Friday, May 25, 2012

New York State Fair Stakes headline Tioga Downs' Monday race card

Tioga Downs will host a special racing program on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) at 1:30 pm featuring 13 divisions of New York State Fair Stakes.

Seven divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers will be contested, while there will be six divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies.

Leading the way for the State Fair Stakes for the fillies is Jamie Sue from the Mark Ford Stable.

The 3-year-old daughter of Art Major – Road To Pandalay has already posted a NYSS victory this season when she dead heated with Brownsville Bomber at Vernon Downs last weekend.
Jamie Sue (inside) captures a NYSS prep race earlier this season

She will go to the post in the first division for fillies on Monday afternoon, sporting a record of five wins and four seconds in 11 seasonal outings, good for earnings of more than $80,000.

Leading the way for the colts is Domethatagain from the Erv Miller Stable.

The 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight – Road Sign has already posted two second place finishes in sire stakes action, but will look for the second win in his fifth seasonal start on Monday in race number seven.

The New York State Fair Stakes will be part of the Excelsior Series this year in New York, and points will be awarded in the state fair stakes for the Excelsior Series.

Vernon Downs kicks off the New York State Fair Stakes weekend on Friday night (6:55 pm) with seven divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies, and four divisions for 3-year-old colt trotters.

Tioga Downs continues with live racing on Saturday night (May 26) at 6:50 pm, Sunday evening at 6:30 pm (with fireworks immediately following live racing), and wraps up its holiday weekend of racing on Monday, May 28 at 1:30 pm.

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