Archives for May '08
Chancey Lady clocks track record in London Gold Final
May 30 - LONDON, ON — A Fiesty Affair rocketed around Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, but her stablemate Chancey Affair breezed by in the stretch to claim the Gold Final title and a three-year-old pacing filly track record.
Pair of homebred fillies ready for London Grassroots test
May 28 - LONDON, ON — The three-year-old trotting fillies are the last Ontario Sires Stakes division to get their Grassroots season under way, but owner Karen Carroll thinks Monday, June 2 may be a week or two early for Race Car to deliver her best effort against the province’s best.
Area trotters claim two Grassroots trophies
May 27 - LONDON, ON — A pair of local three-year-old trotting colts earned Grassroots trophies at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, but Ballykeel Mike and Abe Linkin made their way to the winner’s circle in very different fashion.
Gillard hopes Gold Final is the first step for Call Me Yours
May 26 - LONDON, ON — When Call Me Yours parades onto Western Fair Raceway this Friday in her first ever Gold Final, Stephen Gillard will be watching a scene he could envision from the moment he put a harness on the filly 18 months ago.
Striking Sahbra colts steal the spotlight at Mohawk
May 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — B Strike Three earned every inch of his Gold Final victory on Monday night, enduring a tough trip around the Mohawk Racetrack oval to claim the first three-year-old trotting crown of the season.
Yankee Pica makes triumphant Grassroots debut
May 25 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans put their faith in Yankee Pica’s ability to find her way back to the winner’s circle at her local oval, and the three-year-old pacing filly did not disappoint them, cruising to an effortless victory in the second of six Grassroots divisions on Sunday evening.
Lennon Blue Chip cruises to Gold Final glory
May 24 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Mark MacDonald fired Lennon Blue Chip off the gate in Saturday night’s $140,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, the Cambridge resident put the sophomore pacing colt on cruise control and sat back to enjoy the ride.
Favourites deliver in pacing filly season opener
May 23 - LONDON, ON — Trainer Casie Coleman and driver Mark MacDonald swept into Western Fair Raceway on Friday night with the favourites for both Gold Series Eliminations, and the pair proved the pundits right with two sparkling victories.
Patience pays off for Society Kad’s owners
May 22 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Patience may be a virtue, but when Steve Gilmour claimed trotting mare Heartless Society he never expected to wait five years before seeing a return on his investment.
Trotting colts open Grassroots season in London Tuesday
May 22 - LONDON, ON — Ontario’s three-year-old trotting colts open their Grassroots season at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday, May 27, and Brent Belore is hoping Ballykeel Mike kicks off his sophomore campaign with a solid effort.
Yankee Pica hoping for home field advantage Sunday
May 21 - WINDSOR, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Yankee Pica made her first lifetime appearance in the winner’s circle at Windsor Raceway, and trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping she can score her first Ontario Sires Stakes win at her local oval this Sunday, May 25.
Cambridge driver in enviable position for Gold Final
May 20 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mark MacDonald was in an enviable position this week as he chose between two talented mounts for Saturday’s $140,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack.
Henry and Taylor blaze path to the winner’s circle in Elora
May 19 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicked off its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Monday evening, and local reinsman Trevor Henry made it clear that he is gunning for a second straight provincial driving title, guiding four three-year-old pacing colts to Grassroots victories.
Sophomore fillies ready to sparkle at Western Fair Friday
May 19 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway is readying its red carpet, as the glamour girls of the Ontario Sires Stakes program prepare to make the first start of their sophomore season this Friday, May 23.
Cambridge trainer adores Somebody To Love
May 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Somebody To Love picked up her second straight victory and her first sophomore Gold Final trophy with a picture perfect performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening.
Lennon Blue Chip sails to win, while Keystone Horatio battles
May 17 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans sent Lennon Blue Chip off as the prohibitive favourite in Saturday’s first $40,00 Gold Elimination, and the three-year-old pacing colt delivered such a commanding performance they were counting their money at the half way marker.
Deuce Seelster ready to pick up where he left off
May 15 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Harness racing fans across Ontario have been waiting impatiently for Saturday’s three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series season opener, eager to see Metro Pace winner Somebeachsomewhere make his debut in the provincial program and Super Final champion Deuce Seelster begin defence of his freshman crown.
Bargain colt aiming for Grassroots success in Elora
May 15 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicks off its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Monday, May 19 with nine Grassroots divisions for the electric three-year-old pacing colts.
Feels Like Magic light on her feet this season
May 14 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — She was impressive in her Gold Elimination win last weekend, and ranks among the favourites in this Sunday’s $120,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but trainer Kevin O’Reilly admits that last season Feels Like Magic was a bit of a klutz.
Feels Like Magic impressive in Gold Elimination win
May 12 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Somebody To Love and Its My Time wrapped up their two-year-old season with second and third-place finishes against North America’s best, and the trotting lasses have bounced right back to form in their sophomore debuts, scoring solid victories in Gold Elimination action at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening.
Random Solution kicks off OSS season this Sunday
May 7 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Random Solution strides onto Mohawk Racetrack this Sunday, May 11, the three-year-old trotting filly will kick off the most eagerly anticipated Ontario Sires Stakes season in recent memory.