Current News for September '19
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Gagnon and Fontaine score pair of Grassroots wins in Hanover
September 14 - Driver Guy Gagnon and trainer Dany Fontaine teamed up to win two divisions of the two-year-old trotting colt Grassroots season finale at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night.
Century Farroh prevails in fifth straight Gold test
September 13 - His rivals took a run at him on Friday night, but three-year-old pacing colt Century Farroh proved up to the challenge and wrapped up the Gold Series regular season with a perfect record of five wins in five starts.
Southwind Frost sharp in regular season finale
September 12 - Southwind Frost picked up his second straight win in Grassroots action as the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings wrapped up their regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening.
Clutch win for Premier Cabernet in Grassroots finale
September 10 - Premier Cabernet went into Tuesday nightís regular season finale needing a win to extend her Grassroots season and the three-year-old pacing filly delivered, keeping a head in front of rival Kylie Seelster for a 1:52.2 victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Henry and McIntosh combine for Grassroots double
September 9 - Driver Trevor Henry and trainer Bob McIntosh teamed up to win two of five Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening.
Scorched Romance steps up in Elora Grassroots
September 4 - Scorched Romance kicked off the Ontario Sires Stakes action at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, cruising to a three and three-quarter length victory in the first of five $22,800 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Lovedbythemasses trots to top spot in Grassroots standings
September 3 - Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted the fourth Grassroots Leg for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and there was not much movement in the point standings as all four $23,500 divisions went to colts sitting among the top 10 point earners.
Nearly perfect Sugartown top of the pacing colt class
September 2 - Ontarioís talented three-year-old pacing colts wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night and Sugartown picked up his fourth win in the provincial program to finish atop the division standings.
Rivalries and records highlight Clintonís season finale
September 1 - Clinton Raceway wrapped up its 2019 season on a high note Sunday afternoon with the 39th annual Charity Driverís Challenge and four $22,800 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Tall Dark Stranger romps to second Gold win
August 31 - On a big Saturday night of stakes racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park Ontarioís top two-year-old pacing colts delivered a trio of impressive performances in Gold Series action.
Alicorn dazzles in second record setting effort
August 30 - On Friday evening two-year-old pacing filly Alicorn rewrote the Ontario Sires Stakes history books for the second time this summer, rocketing around Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:50.3 for her second Gold Series victory.
Breeders hoping to benefit as Grand Circuit action heats up
August 27 - Each year Tammy McNiven enrolls every member of the Twinbrook Farms broodmare band in the Ontario Resident Mare program.
Powerful Chris crushes the Rideau Carleton track record
August 25 - Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted a battle of the three-year-old pacing filly heavyweights on Sunday evening and fans were treated to a championship display in the $158,000 Gold Series division.
Grassroots hat trick for Saftic on Balanced Image night
August 24 - Driver Mike Saftic piloted three freshman pacing fillies to victory in Grassroots action at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening.
Steacy hoping for a little luck on Balanced Image night
August 23 - On Saturday, Aug. 24 Ontarioís talented two-year-old pacing fillies will gather at Hanover Raceway for six $22,000 Grassroots divisions, part of the Grey County ovalís annual Balanced Image Final night.
First time Grassroots winners keep their dreams alive
August 19 - Heading into Monday nightís Grassroots event at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the pressure was on the three-year-old trotting colts. With just two regular season events left on the calendar, colts below the current cut off for the top 20 needed to accumulate points or face the possibility of not advancing to the post season.
Century Farroh, P L Jill deliver superstar efforts in Innisfil
August 18 - Ontarioís top three-year-old pacing colts co-headlined Sundayís Family Day event at Georgian Downs ó sharing top billing with the older trotters competing in the Honourable Earl Rowe Invitational Trot ó and they delivered a blockbuster performance in the $156,400 Gold Series event.
McNair and McClure double up in Grassroots action
August 17 - Drivers Doug McNair and Bob McClure split the three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions down the middle on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, McNair taking the first two and McClure the second pair.
Tall Dark Stranger adds a Gold win to his collection
August 16 - Tall Dark Stranger made his debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening and padded his growing resume with a seemingly effortless three length victory in 1:51.2.
Freshman pacing colts sharp in third Grassroots Leg
August 15 - Ontarioís talented two-year-old pacing colts put on a good show at Woodbine Mohawk Park Thursday as three of the youngsters paced to personal best efforts winning their Grassroots divisions.
Karma Seelster reigns supreme at Grand River Raceway
August 14 - Battle Of The Belles champion Karma Seelster returned to Grand River Raceway for Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and picked up her third straight win at the Elora oval.
Perfect record for Teddys Littleangel at Georgian Downs
August 13 - Three-year-old trotting filly Teddys Littleangel made the second trip of her career to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening and delivered the same result as she did in last summerís debut, an open length victory in Ontario Sires Stakes action.
Hambletonian champion thrills fans with Gold Series win
August 12 - Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening and pushed his lifetime earnings over $1 million with his second Gold Series win of the season.
MacDonald records driving hat trick in Clinton
August 11 - The trip to Clinton proved worthwhile for reinsman James MacDonald on Sunday as he notched a driving hat trick, with two of the wins coming in Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Fresh faces grace Grassroots winnerís circle in Sarnia
August 10 - Five divisions of freshman trotting fillies stepped to centre stage at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening, competing for a total of $117,500 in the third Grassroots Leg of their season, and a trio of fillies scored their first-ever victories in the Ontario Sires Stakes event.
Filion and Svanstedt have golden touch with trotters
August 9 - Two-year-old trotting fillies took centre stage at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday and for the second straight evening driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Ake Svanstedt struck Gold with a first-time Ontario Sires Stakes starter.
Commanding win gives Port Perry top billing
August 8 - Port Perry took sole control of top spot in the two-year-old trotting colt standings with his second Gold Series victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening.
Hiawatha Horse Park hosts Grassroots fillies Saturday
August 7 - Ontario Sires Stakes excitement arrives at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday, Aug. 10 with five divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies competing in their third Grassroots Leg.
Division leader Fit Bitt delivering on his early promise
August 6 - Division point leader Fit Bitt kicked off the third Grassroots Leg for the two-year-old trotting colts at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening, battling to his second straight victory in the Ontario Sires Stakes program.
Grassroots colts impress Industry Day fans
August 5 - Grand River Raceway fans were treated to a sun-soaked afternoon for the Elora ovalís annual Industry Day program on Monday, Aug. 5 and Ontarioís talented three-year-old pacing colts kicked things off with the first of five Grassroots divisions.
Century Farroh battles to third Gold victory
August 2 - Century Farroh reaffirmed his position as king of the three-year-old pacing colt class with his third Gold Series victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening.