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2003-05-21T00:00:00-04:00May 21, 2003|

Bourgon hoping for safety in numbers at Dresden

DRESDEN — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement is back in Dresden this weekend with three Trillium Series divisions for the sophomore trotting fillies. The Trillium Series is open to Ontario-sired fillies and fillies bred outside the province, but purchased by Ontario residents. On Sunday afternoon three American-bred fillies will battle 17 of their Ontario-bred peers over

2003-05-20T00:00:00-04:00May 20, 2003|

Henry trainees post pair of wins in Elmira Grassroots

ELMIRA — From nine contestants in Monday evening's Grassroots event at Elmira Raceway, the Henry Stables of Arthur took home two trophies, two runner-up cheques and one third, one fourth and one fifth-place pay stub for a grand total of $31,500 in Ontario Sires Stakes purse money. Heading the list of triumphs from the Henry

2003-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2003|

OSS aristocrats kick off 2003 season in Sarnia

SARNIA — On Thursday evening Hiawatha Horse Park will host a pair of Gold Series Eliminations for the aristocrats of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, and trainer Jim Ainsworth is hoping Major Memory can find his niche among the elite. The three-year-old pacing gelding makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut from Post 8 in the

2003-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2003|

Trotters wow jam-packed crowd at Mohawk Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE — Thousands of people on hand for Mohawk Racetrack's special Victoria Day festivities were treated to a pair of outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Finals on Sunday night. In the fifth race fans roared as three-year-old trotting fillies For The Luva Moni and North To Alaska battled down the stretch, just a half length

2003-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2003|

Gifted pacing fillies primed for sophomore season

ELMIRA — Elmira Raceway fans will be treated to one of the most exciting divisions in the Ontario Sires Stakes on Friday evening when the three-year-old pacing fillies bring their high speed act to the half-mile oval. Only 16 fillies will head to Elmira to challenge last season's top money winner Northern Harmony, Super Final

2003-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2003|

Pair of Henry fillies winners in Belleville

BELLEVILLE — St Lads Abby scored the fastest win in five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies at Quinte Raceway on Monday afternoon, hitting the wire eight lengths in front of the competition in 2:04.2. Wayne Henry sent St Lads Abby after the lead just past the :30.4 opening quarter and the Incredible Abe

2003-05-18T00:00:00-04:00May 18, 2003|

Speed record shattered at Woodstock Saturday

WOODSTOCK — The thermometer may have read 12 degrees Celsius Saturday afternoon, but things were significantly warmer at Woodstock Raceway where 12 divisions of Ontario-sired three-year-old pacing colts fired around the half-mile oval in track record time. Directive's 1992 record was lowered for the first time in Race 6 when Kuche and driver Randy Waples

2003-05-16T00:00:00-04:00May 16, 2003|

Pint-sized owner looking forward to Elmira Grassroots

ELMIRA — Ty Henry, half owner of three-year-old trotter Canadian Banker, will get to see his horse race for the first time on Monday evening at Elmira Raceway — as long as his mom and dad allow him to stay up past his bedtime. "He'll probably be there, as long as we're not in too

2003-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2003|

Trotting fillies ready to heat up Belleville oval

BELLEVILLE — Victoria Day normally kicks off the warm weather season in Ontario, but this year fans at Quinte Raceway will be relying on five Ontario Sires Stakes divisions of three-year-old trotting fillies to raise the temperature around the half-mile oval. Last season's Grassroots Champion Designable will warm things up from Post 7 in the

2003-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2003|

Pacing fillies celebrate Victoria Day in Dresden

DRESDEN — Dresden Raceway throws open the doors on another family friendly season of harness racing this Monday at 1 pm, featuring eight divisions of three-year-old pacing fillies in their first Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event of the season. The fillies will battle for provincial glory during the track's Victoria Day celebrations and the calibre