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Although he's never posted a world record, raced in the Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing program, or owns a speed badge of 1:50 or faster, Whippet Good has certainly been a feel-good story for co-owner and trainer James De Chellis.

Veteran harness racing driver Mike Saftic is a familiar face on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit, but for at least the rest of October, he will be absent from the racetrack.

A harness racing accident occurred during the sixth race at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night, which unseated four drivers. Whippet Good, driven by Jason Brewer was sixth past the half on the outside when the gelding fell, unseating Brewer, which caused interference to the rest of the field.

The final day for live harness racing in Clinton Raceways 2011 season is just hours away. Post time is set for 1:30pm for the 31st Annual Charity Driver's Challenge.

Ignoring the rain and the slightly off track, local trotter Keystone Orion delivered an impressive effort at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening (August 3), laying down the fastest mile of six $24,000 Grassroots harness racing divisions.

After scoring a victory in her harness racing elimination last week, Gisela AS scored an off-the-pace win in tonight's (Monday August 1) $50,000 In Free final at Mohawk. Driven by Jason Brewer and trained by Anette Lorentzon, the freshman filly stopped the clock in 1:58.2, one-fifth off the stakes record.

Its All Magic and Gisela AS showed their talent Monday night in a pair of $20,000 In Free eliminations for freshmen trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. Its All Magic, the 3-5 favourite, and harness racing driver Randy Waples took the first elimination in 1:59.4.

Strike The Cheque picked up his second Grassroots trophy with an impressive effort from Post 7 at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon. In rein to Monkton resident harness racing driver Ross Battin, the two-year-old trotting colt powered away from the starting gate to reach the opening quarter in :32.1.

Camille and Monkey On My Wheel made the most of their trip to Mohawk tonight as they captured a pair of $30,573 Canadian Breeders Championship (C.B.C.) harness racing eliminations for sophomore pacing fillies. Camille and driver Jason Brewer brushed to the lead past the mid-way point and never looked back as the daughter of Camluck-Art Of Design stopped the timer in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1.

Harlow Seelster was the only three-year-old trotting filly to leave Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 3) with her flawless Grassroots harness racing record intact. The Ken Warkentin lass and driver Jason Brewer led from start to finish in their $24,000 division, reaching the wire one and three-quarter lengths on top in 2:01.2. Frances Fancy was hot on their heels in second, while L H Fillybuster was well back in third.

Some of Ontario's most gifted three-year-old fillies put on a show for Western Fair Raceway harness racing fans on Friday evening, competing for a total of $200,000 in Gold Elimination action.

The Rodney Duford-trained Camille beat out nine other harness racing sophomore fillies in the $80,000 Princess Stakes final at Woodbine, Friday night. Itstimeformetofly (Jack Moiseyev) was first from the gate, but as the field entered the first turn, the bettor's choice, Mater Deo (Mark MacDonald) claimed the lead through fractions of :26.3 and :55.2.

Former New Zealander and now Canadian trainer Mark Herlihy notched up another winner at tonight's (Thursday May 12) harness racing meeting in Woodbine. The Rockwood (Ontario) based conditioner prepared Rain Activator to win the ninth event.

When Jason Brewer left school earlier than he should have the Canadian-based harness racing driver knew the consequences that lay ahead. Even though his father Jeff was a trainer, Brewer knew that if he was to make it in the standardbred world he would initially have to do it on his own.

The Jason Brewer driven Escape Pass recorded the fastest mile at the Woodbine harness racing meeting in Ontario tonight (Thursday February 24). The 7-year-old gelding stopped the clock in 1:53.3 - with prior sectionals of 12.4, 26.2, 54.3, 1:23.4, and 1:38.2.

When Holiday Shopper goes behind the gate in her elimination of the harness racing $20,000 Horseplayer Interactive (HPI) Stakes tonight at Woodbine, co-owner Robert Hutchison will be cheering on his star pacer from his home in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

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