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Clinton fans give John Campbell a legendary send off
July 30 - Harness racing fans turned out in droves on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Clinton Raceway’s Legends Day and the final drive of Ailsa Craig native John Campbell.

On Legends Day, driver Bob McClure is a fan first
July 28 - Three Grassroots divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies will serve as the warm-up act on Clinton Raceway’s highly anticipated Legends Day program this Sunday, July 30.

Kadabra Queen scores second straight Gold win at Mohawk
July 25 - Local filly Kadabra Queen went to the top of the two-year-old trotting filly class with her second straight Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.

Percy Bluechip and Big Thong repeat in Gold action
July 24 - Round two of the freshman pacing filly Gold Series division was identical to round one as Percy Bluechip and Big Thong captured their second straight victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.

Filion triples, Waples and Team McNair double in OSS showcase
July 22 - Ontario’s elite three-year-old trotters and pacers were showcased at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday and Milton resident Sylvain Filion guided three of his eight mounts to victory in their respective Gold Series divisions.

Ontario’s elite trotters and pacers primed for battle Saturday
July 21 - A total of $779,200 will be up for grabs at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night as the Campbellville oval showcases the best of the Ontario Sires Stakes sophomore crop. Pacers and trotters, colts and fillies will line up behind the Mohawk starting gate in nine Gold Series divisions.

Darling trainees impress in Grassroots filly feature
July 21 - Pacing fillies were in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening with three Grassroots divisions for the sophomore lasses and five for their novice counterparts.

Well-traveled Jimmy Freight wins first Ontario start
July 20 - Sixty-six freshman pacing colts invaded Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening and delivered impressive performances in two Gold Series and five Grassroots divisions.

Henry, MacDonald and Steacy all double up in OSS at Grand River
July 19 - Driver Trevor Henry guided a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots glory at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, capturing the second and third of five $15,600 divisions.

Novice trotting colts seize Grassroots victories at Mohawk
July 18 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event of the season for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and both Ontario Sires Stakes trophies went home with first time winners.

Szabo family celebrates Grassroots win at Georgian Downs
July 16 - Trotting filly Stonebridge Rhyme may not have earned back all of her $29,000 purchase price, but on Sunday night the two-year-old gave owner Arpad Szabo something almost as a valuable, an Ontario Sires Stakes victory at his local oval Georgian Downs.

The Dark Shadow emerges from fog to claim OSS victory
July 13 - Heading into Thursday’s three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack The Dark Shadow had delivered nine top five finishes in Ontario Sires Stakes action without ever visiting the winner’s circle.

Filion captures a trio of Grassroots trophies in Innisfil
July 11 - Defending Lampman Cup champion Sylvain Filion made the trip to Georgian Downs for the two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots opener on Tuesday evening and delivered three trophies into the hands of delighted trainers and owners.

Phantom Seelster more than just a handsome shade
July 10 - Phantom Seelster caught the eye of many yearling shoppers at last fall’s Forest City Sale, and on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack the roan pacing colt proved he has talent to go along with his looks.

Outside posts no problem for Grassroots and Kin Pace victors
July 9 - An outstanding afternoon of harness racing wrapped up the Kinsmen and Kinette Club’s PlucKinFest at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, starting with four Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.

Percy Bluechip paces to Canadian record at Georgian Downs
July 9 - Percy Bluechip was the top selling yearling at last fall’s Forest City Yearling Sale and on Sunday evening the daughter of Shadow Play and Advantest set a Canadian record for two-year-old pacing fillies at Georgian Downs.

Bax and Byron guide freshman trotting colts to success in Innisfil
July 8 - Driver Stephen Byron and trainer John Bax teamed up for one win and one second in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots opener for the two-year-old trotting colts at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening.

Dancin Doug and Sports Legend impress in their OSS debuts
July 7 - Sons of Ontario sire Sportswriter put on a show at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening in the first Gold Series event for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

Trotting fillies kick off the two-year-old OSS season Thursday
July 6 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the first two-year-old event of the Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, July 6 and 32 freshman trotting fillies invaded the Campbellville oval for two Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions.

Fresh faces in the Gold winner’s circle at Georgian Downs
July 2 - The upsets continued in Ontario Sires Stakes Gold action on Sunday evening as the three-year-old trotting fillies battled in two divisions at Georgian Downs.

Steacy trainees celebrate Canada Day in winning style
July 1 - When Mark Steacy loaded the horse trailer bound for Dresden Raceway’s Canada Day program he was hoping the five three-year-old trotting fillies on board would have a successful afternoon, but his imagination never stretched to the level of success the quintet actually delivered.

Trotting colts entertain Sarnia fans on Canada Day
July 1 - Trainer Rene Allard and driver Michael Whelan teamed up to win a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions on Hiawatha Horse Park’s Canada Day program Saturday.

Classic Pro notches his first stakes win on Canada Day
July 1 - Dr. Ian Moore has been clinging to the roller coaster that is Classic Pro for a month and, in spite of Saturday’s Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack, the ride is showing no signs of levelling off.