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2022-02-04T15:44:26-05:00January 12, 2022|


The deadline for 2022 Stallion Registration with Ontario Racing’s Standardbred Improvement Program is January 15. There is a $500 late fee to register a stallion after January 15. A Stallion is ineligible to be a 2022 Ontario Sire if it has bred or breeds any mares in the 2022 calendar year prior to approval of

2021-11-04T16:00:06-04:00November 4, 2021|

2021 Ontario Sires Stakes season was full of highlights

Although compressed into four months, the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes season featured all of the fierce battles and memorable performances fans have come to expect from the province’s top pacers and trotters. In addition to delivering impressive efforts within the program, Ontario Sired horses were also victorious in open stake action, highlighted by Desperate Man’s

2021-10-17T02:32:36-04:00October 17, 2021|

MacDonald caps off memorable season with trio of Super Final wins

Driver James MacDonald played a starring role in the $1.8 million Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, capturing three of the eight season-ending showdowns. “It was just terrific in every way shape and form,” said MacDonald. “I had gone in with high hopes, I mean I had such a good line

2021-10-15T16:39:00-04:00October 15, 2021|

McNair earns fifth Johnston Cup title

Gregg McNair will harness four horses on Saturday’s $1.8 million Super Final night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, capping off his fifth Johnston Cup-winning season as the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s leading trainer. “I used to follow it quite a few years ago, and geez it was a hard thing to win,” said McNair, who won

2021-10-14T14:31:15-04:00October 14, 2021|

Star two-year-olds have taken owners on a thrill ride

When a horse puts together the kind of season Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old stars Adare Castle, Duly Resolved, Prohibition Legal and Stonebridge Helios have, the experience is a once-in-a-lifetime journey to embrace with both arms, whether you own one or 100 per cent. “We don’t miss a race. There’s four of us in that Gaelic

2021-10-10T02:58:51-04:00October 10, 2021|

2021 Grassroots Championships were a joyful ride

There were buoyant hugs, joyful tears and no fewer than seven first-time post season winners as the top Grassroots pacers and trotters gathered at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night for their $480,000 season finale. “In this business you get lots of sad and disappointing things, but when you have nights like tonight, when a

2021-10-08T16:29:02-04:00October 8, 2021|

MacDonald poised for first Lampman Cup title

James MacDonald is riding a career-best year into the Ontario Sires Stakes post season. He will drive in all eight Grassroots Championship races at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 and is the regular reinsman for five top three point earners headed towards next weekend’s Super Finals. “Geez, it’s been such a good year.

2021-10-07T14:22:10-04:00October 7, 2021|

Rare gifts powered Sweet Soul David to Saturday’s final

Ancaster resident Pat Lang has worked with a long list of superstar horses, but the trainer puts three-year-old trotting gelding Sweet Soul David — who makes his bid for the 2021 Grassroots Championship this Saturday, Oct. 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park — in a category of his own. “He’s a very special horse. I always

2021-10-04T23:48:31-04:00October 4, 2021|

Division leaders look sharp heading into Super Final

The Gold Series regular season came to a close at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Oct. 4 with two Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies and one for the three-year-old trotting colts. Dabra Day kicked things off in the first $99,800 trotting filly division, notching her third Gold Series win with an effortless

2021-10-03T23:19:41-04:00October 3, 2021|

Records fall along with the rain at Flamboro Downs

Flamboro Downs fans were treated to Gold Series action for both the two-year-old trotting colts and pacing colts on Sunday, Oct. 3 and, in spite of thick fog and heavy rain, the track records for both divisions had been rewritten by the night’s end. Twin B Archie and driver James MacDonald kicked off the speed