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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.

Amercianprimetime (Drew Monti) captured the $11,000 featured Open Handicap harness racing pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday (July 7). Motown N (Jeff Long) charged to the lead and led the group to a quick first quarter of :25,4. He would hit the half first in :54.3. Rebellious (Tyler Buter) took over the lead right after the halfway marker. Americanprimetime ($8.20), who is owned by the Rock&Roll Stable Inc., went first-over as they reached the back stretch. He pressured Rebellious all the way to three-quarters. Rebellious maintained the lead at they hit three-quarters in 1:21.3. Americanprimetime continued to grind it out all around the final turn. As they reached the stretch he finally wore down Rebellious to win in a seasonal best of 1:50.1. Lauxmont Capri (Mike Merton) came flying late to finish second. Rebellious had to settle for third. Americanprimetime is a 7-year-old horse by American Ideal. It was his fifth win this season and his 33rd career victory. Mike Merton drove four winners on the day. He won his first race of the day with big long shot Cecil Casanova ($49.60). His other victories came with Jackrluckytoo ($8.60), Sometimes Said ($13.80), and R M Blackhawk ($6.80). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (July 12) with a nine race card starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) charges late to capture the $12,000 Open Handicap harness racing trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 6). Groovey Kid (Wally Hennessey) led to the first quarter in :28.1. Rose Run Rudi (Aaron Byron) then took charge to lead to the half in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:25.3. Prairie Fortune ($3.60), who is owned by trainer Mike Deters and Laurie Poulin, was fourth after three-quarters. He went flying around the final turn and cruised to an easy win in 1:55.3. Celebrity Eventsy (Haralabos Giannoulis) finished a distant second. BJ Lorado (Jim Taggart Jr.) was third. Prairie Fortune is a 7-year-old gelding by Arapa Victory. He won for the fifth time this season. He now has reached the winner's circle 52 times in his career. Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) is upset winner in the $11,000 Fillies & Mares Open. Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) put up all the early fractions (:27.3, :55.4, 1:24.2). Gold Star Mysti ($32.20), who is owned by the Gold Star Farm and trained by John Hallett, was in sixth after three-quarters. Gigi From Fiji (Wally Hennesey) took over the lead at the top of the stretch but Gold Star Mysti wrestled the lead away in deep stretch to hit the finish line first in 1:53.2. Gig From Fiji settled for second money. Truth And Liberty held for third. Gold Star Mysti is a 6-year-old mare by Mysticism. It was her fifth win in 2019. She now owns 23 career victories. Gold Star Mysti Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Sunday (July 7) with a 12 race card starting at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

The Fourth of July special matinee at Tioga Downs featured four harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Hypnotic Am (Brian Sears) captures the $26,500 first division. Destiny Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) charges out to the lead and led to first quarter in :28.4. Hypnotic Am ($2.70) takes over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time. She led the group to the half in :58.1 and three-quarters in 1:27.1. Hypnotic Am, who is owned by Courant Inc. and trained by Marcus Melander, found another gear as they reached the stretch and breezed to the win in 1:56.1. Musnter (Kasper Foget) finished second with Destiny Blue Chip holding on for third. Hypnotic AM is a filly by Chapter Seven-Daydream Am. She is now one for one in her career. Love A Good Story (Troy Beyer) breezes to easy win in the $26,500 second division. Seventimesalady (Ake Svanstedt) led to the first quarter in :27.4. Love A Good Story ($4.40) grabbed control of the race right after the quarter. She led to the half in :57.2 and three-quarters in 1;26.2. No Mas Drama (Brian Sears) went first over around the final turn and put on heavy pressure. Love a Good Story shook her off and won with ease by tying the track record for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55.1. Seventimesalady was second best. C Me Hyde (Phil Fluet) finished third. Love A Good Story is a filly by Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin. She is trained by Julie Miller for owners Pinske Stables and the Kentuckiana Racing Stable. It was her second NYSS win. She is a perfect two for two in her career. Senorita Rita (Scott Zeron) is much the best in the $27,000 third division. Charlotte Chaplin (Wally Hennessey) led the way to a first quarter in :29.1. Senorita Rita ($2.50) took over the lead with a lap to go. She hit the halfway mark in :58.4. Hushabye (Brian Sears) went first over to chase her. Senorita Rita, who is owned by Ken Jacobs and trained by Lnda Toscano, continued to lead hitting three-quarters in 1:27.3. As she hit the stretch she got stronger and won easily in 1:56.1. Charlotte Chaplin came back up to take second money. Hushabye had to settle