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News - June 2010

2010-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2010|

Trainer hopes Clinton event a stepping stone for filly

CLINTON, ON — Sunday's Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway will be the third provincial start of the season for many of the sophomore trotting fillies. For Warrawee Lassie, however, the Clinton event marks the start of her three-year-old campaign, and trainer Frank O'Reilly is hoping it serves as a stepping stone back to the upper

2010-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2010|

Local trotters follow similar paths to Gold Eliminations

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs will be aglitter with Ontario-sired talent this Saturday, July 3 as the Innisfil, ON oval plays host to 10 Gold Series eliminations in advance of its annual Gold Rush extravaganza. Among the 74 competitors preparing for Saturday's showcase are two local trotting colts headed into the second Gold Series event

2010-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2010|

Watkins battles to Grassroots win at Kawartha Downs

FRASERVILLE, ON — Talented local trotter Watkins extended his win streak to three with an impressive sprint to the finish in the fourth of nine $24,000 Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening. Starting from Post 7 with regular reinsman Doug Brown in the bike, fan favourite Watkins was 10 lengths off the pace

2010-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2010|

Bax sends five into the Grassroots fray Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — Peterborough resident John Bax will harness five sophomore trotting colts in Kawartha Downs' Ontario Sires Stakes season opener this Saturday, June 26. The trotting savant is hoping for strong performances from several of his trainees, including Lukes Raoule, who finished second in the first Grassroots event on the three-year-old trotting colt schedule

2010-06-21T00:00:00-04:00June 21, 2010|

Jamieson scores second straight Grassroots hat trick

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's high speed three-year-old pacing colts delivered all the expected thrills at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and local colt Modern Era proved he belongs among the province's best with a runner-up finish in the fastest mile of the six $24,000 Grassroots divisions. Starting from Post 4 in the tenth race,

2010-06-19T00:00:00-04:00June 19, 2010|

Zeron and Jamieson wear path to winner’s circle Saturday

DUNDAS, ON — Oakville resident Scott Zeron piloted All Chocolate to the fastest mile in the sophomore pacing filly Grassroots event at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon. Starting from Post 1 in the tenth $24,000 Grassroots division, Zeron sent All Chocolate straight to the front and it was there they stayed through fractions of :27.1,

2010-06-17T00:00:00-04:00June 17, 2010|

Claimers lead Graham to Grassroots winner’s circle

DUNDAS, ON — As Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies prepare for their Saturday, June 19 Grassroots event at Flamboro Downs, local trainer Don Graham is hoping to extend his lucky streak with offspring from broodmare Armbro Brio. In June 2009 the Lynden, ON resident claimed a mare named Grace And Harv from her breeder Douglas

2010-06-17T00:00:00-04:00June 17, 2010|

Modern Era faces stiff test in Grassroots kick off

OTTAWA, ON — Sophomore pacer Modern Era will make his Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and the gelding has his tender feet to the fire in a Grassroots division stacked with 1:52 pacers. "We're going to give him a shot anyway. We'll see if he can cut it and

2010-06-10T00:00:00-04:00June 10, 2010|

Kadabra Fillies Excel In Sarnia

Sarnia, ON - June 10, 2010 - Trotting sire Kadabra would be pleased with the accomplishments of his daughters at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, as they won three of the seven OSS Grassroots divisions. Wilsonator was the quickest daughter of Kadabra to win on the 12-race program. She laid down fractions of :28.1,

2010-06-06T00:00:00-04:00June 6, 2010|

Richlyn Tessa Quickest In Dresden OSS

DRESDEN, ON - June 6, 2010 - An army of fillies marched into battle at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon, as Little Saratoga played host to 10 divisions of the OSS Grassroots for three-year-old pacers. The fleetest filly of the day was the Rich Griffiths-trained Richlyn Tessa, who toured the half-mile oval in 1:57.3. Alfie