Archives for July '07
Freshman fillies maintain torrid pace in Elora eliminations
July 31 - ELORA, ON — After barely missing an Ontario Sires Stakes record in their first Gold Series Final, the province’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies matched the track record at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening in the second of two $56,524 Gold Eliminations.
Trotting fillies clobber the record books at Kawartha
July 31 - FRASERVILLE, ON — One week after setting a track record at Georgian Downs, the two-year-old trotting fillies stormed into Fraserville and laid a beating on the Kawartha Downs track record and an Ontario Sires Stakes record that had not been bettered for nine years.
O U Gus puts pedigree and potential on the line Thursday
July 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — O U Gus is royally bred, qualified well and gets his first chance to prove he belongs among a talented two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division this Thursday, Aug. 2 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Princess and pauper square off in Elora Monday
July 27 - ELORA, ON — Ted Smith and Arthur Slack have been friends for 30 years, but on Monday, July 30 at Grand River Raceway the pair will be engaged in a bit of good-humoured rivalry.
Five Bax trainees step out in Gold Series action Tuesday
July 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Of the eight two-year-old trotting fillies John Bax trained all winter, five of them will compete at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday, July 31 in the second Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event.
Dornello glides to effortless track record triumph
July 25 - INNISFIL, ON — For the second straight week, Ontario’s gifted two-year-old trotting fillies have laid waste to a track record at Georgian Downs.
Deuce Seelster scores commanding Gold Final victory
July 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Deuce Seelster may have been saddled with the outside Post 10 in Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the two-year-old pacing colt did not let that minor obstacle stand in the way of his ultimate goal.
Keystone Titan crowned king of the trotting colts
July 23 - ELORA, ON — Keystone Titan has been flawless since the moment he stepped on the track for his first qualifier, and the two-year-old trotting colt maintained his winning record with a track record equalling Gold Final victory at Grand River Raceway on Monday night.
Maddam Luck earns Gold Final title in blistering fashion
July 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans were witness to an epic battle between another crop of exceptional two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night, as the Gold finalists rocked around the Campbellville oval just a whisker shy of an Ontario Sires Stakes record.
Nika earns Grassroots glory at her hometown oval
July 22 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway fans were treated to the Grassroots season opener for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night and local filly Nika delivered an impressive 1:59 victory to kick off her Ontario Sires Stakes career.
Ena Jane sharp in Grassroots debut at Georgian Downs
July 22 - INNISFIL, ON — Freshman trotting filly Ena Jane used Post 1 to her advantage on Saturday evening at Georgian Downs, cruising along on the front end to a Grassroots victory in 2:00.4.
Dresden resident pilots Actifate Loral to Grassroots win
July 22 - DRESDEN, ON — Trainer Wayne Henry came within a head of sweeping all three freshman trotting colt Grassroots divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Remarkable freshman fillies return to Innisfil Tuesday
July 20 - INNISFIL, ON — Nine precocious two-year-old trotting fillies will return to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 24 for their first $130,000 Gold Final, and trainer Scott McEneny expects the young trotters will deliver an impressive show.
Hot blooded filly will benefit from Post 1 in Gold Final
July 19 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When HF Velma returns to Mohawk Racetrack on Monday for the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final, trainer Gregg McNair is hoping she can take advantage of Post Position 1 for the second straight week.
Testy colt makes Grassroots debut at Dresden Sunday
July 19 - DRESDEN, ON — Two freshman trotting colts with their roots firmly planted in Dresden soil will make their Ontario Sires Stakes debut at home on Sunday afternoon, competing in a pair of $33,578 Grassroots divisions.
White Hot carries Henry Stable’s hopes Monday
July 19 - ELORA, ON — Wayne Henry sent three colts to Grand River Raceway last week for the two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series season opener and took home one runner-up cheque and two third-place cheques. Unfortunately, only the top two finishers from each elimination return to the Elora oval on Monday, July 23 for the $130,000 Gold Final, so the hopes of the Henry Stable rest solely on the shoulders of White Hot.
