Archives for May '11
Daylon Magician scorches to second provincial record
May 30 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Basking in the long awaited evening heat at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, Ontario Sires Stakes fans were treated to a sizzling performance by three-year-old trotting colt Daylon Magician in the first $130,000 Gold Final of his 2011 campaign.
Lukes Sophie, Village Janus repeat at London
May 28 - LONDON, ON — Sophomore trotting filly Lukes Sophie claimed the first of two Gold Final trophies on offer during Western Fair Raceway’s lucrative Molson Pace night on Friday, cruising home a two length winner in 1:57.4.
Mr Joe Sixpack hoping to find his niche in Gold Series
May 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While Post 9 in Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack may not be the ideal opportunity for Mr Joe Sixpack to make his mark in the province’s premiere three-year-old trotting colt division, trainer Shane Arsenault is hopeful that the colt can emerge as a regular player on the elite circuit this season.
Mutinys Child sharp in Grassroots season opener
May 24 - LONDON, ON — Mutinys Child led the parade of three-year-old trotting fillies out of the tunnel at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday night and then led her peers around the half mile oval to the quickest victory of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions.
Two Gold Finals featured on Molson Pace night
May 24 - LONDON, ON — Brothers Benoit and Mario Baillargeon qualified two trotting fillies for this Friday’s Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and Mario says both fillies have a legitimate shot at carrying home a share of the $130,000 purse.
Jamieson engineers two Grassroots triumphs
May 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — A competitive field of three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, and Moffat, ON resident Jody Jamieson helped two youngsters earn their first provincial victory.
Mr Joe Sixpack muscles his way into Gold Series mix
May 22 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mr Joe Sixpack made his first start in the Gold Series program on Sunday, May 22 at Mohawk Racetrack and muscled his way to the fastest elimination win of the evening.
Village Janus, Lukes Sophie swiftest in season opener
May 20 - LONDON, ON — Some of Ontario’s most gifted three-year-old fillies put on a show for Western Fair Raceway fans on Friday evening, competing in for a total of $200,000 in Gold Elimination action.
Filly looks to make a bee-line for the front Monday
May 19 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Mark Herlihy hands Miss Fineline over to driver Travis Henry for Monday evening’s Grassroots test at Mohawk Racetrack, the trainer’s message will be simple — hustle off the gate, grab control of the race and stay there.
Local trotting filly aiming for another consistent season
May 19 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans get their second look at this year’s crop of three-year-old trotting fillies when the Grassroots program arrives in London on Tuesday, May 24.
Burlington owner hoping for more OSS success in 2011
May 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Last season Burlington, ON resident Mac Nichol made his first appearance on the Ontario Sires Stakes leading owner’s list, propelled into third spot through the efforts of a talented trio of two-year-olds.
Local fillies will test the waters in OSS opener Friday
May 17 - LONDON, ON — Friday’s 2011 Ontario Sires Stakes season opener at Western Fair Raceway will act as a testing ground for a pair of three-year-old fillies trained by Dorchester, ON resident John Pentland.