Day At The Track

Local fillies aim for Grassroots success

10:20 AM 02 Aug 2013 NZST
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Carl Jamieson
Carl Jamieson
Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Harness racing fans from across Ontario will descend on Grand River Raceway on the Civic Holiday, Monday, Aug. 5, to witness the finest young racehorses in the province compete for over $340,000.

Warming up the Industry Day crowd for the main events — the Battle of the Belles and Battle of Waterloo Finals — will be 55 of Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies competing in seven $12,857 Grassroots events.

Trainer Carl Jamieson will start two fillies in the Ontario Sires Stakes contest, Land Of Angels in the fourth race and Senorita Santanna in the sixth. Land Of Angels heads into the third Grassroots event tied for sixteenth in the point standings. The Badlands Hanover daughter recorded a fourth and a second in the first two events, but heads into Monday’s test off back-to-back victories in overnight action, the most recent coming at Grand River Raceway on July 31 where she halted the teletimer at 1:58.3.

Rockwood resident Jamieson conditions the filly for his wife Debra Jamieson and their son Jody will steer Land Of Angels from Post 5 in the fourth race.

Moffat resident Jody Jamieson will also steer Senorita Santanna from Post 6 in the sixth race. The Santanna Blue Chip daughter has one win and one second in Grassroots action on her sophomore resume and currently sits second in the division point standings. Carl Jamieson shares ownership of the filly with Thomas Kyron of Toronto.

Races 3 and 5 feature the Battle of the Belles and Battle of Waterloo consolations and the finals go postward as Races 9 and 11. Guelph resident Gregg McNair qualified three two-year-old pacing fillies for the $75,400 Battle of the Belles and two freshman pacing colts in the $144,500 Battle of Waterloo. Ontario Sires Stakes regulars Lady Shadow, Can Art and Momara will start from Posts 4, 5, and 8, respectively, in the filly event while Three Of Clubs benefits from Post 1 and OK Gladiator gets Post 5 in the colt battle.

Post time for Grand River Raceway’s annual Industry Day program is 1:30 pm, with the Grassroots fillies featured in Races 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10.

by Sandra Snyder


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