Birmingham leaves competition in dust

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Birminghim captured her third straight Gold Final victory on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, and the two-year-old trotting lass did it in impressive style, hitting the wire eight and one-quarter lengths on top in a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:59.3.

Birminghim was in high gear right from the start on Sunday, sprinting to a :28.4 opening quarter from Post 5.

OVERDRIVE

The Striking Sahbra daughter and regular reinsman Trevor Ritchie cruised to a 1:00 half and a 1:30.1 three-quarters and then shifted into overdrive around the final turn.

At the top of the stretch Birminghim was on top by four and a half lengths and she simply ran off on her peers, leaving Spirit Of The Law eight and one-quarter lengths back in second and Oaklea Odessa nine lengths behind in third.

The 1:59.3 mile shaved three-fifths of a second off the former 2:00.1 track and Ontario Sires Stakes record held by Sharise Seelster (2000) and Independent Woman (2002).

No stranger to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle, Birminghim now has three Gold Final trophies to her credit.

Through 10 starts she boasts a record of four wins, two seconds and two thirds for earnings of $282,521.

Campbellville resident Harald Lunde trains Birminghim for Torkil Pedersen of Trondheim, Norway.

Birminghim earned her place in Sunday,s final with a third-place finish behind Spirit Of The Law in the elimination round.

While the young trotter has been flawless in Gold Finals, she has not been able to capture a Gold Elimination, finishing second twice and third once.

In addition to their Gold Final success, Birminghim and Ritchie also captured a division of the Robert Stewart Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Aug. 16.

Sent off as the fan favourite on Sunday, Birminghim returned $5.30 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Spirit Of The Law, the fans' fifth choice, paid $10.10 on each place wager and $5.20 on a show voucher, while third choice Oaklea Odessa returned $3.10 to show.

The exactor was worth 87.80 and the triactor paid $276.90.

The win bumped Birminghim to the top of the two-year-old trotting filly standings with a total of 212 points.

The top 10 point earners through five regular season events will compete for the $300,000 Super Final crown at Mohawk Racetrack on Nov. 12.

Birminghim will have one more opportunity to defend her Gold Final title in regular season action when the freshman trotting lasses meet at Windsor Raceway on Oct. 29 for their last Gold Elimination.

Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Flamboro Downs on Friday, Oct. 21 with Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting fillies

Prenup, owned by David Goodrow Stable, Campbellville and Danterra Racing Stable, Strathroy, finished fourth.

Highnmighty, owned by Carl Jamieson, Princeton, Thomas Kyron, Etobicoke, Dr. Michael Wilson, Rockwood and Kenneth Ewen, Georgetown, finished fifth.

Sophie Soleil, owned by Fred Drouillard, Lynden, finished seventh.

Birmingham leaves competition in dust

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Birminghim captured her third straight Gold Final victory on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, and the two-year-old trotting lass did it in impressive style, hitting the wire eight and one-quarter lengths on top in a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:59.3.

Birminghim was in high gear right from the start on Sunday, sprinting to a :28.4 opening quarter from Post 5.

OVERDRIVE

The Striking Sahbra daughter and regular reinsman Trevor Ritchie cruised to a 1:00 half and a 1:30.1 three-quarters and then shifted into overdrive around the final turn.

At the top of the stretch Birminghim was on top by four and a half lengths and she simply ran off on her peers, leaving Spirit Of The Law eight and one-quarter lengths back in second and Oaklea Odessa nine lengths behind in third.

The 1:59.3 mile shaved three-fifths of a second off the former 2:00.1 track and Ontario Sires Stakes record held by Sharise Seelster (2000) and Independent Woman (2002).

No stranger to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle, Birminghim now has three Gold Final trophies to her credit.

Through 10 starts she boasts a record of four wins, two seconds and two thirds for earnings of $282,521.

Campbellville resident Harald Lunde trains Birminghim for Torkil Pedersen of Trondheim, Norway.

Birminghim earned her place in Sunday,s final with a third-place finish behind Spirit Of The Law in the elimination round.

While the young trotter has been flawless in Gold Finals, she has not been able to capture a Gold Elimination, finishing second twice and third once.

