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2009-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2009|

Friendly Amigo earns first sophomore victory in Gold Elim

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After finishing second to Elusive Desire in their last two match-ups, Friendly Amigo finally stepped into the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening and claimed a Gold Elimination victory. In rein to trainer Blair Burgess, Friendly Amigo led the field of three-year-old trotting fillies through fractions of :28.4, :59.3 and 1:27.4,

2009-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2009|

Record setting fillies arrive in Campbellville Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Coming off a record setting performance in the season opener, Ontario's top two-year-old trotting fillies make their second Gold Series start at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Sooner Than Later earned the victor's crown in the July 20 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway, equalling the 2:00.4 track record set by elimination

2009-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2009|

Steacy quartet looking for Grassroots success in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs kicks off two weeks of exciting Ontario Sires Stakes action this Sunday, hosting three $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. Trainer Mark Steacy is heading for the northern oval with a truck load of young trotters, and he is hoping all four will deliver solid performances in their

2009-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2009|

Thepaninsulahotel checking into Gold Series this Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Gary Kingshott figures Thepaninsulahotel deserves a shot at Ontario's top three-year-old pacing colts in Sunday's Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack, but beyond that the trainer is not making any plans. "We'll race him this week and see what happens from there," says the Rockwood resident. "I think he can do with these

2009-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2009|

RM Rubicon hoping to beat the odds in Clinton Sunday

CLINTON, ON — With his second straight Post 7 assignment, the odds are stacked against three-year-old pacing colt RM Rubicon in Sunday's Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway, but then oddsmakers would never have predicted that the gelding would even start in the Ontario Sires Stakes program after a serious injury paralysed his tongue and lower

2009-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2009|

Trotting filly is dreaming of Gold Series success

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With reigning Gold Final champion Elusive Desire carrying the Ontario flag to New Jersey this weekend, a number of Grassroots fillies have opted to make the leap into Gold Series competition at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday. Ted MacDonnell is taking full advantage of the division heavyweight's absence, securing her regular driver Paul

2009-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2009|

Nine sophomore fillies advance directly to Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Nine 3-year-old filly pacers were entered this morning (Tuesday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on August 1st at Mohawk Racetrack. The OSS rules state that if there are not more horses entered in the elimination than can compete in the Final, the elimination will be cancelled and all

2009-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2009|

Pointe Of Honour hoping his luck is about to change

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old trotting colt Pointe Of Honour has such dismal luck that trainer Paula Wellwood's expectations for his 2009 Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday are so low as to be non-existent. "I hope we have better luck, but I can honestly say I won't be surprised if something does

2009-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2009|

Ja El Express battles to Gold Final victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ja El Express added a Gold Final trophy to his collection at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday night, capturing his third straight win and budging trainer Jeff Gillis's excitement level a little higher than the cautious label he assigned it at the start of the Gold Series. After using a front end strategy

2009-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2009|

Scotty Doesnt Know claims Grassroots victory in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — Scotty Doesnt Know cruised to the fastest win of six Grassroots divisions at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, reaching the finish five lengths ahead of his two-year-old trotting colt peers in 2:00.3. Starting from Post 4 with Hall of Fame horseman Ron Waples in the bike, Scotty Doesnt Know followed L M