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2014-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2014|

Grassrooters Celebrate Canada Day

While most of Canada prepares to celebrate the nation's birthday tomorrow, there will be some fireworks on the racetrack at Mohawk where six $18,000 divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action for three-year-old pacing colts will face the gate. This is always one of the most exciting and competitive divisions of the OSS and tomorrow

2014-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2014|

Gold Handed Out At Mohawk’s OSS Anniversary Celebration

Boomboom Ballykeel, Jet Airway, and Victor Bayama posted victories in the three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings that were featured on Saturday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack. Boomboom Ballykeel, who won the 2013 Metro Pace at Mohawk, zoomed to a 1:50.3 effort in the first division, giving

2014-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2014|

Glamour Boys Return To Gold Action

With a break in action between Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events for three-year-old pacing colts, several of the regular competitors stepped up to compete with the upper echelons of this division in Grand Circuit action over the past few weeks. Among those was Boomboom Ballykeel, the winner of last year's $683,000 Metro final at Mohawk

2014-06-26T00:00:00-04:00June 26, 2014|

Trotting Colts Invade Mohawk For Grassroots

Earlier this week driver James MacDonald notched his 1,000th career victory and he hasn't taken long to add to that total including two wins in the six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old trotting colts tonight at Mohawk. His first win was courtesy of Razor Ramone who overcame post ten to go wire

2014-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2014|

Counting On Cliffy

When Meadowview Cliffy scored his first lifetime victory at Georgian Downs on June 14, it helped brighten a rather dismal week for his owner and breeder Charlie Reid of Meadowview Farms in Orono, Ontario. Just two days earlier, Reid was forced to have Cliffy's mother, Meadowviewprincess, put to sleep due to a tumour on her

2014-06-24T00:00:00-04:00June 24, 2014|

Jitterbug & P L Hercules Strike Gold

Jitterbug and P L Hercules overcame the sloppy racing conditions tonight at Mohawk to capture their respective $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting colts. In the first division it last year's leading money winner among this group, Muscle Matters, making his first 2014 start, who grabbed early control for Mario Baillargeon and

2014-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2014|

Ole Jack Hoping For Some Magic

Last year Chris Christoforou schooled the young trotting colt Ole Jack Magic for trainer Jerry Duford and owner/breeder Joanne Wray and when he stepped off the bike he told the pair "I think you guys have another good one." Longtime partners Wray and Duford of Campbellville, Ontario, have campaigned several good trotters over the years

2014-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2014|

My Secret Belle & Sudoku Capture Gold

Joe Hudon, Canada's O'Brien Award winner as Horseman of the Year two decades ago, showed he still has the touch tonight at Mohawk, winning the second and fastest of two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies with a filly he trains, owns and bred. In that division longshot Jokes Jet was

2014-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2014|

The Shadow Play Show

When the three-year-old pacing fillies kick off their 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold season on Monday night at Mohawk, one sire is predominant among the two $105,000 divisions. Shadow Play is the sire of seven of the elite fillies, which isn't surprising considering he absolutely dominated this division last year with his starters earning a

2014-06-19T00:00:00-04:00June 19, 2014|

Sophomore Pacing Fillies Kick Off Grassroots Season

It certainly proved a worthwhile trip from Bowmanville to Mohawk Racetrack tonight for trainer/owner Dave Snowden. He had a pair of his homebred filies competing in two of the seven $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies and they finished first and second in their respective events, the first of the season