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The Tompkins-Geers roll into Tioga Downs

08:36 PM 19 Jul 2012 NZST
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The Tompkins-Geers grand circuit events begin its weekend long stay at Tioga Downs beginning Thursday, July 19 at 6:50 pm. Three division for 2-year old trotting fillies and three divisions for 2-year old trotting colts lead off the five day stretch of live harness racing.

Tioga Downs will race Thursday, Friday, and Saturdayat 6:50 pm, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm, and Monday evening at 6:00 pm.

Highlighting the Tompkins-Geers weekend will be the 3-year old pacers on Sunday afternoon, which includes Mistletoe Shalee winner,Major Look. Fresh off of her 1:49.3 triumph over world champion, American Jewel, Major Look has drawn post position number four in the first of two divisions for 3-year old filly pacers. The 3-year old daughter of Art Major- Band Of Emeralds won her last time out at Tioga Downs on the 10th of June in NYSS action. Jeff Gregory has been listed to be re-united with Major Look on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

Two divisions for 3-year old pacing colts have been drawn after receiving seventeen entries including two of New York's top 3-year olds Steelhead Hanover and Forever Just. Forever Just is coming off of a 1:52.4 NYSS win at Yonkers Raceway, and has won three of six seasonal starts this year for trainer Linda Toscano.

Steelhead Hanover is coming into Sunday's Tompkins-Geers event off of four straight second place finishes, including two to Heston Blue Chip. Joe Pavia Jr. trains the 3-year old son of Bettor's Delight - Special Beauty, and has been listed to drive on Sunday afternoon.

Tioga Downs begins its five day stretch of live racing on Thursday, July 19th at 6:50 pm. Tioga Downs will also once again be offering a $5,000 guaranteed pick four in co ordination with the USTA'sstrategic wagering program on Sunday, July 22nd on the last four races of the day (post time 1:30 pm). For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at

Dustin Ross

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