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Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) wins the $6,000 harness racing featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 27). Golden Gun ($8.60) led to the first quarter in :26.2. Golden Brit (Howard Parker) took control just before the top of the back stretch. He led to the half in :55.3 and three-quarters 1:24.3. Golden Gun, who is owned by The Wiz Kids Stable and trained by Jeff Sorenson, sat in the pocket trip. He went first-over just before the three-quarter mark and held off a late charge by Skip Jive (Jimmy Whittemore) to win in 1:52.3. Skip Jive settled for second money. Electrofire (Jennifer Lappe) finished third. Golden Gun is a 9-year-old gelding by Headmaster. It was his second win this season and 34th career victory. Driver Jimmy Whittemore and trainer Marissa Chadbourne combined for three winners on the night. They got their wins with Burkentine Hanover ($8.00), Winding Hill ($4.80), and Poisonous ($2.30). Homer Hochstetler got a driver-trainer double with Hongerholt Red ($4.70), and Bro ($2.50). Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Thursday (August 1) with an 11 race card. The card features two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Post time is 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs.  

Vernon Downs welcomes two harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 25). Both divisions race for a purse of $54,000. Berkery J (Jason Bartlett) is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the first division. The 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Southwind Catlin is owned by Ken Jacobs and trained by George Ducharme. He has one win in three starts in his career. He won a NYSS race at Yonkers. The second choice at 3-1 is the entry of Barn Holden (Kevin Cummings) and Bluffinner (Trond Smedshammer). Barn Holden is a 2-year-old colt by Conway Hall-Barn Babe. He is owned the Purple Haze Stables, Out In the Country Stable, Nancy Pratt, and trainer Steven Pratt. He got his only career victory in a leg of the NYSS at Yonkers. Bluffinner is a 2-year cold by Credit Winner-Bluff. He is owned by the Purple Haze Stables and trained by Smedshammer. It will be his first career race. The Ake Svanstedt trained entry of Third Shift (Jim Morrill Jr.) and R Herbie Blue Chip (Svanstedt) is the 2-1 morning line choice in the second division. Third Shift is a 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Overnight Command, who is owned by Melby Gard Inc. He has a NYSS win at Tioga Downs. R Herbie Blue Chip is a 2-year-old colt by Here Comes Herbie-New Hampshire Girl. He is owned by Svanstedt, Blue Chip Bloodstock, and Herbert Burns III. The colt finished third his last time out. Bourbon Express (Jason Bartlett) is the second choice at 3-1. He is owned by trainer Jessica Okusko, Slavatore Vullo, and James De Armond. The 2-year-old colt by RC Royalty-Kasha has two wins in three career starts including a NYSS win at Buffalo. The 10 race card at Vernon Downs starts at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com   John Horne for Vernon Downs

