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2017-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2017|

Clinton fans give John Campbell a legendary send off

Harness racing fans turned out in droves on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Clinton Raceway's Legends Day and the final drive of Ailsa Craig native John Campbell. "Good crowd today, the weather cooperated, it's great, great for the industry," said Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh. "John deserves it." The autograph session with Campbell and his

2017-07-28T00:00:00-04:00July 28, 2017|

On Legends Day, driver Bob McClure is a fan first

Three Grassroots divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies will serve as the warm-up act on Clinton Raceway's highly anticipated Legends Day program this Sunday, July 30. Driver Bob McClure will steer one filly in each of the $18,450 Grassroots divisions and will also compete in five other races, but the young reinsman admits the event he

2017-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2017|

Kadabra Queen scores second straight Gold win at Mohawk

Local filly Kadabra Queen went to the top of the two-year-old trotting filly class with her second straight Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. Starting from Post 2 in the second $98,000 Gold division, driver Scott Coulter of Brantford, ON settled Kadabra Queen in behind fan favourite Sorceress Seelster and watched as

2017-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2017|

Percy Bluechip and Big Thong repeat in Gold action

Round two of the freshman pacing filly Gold Series division was identical to round one as Percy Bluechip and Big Thong captured their second straight victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Off her Canadian and Ontario Sires Stakes record mile in the July 9 season opener at Georgian Downs, Percy Bluechip was sent off

2017-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2017|

Filion triples, Waples and Team McNair double in OSS showcase

Ontario's elite three-year-old trotters and pacers were showcased at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday and Milton resident Sylvain Filion guided three of his eight mounts to victory in their respective Gold Series divisions. Filion, currently the leading driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) and a four-time winner of the year-end Lampman Cup award, got things

2017-07-21T00:00:00-04:00July 21, 2017|

Darling trainees impress in Grassroots filly feature

Pacing fillies were in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening with three Grassroots divisions for the sophomore lasses and five for their novice counterparts. Trainer Jack Darling harnessed two starters, both two-year-old pacing fillies, and the Cambridge, ON resident made two visits to the Mohawk winner's circle. Darling trainee Write Me A Song

2017-07-21T00:00:00-04:00July 21, 2017|

Ontario’s elite trotters and pacers primed for battle Saturday

A total of $779,200 will be up for grabs at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night as the Campbellville oval showcases the best of the Ontario Sires Stakes sophomore crop. Pacers and trotters, colts and fillies will line up behind the Mohawk starting gate in nine Gold Series divisions. "All the best three-year-olds are there," said

2017-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20, 2017|

Well-traveled Jimmy Freight wins first Ontario start

Sixty-six freshman pacing colts invaded Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening and delivered impressive performances in two Gold Series and five Grassroots divisions. Phantom Seelster opened the program with his second Grassroots victory, sprinting down the stretch to a 1:52.3 triumph. Pretty Handsome finished two lengths back in second and P H Hippie was two more

2017-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2017|

Henry, MacDonald and Steacy all double up in OSS at Grand River

Driver Trevor Henry guided a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots glory at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, capturing the second and third of five $15,600 divisions. Climbing onto the race bike behind Hilarious Honey for the third time this season, Henry was immediately impressed by the improvement in the filly's gait since

2017-07-18T00:00:00-04:00July 18, 2017|

Novice trotting colts seize Grassroots victories at Mohawk

Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event of the season for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and both Ontario Sires Stakes trophies went home with first time winners. The first $18,800 division saw Jula Downton, a winner in the July 8 Grassroots season opener, sent off as the fans' top choice. As the