Archives for July '18
Head-turning Ontario Sires Stakes debut for Royal Rob
July 31 - For the second night this week the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings demonstrated a serious level of skill in Ontario Sires Stakes competition, this time in three Grassroots divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Freshman trotting colts impress Innisfil fans
July 29 - Competing under fair skies and on a fast track at Georgian Downs on Sunday evening, the Ontario Sired two-year-old trotting colts and geldings took their game to a whole new level.
Part 4: Road to the Ontario Sires Stakes
July 27 - Through this four-part series Ontario Racing is charting the journey of two of Ontario Sired trotters acquired by trainer John Bax at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Follow Magical Journey (Kadabra – Some Like It Lindy) and Radical Roy (Royalty For Life – Radical Janey) along the path their connections hope will lead them to the 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes.
MacDonnell and his namesake score their first Gold wins
July 27 - After capturing a division of the Grassroots season opener, two-year-old trotting filly Teddys Littleangel made a successful transition to the Gold Series with a victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening.
Splurge On Me makes the biggest Grassroots splash
July 25 - Three fresh faces graced the winner’s circle as the two-year-old trotting fillies made their second Grassroots start at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening.
Bronx Seelster goes to head of the freshman class
July 23 - Ontario Sired two-year-old pacing colts took over Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening, competing for a total of $337,850 in two Gold and eight Grassroots divisions.
Jimmy Freight cruises to third straight Gold victory
July 22 - After two weeks spent south of the border taking on the best three-year-old pacing colts in North America, Jimmy Freight returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Sunday and delivered his third straight commanding Gold Series victory, circling the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in 1:50.3.
Illusioneesta takes control of Gold Series
July 21 - Georgian Downs hosted both the Gold and Grassroots legs for the thee-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening and Illusioneesta took sole control of top spot in the Gold Series standings with her second straight victory in the provincial program.
Kendall Seelster electrifies Campbellville fans with OSS record
July 20 - Three-year-old filly Kendall Seelster paced into the Ontario Sires Stakes history books at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening, laying down a record setting 1:49.4 mile to win her $94,800 Gold Series division.
Grand River Raceway hosts retirement party for Karen Hauver
July 19 - On Wednesday evening Grand River Raceway hosted a surprise retirement party for longtime Ontario Sires Stakes Administrative Coordinator Karen Hauver. Follow the link to read the retirement tribute that was featured in the race program.
Perfetto and Say You Do rebound with Grassroots wins
July 19 - After an early season that did not play out quite as his connections had hoped, three-year-old trotting colt Perfetto made a brief stop in the Grassroots Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening and picked up a confidence building victory.
McClure and McNair dominate Grand River’s OSS opener
July 18 - Grand River Raceway hosted its first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Wednesday evening and local drivers Bob McClure and Doug McNair swept six of the nine Gold and Grassroots divisions.
Royally-titled colts rule in Grassroots opener
July 17 - James MacDonald and Mark Steacy teamed up to win two-thirds of what was a very regal night of Grassroots action at Georgian Downs on Tuesday.
Gold winner Lifetime Royalty looks worth the investment
July 16 - Grey skies parted to reveal a double rainbow and Ontario Sires Stakes hopefuls evolved into Gold Series winners as the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their provincial debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening.
Gold fillies turn up the speed at Georgian Downs
July 15 - One night after hosting the Grassroots season opener for the two-year-old trotting fillies, Georgian Downs rolled out the red carpet for their Gold level peers, who stepped up the tempo as they battled for a total of $200,000 in three divisions.
Teddys Littleangel goes from bad to good with Grassroots win
July 14 - Georgian Downs kicked off its 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes season with three $18,450 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening.
Freshman colts deliver big miles at Woodbine Mohawk Park
July 13 - Thursday night marked the Ontario Sires Stakes debut of the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, and fans at Woodbine Mohawk Park witnessed three dominant performances by the Gold division winners.
B Stoney gained experience and a Grassroots win Friday
July 13 - Woodbine Mohawk Park was flooded with two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday evening as 68 of the youngsters went postward in seven Grassroots divisions.
Part 3: Road to the Ontario Sires Stakes
July 11 - Through this four-part series Ontario Racing is charting the journey of two of Ontario Sired trotters acquired by trainer John Bax at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Follow Magical Journey (Kadabra – Some Like It Lindy) and Radical Roy (Royalty For Life – Radical Janey) along the path their connections hope will lead them to the 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes.
Freshman fillies continue to sizzle in Grassroots opener
July 10 - On Tuesday evening the Grassroots fillies picked right up where their Gold Series counterparts had left off on Monday, roaring around Woodbine Mohawk Park in impressive style.
Family connections lead to OSS winner’s circle
July 9 - Harness racing fans got their first look at the 2018 two-year-old pacing filly crop at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night and the fillies delivered impressive performances in all three $66,400 Gold Series divisions.
Fillies rewrite the record books on Clinton’s Kin Pace card
July 8 - The three-year-old fillies were flying around Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, sending track records toppling throughout the $144,350 Kin Pace program.
Part 2: Road to the Ontario Sires Stakes
July 6 - Through this four-part series Ontario Racing is charting the journey of two of Ontario Sired trotters acquired by trainer John Bax at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Follow Magical Journey (Kadabra – Some Like It Lindy) and Radical Roy (Royalty For Life – Radical Janey) along the path their connections hope will lead them to the 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes.
Fillies hoping for luck on rich afternoon at Clinton Raceway
July 5 - Windsong Ophelia may not be a typical three-year-old trotting filly, but trainer Bud Sinclair is hoping the quirky youngster can earn a share of the $144,350 in purse money up for grabs at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Sicario equals track record in Canada Day Grassroots action
July 1 - A steamy afternoon at Dresden Raceway’s annual Canada Day celebration resulted in a track record equaling performance from three-year-old trotter Sicario in the first of two $18,800 Grassroots divisions.