Tioga Downs hosted three harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday (July 22). Movie Town (Tyler Buter) comes flying late to steal the $34,866 first division. Coconut Beach (Marcus Miller) controlled the early fractions. She hit the first quarter in :28.0 and the half in :58.4. Lolas Gold (Dexter Dunn) went first-over and pressured Coconut as they hit three-quarters in 1:27.1. As they hit the stretch Roll With Angel went three-wide to take a short lead in mid-stretch. Movie Town ($10.60), who is owned by the Bay Pond Racing Stable and trained by Jeffrey Stafford, hit the stretch like he had a rocketwas strapped to her and blew right by to win in 1:56.2. Roll With Angel had to settle for second as Coconut Beach held on for third. Movie Town is a 2-year-old filly by American Ideal-New Hollywood. It was her first career win. So Rude (Matt Kakaley) captured the $35.566 second division. Merga Hanover (Yannick Gingras) took the lead hitting the first quarter in :26.4. Galleria Gal (Dexter Dunn) took control just before going past the stands for the first time. She hit the half first in :56.0 and was first to three-quarters in 1:24.2. Racine Belle (Jason Bartlett) went first-over and challenged Galleria Girl around the final turn. Racine Belle then took over at the top of the stretch. So Rude So Rude ($7.00), who is trained by Scott Di Domenico for owners Geoffrey Lyons and Glenn Goller, was second-over as they went around the last turn. As they reached the stretch she would slingshot right on by to win in a lifetime best of 1:53.3. Merga Hanover came up late to finish second. Racine Belle held on for third. So Rude is a 2-year-old filly by So Surreal-I Am A Snob. It was her second career win in four lifetime starts. Turnthefrownaround (Dexter Dunn) is victorious in the $35,566 third division. Cash Roll (Scott Zeron) led to the first quarter in :27.2. Tipperary Hill (Wally Hennessey) went on by at the top of the stretch. Cash Roll then re-claimed the lead with a lap to go. She led the way to the half in :57.1 and to three-quarters in 1:24.3. Turnthefrownaround ($7.90), who is owned by Craig Henderson and trained by Chris Ryder, went first-over before the three-quarter mark. She took the lead at the top of the stretch and breezed home to win her first career race in 1:53.3. Hidden Cove (Marcus Miller) was second best. Hen Party (Yannick Gingras) was third. Turnthefrownaround Turnthefrowaround is a 2-year-old filly by Roll With Joe-Knockout Pout. Wally Hennessey drove five winners on the day. He got his wins with Believe In Angels ($10.20), Americanprimetime ($4.60), Kitty Hoyne ($6.70), Lady Boss ($2.80), and Lilly Hammer ($4.30). Dexter Dunn recorded four winners on the day. His other wins came with Lookatmyart ($5.90), Dragon Roll ($9.20), and Herecomesmagotta. The will be no live racing this Friday (July 26) because of the George Thoroughgood concert. Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 27) starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.   John Horne for Tioga Downs.  

Motown N (Jeff Long) and Dreams Beachboy (Wally Hennesey) each notched wins as Tioga Downs ran two $9,000 harness racing features for pacers on Sunday (July 21). In the first feature Motown N ($9.60) put up all the fractions (:27.3, :56.3, 1:24.1, 1:52.0) to be an easy gate-to wire winner. Owned by Jennifer Lappe and Robert Santagata, the 7-year-old gelding by Bettor's Edge was never threatened. He beat out second place finisher Sporty Redout (Fern Paquet Jr.) by five and a quarter lengths. Rockintouch was third best. Motown N won for the first time in 2019. He now owns 12 career victories. Dreams Beachboy ($3.40) held on to win the second feature. Legal Power (Fern Paquet Jr.) went to the front and led to a first quarter of :27.3. Dreams Beachboy would soon take control leading to the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.3. Dreams Beachboy, who is owned by Crawford Farms racing and trained by Gates Brunet, held off a late rally by Stick With Cramer (Andy Santeramo) to win in 1:51.3. Stick With Cramer would have to settle for second. Jay Jay (Renaldo Morales III) finished third. Dreams Beachboy is a 7-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere. He got his third win of the season. He now has 28 career victories. Dreams Beachboy Joe Skowyra trained five winners on the afternoon. He won three times with driver Mike Merton. They won with Mr Big Bucks $2.80, Time Out I'm Tired ($3.00), and The Spy ($6.10). He teamed up with Mike Simons to get wins with Freak On A Leash ($18.60), and Hugh Hefner N ($6.70. Tioga Downs returns to live racing with a special Monday Matinee (July 22) featuring three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. Post time for the 13 race card is 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.   John Horne for Tioga Downs.

