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News - November 2002

2002-11-28T00:00:00-05:00November 28, 2002|

Ontario racing industry joins together for Royal Winter Fair

MISSISSUAGA, ON — For the first time in its history the Ontario racing industry joined together in a grand display of showmanship, education and entertainment at the 2002 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "Horse racing is part of the rural fabric of Ontario and we were proud to participate in the tradition of the Royal. It

2002-11-27T00:00:00-05:00November 27, 2002|

McIntosh, McElroy repeat as top trainer and driver

MISSISSAUGA, ON — For the second straight year Robert McIntosh and Don McElroy have teamed up to capture the Ontario Sires Stakes training and driving titles. Leading the Johnston and Lampman Cup races at the midpoint of the season, the pair put the finishing touches on a tremendous year with Grassroots Championship victories for three-year-old

2002-11-17T00:00:00-05:00November 17, 2002|

Upsets abound on $2.4 million Super Final Night

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — With minus 5 degree temperatures, a stiff wind blowing down the backstretch and snow falling heavily enough at times to obscure the view, conditions were less than ideal for the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes season finale at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening. Most affected by the weather were the eight favourites

2002-11-15T00:00:00-05:00November 15, 2002|

Gold Series stars bunk down at Mohawk

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Ontario's finest trotters and pacers started down the final path to Super Final glory at Mohawk Racetrack Friday evening as they shipped into the retention barn in preparation for Saturday's $2.4 million showdown. All 71 entrants will spend Friday night and the hours before their race as guests of the Campbellville oval,

2002-11-15T00:00:00-05:00November 15, 2002|

Classic battles expected in pacing filly Finals

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Taking a page from his former employer, Duane Marfisi says he is "full of confidence" heading into Saturday's three-year-old pacing filly Super Final at Mohawk Racetrack. The Guelph resident will harness Precious Delight from Post 10 in the eighth race and, while he admits to a moment of stress when he saw

2002-11-14T00:00:00-05:00November 14, 2002|

Sickness threatens trotting filly showdown

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — John Bax qualified four horses for Saturday night's Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack, but as the $2.4 million event draws near the Peterborough resident is faced with the prospect that he may be watching the whole thing from the sidelines. The combination of damp weather and the arrival of yearlings from the

2002-11-13T00:00:00-05:00November 13, 2002|

Sir Luck returns to action in Super Final Saturday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — On Saturday night Mohawk Racetrack is the destination of choice for the cream of the 2002 Ontario Sires Stakes crop as the Campbellville oval hosts the $2.4 million Gold Series Super Finals. The culmination of an outstanding season that saw 25 track and 13 Ontario Sires Stakes speed records equalled or lowered,

2002-11-10T00:00:00-05:00November 10, 2002|

Precious Delight captures Trillium in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON — Heavy favourite Precious Delight wrapped up the three-year-old pacing fillies' Trillium Series season with a 1:53.1 score at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening. Leaving from Post 9 the Precious Bunny daughter and Greg Wright, Jr. landed in sixth spot through the early going while Go Alberta Go fired off a :26

2002-11-10T00:00:00-05:00November 10, 2002|

Point leaders capture Grassroots crowns

INNISFIL, ON — A pair of regular season point leaders delivered impressive performances to claim their division titles in two-year-old Grassroots Championship action at Georgian Downs on Saturday night. The trotting fillies led off the $400,000 evening and division leader Designable dominated the field of eight with a gate-to-wire effort in 2:01. The Earl daughter

2002-11-09T00:00:00-05:00November 9, 2002|

Boulder Creek overcomes break to score victory

LONDON, ON — Out of the shadow of his million dollar winning stablemate Sir Luck, two-year-old pacing colt Boulder Creek rose to the occasion and captured his first $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening. The Pacific Rocket son and driver Phil Hudon eased off the gate into fifth spot and watched