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News - October 2002

2002-10-31T00:00:00-05:00October 31, 2002|

Three-year-olds put it all on the line in Windsor Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — For Ontario's top three-year-old Grassroots competitors the focus of their season has narrowed to one race, their $100,000 division Championship at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening. Eight contestants, the top four finishers from each Semifinal held at Windsor Raceway last weekend, will vie for the Grassroots title in their division and the

2002-10-31T00:00:00-05:00October 31, 2002|

Freshman set to take Georgian Downs by storm

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs' Saturday evening program will be the hottest ticket in town this weekend as the Innisfil oval hosts eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals for the top two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario. Hoping to steal the show in the two-year-old pacing colt division is trainer Bob McIntosh, who will send four contestants

2002-10-30T00:00:00-05:00October 30, 2002|

Au Rumba hoping for more Gold Series riches

LONDON, ON — With just two weeks remaining in the Ontario Sires Stakes season the two-year-old pacing colt division has been whittled down to just five entrants for Saturday night's Gold Series Elimination at Western Fair Raceway. However, the five colts who will line up behind the starting gate in the twelfth race are a

2002-10-30T00:00:00-05:00October 30, 2002|

Hamilton owner enjoying the keys to Kingdom

DUNDAS, ON — When the two-year-old trotting colts step onto the track at Flamboro Downs on Saturday for their $130,000 Gold Final Leonard Birch and his family will be front and centre, rooting for elimination winner Kingdom and trainer-driver Rick Zeron. In fact, Birch admits he may even be giving the pair a little encouragement

2002-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2002|

Cass hoping colt can get lucky once more

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — When the three-year-old pacing colts return to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening for the last Gold Series event of their careers, trainer William Cass is hoping that Firstline Luck can become the only colt in the division to score two Gold Final victories. The Camluck son posted an Ontario Sires Stakes record

2002-10-29T00:00:00-05:00October 29, 2002|

The Patriot scores Gold Elimination triumph

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Freshman pacing filly The Patriot proved her fourth-place finish in the Breeders Crown was no accident with an impressive victory in Gold Series action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. The Albert Albert daughter stopped the clock at 1:54, just one-fifth of a second off the Ontario Sires Stakes record for two-year-old

2002-10-28T00:00:00-05:00October 28, 2002|

Local filly hoping for homefield advantage Thursday

GLOUCESTER, ON — When the three-year-old trotting fillies arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening for the last Gold Elimination of their careers, Robert Robinson is hoping prior experience over the five-eighths mile oval will be Terra Cotta Bye's secret weapon. The Mr Lavec filly is stabled at Rideau Carleton and has made the

2002-10-28T00:00:00-05:00October 28, 2002|

Sophomores outstanding in Grassroots Semifinals

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans got a full serving of excitement on Sunday evening as the top three-year-old pacers and trotters in Ontario battled in eight Grassroots Semifinals. The trotting fillies set the tone for the evening in their first $30,000 Semifinal with a classic duel between the fan favourite and the point leader

2002-10-28T00:00:00-05:00October 28, 2002|

Megens hoping for treats in Gold Elimination

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — After spending almost two month battling a virus, Bill Megens is hoping that two-year-old trotting filly Mikestory is in fighting trim heading into the last three weeks of her freshman season. The Eager Seelster daughter and her peers head to Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening for the first of three straight appearances

2002-10-26T00:00:00-04:00October 26, 2002|

Top colts record Gold Elimination wins at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Division leaders Meadowview Sunny and Kingdom rose to the occasion at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon, capturing their respective Gold Series Eliminations in flawless front-end fashion. Meadowview Sunny opened the two-year-old trotting colt event with an effortless 2:02.2 victory over Ethen Seelster and Armbro Acme. The fan favourite hit the wire two