Campbellini (Corey Braden) captures the $9,000 harness racing featured trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 20). BJ Lorado (Andy Santeramo) controlled all the early fractions (:27.0, :56.1, 1:25.1). Campbellini ($14.60), who is trained by Rick Dane Jr. for owners Scott Dane, Wi liam Dane Jr., and Joanna Dane, followed in the pocket seat. As they made the turn for home Campbellini popped out of the pocket and battled BJ Lorado down the stretch. Campbellini wore him down to win in 1:55.0. BJ Lorado held on to settle for second. Warrawee Preferred (Jim Taggart Jr.) finished third. Campbellini is a 5-year-old gelding by by Cantab Hall. It was his ninth win in 2019. He now has 13 career victories. Wally Hennessey drove three winners on the night. Mike Merton and Corey Braden each had driving doubles. Hennessey got his wins with Dangerous Mood ($39.40), Celebrity Lover ($2.50), and Glamorgal ($7.30). Merton won with Baby I'm Worth It ($7.50), and Savin Rock $34.00. Braden's other win came with Miss Flora $14.80. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Sunday (July 21) with a 13 race card starting at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs    

Sweet Deisel (Dan Daley) and Tempster Hanover (Howard Parker) each captured a $5,000 harness racing co-featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 20). In the first of two co-features it was Western Toro (John MacDonald) to the front controlling all the early fractions (:26.3, :57.0, 1:25.4). Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) popped out of the pocket and challenged Western Toro for the lead as they reached the stretch. Sweet Deisel ($25.40), who is trained by Dan Daley for owners Ann-Mari Daley, James Crawford IV, and Crawford Farms Racing, would go three-wide in the stretch. It would turn into a two horse race in deep stretch between Golden Gun and Sweet Deisel. In the end Sweet Deisel was too strong and won in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Golden Gun had to settle for second. Western Toro held on to finish third. Sweet Deisel is a 3-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou. It was his fourth win this season. He now has six career victories. Tempster Hanover ($14.20) romps in the second feature. Daliocity (Ben McNeil) led to the first quarter in :27.2. Tempster Hanover then zoomed right by hitting the half in :55.4 and three quarters in 1:24.0. He is owned by Riley Asher-Staulbaum and trained by Misty Carey. When they hit the stretch it was all over. The 9-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere won by five lengths in 1:51.3. Come Get The Cash (John MacDonald) came up late to finish a distant second. Rocknrollroyalty (Claude Huckabone Jr.) was third. Tempster Hanover won for the second time this season. He now has 29 career victories. Tempster Hanover Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 10 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 25). Post time is 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) wins the $59,800 first harness racing division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting colts & geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 19). Gimapanzee ($2.10) hit the first quarter in :28.1. Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) followed in the pocket the whole trip. Gimapanzee hit the half in :56.2. Cruised to three-quarters in 1:24.3 and then found another gear to win by over four lengths in a lifetime best of 1:52.4. Mr Vicktor had to settle for second money. Livinonthedash finished a distant third. Gimpanzee is a 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven. He is three for three this season. He now is a perfect 12 for 12 in his career. Cavill Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) wins the $60,900 second division. Lucky Weekend (Brian Sears) went to the first quarter first in :28.4. Cavill Hanover ($7.90) took over the lead after they went by the stands for the first time hitting the half in :58.2. He led to three-quarters in 1:26.2. Cavill Hanover, who is trained by Ake Svanstedt for owners Little E LLC., Wolfgang A Stable Inc., and Borje Nasstrom, held off a late charge by second place finisher Lucky Weekend to win in 1:55.2. Quiksilver Bluechip (Wally Hennessey) was third best. Cavill Hanover is a 3-year-old gelding by Muscle Mass. He won for the second time this season. He now owns five career victories. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (July 20) with a 10 race card starting an hour later than usual at 7:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.   John Horne for Tioga Downs.

American JJ (Michael Miller) charges late to capture the $6,000 featured harness racing trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (July 19). Spoiler Alert (Adam Cappizano) took control as they reached the first quarter in :27.3. Someway Same Hall (Howard Parker) then gained the lead before hitting the half in :56.3. He continued to lead to three-quarters in 1:25.4. Spoiler Alert regained the lead in the stretch. American JJ ($16.20), who is owned by Lewis and Terry Miller and trained by Michael Miller, was seventh at the half. He went to fifth after three-quarters. He flew down the stretch to blow right by and win in1:55.4. Tournament (Claude Huckabone III) finished second with Spoiler Alert settling for third. American JJ is a 6-year-old gelding by Jailhouse.. It was his fourth win this season. He now has 15 career victories. Howard Parker drove four winners on the night with John MacDonald taking three horses to the winner's circle. Parker won with Squee Hanover ($3.20), Irish Kate ($15.00), Fox Valley Photog ($14.80), and Painite ($18.00). MacDonald got his wins with Well Spoken Lady ($2.20), Northern Express ($5.70), and Nomad ($6.90). Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 10 race card on Saturday (July 20) starting an hour later than usual at 7:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com   John Horne for Vernon Downs

Tioga Downs features two divisions of the NYSS for harness racing sophomore trotting colts & geldings on Friday (July 19). Unbeaton Gimpanzee will be making his third start of the year. Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) is the 3-5 favorite in the $59,800 first division. The 3-year-old colt by Chapter Seven is trained by Marcus Melander for owners Courant Inc, and S R F Stable. After going nine for nine as a freshman he is two for two so far this season. His picked up wins in the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) final at Vernon Downs and NYSS at Yonkers. The second choice is the Jennifer Lappe trained Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter). The 3-year-old colt by RC Royalty has won six times in seven starts this season. He is owned by Lappe, Robert Santagata, Diamond Pride LLC., and Joe Lee. He has NYSS wins at Vernon Downs, Monticello, Buffalo and Yonkers this season. The colt's only blemish in 2019 was a second place finish to Gimpanzee in the EBC final In the $60,900 second division Cavill Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) is the 2-1 morning line favorite. The 3-year-old gelding by Muscle Mass is trained Ake Svanstedt for owners Little E LLC., Borje Nasstrom, and Wolfgang A Stable Inc. He has a win, two seconds, and a third in six starts this season. The gelding has four career victories. Travel Winner (Tyler Buter) and Winnerup (Trond Smedshammer) are the chief rivals. They are both the second morning line choices at 7-2. The R. Nifty Norman trained Travel Winner is a 3-year-old colt by Credit Winner. He has four wins this season for owner James Fleming. Winnerup is trained by Smedshammer for the Purple Haze Stables. The 3-year-old colt by Credit Winner has NYSS wins at Vernon Downs and Monticello. He has a total of three wins this year and four career victories. The 13 race card starts at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs

Vernon Downs welcomes two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing sophomore pacing colts & geldings on Thursday (July 18). In the $58,700 first division the 2-1 morning line favorite is Shake That House (Brian Sears). He is trained by Chris Oakes for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Alan Johnston, and Northfork Racing Stable. The 3-year-old colt by American Ideal is coming off an impressive win at Pocono Downs in the $500,000 Max Hempt Final. He is five for six this season including a win in the Saratoga leg of the NYSS. The second choice at 3-1 is Major March (Jason Bartlett). The 3-year-old colt by Art Major is owned by Bay Pond Racing and trained by new hall of fame inductee Linda Toscano. He has three wins this season including NYSS wins at Monticello and Tioga Downs. American Mercury (Tyler Buter) is the 2-1 morning line favorite at the $59,800 second division. Chris Oakes trains the 3-year-old gelding by American Ideal for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Northfork Racing Stable, Chris Pompey, and Scott Bice. His four wins this season includes NYSS wins at Saratoga, Buffalo, And Yonkers. He owns six career victories. The Jenn Bongiorno trained Respect Our Flag (Brian Sears) is the 3-1 second choice. The 3-year-old gelding by Roll With Joe is owned by the Barbara Bongiorno Stable, Bill Lambos, and Dionisios Liberatos. He has three wins so far this season and has reached the winner's circle five times in his 15 career starts. The 10 race card starts at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs.  

Quncy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Stella Jane (Jason Bartlett) each won their harness racing division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 14). The two divisions each raced for a purse of $57.600. In the first division Amal Hall (Andy Miller) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :28.0. Quincy Blue Chip ($4.40) then took over the lead with a lap to go. She was first to the half in :57.0. Winndevie (Jason Bartlett) went first-over from third on the back stretch. The two rivals raced side by side going around the last turn after Quincy Blue Chip hit the three-quarters first in 1:24.4. Quincy Blue Chip, who is owned by Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc, and trained by Gareth Dowse, had a slight lead as they reached the stretch. Winndevie gave everything she had but Quincy Blue Chip was too strong and won in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Winndevie settled for second with Amal Hall getting third place. Quincy Blue Chip is a 3-year-old filly by Chapter Seven. She won for the fifth time this season. She now has nine career victories. In the second division, With Out A Doubt (Marcus Miller) jumped out to the lead and went to the first quarter in :28.3. Stella Jane ($6.00) followed in the pocket. With Out A Doubt hit the half in :58.4 and three-quarters in 1:27.2. Gobi Princess (Andy Miller) was the first to challenge just before hitting the three-quarter mark. With Out A Doubt shook her off and continued to lead as they reached the stretch. Stella Jane, who is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and trained by John Butenschoen, popped out of the pocket in the stretch and went right on by to win in 1:55.3. With Out A Doubt held on for second. Gobi Princess finished third. Stella Jane is a 3-year-old filly by Crazed. It was her first win in 2019. She now has four career victories. Jason Bartlett had four wins on the afternoon. He got his other victories with Divine World ($25.60), Amanda Blue Chip ($5.30), and Hanna Dreamgirl ($4.20). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (July 19) with a 13 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Post time is at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com   John Horne for Tioga Downs

Dreams Beachboy (Gates Brunet) captures the $6,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 13). Golden Brit (Howard Parker) battled and took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :26.4. Electrofire (Jennifer Lappe) settled for the pocket trip. Golden Brit kept the lead as they hit the half in :55.2. Dreams Beachboy ($7.90), who is owned by Crawford Farms racing and trained by Brunet, went first over from third just before the halfway point. He then took over as they headed for the final turn. He led to three-quarters in 1:22.4 and glided home to win easily is a seasonal best of 1:51.3. Golden Brit finished in second. Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) took home third money. Dreams Beachboy is 7-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere. He won for the second time this season. He now has 27 career victories. Dreams Beachboy John MacDonald drove three winners on the night. His wins came with Intuitive Writer ($7.30), Haulin' Oats ($8.00), and Brookdale Bruiser ($5.20). Howard Parker and Irving Mauran each had two wins on the night. Parker won with Rebel Jet ($28.40), and Rocksapatriot ($3.30). Mauran teamed up with owner-trainer Barbara Stephenson to win with Somelucksomerock ($14.80), and Klondike Art ($16.10). Eddie captured the second annual wiener trot. He is owned by Jessica Cook. She won a $500 wagering voucher. Paisley finished second for owner Gina Greco, getting a $200 wagering voucher. Luna picked up the third place prize of a $100 wagering voucher for his owner Raymond. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Thursday (July 18) with a 10 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Post time is 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs

Priarie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) was once again victorious in the $12,000 featured harness racing open trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 13). The Last Chapter (Wally Hennessey) led the group to a first quarter in :27.1. Prairie Fortune ($3.50) gained control as they went by the stands for the first time. He reached the half first in :56.3. The Last Chapter had to settle for the pocket seat. Prairie Fortune continued to lead as they reached three-quarters in 1:26.0. Prairie Fortune, who is owned by trainer Mike Deters with Laurie Poulin, had plenty left in the tank and cruised to an easy win in a seasonal best of 1:53.3. The Last Chapter held for second. Rose Run Rudi (Aaron Byron) was a distant third. Prairie Fortune is a 7-year-old gelding by Arapa Victory. It was win number six of the season. He now has finished first 53 times in his career. Leading driver Wally Hennesey drove three winners on the night. He got his wins with I Rhoda Daley ($5.10), Celebrity Lover ($2.90). and Boli ($4.40). Meittinis and Andy Santeramo each had driving doubles. Meittinis got his other victory with Barney Mac ($5.10). Santeramo went to the winner's circle with Schubie ($21.80), and BJ Lorado ($4.80). Tioga Downsreturns to live racing on Sunday (July 14) with a 15 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies. Post time is 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) takes the $11,000 featured harness racing fillies and mares pace at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 12). The big favorite Shebang N (Wally Hennessey) laid down all the early fractions (:26.0, :57.0, 1:24.3). Gold Star Mysti, who is owned by Gold Star Farm and trained by John Hallett, followed in the pocket for the whole trip. As they reached the stretch she slipped through on the inside and held off a late charge by Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) to win in a seasonal best of 1:52.3. Truth And Liberty settled for second money. Delilah De Vie (Jim Taggart Jr.) came flying late to finish third. Gold Star Mysti is a 6-year-old mare by Mysticism. She won for the sixth time this year. She now has 24 career victories. Leading Driver Wally Hennessey added three wins to bring his season total to 55. He was first with Prairie Foolish ($3.50), Move Over Sis ($6.10), and Glamorgal ($3.80). Second leading driver is Mike Merton with 45 wins. He won twice tonight getting victories with A Wish For Wings ($4.60), and Persistent Bettor ($12.20). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (July 13) with a nine race card starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs.

Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) wins the $7,000 featured harness racing trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (July 12). Waiting On A Woman (John MacDonald) led to the first quarter in :27.4. First Call (Homer Hochstetler) controlled the way going to the half in :57.2. Waiting ON A Woman came flying by and took a four and a half lengths lead and hit the three-quarter mark first in 1:25.0. He started to tire making the turn for home. First Call then took back over control at the top of the stretch. Majestic Fire ($12.60), who is owned by Joshua Cukerstein and trained by Wayne Cukerstein, was fourth after three-quarters. He was far outside as First Call was far inside as the two fought it out in deep stretch. It was Majestic Fire just able to stick a nose in front to win at the wire in 1:55.3. First Call settled for second best. Winning Princess (Jennifer Lappe) finished third. Majestic Fire is a 4-year-old gelding by Majestic Son. He won for the fourth time this season. He now owns 10 victories in his career. Jimmy Whittemore drove three winners on the night. He got his wins with Gimme The Cash ($5.20), Southeaster ($10.00), and Summer Chrome ($9.60). Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (July 13) with a 10 race card starting at 6:10 p.m. The Miracle Mile will feature the second annual wiener dog trot. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com.   John Horne for Vernon Downs    

Tioga Downs welcomes two harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting fillies on Sunday (July 14). Both divisions will race for a purse of $57,600. In the first division Quincy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Winndevie (Jason Bartlett) will once again square off. The last time they went against each other was the NYSS at Buffalo. Winndevie (Credit Winner) came late to nip Quincy Blue Chip (Chapter Seven) by a nose. Two weeks before that, Quincy Blue Chip went gate-to-wire to beat Winndevie by a length at Saratoga leg of the NYSS. In the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) it was Quincy Blue Chip with an easy victory while Winndevie finished a disappointing sixth. Last year the NYSS freshman final went to Winndevie. She would pass Quincy Blue Chip in deep stretch. Quincy Blue Chip, who is trained by Gareth Dowse for owner Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., is the 3-1 morning line favorite. She has four wins this season and eight career victories. Winndevie is owned by the Purple Haze Stables and trained by Trond Smedshammer. With two wins this season and eight career tallies, she has been made the second choice at 7-2. Blue Ribbon Gal (Jim Morrill Jr.) is the 3-1 favorite in the second division. The filly by Credit winner is trained by Gareth Dowse for owners Richard Lombardo and Joshua Green. She has two wins this season and four career victories. The second choice at 7-2 is the John Butenschoen trained Stella Jane (Jason Bartlett). Crawford Farms Racing owns the filly by Crazed. She won the Kindergarten Classic Final in 2018 at the Meadowlands. She is still in search of her first win as a 3-year-old. The 15 race card at Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 14) starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.   John Horne for Tioga Downs.

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