Current News for August '18
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First Grassroots hat trick for driver Scott Young
August 18 - Scott Young had the keys to the Kawartha Downs winner’s circle on Saturday, steering a trio of three-year-old pacing fillies to Grassroots victory.
Gold wins spark reflection and celebration
August 16 - Sophomore trotting fillies were the stars of the show at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening, competing in a pair of Gold Series divisions, and while one filly’s connections were ready to celebrate the others were headed straight back to work.
Stag Party scorches around Grand River in record time
August 15 - On Wednesday evening the top two-year-old pacing colts and fillies in Ontario made Grand River Raceway their stage for the second straight week, and Stag Party wrote his name in lights with a commanding track, Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record performance in the second Gold division.
Grassroots colts sharp at Georgian Downs
August 14 - Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts and geldings put on a show for Georgian Downs fans on Tuesday night, competing in six Grassroots divisions.
Royalty For Life colts sweep the Grassroots in Sarnia
August 11 - Sons of first-year sire Royalty For Life swept the two-year-old trotting colt and gelding Grassroots divisions at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening.
Jamieson makes good on second chance aboard Cambridge Kate
August 10 - When the two-year-old trotting fillies returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park for their third Gold Series event on Friday evening, driver Jody Jamieson had an opportunity to make amends for a decision he made in the July 15 season opener.
Okeanos gives Mayotte a golden birthday gift
August 9 - Roger Mayotte has been expecting big things from Okeanos since the gelding arrived in his barn last October and on Thursday night the two-year-old trotter put all the pieces together and gave the Mississauga resident a trip to the Gold Series winner’s circle for his birthday.
Ontario Racing announces two new Ontario Sired series for fall
August 9 - Ontario Racing, in partnership with Woodbine Mohawk Park, The Raceway at Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs today announced two new Late Closing stakes for Ontario Sired two and three-year-old horses.
Trio of maidens earn Grassroots laurels
August 7 - Ontario’s two-year-old trotting fillies hit the midway point in their Grassroots season on Tuesday evening and, once again, three new faces graced the Woodbine Mohawk Park winner’s circle.
Neon Moon lowers track record on sizzling Industry Day card
August 6 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies were part of Grand River Raceway’s annual Industry Day celebrations on Monday and Neon Moon set the tone for the afternoon’s festivities with a track record effort in the first $18,800 Grassroots division.
McNair wins six of 10 at Clinton Raceway Sunday
August 5 - Doug McNair delivered a dominant performance at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, capturing two of four Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and four overnight events.
Four straight for Jimmy Freight
August 4 - Balmy temperatures set the stage for fast miles at Woodbine Mohawk Park during the Campbellville oval’s Civic Holiday celebration Saturday night, and none of them were faster than the 1:48.3 clocked by Jimmy Freight in his fourth straight Gold Series victory.
Head-turning Ontario Sires Stakes debut for Royal Rob
July 31 - For the second night this week the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings demonstrated a serious level of skill in Ontario Sires Stakes competition, this time in three Grassroots divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park.