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ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway is still inviting donations of items for the Industry Day Garage Sale on August 1. All sales benefit the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. The Garage Sale will be held in the harness racing 'Paddock Annex' from 12:00 – 4:30. Unique items currently in stock include: • Cam Fella print, numbered and signed by artist Fred Stone. • several new clothing items including a vintage Little Brown Jug Jacket, and a Kentucky Derby Authentic Turf t-shirt. The shirt is hand-dyed with genuine Kentucky Bluegrass, creating a one-of-a-kind item. • a dozen new Thoroughbred plush horses, including Seabiscuit and Barbaro -- most from the Kentucky Derby Gift Shop. Donations of horse-related and horse racing-related memorabilia, collectibles, and household items will be accepted until July 29. Call (519) 846-5455 ext. 238 or to make arrangements for drop-off. Examples of items which will be accepted: • household horse/horse racing items ie. figurines, clocks, bookends, etc. • framed horse/horse racing photos and art • harness racing trophies • horse racing collectibles  • horse/horse racing books Examples of items which will not be accepted: • magazines, race programs and catalogues, unless they are single copies with particular value (autographed, from a specific event, historical, etc.) • used horse racing equipment (unless of particular value ie. famous horse’s shoes or bridle, etc.) Industry Day festivities and the TV broadcast kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1. Post time for the first dash is 1:30 p.m. For complete event details, visit The event hashtag is #industryday26. Kelly Spencer

ELORA, ON - Elimination races for Grand River Raceway's 26th annual harness racing Industry Day event (on Monday, August 1) were contested during five elimination rounds this evening, July 25. BATTLE OF THE BELLES Three elimination divisions of the Battle Of The Belles (for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing fillies) were carded as races one, two and six. The top three finishers from each division advance to the $92,800 final of the 8th annual Battle Of The Belles on August 1 Aint Three OK kicked off the first elimination division in a new Canadian season's record of 1:55.1. Trevor Henry guided the Mach Three Miss to her first career win, finishing a length over Shanghai Sugar (Travis Henry) and Stonebridge Sundae (Mike Saftic). Bid Writer didn't disappoint her heavy backers in the second division, leading wire-to-wire to score a three-length score in 1:56.3 with James MacDonald. Jeff Gillis trains and co-owns the Sportswriter lass with Mac Nichol and Gerald Stay. The trio paid $52,000 for Bid Writer as a yearling. Village Jamie (Eddie Green) and The Joy Luck Club (Mike Horner) rounded out the top three. The final division went to Loves Angel with Doug McNair. The Big Jim daughter cut the mile and hung on to win by a neck over Warrawee Speedy (Eddie Green) in 1:58.1. Miss Mittzie Bee (Chris Christoforou) rounded out the top three. Tonight's elimination division win was a career first for Loves Angel. She's trained and co-owned by Gregg McNair of Guelph with partners Jim Newton and Kenneth Newton. BATTLE OF WATERLOO Two elimination divisions of the Battle Of Waterloo (for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing colts) were carded as races four and eight. The top four finishers from each division, plus one of the two fifth-place finishers (as determined by draw) advance to the $139,500 final of the 19th annual Battle Of Waterloo on August 1. Calvin K set a new Canadian season's record with his commanding one-length win from post eight in the first division. Jody Jamieson piloted the Classic Card Shark colt to a clocking of 1:55.3. The duo previously set a North American season record of 1:52.3 in the colt's first outing on July 4 at Mohawk Racetrack. Owned by breeder Winbak Farm, Calvin K is conditioned by Tony O'Sullivan, who celebrated his 1000th training win on July 23. Aston Hill Dave (Doug McNair), Silverinyourpocket (Sylvain Filion) and Bet On Brett (Mike Saftic) rounded out the top four in the first division. Calvin K's record was replaced in the next division, when Sports Column stormed home in 1:54.2. Chris Christoforou piloted the Sportswriter son, now a winner of $89,750 for trainer Blake MacIntosh and co-owners Hutt Racing Stable and Daniel Plouffe. Happy Trio (Sylvain Filion) finished one-and-a-half lengths in second, followed by Classic Pro (Jody Jamieson) and Mc Mach (Trevor Henry). The eighth annual Battle of the Belles and 19th annual Battle of Waterloo will be contested during Industry Day's 26th card at Grand River Raceway on Monday, August 1. Post time for race one is 1:30 p.m. For complete event details, visit Post position draws for both stake races were conducted on July 25. The following are the fields for the finals on Industry Day: POST POSITIONS FOR THE $139,500 BATTLE OF WATERLOO 1 - Sports Column 2 - Calvin K 3 - Happy Trio 4 - Silverinyourpocket 5 - Mc Mach 6 - Classic Pro 7 - Bet On Brett 8 - Dreamfair B J 9 - Aston Hill Dave POST POSITIONS FOR THE $92,800 BATTLE OF THE BELLES 1 - Stonebridge Sundae 2 - Bid Writer 3 - Village Jamie 4 - Aint Three Okay 5 - The Joy Luck Club 6 - Loves Angel 7 - Miss Mittzie Bee 8 - Warrawee Speedy 9 - Shanghai Sugar Kelly Spencer

