Archives for July '04
Trotting colts looking for gold in Windsor Wednesday
July 31 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway kicks off an exciting month of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Wednesday with two $48,885 Gold Series Eliminations for the talented two-year-old trotting colts.
Dream On Bernie carries family legacy into Gold Final
July 30 - ELORA, ON — Tanya Martin has spent less than ten years in the harness racing industry, but on Monday the Elmira resident will watch the second generation of her favourite trotting family, two-year-old filly Dream On Bernie, start in the $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway.
Freshman fillies head to Belleville for Grassroots
July 29 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Quinte Exhibition Raceway on Monday afternoon with five Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Fun-filled afternoon at Dresden Raceway Monday
July 28 - DRESDEN, ON — The popular Chatham Daily News ‘Big Cash and Prize Giveaway’ returns to Dresden Raceway on Monday with 16 opportunities for fans to win up to $1,000. In addition families will enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, an appearance by Peanut, the World’s Smallest Stallion, and seven Grassroots divisions for the talented two-year-old pacing fillies.
Lucks Mistress two for two in Gold Final action
July 27 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Rain returned to the Peterborough area on Tuesday afternoon, but the wet conditions did not deter Lucks Mistress from claiming her second straight Gold Final crown.
Three Kilo, Borderlinegorgious sharp at Woodstock
July 25 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Local fillies captured three of seven Grassroots divisions at Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon, two of them hailing from the powerful Carl Jamieson stable in Princeton.
Local fillies deliver the goods at Grand River
July 24 - ELORA, ON — Local favourite Lookit captured her second Gold Elimination victory with an impressive performance from Post 6 at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening.
Jamieson fillies headline Gold Final Tuesday
July 23 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Since the start of the freshman season Carl Jamieson horses have dominated both the pacing colt and pacing filly divisions. The Princeton-based trainer has sent out multiple entries in three Gold Finals and Tuesday’s event at Kawartha Downs is no different, with a pair of two-year-old pacing fillies flying the stable colours.
Elaborateobsession two-for-two in Grassroots action
July 21 - DUNDAS, ON — Elaborateobsession scored his second commanding victory in Grassroots action Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.
Young horseman hoping to visit winner’s circle Saturday
July 20 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway wraps up its 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Saturday with seven divisions of two-year-old pacing fillies competing for $105,000 in Grassroots action.
Lucks Mistress extends Gold streak to two
July 20 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Reigning Gold Final champion Lucks Mistress delivered her second straight 1:55.2 mile when she captured her Gold Series Elimination at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening.
Banner Yankee earns gold flag at Georgian Downs
July 20 - INNISFIL, ON — Freshman pacing colt Banner Yankee delivered a convincing victory to capture the Gold Final crown at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.
Jamiesons add to Johnston and Lampman point totals
July 19 - CLINTON, ON — Carl and Jody Jamieson added to their impressive 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes statistics with multiple wins in two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The father and son team, who currently lead the Johnston and Lampman Cup races, scored a pair of wins together and Jody Jamieson also piloted Naz Tuttolomondo trainee Byatux to a win.
Impressive line up of fillies looking for Gold in Elora
July 19 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway fans will be treated to a performance by 40 of the best and brightest two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening. Competition will be fierce as only the top two finishers from each of five Gold Series Eliminations will return to the Elora oval for the $130,000 Gold Final on Aug. 2.
Brazen captures the gold at Woodbine
July 19 - REXDALE, ON — Brazen delivered a commanding performance at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening to capture the first Gold Final of the season for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Fritz on fire in Grassroots action at Hanover
July 18 - HANOVER, ON — Randy Fritz served up a platter of victories for the hometown crowd at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening. The Walkerton native piloted four three-year-old pacing fillies to victory on the action-packed Grassroots program.
Pacing colts electrify Sudbury Downs crowd
July 18 - SUDBURY, ON — For the third straight week Sudbury Downs fans were treated to outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday evening. The provincial program’s marquee division, the three-year-old pacing colts, fired around the half-mile oval with Sunny Supreme stepping off the fastest mile of the seven divisions.
Samuel Oaks delivers solid victory in Gold Final
July 17 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Samuel Oaks proved there is another three-year-old trotting colt to be reckoned with this season when he captured the $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night with an impressive come from behind effort over the rain-soaked track.
Brown trainee debuts in Gold Series Tuesday
July 16 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies head to Kawartha Downs on Tuesday afternoon for their second round of Gold Series action.
Henwood hits home run with freshman pacing trio
July 16 - INNISFIL, ON — Before Ken Henwood arrives at Georgian Downs for the two-year-old pacing colt Gold Final on Tuesday evening, the Schomberg resident hopes he will already have made one trip to the winner’s circle after an Ontario Sires Stakes race.
Elaborateobsession aims for second Grassroots win
July 16 - DUNDAS, ON — A total of 31 trotting colts will tackle the Flamboro Downs half-mile on Wednesday evening in their second Grassroots start of the season.
