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2019-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2019|

Filion carves out golden path for Century Farroh

Century Farroh delivered his second Gold Series victory of the season with an impressive effort at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. In spite of starting from Post 12 in the second tier, driver Sylvain Filion was able to map out a clear path to the winner's circle for the three-year-old pacing colt. With Stag

2019-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2019|

Grassroots a highlight of Canada Day at Dresden Raceway

For the past five years the Ontario Sires Stakes program has been featured on Dresden Raceway's popular Canada Day program and this Monday the half-mile oval will play host to four Grassroots divisions of three-year-old trotting fillies. Tyler Borth will steer Luckyjohanna in the second Grassroots division and Dresden Raceway's leading driver expects the Eli

2019-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2019|

MacDonald and Steacy take top billing in Grassroots action

Driver James MacDonald and trainer Shawn Steacy teamed up for two wins and two seconds in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday night. The duo kicked off the Grassroots program in the fourth race with fan favourite Moonshine Kisses, who took command of the race before the halfway marker and

2019-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2019|

HIP contribution for single Gold Series divisions set at $150,000

Today the Standardbred Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) Administration Committee announced that the 2019 HIP contribution to Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series events with a single division will be $150,000, plus starting fees. The Standardbred HIP Committee's decision goes into effect immediately and the single three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park

2019-06-24T00:00:00-04:00June 24, 2019|

Favourites flawless in Gold Series action Monday

There were no surprises at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night as fan favourites Forbidden Trade and Southwind Avenger delivered impressive victories in the second Gold Series event of the three-year-old trotting colt season. In the first $107,200 division driver Bob McClure eased favourite Forbidden Trade away from Post 1 and was content to watch

2019-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2019|

Zorgwijk Tim trots to track record on Legends Day card

Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts laid down some impressive miles in Grassroots action on Clinton Raceway's Legends Day program Sunday, capped off by a track record for Zorgwijk Tim. "He raced good, he got lucky though," said trainer Lyle MacArthur of Zorgwijk Tim's 1:58.1 record-setting effort. "He still went in 1:58.1, he went a real good

2019-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2019|

Boadicea roars to Ontario Sires Stakes record

A beautiful summer night greeted the three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday as they assembled at Woodbine Mohawk Park for their second Gold Series event, and the clear skies and fast track resulted in a record setting performance by division leader Boadicea. Starting from Post 6 in the second $106,400 Gold Series division, driver Jonathan Drury

2019-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2019|

McNair scores Grassroots driving double

Driver Doug McNair captured a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening, guiding Swift Ally and Sporty Tori to victory over a rain-soaked oval rated two seconds slower than normal. Both three-year-old pacing fillies were sent off as favourites by Woodbine Mohawk Park fans and McNair opted for

2019-06-05T00:00:00-04:00June 5, 2019|

High priced colt Esa finds his way to Grassroots win in Elora

Three-year-old trotting colt Esa's path to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle was a winding one, but the youngster finally made it with a 1:58.4 effort in the first $22,800 Grassroots division at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening. Sold for $145,000 at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, the regally bred youngster encountered his

2019-06-04T00:00:00-04:00June 4, 2019|

Novices take a star turn in Grassroots action Tuesday

When the three-year-old trotting fillies gathered at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening for the first Grassroots event of their season it was the novices who had the key to the winner's circle. In the first $23,150 Grassroots division driver James MacDonald of Guelph, ON tucked Class Angel in behind early leader Vindaloo Hanover and