Friday, August 31, 2012

Field is set for 58th Cane Pace

Friday morning marked the draw date for the 59th annual Cane Pace, to be held for the first time ever at Tioga Downs on Monday, September 3rd (Post time 1:30 pm). Cane Pace elimination winner, Heston Blue Chip, who is a perfect seven for seven at Tioga Downs, will have his work cut out for him as he has drawn post position number nine for the $322,716 final.

Heston Blue Chip will need help from the far outside post
Meadowlands Pace winner, A Rocknroll Dance, who is fresh off of his win in the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine at Harrah's Philadelphia, has drawn post position number six. Jim Mulinix trains the 3-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover – Wichita Hanover for A Rocknroll Dance Stable, and usual pilot, Yannick Gingras, will be on hand Monday to do the driving.

A Rocknroll Dance, who has posted four wins, four seconds, and a third in 11 seasonal starts good for earnings of just over $900,000. 

Below is the field for the $322,716 Cane Pace Final:

Race 9:
$322,716 Cane Pace Final

#          PP        HORSE                                  DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          4          Dynamic Youth                         George Brennan           Aaron Lambert
1A       6          A Rocknroll Dance                   Yannick Gingras            Jim Mulinix
2          7          Pet Rock                                  Brian Sears                  Virgil Morgan Jr.
2A       8          Mybrothergeorge                      Dan Noble                   Tony Osullivan
3          1          Bettor’s Edge                           David Miller                 Linda Toscano
4          1          Time To Roll                            Ron Pierce                   Jimmy Takter
5          3          State Treasurer                         Mark Macdonald         Ian Moore
6          5          Steelhead Hanover                   Jim Morrill Jr.               Joe Pavia Jr.
7          9          Heston Blue Chip                     Tim Tetrick                   Linda Toscano

The female counterpart to the Cane Pace, The Shady Daisy, drew six entrants into this year's $100,000 event. Major Look leads a field of six sophomore pacing fillies for Monday afternoon's eighth race with the field listed below:

Race 8:
$100,000 Shady Daisy

#          PP        HORSE                                  DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          1          Rockaround Sue                       Yannick Gingras           Tony Alagna
2          2          Major Look                             Jeff Gregory                 Kevin Mc Dermott
3          3          Blackjack Princess                   Mark Macdonald         Mark Ford
4          4          Bettor B Lucky                         Jim Morrill Jr.               Ron Burke
5          5          Persistent                                  David Miller                 Casie Coleman
6          6          JK Fine Art                              Ron Pierce                   Linda Toscano

Tioga Downs will have a detention barn for the $322,716 Cane Pace final, horses must be in detention at Tioga Downs by 10:00 am on Monday (September 3).
            
Also highlighting the Monday afternoon card will be two non-wagering exhibition events held during the races for under saddle racing. One field of seven and another group of six will go post ward in between the third and fourth, and fourth and fifth events on the racing card.  
 
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Saturday, September 1st with a post time of 6:50 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .