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Stage Set For OSS Super Finals

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Published: November 10, 2009 3:14 pm ET

Last Comment: November 11, 2009 8:35 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

On Saturday evening, Woodbine Racetrack will once again play host to the Super Finals for the freshmen and sophomore stars of the Ontario Sires Stakes.

A total of $2.4 million in purse money will be doled out to the best and the brightest performers of the 2009 season, and in many instances a victory could lock up divisional honours.

Back to defend their OSS Super Final titles are O’Brien Award winners St Lads Popcorn in the three-year-old filly pace and Elusive Desire in the three-year-old filly trot.

The Jack Darling-trained St Lads Popcorn will have to deal with a five-filly juggernaut sent out by trainer Tracy Brainard. That fab five consists of Kabbalah Karen B, Cheap Motel, Shacked Up, Not Enough and Coming Late.

Elusive Desire will be considered by many handicappers a “slam dunk” to repeat for trainer Mike Keeling and the all-time leader in OSS Super Final victories, driver Paul MacDonell. She’ll start from post six looking to add to her $1.1 million bankroll.

Fresh off her win in the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, Poof Shes Gone will look to cap off a brilliant season for the duo of trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman and driver David Miller. The multiple stakes-winning daughter of Kadabra has drawn post nine in her $300,000 assignment.

Post time for Saturday’s 12-race program is 7:30 p.m., and if you can’t make it to Woodbine Racetrack for the championship card be sure to tune in for a special three-hour edition of Race Night on the Score. Coast-to-coast coverage airs from 8-11 p.m.

Stay tuned to the SC website tomorrow for more information on our OSS Super Final Trivia contest

To view Saturday’s harness racing entries, click here.

Click here for TrackIT’s preliminary program pages for Saturday evening’s card of racing.

November 11, 2009 - 8:35 amLove watching The Score,

Love watching The Score, only wish it was the full Monday card. Also on Monday for the fans who work late it would be nice to see a replay.

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