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News - August 2009

2009-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2009|

Gold Final simply business as usual for trotting filly

ELORA, ON — When the three-year-old trotting fillies step in behind the starting gate at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening Keith Oliver does not expect to be sitting behind the fan favourite for the $130,000 Gold Final, but the reinsman does expect Simply Stirling to deliver the consistent, concerted effort that has been her

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Text Me delivers winning message in Mohawk Gold Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans sent two-year-old trotting colt Text Me off as their top choice in Sunday night's $130,000 Gold Final and the talented colt vindicated their faith with an effortless gate to wire victory. Starting from Post 7 with Milton resident Randy Waples in the race bike, Text Me took command of

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Holland hopes winning is soon on filly’s agenda

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's three-year-old trotting fillies swing into the second half of their Grassroots season on Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs, and trainer Herb Holland is hoping that Winning Agenda can emerge as a post season contender through the remaining events. "She's a big growthy filly," explains the Milton resident, likening the filly to

2009-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2009|

Warrawee Koine battles to Trillium victory in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Astreos daughters scooped up the top four spots in Sunday night's $72,442 Trillium Series event at Rideau Carleton Raceway, led by victor Warrawee Koine. In rein to Greely resident Ted McDonald, Warrawee Koine sprinted away from Post 3 to a :27.4 opening quarter. The pair continued to cruise along on the front

2009-08-29T00:00:00-04:00August 29, 2009|

Simply Stirling and Cuddler claim eliminations in Elora

ELORA, ON — If a happy dance were possible while sitting in a race bike, driver Keith Oliver would have been doing one at Grand River Raceway on Friday night when he realised that heavy favourite Elusive Desire was off stride before the opening quarter in the first three-year-old trotting filly Gold Elimination. Aboard the

2009-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2009|

Primary Purpose searching for outside path to Gold

ELORA, ON — When Primary Purpose lines up from Post 8 in next Tuesday's $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway, driver Mark MacDonald will be experiencing a frustrating sense of deja vu. The three-year-old pacing colt has captured all four of his Gold Eliminations this season, and then landed the eight-hole for three finals

2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Rubies Are Real hoping to dazzle in Trillium debut Sunday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Locally owned Rubies Are Real heads into Sunday's $72,000 Trillium contest off an impressive third-place showing in an overnight, and trainer Ken Skinner is hoping Rideau Carleton Raceway fans will see another strong performance from the three-year-old pacing filly. "She raced huge her last start out of the 10 hole," says Skinner,

2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Sleep hard to come by for Zorgwijk Kingpin’s owners

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Sleep has become a rare commodity in the Zorgwijk Kingpin camp since the two-year-old trotting colt qualified for Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final with an impressive elimination win at Mohawk Racetrack last weekend. "I'm sure they're having some sleepless nights," says trainer Ron MacLean of his fellow owners Murray Neilson, Scot Wood and

2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00August 27, 2009|

Emmylou Who ready for battle in Gold Final Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As this year's gifted class of two-year-old trotting fillies prepares for their third $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack this Monday, trainer Lyle MacArthur is still unsure whether Emmylou Who will find a permanent home at the Gold level or return to the Grassroots program where she is currently ranked among the

2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00August 26, 2009|

Primary Purpose lowers record with fourth Gold Elim win

ELORA, ON— It has been almost three months since Primary Purpose laid eyes on the inside half of a starting gate, and on Tuesday night at Grand River Raceway the three-year-old pacing colt demonstrated that practice can indeed make perfect in the art of starting from an outside post. With Post 6 in the first