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2007-10-26T00:00:00-04:00October 26, 2007|

Start Livin hoping to cap season with a Grassroots crown

FRASERVILLE, ON — Start Livin prevailed in the most thrilling finish of the semifinal round, and trainer Dan Creighton is looking forward to sending the two-year-old trotting colt back onto the Kawartha Downs oval for the $100,000 Grassroots Championship on Saturday. "I think every race he gets better," says Creighton. "He'd get a little nervous

2007-10-25T00:00:00-04:00October 25, 2007|

Norwood resident hopes filly rebounds in Grassroots final

FRASERVILLE, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Whitesand Scarlet may have earned the last qualifying spot in Saturday's $100,000 Grassroots Final, but James Crowley is expecting much more from the filly than she delivered in the semifinal round. "In the Semifinal she was not feeling her best," explains the Norwood resident. "But I've been treating her

2007-10-25T00:00:00-04:00October 25, 2007|

Voelz Hanover nips Chancey Lady in world record mile

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans were treated to a once in a lifetime experience on Thursday when two-year-old pacing filly Voelz Hanover and trainer-driver Rick Zeron tore down the stretch to a 1:51.3 World Record mile and their first Gold Final title. Starting from Post 6, Voelz Hanover got a sweet trip behind

2007-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2007|

Caught My Eye looking to rebound in Gold Final Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Racing young trotters is often compared to riding a roller coaster, and heading into Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway, trainer Frank O'Reilly is hoping three-year-old trotting filly Caught My Eye is headed for an uphill climb. "Caught My Eye raced bad her last start," says O'Reilly baldly. "Sure, she maybe

2007-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2007|

In The Irons looking for first Gold Final title Sunday

REXDALE, ON — Randy Hill knows that it will be tough for In The Irons to replicate his elimination win from Post 9 at Woodbine Racetrack this Sunday, but the Ohsweken resident is still hopeful that a Gold Final title is within the three-year-old pacing colt's reach. "We've kind of got him figured out," says

2007-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2007|

Local fillies in hunt for share of $800,000 Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario's best trotters and pacers will converge on Kawartha Downs this Saturday, Oct. 27 to battle for a total of $800,000 in eight Grassroots Championship races, and a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies are aiming to keep a share of the provincial purse money in Peterborough. Featured Image and Hi Edith will

2007-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2007|

Laddie makes up in heart what he lacks in size

REXDALE, ON — When Laddie steps up behind the Woodbine Racetrack starting gate on Friday, almost four months will have passed since his last Gold Final appearance, and driver Paul MacDonell says the three-year-old trotting colt has made maximum use of his opportunities outside the Ontario Sires Stakes program. "He's been right at the right

2007-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2007|

Michelles Power maintains high speed streak in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Over the last seven weeks Michelles Power has strung together an impressive run of lightning fast performances and Tuesday's Gold Elimination at Georgian Downs was no exception as the three-year-old pacing filly stepped off a 1:52 track record performance. Starting from Post 4 with regular reinsman Jody Jamieson in the race bike,

2007-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2007|

Chancey Lady set to defend her title in Sarnia Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Chancey Lady did not emerge onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene until mid-September, but the two-year-old pacing filly has been flawless in three Gold Series starts and will be looking for a fourth in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final at Hiawatha Horse Park. The precocious youngster matched the Ontario Sires Stakes record for

2007-10-21T00:00:00-04:00October 21, 2007|

Carolyn AS returns to spotlight with track record effort

WINDSOR, ON — Carolyn AS delivered an impressive five and one-quarter length victory in the first of two $53,000 Gold Eliminations at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, sprinting under the wire in a track record 1:56. The three-year-old trotting filly took command of the race well before the half mile marker and never saw a