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Natasha Day Wins Inaugural Ontario Women's Driving Championship

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Natasha Day Wins Inaugural Ontario Women's Driving Championship

July 18, 2021
By Dresden Raceway
Natasha Day Wins Inaugural Ontario Women's Driving Championship
July 18, 2021 (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 survivors.

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.

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