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2007-10-15T00:00:00-04:00October 15, 2007|

Consistent All Accounted For aims for top finish in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Eleven freshman pacing fillies will line up behind Hiawatha Horse Park's starting gate this Thursday in one $107,798 Gold Elimination, and trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping All Accounted For can earn her twelfth straight top five finish in spite of being handicapped by Post 8 in the crowded field. "If she can't

2007-10-15T00:00:00-04:00October 15, 2007|

Grassroots stars head to Kawartha Downs Thursday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario's top three-year-olds have cleared the first hurdle toward Grassroots glory, and are gearing up for a slate of eight $30,000 Semifinals this Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kawartha Downs. The second hurdle is a top four finish in Thursday's Semifinal, and trainer Per Henriksen is feeling confident that trotting colt Keystone Empire

2007-10-15T00:00:00-04:00October 15, 2007|

Lennon Blue Chip surprises favourites in Gold Final

REXDALE, ON — For the second straight week Luc Ouellette engineered a perfect pocket trip around the Woodbine Racetrack oval for Lennon Blue Chip, and this Monday the two-year-old pacing colt was able to take full advantage and score his first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final victory. Leaving from Post 8, Ouellette gunned Lennon Blue

2007-10-14T00:00:00-04:00October 14, 2007|

Windsong Espoir effortless in win number eight

WINDSOR, ON — When you are sitting on the kind of horsepower Steve Condren was in the two-year-old trotting colt Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Sunday, you can afford to be patient. Starting from Post 3 in a field of nine with prohibitive favourite Windsong Espoir, Condren's patience was tested early. As he has

2007-10-13T00:00:00-04:00October 13, 2007|

Bella Dolce wraps up Gold season with perfect record

LONDON, ON — Bella Dolce started a little further along the Western Fair Raceway starting gate on Friday evening, but the two-year-old trotting filly delivered the same result as last week, trotting to an effortless three length Gold Final victory. From Post 6 the Kadabra daughter and Paul MacDonell were not able to control every

2007-10-13T00:00:00-04:00October 13, 2007|

Allamerican Dice throws a winner at Flamboro on Friday

FLAMBORO, ON — Jason Brewer piloted Docdor Doc to the fastest of four two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening, hitting the wire two and a quarter lengths on top in 1:56. Starting from Post 4, Brewer floated Docdor Doc off the starting gate and was sitting third on the outside

2007-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2007|

Windsong Espoir shoots for win number eight Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Jerry Vanboekel liked Windsong Espoir from the moment he stepped into the sales ring at last fall's Canadian Open Yearling Sale, and heading into Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway his admiration has grown with every start. "I just liked him," recalls Vanboekel. "He looked like a Balanced Image horse." The

2007-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2007|

Jans Luck edges Canadette for second Trillium trophy

REXDALE, ON — Only eight fillies lined up to compete for $73,373 in Trillium Series purse money at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday night, but they put on a spectacular show for fans, pounding down the stretch to a thrilling finish that saw only two lengths separate the winner from the seventh-place finisher. Canadette and Randy

2007-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2007|

MacDonell earns a Grassroots double at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Guelph resident Paul MacDonell guided a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening. The reinsman made his first appearance in the winner's circle following the second $17,161 Grassroots division, piloting Jonlinda to a gritty victory in her first Grassroots start. Dance Baby Dance carved the

2007-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2007|

Local filly earns second spot in Grassroots standings

WINDSOR, ON — Local favourite St Lads Seraph delivered her third straight Grassroots victory on Wednesday evening, circling the Windsor Raceway oval in 1:56.2. Owned by trainer Sandra Spencer and Kathleen Brogan, both of Windsor, the two-year-old pacing filly was an impressive gate-to-wire victor in the first $27,499 Grassroots event. St Lads Seraph and driver