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News - October 2014

2014-10-31T00:00:00-04:00October 31, 2014|

Former OSS Star Takes On The Best

Coming off a race described by trainer Dave Menary as "vicious," former Ontario Sires Stakes star Charmed Life might finally be sitting pretty as she gets ready for Saturday's $178,000 Muscle Hill Stakes for older female trotters at Vernon Downs. Charmed Life drew outside starting spots in four of her previous five races, but will

2014-10-22T00:00:00-04:00October 22, 2014|

McNairs Make OSS History

The father and son team of Gregg and Doug McNair of Guelph, Ontario, made history in the Ontario Sires Stakes program's recently concluded 2014 season. Gregg topped the leader board as the program's top trainer, taking home the Johnston Cup, while his son was the leading OSS driver, winning the Lampman Cup. The McNairs are

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

OSS Super Finals By The Numbers

This evening the Ontario Sires Stakes presents eight $250,000 Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack which will conclude the 2014 OSS racing season. This year the OSS celebrated its 40th anniversary and tonight marks the 15th edition of the Super Finals. The Super Finals were introduced in 2000 to provide an exciting and fitting conclusion to

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Three Of Clubs Comes Up Aces

Three Of Clubs fought off challenges early and late on his way to an authoritative 1:51.1 triumph in the $250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final for sophomore colt and gelding pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Driver Doug McNair shot Three Of Clubs to the front from post position six, and he would chop

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Smart Filly Takes OSS Super Final For Rookie Trotters

"Down by the wire tonight I was asking her to go and she was looking at me like �we've got it won bud, just relax,' And we did." That's how Jody Jamieson described the end of his trip with Danielle Hall who parlayed a perfect pocket trip to score a mild upset over favourite Stubborn

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Harper Blue Chip Finishes Off A Perfect OSS Season

Harper Blue Chip, who was third in the Hambletonian and the Canadian Trotting Classic this season, capped off a four-for-four Ontario Sires Stakes campaign with a hard-fought 1:54.3 victory in tonight's $250,000 Super Final for three-year-old male trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. Driven by Sylvain Filion, Harper Blue Chip settled in fourth while Maximuscle (Rick Zeron)

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Another Super Final Crown for Riveting Rosie

Riveting Rosie backed up her Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final victory last year by doing the same thing this year, winning the $250,000 test for three-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:55. Driver Paul MacDonell sighted Riveting Rosie at the front from her post nine starting position, and she would stroll through fractions of

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Praise For The Reverend

Reverend Hanover, called the mirror image of his sire Sportswriter by his trainer and co-owner, remains unbeaten in his rookie season as he captured tonight's $250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old pacing colts with ease at Mohawk Racetrack to give him four wins in as many starts in his young career. Several of

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Skippin By Takes No Prisoners

There was no denying Skippin By her title as Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion in tonight's $250,000 three-year-old pacing filly final at Mohawk. Skippin By, with Randy Waples at the lines as usual, blasted by the opening quarter in :26.1 and the half in :54.1. Lady Shadow got hung out on the outside when

2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00October 11, 2014|

Code One Hanover Gives MacDonell Another Super Final

Paul MacDonell has won more Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals than any other driver and he showed exactly why in tonight's $250,000 Super Final for two-year-old pacing fillies with Code One Hanover who picked the perfect time to produce the best race yet of her career. Code One Hanover grabbed early control for MacDonell but