Archives for November '08
Youre Still Theone repeats in Trillium Series
November 30 - WINDSOR, ON — The freshman trotting fillies wrapped up their provincial season over a sloppy oval at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, but the connections of Youre Still Theone and Ldees Creditreport were smiling in spite of the rain.
St Lads Popcorn, Free N Easy repeat in Trillium
November 29 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Free N Easy and St Lads Popcorn scored their second straight victories in Trillium Series action on Saturday evening at Kawartha Downs, wrapping up the two-year-old pacing filly provincial stakes campaign.
Pacing fillies wrap up season at Kawartha Saturday
November 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs fans will witness the final Trillium Series contest for the two-year-old pacing fillies this Saturday evening, with 11 talented youngsters poised to battle around the Fraserville oval for a total of $78,500.
Henry will harness a third of the field in Windsor Sunday
November 26 - WINDSOR, ON — Twelve two-year-old trotting fillies will travel to Windsor Raceway this Sunday for the last Trillium Series event of the season, and four of them will arrive in a trailer driven by Wayne Henry.
Amigo Hall fillies claim two of three Trilliums in London
November 23 - LONDON, ON — Amigo Hall fillies captured two of three Trillium Series events at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night, battling their way over a snow soaked surface rated three seconds slower than normal.
St Lads Popcorn cruises to Trillium victory at Flamboro
November 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Four months after she emerged onto the provincial scene with an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance in the first Gold Final of the season, two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn returned to Flamboro Downs with an impressive performance in Friday’s Trillium Series contest.
Fiesta joins Trillium Series fun at Western Fair Saturday
November 18 - LONDON, ON — A trio of Trillium Series divisions are on the menu at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening, featuring 18 talented two-year-old trotting fillies.
No question, The Beach is the best
November 17 - TORONTO, ON — One of the most popular party games for North American harness racing fans this summer has been ‘Somebeachsomewhere versus [insert other history-making horse here].’
Brantford-based pacing filly ready for Trillium test Friday
November 17 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs will wrap up its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Friday evening with two $41,000 Trillium Series divisions for the freshman pacing fillies.
Somebeachsomewhere brilliant in Super Final triumph
November 16 - TORONTO, ON — Ferocious wind, rain, snow and a sloppy track conspired against the province’s top trotters and pacers at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night, but the nasty weather did nothing to diminish the glow that surrounded Somebeachsomewhere as he captured his nineteenth victory in a remarkable 1:50.3.
Trainers hope fillies have one big effort left for Super Final
November 14 - TORONTO, ON — Racing young horses is a stressful business on the best of occasions, but when you are heading into a $300,000 Super Final with a two-year-old trotting filly who devoured the field in her last start, the pressure gauge reads a little higher than normal.
The Beach’s history making season drawing to a close
November 14 - TORONTO, ON — On Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack, one of the greatest horses ever to grace the Ontario Sires Stakes stage will make his last start in the provincial program and his final start on Canadian soil.
Striking Lindsey in familiar territory for Super Final
November 12 - TORONTO, ON — If practice makes perfect, Striking Lindsey should be an expert at racing from Post 10 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Gifted pacers aim to wrap up season with Super Final title
November 11 - TORONTO, ON — A total of $2.4 million is on the line at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening as the province’s top trotters and pacers converge on the Toronto oval for the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s Super Final Night.
Brewer steers pair of $140,000 winners at Western Fair
November 8 - LONDON, ON — Jason Brewer had the key to Western Fair Raceway’s winner’s circle grasped firmly in his hand on Saturday evening, piloting the winners of both the two-year-old pacing filly and pacing colt Gold Finals.
Freshman trotting colt strikes gold in Toronto
November 8 - TORONTO, ON — Striking Lindsey delivered an outstanding performance from Post 10 at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night to earn his first $120,000 Gold Final title.
Victory is no longer elusive for talented young trotter
November 7 - TORONTO, ON — Elusive Desire delivered a commanding front end performance on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack to claim the last Gold Final of the two-year-old trotting filly season and establish herself as a heavyweight contender for next weekend’s Super Final.
Cumin First hopes to spice up her season on Friday
November 5 - TORONTO, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies will wrap up their regular season at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night, and division leader Cumin First would like to finish the way she started — by taking home a Gold Final trophy.
Lemon Candy growing sweeter with age and experience
November 5 - TORONTO, ON — Lemon Candy heads back to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night off the sharpest mile of his brief career, and trainer Anette Lorentzon is hoping the two-year-old trotter can come up with another impressive effort in the $120,000 Gold Final.
Western Fair puts $500,000 up for grabs Saturday
November 5 - LONDON, ON — Over $500,000 is on the line at Western Fair Raceway this Saturday as the London half-mile hosts two $140,000 Gold Finals and a quartet of Middlesex County Series Finals.
Windsong Eva trumps A Fiesty Affair in second Trillium
November 5 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Eva earned her second straight Trillium Series victory with a late stretch sprint at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Whatta Hotty reboots her win streak in Trillium Series
November 2 - TORONTO, ON — Three-year-old trotting filly division leader Whatta Hotty returned to the winner’s circle at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday evening, exacting revenge on the rivals that interrupted her four race win streak last weekend.
Elusive Desire finds her way to the winner’s circle
November 1 - TORONTO, ON — After 12 attempts, two-year-old trotting filly Elusive Desire finally found her way to the winner’s circle on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack, capturing her Gold Elimination in 1:58.4.
Shipps Xpectancy rewrites 15 year old track record
November 1 - LONDON, ON — Fans gathered at Western Fair Raceway on Halloween Night were treated to four outstanding performances by Ontario’s most talented freshman pacers, including a track record triumph by talented gelding Shipps Xpectancy.
Lemon Candy a treat in Gold Elimination Saturday
November 1 - TORONTO, ON — Lemon Candy regained his footing in the Gold Series with an impressive 1:57.1 upset in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening.