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2013-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2013|

Bee A Magician cruises to Breeders Crown victory

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Although the Pocono Downs surface was rain-soaked, there was nothing dreary about the performance turned in by three-year-old trotting filly sensation Bee A Magician in the Saturday, Oct. 19 Breeders Crown Final. Ontario-sired Bee A Magician floated along on the outside through the opening quarter, clocked in :27 by Frau Blucher, and

2013-10-16T00:00:00-04:00October 16, 2013|

Regal Babe matches track record in Grassroots Consolation

LONDON, ON — Ontario's two-year-old Grassroots competitors wrapped up the 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes season on an impressive note at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday evening. Next season's provincial stars gave London fans several heart-pumping finishes and one track record equaling mile in the eight $20,000 Grassroots Consolations. The record went to

2013-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2013|

McNairs double up in Gold Series Consolation action

ELORA, ON — As has become their custom, local horsemen Gregg and Doug McNair had a stellar evening in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Grand River Raceway on Sunday. Competing in the Gold Series Consolations at the Elora oval trainer Gregg McNair earned two trophies, with two-year-old pacing filly Porsche Seelster and three-year-old trotting colt

2013-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2013|

McNair and Saftic pilot pair of Consolation winners

LONDON, ON — Ontario's exciting three-year-old trotters and pacers opened up two nights of Grassroots Consolation action at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Monday evening. The Grassroots events followed on the heels of the Gold Series Consolations at Grand River Raceway and driver Doug McNair added two more wins to the three he

2013-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2013|

Two Doors Down aiming to move on up Monday

LONDON, ON — Sixty-four of Ontario's most exciting three-year-old racehorses are set to battle over The Raceway at Western Fair District oval on Monday, Oct. 14. The trotters and pacers will compete in eight $20,000 Grassroots Consolations, a late addition to the Ontario Sires Stakes schedule open to the top 16 point earners who did

2013-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2013|

Brodys Scrapper going to battle in Grassroots Consolation

LONDON, ON — After missing the Grassroots Championship by just nine points, two-year-old pacer Brodys Scrapper will be looking to capitalize on his second opportunity at a post season pay cheque in Tuesday's Grassroots Consolation at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Through his six regular season Grassroots starts Brodys Scrapper posted one win, one

2013-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2013|

Local trotters hoping to wrap up season on a high note

ELORA, ON — The last time trotting filly Angies Lucky Star appeared at Grand River Raceway she cruised to an effortless Gold Series victory, and Arthur residents Shannon and Trevor Henry are hoping she can reprise that effort Sunday evening in the last start of her sophomore season. "Hopefully she throws us a good one,

2013-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2013|

Bee A Magician repeats as Super Final champion

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Super Final Night 2013 kicked off with a pair of trotting filly showdowns and Ontario harness racing fans witnessed impressive performances by two-year-old prodigy Riveting Rosie and three-year-old megastar Bee A Magician. Starting from Post 7 in the first $200,000 Super Final, driver Paul MacDonell sent Riveting Rosie straight to the front

2013-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2013|

Thankyoukessel gives Bruins fan a highlight reel season

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — During the winter of 2010-11 long time Boston Bruins fans Joe MacIsaac was watching his team play the Toronto Maple Leafs while thinking up names for the latest foal from partner Carolyn Williston's broodmare Chelemark Gizmo. As the Boston faithful chanted �Thank You Kessel' — referencing the 2009 trade deal that sent

2013-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2013|

McNair hopes Super Final mounts keep him in hunt

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Doug McNair will steer eight talented horses during Saturday's $1.6 million Super Final Night at Mohawk Racetrack, and while the Guelph resident cannot catch the leaders in the Ontario Sires Stakes drivers' race a successful Super Final showing could move him closer to an even bigger goal. In the Ontario race McNair