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News - May 2003

2003-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2003|

Lucky Irma flawless in Elmira Gold Series

ELMIRA — Lucky Irma swept to her first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final victory on Friday night at Elmira Raceway, providing clear proof that she will be a player among the top three-year-old pacing fillies this season. The Camluck daughter and driver Dave Boughton fired off the gate from Post 2 and sprinted by Putnam

2003-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2003|

Sir Luck strikes Gold in Sarnia

SARNIA — Hiawatha Horse Park fans were treated to an outstanding battle in Thursday night's $130,000 Gold Series Final that saw last year's recipient of the Two-year-old Pacing Colt of the Year award make his first trip to the winner's circle this season. Using a come-from-behind strategy rarely glimpsed during last year's championship campaign, Sir

2003-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2003|

Calculated gamble pays off for Gillard

ELMIRA, MAY 26, 2003 — When Stephen Gillard saw that the first Gold Series for three-year-old pacing fillies would be hosted by Elmira Raceway the Tavistock resident decided Rhiannon O Rhye would make her 2003 Ontario Sires Stakes debut against the top fillies in the province. The decision proved to be a wise one as

2003-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2003|

Robinson’s deck stacked for Hiawatha Gold Final

SARNIA — With four talented colts making the return trip to Hiawatha Horse Park for the $130,000 Gold Final on Thursday night, trainer Bill Robinson has a legitimate chance to sweep the top three placings. However, the Hagersville resident says the competition is so tough in the three-year-old pacing colt division that the outcome is

2003-05-25T00:00:00-04:00May 25, 2003|

Jar Jar Binx claims Trillium win in Dresden

DRESDEN — Jar Jar Binx stepped off the fastest mile of three Trillium Series divisions at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The three-year-old trotting filly earned the narrow victory in a personal best 2:02.1. With Ray McLean, Jr. at the controls Jar Jar Binx sat third throughout the mile as pacesetters Odee Angelina and Wayne

2003-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2003|

Colts deliver speed and excitement at Hiawatha

SARNIA — Making their Ontario Sires Stakes debut at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening, the three-year-old pacing colts made it clear that the competition would be fast and furious for the Gold Series crown this season. The colts roared out of the starting gate in Race 3 with Sir Luck, the heavy favourite along

2003-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2003|

Longshots reign in Elmira Raceway Gold Series

ELMIRA — Ontario's top three-year-old pacing fillies made their Gold Series debut in the pouring rain at Elmira Raceway on Friday evening. The deluge was enough to cause Elmira racing officials to rate the half-mile oval three seconds slower than normal and may have been a factor in the winning efforts by a pair of

2003-05-21T00:00:00-04:00May 21, 2003|

Bourgon hoping for safety in numbers at Dresden

DRESDEN — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement is back in Dresden this weekend with three Trillium Series divisions for the sophomore trotting fillies. The Trillium Series is open to Ontario-sired fillies and fillies bred outside the province, but purchased by Ontario residents. On Sunday afternoon three American-bred fillies will battle 17 of their Ontario-bred peers over

2003-05-20T00:00:00-04:00May 20, 2003|

Henry trainees post pair of wins in Elmira Grassroots

ELMIRA — From nine contestants in Monday evening's Grassroots event at Elmira Raceway, the Henry Stables of Arthur took home two trophies, two runner-up cheques and one third, one fourth and one fifth-place pay stub for a grand total of $31,500 in Ontario Sires Stakes purse money. Heading the list of triumphs from the Henry

2003-05-19T00:00:00-04:00May 19, 2003|

OSS aristocrats kick off 2003 season in Sarnia

SARNIA — On Thursday evening Hiawatha Horse Park will host a pair of Gold Series Eliminations for the aristocrats of the Ontario Sires Stakes program, and trainer Jim Ainsworth is hoping Major Memory can find his niche among the elite. The three-year-old pacing gelding makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut from Post 8 in the