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2017-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2017|

Ontario Sires Stakes double for leading reinsman Roy

Driver Louis-Philippe Roy piloted two Ontario Sires Stakes winners at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening during a sophomore trotting colt contest that saw all three winners collect their first-ever Gold Series trophy. Roy's first victory came in the second $67,200 Gold division with LMC Mass Gem, who survived a tough trip to secure his second

2017-06-26T00:00:00-04:00June 26, 2017|

MacDonald and McNair pilot fillies to Gold glory in Elora

James MacDonald climbed onto the race bike behind Future Headlines for the first time at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and piloted the three-year-old pacing filly to her first victory of the year in a personal best 1:54.1. Starting from Post 2 in the first of two $95,600 Gold Series divisions, MacDonald was able

2017-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2017|

Four wins for nephew Filion a fitting tribute to a legend

Thursday, June 22 was an emotional day for harness racing driver Sylvain Filion. In the early morning hours the Milton, ON resident learned that his uncle, the legendary horseman Herve Filion, had passed away after a prolonged illness. Hours later Sylvain Filion was at Mohawk Racetrack, where he was scheduled to drive in nine of

2017-06-19T00:00:00-04:00June 19, 2017|

McNairs notch win and second in Grand River Grassroots

Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair picked up one win and one second in four Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening. The Guelph, ON residents kicked things off with a runner-up finish in the first $18,800 division, as fan favourite Shewearsthepants was nabbed at the wire by Manhattan Play. The three-year-old pacing

2017-06-13T00:00:00-04:00June 13, 2017|

Filly taking a different path to OSS success than her big brother

While three-year-old trotting filly Literally may not be poised to follow in the footsteps of her illustrious elder brother Dont Rush, the Dustin Jones trainee earned her second Ontario Sires Stakes trophy with a Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. A Justice Hall half-sister to two-time Ontario Sires Stakes division champion Dont Rush,

2017-06-09T00:00:00-04:00June 9, 2017|

Investment in patience nets Reid a Gold Series win

April and May did not unfold quite the way Paul Reid had hoped, but the trainer is hoping Sweet Of My Heart's Gold Series victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening signals a change in fortune for his three-year-old trotting filly contingent. Heading into Thursday's contest Reid trainees Sweet Of My Heart, Holiday Promise and

2017-06-06T00:00:00-04:00June 6, 2017|

Jones earns a Grassroots double at Mohawk Tuesday

Trainer Dustin Jones opened the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots season with victories in the first two divisions, but the Waterdown resident is hoping Tuesday's contest at Mohawk Racetrack will be the only time this season Try Try Again and Northern Major earn him a Grassroots double. "We might give both them colts a start in

2017-06-01T00:00:00-04:00June 1, 2017|

Soiree Seelster gives partners a pair of Gold Series trophies

With two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for sophomore pacers in the books, trainer Tony O'Sullivan is batting .500, taking home two of four trophies awarded. The Cambridge, ON resident earned his second piece of Gold Series hardware at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening when three-year-old pacing filly Soiree Seelster slipped up the inside