Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tompkins-Geers roll into Tioga Downs


The Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit events begin their weekend long stay at Tioga Downs beginning Thursday, July 19 at 6:50 pm.

Three division for 2-year-old trotting fillies and three divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts lead off the five-day stretch of live racing.

Tioga Downs will race Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:50 pm, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm, and Monday evening at 6:00 pm.

Highlighting the Tompkins-Geers weekend will be the 3-year-old pacers on Sunday afternoon, which includes Mistletoe Shalee winner, Major Look.
Major Look upsets American Jewel in the Mistletoe Shalee

Fresh off of her 1:49.3 triumph over world champion, American Jewel, Major Look has drawn post position number four in the first of two divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers.

The 3-year-old daughter of Art Major – Band Of Emeralds won her last time out at Tioga Downs on the 10th of June in NYSS action.

Jeff Gregory has been listed to be re-united with Major Look on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

Two divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts have been drawn after receiving 17 entries including two of New York's top 3-year-olds Steelhead Hanover and Forever Just.

Forever Just is coming off of a 1:52.4 NYSS win at Yonkers Raceway, and has won three of six seasonal starts this year for trainer Linda Toscano.

Steelhead Hanover is coming into Sunday's Tompkins-Geers event off of four straight second place finishes, including two to Heston Blue Chip.

Joe Pavia Jr. trains the 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight – Special Beauty, and has been listed to drive on Sunday afternoon. 

Tioga Downs begins its five-day stretch of live racing on Thursday, July 19th at 6:50 pm.

Tioga Downs will also once again be offering a $5,000 guaranteed pick four in coordination with the USTA's Strategic Wagering Program on Sunday, July 22nd on the last four races of the day (post time 1:30 pm). For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .