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2012-11-11T00:00:00-05:00November 11, 2012|

History made during $2.4 million Super Final showcase

TORONTO, ON — With two track and Ontario Sires Stakes records, a repeat Super Final champion, a dead heat and a photo finish, Super Final night 2012 was one for the history books. Under clear skies and over a fast Woodbine Racetrack surface, the Nov. 10 Super Final program got off to a high speed

2012-11-09T00:00:00-05:00November 9, 2012|

Fans look forward to fierce battle in sophomore filly final

TORONTO, ON — With the top three fillies separated by just six points heading into Saturday's $300,000 Super Final at Woodbine Racetrack, Ontario Sires Stakes fans are looking forward to a fierce battle in the three-year-old pacing filly division. Katys Jet netted the most points through the regular season, tallying 182, but reigning Super Final

2012-11-08T00:00:00-05:00November 8, 2012|

Freshman champs take aim at OSS history Saturday

TORONTO, ON — On Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack four of Ontario's finest young racehorses will have an opportunity to achieve something that has only occurred six times since the Super Finals were introduced in 2000. Apogee Hanover, Miss Paris, Prestidigitator and Warrawee Needy were all Super Final champions as two-year-olds and all four return

2012-11-06T00:00:00-05:00November 6, 2012|

Chef abandons his kitchen for Saturday’s Super Final

TORONTO, ON — Observant patrons at Newmarket's The Buttery Restaurant will notice a change in routine on Saturday evening as chef Carlo Rovella takes the night off to head for Woodbine Racetrack and the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals. "I wrote a big note to everybody — no matter what, I won't be

2012-10-13T00:00:00-04:00October 13, 2012|

Kims Royal Day, Windsong Jack earn last Gold Final titles

INNISFIL, ON — Second in every Gold Final since mid July, two-year-old pacing filly Kims Royal Day finally found her way to the winner's circle with a convincing four and three-quarter length victory at Georgian Downs on Saturday night. Sent off as the second choice behind elimination winner Macharoundtheclock, Kims Royal Day inherited the lead

2012-10-12T00:00:00-04:00October 12, 2012|

Mel Mara ekes out win in last Gold Final

DUNDAS, ON — Michaels Power suffered his first Ontario Sires Stakes loss at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening as Mel Mara rocketed down the stretch to a neck victory in the last Gold Final of the sophomore pacing colt season. Fans sent Little Brown Jug winner Michaels Power off as their top choice in the

2012-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2012|

Katys Jet wins Thursday evening thriller in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — As predicted, Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing fillies delivered another sizzling performance at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening. Ottawa fans sent reigning Gold Final champion Apogee Hanover off as their top choice, with elimination winner Jet Wash ranked second and pole sitter Katys Jet third, and they did not have to wait

2012-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2012|

Menary prepping an all-star team for Saturday’s Gold Finals

INNISFIL, ON — Dave Menary's two-year-old pacers dominated the Gold Series eliminations at Georgian Downs last weekend and the trainer says all four of his entries are in top shape heading back to the Innisfil oval for Saturday's $130,000 Gold Finals. "They all trained pretty good today (Wednesday)," says the Cheltenham resident, who will harness

2012-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2012|

Bee A Magician makes it seven in a row with Gold Final win

INNISFIL, ON — Driver Rick Zeron crafted the ideal second over trip for Bee A Magician in the ninth race at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, and the two-year-old trotting filly sprinted home to her second $130,000 Gold Final title. Starting from Post 5 fan favourites Zeron and Bee A Magician settled into fifth spot

2012-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2012|

Sugar Wheeler prevails in Gold Final battle

ELORA, ON — The weather was 10 degrees cooler and she started one spot closer to the rail, but other than that three-year-old trotting filly Sugar Wheeler's second tour of Grand River Raceway looked much the same as the first. Starting from Post 3 in Wednesday's $130,00 Gold Final, driver Paul MacDonell fully intended to