Archives for September '10
Mach Dreamer and Twin B Warrior square off in Windsor
September 30 - WINDSOR, ON — Mach Dreamer has not been bested in Ontario Sires Stakes competition since July 3, and driver Rick Zeron sees no reason why that statistic should look different after the Tuesday, Oct. 5 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway.
Warrawee Lil faces tough task in Grassroots finale
September 30 - OTTAWA, ON — Warrawee Lil heads into Sunday’s Grassroots event off a personal best effort, and trainer Murray Kennedy figures the three-year-old pacing filly will have to replicate that mile over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in order to land a spot in the lucrative post season.
Grumpy Jake and Arriba Amigo hoping for luck Monday
September 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Grumpy Jake sprinted by fan favourite Text Me to capture last week’s Gold Elimination, Mohawk Racetrack fans were not the only ones taken by surprise.
Camaes Fellow dukes it out for Grassroots win
September 29 - DUNDAS, ON — Camaes Fellow got a healthy boost up the two-year-old pacing colt points standings with a hard fought victory in the first of four $24,000 Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon.
Freshman trotting fillies wrap up Grassroots season Sunday
September 29 - WINDSOR, ON — Ontario’s talented freshman trotting fillies wrap up their Grassroots regular season at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, and Dresden-based filly Babes Diamond Road will have her own cheering squad in attendance for the finale.
Hunter hoping for long term success from Delcrest Julian
September 29 - DUNDAS, ON — When you are looking at the big picture with a colt like Delcrest Julian, drawing the outside post in Saturday’s Gold Final at Flamboro Downs is pretty small potatoes.
Miracle filly scores another Grassroots win
September 29 - WINDSOR, ON — Two years ago The Big Macher suffered such a serious fracture to her hock that Dr. Mark Biederman did not believe she would live to see her first birthday.
Grassroots leader Epoxy Queen makes leap to Gold
September 29 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Riding a four race win streak, two-year-old pacing filly Epoxy Queen gets her first test against the Gold Series girls in the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening.
Win moves Chuckalo Caden to head of the class
September 28 - INNISFIL, ON — Chuckalo Caden picked up his second Grassroots victory of the season on Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs and leapt up the division standings into a two-way tie for the top spot.
Mach Dreamer blazes to Gold Elimination win
September 28 - WINDSOR, ON — So long was the shadow cast by three-year-old pacing colt Mach Dreamer at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening that only win wagering was permitted on the first $40,000 Gold Elimination, and the decision proved to be a wise one as the two-time Gold Final winner blazed home to a 1:52 victory.
Oh Sweet Baby heads to Ottawa with all her bells ringing
September 28 - OTTAWA, ON — Last week’s Gold Elimination victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway may have been Oh Sweet Baby’s first this season, but trainer Benoit Baillargeon says he has been sweet on the two-year-old trotting filly since the moment she arrived in his barn last March.
Tiz To Dream masterful in Gold Final victory
September 27 - ELORA, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Tiz To Dream did what she does best at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and scored her second Gold Final title of the season in the process.
Arriba Amigo and Grumpy Jake greeted with joy
September 27 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The weather may have been dreary at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday night, but it did not dampen the excitement that greeted Arriba Amigo and Grumpy Jake when they arrived in the winner’s circle off unpredicted victories in their respective Gold Eliminations.
Burlington resident enjoys golden evening at Mohawk
September 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Burlington, ON resident Mac Nichol had a fun evening out at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night when both his lightly regarded two-year-old pacing filly Monkey On My Wheel and heavily favoured two-year-old pacing colt Mystician swept to victory in their respective $130,000 Gold Finals.
Daylon Magician conjures up OSS record at Flamboro
September 25 - DUNDAS, ON — Lightly regarded two-year-old trotting colt Daylon Magician delivered an outstanding effort at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon to capture the second of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations in a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:57.4.
Allard colts in it for the experience
September 25 - DUNDAS, ON — With just three weeks remaining in the Grassroots regular season, the two-year-old pacing colts headed to Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon are either taking a last stab at a berth in the post season, or simply polishing off their freshman education.
Camille hoping to overcome outside post Wednesday
September 24 - WINDSOR, ON — Two-year-old pacing filly Camille heads into Wednesday’s Grassroots event at Windsor Raceway off a 1:54.4 victory, her first in eight starts, and trainer Rodney Duford says things finally seem to have clicked into place for the regally bred youngster.
