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News - July 2010

2010-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2010|

Favourites scoop up elimination loot at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON —Mohawk Racetrack fans accurately predicted the winners of both three-year-old pacing colt Gold Eliminations on Saturday night, but neither race evolved quite how handicappers envisioned. In the first $40,000 Elimination, Keystone Raptor sprinted hard away from the outside Post 7 to take early command, reaching the eighth of a mile mark in :12.2.

2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2010|

Steacy trainees deliver the Grassroots goods in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Trainer-driver Mark Steacy shipped four freshman trotting fillies to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening for the second Grassroots event of the season, and the Lansdowne, ON resident went home with one Grassroots trophy, two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish. Steacy's successful evening started in the first $24,000 Grassroots division when

2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2010|

Major Herbie aiming to climb the OSS ranks Wednesday

ELORA, ON — Ontario's precocious two-year-old trotting colts head back to Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Aug. 4 for the second $130,000 Gold Final of their young careers, and owner Dan McCann is hoping Major Herbie comes up with another steady performance. The son of Here Comes Herbie and Independent Dame scored an upset victory

2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2010|

Royal Artist battles to Grassroots win in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Royal Artist held on for a neck victory in the second last $24,000 Grassroots division at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, posting the quickest mile of the seven hard fought three-year-old pacing colt contests. Taking full advantage of Royal Artist's advantageous post position, driver Robert Shepherd fired the gelding along the

2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2010|

Keeling trainees land Post 1 for Monday’s Gold Elims

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Trainer Mike Keeling will place the Number 1 saddle pad over the backs of two freshman trotting fillies on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, but the Cambridge, ON resident says the similarities between the fillies end with their starting position. Pedigree, purchase price, size, attitude, ability — Miss Janine and Walked Into

2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00July 29, 2010|

Clements hopes homebred has the speed to stay the course

SUDBURY, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting colts are headed to Sudbury Downs on Sunday afternoon for Grassroots action and Peter Clements is hoping P C La Mousse can deliver another steady performance in his second provincial outing. The homebred son of Mr Lavec and Balladeer finished third in his July 15 Ontario Sires Stakes

2010-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2010|

Major Herbie grabs Gold Elimination win in Elora

ELORA, ON — Arthur, ON resident Wayne Henry hustled two-year-old trotting colt Major Herbie down the stretch to eke out a victory in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening. Starting from Post 3 in the nine horse field, Henry settled his young charge into third through the

2010-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2010|

Rested Broadies Song looking for second OSS victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Broadies Song heads into Saturday night's Gold Eliminations atop the three-year-old pacing colt standings, and trainer-driver Rick Zeron is expecting the gelding to treat Mohawk Racetrack fans to another strong performance. "We're looking for big things from him this weekend," notes Zeron, who conditions the pacer for breeder Stephen Scarff of Halifax,

2010-07-27T00:00:00-04:00July 27, 2010|

Local filly hoping to prove handicappers wrong Friday

OTTAWA, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway handicappers have assigned Majestic Mountains the longest odds of the competitors in the second two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event on Friday evening, but facing down overwhelming odds is something the youngster has been doing since birth. "She was very disappointing at birth," says breeder Catherine Stewart of Carp, ON.

2010-07-26T00:00:00-04:00July 26, 2010|

Daylon Hot Rod aiming for speed in Sarnia Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario's high speed three-year-old pacing colts are headed to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, July 29 for the third Grassroots event of their season, and Ailsa Craig, ON resident Dan Morrissey is hoping Daylon Hot Rod finds a little more success over the Sarnia oval than he did in his Ontario Sires