Kawartha Downs’ sole Ontario Sires Stakes card of 2017 will take place August 12. The two-year-old trotting colts will be on display that evening in the fourth Grassroots event for that division. For those wanting to catch a glimpse at the colts likely to be racing at Kawartha that evening, watch the third division tonight at Mohawk in races three and six.
Several of those competing this evening will be familiar to Kawartha Downs’ fans starting with Jula Downton from post three in the first division. Per Henriksen, one of KD’s OHHA reps, trains the son of Kadabra who won his first lifetime start, a Grassroots event at Georgian. A $30,000 yearling at Harrisburg, the colt is the fourth foal from $225,000 winner Abbey Craig.
Alongside in post four is P L Louigi a homebred from Prince Lee Acres of Uxbridge trained by Matt Dupuis. Tonight’s effort is his first lifetime start.
Dagfin Henriksen, a regular competitor at Kawartha for several years before moving to Cambridge, starts North And South in this event. Dagfin co-owns the son of Southwind Lustre with Dr. Brett Anderson of Port Hope and Kyle Anderson of Edmonton. North And South comes into the race off his first lifetime win, also in a Grassroots at Mohawk on July 18.
John Bax, also a regular competitor at the Fraserville oval for many years, will start Delcrest Holiday in this division. John co-owns the son of Holiday Road with brother Ken of Cavan along with the Gaelic Stable and John Houston. Steve Byron will drive Delcrest Holiday who has one win and one third in OSS action so far this year.
In the second division Bax sends out Chief Justice, a son of Justice Hall who has finished second and third in first two career starts, both in Grassroots.
His stablemate from the Bax barn, Union Jack, has post six with Steve Condren slated to drive the son of Kadabra.
Kawartha regular Murray Brethour sends out Spin The Vinyl in this division. The Majestic Son colt has drawn the worst position in post 11.
The program may be viewed here.