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2015-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2015|

Waples teams up with Hall of Famer for pair of Grassroots wins

Driver Randy Waples captured a pair of three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots events at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening with horses trained by one of his harness racing heroes. "Growing up in this business, he's the guy that everybody always wants to drive for, so when you find yourself lucky enough to be driving for him

2015-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2015|

Tight race at the top in freshman trotting filly division

On Thursday evening the two-year-old trotting fillies hit the halfway point in their Grassroots season and Toss It Back edged out to a narrow lead in the division point standings with her second straight win. Lining up at Post 8 on the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate, driver Phil Hudon sent Toss It Back straight to

2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2015|

Colt bounces back from allergic reaction to triumph in Grassroots

After having his early season derailed by allergies, two-year-old trotting colt Willyorwonthe finally found his way to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. The colt and driver Mike Saftic of Campbellville, ON fired away from Post 8 in the last $18,000 Grassroots division and reeled off fractions of :28.2,

2015-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2015|

Gold Series wins cap off remarkable weekend for Menary

Even before his three-year-old pacing geldings Robert Hill and J Js Delivery swept the Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, trainer Dave Menary was having a pretty amazing weekend. �I'm pretty pumped. I wasn't at the races tonight myself. I was watching them at home on TV, because yesterday morning I had a

2015-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2015|

Mohawk hosts Ontario Sires Stakes celebration Saturday

Mohawk Racetrack fans can get into the winner's circle this Saturday during the Ontario Sires Stakes "Be A Winner" contest. The Campbellville oval hosts two Gold Series divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, and the second $105,000 division will see a "Be A Winner" semi-finalist assigned to each horse. Each semi-finalist and one

2015-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2015|

Four first-timers visit Grassroots winner’s circle at Mohawk

Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event for the three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night and there were four first-time visitors to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle. Nationalize captured the first Grassroots division, sprinting from the back field in the last quarter to post a two and one-quarter length score in 1:52.3. Brown Binny

2015-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2015|

Brother’s advice proves a winner for Guelph resident

Guelph resident Anthony MacDonald took his brother's advice about an equipment change on two-year-old trotting filly Onatopp, and it paid off with a Grassroots victory at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening. "I was stubborn; I didn't want to put the hopples on her. I felt that, the few times that I put them on

2015-07-23T00:00:00-04:00July 23, 2015|

Waples returns to the race bike for filly worth waiting on

Ron Waples piloted two-year-old trotting filly Devils Advocate to a Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, but the Hall of Fame horseman says his assignment to the Jack Darling trainee's race bike could be a temporary one. "Well when we were training her down, and I'd just started working for Jack, we

2015-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2015|

John Campbell strikes Gold in first Georgian Downs appearance

Hall of Fame driver John Campbell made his first appearance at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, making the trip up from his New Jersey home to partner two-year-old trotting colt Tony Soprano in Ontario Sires Stakes action. "I got to Grand River last year, and this is my first trip to Georgian Downs," said Campbell,

2015-07-21T00:00:00-04:00July 21, 2015|

Thatsoveryverynice and Twin B Thong repeat in Gold Series

Two weeks after Thatsoveryverynice lowered the Ontario Sires Stakes record at Mohawk Racetrack, the two-year-old pacing fillies returned to the Campbellville oval for their second Gold Series event and delivered another set of impressive performances. Kicking off the Monday evening program, the first $70,000 division saw L A Delight make a successful transition from the