Dresden Rallies To Save Race Day
Dresden Raceway rallied to save a race day from getting washed away today after several hours of rain made the track slippery for the starting gate.
“Track superintenant Danny Mills was the big hero today as he whipped the track into shape so we could race,” said Public Relations Director, Gary Patterson. “With several hours of slow drizzle the top surface of the
track became very muddy and slippery for the starting gate and when
they did a practice run it fishtailed.”
Mills went to work scraping the top layer off the track and resurfaced
parts of it to allow for better traction for the starting gate. After a two
hour delay for the first race post time the 10 race card went off without a
“His (Mills) hard work and quick action definitly saved the card of racing
today” said Patterson.
Mark St Louis scored three winners on the day including going wire-to-
wire with The Loan Ranger in the Perferred 3 feature race. The eight-
year-old Up The Credit gelding is owned by Don and Heather McGregor of
Camlachie and trained by Peter Core. The Loan Ranger cut fractions of 30, 1:01.4, 1:30.4 for a mile time of 2:00 on a track that was listed as good
with a two second variance.