Archives for September '09
Quiteasassybanana hoping for slick tour of London oval
September 30 - LONDON, ON — With 100 points through three Grassroots starts, Quiteasassybanana has emerged as solid player on the three-year-old pacing filly scene, enjoying success that has not come as a total surprise to owner and breeder Ross Holmes.
Addison Bay heads home for second Grassroots start
September 30 - WINDSOR, ON — Harrow resident Larry Pollard is escorting two very special two-year-olds to Windsor Raceway on Sunday.
MacDonell expecting strong effort from Elusive Desire
September 30 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Elusive Desire has been outstanding all season, but driver Paul MacDonell feels the three-year-old trotting filly is heading to Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening off a particularly exceptional outing.
Bay Girl and Western Silk poised for showdown
September 30 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans were treated to pair of exceptional performances by the two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday evening, as fan favourites Bay Girl and Western Silk cruised to victory in Gold Elimination action.
Local fillies take home Grassroots hardware
September 30 - DUNDAS, ON — Pretty Amigo blazed around the Flamboro Downs oval on Wednesday afternoon to an impressive 13 length victory in the third of six $24,000 Grassroots divisions.
Kopas confident as pacing colts invade Mohawk Saturday
September 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans will be treated to an Ontario Sires Stakes double feature on Saturday evening, as the province’s top two and three-year-old pacing colts square off in Gold Elimination action.
Talented trotting fillies cruise to victory in Windsor
September 29 - WINDSOR, ON — Freshman trotting fillies Angostura and Random Destiny delivered dominant performances in Gold Elimination action at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening.
Filly hoping to kick up her flashy heels at Mohawk Friday
September 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — My Red High Heels will take her second stab at the Ontario Sires Stakes on Friday evening, when the top three-year-old pacing fillies in the province gather at Mohawk Racetrack for a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations.
Haul Away claims pacing colt crown in Ottawa
September 28 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Proving to be a golden acquisition for his new owners, two-year-old pacing colt Haul Away captured Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway in commanding fashion.
Go West Lucky Cam earns Grassroots victory in Windsor
September 28 - WINDSOR, ON — Go West Lucky Cam raised the curtain on Windsor Raceway’s Sunday evening Grassroots line up, touring his local oval in 1:53.2.
McIntosh readies trio of colts for Grassroots Thursday
September 28 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Hall of Fame horseman Bob McIntosh is heading to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening with a trio of two-year-old pacing colts hoping to earn enough Grassroots points to receive a return invitation to the Ottawa oval.
Parlay hoping to recapture his early season success
September 28 - LONDON, ON — A game of musical horses will see Jeff Gillis start three-year-old trotting colt Parlay in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening.
Ipromisenottotell returns to her roots at Flamboro
September 26 - DUNDAS, ON — Ipromisenottotell heads back to the Grassroots program on Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs after failing to gain a toehold against the top two-year-old trotting fillies in the province.
Putnam Mackenzie makes Gold Series debut Wednesday
September 25 - WINDSOR, ON — Of the 14 fillies heading to Windsor Raceway on Wednesday for a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations, five will be making their first start at the Gold Series level.
Kingbily Of Orange slays the division leader in Elora
September 25 - ELORA, ON — Kingbily Of Orange assumed the role of giant slayer at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening, bringing to a halt the six race win streak of two-year-old trotting colt division leader Zorgwijk Knight.
Western Silk completes the OSS trophy trifecta
September 24 - DUNDAS, ON — Western Silk overcame her outside post to score an impressive victory in the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final at Flamboro Downs on Thursday afternoon.
Sooner Than Later ready to get back to work Tuesday
September 24 - WINDSOR, ON — After winning the first Gold Final, Sooner Than Later failed to advance out of the elimination round in the second and third Gold Series events, so trainer Doug McIntosh decided a mini-vacation in the September sun was the best way to prepare the two-year-old trotting filly for her Tuesday, Sept. 29 test at Windsor Raceway.
Haul Away hoping to add more points to his golden tally
September 24 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans are in for an exceptional night of racing Sunday as nine talented two-year-old pacing colts square off in a $130,000 Gold Final, and 20 two-year-old trotting colts battle in a trio of $40,000 Gold Eliminations.
Forward records three more Grassroots wins in Sarnia
September 24 - SARNIA, ON — With just over seven weeks remaining in the Ontario Sires Stakes season, Brad Forward is on course to repeat as the program’s top driver, adding three wins in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening to the pair he captured at Georgian Downs on Tuesday.
I Wont Dance captures Gold Final trophy number two
September 24 - GLOUCESTER, ON — After kicking off his sophomore season in impressive fashion, trotting colt I Wont Dance struggled through July and August, but on Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway the gelding announced his return to form by dominating his peers in a $130,000 Gold Final.
Herestopatrick hoping to pad his point tally Sunday
September 23 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway kicks off two weeks of outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes action on Sunday evening with five $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts.
Yellow Diamond adds Gold Final trophy to her collection
September 22 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Yellow Diamond’s resume is impressive, and on Tuesday night at Kawartha Downs the three-year-old pacing filly added a Gold Final to the list of stakes events she has captured this season.
Forward and McIntosh on familiar ground in Innisfil
September 22 - INNISFIL, ON — Brad Forward and Bob McIntosh, the leading driver and trainer in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, teamed up for a pair of Grassroots victories at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.
Freshman pacing colts impress Ottawa fans Sunday
September 21 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts gave Rideau Carleton Raceway fans their money’s worth on Sunday night in a pair of hard fought Gold Eliminations.
Bay Girl stalking a second Gold Final title Thursday
September 21 - DUNDAS, ON — Bay Girl will be looking to defend her Gold Final title on Thursday afternoon, when Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies return to Flamboro Downs for the third $130,000 showdown on their schedule this season.
Celebrity Hercules in pursuit of points at Rideau Thursday
September 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After searching fruitlessly for months, trainer John Drennan has acquired two young trotters in the last two months that have paid immediate dividends.
Nothing petite about Grassroots competitor L H Lil Count
September 21 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park will wrap up its Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday evening with a slate of five $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Trainer hopes happy-go-lucky colt on his game Friday
September 21 - ELORA, ON — John Rier has been excited about the prospect of racing an offspring of his mare Hetties Charm since he purchased her as a yearling, but the Kitchener resident has been forced to moderate his enthusiasm due to the temperament bestowed on her first-born, two-year-old trotting colt Charmbo Tie, who makes his third Grassroots start at Grand River Raceway on Friday.
Rae steers Grassroots leader to victory Saturday
September 20 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Woodville resident Brad Rae picked up the catch drive on three-year-old trotting filly division leader Stonebridge Diva at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night and piloted the talented youngster to her fourth straight Grassroots victory.
Pacing filly picks up where she left off in Grassroots
September 20 - SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly Deliciouslynaughty returned to Grassroots action on Saturday evening after a two month hiatus, and delivered an impressive 1:57.3 effort over the Sudbury Downs half-mile.
Patience earns Midland resident a Grassroots start Tuesday
September 18 - INNISFIL, ON — Donald Wilcox purchased Dangerous Man last fall, and for six months the Midland resident thought he had an absolute dud on his hands.
Russell residents enjoy Grassroots success at Rideau
September 18 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Russell resident John MacDonald piloted Now Kronos to the quickest of six $24,000 Grassroots miles at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Northern Duchess faces stern test at Kawartha Tuesday
September 17 - FRASERVILLE, ON — A daunting task awaits Northern Duchess on Tuesday afternoon, when the three-year-old pacing fillies line up behind the Kawartha Downs starting gate for their $170,000 Gold Final.
I Wont Dance waltzes back to Gold Series winner’s circle
September 17 - GLOUCESTER, ON — I Wont Dance returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle on Thursday evening, circling the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in an effortless 1:56.
Bargain priced fillies paying dividends in Gold Series
September 17 - DUNDAS, ON — FBs Terror cruised around the Flamboro Downs half-mile on Thursday afternoon to a 1:55 score in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Wellthereyougo returns to Gold Series action Sunday
September 17 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Wellthereyougo will be looking for his third Gold Series victory this Sunday when Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway for a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations.
Sophomore fillies prepare for Grassroots battle Saturday
September 16 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs rolls out the red carpet for the province’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night, playing host to six $24,000 Grassroots divisions.
Zorgwijk Knight still flawless in Grassroots competition
September 16 - DUNDAS, ON — Freshman trotting colt Zorgwijk Knight captured his sixth straight victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon, cruising around the Dundas oval in 2:01.3 in spite of starting from the outside Post 8.
Adams hopes equipment change gives filly an edge
September 15 - SUDBURY, ON — Coconut Cove has been a consistent performer through her first two Ontario Sires Stakes starts, but trainer Eric Adams is hoping the two-year-old pacing filly will be even sharper when she arrives in Sudbury on Saturday evening to compete in the last of five $24,000 Grassroots divisions.
Onehallofawoman part of one heck of a freshman crop
September 15 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ottawa resident Melvin Hartman is having the kind of year most Standardbred owners only dream about, so it is fitting that one of his horses will race at Rideau Carleton Raceway this Friday evening, on the day he celebrates being 66 years young.
Lexis Amigo hunting for Gold Series points in Ottawa
September 14 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts bring their speed show to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, and trainer Norm Dunstan is hoping Lexis Amigo is ready to break into the big time.
Precious Cammill aiming for return invitation to Flamboro
September 14 - DUNDAS, ON — When Duane Marfisi agreed to train pacing filly Precious Cammill for the Wright family of Hamilton, the horseman had no idea that his connection to the young pacer predated her birth.
Leslie Road follows Grassroots trail to Dundas Wednesday
September 13 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs hosts back to back Ontario Sires Stakes events this week, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with five Grassroots divisions for the talented two-year-old trotting colts.
Forward and McIntosh find Grassroots success in Sarnia
September 11 - SARNIA, ON — Trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Brad Forward joined forces on Thursday evening to land a pair of three-year-old pacing fillies in the winner’s circle at Hiawatha Horse Park.
Lend Rover triumphs in Grassroots debut at Dresden
September 7 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway fans were treated to six impressive performances by Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting colts on Monday afternoon, highlighted by a 2:02.1 victory in the last $24,000 Grassroots division by Lend Rover.
Aberarder Emsfame makes Grassroots debut Thursday
September 7 - SARNIA, ON — Aberarder Emsfame makes her provincial debut at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, and trainer Dwayne May is hoping the three-year-old pacing filly finds the Grassroots company to her liking.
Hudon pilots pair of freshman pacers to Grassroots victory
September 7 - ELORA, ON — Acton resident Joe Hudon went two-for-two in Grassroots action at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, piloting both Haul Away and Raging Grin to victory.
Wayne Henry captures trio of Grassroots trophies
September 6 - HANOVER, ON — Arthur resident Wayne Henry enjoyed a successful evening at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, piloting three of his five freshman trotting filly contenders to Grassroots glory.
Jamieson pilots pair of Grassroots trotters to victory
September 6 - CLINTON, ON — Canada’s leading reinsman Jody Jamieson dropped in to Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon and took home a pair of Grassroots trophies when he piloted three-year-old trotting colts Overdraft and Agusto to victory.
Friendly Amigo blows the doors off in Elora
September 4 - ELORA, ON — Bruce Richardson picked up the catch drive on Friendly Amigo in Friday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway, and the Arthur resident gunned the three-year-old trotting filly away from Post 6 and around the half-mile oval to an Ontario Sires Stakes record.
Encore Seelster makes Grassroots debut Monday
September 3 - ELORA, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts will liven up the Labour Day Monday card at Grand River Raceway as they compete for a total of $120,000 in Grassroots purse money.
Ranchester hoping to bounce back from sickness Monday
September 2 - DRESDEN, ON — Malcolm and Robert MacPhail have enjoyed the view from the Dresden Raceway winner’s circle in the past, but the Dover Centre residents are pitching their expectations significantly lower for Monday’s two-year-old trotting colt Grassroots contest.
Trotting colts highlight holiday weekend card at Clinton
September 2 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway sends off summer with a bang on Sunday, hosting seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.
O’Donnell stirs up Grassroots magic at Flamboro
September 2 - DUNDAS, ON — Bill O’Donnell proved that he still has the magic touch on Wednesday afternoon, capturing two Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs and finishing second in another.
Poof Shes Gone performs Gold Final magic at Mohawk
September 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Gifted two-year-old trotting filly Poof Shes Gone earned her fourth straight victory with a 1:56.2 effort in Gold Final action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Novice trotting fillies invade Hanover Saturday
September 1 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway wraps up a stellar Ontario Sires Stakes season on Saturday evening with eight $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Fast Pay sprints home to third Gold Final title
September 1 - ELORA, ON — Sophomore pacing colt Its A Good Thing did his best to steal a victory in his first ever Gold Final appearance on Tuesday night, but when the dust settled in the Grand River Raceway stretch it was veteran provincial performer Fast Pay who earned his third Gold title of the season.