13 divisions of the New York State Fair Stakes highlighted a Monday afternoon racing program at Tioga Downs.
|Ideal Griff speeds to a lifetime mark in the New York State Fair|
Morrill put the colt on the front end early and cut through fractions of 26.3, 55, and 1:22.3 before sprinting away clear of the field in 1:51.
Steve Elliot trains the 3-year-old son of American Ideal – Little Betty, who posted the second win of the season and the fourth of his career.
Posting the fastest mile for 3-year-old filly pacers was L Diz (Shawn Gray) who captured the third division of the NYSF.
Leaving from post position number six, L Diz and Gray shuffled off some swift fraction of 26.2, 54.4, and 1:22.2.
Around the final turn Gray got some separation from the field and was able to hang on at the wire in a new lifetime best of 1:51.1.
Jim Graham trains the 3-year-old daughter of Artiscape – Hosel Rocket for Ted Cupp of New York.
Other division winners for the colts included: Art's Delight – 1:52.3 (Jason Bartlett), Fireyourguns – 1:51.3 (Jim Morrill Jr.), Domethatagain – 1:52.1 (Jim Morrill Jr.), Sir Melo's Z Tam – 1:53.2 (Pat Lachance), Art Of Temptation – 1:52.1 (Stephane Bouchard), and Screen The Call – 1:52.4 (Jim Morrill Jr.).
Division winners for 3-year-old fillies included: Jamie Sue – 1:52.3 (Pat Lachance), Brownsville Bomber – 1:53 (Jason Bartlett), Canamerica – 1:53.2 (John Stark Jr.), Winbak Speedi – 1:55 (Jim Morrill Jr.), and Blows Me Away – 1:53.2 (Jim Marohn Jr.).
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday, June 1st with a post time of 6:50 pm.
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