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News Archives

Archives for June '04

Local colts make Sires Stakes debut Sunday
June 30 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway will fans will get the first look at this season’s two-year-old pacing colts when the youngsters arrive in town for Grassroots action on Sunday afternoon.

Hanover hosts freshman pacing filly debut Saturday
June 30 - HANOVER, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action storms into Hanover on Saturday evening with five Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.

Coventry looks for first Gold Final title Saturday
June 29 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting colts return to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening for their second Gold Series Final.

Freshman trotting fillies debut at Woodstock Saturday
June 29 - WOODSTOCK, ON — This Saturday’s racing program at Woodstock Raceway features the Grassroots debut of 17 talented two-year-old trotting fillies competing for a total of $91,407 in Ontario Sires Stakes purse money. Fans taking in the matinée program will also enjoy the track’s annual Dollar Day, when hot dogs, french fries and pop are all just $1, prize draws for bicycles and an appearance by Peanut, the World’s Smallest Horse.

Freshman trotting colts debut at Sudbury Downs
June 29 - SUDBURY, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action rolls into Sudbury on Saturday evening with the Grassroots debut of the two-year-old trotting colts.

Local fillies ready for action in Trillium Series
June 28 - GLOUCESTER, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Canada Day for the first Trillium Series event of their season, Cynthia McLennan hopes it will mark a change in the fortunes of Wipethatsmerkoff.

Fillies tackle Grassroots at Clinton Thursday
June 28 - CLINTON, ON — After a five week hiatus, the three-year-old trotting fillies resume their Grassroots rivalry at Clinton Raceway on Thursday evening.

Freshman fillies light up Canada Day at Woodbine
June 28 - REXDALE, ON — When the two-year-old pacing fillies make their Gold Series debut at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, trainer Carl Jamieson will harness a serious contender in all three eliminations.

Zorgwijk Emani back on track for Gold Elimination
June 28 - REXDALE, ON — After spending the last four weeks battling the top fillies in North America, Ontario’s trotting queens return to Gold Series action at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday.

Jamieson colts power to victory in Gold Series action
June 28 - REXDALE, ON — Carl Jamieson colts captured two of three Gold Series Eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening.

Lookit makes Ottawa fans sit up and take notice
June 27 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ten freshman trotting fillies made their racing debut at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening and the talented youngsters impressed fans with a performance worthy of a field of veterans.

Coventry and Witness Perfection triumph at Woodbine
June 26 - REXDALE, ON — Coventry earned his second Gold Elimination victory of the season with a sparkling effort in the fourth race at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night.

Swingman sharp in Grassroots triumph
June 25 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Local colt Swingman delivered the fastest mile of 11 Grassroots divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, stopping the clock in a sharp 1:56.1 over a sloppy track rated two seconds slower than normal.

Freshman pacing colts make OSS debut Monday
June 24 - REXDALE, ON — Monday evening heralds the start of the Ontario Sires Stakes season for the two-year-old pacing colts, with three $40,735 Gold Eliminations slated for Woodbine Racetrack.

Trotting fillies debut in Trillium Series Sunday
June 24 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ten talented young trotting fillies will make their racing debut at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, competing in the first of three Trillium Series events on their freshman calendar.

Local filly posts impressive Grassroots victory
June 23 - INNISFIL, ON — Local favourite Tosexyforthedriver scorched around the Georgian Downs oval on Tuesday evening to score her first Grassroots victory and shave almost three seconds off her personal best time.

Colt hopes to extend OSS win streak at Woodbine
June 22 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting colts return to Gold Series action at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, with reigning Gold Final champ Witness Perfection hoping to defend his title in the first of two $50,000 eliminations.

Gifted local colt squares off against Grassroots champ
June 21 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening with an impressive line up of three-year-old pacing colts competing for $165,000 in 11 Grassroots divisions.

Invitro finds winner’s circle in Woodbine Gold Final
June 21 - REXDALE, ON — Invitro rebounded from a difficult trip in the elimination round to post her first victory of the season in Monday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack.

Georgian Downs showcases top pacing fillies Tuesday
June 18 - INNISFIL, ON — On Tuesday evening the province’s attention will be focused on Georgian Downs as the Innisfil oval hosts a full slate of Ontario Sires Stakes races worth more than $255,000.

Special Magic hoping to cast a spell in Gold Final
June 17 - REXDALE, ON — With ten of Ontario’s most talented three-year-old pacing fillies returning to Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, the 1:50.3 track record set by last season’s Ontario Sires Stakes star Burning Point will be under attack for a second straight week.

Special Magic thrills Woodbine fans in Gold debut
June 14 - REXDALE, ON — Last season’s Canadian Breeders champion Special Magic made a victorious return to stakes action on Monday evening, capturing the fastest of three Gold Series Eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack.

Village Blush paces into Woodstock record books
June 13 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Village Blush scorched around the Woodstock Raceway oval on Saturday afternoon in a track record 1:56.4 to capture the eleventh of 14 Grassroots divisions.

Its A Fact Jack delivers convincing victory in Clinton
June 13 - CLINTON, ON — Its A Fact Jack delivered an impressive effort at Clinton Raceway on Sunday to overcome Post 7 and score the fastest Grassroots victory of the matinee program.

Taylor Lynne ready to defend Gold title Monday
June 10 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack hosts its first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Monday, with three Gold Series Eliminations for the high speed three-year-old pacing fillies.

Trotting colts compete for $120,000 at Clinton Raceway
June 9 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway plays host to the cream of the three-year-old trotting colt crop on Sunday afternoon as 58 talented youngsters vie for a total of $120,000 in eight Grassroots divisions.

Pacing fillies flood Woodstock program Saturday
June 8 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Woodstock Raceway on Saturday afternoon with 14 Grassroots divisions for the talented three-year-old pacing fillies.