Local fillies aiming for post season berths Friday

OTTAWA, ON — Jason Gilchrist will harness a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies in Friday's regular season finale at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and both Perkiest Hanover and Ballade need a top three finish to extend their Grassroots campaign another week. Perkiest Hanover will start things off for the Gilchrist stable, aiming for a few more

2012-09-11T00:00:00-04:00September 11, 2012|

Windsong Jack looking to step into the spotlight at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Denis Breton owns not one, but two top class freshman pacing colts and in Saturday's Gold Final at Flamboro Downs the Welland resident's hopes will be riding on Windsong Jack. The colt heads into Saturday's test off a sharp 1:57.2 qualifying win at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 7, which was his first

2012-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2012|

Zeron nabs two Grassroots trophies at Mohawk Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Oakville resident Scott Zeron picked up two Grassroots wins at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, guiding three-year-old pacing fillies Jeremes Sweetheart and Machleen to victory. Sent off as the heavy favourites in the second $24,000 Grassroots division, Zeron and Jeremes Sweetheart swept to the front before the half and cruised around the

2012-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2012|

Magic Hat hoping to pull a top effort out at Flamboro Friday

DUNDAS, ON — Freshman trotting colt Magic Hat will be looking to charm his new owners with a strong effort in the last regular season Grassroots event at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. Jim Carr of Hamilton, Steve Mihalic of Burlington and trainer Shane Arsenault of Waterdown purchased Magic Hat out of the Aug. 26

2012-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2012|

Gold Eliminations Not Required at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE — Eight 3-year-old filly trotters and seven 3-year-old filly pacers were entered today (Monday) for the OSS Gold Eliminations scheduled to be contested on Thursday, September 13 at Mohawk Racetrack. The OSS rules state that if there are not more horses entered in the elimination than can compete in the Final, the elimination will

2012-09-10T00:00:00-04:00September 10, 2012|

Small but mighty filly hoping to defend Gold Final title in Elora

ELORA, ON — Right On Molly returns to Grand River Raceway on Friday evening looking for her fifth straight victory and trainer Tony O'Sullivan is optimistic that the two-year-old pacing lass can be successful in spite of drawing the outside Post 8 for the $130,000 Gold Final. "The eight-hole is not ideal, but if Dougie

2012-09-09T00:00:00-04:00September 9, 2012|

Western Empress tops freshman pacing filly point earners

OTTAWA, ON — Western Empress cemented her position atop the two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots standings with an effortless victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. Starting from the outside Post 8, driver Keith Oliver eased Western Empress off the starting gate and dropped her into fifth spot on the rail as Pertty Music and