Archives for September '06
Fellows snares a set of Grassroots Semifinal crystal
September 30 - DUNDAS, ON — Trainer Robert Fellows picked up a pair of Grassroots Semifinal trophies at Flamboro Downs on Friday as three-year-old trotting colt Indiana Hall and three-year-old pacing filly Prairie Tracker posted impressive victories.
Millionaire trotter claims sixth Gold Series win
September 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Majestic Son continued his march through the three-year-old trotting colt ranks with an effortless 1:56 victory in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.
Wantasmile wades to Semifinal victory at Flamboro
September 30 - DUNDAS, ON — Wantasmile’s connections were grinning in the rain at Flamboro Downs on Saturday as the two-year-old pacing colt eked out a win in the fastest of eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals.
Domitian Hanover dominates freshman pacing colt Final
September 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Domitian Hanover has not missed a cheque since his first start and the consistent Camluck son stepped up on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack to claim the last Gold Final title of the two-year-old pacing colt season.
Overeager trotting filly aims for Gold Final Monday
September 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old trotting fillies return to Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening for their last $130,000 Gold Final, driver Jody Jamieson is hoping the residual effects of last week’s recall are still working on elimination winner J M Aggie.
Tymal Trinity captures $100,000 Gold Elimination
September 29 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Tymal Trinity and Daniel Clements donned their wet suits and sloshed around the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval on Thursday evening to claim their first Gold Elimination victory.
Underachieving trotter heads back to Mohawk Sunday
September 28 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts line up behind the gate at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening trainer Chris Beaver does not expect to see Beer Budget among the favourites, in spite of his 2:00.1 elimination victory.
Henry to harness eight in Grassroots showdown Saturday
September 28 - DUNDAS, ON — Wayne Henry is supplying twenty-five per cent of the horse power in the four Grassroots Semifinals for freshman trotters at Flamboro Downs on Saturday evening.
Survival of the fittest at Mohawk on Saturday
September 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Nine days after becoming the first Canadian bred to win the historic Little Brown Jug, Mr Feelgood returns to Ontario Sires Stakes action in the second of two $56,552 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Moffat resident hopes trotting colt is back on his game
September 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the three-year-old trotting colts return to Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening for their last Gold Series event, Canadian Trotting Classic champion Majestic Son will be the well deserved centre of attention.
Local fillies ready for battle in Thursday’s Gold Elimination
September 25 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s gifted two-year-old pacing fillies make their final Gold Series start this Thursday at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and trainer James Wellwood is hoping that Quail Seelster has an opportunity to shine on her owner’s hometown oval.
Consistent trotting fillies mine OSS Gold at Mohawk
September 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — J M Aggie picked up her second straight victory and her third this season in the last of three $34,357 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Heads Up Play tops freshman trotting filly ranks
September 24 - DUNDAS, ON — Early Renegade trotted her way into the Grassroots post season with a 2:01.2 score at Flamboro Downs on Saturday.
Nasty Dream impressive in Grassroots season finale
September 24 - SARNIA, ON — Nasty Dream delivered an outstanding effort at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday night to claim the fastest of six $16,572 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Moving Pictures stars in Mohawk Gold Final
September 24 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Moving Pictures posted the biggest win of her career on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, capturing the $130,000 Gold Final in a personal best 1:53.2.
Three-year-olds prepare for Semifinal showdown
September 24 - DUNDAS, ON — This week the trainers of 64 of the province’s top three-year-old pacers and trotters will be applying their considerable skills to the inexact science of bringing a horse to peak performance in preparation for Friday’s Grassroots Semifinals at Flamboro Downs.
Laddie captures first Gold Series victory
September 24 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With his trademark late dash, two-year-old trotting colt Laddie scored his fourth straight victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening, capturing the third of three $34,270 Gold Eliminations.
Pure Ivory and Luck Of Michelle sparkle in Gold Finals
September 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rain may have dampened the racing surface at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, but it did nothing to diminish the sparkle of performances by Gold Final winners Pure Ivory and Luck Of Michelle.
Indiana Hall clocks big mile at Kawartha Thursday
September 22 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Indiana Hall returned to Grassroots action at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening and roared around the Peterborough oval to a 1:56.3 triumph in the fourth of five $19,467 divisions.
Marta Maple hopes to overcome outside post Saturday
September 21 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will get an advance preview of the top two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday afternoon as they wrap up their Grassroots regular season at the Dundas half-mile.
Wellwood’s trotting lads ready for Sunday’s Gold Series
September 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Fresh off her second straight victory in the William Wellwood Memorial, a race that honours her late father, trainer Paula Wellwood will return to Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening with two of the best two-year-old trotting colts in the Ontario Sires Stakes program.
Trotting fillies wrap up spectacular weekend at Mohawk
September 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack extends a star studded weekend of stakes action with a trio of Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Monday.
Ontario-sired colt captures historic Little Brown Jug
September 21 - DELAWARE, OH — Mr Feelgood and driver Mark MacDonald paced into history on Thursday afternoon, capturing the Little Brown Jug in straight heats on a beautiful afternoon in Delaware, OH.
Pair of special fillies aim for Gold Final glory Friday
September 19 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack will be awash with Ontario Sires Stakes gold this weekend as the Campbellville oval plays host to six Gold Series events between Friday, Sept. 22 and Monday, Sept. 25.
Gold events part of Saturday night spectacular at Mohawk
September 19 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Harness racing fans will flock to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening for a stellar line up of stakes action that includes the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic for three-year-old trotting colts, a $130,000 Gold Final for the three-year-old pacing fillies, two eliminations for the Milton Stakes for aged pacing mares and a trio of two-year-old pacing colt Gold Eliminations.
Spun Sugar wraps up season with flawless record
September 19 - ELORA, ON — Spun Sugar rocked to a 1:56.2 victory at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday evening to wrap up the Grassroots regular season with a perfect record of three wins in three starts.
The Mad Duke aims for Grassroots success Saturday
September 19 - SARNIA, ON — For the handful of two-year-old trotting colts sitting within striking distance of a berth in the Grassroots post season, Saturday’s contest at Hiawatha Horse Park will be the pivotal point in their season.
Bax sends contender and hopeful into Grassroots fray
September 18 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs will serve as the final stop on the three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots tour this Thursday as 38 contenders try and cement their spot in the lucrative post season.
Banana Joes Bar matches OSS record at Flamboro
September 17 - DUNDAS, ON — On a lightning fast afternoon at Flamboro Downs, three-year-old pacing colt Banana Joes Bar clocked the sharpest mile of six Grassroots divisions with an Ontario Sires Stakes equalling 1:52.1 performance.
Fillies flawless in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk
September 16 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — In spite of her outside post position, two-year-old pacing filly Luck Of Michelle cruised to her sixth straight Gold Series victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.
Crazy She Calls Me ready to test her skills Tuesday
September 15 - ELORA, ON — When the two-year-old pacing fillies arrive at Grand River Raceway on Tuesday, Crazy She Calls Me and her connections may be the most relaxed group on the grounds.
Pure Ivory saunters to victory in Gold Elimination
September 14 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Pure Ivory picked up her eighth win of the season in the first of two $48,508 Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.
Colts remove gloves in preparation for Grassroots battle
September 13 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts will flex their muscles at Flamboro Downs on Saturday in their last regular season Grassroots event.
Pacing fillies on parade at Mohawk Friday
September 12 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario sired pacing fillies are the flavour of the night at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday as 11 freshman and 25 sophomores head to the Campbellville oval for Gold Elimination action.
Pure Ivory among Bright owner’s favourites
September 11 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Coming off a 1:53.1 track and Canadian record in her Simcoe Stakes victory last week, Pure Ivory will be looking for a fourth Gold Series triumph when she and her three-year-old trotting filly peers return to Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday.
Val’s Joanie wraps up Grassroots season on a high note
September 10 - HANOVER, ON — Val’s Joanie cruised to her second straight Grassroots victory in the fourth of seven $15,000 Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, locking up top spot in the three-year-old pacing filly division.
Local colt lands spot in Semifinal with Dresden win
September 10 - DRESDEN, ON — Fiesty Baran could not have picked a better time to capture his first career victory than Sunday’s Grassroots event at Dresden Raceway.
Trotting colts maintain perfect record in Grassroots action
September 10 - CLINTON, ON — I’m Classy and Heaven And Hall continued their march through the three-year-old trotting colt division on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway, extending their flawless records in Grassroots action to five wins in five starts.
Sophomore trotting fillies wrap up Grassroots season
September 8 - SARNIA, ON — Strikinresemblance wrapped up the Grassroots regular season with a victory at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday and vaulted to the top of the three-year-old trotting filly standings heading into the Sept. 29 Semifinals.
Dresden trainer will test colt’s Grassroots skills Sunday
September 6 - DRESDEN, ON — Two-year-old pacing colt Character Maker will make his second start for local trainer Paul Mairs on Sunday afternoon at Dresden Raceway, competing in the third of seven $15,000 Grassroots divisions.
Jackson looking forward to watching Out All Night evolve
September 6 - CLINTON, ON — With just eight starts under his belt heading into Sunday’s Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway Out All Night is a novice compared to most of his peers, but owner Graham Jackson says the three-year-old trotting colt has been developing nicely over the last three months.
Grogan captures Grassroots victory in Clinton
September 4 - CLINTON, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Grogan delivered the kind of performance at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon that his owners have been waiting for all season.
Doonbeg cruises to second Gold Final victory
September 4 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The small but mighty Doonbeg carried off his second Gold Final trophy of the season with another exceptional performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening.
Malahide finds her way to winner’s circle in Dresden
September 4 - DRESDEN, ON — After butting heads with the top fillies in Ontario for the last two months, two-year-old trotting filly Malahide dropped down to the Grassroots on Monday and found quick success in the third of eight $15,000 divisions contested on Dresden Raceway’s matinee program.
Owners hoping for success in Grassroots swan song
September 4 - SARNIA, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies will wrap up their Grassroots regular season at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening and a pair of local fillies are hoping they can grab a share of the provincial pie in their last Ontario Sires Stakes start.
Albert In The City still flawless in Grassroots action
September 4 - ELORA, ON — Albert In The City extended his remarkable win streak to 14 with an effortless 1:54.3 victory in the sixth Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening.
Hanover Cancels Card
September 2 - Poor weather forced the cancellation of Saturday evening's card of racing at Hanover Raceway.
Canadette returns to winner’s circle in Trillium Series
September 2 - DUNDAS, ON — Canadette emerged from her three week hiatus on Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs and the talented two-year-old pacing filly picked right up where she had left off, sailing to a five length win in the first of three $26,411 Trillium Series divisions.
Majestic Son triumphs over weather and Gold Final field
September 2 - INNISFIL, ON — Neither wind, nor rain, nor gloom of night could stay three-year-old trotting colt Majestic Son from the swift completion of his sixth straight victory at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening.
Local colts capture Grassroots glory at Flamboro
September 1 - DUNDAS, ON — Making his first start in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, Along Came Polly delivered an impressive performance at Flamboro Downs on Thursday to post the fastest mile in seven Grassroots divisions.
Porsche Hall cruises to second Gold Final victory
September 1 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans placed their faith in elimination winner Porsche Hall on Thursday evening and the three-year-old trotting filly delivered, posting a two and a half length triumph to claim her second straight Gold Final title.