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2014-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2014|

Clinton Track Record Lowered In Grassroots Action

The 2014 racing season at Clinton Raceway came to a close on Sunday afternoon (August 31), and six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions were contested on the program. The star of those races was Thinkofagameplan, who moved into sole possession of the top spot in the Grassroots point standings with a 1:57 track record

2014-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2014|

Rookie Pacing Colts Anchor Clinton’s Closing Card

Clinton Raceway will end their 2014 racing season this Sunday with a jammed packed card which includes Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action for two-year-old pacing colts, the track's 34th annual Charity Drivers' Challenge and a fundraiser for Childcan. The eight drivers participating in the drivers' challenge, Trevor Henry, Bruce Richardson, Ryan Holliday, Chris Christoforou, Jody

2014-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2014|

Grassroots Three-Peat for Dana Dearest

Four $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots tests for three-year-old pacing fillies were held on Monday night (August 25) at Mohawk Racetrack, and Dana Dearest remained hot as she picked up her third consecutive Grassroots victory. Driven by Chris Christoforou, it looked like Dana Dearest was up against it inside the final sixteenth as Mea Lilley

2014-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2014|

Torches Star Pads Her Lead In OSS Grassroots

Torches Star maintained her position atop the leaders in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for three-year-old trotting fillies with a comfortable victory in one of five $18,000 divisions tonight at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Kadabrina and Gord Brown grabbed control early in that split and hit the quarter in :28.3. She was passed by Wings

2014-08-24T00:00:00-04:00August 24, 2014|

Seaforth Breaks Track Record in Grassroots at Georgian

Eight $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots contests for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers were staged on Sunday night (August 24) at Georgian Downs, and the last of those eight splits saw a new track record of 1:52.2 turned in by Seaforth. Driven by Mike Saftic, Seaforth was up to grab the lead away from Pan

2014-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2014|

Mystical Wishes Vies For Fourth Straight

Trainer Tony Alagna is best known for his skill as a trainer of pacers thanks to the exploits of champion Captaintreacherous who was scheduled to compete in an elimination tonight at Mohawk for the Canadian Pacing Derby, Canada's oldest harness stake race, but was scratched earlier today due to sickness. However, Alagna still has eight

2014-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2014|

Southwind Luna Fastest in Grassroots at Georgian

There were five $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night (August 23) at Georgian Downs, and the last split was the quickest as Southwind Luna toured the five-eighths mile oval in 1:54. With driver Billy Davis Jr. calling the shots, Southwind Luna was in the lead through panels of

2014-08-22T00:00:00-04:00August 22, 2014|

OSS Fillies Highlight Earl Rowe Undercard

On Saturday night Georgian Downs' signature event, the $100,000 Earl Rowe Memorial Trot will anchor their card which also features five $18,000 divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots for two-year-old pacing fillies. The impact of the OSS program can be seen in the field for the Earl Rowe as four of the starters are

2014-08-21T00:00:00-04:00August 21, 2014|

Triumphant Return To Rideau For Harper Blue Chip

"He impreses me every time I sit behind him, I can't ask any more than what he does. He's very efficient. I love this horse; he's very easy to drive and that makes my job a lot easier." That was driver Sylvain Filion praising Harper Blue Chip moments after their victory in the second of

2014-08-20T00:00:00-04:00August 20, 2014|

OSS Birthday Party Shifts East

The season long 40th birthday party for the Ontario Sires Stakes Program shifts to the most eastern track in the province, Rideau Carleton Raceway, on Thursday evening. Fans purchasing race programs will receive a free OSS Anniversary t-shirt and birthday cupcakes will be served. Patrons will also be treated to some great action on track