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2003-11-02T00:00:00-05:00November 2, 2003|

Jasper Avenue storms to track and OSS record in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Jasper Avenue scored a minor upset in Gold Final action at Windsor Raceway on Saturday evening and rewrote the track and Ontario Sires Stakes record books in the process. The Village Jasper daughter and driver Paul MacDonell abandoned their usual come-from-behind tactics in favour of an impressive front-end effort that saw them

2003-11-01T00:00:00-05:00November 1, 2003|

McNair and McLean capture pair of Grassroots Finals

LONDON, ON — Fans enjoying Western Fair Raceway's Grand Opening celebrations on Friday were treated to balmy weather and an outstanding evening of racing from the two-year-old Grassroots finalists. Ontario's top freshman trotting colts kicked off the Grassroots Championships in the seventh race and Linda Duncan and Eatonmeadow Clyde stepped off a 2:01.4 victory for

2003-11-01T00:00:00-05:00November 1, 2003|

Serious Comfort lowers OSS record at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Serious Comfort and Roger Mayotte executed their pre-race strategy perfectly to record an Ontario Sires Stakes record in the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday evening. "Me and Roy (Jeffries) talked it over before the race and we thought following Doug (Brown) would be a better idea than him

2003-10-30T00:00:00-05:00October 30, 2003|

Battles expected in Grassroots Championships

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. "It will be a lot tougher this week, especially going for $100,000. Everybody will be putting the pedal to the

2003-10-30T00:00:00-05:00October 30, 2003|

Gold Series novice looks for $130,000 win Sunday

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. "Not only is he good, he's the freshest colt

2003-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2003|

Trotting colts return to London Saturday

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

2003-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2003|

Battle looms for McIntosh fillies in Gold Final

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. After dominating the elimination round Bob McIntosh trainees Please Me Please and Remember When have drawn opposite sides of the starting gate, but the

2003-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2003|

Berth in Grassroots Final a bonus for MacLean

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. The "Evening of Elegance" promises to be memorable both on track and off, and Ronnie MacLean plans to enjoy every moment of it. "I wasn't

2003-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2003|

Owners enjoying Invitro’s OSS success

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. Only eight pacing fillies elected to return to the Campbellville oval for Saturday's Final, but Murray Ross notes that the cream of the crop will all be

2003-10-27T00:00:00-05:00October 27, 2003|

Queen Of Jewels earns second Gold Final win

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. With regular reinsman Steve Condren in the race bike, the King Conch daughter settled into fifth position as Wescott and favourite For The Luva Moni carved early