Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paquet wins six on Saturday night at Tioga

Fern Paquet Jr. celebrated his wife's birthday on Saturday night by posting six wins on the night's 12-race card at Tioga Downs.

Paquet started off the night in the first race, winning with long shot Shady Chip returning $47.00 to win.

Paquet then went on to win races three, six, seven, eight, and 12, and just missed in the $18,000 feature with favorite Aruba Vacation in race number nine.

In the $18,000 featured Open Trot, Mach Ten made his second start at Tioga Downs with driver Phil Fluet and loomed in the back of the field as P L Conjure cut through fractions of 28, 58.1, and 1:26.1.

Around the final turn race favorite Aruba Vacation pulled the pocket to take control of the field down the stretch, but Fluet was flying three wide to get the narrow victory in a new lifetime best of 1:55.2.

Michelle Gramza trains the 5-year-old son of International Chip – Meadowbranch Mary for Dianne Mahiques of Angola, NY.

The win was the eighth of the year for Mach Ten, and with the victory increased his seasonal earnings to more than $58,000.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Sunday, August 21st at 1:30 pm and will feature five divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers.

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