Invitro captures Final, Blossom Seelster sets record
July 16 - DUNDAS, ON — Invitro captured her second Gold Series Final trophy with an impressive effort from Post 8 at Flamboro Downs on Friday.
Lucky Angel, Wacky Sign capture Trillium hardware
July 15 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans got their first look at the two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday evening as they competed in a pair of Trillium Series divisions.
Novice pacing colts head to Clinton Sunday
July 15 - CLINTON, ON — Just two weeks after the start of their racing careers, the two-year-old pacing colts are back in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Golden tailed colt hoping for golden win Monday
July 15 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack wraps up an outstanding five week run of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Monday with the $130,000 Gold Final for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Armbro Brando earns Gold Final glory
July 15 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Elimination winner Armbro Brando received a flawless drive from Ted McDonald at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and the Island Fantasy son responded with a 1:53 victory to capture his first Gold Series Final.
Trotting colts ready for $130,000 battle Saturday
July 14 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario’s gifted three-year-old trotting colts return to Kawartha Downs on Saturday night for their third $130,000 Gold Final.
Pacing fillies annex Saturday night program at Hanover
July 14 - HANOVER, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies have commandeered Hanover Raceway for their fourth Grassroots event on Saturday night. The half-mile oval will host 12 Grassroots divisions for the lightning fast fillies, with a total purse of $180,000 up for grabs.
Fabulous fillies showcased at Flamboro on Friday
July 13 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs hosts an action-packed afternoon of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Friday, with three Trillium Series divisions for the talented three-year-old trotting fillies and the $130,000 Gold Final for the top sophomore pacing lasses.
Fiori, Reibeling riding wave of success into Gold Final
July 13 - GLOUCESTER, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts return to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday for their $130,000 Gold Final, Ladino Fiori is hoping that L H Stryker can score his fourth straight victory.
Zorgwijk Fortunate impressive in Gold Series debut
July 13 - REXDALE, ON — Zorgwijk Fortunate stepped off the quickest of three Gold Series Elimination miles at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening.
Sudbury welcomes powerful pacing colts Saturday
July 13 - SUDBURY, ON — For the third straight week Sudbury Downs fans will be treated to Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday evening. Taking the starring role in this week’s feature are the lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts, competing for a total of $110,054 in seven Grassroots divisions.
Real Live Woman the genuine article in Gold Final
July 13 - REXDALE, ON — Real Live Woman demonstrated maturity to match her name winning the $130,000 Gold Series Final at Woodbine Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
Banner Yankee shreds track record at Georgian Downs
July 13 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing colts headed to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening to compete in their second Gold Series event and, for the second time, Carl Jamieson trained colts captured two of three eliminations in impressive style.
Battin scores Grassroots hat trick in Sudbury
July 11 - SUDBURY, ON — Veteran reinsman Ross Battin captured a trio of Grassroots divisions at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening.
Local fillies tackle Trillium Series Wednesday
July 10 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway kicks off an action-packed Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Wednesday with two Trillium Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Upsets abound in Gold action at Kawartha Downs
July 10 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Upsets were the name of the game at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening when all three favourites in the three-year-old trotting colt Gold Series Eliminations went down in defeat.
Waples takes a pair in Grassroots action at Hiawatha
July 9 - SARNIA, ON — Hall Of Fame horseman Ron Waples scored a pair of catch driving wins in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening.
Gritty filly looks for third straight in Gold Final
July 9 - REXDALE, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Lookit demonstrated her toughness in last week’s Gold Series Elimination at Woodbine Racetrack, and heading into Tuesday’s $130,000 Gold Final trainer Ross Henry says determined is the only word that defines the Royal Strength daughter.
Youth Camp another great success
July 9 - Mississauga, ON — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) Summer Camp drew to a rousing conclusion at Toronto's Woodbine Raceway on Thursday night, July 8.
Freshman pacing colts back in action Tuesday
July 9 - INNISFIL, ON — Fresh off an impressive performance in their season opening Gold event at Woodbine Racetrack, the two-year-old pacing colts head to Georgian Downs on Tuesday for round two of their Gold Series campaign.
Special Magic thwarts stablemate to earn victory
July 9 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies put on another display of speed and style at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon as they competed in a pair of $58,846 Gold Eliminations.
McCall Magic sparkles in Gold Final victory
July 9 - REXDALE, ON — McCall Magic proved that last week’s elimination victory was no illusion with a commanding victory in Friday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack.
Freshman trotting colts prepare for Gold debut
July 8 - REXDALE, ON — On Monday evening Woodbine Racetrack will raise the curtain on the Ontario Sires Stakes careers of the most talented two-year-old trotting colts in the province.