In addition to their Gold Final success, Birminghim and Ritchie also captured a division of the Robert Stewart Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Aug. 16.

Sent off as the fan favourite on Sunday, Birminghim returned $5.30 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Spirit Of The Law, the fans' fifth choice, paid $10.10 on each place wager and $5.20 on a show voucher, while third choice Oaklea Odessa returned $3.10 to show.

The exactor was worth 87.80 and the triactor paid $276.90.

The win bumped Birminghim to the top of the two-year-old trotting filly standings with a total of 212 points.

The top 10 point earners through five regular season events will compete for the $300,000 Super Final crown at Mohawk Racetrack on Nov. 12.

Birminghim will have one more opportunity to defend her Gold Final title in regular season action when the freshman trotting lasses meet at Windsor Raceway on Oct. 29 for their last Gold Elimination.

Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Flamboro Downs on Friday, Oct. 21 with Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting fillies

Prenup, owned by David Goodrow Stable, Campbellville and Danterra Racing Stable, Strathroy, finished fourth.

Highnmighty, owned by Carl Jamieson, Princeton, Thomas Kyron, Etobicoke, Dr. Michael Wilson, Rockwood and Kenneth Ewen, Georgetown, finished fifth.

Sophie Soleil, owned by Fred Drouillard, Lynden, finished seventh.

Birmingham leaves competition in dust

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Birminghim captured her third straight Gold Final victory on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, and the two-year-old trotting lass did it in impressive style, hitting the wire eight and one-quarter lengths on top in a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record 1:59.3.

Birminghim was in high gear right from the start on Sunday, sprinting to a :28.4 opening quarter from Post 5.

OVERDRIVE

The Striking Sahbra daughter and regular reinsman Trevor Ritchie cruised to a 1:00 half and a 1:30.1 three-quarters and then shifted into overdrive around the final turn.

At the top of the stretch Birminghim was on top by four and a half lengths and she simply ran off on her peers, leaving Spirit Of The Law eight and one-quarter lengths back in second and Oaklea Odessa nine lengths behind in third.

The 1:59.3 mile shaved three-fifths of a second off the former 2:00.1 track and Ontario Sires Stakes record held by Sharise Seelster (2000) and Independent Woman (2002).

No stranger to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle, Birminghim now has three Gold Final trophies to her credit.

Through 10 starts she boasts a record of four wins, two seconds and two thirds for earnings of $282,521.

Campbellville resident Harald Lunde trains Birminghim for Torkil Pedersen of Trondheim, Norway.

Birminghim earned her place in Sunday,s final with a third-place finish behind Spirit Of The Law in the elimination round.

While the young trotter has been flawless in Gold Finals, she has not been able to capture a Gold Elimination, finishing second twice and third once.

In addition to their Gold Final success, Birminghim and Ritchie also captured a division of the Robert Stewart Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Aug. 16.

Sent off as the fan favourite on Sunday, Birminghim returned $5.30 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Spirit Of The Law, the fans' fifth choice, paid $10.10 on each place wager and $5.20 on a show voucher, while third choice Oaklea Odessa returned $3.10 to show.

The exactor was worth 87.80 and the triactor paid $276.90.

The win bumped Birminghim to the top of the two-year-old trotting filly standings with a total of 212 points.

The top 10 point earners through five regular season events will compete for the $300,000 Super Final crown at Mohawk Racetrack on Nov. 12.

Birminghim will have one more opportunity to defend her Gold Final title in regular season action when the freshman trotting lasses meet at Windsor Raceway on Oct. 29 for their last Gold Elimination.

Ontario Sires Stakes excitement returns to Flamboro Downs on Friday, Oct. 21 with Gold Eliminations for the three-year-old trotting fillies

Prenup, owned by David Goodrow Stable, Campbellville and Danterra Racing Stable, Strathroy, finished fourth.

Highnmighty, owned by Carl Jamieson, Princeton, Thomas Kyron, Etobicoke, Dr. Michael Wilson, Rockwood and Kenneth Ewen, Georgetown, finished fifth.

Sophie Soleil, owned by Fred Drouillard, Lynden, finished seventh.