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

Seawind Hercules hoping for top finish at local oval

HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway will be flooded with two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, July 20 as the popular Grey County oval hosts 10 Grassroots divisions. Seawind Hercules makes just his second Grassroots start on Saturday, but comes into the race off an impressive runner-up finish in the July 6 event at Georgian Downs. Paisley

2013-07-16T00:00:00-04:00July 16, 2013|

Darling lands four freshmen in Mid-Summer Challenge

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As temperatures climb across Ontario, so does anticipation for this Friday's $400,000 Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack. Cambridge resident Jack Darling will start two youngsters in each of the freshman pacing filly and pacing colt Challenges and is looking forward to seeing how his prot�g�s stack up against the cream of the

2013-07-16T00:00:00-04:00July 16, 2013|

Local fillies looking to step up Saturday

FRASERVILLE, ON — With all but one of the division point leaders absent from Saturday's Grassroots contest at Kawartha Downs, the three-year-old trotting fillies currently tied for second will be looking to make hay while the sun shines. Fathers Amiga finished one-half length back of Swishnflick in the June 20 season opener at Mohawk Racetrack,

2013-07-15T00:00:00-04:00July 15, 2013|

Arthur resident readies trio of Grassroots hopefuls

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicks off two action-packed weeks of stakes action this Friday, July 19 with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. The three-year-old trotting colt contest is the first of three Ontario Sires Stakes events the Elora oval will host in the coming weeks, culminating with another Grassroots event

2013-07-15T00:00:00-04:00July 15, 2013|

Filion scores pair of Grassroots wins

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last year's Ontario Sires Stakes driving champion Sylvain Filion piloted a pair of two-year-old trotting colts to Grassroots victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 15. The Milton resident made his first appearance in the winner's circle following the third Grassroots division, guiding Northern Idol to a surprising one and one-half length

2013-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2013|

Bee A Magician is the best in the world

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — After six victories in Ontario, three-year-old trotting filly Bee A Magician shipped to The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey for Saturday night's $265,500 Del Miller Memorial. The filly, owned by Ottawa resident Mel Hartman and his partners Herb Liverman and David McDuffee of Florida, had already bested some of North America's

2013-07-13T00:00:00-04:00July 13, 2013|

Division leaders impress Georgian Downs fans

INNISFIL, ON — Chelseas Chance, Lenny Mac, Majestic Jewel and Muscle Girl impressed Ontario Sires Stakes fans with victories in the Grassroots season opener, and the two-year-old trotting lasses did it again at Georgian Downs on Saturday night. Chelseas Chance kicked off the Grassroots action with a commanding five and one-half length victory in 1:58.4,

2013-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2013|

Performing Art jumps to head of freshman filly class

OTTAWA, ON — Neither of the early season Gold Series winners were able to replicate their success at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11, allowing Performing Art to leapfrog up to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly division standings. Performing Art tailed Alibi Seelster to a runner-up finish in the July 1 season

2013-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2013|

McNair stable firing on all cylinders

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just over a month into the Ontario Sires Stakes season reigning Johnston Cup champion Gregg McNair has jumped out to an early lead in the race to defend his title. The Guelph resident currently has 94 points, 38 more than his closest competitor Richard Moreau, and will be looking to add a

2013-07-10T00:00:00-04:00July 10, 2013|

Early season showdown at Georgian Downs Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies are heading to Georgian Downs for an early season showdown on Saturday, July 13. Three division winners from the July 6 Grassroots season opener at Kawartha Downs will square off in the fourth $18,000 division this weekend. While Majestic Jewel, Muscle Girl and Lenny Mac currently share top