Day At The Track

Simons wins six including feature at Tioga

01:35 PM 09 Sep 2018 NZST
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Stormont Czar A, harness racing
Mike Simons with Stormont Czar A. one of Simons six winners at Tioga Downs
Fred Brown photo

Mike Simons drove six winners on the night including the featured pace ($13,000) with Stormont Czar A at Tioga Downs on Saturday (September 8).

Stormont Czar A ($2.60) cruised to the lead and went gate-to-wire (:27.0, :56.0, 1:22.3, 1:50.4) Trained by Amber Buter for owners Oldford Racing LLC., and Tyler Buter, he got pressured around the final turn by Dreams Beachboy (Gates Brunet). Stormont Czar found another gear when he reached the stretch and won with ease. Shady City (Larry Stalbaum) came flying late to finish second. Dreams Beachboy settled for third best.

Stormont Czar A is an 8-year-old gelding by Bettor's Delight. It was his third win of the season and the 23rd time he reached the winner's circle in his career.

Simons added 5 more wins. His other wins came with Fritzie Pic Up Man ($7.70), Sam's Escape ($6.00), Always A Tiger ($46.80), Dash Of Danger ($4.30), and Thespywholovedme ($4.00).

The drivers wins title is still wide open with four full racing cards left. Mike Merton leads all drivers with 61 wins. Aaron Byron and Jim Taggart Jr are tied for second with 57 wins each. Jim Mettinis is fourth with 51 victories. Andy Santeramo is fifth with 46 wins.

Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (September 14) with a post time of 6:15.

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by John Horne, for Tioga Downs








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