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

Ysebaert expecting another gritty effort from Expresso Yourself

SARNIA, ON — Paul Ysebaert and Bob McIntosh have been buying, breeding and racing horses together for two decades and the latest product of their partnership will be lining up behind the Hiawatha Horse Park starting gate on Saturday in the fourth of six Grassroots divisions. Expresso Yourself heads into the Sarnia contest on a

2012-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2012|

Shift in plans leads filly to Friday’s Grassroots contest

ELORA, ON — When Ben Baillargeon was plotting Cool Creek Breeze's sophomore season he did not expect the filly to be competing in Friday's Grassroots event at Grand River Raceway, but he also did not expect her to land him in hospital in early May. On May 1 Cool Creek Breeze reared up and struck

2012-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2012|

Classy trotting filly aiming for Gold Final success Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Paul MacDonell qualified two Mike Keeling trained trotting fillies for Thursday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the reinsman had committed to Sugar Wheeler well before he engineered the results of last week's eliminations. The Guelph resident has driven the three-year-old trotting lass in all but two of her 20

2012-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2012|

Michaels Power becomes a millionaire in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Michaels Power moved into the millionaires circle on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway with a commanding track record performance in the three-year-old pacing colt Gold Final. With regular reinsman Scott Zeron in the race bike Michaels Power waged an early battle with I Found My Beach for control of the front

2012-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2012|

Prestidigitator wins epic Gold Final battle in track record time

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old trotting colt rivals Prestidigitator and Knows Nothing lined up beside each other at the start of Saturday night's $130,000 Gold Final and less than two minutes later they thundered across the Mohawk Racetrack finish line in the same formation. Cold Certified was quickest away, firing out from Post 1 to a

2012-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2012|

Seeuinthespring matches OSS record in Gold Final victory

OTTAWA, ON — Ontario's talented young trotters put on another outstanding show in Gold Final action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday night. The two-year-old trotting fillies stepped to centre stage in the Ottawa oval's eighth race and, starting from Post 1, Seeuinthespring fired out to the front just like she did in last week's

2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Mindsweeper aiming for big effort in Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Eric Adams says Mindsweeper's elimination victory last week was a matter of the right trip on the right day and the Newmarket resident is hoping things work out just as well in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack. "She got a real good trip, that's kind of what she needed,"

2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Michaels Power on cusp of entry to exclusive club

OTTAWA, ON — Michaels Power arrives at Rideau Carleton Raceway for Sunday's Gold Final just $29,350 shy of $1 million in earnings. A win or a second in Sunday's $130,000 contest would put the three-year-old pacer into an elite category that trainer Casie Coleman never considered a possibility for the gelding prior to the start

2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Dayplanner on the right page at Hiawatha

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park hosted an invasion of three-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday evening, giving away $168,000 in Grassroots purse money. Tymal Breezee kicked things off in the third race, charging out of the pocket to score a head victory over pacesetter Uncommon Grace and Kylie Hall. Tymal Breezee and driver David Dowling

2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Murmur Hanover claims OSS record after fierce battle

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Murmur Hanover displayed the heart of a champion at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, battling back in the stretch to score a nose victory in an Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:55.2. Starting from Post 6, driver Mario Baillargeon sent Murmur Hanover after the early lead and the two-year-old trotting colt was comfortably