Current News for June '17
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Four wins for nephew Filion a fitting tribute to a legend
June 22 - Thursday, June 22 was an emotional day for harness racing driver Sylvain Filion. In the early morning hours the Milton, ON resident learned that his uncle, the legendary horseman Herve Filion, had passed away after a prolonged illness.
McNairs notch win and second in Grand River Grassroots
June 19 - Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair picked up one win and one second in four Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening.
Filly taking a different path to OSS success than her big brother
June 13 - While three-year-old trotting filly Literally may not be poised to follow in the footsteps of her illustrious elder brother Dont Rush, the Dustin Jones trainee earned her second Ontario Sires Stakes trophy with a Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Investment in patience nets Reid a Gold Series win
June 9 - April and May did not unfold quite the way Paul Reid had hoped, but the trainer is hoping Sweet Of My Heart’s Gold Series victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening signals a change in fortune for his three-year-old trotting filly contingent.
Jones earns a Grassroots double at Mohawk Tuesday
June 6 - Trainer Dustin Jones opened the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots season with victories in the first two divisions, but the Waterdown resident is hoping Tuesday’s contest at Mohawk Racetrack will be the only time this season Try Try Again and Northern Major earn him a Grassroots double.
Soiree Seelster gives partners a pair of Gold Series trophies
June 1 - With two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for sophomore pacers in the books, trainer Tony O’Sullivan is batting .500, taking home two of four trophies awarded.
Gottalovemyshadow firing on all eight cylinders in Grassroots debut
May 29 - Three-year-old pacing filly Gottalovemyshadow picked the perfect time to deliver a peak effort, posting her first lifetime victory in the $19,500 Grassroots opener at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Happy Trio’s owners on cloud nine after Gold win in London
May 26 - Happy Trio lived up to his name in Friday’s sixth race at The Raceway at Western Fair District. The three-year-old pacing colt put broad smiles on the faces of his three owners as he cruised to an impressive victory in the second of two $95,600 Gold Series divisions.
Steacy, Filion honoured during OSS season opener
May 25 - As part of the Ontario Sires Stakes season opener on Sunday, May 21 trainer Mark Steacy and driver Sylvain Filion were honoured for their 2016 Johnston and Lampman Cup victories. As the three-year-old trotting and pacing colts kicked off the Confederation Cup program at Flamboro Downs, Steacy and Filion were presented with commemorative Citizen Eco-Drive watches from Ontario Racing Executive Director Rob Cook.
Rosberg triumphs in OSS season opener at Flamboro Downs
May 21 - Three-year-old trotting colt Rosberg won the first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season at Flamboro Downs on Sunday and was immediately promoted to the head of the class in trainer Julie Walker’s stable.
OSS season opens on Confederation Cup night at Flamboro Downs
May 19 - The 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes season will kick off on Sunday, May 21 at Flamboro Downs as part of the Dundas racetrack’s $460,600 Confederation Cup program.
Ontario’s best three-year-old trotting colts and geldings will highlight the Confederation Cup pre-show, competing in the Gold Series season opener.