Archives for October '07
Deuce Seelster fails to break a sweat in rich Gold Final
October 31 - WINDSOR, ON — Deuce Seelster made winning look easy at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening, loafing along on the front end to his third Gold Final title.
Trotting filly will start over local oval for new owners
October 30 - LONDON, ON — Paris Oaks will compete in Trillium Series action at George Cuthbert’s hometown oval on Saturday night, but by the time the three-year-old trotting filly goes postward at Western Fair Raceway the Ingersoll resident will no longer own her.
Good Common Cents will give Woodbine a try Friday
October 30 - REXDALE, ON — Larry Walker has never raced Good Common Cents over a five-eighths mile oval, so the veteran horseman plans to give the two-year-old trotting filly a spin around Woodbine Racetrack in a Trillium Series event on Friday before she starts a well earned winter vacation.
Mach You And Me grabs Gold Final glory at Georgian
October 30 - INNISFIL, ON — Mach You And Me’s connections have been quietly confident in her abilities all season, and the three-year-old pacing filly finally delivered the win they have been waiting for with her 1:52.2 score at Georgian Downs on Tuesday in the last Gold Final of the campaign.
Golden Seven earns a golden title with upset at Woodbine
October 29 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s three-year-old pacing colts continued their new philosophy of sharing the wealth in Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack.
Carolyn AS sweeps Windsor Gold Series
October 29 - WINDSOR, ON — In a near replica of her track record setting elimination win last weekend, three-year-old trotting filly Carolyn AS cruised around Windsor Raceway to a 1:56.2 Gold Final victory on Sunday evening.
Featured Image triumphs over hometown oval Saturday
October 27 - FRASERVILLE, ON — After a season full of disappointments, the stars aligned for Featured Image at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, and the three-year-old trotting filly delivered a commanding Grassroots Final victory in front of her hometown fans.
Start Livin hoping to cap season with a Grassroots crown
October 26 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Start Livin prevailed in the most thrilling finish of the semifinal round, and trainer Dan Creighton is looking forward to sending the two-year-old trotting colt back onto the Kawartha Downs oval for the $100,000 Grassroots Championship on Saturday.
Memory In Motion hopes to pick up share of rich Final
October 26 - WINDSOR, ON — While children across the province go door-to-door in pursuit of candy, Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts will be vying for a sweet purse in Wednesday’s Gold Final at Windsor Raceway.
Michelles Power looking for second Gold Final crown
October 26 - INNISFIL, ON — Michelles Power heads back to Georgian Downs on Tuesday, Oct. 30 riding a streak of six top two performances, and driver Jody Jamieson does not see Post 8 hindering her efforts to add one more Gold Final win to her already impressive resume.
Laddie adds Ontario Sires Stakes record to his resume
October 26 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack fans put their faith elsewhere, but Laddie clearly demonstrated what Paul MacDonell calls his wicked piece of speed on Friday night, sprinting down the stretch to an Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:54 Gold Final triumph.
Voelz Hanover nips Chancey Lady in world record mile
October 25 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans were treated to a once in a lifetime experience on Thursday when two-year-old pacing filly Voelz Hanover and trainer-driver Rick Zeron tore down the stretch to a 1:51.3 World Record mile and their first Gold Final title.
Norwood resident hopes filly rebounds in Grassroots final
October 25 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Whitesand Scarlet may have earned the last qualifying spot in Saturday’s $100,000 Grassroots Final, but James Crowley is expecting much more from the filly than she delivered in the semifinal round.
In The Irons looking for first Gold Final title Sunday
October 24 - REXDALE, ON — Randy Hill knows that it will be tough for In The Irons to replicate his elimination win from Post 9 at Woodbine Racetrack this Sunday, but the Ohsweken resident is still hopeful that a Gold Final title is within the three-year-old pacing colt’s reach.
Caught My Eye looking to rebound in Gold Final Sunday
October 24 - WINDSOR, ON — Racing young trotters is often compared to riding a roller coaster, and heading into Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway, trainer Frank O’Reilly is hoping three-year-old trotting filly Caught My Eye is headed for an uphill climb.
