Archives for May '05
Northern Ensign waves victory banner at Woodbine
May 30 - REXDALE, ON — Northern Ensign got a new pair of shoes for Monday’s night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack and the three-year-old trotting colt got a chance to show them off in the winner’s circle after he cruised to an effortless 1:56 victory.
Local fillies find winner’s circle in London
May 29 - LONDON, ON — Four fillies with local connections earned Grassroots hardware at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening, including former Gold Series regular Ingrid Bergrin.
Lady D M lands first OSS victory in Gold Final
May 29 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Taking full advantage of her improved post position, three-year-old pacing filly Lady D M powered to a 1:54.3 victory in Sunday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway.
Trotting colt looking for flight plan to winner’s circle
May 27 - REXDALE, ON — Last Flight Out scored the fastest victory in the elimination round and drew praise from Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, but the three-year-old trotting colt has his work cut out for him in Monday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack.
Owners hope for steady performance from quirky filly
May 26 - GLOUCESTER, ON — She may be the most misnamed horse in the province, but Serenity Seelster delivered an impressive effort to land a berth in Sunday night’s $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway so trainer John MacMillan is finding the filly’s quirks a little easier to bear this week.
Pacing colts mix it up in Grand River Grassroots
May 24 - ELORA, ON — Moonstrosity got the Grassroots event at Grand River Raceway off to a quick start on Monday night, cruising around the half-mile oval in 1:56.4 in the opening division.
Pacing fillies commandeer Western Fair Saturday
May 24 - LONDON, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies invade Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night, competing for a total of $165,000 in 11 Grassroots divisions.
Pacing fillies impress Ottawa fans in Gold Series debut
May 23 - GLOUCESTER, ON — In their 2005 Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, Shes Almost Famous and Trace Of Luck captured the first two Gold Series Eliminations in what is shaping up to be a viciously competitive three-year-old pacing filly division.
Fillies provide spark on damp Victoria Day program
May 23 - DRESDEN, ON — Zorgwijk Fallon delivered the most impressive mile in six Grassroots divisions at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon, circling the sloppy half-mile oval in 2:03.2.
Trotting filly’s Gold Final victory a work of art
May 23 - REXDALE, ON — It was a two filly race in the $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday night as elimination winners Erotica and Southern Senorita left the rest of the field tossing in their wake.
Quirky filly looking for golden result in Ottawa
May 21 - GLOUCESTER, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening for their first Gold Series event of the season, Glenn Bechtel is hoping his filly’s brief commute will lend her an advantage in the talent laden fifth race.
Pacing colt looking for payback at Grand River Monday
May 21 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosts its first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Monday evening and trainer Gregg McNair has his string of three-year-old pacing colts ready to rumble in their Grassroots season opener.
Local owner scores a victory in Quinte Grassroots
May 21 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Glenburnie resident David Reid earned a trophy in the first Grassroots event of the season at Quinte Raceway on Friday evening when Tequila Dream captured the fastest of six divisions.
Talented trotters highlight Woodbine’s holiday program
May 18 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack celebrates Victoria Day with an outstanding line up of racing that features the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old trotting fillies and three Gold Series Eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts.
McIntosh hopes shoeing change earns filly a win
May 18 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway will celebrate Victoria Day in style Monday, welcoming the three-year-old trotting fillies for their first Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event of the season.
Erotica, Southern Senorita surprise in Gold Elims
May 17 - REXDALE, ON — When D. R. Ackerman rolled into the Woodbine Racetrack winner’s circle on Monday night with three-year-old trotting filly Erotica, the Michigan resident experienced a startling sense of déjà vu. Ten months ago the pair captured an elimination of the Gold Series season opener for freshman trotting fillies, their only appearance in the winner’s circle in an abbreviated six start campaign.
Owner cheers on trotting colt from afar
May 17 - BELLEVILLE, ON — When Stinging Force makes his 2005 Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Quinte Raceway on Friday evening, owner Glen Campbell will have to wait for a telephone call from his wife Carol to learn the results of the three-year-old trotting colt contest.
Grand Bend Turbo flawless in Gold Final triumph
May 14 - LONDON, ON — Grand Bend Turbo and driver Reg Gassien took full advantage of their post position and the soggy track conditions to capture the first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final of the season on Saturday evening.
Fillies fire up Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Monday
May 12 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies open their Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening with a pair of Gold Series Eliminations. Absent from the season premiere are all five of the top money earners from 2004, which should give fillies like Rene Laarman’s Philhallmonic an opportunity to emerge from the chorus into a starring role.
Local colt aims for win number seven Saturday
May 11 - LONDON — Putnam Romeo impressed Western Fair Raceway fans with a track record effort in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut last weekend, but trainer Scott McEneny expects it will be tough for the three-year-old pacing colt to replicate that performance in Saturday’s $130,000 Gold Final.
Putnam Romeo steps to track record in OSS debut
May 8 - LONDON, MAY 7, 2005 — Putnam Romeo got a new bridle and a new driver for his Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night, but the three-year-old pacing colt used a tried and true formula to earn his sixth straight visit to the winner’s circle.
Western Fair kicks off 2005 OSS season Saturday
May 4 - LONDON — A group of 22 talented three-year-old pacing colts will do their best to warm up the temperature at Western Fair Raceway Saturday night when they square off in the first event of the 2005 Ontario Sires Stakes season. Among the colts hoping to make an impact in the $20 million provincial program this year is locally-owned Putnam Romeo, who heads into Saturday’s event on a five race win streak.