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Dion “Ecstatic” With Shower Play

August 8, 2019:

“I’m ecstatic (with Shower Play’s effort in the Lady Liberty). Race-timed in 1:47.3, final quarter in :25.4. Amazing. That’s got to put her among the fastest Canadian-bred mares ever, if not the fastest. And she didn’t win. The other one (Shartin N) is simply a beast.”...read on

Notable Names In Mohawk Qualifiers

May 31, 2019:

A number of high-powered performers were in action during the Friday morning session of qualifiers at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including an O'Brien Award winner making their first on-track appearance in more than eight months....read on

Shower Play Managed Masterfully

February 12, 2019:

"As a two-year-old we really thought she was the real deal. Sylvain Filion drove her, he did a great job with her...he kept saying 'she's a Gold filly, she's a Gold filly'."...read on

2018 O’Brien Winners Announced

February 2, 2019:

On Saturday, February 2, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2018 O’Brien Awards, at the 30th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Dion On Shower Play, Aged Campaign

December 31, 2018:

“It (2018) was an amazing year (for Shower Play). The way she raced, the way she did it... It was everything we hoped when we took our time with her at two.”...read on

2018 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 18, 2018:

On Tuesday, December 18, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2018 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Which Pacer Had The Best Year?

November 10, 2018:

Of the 15 richest three-year-old pacers of 2018, which one do you think has had the best year?...read on

Shower Play Propels To OSS Score

September 25, 2018:

Shower Play rallied from second over to nail pocket-popping Percy Bluechip to win the $125,000 single-dash Ontario Sires Stakes Gold prelim for three-year-old filly pacers in 1:52.3 at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25....read on

Leveillee On The Shower Play Ride

June 26, 2018:

“It’s just so unbelievable for me to be living this. Ecstatic isn’t the word. It’s like jumping four steps in one shot...more than a dream. I didn’t come down from the Fan Hanover until the following Tuesday afternoon.”...read on

Roy Has The 'Golden' Touch

June 24, 2018:

How good is Jimmy Freight? Driver Louis Philippe Roy is not sure; he thought he had seen the best of the colt in his first six starts this season, but the three-year-old pacer stepped it up a notch in Saturday’s $96,400 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series win at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Roy’s Big Win Is Sinking In

June 19, 2018:

“In the moment, (the impact of winning a big stakes race) doesn’t really sink in. I find you appreciate it more the next day...and the days after that. Stakes racing is a different style, and it’s the area where I’ve learned the most in the last year.”...read on

Shower Play Storms Home In Fan Hanover

June 17, 2018:

Placed third over around the final turn, Shower Play fanned to the center of the course and powered past 7/5 favourite and late-race leader Kissin In The Sand to take the $415,000 Fan Hanover Final in 1:50.2 on Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2018 Pepsi North America Cup Card

June 16, 2018:

The stage was set for Pepsi North America Cup Night and an action-packed 15-race card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. Saturday, June 16. Trot Insider provided ongoing coverage of all the stakes events from throughout the evening....read on

Shower Play Spurts Into Fan Hanover

June 14, 2018:

A force to reckon on the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots circuit last season, Rene Dion trainee Shower Play makes her Grand Circuit debut Saturday, June 16 in the $415,000 Fan Hanover Final on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Fillies Flaunt It At Mohawk Park

May 31, 2018:

Pacing fillies galore were on display Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and they were forced to battle the elements at times during the 10-race card....read on


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