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News - August 2008

2008-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2008|

My Friend hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Blair Burgess has trophies from most of harness racing's premier events in his home, but the trainer says My Friend's victory in last week's Gold Elimination was memorable because of the colt's close connections to the Burgess family. The two-year-old trotting colt, who will make his fifth lifetime start in the $120,000

2008-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2008|

Zegerid Lady sparkles in Grassroots at Sudbury Downs

SUDBURY, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies put on an impressive show for Sudbury Downs fans on Wednesday evening, sprinting around the half-mile oval in four $20,000 Grassroots divisions. Zegerid Lady got a classic come-from-behind steer from Alfred Carroll and accelerated away from her peers to a track record equalling 1:59 victory in the

2008-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2008|

Talented local fillies hoping for a golden evening Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Local fillies Keep In Dutch and Kor Mel Lil Lady return to Kawartha Downs this Saturday looking for a share of $120,000 in the third Gold Final on the freshman trotting filly schedule. Keep In Dutch captured her elimination last weekend with a come from behind effort in 1:59.3 and will benefit

2008-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19, 2008|

Former Gold starters find their footing in Grassroots

INNISFIL, ON — B Cor Tanya dropped into the Grassroots program on Tuesday evening and found her way to the winner's circle with a sharp 2:00.3 victory over the Georgian Downs oval. The two-year-old trotting miss started her Ontario Sires Stakes career at the Gold Series level and scored one second and two fifths against

2008-08-18T00:00:00-04:00August 18, 2008|

New faces shine in Mohawk Gold Eliminations

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Buoyed by a win in the Bridger Series last week, My Friend jumped back into Ontario Sires Stakes action and scored an impressive victory in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations for two-year-old trotting colts at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Jason Brewer returned to the race bike behind the Amigo

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

Three Doors Down sharp in Hanover Grassroots

HANOVER, ON — Three Doors Down clocked the quickest of seven three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening, halting the teletimer in a sharp 1:55.2. Starting from the trailing Post 8, driver Scott Coulter settled the pacer in fourth as Star Reward and Box Car Billie battled to a :27 opening

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

Ontario-sired colts set two world records at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans got the first clue that they were in for an extraordinary day of racing Sunday when three-year-old trotting gelding Define The World lowered the track, Ontario Sires Stakes and world record in the second race on the matinee program. Starting from Post 2 with regular reinsman Paul MacDonell in

2008-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2008|

I’ll Wait For You leaves Cumin First behind

FRASERVILLE, ON — Freshman trotting filly I'll Wait For You rebounded from a disappointing tenth-place finish in her last start to score a 1:58.3 victory in Gold Elimination action at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and hand Cumin First her first loss. Trevor Ritchie picked up the catch drive on the Dan Creighton trainee for

2008-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2008|

Brown hoping for a chance to say “Cheese” in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old pacer Capilano Creek finished second and third in her first two Grassroots starts, so trainer David Brown is hoping it is her turn for a win when the fillies arrive at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday, Aug. 20. "Hopefully things will work out Wednesday. We like to get our picture taken as

2008-08-15T00:00:00-04:00August 15, 2008|

King hoping filly’s long journey leads to OSS success

INNISFIL, ON — The road to Tuesday's two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event has been rockier than trainer David Jim King anticipated, but with an advantageous post at Georgian Downs, and a veteran driver in the race bike, the Barrie resident is hoping fortune is ready to smile on Windsong Feline. "I've been actually kind of