Tioga Downs features some of the top harness stake races in the country including the Grand Circuit Tompkins Geers, The $300,000 Cane Pace (1st leg of Pacing's Triple Crown) and it's lady counterpart The Shady Daisy. From May to September you can listen to the beat of the horses with live harness racing and enjoy year round simulcasting featuring the top thoroughbred and harness tracks from all over North America.
Tioga Downs held its second annual Camel and Ostrich
races on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 5,700 eager fans.
race was held after race number four on the card, while the camels hit the
track after race number eight. In the three entry ostrich event, Dixie Chick
left alertly from the rail and never relinquished her lead.
In the featured four entry camel event, My Lovely Humps
easily dominated after Lawrence Of Arabia refused and Humpty Dumpty and Pepi
Lepew seemed to have a few steering issues.
My Lovely Humps wins the 2nd Annual Camel Race
Eastend Eddie and Jim Marohn Jr. took home Sunday
afternoon's $16,000 open handicap pace at Tioga Downs.
Starting from post
position number seven in a field of eight, Marohn backed Eastend Eddie off to
last as the field was led to the quarter in 27 by Sheer Brilliance (Aaron
Byron). The 6-5 betting favorite Pence Hanover (Andrew McCarthy who was
assigned the eight post, was parked and pressing on the leader by the half mile
mark of the race in 55.2. Down the backside, Corey Braden pulled Fireyourguns
three wide through a third panel in 27.3 but could not even move into the
second position past Pence Hanover by three quarters in 1:23. Around the final
turn Marohn was still sitting last as the field straightened up in the lane,
and down the stretch Eastend Eddie exploded five wide to win by a length and
three quarters in 1:51.2.
Ron Burke trains the 5-year-old gelded son of Million Dollar
Cam – Armbro Cinema for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi of Pennsylvania. Eastend
Eddie who was crowned pacer of the year last year at Tioga Downs, posted the
fourth win in 18 seasonal starts and with the win increased his seasonal
earnings to more than $41,000.
Sheer Brilliance and Aaron Byron despite taking pressure the
entire mile hung on for second, while May Day (Jim Taggart Jr.) finished third.
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, June 28th
with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us
online at www.tiogadowns.com.