Friday, June 21, 2013

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
The 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