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

Wake Up And Drive impressive in OSS debut

DUNDAS, ON — Wake Up And Drive stepped off the sharpest mile of four Gold Series Eliminations at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon. The two-year-old trotting colt performed like a seasoned veteran, firing to the front from Post 5 and rolling steadily through fractions of :30, 1:02.3 and 1:32.4 en route to the 2:03.2 victory.

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.

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

Sophomore trotting fillies in Gold spotlight at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement arrives at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night with an impressive line up of three-year-old trotting fillies competing in three $36,407 Gold Eliminations. With reigning Gold Final champ For The Luva Moni sidelined due to illness, the door is open for one of the 21 contestants in Saturday's event

2003-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2003|

Emersons Aah Jewel sparkles in Elmira Grassroots

ELMIRA, ON — Elmira Raceway hosted a record number of three-year-old pacing colts on Monday evening and Emersons Aah Jewel recorded the fastest victory of the 12 Grassroots divisions with a 1:56.1 score in the seventh race. In rein to Reg Gassien, Emersons Aah Jewel tailed pacesetter Au Rumba through fractions of :29, :58.4 and

2003-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2003|

Freshman trotting fillies debut at Rideau Friday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway continues its action packed stakes season with four Trillium Series divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening. Open to any filly owned by a resident of Ontario, regardless of where she was sired, the Trillium Series is worth a total of $73,104 on Friday. Among the youngsters

2003-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2003|

Budd heads to Ottawa with freshman dream team

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway welcomes back the two-year-old pacing colts for their $130,000 Gold Final on Thursday evening, including three youngsters from the Bill Budd stable. Budd, who trained Ontario Sires Stakes star Sir Luck to a $1 million freshman season in 2002, will harness elimination winner Duke Of Luck, Gerrys Rocket and

2003-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2003|

Trotting colts invade Hiawatha Horse Park Thursday

SARNIA, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts. The colts opened their sophomore season on May 19 at Elmira Raceway and are eager to collect the second set of points that could carry them into the Grassroots post season. Among

2003-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2003|

Elmira hosts freshman pacing filly Grassroots opener

ELMIRA, ON — For the second time this week the excitement of the Ontario Sires Stakes program returns to Elmira Raceway. On Friday evening four divisions of two-year-old pacing fillies will compete in their first Grassroots event, with a total of $118,680 up for grabs. With a sparkling runner-up finish in a 1:59.3 mile at

2003-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2003|

Budd’s second string the envy of all

DUNDAS, ON — When Bill Budd ships into Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon for the three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series Eliminations he will be hauling the kind of second string that most trainers only dream about. With his top sophomore colts Sir Luck and Boulder Creek headed to the Meadowlands in New Jersey for the

2003-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2003|

JM Vangogh battles to Gold Elimination win

WINDSOR, ON — Sunday evening's three-year-old trotting colt Gold Eliminations at Windsor Raceway featured a pair of upsets that make next weekend's Gold Final a wide open affair. With the absence of early favourite Meadowview Sunny, who was scratched due to illness from the first elimination, fans sent Hawaiian Clipper off as their top choice