Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series recently came to a conclusion and made this weekend a special one. All eyes were set on Milton’s Woodbine Mohawk Park on October 9, 2021, as this is where the race series came to a conclusion. The finale introduced CA$480,000 in purses for the eight divisions in place. Horse racing enthusiasts from near and far witnessed it all.
The top-performing Grassroots pacers and trotters were all preparing for the official start of the races on Saturday. There were as many as seven first-time post season winners being congratulated for their great performance and time. Moneyworth managed to climb all the way to the top in the Two-Year-Old Filly Trot.
Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series
The dynamically changing situation on the racetrack kept all spectators on the edge of their seats, as Moneyworth launched the evening with a gritty 1:56.1. She is the daughter of Encore Encore and this recent win swelled her earnings to CA$64,216 and owner Brian Kleinberg was more than happy to see this development of events. Portofino at PP3 enters the two-year-old trotting fillies Grassroots final on Saturday in a spectacular form.
The filly qualified to the final after a 1:56.2 performance in her semi-final race. Soon after that, the Three-Year-Old Filly Pace took place and once again provided spectators with a good time. Cyclone Sister managed to run all the way to the top in 1:52.3 and leave all rivals behind. James MacDonald was the driver of the racehorse trained by Nick Gallucci. It should be noted that this was the fourth victory of as many as 11 starts during this racing season for Cyclone Sister.
Throughout her career so far, she has had a total of 20 starts. After this recent win, earnings for her swelled all the way to CA$169,695. Armstead Cole managed to get all the way to the top in the Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot. The winner marked a 1:56.4 victory in the race, outrunning all rivals. This resulted in lifetime earnings of some CA$59,830 after his third race from eight starts.
Enthusiasts interested in sports hailing from Ontario and the country as a whole were able to enjoy a spectacular Saturday packed with world-class live horse racing. The races could be watched live at the track on a live stream provided by Woodbine Entertainment. Also, the exciting race card provided plenty of wagering opportunities for the ones who want to test their luck.
Woodbine Entertainment revealed that it has plans to host The Mohawk Million event again next year, as the company is delighted with this year’s results and interest in the race. The event hosted at Woodbine Mohawk Park this year was won by the undefeated trotting filly Venerable, and it took place on September 25, 2021. The company’s notion is to inform all breeders and buyers of its intentions, before the upcoming yearling sales.
Source: “2021 Grassroots Finals Complete“, StandardbredCanada, October 9, 2021