Archives for June '12
Gold Series combatants at top of their game in Innisfil
June 30 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s sophomore superstars invaded Georgian Downs on Saturday night in pursuit of an invitation to next weekend’s exciting Gold Rush event.
Freshmen prepare for Gold and Grassroots battles at Flamboro
June 30 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs offers an action-packed afternoon of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Wednesday, July 4, playing host to the first $130,000 Gold Final of the two-year-old trotting colt season and eight Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Scott and Rick Zeron sweep Gold Eliminations at Mohawk
June 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Father and son duo Rick and Scott Zeron of Oakville captured all three freshman pacing colt Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.
New owners hope trotter gets piece of the action in Elora Monday
June 28 - ELORA, ON — Terry Cornell and Gordon Rayner arrived at the June 10 Spring Fling Sale with an open mind and went home with three-year-old trotting gelding Back To Peace, who makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut for the partners on Monday evening at Grand River Raceway.
Badlands Hanover daughters impressive in Gold Series debut
June 28 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans were treated to an inspiring display of talent by the two-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday evening, complete with high speed and tight finishes.
Local fillies find Gold Elimination winner’s circle at Kawartha
June 28 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Two fillies with local connections earned Gold Elimination trophies at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening as the two-year-old trotting lasses kicked off their Gold Series careers.
Moiseyev crafts pair of winning trips in Gold Elimination action
June 27 - DUNDAS, ON — Moffat resident Jack Moiseyev piloted two young trotting colts to Gold Elimination victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon.
Christopher enjoying his new role as Standardbred owner
June 27 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Less than two years after he bought a share in his first racehorse, Acton resident Leonard Christopher will be rearranging his Canada Day weekend plans to catch freshman pacing fillies Mach Star and Bluebird Creek in action on Sunday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.
Sophomores take first steps on path to the Gold Rush Saturday
June 27 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans will get their first glimpse of Gold this Saturday as the province’s top three-year-old competitors descend on the Innisfil oval in hopes of earning a return invitation to next week’s exciting Gold Rush event.
Plan hatched five years ago begins to bear fruit for Gillis Friday
June 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Following Santanna Blue Chip’s stellar freshman campaign in 2007, Jeff Gillis began to assemble a group of broodmares he felt would pair well with the son of Art Major when the time came for the pacer to retire.
Fierce filly hopes for Gold Series success at Mohawk Thursday
June 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — If Jeremeyes Jewel brings as much fight to her Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday as she does to her daily training regimen, the two-year-old pacing filly should be a shoo-in for a share of the $40,000 Gold Elimination purse.
Trio of Bax trainees headline Gold Series opener Thursday
June 25 - FRASERVILLE, ON — John Bax will make the short drive from his Peterborough farm to Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening for the Gold Series debut of his 2012 crop of two-year-old trotting fillies.
Records fall for second week in Sudbury
June 23 - SUDBURY, ON — Fiesty Flyer impressed Sudbury Downs fans on Saturday evening as the three-year-old pacing gelding scored his second straight Grassroots victory in track record time.
Four local fillies take home Grassroots hardware from Flamboro
June 23 - DUNDAS, ON — A quartet of local fillies was victorious in Grassroots action at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon as the Dundas oval hosted an all-female card of racing.
Trotting colts open freshman season at Flamboro Wednesday
June 23 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will be treated to the eagerly anticipated start of the two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes campaign this Wednesday, June 27 as the Dundas oval plays host to a trio of freshman trotting colt Gold Eliminations.
Casimir Longshot steps up to the big leagues at Sudbury Downs this Saturday
June 20 - SUDBURY, ON — In the eyes of handicappers, Casimir Longshot is predicted to live up to his name in this Saturday’s Grassroots contest at Sudbury Downs, but trainer-driver Mario Rivest is hoping the three-year-old pacing gelding proves them wrong.
Fillies star in annual Flamboro Downs fundraiser this Saturday
June 19 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs will be awash in pink on Saturday afternoon as the Dundas oval hosts 11 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies along with the $221,000 final of the Ellamony Classic for aged pacing mares.
The Northern Dude claims northern speed record in Grassroots action
June 17 - SUDBURY, ON — The Northern Dude staked his claim to a piece of history at Ontario’s most northern racetrack when he battled down the stretch to a track record performance in the first of three Grassroots divisions at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening.
Trio of Jeremes Jet daughters find Grassroots success in Ottawa
June 17 - OTTAWA, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies invaded Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening to battle for $144,000 in six Grassroots divisions.
Tell Me Why faces tough field in sophomore Grassroots debut
June 14 - OTTAWA, ON — When Tell Me Why scored a 1:57.3 win at Rideau Carleton Raceway earlier this month, the three-year-old pacing filly earned herself a berth in Sunday evening’s Grassroots event.
Amigo Ranger aiming for Grassroots repeat over his local oval
June 12 - SUDBURY, ON — After Amigo Ranger scored a surprising win in the Grassroots season opener in May, Gerry and Brenda Gauthier are cautiously hoping for another successful outing in round two at Sudbury Downs on Saturday.
Grassroots fillies rewrite the record books in Hanover
June 10 - HANOVER, ON — Arthur resident Trevor Henry piloted not one, but two sophomore pacing fillies to track record performances in the Grassroots season opener at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening.
Pacing colts shred Clinton track record on steamy Sunday afternoon
June 10 - CLINTON, ON — In their Grassroots debut at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, Ontario’s gifted three-year-old pacing colts tore around the Huron County oval in track record shattering style.
Fiesty Flyer hoping for success close to home
June 6 - CLINTON, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts will gather at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon for their Grassroots season opener, and Robert Hamather is hoping Fiesty Flyer can carve out a spot among the province’s best in the coming months.
Fillies take centre stage at Hanover Raceway Saturday
June 5 - HANOVER, ON — Fillies will dominate the Hanover Raceway program on Saturday night as the half-mile oval plays host to the three-year-old pacing filly Grassroots season opener.