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News - July 2013

2013-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2013|

Momara moves to head of freshman pacing filly class

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Momara jumped to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots division with a commanding victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. In rein to Doug McNair, Momara took command of the race before the halfway marker and pulled away from her peers to a ninth length triumph in a personal best

2013-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2013|

Condren scores Grassroots hat trick at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — Veteran reinsman Steve Condren piloted three sophomore trotting fillies to Grassroots victory at Kawartha Downs on Saturday, July 20. After being absent from the Ontario Sires Stakes rankings while he battled cancer in 2011 and 2012, the Milton resident is back on familiar ground this season, currently hovering just below the top

2013-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2013|

Hunch Man makes impressive debut in Hanover

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway was invaded by two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, July 20 and the novices put on an impressive show in 10 Grassroots divisions. Mount Forest resident Ryan Holliday helped local favorite Hunch Man find his way to the winner's circle in the sixth race. Holliday and the Santanna Blue Chip son

2013-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2013|

Mayberry and Miss Liv ready for rematch in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — An impressive line-up of two-year-old trotting fillies is headed to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 23 for the second leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series. The first $42,000 division features a rematch from the season opener as winner Miss Liv and runner-up Mayberry prepare for another fierce battle. In the

2013-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2013|

Moore thrilled with freshman Challenge results

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While lightning circled around Campbellville on Friday evening, the top two-year-old pacers in the province lit things up at Mohawk Racetrack in the first Ontario Sires Stakes Mid-Summer Challenge. Two-year-old pacing colt Arthur Blue Chip delivered an outstanding effort in the $150,000 pacing colt challenge, coming on in the stretch to claim

2013-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2013|

Two Doors Down still perfect in Grassroots action

ELORA, ON — Driver Brad Forward and trainer Gerard Demers teamed up to capture two Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events at Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 19. The horsemen, both from Cambridge, kicked off their winning weekend with Tag Up And Go in the fourth $12,857 division. Forward tucked the three-year-old trotting colt in

2013-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2013|

Moore having fun with his Shadow Play freshmen

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — During Shadow Play's exceptional racing career Dr. Ian Moore called the pacer one of the toughest horses he had ever worked with, so when the stallion's first crop of Ontario yearlings went on the auction block last fall the Guelph resident was willing to invest some money. Moore and his partners purchased

2013-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2013|

Showdown on the Grand River oval Monday

ELORA, ON — Guelph residents Bjorn "Bernie" Noren and Garth Gordon are readying trotting colts Hope For Justice and Aggressive for an early season showdown at Grand River Raceway on Monday, July 22. Both colts were victorious in their divisions of the Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack on July 4 and would like

2013-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2013|

Fillies aim to maintain their steady style Monday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rockwood resident Barry Treen arrives at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 22 with a pair of two-year-old pacing fillies that have been knocking at the door in the Grassroots Series. In her first two Grassroots starts Wishful Luck delivered a runner-up result. At Georgian Downs on July 2 the Eagle Luck daughter

2013-07-17T00:00:00-04:00July 17, 2013|

Wallace hopes filly is up to the challenge Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ben Wallace watched Yoselin Seelster post a runner-up finish in the July 1 Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack and when the Milton resident heard the two-year-old pacing filly was for sale he stopped by Patrick Shepherd's barn to have a closer look. The filly passed Wallace's initial inspection and he