CAMPBELLVILLE, October 10 – The 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes
(OSS) season will come to a close with the $1.8 million Super Finals set for this
Saturday (October 14) at Mohawk Racetrack.
A total of eight $225,000 championship races will be
contested to decide the best Ontario
sired two and three-year-olds.
The eight Super Final events have been carded as Races 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10
and are part of a 12-race card. Post time is 7:30 p.m.
Here is a quick glance at each of the eight $225,000 OSS
Race 2: 2-year-old
Kadabra Queen (PP8, Scott Coulter) is four for nine this
season with all four victories coming in OSS Gold events. The Chad Milner
trainee has risen to the occasion in stakes action and will be looking to add
to her bankroll of $215,880 for owners Harness Horsepower Inc. and Frank Monte.
She was the only horse in this division to win multiple Gold events during the
Race 3: 3-year-old
Colt & Gelding Trot
Ben Baillargeon trainee R First Class (PP3, Sylvain Filion)
is two for four in Gold events this season and comes into the Super Final with
lots of momentum. The gelded son of Kadabra has won six of his last nine starts
and during that stretch also had a runner-up finish in the Simcoe Stakes.
Magic Night (PP1, Louis Philippe Roy), Capteur De Reve (PP2,
Dan Dube) and Lmc Mass Gem (PP5, Doug McNair) also each had two Gold victories
during the regular season.
Race 4: 3-year-old
Trainer Gregg McNair is poised to clean up in this division,
as he sends out the strong duo of The Joy Luck Club (PP6, Trevor Henry) and
Action Majesty (PP8, Henry). Action Majesty went three for five in Gold races
this season, while The Joy Luck Club, who sports an incredible 13 for 21 record
this year, was two for five.
Yaris Bayama (PP10, Filion) will try to build off her
victory in the most recent Gold, but has a tough post to overcome.
Race 5: 2-year-old
Colt & Gelding Pace
This championship has the ability to be the race of the
night. Nine different rookies won Gold events this season and all nine will be
competing in Saturday’s Super Final. Jimmy Freight (PP2, Jonathan Drury) and
Shadow Moon (PP6, Henry) were the only two-time Gold winners during the regular
Race 6: 2-year-old
Colt & Gelding Trot
A competitive field of nine rookies will clash in this
$225,000 championship. There was no two-time Gold winner during the regular
season, as six different rookies captured Gold divisions. McNair trainee T Barr
(PP9, Mike Saftic) finished just ahead of Alagna student Levitation (PP8, Doug
McNair) atop the standings.
Race 8: 3-year-old
Luc Blais trainee On A Sunny Day (PP3, Filion) is the horse
to beat in this nine-horse field. The daughter of Muscle Mass is five for 10
this season and was victorious in three of five Gold events, including the most
recent leg on September 27.
Race 9: 2-year-old
Kendall Seelster (PP2, Randy Waples) has stamped herself as
a special filly over the last month and will look to add to her impressive
bankroll of $426,985. The Paul Reid trainee is a four-time winner this season
and has finished first or second in nine of 10 starts. Her biggest payday was a
runner-up finish in the $500,000 Shes A Great Lady.
Dr. Ian Moore trainee Percy Bluechip (PP5, Henry) will be
looking to take the spotlight back. The Shadow Play filly won her first four
starts in impressive fashion, but has since been held winless in her last three
Race 10: 3-year-old
Colt & Gelding Pace
The final championship race should be a dandy, as this
division has been competitive all season. The Blake MacIntosh trainee Sports
Column (PP10, McNair) finished atop the regular season standings after winning
two of five OSS
The field of ten also includes Gold division winners Bills
Fella (PP1, Saftic), Dreamfair B J (PP2, Roy), Mc Mach (PP5, Henry), Histoire
Enchantee (PP6, Dube) and Nascar Seelster (PP7, Waples).
Saturday’s card also features a mandatory payout on the
Jackpot Hi-5 (Race 12). The carryover coming into the mandatory payout is
A program proof for Saturday’s card can be viewed by clicking
here. Post time Saturday is 7:30 p.m.