Sunday, August 11, 2013

All Munky Business captures Tioga Saturday night feature

All Munky Business and John Plutino captured Saturday night's $10,000 featured condition trot at Tioga Downs.

All Munky Business and John Plutino
Plutino got All Munky Business away in the pocket as Prairie Big John (Jim Marohn Jr.) put up fractions of 28.3, 56.3, and 1:24.4. Around the final turn, Prairie Big John began to come back to the field and All Munky Business was in perfect striking position. Down the stretch Plutino moved All Munky Business to the outside and went right by the leader to open up and win by a length and a quarter in 1:55.1. It was the second win of the year for the 5-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation – Eagle Lane for the Funky Munky Stable LLC of New York, New York and trainer Jean Drolet. Prairie Big John held tough to finish second, while Stars And Glides (Bruce Clarke) was third.

Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Sunday, August 11th with a post time of 1:30pm featuring the Empire Breeders Classic Finals. Vegas Vacation and Sunfire Blue Chip will renew their rivalry as both won their eliminations last week with ease. Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears) captured his elimination in 1:49.2 for trainer Casie Coleman, while Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras) captured his in 1:50.2 for trainer Jimmy Takter. The field as listed below for the Empire Breeder’s Classic Finals:

Race 6:
$250,750 EBC Final 3-year old filly pace
#          HORSE                      DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          Road Bet                      Marcus Miller               Mickey Peterson
2          Cult Status                    Jim Morrill Jr.               Richard Silverman
3          Social Scene                 George Brennan           Casie Coleman
4          Ballineen                       Yannick Gingras           Steve Elliott
5          Shebestingin                 David Miller                 Joe Holloway
6          Park N Orchard           Brian Sears                  George Zitone
7          Bettor Think Twice       Cat Manzi                   Chuck Sylvester
8          JK Black Beauty          John Campbell             Linda Toscano
9          Give Me An Amen       Randall Waples            Linda Toscano

 Race 9:
$257,250 EBC Final 3-year old colt pace
#          PP        HORSE                                  DRIVER                    TRAINER
1          3          Sunfire Blue Chip                      Yannick Gingras           Jimmy Takter
1A       5          Source Of Pride                       Mark Macdonald         Jimmy Takter
2          1          Bet The Moon                          George Brennan           Ron Burke
3          2          Doctor Butch                            Jim Morrill Jr.               Linda Toscano
4          4          Vegas Vacation                        Brian Sears                   Casie Coleman
5          6          Odds On Equuleus                   John Campbell             Robin Schadt
6          7          Captive Audience                     Randall Waples            Colin Johnson
7          8          Sir Cary’s Z Tam                      Pat Lachance                Pat Lachance
8          9          Olde Time Hockey                   Jason Bartlett                Tom Fanning