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Archives for July '14

Grassroots Debut For Galbraith
July 31 - Lori Ferguson, a Standardbred breeder from Woodville, Ontario, puts a great deal of thought into the names she selects for her colts and

Top Trainers Showcase Rookie Fillies
July 31 - Heading into tonight’s Ontario Sires Stakes event for two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk, the leading trainers to date

Hemi Seelster Nets A Grassroots Hat Trick
July 30 - Seven $18,000 divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters took place on Wednesday

Hambo History In OSS Event
July 29 - Tomorrow night the two-year-old trotting colts will contest their third Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event of the season and they have big

Repeat Winners In OSS Gold
July 29 - Muscle Up The Goal and A Little More Love, winners in the first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event this year for two-year-old colt trotters, duplicated

First OSS Start For Svanstedt
July 28 - Ake Svanstedt, the leading trainer in Sweden for many years, will make his first appearance in the Ontario Sires Stakes program tomorrow evening

Gold Splits To Prince Clyde & Jet Airway
July 28 - Prince Clyde and Jet Airway were victorious in two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old pacing colts tonight at Mohawk.

Jet Airway Returns To OSS
July 27 - After competing successfully against the very best three-year-old pacing colts in North America in two of the most prestigious

Shadios Sizzles In Grassroots At Georgian
July 26 - Georgian Downs rolled out the red carpet on Saturday night for the three-year-old colt and gelding pacers of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series Division

Glamour Boys Vie For Third Straight OSS Win
July 25 - The glamour boy division of the Ontario Sires Stakes, the three-year-old pacing colts, will contest their third Grassroots contest tomorrow night

Grassroots Fillies Compete At Mohawk
July 25 - Three-year-old pacing fillies lined up in five $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series divisions on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack

Betting On Bet Ya
July 24 - Joanne Colville of Moffat, Ontario, wears several hats in the Ontario harness racing industry. She’s the Program Co-ordinator for the Ontario

Bellino Fillies Going For Gold
July 23 - A pair of two-year-old trotting fillies recently acquired by Frank Bellino and Sons Stable of Bronxville, New York, will make their way to Grand River

Muscle Baby Doll Wins Ontario Debut
July 23 - Three of the two-year-old trotting fillies competing in tonight’s third $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division at Grand River Raceway came

Daylon Mermaid Carrying On Family Tradition
July 22 - As the Ontario Sires Stakes Program celebrates its 40th anniversary this season, one of the ways to monitor its influence and success

Bax & Byron Score Grassroots Double
July 22 - Two-year-old trotting fillies trained by John Bax and driven by Steve Byron captured two of the six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions

Two Year Old Testing Time
July 21 - The two-year-old pacing and trotting colts will make their second Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots appearance tonight at two different

Single White Sock Leads Grassroots Winners
July 21 - A total of seven $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series divisions for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers were featured on Monday night (July 21) at Grand River Raceway

Rookie Seelster-Bred Colts Take Two Grassroots
July 21 - Hemi Seelster, a colt from the first crop of Holiday Road, refused to lose in the third of six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions

Father & Son Teams Win With Mach Three Daughters
July 20 - Father and son trainer and driver teams combined to win the final two $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for

Wicked Speed Makes Grassroots Debut Sunday At Clinton
July 19 - When trainer Bob Young starts his two-year-old pacing filly Wicked Speed in the fifth division of Sunday’s Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots

Pop Writer & Sports Chic Repeat in OSS Gold Series
July 18 - Pop Writer and Sports Chic, who were winners in the first round of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series competition for two-year-old pacing fillies on July 11 at Mohawk Racetrack, backed up those efforts

OSS Birthday Bash At Grand River Friday
July 17 - Grand River Raceway’s Friday night cards are always something special thanks to their marketing director Kelly Spencer’s innovative twists that

Coleman & Christoforou Bring Out the Brooms at Grand River
July 16 - It was a banner night for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Chris Christoforou as they teamed up to sweep

Grand River Hosts Birthday Bash Friday
July 15 - Grand River Raceway is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Ontario Sires Stakes program with an OSS themed Fun & Frivolity Friday

Jamieson Colts Gunning For Gold
July 15 - Carl Jamieson, one of Ontario’s top trainers for many years, thought enough of the yearling colt Sporting The Look last fall to shell out $72,000

Favourites Toppled in OSS Grassroots at Mohawk
July 15 - In Monday night’s Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action for two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack, favourites ruled the day as they went four-for-four, but that was not the case in Tuesday night’s Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series action

Rookie Trotting Fillies Set For New Season
July 14 - The eighth and final division to kick off their 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes season are the two-year-old trotting fillies. They’ll be in the spotlight in four Gold divisions tonight at Mohawk and

Season's Record For The Grand Filly
July 14 - The Grand Filly established a Canadian season’s record for two-year-old filly trotters in the fourth, final and fastest $52,500 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold

Muscle Up The Goal Ties Track Mark
July 13 - Muscle Up The Goal trotted the fastest mile by a two-year-old trotter in Canada this year on a five-eighths mile track when he won

Hemi Seelster Fastest In Grassroots At Georgian
July 12 - Two-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in the spotlight on Saturday night at Georgian Downs

Jones On His Homebred & Newcomer
July 11 - Noted trainer Dustin Jones has two starters entered this weekend in Ontario Sires Stakes on Saturday and Sunday at Georgian Downs. One colt he’s known from birth

Sportswriter's Daughters Grab All the OSS Gold
July 11 - The spectacular run of the first crop of Sportswriter continued on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack

More Ways To Follow OSS News
July 10 - As the Ontario Sires Stakes celebrates its 40th anniversary, we continue to develop additional means for fans and participants to follow

OSS Double For Bob Key Homebreds
July 10 - Two closely related fillies owned by breeder Bob Key, trained by Ron Parsons and driven by Trevor Henry, each captured their respective divisions

Sportswriter Rookies Making Headlines
July 8 - The first crop of Sportswriter has exploded onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene as the two-year-old pacers start their racing season. Last night

Camluck & Sportswriter Sons Star
July 8 - While Sportswriter’s first crop has been garnering attention as the two-year-old pacers embark on their Ontario Sires Stakes season this week, Camluck, who has led

Sportswriter Sons Sweep Gold
July 7 - Colts from the first crop of Sportswriter swept a trio of $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions at Mohawk tonight for two-year-old

Seelster Raised Colts To Square Off
July 6 - If Walter Parkinson is somewhat conflicted as to which colt to cheer for in tomorrow night’s sixth race at Mohawk, it’s perfectly understandable

Grassroots Grand Slam for Trevor Henry
July 5 - Trevor Henry, a former Lampman Cup winner as the top driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, enjoyed a superb Saturday night at Hanover Raceway

OSS Anniversary Celebration At Hanover
July 4 - The season long celebration of the Ontario Sires Stakes’ 40th anniversary continues this Saturday at Hanover Raceway. OSS ball caps will be distributed to handicapping contest

Kiwi Pres: The Global OSS Competitor
July 4 - The owners of the horses competing in the Ontario Sires Stakes program live across Canada and in many US states. There are even several Europeans

Gold Also Suits White Becomes Her
July 3 - White Becomes Her took down heavy favourite Muscle Babe with an impressive performance in the second of two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions

The Return Of Riveting Rosie
July 2 - “Last year things went pretty smoothly for her, you can’t expect that this year as well,” noted trainer John Bax of his trotting filly Riveting Rosie

Thisgirlisonfire Was In Grand River OSS
July 2 - Thisgirlisonfire lived up to her name as she captured the fastest of six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old

Takter’s Love Detective Searching For Win
July 1 - Jimmy Takter is acknowledged world-wide as one of the most successful trainers of Standardbreds, especially trotters. The native of Sweden

Home-Breds Shine in OSS Grassroots
July 1 - The Ontario Sires Stakes celebrated Canada Day in style with six $18,000 Grassroots Series divisions for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers