Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sophomore trotting fillies in NYSS action headline Tioga Saturday card

Three divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies will headline the 12-race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs (Post 6:50pm).

In the first division, eight trotting fillies will line up in race number one for $44,029 led by the morning line favorite Proclaiming April (Trond Smedshammer). Coming off of back to back second place finishes, Proclaiming April finished second to Lola De Vie in the $237,600 EBC final at Vernon Downs. Proclaiming April then finished second to Barn Babe in the first leg of the NYSS at Buffalo Raceway on June 16. Trond Smedshammer also trains the 3-year-old daughter of Conway Hall – Lawn Tennis for White Birch Farm of Allentown, NJ.

In the second divisions (race 4), nine trotters will go post ward for $44,829 led by Fifty Shades (Driver: TBA). The 3-year-old daughter of Malabar Man – Spellbound Hanover is still looking for her first victory of the year coming off a third place finish in the Historic Stakes on June 16 at Tioga Downs. Ross Croghan trains Fifty Shades for Let It Ride Stables, Mentally Stable, Robert Cooper, and J Myers and will leave from post position number one on Saturday night.
Lola De Vie wins the Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs

In the third and final divisions (race 7), Lola De Vie from the Chris Ryder stable will leave from post position number three. The 3-year-old daughter of Credit Winner – Fan Favourite has won four of six seasonal starts including the $237,600 Empire Breeders' Classic Final at Vernon Downs. For the year, Lola De Vie has banked $161,498 and was a winner in the first leg of the NYSS at Buffalo Raceway on June 16th in 2:02.2 as the 1-9 betting favorite.

Final driver changes and scratches will be made for the Saturday race card on Wednesday, June 26th by 10:00am.

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.