Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Empire Breeders Classic eliminations drawn at Tioga

Tioga Downs held the draw on Wednesday morning (July 31) for the Empire Breeders Classic eliminations for 3-year-old New York bred pacers.

12 3-year-old pacing colts were entered and were split into two six horse $12,500 eliminations set to go post ward in races four and eight on Sunday afternoon.

Leading the field of six in the first elimination is Adios runner-up, Vegas Vacation from the powerful Casie Coleman stable, who has listed Brian Sears to do the driving. Coming off of a second place finish to Sunfire Blue Chip in the $450,000 Adios final, Vegas Vacation drew post position number six. Here is the field in post position order with drivers listed before scratch time: #1 Odds On Equuleus (John Campbell), #2 Sir Cary’s Z Tam (Pat Lachance) #3 Source Of Pride (Mark MacDonald), #4 Thirty Two Red (Ray Schnittker), #5 Doctor Butch (Jim Morrill Jr.), and #6 Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears).

In the second $12,500 elimination, Adios winner Sunfire Blue Chip from the Jimmy Takter stable leads a field of six pacing colts aimed towards advancing to the $257,250 final. Yannick Gingras will once again do the driving on the 3-year-old son of American Ideal – Shot Togo Bluechip from post position number four on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the field in post position order with drivers listed before scratch time: #1 Bet The Moon (Jim Morrill Jr.), #2 Captive Audience (Randy Waples), #3 Swift As A Shadow (Jim Morrill Jr.), #4 Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras), #5 Olde Time Hockey (Jason Bartlett), #6 A Bettor World (Jim Marohn Jr.).

Nine 3-year-old pacing fillies entered on Wednesday morning for the $250,750 Empire Breeders Classic and all nine will move directly into the final. Entries for the Empire Breeders Classic for sophomore pacing fillies include: Ballineen, Bettor Think Twice, Cult Status, Give Me An Amen, JK Black Beauty, Park N Orchard, Road Bet, Shebestingin, and Social Scene.   

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