Archives for September '17
Grassroots champions sparkle at Mohawk Racetrack
September 30 - Eighty of the best trotters and pacers in Ontario gathered at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening for the 2017 Grassroots Championships, competing for a total of $400,000 in eight divisional battles.
Ontario trainers hoping for strength in numbers Saturday
September 28 - A total of $400,000 is up for grabs in Saturday’s Grassroots Championships at Mohawk Racetrack and in four of the division finals one of Ontario’s leading trainers will take aim at the top prize with a squadron of talent.
On A Sunny Day wraps up regular season in record-setting style
September 27 - Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies brought Grand River Raceway’s 2017 season to a thrilling conclusion on Wednesday evening as they battled to a track, Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record in the last race of the program.
Hometown filly scores Gold win number four at Mohawk
September 26 - Two-year-old trotting filly Kadabra Queen scored her fourth straight Gold Series win at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, dropping her personal best by a full two seconds.
T Barrr delivers timely win for Fleming and McNair
September 26 - Gregg McNair and Ian Fleming have bred and owned horses together for years, but when two-year-old trotting gelding T Barrr arrived in the winner’s circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening, McNair learned the partnership did not include the newly minted Gold Series winner.
Grassroots regular season comes to a close in Elora
September 13 - The 2017 Grassroots regular season came to a close at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening with two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Bax and Byron sweep Grassroots at Flamboro Downs
September 12 - Driver Steve Byron and trainer John Bax teamed up to win all three $18,800 divisions of the last regular season Grassroots event for two-year-old trotting fillies at Flamboro Downs on Tuesday evening.
Hard luck When You Dance just misses Grassroots final
September 12 - Thirty-four freshman pacing colts and geldings arrived at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday night ready to battle in the last Grassroots event of their regular season and the novices put on an impressive show for the Campbellville oval’s fans.
Southwind General goes to top of class with third Grassroots win
September 11 - Ontario’s three-year-old pacing colts delivered their Grassroots swan song at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening on a night that also featured eliminations for the Peaceful Way and William Wellwood Memorial for the novice trotting fillies and colts.
MacDonald pilots Askmysecretary to championship berth
September 10 - Rideau Carleton Raceway wrapped up its 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes season with the final Grassroots event for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening.
Shadow Moon and Jimmy Freight earn second Gold trophies
September 9 - Shadow Moon and Jimmy Freight earned their second Gold Series wins at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, putting a little distance between themselves and their two-year-old pacing colt peers in the division point race.
Feisty Kendall Seelster adds Gold win to her growing resume
September 8 - Kendall Seelster added an Ontario Sires Stakes trophy to her collection at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday with a commanding victory in the $125,800 two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series contest.
Charmbo Chrome raring to go heading into Championship
September 7 - Thursday evening was the last opportunity for the three-year-old trotting colts and the three-year-old pacing fillies to accumulate points toward a berth in the Grassroots Championship as both divisions wrapped up their regular season at Mohawk Racetrack.
Win and two seconds gives Steacy three Championship hopefuls
September 5 - Ontario’s three-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening and, by virtue of one win and two seconds, trainer Mark Steacy landed three fillies in the Grassroots Championship.
Sheza Chunkymonkey puts her size to good use in Grassroots
September 4 - A fierce late summer storm caused a delay in Monday night’s Ontario Sires Stakes program at Mohawk Racetrack, but the rain did not dilute the efforts of the freshman Grassroots competitors.
Stormont Ventnor finds winner’s circle at Flamboro
September 2 - Ontario Sires Stakes action returned to Flamboro Downs on Saturday with two Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Second Gold win for Sports Column, first for Bills Fella
September 2 - On a program full of Grand Circuit Stakes, Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing colts put on an impressive show in two $98,000 Gold Series divisions Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
Shower Play cruises to top of the Grassroots standings
September 1 - Competing in their fifth regular season Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies turned in a trio of impressive performances.