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News - October 2007

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

2007-10-08T00:00:00-04:00October 8, 2007|

The Mash Potato shakes ’em down at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway wrapped up its 2007 Ontario Sires Stakes season on a high note Monday, as The Mash Potato rocketed around the Elora oval to a track record 1:59.4 score in the first of five $20,897 Grassroots divisions. With �Mr. OSS' Dave Wall in the race bike, the two-year-old trotting colt

2007-10-08T00:00:00-04:00October 8, 2007|

Keystone Horatio paces into Ontario Sires Stakes history

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Reigning Gold Final champion Keystone Horatio extended his win streak to three at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, and paced into the Ontario Sires Stakes record books with an outstanding 1:51 victory in the first of two $55,156 Gold Eliminations. Lennon Blue Chip took the field of eight to the quarter in

2007-10-08T00:00:00-04:00October 8, 2007|

Flamboro Grassroots next step in Riverpath’s education

DUNDAS, ON — Riverpath is the least seasoned of the two-year-old pacing colts heading into the Grassroots fray this Friday, Oct. 12 at Flamboro Downs, but trainer Robert Coulter says experience will be less of a factor than post position in the youngster's provincial debut. "He's a nice colt, he just has not drawn well,

2007-10-08T00:00:00-04:00October 8, 2007|

Secret Grin hoping to maintain Trillium Series success

REXDALE, ON — Secret Grin has enjoyed a great deal of luck in the Trillium Series during her career, but owner Marvin Chantler is afraid her streak may come to an end this Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack when she will start from the outside Post 8 in a talent laden field. "We've had some luck

2007-10-08T00:00:00-04:00October 8, 2007|

In Fine Form ready to tackle Gold Final field Friday

LONDON, ON — Over the last two weeks In Fine Form has demonstrated her versatility and proved that she belongs among the province's top two-year-old trotting fillies, so anything she accomplishes in this Friday's Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway is icing on the very sweet cake her owners have been savouring this season. "I

2007-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2007|

Shake That Junk rocks to second Gold Final title

GLOUCESTER, ON — Shake That Junk earned her second two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final crown with a rock solid effort at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. With regular reinsman and part owner Jody Jamieson in the race bike, Shake That Junk eased off the starting gate from Post 1 and was sitting third on

2007-10-07T00:00:00-04:00October 7, 2007|

Windsong Espoir magnificent in Gold Elimination victory

WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Espoir embarrassed a talented field of two-year-old trotting colts on Sunday evening at Windsor Raceway, coming from off the pace to score an eight length Gold Elimination victory in an Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:56. Leaving from Post 6 in an 11 horse field, driver Steve Condren opted for a different

2007-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2007|

Bella Dolce adds another track record to her collection

LONDON, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies were right on target Friday night, shattering a Western Fair Raceway track record set in 1993. Bella Dolce set the template for the evening in the first Gold Elimination, firing straight to the front from Post 1 and rolling unchallenged through fractions of :30, 1:00.4 and 1:30.4.

2007-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2007|

Classy young pacer returns to action at Mohawk Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After a three week break, Deuce Seelster returns to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday and trainer Darren McCall says the freshman pacing colt is bigger and better than he was before the rest. "He grew an inch or two, it kind of surprised me," says McCall. "He was