Friday, May 17, 2013

Tioga Downs Offers NYSS Prep races Next Week


With the New York Sire Stakes program on hold for another few weeks, Tioga Downs will offer prep races for NY-eligible three-year-olds next week.

These races are written during the four live race day week next Friday through the Monday, May 27 Memorial Day card. 

There are two classes for each sex and gait, a $7,500e class ($100 entry fee) for Excelsior eligible and a $12,500e class ($250 entry fee) for sire stake horses. Both will go on the same card, as is the practice for the NYSS/Excelsior program. 

Tioga uses a four-day box, with the entries for Friday, May 24 due by 9am on Monday, May 20.

The condition sheet is available on the Tioga website and further information may be gained by calling Director of Racing Jason Bluhm at 607-699-7688.