Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Shepherd Captures Saturday Night Feature at Tioga Downs

The Shepherd and Fern Paquet Jr. captured the $15,000 Open Handicap trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

Paquet sat in fourth as All About Justice (Jim Taggart Jr.) led the field through fractions of 27.2, as the field passed the three eighth’s pole Paquet attempted a brush to the front, but Taggart would not release him.

The Shepherd was left first over through fractions of 57, and 1:25.4 before tiring down the pacesetter and capturing victory in 1:57.

All About Justice (Jim Taggart Jr.) held on for second, while pocket sitting Diva Diva (Andy Santeramo) had to settle for third.

It was the fourth win in 18 seasonal starts for the 5-year old son of Kadabra-Love’s Caress, who is trained by Scott Blackler for Pump Handle Stables LLC of Delaware.

Fern Paquet Jr. posted a driving triple on the night’s 10-race card, while Corey Braden captured two victories.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, June 26th with a post time of 1:30 PM featuring its guaranteed $6,000 pick six on races four through nine.