Archives for September '03
Feathery Fame destroys Clinton speed record
September 29 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway’s September showcase of the Ontario Sires Stakes program wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with an outstanding speed show by the three-year-old pacing fillies.
Pacing colts put on speed show for Dresden finale
September 29 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway wrapped up its 2003 season with an exceptional program on Sunday afternoon, highlighted by seven lightning fast miles by the three-year-old pacing colts.
For The Luva Moni posts impressive elimination win
September 29 - DUNDAS, ON — For The Luva Moni served up an impressive Gold Elimination victory at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, trotting to a come-from-behind victory in 1:58.3, just two-fifths of a second off the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Please Me Please, Burning Point impressive in Ottawa
September 29 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans can look forward to an exciting showdown when Sunday’s Gold Elimination winners return to the Gloucester oval for their $130,000 Gold Final next weekend.
Peaceful Way flawless in Gold Final win
September 29 - WINDSOR, ON — Peaceful Way’s performance in Sunday’s Gold Final at Windsor Raceway belied the filly’s tender age and limited experience on the racetrack. The freshman trotting lass toiled on the outside through the entire mile like a seasoned veteran and then easily disposed of her peers through the stretch to score her fourth straight victory.
Cincinnati Kid all business heading into Gold Final
September 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When Cincinnati Kid clocked an Ontario Sires Stakes record in his Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack last week, Anne Schlichtig experienced one of the most satisfying moments of her training career. After months of patient repetition things had finally clicked for the nervous two-year-old trotting colt, who is the early favourite for this Thursday’s $130,000 Gold Final.
Freshman Trillium Series wraps up at Flamboro
September 29 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs hosts a trio of Trillium Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Friday afternoon and trainer Rick McNeill is hoping his entry of Dreamcometrue and One Hot Beach can claim some of the $80,460 up for grabs at the Dundas half-mile.
Putasmileon captures second Gold Final
September 29 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Putasmileon shaved a full second off his personal best capturing the $130,000 Gold Final for two-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening.
SOS Hotshot shows off in Hiawatha Grassroots
September 28 - SARNIA, ON — SOS Hotshot delivered an impressive performance in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening to claim her first Ontario Sires Stakes victory in a sharp 2:00.3.
Local filly Oh Emma captures second Grassroots win
September 28 - INNISFIL, ON — Crown Royalty came within a breath of equalling the three-year-old trotting filly track record at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening.
Strauss scores driving double in Grassroots
September 27 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Veteran reinsman Tom Strauss scored a driving double at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening, piloting the winners in two of four Grassroots divisions for the talented three-year-old trotting colts.
OSS takes centre stage at Mohawk Monday
September 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mohawk Racetrack features an impressive line-up of Ontario-sired talent on Monday evening with a $130,000 Gold Final for the two-year-old pacing colts and a pair of Gold Series Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Princetown Michael earns Grassroots crown in Sarnia
September 26 - SARNIA, ON — Doug Brown piloted Princetown Michael to the fastest win in six Grassroots divisions at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening.
Cincinnati Kid trots to OSS record at Mohawk
September 26 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Completely oblivious to the cool September evening, Cincinnati Kid scorched around Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday to post a new Ontario Sires Stakes record and match the two-year-old trotting colt track record of 1:56.1.
Serious Comfort sails to Gold Final win at Flamboro
September 26 - DUNDAS, ON — Serious Comfort romped to a 1:56 victory in the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening, extending her win streak to an impressive three races.
For The Luva Moni in top condition for Flamboro event
September 25 - DUNDAS, ON — When the three-year-old trotting fillies arrive at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening for their second last Gold Series event, division leader For The Luva Moni will be looking for her third straight victory and the eighth win in an 11-race season that has yet to see her finish out of the top three.
Speed and cake on the menu at Dresden Sunday
September 25 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway wraps up another outstanding season on Sunday afternoon with an exciting program on and off the racetrack.
McHale looks forward to filly’s homecoming Sunday
September 25 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway wraps up an exciting weekend of Ontario Sires Stakes action with a pair of Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening, and no one is more thrilled to have the talented group in Ottawa than Woodlawn resident Ed McHale.
Windsor showcases Ontario Sires Stakes stars
September 25 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway’s Sunday evening program features an exceptional line up of Ontario Sires Stakes action, including the $130,000 Gold Final for the two-year-old trotting fillies and three Gold Eliminations for the provincial program’s marquee division, the three-year-old pacing colts.
Shesmokesem hoping to extend Grassroots season
September 24 - INNISFIL, ON — Heading into the second last Grassroots event of their Ontario Sires Stakes career, the pressure is on the three-year-old trotting fillies to secure a berth in the lucrative post season. For many of the fillies hovering near the cut off point, a top two finish at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening could be the deciding factor.
Trotters return to Hiawatha on Saturday
September 24 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park fans will get a second dose of Ontario Sires Stakes excitement this week when the two-year-old trotting fillies roll into town Saturday evening for their fifth Grassroots event.
Clinton celebrates Sires Stakes’ 30th anniversary Sunday
September 24 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway wraps up its September showcase of the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Sunday afternoon with eight Grassroots divisions for the talented three-year-old pacing fillies, and a Birthday Bash in celebration of the provincial program’s 30th anniversary.