JULY 25, 2016 – Mohawk Racetrack harness racing fans got their first look at Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting colts on Monday evening and went home impressed with the winners of all three $70,000 Gold Series divisions. Rose Run Speedster led things off with a come-from-behind effort in the first division to garner his second straight Gold Series trophy. In rein to Anthony MacDonald, the fan favourite settled in third from Post 4 and watched while Speedycrest rang up fractions of :28.2, 1:00.1 and 1:30.2. Turning for home a sliver of racetrack opened up in front of Rose Run Speedster and MacDonald wasted no time in taking advantage, firing the colt down the stretch to a one-half length victory in 1:59. Pocket-sitter Life Well Lived was second while Tycoon Seelster and Amanforallseasons dead-heated for third. “’I’m never really worried when it comes to this colt, where he’s sitting. He’s a really, really fast colt,” said MacDonald from the winner’s circle. “I figured if I get out and I stayed close to them that they weren’t going to be able to out-trot him. He raced really well right through the wire.” The Guelph, ON resident and his wife, trainer Amy MacDonald, along with their partner Rene Allard of Matamoras, PA, purchased Rose Run Speedster from the 2015 Harrisburg Yearling Sale for $14,000. The couple then offered shares of the Windsong Espoir colt for sale through their fractional ownership enterprise, Five additional owners bought shares of the colt, creating the Rose Run Speedster Stable. “What this horse has accomplished is unexpected, but the timing couldn’t be better. He has made the unlikely a reality and shown the industry how fractional ownership can, and will, grow our fan base,” said MacDonald. “We only have one Rose Run Speedster, but a barn full of happy owners, and that’s really what it’s all about.” With two Gold Series wins and one overnight victory under his belt, Rose Run Speedster will make his next start in the August 4 Gold event at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Fans hoping to see the talented young trotter outside the Ontario Sires Stakes program will have to be patient as he does not have any additional stakes engagements on his schedule this season. “He’s built like a three-year-old and he’s fast. He has all the tools to come back like a beast next year if we put him away happy and healthy,” said MacDonald about the colt’s future prospects. Rose Run Speedster In the second division Manssive and driver Corey Callahan left smartly from Post 5, reaching the quarter in :28.4, and then yielded to fan favourites Mass Production and Rick Zeron. The favorites led the field through a :58.2 half and 1:29.2 three-quarters, but as the colts straightened out for the stretch drive Callahan shifted Manssive into another gear. The Muscle Mass son reeled in Mass Production by one-half length, hitting the wire in a personal best 1:58.4. Dream Massive rounded out the top three. “He’s a really nice colt,” said trainer Howard Okusko Jr. from the winner’s circle. “I mean he’s probably the only one in the race that had an open bridle on tonight. He does everything right, anything you ask him. I think he’ll just keep getting better.” The Vernon, NY resident conditions Manssive for M and L of Delaware LLC of Wilmington, DE. The colt, bred by Cambridge, ON resident Dr. David Goodrow, was a $23,000 purchase from the Harrisburg Sale and now has two wins, one second and earnings of $36,999 on his resume after four starts. The final Gold Series division went to Clarion Hall, who popped out of the pocket from behind Reach The Peak and accelerated down the stretch to a one-half length victory in 1:58.3. Noble Prize closed hard to be second while pacesetter Reach The Peak held on for third. James MacDonald was a last minute understudy for scheduled driver Jody Jamieson, but the Guelph resident was familiar with the Windsong Espoir colt, having driven him to a third-place result in the July 9 Gold Series opener at Georgian Downs. “Last start, he was a little green. I moved him first up and he kind of was lost and didn’t really know what to do, and today he was a lot better on a helmet. When he caught the helmet in the last turn he kind of swelled up a bit,” said MacDonald. “I didn’t push him too hard because he was a little bumpy, but he seems to have lots of go.” Rene Allard conditions Clarion Hall for his partners Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation, QC and Earl Hill Jr. of Ohsweken, ON. The colt, who is a half-brother to $1.5 million winner Cantab Hall, was a $16,000 purchase from the Blooded Horse Sale last fall. In three starts he now has one win and two thirds for earnings of $45,080. Clarion Hall The two-year-old trotting colts make their third Gold Series start at Rideau Carleton Raceway on August 4 and then return to Mohawk for their fourth skirmish on August 12. Mohawk Racetrack fans will have an opportunity to catch the freshman trotting colts in Grassroots action this Thursday, July 28. Competing in their third Grassroots Leg, the colts will be featured in Races 3, 6, and 8. Post time for the first race is 7:30 pm. Ontario Racing

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 25 – Deadly Action picked up the first win of his young harness racing career in Monday night’s Dream Maker second leg at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of seven rookie pacing colts and geldings met up in the $14,000 second round of the three-week series. Bettors Dream, who won the first leg in convincing fashion, was given the week off, opening the door for another rookie to score a victory. Art Major gelding Deadly Action kicked the door down and broke his maiden with a 1:55.1 victory. The Colin Johnson trainee got away third with driver Randy Waples before making a second-quarter move to the lead. Bobcat Bound and trainer/driver Carl Jamieson rushed up from sixth to pressure Deadly Action around the final turn. The public’s choice Deo Galileo made a break after the half and that caused a chain reaction with three horses interfered with, including two breaking stride. The third-quarter confusion left Deadly Action and Bobcat Bound well ahead of their rivals at the three-quarter pole in 1:26.1. In the stretch, Deadly Action kept Bobcat Bound a length behind and got the job done with a :29 final-quarter. Beyond Delight finished third, while Clouseau Hanover was fourth. Deadly Action, who finished sixth in the opening leg, was making his third start of his career Monday. The Art Major gelding was a $37,000 purchase at last fall’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale and he is owned by Johnson, Thomas Kyron and Mac Nichol. The Dream Maker Series will wrap up next Monday (August 1) with the $37,800 final. Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

For the majority of the ten race harness racing card this Sunday at Clinton Raceway the sky was grey and overcast. Minutes before post to the tenth and final race, the Vic Hayter Memorial Trot, the clouds parted and sun shone warm on the backs of family and friends gathered to honour the late horseman and hotelier of Stratford.   In early spring the family had thought it would be a appropriate way to honour Vic, whom had passed away from a short, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in February. Plans came together to include a track side fundraiser for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and the Stratford Perth Humane Society, organizations that were both near and dear to Hayter.   Through the raffle, beef bbq ticket sales and the silent auction, just over $5000 was raised for the two organizations.   The $12,500 invitational trot saw eight go to the gate for the tenth and final race of the day. Lexis D J nosed out front of the pack from post position three for a gate to wire finish for owner Shane Arsenault in a mile time of 1:59.2. A commemorative trophy was presented, which will be engraved and held at the track. Presentations were also made to the owner, trainer, driver and groom.   "It was an emotional day" states Greg Hayter, son of Vic. "even more so when Shane's horse won the race, it was the icing on the cake."   The annual event will make a return to Clinton Raceway next Summer, with hopes of becoming a yearly invitational trot. The days handle was just shy of $26,000.   Jessica Carnochan

