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MILTON, ON - September 14, 2018 - Time is running out to submit nominations to the upcoming Ontario Sired Autumn Series at Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District. Nominations close this Monday (September 17) for the new Ontario Sired Autumn Series. The Autumn Series, for two and three-year-olds who are Non-Winners of $10,000 lifetime before September 15, will commence the week of September 30 and offer two legs, worth $8,500 each, followed by a $20,000-added final for each of the four divisions. Flamboro Downs will host the events for trotting fillies and pacing colts and geldings. Western Fair will host the events for pacing fillies and trotting colts and geldings. The nomination fee for the Autumn Series is $200. To view the nomination form, click here. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications                 Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Media Communications C: 905-864-9110            

TORONTO, November 18 - The Autumn Series for Ontario-Sired harness racing three-year-olds came to a close Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with four added money finals. The conditions Friday were as close to a perfect as they could get for a November evening, as mild temperatures and a 'Fast' track was the scene at Woodbine. Georgies Pockets started the evening by completing the sweep of the three-year-old colt and gelding trot division with a 1:55.4 score. The Jack Moiseyev trainee was sent off at 1/5 favourite in the ten-horse $37,000 event and got away sixth. Mission Man and Moonstar Mission dueled on the front and led the field by the half in :57.2. Georgies Pockets was moved into the outer-flow trotting down the backstretch and was situated third over and almost five-lengths from the leader Mission Man at the three-quarter pole in 1:26.2. Georgies Pockets and Moiseyev were pushed wide coming off the turn and had plenty of work to do in the lane. The Muscle Mass colt quickly found his best stride and rocketed by his rivals for a 2¾ length victory. The Land Shark finished second, while Moonstar Mission was third. Owned by M T Pockets Stable, Georgies Pockets now has six wins in 11 starts this season for earnings of $71,500. "You know this is a front-running track, so the mile he put in tonight was an absolute super mile," said owner Ron Ruggles. "He's been a very consistent horse, he's had a lot of problems, but when is right he wins." Georgies Pockets swept the Autumn Series with victories of 5 ¾ lengths and six-lengths in the preliminary legs before his nearly three-length triumph Friday. The Moiseyev trainee is now a 12-time winner with career earnings of $166,150. He paid $2.60 to win. Georgies Pockets Moiseyev kept the ball rolling by guiding Lady Marina to a 1:53.2 victory in the $38,600 three-year-old filly pace final. A pair of scratches, including morning-line favourite Never Any Doubt, shaved the field for down to eight. Lady Marina sprinted off the wings of the gate for Moiseyev and dropped into the two-hole behind Jimbelina, who cut an opening-quarter of :26.4. The leader would continue to roll along in the middle-half by posting panels of :56 and 1:24. Moiseyev was sitting pretty turning for home in the pocket and Lady Marina converted off the two-hole trip by shooting by Jimbelina in the lane and pacing home to win by a length in a career-best clocking. Tempus Seelster rallied from the back for second, while Top Royal was third. A daughter of Art Colony, Lady Marina was knocking on the door for a victory after finishing second in last week's second leg. "She's been racing good her last couple starts," said Moiseyev. "It just worked out I got a nice two-hole trip and that's what she needed and she paced home good, she's a nice little filly to drive." Trained by Stacey Reinsma, Lady Marina now has two wins in seven starts this season after winning once in 11 tries as a rookie. The Art Colony filly brought her seasonal earnings to $43,966 and her career earnings to $89,132 with Friday's victory. Lady Marina is owned by Reinsma and Bill Galvin. She paid $9.20 to win. Lady Marina Think On It completed his own sweep of the Autumn Series by taking the $39,000 three-year-old colt and gelding pace final in a career-best 1:52.1. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Think On It got away fourth and had an up close seat to watch Twomacsonemach and P L Jackson duel for the opening three-quarters of the mile. Twomachsonemach posted fractions of :26.2, :54.4 and 1:23.1, while parking out P L Jackson for the majority of the mile. MacDonell slipped off the pylons moving towards the far turn and had Think On It placed second-over. In the stretch, Think On It shot off cover and surged by to take the Autumn Series final by three-quarters of a length. Mayfield Duke rallied from well-back to finish second, while Twomacsonemach held on for third. A gelded son of Ponder, Think On It not only swept the Autumn Series Friday, but he also extended his current win streak to five. "He's a very confident horse right now," said MacDonell. "He's been racing on the front, but he certainly doesn't need to be on the front. They started to race pretty hard in the early part of the mile tonight and I was able to get some nice cover on the backstretch and when I moved him, he moved with authority." Think On It is trained by Bob McIntosh and now has five wins in 12 starts this season after winning one of five as a rookie. The sophomore pacer increased his seasonal earnings to $50,560 and his career earnings to $70,390 with his Autumn Series sweep. Think On It is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Dave Boyle and James Walker. He paid $5.20 to win. Think On It Majestic Presence capped off the night by capturing the $36,000 Autumn Series final for three-year-old trotting fillies. The Dagfin Henriksen trainee flashed some early speed to grab command heading into the first turn. Majestic Presence put up an opening-quarter of :28, but surrendered the lead entering the backstretch to Devils Advocate, who moved up from third. Devils Advocate fronted the field by the half in :58.4 and three-quarters in 1:27.3 to lead the field into the lane. Majestic Presence enjoyed the pocket ride through the middle-half and was angled to the outside in the lane by Henriksen. Majestic Presence powered by Devils Advocate in deep stretch to win by a length and a quarter in a career-best 1:56.2. Whambamthankumaam finished third. A daughter of Majestic Son, Majestic Presence was making just her fourth start since moving into the Henriksen barn. The sophomore trotting filly won a first leg division and finished second in last week's second leg. Majestic Presence now has two wins in 18 starts this season and three career victories overall. Her seasonal earnings now sit at $36,350 and her career earnings $53,350 for owner Gerald Haggerty. Majestic Presence paid $7.30 to win. Majestic Presence In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired three-year-olds had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2016 as of September 30, 2016. Live racing continues Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the $1.7 million Fall Four Stakes. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

