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News - October 2019

2019-10-18T00:00:00-04:00October 18, 2019|

Win an OSS sweatshirt!

Correctly predict the sale price of each day's top seller at the London Selected Yearling Sale and you could win an Ontario Sires Stakes sweatshirt! Enter by filling out a ballot at the sale or liking and commenting on the Ontario Sires Stakes Facebook Page. Include the yearling's hip number and your sale price prediction.

2019-10-12T00:00:00-04:00October 12, 2019|

Forbidden Trade defends Super Final title

If power, desire and intelligence are the traits of a champion, all three qualities were on vivid display during Saturday's $1.8 million Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Taking his place in the Ontario Sires Stakes history books, three-year-old trotting colt Forbidden Trade became just the fifteenth horse in the history of the year-end event

2019-10-10T00:00:00-04:00October 10, 2019|

Recipe for a Super Final champion: power, desire, smarts

On Super Final night, Saturday, Oct. 12 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, each Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division has been whittled down to the very best. Post position will matter, and racing luck may play a role, but when it comes down to which horse is crowned champion the deciding factor is often something that is

2019-10-05T00:00:00-04:00October 5, 2019|

After tardy arrival, McNair steers trio of Grassroots Champions

Driver Doug McNair almost missed Saturday night's Grassroots Championships at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but when the Guelph resident finally arrived he went straight to the winner's circle, a trip he would make two more times before the $600,000 championships were over. "Oh it was a great night, I mean it started off bad, I missed

2019-10-04T00:00:00-04:00October 4, 2019|

Season on the line, Denali Seelster and Beach Blanket Book deliver

Only 10 horses advance to the Super Final and when they lined up behind the starting gate at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday night neither Denali Seelster nor Beach Blanket Book was among the 10. Denali Seelster was sitting in twelfth spot in the two-year-old pacing colt division standings with 29

2019-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2019|

Henry locks up third Lampman Cup title

Trevor Henry has had the Lampman Cup title within sight half a dozen times since he last claimed it, only to lose out when his peers came up with big nights in the post season, but this year the driver has a stranglehold on top spot in the point standings heading into Saturday night's $600,000

2019-10-02T00:00:00-04:00October 2, 2019|

Wine Rack Hanover and Warrawee Vicky cruise to victory

Scoring her second straight Gold Series victory on Wednesday evening at Flamboro Downs, Wine Rack Hanover has established herself as one of the two-year-old trotting fillies to watch heading into the post season. Starting from the advantageous Post 1, driver Sylvain Filion wanted to control the tempo and, on her best behaviour, Wine Rack Hanover

2019-10-01T00:00:00-04:00October 1, 2019|

HP Royal Theo adds a Gold win to his resume

HP Royal Theo rebounded from an uncharacteristic break in his last start to post an impressive victory in the second of two $106,400 two-year-old trotting colt Gold Series divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening. Starting from Post 7 in the eight-horse field, driver Louis-Philippe Roy eased HP Royal Theo away from the gate