Monday, April 23, 2012

Tioga Downs kicks off first qualifiers of the 2012 race season

Tioga Downs held the first of three sets of qualifiers before the opening of the 2012 race season on Saturday, May 5, 2012 with a special post time of 5:00pm.

Only five qualifying events were held on Friday morning at Tioga Downs, but the fifth and final marked the return of the 2011 trotter of the year at Tioga Downs, Aruba Vacation.

Regular pilot, and Tioga Downs regular Fern Paquet Jr. was in the bike for a 2:00.2 front end easy victory for the now 5-year old son of Dream Vacation for trainer–owner Guy Howard.

Tioga Downs will hold qualifiers next Friday (April 27) once again at 11:00am, and then once more on Tuesday, May 1 during its annual "Press Night" with local media and dignitaries under the lights at 6:50pm.

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