August 24, 2014 - Long-time horseman and former OHHA director Malcolm McPhail was honoured at Dresden Raceway Sunday and became the first person inducted into the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame.
McPhail was humble in accepting the award and was grateful to the track for recognizing him. The 82-year-old Dover Centre farmer has been in the industry for 42 years.
Dresden Raceway also hosted Derby Day with over 50 patrons wearing hats emulating the Kentucky Derby. Prizes were doled out to the winning hats as vote don by the fans.
Dresden BIA was also part of the race day as several BIA businesses gave out prizes in each race.
The handle today was $20,100. Dresden’s total handle this season is $201,211, an average of $22,356.
TRACK TIDBITS…Donnie Rankin Jr. and Joe Santarossa combined on a driving/training double Sunday as Rankin drove the Santarossa trained entries Must Be Paige and On Cloud Nine to victory…Must Be Paige is a full sister to On Cloud Nine…both sired by Badlands Hanover and out of the Camluck mare Bev's Raindrop…Goldies Bad Bad Girl is a half brother to Must Be Paige and On Cloud Nine...The two-year-old filly is sired by Badlands Hanover and out of the Camluck mare Goldies Cam...The number one horse won five races today at Dresden Raceway…Eight of 10 winners today at Dresden Raceway went wire-to-wire…The fastest mile of the day was the first race as Keson's Reign paced the mile in 1:58.3 for Scott Wray…The largest payout of the day was the 10th race triactor as the 3-4-1 combination paid $1,745.60.
by Gary Patterson for Dresden Raceway