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News - September 2014

2014-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2014|

Rookie Trotters Fight The Fog In Gold Series At Mohawk

Three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for two-year-old male trotters were staged on Tuesday night (September 30) at Mohawk Racetrack. Heavy fog rolled in throughout the card, leaving those watching with a clear view of only the first division. That opening split was won by 6-1 shot Rise Up Rise Up (Mike Saftic),

2014-09-30T00:00:00-04:00September 30, 2014|

Riveting Rosie’s Remarkable Return

Riveting Rosie was the standout two-year-old trotting filly in Canada last season but she struggled for that same dominance this year � until recently that is. The three-year-old daughter of Muscle Mass has had to overcome a number of issues this season including some nasty cuts to her back legs from a training accident prior

2014-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2014|

Gaining Trust Pays Off For Luck O The Irish

Luck O The Irish, one of the top two-year-old trotting colts in the Ontario Sires Stakes program this year, took some time before he relaxed for owner/breeder June Durand and her husband, Tom, who handles the colt's training and driving. "He had some trust issues and it took him several months to get over them,"

2014-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2014|

Skippin By Collects More Gold at Flamboro

A big pot of $150,000 was up for grabs in a single Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series event for three-year-old filly pacers on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs, and it was won by Skippin By and driver Randy Waples in 1:52.4. Jakardez (Trevor Henry) took the field of eight through opening-half fractions of :26.3 and

2014-09-29T00:00:00-04:00September 29, 2014|

Hanover Boys Double Up In OSS Gold

Two-year-old pacing colts bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, the undefeated Reverend Hanover and the bargain yearling Drachan Hanover, captured both $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions tonight at Mohawk. The final division saw the lightly raced Reverend Hanover extend his unbeaten record to three with another impressive effort. In that split Mike Saftic and Seaforth

2014-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2014|

The Season Of Sportswriter

The main story to emerge from this year's Ontario Sires Stakes rookie pacing division is the dominance of sire Sportswriter whose first crop of colts and fillies have been admired from the moment they stepped on the racetrack. There is often a buzz among horse racing industry folks when a new sire's first crop are

2014-09-27T00:00:00-04:00September 27, 2014|

Exciting Conclusion To OSS Grassroots Season

The top performers in this year's Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program faced off in eight $50,000 Finals tonight at Mohawk. The competitiveness of each division was evident in the exciting races which saw both favourites and longshots victorious. The following are recaps of each final. Two Year Old Trotting Fillies � Second Sister "I pulled

2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2014|

Bob’s Grassroots Brigade

Bob McIntosh is a rarity amongst those competing in the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Not only does he train one of the largest stables to compete in the popular provincial program, he is also the co-owner and breeder on virtually all of his colts and fillies. What's also impressive is that in many cases he

2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00September 26, 2014|

Jet Airway Hits A Grand Slam

Jet Airway's Ontario Sires Stakes record for the year is now a perfect four-for-four following a 1:50.1 tally in the first of two $105,000 Gold Series tests for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday night (September 26) at Mohawk Racetrack. Three Of Clubs was the winner of the other division. With Randy Waples at

2014-09-25T00:00:00-04:00September 25, 2014|

Stubborn Belle & Danielle Hall Take Gold

Stubborn Belle cruised to a new life mark in the first and fastest of two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies tonight at Mohawk. Danielle Hall captured the other division. Amoureuse Hanover and Doug McNair grabbed the lead early in the first test and got the girls by the opening marker