Located in the heart of the Southern Tier, Tioga Downs Casino is your home away from home for a uniquely fun and exciting getaway! With the thrills of a casino, the excitement of live harness racing, and the delight of fine food and spirits, you can kick back, relax and be thoroughly entertained.
Doctor Butch (Pat Berry) posted the most impressive win in
one of three divisions of NYSS for 2-year-old colt pacers on Friday night at
Doctor Butch wins his NYSS division in 1:52
Starting from post position number four, Berry hustled Doctor Butch to the front past
an opening quarter in 27. From there his biggest challenger, Bet The Moon (Jim
Marohn Jr.) sat on his back through fractions of 56 and 1:23.4. Around the
final turn Berry
asked Doctor Butch for more and the 2-year-old responded impressively pacing a
final panel of 28.1 to win in 1:52 establishing a new lifetime mark.
It was the
fifth win in seven starts for the 2-year-old son of Art Major – Classical
Yankee who with the win increased his seasonal earnings to more than $155,000.
Linda Toscano trains Doctor Butch for Ken Jacobs who purchased the colt for
$55,000 as a yearling.
Deny Deny Deny and Pat Berry captured the first division in
the first race of the night. Leaving from post position number one in a field
of seven, Berry
placed Deny Deny Deny on the lead past a quarter in 28. From there Berry set comfortable
fractions of 57.1 and 1:25 before holding off late pressure from Artist Night
(Jim Meittinis) to win in 1:53.2.
The mile was a new lifetime mark for Deny
Deny Deny who captured his second victory in six starts and increased his
earnings to more than $96,000. Linda Toscano trains the 2-year-old son of Art
Major – Fool For You for Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville,
Thirty Two Red wins with Ray Schnittker
In the second division, Thirty Two Red (Ray Schnittker)
carved out fractions of 27, 56.1, and 1:25 before cruising away in the stretch
to win in 1:53.4. It was the fourth win of the year for the 2-year-old son of
Bettor's Delight – Sakura Hanover
who was purchased for $70,000 by the partnership of Schnittker, Gewertz,
Arnold, and Burroughs.
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, August 18th
with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit
us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com