Archives for October '03
Gold Series novice looks for $130,000 win Sunday
October 30 - WINDSOR, ON — When the two-year-old pacing colts head back to Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening for the last $130,000 Gold Final of the season, trainer Nat Varty figures Reason To Smile has at least one significant advantage over the other eight colts in the race.
Battles expected in Grassroots Championships
October 30 - DUNDAS, ON — A total of $400,000 is on the line at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening as the top three-year-old Grassroots competitors return to the Dundas oval to compete in their season ending Championships.
Berth in Grassroots Final a bonus for MacLean
October 29 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway’s Grand Opening Gala on Friday evening features 32 of the most talented two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario competing in four $100,000 Grassroots Finals.
Owners enjoying Invitro’s OSS success
October 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack features a double bill of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold on Saturday evening, with $130,000 Finals for the two-year-old pacing fillies and trotting fillies.
Battle looms for McIntosh fillies in Gold Final
October 29 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans are gearing up for another outstanding weekend of Ontario Sires Stakes action, beginning with a $130,000 Gold Final for the three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday.
Trotting colts return to London Saturday
October 29 - LONDON, ON — Paul Shakes and Antonio Tangreda have been looking forward to visiting Western Fair Raceway for over a month now. And while the pair will certainly check out the newly renovated facilities during their visit to the London oval on Saturday, the main focus of the trip is the $130,000 Gold Final for two-year-old trotting colts.
Fillies shine in Grassroots Semifinals at Flamboro
October 27 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were treated to eight outstanding Grassroots Semifinals Sunday evening, highlighted by a speed show from the three-year-old pacing fillies.
Colt earns plenty of reasons to smile at Windsor Sunday
October 27 - WINDSOR, ON — Reason To Smile made his Ontario Sires Stakes debut a golden one, capturing the fastest of three Gold Series Eliminations at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Queen Of Jewels earns second Gold Final win
October 27 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Queen Of Jewels became the only three-year-old trotting filly to capture two Gold Finals with an impressive come-from-behind victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Angus Hall sons sweep London Gold Eliminations
October 26 - LONDON, ON — Saturday’s Gold Series Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway featured a pair of upsets, as both favourites in the two-year-old trotting colt event were forced to settle for second-place.
McIntosh fillies impressive in Gold Elimination victories
October 26 - WINDSOR, ON — Remember When made her Ontario Sires Stakes debut a victorious one on Saturday evening when she posted an impressive 1:53.3 victory over division leader Burning Point in Gold Elimination action at Windsor Raceway.
Peaceful Way reaches win number seven
October 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Precocious two-year-old trotting filly Peaceful Way effortlessly extended her win streak to seven with a 1:58.2 victory in her Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening.
Two-year-olds impressive in Grassroots Semifinals
October 25 - LONDON, ON — On Friday evening Western Fair Raceway opened its fall meet with eight outstanding Grassroots Semifinals for the top two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario.
Invitro captures first Gold win Saturday
October 25 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Invitro stepped to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly class on Saturday evening with a 1:54.2 score in a $122,242 Gold Series Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack.
Queen Of Jewels in the hunt for OSS Gold Monday
October 24 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Queen Of Jewels captured her Gold Series Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack last week her owners breathed a long sigh of relief. Heading into two weeks of lucrative racing, including this Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final and the $300,000 Super Final on Nov. 8, the three-year-old trotting filly appeared to be back on her game.
Amigo Hall adds Gold Final trophy to collection
October 24 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Amigo Hall scored a definitive victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening to capture his first Gold Series Final and bump his lifetime earnings over $800,000.
$1 million winner makes Sires Stakes debut Saturday
October 23 - WINDSOR, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies make their last Gold Elimination stop at Windsor Raceway Saturday evening the field will include three fillies making their Gold Series debut. And while it is not unusual to see horses jump up to the Gold Series at this stage in the season, it is rare when one of them boasts lifetime earnings of $1.17 million.
Longtime partners send two after OSS Gold Sunday
October 23 - WINDSOR, ON — For a decade and a half Steve Condren and Bob McIntosh have cultivated a mutually beneficial relationship that has resulted in more trips to the winner’s circle than you could easily count. Sunday evening at Windsor Raceway the pair will be looking to add another page to their success story with two-year-old pacing colts Im A Lucky Cam and Cam Lucky.
Top three-year-olds on stage at Flamboro Downs Sunday
October 23 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will witness an outstanding evening of harness racing Sunday when the top three-year-old trotters and pacers from across Ontario converge on the Dundas half-mile for eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals.
OSS excitement continues Saturday at Western Fair
October 22 - LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway’s outstanding opening weekend continues on Saturday with two Gold Series Eliminations for the talented two-year-old trotting colts.
Gritty effort earns Casimir Camotion a golden victory
October 21 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Three-year-old trotting fillies For The Luva Moni and Queen Of Jewels both started from Post 1 in their Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. Each filly followed her own path around the seven-eighths mile oval — For The Luva Moni coming from off the pace and Queen Of Jewels using a front-end strategy — but both emerged victorious in identical 1:58 times.
Two-year-old Grassroots stars open London meet Friday
October 21 - LONDON, ON — Friday is the opening night of Western Fair Raceway’s fall meet and the line-up of trotters and pacers heading for the London oval is unrivalled by any in recent memory.
Trotting colts primed for $130,000 showdown Thursday
October 20 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway wraps up its 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday with what promises to be an outstanding showdown between the top three-year-old trotting colts in the province.
Gifted trotting fillies battle at Mohawk Friday
October 20 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into Friday evening’s Gold Series Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack, all eyes are focused on the talented Peaceful Way.
Mr. OSS scores double in Grassroots finale
October 19 - WINDSOR, ON — Dave Wall scored a pair of victories in Grassroots action at Windsor Raceway on Saturday evening, kicking off the competition with a 1:59.3 win behind Princetown Michael.
MacDonald scores a double in Grassroots showdown
October 19 - INNISFIL, ON — In spite of the weather and less than favourable track conditions, the three-year-old pacing fillies delivered impressive performances on Saturday evening to wrap up Georgian Downs’ 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season.
Trillium trotters wrap up OSS season at Kawartha
October 19 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Local trainer John Bax helped wrap up the Ontario Sires Stakes season at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night by harnessing one winner and one runner-up in Trillium Series action for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Pacing fillies impressive in Hiawatha Grassroots
October 17 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park wrapped up its 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday evening with an impressive show by the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Oh Emma scores tremendous win in Windsor
October 16 - WINDSOR, ON — Oh Emma put together a flawless effort at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday night and annihilated a field of talented three-year-old trotting fillies in the process.
Mohawk awash in Sires Stakes Gold Monday
October 16 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack hosts an exciting evening of Ontario Sires Stakes action Monday when the three-year-old pacing colts return for their $130,000 Gold Series Final and are joined by the three-year-old trotting fillies in two Gold Eliminations.
Amigo Hall rocks to victory in Ottawa
October 16 - GLOUCESTER, ON — With the results of Thursday evening’s Gold Eliminations, next week’s $130,00 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway should be a memorable clash of the three-year-old trotting colt titans.
Colts deliver in spite of unforgiving weather
October 15 - INNISFIL, ON — Fall reappeared for the three-year-old trotting colts’ last regular season event at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, bringing with it a sloppy track rated three seconds slower than normal and a blanket of fog that obscured much of the last division.
Bax fillies take Kawartha by storm Saturday
October 15 - FRASERVILLE, ON — On Saturday evening John Bax will send a total of 12 horses to the post at three different racetracks, with the largest contingent heading to Kawartha Downs.
Missys Fame looking for success in Grassroots finale
October 15 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs wraps up an outstanding season of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Saturday with six Grassroots divisions for the record setting three-year-old pacing fillies.
Windsor Raceway celebrates the OSS Saturday
October 15 - WINDSOR, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting colts wrap up their regular Grassroots season at Windsor Raceway this Saturday amid a celebration of the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s 30th anniversary.
Freshman pacing colts impressive in Grassroots finale
October 13 - DUNDAS, ON — Passion Lincoln wrapped up a near flawless Grassroots season with an easy 1:57.2 victory at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening.
McIntosh scores win and second in OSS showcase
October 13 - WINDSOR, ON — Freshman trotting filly O U Girls eked out her second lifetime victory and her first in stakes action with a 2:02.1 effort at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Ainsworth fillies take run at post season Thursday
October 13 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park wraps up its 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday with the last regular season Grassroots event for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Talented trotters invade Rideau Carleton Thursday
October 13 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts head to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday for the last Gold Series Eliminations of their careers.
Stonebridge Premio sharp in Gold Elim victory
October 13 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Upsets were the rule rather than the exception at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening when all three Gold Series Eliminations went to sophomore pacing colts overlooked by fans at the Campbellville oval.
Mikis King wows Kawartha fans in last Grassroots
October 12 - WOODBINE, ON — Saturday night marked the end of the regular season for the three-year-old pacing colts and the talented youngsters wrapped up their Grassroots careers with an impressive speed display at Kawartha Downs.
Trotting fillies wrap up season in Windsor Wednesday
October 11 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans will have a second opportunity catch some of Ontario’s top trotters this week when the three-year-old trotting fillies wrap up their Grassroots season at the five-eighths mile oval Wednesday evening.
Trotting colts ready for a fight at Georgian Downs
October 10 - INNISFIL, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts make a second visit to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening to wrap up their Grassroots regular season.
Local fillies look for success at Windsor Sunday
October 9 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway showcases Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting fillies and three-year-old pacing fillies in Grassroots and Trillium Series action on Sunday evening.
Whistle Bear hoping to battle into Semifinal Sunday
October 9 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing colts will lay it all on the line at Flamboro Downs Sunday evening as they attempt to secure a spot on the gate in the Oct. 24 Grassroots Semifinal.
So Lucky Hanover makes late debut in Gold Series
October 9 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Excitement arrives at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening in the shape of Ontario’s best three-year-old pacing colts. Ready to battle in three Gold Eliminations, the colts will be going for broke as they attempt to secure a position in the rich season ending Super Final.
Sophomore pacing colts gear up for Grassroots Saturday
October 8 - FRASERVILLE, ON — The gloves will be off at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening when the lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts arrive at the Fraserville oval to compete in their last regular season Grassroots battle. Only the top 16 point earners advance to the Oct. 26 Semifinal and colts hovering on the edge of the leading group will be going for broke in an effort to extend their sophomore season.
Armbro Approach delivers gritty Gold Final win
October 6 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Post 5 proved lucky for the third time in Armbro Approach’s career on Monday evening as the three-year-old trotting colt captured his first Gold Final over Mohawk Racetrack’s seven-eighths mile oval.
Jones’ trotters triumphant at Georgian Downs
October 5 - INNISFIL, ON — Keith Jones had an outstanding evening at Georgian Downs on Saturday with sibling trotters Ima Sweetie Too and Abbey Road C. The Midhurst resident piloted Ima Sweetie Too to a 2:01.3 victory in the first of four Trillium Series divisions and returned to the winner’s circle with Abbey Road C after capturing the second elimination for the Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Trot in 1:55.2, just one-fifth of a second off the all-age track record.
Wanabeamillionaire surprises in Gold Final
October 5 - DUNDAS, ON — Wanabeamillionaire scored a major upset at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, capturing a wire-to-wire victory in the $130,000 Gold Final for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Burning Point flawless in Gold Final victory
October 5 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Burning Point scored an impressive Gold Final victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, extending her win streak to five with an effortless 1:53.3 score.
Boulder Creek sprints to Gold Final win at Windsor
October 5 - WINDSOR, ON — Heading into Sunday evening’s Gold Final at Windsor Raceway, owner Cliff Siegel was confident one of his colts would earn a sizeable share of the $130,000 purse.
Shes My Belle sharp in Trillium Series
October 4 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies wrapped up their Trillium season on a Friday afternoon that had more in common with winter than fall. Racing over a Flamboro Downs oval rated two seconds slower than normal, Shes My Belle scored the fastest of the three Trillium divisions, stopping the clock at 1:58.1.
Eilean Donon prevails in Mohawk Gold Final
October 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Eilean Donon earned his second straight Gold Final victory with an impressive front end effort at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Gvoich enjoying one race at a time
October 2 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-old trotting fillies head back to Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening for the second last $130,000 Gold Final of their Sires Stakes careers.
Burning Point primed for Gold Final showdown
October 2 - GLOUCESTER, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies return to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening for their $130,000 Gold Final, fans could be in for a record setting performance from the talented field of nine.
Siegel hoping Sir Luck is back on track
October 2 - WINDSOR, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts line up behind the gate at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening Cliff Siegel is hoping fans catch another glimpse of the Sir Luck they saw in last week’s elimination round.
Maltby hoping luck rides with Armbro Approach Monday
October 2 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, Geoff Maltby is hoping the good fortune Armbro Approach has had from Post 5 lasts through one more week.
Talented siblings compete at Georgian Downs Saturday
October 1 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs continues an exciting five-week stretch of Ontario Sires Stakes action with four Trillium Series divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening.