Archives for November '02
Ontario racing industry joins together for Royal Winter Fair
November 28 - MISSISSUAGA, ON — For the first time in its history the Ontario racing industry joined together in a grand display of showmanship, education and entertainment at the 2002 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
McIntosh, McElroy repeat as top trainer and driver
November 27 - MISSISSAUGA, ON — For the second straight year Robert McIntosh and Don McElroy have teamed up to capture the Ontario Sires Stakes training and driving titles.
Upsets abound on $2.4 million Super Final Night
November 17 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With minus 5 degree temperatures, a stiff wind blowing down the backstretch and snow falling heavily enough at times to obscure the view, conditions were less than ideal for the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes season finale at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Classic battles expected in pacing filly Finals
November 15 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Taking a page from his former employer, Duane Marfisi says he is “full of confidence” heading into Saturday’s three-year-old pacing filly Super Final at Mohawk Racetrack.
Gold Series stars bunk down at Mohawk
November 15 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s finest trotters and pacers started down the final path to Super Final glory at Mohawk Racetrack Friday evening as they shipped into the retention barn in preparation for Saturday’s $2.4 million showdown.
Sickness threatens trotting filly showdown
November 14 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — John Bax qualified four horses for Saturday night’s Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack, but as the $2.4 million event draws near the Peterborough resident is faced with the prospect that he may be watching the whole thing from the sidelines.
Sir Luck returns to action in Super Final Saturday
November 13 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — On Saturday night Mohawk Racetrack is the destination of choice for the cream of the 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes crop as the Campbellville oval hosts the $2.4 million Gold Series Super Finals.
Precious Delight captures Trillium in Sarnia
November 10 - SARNIA, ON — Heavy favourite Precious Delight wrapped up the three-year-old pacing fillies’ Trillium Series season with a 1:53.1 score at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening.
Point leaders capture Grassroots crowns
November 10 - INNISFIL, ON — A pair of regular season point leaders delivered impressive performances to claim their division titles in two-year-old Grassroots Championship action at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.
Boulder Creek overcomes break to score victory
November 9 - LONDON, ON — Out of the shadow of his million dollar winning stablemate Sir Luck, two-year-old pacing colt Boulder Creek rose to the occasion and captured his first $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening.
Early Secret earns first Gold Final victory
November 8 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Earlier this week trainer John Bax predicted that Early Secret would have more to say from Post 2 in Thursday night’s Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway than she had from Post 9 in the elimination round.
Wanabeamillionaire captures her first Gold Final
November 8 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — The favourites were relegated to second spot in both the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final and Consolation at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday night.
Talented three-year-olds invade Sarnia Saturday
November 7 - SARNIA, ON — An outstanding line up of three-year-old fillies will wrap up Hiawatha Horse Park’s 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes season Saturday night as they go to post in their final Trillium Series event.
Village Blitz panning for Gold in London Friday
November 6 - LONDON, ON — Drawing the outside post in a $130,000 race is normally something that a driver likes to avoid, but when Jody Jamieson saw that he and Village Blitz had drawn outside for Friday night’s Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway the young reinsman took it in stride.
Stars emerge Saturday night at Georgian Downs
November 6 - INNISFIL, ON — If Petals Of A Flower posts a victory in the two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Championship at Georgian Downs on Saturday night there may not be room for her in the winner’s circle.
Snazzy Millie looking for second straight victory
November 5 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — If Snazzy Millie can deliver another impressive effort in the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday, Terry Devos may be forced to redo his Christmas shopping list.
Bax hoping trotting filly duo stay healthy for Final
November 5 - GLOUCESTER, ON — With just three days to go before the three-year-old trotting filly Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway, trainer John Bax is invoking every good luck charm he can think off.
Sophomores outstanding in Grassroots Championships
November 4 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans got everything they were promised, and more, as some of Ontario’s finest three-year-old racehorses put on a spectacular show in the Grassroots Championship on Sunday evening.
The Patriot scores gritty win in Mohawk Gold Final
November 4 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack fans were treated to another outstanding battle between top two-year-old pacing fillies The Patriot and Northern Harmony in their last Gold Final event on Thursday evening.
Dreamfair Vogel wraps up regular season a winner
November 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Freezing temperatures and snow did not deter Dreamfair Vogel from posting his fifth straight victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Village Blitz seizes Gold Elimination trophy
November 3 - LONDON, ON — Village Blitz stepped up to take his first Gold Series victory at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening.
Local filly scores Grassroots Semifinal upset
November 3 - INNISFIL, ON — Petals Of A Flower scored the biggest upset in eight Grassroots Semifinals at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening and emptied half the grandstand into the winner’s circle as local owners Mardon Stables of Loretto and Sit N Go Stable of Barrie celebrated with family and friends.
Ethen Seelster scores upset in Gold Final
November 2 - DUNDAS, ON — When trotters are sold at auction as yearlings their new owners should receive a complimentary one year supply of antacid to guard against the heartburn that goes along with the typical two-year-old trotter’s season. Saturday afternoon’s freshman trotting colt Gold Final at Flamboro Downs was clear proof of this medical necessity as the owners of Gold Elimination winners Kingdom and Meadowview Sunny were running for the heartburn medication just moments after the race began.
Workaholic filly looks for second Gold Final win
November 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, OCT. 31, 2002 — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies wrap up their regular season on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack and Elimination winner The Patriot will be looking for a second Gold Final trophy to add to her collection.
Halloween Night full of surprises at Mohawk
November 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — There were lots of treats available at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening for fans clever enough to select the winners of three Gold Series Eliminations. With all three favourites in the two-year-old trotting filly event failing to hit the board, the winning tickets started at $6.70 and went up from there.
Bax sweeps top two spots in Gold Elimination
November 1 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Pepi Lavec continued to roll through the three-year-old trotting filly Gold division with an effortless 1:59 victory over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval on Thursday evening.