Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blackjack Princess captures Tioga Friday night feature


Blackjack Princess and Jimmy Marohn Jr. took home Friday night's $18,000 fillies and mares open handicap pace at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number four in a field of eight, Marohn put Blackjack Princess on the front end by an opening quarter of 27.1. Marohn then used a 30 second breather in the second quarter before stepping on the gas down the backside to reach three quarters in 1:24.4. Around the final turn Blackjack Princess opened up on the field to pace away and win in a new lifetime best of 1:52.2.

It was the second win of the year for the 3-year-old daughter of Cam's Card Shark – Happy Doris who is trained by Mark Ford for owner Robert O Di Nozzi of New York. Runaway Tray (Fern Paquet Jr.) finished second, while Forty Three (Phil Fluet) closed late for third.

Tioga Downs' leading driver, Jimmy Marohn Jr., posted a five bagger on the night's 10-race card, while Jim Meittinis enjoyed a driving double.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, August 25th with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .