Archives for July '16
Pacing colts bring Hanover fans to their feet on Dream Of Glory Night
July 30 - With four divisions settled by a margin of one length or less, Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts did their part to warm-up the big crowd gathered for Hanover Raceway’s signature event, the Dream Of Glory Trot, on Saturday evening.
Delcrest Magicstar triumphs in her delayed Grassroots debut
July 29 - It took longer than expected, but Delcrest Magicstar finally made her debut at Grand River Raceway on Friday and the two-year-old trotting filly went home with a Grassroots trophy and the fastest clocking of the three Ontario Sires Stakes divisions.
Themanofmydreams flawless through three Grassroots starts
July 28 - Themanofmydreams scored his third straight Grassroots victory on Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack to take sole control of top spot in the two-year-old trotting colt Grassroots division.
Henry hoping trotting filly’s new shoes are the right fit
July 26 - Grand River Raceway’s Fun and Frivolity Friday Night will be even more entertaining this week as the Elora oval hosts three divisions of Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting fillies and the Ontario Sires Stakes “Be A Winner” contest.
Modest investments produce major returns at Mohawk Monday
July 25 - Mohawk Racetrack fans got their first look at Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting colts on Monday evening and went home impressed with the winners of all three $70,000 Gold Series divisions.
Betting Line makes it six; Nvestment Bluechip starts with one
July 23 - Reigning division and North America Cup champion Betting Line captured his sixth straight victory in the second of two $105,000 Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Perfect trip keeps Noone To Depend On at the top
July 22 - Six divisions of sophomore pacing fillies battled at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening and Noone To Depend On captured her second Grassroots trophy to retain control of top spot in the division standings.
Fresh faces impress Mohawk fans in Grassroots action
July 21 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday evening and fans welcomed three first-time Ontario Sires Stakes winners back in front of the grandstand.
Handy trotter proves Reibeling right at Grand River Raceway
July 20 - Long before two-year-old trotting colt Kitarro made his Grand River Raceway debut in the second of four Grassroots divisions on Wednesday evening, trainer Kyle Reibeling thought the youngster might find success on the Elora oval.
On A Sunny Day and Winter Sweet Frost two for two in Gold Series
July 19 - On A Sunny Day and Winter Sweet Frost put some distance between themselves and the rest of the two-year-old trotting filly field with repeat Gold Series wins at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Mellow miss captures Gold Series trophy at Mohawk
July 18 - From the moment Soiree Seelster arrived in Tony O’Sullivan’s barn she was so laid-back the Puslinch resident occasionally wondered if something was wrong with the two-year-old pacing lass.
Filion sweeps second half of OSS double feature
July 17 - Mohawk Racetracks fans enjoyed a double feature of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday evening as both the three-year-old trotting fillies and two-year-old pacing colts competed in a pair of $105,000 Gold Series divisions.
Owners hoping for another fun-filled ride with Shanghai Sugar
July 17 - When Shanghai Sugar won her Grassroots division at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, Travis Henry and his partners experienced a moment of déjà vu.
Silverinyourpocket shines in Grassroots action at Mohawk
July 16 - On Friday evening the two-year-old pacing colts made their second Grassroots start at Mohawk Racetrack and Silverinyourpocket made the most of his second tour around the Campbellville oval.
Myretirementticket sloshes to the top of the Grassroots standings
July 15 - Conditions were not ideal for their third Grassroots event, but Ontario’s three-year-old trotting fillies still turned in some impressive performances at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.
Loves Angel hoping for OSS success in her return to Clinton
July 14 - Two-year-old pacing fillies take centre stage at Clinton Raceway on Sunday as the Ontario Sires Stakes program makes the first of three stops at the half-mile oval.
Georgies Pockets on familiar ground in Grassroots
July 13 - Georgies Pockets was never worse than third in seven Grassroots starts last season and the trotting colt has picked right up where he left off, scoring his second straight sophomore Grassroots victory on Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.
McClure takes four of six Grassroots divisions at Grand River
July 12 - Bob McClure continued his winning ways at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, winning four of six Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies.
Muscle Hustle and Warrawee Roo step to centre stage
July 12 - Less than two weeks after they made their 2016 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) debut, Mohawk Racetrack welcomed back the three-year-old trotting colts on Monday for two $105,000 Gold Series divisions and crowned a pair of first-time OSS winners.
Winning the only thing L A Delight and Lay Lady Lay have in common
July 10 - Saturday’s Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions at Mohawk Racetrack were captured by two very different three-year-old pacing fillies.
Freshman trotting colts impress their connections in Innisfil
July 10 - Georgian Downs showcased the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday evening and Innisfil area fans were treated to impressive performances by the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s future stars.
Grassroots glory may be fleeting as fillies aim for a bigger stage
July 10 - Georgian Downs wrapped up its weekend showcase of two-year-old talent with three $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the novice trotting fillies, and Sunday’s outing may be the only time this season fans will see the division winners compete at the Grassroots level.
Sportswriter fillies sweep Grassroots opener at Mohawk
July 9 - Daughters of Ontario pacing sire Sportswriter made a splash at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday night, capturing all four $18,000 divisions in the first Grassroots event of the season for two-year-old pacing fillies.
Colts take first steps down path blazed by successful siblings
July 8 - Four Grassroots divisions of two-year-old pacing colts went postward at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening and a quartet of well-bred youngsters took home the Ontario Sires Stakes hardware.
Big heart propels Sir Native to golden victory
July 6 - As the two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes season gets into full swing across the province, it was the pacing fillies turn to shine at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Trotting fillies impress their connections in Gold debuts
July 5 - Two-year-old trotting fillies were the stars of the show at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, making their Ontario Sires Stakes debuts in a trio of $70,000 Gold Series divisions.
Calvin K and Sports Column triumph in OSS debuts
July 4 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the first two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Monday and the freshman pacing colts delivered a pair of impressive performances.
Favourites Betting Line and Magnum J golden at Mohawk
July 3 - Betting Line returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night and the North America Cup champion powered to a one and one-quarter length Gold Series victory in 1:49.4.
Continual Hanover in command of division after second victory
July 2 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts and geldings returned to Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening for their second Grassroots start and Continual Hanover jumped out to an early lead in the division point race with his second straight victory.
Byron sparkles on Dresden Raceway’s Canada Day card
July 1 - Driver Steve Byron provided the fireworks on Dresden Raceway’s Canada Day program Friday, winning four of five Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.