Natasha Day Wins Inaugural Women’s Championship At Dresden
Natasha Day claimed the crown in the inaugural OLG Ontario Women’s Driving Championship held over the past two days at Hanover Raceway and Dresden Raceway.
“It’s an honour just to be part of such a great event but to win it is pretty
awesome. It made it extra special knowing what Maggie is going through
to help earn money for two great charities,” said Day.
Day notched two wins on the final day to win the event with 58 points
while Marie Claude Auger was second with 53 points and Julie Walker
was third with 50 points. Marielle Enberg and Pam Forgie tied for fourth
with 46 as Brittany Kennedy was sixth with 37 points, Maggie Jones one
back with 36 points and Andrea Leon finished with 34 points
The proceeds of Saturday’s event at Hanover went to Cervical Cancer
while Dresden’s returns went to Harness The Hope for Breast Cancer
Competitor Maggie Jones was recently diagnosed with cancer but delayed
her first chemo treatment to drive in the event.
“Maggie wanted to make sure she took part especially knowing what the
proceeds were going to and everything she is going through. We have so
much respect for her and she understands that we are here to support her
through it.” added Day.
Kristy Dustin of Harness The Hope was pleased with the day, “We are so
thankful that these ladies and these tracks put this event on, it was such
an amazing day.”
Lady Katie B and Brydown Better Bea were the winner’s of the Ontario
Sire Stakes Prospect Series for three-year-old pacing filllies.
Lady Katie B, won the first division in 1:59.4 for Garrett Rooney. The
Bettors Delight filly is owned and trained by Paul Cameron while Jayne
Cameron and TJs Stables share ownership.
Brydown Better Bea, a Betterthancheddar filly, is owned by Brydown
Farms and trained by Kendall Rahn. Scott Wray was in the sulky for the
win in 2:01.4
Bigmacwithchees won his third in a row at Dresden Raceway for
owner/trainer MacKenzie MacInnes. The five-year-old Betterthancheddar
gelding cruised to the win in 1:59 for driver Dale Spence.
Dresden Raceway hit a season high handle of $47,395 wiith just over
$16,000 bet live at the track