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2007-06-30T00:00:00-04:00June 30, 2007|

Sergei Seelster steps into spotlight with Gold Final victory

LONDON, ON — Last season Sergei Seelster came close a couple of times, but never managed to take home a Gold Final trophy, so Friday night's triumph at Western Fair Raceway was especially sweet for the three-year-old pacing colt and his connections. Burlington resident Gary Smith and his partner Lloyd Nicholson of Campbellville purchased Sergei

2007-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28, 2007|

San Pail resting up for Gold Final battle Tuesday

FRASERVILLE, ON — In less than a year three-year-old trotting colt San Pail has completed a remarkable transformation, from a horse his owner could not give away, into an Ontario Sires Stakes record holder and favourite for next Tuesday's $130,000 Gold Final at Kawartha Downs. After making repeated breaks and displaying little enthusiasm for the

2007-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2007|

Change in plans paying off for Mach You And Me

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Heading into last week's Gold Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack, Paul MacDonell knew Mach You And Me had talent, but the Guelph resident was not sure whether she was ready to compete against the province's best. One week later MacDonell knows the three-year-old pacing filly can not only compete, but may even have

2007-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2007|

Spun Sugar hits Grassroots winner’s circle at Flamboro

DUNDAS, ON — Sixty-six sophomore pacing fillies put their skills to the test in Grassroots action at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening and Whitesand Scarlet emerged as the fastest of the lot with a 1:54.1 triumph in Race 1. Jason Brewer teamed the Million Dollar Cam daughter to the impressive six length victory over Dress

2007-06-27T00:00:00-04:00June 27, 2007|

Maple Sugar aiming for revenge in Innisfil Saturday

INNISFIL, ON — After piloting a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies to Gold Elimination success at Georgian Downs last weekend, driver Trevor Ritchie was faced with a dilemma — which filly would he steer in this Saturday's $130,000 Gold Final? "It's a good problem to have," admits the reinsman, who specializes in driving trotters. "It's

2007-06-26T00:00:00-04:00June 26, 2007|

San Pail equals Ontario Sires Stakes record at Kawartha

FRASERVILLE, ON — Heat, humidity and fast horses is an equation that often produces record breaking miles, and it certainly proved true at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening as three Gold Eliminations all clocked in under the former track record and local colt San Pail blazed his way into Ontario Sires Stakes history. The three-year-old

2007-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2007|

Upsets abound in Grassroots action at Clinton Raceway

CLINTON, ON — Upsets were the rule rather than the exception at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, as the three-year-old trotting fillies battled in their second Grassroots event of the season. Yorkys Girl was the only filly sent off as the fans' top choice who managed to deliver a victory, reeling off a gate-to-wire triumph

2007-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2007|

Mach You And Me makes impressive Gold debut Sunday

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON — Before the sixth race at Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday, trainer Ron O'Neill said he thought Mach You And Me would be heard from during the $59,375 Gold Elimination. Not only was the three-year-old pacing filly heard from, she trumpeted her arrival as a serious player on the Gold Series scene with an

2007-06-25T00:00:00-04:00June 25, 2007|

Pacing colts renew rivalry at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — The last time they battled in a $100,000 race, Deuces And Jacks, Daddy Mac and Cam Cool took home 87 per cent of the purse. The talented trio will reprise their rivalry in Friday's $130,000 Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and their connections are hoping their three-year-old pacing colts can match

2007-06-24T00:00:00-04:00June 24, 2007|

Caught My Eye reels off track record victory in Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON — In the last of three Gold Eliminations at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, fan favourite Maple Sugar was on target for a track record clocking when she turned the corner for home, but the three-year-old trotting filly failed to reckon with rival Caught My Eye who swept by in the stretch to