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2012-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2012|

Menary, Shepherd and Peter Pan team up for Grassroots glory

DRESDEN, ON — A steamy September afternoon led to a rewrite of Dresden Raceway's record books when two-year-old pacing colt Panongahela sprinted around the half-mile oval to a 1:56 victory in the second of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions. With Robert Shepherd at the controls, Panongahela got away second from Post 3 and watched Ydreos roll

2012-09-03T00:00:00-04:00September 3, 2012|

Macharoundtheclock returns to Elora in OSS action Friday

ELORA, ON — Battle Of The Belles champion Macharoundtheclock returns to Grand River Raceway on Friday evening hoping to find her way back to the winner's circle in the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Since her stakes record equaling performance in the Aug. 6 Battle Of The Belles Final Macharoundtheclock has been battling against

2012-09-02T00:00:00-04:00September 2, 2012|

Machet Rocket extends win streak to six

DUNDAS, ON — Four of the heavyweights from the three-year-old pacing filly division squared off in the fourth of six Grassroots battles at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening and Machet Rocket used a come from behind effort to keep her provincial record unblemished. In a contest featuring division point leaders Machleen and Phoenix Seelster, the

2012-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2012|

Henry edges up the standings with two Grassroots wins in Elora

ELORA, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting fillies put on an impressive show for Grand River Raceway fans on Friday evening, delivering some expected results along with a few upsets. Its All Magic delivered the biggest upset on the Grassroots program, going gate to wire in a tenth race contest that saw the fans' top

2012-09-01T00:00:00-04:00September 1, 2012|

Saftic and McIntosh nab two Grassroots trophies in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Mike Saftic and Bob McIntosh put two freshman pacing fillies in the Grassroots winner's circle at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening. Hall of fame horseman McIntosh handed Saftic the lines to Western Empress in the fourth race and the reinsman crafted an off the pace victory for the daughter of Western

2012-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2012|

The Golden Child hoping to find some luck at home Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Mark Etsell and his partners named the second generation product of their breeding program The Golden Child, but heading into Tuesday's Grassroots event at Georgian Downs the trainer says The Problem Child might have been a more appropriate moniker. "Just bad luck," says Etsell about the three-year-old trotting gelding's sophomore season. "Unfortunate

2012-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2012|

Hiddenbrooke hoping for success over Flamboro half-mile

DUNDAS, ON — Hiddenbrooke's best Grassroots results have come on half-mile ovals and Gaetan Hebert is hoping the three-year-old pacing filly can deliver another solid effort when the provincial program stops at Flamboro Downs on Sunday. "She's pretty good on a smaller track," says the Waterdown resident. "That's where she's made her money is on

2012-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2012|

Lexus Helios’s star rises with Gold Final triumph

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into last week's Gold Elimination Norm Dunstan felt Lexus Helios was rounding into peak form and would be able to hold her own against the top three-year-old trotting fillies in the province. The filly finished a steady fourth in her elimination to qualify for Thursday night's $130,000 Gold Final and Dunstan's

2012-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2012|

Chapple’s colts will reunite in Dresden Monday

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's exciting two-year-old pacing colts sweep into Dresden Raceway on Monday for the second last Grassroots contest of their regular season. Looking to add a few more points to his tally and extend his freshman campaign is Can He Go, who was bred and raised in Chatham by Rob Chapple. In his

2012-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2012|

Mach A Wish blows out Gold Final candles at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Tony O'Sullivan had a hunch that Mach A Wish could compete with Ontario's top three-year-old pacing lasses and his intuition paid off on Monday evening as the filly sailed to a Gold Final triumph at Mohawk Racetrack. With Rick Zeron back in the race bike, Mach A Wish lined up behind