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News - August 2008

2008-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2008|

Chance favours Lucky Herb in Clinton Grassroots

CLINTON, ON — Lucky Herb found his way to the winner's circle for the first time on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway, and recorded the quickest mile of six Grassroots divisions getting there. In his five previous starts, two of them at the Gold Series level, Lucky Herb had been a consistent cheque earner, but

2008-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2008|

Call Me Yours still flawless in Grassroots action

SUDBURY, ON — Call Me Yours extended her Grassroots win streak to three and jumped to the top of the three-year-old pacing filly point standings with an effortless front end victory at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening. In rein to Chelmsford resident Paul MacLean, Call Me Yours accelerated off the starting gate from Post 1

2008-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2008|

Bax and Byron grab two Grassroots trophies in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Valley Courtney maintained her hold on top spot in the three-year-old trotting filly point race, and stablemate Grammy Hall chalked up her first provincial victory at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening to give driver Stephen Byron and trainer John Bax the Grassroots double. Valley Courtney delivered an impressive come from behind effort

2008-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2008|

St Lads Popcorn remains flawless at Rideau

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rain did not dampen the sparkle of two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn as she cruised to her fifth straight victory, and her third over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval, on Friday night in the capital city. St Lads Popcorn was able to sit off the pace for the opening stages of

2008-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2008|

Tiny Neighsayer has the heart of a warrior

CLINTON, ON — When Neighsayer makes his Grassroots debut at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment for the two-year-old pacing gelding's owners. Bud Sinclair, Lindsey De Block and Dr. Norman Amos selected the colt at last fall's Canadian Open Yearling Sale, but 85 year old Amos passed away six weeks

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

Casimir Hugs hoping for successful homecoming

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs wraps up its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule this Saturday evening with a visit from the record setting three-year-old pacing fillies. With three of six Grassroots events behind them, the sophomore pacing fillies will be battling fiercely for points on Saturday, hoping to solidify a place in the lucrative post

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

White’s leap into ownership lands him a Trillium starter

GLOUCESTER, ON — Two years ago Barry White would have been watching Friday's Trillium Series event from Rideau Carleton Raceway's grandstand, but thanks to an innovative program that mentors new owners through the process of acquiring a Standardbred yearling, the Orleans resident will be standing beside Allstar Salute in the paddock when the two-year-old pacing

2008-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2008|

Talented trotting fillies to show off at Hanover Saturday

HANOVER, ON — A total of $120,000 is on the line at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night as the three-year-old trotting fillies prepare to battle in their fourth Grassroots event. Owen Sound native Larry Walker will harness two fillies in Saturday's contest, and the veteran trainer is hoping his consistent duo can earn a share

2008-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2008|

Hibbler provides all the answers with Gold Final triumph

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Before Hibbler's first lifetime start his owners thought the youngster might have star potential, and the two-year-old trotting colt proved them right with an impressive victory in the $120,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. "He does look like he might be the real McCoy," said Fred Jamieson four days

2008-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2008|

Stonebridge Diva crowned Gold Final queen at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — In what is becoming her trademark style, two-year-old trotting filly Stonebridge Diva toughed it out on the outside at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and finally found her way to the winner's circle, capturing the $120,000 Gold Final in 2:00.4. With Woodville, ON resident Brad Rae in the race bike for the