TORONTO, November 10 - Harness racing returned to Woodbine Racetrack Thursday evening with Autumn Series action highlighting a 10-race program. A quartet of $16,000 second leg Autumn Series divisions for three-year-old colts and geldings were contested with a pair of round one winners repeating. Think On It delivered a carbon copy of his round one victory by taking Thursday's first division for pacing colts and geldings in 1:54.4. The Bob McIntosh trainee was sent to the front by driver Paul MacDonell and never looked back. Think On It posted fractions of :27.3, :57.1 and 1:25.4. Tango Star, the 5/2 favourite, was pressing first up at three-quarters, but had difficulties and blew the turn. Think On It took full advantage of his rivals troubles and cruised home to win by a length and a quarter over pocket-sitter Bugatti. Sure Fired Bet finished third. A gelded son of Ponder, Think On It now has four wins in 11 starts this season after winning one of five as a rookie. His round two victory pushes his seasonal earnings to $30,060 and his career earnings to $49,890. Think On It is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Dave Boyle and James Walker. Despite winning last week, Think On It paid $11.50 to win Thursday. The second division was action-packed right from the start, but it was calm and patient drive from Trevor Henry that got Twomacsonemach to the winner's circle. The Victor Puddy trainee left from post-two and got away near the front, while the leadership shuffled multiple-times throughout. Cams Lucky Sam was parked around the first turn and was all out to clear to the front at the half in :55.3. Senior K, the 5/2 favourite, had been parked every step of the way and was left first over after Cams Lucky Sam cleared. Henry slipped off the pylons with Twomacsonemach to sit second-over on the final turn. Senior K grinded away and at Cams Lucky Sam, as they rolled by three-quarters in 1:23.3, but neither had much left from a stretch drive. In the stretch, Henry showed his charge clear sailing and Twomacsonemach responded to win by a length and a quarter in 1:54.1. Several horses rallied to finish up well, including P L Jackson and Archangel Three, who finished in a dead-heat for second. A gelded son of Mach Three, Twomacsonemach now has eight wins in 22 starts this season after going winless in eight as a rookie. The Puddy trainee increased his seasonal earnings to $42,761 and his career earnings to $46,021 with Thursday's score. Twomacsonemach is owned by Wayne Mac Rae and Howmac Farms Lid. He paid $12.40 to win. Over on the trotting side, Mission Man capitalized off a great trip to strike for a 25/1 upset in the first division. Driven by James MacDonald, Mission Man left from post-ten and was able to drop in the three-hole. The Land Shark cut the mile and posted fractions of :28, :58.2 and 1:27.2. In the stretch, MacDonald was able to angle out Mission Man and feeed him open racetrack. The Russell Bax trainee hit his best stride and surged by rivals for a three-quarter length victory in 1:57.3. The Land Shark had to settle for second, while Monopoly, who came first up on the final turn, was third. A gelded son of Manofmanymissions, Mission Man had just one win in 17 starts coming into Thursday's contest. The Bax trainee, who was unraced at two, finished fourth in a leg one division last week. Mission Man now has $30,260 earned for owners Baxmar Holsteins Ltd. He paid $55.60 to win. For the second consecutive week, Georgies Pockets turned in a dominating performance to win an Autumn Series divison. The Jack Moiseyev trainee, who won by nearly six lengths last week, made a backstretch move from fourth to first and cleared to the lead at five-eighths. Georgies Pockets cruised by three-quarters in 1:27.3 and then proceeded to leave his rivals in another area code, trotting home strongly for a six length score in 1:56.3. Innovative Force finished second, while Jls Bad Moon Risin was third. A son of Muscle Mass, Georgies Pockets now has five wins in 10 starts this season after winning six of nine as a rookie. His seasonal earnings now sit at $52,000, while his career earnings are over $146,000 for owner M T Pockets Stables. The Moiseyev trainee paid $2.80 and will now have a chance at a series sweep. The Autumn Series for three-year-olds will conclude next Friday (November 18) with all four categories finals taking place. In order to be eligible to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series, the three-year-olds had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 this season as of September 30, 2016. Live racing continues Friday at Woodbine with the eliminations of the Valley Victory and Three Diamonds headlining the 11-race card. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, November 3 - A six-pack of Ontario Sired Autumn Series first leg divisions for harness racing three-year-old colts and geldings highlighted Thursday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack. Each division was contested for a purse of $18,000 with 24 sophomore trotters and 29 three-year-old pacers competing over six divisions. Georgies Pockets was last at the quarter, but first at the wire to capture Thursday's first division for trotters. The Jack Moiseyev trainee was sent off as the heavy-favourite and didn't disappoint. Georgies Pockets was moved to the outside in the second-quarter by Moiseyev and calmly grinded his way up to second and a little more than a length off the lead at the three-quarter pole. In the stretch, Georgies Pockets pulled away from his rivals with ease for a 5¾ lengths victory in 1:56.1. Jls Bad Moon Risin finished second, while French Bastille was third. A son of Muscle Mass, Georgies Pockets now has four wins in nine starts this season after winning six of nine as a rookie. The sophomore trotting colt has banked $44,000 this season to bring his career total to $138,650 for owner M T Pockets Stables. Georgies Pockets paid $2.60 to win. Georgies Pockets Moonstar Mission showed some grit in winning the second split in 1:56.3. Trained and driven by Tom Durand, Moonstar Mission made a second-quarter move to the lead from fourth to take the field by the half in :58.4. The gelded son of Manofmanymissions led the field into the lane, but was challenged by Windsun Missile, who pulled to within a neck of the lead with an eighth of a mile to go. Moonstar Mission turned aside the challenger in deep stretch to score the victory by 1¾ lengths. Windsun Missile had to settle for second, while Mostinterestingman was third. Owned by June & Tom Durand and Allan Smith, Moonstar Mission was making his first start since July in Thursday's Autumn Series opener. The sophomore trotter now has two wins in six outing this season after going winless in three starts and earning $1,440 as a two-year-old. Moonstar Mission increased his