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News - May 2007

2007-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2007|

Western Fair fans ready to witness history in action

LONDON, ON — If the forecast for hot and humid weather holds through Friday evening, Western Fair Raceway fans could witness the kind of racing that people talk about for years. "I still remember being at London and watching Lime Time win in 1:56.2 and thinking, �It will be a decade or two before this

2007-05-27T00:00:00-04:00May 27, 2007|

Flirtin Man makes it five straight with Gold Final victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — For the second straight week three-year-old trotting colt Flirtin Man stood head and shoulders above his peers, capturing the first $130,000 Gold Final of the 2007 season at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening. Leaving from Post 8 Flirtin Man and driver Paul MacDonell employed their usual laissez faire strategy and were sitting

2007-05-26T00:00:00-04:00May 26, 2007|

Rival Michelle’s Power edges local favourite in London

LONDON, ON — In the highly anticipated clash of the three-year-old pacing filly titans, round one went to Michelle's Power on a Friday evening at Western Fair Raceway that did not go as well as local horseman John Pentland had envisioned. Last season's top fillies, division champion and O'Brien Award winner Luck Of Michelle and

2007-05-23T00:00:00-04:00May 23, 2007|

Puslinch resident confident in Flirtin Man

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Flirtin Man may have half as much experience as his main rivals in Sunday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the three-year-old trotting colt can already match most of them in wins. Started just once as a two-year-old, Flirtin Man has made four starts this season and scored four straight victories,

2007-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22, 2007|

J M Aggie steps into the spotlight at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Of the three Trillium Series divisions that went postward at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, only one saw the fans' top choice make a visit to the winner's circle. J M Aggie was sent off as the heavy favourite in the first $23,970 Trillium division and the Carl Jamieson trainee proved

2007-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22, 2007|

Secret Grin flashes her dimples at Georgian Downs

INNISFIL, ON — Tymal Trinity rocketed to the forefront of the three-year-old pacing filly class on Tuesday with an outstanding 1:52.4 victory in the Grassroots season opener at Georgian Downs. Leaving from the outside Post 8, Tymal Trinity and driver Rick Zeron sat well off the sharp early pace set by Maman I Miss You.

2007-05-21T00:00:00-04:00May 21, 2007|

Fillies make their highly anticipated debut Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway has assembled an exceptional program of racing this Friday, May 25, highlighted by three eliminations for the Molson Pace and the Gold Series season opener for the highly touted three-year-old pacing fillies. "That's an exciting card of racing," says Dorchester resident John Pentland. "It's a big event for London,

2007-05-21T00:00:00-04:00May 21, 2007|

Flirtin Man gives fans a thrill at Mohawk Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Whether they picked him because of his catchy name, his number, or the opinion of the program handicapper, the enthusiastic group of young fans rooting for Flirtin Man at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday evening went home a couple of dollars richer. The three-year-old trotting colt delivered an impressive 1:55.3 performance in the

2007-05-18T00:00:00-04:00May 18, 2007|

Secret Grin hoping to make owners smile Tuesday

INNISFIL, ON — Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies will burst out of the starting gate at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, competing for a total of $108,000 in the first Grassroots event of the 2007 season. Things will heat up early at the Innisfil oval with an impressive line-up of talent in the first division,

2007-05-17T00:00:00-04:00May 17, 2007|

Filly’s uneven season a paradox for Waples

ELORA, ON — Victoria Day at Grand River Raceway will feature three divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes royalty as the three-year-old trotting fillies kick off their 2007 season. One of the most exciting divisions on the provincial circuit last year, with the top six fillies all earning more than $100,000, Monday's Trillium Series will be