for third. Senorita Rita is a filly by Chapter Seven-Lindys Head Nurse. She wins her first start. Miss Jubilation (Ake Svanstedt) wins the $26,500 fourth division. Smooth Affair (Tyler Buter) led to the first quarter in :29.0 and to the half in :58.2. Sorprese (Dan Daley) went first-over down the back stretch and challenged Smooth Affair all the way to the three-quarter mark. Smooth Affair got there first in 1:26.4. Miss Jubilation ($8.50), who is owned by trainer Ake Svanstedt with Little E LLC., and Triple Play Trotters LLC., pounced out of the pocket at the top of the stretch and blew right by to win in 1:57.1. Smooth Affair held on for second. Dw's Aubrey (Kris Rickert) finished third. Miss Jubilation is a filly by Chapter Seven-Blue Muscles. She is now one for one. Tioga Downs leading driver Wally Hennessey won four races on the day. His wins came with Mannie's Lady ($3.50), Sophia's Express ($12.60), Bad Night Mare ($3.50), and Weallgottrumped ($6.00). There is no live racing at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 5). Live racing returns on Saturday (July 6) with a 10 race card starting at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks follows live racing. For more information go to www.togadowns.com   John Horne for Tioga Downs

Tioga Downs welcomes four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing 2-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday (July 4). In the first division ($26,500) the 9-5 morning line favorite is Really Blue Chip (Marcus Miller). Owned by Thestable Really Bluechip and trained by Scott Di Domenico, the filly by Credit Winner-Muscles won a leg of the NYSS at Buffalo in her only start. The second choice at 2-1 is Without A Warning (Scott Zeron). The filly by RC Royalty-Concentration is owned by Raymond Campbell and trained by George Ducharme. She was second in the NYSS at Buffalo in her first start. The morning line favorite in the second division ($26,500) is Love A good Story (Troy Beyer) at 6-5. The filly by Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin won her only start in a leg of the NYSS at Buffalo. She is owned by Kentuckiana Racing Stable and trained by Julie Miller. Seventimesalady (Ake Svanstedt) is the second morning line choice at 9-2. The filly by Chapter Seven-Ava Marion is owned by Little E LLC., Knuttson Trotting Inc., and trainer Svanstedt. She will be making her first start on Thursday. In the third division ($27,000) the Blake Macintosh trained Hushabye (Brian Sears) is the 2-1 morning line favorite. The filly by Chapter Seven-Banbury Cross is owned by Macintosh, S L Heimbecker, Mortgage Boys Stable, and Hushabye Stables. She is one for one with a NYSS win at Buffalo. The second choice at 3-1 is Senorita Rita (Scott Zeron), who is participating in her first career race. The filly by Chapter Seven-Lindys Head Nurse is trained by Linda Toscano for owner Kenneth Jacobs. In the final division ($26,500), the 7-5 morning line choice is Sorprese (Dan Daley). The filly by Conway Hall-Isabella Gal bested the field in the NYSS at Buffalo in her only start. She is trained by Daley for owners James Crawford IV, Ann Mari Daley and Crawford Farms Racing. The co-second choice at 4-1 is Illdoitmyself (Scott Zeron). The filly by Chapter Seven-Domello is owned by Van Camp Trotting Corp., James Walker, and trainer Rick Zeron. She was second best in the NYSS at Buffalo. The other 4-1 morning line choice is Smooth Affair (Tyler Buter). The Chris Oakes trained filly by Conway Hall-Identity is owned by Northfolk Racing Stable. She has a second place finish is two starts this season. The 15 race card gets underway at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Tioga Downs played host to two harness racing divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (June 30). Both Divisions raced for a purse of $55,000. In the first division it was Praying Ruby (Wally Hennesey) who charged out to the front. He led to a first quarter in :29.2 and the half in 1:00.0. R Herbie Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) went first over and pressured Praying Ruby all the way down the back stretch. Praying Ruby maintained the lead as they hit three-quarters in 1:28.4. R Herbie Blue Chip went on a break as they went around the final turn. Sky Castles (Matt Kakaley), who is owned by Robert Key and trained by Charlie Norris, sat in the pocket the whole trip. As they hit the stretch he came flying out of the pocket to pick up the win in 1:57.4. Berkery J (Scott Zeron) came on late to finish second. Praying Ruby held for third. Sky Castles ($51.00) is a 2-year-old colt by Conway Hall-Sand Piper. He is now one for one in his career. In the second division, Take The Credit (Andy Miller) charged out to the front and led to a first quarter in :28.4 and to the half in 1:00.0. Third Shift (Ake Svanstedt) went first-over from third as they raced down the back stretch. Take The Credit hit three-quarters first in 1:29.0. Third Shift ($4.60), who is owned by Melby Gard Inc. and trained by Svanstedt, put pressure on Take The Credit all the way around the final turn. As they reached the stretch Third Shift blew right by to win easily in 1:57.4. Chaptiama (Trond Smedshammer) came charging late to finish second. Take The Credit had to settle for third. Third Shift Third Shift is a 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Overnight Command. It was his career debut making him one for one. Tioga Downs leading driver Wally Hennessey won five races on the day. He got his wins with Bazaar Bazaar ($4.20), Bourbon Express ($11.40), Rockintouch ($15.80), Boli ($6.80), and Campbellini ($3.50). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Thursday (July 4) as they host four divisions of the NYSS for freshmen trotting fillies. The special 15 race card starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com   John Horne for Tioga Downs

