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2003-06-07T00:00:00-04:00June 7, 2003|

Espirit Seelster victorious in Elmira Trillium

ELMIRA — After two weeks of starting on the outside, Espirit Seelster drew Post 2 for her Trillium Series division at Elmira Raceway on Friday night and the three-year-old pacing filly took full advantage of the inside position, scoring a 1:56.3 victory. In rein to Mike Sumner, the Grassroots regular shadowed pacesetter Fan For Life

2003-06-05T00:00:00-04:00June 5, 2003|

OHRIA executives receive Golden Jubilee Medal

MISSISSAUGA — In a private function on Friday, May 23 the Honourable David Tsubouchi, Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet and Minister of Culture, awarded Jane Holmes and George Kelly the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. "I want to congratulate George and Jane on their outstanding contribution to the enhancement and advancement of the horse

2003-06-02T00:00:00-04:00June 2, 2003|

Fillies prepare for Trillium skirmish at Elmira

ELMIRA — Elmira Raceway fans will recognize several of the three-year-old pacing fillies competing in this Friday's $68,000 Trillium Series event. Rhiannon O Rhye, Wendys Rocket, Putnam Kelly and Thelma all competed in the Gold Series Final at Elmira last week. The quartet will be hoping their experience on the half-mile oval gives them an

2003-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2003|

Lucky Irma flawless in Elmira Gold Series

ELMIRA — Lucky Irma swept to her first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final victory on Friday night at Elmira Raceway, providing clear proof that she will be a player among the top three-year-old pacing fillies this season. The Camluck daughter and driver Dave Boughton fired off the gate from Post 2 and sprinted by Putnam

2003-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2003|

Sir Luck strikes Gold in Sarnia

SARNIA — Hiawatha Horse Park fans were treated to an outstanding battle in Thursday night's $130,000 Gold Series Final that saw last year's recipient of the Two-year-old Pacing Colt of the Year award make his first trip to the winner's circle this season. Using a come-from-behind strategy rarely glimpsed during last year's championship campaign, Sir

2003-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2003|

Calculated gamble pays off for Gillard

ELMIRA, MAY 26, 2003 — When Stephen Gillard saw that the first Gold Series for three-year-old pacing fillies would be hosted by Elmira Raceway the Tavistock resident decided Rhiannon O Rhye would make her 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes debut against the top fillies in the province. The decision proved to be a wise one as

2003-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2003|

Robinson’s deck stacked for Hiawatha Gold Final

SARNIA — With four talented colts making the return trip to Hiawatha Horse Park for the $130,000 Gold Final on Thursday night, trainer Bill Robinson has a legitimate chance to sweep the top three placings. However, the Hagersville resident says the competition is so tough in the three-year-old pacing colt division that the outcome is

2003-05-25T00:00:00-04:00May 25, 2003|

Jar Jar Binx claims Trillium win in Dresden

DRESDEN — Jar Jar Binx stepped off the fastest mile of three Trillium Series divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The three-year-old trotting filly earned the narrow victory in a personal best 2:02.1. With Ray McLean, Jr. at the controls Jar Jar Binx sat third throughout the mile as pacesetters Odee Angelina and Wayne

2003-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2003|

Colts deliver speed and excitement at Hiawatha

SARNIA — Making their Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, the three-year-old pacing colts made it clear that the competition would be fast and furious for the Gold Series crown this season. The colts roared out of the starting gate in Race 3 with Sir Luck, the heavy favourite along

2003-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2003|

Longshots reign in Elmira Raceway Gold Series

ELMIRA — Ontario's top three-year-old pacing fillies made their Gold Series debut in the pouring rain at Elmira Raceway on Friday evening. The deluge was enough to cause Elmira racing officials to rate the half-mile oval three seconds slower than normal and may have been a factor in the winning efforts by a pair of