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News - August 2008

2008-08-09T00:00:00-04:00August 9, 2008|

Chancey Lady remains flawless in Gold Series action

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies put on a good show for Mohawk Racetrack fans on Saturday night, competing over a surface rated two seconds slower than normal thanks to the latest round of thunderstorms to traverse the province. Stepping up to the gate in Race 8, the field of 10 fillies powered

2008-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2008|

Ultra consistent O U Gus finally earns a photo op

DUNDAS, ON — He may not be the fastest colt in the three-year-old trotting colt division, or the flashiest, but O U Gus earned his first Gold Series victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday night by doing what he does best — delivering a solid, steady mile. The Angus Hall son and regular reinsman Bill

2008-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2008|

Bella Dolce thumbs her nose at post and cruises to win

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Friday night's Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack was a good news, bad news sort of experience for the Kevin O'Reilly stable. On the good news front, Bella Dolce thoroughly erased any lingering doubts about her ability to dominate the three-year-old trotting filly division with an outstanding 1:56 victory from Post 10. The

2008-08-08T00:00:00-04:00August 8, 2008|

Long Ago made Ontario Sires Stakes seem far way

DUNDAS, ON — If the old adage about patience is true, John Holding may be the most virtuous person to harness a horse at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday, Aug. 13. When it comes to three-year-old trotting gelding Long Ago, Holding has been exercising his patience daily for almost two years. The youngster is hesitant to

2008-08-07T00:00:00-04:00August 7, 2008|

Three fillies maintain flawless record in Grassroots

SARNIA, ON — Three-year-old trotting filly Pleasure Girls reeled off an outstanding effort over the Hiawatha Horse Park oval on Thursday night to claim her $20,000 Grassroots division in a sparkling 1:57.1. Overlooked by Sarnia fans in the wagering, Pleasure Girls and driver Brad Forward coasted away from the starting gate and were 10 lengths

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

Mischievous colt poised for Gold Series debut Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — Stan Atkinson figures two-year-old pacing colt Anything To Win can compete against the province's best if things line up in his favour, and the first element fell into place when the colt landed Post 1 in the second $40,000 Gold Elimination at Flamboro Downs on Sunday. "He's an inbetweener," explains the Paris

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

Owners hope Feels Like Magic starts a new trend Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As the three-year-old trotting fillies head into their third Gold Final this Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Dr. Dan McMaster is keeping his fingers crossed that Feels Like Magic will reverse what has been a frustrating trend. In her last three stake appearances, the Kevin O'Reilly trainee has won her elimination and

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

The wait is over OSS fans; here comes The Beach

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Let the trumpets sound and the herald's sing — on Sunday, Aug. 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, super colt Somebeachsomewhere will make his long awaited appearance in the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Having frightened away enough of the division's regulars to preclude the need for an elimination, Somebeachsomewhere will tackle seven Ontario-sired peers

2008-08-06T00:00:00-04:00August 6, 2008|

CDs Eldorado aims to deliver the goods at Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt CDs Eldorado does not have to win his Grassroots division at Dresden Raceway on Sunday, but owner Clarence Duquette sure would appreciate it if the young trotter picked up a cheque. "We've got enough money to buy groceries for this weekend, but it would be nice to get some

2008-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2008|

Chancey Lady carving out a special place in owner’s heart

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When owner Niele Jiwan watches three-year-old pacing filly Chancey Lady race, he figures the boys from the musical Damn Yankees had it right — all you really need is heart. The dainty filly logged her eleventh lifetime victory in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack last weekend off a seven week lay