Tioga horse mix up under investigation

06:08 PM 13 Aug 2008 NZST
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Tioga Downs

We are aware of the fact that on Sunday, August 10th at Tioga Downs in the 11th race, horse number six, Silver Flash did not race and in his place was Always Lucky K who earlier raced in the first race on Sunday afternoon.

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board is thoroughly investigating the situation.

In the meantime we have conducted our own internal investigation based on a review of the surveillance tapes from the paddock which appears as though this was an unfortunate mistake where a misidentification of a horse took place, and there was no intent to deceive the public by anyone.

There was also an internal review of the betting patterns which shows no irregularities that we can speak to, but we await the final outcome and decision from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

In the meantime we appreciate your patience and busin ess as we continue to work through the situation with the state and we will continue to produce great racing at Tioga Downs with integrity as our cornerstone of the business.

We have no further comment at this time and will continue to work and cooperate with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board throughout the course of their investigation.

Jason M. Settlemoir, Regional Vice President of Racing & Simulcast, Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs

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