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Peaceful Way simply Super

November 04, 2003

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There is $2.4 million on the line at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night (Nov. 8) as 76 premier Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) horses battle in eight $300,000 Super Finals.

After gathering points through 10 regular season Gold Series Eliminations and Finals, the top point earners from each division are headed to the Campbellville oval to compete for year-end honours. Kicking off the lucrative evening are the two-year-old trotting fillies and colts and driver Chris Christoforou will be at the lines of favourites Peaceful Way and Eilean Donon in Races 1 and 2.

“They’re both nice trotters and, pound for pound, I think the filly is the best there is,” says the Campbellville resident. “I think she’s the best in the world right now.”

Peaceful Way heads into the $300,000 Super Final on a seven-race win streak that has seen her dominate not only her Ontario-sired peers, but the top fillies in North America. In addition to a pair of Gold Eliminations and one Gold Final, the Angus Hall—Royal Bait daughter captured her elimination and the final of the Oakville Stakes and the Goldsmith Maid Stakes at Mohawk, posting a personal best 1:56.2 in her Oct. 11 Goldsmith Maid Elimination and earning October Horse of the Month honours from the United States Trotting Association.

“She’s very intimidating,” notes Christoforou. “She has so much quick speed and she comes right back to me within two steps. It makes her hard to beat.”

Trained by David Tingley of Guelph, ON for his partners Angie Stiller of Arva, ON and Joseph and Barbara Myers of Jamesville, VA, Peaceful Way will start from Post 6 on Saturday, the closest she has been to the rail since the Sept. 15 Oakville Final.

After the Super Final Peaceful Way’s connections can choose between the Canadian Breeders Championship and the Breeders’ Crown but either way, if the winner of $841,522 continues on her current tear, she stands to be the second straight Ontario-sired two-year-old to crack $1 million, following the trail blazed by last season’s freshman pacing colt star Sir Luck.

Post time for Saturday’s Super Final card is 7:40 p.m.
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