career earnings to $20,940 with the victory. He paid $12.60 to win. Moonstar Mission United Bi went to the front and got the job done in the final division, but not without a fight. The Shannon Henry trainee was sent to the front by Trevor Henry and called all the shots. In the stretch, The Land Shark came out of the two-hole to take his crack at the leader and took a slight lead over United Bi halfway down the lane. However, United Bi fought back and turned aside the public's choice before reaching the wire just in time to hold off a charging Rose Run Rudi by a neck in 1:58.2. The Land Shark was third. A gelded son of Manofmanymissions, United Bi now has two wins from 12 starts this season after winning twice in eight outings during his rookie campaign. The three-year-old trotter has earned $21,200 this season to bring his career earnings to $54,540 for owners Nick Petrusich and Trevor Henry Stables Inc. United Bi paid $5.80 to win. United Bi Over on the pacing, Senior K picked up his second consecutive victory with a 1:53 score in the opening division. The son of Bettors Delight sat fourth throughout the early going before coming first up on the far turn for driver Doug McNair. Senior K overtook the lead at the top of the lane and then fought off a pesky Mayfield Duke to win by half a length. Sure Fired Bet was third. Trained by Gregg McNair, Senior K now has back to back victories to bring his season's record to two wins from seven starts. The sophomore pacing colt is owned by Keith Waples and now has $22,500 banked this season to bring his career total to $33,940. Senior K paid $5.50 to win. Senior K Think On It came up with a strong effort to win the second division in 1:54. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Think On It was blasted towards the front to grab command in the first turn. After surrendering the lead, MacDonell was back out to circle around to the front at the half. Think On It powered his way around the final turn and into the stretch, but had to give everything he had to hold off a late charging P L Jackson by a head. Tango Star was third. A gelded son of Ponder, Think On It now has three wins from 10 starts this season after winning one of five last year. The Bob McIntosh trainee increased his seasonal earnings to $22,060 and his career earnings to $41,890 with his victory Thursday. Think On It is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Dave Boyle and James Walker. He paid $14.40 to win. Think On It Mach Power needed to go 12 rounds to win the final Autumn Series division of the evening. The Carmen Auciello trainee got away fourth with driver Jonathan Drury, who moved the sophomore pacing gelding to the outside in the second-quarter. Mach Power drove first up to confront the leader Bugatti and the three-year-old pacers threw down in a far turn battle. Mach Power eventually won the battle and took the lead in the stretch, but his evening was far from done. Drury had to ask the Auciello trainee for everything to fend off an outside challenge from Archangel Three and an inside bid from Speedling. Mach Power reached the wire first in 1:53.3 by half a length over Speedling, while Archangel Three was only beat three-quarters of a length lengths in third. A gelded son of Mach Three, Mach Power picked up his seventh victory of the season in his 25th start. Owned by David Snowden, Mach Power has banked $65,630 in his first season of competition. The Auciello trainee paid $5.30 to win. Mach Power In order to be eligible to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series, the three-year-old colts and geldings had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2016 as of September 30, 2016. The sophomore colts and geldings will return for the second leg next Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack. Just three cards remain on the calendar for the 2016 Mohawk meet. Post time Friday, Saturday and Monday is 7:30 p.m.   Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 27 - Harness racing rookies were in the spotlight Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack for a quartet of Ontario Sired Autumn Series finals. The temperature teetered around the freezing mark during Thursday's card, but the action got off to a hot start. You Cant Afford Me and Roger Mayotte were able to capitalize after a break by the heavy-favourite to win the $28,200 Autumn Series final for two-year-old trotting fillies at odds of 30-1. Powerful Mission, the 1/9 favourite, was seeking a series sweep, but made a miscue when asked to circle around from second to first by driver Phil Hudon just after the opening-quarter. Jilona continued to lead the field after Powerful Mission's break and posted fractions of :28.4, 1:00 and 1:31. You Cant Afford Me, who originally got away sixth, was along the pylons and only three-lengths from the front turning for home. Jilona drifted off the pylons in the lane while attempting to maintain the lead and this allowed Mayotte to send You Cant Afford up the cones for the victory. Tymal Reign was trotting well on the far outside and made it a photo finish for win, but came up a head short. Jilona was able to hold on for a third-place finish. You Cant Afford Me was winless in 11 prior starts heading into Thursday's final, but the Scott McEneny trainee picked the perfect time to break her maiden "I was just trying to get her off the gate quiet when Sylvain (Filion) run and delayed me a bit," said Mayotte. "I saw Phil (Hudon), the big favourite, run so I was liking that. "I decided to stay inside because I knew Trevor's (Henry) horse (Jilona) was probably second best and he drifted a little off the rail and I was able to sneak up and get it." A daughter of Angus Hall, You Cant Afford Me is owned by Michelle McEneny and Teresa Davidson. The rookie trotting filly now has earnings of $39,700. You Cant Afford Me paid $67.50 to win. You Cant Afford Me Trainer Per Henriksen showed once again why he is a wizard with trotters, as his student Resita captured the $28,200 two-year-old colt and gelding trot Autumn Series Final at 5-1. Henriksen pulled the shoes on Resita, sending the rookie out to race barefoot, while also changing his bridle from an open to a Swedish blind. The gelded son of Manofmanymissions responded by winning in a career best 1:58.1. Scene A Magician, who was aiming for a series sweep, made a big second-quarter move from fourth to first and cleared to the front just after reaching the half in :58. Resita, who was fifth at the half, was moved to the outside by driver Randy Waples and got up into third at the three-quarter pole. Scene A Magician was trying to finish the job after trotting by three-quarters in 1:27.2, but the 3/5 favourite couldn't fight off Resita, as the Henriksen trainee marched by to win by a length and a half. Noble Prize finished third for driver Mayotte. Resita came into the Autumn Series final off back to back third-place finishes in the preliminary legs, but driver Waples was confident a victory was within reach. "Last week he got some bad cover and I had to move him early and he was kind of coming towards Jack's (Moiseyev) horse (Scene A Magician) last week," said Waples. "I said to Per's guys that if I can stay kind of close with him, I'm pretty sure he will win and he did." Owned by Andrea Lea Racingstables Inc. and Asa Farm, Resita now has two wins in seven starts for earnings of $27,660. The Henriksen trainee paid $12.90 to win. Resita Waples carried his momentum over to the next final and was once again back in the winner's circle. Out Of Sight left from the rail with Waples and got away fourth, but was quickly moved to the outside at the quarter. The Bob McIntosh trainee got to the front and never looked back. Out Of Sight took the field by the half in :57.4 and by three-quarters in 1:27.1. The daughter of Mach Three opened up three-lengths on the field at the top of the lane and paced home comfortably for a 3¾ lengths score in 1:57.2. Manhattan Play, the 3/2 favourite, finished second, while Sports Leader was third. Out Of Sight entered the $28,600 two-year-old pacing filly final off a second-place finish in last week's second leg. Waples noted that the filly wasn't on top of her game last week, despite the runner-up finish. "She seemed like she was a little bit better (tonight), I think she came out of her last race a little bit sick," said Waples. "With the rail it was hard to kind of get her out of there and keep some of the others out, so I thought I would move her early...she was really good tonight, so it worked out good." Owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc, Out Of Sight now has two wins in 11 starts and earnings of $46,500. Out Of Sight paid $11.70 to win. Out Of Sight Just like Waples, McIntosh also doubled up in Autumn Series action Thursday night, as Mc Mach took the $29,200 two-year-old pacing colt final with ease. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Mc Mach left hard from post four to grab command and lead the field by the opening-quarter in :27.1. The McIntosh trainee and 1/9 favourite kept the tempo honest and stormed by the half in :55.4. Mc Mach opened up close to fourth lengths on his rivals at three-quarters in 1:24.1 before coasting home for a 5¼ lengths victory in 1:54.4. Throwoutofbetter finished second, while Osborne Seelster was third. Mc Mach entered Thursday's final off a blowout victory last week in the second leg. The son of Mach Three didn't compete in the first leg and had previously been racing against Grand Circuit and Sires Stakes company. "He's really come into himself the last month or so," said MacDonell. "He had fought a few issues there in the mid-summer and it cost him a couple races, but Bob's got him right on his game right now and I could see him being a real good three-year-old." Mc Mach now has five wins in 12 starts and earnings of $77,050 for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Al McIntosh Holdings Inc and Randy Liepa. Mc Mach paid $2.30 to win. Mc Mach In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired two-year-olds had to be non-winners of $30,000 as of September 30, 2016. Live racing continues Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 20 - Autumn Series preliminary round action concluded Thursday with three second leg divisions for harness racing two-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 11, originally 12, two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two divisions, while nine freshmen trotting colts and geldings competed in a single division. Each division was contested for a purse of $16,000. The two-year-olds not only had to deal with each other, but also a 'Sloppy' racing surface, as rain fell all-day Thursday in Campbellville. After finishing second as the public's choice last week, Bills Fella bounced back for a convincing victory in the first pacing division. Driven by Mike Saftic, Bills Fellas got away third in the early stages, while Sauble Shadow cut an opening-quarter of :28.3. Saftic gave the public's choice his cue to move in the second-quarter and the rookie responded by clearing to command just before hitting the half in :58.1. Bills Fella never looked back once taking the lead and finished off the victory by pacing a :29.1 third-quarter and a :29 final-quarter over the off-going for a 1:56.2 score. Osborne Seelster got to the winner's wheel, but had to settle for second, while Red John finished a little more than seven-lengths back in third. A gelded son of Artistic Fella, Bills Fella now has two wins in 10 starts this season. A homebred for trainer Gregg McNair and co-owner Ian Fleming, Bills Fella has now earned $28,160 in his rookie season. He paid $3.20 to win. Bills Fella Exiting out of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold action, Mc Mach lived up to the 3/5 hype with a dominating victory in the second split. The Bob McIntosh trainee did not compete in last week's first leg, but quickly made up for lost time. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Mc Mach fired out to grab the early lead and it was lights out from there. Mc Mach posted fractions of :27.2, :56 and 1:25 before drawing away for a 7 ¼ lengths victory in 1:54.1. Dreamfair B J, who won a first leg division last week, finished second, while Thrownoutofbetter was third. Mc Mach now has four wins in 11 starts with his previous three victories all coming in OSS Grassroots action. The Mach Three colt has banked $62,450 this season for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Al McIntosh Holdings Inc and Randy Liepa. The McIntosh trainee paid $3.40 to win. Mc Mach Scene A Magician proved last week's big victory was no trick by taking Thursday's lone Autumn Series division for rookie trotting colts and geldings in 1:58.4. Driven by Jack Moiseyev, Scene A Magician left from post eight and was pointed towards the front. The two-year-old gelding was parked around the first turn, but quickly cleared to command entering the backstretch. As Scene A Magician grabbed the front, Vesuvio Bi came first up from fourth for driver Mario Baillargeon. However, Vesuvio Bi could not get around Scene A Magician despite urging from Baillargeon and was left out for the duration of the middle-half. Scene A Magician stayed focused despite the outside challenger and trotted the field by the half in :59.1 and three-quarters in 1:29. In the stretch, Scene A Magician stretched out his lead to a few lengths and trotted home in :29.4 to score the victory. Upvote Hanover rallied up the rail at 35-1 to finish second by three-quarters of a length. Resita finished third. A son of Daylon Magician, Scene A Magician improved his record to a solid four wins in seven starts with his 1:58.4 score Thursday. The rookie gelding has banked $49,020 this season for trainer Jennifer Pinkerton, who shares ownership with Daylon Farms Ltd and Gordon Yeo. Scene A Magician will now have an opportunity to sweep the Autumn Series in next Thursday's final. He paid $6.70 to win. Scene A Magician The Autumn Series for two-year-olds will wrap up next Thursday with the finals for all four divisions taking place on the October 27th card. The Autumn Series final for pacing colts and geldings will go for a purse of $29,200, while the final for pacing fillies will be contested a purse of $28,600. The finals for trotting colts and geldings and trotting fillies will both go for a purse of $28,200. In order to be eligible to the Ontario sired Autumn Series, the two-year-olds had to be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of September 30, 2016. Live racing continues Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m.   Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 18 - Powerful Mission will have an opportunity to sweep the Autumn Series for harness racing two-year-old trotting fillies after a 1:57.1 victory Tuesday at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of 10 rookie trotting fillies clashed in a single $16,000 Autumn Series second leg division. The first leg featured two six-horse divisions, which were captured by Powerful Mission and Lady Eagle. Driven by Phil Hudon, Powerful Mission got away fifth and sat there until things quieted down on the front end. Hudon gave the rookie her cue to march up in the second-quarter and the 2/5 favourite was a first over and a couple lengths from leader Gaelic Lass at the half in :57.2. Mario Baillargeon was not in a giving mood, as he turned up the tempo with Gaelic Lass on the far turn, forcing Powerful Mission into the two-hole. After reaching three-quarters in a snappy 1:26.2, Gaelic Lass could not sustain the momentum and surrendered the lead to Powerful Mission, who angled from the two-hole and trotted by to win by four-lengths. Gaelic Lass held on for second, while Jilona was third. Lady Eagle finished eighth. A daughter of Manofmanymissions, Powerful Mission now has four wins in 10 starts and earnings of $39,200. She is trained by Kevin St. Charles for owners E C S Racing LLC. Powerful Mission paid $2.80 to win. The final of the Autumn Series for Ontario sired two-year-old trotting fillies will take place on Thursday, October 27. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 17 – Daenerys Hanover and Manhattan Play turned in sharp efforts to capture the harness racing second leg divisions of the Autumn Series Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. An original group of 13 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $16,000 divisions. Sheer Talent, the winner of leg one, looked poised for another score Monday, but Daenerys Hanover had other plans in the first division. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Daenerys Hanover got away fifth in the field of six and sat in that spot for the opening three-quarters of the mile. Sheer Talent grabbed command in the second-quarter and posted fractions of :57.3 and 1:26.1 to lead into the stretch. Daenerys Hanover was six-lengths from the lead turning for home, but quickly erased that deficit in the lane and surged by her rivals to win in 1:56. Out Of Sight, who got a two-hole trip, finished second by just a neck, while Sheer Talent surrendered the lead and finished third. A daughter of Camluck, Daenerys Hanover is trained by Sean Mehlenbacher for owner John Mehlenbacher. The rookie pacing filly, who finished second in last week’s first leg, now has three wins in nine starts this season for earnings of $35,620. Daenerys Hanover paid $6.40 to win. Daenerys Hanover Manhattan Play scored a strong 2¾ lengths victory in the second division for driver Mike Saftic and trainer Nicky Comegna. The daughter of Shadow Play, who finished fourth last week, was put right on the front and went coast to coast for a 1:55.2 maiden-breaking score. Ask For Me finished second, while Sporty Gussie was third. Manhattan Play posted fractions of :27.3, :57 and 1:26 before a :29.2 kicker to secure the victory. The Comegna trainee was winless in eight previous starts heading into Monday’s Autumn Series leg. Owned by Bruno Comegna, Manhattan Play now has earnings of $30,236. She paid $3.30 to win. Manhattan Play The two-year-old pacing fillies will get extra time to rest up before the series final, as it will take place along with three other Autumn Series finals on Thursday, October 27. Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Mohawk with round two of the Autumn Series for rookie trotting fillies headlining the 10-race card. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie - WEG Communications

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 13 - Rookie harness racing colts and geldings of both gaits were on display Thursday night in a quartet of Ontario Sired Autumn Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack. Each division, two for pacers and two for trotters, carried a purse of $16,000 with 14 horses competing in each category. Mach Deja Vu broke his maiden in gate-to-wire fashion to win the first pacing division for driver Chris Christoforou and trainer Dany Fontaine. The son of Mach Three blasted to the front and proceeded to post fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:26.2. In the stretch, Mach Deja Vu extended his lead to about three-lengths before crossing the wire in 1:55.3 for a two-length score. Osborne Seelster grabbed second, while Tremendous Play was third. Mach Deja Vu was winless in nine starts heading into the Autumn Series first leg. The Fontaine trainee's maiden breaking score gives him $22,047 in earnings for owners Ecurie Gaetan Bono Inc. The son of Mach Three paid $9.40. Mach Deja Vu In the second division, Dreamfair B J crushed his rivals by six-lengths in 1:54 for driver Billy Davis Jr. and trainer Pat Fletcher. The son of Big Jim got away sixth before getting his cue from Davis Jr. to march his way up to within a length of the lead at the half in :57.2. Dreamfair B J edged away from his rivals on the far turn to pace by three-quarter in 1:26. The Fletcher trainee finished off the victory with a solid :28 kicker. Bills Fellas crossed the wire second, while Brave World was third. Dreamfair B J was coming into the Autumn Series off a fourth-place finish in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Championship on September 24. He now has two wins in eight starts and earnings of $28,650 for owner John Lamers. Dreamfair B J paid $5.30. Dreamfair B J On the trotting side, Scene A Magician was a blowout winner in the first division for driver Jack Moiseyev and trainer Jennifer Pinkerton. The son of Daylon Magician got to the front just after the opening-quarter and proceeded to crush his rivals with a six-length victory in 1:57.4. Scene A Magician set fractions of :58.2 and 1:28.1 before trotting home in :29.3 for the win. Lmc Mass Gem finished second, while Noble Prize was third. Scene A Magician entered Thursday's contest with two wins in five starts. He now has three wins and $41,020 earned for owners Daylon Farms Ltd, Gordon Yeo and Pinkerton. The son of Daylon Magician paid $6.30 to win. Scene A Magician Vesuvio Bi captured the second division for driver Mario Baillargeon and trainer Martin Lachance. The son of Manofmanymissions led the field by the quarter in :29, but surrendered the lead in the second-quarter to Charmbo Chrome. The new leader led the field through middle-half fractions of :58.2 and 1:28.4. Vesuvio Bi was angled from the two-hole at three-quarters and went on to trot by and score a maiden breaking victory by three-lengths in 1:58.2. Charmbo Chrome held on for second, while Resita was third. Vesuvio Bi was making just his second career start Thursday evening. His maiden breaking score gives him $9,120 earned in two starts for owners Lachance Racing Stable and Don Mogridge. The Lachance trainee paid $5.70 to win. Vesuvio Bi In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired two-year-olds had to be non-winners of $30,000 as of September 30, 2016. The second round of the Autumn Series for rookie colts and geldings will be contested next Thursday (October 20). Live racing continues Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 11 - Rookie trotting fillies took their turn Tuesday for round one action of the harness racing Ontario Sired Autumn Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 12 two-year-old trotting fillies were split into two $16,000 opening leg divisions. Powerful Mission lived up to her name by scoring a dominate 4¾ lengths victory in the first division for driver Phil Hudon and trainer Kevin St. Charles. The daughter of Manofmanymissions got away fourth and came first up in the middle-half. Powerful Mission pulled right up along side Jilona on the far turn and the rookies slugged it toe-to-toe by the three-quarter pole in 1:28.1. In the stretch, Powerful Mission quickly pulled away from her rival and ultimately scored an open lengths victory in a career best 1:57.1. Jilona finished second, while You Cant Afford Me was third. Powerful Mission now has three wins in nine starts and $31,200 earned in her rookie season. She is owned by E C S Racing LLC. The St. Charles trainee paid $4.90 to win. Powerful Mission Lady Eagle took the second division in 2:00.1 for driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Rob Fellows. The daughter of Muscle Mass was one of three fillies to remain trotting the entire mile and Filion took his time before unleashing the filly. Lady Eagle got away third and made a move towards the lead on the far turn to pull to within a neck of the front at three-quarter pole in 1:31.2. In the stretch, Lady Eagle powered by to take a clear lead and pull away for a 3¼ lengths score. Princess Julieann finished second, while Gaelic Lass was third. Lady Eagle was making her Mohawk and Fellows barn debut Tuesday after beginning her career in Iowa. She now has three wins in six starts and earnings of $13,775 for owners Mark King and Caroll Huffman. Lady Eagle paid $5.70 to win. Lady Eagle In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired two-year-old trotting fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 as of September 30, 2016. The rookie trotting fillies will return for the second leg of the series next Tuesday (October 18). Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 10 - The annual Ontario Sired Autumn Series got underway Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack with harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies squaring off. Sheer Talent rallied from off the pace to defeat nine rivals in the $16,000 first leg for driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Carmen Auciello. The lead changed hands several times during the early stages of Monday's contest. Sports Leader, who was parked for three-eighths, finally cleared to the front ahead of Manhattan Play, the even-money favourite, and led the field by the half :56.4. Manhattan Play popped the pocket and circled back to command on the far turn to pace by three-quarters in 1:27. Sheer Talent, who got away eighth, got into the outer flow on the far turn and sat third-over, five lengths from the front turning for home. Daenerys Hanover, who was first up at three-quarters, pressed at Manhattan Play in the lane, while Sports Leader was also in the mix. However, Sheer Talent had the most pace of any filly in the lane and rocketed by on the far outside to win by a length and a quarter in 1:56.2. Daenerys Hanover finished second, while Sports Leader finished half a length ahead of Manhattan Play for third. A daughter of Badlands Hanover, Sheer Talent now has three wins in 10 starts this season. The rookie pacing filly was purchased for $20,000 at last year's Forest City Yearling Sale and has banked $29,700 in her first season for owner Robert Burgess. A $2 win ticket on Sheer Talent returned $8. In order to be eligible to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series, the two-year-old pacing fillies had to be non-winners of $30,000 as of September 30, 2016. The rookie pacing fillies will meet up again next Monday (October 17) for round two. Autumn Series action continues Tuesday with two first round divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies. Mark McKelvie

CAMPBELLVILLE, September 29 - The Mohawk Race Office would like to remind harness racing horsepeople that nominations to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series close this Saturday, October 1st. The Autumn Series is offered in each division for Ontario Sired two and three-year-olds. Ontario sired two-year-olds that are non-winners of $30,000 as of midnight September 30, 2016 are eligible to the Autumn Series. As for Ontario sired three-year-olds, non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2016 as of midnight September 30, 2016 are eligible to the Autumn Series. The nomination fee in each category is $200. To view the nomination form, click here. To pay the $200 nomination fee online, click here. If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than October 1, 2016 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.   Mark McKelvie

TORONTO, December 5 - The harness racing favourites came out on top in a pair of Autumn Series finals Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-week Autumn Series for three-year-old colts and geldings wrapped up with a pair of $38,000 finals. Cajon Lightning completed the series sweep with an easy-looking 1:51.3 victory in the pacing final. The Richard Moreau trainee got situated fifth in the early stages with driver Sylvain Filion, while stablemate Doctor Royal led the field by the opening-panel in :26.2. Mach On The Beach, also a Moreau trainee, made a second-quarter brush to the lead from fourth, which allowed Filion to follow and touch down on the front with Cajon Lightning at the half in :55.1. Cajon Lightning opened up several lengths on the field around the final turn and cruised by the three-quarter pole in 1:23. In the stretch, Cajon Lightning coasted home in :28.3 under no urging from Filion to win by 2½ lengths. Naturescape finished up well for second, while Mach On The Beach finished third. A son of Mach Three, Cajon Lightning was sent off as the 1/5 favourite after scoring a pair of impressive victories in the preliminary legs. The sophomore pacer has now won five of 18 starts this season for earnings of over $76,000. Unraced as a