Archives for August '17
Gold fillies sparkle on four-win night for McNairs
August 29 - Fillies trained by Gregg McNair now sit first and second in the three-year-old pacing filly point standings as Action Majesty and The Joy Luck Club triumphed in their respective Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Moore’s four win afternoon highlighted by Grassroots double
August 27 - Clinton Raceway hosted its last Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Sunday afternoon and reinsman Tyler Moore captured two freshman pacing colt Grassroots divisions and added a pair of overnight wins to his tally for the driving grand slam.
Victories at Georgian Downs move fillies up the point standings
August 27 - Georgian Downs wrapped up its 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a trio of $19,500 Grassroots divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday evening.
Local colts shine in Grassroots on Balanced Image Night
August 26 - Just three weeks after finishing fourth in the Dream Of Glory Final, Yo Yo Mass returned to Hanover Raceway and scored an effortless Grassroots victory to open the stakes action on Balanced Image Night.
Lady Bubbles and Shower Play move to top of point standings
August 24 - Lady Bubbles scored her third straight Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday, August 24 to move into a tie atop the two-year-old pacing filly point standings.
Darling, Waples and Filion double up in stakes action Sunday
August 20 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts kicked off the Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot program at Georgian Downs on Sunday evening and trainer Jack Darling picked up two more Grassroots trophies to add to his collection.
Gillis and McClure hoping for success in Innisfil Sunday
August 19 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts will light up Georgian Downs on Sunday evening in advance of the Innisfil oval’s signature event, the $75,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot.
Feisty Percy Bluechip scores third straight Gold win at Mohawk
August 19 - Two-year-old pacers were in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, competing in four Gold Series divisions worth a total of $390,400.
Kadabra Queen remains perfect after three Gold events
August 18 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the two-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Friday evening and the novices put on an impressive show in a trio of Gold Series divisions.
Trotting fillies follow divergent paths to Gold Series victory
August 17 - Fresh off a runner-up performance in the Hambletonian Oaks, Magic Presto returned to Ontario Sires Stakes competition at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday and cruised to her second Gold Series win of the season.
Team Moore takes two Grassroots at Grand River
August 16 - Seven of this year’s Battle of Waterloo hopefuls returned to Grand River Raceway on Wednesday and four of the two-year-old pacing colts went home with the result that had eluded them in the Elora oval’s signature event.
C Mary and Treasures Pearl edge up Grassroots standings
August 15 - A pair of $19,150 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies served as an appetizer for the third leg of the World Driving Championship at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.
Darling and Jamieson double up in Grand River Grassroots
August 14 - Just one week after they faced off in the Battle of the Belles Final, Grand River Raceway welcomed back the two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night for five Grassroots divisions worth a total of $93,650.
Bax hoping it’s onward and upward for Hudsons Ya Ya
August 14 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second leg of the World Driving Championship on Monday evening and Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies showed off their skills to the international audience in four $19,150 Grassroots divisions.
Try Try Again sets track record in OSS action at Rideau
August 13 - Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to an impressive display of speed and skill as the Ontario Sires Stakes arrived in the nation’s capital on Sunday evening.
Perfect trip gives Henriksen Grassroots win at his hometown oval
August 12 - Dagfin Henriksen returned to Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening and guided his two-year-old trotter North And South to an Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots victory, the gelding’s second of the season.
Connections hope local edge separates Grassroots trotters
August 11 - Stormont Ventnor and North And South will be lined up one in front of the other in the first $19,150 Grassroots division at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and the connections of both two-year-old trotting geldings are hoping their insider knowledge of the Peterborough oval lands them in the winner’s circle.
Ontario Sires Stakes colts invade Ottawa oval Sunday
August 11 - Ontario’s best three-year-old trotting colts and geldings will roll into Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening to compete for almost $250,000 in three Gold and three Grassroots divisions.
Trotting filly favourites impress in Grassroots action at Mohawk
August 10 - Mohawk Racetrack fans had their pencils sharpened to a fine point on Thursday evening, correctly predicting the winners of all three Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Thrilling afternoon of racing on Grand River’s Industry Day
August 7 - Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day got off to a thrilling start for owner-breeder Michael Kwietniowski when three-year-old pacing gelding Kazimoto captured his first-ever Ontario Sires Stakes victory.
McClure triumphs in Grassroots and Dream Of Glory
August 5 - Kicking off the entertainment on Dream Of Glory Night at Hanover Raceway Saturday, three-year-old pacing filly Shewearsthepants cruised to both her sixth straight victory and the top of the division standings.
Grassroots fillies part of Dream Of Glory festivities in Hanover
August 3 - Three Grassroots divisions of sophomore pacing fillies will serve as the opening act on Hanover Raceway’s annual Dream Of Glory night this Saturday, August 5.
Novice trotting colts duel to Grassroots victory at Mohawk
August 3 - The rain did not dampen the efforts of the two-year-old trotting colts in their third Grassroots outing at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as both divisions featured lively finishes.
First Gold win takes Levitation to top of the division
August 1 - Levitation rose to the top of the two-year-old trotting colt class with a gate-to-wire victory in Gold Series action at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday, August 1.