2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

Trotting fillies compete for OSS loot at Woodbine Friday

TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack hosts the last set of Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies this Friday, Oct. 31, and nineteen youngsters will be lining up for a share of $80,000 in Ontario Sires Stakes loot. Igual Que Tu will lead the parade of fillies onto the Toronto oval in the third

2008-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2008|

Precocious pacers ready to shine at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans are in for a treat on Friday night as the London oval welcomes the province's top two-year-old pacing fillies and pacing colts for a slate of Gold Eliminations. Ontario's talented freshman pacing fillies will take the first turn around the half-mile oval, battling in Races 7 and 8,

2008-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2008|

Woodbine forced to cancel Gold Final

TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel Monday night's program following the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. The track conditioner suffered a break down just prior to race five which was the OSS Gold final for three-year-old filly pacers. A portion of the track was left damaged and after consultation between

2008-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2008|

Shake That Junk hoping for more rhythm Friday

DUNDAS, ON — When Jody Jamieson got off the race bike following his Semifinal win with three-year-old pacing filly Shake That Junk, the Cambridge resident was not satisfied with her effort, but trainer James Dean says the filly had an excuse for her lacklustre finish last week and should be sharper for this Friday's Grassroots

2008-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2008|

Lukas Rossi equals track record in Grassroots Final

DUNDAS, ON — Lukas Rossi wrapped up an undefeated Grassroots season with a track record equalling performance in the two-year-old trotting colt Championship at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening. Burlington resident Randy Fritz eased the Roadshow Hall son away from Post 1, sat third through the early going, and then rolled out to the front

2008-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2008|

Second $180,000 purse on the line at Windsor Wednesday

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway features a second straight night of high-priced racing next Wednesday, Oct. 29, when the three-year-old trotting colts arrive at the border oval to compete for $180,000 in Gold Final action one day after their pacing peers. Only nine colts were entered for the elimination round, so all nine were advanced

2008-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2008|

Roman Rocks hoping to shine on his local oval Tuesday

WINDSOR, ON — Ontario's remarkably gifted three-year-old pacing colts make their final regular season appearance in a $180,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening. With only seven horses declaring into the regular season finale, an elimination was not necessary and all seven colts advanced directly to Tuesday's lucrative final. Roman Rocks makes just

2008-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2008|

Voelz Hanover succeeds with a little help from a friend

TORONTO, ON — Voelz Hanover is at the top of her game heading into Monday's $140,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack, and trainer Ben Baillargeon says the key to the three-year-old pacing filly's recent success has been her new found friendship with stablemate Ingrid Hanover. "That mare has been the key to her turning around,"

2008-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2008|

Late bloomers flourish in Steacy’s bouquet of fillies

DUNDAS, ON — Mark Steacy will start three fillies on Friday night's $480,000 Grassroots Championship program, one he always expected to vie for the Grassroots title, and two that have been pleasant late season surprises. With $185,981 earned in her two-year-old campaign, Steacy had hoped Dornello would rank among the top Gold fillies this season,

2008-10-20T00:00:00-04:00October 20, 2008|

Voelz Hanover impressive in elimination win

TORONTO, ON — Neither of the sophomore pacing fillies favoured in Monday evening's Gold Eliminations managed to deliver the anticipated result in their first appearance of the season over the Woodbine Racetrack oval. In the first $40,000 elimination, Voelz Hanover grabbed the early lead and took the field of eight fillies to a :27 opening