JULY 23, 2016 - Reigning division and North America Cup champion Betting Line captured his sixth straight harness racing victory in the second of two $105,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening. Starting from Post 8 in a skirmish that also featured the number one and two point earners in the three-year-old pacing colt division, Magnum J and Sintra, Betting Line eased away from the starting gate and watched from sixth as Magnum J and Arsenic duelled to a :26.3 opening quarter. Magnum J was still in control at the :55.2 half, but Semi Automatic, Sintra and Betting Line had shifted into the outer lane and were threatening by the 1:22.1 three-quarters. Rolling off the turn driver Jonathan Drury of Guelph shifted Betting Line into overdrive and, in spite of a few wonky steps, the colt laid down a :26.4 final quarter to claim his sixth straight victory and second straight in Gold Series action. Sintra was three lengths back in second and Magnum J held on for third in the 1:50 mile. "We're not exactly sure what he did just quite yet," said trainer Casie Coleman of Betting Line's awkward stretch drive. "JD (Drury) said he couldn't have felt any better, he was just jogging, and he never spoke to him, just sitting there on him like a passenger and all of a sudden he just got all out of gear. "We don't see anything on the track, and I don't see any marks on him where he touched himself or nothing, and JD said once he gathered him out of it he was perfect and pulled up good," Coleman continued. "It's kind of a head scratcher for us, but he has had a tendency in the past, when he gets all by himself alone on the front he just kind of looks at stuff - that's why he wears that big shadow roll - but every once in a while he sees something. He did do it right at the wire in the Somebeachsomewhere, not near as bad as that tonight, but yeah, I wish we could, obviously, 110 per cent correct whatever that problem is, but we really don't know." Overall Coleman was very pleased with the way Betting Line raced in his first start since having a splint treated in early July. "I was really, really happy with the way he was steering tonight," said the Cambridge resident, who shares ownership of Betting Line with Ross Warriner of Burlington, Christine Calhoun of Chatham and Mac Nichol of Burlington, ON. "That splint actually took me almost two weeks before I could even train him." The son of Bettor's Delight and Heathers Western will enjoy one more week of relative leisure before his schedule shifts into high gear. Following the fourth Gold Series Leg at Georgian Downs on August 7, Betting Line heads to Northfield Park for the August 13 Carl Milstein Memorial, followed by the Battle of Brandywine at Pocono Downs on August 20. The final Gold Leg goes postward Sept. 7 at Mohawk and the Campbellville oval also hosts the Simcoe Stake on Sept. 10, before Betting Line heads back to the U.S.A. for the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 22. "He gets pretty busy now, so I was glad to be able to give him a little bit of a break, in this little gap," said Coleman of the winner of $1,224,922. "He needed that time." Betting Line Betting Line will be joined in the Carl Milstein Memorial by his Ontario rival Sintra, who has also been invited to the August 13 event. "Instead of being a 'paid into' event, this year it's an invitational and Sintra's been invited to that, so that's going to fit pretty big on his radar," said trainer Dave Menary of the Mach Three colt he owns in partnership with Brad Gray of Dundas and Michael Guerriero of Brampton, ON. While Sintra settled for his second runner-up finish behind Betting Line, his stablemate Nvestment Bluechip took home the Gold Series trophy from the first division. Starting from Post 5 driver Jody Jamieson of Moffat fired Nvestment Bluechip off the gate and reached the opening quarter in :26.3. The pair then settled in behind fan favourite Gerries Sport, who led the field to a :55 half and 1:23.3 three-quarters. Jamieson tipped Nvestment Bluechip out as the colts turned for home and the Shadow Play son was able to reel in the favourite and grab his first win of the season in a personal best equalling 1:51.1. Gerries Sport finished a neck back in second and Nocturnal Bluechip was three-quarters of a length back in third. "Tonight's, I think, a pick me up for the horse and our ownership group, and Jody and I," said Menary. "I mean he was supposed to be the star of the barn this year, where Sintra's had the limelight so far. "He come back so good, and maybe he got thrown to the wolves a little bit early," added the trainer. "He was in pretty tough, and he had the odd bad post, and nothing really lined up, but the money's in the bank, he's a good horse and hopefully this is a step in the right direction, that he's turned the corner." The win was the first in seven sophomore starts for Nvestment Bluechip, who won four of 11 outings at two, including three Gold Legs and his Champlain Stakes division, in addition to finishing second in the Super Final and third in the Breeders Crown. "He was just a good horse, he just did it week-in-week-out. He did it on the five-eighths, seven-eighths, he did it in the pocket, off the pace, locked in, on the front end," said Menary. "Now, there's so many good horses. When you're two you're able to win a little bit slower, you can get by with a few flaws and little bit of bad luck, but when you're three they can all go so fast, there's so many good horses, you can't get by with bad luck or flaws." Cambridge resident Menary shares ownership of Nvestment Bluechip with Michael Guerriero of Brampton, Denis Breton of Welland and Thomas Kyron of Toronto, ON. Saturday's win boosted the colt's lifetime earnings to $452,303 and he will be looking to pad that total further when the three-year-old pacing colt titans gather for the fourth time on August 7 at Georgian Downs. Nvestment Bluechip The Ontario Sires Stakes returns to Mohawk on Monday, July 25 with Gold Series action for the two-year-old trotting colts. The colts will make their second Gold Series appearance in Races 2, 3, and 8, with the Campbellville oval's first race rolling in behind the starting gate at 7:30 pm. Ontario Racing

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 23 - It may have taken a little longer than expected, but State Treasurer scored his first win of 2016 in style Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Dr. Ian Moore trainee captured the $34,000 Preferred Pace in 1:48.4 over six harness racing rivals Saturday. Driven by Chris Christoforou, State Treasurer got away fourth and was sent towards the front in the second-quarter. The Moore trainee was used hard, as he cleared Nickle Bag, who posted an opening-quarter of :26, for the lead at the half in :53.3. Despite the tough second-quarter, State Treasurer continued to power along around the final turn and paced a :27.3 third-quarter to reach the third station in 1:21.1. In the stretch, State Treasurer was asked to dig in and the seven-year-old responded by holding off a late push from the gritty Nickle Bag to win by half a length in 1:48.4. American Virgin finished third, while the other Moore trainee, Rockin In Heaven, was fourth. State Treasurer entered Saturday's contest winless in nine starts this season after winning nine of 19 and almost a $1 million last season en route to being named the Canadian Horse of the Year. The son of Real Desire now has 31 career wins and $2,022,430 earned over the course of his career for owners Sally MacDonald and Paul MacDonald. State Treasurer paid $5.80 to win Saturday. Live racing resumes Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