Oh Sweet Baby, My Whispering Eye tops in Ottawa
September 24 - OTTAWA, ON — After coming oh so close in her last Gold Series start, Oh Sweet Baby finally found her way to the winner’s circle in the first two-year-old trotting filly Gold Elimination at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Tymal Lennon hoping to regain his groove in Grassroots
September 24 - INNISFIL, ON — Tymal Lennon has spent the last two months matching wits with the Gold Series colts without gaining a solid foothold, so the two-year-old trotting gelding will return to the Grassroots program when it stops at Georgian Downs on Tuesday in hopes of regaining the form that saw him in the winner’s circle at the season opener.
Text Me looking forward to resumption of Gold campaign
September 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After three weeks spent battling the top trotters in North America, defending Gold Final champion Text Me and his three-year-old trotting colt peers resume their Ontario Sires Stakes campaign on Monday, Sept. 27 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Owning filly as good as lottery win for Guelph resident
September 23 - ELORA, ON — After almost 20 years away from the harness racing industry, Guelph, ON resident Paul Kidd purchased a share of one yearling in 2008. That yearling was Tiz To Dream, and on Monday, Sept. 27 the now three-year-old pacing filly will be looking to pad her $547,942 bankroll in Gold Final action at Grand River Raceway.
Emmylou Who strikes Gold in Ottawa
September 23 - OTTAWA, ON — Emmylou Who finally earned her first Gold Final trophy at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, and did it in effortless style, crossing under the wire all alone in 1:56.3.
Kopas colts aiming for Gold Final berth Tuesday
September 23 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway opens its 2010 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Tuesday, Sept. 28 with two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the high speed three-year-old pacing colts.
Overachiever Air Stewart primed for battle Saturday
September 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs kicks off two weeks of Ontario Sires Stakes excitement this Saturday afternoon with a pair of $40,000 Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Pretty Crafty bringing her big appetite to Ottawa Friday
September 21 - OTTAWA, ON — Following hot on the heels of their sophomore cohorts, Ontario’s gifted two-year-old trotting fillies sweep into Ottawa on Friday evening for a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations.
Pair of Gold Finals on tap at Mohawk Saturday
September 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Second off a tough trip in his elimination, Twin B Legend will be among the favourites in Saturday night’s two-year-old pacing colt Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but if things do not work out for the pacer on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit trainer Jack Darling can always polish up his jumping saddle.
Emmylou Who returns to Ottawa rested and refreshed
September 20 - OTTAWA, ON — Emmylou Who delivered a commanding Gold Elimination victory in her first start off a five week vacation last week, and trainer Lyle MacArthur says the three-year-old trotting filly heads back to Rideau Carleton Raceway for this Thursday’s $130,000 Gold Final in top form.
Lauren claims second Gold Elimination trophy
September 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — One month after she claimed the title, two-year-old pacing filly Lauren began a vigorous defence of her Gold Final crown with a powerful victory in the $40,000 Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.
Byron and Bax team up for two Grassroots wins
September 18 - NNISFIL, ON — Thornton, ON resident Stephen Byron teamed up with trotting specialist John Bax to capture a pair of two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots divisions at Georgian Downs on Friday evening.
Watermelonwine, Mystician star in Gold Eliminations
September 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Watermelonwine found his way to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, battling down the stretch to a three-quarter length victory in a personal best 1:52.4.
Idle Time charges to Woodstock track record
September 18 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway’s 2010 Ontario Sires Stakes season wrapped up on an exciting note Saturday, as Idle Time sprinted around the half-mile oval to a new two-year-old trotting colt track record.
Coulter posts Grassroots driving double in Sudbury
September 16 - SUDBURY, ON — Driver Scott Coulter earned a pair of victories in Grassroots action at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday evening to boost his Ontario Sires Stakes win total to 10, a season’s best for the 39-year-old reinsman.
Emmylou Who, Wilsonator shine in spite of rain
September 16 - OTTAWA, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies faced a sloppy oval for the first time this season as rain soaked the Rideau Carleton Raceway surface for much of the day Thursday, but that did not put a damper on the performance delivered by either Gold Elimination winner.
Bob From Brussels headed to Woodstock Saturday
September 14 - WOODSTOCK, ON — For a colt born and raised in a small town, two-year-old trotting colt Bob From Brussels has been making a lot of noise on the Grassroots circuit this summer.
Just Asign To Me flawless through four
September 14 - INNISFIL, ON — Just Asign To Me extended his perfect Grassroots record to four in Tuesday evening’s two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots showdown at Georgian Downs.
Filly aiming to clamber into Gold Series Friday
September 14 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Only 11 freshman pacing fillies will make their way behind the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate on Friday in a single $40,000 Gold Elimination, and trainer Travis Umphrey is hoping newcomer Monkey On My Wheel will be among the 10 invited back for next week’s lucrative final.
Trotting fillies aim to tap potential in Grassroots Friday
September 14 - INNISFIL, ON — When two-year-old trotting filly Ashlake lines up behind the starting gate at Georgian Downs for Friday night’s $24,000 Grassroots test, her connections will be holding their collective breath.
Cross Of Lorraine returns to OSS action Thursday
September 13 - OTTAWA, ON — After a month long hiatus in their Ontario Sires Stakes schedule, the cream of the province’s three-year-old trotting filly crop return to action on Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway in a pair of $40,000 Gold Eliminations.
Owners’ enjoyment is as big as Texas
September 10 - SUDBURY, ON — Texas Seelster will start from Post 7 in his Grassroots division on Wednesday, Sept. 15, but the outside post has done nothing to dampen the infectious enthusiasm that owners Robert and Barbara Parker are spreading across the province as their three-year-old pacing colt takes them places they have never visited.
On The Cusp delivers Grassroots victory
September 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Locally owned pacing filly On The Cusp was an effortless winner in her $24,000 Grassroots division at Georgian Downs on Friday evening.
Freshman stars go head-to-head in Innisfil Tuesday
September 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Tuesday’s fifth race at Georgian Downs features a clash of the two-year-old pacing colt titans, as four colts currently ranked in the top ten will square off in the fourth Grassroots event of their season.
Kerr steers trotters to Grassroots glory in Sarnia
September 9 - SARNIA, ON — After two unproductive starts in the Gold Series, D. R. Ackerman decided a change in strategy was in order for three-year-old trotters Great Emancipator and Thro Time, so the trainer entered both geldings in the Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening and enlisted Sarnia, ON resident Terry Kerr to drive.
First Avenue delivers clutch performance in Elora
September 8 - ELORA, ON — Heading into the second last Grassroots event of the regular season, three-year-old trotting filly First Avenue was in need of a big effort at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday night to keep her hopes for the post season alive.
On The Cusp poised for success at Georgian Downs
September 7 - INNISFIL, ON — After a two month break, Ontario Sires Stakes excitement sweeps back into Innisfil on Friday, Sept. 10 with seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions for the province’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies.
Jazzy Duke posts impressive first victory in Grassroots
September 6 - DRESDEN, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies put on an impressive show at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon with close finishes in six of the seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions on the Labour Day card.
Sombrero Hall hoping to leap up standings Thursday
September 6 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park wraps up its 2010 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, Sept. 9 with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Just Asign To Me romps to third Grassroots win
September 5 - HANOVER, ON — Neither wind, nor rain, nor his two-year-old pacing colt competitors prevented Just Asign To Me from getting to the Hanover Raceway winner’s circle on Saturday evening to pick up his third Grassroots trophy.
Carsons Maverick delivers on Grassroots promise
September 5 - CLINTON, ON — Mark Horner’s pre-race assessment of Sunday’s Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway proved to be spot on, as the trainer’s trio of two-year-old pacing fillies performed just as he expected.
Mach Dreamer rocks home to second Gold Final title
September 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Rick Zeron stood in the Mohawk Racetrack winner’s circle on Friday evening covered in mud, but you could still see the Oakville, ON resident’s smile.
Local filly hoping to grab Grassroots points at Grand River
September 3 - ELORA, ON — With just two regular season Grassroots events remaining, the three-year-old trotting fillies will be all business when they arrive at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Jekyll and Hyde filly hoping for success in Dresden
September 1 - DRESDEN, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies will celebrate Labour Day Monday at Dresden Raceway with seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions, and Dan Creighton is hoping his Jekyll and Hyde-like trainee Edens Cover Girl can match the winning effort she delivered in her provincial debut.
Horner readying three for Clinton Grassroots event
September 1 - CLINTON, ON — Mark Horner will harness three starters in Sunday’s two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots event at Clinton Raceway, and the pragmatic trainer says two are still works in progress, while the other is shaping up to be a legitimate freshman contender.