Day At The Track

$106,200 NYSS held at Tioga Downs

08:52 AM 27 Jul 2020 NZST
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Ambassador Hanover, harness racing Dee's Red Delicous, harness racing
Ambassador Hanover holds off Sevenshadesofgrey in NYSS action
Fred Brown photo
Dee's Red Delicous and driver Corey Callahan
Fred Brown photo

Tioga Downs welcomed two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshmen trotting colts & geldings. Both divisions raced for a purse of $53.100.

Ambassador Hanover (Ake Svanstedt) hangs on to capture the first division.

Ambassador Hanover ($4.00) charged to the front to grab the lead. Creemore (Verlin Yoder) came first-over to take a slight lead just before hitting the first quarter in :28.4. Creemore could not clear and Ambassador Hanover re-claimed the lead as they came by the stands for the first time. Sevenshadesofgrey (Corey Callahan) followed tight in the pocket as Ambassador Hanover led to the half in :58.2. Creemore, who was parked the whole way once again put on the pressure and got to within a head as Ambassador Hanover hit three-quarters first in 1:29.2.

As they reached the stretch Sevenshadesofgrey finally got an opening and popped out of the pocket. He came flying in deep stretch but Ambassador Hanover held on to win a lifetime best of 1:59.0. Sevenshadesofgrey settled for second for the third time in three lifetime starts. Creditrina (Trond Smedshammer) was third.


Ambassador Hanover is a 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Angel Eyes Hanover. Trainer Svanstedt co-owns with Order By Stable, Howard and Judith Taylor, He is now unbeaten in two career starts.

Dee's Red Delicious (Corey Callahan) cruises to easy win in the second division.

Incommunicado (Ake Svanstedt) led to the first quarter in :27.3. The gelding used a :29.4 second quarter to lead to the half in :57.2. Dee's Red Delicious ($7.40) then made his move coming first-up from third. The two of them battled side by side as Dee's Red Delicious stuck a head in front and led to three-quarters in 1:26.2.

As they hit mid-stretch Dee's Red Delicious found another gear and won going away in a lifetime best of 1:55.4. Incommunicado held on for second. Special Prosecutor (Marcus Miller) came up to finish third.


Dee's Red Delicious is a 2-year-old gelding by Credit Winner-Apple Plush. Owned by Joe Martinelli Sr. and trained by Bruce Saunders, he is now two for three in his career.

Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (July 31) starting at 4 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Tioga Downs


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