Daily Archives: July 2, 2016

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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LORD BYRON WINS FOUR DRESDEN OSS RACES

Canada Day Greg Blanchard Steve Byron

(DRESDEN) JULY 1, find 2016 – Steve Byron was lord of the track at Dresden Raceway on Friday afternoon as he drove four Ontario Sire Stakes Three-Year-Old trotting fillies to victory.

Byron opened up the Canada Day card of racing as he took MAGICAL STEPH wire to wire in fractions of 29, viagra 59, ask 1:29 and a mile time of 1:58.1. The Kadabra Filly is owned by GL Racing of Port Perry and is trained by Gary Lance.

It was a Steve Byron daily double as he won the second race while at the controls of P C CANTORE with a beautiful two-hole trip as TRUE MUSCLE and Jody Jamieson cut fractions of 29.3, 1:01.2 and 1:33.1. P C CANTORE popped out and won the race in 2:01.4. Pete Clements of Dobbinton is the owner and trainer of the Cornaro Dasolo filly.

The Thornton driver took advantage of a head of the stretch break by ANNELI HANOVER in the fifth race and pulled away to win his third OSS race of the day with WINDSONGMUSCLELADY in 2:01. John Bax is the trainer for the Muscle Mass filly for owners, Bax Stables of Campbellville and Braband Stables of London.

Byron made his fourth trip to the winner’s circle in the final division of OSS Fillies when he notched first prize while sitting behind another Bax student, MIAMI MAGIC for owners Bax Stables, and Glengate Farms of Campbellville, Gaelic Stables and Don and Sharon Allensen of Wyoming. The KADABRA filly trotted in 2:02.2

MYRETIREMENTTICKET won the other OSS race of the day for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:58.3, as she battled HAILEYSGONEDANCING and Alfie Carroll the whole mile. The Cornaro Dasolo filly is owned and trained by Eli Wagler of Ingersoll.

The Canada Day celebration saw almost 1,200 fans stay until the final race flashed official as many people were interested in the RUS race in the ninth race as SOUTHWIND ALICE and Evelyn Harms trotted the mile in 2:04.1 for top prize. The five year old Muscle Hill mare is owned by Alan Neal of Grand bend and trained by Dave Dowling.

The special treat of the day was an 8ft cake, decorated like and Canadian Flag, that was cut and served to the fans that showed up and bet a total on track handle of $29,448.

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FARNY DID IT FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

(Dresden) July 1, viagra sale 2016 – Ormond Farnsworth was a dying breed, ampoule one of the last true horsemen that did things for the love of the sport.

Farny’s passion was the sport or harness racing, plain and simple.

Ormond Farnsworth’s harness racing career wasn’t about the numbers as a matter of fact he could care less about the stats, he was interested in the racing.

Farny turned a horse behind the gate only 361 time in 31 years. He visited the winner’s circle 12 times with 13 seconds and 18 thirds for a total of $32, 374 in purse earnings.

The Dresden horseman loved the comradery with his fellow horsemen, loved laughing with them and loved his horses. He loved going to the barn and shooting the breeze, he loved race day, when he would get to the track early feeling as excited as school boy hoping he could get a win, although it wasn’t for himself, he was he was hoping for a win for his horse, his friends and his family.

Farny’s last win on the track came at the Leamington Fair in 2008 behind RAMBARONET in 2:04.1.

Many people said that Farny treated his horses like pets rather than racehorses and he would probably agree because he was very much the man who raced for the sport. Farny jogged his horses, fed them properly, showed great patience and never took shortcuts, he trained horses with integrity.

Farnsworth enjoyed making people smile and was the kind of guy that would help anybody who needed a hand, 40 plus years as a Volunteer Firefighter, a member of the Dresden Legion and a member of the Dresden Ag Society were just a few volunteer stops. When he worked for the town of Dresden he was up to start clearing snow at 4:00am to make sure his friends and neighbours would have a clear path to work. Farny would also make sure the grader did a few turns around Dresden Raceway so his fellow horsemen would have a clean track for training.

Ormond Farnsworth was enshrined in the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame last year for the passion and zest he showed for the track a passion that was only surpassed by the love for his wife Vivian, his son Paul, daughter Ann, son-in-law Patrick and grandchildren Ryan and Erin.

Farny passed away last Tuesday at age 87 after a tough battle with cancer, a battle he handled just like his horses, with class, integrity and humour.

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