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Harness racing trainer Carmen Auciello is hoping his Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) starters, Goban and Kamkar Kutie, are on par for harness racing victory this Saturday night (november 10) at Woodbine. The former avid golfer has three hole-in-ones to his name, but he would gladly trade them all for a trip or two to the winner's circle in the upcoming OSS Super Finals at the Toronto oval.

The Carl Jamieson (Rockwood, Ontario) trained Warrawee Needy proved too smart for Major Hottie and Bigtime Ball in tonight's (Saturday November 3) feature pace at the Woodbine harness racing meeting.

Mohawk Racetrack harness racing fans roared as Warrawee Needy rocketed around the Campbellville oval to an Ontario Sires Stakes record on Saturday night, but the sound made by the three-year-old pacing colt's connections was more like a sigh of relief.

Warrawee Needy, driven by Jody Jamieson, became the fastest performer in the history of the Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing program with a 1:48.4 gate-to-wire score in the $130,000 Gold Final for sophomore pacing colts and geldings, at Mohawk on Saturday (September 22).

At odds of 23-1, Rocklamation lowered the stakes record to 1:49.4 in the $384,000 Milton harness racing final, for pacing fillies and mares, on Saturday night (September 22) at Mohawk.

Warrawee Needy captured nine of 12 starts as a freshman and capped off his harness racing season with Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian honours, but the 2012 campaign has not been as smooth for the pacing colt.

Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair garnered a pair of Grassroots harness racing trophies at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening (September 6). The pair got off to a quick start as Doug McNair piloted three-year-old pacing colt Lucky Jet to an impressive nine length victory in the first $24,000 Grassroots division. The son of Jeremes Jet crossed the wire in a personal best 1:50.1.

The three-year-old pacing colts, the harness racing heavyweights of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, return to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday (July 4) for their second $130,000 Gold Final bout and trainer Carl Jamieson says while Warrawee Needy may have taken a few hits, last year's division champion is ready for round two.

Less than 24 hours to go, and the anticipation is building for Canada's richest harness racing event, the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.

The finest harness racing three-year-old pacers on the continent will go postward Saturday evening in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time for the 29th edition of the Cup, the richest pacing event in the world, is 9:40 pm, with the winner earning $750,000. The Score will air a special one and one-half hour telecast nationally from 8:30 - 10:00 pm ET.

The continent's finest three-year-old pacers will go postward Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in two eliminations for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the world's richest harness racing pacing event on June 16. The $50,000 eliminations drew a total of 19 Cup hopefuls. Each elimination will qualify the first five finishers for the final.

Warrawee Needy, who banked $535,000 last season as a rookie, made his qualifying debut on Thursday morning at Mohawk for harness racing trainer Carl Jamieson.

This time last year, Carl Jamieson, trainer of the harness racing pacing star Warrawee Needy, was preparing a top sophomore colt for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest race on the continent for three-year-old pacers.

Standardbred Canada hosted the 2011 O'Brien Awards this evening to honour and recognize the horses and people who have made the greatest contribution to Canadian harness racing over the past season.

For over 30 years, Dr. Mike Wilson has been doing what he loves. He's worked tirelessly and passionately to produce some of the finest standardbred race horses in the nation and for the first time ever, Wilson, a long-time harness racing breeder, is nominated for Canada's Breeder of the Year honour at the O'Brien Awards, slated for Saturday evening at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga.

As expected, the 2011 Super Finals delivered some outstanding harness racing battles, surprising upsets and well-deserved championships as the top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario battled over the Woodbine Racetrack oval for a total of $2.4 million on Saturday evening.

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