2021-08-30T23:49:12-04:00August 30, 2021|

Rubys Are Nice sparkles in Grassroots victory

Sophomore trotting filly Rubys Are Nice returned to the Grassroots program on Monday, Aug. 30 and found her way to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle for the first time in her career. Lining up at Post 7 behind the Woodbine Mohawk Park starting gate, driver James MacDonald hustled Rubys Are Nice out to an

2021-08-25T22:46:39-04:00August 25, 2021|

HP Mama B and Imextraspecial rip up records in Elora

Grand River Raceway fans were treated to a gorgeous August evening and a pair of sizzling performances by the three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday, Aug. 25. At post time the Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record was 1:55.4, set by Bright Eyes M at Grand River Raceway in 2019 and equalled by Massive Flirt at

2021-08-25T11:46:44-04:00August 25, 2021|

Grand Circuit another avenue to rewards for Ontario breeders

Grand Circuit action gets under way in Ontario this week and the province’s Standardbred breeders stand to profit if their Ontario Bred progeny achieve success against the best trotters and pacers in North America. All breeders who enrolled their broodmares in the 2018 and 2019 Ontario Resident Mare Program (ORMP) will be eligible for the

2021-08-25T00:18:51-04:00August 25, 2021|

Sweet Soul David widens Grassroots lead

Sweet Soul David jumped out to a commanding lead in the three-year-old trotting colt standings with his third Grassroots victory in the first of three $21,000-plus divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Driver Louis-Philippe Roy fired the fan favourite away from Post 4 and Sweet Soul David led the field through fractions

2021-08-23T22:53:52-04:00August 23, 2021|

Fashion Frenzie channels his energy into a Gold win

Fashion Frenzie returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Aug. 23, capturing the lone $155,600 three-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division. Starting from Post 3 in a field of six rivals, driver Louis-Philippe Roy and Fashion Frenzie found themselves three-wide heading into the first turn as Day At

2021-08-23T00:11:08-04:00August 23, 2021|

Team Hensley tops in Gold Series action in Ottawa

Ashleigh and Ed Hensley swept the three-year-old pacing filly Gold Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 22 as Jody got her first win at the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s top level and Scarlett Hanover earned her third. First onto the Rideau Carleton oval for Team Hensley was Jody, who lined up at

2021-08-22T00:05:07-04:00August 22, 2021|

Third Gold win for Bulldog Hanover produces a puzzle for Darling

Bulldog Hanover scored his third Gold Series win at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Aug. 21, beating five rivals to the wire in a personal best 1:49. Sent off the favourites in the lone $154,800 three-year-old pacing colt Gold division, driver Jody Jamieson of Guelph, ON eased Bulldog Hanover away from Post 2 and settled

2021-08-21T02:42:17-04:00August 21, 2021|

Trotting fillies impress, McNairs dominate in Friday’s OSS action

Woodbine Mohawk Park fans were treated to an Ontario Sires Stakes smorgasbord on Friday, Aug. 20 with a pair of $100,000-plus Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies and three $23,850 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts. Dabra Day kicked things off in the first $101,400 Gold Series split with a front end

2021-08-20T00:18:02-04:00August 20, 2021|

Just another night on the town for Duly Resolved

Duly Resolved has won all four races he has entered, but trainer John Bax still gets nervous every time the two-year-old trotting gelding steps onto the racetrack. “I’m pretty nervous watching him race. I don’t know how much is there, so far it’s been enough, but I don’t know,” said Bax. “I don’t even know

2021-08-18T00:45:32-04:00August 18, 2021|

Millar Farms sweeps two-year-old pacing filly Gold Leg

Driver James MacDonald, trainer Nick Gallucci and owner-breeder Millar Farms of Stouffville, ON swept the third leg of the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (Aug. 17) as Silver Label and Prohibition Legal turned in impressive performances. Silver Label was first out of the gate for the Millar Farms team,