Archives for May '06
Mr Lemon hoping for a boost from outside post
May 30 - REXDALE, ON — With most of the favourites failing to advance out of last week’s elimination round, Saturday’s three-year-old trotting colt Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack is a wide open affair.
In Trepid Water extends flawless streak in Gold Final
May 30 - FRASERVILLE, ON — In Trepid Water extended her flawless sophomore record to six with a track record equalling performance in the $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday.
Trotting colts shake things up at Woodbine
May 28 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack fans were treated to a series of stunning upsets on Saturday evening, compliments of the three-year-old trotting colts competing in their season opening Gold Series Eliminations.
Starsel lowers trotting colt record at Dresden
May 28 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway kicked off its 2006 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Sunday afternoon with an outstanding display of speed and ability by the three-year-old trotting colts.
Stormaway captures Gold on record setting evening
May 27 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans were treated to an outstanding display of raw speed on Friday night as Stormaway lowered the three-year-old pacing colt track record in Gold Final action and Rob Roy Mattgregor matched the all age record in the first of two Molson Pace Eliminations.
Object Of Art aiming for Grassroots distinction at Windsor
May 27 - WINDSOR, ON — Doug McIntosh knows that there is no sense peering too far into a young horse’s future, but the Wheatley resident is hopeful that three-year-old pacing colt Object Of Art is ready to face his first Grassroots test at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Oaklea Odessa strikes Gold for the first time in Sarnia
May 26 - SARNIA, ON — Fans who made the trip to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening got full value for their dollar from the three-year-old trotting fillies battling for Gold Final supremacy in the eighth race.
Stonebridge Luau ready to battle in Gold Final Tuesday
May 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Bob Young knows that the field of three-year-old pacing fillies headed back to Kawartha Downs for Tuesday’s Gold Final is loaded with talent, but the trainer is confident that elimination winner Stonebridge Luau has the skills to hold her own in the $130,000 dash.
Trotting colts ready to shine at Dresden Sunday
May 25 - DRESDEN, ON — When three-year-old trotter White Cliffs makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut in a Grassroots division at Dresden Raceway on Sunday, trainer Norman Bayne hopes the gelding is having one of his good days.
MacDonald scores Grassroots triple in Belleville
May 23 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Anthony MacDonald had the keys to the winner’s circle at Quinte Exhibition Raceway clutched firmly in his hand on Monday afternoon, scoring victories in three of six Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions and two overnight events.
CS R Hope earns sophomore Grassroots trophy
May 23 - ELORA, ON — CS R Hope opened her sophomore Ontario Sires Stakes campaign with an impressive win in Grassroots action at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening.
Local colt hoping to spin heart into Gold Friday
May 23 - LONDON, ON — When Stonebridge Ideal earned a berth in this Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway breeder Angie Stiller had a flashback to the three-year-old pacing colt’s first year, when he was fighting his pasture mates for top spot in the herd at her Arva farm.
Colonel Talbot hoping to pass muster at Woodbine
May 23 - REXDALE, ON — By the time the three-year-old trotting colts parade onto Woodbine Racetrack for the second of three Gold Eliminations on Saturday evening, Bill Companion figures the shock of seeing his novice trotter Colonel Talbot’s name listed right next to Tie Silk winner Long On Ability and last season’s Gold Series champion Majestic Son will have abated.
Stonebridge Luau captures Gold Elimination at Kawartha
May 23 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans forgave Stonebridge Luau a break in her last start and sent her off as their top choice in the third of four Gold Series Eliminations on Tuesday afternoon, and less than two minutes later the three-year-old pacing filly had rewarded them with her third victory of the season.
Porsche Hall finds herself in familiar territory for Final
May 22 - SARNIA, ON — When the three-year-old trotting fillies parade onto the track at Hiawatha Horse Park for their $130,000 Gold Final on Thursday evening, Porsche Hall will be wearing the number nine saddle cloth for the second straight week.
Eagle Luck soars to Gold Elimination victory in London
May 20 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway officials rated the track one second slower than normal on Friday evening, but they clearly forgot to pass that information on to the 23 three-year-old pacing colts rocketing around the half-mile oval in their first Gold Series event of the season.
New owner savouring first taste of OSS excitement
May 19 - FRASERVILLE, ON — When the most talented three-year-old pacing fillies in Ontario converge on Kawartha Downs for Gold Series action this Tuesday, May 23, Rodger Webb will be the man standing at the rail pinching himself.
Gold Series veterans deliver in Sarnia Thursday
May 19 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans got their first look at this season’s three-year-old trotting filly crop on Thursday evening and liked what they saw from the veterans of the Ontario Sires Stakes program.
Pacing fillies ready to mix it up in Belleville Monday
May 18 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Quinte Exhibition Raceway rings in the first long weekend of the summer with six exciting divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Monday.
C H Meadow Miss sticking to her roots, for now
May 18 - ELORA, ON — When Ron Corbett decided to enter three-year-old trotting filly C H Meadow Miss in the Grassroots event at Grand River Raceway this coming Monday, May 22, the St. Jacobs resident knew he was going to have to answer a few questions.
Hiawatha hosts OSS season opener Thursday
May 16 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park will launch the 2006 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday evening with a pair of $50,000 Gold Series Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
Spokesman hoping to reach the podium in London
May 16 - LONDON, ON — Ontario’s three-year-old pacing colts will flex their powerful muscles for the first time this season as Western Fair Raceway plays host to three $39,000 Gold Series Eliminations Friday evening.