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Saturday night Hanover Raceway played host to their signature harness racing event, the Dream of Glory Trot and trainer John Bax basked in the glory after winning the half-mile oval's biggest prize for the second time in his career.

After two battles against the top two-year-old trotting fillies in the province, Bop Too The Top moved into the Grassroots Series on Sunday afternoon (July 29) and circled the Dresden Raceway harness racing oval faster than any of her peers.

The eliminations for the 11th annual $100,000 Dream of Glory Trot were full of surprises on Saturday night at Hanover Raceway. Harness racing trainer John Bax of Peterborough, Ontario wouldn't have had it any other way.

At the start of the Gold Series harness racing season trainer John Bax knew Charmed Life had the size and strength to be a contender on the 2-year-old trotting filly circuit, what he did not know was whether she had enough speed.

Two fillies with local connections earned Gold Elimination trophies at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening (June 28) as the two-year-old trotting lasses kicked off their Gold Series harness racing careers.

Ontario harness racing trainer John Bax will make the short drive from his Peterborough farm to Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening f(June 28) or the Gold Series debut of his 2012 crop of two-year-old trotting fillies.

Fresh off a Gold Final victory with sophomore trotting filly Peach Martini, Oakville resident harness racing trainer driver Rick Zeron shipped a pair of two year-old trotting fillies to Flamboro Downs on Sunday and added a Grassroots win and runner-up finish to his list of accomplishments for the weekend.

This season's two-year-old trotting colts put on an impressive show in their Gold Series harness racing debut at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening (July 7). Driver Rick Zeron posted one win and one second, and the veteran horseman was impressed by the talent on display in the season opener.

Ontario's three-year-old trotting colts roll into Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening (July 7) for their second shot at a Grassroots harness racing trophy, and Sarnia resident Terry Kerr is hoping High Stakes Banker will have a whole pile of hometown luck riding in his race bike.

Kawartha Downs will be the site of the Gold Series harness racing season opener for the two-year-old trotting colts, playing host to three $40,000 eliminations on Thursday evening (July 7). Trainer John Bax will start two colts over his local oval and the Peterborough resident is hoping Six Bax and Summer Indian put forth a solid effort in their first lifetime starts.

The John Bax trained Define The World upset champion trotter San Pail in the Open Trot at tonight's (Monday May 2) harness racing meeting at Woodbine. Driven astutely by Paul Macdonell the 6-year-old gelding proved too smart in the $45,000 third event.

Harness racing driver Paul MacDonell and Define the World are set to ship out and battle for one of the worlds most prestigious events, the Elitlopp in Sweden.

Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies will kick off Woodbine Racetrack's fall schedule on Monday, Oct. 18, and harness racing trainer John Bax is hoping the new and improved L A Freeway can deliver a second strong effort in the last $130,000 Gold Final of the season.

Tymal Lennon has spent the last two months matching wits with the Gold Series colts without gaining a solid foothold, so the two-year-old trotting gelding will return to the Grassroots program when it stops at Georgian Downs on Tuesday in hopes of regaining the form that saw him in the winner's circle at the harness racing season opener.

Thornton, ON resident Stephen Byron teamed up with harness racing trotting specialist John Bax to capture a pair of two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots divisions at Georgian Downs on Friday evening.

When two-year-old trotting filly Ashlake lines up behind the starting gate at Georgian Downs for Friday night's (September 17) $24,000 Grassroots test, her harness racing connections will be holding their collective breath.

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