Archives for October '11
Horses Eligible to OSS Gold Super Finals
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Favourites fall in Gold Finals at Woodbine
October 15 - TORONTO, OCT. 15, 2011 — The third straight night of Gold Final action at Woodbine Racetrack delivered some unexpected results, as the favourites in both $170,000 contests had to settle for less than the lion’s share.
Two-year-old stars shine at Woodbine Friday
October 14 - TORONTO, ON — Friday marked the midway point in three nights of outstanding Gold Final action at Woodbine Racetrack, and after capturing both Gold Finals on Thursday, young reinsman Scott Zeron added another win and a second to his resume this evening.
Young Oakville reinsman scores Gold Final double
October 13 - TORONTO, ON — Oakville resident Scott Zeron captured both Gold Finals at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening, delivering one upset and one expected result.
Kopas trainees hoping to shine at Woodbine Friday
October 11 - TORONTO, ON — The second straight evening of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final action at Woodbine Racetrack this week features the two-year-old pacing fillies and the two-year-old trotting colts, and trainer John Kopas will harness one entry in each of the Friday evening contests.
Fate handed Moiseyev the keys to Daylon Magician
October 11 - TORONTO, ON — Sixteen months ago Jack Moiseyev was asked to drive a two-year-old trotter in a baby race at Mohawk Racetrack. The veteran reinsman agreed, and returned to the paddock two minutes later a charter member of the Daylon Magician fan club.
Gold Final champs hope to retain their titles Thursday
October 10 - TORONTO, ON — On Thursday, Oct. 13 Ontario’s top three-year-old pacing fillies and two-year-old trotting fillies will kick off three straight nights of Gold Final action at Woodbine Racetrack.
Warrawee Needy spectacular in OSS record effort
October 10 - TORONTO, ON — Looking like he was out for a Sunday afternoon stroll, two-year-old pacing colt Warrawee Needy cruised into the Ontario Sires Stakes record books with an outstanding 1:49.4 performance at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening.
Magic Wheel finally strikes Gold in Windsor
October 9 - WINDSOR, ON — No worse than third in four previous Gold Series starts, three-year-old trotting filly Magic Wheel finally found the winner’s circle at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Freshmen impressive in Gold Eliminations at Woodbine
October 8 - TORONTO, ON — For the second straight night, the favourites brought their ‘A’ game to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Woodbine Racetrack.
Top pacing colts gearing up for Monday’s battle
October 6 - TORONTO, ON — The field for Monday’s $170,000 Gold Final may be small, but Woodbine Racetrack fans are looking forward to a no-holds barred showdown between previous Gold Final winners Warrawee Needy, I Found My Beach and Machapelo.
Miss Paris and Circles cruise to Gold Elimination victory
October 6 - TORONTO, ON — There were few surprises at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening, as the favourites in both two-year-old trotting filly Gold Eliminations sailed home to effortless victories.
Oh Sweet Baby hoping to repeat in Windsor Sunday
October 5 - WINDSOR, ON — Oh Sweet Baby’s summer was not without drama, but the three-year-old trotting filly still amassed over $200,000 and hopes to add to that total in Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway.
Grassroots champion steps up to Gold Series Friday
October 4 - TORONTO, ON — She conquered the Grassroots fillies last weekend, and on Friday night Eat Me Up will test her skills against the province’s upper tier competitors in a $40,000 Gold Elimination at Woodbine Racetrack.
No elims for sophomore filly pace at Woodbine
October 3 - TORONTO, ON — Eight 3-year-old filly pacers were entered this morning (Monday) for the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Elimination scheduled to be contested on Thursday, October 6 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Frisky Strike a pleasure to have in the barn
October 3 - TORONTO, ON — Trainer Bruce MacDonald would love to have a barn full of horses like two-year-old trotting filly Frisky Strike, who makes her ninth lifetime start in Gold Elimination action at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening.
Grassroots season comes to spectacular close at Mohawk
October 2 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario’s top pacers and trotters put on an impressive show for Mohawk Racetrack fans on Saturday evening as they battled in eight $100,000 Grassroots Championships.
Oh Sweet Baby claims third Gold Elimination trophy
October 2 - WINDSOR, ON — Exactly three months after her last Gold Series victory, Oh Sweet Baby returned to the provincial winner’s circle with an impressive front end effort at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Win The Thrill win caps “miracle year” for Dundas woman
October 2 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — While Ontario’s talented Grassroots competitors prepared to battle in eight $100,000 finals at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, the finalists from Win The Thrill events across the province were crossing their fingers in hopes of winning a share in the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association’s New Owner Mentoring program.