It was the biggest harness racing crowd of the season on perhaps the hottest night of the year, as Hanover Raceway hosted two eliminations in the Dream of Glory Trot. Sixteen horses competed hoping for a top four spot in order to qualify for the July 30th final. In the first elimination Wildwild Men used the rail position to his advantage hitting the quarter with a 5 length lead in 28 seconds flat.  The 3 year old son of Muscle Mass is co-owned by Catheline Pelletier, Chantal Gravel of Quebec and came into Hanover after back to back wins at Trois Rivieres Raceway.  Robert Shepherd drove the gelding wire to wire, with times of 1:00, 1:29.3 and the mile in 1:58.4. P C Cantore owned and trained by Peter Clements of Dobbinton was second, with a pair of Keith Jones trainees, Pukka and Chestnut Schofield finishing third and fourth. In the second elimination, heavy favorite Sass coming off a 1:53 mile at Mohawk, broke before the start and Smoke Monkey owned by Synerco Ventures of Toronto grabbed the first quarter lead in 29.1.   Bruce Richardson drove the Majestic Son colt wire to wire with times of 59.4, 1:28.4 and the mile in 1:58.2. Gonna Fly starting from post 8 managed to manoeuvre around Sass and finished second for Robert Mcintosh and Earl Hill Jr. of Oshweken, while PC Foreign Affair was third for Curtis Clements of Dobbinton, and Very Classy finished fourth for part owner and trainer John Bax of Campbellville. It was a busy night with fans taking part in the Wanna Drive program, and I love Canadian Harness Racing was on hand with prize draws and information.   Hanover also played host to former NHL great Keith Primeau and Connor Roberts of Owen Sound who was drafted third overall by the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL.  The two men signed autographs and helped assign the post positions for the 8 Dream of Glory Qualifiers. Dream of Glory day will include a Beef on a Bun BBQ at 5:00pm, a live band, and after the races a huge BEM Fireworks display.   Post time next Saturday is 6:15pm and the doors open at 5:00.  Hanover is expecting close to 4,000 fans to attend. Below is the results of the Post position draw for the estimated $77,000 dollar Dream of Glory Final.  PC Foreign Affair  Very Classy  PC Cantore  Wildwild Men Pukka Chestnut Schofield Smoke Monkey Gonna Fly  AE1.   Zagster AE2.  Major Muscle    

JULY 22, 2016 - Six divisions of sophomore pacing fillies battled at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening and Noone To Depend On captured her second Grassroots trophy to retain control of harness racing's top spot in the division standings. Starting from Post 3 in the second $18,000 Grassroots division, Noone To Depend On dropped into second behind Twin B Thong and stayed on the pacesetter's heels through fractions of :26.4, :56.3 and 1:25. Turning for home driver Jody Jamieson asked Noone To Depend On for another gear and the filly powered by Twin B Thong to a one and one-quarter length victory in 1:53.1. Kays Shadow finished third. "'Nina', as she's called in the barn, was back to herself tonight," said driver Jamieson. "She's a pure and simple 'trip horse', like many are, but she seems to fire every time she gets a good one. "I'm very happy for my sister," added the Moffat resident, who steers Noone To Depend On for his father, trainer Carl Jamieson of Rockwood, and sister, Brandy Jamieson of Milton, ON. The win was the Santanna Blue Chip daughter's second in Grassroots action this season and, combined with her third-place finish in the other leg, gives her a total of 112 points and sole ownership of top spot in the division standings. Noone To Depend Pursuing Noone To Depend On in the point race are two fillies who also picked up their second Grassroots trophies on Friday. Bourbon Seelster kicked things off in the first race with an impressive effort that saw her leave sharply from Post 9, lead the charge up the outer lane, circle out three-wide heading by the three-quarters and then hold off a late charge from Bernadette to secure a one-half length victory in 1:53. Southwind Tango was three and one-quarter lengths back in third. The Camluck filly is a perfect two-for-two in Grassroots action, having skipped the second leg in favour of the July 9 Gold Series event at Mohawk. Bourbon Seelster finished a closing fourth in her Gold division, but trainer Robert Manders and owners Keith and Scott Manders of Watford, ON decided a return to the Grassroots program was in order. Friday's win gives the filly 100 points in the race for a berth in the Grassroots post season. Bourbon Seelster Also pursuing Noone To Depend On is Forever Liza, who got a confident steer from James MacDonald in the fourth division. Fourth through the early going, MacDonald sent Forever Liza to the front before the halfway marker and then repelled a challenge from fan favourite Westsluckycam at the three-quarters. Once she had disposed of the favourite Forever Liza powered home to a four length victory in 1:53. Queenofthejungle and Bad Lightning rounded out the top three. "She was very good tonight," said Guelph, ON resident MacDonald. "I moved her to the front and she was a bit green there, but when Jody (Jamieson and Westsluckycam) got up beside her she just took off. "She is a nice big, strong filly," added MacDonald, who piloted Forever Liza to the win for trainer Mark Steacy of Lansdowne, ON and owner Hudson Standardbred Stable Inc. of Hudson, QC. Like Noone To Depend On, the Bettor's Delight daughter won her division in the Grassroots season opener, and two wins plus the fourth-place result she recorded in the July 11 event give her a total of 108 points. Forever Liza The fastest mile of the six Grassroots divisions was record by Tonightimlovingyou, who went gate-to-wire in 1:52.4 to best Active Lady and Glorious Delight in Race 5. "She was good tonight," said driver Doug McNair of Guelph, ON. "I think she was going to be second in her last Gold, but she made a break at the three-quarter pole. I was happy we got the win with her tonight." A full-sister to $1.5 million winner See You At Peelers, Tonightimlovingyou started her season at the Gold Series level, finishing seventh in the June 4 opener and then making a break and finishing ninth in the July 9 event. Wanting to restore the filly's confidence, trainer Ciaran Morrison of Harley, ON decided a move to the Grassroots level was in order and the decision paid off with the Bettors Delight daughter's third win of the season. Christina Takter of East Windsor, NJ, John and Jim Fielding of Toronto, ON and Goran Falk of Allentown, NJ share ownership of Tonightimlovingyou. Tonightimlovingyou The other two divisions also went to first time Grassroots winners, Maxim Seelster and Evangelin Seelster. Fan favourite Maxim Seelster sprinted down the stretch to post a neck victory over Tahiti Seelster and Top Royal in the fifth division. Milton resident Sylvain Filion engineered the 1:53.2 win for trainer Rene Bourassa of Fergus and owner M & S Racing Stable Inc. of Rockwood, ON. The win was the Big Jim daughter's second in eight starts and boosted her earnings to $25,200. Maxim Seelster The final trophy went home with Evangelin Seelster, who also employed a late rush to get a nose decision over Docs Diva. HP Sissy was two lengths back in third. The 1:53.4 clocking was a personal best for the Camluck daughter, who was driven to victory by Trevor Henry of Arthur. Andrew McCabe of Guelph-Eramosa trains Evangelin Seelster for Glenview Livestock Ltd. of Wallenstein. Evangelin Seelster All six of Friday's winners will be looking to maintain or improve on their position in the division standings when they make their fourth Grassroots start at Mohawk on Aug. 5. On Saturday evening, July 23, the Campbellville oval hosts the third three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series showdown. The colts, including North America Cup winner Betting Line, will battle in Races 6 and 8. Post time for Saturday's program is 7:30 pm. Ontario Racing

