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News - August 2007

2007-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2007|

Henry captures Grassroots hardware with homebred

ELORA, ON — Arthur resident Trevor Henry guided TJs Mr Lavec to a 1:59 victory in the last of eight $15,000 Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening. Firing out of Post 3 the pair led the field of three-year-old trotting colts through fractions of :30, 1:00.2 and 1:29.4 before sailing off down

2007-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2007|

Former OSS star takes owners on their second thrill ride

Campbellville, ON — For many people, breeding and owning a horse like Pure Ivory would be an experience that comes along once in a lifetime. Except, that is, for the people connected to Pure Ivory, who bred and owned a horse almost exactly like her 10 years ago. Pure Ivory, a four-year-old trotting mare, is

2007-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2007|

Monday’s Grassroots marks filly’s return to Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway wraps up its 2007 Ontario Sires Stakes program this Monday, Sept. 3 with seven Grassroots divisions for the impressive two-year-old pacing fillies. Trainer Bob McIntosh will harness a pair of fillies in the $107,996 contest, Stonebridge Beauty from Post 8 in the fifth race and Stonebridge Nugget from Post 8

2007-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2007|

Richardson and Kerwood team up in Trillium at Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Driver Bruce Richardson and trainer Susanne Kerwood partnered for a pair of Trillium Series wins at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening. Kerwood harnessed Emerald Whisper in the eighth race and BJs Fancy in the eleventh race and Richardson engineered one-length victories for both, marking the second time this season he has

2007-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2007|

He’s A Lion roars to Grassroots win in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — After playing second fiddle in his first two Grassroots starts, three-year-old pacing colt He's A Lion finally moved to first chair with a 1:55.1 track record victory at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday evening. Starting from Post 4 driver Jody Jamieson guided He's A Lion into third as fan favourite Mats Havin A

2007-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2007|

Trotting fillies take aim on nine-year-old record Sunday

CLINTON, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies have already lowered one track record in Grassroots action this season and the talented youngsters will take aim on Clinton Raceway's longest standing speed mark this Sunday, Sept. 2. Budd Thorne trained track record holder CL Brightness through her 1998 freshman campaign, and the August afternoon when she

2007-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2007|

Ballykeel Mike stands tall in Grassroots competition

WOODSTOCK, ON — Last winter Brent Belore was not sure if Ballykeel Mike would be competitive on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit, but heading into the fourth Grassroots event of the season this Saturday at Woodstock Raceway, the two-year-old trotting colt has become a poster boy for the adage �small, but mighty.' "He's a little

2007-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2007|

Local fillies step out in Trillium action Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting fillies take a break from Gold and Grassroots action this Thursday to visit Hiawatha Horse Park for the second of two Trillium Series events on their provincial calendar. Sarnia resident Peter Core will harness two starters in the Trillium contest and the veteran conditioner says Maples Image and

2007-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2007|

Henry harnesses three trotting colts in Elora Friday

ELORA, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts begin the second half of their Grassroots season at Grand River Raceway on Friday, and trainer Wayne Henry is hoping all three of his entrants are on top of their game as the race for a post season berth heats up. The Arthur resident will harness Odee Amigo

2007-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2007|

Bella Dolce delivers sweet performance at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Bella Dolce laid waste to the Ontario Sires Stakes record for two-year-old trotting fillies on a seven-eighths mile oval on Monday evening, sweeping to an outstanding three length victory at Mohawk Racetrack. Paul MacDonell and Bella Dolce lined up from Post 3 in the talented field of freshman trotting lasses, and when