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2008-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2008|

St Lads Popcorn refuses to relinquish Gold Final crown

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes sweetheart St Lads Popcorn kept a firm hold on her Gold Final crown with an impressive 1:52.3 victory in Friday's $120,000 battle at Mohawk Racetrack. After Shacked Up brought the filly's win streak to a halt in last week's elimination round, even trainer Jack Darling wondered if St Lads

2008-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2008|

Whatta Hotty aiming to keep her cool in Gold Final

DUNDAS, ON — Whatta Hotty's path to the winner's circle was far longer than her connections expected, but as the three-year-old trotting fillies head back to Flamboro Downs for their second last Gold Final on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the filly's elimination win has cemented her as one of the favourites in the $120,000 contest. "That

2008-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2008|

Michael Whelan guides fillies to Grassroots success

DUNDAS, ON — Dundas resident Michael Whelan scored a Grassroots driving double at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening, piloting three-year-old pacing fillies Dreamfair Shannie and Greek Beach to victory in the last two $20,000 divisions. Awarded the advantageous Post 1 in the draw, Whelan put Dreamfair Shannie's quick early speed to good use, reaching the

2008-09-19T00:00:00-04:00September 19, 2008|

Race for the post season heats up in trotting filly ranks

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs will wrap up a spectacular season of Ontario Sires Stakes action on Tuesday, Sept. 23 with five Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. A total of $100,000 will be on the line, along with valuable Grassroots points as the fillies battle for a berth in the post season. Among

2008-09-17T00:00:00-04:00September 17, 2008|

Define The World hoping to stretch his wings

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — He heads to Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday as the reigning Gold Final champion, but there is more at stake for three-year-old trotter Define The World than another piece of Gold Series hardware. "The owner is toying with the idea of supplementing him to the Kentucky Futurity," explains trainer John Bax. "Depending on

2008-09-17T00:00:00-04:00September 17, 2008|

Trillium Series is continuing education for Lunar Stream

INNISFIL, ON — Heading into Saturday's Trillium Series event at Georgian Downs, two-year-old trotting filly Lunar Stream is looking to expand her education and gain some confidence in her ability. The daughter of Kadabra and $147,027 winner Limitless Sky has been steady and consistent through her first seven starts, but so far all she has

2008-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2008|

Briar Goes West ready to shake things up Friday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Mark Austin expects that Briar Goes West will need a new strategy to vie for a Gold Final title at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday night. The two-year-old pacing filly heads into the $120,000 Gold Final off an impressive come from behind victory in last week's elimination round, but the Fergus resident does

2008-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2008|

Mohawk serves fans an OSS feast on Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Chancey Lady will be looking to defend her Gold Final title at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, but trainer John Pentland says the three-year-old pacing filly might still be a week or two short of her best effort after missing five weeks due to sickness. "She was sick, she was really sick,"

2008-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2008|

Late blooming Rock Rico sharp in Grassroots victory

FRASERVILLE, ON — Rock Rico burst onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene with an impressive 1:56.4 victory in Grassroots action at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening. The three-year-old trotting colt and driver Bill O'Donnell fired off the starting gate from Post 4 and carved fractions of :29.1, :58.1 and 1:27.1, then dug in down the

2008-09-15T00:00:00-04:00September 15, 2008|

A New Scentsation aiming for return trip to Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies are headed to Flamboro Downs on Thursday, Sept. 18 for their second last regular season Grassroots event, and the competition will be fierce as the distaffers battle for the right to return to the Dundas oval in October. With 50 points earned through her first two Grassroots