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Woodbine fans hail Ontario Sires Stakes queens
November 14 - REXDALE, ON — A pair of three-year-old fillies earned Ontario Sires Stakes crowns at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night as trotter Peaceful Way and pacing filly Invitro captured their $300,000 Super Finals in commanding style to cap off superlative Ontario Sires Stakes careers.

Last hurrah for sophomore Ontario Sires Stakes stars
November 12 - REXDALE, ON — Since June 14 Invitro’s rivals have been waiting for her to get tired. But while owner Gord Irwin will admit that he has had enough of the long Ontario Sires Stakes season, he says the three-year-old pacing filly is in fine fettle heading into Saturday’s $300,000 Super Final at Woodbine Racetrack.

Jamieson’s $1.2 million season culminates Saturday
November 11 - REXDALE, ON — Carl Jamieson will harness five horses in Saturday’s $2.4 million Super Final Championship at Woodbine Racetrack to put the cap on another outstanding season in the Ontario Sires Stakes program.

Trotting stars ready to shine in Super Finals Saturday
November 11 - REXDALE, ON — Driver Chris Christoforou calls her a freak of nature, owner Joe Myers says he never imagined she would be so successful and the other eight contestants in Saturday’s three-year-old trotting filly Super Final have found her unbeatable for the last two years.

Dream vacation on the line in trotting colt Super Final
November 10 - REXDALE, ON — With $300,000 up for grabs and division titles to be decided, there is a lot riding on each competitor in the $2.4 million Super Finals at Woodbine Racetrack Saturday. And when trotting colt Mill Work steps up behind the gate, the two-year-old will be carrying some additional weight on his shoulders.

Illusionist extends streak to five with Trillium win
November 8 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies wrapped up their Trillium Series season at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, with Grassroots Champion Illusionist recording a victory in the first of two divisions.

Geartogear shatters track and OSS record at Windsor
November 7 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway suffered an assault on its record books for a second straight week Saturday, but this time it was three-year-old pacing colt Geartogear who earned himself a place in the track’s history books with a tremendous 1:50.1 Gold Final victory.

Grassroots champions deliver gritty efforts
November 7 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans got more than their money’s worth of excitement on Saturday night with four outstanding battles in the two-year-old Grassroots Championships.

Peaceful Way wraps up regular season with perfect record
November 7 - WINDSOR, ON — Peaceful Way maintained her undefeated streak in Ontario Sires Stakes action with a 1:56.4 victory at Windsor Raceway on Sunday.

Feeling Frazzled stress free after Gold Final triumph
November 6 - DUNDAS, ON — Feeling Frazzled scored his second straight victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon to claim victory in the last $130,000 Gold Final of the two-year-old trotting colt season.

Trotting filly casts a spell over Western Fair fans
November 6 - LONDON, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Maleficent achieved the near impossible at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, coming from the outside Post 8 to capture her first $130,000 Gold Final.

THE SCORE to air Grassroots Championships Monday
November 6 - SARNIA, NOV. 5 — THE SCORE Sports Network will rebroadcast the two-year-old Grassroots Championships from Hiawatha Horse Park on its Monday, Nov. 8 harness racing program at 7:30 pm.

Peaceful Way’s owners have tasted both bitter and sweet
November 5 - WINDSOR, ON — In spite of a phenomenal season that has seen her win nine of 13 races, Peaceful Way’s owners have learned to be cautious when going into stakes finals. So while the filly is favoured to win Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway, Joseph Myers is simply hoping that the three-year-old trotter minds her manners.

Trillium Series wraps up OSS season at Flamboro Sunday
November 5 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs wraps up its 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a pair of Trillium Series divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening.

Astreos sons capture top four spots in Gold Final
November 5 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Over a track rated four second slower than normal, Isle Of Patmos led a parade of Astreos sons across the finish line in Gold Final action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening.

Freshmen fired up for Grassroots Finals on Saturday
November 4 - SARNIA, ON — With $400,000 and four Grassroots Championships on the line, Hiawatha Horse Park fans are in for an outstanding evening of racing this Saturday compliments of 32 of the finest two-year-olds in Ontario.

Speed records on the line at Windsor Saturday
November 4 - WINDSOR, ON — With a little cooperation from Mother Nature, a pair of Windsor Raceway track records could be in jeopardy when the two-year-old pacing fillies and three-year-old pacing colts return to the border oval on Saturday evening.

Elimination winners start shoulder to shoulder in Final
November 2 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway welcomes back Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening for the last Gold Final of their freshman campaign.

Rideau Carleton hosts final pacing colt match up
November 1 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Fresh off a track record in last week’s elimination, and with the advantage of Post 1 for Thursday’s Gold Final, Isle Of Patmos is the hands down favourite in Rideau Carleton Raceway’s last Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season.

Mill Work sets his sights on trio of Gold Final trophies
November 1 - DUNDAS, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Mill Work could complete a Gold Final hat trick with a victory in the eighth race at Flamboro Downs this Friday.