Monthly Archives: July 2016

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR CLOSING DAY AT DRESDEN

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR CLOSING DAY AT DRESDEN

(DRESDEN) July 30, seek 2016 – The last day of the 2016 race season is set for this holiday Monday at Dresden Raceway and it is expected to be a packed house. The day will be a “can’t miss” event for the track as the weather forecast is perfect and the great card of racing will be complimented by free “hot buttered” corn on the cob.

The track is expected to surpass the $250, sildenafil 000 mark for the total on track handle for the year as they have averaged just over $20,667 for the season with closing day always being the biggest handle of the year.

Ingersoll reinsman, Tyler Borth, is the leading dash driver at with 27 wins on the season as Brad Forward is sitting in second place with 14 wins wand Andy Moore is third with 13 trips to the winner’s circle.

Richard Griffiths and Mike Rogers are tied for top spot in the trainer standings with nine wins each while Doug Currie is in third with seven wins.

The wrap up day will also feature lots of draws, giveaways and contests.

Post time is set for 1:30pm.

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WILLIAMS CLOSES IN ON 5,000 WITH TWO WINS AT DRESDEN

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(DRESDEN) July 24, pills 2016 – Mark Williams is only six wins away from 5,000 lifetime victories after two more wins at Dresden Raceway.

Williams hit career win number 4993 with MAID OF THE MONEY in the sixth race. The Cottam teamster came first up with the five-year-old Winstreak Hanover mare and stepped off a last quarter in 30.1 to catch Jazzie Crombie and Alex Lilley by three quarters of a length for owner John bell of Petrolia and trainer Peter Hamilton in a new lifetime mark of 2:03.1.

The veteran driver moved to within six wins of 5,000 in the eighth race after bringing ROUGH TRADE first up and chasing down DEX THE LAND and Tyler Borth in 2:01.3. ROUGH TRADE is a four-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding and is owned and trained by Frank Hinks of Komoka.

Brad Forward, Dennis Duford and leading driver Tyler Borth each scored two wins on the day.

Borth leads the driver’s standings with 27 wins while Forward is second with 14 wins and Andy Moore is third with 13 trips to the winner’s circle.

The final race day for the 2016 season is a fan appreciation day that set for next Monday afternoon with a 1:30p.m. Post Time. The day will feature giveaways, contests and prizes as well as free hot buttered corn on the cob for all patrons.

The on track handle today was $20,175.

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MAGNUM SEELSTER LOOKING FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT

July 22, diagnosis 2016 (DRESDEN) – MAGNUM SEELSTER is hoping to stay red hot at the local oval as he is in search of his fifth straight win in a row. The 11-year-old Intrepid Seelster gelding has shown great favour to Dresden Raceway this season with five wins and a second in six starts including taking first prize in his last four races.

Leading driver Tyler Borth has been at the controls for each of MAGNUM SEELSTER’s starts at Dresden for owner/trainer Doug Currie of Brigden.

The 2-1 morning line favourite has another aged veteran to worry about as 12-year-old Camotion gelding CAT FOUR is expected to challenge for driver Brad Forward.

CAT FOUR was claimed three races in a row and has moved from the $6, for sale 000 claiming ranks up to a $10, pharmacy 000 price tag but has dropped back down to the $8,000 claiming ranks.

Sunday is also Kid’s Day at Dresden Raceway including bouncey castles, special children’s draws and giveaways.

The day will also feature the Earl Hyatt Memorial Pace. Hyatt was long time horseman from Brigden who was a force to be reckoned with in the 1970’s and 1980’s in Southwestern Ontario.

Post time is set for 1:30pm.

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BORTH WINS FOUR TO PAD LEAD AT DRESDEN

Dresden Raceway July 17 pic 2 (DRESDEN) July 17, advice 2016- Tyler Borth has all but locked up the driver’s championship at Dresden Raceway with another 4 win performance today.

A miracle of biblical proportions would need to happen for Andy Moore or Brad Forward to catch Borth with just two days race days left in the meet at Dresden.

Borth leads the driver’s colony with 25 wins while Moore and Forward are tied for second with 12 wins each.

