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2017-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2017|

Filion takes the Lampman Cup title by a nose

At the last possible moment, Milton resident Sylvain Filion pulled a rabbit out of his hat at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night to secure his third straight and fifth overall Lampman Cup title as the leading driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Heading into the $1.8 million eight race Super Final showdown, Filion was

2017-10-12T00:00:00-04:00October 12, 2017|

Lampman Cup battle will go down to the wire Saturday

Eight division champions will be crowned on Saturday during the $1.8 million Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack and the Ontario Sires Stakes season finale will also determine the 2017 Lampman Cup winner. Drivers Sylvain Filion and Trevor Henry are tied atop the Lampman Cup standings with 348 points, meaning the fight for top spot could

2017-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2017|

Waples wins two as Gold Series regular season comes to a close

Driver Randy Waples capped off the Gold Series regular season with a pair of victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, using similar tactics to get Draft Year and Kendall Seelster from Post 5 to the winner's circle. On an calm, clear October evening, Waples decided the front end was the best place for fan

2017-10-04T00:00:00-04:00October 4, 2017|

Longshots land the hardware at Flamboro Wednesday

Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their regular season at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday and fans of the longshot had a field day as the favourites faltered in both $94,800 Gold divisions. In the opener second choice Sorceress Seelster fired out of Post 4 to an early lead, reaching the quarter pole three and one-quarter

2017-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2017|

Fierce battles at The Raceway see pacers advance to Super Final

London area fans got a look at Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Tuesday evening as the novices wrapped up their Gold Series season at The Raceway at Western Fair District. With a berth in the Oct. 14 Super Final at stake, driver Doug McNair and Bo Mach set the tenor for evening

2017-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2017|

Filion takes two of three Gold divisions at Mohawk Monday

The sophomore pacers wrapped up their Ontario Sires Stakes regular season at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening and driver Sylvain Filion came within three lengths of sweeping all three Gold Series divisions. The Milton, ON resident piloted Histoire Enchantee to victory in the first $98,000 three-year-old pacing colt contest, sprinting away from the outside Post

2017-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2017|

Grassroots champions sparkle at Mohawk Racetrack

Eighty of the best trotters and pacers in Ontario gathered at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening for the 2017 Grassroots Championships, competing for a total of $400,000 in eight divisional battles. The two-year-old trotting fillies kicked things off in the first race and trainer John Bax swept the top three spots with his entry of

2017-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2017|

Ontario trainers hoping for strength in numbers Saturday

A total of $400,000 is up for grabs in Saturday's Grassroots Championships at Mohawk Racetrack and in four of the division finals one of Ontario's leading trainers will take aim at the top prize with a squadron of talent. John Bax, Jack Darling, Dr. Ian Moore and Mark Steacy will each harness at least three

2017-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2017|

On A Sunny Day wraps up regular season in record-setting style

Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting fillies brought Grand River Raceway's 2017 season to a thrilling conclusion on Wednesday evening as they battled to a track, Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record in the last race of the program. With $125,000 and the last set of points toward a Super Final berth on the line, the fillies

2017-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2017|

T Barrr delivers timely win for Fleming and McNair

Gregg McNair and Ian Fleming have bred and owned horses together for years, but when two-year-old trotting gelding T Barrr arrived in the winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening, McNair learned the partnership did not include the newly minted Gold Series winner. "I asked him if I owned part of him, but he