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Tioga to host Miss Versatility on Friday

09:26 AM 05 Sep 2019 NZST
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Emoticon Hanover, harness racing
Emoticon Hanover winning the 2017 Joie De Vie in world record time.
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Tioga Downs will play host to the $40,000 fourth leg of the Miss Versatility on Friday (September 6). It features the last three harness racing winners of the Joie De Vie.

The entry of Emoticon Hanover (Aaron Byron) and Dream Together (Wally Hennessey) are the 8-5 morning line favorites. Both entries are owned by Determination and trained by Luc Blais.

Emotican Hanover is a 6-year-old mare by Kadabra, She won the 2017 Joie De Vie in a track record as well as a world record time of 1:50.2. She still owns the world record for 4-year-old mares on a five-eighths mile track. The mare has 24 victories and has won more than $1,500,000 in her career.

Dream Together (Muscle Hill) has 14 career victories She captured the 2018 Joie De Vie and was second in the 2019 Joie De Vie. The 5-year-old mare has won over $750,000 in her career.

The toughest competition comes from the 9-5 second morning line choice Custom Cantab (Aaron Merriman). The 4-year-old mare by Mr Cantab won the 2019 version of the Joie De Vie. Included in her 17 career victories is a win in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final as a sophomore. The mare has won over $900,000 lifetime..

The 12 race card at Tioga Downs starts at 6:15 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Tioga Downs





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