two-year-old, Cajon Lightning is owned by Wm Wood, William Dittmar Jr, Stephen Iaquinta and Minisink Farms LLC. The Moreau trainee paid $2.40 to win. Cajon Lightning My My Hey Hey turned in a spectacular performance to win the $38,000 Autumn Series trot final. A trio of scratches left just a field of seven for the series finale. My My Hey Hey, who won a second leg division, was sent off as the 4/5 choice from the rail. Driven by Mario Baillargeon, My My Hey Hey had a rocky beginning and got away last, while P L Icabod cut an opening-quarter of :26.4. Baillargeon was not content to sit at the back with the Ben Wallace trainee and made a bold last to first move in the second-quarter to take command. After reaching the half in :56.3, My My Hey Hey continued to power along on the front and opened a lead of close to seven lengths to trot by the three-quarter pole in 1:25. In the stretch, My My Hey Hey kept the momentum going and trotted home comfortably in :29.3 to win five lengths in a series record clocking of 1:54.3. Stormont Wizard, the second choice at 9/5, trotted up to finish second, while Love Hunter was third. A son of Deweycheatumnhowe, My My Hey Hey has now won four of 13 starts this season for owners Wallacestandardbreds Inc. and Birnam Wood Farms. The sophomore trotter has earned over $54,000 in his first season of racing. My My Hey Hey's clocking of 1:54.3 knocked three-fifths of a second off his previous career mark set last week. The Wallace trainee paid $3.70 to win. My My Hey Hey In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired three-year-olds had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2015 as of September 30, 2015. Mark McKelvie

TORONTO, December 4 - Brinkers Dream and Aniston Seelster won their respective harness racing Autumn Series Finals Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The $36,800 three-year-old filly trot and $37,800 three-year-old filly pace Autumn Series Finals highlighted Friday's 11-race card. A pair of scratches, including leg one and two winner The Murmuring Pan, left a field of eight for the filly trot final and Brinkers Dream seized the opportunity at 24/1. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Brinkers Dream trotted out strong to take the lead and post an opening-quarter of :28.2. Tymal Fireitup, a leg two division winner, was sent off as the heavy 1/5 favourite and got away fourth in the early stages. Brinkers Dream got her own way in the second-quarter and took the field by the half in :58. Around the final turn, MacDonell opened up a sizeable lead with Brinkers Dream and the leader stormed the third-quarter in :27.4 to hold a six length lead turning for home over a first over Tymal Fireitup. Brinkers Dream strides shortened in deep stretch, but her big lead was too much for her rivals to overcome, as she scored a 1¾ length victory in 1:56.1. Aspen California rallied from the back to nose out Tymal Fireitup for second. A daughter of Taurus Dream, Brinkers Dream entered the Autumn Series Final off a fifth and a second in the preliminary legs. She is trained by John Bax and owned by Bax Stable and Dave Hudson. The Autumn Series victory is the second win in 23 starts this season for Brinkers Dream. Her career earnings now sit at over $55,000 and the clocking of 1:56.2 knocked a fifth of a second off her previous career-mark. A $2 win ticket on Brinkers Dream returned $51.10. Brinkers Dream Aniston Seelster had to work for the lead early, but that was the spot to be in the $37,800 pacing filly final. Driven by Doug McNair, Aniston Seelster, the 6/5 favourite, sprinted off the wings of the gate with Much Adoo, the second-choice at 2/1, matching each stride to her inside. The two favourites went toe-to-toe for the length of the stretch, before Aniston Seelster edged by to take command at the opening-quarter. Aniston Seelster had to pace a :25.4 first-quarter to get the lead, but that turned out to be the winning move. McNair was able to get middle-fractions of :56.2 and 1:27.2 to set up a final-quarter sprint. In the stretch, Aniston Seelster powered home in :28.3 and was able to hold off Much Adoo from the two-hole and a late surge from Pinky Tuscadero up the rail for a three-quarter length victory in 1:56. Pinky Tuscadero, who was eighth turning for home, charged up the rail to nose out Much Adoo for second. A daughter of Mach Three, Aniston Seelster is trained by Gregg McNair for owners Lindsey and Connie Rankin. The sophomore pacing filly finished first and second in the Autumn Series preliminary legs. Aniston Seelster now has seven wins in 21 starts this season after going winless in five starts as a rookie. The Autumn Series final victory pushes the Rankin's filly over the $100,000 earnings mark to $107,840. The McNair trainee paid $4.50 to win. Aniston Seelster In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired three-year-old fillies had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2015 as of September 30, 2015. Mark McKelvie

TORONTO, November 27 - The Murmuring Pan and Much Adoo will have a shot at an Autumn Series sweep after victories in round two of harness racing action Friday night at Woodbine. A total of four $18,000 Autumn Series divisions for three-year-old fillies were contested Friday night. Both the pacing and trotting divisions required two splits. In the first pacing division, Amazing Control came through as the public's choice with a 1:55 victory. The Meg Crone trainee and driver Jody Jamieson got away third and sat in the position through the opening half-mile. Around the final turn, Amazing Control came first up to overtake the lead from Mach Magic and post a three-quarter clocking of 1:25.1. In the stretch, Amazing Control was able to create a few lengths of separation on her rivals and paced a :29.2 final-quarter for a 2¾ length victory. Show Some Leg came from seventh at the three-quarter pole for second, while Double Olives was third. A daughter of Shadow Play, Amazing Control finished second in last week's opening leg. Friday's victory was first of the season for the sophomore pacing filly and second of her career. Amazing Control is owned by Hutt Racing Stable. She has now banked over $25,000 this season and $53,000 overall. Amazing Control paid $4.50 to win. Amazing Control Much Adoo was a repeat winner with a gate-to-wire performance in the second division. The Isaac Waxman trainee was put on the front by driver Trevor Henry and hung up an opening-quarter of :27.4. After fractions of :58.2 and 1:27.2, Much Adoo scooted away from her rivals with ease and scored a 2¾ length victory in 1:55.2. Aniston Seelster, the heavy 1/5 favourite, finished second, while Pinky Tuscadero was third. A daughter of Classic Card Shark, Much Adoo was making her second start for Waxman after posting a 1:54.4 victory in last week's first leg. The sophomore pacing filly has now visited the winner's circle on five occasions this season. Much Adoo is a perfect two for two for owners Aaron Waxman and Alan Alber. Her seasonal earnings currently sit at over $59,000. Much Adoo paid $9.50 to win. Much Adoo On the trotting side, The Murmuring Pan picked up right where she left off last week with another easy-looking victory. Driven by Henry, The Murmuring Pan floated out from post eight and cleared to the lead just after an opening-quarter of :28.1. It was game over for the seven other trotting fillies once the heavy favourite took the lead. The Murmuring Pan posted panels of :57.4 and 1:27.1, before trotting home under wraps in :29.4 for a 4½ length victory in 1:57. Brinkers Dream got up for second, while P L Indyanaca finished third. A daughter of Kadabra, The Murmuring Pan is owned and trained by Paul Reid. The sophomore trotting filly has now won five of eight in 2015, including last week's opening leg in 1:57.2. The Murmuring Pan now has seven career wins and earnings exceeding $75,000. The Reid trainee paid $2.10 to win. The Murmuring Pan After a pair of narrow defeats, Tymal Fireitup was able to come out on top Friday night in the second trotting division. The Julie Walker trainee and driver Sylvain Filion got away fourth in the field of eight. Filion pulled on the right line nearing the halfway point to put Tymal Fireitup first over. Around the final turn, Tymal Fireitup and Filion were able to charge up and poke a head in front at the three-quarter pole in 1:28. In the stretch, Tymal Fireitup trotted home in :29.3 to win by a length in 1:57.3. Aspen California trotted home well to finish second, while Hope Rises was third. A daughter of Kadabra, Tymal Fireitup now has four wins in 20 starts this season for earnings of over $51,000. Walker co-owns the filly with Steven Williamson and Jean Bernard Renaud. Tymal Fireitup now has seven career victories and a bankroll of over $63,000. The clocking of 1:57.3 lowered her career-mark by almost a full-second. The Walker trainee paid $3.90 to win. Tymal Fireitup In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired three-year-old fillies had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2015 as of September 30, 2015. The fillies will wrap up the Autumn Series next Friday with both finals. The pacing fillies final will go for a purse of $37,800, while the trotting fillies will battle for a purse of $36,800. Autumn Series action continues Saturday night with the second-leg for the three-year-old colts and geldings. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

TORONTO, November 21 – Ontario three-year-old harness racing colts and geldings kicked off their Autumn Series with four divisions Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A total of 18 pacers and 20 trotters made up four $18,000 round one divisions. Mach On The Beach kicked off the night with a 1:52.2 victory in the first pacing division. Driven by Sylvain Filion, Mach On The Beach flashed early speed aiming for the front, while Twin B Sportsman was pacing hard early looking for the lead. Mach On The Beach got to the pylons first and Filion opted to stretch Twin B Sportsman out by the opening-quarter in :26.2. Filion eventually released the challenger at the top of the backstretch. After a half of :55.1, Mach On The Beach came to the outside and surged by Twin B Sportsman to take the field by the three-quarter pole in 1:24.1. In the stretch, Mach On The Beach left his rivals in his dust and paced away to an easy-looking four-length victory. The Rock finished up with a strong final-quarter to come from eighth to finish second. Sports Lightning finished third, while Windsong Lightning was fourth. A son of Mach Three, Mach On The Beach is trained by Richard Moreau for owner Ecurie Gaetan Bono Inc. The sophomore gelding now has seven wins from 24 starts in his first season of racing. Mach On The Beach pushed his earnings to over $60,000 with the victory Saturday, while also lowering his career-mark by more than two-seconds. The Moreau trainee paid $3.90 to win. Mach On The Beach In the second division, Cajon Lightning came first up to win in 1:52.4. Driven by Mike Saftic, Cajon Lightning got away fifth in the early stages, while Doctor Royal and Major Dan took turns on the lead through panels of :26.1 and :56.1. Saftic sent Cajon Lightning first up around the final turn and the even-money favourite was second and less than two-lengths from the front at the three-quarter pole. In the stretch, Cajon Lightning powered by Doctor Royal and paced home strong in :27.2 for a length and a half victory. Jack Reacher finished second, while Naturescape finished third just ahead of Doctor Royal. Another son of Mach Three, Cajon Lightning is trained by Scott Bell for owner John Taylor. Saturday’s victory was the third from 16 starts this season for the gelding. Cajon Lightning has now earned over $48,000 in his first season of racing. The clocking of 1:52.4 matched his career-mark taken October 12 at Woodbine. Cajon Lightning paid $4.10 to win. Cajon Lightning On the trotting side, Stormont Wizard took the first division in 1:56.1 at odds of 3/5. Driven by James MacDonald, Stormont Wizard trotted out strongly to grab command at the opening-quarter in :28. Down the backstretch, Win The Day came first up from fifth at the half to challenge the leader. MacDonald kept his trotter moving well and turned aside the first-over challenger to lead the field by the three-quarter pole in 1:26.1. In the stretch, Stormont Wizard sealed the deal with a :30 final-quarter to score a two and a quarter length victory. P L Icabod finished second, while Lmc Mass Oak was third. Win The Day rounded out the Superfecta in fourth. A son of Kadabra, Stormont Wizard is trained by Kevin Benn for Stormont Meadows. The sophomore gelding now has two wins in 12 starts this season. Last year, Stormont Wizard scored a single victory in seven starts, while hitting the board five-times. The Benn trainee has banked over $48,000 this season and $74,000 lifetime. Stormont Wizard paid $3.40 to win. Stormont Wizard Love Hunter turned a two-hole trip into a victory in the second trotting division. The Nick Gallucci trainee left quickly for driver Trevor Henry to challenge for the lead, however Gronk, the even-money favourite, pushed forward for the lead and forced Henry into the pocket. After setting fractions of :26.4, :57.3 and 1:27.1, Gronk carried the lead into the lane with Love Hunter on his back. In the stretch, Love Hunter came to the outside and waged war with Gronk, eventually edging by in deep stretch to win by half a length in 1:57. Freddie closed with good speed for third, while Thoughtful Leader was fourth. A son of Holiday Road, Love Hunter entered Saturday’s contest with one win in 10 starts this season. The Autumn Series division victory pushes the gelding’s earnings in 2015 to over $34,000. Love Hunter paid $12.20  to win. Love Hunter In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, the Ontario sired three-year-olds had to be non-winners of $50,000 lifetime or $30,000 in 2015 as of September 30, 2015. The second round of the Autumn Series for the colts and geldings will take place next Saturday (November 28).

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