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2008-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2008|

Grand River Raceway hosts Trillium Series opener Friday

ELORA, ON — Over the next five weeks Grand River Raceway will offer fans an outstanding line up of Ontario Sires Stakes racing, beginning this Friday, July 4 with the Trillium Series season opener for the three-year-old pacing fillies. Open to all Ontario-owned fillies, regardless of where their sire resides, the Trillium Series offers harness

2008-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2008|

Spectacular performances on Gold Rush night in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs promised "all the fun of the wild, wild west" on it's $1 million Gold Rush program Saturday, and Ontario's remarkable crop of three-year-old trotters and pacers arrived at the Innisfil oval with guns a-blazing, setting a total of three track records. Im Just Special was the first to write her

2008-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2008|

Byron reels in three winners at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — Young reinsman Aaron Byron had an explosive evening at Western Fair Raceway on Friday, capturing three $20,000 Grassroots events. The 23-year-old, who had made just seven appearances in Ontario Sires Stakes action prior to Friday night's event, scored his first win of the evening in the third race aboard Lenny Briscoe. The

2008-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2008|

Gabrielles Girl hopes to stake a claim in Innisfil Gold Rush

INNISFIL, ON — Sixty of the province's most talented trotters and pacers will be panning for Ontario Sires Stakes gold at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, part of the Innisfil oval's $1 million Gold Rush. Hoping to strike a vein of gold at her local oval is Gabrielles Girl, who earned a berth in the

2008-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2008|

Henry brothers score Grassroots double at Grand River

ELORA, ON — Honoured as the Ontario Sires Stakes' leading trainer and driver last season, brothers Wayne and Trevor Henry shored up their 2008 point totals with a pair of Grassroots wins at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday evening. Stepping off the starting gate with Fiesty Fergie in the fourth race, Trevor Henry sent the

2008-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2008|

Three-year-old pacing colts thunder into London Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway wraps up its spring Ontario Sires Stakes schedule with a full slate of Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, June 27. A total of $220,000 in Grassroots purse money is up for grabs at the London oval, and Darryl Newbigging is hoping that New Cam can

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

Forward storms to three Grassroots victories in Clinton

CLINTON, ON — Last year's division champion Onyx Killean made a victorious return to the Grassroots on Sunday afternoon, circling the Clinton Raceway half-mile in an effortless 1:57.2. With trainer Gary Wallace in the race bike, Onyx Killean went straight to the front from Post 1 and cruised along on the front end through fractions

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

Lubbock and Mccarron earn Grassroots glory in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Locally owned colts captured two of five Grassroots divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, starting with a major upset by Lubbock in the sixth race. Heading into Sunday's $20,000 skirmish, Lubbock was zero for four and had made breaks in all but one of his starts. Rideau Carleton fans rightly

2008-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2008|

OSS stars shatter pair of records at Georgian Downs

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's gifted three-year-old trotters and pacers stormed into Innisfil on Saturday night and left a pair of shattered speed records in their wake as they battled for a spot in the Georgian Downs Gold Rush. Keystone Horatio got an aggressive drive from Randy Waples to record the first track record mile, stopping

2008-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2008|

Local fillies face tough task in Grassroots Tuesday

ELORA, ON — Sophisticat and Tameka Seelster head to Grand River Raceway on Tuesday, June 24 with one Grassroots victory apiece, but the pair of three-year-old trotting fillies face an uphill battle to add a second provincial trophy to their collection after drawing Posts 8 and 6 in their respective $20,000 divisions. "I'm not happy