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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LORD BYRON WINS FOUR DRESDEN OSS RACES

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(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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FILLIES TROTTING FOR A HIGHER POWER

 

(DRESDEN) – JUNE 29, sales 2016 – Two OSS trotting fillies will be racing for a higher power this Friday as P L JADE and SILKY FLASHY NFAST will have proceeds from any purse money win they win will go into the bankroll of The Stable That God Loves.

The Stable That God Loves is an amazing fundraising initiative spearheaded by long time horse racing Public Relations guru Bill Galvin. A percentage of purse winnings by the over 100 horses in the stable goes to the Standardbred Chaplaincy led by Chaplain Ken Carter.   

The Chaplaincy provides non-denominational spiritual, physical and human needs for people working in the horse racing business.

P L JADE is a three-year-old Majestic Son filly that has banked $4, 080 in 10 lifetime starts for Prince Lee Acres of Uxbridge. P L Jade is a 6-1 shot in the seventh race for trainer/driver Matt Dupuis and will score from post eight.

SILKY FLASHY NFAST has earned $80,505 lifetime for owner/trainer Ben Baillargeon and co-owner Diane Ingham. The Kadabra filly will score from post six with Mario Baillargeon at the controls of the 4-1 shot.

Post time for the Canada Day card of racing is set for 1:30 p.m. There will be contests, giveaways and an 8ft cake decorated like a Canadian Flag that will be cut and served to help celebrate Canada Day. The day will also feature a pari-mutual Racing Under Saddle race.

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FILLIES TROTTING FOR A HIGHER POWER

 

(DRESDEN) – JUNE 29, clinic 2016 – Two OSS trotting fillies will be racing for a higher power this Friday as P L JADE and SILKY FLASHY NFAST will have proceeds from any purse money win they win will go into the bankroll of The Stable That God Loves.

The Stable That God Loves is an amazing fundraising initiative spearheaded by long time horse racing Public Relations guru Bill Galvin. A percentage of purse winnings by the over 100 horses in the stable goes to the Standardbred Chaplaincy led by Chaplain Ken Carter.   

The Chaplaincy provides non-denominational spiritual, physical and human needs for people working in the horse racing business.

P L JADE is a three-year-old Majestic Son filly that has banked $4, 080 in 10 lifetime starts for Prince Lee Acres of Uxbridge. P L Jade is a 6-1 shot in the seventh race for trainer/driver Matt Dupuis and will score from post eight.

SILKY FLASHY NFAST has earned $80,505 lifetime for owner/trainer Ben Baillargeon and co-owner Diane Ingham. The Kadabra filly will score from post six with Mario Baillargeon at the controls of the 4-1 shot.

Post time for the Canada Day card of racing is set for 1:30 p.m. There will be contests, giveaways and an 8ft cake decorated like a Canadian Flag that will be cut and served to help celebrate Canada Day. The day will also feature a pari-mutual Racing Under Saddle race.

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RACING UNDER SADDLE SET FOR DRESDEN

 

June 28, cialis 2016 – (DRESDEN) – Friday afternoon’s Canada Day card of racing will feature something special for race fans in the ninth race as five riders will mount up and bring a wagering Racing Under Saddle race to Ontario’s Little Saratoga.

Racing Under Saddle is a combination of thoroughbred racing and standardbred racing that gained popularity in Europe and is growing in popularity.

The sport features standardbred horses that usually race with a driver and sulky with the twist of having a rider as they do in thoroughbred racing.

The five horse field features riders from across the world and will feature pari-mutual wagering.

Marit Valstad hails from Tondheim, Norway and has been racing under saddle since she was 18 and has worked with Standardbreds her whole life. Valstad will be aboard CALLIE MAGOO from post one.

The two horse is PRECIOUS PHOEBE for rider Sarah Town. Town has been riding since age six and calls Owen Sound Ontario Home.

CELEBRITY LEGACY will be guided be Alex Marion. Marion is from France and has been working with horses for most of his life.

Brittany Kennedy is the trainer and rider for number four E L Rock. Kennedy is from McGregor, Ontario and does double duty as a Registered Massage Therapist and horse trainer.

Chatham’s Evelyn Harms will ride number five SOUTHWIND ALICE. Harms works for harness trainer Bill Kirkpatrick.

SOUTHWIND ALICE and Harms are the 7-5 favourite while Kennedy and E L Rock are listed as the 5-2 second favourite.

The Canada Day card of racing that will feature a giant 8ft cake decorated as a Canadian Flag as well is many giveaways and contests. Post time is 1:30 p.m.

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