Day At The Track

All Star fields headline Tioga afternoon card

09:28 PM 08 Jun 2012 NZST
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Sunday afternoon (June 10 - post time 1:30 pm) twenty of arguably the best aged horses in all of harness racing will converge on the five eighth's mile oval of Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York.

Ten of the very best aged male pacers will line up for the $182,000 Bettor’s Delight open pace led by a four horse entry from the powerful Ron Burke stable. Led by defending pacer of the year, Foiled Again, the quartet who also includes triple millionaire Won The West, Meirs Hanover, and Clear Vision, will be looking for the stables first Bettor’s Delight championship.

Looking for the repeat is the 2011 defending champion, and world record holder, Bettor Sweet. Last year Bettor Sweet opened eyes and set a new world record of 1:48.1 when he held off We Will See (Ron Pierce) in the stretch for trainer Tom Cancelliere. We Will See, who will once again be handled by Ron Pierce will return to Tioga Downs on Sunday as well looking for redemption on last year’s race.

The $182,000 Bettor’s Delight will go to the gate as race number nine on Sunday afternoon and will kick off the $5,000 guaranteed pick four in conjunction with the USTA’s strategic wagering program. The field is listed below:

Race 9:  $182,000 Bettor’s Delight Open Pace

# PP       HORSE                   DRIVER                   TRAINER

1   4 Won The West             JimMorrill Jr.              RonBurke

1A 6 ClearVision                  Matt Kakaley              Ron Burke

1B 7 Foiled Again                Yannick Gingras          Ron Burke

1C 8 Meirs Hanover             George Brennan          Ron Burke

2 1 Razzle Dazzle                Brian Sears                Jerry Silverman

3 2 Rockincam                     David Miller               R.Nifty Norman

4 3 Aracache Hanover          Doug McNair               Gregg McNair

5 5 Bettor Sweet                   John Campbell           Tom Cancelliere

6 9 Real Nice                       Jason Bartlett             Richard Banca

7 10 WeWill See                   Ron Pierce                 Sam De Pinto

Co-featuring the Sunday afternoon race card with the best male pacers in the country, will be ten of the most talented mare pacers Tioga Downs has ever seen for the $184,000 Artiscape Pace. The star studded field is led by defending aged pacing mare Anndrovette, who captured the 2011 edition of the Artiscape in track record time of 1:49.4. Tim Tetrick will be doing the driving from post number nine for conditioner PJ Fraley as part of a two horse entry that includes Krispy Apple (George Brennan).

The field of tenalso includes Put On A Show (Brian Sears) who missed her four year old season due to injury, but has been razor sharp as of late posting four wins in her last five starts. Another new comer to the top mare ranks is the wicked fast, Drop The Ball, who found her best strides late in the year last year of her 3-year old season. The 4-year old Western Terror daughter tuned up for the Artiscape in her first and only start of the year last week at The Meadowlands finishing second after a first over trip. Yannick Gingras has opted off of Rocklamation from the Ron Burke stable to drive Drop The Ball for trainer Ross Croghan.

Below is the field for the $184,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace:

Race 7: $184,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace

# PP     HORSE                         DRIVER                          TRAINER

1 2    Krispy Apple                   George Brennan             P J Fraley

1A 9  Anndrovette                   Tim Tetrick                    PJ Fraley

2 4    Ginger And Fred              JimMorrill Jr.                   Ron Burke

2A 7   Rocklamation                 Ron Pierce                     Ron Burke

3 1    Dreamfair Eternal             Jody Jamieson                Patrick Fletcher

4 3     Chancey Lady                  David Miller                    PJ Fraley

5 5    Drop The Ball                   Yannick Gingras               Ross Croghan

6 6    Higher And Higher             Daryl Bier                       Daryl Bier

7 8   Put On A Show                   Brian Sears                    Chris Ryder

8 10  All Spirit                           Jim Marohn Jr.                 Judy Lanpher

Post time for the twelve race Sunday afternoon card is slated for 1:30 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.

Dustin Ross

Regional Racing Operations Manager

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs

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