Archives for June '07
Sergei Seelster steps into spotlight with Gold Final victory
June 30 - LONDON, ON — Last season Sergei Seelster came close a couple of times, but never managed to take home a Gold Final trophy, so Friday night’s triumph at Western Fair Raceway was especially sweet for the three-year-old pacing colt and his connections.
San Pail resting up for Gold Final battle Tuesday
June 28 - FRASERVILLE, ON — In less than a year three-year-old trotting colt San Pail has completed a remarkable transformation, from a horse his owner could not give away, into an Ontario Sires Stakes record holder and favourite for next Tuesday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs.
Maple Sugar aiming for revenge in Innisfil Saturday
June 27 - INNISFIL, ON — After piloting a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies to Gold Elimination success at Georgian Downs last weekend, driver Trevor Ritchie was faced with a dilemma — which filly would he steer in this Saturday’s $130,000 Gold Final?
Change in plans paying off for Mach You And Me
June 27 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into last week’s Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack, Paul MacDonell knew Mach You And Me had talent, but the Guelph resident was not sure whether she was ready to compete against the province’s best. One week later MacDonell knows the three-year-old pacing filly can not only compete, but may even have a shot at capturing this Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final.
Spun Sugar hits Grassroots winner's circle at Flamboro
June 27 - DUNDAS, ON — Sixty-six sophomore pacing fillies put their skills to the test in Grassroots action at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening, and Whitesand Scarlet emerged as the fastest of the lot with a 1:54.1 triumph in Race 1.
San Pail equals Ontario Sires Stakes record at Kawartha
June 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Heat, humidity and fast horses is an equation that often produces record breaking miles, and it certainly proved true at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening as three Gold Eliminations all clocked in under the former track record and local colt San Pail blazed his way into Ontario Sires Stakes history.
Mach You And Me makes impressive Gold debut Sunday
June 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Before the sixth race at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday, trainer Ron O’Neill said he thought Mach You And Me would be heard from during the $59,375 Gold Elimination. Not only was the three-year-old pacing filly heard from, she trumpeted her arrival as a serious player on the Gold Series scene with an impressive 1:51.2 victory.
Upsets abound in Grassroots action at Clinton Raceway
June 25 - CLINTON, ON — Upsets were the rule rather than the exception at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, as the three-year-old trotting fillies battled in their second Grassroots event of the season.
Pacing colts renew rivalry at Western Fair Friday
June 25 - LONDON, ON — The last time they battled in a $100,000 race, Deuces And Jacks, Daddy Mac and Cam Cool took home 87 per cent of the purse. The talented trio will reprise their rivalry in Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and their connections are hoping their three-year-old pacing colts can match or better their success.
Caught My Eye reels off track record victory in Innisfil
June 24 - INNISFIL, ON — In the last of three Gold Eliminations at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, fan favourite Maple Sugar was on target for a track record clocking when she turned the corner for home, but the three-year-old trotting filly failed to reckon with rival Caught My Eye who swept by in the stretch to an impressive 1:56.4 victory.
Pacing colts make it look easy in London Friday
June 23 - LONDON, ON — There was a chill in the air trackside at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, but out on the racing surface the three-year-old pacing colts were locking horns in the first of six heated Gold Series battles they will fight this season.
Filly looks to get back on track for Flamboro Grassroots
June 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs opens its 2007 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Wednesday, June 27 with eight Grassroots divisions for the impressive three-year-old pacing fillies.
Mach You And Me ready for heavyweight battle Sunday
June 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack’s Sunday evening program is the site of the second battle in the three-year-old pacing filly Gold Series rivalry, and a number of new faces will join the warriors who shattered track records at Western Fair Raceway earlier this month.
Guilford hoping to shine at his hometown oval Tuesday
June 21 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs will be the site of some extraordinary Ontario Sires Stakes action this season — culminating with the Grassroots Championships in October — and the Fraserville ovals kicks things off next Tuesday, June 26 with three Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Powerful filly makes Gold Series debut in Innisfil Saturday
June 20 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs kicks off two months of exceptional Ontario Sires Stakes action this Saturday when the three-year-old trotting fillies roll into Innisfil for their first Gold Series event.
Parkhill resident hopes for Grassroots glory Sunday
June 20 - CLINTON, ON — Daniel McCann makes the trip to Clinton Raceway every Sunday, but this week the Parkhill resident will set out for his local oval with even more anticipation than usual.
Cuban Seelster on fire in London Grassroots
June 19 - LONDON, ON — On Monday evening, in the first of two Grassroots programs that Western Fair Raceway will host this week, the three-year-old pacing colts delivered an outstanding display of speed and ability.
Grogan impressive in sloppy conditions at Western Fair
June 19 - LONDON, ON — Three-year-old trotting colt Grogan delivered a stand out performance at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, navigating the sloppy surface of his local oval in a smart 2:00.
Twin B Survivor looking for success in Friday’s challenge
June 18 - LONDON, ON — The long awaited start to the three-year-old pacing colt season arrives at Western Fair Raceway on Friday night with three Gold Eliminations for the marquee division of the Ontario Sires Stakes program.
Western Fair awash with Grassroots excitement
June 14 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans will get their fill of Ontario Sires Stakes action next week as the London oval hosts back-to-back cards of Grassroots action on Monday and Tuesday.
Henry, Richardson pick up Grassroots double in Hanover
June 10 - HANOVER, ON — Although the evening air was cool at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, the on-track action was hot as the three-year-old trotting fillies kicked off their Grassroots season.
Spun Sugar sharp in Trillium Series
June 9 - LONDON, ON — Spun Sugar delivered an impressive performance in the fastest of three Trillium Series divisions at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening.
Hanover Raceway kicks off OSS season Saturday
June 5 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway rolls out the welcome mat for the three-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening, hosting seven Grassroots divisions for the young distaffers worth a total of $105,000.
Sammy Syd hoping to deliver in front of hometown crowd
June 4 - LONDON, ON — For the third straight Friday, Western Fair Raceway fans will be treated to Ontario Sires Stakes action from the three-year-old pacing fillies, but this week’s Trillium event features a completely different cast of characters. And for most owners and trainers, the absence of the Gold Series stars who shattered records at the London half-mile over the last two weeks was a relief.
Jan’s Luck roars into spotlight with record breaking style
June 2 - LONDON, ON — In the days leading up to Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, trainer John Pentland mentioned that Jan’s Luck seemed to be asserting herself more around stablemate and turn-out partner Luck Of Michelle; that she seemed less willing to take a backseat to last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes champion.