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2012-09-08T00:00:00-04:00September 8, 2012|

Baillargeon has winning touch on All Trot Night in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Mario Baillargeon had the magic touch at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening, capturing two Grassroots trophies, the Balanced Image Filly Trot Final and one overnight contest. After an overnight win in the second race of Hanover's All Trot card, the Milton resident posted back-to-back wins in the first two Grassroots contests. Over

2012-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2012|

Rude Boy hoping for polite tour of Georgian Downs Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — After being hampered by traffic trouble in his last two Grassroots outings, two-year-old pacing colt Rude Boy is hoping for a smoother trip around his hometown oval in the regular season finale on Tuesday night. The colt will line up behind Post 8 on the Georgian Downs starting gate in the last

2012-09-07T00:00:00-04:00September 7, 2012|

Right On Molly rewrites record books in Elora

ELORA, ON — Right On Molly got a new driver on Friday night at Grand River Raceway, but the two-year-old pacing filly delivered the same result, cruising to her fourth straight victory in a track record time. With Guelph resident Doug McNair replacing usual reinsman Jody Jamieson, Right On Molly floated away from the starting

2012-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2012|

Godiva Seelster wrapping up freshman season at home

OTTAWA, ON — Many of the two-year-old pacing fillies headed to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday are hoping the trip nets them enough points to secure a berth in the Grassroots post season, but Godiva Seelster has a slightly different agenda. With a fourth-place finish in her only other Grassroots start, not even a victory

2012-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2012|

Last shot at Grassroots glory for fillies Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With the regular season coming to a rapid close, competition for the last few Grassroots points will be fierce when the three-year-old pacing fillies gather at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, Sept. 10. The top 16 point earners after Monday's test will advance to the division Semifinals, and although Silky Britches has had

2012-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2012|

McNair’s claim two Grassroots trophies in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair garnered a pair of Grassroots trophies at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening. The pair got off to a quick start as Doug McNair piloted three-year-old pacing colt Lucky Jet to an impressive nine length victory in the first $24,000 Grassroots division. The son of Jeremes

2012-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2012|

Counter Pointe hoping for clear sailing in Hanover Saturday

HANOVER, ON — Temperatures in the Hanover area are forecasted to be cooler heading into the weekend, but they may not get as low as Jeff Thomson would like. "I wish it would get cold," says the Chesley resident. Thomson co-owns three-year-old trotting filly Counter Pointe, who is headed to Hanover Raceway on Saturday for

2012-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2012|

Modern Xhibit returns to Sarnia for regular season finale

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park wraps up its 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Thursday with four $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts. Sarnia and area fans will get a post season preview in the first division, as six of the eight starters are currently ranked among the top 16

2012-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2012|

Freshman pacing colt Gold Elimination not required at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Five 2-year-old colt pacers were entered today (Tuesday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Saturday, September 8 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

2012-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2012|

The Golden Child delivers in Georgian Downs Grassroots

INNISFIL, ON — The Golden Child lived up to his name on Tuesday night with an impressive 1:57 Grassroots victory over a rain-soaked Georgian Downs oval rated two seconds slower than normal. Starting from Post 7 trainer-driver Mark Etsell had The Golden Child in high gear early, roaring out to a :27.2 opening quarter. Two