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A Tremendous Year For OSS Horses

November 4, 2021:

Although compressed into four months, the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) season featured all of the fierce battles and memorable performances fans have come to expect from the province’s top pacers and trotters....read on

Two Minutes In Vegas

October 17, 2021:

One of Kathy and John Cecchin’s first dates took place in the backstretch kitchen at Mohawk. Many years later, the lifelong horsepeople, still as much in love as ever, reached the pinnacle of the sport together, surrounded by their loving family....read on / continuer à lire

Desperate Man Adds Super Final To Resume

October 16, 2021:

North America Cup champion Desperate Man continued his storybook season on Saturday night, taking the $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final for the three-year-old pacing colts and gelding at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Team Desperate Man Open House

October 13, 2021:

John & Kathy Cecchin, Paul & Nikki Davies, Trevor & Shannon Henry and 2021 North America Cup winner Desperate Man are inviting the harness racing industry to an open house this weekend....read on

What's Next For Desperate Man?

September 17, 2021:

Now that she's won the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup with Desperate Man, trainer Kathy Cecchin isn't planning a trip to Disneyland. And she's not planning a trip to Delaware, Ohio either....read on

Desperate Man Wins The 2021 North America Cup

September 11, 2021:

With numerous runner-up efforts and finishes behind heavy favourite Bulldog Hanover on his card, Desperate Man avenged his defeat in the Pepsi North America Cup elimination to down his provincial rival and take top crown in the $1 million final on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Desperate Man A 'Slick' Purchase

September 10, 2021:

As trainer Kathy Cecchin waited in the paddock for Desperate Man’s North America Cup elimination last week, her husband, John, asked how the horse was doing....read on

Desperate Man Seeks More Gold

August 6, 2021:

“If we don’t believe in him, no one else would. We thought he was that good.”...read on

Desperate Man, Second Bruiser Win OSS

July 25, 2021:

Ontario’s world-class three-year-old pacing colts waged a pair of $99,800 Gold Series battles at Georgian Downs on Sunday (July 25) and it was Second Bruiser and Desperate Man who emerged victorious from the fray....read on

Desperate Man Delivers Again

June 10, 2021:

Desperate Man, an early-season standout on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in his juvenile campaign, seemed as confident as ever in his Thursday morning (June 10) qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as he drilled a 1:52.1 mile in preparation for his sophomore stakes stand....read on

Bulldog Hanover Primed For Battle

June 3, 2021:

After surfacing for the first time since October with a 1:55.2 qualifying win last week, Jack Darling's Bulldog Hanover delivered a ferocious 1:53 effort to lead Thursday morning's (June 3) 14-race qualifying session for three-year-old pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Gold Sweep For Henry, Shadow Play

August 21, 2020:

When Trevor Henry arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Aug. 21, he was expecting to drive division leading Desperate Man in the second of two $107,200 Gold Series stakes for the two-year-old pacing colts. He did not have a drive in the first Gold division....read on

Springbridge Duel, Desperate Man In OSS

July 19, 2020:

One was a trainer’s worst nightmare, the other a dream, but both Springbridge Duel and Desperate Man have done nothing but win since making their Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) debut two weeks ago....read on

Rookies Sizzle In Gold Divisions

July 4, 2020:

There is an alchemy involved in teaching a yearling how to be a racehorse — the top tier of the Ontario Sires Stakes is, after all, the Gold Series — and last winter trainer Casie Coleman Herlihy though it might actually take supernatural power to transform Springbridge Duel into a racehorse....read on


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