Friday, June 1, 2012

Tioga Downs Weekend Racing Preview

Late Closer action kicks off at Tioga Downs this weekend.

Friday night offers three divisions of the "Morrisville College Sale" series for 3-5 year old trotting horses, each for a purse of $10,000.

Offering preliminary two legs, the series wraps up on Sunday, June 17 with a final worth more than $52,000. 

The co-feature Friday night is a $16,500 Open pace for distaffers, where Bunny In The Bank will look to stretch her winning streak to three after wearing out her welcome (and the opposition) at Vernon. 
Saturday brings with it three splits for the first leg of the "Nichols True Value Hardware" sponsored closer for 3-5 year old pacing horses.

The $44,000 final for this event is also set for June 17.

Also on the bill is a very solid Open trot.

New shooters Don't Know Chip and Some Like It Hot take on the local talent led by Aruba Vacation as they pursue the winner's share of the $16,500 pot.

Sunday's matinee is a full boat of 13 races with full fields and ample wagering opportunities.

Both the Winners Over $10,000 and Open pace filled nicely and this supporting card offers many pari-mutuel puzzlers.

A new wrinkle in the program are several mile and a quarter races for pacers and trotters sprinkled throughout the weekend's events.

Take a look at what we have this week and get dialed in for next Sunday (June 10) when the fastest pacers in all the land converge on Tioga for the $200,000e Bettor's Delight FFA pace and $200,000e Artiscape FFA mare pace.

It gets bigger and better all summer long at Tioga Downs.