Forward records driving double at Kawartha Thursday
July 19 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Mr Bigstir created a stir at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening, delivering a 1:56.3 upset in the last of five Grassroots divisions for the talented two-year-old pacing colts.
Bax heads for Grassroots with homebred trotting fillies
July 18 - INNISFIL, ON — After an impressive display by the Gold Series two-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday, Georgian Downs fans will have a chance to see the same division in Grassroots action this Saturday.
Believeinbruiser ready for round two of the Gold Series
July 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer Louie Eftimiadis is hopeful that two-year-old pacing colt Believeinbruiser has finally fought off the virus that has plagued him for the last four weeks.
Trainer will harness first OSS horse in Hanover Saturday
July 17 - HANOVER, ON — Saturday night’s Grassroots event at Hanover Raceway will mark the provincial debut of both two-year-old pacing filly Family Feud and her 20 year old trainer Justin Robson.
Fillies impressive in Gold debut at Georgian Downs
July 17 - INNISFIL, ON — As expected, the two-year-old trotting fillies put on an impressive show in Gold Elimination action at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.
Keystone Titan powers to victory at Grand River Raceway
July 16 - ELORA, ON — The eight two-year-old trotting colts who advanced out of the Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway on Monday night represent some savvy bargain hunting at last fall’s yearling sales.
Saftic has magic touch with two-year-olds
July 16 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Campbellville resident Mike Saftic continues to have a winning touch with two-year-olds, guiding a pair of pacing fillies to Gold Elimination victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Jammed Lucky makes his OSS debut at home Thursday
July 16 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ken Sucee decided long before today’s post position draw that he would start two-year-old pacing gelding Jammed Lucky in the Grassroots at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening.
Forward captures a Grassroots hat trick at Clinton Sunday
July 15 - CLINTON, ON — After taking an unsuccessful run at the Gold Series, three-year-old pacing colt Test Flight launched his Grassroots campaign with a 1:57 victory at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman colts make believers out of Mohawk fans
July 15 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Fans at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening liked the look of Deuce Seelster, and the two-year-old pacing colt proved he is the real deal with an effortless 1:53.4 victory in the first of three $38,771 Gold Eliminations.
Bigtime Ball delivers commanding win in Gold Final
July 14 - INNISFIL, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts rocketed off the gate at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, fans were double checking their X-treme Horsepower programs to make sure they were watching a Gold Final and not the five-eighths of a mile sprint.
Emerald Whisper remains flawless in Grassroots action
July 13 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Heading into Thursday’s Grassroots event at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Hi Edith and Don Wan Misy were tied for second in the three-year-old trotting filly point race.
Filly hoping for call back at Georgian Downs Tuesday
July 13 - INNISFIL, ON — They have barely begun their racing careers, but the group of two-year-old trotting fillies heading to Georgian Downs for Tuesday’s Gold Series season opener already appear to have talent in spades.
Quail Seelster makes history at Grand River Raceway
July 13 - ELORA, ON — After suffering from poor post position luck in the Gold Series, Quail Seelster dropped back to the Grassroots at Grand River Raceway for a breather on Friday night and the three-year-old pacing filly left fans gasping as she shattered the track record by almost a full second.
Carolyn AS regains gold crown with impressive victory
July 13 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After failing to make the Final in the Gold Series season opener, last year’s division champion Carolyn AS stepped back into the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening with an impressive victory in the second Gold Final of the three-year-old trotting filly season.
Fritz and McNair collect pair of Grassroots trophies
July 12 - HANOVER, ON — Walkerton natives Gregg McNair and Randy Fritz returned to Hanover Raceway on Wednesday night to race five sophomore trotting colts, and the pair went home with two Grassroots trophies, two thirds and one fourth-place prize cheque.
Dean and partners hope filly is feeling the beat Monday
July 12 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old pacing fillies grace Mohawk Racetrack’s oval with their presence on Monday, July 16, trainer James Dean is hoping Shake That Junk will live up to her name and shimmy down the stretch to a top three finish.
Rockwood resident prepares pair of colts for Gold debut
July 12 - ELORA, ON — In the second instalment of Grand River Raceway’s month long series of Ontario Sires Stakes events, the Elora oval will host the provincial debut of 30 freshman trotting colts on Monday, July 16.
Forward hopes his Gold Final gamble pays off Saturday
July 11 - INNISFIL, ON — When Brad Forward heads to Georgian Downs on Saturday, July 14 for the Innisfil oval’s X-treme Horsepower program, the reinsman will have his fingers firmly crossed.
Clinton colts looking for home field advantage Sunday
July 11 - CLINTON, ON — Ontario’s lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts will dish up a full serving of speed at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon as they battle for a total of $150,000 in Grassroots purses.
Jamieson in unfamiliar waters with two-year-old colts
July 11 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After eight months of careful lessons and conditioning, the first group of Ontario-sired two-year-olds will test their skills in Gold Series action at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday, July 15.
Nadhazi stays low key as Matriarch heads into Gold Final
July 10 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just two weeks after stepping onto the track for the first time this season, three-year-old trotting filly Matriarch heads back to Mohawk Racetrack as one of the early favourites for Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final.
Fallon Seelster hoping for hometown advantage Thursday
July 9 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement swings into the nation’s capital on Thursday with five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies, and Spencerville resident Jason Gilchrist hopes the move to Rideau Carleton Raceway’s five-eighths mile oval results in a solid outing for Fallon Seelster.
Yankee Butter hoping for smooth sailing Friday
July 9 - ELORA, ON — On Friday, July 13 Grand River Raceway raises the curtain on an exceptional month of Ontario Sires Stakes action with eight Grassroots divisions for the gifted three-year-old pacing fillies.
Sergei Seelster wins third straight Gold contest Saturday
July 8 - INNISFIL, ON — Sophomore pacing colt Sergei Seelster moved one step closer to defending his Gold Final title with an impressive come from behind victory in Gold Elimination action at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening.
Matriarch scores Gold win in first sophomore start
July 7 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last season Matriarch tantalised Acton resident Ted Nadhazi with flashes of brilliance, and on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack the three-year-old filly finally delivered the goods, trotting to an impressive victory in the first of three $39,963 Gold Eliminations.
Mount Forest colt primed for Grassroots action in Hanover
July 7 - HANOVER, ON — Sixty-five of Ontario’s most talented three-year-old trotting colts will hijack Hanover Raceway’s program this Wednesday, July 11 as they compete in nine Grassroots divisions worth a total of $135,000.
Regally bred youngster makes his OSS debut Saturday
July 4 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans will witness a small slice of history on Saturday night when the half-brother to multi-millionaire Invitro makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut in the second of three Gold Series Eliminations.
Caught My Eye returns to Mohawk off pair of big miles
July 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into Friday’s Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack off a pair of impressive victories at Georgian Downs, Frank O’Reilly is confident his three-year-old trotting filly Caught My Eye has got her groove back.
Laddie delivers another gritty effort to grab OSS Gold
July 3 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Angus Hall sons, led by elimination winner Laddie, swept the top three positions in the sophomore trotting colt Gold Final at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening.
Milliondollarsmile gets lucky at Mohawk
July 2 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Country entertainer Charlie Major delivered a Canada Day concert at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening and his song ‘Feelin’ Kinda Lucky Tonight’ could have been the theme song for three-year-old pacing filly Milliondollarsmile, who captured her first Gold Series victory with a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record performance.
Caught My Eye pure gold at Georgian Downs Saturday
July 1 - INNISFIL, ON — Last weekend at Georgian Downs, Ontario’s gifted three-year-old trotting fillies delivered track record speed. In Saturday evening’s $130,000 Gold Final, the talent laden division delivered a nail biting finish that had fans on their feet.