Filly has a ball at Flamboro Downs final

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Just two weeks after she claimed the three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Championship by a neck, Busta Balls wrote the final chapter in her Cinderella story by capturing the $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs.

Despite starting from Post 1, Busta Balls and driver Scott Coulter ended up near the back of the pack when favourite Whatthehecklavec rocketed off the gate to a :27.4 opening quarter. Heading for the :58.2 halfway marker, Coulter sent Busta Balls up the outside and the filly began to make up ground on the leaders. By the 1:27.3 three-quarters the Must B Sunny daughter was sitting fifth, just three-and-a-half lengths off the pace, and turning for home she had cut that margin in half.

Accelerating down the stretch, Busta Balls cruised by the faltering leaders and to the half-length victory in a personal best 1:59.4.

Southern Senorita and Elena also closed well from the rear of the field to claim the second- and third-place portions of the $130,000 Gold Final purse, while last week's elimination winners Proud Passion and Whatthehecklavec settled for fourth and sixth place.

Marcel Hebert trains Busta Balls for breeder Erminio Ciani of Toronto, Elaine Van Every of Hagersville and Shirley Burra of Flamborough. The Dundas resident has conditioned the filly to a record of three wins, three seconds and three thirds in 19 starts this season, for earnings of $140,517.

Friday's Gold Final wrapped up the regular season for the Gold Series fillies and the top 10-point earners head to Woodbine Racetrack on November 12 for their $300,000 Super Final. While Friday's win bumped Busta Balls into 11th place in the division standings, she won't compete in the lucrative event as horses can only compete in one of the year end championships and she already has her Grassroots trophy displayed at home.

Some of the talented sophomore trotting lasses will make one last stop at Flamboro Downs when the Dundas oval plays host to their last Trillium Series event on Friday, November 18.

Filly has a ball at Flamboro Downs final

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Just two weeks after she claimed the three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Championship by a neck, Busta Balls wrote the final chapter in her Cinderella story by capturing the $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs.

Despite starting from Post 1, Busta Balls and driver Scott Coulter ended up near the back of the pack when favourite Whatthehecklavec rocketed off the gate to a :27.4 opening quarter. Heading for the :58.2 halfway marker, Coulter sent Busta Balls up the outside and the filly began to make up ground on the leaders. By the 1:27.3 three-quarters the Must B Sunny daughter was sitting fifth, just three-and-a-half lengths off the pace, and turning for home she had cut that margin in half.

Accelerating down the stretch, Busta Balls cruised by the faltering leaders and to the half-length victory in a personal best 1:59.4.

Southern Senorita and Elena also closed well from the rear of the field to claim the second- and third-place portions of the $130,000 Gold Final purse, while last week's elimination winners Proud Passion and Whatthehecklavec settled for fourth and sixth place.

Marcel Hebert trains Busta Balls for breeder Erminio Ciani of Toronto, Elaine Van Every of Hagersville and Shirley Burra of Flamborough. The Dundas resident has conditioned the filly to a record of three wins, three seconds and three thirds in 19 starts this season, for earnings of $140,517.

Friday's Gold Final wrapped up the regular season for the Gold Series fillies and the top 10-point earners head to Woodbine Racetrack on November 12 for their $300,000 Super Final. While Friday's win bumped Busta Balls into 11th place in the division standings, she won't compete in the lucrative event as horses can only compete in one of the year end championships and she already has her Grassroots trophy displayed at home.

Some of the talented sophomore trotting lasses will make one last stop at Flamboro Downs when the Dundas oval plays host to their last Trillium Series event on Friday, November 18.

Filly has a ball at Flamboro Downs final

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Just two weeks after she claimed the three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Championship by a neck, Busta Balls wrote the final chapter in her Cinderella story by capturing the $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs.

Despite starting from Post 1, Busta Balls and driver Scott Coulter ended up near the back of the pack when favourite Whatthehecklavec rocketed off the gate to a :27.4 opening quarter. Heading for the :58.2 halfway marker, Coulter sent Busta Balls up the outside and the filly began to make up ground on the leaders. By the 1:27.3 three-quarters the Must B Sunny daughter was sitting fifth, just three-and-a-half lengths off the pace, and turning for home she had cut that margin in half.

Accelerating down the stretch, Busta Balls cruised by the faltering leaders and to the half-length victory in a personal best 1:59.4.

Southern Senorita and Elena also closed well from the rear of the field to claim the second- and third-place portions of the $130,000 Gold Final purse, while last week's elimination winners Proud Passion and Whatthehecklavec settled for fourth and sixth place.

Marcel Hebert trains Busta Balls for breeder Erminio Ciani of Toronto, Elaine Van Every of Hagersville and Shirley Burra of Flamborough. The Dundas resident has conditioned the filly to a record of three wins, three seconds and three thirds in 19 starts this season, for earnings of $140,517.

Friday's Gold Final wrapped up the regular season for the Gold Series fillies and the top 10-point earners head to Woodbine Racetrack on November 12 for their $300,000 Super Final. While Friday's win bumped Busta Balls into 11th place in the division standings, she won't compete in the lucrative event as horses can only compete in one of the year end championships and she already has her Grassroots trophy displayed at home.

Some of the talented sophomore trotting lasses will make one last stop at Flamboro Downs when the Dundas oval plays host to their last Trillium Series event on Friday, November 18.