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News - August 2005

2005-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2005|

Spare Time Rozie looking for solid effort Monday

DRESDEN, ON — When the two-year-old trotting fillies square off in their fourth Grassroots event at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon, owner John Cowan would like to see all eight starters in the eleventh race take their eyes off the $15,000 purse. "I think if everybody drove a trotter like it was a qualifying race,

2005-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2005|

Filly makes first start for Markdale trainer Saturday

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway will be the testing ground for Allan Breadner's newest acquisition when the three-year-old trotting fillies arrive at the Grey County oval for Grassroots competition on Saturday. The Markdale resident purchased Allraes Super Girl on Monday and Breadner admits he was not aware she had an Ontario Sires Stakes event coming

2005-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2005|

Birminghim claims second Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The key to winning your triactor play in Monday night's $130,000 Gold Final for two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack was stunningly simple — select the top three money earners by red hot sire Striking Sahbra and hand over your money. Birminghim and driver Trevor Ritchie led a parade of Striking Sahbra

2005-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2005|

Run The Table colts prepare for Grassroots battle

WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway wraps up its 2005 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Saturday, with nine Grassroots divisions for the talented two-year-old pacing colts. Hoping to earn some of the $135,000 up for grabs is local horseman Scott McNiven, who will start Shadowwavekillean from Post 7 in the first division and Lotto Killean from

2005-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2005|

Whatthehecklavec slowly raising owner’s expectations

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway features a double bill of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Thursday evening as the three-year-old trotting fillies return to the Ottawa oval for their $130,000 Gold Final and the two-year-old pacing fillies square off in a pair of Trillium Series divisions. Whatthehecklavec heads into Thursday's Gold Final off an

2005-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2005|

Dr Robert Johns impressive in record setting romp

GLOUCESTER, ON — Dr Robert Johns established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the two-year-old trotting colt division with an impressive track and Ontario Sires Stakes record victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway Sunday evening. Competing in his first Gold Final, and just his third start of the season, Dr Robert Johns fired

2005-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2005|

Astreos colts sweep Gold Eliminations in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Fresh from a gritty performance in the Confederation Cup, reigning Gold Final champion Astronomical proved he is still at the top of his game with a Gold Elimination victory at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening. Leaving from Post 2 the three-year-old pacing colt and driver Mark MacDonald wrestled control of the pace

2005-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2005|

Legends capture pair of Grassroots divisions

CLINTON, ON — On Sunday, Clinton Raceway fans enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of harness racing during the track's biennial salute to harness racing's legendary drivers. The afternoon's highlights included eight divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies battling in Grassroots action and a narrow victory by William "Bud" Fritz in the Legends Trot. Fritz was not the

2005-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2005|

I Am Irish triumphs in the slop at Sudbury Downs

SUDBURY, ON — I Am Irish not only scored a win in Saturday's Grassroots event at Sudbury Downs, the local colt did it in fine style, clocking the fastest time of four $25,383 divisions. Leaving from Post 2 with trainer Wayne MacLean in the race bike, the three-year-old trotting colt dropped onto the rail behind

2005-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2005|

Legends and dreamers star at Clinton on Sunday

CLINTON, ON — On Sunday afternoon Clinton Raceway will salute some of harness racing's legendary drivers and provide a venue for some of its future stars. The track's biennial Legend's Day features Hall of Fame drivers Keith Waples, Bud Fritz, Ron Waples, Jim Doherty, John Campbell, Ray Remmen, Clint Galbraith and Bill O'Donnell, who will