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2011-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2011|

Grassroots victory comes in pairs at Hiawatha

SARNIA, ON — Last season's top driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, Scott Zeron, made a leap up the 2011 standings with a pair of victories in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday. In the first two-year-old pacing filly division, Zeron guided fan favourite Grins Little Flirt to a 1:55.4 victory, taking

2011-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2011|

Jamieson says Warrawee Needy nowhere near his limit

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Carl Jamieson is not sure how fast Warrawee Needy can pace, but he does know that, so far, the two-year-old colt has not broken a sweat en route to the winner's circle. "Jeez, I don't know, he can go pretty fast," says the trainer, who will harness the brawny pacer for the

2011-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2011|

YS Gold Star hoping to shine in Gold Final Sunday

DUNDAS, ON — After delivering impressive performances in last week's elimination round, Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing fillies return to Flamboro Downs on Sunday for their first $130,000 Gold Final. Elimination winner YS Gold Star will be hampered by the outside Post 8 in Sunday's final, but driver Sylvain Filion thinks the Armbro Deuce daughter might

2011-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2011|

Flawless fillies ready for Grassroots battle in Dresden

DRESDEN, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting fillies are back in Grassroots action on Sunday afternoon at Dresden Raceway and four of the contenders will be aiming to extend a two-race unbeaten streak in the provincial program. "There's some nice fillies. When they get them all together, they're a pretty good bunch," says Wheatley, ON

2011-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2011|

China Pearls hoping to earn a ticket to the Gold Rush

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's most talented trotters and pacers are rushing to Georgian Downs this Saturday, July 2 for seven $40,000 Gold Series Eliminations. The three-year-old colts and fillies will be vying for a return invitation to Innisfil for the track's signature event — Gold Rush — on July 9, which features four $130,000 Gold

2011-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2011|

Stratford owner hoping for return on investment Friday

WOODSTOCK, ON — Of the 46 freshman pacing colts heading to Woodstock Raceway for Friday's Grassroots season opener, Tye Seelster commanded the highest price at auction last fall. Stratford resident Victor Hayter shelled out $70,000 to purchase the son of Camluck and The Patriot at the Forest City Yearling Sale, and so far the long

2011-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2011|

Gelding playing for Grassroots glory Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing colts kick off their Grassroots season at Mohawk Racetrack on Canada Day, and trainer Mike Brealey is hoping Playin Time delivers an effort worthy of celebration. The son of Camluck and Then Again competed in the Ontario Sires Stakes program last season, but failed to land a top

2011-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2011|

Warrawee Needy not lacking in speed

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — On Monday evening Warrawee Needy proved that the buzz generated by his first lifetime start was completely warranted. Starting from Post 3 at Mohawk Racetrack, the two-year-old pacing colt and driver Jody Jamieson sat contentedly in third spot as Machal Angelo led the field of Gold Elimination contenders to a :12.4 opening

2011-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2011|

Filly hoping Oil Springs Line leads to OSS success

SARNIA, ON — If you were driving through Oil Springs last fall, you might have met Apach Of Luck and one of her owners out for a Sunday drive. The pair would have caught your eye, because Apach Of Luck is a Standardbred pacing filly and Dennis and Doug Belan's �ride' was a metal jog

2011-06-26T00:00:00-04:00June 26, 2011|

Class Of O Nine impressive in OSS debut

FLAMBORO, ON — This year's crop of two-year-old pacing fillies opened their Ontario Sires Stakes season at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, with Class Of O Nine laying down the quickest mile of the three $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Coming off a 1:56.3 victory in her qualifying effort at Mohawk Racetrack on June 17, Class Of