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2003-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2003|

Flirting Lavec victorious in Gold Final

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies put on an exciting show for Flamboro Downs fans on Wednesday evening, and in the end it was Flirting Lavec who captured the $130,000 Gold Final with a 2:02 effort. Zorgwijk Empress blasted off the gate from Post 6 to capture the early lead and was on

2003-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2003|

Sophomore trotters highlight Dresden’s Appreciation Day

DRESDEN, ON — Monday is Appreciation Day at Dresden Raceway and fans are in for a treat. In addition to seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies, there is nonstop entertainment for the entire family throughout the afternoon. Fans can feast on free hot buttered corn, enter their names in draws for cash and

2003-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2003|

Just Iffy looking for wild card win on home turf

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway fans are in for an exceptional evening of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Saturday when the program's marquee division, the three-year-old pacing colts, arrive for their Grassroots wild card. Open to both Grassroots and Gold Series competitors, Saturday's event has drawn an impressive line-up of top colts, including local favourite

2003-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2003|

Local filly makes Grassroots debut at Quinte

BELLEVILLE, ON — Quinte Raceway wraps up its 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Monday afternoon with the Grassroots wild card for the exciting two-year-old pacing fillies. Eight divisions of fillies will compete for a total purse of $144,000, and hoping to earn her first piece of the provincial pie is local filly Sleepover Suzie.

2003-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2003|

Top dogs square off in Sudbury Grassroots

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs fans will be treated to a battle of the three-year-old pacing filly titans on Saturday night when Grassroots division leaders Hot Shot Rocket and Tribute To Heroes go head-to-head in the eleventh race. Sitting atop the standings with 112 points earned through two wins and one third in Grassroots action,

2003-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2003|

Eilean Donon captures $130,000 Gold Final

REXDALE, ON — Eilean Donon and Tom Strauss delivered a masterful performance at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening to capture the $130,000 Gold Final for two-year-old trotting colts. Leaving from Post 7 Strauss sent the Angus Hall son directly to the front and the duo never faced another challenge as they reeled off perfectly rated

2003-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2003|

Gassien, Ainsworth score Grassroots hat trick

DRESDEN, ON — Island Zeeker kicked off Sunday afternoon's two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event at Dresden Raceway with a very impressive 1:58.4 score from Post 8. The Albert Albert colt and driver Greg Dustin landed in fifth position through the :28 opening quarter and then fired to the lead around the second turn. Posting fractions

2003-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2003|

Number 7 lucky in Trillium Series at Rideau Carleton

GLOUCESTER, ON — Fans playing lucky number seven at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening hit the jackpot in both two-year-old pacing filly Trillium Series divisions, as the winners scored upsets from Post 7. Hangin By A Moment came up with an impressive effort in the first division to record the most significant upset of

2003-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2003|

Hall of fame induction ceremony and silent auction

The Silent Auction and 2003 Induction Ceremony will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre on Thurs. August 28, 2003. The Silent Auction commences at 5:30 p.m. and will have a staggered closing before the Induction Ceremony begins. You are able to access the catalogue for the silent auction on the The Hall of Fame

2003-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2003|

Hetties Charm wins over Hanover fans

HANOVER, ON — Local filly Hetties Charm captured her second straight Grassroots victory on Saturday evening at Hanover Raceway. The two-year-old trotter and regular reinsman Jim McClure took full advantage of Post 1, grabbing the lead off the gate and laying down fractions of :31.2, 1:04.4 and 1:36.1 en route to the 2:06.1 win, a