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2011-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2011|

Daylon Magician earns third Gold Final trophy

ELORA, ON — Racing over an off track for a second straight week did not deter Daylon Magician from adding a third Gold Final trophy to his collection on Friday evening at Grand River Raceway. As in the elimination round, Mother Nature did not cooperate with the three-year-old trotting colts, who had to compete over

2011-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2011|

Plan comes together for Lindsey and Keystone Orion

DUNDAS, ON — Trainer Don Lindsey gave up his chance at Grassroots glory for a shot at Gold Series success and the move paid off in spades on Friday evening as two-year-old trotter Keystone Orion emerged victorious in Gold Final competition at Flamboro Downs. Starting from Post 2, Keystone Orion kept his cool as the

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Miss Paris bids field adieu in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Miss Paris made her debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes program with a five length victory in last week's Gold Elimination at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and the two-year-old trotting filly cemented her status as a late season contender with a matching effort in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final. Nine fillies lined up behind

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Two-year-old colt pace Gold Elimination not required

TORONTO, ON — Six eligible two-year-old colt pacers were entered this morning (Thursday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Monday, October 3rd at Woodbine 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

2011-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2011|

Defy Time already a champion to Downey

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As the Grassroots season draws to a close with Saturday's $800,000 championship event at Mohawk Racetrack, Ian Downey is content with the accomplishments of three-year-old trotting filly Defy Time. "She's been a real sweetheart," says the trainer. "I tell you, when they can win 10 or 12 races in their sophomore year,

2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|

Sophomore pacers looking for a little luck Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Brush With Royalty may not have won a Grassroots race before last week's Semifinal, but trainer James Dean says it was not for lack of trying. "She tries, that's one thing about her," says Dean, who will harness Brush With Royalty on Grassroots Championship night at Mohawk Racetrack this

2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|

Prodigal Seelster dominates Gold Final field

ELORA, ON — If it is true that there are �horses for courses', then Prodigal Seelster owns Grand River Raceway. Making the third appearance of his career at the Elora oval on Wednesday evening, the three-year-old pacing colt sprinted away from a field of his peers to a five length victory in a track record

2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|

Eagle Canada aiming for another consistent effort Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Only 10 three-year-old trotting fillies will compete in one $40,000 Gold Elimination at Windsor Raceway on Sunday, and trainer Gregg McNair is hoping Eagle Canada can extend the consistent streak that has seen her advance to the final of every stake she has contested since June. "She's been in all stake races,

2011-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2011|

Rockwood resident has two hopefuls in Grassroots Final

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last fall Bill Manes bought a share in two yearlings, and on Saturday evening the Rockwood resident will be in the enviable position of having two horses to cheer for when both Life Signature and Red Carpet Dude parade onto Mohawk Racetrack for the freshman pacing colt Grassroots Final. "These are the

2011-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2011|

Circles expecting fierce Gold Final battle Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Circles will be looking to retain her Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, but Woodlawn resident John Smith is pretty sure scoring a second win over his local oval will be tougher than earning the first. "She'll have her work cut out for her. It