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News - September 2007

2007-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2007|

Keystone Horatio the big winner in lucrative Gold Final

GLOUCESTER, ON — Heading into the two-year-old pacing colt Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Hall of Fame horseman Bob McIntosh said the colt who got the best trip would take home the lion's share of the $234,313 purse, and on Sunday night Keystone Horatio got the perfect trip. Starting from Post 6, driver Randy

2007-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2007|

Windsong Espoir makes it look easy, for the sixth time

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Freshman trotting colt Windsong Espoir floated around Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening to claim his sixth straight victory and etch his name into the Ontario Sires Stakes history books. As the starting gate pulled away from the Gold Final field, Keith Oliver gunned Sergeant York out of the outside Post 9 and

2007-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2007|

Somebody To Love hits the jackpot at Mohawk Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Fans of Somebody To Love were practising their happy dance at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening when the two-year-old trotting filly reeled off a major upset in the $130,000 Gold Final. Starting from Post 4, driver Luc Ouellette floated Somebody To Love off the starting gate and settled her in fifth on

2007-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2007|

Freshman pacing colt aces Grassroots test in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Northern Ace delivered an impressive come from behind effort at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening to claim his first Grassroots victory in a track record equalling 1:58. With regular reinsman Jason Brewer in the race bike, the two-year-old pacing colt eased away from the starting gate and was 16 lengths behind early

2007-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2007|

Golden Genes Hall sharp at Kawartha in spite of rain

FRASERVILLE, ON — Golden Genes Hall delivered an impressive effort in Grassroots action at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening, trotting around the soggy Fraserville oval in 1:59.2. Trainer John Duke Sugg drove Golden Genes Hall to the victory, stalking pacesetter The Mash Potato through fractions of :29.3, :59.1 and 1:29, and then accelerating down the

2007-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2007|

Ita De Vie returns to Grassroots for final OSS start

DUNDAS, ON — Ita De Vie will start from the rail for the first time in four months next Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Flamboro Downs, and trainer-driver Gary Stead is leaning toward an aggressive approach in the three-year-old trotting filly's last Ontario Sires Stakes start. "Wednesday is going to be right to the front and

2007-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2007|

Sportyportia hoping to make up for lost time in Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After watching from the sidelines through the first three Gold Series events, trainer Jack Remmerswaal is grateful Sportyportia is in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, in spite of the fact that the three-year-old trotting filly will be handicapped by the outside Post 10. "It just made me sick to watch

2007-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2007|

Twin B Impact primed for final Grassroots battle

WINDSOR, ON — Three-year-old pacing colt Twin B Impact needs to be at the top of his game to extend his season beyond next Wednesday's Grassroots event at Windsor Raceway, so trainer Philip Edwards has spent the last two weeks preparing the colt for the race of his life. An exhaustive veterinary workup, an advance

2007-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2007|

Arch Madness delivers a slam dunk in Ottawa Gold Final

GLOUCESTER, ON — Arch Madness had five wins on his card heading into Friday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, but the three-year-old trotter had never seen the inside of an Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle. That all changed when the gelding and driver Tomas Dalborg delivered an outstanding six and a half

2007-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2007|

Windsong Espoir carries owners’ hopes into Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Windsong Espoir will put his five race win streak on the line this Sunday when he steps up behind the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate with nine of his two-year-old trotting colt peers for their second last $130,000 Gold Final. The colt has been flawless since Aug. 23, capturing the Bridger Final, a