Archives for August '16
Sheer Talent proves trainer correct, wins first Grassroots trophy
August 30 - After a fierce battle down the Georgian Downs stretch on Tuesday evening, local filly Sheer Talent rewarded her connections’ faith with her first Grassroots victory.
Grateful Wallace earns first Ontario Sires Stakes trophy of 2016
August 30 - When Ben Wallace lost eight two-year-olds in the January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre, the Puslinch resident expected to spend the summer stakes season watching from the sidelines.
Sheer Talent hoping for breakout performance on her local oval
August 29 - Georgian Downs will wrap up its 2016 live racing schedule on Tuesday by giving fans an opportunity to visit the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle.
Freshman pacing colts put on Grassroots speed show at Mohawk
August 29 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted a trio of Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts on Monday and fans were treated to three personal best efforts by winners Mc Mach, Bet On Brett and Tymal Peacemaker.
First-time Grassroots winners emerge at Georgian Downs
August 28 - The second straight night of Ontario Sires Stakes action at Georgian Downs featured five $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Muscle Hustle demolishes trotting colt record at Georgian Downs
August 27 - Trainer Per Henriksen and driver Chris Christoforou, Jr. had a golden map to the winner’s circle at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, sweeping both $105,000 Gold Series divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
Jamieson scores pair of Grassroots wins at Georgian Downs
August 23 - Driver Jody Jamieson made the trip to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening to drive a quartet of three-year-old pacing colts in their second last regular season Grassroots start and scored two wins, one second and one third.
Shanghai Sugar, P L Kahluaa pad their Grassroots point tally
August 22 - Two fresh faces and two repeat winners took home Grassroots hardware from Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening as the Campbellville oval welcomed back the talented two-year-old pacing fillies.
Hudon wins pair of Grassroots divisions on 70th anniversary card
August 21 - Driver Phil Hudon captured a pair of Grassroots divisions at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, guiding three-year-old trotting geldings Tough Get Going and Magic Missions to victory on the half-mile oval’s 70th anniversary card.
Goodwill Hanover earns Gold in spite of change in routine
August 21 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured performers on the second half of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s Family Day double header Sunday and the distaffers delivered impressive efforts in three Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions.
Fresh from their American invasion, fillies take Gold at Mohawk
August 18 - Over the last month, three-year-old trotting fillies Caprice Hill and Flowers N Songs have battled the best fillies in North America, bringing home one win and three seconds between them from the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial, the historic Hambletonian Oaks and the Moni Maker Stake.
Southwind General aims to use Grassroots as launching pad
August 17 - Southwind General made his career debut in the third of three $18,000 Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening and may make his second start against North America’s best two-year-old pacing colts.
Cranky filly earns a Grassroots win at Mohawk
August 16 - A moment of pique almost cost Stuck In My Spanks a Grassroots trophy at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, but the two-year-old trotting filly mounted a remarkable recovery to earn her first Ontario Sires Stakes win.
Freshmen engage in epic Gold Series battles at Mohawk Friday
August 13 - For the second straight night Mohawk Racetrack showcased Ontario’s top two-year-olds, and the trotting colts and pacing fillies put on an impressive display of speed and tenacity on the Friday evening program.
Three time runner-up Zorgwijk Rocket gets a win at Hiawatha
August 13 - Hiawatha Horse Park celebrated the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Saturday, hosting three divisions of two-year-old trotting colts in their fifth Grassroots event.
Brown guides Sports Authority to first Grassroots win
August 13 - Fierce weather systems rolled across Ontario on Saturday, but at Kawartha Downs it was the province’s best three-year-old pacing colts that were lighting up the five-eighths mile oval.
Ontario Sires Stakes celebration at Hiawatha Horse Park Saturday
August 12 - Ontario Sires Stakes action arrives at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening with three $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts and six OSS prize draws for fans.
Colt hoping Kawartha Downs fans not the only OSS winners Saturday
August 11 - Six divisions of talented three-year-old pacing colts will battle at Kawartha Downs on Saturday and one lucky Ontario Sires Stakes fan will be in the centre of the action.
Sports Column and Streakavana repeat in Gold action at Mohawk
August 11 - Freshman pacers were in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the Campbellville oval hosted two $105,000 Gold divisions for the colts and four $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the fillies.
OSS trotters rewrite Grand River Raceway record book
August 10 - Four divisions of Ontario Sired trotting talent arrived at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening and proceeded to tear up the half-mile oval’s record book.
Carroll and McIntosh team up for pair of Grassroots wins at Georgian
August 9 - Driver Alfie Carroll and trainer Bob McIntosh captured two of four Grassroots divisions for the freshman pacing colts at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.
Pair of Grassroots wins part of MacDonald’s grand slam
August 9 - James MacDonald had scorched through four races before he took his foot off the accelerator at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Henry nets a Grassroots driving hat trick at Mohawk Monday
August 8 - Driver Trevor Henry went on a tear at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday night, winning three of five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Betting Line makes it seven straight at Georgian Downs
August 7 - Georgian Downs hosted the three-year-old pacing colts and trotting fillies in Gold Series action on Sunday evening and the Innisfil crowd were witness to four impressive performances, including the seventh straight victory by North America Cup champion Betting Line.
Byron and Bax dominate Grassroots at Hanover
August 6 - Trainer John Bax and driver Steve Byron teamed up to win three of four $18,000 Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening.
Hudon scores Grassroots double at Mohawk Friday
August 5 - Driver Phil Hudon guided a pair of three-year-old pacing fillies to Grassroots victory at Mohawk Racetrack Friday, on an evening that he recorded a driving hat trick.
McNair hoping Hab Faith keeps her cool at Hanover Saturday
August 4 - After trips to Innisfil, Campbellville and Elora to watch Hab Faith compete in the Ontario Sires Stakes, Walkerton resident Gwen McNair is looking forward to catching the two-year-old trotting filly in action at Hanover Raceway on Saturday.
Quick recovery, and a little luck, propel Mass Production to the top
August 4 - Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting colts invaded Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and Mass Production posted the quickest mile of the three Gold and two Grassroots divisions.
Tougher Than Ever hoping for rebound performance in Ottawa
August 3 - Rideau Carleton Raceway rolls out the red carpet for Ontario’s best two-year-old trotting colts on Thursday, August 4, hosting two $18,000 Grassroots divisions and three $70,000 Gold Series battles.
Filion, Blais and Determination sweep two Gold divisions at Mohawk
August 2 - A power outage curtailed Mohawk Racetrack’s Tuesday evening program, but before the Campbellville oval cancelled its last two races the freshman trotting fillies lit up the racing surface in a trio of $70,000 Gold divisions.
Divas Image and L A Delight set national season’s marks, in turn
August 1 - Grand River Raceway’s enthusiastic Industry Day crowd lent their full support to the three-year-old pacing fillies competing in a pair of Gold Series divisions on Monday afternoon, propelling first Divas Image and then L A Delight to Canadian season’s records.