Archives for June '08
Grand River Raceway hosts Trillium Series opener Friday
June 30 - ELORA, ON — Over the next five weeks Grand River Raceway will offer fans an outstanding line up of Ontario Sires Stakes racing, beginning this Friday, July 4 with the Trillium Series season opener for the three-year-old pacing fillies.
Spectacular performances on Gold Rush night in Innisfil
June 29 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs promised “all the fun of the wild, wild west” on it’s $1 million Gold Rush program Saturday, and Ontario’s remarkable crop of three-year-old trotters and pacers arrived at the Innisfil oval with guns a-blazing, setting a total of three track records.
Byron reels in three winners at Western Fair Friday
June 28 - LONDON, ON — Young reinsman Aaron Byron had an explosive evening at Western Fair Raceway on Friday, capturing three $20,000 Grassroots events.
Henry brothers score Grassroots double at Grand River
June 25 - ELORA, ON — Honoured as the Ontario Sires Stakes’ leading trainer and driver last season, brothers Wayne and Trevor Henry shored up their 2008 point totals with a pair of Grassroots wins at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday evening.
Gabrielles Girl hopes to stake a claim in Innisfil Gold Rush
June 25 - INNISFIL, ON — Sixty of the province’s most talented trotters and pacers will be panning for Ontario Sires Stakes gold at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, part of the Innisfil oval’s $1 million Gold Rush.
Three-year-old pacing colts thunder into London Friday
June 23 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway wraps up its spring Ontario Sires Stakes schedule with a full slate of Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, June 27.
OSS stars shatter pair of records at Georgian Downs
June 22 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s gifted three-year-old trotters and pacers stormed into Innisfil on Saturday night and left a pair of shattered speed records in their wake as they battled for a spot in the Georgian Downs Gold Rush.
Forward storms to three Grassroots victories in Clinton
June 22 - CLINTON, ON — Last year’s division champion Onyx Killean made a victorious return to the Grassroots on Sunday afternoon, circling the Clinton Raceway half-mile in an effortless 1:57.2.
Lubbock and Mccarron earn Grassroots glory in Ottawa
June 22 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Locally owned colts captured two of five Grassroots divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, starting with a major upset by Lubbock in the sixth race.
Local fillies face tough task in Grassroots Tuesday
June 20 - ELORA, ON — Sophisticat and Tameka Seelster head to Grand River Raceway on Tuesday, June 24 with one Grassroots victory apiece, but the pair of three-year-old trotting fillies face an uphill battle to add a second provincial trophy to their collection after drawing Posts 8 and 6 in their respective $20,000 divisions.
Clinton resident to harness four Grassroots fillies Sunday
June 18 - CLINTON, ON — There will be $160,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, and local horseman Paul Taylor has a shot at half of it, harnessing contenders in four of eight three-year-old pacing filly divisions.
Georgian Downs aglitter with OSS talent Saturday
June 18 - INNISFIL, ON — Among the most innovative racetracks in Ontario, Georgian Downs has crafted two nights of racing in the coming weeks that have fans buzzing.
Ernest V gets first Grassroots test on home turf Sunday
June 12 - GLOUCESTER, ON — A top 10 finisher in the freshman Grassroots program, Ernest V makes his return to provincial competition when the three-year-old trotting colts converge on Rideau Carleton Raceway this Sunday, June 15.
Bax and Byron team up for Grassroots double in London
June 2 - LONDON, ON — It took them a couple of races to get up to speed, but once they did Stephen Byron and John Bax were riding an express train to the Grassroots winner’s circle at Western Fair Raceway on Monday afternoon.