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2004-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2004|

No shortage of drama in sophomore Grassroots Finals

INNISFIL, ON — Georgian Downs fans were treated to an outstanding evening of racing Saturday as Ontario's top three-year-olds squared off in four $100,000 Grassroots Championships. In the first season finale the trotting fillies crammed a speed show, a tight finish and an upset into their two minutes of fame, and when the dust settled

2004-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2004|

Lady Dillinger scorches to victory at Windsor Raceway

WINDSOR, ON — After a rainy afternoon Windsor Raceway's surface was rated one second slower than normal on Saturday night, but that did not stop two-year-old pacing filly Lady Dillinger from equalling the track record with a scorching 1:53.3 victory in her Gold Elimination. With Mario Baillargeon in the race bike, Lady Dillinger allowed favourite

2004-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2004|

Zorgwijk Emani and Peaceful Way flawless in eliminations

WINDSOR, ON — Zorgwijk Emani and Peaceful Way delivered dominant performances to capture their Gold Eliminations at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening. In the first $49,681 elimination Zorgwijk Emani and Windsor resident Kevin Wallis fired to a :27.4 opening quarter from Post 4 and then laid down steady fractions of :57.1 and 1:27.2 on their

2004-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2004|

Former stablemates capture Gold Eliminations in London

LONDON, ON — Trevor Ritchie piloted the winners of both Gold Series Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday evening, landing two-year-old trotting fillies Elena and Real Live Woman in the winner's circle. Ritchie's primary reason for travelling to London was to drive reigning Gold Final champion Elena in the first elimination and the pair

2004-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2004|

Mr Lavec sons score elimination wins in the slop

DUNDAS, ON — Mr Lavec sons had the key to the winner's circle at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon as the two-year-old trotting colts competed in a pair of $48,385 Gold Series Eliminations. In the first split Mill Work delivered an impressive come from behind effort over the sloppy track, which was rated two seconds

2004-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2004|

Isle Of Patmos roars to an OSS record in Ottawa

GLOUCESTER, ON — Freshman pacing colt Isle Of Patmos became the second horse to set an Ontario Sires Stakes record at Rideau Carleton Raceway this season when he scorched around the five-eighths mile oval in 1:52.3 on Friday evening. Leaving from Post 5 the Astreos son powered away from the starting gate and was two

2004-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2004|

Records fall as Grassroots freshman invade Hiawatha

SARNIA, ON — Fans at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening were treated to eight outstanding races by the top two-year-olds in the Grassroots program, including a pair of record setting miles. Trotting filly Whispering Girl kicked off the record setting trend with a 1:59.2 romp in the second Grassroots Semifinal, taking control of the

2004-10-28T00:00:00-04:00October 28, 2004|

McCall Magic and Peaceful Way renew OSS rivalry Sunday

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway's last Ontario Sires Stakes series of the season features the three-year-old trotting fillies, and the world class youngsters get things under way with two $49,681 Gold Eliminations on Sunday evening. Six of the 12 fillies entered in Sunday's event competed in the Breeders Crown Eliminations against North America's best, with

2004-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2004|

Gold Series stars ready to shine at Windsor Saturday

WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway features a star-studded night of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Saturday as the gifted two-year-old pacing fillies and the lightning fast three-year-old pacing colts converge on the border oval for Gold Series Elimination action. Making her debut at the Gold Series level is Trace Of Luck, owned by Dennis Fairall

2004-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2004|

Grassroots finalists go for broke Saturday in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — After five months of following the Grassroots circuit from one end of the province to the other, Ontario's top three-year-old trotters and pacers will lay it all on the line in four $100,000 Championships at Georgian Downs on Saturday. A player in the trotting colt division since the May 24 season opener,