2020-08-29T18:07:51-04:00August 29, 2020|

Locally owned Top Of The Bar impressive in Grassroots win

Locally owned freshman trotting filly Top Of The Bar delivered an impressive performance at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29 to earn her second Grassroots victory of the season. Starting from Post 2 with driver Bob McClure in the race bike, Top Of The Bar settled in third as A Blue Blood led the field

2020-08-28T19:51:47-04:00August 28, 2020|

One month before Finals, Prospect Series competition heating up

With the first half of the Prospect Series season in the books, competition is heating up for a spot in the finals at Grand River Raceway on Friday, Sept. 25. Radical J J currently has an eight point lead atop the two-year-old trotting filly division after a win at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Aug.

2020-08-27T13:36:05-04:00August 27, 2020|

Local fillies looking for bounce back efforts in Grassroots Saturday

Hanover Raceway kicks off two straight weeks of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Saturday, Aug. 29 with three divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies battling for a total of $66,650. The first $22,450 division goes postward in Race 2 and trainer Mark Etsell is hoping Top Of The Bar can bounce back from sickness to add

2020-08-25T23:18:59-04:00August 25, 2020|

Freshman trotting colts finding their groove in Grassroots

Three divisions of two-year-old trotting colts were in the spotlight at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Aug. 25, competing for a total of $70,150 in the fourth Grassroots leg. Driver Mike Saftic and Lifelong Wish kicked things off in the first $23,500 Grassroots split. Starting from Post 2, Lifelong Wish got a pocket trip behind

2020-08-25T00:26:29-04:00August 25, 2020|

MacDonald victorious in return to OSS action

Driver James MacDonald returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Monday, Aug. 24 at Woodbine Mohawk Park and found his way right back to the winner’s circle with three-year-old pacing filly Mary Kat. The pair lined up at Post 5 in the second $23,150 Grassroots division and got away smartly behind fan favourite Mach

2020-08-22T17:44:19-04:00August 22, 2020|

Grassroots double for McClure at Hiawatha

Hiawatha Horse Park welcomed the two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, Aug. 22 for four $23,000 Grassroots divisions and driver Bob McClure kicked off the program with wins in the first two splits. Starting from Post 1 in the first division, McClure and Next Big Thing got away second behind Lil Red Sportsstar, who led the

2020-08-21T23:52:10-04:00August 21, 2020|

Henry sweeps Gold Series with freshman sons of Shadow Play

When Trevor Henry arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Aug. 21 he was expecting to drive division leading Desperate Man in the second of two $107,200 Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts. He did not have a drive in the first Gold division. Fortunately for Henry, Jack Darling had just learned that

2020-08-20T23:45:47-04:00August 20, 2020|

Fashion Frenzie and Macho Martini sharp in Gold Series

Two-year-old trotting colt Fashion Frenzie made the leap from the Grassroots to the Gold Series on Thursday, Aug. 20 and sailed around the Woodbine Mohawk Park oval to his fourth straight victory. Coming off a track record performance in the July 25 Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park and seven-length victories in overnight action at

2020-08-20T15:52:08-04:00August 20, 2020|

Leg 5 of sophomore pacing filly Prospect Series now Sept. 3

The three-year-old pacing filly Prospect Series event originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Flamboro Downs has been changed to Thursday, Sept. 3 at Flamboro Downs. The box for the Sept. 3 event, Leg 5, will close Monday, Aug. 31 at 10 am. The Prospect Series is open to two and three-year-olds sustained to the

2020-08-20T00:03:32-04:00August 20, 2020|

Gold Series trotters make history in Elora

Fans that tuned into the Grand River Raceway program on Wednesday, Aug. 19 were treated to not one, not two, but three record setting performances by Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting fillies and three-year-old trotting colts. Fox Valley Liza kicked off the speed show in the first $107,200 two-year-old trotting filly Gold Series division. Starting from