Borth scored his first win of the day in the second race with MY GREEK PRINCESS in 2:02.4. The two-year-old Astronomical filly popped out of the two-hole mid-way through the back stretch and held off a late charge by JIMINI TOP for the win. Jim Napper and Steve Girard are the owners of the winning filly while Cathy Gaudreau is the conditioner.

The Ingersoll teamster won his second of the afternoon in the fifth race, there sitting behind LAUGH AMILE for owner/trainer Dwayne McFadden. The four-year-old Another Mile gelding broke his maiden in 2:04.

The 24-year-old reinsman made his third trip of the day to the winner’s circle in the eighth race with DEX THE LAND. DEX THE LAND went wire-to-wire after engaging in an early speed battle with ISITFRIDAYYET that saw the pair hit the quarter pole together in 27.2 before ISITFRIDAYYET broke strike leaving DEX THE LAND to hit the half in 56.4 and three quarters in 1:27.4 before logging in a winning mile time of 2:00. The three-year-old Badlands Hanover filly is co-owned by Napper and Peter Vertraete while Gaudreau is the trainer.

Borth ended the day with his fourth win by steering KELLY RAE to her fourth win in five starts at Dresden Raceway. The eight-year-old THATLLBE ME mare paced in 2:00.2 for owner/trainer John Lester and his wife Sandra.

The Wanna Drive Program was a big hit at Dresden Raceway with big line-ups for people wanting to sit in the sulky and take a trip around the half mile oval. Ontario Harness Horse Association President Brian Tropea and WEG Announcer Ken Middleton took time to host guests for the one lap trip around Dresden Raceway

The on track handle today was $22,773.

 

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BORDER BATTLE HIGHLIGHTS DRESDEN’S EIGHTH

 

July 15, visit vcialis 40mg 2016 (DRESDEN) – The eighth race at Dresden Raceway will be a battle of epic proportions as Michigan owned and bred BARBIES BELLE and Ontario owned and bred ISITFRIDAYYET will square off.

There will be no world records set and there isn’t a million dollars up for grabs but this will be a good old fashioned horse race with two up and comers. BARBIES BELLE is a three-year-old Sportswriter filly that has finished in the top three all nine of her starts in 2016 including five wins. The Michigan entry is owned by Willis Clark of Redford Michigan with trainer Michael Clark at the controls.

ISITFRIDAYYET is a slightly more experienced three-year-old No Pan Intended gelding that also has five wins in 2016 along with three seconds and two thirds in 20 starts. Leon Mansfield of Strathroy is the owner and trainer while Mark Williams is the teamster.

BARBIES BELLE was an easy six length winner over the Dresden track last week in 1:59 while ISITFRIDAYYET got parked in some torrid fractions at Grand River and finished ninth as the race went in 1:56.2.

Sunday will also feature Legion Day at Dresden Raceway where members of the local Branch 113 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be honoured for the work they do in the community and the veterans will be honoured for their valour.

As usual there will be lots of giveaways, contests and draws at Dresden Raceway with a 1:30 p.m. post time.

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FORWARD WINS THREE; MAGNUM SEELSTER PUSHES STREAK TO FOUR AT DRESDEN

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FORWARD WINS THREE; MAGNUM SEELSTER PUSHES STREAK TO FOUR AT DRESDEN

July 10, case 2016 – (DRESDEN) – Brad Forward scored a driving triple today at Dresden Raceway to hit double digits in the driver’s standings.

Forward opened the card by guiding PERFECT POSER to victory in the first race after making a first up brush down the backside to outduel OUTSIDE CHANCE down the stretch for the win by a head in 2:03. The Badlands Hanover colt is co-owned by Greg Rogers of Auburn Hills Michigan and Robert Watson of Windsor and trained by Mike Rogers.

The Newfoundland native notched his second win in the sixth race with STOLEN GOODS. Forward made a quick move just before the half stepping off his second quarter in 29.3 to take a three length lead and never look back for a win in 2:01. The nine-year-old Sugarcane Leonard mare is owned by William Rankin of Dundas and Roger Jardine of Arthur while Jennifer Rankin is the conditioner.

Forward’s third win was in the seventh race with six-year-old No Pan Intended gelding, ampoule INTRIGUED INTENDED. INTRIGUED INTENDED went wire-to-wire in 1:59 for owners Tammy Johnston of Dorchester and David Bingham of Concord Michigan and trained by Greg Weatherbee.

Tyler Borth and Andy Moore each notched two wins on the day. Borth now has 21 victories on the season at Dresden in the driver’s standings while Moore’s two wins keep him just one ahead of Forward for second spot with 11 wins while Forward has 10 wins in third place.

MAGNUM SEESLTER worked hard to earn his fourth straight win at Dresden Raceway as he moved first up to chase front runner JULIO LAUXMONT down and then held off a late stretch drive by RIGHTINTHEKISSER in 2:00.1. Tyler Borth drove the 11-year-old Intrepid Seelster gelding to the winner’s circle for owner/trainer Doug Currie of Brigden.

The on-track handle at Dresden Raceway was $22, salve 369 which gives the local oval an on-track average of $20,467 over 8 race dates.

Dresden Raceway will be having the usual contests and giveaways as well as honouring Royal Canadian Legion members next week with a 1:30 P.M. post time.

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GEARS OF WAR LOOKING TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE AT DRESDEN

GEARS OF WAR LOOKING TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE AT DRESDEN July 8, viagra sale 2016 – (DRESDEN) – Eight-year-old gelding GEARS OF WAR has a taste on winning and is hoping to keep his winning streak alive by making it three in a row Sunday afternoon at Dresden Raceway. The Geartogear gelding went 60 straight races without a win dating back to December 22, 2014 when he visited the winner’s circle at Western Fair Raceway in London. GEARS OF WAR went wire-to-wire on June 26th to break his year and a half long futility streak and then came from off the pace last week to win again for owner/trainer Jeff Graham of Glencoe. GEARS OF WAR will have his work cut out for him as he is a 5-1 shot, scoring from post four. The morning line favourite is RIGHTINTHEKISSER, scoring from post two, and dropping from a 12,000 claimer at Grand River. MAGNUM SEELSTER is scoring from post six and is looking to win his fourth in a row for leading dash driver Tyler Borth. Dresden Raceway is also holding Derby Day Sunday as they are asking all patrons to wear their best hats similar to the Kentucky Derby. The bigger and fancier the hat the better! Dresden BIA businesses will be giving away prizes on Sunday after every race including a prize for the best hat! Post time is set for 1:30 p.m. for the ten race card Sunday afternoon. -30-

LEVI “JIGGS” MCFADDEN WAS ONE OF A KIND

1933 was a memorable year in the world of sports. The New York Giants won the World Series, prescription sales The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup, Broker’s Tip was the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Primo Carnera won the world Heavyweight Championship. 1933 was also the middle of the Great Depression but one bright spot that year was Levi “Jiggs” McFadden driving in his first harness race in Bothwell, Ontario.

Jiggs McFadden grew to be one of the best horsemen on circuits in Canada and the United States.

McFadden was once dubbed “the red haired corn farmer from Dresden” by the Canadian Sportsman for his legendary moves in the stretch that would be so close to the grandstand patrons could smell the lather on the horse.

The fan favourite guided horses like Annie Direct, Billie Direct Heir, Miss Lady Lee, Royal Blue L and his favourite Miche’s First.

Jiggs guided the homebred colt to 12 straight wins in 1966, an incredible feat even by today’s standards.

Levi McFadden carded 333 career wins in the sulky and 80 training victories but those numbers pale in comparison to the real stats as he was driving long before records were kept.

Jiggs was a three time Driver of The Year at Old Woodbine Raceway and was also a back to back winner of the Canadian Pacing Derby in 1955 with Richard Hal D and again in 1956 with Clark Herbert.

Levi McFadden was a dominant driver at many racetracks including Thornhill Park (Toronto’s first Standardbred track), Old Woodbine Raceway, Windsor Raceway, Western Fair Raceway and his home track, Dresden Raceway.

The harness racing legend has secured his place in the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame as well as his spot on the Western Fair Raceway Wall of Fame. In the induction speech for Jiggs at Western Fair Raceway, Anne Eadie said, “He is loved, respected and revered, not just by his owners but by the thousands of harness racing fans at tracks big and small. He is a “one in a million” driver who always got the best from every horse and always gave 100 per cent of himself whether he was tailsitting the odds-one favourite or the longest of longshots.”

Former Dresden Raceway Manager Jay Lekavy once said that “Driving a horse comes as natural to Jiggs as breathing does to most people”. A talent likes that comes from passion.

Jiggs McFadden had a passion for horses and family. His passion and success with horses was always shared by his number one passion, his family including his wife Gladys and sons Ted and Jack.

Jiggs McFadden passed away in 1993 and now takes his rightful place in the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame.

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BORTH WINS FOUR ON HALL OF FAME DAY

 

(DRESDEN) – July 3, price 2016 – Tyler Borth stole the on track show for Hall Of Fame Day as increased his lead in the driver standings with four more wins.

Dresden Raceway legend Levi “Jiggs” McFadden was honoured after the sixth race for his contribution to the sport of harness racing in the area.

McFadden raced until his mid-70’s and was dominant in Ontario, nurse Michigan and New York State including back to back wins of the Canadian Pacing Derby died in 1993.

McFadden’s widow Gladys thanks the crowd for their support said that he would be honoured by the gesture of being put into the Dresden raceway Hall of Fame.

Borth stole the show on the track as scored his first win in the second race with NEWS STAND in 2:02.1. The three-year-old Quality Western colt is owned by Michael Lucier of Port Lambton and trained by Mike Carther.

The Ingersoll driver picked up his driving double in the third race with the two-year-old Astronomical filly, MY GREEK PRINCESS in 2:03.2. Jim Napper and Steve Girard of Bothwell are the owners of MY GREEK PRINCESS while Cathy Gaudreau is the conditioner.

MAGNUM SEELSTER and Borth crossed the wire first in the fifth race for his third win of the day in 1:59. The 11-year-old Intrepid Seelster gelding won his third straight at Dresden Raceway and is owned and trained by Doug Currie of Brigden.

The 24-year-old teamster cashed in his fourth win of the day in the sixth race with KELLY RAE. The win was the third win in a row at Dresden for the nine-year-old Thatll Be Me mare who is owned by trainer John Lester and Sandra Lester of Lambton Shores.

Borth now has 19 wins on the season at Dresden Raceway while Andy Moore is second with nine wins while Brad Forward has moved into third spot with seven wins after picking up a driving double today.

Today`s handle was $19,112 for a two day total of $48,557 for 18 races. Dresden Derby Day and BIA Day is set for this coming Sunday as fans are invited to wear hats similar to Kentucky Derby Saturday. Post time is 1:30pm

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HALL OF FAME/BIA DAY AT DRESDEN RACEWAY

HALL OF FAME/BIA DAY AT DRESDEN RACEWAY

(DRESDEN) JULY 1, symptoms 2016 – Dresden Raceway will be full of action for the second day this week as Sunday will be Hall of Fame Day at Dresden Raceway where Levi “Jiggs” McFadden will be enshrined into the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame.

McFadden was a pioneer in the harness racing industry as he started driving at age 18 in 1933 and proceeded to dominate a sport and win the admiration and respect of fans and other horsemen. Jiggs was a top driver throughout Ontario, pharmacy Michigan and New York State including winning the Canadian Pacing Derby in 1955 and 1956.

McFadden started driving long before records were kept but still notched 333 driving wins and 80 training wins.

Sunday will also feature BIA day at the track where several races will be sponsored by local businesses that will feature draws and giveaways.

On the track P J LUCKY LASS will be looking for her fourth win in a row at Dresden Raceway after being scratched sick last week. The four-year-old Camluck mare will score from post four in the fourth race.

Two other horses will be looking for their third win in a row as MAGNUM SEELSTER will have the rail in the fifth race while KELLY RAE will score from post six in the sixth race.

Post time is set for 1:30 p.m.

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