(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.