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Peaceful Way wraps up regular season with perfect record
WINDSOR, ON — Peaceful Way maintained her undefeated streak in Ontario Sires Stakes action with a 1:56.4 victory at Windsor Raceway on Sunday.
The Angus Hall daughter and regular reinsman Chris Christoforou allowed Zorgwijk Emani and Kevin Wallis to lead the field of nine three-year-old trotting fillies to a :29 first quarter and then took command. The fan favourites then rolled to a :58.3 half and a 1:27.4 three-quarters before drawing away from the field to a seven length triumph.
Armbro Beseech earned the second-place finisher’s share of the $130,000 purse and Zorgwijk Emani stayed game for third, holding off a closing McCall Magic and Ifhallscouldtalk.
The win marked Peaceful Way’s tenth victory of the season and her eighth straight Ontario Sires Stakes win in two years of competition. She captured four wins in four provincial starts as a two-year-old and has four Gold Series wins through four starts this season with the $300,000 Super Final still to come.
Sunday’s victory pushed the talented filly’s earnings to $548,713 for the season and over the $1.5 million mark lifetime.
Trainer Dave Tingley of Guelph shares ownership on Peaceful Way with breeder Angie Stiller of London and Goin My Way Stable of Holland, PA. Following the Nov. 13 Super Final the partners plan to give their hard working filly a rest and then prepare her for a four-year-old campaign.
The top five finishers from Sunday’s event have all earned enough points to compete in the season ending Super Final, which will decide division honours. In the five regular season events, Zorgwijk Emani captured one Gold Final, while McCall Magic and Peaceful Way were each victorious in two.
In addition to wrapping up the three-year-old trotting fillies’ regular season, Sunday’s event completed Windsor Raceway’s 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule. Windsor hosted 15 events this year and fans were treated to some outstanding racing. Track records were tied or equalled in the two-year-old pacing filly, three-year-old pacing filly and three-year-old pacing colt events, with sophomores Invitro (3fp) and Geartogear’s (3cp) efforts also establishing new Ontario Sires Stakes speed standards.
The provincial program will return to Windsor Raceway in 2005 with a fresh crop of youngsters keen to make their presence felt in North America’s top Sires Stakes program.