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Kevin O'Reilly, a regular harness racing conditioner on the Woodbine Entertainment Circuit (WEG), announced that he will be leaving Canada with his family at the end of April. O'Reilly, who has trained winners of over $5 million in purse earnings, will soon call the country of Denmark home.

Three-year-old harness racing filly trotters and pacers dazzled in their respective SBOA Stakes finals on Friday night at Mohawk. After lowering her lifetime mark in her elimination last week, trotting filly Im On Cloud Nine put forth another career-best performance in the $159,218 final.

Im On Cloud Nine pulled off a harness racing series sweep to retain her perfect three-for-three sophomore record in the $50,000 Celias Counsel final on Monday night (April 23) at Woodbine.

After capturing their respective divisions in the opening round of the Celias Counsel Series last week, both Lexus Helios and Im On Cloud Nine found the harness racing winner's circle once again in the second leg on Thursday evening (April 12) at Woodbine.

In the General Brock Series final and an opening leg division of the Celias Counsel harness racing series, driver Mike Saftic scored with a pair of upset-minded trotters on Monday night (April 2) at Woodbine.

Peter Hilliard had a taste of Canadian harness racing earlier this year and loved it so much he's handed in his resignation to his employer of eight years - Geoff Small, Patumahoe.

With the top two harness racing colts opting out of Friday's Gold Eliminations, fans can expect fierce competition from the 17 freshman trotting colts headed to Flamboro Downs for a pair of $40,000 battles.

While his boss Ian Small trained four winners at last night's (Thursday July 14) Cambridge-Te Awamutu Harness Racing Club's meeting - longtime employee Peter Hilliard achieved his own career milestone. The 22-year-old notched up his 15th win (and first this season) behind Matai Mies in the second event - ensuring the Patumahoe-based junior driver is now eligible to drive at feature meetings in New Zealand.

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.

Harlow Seelster was the only three-year-old trotting filly to leave Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 3) with her flawless Grassroots harness racing record intact. The Ken Warkentin lass and driver Jason Brewer led from start to finish in their $24,000 division, reaching the wire one and three-quarter lengths on top in 2:01.2. Frances Fancy was hot on their heels in second, while L H Fillybuster was well back in third.

Canadian-based harness racing trainer Kevin O'Reilly has the best of three trotting worlds at his beck and call. The New Zealand-born equine conditioner is part of the famous O'Reilly standardbred family which is based in the South Island of New Zealand.

Former New Zealander and now prominent Canadian harness racing trainer Tony O'Sullivan would be the first to tell you his harness racing career has been a roller-coaster ride. The 34-year-old Palmerston North born and educated trainer admits there has been several times in his life when he has had nothing more than a few dollars in his pocket - which quite often left him pondering about what direction to take.

Imperial Count is a three-time winner in Gold Series harness racing action this season, including an Aug. 27 Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway, but trainer Kevin O'Reilly knows the two-year-old trotting colt will be an under dog in Thursday's (October 21) $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack.

Buckhams Bay strolled around the Mohawk Racetrack oval on Thursday evening (October 14) to a personal best 1:57 in the first of two $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the talented two-year-old trotting colts.

A pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold harness racing eliminations for two-year-old trotting colts took place tonight (Thursday October 14) at Mohawk Racetrack with Buckhams Bay and Imperial Count finding the winners circle, both with career best efforts.

One Ontario Sires Stakes veteran and a couple of fresh faces had their pictures taken in the Gold Elimination winner's circle at Mohawk harness racing meeting on Monday night (October 11).

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