Archives for November '09
Northern Duchess, Apricot Brandy victorious in Trillium swan song
November 30 - TORONTO, ON — Wrapping up the 2009 provincial stakes season at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, the three-year-old pacing fillies delivered a pair of impressive miles in Trillium Series action.
Keep The Spirit and Daylon Mystique claim Trillium trophies
November 28 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans were treated to outstanding performances by Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening, as the pacesetters were collared in the stretch of both $33,263 Trillium Series divisions.
Trillium Series contestant Nora Lee is in the pink
November 26 - TORONTO, ON — Although three-year-old pacing filly Nora Lee has not captured any Ontario Sires Stakes events this season, Woodbine Racetrack fans will have no problem picking her out of the crowd in Monday night’s Trillium Series finale.
Former stablemates meet in Trillium Series Saturday
November 24 - LONDON, ON — When Putnam residents Bonnie and Arne Berg purchased Amigococoa from the Summer Sizzler Sale in August, they purchased her as a broodmare, but the three-year-old trotting filly’s recent success in the overnight ranks has earned her a start against Ontario’s top fillies in Trillium Series action this Saturday at Western Fair Raceway.
Jamieson edges closer to goal with Trillium Series wins
November 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Cambridge resident Jody Jamieson put two more ticks in his win column at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, steering two sophomore pacing fillies to victory in Trillium Series action.
Friendly Amigo, Windsong Soprano triumph in Trillium
November 21 - TORONTO, ON — Friendly Amigo cruised to victory in the first of two $33,263 Trillium Series divisions at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening.
Notable Beauty finds her form in time for Trillium events
November 19 - DUNDAS, ON — Notable Beauty failed to crack the top five in three Grassroots starts this summer, but trainer Alan Fair is hoping the sophomore pacing lass can earn a share of the provincial purse up for grabs in the last of three $22,947 Trillium Series divisions at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening.
Elusive Desire headlines Trillium Series contest Saturday
November 17 - TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack hosts the second of three Trillium Series events for the three-year-old trotting fillies this Saturday evening, and fans of Super Final champion Elusive Desire will have one last opportunity to see her in action in the second $33,263 division.
Poof Shes Gone lowers OSS record in Super Final win
November 15 - TORONTO, ON — Standing in the Woodbine Racetrack winner’s circle for the second time on Saturday evening, John Fielding was basking in the light of a season that has sparkled as brightly as the Irish crystal trophies awarded to his Super Final winners.
Lost cause colts emerge as Super Final champions
November 15 - TORONTO, ON — If you had asked Bob McIntosh last fall which of his trotting colts would make an appearance in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final, the Windsor resident would never have responded with the name Text Me.
Superstar trotting fillies primed for Saturday’s Super Finals
November 13 - TORONTO, ON — Two weeks ago John Fielding made the long trek from the Woodbine Racetrack grandstand to the winner’s circle after two Breeders Crown Finals, and the Toronto resident is hoping this Saturday’s $2.4 million Super Final event sees him getting just as much exercise over the course of the evening.
Patience pays off for owners of sophomore trotting colts
November 12 - TORONTO, ON — Gold Final winners Equity and I Wont Dance will square off in their last Ontario Sires Stakes duel at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, wrapping up sophomore careers in which the virtue patience has been richly rewarded.
Spunky Shacked Up ready for Super Final battle Saturday
November 11 - TORONTO, ON — Five of the starters in Saturday’s three-year-old pacing filly Super Final hail from the Tracy Brainard barn, and while the New York native is expecting strong efforts from all five, she admits to being a little biased toward division point leader Shacked Up.
Pacing colts bringing an entourage to Woodbine Saturday
November 10 - TORONTO, ON — The size of the crowd standing by the rail at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening will swell by more than 200 people when the two-year-old pacing colts make their way onto the racing surface for their $300,000 Super Final.
Wilsonator equals track record in Gold Final triumph
November 7 - LONDON, ON — Consistent two-year-old trotting filly Wilsonator found her way to the Gold Final winner’s circle at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening with a commanding front end effort.
Western Silk earns her third Gold Final trophy
November 7 - TORONTO, ON — Balmy temperatures had the two-year-old pacing fillies stepping lively at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening, as they battled in their last regular season Gold Series contest.
Zorgwijk Kingpin finally earns a Gold Final crown
November 7 - TORONTO, ON — Two and a half months after capturing his first Gold Elimination victory, freshman trotting colt Zorgwijk Kingpin finally landed a Gold Final title with a 1:56.1 performance on Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.
Owners enjoying a thrill ride with Grin For Money
November 3 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway hosts an outstanding night of harness racing this Saturday, featuring Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting fillies and two-year-old pacing colts in a pair of $130,000 Gold Finals, and four $48,000-plus Finals for the Middlesex County Pacing Series’.
Tiz To Dream returns to action in lucrative Gold Final
November 3 - TORONTO, ON — After an extra week of vacation, Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies return to Gold Series action at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening, competing for $170,000 in the last Gold Final of their campaign.
MacLean sticking to his plan through final Gold starts
November 3 - TORONTO, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting colts wrap up their regular season at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening, and trainer Ron MacLean is putting the finishing touches on the plan he designed for Zorgwijk Kingpin before the gelding made his debut in August.
Random Destiny, Windcross victorious in London
November 1 - LONDON, ON — Defending Gold Final champion Random Destiny pushed her win streak to three with a 2:01.1 victory in Gold Elimination action at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening.
Grassroots champions deliver outstanding performances
November 1 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to eight outstanding battles by the province’s top trotters and pacers on Sunday evening, as the Ottawa oval hosted the $800,000 Grassroots Championship.