Current News for November '12
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History made during $2.4 million Super Final showcase
November 11 - TORONTO, ON — With two track and Ontario Sires Stakes records, a repeat Super Final champion, a dead heat and a photo finish, Super Final night 2012 was one for the history books.
Fans look forward to fierce battle in sophomore filly final
November 9 - TORONTO, ON — With the top three fillies separated by just six points heading into Saturday’s $300,000 Super Final at Woodbine Racetrack, Ontario Sires Stakes fans are looking forward to a fierce battle in the three-year-old pacing filly division.
Freshman champs take aim at OSS history Saturday
November 8 - TORONTO, ON — On Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack four of Ontario’s finest young racehorses will have an opportunity to achieve something that has only occurred six times since the Super Finals were introduced in 2000.
Chef abandons his kitchen for Saturday’s Super Final
November 6 - TORONTO, ON — Observant patrons at Newmarket’s The Buttery Restaurant will notice a change in routine on Saturday evening as chef Carlo Rovella takes the night off to head for Woodbine Racetrack and the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals.
Kims Royal Day, Windsong Jack earn last Gold Final titles
October 13 - INNISFIL, ON — Second in every Gold Final since mid July, two-year-old pacing filly Kims Royal Day finally found her way to the winner’s circle with a convincing four and three-quarter length victory at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.
Mel Mara ekes out win in last Gold Final
October 12 - DUNDAS, ON — Michaels Power suffered his first Ontario Sires Stakes loss at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening as Mel Mara rocketed down the stretch to a neck victory in the last Gold Final of the sophomore pacing colt season.
Katys Jet wins Thursday evening thriller in Ottawa
October 11 - OTTAWA, ON — As predicted, Ontario’s exciting three-year-old pacing fillies delivered another sizzling performance at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening.
Bee A Magician makes it seven in a row with Gold Final win
October 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Driver Rick Zeron crafted the ideal second over trip for Bee A Magician in the ninth race at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, and the two-year-old trotting filly sprinted home to her second $130,000 Gold Final title.
Sugar Wheeler prevails in Gold Final battle
October 10 - ELORA, ON — The weather was 10 degrees cooler and she started one spot closer to the rail, but other than that three-year-old trotting filly Sugar Wheeler’s second tour of Grand River Raceway looked much the same as the first.
Menary prepping an all-star team for Saturday’s Gold Finals
October 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Dave Menary’s two-year-old pacers dominated the Gold Series eliminations at Georgian Downs last weekend and the trainer says all four of his entries are in top shape heading back to the Innisfil oval for Saturday’s $130,000 Gold Finals.
Prestidigitator captures his third Gold Final
October 9 - TORONTO, ON — Since his first tangle with Knows Nothing in the July 21 Canadian Breeders Championship Prestidigitator has not been able to achieve favoured status in the public eye, and Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack was no different.
Michaels Power and Zeron return to Flamboro Friday
October 8 - DUNDAS, ON — Driver Scott Zeron is hoping to experience a few moments of déjà vu at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening as he sends three-year-old pacing gelding Michaels Power after a fourth Gold Final title from the same post they drew for the Confederation Cup Final in August.
Drivers predict another thriller in Thursday’s Gold Final
October 8 - OTTAWA, ON — After their thrilling Gold Elimination performance last week, Ontario’s exciting three-year-old pacing fillies return to Rideau Carleton Raceway this Thursday, Oct. 11 for the last $130,000 Gold Final of their career.
Menary and Waples claim three Gold Elimination trophies
October 6 - INNISFIL, ON — Trainer Dave Menary and driver Randy Waples scored a Gold Elimination triple at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, capturing one two-year-old pacing colt division and both of the freshman pacing filly splits.
Motown Muscle hoping to maintain her Innisfil win streak
October 5 - INNISFIL, ON — There have been a few hiccups in Motown Muscle’s debut season, but the two-year-old trotting lass seems to have found her groove at Georgian Downs in recent weeks, logging track record efforts on both Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.
Consistent filly hoping to add Gold Final to her resume
October 5 - ELORA, ON — When Paul MacDonell rolled in behind the Grand River Raceway starting gate for last week’s Gold Elimination he was not expecting to rewrite the Ontario Sires Stakes record book, but as soon as the wings folded he knew Sugar Wheeler was going to deliver a big mile.
Knows Nothing aiming for first Gold Final title Monday
October 4 - TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack hosts its first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the 2012 season on Monday, Oct. 8, welcoming 10 talented sophomore trotting colts for the last $130,000 Gold Final of their career.
Jet Wash conquers Gold Elimination foes in Ottawa
October 4 - OTTAWA, ON — If Thursday evening’s Gold Elimination was any indication, Rideau Carleton Raceway fans are poised to witness an outstanding performance from the three-year-old pacing fillies in next week’s Gold Final.
Sugar Wheeler triumphs in track record time
October 3 - ELORA, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies graced the Grand River Raceway oval on Wednesday evening and the balmy October weather resulted in another new track record being etched into the Elora oval’s history books.
Georgian Downs showcases two-year-old stars Saturday
October 3 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs will showcase Ontario’s finest freshman pacers on Saturday night and the connections of two local entries are hoping their horses can finally show off their full skill set over the Innisfil oval.
Bee A Magician shreds OSS record in Innisfil
October 2 - INNISFIL, ON — Heading into Tuesday’s Gold Final at Georgian Downs, two-year-old trotting colt Majestized had captured three Gold Elimination trophies but had self-destructed at the start of every Gold Final, failing to even post a top five finish.
Keyes hopes filly gives him cause for a homecoming
October 1 - OTTAWA, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies will battle at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and the regular cast of Gold Series contenders are being joined by a couple of fillies who recently wrapped up their Grassroots season.
No sophomore pacing colt Gold Elimination required at Flamboro
October 1 - DUNDAS — Eight 3-year-old colt pacers were entered today (Monday) for the OSS Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Friday, October 5 at Flamboro Downs.
Guelph residents are stars of the Grassroots Championships
September 30 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosted the Grassroots Championships for the first time on Saturday evening and the stars of the $800,000 show were local horsemen Doug and Gregg McNair.
Trainers hope versatility and consistency pay off Saturday
September 28 - ELORA, ON — Cams Macharena and Sly Ruler may not have hit the wire first in their Semifinal battles, but trainer Tony O’Sullivan thinks the freshman pacers will still be among the favourites in Saturday night’s Grassroots Championships at Grand River Raceway.
Its No Secret defends her Gold Final title at Flamboro
September 28 - DUNDAS, ON — In spite of starting from Post 7, two-year-old pacing filly Its No Secret was able to defend her Gold Final title at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening.
Freshman trotters star at Georgian Downs Tuesday
September 28 - INNISFIL, ON — Cool Victory landed Post 1 for the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Gold Final at Georgian Downs and trainer John Kopas figures the two-year-old trotting gelding is going to need all the assistance his inside post can provide.
Time off was no summer vacation for trotting filly
September 28 - ELORA, ON — On July 21 Lovely Vacation captured the Canadian Breeders Championship with a gritty front end effort, and that is the last time this summer that the three-year-old trotting filly raced.
Up Up And Out soars to first Gold Final victory
September 28 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s two-year-old pacing colts have been impressive since their debut at Mohawk Racetrack in June and they gave Campbellville area fans another thrilling finish in Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final.