Carroll Wins Both Divisions At Dresden’s Austin Series
The first leg of the Mark Austin Pacing Series kicked off at Dresden Raceway with two divisions racing for $5,000 each.
Shadow Warrior and Alfie Carroll went wire to wire in fractions of 28.4,
59.1, 1:29.4 for a three length win in 2:00. The three-year-old Shadow
Play gelding is co-owned by Chris Cain and Keith Cullen of London while
Cullen does the training. Cain and Cullen partnered on last year’s Austin
Series winner Dreaming Out Loud. Shes Got The Luck and Garrett Rooney
finsihed second while Watch Party and Preston Shaw were third.
Carroll was at the controls for Shes A Comedian in the second division and
never led by less than three in another front end win by 12 lengths in
1:58.1.The three-year-old He’s Watching filly who is owned by Ron Nobes
of Fergus and Greg Holmes of Bayfield and trained by Randy Marriage cut
fractions of 28.4, 58.2 and 1:28.1.
I dunno and Issac Waxman were second while Toonie Teen and Chris
Johnston paid on the show ticket.
“They are both really nice race horses.” said Carroll. ” They both have
good speed and can leave which is so important, but more so at a half
mile track like Dresden.”
Carroll is honoured to have a chance to drive the Austin Series. “I never
knew Mark very well but nobody ever said a bad word about him and
everybody respected him as a good guy and a great horseman.” he said.
The second leg of the series for Non-Winners of a Race or $5,000 Lifetime
as of March 31st, 2021 is set for next week with a 1:00pm post time while
the $15,900 final is scheduled for July 4.
Dresden’s handle increased over 35% from last week with a total wager of