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After two unproductive starts in the Gold Series, D. R. Ackerman decided a change in harness racing strategy was in order for three-year-old trotters Great Emancipator and Thro Time, so the trainer entered both geldings in the Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening (September 9) and enlisted Sarnia, ON resident Terry Kerr to drive.

Hiawatha Horse Park wraps up its 2010 Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing season on Thursday, Sept. 9 with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. Trainer John Bax will send three colts after a share of the $168,000 total purse money, and the veteran conditioner is hoping Sombrero Hall, Lukes Raoule and Incredible Kadabra can also add a few more Grassroots point to their total in the second last regular season event.

Eight talented amateur harness racing drivers traveled north of the border to race in Ontario this weekend to compete in three Billings events ; one at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia on Saturday and two at Clinton Raceway in Clinton, and when the results were official two Michiganders came away with all the glory.

The Grand Circuit of Amateur Racing , the C.K.G. Billings Harness Racing Driving Championship Series moves on to Canada for a race at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday, August 14 and for two trots at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, August 15. It will mark the second of three Canadian journeys that the Billings members will take this season.

Royal Artist held on for a neck victory in the second last $24,000 Grassroots division at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, posting the quickest mile of the seven hard fought three-year-old pacing colt contests.

Ontario's high speed three-year-old pacing colts are headed to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, July 29 for the third Grassroots harness racing event of their season, and Ailsa Craig, ON resident Dan Morrissey is hoping Daylon Hot Rod finds a little more success over the Sarnia oval than he did in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut.

The path to the winner's circle at Hiawatha Horse Park was not smooth for two-year-old trotting colt Daylon Magician, but once he arrived the view was sparkling as the youngster recorded the fastest mile of four Grassroots harness racing divisions.

Hiawatha Horse Park will be the testing ground for 36 talented two-year-old trotting colts this Thursday (July 14) as the youngsters compete in four $24,000 Grassroots harness racing divisions. Local colt Lefty Lavec makes his debut from Post 3 in the first Grassroots division, and owner-breeder Douglas Kingdon hopes the youngster can find his place among Ontario's best this season.

The Ontario Racing Commission has reported that it has imposed an indefinite suspendion on veteran horseman Kevin Wallis as of Saturday, July 3 following a recent suspension handed down to the reinsman by the Michigan Racing Commission.

A cool easterly wind, with 17 degree temperatures and a clear star filled night sky, greeted Wilsonator and the 53 other OSS Grass Root 3 yr old filly trotters as they stepped onto Hiawatha's 5/8th milestone dust track June 10th too lay claim to their individual share of $168,000. harness racing purse on offer.

Harness racing fans across Ontario will be treated to second round action of the 3 yr old OSS Grass Root filly trotters on Thursday June 10th in Sarnia, Ontario. The border city 5/8th's mile oval, Hiawatha Horse Park, is host to seven divisions of talented Ontario Bred sophomore fillies.

With the inaugural harness racing handicapping championship offered by Racetracks Of Ontario Marketing & Promotions (ROMP) drawing to a close, the competition is intensifying at all seven participating locations.

The plot thickens in week two of a new harness racing handicapping championship offered by Racetracks Of Ontario Marketing & Promotions (ROMP). The ROMP Handicapping League debuted at six Ontario tracks on January 7. Last night's round marked week two of the eight-week contest.

ROMP (Racetracks Of Ontario Marketing & Promotions) has released the 2010 harness racing schedule for the Slots Cup Series, which boasts two additional legs over last year's offering.

ORC Chair Rod Seiling has distributed an open letter to the harness racing industry regarding the status of contracts at both Hiawatha Horse Park and Sudbury Downs. The ORC was informed on December 31 that simulcast operations would be shut down effective the next day, January 1, 2010.

With just over seven weeks remaining in the Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing season, Brad Forward is on course to repeat as the program's top driver, adding three wins in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening to the pair he captured at Georgian Downs on Tuesday.

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