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2003-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2003|

Gilchrist will harness two in Gold Series Thursday

GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway opens the two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes season with three Gold Series Eliminations for the talented pacing colts on Thursday evening. Twenty-three novice pacers will line up behind the gate on Thursday, competing for a total of $124,537. Among the youngsters attempting to carve out a niche on the provincial

2003-06-22T00:00:00-04:00June 22, 2003|

Lucys Fame dominates Trillium field

INNISFIL, ON — When the gate started rolling before Race 6 at Georgian Downs on Saturday night, the seven freshman pacing fillies lined up behind it looked every inch the beginners they are. However, seconds later the fillies had shed their first start butterflies and were roaring into the first turn like a group of

2003-06-20T00:00:00-04:00June 20, 2003|

Hot Shot Rocket repeats in Grassroots

SARNIA, ON — Espirit Seelster established a two-race win streak and lowered her personal best by one and three-fifths seconds with an impressive 1:55 victory in Grassroots action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday. Fresh off a victory in Trillium Series action at Elmira Raceway on June 6, the Camluck filly and driver Mike Sumner

2003-06-19T00:00:00-04:00June 19, 2003|

Armbro Athletic in top form heading into Gold Final

REXDALE, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies line up behind the gate at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, William Childs will be standing at the rail ready to cheer home elimination winner Armbro Athletic. The Burlington resident shares ownership of the Village Jiffy daughter with his The Whim Stable partner Rodney McGrath of Burlington,

2003-06-18T00:00:00-04:00June 18, 2003|

Two-year-olds debut at Georgian Downs Saturday

INNISFIL — Seven two-year-old pacing fillies will brave the provincial waters for the first time on Saturday evening in an $80,531 Trillium Series contest over Georgian Downs' five-eighths mile oval. Six Ontario-breds and one Ohio-bred youngster will kick start their season in the Trillium, open to any Ontario-owned filly, and Georgian Downs odds makers have

2003-06-17T00:00:00-04:00June 17, 2003|

Burning Point on fire at Woodbine

REXDALE — Ontario's top three-year-old pacing fillies put on an impressive display for Woodbine Racetrack fans Monday evening with Burning Point recording the quickest victory, a 1:52.1 score in the third Gold Series Elimination. The Camluck filly received a textbook steer from driver Kevin Wallis, stalking pacesetter Lucky Irma from third through fractions of :26,

2003-06-17T00:00:00-04:00June 17, 2003|

Harness racing youth camp returns to Ontario

Mississauga, ON — For the second consecutive year the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) Summer Camp will be coming back to Ontario from July 6 to July 10 at Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks. Twelve lucky children between the ages of 11 and 13 will get the opportunity to experience harness racing from a "hands-on" perspective

2003-06-16T00:00:00-04:00June 16, 2003|

Point race heats up in Hiawatha Grassroots

SARNIA, JUNE 16, 2003 — Hiawatha Horse Park hosts an impressive line up of three-year-old pacing fillies in their second Grassroots event on Thursday evening. Five winners from the Grassroots season opener at Dresden Raceway will be looking to pad their point tally at Hiawatha, including Gowen Away, who will start from Post 4 in

2003-06-12T00:00:00-04:00June 12, 2003|

Lucky Irma makes her Woodbine debut Monday

REXDALE — Reigning Gold Series champ Lucky Irma will make her first foray to Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening for the second Gold Elimination of her career. The three-year-old pacing filly captured both her elimination and the $130,000 Gold Final over Elmira Raceway's half-mile oval in May, and trainer William MacTavish is hoping she can

2003-06-12T00:00:00-04:00June 12, 2003|

Camluck elected to Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

MISSISSAUGA, ON — On August 28 leading Ontario Sires Stakes stallion Camluck will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Woodbine Racetrack. Camluck took his first steps down the Hall of Fame path as a three-year-old when he captured several stakes races, including the Provincial Cup. Trained by Robert McIntosh, the