Archives for October '06
Sparling rolls through highs and lows with Val’s Vision
October 31 - REXDALE, ON — When the two-year-old pacing fillies wrap up their provincial stakes season with an $83,655 Trillium Series division at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening, Gerry Sparling is fervently hoping that Val’s Vision can deliver one last good effort.
Western Hanover fillies sweep Trillium divisions in Ottawa
October 26 - GLOUCESTER, ON — A pair of heavily favoured American sired fillies delivered the goods in Trillium Series action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening.
To Helen Back returns to winner’s circle in record setting style
October 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — She missed half of the Ontario Sires Stakes season, but three-year-old pacing filly To Helen Back roared back on to the provincial playing field with a track record performance in the second of two Trillium Series divisions at Kawartha Downs on Thursday.
Fillies wrap up Trillium Series at Kawartha Thursday
October 23 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action wraps up for the three-year-old pacing fillies this Thursday as they compete in a pair of Trillium Series divisions at Kawartha Downs.
High profile pacing fillies head to Ottawa Thursday
October 23 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans are in for a treat this Thursday as a pair of the continent’s top two-year-old pacing fillies head to Ottawa to compete in Trillium Series action.
Emmamazing scores effortless victory in Trillium Series
October 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Oaklea Omega posted the quickest of two Trillium Series divisions and Emmamazing rang one up for the local team, as Flamboro Downs wrapped up its 2006 Ontario Sires Stakes season Saturday afternoon.
Bax sends talented trio to Dundas Saturday
October 18 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs plays host to one last Ontario Sires Stakes event this Saturday when the three-year-old trotting fillies roll back into town for their second Trillium Series event.
Dean dominates Super Final night at Woodbine
October 15 - REXDALE, ON — Saturday’s $2.4 million Super Final Championship belonged to trainer James ‘Friday’ Dean, as the Campbellville resident’s four starters delivered two impressive victories and one third-place finish.
Steacy feeling pressure as Majestic Son wraps up his OSS career
October 13 - REXDALE, ON — Although the purse in Saturday night’s Super Final is less than half of what three-year-old trotting colt Majestic Son raced for in the Canadian Trotting Classic three weeks ago, trainer Mark Steacy says he is feeling twice as much pressure heading into the Ontario Sires Stakes showdown at Woodbine Racetrack.
Dean trainees handicapped by outside posts Saturday
October 12 - REXDALE, ON — James Dean did not have much luck in the post position draw for Saturday’s $2.4 million Super Final Championships at Woodbine Racetrack, but the Campbellville resident is looking at his outside posts as a sign of better things to come.
Jamieson to vie for $2.4 million with a half-dozen hopefuls
October 11 - REXDALE, ON — Carl Jamieson will harness six horses in Saturday’s Super Final Championship at Woodbine Racetrack, and the Princeton resident would love to pick up a significant share of the $2.4 million total purse.
Pentland fillies ready to tackle their Super Final foes
October 11 - REXDALE, ON — Only five fillies have signed up for the task of tackling division leader Luck Of Michelle in Saturday’s two-year-old pacing filly Super Final and trainer John Pentland says the Camluck daughter is ready to give them all a run for their money.
Majestic Son claims third Ontario Sires Stakes record
October 7 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack officials gave a nod to Majestic Son’s dominance on Friday evening by declining to offer show wagering in the three-year-old trotting colt Gold Final and the division leader responded with another effortless Ontario Sires Stakes record performance.
Fillies sparkle in Grassroots Championships at Flamboro
October 7 - DUNDAS, ON — Southwind Madonna capped off a perfect afternoon of Grassroots Championship action at Flamboro Downs on Saturday with an outstanding track, Canadian and Ontario Sires Stakes performance in the three-year-old pacing filly Final.
Michelles Power earns last Gold Final crown in Ottawa
October 6 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Michelles Power led a parade of Camluck daughters across the wire at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening to capture the last $130,000 Gold Final of the season for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Banana Joes Bar hoping to reach the Grassroots spotlight
October 6 - DUNDAS, ON — Heading into Saturday’s $100,000 three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots Championship, Tony Macri and Anne Della Maestra are feeling confident in Banana Joes Bar, but they are also painfully aware that anything can happen in a horse race.
Gifted fillies gear up for Grassroots showdown Saturday
October 5 - DUNDAS, ON — If there is power in positive thinking, two-year-old trotting filly Powerline Mesa has a shot at Grassroots glory on the $800,000 Championship program at Flamboro Downs on Saturday.
Trainer predicts front end duel in Gold Final Thursday
October 3 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Eight freshman pacing fillies will return to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening in hopes of snapping up the last Gold Final title of the season.
Regally bred trotting filly captures Gold Final crown
October 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Constance Hall became the fifth two-year-old trotting filly to claim a Gold Final title with an impressive 1:58.3 triumph at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
Made In Ontario event at Grand River
October 3 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway will host a special card of racing on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 9, for Ontario-sired horses.
Owner too nervous to watch Friday’s Gold Final
October 3 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack showcases one final evening of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Friday, Oct. 6 as the three-year-old pacing colts and trotting colts square off in their last regular season event.
Laddie delivers Gold Final victory at Mohawk
October 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Laddie stormed around Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday night to claim his fifth straight victory and his first Gold Final title.