Local fillies in hunt for share of $800,000 Saturday
October 24 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario’s best trotters and pacers will converge on Kawartha Downs this Saturday, Oct. 27 to battle for a total of $800,000 in eight Grassroots Championship races, and a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies are aiming to keep a share of the provincial purse money in Peterborough.
Laddie makes up in heart what he lacks in size
October 23 - REXDALE, ON — When Laddie steps up behind the Woodbine Racetrack starting gate on Friday, almost four months will have passed since his last Gold Final appearance, and driver Paul MacDonell says the three-year-old trotting colt has made maximum use of his opportunities outside the Ontario Sires Stakes program.
Michelles Power maintains high speed streak in Innisfil
October 23 - INNISFIL, ON — Over the last seven weeks Michelles Power has strung together an impressive run of lightning fast performances and Tuesday’s Gold Elimination at Georgian Downs was no exception as the three-year-old pacing filly stepped off a 1:52 track record performance.
Chancey Lady set to defend her title in Sarnia Thursday
October 22 - SARNIA, ON — Chancey Lady did not emerge onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene until mid-September, but the two-year-old pacing filly has been flawless in three Gold Series starts and will be looking for a fourth in Thursday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Hiawatha Horse Park.
Kawartha Downs record falls in freshman Semifinal battle
October 21 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-olds delivered an exceptional evening of racing at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, capped by a track record performance in the first pacing filly Grassroots Semifinal.
Tinys Million steps off a stunner at Woodbine Sunday
October 21 - REXDALE, ON — When Tinys Million stuck his head in front of Transcending at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday evening, the three-year-old pacing colt triggered a pay out that was anything but tiny.
Carolyn AS returns to spotlight with track record effort
October 21 - WINDSOR, ON — Carolyn AS delivered an impressive five and one-quarter length victory in the first of two $53,000 Gold Eliminations at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, sprinting under the wire in a track record 1:56.
Hi Edith impressive in Grassroots Semifinal romp
October 19 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Local favourite Hi Edith came up with a personal best effort to claim the first three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Semifinal at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening.
Laddie matches OSS record, Arch Madness romps to win
October 19 - REXDALE, ON — Laddie returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes in spectacular style Friday, matching the provincial record for three-year-old trotting colts on a seven-eighths mile track with a 1:54.3 Gold Elimination triumph at Woodbine Racetrack.
After remarkable recovery, filly is ready to tackle the OSS
October 19 - INNISFIL, ON — In the spring Casie Coleman thought Stacer The Racer was a heavyweight contender for the three-year-old pacing filly title, but things did not work out quite as planned and the filly will get just one opportunity to prove her mettle, squaring off in the last Gold Elimination of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Georgian Downs.
Henry entries dominate Grassroots Semifinals Saturday
October 18 - FRASERVILLE, ON — A second wave of Grassroots stars are headed to Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, led by two trailer loads of freshman trotters from the Henry Stable.
Hypnotist hopes starting gate spell is finally broken
October 18 - REXDALE, ON — With any luck, Ontario Sires Stakes fans will finally get to see what Hypnotist is truly capable of in this Sunday’s Gold Elimination at Woodbine Racetrack.
Constance Hall hoping for a hometown win Sunday
October 18 - WINDSOR, ON — The aptly named Constance Hall and her three-year-old trotting filly peers will invade Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening in a pair of $53,000 Gold Eliminations.
Chancey Lady delivers OSS record effort from second tier
October 18 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans decided Post 11 would not be a handicap for Chancey Lady in Thursday’s $107,798 Gold Elimination, and the two-year-old pacing filly proved them right as she sailed to an Ontario Sires Stakes record equalling 1:52.3 triumph.
Durable Duke tackles Gold colts for first time Friday
October 16 - REXDALE, ON — When the three-year-old trotting colts arrive at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening for their last Gold Series Eliminations, the pressure will be on the top colts to lock up a place in next week’s Gold Final and the season ending Super Final.
Consistent All Accounted For aims for top finish in Sarnia
October 15 - SARNIA, ON — Eleven freshman pacing fillies will line up behind Hiawatha Horse Park’s starting gate this Thursday in one $107,798 Gold Elimination, and trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping All Accounted For can earn her twelfth straight top five finish in spite of being handicapped by Post 8 in the crowded field.
