Sunday, June 17, 2012

Historic Stakes produce two track records on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs


The Historic Stakes rolled into Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon in Nichols, New York and helped produce two new track records.

In the first non-wagering event, a field of four sophomore colt pacers went to the post with Heston Blue Chip a perfect two for two thus far in 2012.

Regular pilot Tim Tetrick made the trip to drive Heston Blue Chip and the duo couldn't have made it look any easier.
Heston Blue Chip sets a new track record for 3yo colt pacers 

The 3-year-old son of American Ideal – Shot Togo Bluechip cruised to victory in a new lifetime mark and also a new track record time for 3-year-old colt pacers of 1:49.2.

"He is such a nice horse and this was a great training mile for him," said owner Ken Jacobs in the winner's circle following victory. "He is staked to everything from here on out, but the Meadowlands Pace is the one that I am looking towards and the one that I would really like to win. He isn't going to Vernon on Friday for the sire stakes leg. It's just too much with travel and everything so close, so his next start will be at Yonkers."

In the Historic for 3-year-old filly trotters, Tetrick, once again penciled his name next to a new track record, this time with Can't Have My Moni.

Can't Have My Moni nails Cowgirl Hall in a new track record time
The 3-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall – Moni Maker sat the pocket trip behind Cowgirl Hall (Gates Brunet) through fractions of 27.3, 57.3, and 1:25.2.

Down the lane it looked as though Cowgirl Hall was going to hold off the challenger, but was nailed right on the wire by Can't Have My Moni and Tetrick.

Dream Of Winning (Brett Miller) captured the Historic for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:52.

Dream of Winning just gets up to win with Brett Miller
Coragiosso (Phil Fluet) won the lone division for 3-year-old colt trotters in 1:54.3, and Southwind Moni (David Miller) won the first division for 3-year-old filly trotters in 1:55.4.
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Monday (June 18), with a post time of 6:00 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .