Archives for July '03
Trotters and fans will cash in at Dresden Monday
July 31 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway offers up a tremendous matinee program this holiday Monday. Five Grassroots divisions of two-year-old trotting colts will keep the action lively on the track, while 16 draws in the Chatham Daily News "Big Cash and Prize Giveaway" will have fans on the edge of their seats through the remainder of the afternoon.
In Conchnito rolls Lucky Number 7 for Final
July 31 - WINDSOR, ON — When Ontario’s highly talented two-year-old trotting colts return to Windsor Raceway on Sunday for their second $130,000 Gold Final, trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping that seven continues to be In Conchnito’s lucky number.
Los Angeles captures second Gold Elimination
July 31 - WINDSOR, ON — Los Angeles scored the fastest win of four Gold Series Eliminations at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening, stopping the clock in a smart 1:55.2.
Klemencic hoping colts show true colours at Quinte
July 31 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Quinte Raceway has attracted 66 talented three-year-old pacing colts for Monday afternoon’s Grassroots event, the third on the colts’ 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule.
For The Luva Moni taking owners on a joy ride
July 31 - REXDALE, ON — After hosting Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old pacing fillies and colts on Friday and Saturday, Woodbine Racetrack turns the spotlight on the three-year-old trotting fillies Monday night as the talented youngsters compete in their third Gold Series event.
Marlow United back in the Grassroots game
July 30 - FRASERVILLE, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies step onto the track for the tenth race at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, George Graham is just hoping Marlow United gets back to the paddock safely.
Henrys capture three of four Gold Elims at Elmira
July 29 - ELMIRA, ON — When Wayne and Trevor Henry packed their gear on Monday night before heading to Elmira Raceway, the Arthur residents were careful to include their maps to the winner’s circle.
Luck rides with two-year-old pacing filly
July 29 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies are the stars of Woodstock Raceway’s Family Fun Day this Saturday, competing for a total of $144,000 in eight Grassroots divisions.
Woodbine Gold Eliminations feature new faces
July 29 - REXDALE, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts congregate at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening all of the top dogs will be on hand for the Gold Series event, along with a surprising number of colts making their 2003 debut in the provincial stakes program.
McIntosh trotters land spots in $130,000 Final
July 28 - WINDSOR, ON — Local favourite In Conchnito scored an impressive 1:59.3 victory in his Gold Series Elimination at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Marclif Victoria sharp in Dresden Grassroots
July 28 - DRESDEN, ON — Marclif Victoria breezed to the fastest victory of five Grassroots divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The two-year-old trotting filly and veteran Ontario Sires Stakes reinsman Dave Wall controlled the pace throughout Race 12 to post the 2:04 victory.
Pacing fillies kick off golden weekend at Woodbine
July 28 - REXDALE, ON — After competing in the Canadian Breeders Championship last weekend, Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies return to Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night for their third Gold Series event.
Fillies hope for Gold success at their hometown oval
July 26 - WINDSOR, ON — Blue Alert and Ramblin Tina grew up together, train together and will be together on the trailer that takes them to Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening for Gold Series Elimination action.
Zirnis hoping for top two finish in Elmira Gold Elims
July 25 - ELMIRA, ON — Just eight days after their season opening Gold Final, the two-year-old trotting fillies are back in action this Monday evening at Elmira Raceway.
McIntosh colts hope to overcome odds Sunday
July 24 - WINDSOR, ON — Ontario’s exciting freshman trotting colts leap back into action at Windsor Raceway on Sunday, headlining the track’s Family Fun evening.
Taylor Lynne captures freshman filly Gold Final
July 23 - INNISFIL, ON — Freshman pacing filly Taylor Lynne delivered a classic come from behind victory at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening to earn her first Gold Final title and the lion’s share of the $130,000 purse.
Trotting filly chases Grassroots points in Dresden
July 23 - DRESDEN, ON — When the two-year-old trotting fillies arrive at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon for their second Grassroots event, there will be a host of new faces vying for a share of the $100,665 purse.
Incredible Iam and Waples earn Gold Final title
July 20 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Incredible Iam received a Hall of Fame steer to capture the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening.
Invitro captures Grassroots division at Kawartha
July 19 - FRASERVILLE, ON — High tech filly Invitro triumphed in her first lifetime start at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, pacing to an impressive 1:56.3 score in the last of six Grassroots divisions.
McIntosh fillies positioned for success in Final
July 18 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans will be treated to another outstanding performance by the two-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday evening as the top nine finishers from last week’s elimination round compete in the $130,000 Gold Final.
Dreams come true at HHYF Camp
July 17 - MISSISSAUGA, ON — Last week 12 children who dreamed of feeling the wind in their helmet had their wish come true as part of the second annual Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) Camp at Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks. The aspiring horse people, aged 11 to 13, spent the week learning the ins and outs of the harness racing industry before making their driving debut on Woodbine’s Thursday evening program.
Hollywood Beauty hoping for starring role in Final
July 17 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies make one last stop in the Ottawa area this Sunday to compete in their first $130,000 Gold Series Final.
Putasmileon laughs all the way to the bank
July 17 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack fans were smiling after Thursday night’s two-year-old pacing colt Gold Final. The colt they sent off as their top choice delivered the goods, and did so in impressive fashion.
Freshman pacing fillies flex their muscles at Kawartha
July 16 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs will serve as a proving ground for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening as the youngsters compete in the second of six Grassroots events on their 2003 schedule.
Taylor Lynne posts 1:56.3 triumph in the slop
July 15 - INNISFIL, ON — Over a Georgian Downs track rated two seconds slower than normal due to the rain, two-year-old pacing filly Taylor Lynne scored the fastest of three Gold Elimination wins on Tuesday evening.
Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association launches web site
July 15 - MISSISSAUGA, ON — Today the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has launched its official website WWW.OHRIA.com. The site will act as a key source of information about the horse racing industry in Ontario.
OHRIA Challenge Horse Show a hit with 4-H members
July 15 - MISSISSAUGA, ON — From July 11 to 13 Black’s Equine Centre in Hamilton was the home for 63 talented young equestrians competing in the 4-H OHRIA Challenge, the first ever Ontario-wide 4-H Equine Show. Combining educational presentations with an opportunity for the 4-H members, aged 10 to 19, to show off their horsemanship skills, the show was an unqualified success.
Waples has pick of elimination winners for Final
July 14 - REXDALE, ON — Randy Waples qualified three two-year-old pacing colts for Thursday night’s Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack, two elimination winners and a runner-up, and hours after the draw on Monday afternoon the Milton resident was still struggling to decide which one he would drive in the $130,000 Final.
Fosse scores upset in Gold Final
July 13 - FRASERVILLE, ON — All the pieces fell into place at the perfect time for three-year-old trotting filly Fosse at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening.
Fit For Carl scores Grassroots win at local oval
July 13 - WOODBINE, ON — Local colt Fit For Carl earned his second set of Grassroots points at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening, scoring a 2:04 victory in the sixth of seven divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Designable maintains flawless Grassroots record
July 13 - SUDBURY, ON — Reigning division champion Designable captured her second Grassroots victory of the 2003 season at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening.
Local trotting fillies impress fans at Rideau Carleton
July 13 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Local fillies Hollywood Beauty and Ifhallscouldtalk scored impressive victories in their Gold Series Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening.
Waples, Robinson team up for two elimination wins
July 11 - REXDALE, ON — In spite of the rain, which caused Woodbine Racetrack officials to rate the track sloppy and one second slower than normal, the two-year-old pacing colts put on an impressive speed show on Thursday evening.
Trillium winner returns to Georgian Downs for Gold
July 11 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s gifted two-year-old pacing fillies return to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening for three Gold Series Eliminations just three and a half weeks after opening their Ontario Sires Stakes season at the Innisfil oval.
Winning Breed captures Gold Final at Flamboro
July 11 - DUNDAS, ON — Winning Breed chose the perfect day to step up and claim his first Gold Series win when he captured the $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs on Friday.
How Is That Fair captures Flamboro Gold Final
July 10 - DUNDAS, ON — How Is That Fair trotted to an impressive four and one quarter length victory in the two-year-old trotting colt Gold Final at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon.
Eilean Donon posts sharp mile in Kawartha Grassroots
July 10 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Eilean Donon scored the fastest win of four Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening. The two-year-old trotting colt and driver Tom Strauss circled the Fraserville oval, rated two seconds slower than normal due to the wet weather, in 2:03.3.
Fit For Carl in shape for Hanover Grassroots
July 9 - HANOVER, ON — After an impressive Canada Day debut that featured four miles faster than 1:57, the two-year-old pacing colts spring back into Grassroots action on Saturday evening at Hanover Raceway.
Kawartha showcases OSS trotting fillies Saturday
July 9 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs presents an outstanding program of Ontario Sires Stakes action Saturday evening, featuring the $130,000 Gold Final for three-year-old trotting fillies and five Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Langille heads to Sudbury with veteran and novice
July 8 - SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs kicks off its four event 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Saturday evening with five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Freshman pacing colts back in action Thursday
July 7 - REXDALE, ON — Just two weeks after their provincial debut, Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts swing back into action at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening for their second Gold Elimination.
