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News - August 2008

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

Define The World aims for Gold success in Dundas

DUNDAS, ON — Define The World has been successful in every stakes event he has entered, except for the Ontario Sires Stakes, and trainer John Bax hopes the three-year-old trotter is ready to change that trend when he arrives at Flamboro Downs on Friday. A 1:54.1 winner in the Canadian Breeders Championship at Mohawk Racetrack

2008-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2008|

Cumin First claims her second Gold Final title

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The precocious Cumin First delivered an effortless victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, sweeping around the Campbellville oval to her second straight Gold Final title. From Post 7, driver Rick Zeron of Oakville floated Cumin First off the starting gate and waited for Daylon Mystique to reach the opening quarter in

2008-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2008|

Sin To Win delivers virtuous victory in Gold Final

ELORA, ON — A flawless steer from trotting master Trevor Ritchie earned Sin To Win the Gold Final title at Grand River Raceway on Monday afternoon, in a sparkling track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:59. With the advantageous Post 2, Acton, ON resident Ritchie hustled the two-year-old trotting colt off the starting gate and

2008-08-04T00:00:00-04:00August 4, 2008|

Filly hopes home field advantage turns odds in her favour

SARNIA, ON — Peter Core says he is still tinkering with Voice Activated's equipment, but the Sarnia resident expects the three-year-old trotting filly to deliver a stronger effort in Thursday's Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park than her early line odds might indicate. "She's got enough motor. I'm sure she can trot under two minutes

2008-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2008|

Trainers step into the driver’s seat and score in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Town Hall Babe cruised to a four length victory in the third $20,000 Grassroots division at Sudbury Downs on Sunday afternoon, leading the field of two-year-old trotting fillies from gate to wire in 2:07.2. Trainer Wayne Henry drove the filly to the win, her first in four attempts, on behalf of his

2008-08-03T00:00:00-04:00August 3, 2008|

Brewer and St Lads Popcorn take flight at Rideau Carleton

GLOUCESTER, ON — The flight to Ottawa may not have been much fun for driver Jason Brewer, but the one minute and fifty-five seconds spent guiding St Lads Popcorn to her second straight Gold Final victory made the trip home a whole lot more bearable. Brewer and this season's two-year-old pacing filly sensation started from

2008-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2008|

Saftic scores matching victories with Camluck fillies

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Aboard two different fillies, and employing two different sets of tactics, Campbellville resident Mike Saftic engineered two identical results in the three-year-old pacing filly Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Ractrack on Saturday evening. In Race 5, the veteran reinsman floated Chancey Lady away from Post 7 and settled her seven lengths behind the

2008-08-02T00:00:00-04:00August 2, 2008|

Call Me Yours remains flawless in Grassroots competition

WOODSTOCK, ON — Local fillies Call Me Yours and Bunny Mach delivered impressive front end performances to carry home Grassroots trophies from Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Call Me Yours and regular reinsman Jason Brewer started from Post 4 in the third $20,000 Grassroots division and were sitting nine lengths off the pace in fifth

2008-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2008|

Bella Dolce makes it three straight at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Bella Dolce's compass bearing on the winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack remained true on Friday night as the three-year-old trotting filly scored her third straight victory at the Campbellville oval. Starting from Post 4 in the second of three Gold Eliminations, driver Paul MacDonell eased Bella Dolce off the gate and settled

2008-08-01T00:00:00-04:00August 1, 2008|

Giddy Up Lucky tears down OSS record at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were treated to an evening of exceptional performances by the province's top three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, capped off by an Ontario Sires Stakes record for Giddy Up Lucky. Giddy Up Lucky started from the trailing Post 9 in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut, and found himself sitting fifth