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Cool Creek Breeze made her Gold Series debut a winning one with a narrow harness racing victory in the first of four $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening (August 8).

A quartet of $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for freshmen trotting fillies were contested Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Cool Creek Breeze, Destinys Magic, Princess Fortune and Circles found the winner's circle and advance to next week's $130,000 final. In the first elimination, harness racing driver Mario Baillargeon guided Cool Creek Breeze to her second career victory in three starts as she stopped the timer in 1:59.

Thirty-two freshman trotting fillies will invade Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, competing for a top two position in four $40,000 Gold Eliminations. Harness racing trainer Ben Baillargeon will harness three of the novice trotters, and the Rockwood resident's hopes are highest for regally-bred Cool Creek Breeze, who makes her Gold Series debut from Post 4 in the first elimination.

Ontario's top three-year-old harness racing trotters and pacers sizzled around the Georgian Downs oval on Saturday evening, lowering one Ontario Sires Stakes record and matching another.

Harness racing driver Mario Baillargeon hit the 7,000-win milestone in the seventh race at Mohawk Racetrack, Saturday night. The Milton, Ontario resident steered Major Stone to victory in 1:51.1 for trainer Tony O'Sullivan and owner Joseph Martinelli. "I feel very relieved right now, it's been about a week I've been missing one win," Baillargeon said. "Seven-thousand is quite an accomplishment."

Racy Gal Hanover tied the track record for harness racing's aged pacing mares this evening (Wednesday June 22) at Grand River Raceway with a five-length score in 1:53.2. The four-year-old Modern Art miss joins Lady Latte, who set the current mark on Industry Day 2010, and Exquisite Alberta who tied it two weeks ago.

After sweeping last year's $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series, Talespinner passed away earlier today (Monday May 30) according to Ontario harness racing trainer Ben Baillargeon. Baillargeon said the son of Andover Hall-Fairy Tail began to show symptoms of colitis on Saturday morning (May 28)

Harness racing brothers Benoit and Mario Baillargeon qualified two sophomore trotting fillies for this Friday's Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and Mario says both fillies have a legitimate shot at carrying home a share of the $130,000 purse.

Rockwood (Ontario) harness racing trainer Benoit (Ben) Baillargeon loves his job and has no problem getting up at 5.30 every morning to train his team of 40 standardbreds. 'I knew a very long time ago this is what I wanted to do. I wouldn't have it any other way - I'm a worker, it's just who I am,' he said.

Harness racing trainer Ben Baillargeon recognizes that he hasn't had a good start to 2011. After finishing second to Richard Moreau with 99 wins last year, the Rockwood, Ontario native has only sent out 5 winners from 73 starters on the WEG circuit, so far this year. Baillargeon currently trains a stable of 40 with nine two-year-old's in training.

Harness racing drivers Mario Baillargeon and Jody Jamieson each won three races at Woodbine today the 26th December. Phil Hudon and Mark MacDonald drove two each on the twelve race card. Trainers Ben Baillargeon, Jeff Gillis and Casie Coleman all trained two winners each

Tonight Saturday, November 13th, at Woodbine Racetrack, eight $300,000 OSS Super Finals took place featuring the provinces best harness racing pacers and trotters of their divisions.

The favourites in tonight's two $15,000 Forest City eliminations for harness racing pacing mares, Dreamfair Eternal and Voelz Hanover, came through at Western Fair but with opposite racing styles. Tonight's eliminations determined the starters for next Saturday's $167,000 final of the Forest City, the mare companion event to Western Fair's signature race, the Molson Pace.

The Benoit Baillargeon trained Private Joke returned the fastest mile at the Mohawk harness racing meeting in Ontario tonight (Thursday September 9). The 3-year-old bay filly cruised home in 1:54 even.

Talespinner kept his undefeated streak alive to capture the $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series final at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:56.2. With the effort, Talespinner set the series harness racing record which was preciously held by Windsong Espoir.

Exciting rookie prospect Talespinner made short work of his eight harness racing rivals to emerge victorious in the opening leg of the Bridger Trotting Series for two-year-olds on Thursday night (August 5) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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