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2022-08-23T13:11:59-04:00August 23, 2022|

‘No Contest’ Grassroots division will go Aug. 26

The third division of the three-year-old trotting colt and gelding Grassroots Leg at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Aug. 22 was ruled a ‘No Contest’ when Feel The Force and driver Trevor Henry parted company just after the start. To ensure the participants involved are able to compete for the full $22,600 Ontario Sires Stakes

2022-08-19T23:36:07-04:00August 19, 2022|

Stockade Seelster remains the freshman pacing colt king

Stockade Seelster stretched his flawless streak to five with an effortless win in the sole $158,100 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night. The son of State Treasurer was sharp off the gate, leading the field of eight two-year-old pacing colts and geldings to a :26.3 opening quarter. Driver

2022-05-22T14:40:07-04:00May 22, 2022|

Prospect Series Legs 1A and 1B rescheduled

As a result of the power-outage related cancellation at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, May 21, Ontario Racing has rescheduled Legs 1A and 1B of the Prospect Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers. Leg 1A, which was scheduled for Saturday’s card, will go as drawn on Thursday, May 26 at Flamboro Downs, post time 6:35 pm.

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.