Current News for October '19
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Win an OSS sweatshirt!
October 18 - Correctly predict the sale price of each dayís top seller at the London Selected Yearling Sale and you could win an Ontario Sires Stakes sweatshirt!
Forbidden Trade defends Super Final title
October 12 - If power, desire and intelligence are the traits of a champion, all three qualities were on vivid display during Saturdayís $1.8 million Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Recipe for a Super Final champion: power, desire, smarts
October 10 - On Super Final night, Saturday, Oct. 12 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, each Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division has been whittled down to the very best. Post position will matter, and racing luck may play a role, but when it comes down to which horse is crowned champion the deciding factor is often something that is not so easily measured.
After tardy arrival, McNair steers trio of Grassroots Champions
October 5 - Driver Doug McNair almost missed Saturday nightís Grassroots Championships at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but when the Guelph resident finally arrived he went straight to the winnerís circle, a trip he would make two more times before the $600,000 championships were over.
Season on the line, Denali Seelster and Beach Blanket Book deliver
October 4 - Only 10 horses advance to the Super Final and when they lined up behind the starting gate at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday night neither Denali Seelster nor Beach Blanket Book was among the 10.
Henry locks up third Lampman Cup title
October 3 - Trevor Henry has had the Lampman Cup title within sight half a dozen times since he last claimed it, only to lose out when his peers came up with big nights in the post season, but this year the driver has a stranglehold on top spot in the point standings heading into Saturday nightís $600,000 Grassroots Championships at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Wine Rack Hanover and Warrawee Vicky cruise to victory
October 2 - Scoring her second straight Gold Series victory on Wednesday evening at Flamboro Downs, Wine Rack Hanover has established herself as one of the two-year-old trotting fillies to watch heading into the post season.
HP Royal Theo adds a Gold win to his resume
October 1 - HP Royal Theo rebounded from an uncharacteristic break in his last start to post an impressive victory in the second of two $106,400 two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening.
Alicorn romps to record equalling effort
September 30 - Two-year-old pacing filly Alicorn wrapped up the Gold Series regular season on Monday evening with another impressive effort over the Woodbine Mohawk Park oval, matching her Ontario Sires Stakes record with a spectacular late sprint.
Top OSS driver Henry triples in Grassroots Semi-Finals
September 28 - Trevor Henry arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park for Saturdayís three-year-old Grassroots Semi-Finals with an almost insurmountable lead in the Ontario Sires Stakes driverís standings and the Arthur resident boosted his point tally with three victories.
OSS freshmen were on fire at Mohawk Park Friday
September 27 - It was a speed show at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night as all eight of the freshman Grassroots Semi-Final winners equalled or bettered their personal best times.
Sports Flix may need a little luck to maintain Grassroots crown
September 26 - On Saturday night the three-year-olds are headed to Woodbine Mohawk Park for their $160,000 Grassroots Semi-Finals and pacing filly Sports Flix is the only freshman champion with a shot at defending her title.
Trotting stars pad their point tally in final Gold Leg
September 26 - Ontarioís top three-year-old trotters wrapped up their Gold Series regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening and division stars Bright Eyes M and Forbidden Trade padded their division leading point totals.
Shawn Steacy hoping to continue the family win streak
September 25 - Shawn Steacy heads into Friday nightís two-year-old Grassroots Semi-Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park sitting second in the Ontario Sires Stakes trainer standings, just four points behind leader Gregg McNair.
Temperamental fillies find the winnerís circle at Mohawk Park
September 24 - Jula Shes Magic and Wine Rack Hanover arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening sitting in a tie for fifteenth in the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Series standings.
Major Bay triumphs in his Gold Series debut
September 23 - Neither of the favourites in Monday nightís two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series divisions enjoyed their trip around Grand River Raceway, but Major Bay and Threefiftytwo thoroughly enjoyed all of the Elora ovalís amenities, including the winnerís circle.
Sunny Dee crushes OSS and Flamboro Downs records
September 22 - Ontarioís top three-year-old pacing fillies waged an epic battle at Flamboro Downs on Sunday night as they wrapped up their Gold Series regular season in a single $158,000 division.
Henry pads Lampman Cup lead with Grassroots double
September 20 - Trevor Henry wrapped up the Grassroots regular season with two wins at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night, padding his lead atop the Ontario Sires Stakes driver standings.
Freshman fillies sharp heading into Semi-Finals
September 19 - Ontarioís two-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening.
Splurge On Me romps to Grassroots win number three
September 17 - Splurge On Me tallied her third Grassroots win on Tuesday evening as the three-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Colts deliver with post season on the line
September 16 - For both Night Watchman and Mayhem Hanover, Monday nightís Grassroots event at Woodbine Mohawk Park was a must win situation.
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.