Monthly Archives: August 2018

STORM DOESN’T SCARE STONEBRIDGE GUARD

DRESDEN (ONT) – Some fans were off and pacing when dark clouds and thunder rolled over Dresden Raceway late Sunday afternoon but STONEBRIDGE GUARD wasn’t deterred as he won his seventh straight.
The three-year-old Shadow Play gelding went wire-to-wire for driver Scott Wray to win by six open lengths in 2:02.
STONEBRIDGE GUARD, who hasn’t lost since June 2nd, is owned by Doug Dunbar from Woodstock and partners Fred Woolford and Jack Wray.
The wagering public were keen for the first eight races as they were averaging just under $4,000 a race but when the storm clouds loomed large the handle dropped to just over $2,300 per race and the total handle ended up at $39,876.
All three entries that trainer Mike Carther sent behind the gate visited the winner’s circle as HOPETOBEFIRST (Nick Steward), THREE ROCKETS (Tyler Borth) and TEAM LEADER (Tyler Borth) won their respective races.
Almost two thousand people jammed the grandstand as the track was offering free hot buttered corn on the cob as well as free giveaways for kids including six bicycles.
Dresden’s season will come to a close Friday night when they will hold a special twilight card of racing starting at 5 p.m.
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BEST HOLIDAY MONDAY EVER PLANNED AT DRESDEN

BEST HOLIDAY MONDAY EVER PLANNED AT DRESDEN
DRESDEN (ONT) – This holiday Monday could be one of the best days for race fans ever at Dresden Raceway.
Fans will be treated to free hot buttered corn on the cob as well as a plethora of draws, prizes and giveaways, especially for the kids.
“This Monday will be so exciting as we are expecting to have an amazing crowd and some top notch racing.” Said track publicist and announcer Gary Patterson adding, “Our free corn day is always one of the biggest days of the year and with all the extra kids draws and the draws for the bicycles it should be a monster day.”
The usual draws will be held for $25 gift cards from Tim Horton’s, Subway, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Burn’s Family Restaurant, The Track Kitchen at Dresden Raceway and Mario’s Pizza Plus as well as a draw for a BBQ from Thamesville Home Hardware.
Holiday Monday will feature extra draws for kid’s prizes including six bicycles.
There will also be free face painting at the track as well as freezies for all the kids.
Dresden Raceway will also have miniature horses racing on Civic Holiday Monday as well.
The horsemen will not be left out at Dresden Raceway as extra purse money has been added for Sunday’s card bumping the top purse to $6,200 which should bring out some of the top horses in Southwestern Ontario and Michigan.
Dresden has had a phenomenal year of racing as attendance has been up by almost 1,500 people and the year-to-date handle is up over $31,000 compared to the same days as last year.
Monday’s post time is 1:30p.m.