2020-10-27T16:16:36-04:00October 27, 2020|

First Johnston Cup title for trainer Shawn Steacy

Last fall Shawn Steacy capped off his first season as head trainer of the Steacy family’s harness racing operation with a runner-up finish in the Johnston Cup point standings, 15 points behind four-time winner Gregg McNair. This season the Brantford, ON resident turned the tables on McNair, holding a narrow lead through the postseason to

2020-10-18T04:38:00-04:00October 18, 2020|

Super Final Night 2020 one for the record books

Super Final Night 2020 delivered a spectacular finale to the Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, complete with a dead heat, photo finishes, thrilling stretch duels and impressive individual performances. Pemberton claimed the three-year-old trotting colt title with a commanding three and three-quarter length victory in the seventh of

2020-10-16T15:56:27-04:00October 16, 2020|

McIntosh and Jamieson hoping for more Super Final luck Saturday

Bob McIntosh started his first horse in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 1983 and has won a total of 11 Super Finals since they were introduced in 2000. On Saturday, Oct. 17 at Woodbine Mohawk Park the Hall of Fame horseman will be looking to make it an even dozen when he sends out

2020-10-14T17:01:43-04:00October 14, 2020|

Lampman Cup achievement significant to McClure

Bob McClure will steer several favourites in Saturday’s (Oct. 17) $2 million Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but even before the starting gate swings open for the first final the Rockwood resident has achieved a goal that has been in his sights since his Ontario Sires Stakes driving debut. After a back and forth

2020-10-11T01:19:09-04:00October 11, 2020|

Grassroots stars shine at Woodbine Mohawk Park

Woodbine Mohawk Park showcased Ontario’s top Grassroots competitors on Saturday night and the division stars were shining bright as six of the eight $75,000 championships were captured by favourites, including defending champions Lovedbythemasses and Mayhem Hanover. In the three-year-old trotting colt showdown, Lovedbythemasses and driver Mike Saftic took control heading for the half and never

2020-10-09T23:03:53-04:00October 9, 2020|

Tattoo Artist scores Gold win number five in London

Sent off as the heavy favourite in Friday’s $155,600 three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series division, Tattoo Artist rewarded The Raceway at Western Fair District fans with a two length victory in 1:53.2. Driver Bob McClure hustled Tattoo Artist away from Post 1, but Sylvain Filion had a heavier foot on the accelerator from Post 4

2020-10-08T23:36:40-04:00October 8, 2020|

Threefiftytwo and Pemberton wrap up Gold season with wins

Just hours after winning a Gold Series division with two-year-old trotting colt Macho Martini, driver Bob McClure and trainer Luc Blais were back in the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle on Thursday evening with the colt’s three-year-old stablemate Threefiftytwo. Lining up at Post 5 in the first of two $104,800 Gold Series divisions at Woodbine

2020-10-08T20:49:35-04:00October 8, 2020|

Macho Martini bounces back with fourth Gold win

Macho Martini returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Flamboro Downs with an effortless 1:58.1 score in the lone $157,200 two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division. “I was actually a little bit concerned. I’ve never gone with him over a half. Luc’s (Blais) got a tight half-mile turn on

2020-10-08T14:43:03-04:00October 8, 2020|

Second Bruiser proving trainer right with Grassroots success

When two-year-old pacing gelding Second Bruiser steps in behind the starting gate in Saturday’s $75,000 Grassroots Championship at Woodbine Mohawk Park, he will be looking to make good on a prediction owner/trainer Vernon Cochrane made eight months ago. “I said from the very start, like the first month I had him, I was like this

2020-10-07T00:24:06-04:00October 7, 2020|

Top fillies firing on all cylinders heading into Super Final

Trotting fillies were in the spotlight at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Oct. 6 as both the two and three-year-olds wrapped up their Ontario Sires Stakes regular season with a pair of Gold Series divisions. Fan favourite Imextraspecial battled to a neck victory in the first $105,600 two-year-old trotting filly Gold division, catching pacesetter Dashing