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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

2021-10-02T23:10:08-04:00October 2, 2021|

Prohibition Legal still flawless in Gold Series action

Prohibition Legal maintained her perfect record in Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action with an impressive victory in the lone $157,200 two-year-old pacing filly division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 2. Starting from Post 3, driver James MacDonald settled Prohibition Legal in fifth, tucked in behind stablemate Silver Label, as I Love Ongait

2021-10-02T01:34:48-04:00October 2, 2021|

Favourites were on form in sophomore Grassroots Semi-Finals

Woodbine Mohawk Park turned the spotlight onto the top three-year-olds in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program on Friday, Oct. 1, with the trotters and pacers battling for a top five finish in eight $20,000 Semi-Finals. Three-year-old filly trot Midnight Miracle kicked things off in the first three-year-old trotting filly Semi-Final, doing most of the