Lennon Blue Chip surprises favourites in Gold Final
October 15 - REXDALE, ON — For the second straight week Luc Ouellette engineered a perfect pocket trip around the Woodbine Racetrack oval for Lennon Blue Chip, and this Monday the two-year-old pacing colt was able to take full advantage and score his first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final victory.
Grassroots stars head to Kawartha Downs Thursday
October 15 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario’s top three-year-olds have cleared the first hurdle toward Grassroots glory, and are gearing up for a slate of eight $30,000 Semifinals this Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kawartha Downs.
Windsong Espoir effortless in win number eight
October 14 - WINDSOR, ON — When you are sitting on the kind of horsepower Steve Condren was in the two-year-old trotting colt Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Sunday, you can afford to be patient.
Bella Dolce wraps up Gold season with perfect record
October 13 - LONDON, ON — Bella Dolce started a little further along the Western Fair Raceway starting gate on Friday evening, but the two-year-old trotting filly delivered the same result as last week, trotting to an effortless three length Gold Final victory.
Allamerican Dice throws a winner at Flamboro on Friday
October 13 - FLAMBORO, ON — Jason Brewer piloted Docdor Doc to the fastest of four two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening, hitting the wire two and a quarter lengths on top in 1:56.
Local filly earns second spot in Grassroots standings
October 11 - WINDSOR, ON — Local favourite St Lads Seraph delivered her third straight Grassroots victory on Wednesday evening, circling the Windsor Raceway oval in 1:56.2.
MacDonell earns a Grassroots double at Flamboro
October 11 - DUNDAS, ON — Guelph resident Paul MacDonell guided a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening.
Hempt hits the jackpot with unwanted Keystone Horatio
October 11 - REXDALE, ON — Keystone Horatio will be looking to defend his Gold Final title at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, but win, lose, or draw, the two-year-old pacing colt has already accomplished far more than breeder George Hempt expected when the Harrisburg Yearling Sale rejected the youngster last fall.
Windsong Espoir shoots for win number eight Sunday
October 11 - WINDSOR, ON — Jerry Vanboekel liked Windsong Espoir from the moment he stepped into the sales ring at last fall’s Canadian Open Yearling Sale, and heading into Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway his admiration has grown with every start.
Jans Luck edges Canadette for second Trillium trophy
October 11 - REXDALE, ON — Only eight fillies lined up to compete for $73,373 in Trillium Series purse money at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday night, but they put on a spectacular show for fans, pounding down the stretch to a thrilling finish that saw only two lengths separate the winner from the seventh-place finisher.
In Fine Form ready to tackle Gold Final field Friday
October 8 - LONDON, ON — Over the last two weeks In Fine Form has demonstrated her versatility and proved that she belongs among the province’s top two-year-old trotting fillies, so anything she accomplishes in this Friday’s Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway is icing on the very sweet cake her owners have been savouring this season.
Flamboro Grassroots next step in Riverpath’s education
October 8 - DUNDAS, ON — Riverpath is the least seasoned of the two-year-old pacing colts heading into the Grassroots fray this Friday, Oct. 12 at Flamboro Downs, but trainer Robert Coulter says experience will be less of a factor than post position in the youngster’s provincial debut.
Keystone Horatio paces into Ontario Sires Stakes history
October 8 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Reigning Gold Final champion Keystone Horatio extended his win streak to three at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, and paced into the Ontario Sires Stakes record books with an outstanding 1:51 victory in the first of two $55,156 Gold Eliminations.
Secret Grin hoping to maintain Trillium Series success
October 8 - REXDALE, ON — Secret Grin has enjoyed a great deal of luck in the Trillium Series during her career, but owner Marvin Chantler is afraid her streak may come to an end this Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack when she will start from the outside Post 8 in a talent laden field.
The Mash Potato shakes ’em down at Grand River
October 8 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway wrapped up its 2007 Ontario Sires Stakes season on a high note Monday, as The Mash Potato rocketed around the Elora oval to a track record 1:59.4 score in the first of five $20,897 Grassroots divisions.
Shake That Junk rocks to second Gold Final title
October 7 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Shake That Junk earned her second two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final crown with a rock solid effort at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening.
