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Peterborough resident John Bax will ship a trio of trotters the short distance to Kawartha Downs on Saturday (August 11) evening to compete in the third Grassroots harness racing event on the sophomore trotting colt schedule.

Ciaran Morrison opted to start Lyons Luck in the shallow end of the 3-year-old pacing filly pool this harness racing season and the decision paid off at Kawartha Downs last Thursday (August 2) as the filly made a victorious leap up to the Gold Series level.

Lyons Luck moved up from the Grassroots harness racing program for Thursday's (August 2) Gold Series event at Kawartha Downs and the three-year-old pacing filly proved that she belongs in the top tier with an impressive 1:52.1 score in her $40,000 Gold Elimination.

There have been some ups and downs in Eyemajet's debut harness racing season, but trainer Rick Fife is hopeful that the three-year-old pacing filly is on a strong upswing heading into Thursday's Gold Eliminations at Kawartha Downs.

Harness racing driver Mike Saftic piloted a pair of two-year-old pacing colts to Grassroots victory at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening including locally owned Get Around Town.

When the two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Kawartha Downs for Saturday's Grassroots harness racing event it will be a homecoming for Mikes Last Bet.

A harness racing winner by a neck in last week's Gold Elimination, Legzy's margin of victory shrank further on Thursday night (July 5 at Kawartha Downs, but the tough minded freshman trotting filly still got the job done.

Up until June 1, Gold Final harness racing hopeful Legzy was officially known as Legs Go On Forever. The name seemed appropriate when the filly was born at Ted Wilson's Seagrave farm two years ago; the newborn daughter of Amigo Hall and Sahalee had legs so long the horseman wondered if she would even be able to scramble to her feet.

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.

Dundas (Ontario) harness racing trainer Isaac Waxman has conditioned some pretty nice horses in his time - including 261 career winners who have banked more than $2 million - but now just over six years into his career the 24-year-old believes he's found his fastest horse yet.

Working closely with the Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group, Kawartha Downs will now be offering an increased purse structure on Saturdays as part of an initiative to provide more opportunities for developing horses and to create more competitive harness racing.

In a very interesting special report on the website by reporters Christina Commisso and Catherine O'Hara, they delved into the local harness racing industry in Off Track.

Prodigal Seelster shredded the Kawartha Downs track record on Thursday evening with a dominant harness racing victory in the third $130,000 Gold Final of the three-year-old pacing colt season.

Prodigal Seelster has been within inches of victory in the last three stake finals he has contested, and harness racing trainer David Menary is hoping the three-year-old pacing colt can finally claim a trophy in Thursday's $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs.

Harness racing driver Phil Hudon captured a pair of Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, including an explosive mile aboard Tye Seelster that matched the two-year-old pacing colt track record.

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