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Archives for October '01

OSS fan clubs ready for Gold Finals Saturday
October 31 - The Liberty Balance fan club has grown so large that owner Thomas Rankin feels like he ought to charter a bus to Mohawk Racetrack for the remainder of the three-year-old trotterís starts

$200,000 on the line at Western Fair Raceway Friday
October 31 - Londonís Western Fair Raceway brings its 2001 Ontario Sires Stakes racing season to a close with a rich night of racing this Friday, Nov. 2.

Trotting fillies wage final Gold battle in Windsor
October 31 - Ontarioís top two-year-old trotting fillies wrap up their regular season at Windsor Raceway Friday night in their last Gold Series Final.

Hunter hoping to sip from Grassroots crystal
October 30 - Dale Hunter likens the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Championship to the Stanley Cup of harness racing

Liberty Balance invincible in Gold Elimination
October 29 - In spite of a rain soaked track rated three second slower than normal, three-year-old trotting colt Liberty Balance made short work of a field of his Ontario-sired peers on Friday night.

Natashas Kiss swiftest in Windsor Gold Elims
October 29 - Natashas Kiss delivered the fastest mile in Gold Series Elimination action at Windsor Raceway on Friday night

Fillies battle chilly temperatures in Gold Eliminations
October 29 - The track was good at Western Fair Raceway in London Friday night, but with temperatures at a nippy 2 degrees and rain mixed with slush falling from the skies it was a chilly time track-side for Ontario Sires Stakes fans.

McIntosh sweeps trotting colt Semifinals
October 29 - Doug McIntosh trainees swept both Grassroots Semifinals for the two-year-old trotting colts at Windsor Raceway on Saturday evening.

Ifihadyourluck scores upset in Gold Elimination
October 29 - Ifihadyourluck turned the tables on Pacific Titan in the Gold Series Elimination for two-year-old pacing colts at Windsor Raceway on Saturday night.

Gold Series veterans score Elimination wins
October 29 - There were some familiar faces in the winnerís circle Saturday at Flamboro Downs when the half-mile track played hosted to a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Elimination races for the three-year-old pacing colts.

Freshman trotters sparkle in London Gold Eliminations
October 29 - The two-year-old trotting colts added some spice to an October Saturday night as they took to the track at Londonís Western Fair Raceway for a pair of $44,534 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Elimination races.

Sophomore fillies duke it out in Gold Eliminations
October 29 - The final pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies provided two surprise winners for OSS race fans at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night.

Sophomores impressive in spite of chilly temperatures
October 26 - In spite of the raw weather which swept across Ontario on Thursday evening the provinceís top three-year-old trotters and pacers delivered eight impressive performances in their Grassroots Semifinals at Sarniaís Hiawatha Horse Park.

Freshmen fired up for Grass Roots Semifinals
October 25 - After spending all season impressing harness racing fans across the province, the top two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes competitors will move into the final stages of their freshman campaign at Windsor Raceway on Friday night

Goth Vader battles the Gold force Saturday
October 25 - Just seven two-year-old pacing colts will compete in the last Gold Series Elimination of the season on Saturday night at Windsor Raceway and Michael Dresser is hoping the small field works to his coltís advantage.

Pacing colts primed for last Gold Elimination
October 25 - After a season of gritty Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series competition the three-year-old pacing colts are set for their last Gold Elimination showdown on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Flamboro Downs.

Western Fair hosts Gold Eliminations Friday
October 24 - The 2001 Ontario Sires Stakes season is winding down and that means that the two-year-old pacing fillies are set for one last Gold Series Elimination at Londonís Western Fair Raceway on Friday, Oct. 26.

McIntosh fillies primed for last Gold event
October 24 - Windsor Raceway hosts an impressive line up of Ontario Sires Stakes action this weekend, beginning with two Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday.

Zirnis preps trotting duo for London Gold event
October 24 - It may be pouring rain, but the oval at Londonís Western Fair Raceway is firmly set to host a pair of Gold Series Elimination races for two-year-old trotting colts on Saturday, Oct. 27

Pacing fillies sharp for last Gold Eliminations
October 24 - With the season ending Super Final night less then three weeks away, sixteen three-year-old pacing fillies are set for their last Gold Series Elimination showdown on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Mohawk Racetrack

4-H Horse Club Members at the Royal
October 24 - - 4-H Horse Club members from across the province will be coming to the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto

Grassroots contenders invade Sarnia Thursday
October 23 - At stables across the province trainers are putting the final work into 64 of the finest racehorses ever bred in Ontario

Liberty Balance goes for Number 8 at Mohawk
October 23 - Breeders Crown three-year-old trotting colt champion Liberty Balance returns to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.

Jamieson tears up Western Fair for second night
October 22 - Jody Jamieson was on a hot streak at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening, scoring wins in three Grass Roots divisions for the second night in a row.

Corona Grande wins fourth Grass Roots
October 19 - Corona Grande continued his romp through the two-year-old pacing colt Grass Roots division with a 1:56.4 score at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday night.

Private Session scores Grass Roots win after Gold
October 18 - Sophomore pacing filly Private Session established herself as the early favourite to take home the 2001 Grass Roots championship winniing the fastest of five divisions at Flamboro Downs on Thursday afternoon

Sharise Seelster aiming for half million at Windsor
October 17 - One field of three-year-old trotting fillies will compete in the final Trillium Series event of their career on Friday night at Windsor Raceway and among the starters is hometown favourite Sharise Seelster

Warrawee Comet fired up for OSS at Western Fair
October 17 - Kicking off the second weekend of a month long run of Ontario Sires Stakes events, the three-year-old pacing colts are set to impress Western Fair Raceway fans in six Grass Roots divisions on Friday night

Freshman fillies roll into London Saturday
October 17 - The battle for a berth in the two-year-old pacing filly Grass Roots post season comes to a climax on Saturday when the top fillies in the province go head-to-head at Western Fair Raceway.

Mr Teddy Bear hangs tough in Grassroots
October 16 - Rideau Carleton Raceway wraps up its 2001 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday with four Grass Roots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.

Trotting fillies wrap up OSS season at Elmira
October 15 - Father and son duo Ross and Trevor Henry combined for two victories in Grass Roots action at Elmira Raceway on Friday evening.

www.ontariosiresstakes.com launched today
October 15 - New OSS Site Launched Today

Trotting filly delivers impressive win over off track
October 15 - Independent Dame made her second appearance in the Grass Roots on Friday evening and posted the fastest mile of five divisions on a wet night at Western Fair Raceway.

Semper Fi Hall posts swiftest mile at Western Fair
October 15 - Semper Fi Hall and Don McElroy posted the fastest of four Grass Roots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts on Saturday evening at Western Fair Raceway.