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News - July 2007

2007-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2007|

Trotting fillies clobber the record books at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — One week after setting a track record at Georgian Downs, the two-year-old trotting fillies stormed into Fraserville and laid a beating on the Kawartha Downs track record and an Ontario Sires Stakes record that had not been bettered for nine years. Three eliminations went behind the starting gate at Kawartha on Tuesday

2007-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2007|

Freshman fillies maintain torrid pace in Elora eliminations

ELORA, ON — After barely missing an Ontario Sires Stakes record in their first Gold Series Final, the province's talented two-year-old pacing fillies matched the track record at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening in the second of two $56,524 Gold Eliminations. Setting sail from Post 3, Random Dreamer and driver Luc Ouellette went straight

2007-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2007|

O U Gus puts pedigree and potential on the line Thursday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — O U Gus is royally bred, qualified well and gets his first chance to prove he belongs among a talented two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division this Thursday, Aug. 2 at Mohawk Racetrack. "He's a nice looking horse, he does everything right — trots clean, is nice on the racetrack," says trainer

2007-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2007|

Princess and pauper square off in Elora Monday

ELORA, ON — Ted Smith and Arthur Slack have been friends for 30 years, but on Monday, July 30 at Grand River Raceway the pair will be engaged in a bit of good-humoured rivalry. Monday night's program at the Elora oval features two Gold Eliminations and a trio of eliminations for the Battle of Waterloo.

2007-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2007|

Five Bax trainees step out in Gold Series action Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Of the eight two-year-old trotting fillies John Bax trained all winter, five of them will compete at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday, July 31 in the second Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event. "The fillies have got there, and shown me more than the colts," says the Peterborough resident of his crop of freshman

2007-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2007|

Dornello glides to effortless track record triumph

INNISFIL, ON — For the second straight week, Ontario's gifted two-year-old trotting fillies have laid waste to a track record at Georgian Downs. Battling in their first $130,000 Gold Final, the young trotters delivered another outstanding performance that saw the top three finishers hit the wire faster than the 1:59 track record Torch set last

2007-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2007|

Deuce Seelster scores commanding Gold Final victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Deuce Seelster may have been saddled with the outside Post 10 in Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the two-year-old pacing colt did not let that minor obstacle stand in the way of his ultimate goal. Firing off the starting gate, the Western Maverick son allowed Great Intentions a brief

2007-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2007|

Keystone Titan crowned king of the trotting colts

ELORA, ON — Keystone Titan has been flawless since the moment he stepped on the track for his first qualifier, and the two-year-old trotting colt maintained his winning record with a track record equalling Gold Final victory at Grand River Raceway on Monday night. Leaving from Post 3, Keystone Titan allowed Sergeant York a brief

2007-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2007|

Maddam Luck earns Gold Final title in blistering fashion

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans were witness to an epic battle between another crop of exceptional two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night, as the Gold finalists rocked around the Campbellville oval just a whisker shy of an Ontario Sires Stakes record. Fan favourites Lilbitfasternow and driver Mark MacDonald rocketed off the starting gate from

2007-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2007|

Dresden resident pilots Actifate Loral to Grassroots win

DRESDEN, ON — Trainer Wayne Henry came within a head of sweeping all three freshman trotting colt Grassroots divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The Arthur resident captured the first two divisions and was two lengths ahead of the field with George Daniel when the colts in the last contest turned for home. However,