Lucks Mistress captures $130,000 Gold Final
July 8 - REXDALE, ON — Jody Jamieson delivered a textbook come-from-behind steer to earn Lucks Mistress the hardware in the first Gold Series Final of the season for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
First time starters capture Gold Eliminations
July 8 - GLOUCESTER, ON — D Essential captured the fastest of three Gold Series Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, going wire-to-wire around the five-eighths mile oval in 1:53.
Lookit sharp in Gold Elimination victory
July 7 - REXDALE, ON — Lookit scored a second straight victory with an impressive 1:59.3 effort in Gold Series Elimination action at Woodbine Racetrack on Tuesday evening.
In Conchnito headlines sophomore trot at Kawartha
July 7 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs kicks off its 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Saturday evening with a visit from the talented three-year-old trotting colts, led by reigning Gold Final winner In Conchnito.
McCall Magic hoping for third straight in Gold Final
July 6 - REXDALE, ON — Fresh off an Ontario Sires Stakes record in elimination action last week, McCall Magic leads the three-year-old trotting fillies back to Woodbine Racetrack on Friday for their second $130,000 Gold Final.
Top fillies face off in Grassroots division Saturday
July 6 - SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs continues its three-week run of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Saturday night with five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Armbro Berlin looks to join Gold Elimination club
July 5 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action roars back into Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon with two Gold Series Eliminations for the exciting three-year-old pacing fillies.
Trace Of Class hunts for second straight win Thursday
July 5 - SARNIA, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts resume their Grassroots schedule on Thursday evening at Hiawatha Horse Park with 69 colts competing for a total of $120,000 in eight Ontario Sires Stakes divisions.
Hard luck colt hopes for change in fortunes
July 5 - GLOUCESTER, ON — After spending the month of June taking on the best North America has to offer, Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing colts return to Gold Series action Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway.
Filly faces uphill battle in Gold Final Thursday
July 5 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack’s outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes line up continues on Thursday evening with the $130,000 Gold Final for the impressive two-year-old pacing fillies.
Armbro Chivalry a surprise Gold Final champion
July 5 - REXDALE, ON — Ten of the top two-year-old pacing colts in Ontario forced Woodbine Racetrack fans to their feet on Monday evening with an outstanding performance in their first $130,000 Gold Final.
Nunnery’s Luck sharp in Hanover Grassroots
July 4 - HANOVER, ON — Young reinsmen Jody Jamieson and Ray McLean, Jr. each scored two wins on Saturday night’s Grassroots card at Hanover Raceway, but it was veteran William “Bud” Fritz who delivered the fastest mile of the freshman pacing filly event when he steered Nunnery’s Luck to a 1:59 victory in the second race.
Chapple colts capture pair of Grassroots trophies Sunday
July 4 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway fans were treated to eight impressive performances by the two-year-old pacing colts on Sunday afternoon, with the quickest mile of the Grassroots show executed by Windsong Bratt.
Pair of Henry fillies capture Grassroots at Woodstock
July 3 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Ross Henry trainees captured two of three freshman trotting filly Grassroots divisions at Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon, and also posted two runner-up finishes, sending the Arthur resident home with more than half of the $91,407 purse money.
Elaborateobsession romps to Grassroots victory
July 3 - SUDBURY, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Elaborateobsession made an impressive debut at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening.
In Conchnito captures Gold Final at Woodbine
July 3 - REXDALE, ON — After lowering the Ontario Sires Stakes record on Friday night with sophomore trotting filly McCall Magic, driver Steve Condren came within a hair of posting another record at Woodbine Racetrack when he piloted In Conchnito to a Gold Final triumph Saturday.
Fillies break sophomore jinx in Trillium
July 2 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Heading into Thursday evening’s Trillium event at Rideau Carleton Raceway neither Lucys Fame nor Armbro Bombay had been able to find the winner’s circle this season. Both fillies had been close, picking up cheques in most of their starts, but victory had eluded them.
Babyremembermyname achieves Gold Series fame
July 2 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies made their Gold Series debut at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening and fans were treated to three races worth of excitement.
Shakes debuts with freshman trotting fillies Tuesday
July 2 - REXDALE, ON — Gold Series action begins Tuesday night at Woodbine Racetrack for the two-year-old trotting fillies, with 22 youngsters competing in a pair of $49,645 eliminations.
Harness racing Youth Camp returns to Ontario
July 1 - Mississauga, ON- For the third consecutive year the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) Summer Camp will be back in Ontario from July 4 to July 8 at Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks. A dozen lucky children between the ages of 10 and 13 will get the opportunity to experience harness racing from a "hands-on" perspective during the five day camp. This year's Campers are:
Jamieson sends powerful trio into Gold Final
July 1 - REXDALE, ON — When the two-year-old pacing colts square off in their first Gold Final on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack, three of the 10 finalists will hail from the Carl Jamieson barn.
Mr. OSS delivers trio of Grassroots wins at Clinton
July 1 - CLINTON, ON — SOS Hotshot kicked off Clinton Raceway’s Canada Day program with a lightning fast tour of the half-mile oval, peeling more than two seconds off the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies.