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Deweykeepumnwhy sharp in Grassroots debut
July 31 - INNISFIL, ON — Deweykeepumnwhy stormed to an impressive victory in Grassroots action at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, becoming the fastest two-year-old trotting gelding ever to circle the Innisfil oval with his 1:57.4 clocking.

Diamonds For Life sharp in second Grassroots win
July 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The second showdown between two-year-old trotting fillies Chelseas Chance and Diamonds For Life resulted in the fastest of five Grassroots divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 29.

Mach It So moves to head of the pacing colt class
July 28 - OTTAWA, ON — Mach It So took sole ownership of top spot in the three-year-old pacing colt division standings with a victory in the second of two $105,000 Gold Series legs at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, July 28.

Champagne Phil celebrates win in Innisfil
July 27 - INNISFIL, ON — Champagne Phil uncorked a personal best effort at Georgian Downs on Saturday night to capture his second Grassroots division.

Clements pilots four homebreds in Grassroots Tuesday
July 26 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs regular Daniel Clements will steer four homebred trotting colts in Grassroots action on Tuesday, July 30.

Mach It So and Roar duel in Ottawa Sunday
July 25 - OTTAWA, ON — Three-year-old pacing colt division leaders Mach It So and Roar will face off in the second of two $105,000 Gold Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, July 28.

Grassroots showdown at Mohawk Monday
July 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack rolls out the red carpet for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Monday, July 29 as the precocious youngsters compete in their third Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots contest.

Champagne Phil looking for second Grassroots win Saturday
July 24 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s exciting three-year-old pacing colts sweep into Georgian Downs on Saturday, July 27 for six Grassroots divisions and local colt Champagne Phil will be looking for his second victory on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit.

Riveting Rosie triumphs at Georgian Downs
July 23 - INNISFIL, ON — Well before Riveting Rosie made her Ontario Sires Stakes debut trainer John Bax felt the two-year-old trotting filly would find success on the province’s premier circuit and on Tuesday night at Georgian Downs the filly proved him right with an effortless victory in her Gold Series division.

Momara moves to head of freshman pacing filly class
July 22 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Momara jumped to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots division with a commanding victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.

Tothepointe James scores upset in Elora
July 22 - ELORA, ON — With early season division winners Hope For Justice and Aggressive lined up beside him on the starting gate, Grand River Raceway fans gave Tothepointe James very little consideration in the fifth Gold Series division on Monday evening.

Hunch Man makes impressive debut in Hanover
July 20 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway was invaded by two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, July 20 and the novices put on an impressive show in 10 Grassroots divisions.

Condren scores Grassroots hat trick at Kawartha
July 20 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Veteran reinsman Steve Condren piloted three sophomore trotting fillies to Grassroots victory at Kawartha Downs on Saturday, July 20.

Two Doors Down still perfect in Grassroots action
July 19 - ELORA, ON — Driver Brad Forward and trainer Gerard Demers teamed up to capture two Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events at Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 19.

Moore thrilled with freshman Challenge results
July 19 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While lightning circled around Campbellville on Friday evening, the top two-year-old pacers in the province lit things up at Mohawk Racetrack in the first Ontario Sires Stakes Mid-Summer Challenge.

Mayberry and Miss Liv ready for rematch in Innisfil
July 19 - NNISFIL, ON — An impressive line-up of two-year-old trotting fillies is headed to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 23 for the second leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series.

Moore having fun with his Shadow Play freshmen
July 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — During Shadow Play’s exceptional racing career Dr. Ian Moore called the pacer one of the toughest horses he had ever worked with, so when the stallion’s first crop of Ontario yearlings went on the auction block last fall the Guelph resident was willing to invest some money.

Showdown on the Grand River oval Monday
July 18 - ELORA, ON — Guelph residents Bjorn “Bernie” Noren and Garth Gordon are readying trotting colts Hope For Justice and Aggressive for an early season showdown at Grand River Raceway on Monday, July 22.

Fillies aim to maintain their steady style Monday
July 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rockwood resident Barry Treen arrives at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 22 with a pair of two-year-old pacing fillies that have been knocking at the door in the Grassroots Series.

Seawind Hercules hoping for top finish at local oval
July 17 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway will be flooded with two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, July 20 as the popular Grey County oval hosts 10 Grassroots divisions.

Wallace hopes filly is up to the challenge Friday
July 17 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ben Wallace watched Yoselin Seelster post a runner-up finish in the July 1 Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack and when the Milton resident heard the two-year-old pacing filly was for sale he stopped by Patrick Shepherd’s barn to have a closer look.

Local fillies looking to step up Saturday
July 16 - FRASERVILLE, ON — With all but one of the division point leaders absent from Saturday’s Grassroots contest at Kawartha Downs, the three-year-old trotting fillies currently tied for second will be looking to make hay while the sun shines.

Darling lands four freshmen in Mid-Summer Challenge
July 16 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As temperatures climb across Ontario, so does anticipation for this Friday’s $400,000 Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack.

Arthur resident readies trio of Grassroots hopefuls
July 15 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicks off two action-packed weeks of stakes action this Friday, July 19 with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.

Filion scores pair of Grassroots wins
July 15 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes driving champion Sylvain Filion piloted a pair of three-year-old trotting colts to Grassroots victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 15.

Division leaders impress Georgian Downs fans
July 13 - INNISFIL, ON — Chelseas Chance, Lenny Mac, Majestic Jewel and Muscle Girl impressed Ontario Sires Stakes fans with victories in the Grassroots season opener, and the two-year-old trotting lasses did it again at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.

Bee A Magician is the best in the world
July 13 - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — After six victories in Ontario, three-year-old trotting filly Bee A Magician shipped to The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey for Saturday night’s $265,500 Del Miller Memorial.

McNair stable firing on all cylinders
July 11 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Just over a month into the Ontario Sires Stakes season reigning Johnston Cup champion Gregg McNair has jumped out to an early lead in the race to defend his title.

Performing Art jumps to head of freshman filly class
July 11 - OTTAWA, ON — Neither of the early season Gold Series winners were able to replicate their success at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11, allowing Performing Art to leapfrog up to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly division standings.

Early season showdown at Georgian Downs Saturday
July 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s two-year-old trotting fillies are heading to Georgian Downs for an early season showdown on Saturday, July 13.

Pacing colts wade to glory at Mohawk on Monday
July 9 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Falcon Justice enjoyed the fairest weather and fastest surface at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 8 and the two-year-old pacing colt took full advantage, employing a sharp finishing kick to capture the first of four Gold Series divisions.

Second time is the charm for Justabit Mean
July 9 - INNISFIL, ON — Murray Brethour trainee Justabit Mean improved on her result from the season opening Grassroots event with a 1:56.3 score at Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 9.

Local fillies looking for luck Thursday
July 8 - OTTAWA, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement rolls into Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11 with three Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.

Henry scores trio of Grassroots wins in Innisfil
July 6 - INNISFIL, ON — Trevor Henry missed a few Ontario Sires Stakes races while he was representing Canada at the World Driving Championships in France, but the Arthur resident made up for lost time at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.

Fan favourite Muscle Girl delivers Grassroots win
July 6 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans made local filly Muscle Girl their top choice in the first $18,000 Grassroots division on Saturday, July 6 and the trotting lass rewarded their faith with an impressive victory.

Etsell, Brethour ready two Grassroots hopefuls
July 5 - INNISFIL, ON — Barrie resident Mark Etsell will send out a pair of hopefuls when the two-year-old pacing fillies return to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 9 for their second Grassroots event.

Profound Wisdom sharp in trotting filly opener
July 5 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Freshman trotting fillies stepped to centre stage at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday, July 5 to compete in five $42,000 Gold Series divisions.

Pacing colts go a second round at Mohawk Monday
July 4 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s exciting two-year-old pacing colts are back in action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 8 in their second Gold Series leg.

Hope For Justice takes no prisoners at Mohawk
July 4 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Hope For Justice kicked off the two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series season opener with a sharp 1:57.2 mile over the Mohawk Racetrack oval that would prove to be the quickest of five $42,000 divisions.

Angies Lucky Star sparkles in Elora
July 3 - ELORA, ON — Second in a record setting mile at Mohawk Racetrack in June, three-year-old trotting filly Angies Lucky Star carved her own name into the history books at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, July 3.

Pacing colts invade Innisfil on Saturday
July 3 - INNISFIL, ON — When the two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Georgian Downs on Saturday, July 6 for their second Grassroots event, Pefferlaw resident Georg Leber will have three opportunities to have his picture taken.

Novice fillies hope to follow in sibling’s footsteps
July 2 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Four of broodmare Sahalee’s offspring have earned more than $100,000 for owner-breeder Edward Wilson, and the Seagrave resident will be assessing Jamandra’s potential when the two-year-old trotting filly makes her Grassroots debut at Kawartha Downs on Saturday, July 6.

Aunt versus niece in Gold Series action Friday
July 2 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old trotting fillies kick off their Ontario Sires Stakes season at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday, July 5, the third Gold Series leg will feature a rare family reunion.

Brethour fillies claim two Grassroots trophies
July 2 - INNISFIL, ON — Sunderland resident Murray Brethour took home a pair of Grassroots trophies from Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 2.

Durand sends pair of posh colts out Thursday
July 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s two-year-old trotting colts get to show off their skills in the Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday, July 4.

Fillies make impressive debut at Mohawk
July 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The 2013 crop of freshman pacing fillies opened their Gold Series season in impressive fashion at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 1.

Christoforou records Canada Day triple
July 1 - CLINTON, ON — Driver Chris Christoforou celebrated Canada Day with a trio of Ontario Sires Stakes victories at Clinton Raceway.