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2008-11-14T00:00:00-05:00November 14, 2008|

Trainers hope fillies have one big effort left for Super Final

TORONTO, ON — Racing young horses is a stressful business on the best of occasions, but when you are heading into a $300,000 Super Final with a two-year-old trotting filly who devoured the field in her last start, the pressure gauge reads a little higher than normal. "I'm a little worried. There is a lot

2008-11-12T00:00:00-05:00November 12, 2008|

Striking Lindsey in familiar territory for Super Final

TORONTO, ON — If practice makes perfect, Striking Lindsey should be an expert at racing from Post 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. Exactly one week after capturing his first Gold Final victory from Post 10 at the Toronto oval, the two-year-old trotting colt returns to the outside rail for Saturday's $300,000 Super Final. "Somebody's got to

2008-11-11T00:00:00-05:00November 11, 2008|

Gifted pacers aim to wrap up season with Super Final title

TORONTO, ON — A total of $2.4 million is on the line at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening as the province's top trotters and pacers converge on the Toronto oval for the Ontario Sires Stakes program's Super Final Night. After an outstanding season that saw her capture four of five Gold Finals, pacing filly St

2008-11-08T00:00:00-05:00November 8, 2008|

Brewer steers pair of $140,000 winners at Western Fair

LONDON, ON — Jason Brewer had the key to Western Fair Raceway's winner's circle grasped firmly in his hand on Saturday evening, piloting the winners of both the two-year-old pacing filly and pacing colt Gold Finals. In Race 6 Brewer fired fan favourite St Lads Popcorn away from Post 2 and the duo never faced

2008-11-08T00:00:00-05:00November 8, 2008|

Freshman trotting colt strikes gold in Toronto

TORONTO, ON — Striking Lindsey delivered an outstanding performance from Post 10 at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night to earn his first $120,000 Gold Final title. Driver Jody Jamieson had the colt on his toes when the starting gate swung away from the field of 10, and when former Gold Final winner Senator Hall reached

2008-11-07T00:00:00-05:00November 7, 2008|

Victory is no longer elusive for talented young trotter

TORONTO, ON — Elusive Desire delivered a commanding front end performance on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack to claim the last Gold Final of the two-year-old trotting filly season and establish herself as a heavyweight contender for next weekend's Super Final. Driver Paul MacDonell had Elusive Desire in high gear as the starting car swept

2008-11-05T00:00:00-05:00November 5, 2008|

Western Fair puts $500,000 up for grabs Saturday

LONDON, ON — Over $500,000 is on the line at Western Fair Raceway this Saturday as the London half-mile hosts two $140,000 Gold Finals and a quartet of Middlesex County Series Finals. Local filly Shellace will start from Post 5 in the two-year-old pacing filly Gold Final, and trainer Scott McNiven is hoping she can

2008-11-05T00:00:00-05:00November 5, 2008|

Cumin First hopes to spice up her season on Friday

TORONTO, ON — Ontario's talented two-year-old trotting fillies will wrap up their regular season at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night, and division leader Cumin First would like to finish the way she started — by taking home a Gold Final trophy. The Striking Sahbra daughter finished fourth in her elimination last week, fading through the

2008-11-05T00:00:00-05:00November 5, 2008|

Lemon Candy growing sweeter with age and experience

TORONTO, ON — Lemon Candy heads back to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night off the sharpest mile of his brief career, and trainer Anette Lorentzon is just hoping the two-year-old trotter can come up with another impressive effort in the $120,000 Gold Final. "I was very surprised," says Lorentzon about the gelding's 1:57.1, four and

2008-11-05T00:00:00-05:00November 5, 2008|

Windsong Eva trumps A Fiesty Affair in second Trillium

WINDSOR, ON — Windsong Eva earned her second straight Trillium Series victory with a late stretch sprint at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening. With McGregor resident Don Rankin, Jr. at the helm, Windsong Eva eased away from Post 3 in the first $35,524 Trillium Series split and landed in fourth spot on the rail. When