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Jamieson says Warrawee Needy nowhere near his limit
June 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Carl Jamieson is not sure how fast Warrawee Needy can pace, but he does know that, so far, the two-year-old colt has not broken a sweat en route to the winner’s circle.

YS Gold Star hoping to shine in Gold Final Sunday
June 30 - DUNDAS, ON — After delivering impressive performances in last week’s elimination round, Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies return to Flamboro Downs on Sunday for their first $130,000 Gold Final.

Grassroots victory comes in pairs at Hiawatha
June 30 - SARNIA, ON — Last season’s top driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, Scott Zeron, made a leap up the 2011 standings with a pair of victories in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday.

Flawless fillies ready for Grassroots battle in Dresden
June 29 - DRESDEN, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies are back in Grassroots action on Sunday afternoon at Dresden Raceway and four of the contenders will be aiming to extend a two-race unbeaten streak in the provincial program.

China Pearls hoping to earn a ticket to the Gold Rush
June 29 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s most talented trotters and pacers are rushing to Georgian Downs this Saturday, July 2 for seven $40,000 Gold Series Eliminations.

Gelding playing for Grassroots glory Friday
June 28 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts kick off their Grassroots season at Mohawk Racetrack on Canada Day, and trainer Mike Brealey is hoping Playin Time delivers an effort worthy of celebration.

Stratford owner hoping for return on investment Friday
June 28 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Of the 46 freshman pacing colts heading to Woodstock Raceway for Friday’s Grassroots season opener, Tye Seelster commanded the highest price at auction last fall.

Filly hoping Oil Springs Line leads to OSS success
June 27 - SARNIA, ON — If you were driving through Oil Springs last fall, you might have met Apach Of Luck and one of her owners out for a Sunday drive. The pair would have caught your eye, because Apach Of Luck is a Standardbred pacing filly and Dennis and Doug Belan’s ‘ride’ was a metal jog cart.

Warrawee Needy not lacking in speed
June 27 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — On Monday evening Warrawee Needy proved that the buzz generated by his first lifetime start was completely warranted.

Trotting filly competition fierce at Flamboro Downs
June 26 - DUNDAS, ON — The race for top spot in the three-year-old trotting filly division intensified on Saturday afternoon as four fillies scored their second straight Grassroots victories with impressive effort over the Flamboro Downs half-mile.

Daily Blog posts a Grassroots victory
June 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Local trotter Daily Blog earned a Grassroots trophy in his first provincial outing on Saturday evening, eking out a nose victory in his $24,000 division at Kawartha Downs.

Class Of O Nine impressive in OSS debut
June 26 - FLAMBORO, ON — This year’s crop of two-year-old pacing fillies opened their Ontario Sires Stakes season at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, with Class Of O Nine laying down the quickest mile of the three $40,000 Gold Eliminations.

Last Luck hoping to match stablemate’s success
June 23 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will be treated to the first glimpse of Ontario’s two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening, and trainer Rod Therres is hoping Last Luck can earn a share of the $40,000 up for grabs in her Gold Series Elimination.

Rockwood resident hopes to see colts go head-to-head
June 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — As harness racing’s two-year-olds gear up for their first Ontario Sires Stakes events, owners across the province are hoping that their colt or filly will be this year’s superstar.

Meadowview Arty aims to pay tribute to Balson Saturday
June 21 - FRASERVILLE, ON — If three-year-old trotter Meadowview Arty earns a share of the $144,000 in Grassroots purse money up for grabs at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, Charlie Reid might be moved to bestow a small token of appreciation on his neighbour Arthur Balson.

Defy Time back on track for Flamboro Grassroots
June 21 - DUNDAS, ON — With one Grassroots victory under her belt, three-year-old trotting filly Defy Time has already demonstrated her talent, but what sets her apart from the other provincial hopefuls heading to Flamboro Downs this Saturday is her tutor.

Cameron Lucky sharp in Grassroots debut
June 15 - ELORA, ON — Cameron Lucky paced her way to the fastest win of eight Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, and local filly Dapple Apple tagged along to earn the second-place share of the $24,000 purse.

Dapple Apple hoping to earn an OSS payday Wednesday
June 11 - ELORA, ON — After narrowly missing a payday in the Ontario Sires Stakes season opener in May, three-year-old pacing filly Dapple Apple will be looking for a different outcome from the advantageous rail position at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, June 15.