Archives for May '02
Trotting colts ready to rock Woodbine Monday
May 30 - REXDALE, ON — As the three-year-old trotting colts head into their second Gold Series event at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday night, the field has expanded to include several new faces to the Ontario Sires Stakes scene as well as some familiar ones who chose to skip the season opener in May.
Red hot night of racing in London Friday
May 29 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway will thrill London and area fans with an impressive line-up of stake races on Friday night, featuring a trio of Trillium Series divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies and the $100,000 Molson Export Invitational Pace.
Silver D Moon stars in Ottawa Gold Final
May 25 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Friday night’s Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway was written and directed by Silver D Moon and the three-year-old pacing colt was the only one on camera for the entire 1:53.4 mile.
McElroy scores Grassroots hat trick at Elmira
May 21 - ELMIRA, ON — Rye N Water proved himself to Guelph resident Keith Waples by capturing a three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots division at Elmira Raceway on Monday evening.
Dietrich surprises in trotting filly Gold Final
May 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old trotting filly Dietrich choose an opportune time to score her first lifetime win on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
Sophomore pacing fillies impress Dresden fans
May 21 - DRESDEN, ON — Armbro Wishingwell delivered an impressive performance to capture the quickest of seven Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Whelan takes two Grassroots in Belleville
May 21 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Jim Whelan captured a pair of Grassroots divisions on Quinte Raceway’s Victoria Day matinee on Monday, piloting three-year-old trotting fillies Cajalooking and Grand Tiara to identical 2:06.3 victories.
Speed on the menu at Rideau Carleton Friday
May 21 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Speed will be the main course in Rideau Carleton Raceway’s dining room on Friday night as nine of the fastest three-year-old pacing colts in Ontario square off in their $130,000 Gold Final.
McIntosh fillies deliver one-two punch in Windsor
May 20 - WINDSOR, ON — The smile that appeared on Bob McIntosh’s face after Thursday’s post position draw grew to a full-fledged grin on Sunday night when Lady Graceful and Miss Frizzle finished first and second in their $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway.
McIntosh colts sweep top two in London
May 19 - LONDON, ON — At the end of Saturday night’s Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway Trevor Ritchie had a smile on his face. The colts he qualified for the $130,000 contest had once again turned in impressive performances to finish first and second.
Woodstock fans brave cold for OSS excitement
May 19 - WOODSTOCK, ON — On a day that felt more like the middle of March than the middle of May, the three-year-old trotting colts impressed Woodstock Raceway fans in six Grassroots divisions on Saturday afternoon.
Pacing colts charge to Elmira for Grassroots
May 18 - ELMIRA, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Elmira Raceway in a big way on Monday night with 11 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts.
Trio of Bax trainees primed for battle at Mohawk
May 17 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The trailer leaving John Bax’s Peterborough farm on Monday, May 20 will be a full one as the trainer sends a trio of talented trotting fillies to Mohawk Racetrack for Gold Series action.
McIntosh fillies ready for battle in Gold Final
May 17 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway will host a high speed version of “Family Feud” on Sunday, May 19 when Doug McIntosh’s Angel In Disguise goes head-to-head with Bob McIntosh’s Miss Frizzle and Lady Graceful in the $130,000 three-year-old pacing filly Gold Final.
Silver D Moon delivers monster mile at Rideau
May 17 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing colts wasted no time declaring open season on track records when Silver D Moon came within two-fifths of a second of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s record in the first Gold Series event of the season.
Grassroots trotting fillies will celebrate in Belleville
May 16 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Quinte Raceway on Monday, May 20 with five divisions of three-year-old trotting fillies ready to light up the Victoria Day crowd.
Millard hopes colts shine in Woodstock Grassroots
May 15 - WOODSTOCK, ON — Woodstock Raceway kicks off an exciting season of Ontario Sires Stakes action with six Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts this Saturday.
Dresden will be proving ground for Grassroots fillies
May 15 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway celebrates Victoria Day in style with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies this Monday.
Pacing colts primed for action at Rideau Carleton
May 14 - GLOUCESTER, ON — An impressive line-up of three-year-old pacing colts will kick off the Victoria Day weekend in Ottawa on Friday, competing at Rideau Carleton Raceway in the first Gold event of their 2002 season.
Freshman champ captures Gold Elimination at Mohawk
May 14 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last year’s queen of the freshman trotting division earned her first three-year-old crown with a victory in her Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday night. Pepi Lavec survived a tough trip to capture the second of three Gold Eliminations by three-quarters of a length in 2:01.2.
Ritchie bets on sports model in Gold Final
May 14 - LONDON, ON — After capturing both of last weekend’s Gold Series Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway driver Trevor Ritchie faced a difficult choice. Which three-year-old trotting colt would he drive in Saturday night’s $130,000 Gold Final?
McIntosh brothers sweep Windsor Gold divisions
May 12 - WINDSOR, ON — Brothers Doug and Bob McIntosh each carried home an Ontario Sires Stakes trophy from Windsor Raceway on Sunday night when three-year-old pacing fillies Angel In Disguise and Lady Graceful captured their respective Gold Series Eliminations.
Doug McIntosh trainees sweep 2002 OSS opener
May 11 - LONDON, ON — Semper Fi Hall and Ryan Hall, a pair of three-year-old trotting colts trained by Doug McIntosh of Wheatley, ON, swept the opening event of the 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes season at London’s Western Fair Raceway tonight.
McIntosh starts OSS trio Sunday at Windsor
May 10 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway kicks off an exciting Ontario Sires Stakes season this Sunday at 6:30 pm with two Gold Eliminations for the talented three-year-old pacing fillies.
Trotting fillies ready to turn up heat at Mohawk Monday
May 10 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack raises the curtain on its 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes season Monday night with an impressive cast of three-year-old trotting fillies vying for the starring role in three Gold Series Eliminations.
Newcomers take aim on Gold Series stars Saturday
May 7 - LONDON, MAY 7, 2002 — Western Fair Raceway raises the curtain on the 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes season at 7:30 pm on Saturday night, welcoming two divisions of three-year-old trotting colts for Gold Series Elimination action.