Archives for September '16
Ninth Gold for L A Delight and first for Mayhem Seelster at Mohawk
September 30 - Powerful winds swirled around Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, but Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies were still able to show off their world class skills in a pair of $105,000 Gold Series divisions.
Magic Presto and On A Sunny Day sharp in regular season finale
September 29 - In spite of a track soaked by a full day of rain, two-year-old trotting fillies Magic Presto and On A Sunny Day put on an impressive show at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.
Favourites scoop up seven Grassroots titles at Mohawk
September 24 - Eight Grassroots champions were crowned at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening and fan favourites delivered impressive victories in seven of the $50,000 Finals.
Darling quintet hoping for Grassroots Championship glory
September 21 - Trainer Jack Darling shipped five pacing colts to Mohawk Racetrack for the Grassroots Semi-finals last week and all five will return to the Campbellville oval on Saturday, Sept. 24 for the $400,000 Grassroots Championships.
Henry captures three Gold divisions at Grand River Raceway
September 19 - Trevor Henry returned to his former stomping grounds at Grand River Raceway on Monday night and reminded fans just how efficient he can be on a half-mile racetrack.
Steacy and MacDonald combine for two Semi-final victories
September 16 - Mark Steacy went into Friday’s Grassroots Semi-finals with a 22 point lead in the Ontario Sires Stakes trainer standings, and went home with a little bigger cushion between himself and eight-time Johnston Cup winner Bob McIntosh and three-time winner Gregg McNair.
Two-year-olds deliver the goods in Grassroots Semi-finals
September 15 - There were few surprises at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the two-year-old trotters and pacers kicked off the Grassroots post season.
Noone To Depend On is a family affair for the Jamiesons
September 14 - Carl Jamieson has decades of experience preparing horses for the Ontario Sires Stakes post season and the trainer says three-year-old pacing filly Noone To Depend On is in peak form heading into Friday’s Grassroots Semi-final at Mohawk Racetrack.
Ontario Sired investment pays off for Mehlenbacher brothers
September 13 - Thursday’s Grassroots Semi-finals at Mohawk Racetrack will mark a rare first for brothers Sean and John Mehlenbacher.
Davis captures two Grassroots divisions on a four win night
September 8 - Grassroots regular season action came to a close at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening and driver Billy Davis Jr. finished up the campaign with a Grassroots double on a night he piloted four of his five mounts to victory.
Windsun Missile battles his way into the post season
September 7 - Facing the end of his Ontario Sires Stakes career, three-year-old trotting gelding Windsun Missile came up with his first Grassroots win of the season at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Fans can “Be A Winner” at Flamboro Downs Thursday
September 6 - While the two-year-old pacing colts and fillies wage their last regular season Grassroots battles at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, Sept. 8, fans can enter the final Ontario Sires Stakes “Be A Winner” contest of the 2016 campaign.
Fillies deliver personal best efforts in final Grassroots Leg
September 6 - Two-year-old trotting fillies were the stars of Mohawk Racetrack’s Tuesday evening program, with the winners of all three Grassroots divisions delivering personal best efforts in the regular season finale.
Waples and McIntosh partner for pair of Grassroots wins at Mohawk
September 5 - Driver Randy Waples and trainer Bob McIntosh teamed up to win two Grassroots trophies at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Front end trips land fillies in the Grassroots winner’s circle at Clinton
September 4 - Clinton Raceway wrapped up its 2016 season with the 36th annual Driver’s Challenge and the last regular season Grassroots event for the three-year-old pacing fillies.
Return to Grassroots pays off for trio of sophomore trotting fillies
September 4 - Flamboro Downs kicked off its 2016 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Sunday evening with the Grassroots regular season finale for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Betting Line and Sintra triumph in Gold Series finale
September 3 - Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing colts kicked off Mohawk Racetrack’s $2.4 million evening of stakes on Saturday and served up a preview of the lightning fast racing to come as both Gold Series divisions were clocked in 1:49.3.
Darling colts overcome Post 10 to score Grassroots victories
September 1 - In spite of drawing a pair of Post 10’s for Thursday night’s three-year-old pacing colt regular season finale, Cambridge resident Jack Darling took home two Grassroots trophies from Mohawk Racetrack.