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News - October 2008

2008-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2008|

Flawless steer lands Voelz Hanover second Gold Final title

TORONTO, ON — One year and five days after she captured her last Gold Final trophy, Voelz Hanover earned a second piece of Ontario Sires Stakes hardware with an impressive 1:52 score at Woodbine Racetrack on Wednesday evening. The three-year-old filly paced into the history books one year ago — Oct. 25, 2007 — when

2008-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2008|

Yankee Pica hoping for an edge on her home turf

WINDSOR, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies arrive at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening for their last Trillium Series event, Yankee Pica will be looking for a little hometown advantage. Owned by trainer Bob McIntosh of LaSalle and his cousin Al McIntosh of Leamington, Yankee Pica has not been beaten over her local oval

2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

Define The World wins tie breaker in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Define The World delivered a commanding performance at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening to earn his third Gold Final title — one more than rival B Strike Three. Heading into Wednesday's event the three-year-old trotters were tied with two Gold Final titles apiece, and B Strike Three had a 42 point lead

2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

All four Gold Final winners in the hunt Saturday

TORONTO, ON — Reigning Gold Final champion Winning Mister heads to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night off a miscue in the Valley Victory eliminations, but trainer Keith Klages is looking at the error as a minor hiccup in what has been an otherwise solid late season for the two-year-old trotting colt. "He has a nice

2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

Warrawee June hoping to use Trillium as a springboard

TORONTO, ON — Some of Ontario's top three-year-old trotting fillies are headed to Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday, using a pair of Trillium Series divisions as a prep race for the $300,000 Super Final 13 days later. "June seems good, she's eating good, and I think she's going to like the colder weather," says trainer Frank

2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

Trotting fillies compete for OSS loot at Woodbine Friday

TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack hosts the last set of Gold Series Eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies this Friday, Oct. 31, and nineteen youngsters will be lining up for a share of $80,000 in Ontario Sires Stakes loot. Igual Que Tu will lead the parade of fillies onto the Toronto oval in the third

2008-10-29T00:00:00-04:00October 29, 2008|

Lucky Man finds his way to the winner’s circle in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON — Former Windsor resident Brad Forward extended his lead atop the Ontario Sires Stakes driver's standings with a victory in Tuesday's $180,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway aboard Lucky Man. With a total of 405 points from 159 starts, Forward has an insurmountable 139 point lead over Stephen Byron in the Lampman Cup

2008-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2008|

Precocious pacers ready to shine at Western Fair Friday

LONDON, ON — Western Fair Raceway fans are in for a treat on Friday night as the London oval welcomes the province's top two-year-old pacing fillies and pacing colts for a slate of Gold Eliminations. Ontario's talented freshman pacing fillies will take the first turn around the half-mile oval, battling in Races 7 and 8,

2008-10-27T00:00:00-04:00October 27, 2008|

Woodbine forced to cancel Gold Final

TORONTO, ON — Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel Monday night's program following the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. The track conditioner suffered a break down just prior to race five which was the OSS Gold final for three-year-old filly pacers. A portion of the track was left damaged and after consultation between

2008-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2008|

Shake That Junk hoping for more rhythm Friday

DUNDAS, ON — When Jody Jamieson got off the race bike following his Semifinal win with three-year-old pacing filly Shake That Junk, the Cambridge resident was not satisfied with her effort, but trainer James Dean says the filly had an excuse for her lacklustre finish last week and should be sharper for this Friday's Grassroots