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2018-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2018|

Steacy strikes early in defence of Johnston Cup title

Mark Steacy earned his second straight Johnston Cup award as the Ontario Sires Stakes program's leading trainer in 2017, and the horseman tallied two wins in support of a third title in the three-year-old pacing filly Grassroots opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday, May 31. Steacy trainee Hello Love went off as the favourite

2018-05-28T00:00:00-04:00May 28, 2018|

A night of firsts in trotting colt Gold Series opener

Upsets were the name of the game as the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening. The favourites in both $97,200 Gold Series divisions made early mistakes that left the door open for their less celebrated peers, and Jula Downton and Tinas Majesty took

2018-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2018|

Percy Bluechip and Big Thong cruise in London Gold Leg

Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies opened their Gold Series season in front of the appreciative crowd gathered for Saturday's Camluck Classic card at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Fan favourites Percy Bluechip and Big Thong were easy victors in their respective divisions, sailing around the half-mile oval to one-length victories in 1:54.3 and 1:55.2.

2018-05-20T00:00:00-04:00May 20, 2018|

Ontario Sired colts sharp in provincial debut

Ontario's three-year-old trotting and pacing colts served up five impressive performances on the $425,000 Confederation Cup program at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, May 20. Super Final champion Western Passage picked up where he left off at the end of last season with a gritty 1:53.4 victory in the second $66,400 Gold Series division. Parked outside

2018-05-17T00:00:00-04:00May 17, 2018|

Ontario Sires Stakes stars debut on Confederation Cup card

For the second straight year the Ontario Sires Stakes program will kick off its season during Flamboro Downs' $425,000 Confederation Cup program, this Sunday, May 20. Both the three-year-old trotting colts and pacing colts will open their provincial campaigns at the Dundas oval on Sunday, with the trotters battling for Grassroots glory in Races 1