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Emmylou Who Among Gold Contenders

Published: October 29, 2009 6:34 pm ET

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Owners Anne and Mike Shunock of Dorchester, Ontario, are best known for their millionaire pacing mare To Helen Back, but on Saturday night they’ll be cheering on another talented distaffer at their home track of Western Fair.

Their filly Emmylou Who has drawn post seven in the first of two $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination races for two-year-old trotting fillies. A daughter of Ken Warkentin, Emmylou Who comes into Saturday’s contest riding a two race winning streak which includes a nine length 1:57.4 track record performance at Georgian Downs on October 10.

“She looked really good when she set the track record,” noted Anne Shunock recently. “Hopefully she’ll make the final and have enough points to make it to the Super Final.”

Anne co-owns the promising trotter with Linda Wellwood, Diane Ingham and Tammy Aspden. The filly currently has four wins in nine starts this year for $67,173 in earnings. Lyle MacArthur trains and drives.

The top 10 point earners (which are entered) in each OSS division are eligible for the year-end $300,000 Super Finals on November 14 at Woodbine Racetrack. Emmylou Who currently sits in 11th.

The top three point earners among the freshmen trotting fillies, Random Destiny, Wilsonator and Ruling Class, all drew into the second division, race eight. The top four finishers from each division will compete in the $130,000 final on November 7 at the London oval.

It will be part of the track’s richest night of racing during their fall meet as it will also feature a $130,000 OSS Gold final for rookie pacing colts, eliminations for which go on Friday night in races three and 10.

November 7 will also feature the four $50,000 finals of the Middlesex Series. The second legs of these events will be contested this Friday night with two divisions for the trotting colts (races and two) and four for the pacing fillies (races six, seven, eight and nine). On Saturday the trotting mares square off Middlesex action in races one, five and nine while the pacing horses will be spotlighted in the second, third and seventh races.

Post time for all Friday and Saturday cards of harness racing is 7:05 p.m. and program pages and live video for Western Fair races are available at the Western Fair website.

To view entries for Saturday, click here.

(Western Fair)

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