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 holds "Old Style” sulky race on Friday night
Tioga Downs held its first "Old Style" sulky race on Friday
night where the horses racing in the fourth race of the night were restricted
to use older style sulkies which ended up being eight Tel-Star bikes.
If I Didn't Care wins the "old style" sulky race
favorite, If I Didn't Care (Greg Merton) didn't care what race bike she was
hooked to as Merton put If I Didn't Care on the engine through fractions of
27.2, 56.3, and 1:24.4 before drawing away from the field with ease in 1:53.4.
The margin of victory was three and a half lengths as If I Didn't Care recorded
her third win of the year for the Rock & Roll Stable of Chicago, Illinois
and trainer Rick Dane.
In the $10,000 featured Miracle Mile 1 pace on Friday night,
Fair Voltage and Greg Merton used a second over cover trip and turned it into a
1:53.1 score. It was the third win at Tioga Downs this year for the 5-year-old
daughter of Village Jolt – My True Art for Charles Lewis and trainer James
Clouser Jr. Itstimeformetofly (Phil Fluet) finished second, while Haggin Oaks
(James Kennedy) hung on for third.
Fair Voltage wins the Friday night co-feature
Aaron Byron and Greg Merton each posted driving triples on
the night's 10-race card, while Keith Kamann recorded a driving double.
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Saturday, June
22nd with a post time of 6:50pm. For more information on Tioga Downs
please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.