Grin Tin Tin scores fourth straight in Gold Elim
September 23 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Grin Tin Tin extended his win streak to four with a 1:56.4 victory in his Gold Series Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, over a track rated three seconds slower than normal.
Leading duo start four in Ottawa Grassroots
September 23 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Bob McIntosh and Don McElroy, the leading Ontario Sires Stakes trainer and driver for the last two years, will send four sophomore trotting colts behind the gate at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Peaceful Way makes impressive OSS debut
September 22 - WINDSOR, ON — Peaceful Way stepped off an impressive victory at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening, capturing her Gold Series Elimination in 1:58.1.
Taylor Lynne primed for Gold Final battle
September 22 - DUNDAS, ON — Heading into Friday evening’s $130,000 Gold Final driver Jody Jamieson knows he and Taylor Lynne are in for a stiff battle, but the Dundas resident is confident that the two-year-old pacing filly will be up to the challenge.
Freshman trotting colts congregate at Mohawk Thursday
September 22 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After a month-long break in Gold Series action, Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting colts star in a pair of Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening.
Trotting colt has already made it in Annett’s eyes
September 22 - SARNIA, ON — B Cor Automakeit may not be the favourite heading into his Grassroots division at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, but the fact that he will compete in the provincial program at his owner’s local oval is enough to put a smile on Janice Annett’s face.
Lola J scores first victory in Grassroots action
September 21 - INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans were treated to an outstanding evening of racing by Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, complete with tight finishes and impressive miles.
Record falls as freshman colts scorch around Clinton
September 21 - CLINTON, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts put on a speed show for Clinton Raceway fans Sunday afternoon that saw the track record lowered by three-fifths of a second and nine of 10 Grassroots divisions go faster than 2:00.
Freshman fillies deliver in spite of rain
September 19 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies did not let a day of rain dampen their on-track performances in a pair of Gold Series Eliminations at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon.
Lola J makes Grassroots debut at Georgian Downs
September 18 - INNISFILL, ON — After a five-week hiatus, Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Georgian Downs on Saturday evening with nine Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
Cozy Xample looking forward to Clinton homecoming
September 18 - CLINTON, ON — An impressive line up of two-year-old pacing colts are headed to Clinton Raceway Sunday afternoon for the second last Grassroots event of the season.
Competition heats up as trotting fillies head to Windsor
September 18 - WINDSOR, ON — With only two Gold Series events remaining on the two-year-old trotting fillies’ schedule, the competition will be intense at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.
Two-year-old pacing colts flock to Mohawk for Gold
September 18 - CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening with four outstanding Gold Eliminations for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Waterdown trainer sends three freshmen to Gold Series
September 15 - DUNDAS, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon with two Gold Series Eliminations for the talented two-year-old pacing fillies.
Two of a kind for Ritchie and Thorne in Sudbury wild card
September 14 - SUDBURY, ON — Jim Ritchie and Bud Thorne teamed up for a pair of wins at Sudbury Downs on Saturday night, capturing two of six freshman trotting colt Grassroots wild card divisions.
Gold Series fillies cash in on Grassroots wild card
September 14 - CLINTON, ON — A pair of top Gold Series fillies padded their bank accounts with victories in Grassroots wild card action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Filly hoping for home field advantage in Clinton
September 10 - CLINTON, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Marclif Victoria makes her hometown debut in Grassroots wild card action at Clinton Raceway on Sunday.
Henry’s send seven to Sudbury for Grassroots wild card
September 9 - SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs wraps up an outstanding season of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Saturday with its third straight Grassroots wild card event.
Passion Lincoln remains undefeated in Grassroots
September 7 - SUDBURY, ON — Passion Lincoln maintained his status as top dog in the two-year-old pacing colt division with a victory at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening.
Trio of drivers score doubles in Clinton Grassroots
September 7 - CLINTON, ON — It was a tough afternoon for favourites at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, as only two of the fans’ top choices delivered in six Grassroots divisions.
McIntosh sends talented trio to post Sunday
September 3 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway kicks off an outstanding four week stretch of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Sunday with six Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Dream Alone leaps up standings with Dresden win
September 2 - DRESDEN, ON — Dream Alone posted the quickest of seven Grassroots divisions on Dresden Raceway’s Fan Appreciation program Monday afternoon.
Gassien scores driving hat trick in Grassroots
September 2 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies wrapped up Quinte Raceway’s 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Monday afternoon with eight impressive Grassroots divisions.
Passion Lincoln takes aim on fourth win Saturday
September 2 - SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury Downs fans get a second straight dose of Grassroots wild card excitement when the two-year-old pacing colts arrive in town on Saturday night for seven divisions.
McLean captures a trio of Grassroots win in Hanover
September 1 - HANOVER, ON — Driver Ray McLean, Jr. captured three Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night including one of two 1:55.3 miles with Gold Series regular Jimmy Crack Cohen.
Mystical Dawn sharp in Sudbury Grassroots
September 1 - SUDBURY, ON — Mystical Dawn delivered the fastest victory in six Grassroots events at Sudbury Downs on Saturday evening and jumped into fourth spot in the three-year-old pacing filly division standings.