Tyler Borth captured the crown as the leading dash driver at Dresden Raceway last year as he amassed 38 wins in just 11 days off racing, and this year he is aiming to do the same.
Borth used a perfect day of sunny skies and warm temperatures as a backdrop to push his season total to six wins on the season at Ontario’s Little Saratoga. The 27-year-old driver visited the winner’s circle with four times on the day, including in the $5,200 featured trot with Campassion.
“I had some live mounts and some good racing luck,” Borth said. “I like Dresden and always seem to do okay here.”
Campassion cruised to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:58.2 for brothers Doug and Dennis Belan and Brian Fitzgerald. Sent the 7-5 favourite, he set fractions of :29.4, 1:00.2 and 1:29.1 to down pocket-sitter Mo Bettor and first-over challenger Dolly Dali. The four-year-old Camluck mare is trained by Dennis Belan.
Nick Steward made three trips to the winner’s circle while Marc St Louis Jr. notched two wins on the day.
Over 800 people bet $29,026 on the day while the Chase the Ace jackpot is estimated to be almost $600 next week.
(with files from Dresden Raceway)
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Dresden Raceway.