Windsong Espoir magnificent in Gold Elimination victory
October 7 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Espoir embarrassed a talented field of two-year-old trotting colts on Sunday evening at Windsor Raceway, coming from off the pace to score an eight length Gold Elimination victory in an Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:56.
Bella Dolce adds another track record to her collection
October 6 - LONDON, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies were right on target Friday night, shattering a Western Fair Raceway track record set in 1993.
Mackcrest not relying on good looks in Grassroots battle
October 5 - ELORA, ON — When it comes to two-year-old trotting colt Mackcrest, who makes his fourth Grassroots start at Grand River Raceway on Monday, Oct. 8, trainer Frank O’Reilly says there has never been more truth to the adage ‘pretty is, as pretty does.’
Classy young pacer returns to action at Mohawk Monday
October 5 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After a three week break, Deuce Seelster returns to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday and trainer Darren McCall says the freshman pacing colt is bigger and better than he was before the rest.
Think Gold advances to Grassroots Semifinal with win
October 5 - DUNDAS, ON — Think Gold delivered his second Grassroots victory of the season at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening to lock up a berth in the lucrative post season.
Spun Sugar tops Grassroots standings with Sarnia win
October 5 - SARNIA, ON — Three-year-old pacing filly Spun Sugar picked up her second straight Grassroots victory with an impressive 1:52.4 mile at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening.
Daisy Baraness ready for Grassroots battle in Windsor
October 5 - WINDSOR, ON — Heading into the two-year-old pacing filly regular season finale at Windsor Raceway on Oct. 10, Essex resident William Matlack is philosophical about Daisy Baraness’s chances of racing beyond next Wednesday.
Steacy’s trotting trio ready for regular season finale
October 5 - DUNDAS, ON — Mark Steacy will harness three fillies in next Wednesday’s regular season finale at Flamboro Downs, and while only Travelin Supergirl will advance through to the Semifinal, all three have exhibited enough potential that the trainer is already looking forward to next year.
Style Semalu positioned for Gold Final success Sunday
October 4 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Style Semalu heads into this Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway with an impressive record of five wins in nine starts, but Dr. Lucien Paiement says it is more than her statistics that distinguish the talented two-year-old.
Shoeless White Sox hoping to sparkle in Windsor Sunday
October 3 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Espoir may sport the most impressive race record of the two-year-old trotting colts heading for Windsor Raceway this Sunday, but when the field parades onto the racetrack for their $98,048 Gold Elimination it will be the flashy Shoeless White Sox who gets all the attention.
Emerald Whisper wraps up regular season on perfect note
October 3 - DUNDAS, ON — Emerald Whisper completed a flawless regular season Grassroots campaign with a four and a half length victory at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening.
Attention to detail earns Twin B Impact Grassroots glory
October 3 - WINDSOR, ON — Two weeks of preparation paid off for local horsemen Paul and David Edwards as three-year-old pacing colt Twin B Impact scored an upset victory in his Grassroots division at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening and earned a berth in the lucrative post season.
Lady Mach in top shape heading into Hiawatha Grassroots
October 2 - SARNIA, ON — She has only been in his barn for seven weeks, and she probably won’t make the post season, but heading into Thursday’s Grassroots finale at Hiawatha Horse Park, trainer Jim Ainsworth says Lady Mach is the best three-year-old pacing filly in his barn.
Record setting fillies target Western Fair this Friday
October 2 - LONDON, ON — Having set Ontario Sires Stakes speed records over seven-eighths and five-eighths mile ovals in their first four Gold Series starts, the province’s remarkably gifted two-year-old trotting fillies will take aim on the half-mile OSS record when they gather at Western Fair Raceway this Friday, Oct. 5 for a trio of $35,399 Gold Eliminations.
Think Gold focused on Grassroots at Flamboro Thursday
October 1 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts wrap up their Grassroots regular season at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, and trainer Joe Stutzman is hoping Think Gold can deliver a top performance and extend his sophomore campaign through the end of October.
Brigham Dream circles Mohawk in OSS record style
October 1 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Sophomore trotting filly Brigham Dream used a classic pocket trip as a springboard to an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance in Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack.