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2023-06-28T16:36:24-04:00June 28, 2023|

OSS Gold Action Heads to Mohawk on Canada Day Weekend

MILTON, June 28, 2023 – Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold action descends on Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend with four divisions across two nights of racing, and over $400,000 in purses.  The doubleheader begins on Friday night with a pair of $101,300 divisions for sophomore trotting fillies in races three and six.  Race six features

2009-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2009|

Paidmedorayme aiming for an eye-catching performance

SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans will have an opportunity to see some of Ontario's finest trotters in action this Thursday, July 2 when the Sarnia oval plays host to eight Grassroots divisions for the sophomore fillies. Among the fillies preparing for the second Grassroots event of the 2009 season is Paidmedorayme, and trainer

2009-06-21T00:00:00-04:00June 21, 2009|

Lexilowguy carries the flag for the home team in Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Lexilowguy scored one for the local team in the first of nine Grassroots divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. With veteran reinsman Tony Kerwood in the race bike, three-year-old pacer Lexilowguy shadowed pacesetter Eh through fractions of :29, :59.3 and 1:28.4 before bursting out in the stretch to post a half

2009-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2009|

Gingras hits the jackpot in filly stakes at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Mylittlerebel has been a model of consistency for her owners since making her racing debut late last fall, and on Friday night at Flamboro Downs the three-year-old pacing filly finally earned some recognition for her solid work ethic. Starting from Post 5 in her $24,000 Grassroots division, Mylittlerebel got a classic second-over

2009-06-17T00:00:00-04:00June 17, 2009|

Tommy Tiger doing more than paying the bills

DRESDEN, ON — Tommy Tiger will make his Ontario Sires Stakes debut in front of a hometown crowd on Sunday afternoon when the three-year-old pacing colts congregate at Dresden Raceway for their Grassroots season opener. A permanent resident of Dresden's backstretch, Tommy Tiger has posted two sharp wins over the half-mile oval in recent weeks.

2009-06-16T00:00:00-04:00June 16, 2009|

Dainty pacing filly believes she is the best

DUNDAS, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Wen Im The Best is hoping the answer to the question posed in her name is: Friday, June 19 at Flamboro Downs. The diminutive youngster was second in the Grassroots season opener at Hanover Raceway on May 30, and trainer Ron O'Neill would love to see her grace the

2009-06-13T00:00:00-04:00June 13, 2009|

Pembrook Street impressive in Grassroots action Friday

LONDON, ON — Pembrook Street set the bar high at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, sprinting around the London oval to a 1:59.2 score in the first of seven Grassroots divisions. The three-year-old trotting colt and driver Dale Fritz went shoulder to shoulder with Luke But Dontouch through the :29 opening quarter, but Pembrook

2009-06-08T00:00:00-04:00June 8, 2009|

Woodstock breeder looking forward to Grassroots test

LONDON, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts open their Grassroots season on Friday night at Western Fair Raceway, and Thomas Porchak is looking forward to watching Jayport Johnnykash test his mettle against some of the best trotters in the province. "It's going to be a very exciting night for me to see what this big

2009-06-08T00:00:00-04:00June 8, 2009|

Rain fails to put a damper on Grand River’s OSS opener

ELORA, ON — Arthur resident Wayne Henry hauled four sophomore trotting fillies to Grand River Raceway for Monday night's Grassroots season opener, and all four were able to earn a share of the $24,000 up for grabs in their respective divisions. Girlsruleboyslose topped the Henry Stable entrants, scoring a 2:02.3 victory off a front end

2009-06-07T00:00:00-04:00June 7, 2009|

Fast Pay repeats in Ottawa, claims Gold Final crown

GLOUCESTER, ON — Last season's freshman Grassroots champion Fast Pay got a savvy steer from Paul MacDonell at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night to earn the first Gold Final title of the sophomore pacing colt campaign. Leaving from Post 3 in the nine horse field, MacDonell settled Fast Pay into sixth spot as local