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2003-07-05T00:00:00-04:00July 5, 2003|

Trotting fillies make provincial debut in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Sno Doubt About It stepped off the fastest mile in four Trillium Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening. Sent off as the heavy favourite in Race 3, the two-year-old trotting filly did not disappoint her fans. Leaving from Post 6 with Rideau regular Darrell Coville in the race bike,

2003-07-05T00:00:00-04:00July 5, 2003|

Wanabeamillionaire posts Gold win in first start

FRASERVILLE, ON — Wanabeamillionaire looked sharp in her 2003 debut at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening, capturing the fastest of three Gold Series Eliminations for the sophomore trotting fillies. The Mr Lavec daughter and driver Trevor Ritchie fired off the gate from Post 2 and relaxed on the front end, rolling through fractions of :28.2,

2003-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2003|

Lovefest delivers impressive Grassroots debut

ELMIRA, ON — When Larry Clements watched Lovefest score the fastest win of four Grassroots divisions at Elmira Raceway on Friday night, the Listowel owner could not help but feel a pang of regret. He and trainer Mark Etsell had considered sending the Village Jiffy daughter to the Gold Series at Woodbine Racetrack on June

2003-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2003|

Ritchie scores driving hat trick in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Trotting specialist Trevor Ritchie picked up the catch drive on Red Hot Survivor in Thursday night's Grassroots event at Hiawatha Horse Park and piloted the three-year-old trotting colt to a lifetime best mark just three-fifths of a second off the track record. Leaving from Post 4 in the second race, Ritchie settled

2003-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2003|

Famous Seelster equals OSS record at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Famous Seelster extended his win streak to three with an Ontario Sires Stakes record equalling performance in Gold Elimination action at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon. The Bill Budd trainee delivered a classic come-from-behind effort to score the 1:52.1 win, matching the three-year-old pacing colt OSS record set at Flamboro by Pacific

2003-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2003|

Shakes will harness two in $130,000 Gold Final

DUNDAS, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts return to Flamboro Downs on Wednesday, trainer Paul Shakes will be sending a pair of talented Angus Hall sons after a share of the $130,000 Gold Final purse. Disturbed earned his way into the Gold Final with an impressive wire-to-wire victory from Post 7 in last week's

2003-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2003|

Bargain filly ready for shot at OSS Gold

REXDALE, ON — When the two-year-old fillies line up behind the starting gate for their first $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, trainer Ian Downey will be feeling less pressure than many of his peers. When Downey's filly Josee Rocket won her $44,414 elimination last week she repaid her $5,500 purchase price,

2003-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2003|

Comeback colt looks for first Gold Final win Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — If JM Vangogh can pull off a victory in the $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening it will put the icing on the three-year-old trotting colt's remarkable come back from a devastating fall last October. Trainer-driver Ron Waples is still unsure why the trotter fell in the freshman Gold

2003-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2003|

Groovie Day surprises trainer, fans in Gold Final

GLOUCESTER, ON — In the days leading up to Thursday evening's Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway trainer Bill Budd was confident that Duke Of Luck was the nicest two-year-old pacing colt in his Carlisle barn. And through the early stages of the race there was no indication that the veteran trainer's assessment was anything

2003-07-02T00:00:00-04:00July 2, 2003|

Grasroots colts awesome at Georgian Downs

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's two-year-old pacing colts opened their Grassroots season at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening with a remarkable display of talent that saw four of seven divisions go faster than 1:57. Grin Tin Tin and driver Michael Langdon claimed the fastest mile of the evening with their 1:56 score in the second race.