Archives for September '15
Will Take Charge and Second Sister find cure for second-itis
September 30 - There were some new faces in the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening as the two-year-old trotting colts and three-year-old trotting fillies closed out their Gold Series regular season.
Gold Series stars look sharp in regular season finales
September 29 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted an Ontario Sires Stakes double header on Monday night as the three-year-old trotting colt and two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series competitors wrapped up their regular season over the Campbellville oval.
Devils Advocate shreds OSS and Flamboro Downs records Sunday
September 27 - Adding trotting hopples to Devils Advocate’s equipment bag paid immediate dividends for trainer Jack Darling and driver Ron Waples as the filly rocketed around Flamboro Downs to a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record during the Dundas oval’s OSS Celebration on Sunday.
Grassroots champions bring Mohawk fans to their feet
September 26 - With a large and enthusiastic crowd of Ontario Sires Stakes fans welcoming each Champion back to the winner’s circle, the 2015 Grassroots season came to a close at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Darling hoping Devils Advocate puts up no arguments Sunday
September 24 - Flamboro Downs celebrates the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Sunday with two $105,000 Gold Series divisions for the exciting two-year-old trotting fillies and the “Be A Winner” contest, which puts one lucky fan in the OSS winner’s circle.
Filion and Henry face off in Grassroots Championship Saturday
September 23 - Heading into Saturday’s $400,000 Grassroots Championship at Mohawk Racetrack just one point separates drivers Sylvain Filion and Trevor Henry in the Ontario Sires Stakes Lampman Cup race.
Blue Chip colts grab the Gold Series limelight at Mohawk
September 22 - Nocturnal Bluechip made his Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday and sailed to an effortless win in the first of two $105,000 Gold Series divisions.
Free Show strikes Gold with her third victory at Grand River
September 21 - Battle of the Belles champion Free Show returned to Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and the two-year-old pacing filly earned a Gold Series trophy with her third winning effort over the Elora oval.
Mohawk fans treated to second night of spectacular Semi-Finals
September 18 - Mohawk Racetrack fans got a second evening of outstanding Grassroots Semi-Final action on Friday, courtesy of the province’s top three-year-old pacers and trotters.
Freshmen impress Mohawk fans in Grassroots Semi-Finals
September 17 - Ontario’s talented two-year-olds put on an impressive show at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the top 20 point earners in each division were whittled down to 10 in Grassroots Semi-Final action.
Coleman and Budd hoping six is the lucky number Friday
September 16 - Southwind Indy finished the Grassroots regular season atop the division standings and trainer Casie Coleman says everything looks positive for the three-year-old pacing gelding’s bid for a top five finish in Friday’s Semi-Final.
MacIntosh readying Sportswriter duo for Semi-Final battles
September 15 - Ontario Sires Stakes post season action gets under way at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening with eight Grassroots Semi-Finals for the two-year-old trotters and pacers.
Henry wins two in Elora as fillies wrap up Grassroots season
September 9 - Southwind Shania clocked the quickest mile in a quartet of Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Magical Steph wraps up season with impressive win, flawless record
September 8 - Magical Steph wrapped up the Grassroots regular season with a perfect record of four wins in four starts and heads into the Semi-finals off an impressive 1:56.4 score at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Coulter delivers in Grassroots season finale at Grand River
September 7 - On Monday evening driver Scott Coulter stepped into the race bike behind a horse that needed a win to extend his Grassroots season and, for the third time in the last five days, the Grand River Raceway regular delivered the needed result.
These sophomore pacing fillies are more than okay
September 7 - In the spring of 2012 three pacing fillies were born at Oak Knoll Stables in Campbellcroft, ON and named OK Heartbeat, OK Heavenly and OK Hallelujah by their breeders Ken Morden and Caroline Thornton.
Team McNair wins pair of Grassroots, Semi-final berths at Flamboro
September 6 - Father and son team Gregg and Doug McNair sent a pair of two-year-old trotting colts out in the last regular season Grassroots event on Sunday evening and landed both colts in the Flamboro Downs winner’s circle and the post season.
Hanover victories advance fillies to Grassroots Semi-finals
September 5 - Muscle Mass daughter Desis Dream arrived at Hanover Raceway on Saturday needing a win to keep her Ontario Sires Stakes season alive and the three-year-old trotting filly got the job done in thrilling fashion.
Grassroots double for Arsenault and triple for Coulter at Flamboro
September 3 - Driver Scott Coulter and trainer Shane Arsenault teamed up to claim two of five three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening.
Hanover Raceway celebrates fans and Grassroots racing Saturday
September 3 - Saturday night Hanover Raceway wraps up its 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a Fan Celebration featuring a host of giveaways and five $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Sophomore pacing colts wage fierce battles in season finale
September 2 - Grand River Raceway fans got more than their money’s worth from Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Wednesday evening as they wrapped up their Grassroots regular season.
After rough start, Sports Expert on top of Grassroots standings
September 1 - Her season has not unfolded quite the way Blake MacIntosh imagined it would, but the trainer has been encouraged by the steady forward progress being made by his two-year-old pacing filly Sports Expert.