Bax’s trotting colts a study in contrast
July 7 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening with four Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Famous Seelster aims for Gold Series glory Friday
July 7 - DUNDAS, ON — When Bill Budd heads to Flamboro Downs on Friday evening the Carlisle resident will once again require a two-horse trailer.
Double Creme flawless in Gold Final victory
July 7 - REXDALE, ON — Double Creme delivered an impressive finishing kick to capture the two-year-old pacing fillies $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening.
Missys Fame equals track record in Hanover
July 6 - HANOVER, ON — Missys Fame roared around Hanover Raceway on Saturday night to post the fastest win in three Trillium Series divisions and equal the three-year-old pacing filly speed record established by Ghost Of Sweepall in 1998.
JM Vangogh scores resounding victory in Gold Final
July 6 - WINDSOR, ON — The first time JM Vangogh found himself in the spotlight after an Ontario Sires Stakes event was last October when he was involved in an accident that cost him the remainder of his freshman season and put his entire racing career in jeopardy.
Trotting fillies make provincial debut in Ottawa
July 5 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Sno Doubt About It stepped off the fastest mile in four Trillium Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Wanabeamillionaire posts Gold win in first start
July 5 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Wanabeamillionaire looked sharp in her 2003 debut at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, capturing the fastest of three Gold Series Eliminations for the sophomore trotting fillies.
Ritchie scores driving hat trick in Sarnia
July 4 - SARNIA, ON — Trotting specialist Trevor Ritchie picked up the catch drive on Red Hot Survivor in Thursday night’s Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park and piloted the three-year-old trotting colt to a lifetime best mark just three-fifths of a second off the track record.
Famous Seelster equals OSS record at Flamboro
July 4 - DUNDAS, ON — Famous Seelster extended his win streak to three with an Ontario Sires Stakes record equalling performance in Gold Elimination action at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon.
Shakes will harness two in $130,000 Gold Final
July 4 - DUNDAS, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts return to Flamboro Downs on Wednesday, trainer Paul Shakes will be sending a pair of talented Angus Hall sons after a share of the $130,000 Gold Final purse.
Lovefest delivers impressive Grassroots debut
July 4 - ELMIRA, ON — When Larry Clements watched Lovefest score the fastest win of four Grassroots divisions at Elmira Raceway on Friday night, the Listowel owner could not help but feel a pang of regret.
Comeback colt looks for first Gold Final win Sunday
July 3 - WINDSOR, ON — If JM Vangogh can pull off a victory in the $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening it will put the icing on the three-year-old trotting colt’s remarkable come back from a devastating fall last October.
Bargain filly ready for shot at OSS Gold
July 3 - REXDALE, ON — When the two-year-old fillies line up behind the starting gate for their first $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, trainer Ian Downey will be feeling less pressure than many of his peers.
Groovie Day surprises trainer, fans in Gold Final
July 3 - GLOUCESTER, ON — In the days leading up to Thursday evening’s Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway trainer Bill Budd was confident that Duke Of Luck was the nicest two-year-old pacing colt in his Carlisle barn. And through the early stages of the race there was no indication that the veteran trainer’s assessment was anything but dead accurate.
Grasroots colts awesome at Georgian Downs
July 2 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s two-year-old pacing colts opened their Grassroots season at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening with a remarkable display of talent that saw four of seven divisions go faster than 1:57.
Sophomore trotting fillies in Gold spotlight at Kawartha
July 2 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement arrives at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night with an impressive line up of three-year-old trotting fillies competing in three $36,407 Gold Eliminations.
Hanover Raceway opens OSS season Saturday
July 2 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway kicks off an action-packed Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Saturday evening with three Trillium Series divisions for the talented three-year-old pacing fillies.
Wake Up And Drive impressive in OSS debut
July 2 - DUNDAS, ON — Wake Up And Drive stepped off the sharpest mile of four Gold Series Eliminations at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon.
Emersons Aah Jewel sparkles in Elmira Grassroots
July 1 - ELMIRA, ON — Elmira Raceway hosted a record number of three-year-old pacing colts on Monday evening and Emersons Aah Jewel recorded the fastest victory of the 12 Grassroots divisions with a 1:56.1 score in the seventh race.
Freshman trotting fillies debut at Rideau Friday
July 1 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway continues its action packed stakes season with four Trillium Series divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening.