Sunday, June 27, 2010

Two Track Records Go Down on Steamy Sunday at Tioga Downs

A Crown For Lindy and Howard Parker captured Sunday afternoon’s $39,000 Williams Auto late closer final and lowered the track record for 4-year old trotting stallions for the third consecutive week.

Parker and A Crown For Lindy were sent off as the 1-5 betting favorite from post position one and as the field passed the quarter pole in 27.4, Parker moved towards the front.

With Aviewtoakill (Fern Paquet Jr.) and New Revenue (Corey Braden) sitting one-two for trainer Jamie Paquet, Parker had to work for the front and got there at the half mile mark of the race reached in 56.3.

The duo then breezed through a third quarter of 29 stopping the tele-timer in 1:25.3, before sprinting away from the field in a new lifetime mark and track record of 1:54.

“When I got to the front he (A Crown For Lindy) got a little relaxed, which he does, but then when I asked him for more in the last turn he moved up about three gears in three steps,” said winning driver Howard Parker following the victory.

New Revenue (Corey Braden) trotted home late in the stretch to pick up Aviewtoakill (Fern Paquet Jr.) in the final strides to take home the place spot.

It was the third straight victory for A Crown For Lindy at Tioga Downs, and his fourth victory on the year.

Frank Antonacci trains the 4-year old son of Cantab Hall-Lady Starlet for Lindy Racing Stable of Connecticut.

Where’s Waldo also established a new track record in the $15,000 Open Handicap pace for 4-year old gelding pacers in 1:51.2 breaking the old track record of 1:51.3 achieved on four separate occasions.

Bruce Ranger and Matt Kakaley each posted driving triples on the afternoon’s 13-race card, while Jimmy Marohn Jr. notched a double.

The second week of the $6,000 guaranteed pick six was once again not hit and $781.50 will be carried over to next Sunday’s live race card (races 4 – 9) with a special post time of 6:30 PM.