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2006-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2006|

Windsong Diamond hoping to carve her own path Monday

DRESDEN, ON — When two-year-old trotting filly Windsong Diamond rolls into Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon for her second last Grassroots event, Malcolm MacPhail is hoping history does not repeat itself. "Her mother came to Dresden about Labour Day and made a break in the first turn, spotted them 15 or 20 lengths, and then

2006-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2006|

Local colt looking to rustle up a Grassroots win Monday

ELORA, ON — Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing colts will mark the end of summer at Grand River Raceway on Labour Day Monday, competing for a total of $107,330 in seven Grassroots divisions. With just two regular season events remaining, several colts are in a heated battle for one of 16 spots in the Grassroots post

2006-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2006|

Filly hoping to spin off quick success for new owners

DUNDAS, ON — Spun Sugar landed in the toughest of three Trillium Series divisions at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, but Bradley Grant and Ben Wallace are looking at the tough competition as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. Grant purchased the two-year-old pacing filly out of the Summer Sizzler Sale on Aug. 26, and Saturday's

2006-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2006|

Megens keeping his options open for Sunday’s Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — For the first four months of his racing career, Stormaway captured 11 of 12 starts in classic front end style, but last week the three-year-old pacing colt surprised Mohawk Racetrack fans by sitting off the pace and laying down a :26.3 last quarter to win his elimination and earn a berth in

2006-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2006|

Delcrest Luckygirl sharp in Grassroots win at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Delcrest Luckygirl opened the afternoon's festivities at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday with an impressive 1:58.2 mile that would go unmatched through the remainder of the three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots divisions. Leaving from Post 2 the Mr Lavec daughter and driver Mario Baillargeon went straight to the front and rolled through evenly rated

2006-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2006|

Freshman trotting colt dreaming of success in Clinton

CLINTON, ON — For the next two weeks trotters will be centre stage at Clinton Raceway as the popular half-mile oval hosts Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting colts this Sunday, Sept. 3 and the three-year-old trotting colts on Sunday, Sept. 10. Freshman trotter Dream On Ernie makes his Grassroots debut at Clinton Raceway and

2006-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2006|

Record setting trotter returns to Georgian Downs Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — Heading back to Georgian Downs for Saturday's $130,000 Gold Final, three-year-old trotting colt Majestic Son sports a five race win streak, two track and Ontario Sires Stakes speed records and a growing fan club. "He's fun to watch. A lot of people, wherever I go, ask about him," says trainer Mark Steacy.

2006-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2006|

Local fillies eye a share of Grassroots pie in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway wraps up its 2006 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule this Saturday, Sept. 2 with the last regular season Grassroots event for the three-year-old pacing fillies. While it is too late in the campaign for the six local fillies to earn a berth in the Grassroots post season, their owners and trainers

2006-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2006|

Porsche Hall fuels owner’s passion for harness racing

GLOUCESTER, ON — With Porsche Hall starting from Post 3 in Thursday's Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Sebastian Benenati has cancelled the three-year-old trotting filly's appointment with a colleague in a more obscure field of medicine than that practised by the Michigan foot and ankle specialist. "We were at the point where we tried

2006-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2006|

Carolyn AS triumphant in Mohawk Gold Final Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Carolyn AS delivered her fourth straight winning effort to claim the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final title at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening. Leaving from Post 6 with driver Steven Skilton in the race bike, Carolyn AS accelerated away from the starting gate and found herself to the outside of pacesetter Striking