ELORA, ON - On Monday night, 16 colts and 20 fillies will vie for a spot on center stage of Grand River Raceway's marquee harness racing event, Industry Day. While the 26th edition of the horse racing industry celebration is on August 1, finalists in the $139,500 Battle Of Waterloo and $92,800 Battle Of The Belles will be decided on July 25, as the Elora, ON track hosts a total of five elimination rounds. BATTLE OF WATERLOO Two elimination divisions of the Battle Of Waterloo (for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing colts) are carded for races four and eight. The top four finishers from each division, plus one of the two fifth-place finishers (as determined by draw) will advance to the final of the 19th annual Battle Of Waterloo on August 1. Past Battle Of Waterloo-winning trainers Ian Moore, Bob McIntosh, and Gregg McNair have one hopeful in each of the two divisions. Trainer Blake MacIntosh also has two contenders: Brave World from post seven in Race 4, and Sports Column in Race 8. The Sportswriter colt holds the current North American season's record for his 1:52.1 maiden win over Mohawk Racetrack on July 4. On July 16, he was second by a neck to Happy Trio, who will start to his left, from post one, in Monday's Battle elimination division. Happy Trio won that OSS Gold division at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:53.2m bumping his career earnings to $79,870 in three starts. He is conditioned by trainer Tony O'Sullivan who also campaigns the outside starter in the first division, Calvin K, a North American season's record-setter with a 1:52.3 triumph in his second career win on July 4 at Mohawk Racetrack. Silverinyourpocket (R4 #3) is the morningline favourite in the first division for Canada's leading money-winning trainer, Richard Moreau, of Puslinch, ON. The Badlands Hanover colt is fresh off a 1:53.3 win in OSS Grassroots action at Mohawk Racetrack with driver Sylvain Filion. Although he enters Race 8 with less experience than the competition, Dreamfair B J set a Canadian season's record for a freshman colt over a half-mile track when he won his lone qualifying race at Grand River Raceway on July 13 for trainer Patrick Fletcher and driver Phil Hudon. Dreamfair B J is bred and owned by John Lamers, who won the 2001 edition of the Battle Of Waterloo with Dreamfair Vogel. BATTLE OF THE BELLES Three elimination divisions of the Battle Of The Belles (for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing fillies) are carded for races one, two and six. The top three finishers from each division will advance to the final of the 8th annual Battle Of The Belles on August 1. Past Battle Of The Belles-winning trainers Gregg McNair and Stephen Gillard each have one campaigner in Monday's elims. Eddie Green has a pair of hopefuls, including Canadian season record-holder Warrawee Speedy. Her maiden win in 1:57.1 over Hiawatha Horse Park on June 18 remains the quickest of the season over a five-eighths oval. She will start from the rail in the third division (Race 6) with Green in the bike. Village Jamie will start from post four in the second division for Green. The Mach Three miss is a half-sister to the 2010 Battle Of The Belles champ, Village Janus. Mike Weller trains the 8-5 morningline favourite in the first division, Aint Three OK. The Mach Three daughter was scratched sick in last week's OSS Gold division at Mohawk Racetrack. She was second by a neck two weeks before, with Trevor Henry, who pilots her from post five on Monday. POST POSITION DRAW Starting positions for the finals of the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles will be determined during a post position draw which will be conducted and broadcast live following race nine on July 25. Grand River Raceway's Industry Day Celebration on August 1 features an 11-race card which also includes racing under saddle, consolation races for the Battles, and a Gold Leg for three-year-old pacing fillies in the Ontario Sires Stakes. Festivities and the TV broadcast kick off at 1:00 p.m. Post time for the first race is 1:30 p.m. For complete event details, visit Post time for race one of Monday's elimination races is 6:35 p.m. 1 -- Pace, purse $10,000 BATTLE OF THE BELLES - ELIMINATIONS Post time: 06:35 P.M. Lasix: 02:20 P.M. Horses Entered: 20(split) 1 Stonebridge Sundae M Saftic M Barrieau 7-2 (Camluck/GlacierExpress) 2 Shanghai Sugar Tra Henry Tra Henry 4-1 (ShanghaiPhil/FastLaneCruizin) 3 Sports Beauty Ja Macdonald M Steacy 5-2 (Sportswriter/ShellysDelight) 4 Treasures Pearl S Filion R Adams 5-1 (Sportswriter/StLadsTreasure) 5 Aint Three Ok Trev Henry M Weller 8-5 (MachThree/AintGivenUp) 6 Odysseus D Mcnair T Macdonnell 10-1 (MachThree/OhioAnnie) 2 -- Pace, purse $10,000 BATTLE OF THE BELLES - ELIMINATIONS Post time: 06:55 P.M. Lasix: 02:40 P.M. Horses Entered: 20(split) 1 Bid Writer Ja Macdonald J Gillis 2-1 (Sportswriter/BustOutTheBid) 2 Menagerie J Jamieson A Macdonald 9-1 (BigJim/LivingWithArt) 3 Ask For Me C Christoforou B Macintosh 3-1 (MisterBig/AskForIt) 4 Village Jamie A Green A Green 8-1 (MachThree/VillageJest) 5 The Joy Luck Club Mi Horner Ma Horner 12-1 (Camluck/OhTheJoy) 6 Vintage Book D Mcnair R Adams 5-2 (VintageMaster/AttackTheBooks) 7 P L Karis D Clements R Morales 5-1 (Sportswriter/TaylorlaneAction) 4 -- Pace, purse $15,000 BATTLE OF WATERLOO - ELIMINATIONS Post time: 07:35 P.M. Lasix: 03:20 P.M. Horses Entered: 16(split) 1 Shadow Rouge C Christoforou Dr I Moore 4-1 (ShadowPlay/BuyInHanover) 2 Test Ride Trev Henry R Mcintosh 7-2 (MachThree/LAConfidential) 3 Silverinyourpocket S Filion R Moreau 2-1 (BadlandsHanover/FillysVictory) 4 Machin A Trick Ja Macdonald J Gillis 15-1 (MachThree/Tricky) 5 Aston Hill Dave D Mcnair R Mcnair 9-2 (Sportswriter/MyPreciousKatie) 6 Bet On Brett M Saftic M Barrieau 12-1 (Sportswriter/TugRiverDella) 7 Brave World B Davis Jr B Macintosh 10-1 (RoyalMattjesty/FitNBad) 8 Calvin K J Jamieson T Osullivan 5-2 (ClassicCardShark/RoadToPandalay) 6 -- Pace, purse $10,000 BATTLE OF THE BELLES - ELIMINATIONS Post time: 08:15 P.M. Lasix: 04:00 P.M. Horses Entered: 20(split) 1 Warrawee Speedy A Green A Green 7-2 (WarraweeNeedy/WarraweeJangle) 2 Loves Angel D Mcnair R Mcnair 3-1 (BigJim/MossBlueChip) 3 Pl Katnisseverdeen D Clements R Morales 5-2 (MachThree/Proxahantis) 4 Twin B Cheeks S Filion R Adams 6-1 (Sportswriter/BeachBound) 5 Miss Mittzie Bee C Christoforou S Arsenault 7-1 (BadlandsHanover/OvenMitt) 6 White Dancer B Mcclure R Jones 2-1 (BigJim/DancingInthePark) 7 Fashion Writer J Jamieson S Gillard 10-1 (Sportswriter/CallMeYours) 8 -- Pace, purse $15,000 BATTLE OF WATERLOO - ELIMINATIONS Post time: 08:55 P.M. Lasix: 04:40 P.M. Horses Entered: 16(split) 1 Happy Trio S Filion T Osullivan 7-5 (MachThree/VillageJovial) 2 Sports Column C Christoforou B Macintosh 8-5 (Sportswriter/LadyLeslie) 3 Dreamfair B J Ph Hudon P Fletcher 4-1 (BigJim/DreamfairOrchid) 4 Down On My Luck B Forward R Adams 10-1 (Camluck/FalseAlert) 5 Mc Mach Trev Henry R Mcintosh 6-1 (MachThree/NorthernEmpress) 6 Classic Pro J Jamieson Dr I Moore 7-1 (ShadowPlay/Kattimon) 7 All It Takes D Mcnair R Mcnair 10-1 (MachThree/CamberHanover) 8 The Dark Shadow B Davis Jr J Darling 9-1 (ShadowPlay/Bestofbothworlds) Kelly Spencer

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 21 - Art Major filly Candlelight Dinner turned in an impressive six-length victory in the opening leg of the Whenuwishuponastar harness racing series Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of seven rookie pacing fillies met up for the $14,000 first leg of the Whenuwishuponastar. The annual series has produced many top fillies, including last year's winner L A Delight. Casie Coleman trainee Candlelight Dinner entered the opening round off a strong 1:54.1 victory in her career debut July 5. With a strong debut to go with a pair of impressive qualifiers, the betting public made the Art Major filly 1/9. Driven by Jonathan Drury, Candlelight Dinner left from post five and was unhurried into the first turn. The Coleman trainee was parked around the opening bend, but cleared to the front with ease before three-eighths. After reaching the half in :58.3, Candlelight Dinner surrendered the lead to a blasting Touching Thought, who paced up from sixth to first. The new leader's time on the front end was short-lived, as Drury angled the heavy-favourite to the outside at the three-quarter pole in 1:27. Retaking the lead at the top of the lane, Candlelight Dinner pulled away from her rivals with ease and cruised home in :27.2 for a 1:54.2 victory. Black Jack Pat, who sat on the back of the favourite, finished second. Moment To Ponder was third, while Touching Thought dropped back to finish fourth. A Lexington Selected Yearling Sale graduate, Candlelight Dinner was purchased for $110,000 last fall. She is the eighth foal out of Jate Lobell mare Time N Again and a full-sister to millionaire pacing mare Romantic Moment. Candlelight Dinner is owned by Mac Nichol, Let It Ride Stables Inc., and Howard Taylor. She now has two wins in two starts and $14,000 in earnings. The second round of the Whenuwishuponastar Series will take place next Thursday (July 28). Live racing continues Friday night at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

JULY 21, 2016 - Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday evening and harness racing fans welcomed three first-time Ontario Sires Stakes winners back in front of the grandstand. In the first $18,000 Grassroots division, Mohawk fans wisely overlooked the mistake made by Inner Drive in the July 10 season opener and sent the Bob McIntosh trainee off as their top choice. The Kadabra daughter trotted smoothly away from Post 2 and was sitting second when Parkhill Nocredit hit the opening quarter in :29.4. Driver Paul MacDonell opted to send the favourite to the front, but Inner Drive was only in command briefly before Hab Faith came calling. Hab Faith took control just past the 1:00 half and continued to lead the field to the 1:29.1 three-quarters, but once the fillies squared up in the stretch Guelph resident MacDonell tipped Inner Drive out of the pocket and the long-legged lass was able to reel in Hab Faith and secure a neck victory in 1:59.4. Parkhill Nocredit was two and one-quarter lengths back in third. "She's a nice big filly with a great pedigree who should improve with each start," said trainer McIntosh of Inner Drive, whose mother, Urge To Splurge, is a half-sister to former Ontario Sires Stakes superstar Text Me, who was the Super Final champion in both 2010 and 2011 and earned $931,853 in his career. Windsor resident McIntosh bred and shares ownership of Inner Drive with Dave Boyle of Bowmanville, ON and C S X Stables of Liberty Center, OH. In three starts the filly has tallied one win, one second and $12,500. Inner Drive The second Grassroots division saw the fan's second choice, Powerful Mission, reel in fan favourite Man Shes Hot to earn her first victory. The Manofmanymissions daughter and driver Phil Hudon sprinted down the stretch to a 1:59.2 clocking, three lengths ahead of Man Shes Hot and pacesetter Whole Lot Of Sugar. "She's a nice filly. She run last week, but I liked her a lot," said Guelph resident Hudon, who salvaged a fifth-place finish in an overnight event at Mohawk on July 14 after the filly made an early miscue. "She has a great attitude and trots nice, she was well in hand." Michigan-based trainer Kevin St. Charles conditions Powerful Mission for owner E C S Racing LLC of Rockford, MI. Thursday's outing was Powerful Mission's second start and her first appearance in the Grassroots program. Powerful Mission The final Grassroots trophy went home with Anikadabra, who got a confident steer from driver Rick Zeron. Starting from Post 7, Zeron sent Anikadabra straight to the front and never looked back, cruising through fractions of :28.4, :59.2 and 1:29.4 en route to a 1:59.3 victory. Fan favourite P C Pipe Dream was three lengths back in second and Late Shift was another length back in third. "She's a real nice filly, very, very nice," said Oakville resident Zeron, who pilots Anikadabra for trainer Rob Fellows of Rockwood, ON. "Very sensible, very knowledgeable, very smart, everything you ask her to do she does. "Rob had said to me that he was really, really high on this filly. He really likes her a lot, and it showed tonight that Rob was right, that she's a real nice filly," the reinsman added. "She just does everything you ask her to do. She can leave the gate like a pacer, which is great because you're never going to get yourself in any trouble, and you know every time she heard a horse behind her coming, and the guys barking at their horses, she just took off by herself. I was just sitting in the cart with her tonight." A Kadabra half-sister to $1.2 million winner Resolve, Anikadabra is owned by her breeders, Edward Wilson of Seagrave, ON and Michael Pozefsky of Saratoga Springs, NY. The filly is a second generation product of the partner's breeding program. Her mother Anikawiesahalee is a half-sister to their former Gold Series winner Wilsonator ($496,049) and Grassroots champion Legzy ($277,660). Anikadabra Thursday's outing was Anikadabra's second; she finished fourth in the Grassroots opener at Georgian Downs on July 10. The freshman trotting fillies will make their third Grassroots start at Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 29. Ontario Sires Stakes action continues at Mohawk Racetrack on both Friday and Saturday evening. Friday's program features six $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies and Saturday's card will see the third Gold Series battle between the three-year-old pacing colt titans. Post time for both events is 7:30 pm. Ontario Racing

JULY 20, 2016 - Long before two-year-old trotting colt Kitarro made his Grand River Raceway debut in the second of four Grassroots divisions on Wednesday evening, trainer Kyle Reibeling thought the youngster might find success on the Elora harness racing oval. "Once he got rolling and we got him working in our sets, I thought this is kind of a nice little half-mile type horse," recalled Reibeling. "He's handy, he's a professional. I'm not going to say he's a world champion, but he's a handy little horse that's going to produce and make some money." Kitarro proved Reibeling right on Wednesday, adding a Grassroots win to the third-place result he posted in the July 9 season opener. In rein to Puslinch resident Paul Mackenzie, Kitarro left smartly from Post 4 and settled into third as Northern Dazzle and fan favourite Critical Mass tussled through a :31.1 opening quarter. The pair continued to sit third as Critical Mass led the field of five to a 1:02.3 half, but joined driver Alfie Carroll and My Big Kadillac in the outer lane heading for the 1:33 three-quarters. As Mackenzie tipped Kitarro out three-wide for the stretch battle, My Big Kadillac's race bike wheel snagged Critical Mass's wheel, which took both colts out of the running. Clear of the confusion, Kitarro coasted home an eight length winner in 2:03.2. Northern Dazzle was second and Critical Mass third. "Paul did an excellent job, he had him in position, he was right up tight on Alfie's (Carroll) back and he was swelling up around the last turn," noted Reibeling, whose late father Norman served as the long-time paddock blacksmith at Elmira and Grand River Raceways. "It's hard to say what would have happened had they not hooked up, but he was in full flight when he tipped him off Alfie's back and he kind of looked like he was going to go on by anyway, and he was pretty well in command once he did." The win gives Kitarro a total of 62 points in the race toward a Grassroots post season berth and ups his earnings to $11,160, more than recouping the $8,500 BenBar Stables of Oakville offered up to bring the Southwind Lustre son home from the 2015 Canadian Yearling Sale. "The BenBar Stables, they actually picked him out as a yearling, and they're good guys," said Reibeling, who acquired a share in the colt before his first start. "It's really nice to produce results for such good people." Kitarro and his peers will make their next Grassroots start on July 28 at Mohawk Racetrack, and while Reibeling anticipates that the colt will deliver his best results over smaller ovals, he is confident the trotter will be ready for battle. "I expect this colt will get a little better as he goes on. I'm not sure Mohawk, his next sires stakes, will be his forte because he's a small colt that's quite handy," said the Campbellville resident. "But we'll just have to race him accordingly over the big track." Two of Wednesday's Grassroots divisions went to colts that had already acquired Ontario Sires Stakes trophies for their owner's display cases. Rosberg scored his second straight win in the first division, going gate-to-wire in 2:01.3 for driver Jack Moiseyev of Moffat, trainer Julie Walker of Carlisle and her partners Ronald Piers of Georgetown and Layhoon Chan Brunner of Etobicoke, ON. Zorgwijk Rocket and Mr Marshmellow finished behind the fan favourite in second and third. Manofmanymissions son Rosberg has also repaid his purchase price of $13,000 US from the Lexington-Selected Yearling Sale, netting a total of $19,000 with his Grassroots victories. In the third division Themanofmydreams made his second appearance in the Grassroots winner's circle with a front-end effort that saw him hit the wire in 2:03.3. Little Lion Man and Lexus Gilmore rounded out the top three. Denis St. Pierre drives Themanofmydreams for trainer Tiffanee Staley of Guelph, ON and her partners Alexandre and Christian Pilon of St-Eustache, QC and Jesse Legault of Lorraine, QC. The Muscle Mass son was a $22,000 acquisition from the Canadian Yearling Sale. The final Grassroots division went to the colt that finished fourth behind Kitarro in the July 9 season opener at Georgian Downs. Starting from Post 1 in Wednesday's test, Tougher Than Ever sat third through the first half of the mile, following Dontcrampmystyle and favourite Warrawee Shipshape, then stepped into the outer lane and powered past the leaders to a two and one-quarter length victory in 2:02.2. "He was very good," said Guelph resident James MacDonald, who engineered the Kadabra colt's first victory for New Jersey-based trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman and owners Mel Hartman of Ottawa, ON, Herb Liverman of Miami Beach, FL and David McDuffee of Delray Beach, FL. "He is very green, but he has a big motor. He didn't seem to mind being first up and was strong right to the wire." Warrawee Shipshape settled for second and pacesetter Dontcrampmystyle was third. Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 29 with Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Ontario Racing

Hanover Raceway plays host to the 15th annual Dream of Glory Trot this Saturday night. Last year's harness racing edition was won by Hemi Seelster who also set a new track record of 1:56.4 breaking the record set in the first event by millionaire trotter Abbey Road C. Dream of Glory Elimination day will also include a visit from NHL great Keith Primeau, and OHL draftee Connor Roberts of Owen Sound who was picked 2nd overall in the last OHL draft by the Hamilton Bulldogs. Both will be available for a short autograph session at about 9:00pm. Also on Saturday the Wanna Drive people will be on site with 2 horses and 2 double seated jog carts, and draws will be done for a chance to drive a racehorse around the track in between the races. The top 4 finishers in each elimination will return for the 8 horse final on Saturday July 30th. The post position draw will be conducted with Keith Primeau and Conner Roberts after the final elimination in front of the live crowd. Dream of Glory final day will include a Beef on a bun BBQ, Live Band, and a huge Fireworks display after the races (weather permitting). Post time Saturday night July 23rd is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan               Gord Dougan       G.M.   Hanover Raceway   265 5th St.   Hanover, Ontario   N4N-3X3   519-364-2860 x 2       Virus-free.

JULY 18, 2016 - From the moment Soiree Seelster arrived in Tony O'Sullivan's barn she was so laid-back the Puslinch resident occasionally wondered if something was wrong with the harness racing two-year-old pacing lass. "I was actually talking to Sylvain (Filion) about it tonight, she's, you know, she's just really, really relaxed, she always has been. She just takes everything in stride; she doesn't shy away from anything," O'Sullivan explained. "She worries me sometimes, because she's so quiet at home you think there's something wrong with her, but there's not. "When she gets to the races she sharpens up a bit, but even then, she's just very, very professional," he added. "Her attitude is really, really good." On Monday evening Soiree Seelster did her best to calm all of O'Sullivan's worries with a victory in her $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series division at Mohawk Racetrack. In rein to Milton resident Filion, Soiree Seelster eased away from the centre of the starting gate and was sitting fifth when Royal Point paced by the quarter pole in :27.3. Heading for the :57.1 half Soiree Seelster stepped into the outer lane behind fan favourite Sir Native and Thorne Seelster, and the trio of fillies made steady gains on the leader through the 1:25.4 three-quarters. Turning for home Soiree Seelster was less than two lengths behind the leader and a sharp finishing kick propelled the filly to a two length victory in 1:54.2. Thorne Seelster finished second and Royal Point was five more lengths back in third. "Sylvain's taught her how to race in both the qualifiers, plus her two races," noted O'Sullivan. "Obviously we got the win tonight, but I love the way he's bringing her along." Monday's outing was Soiree Seelster's second in the Gold Series. The daughter of Big Jim and Smilesplace finished a hard-closing third in her July 5 OSS debut after logging a second in qualifying action on June 25 and a third on June 10, all three over the Mohawk Racetrack oval. O'Sullivan shares ownership of Soiree Seelster with Domenic Chiaravalle of Hamilton and Lorne Keller of Exeter, ON. The group purchased the filly out of the 2015 Forest City Yearling Sale for $53,000 and have recouped $47,600 through two starts. "She was a really good looking strong filly, as you can see on the track, and we kind of liked the pedigree and the cross and decided to just take a swing on it," recalled O'Sullivan. "She never really had a bad day - I mean I never get very high on them until they qualify - but we liked her all winter." Soiree Seelster will make her third lifetime start in the August 12 Gold Series event at Mohawk. Soiree Seelster The other two Gold Series divisions on Mohawk's Monday evening program were captured by Future Headlines and Blameitonthenight, both piloted by Milton resident Randy Waples. Sent off as the favourite in the first division, Future Headlines took command heading by the three-quarters and powered home a one and one-half length winner in 1:55. Windy Sport and Bid Writer rounded out the top three, making it a sweep for daughters of Sportswriter. Waples engineered the win for trainer Colin Johnson of Repentigny, QC and his partners Thomas Kyron of Toronto and David Heffering of Port Perry, ON. Monday's outing was Future Headlines' first, coming after a 1:54.4 win in a July 8 qualifier at Mohawk. Future Headlines Blameitonthenight captured the third Gold division, controlling the tempo for much of the mile and then waging a fierce duel with Yaris Bayama in the stretch, hanging on for a neck victory in 1:53.2. Out Of Sight finished third, three lengths behind the duelling leaders. Trainer Tony Alagna of Manalapan, NJ shares ownership of Blameitonthenight with Crawford Partners LLC of Syracuse, NY and Donna Ozment, also of Manalapan. The Mach Three daughter is now two-for-two after capturing an overnight event at Mohawk on July 12. Blameitonthenight Many of the fillies in Monday's Gold Series event will make their next start in the Battle of the Belles eliminations at Grand River Raceway on July 25, with the final slated for Aug. 1. The freshman pacing fillies will return to Gold Series action, and Mohawk Racetrack, on Aug. 12. On Tuesday, July 19, the Campbellville oval will welcome the two-year-old trotting fillies for their second Gold Series start. The fillies will face off in Races 2, 3, and 8, with racing getting under way at 7:30 pm. Ontario Racing

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 18 - Just two nights after Control The Moment captured the Meadowlands Pace, the series that helped launch his harness racing career kicked off its 2016 edition at Mohawk Racetrack. The Dream Maker Series for two-year-old pacers began Monday evening with a field of nine colts and geldings clashing in the $14,000 opening leg. The Dream Maker has had many notable winners of the years and last year Control The Moment swept the series to add his first of many accomplishments to his resume. Scott McEneny trainee Bettors Dream was a good looking 1:53.1 winner in his career debut last week and the public took notice, as they made him the 3/5 favourite for Monday's first leg. Driven by Doug McNair, Bettors Dream left from post eight and was pointed towards the front. After being parked by the quarter in :27.4, the public's choice cleared to the lead, but was quickly confronted by a rival. Officer Blue Chip brushed from fourth to first and led the field by the half in :56.2. The Casie Coleman trainee fronted the field around the final turn with Bettors Dream enjoying a two-hole ride. After reaching the three-quarter pole in 1:25.4, Officer Blue Chip drifted out a few lanes at the top of the lane. McNair had open racetrack along the rail for the stretch drive and Bettors Dream quickly retook the lead. The son of Bettor's Delight was never really challenged in the lane and looked cool pacing home in :28.3 for the 1:54.3 victory. Soccer Hanover came first up around the final turn and battled hard in the lane to finish second, two-lengths behind the winner. Beyond Delight came from third over on the final turn to finish third, while Always Rock N Roll was fourth. A Lexington Selected Yearling Sale graduate, Bettors Dream was purchased for $45,000 last fall. The Bettors Delight gelding is now two for two to start his career for owners John Fielding, Domenic Chiaravalle and McEneny. Bettors Dream is the sixth foal out of Dream Away mare Enduring Delight, who has produced two winners of over $400,000. A $2 win ticket on the McEneny trainee returned $3.20. The second leg of the Dream Maker will take place next Monday (July 25).   Mark McKelvie

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