Glide In The Wind (Wally Hennessey) captured the first of the harness racing co-featured trots ($7,000) on Saturday (June 29) at Tioga Downs. Sky Crest (Sean McAleese) led the group into a first quarter in :28.1. Glide In The Wind ($3.60) then took over heading to the half in :58.4 and to three-quarters in 1:28.0. Glide In The Wind, who is owned and trained by Hennessey, would battle Commentary (Andy Santeramo) all the way down the stretch. Glide in the Wind would dig in and would not be denied winning in 1:58.3. Commentary had to settle for second. Vicki All (Jim Taggart Jr.) fired late to finish third. Glide In The Wind is a 4-year-old gelding by Yankee Glide. It was win number six in 2019. He now owns 10 career victories. Oh No Three O (Jeffrey Long) takes the second co-feature ($7,000). Lodi Bank Robber (Corey Braden) led to the first quarter in :30.1. Choochoocharlie (Fern Paquet Jr.) then took over leading to the half in :59.4. Cashahallic (Andy Santeramo) then took control leading to three-quarters in 1:29.0. Oh No Three O ($10.00), who is owned by Charlene Long and trained by Paul Long, came flying down the stretch for an easy win in 1:58.2. Cashahallic finished second and Choochoocharlie was third. Oh No Three O is a 12 year-old gelding by Ken Warkentin. It was his first win this season. He now has 37 career victories. Oh No Three O Hennessey drove three other winners on the night. His other wins came with Harry Terror ($2.10), CC Big Boy Sam ($6.40), and Geronimo Fame ($8.20). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Sunday (June 30) as they host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshmen trotting colts and geldings. The 15 race card starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Warawee Unique (Mike Merton) captures the Tompkins-Geers Stakes ($73,000) for  harness racing 3-year-old pacing colts & geldings at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 28). Live Lucky (Wally Hennessey) went to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.4. Cloudbreak (Mark MacDonald) took over the lead as they went by the stands for the first time and hit the half first in :56.1. It was Seafarer (Marcus Miller) to take over on the back stretch and led to three-quarters in 1:21.3. Warrawee Unique ($4.20), who is trained by Ron Burke for owners Burke Racing Stable, Crawford Farms, Weaver Bruscemi, J&T Silva - Purnell & Libby, went first over as they went around the final turn. He battled Seafarer all the way down the stretch and lunged past to win in 1:50.3. Seafarer settled for second with Captain Panko (Mike Simons) charged late to finish third. Warrawee Unique is a 3-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou. It was his second win this season and career victory number three. JK Mardi Says (Josert Fonseca) charges late to win the first of two divisions of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes ($33,750). Abigail Dawn (Mark MacDonald) put up all the early fractions (:27.2, :57.2, 1:23.4). JK Mardi Says ($51.50), who is owned by 3 Brothers Stables and trained by Nancy Johansson, was in fifth place seven lengths back after three quarters. She came flying in the stretch to shock the field by winning in a lifetime best of 1:52.2. Abigail Dawn was third but placed second. Alii Nui (Marcus Miller) was second but place third. JK Mardi Says is a 3-year-old filly by Somebeachsomewhere. It was her second win in 2019. She now has five career victories. JK Mardi Says Rocknroll Annie (Marcus Miller) uses late speed to capture the second division ($33,750). Adorabella (Wally Hennessey) went to the front and controlled all the early numbers (:27.0, :56.1, 1:24.1). Rocknroll Annie ($10.20), who is trained by Erv Miller for owners Michael Anderson, Louis Willinger, and Glenn Bechtel, was fifth best at the top of the stretch. Rose Run Uptowngal (Jim Meittinis) took over in mid-stretch but Rocknroll Annie blew right by to win in a career best of 1:53.1. Rose Run Uptowngal held for second. Alkippe (Mike Simons) was third best. Rocknroll Annie is a 3-year-old filly by A Rocknroll Dance. She did not race as a freshman. She owns three lifetime wins. Rocknroll Annie Returns to live racing on Saturday (June 29) with a 13 race card starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nicholas, NY - Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will both celebrate America's Independence with live harness racing on Thursday, July 4.   Tioga will race a matinee card beginning at 1:00 pm. A New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters is the day's highlight along with Filly & Mare pacing races. The condition sheet is posted on the internet and the box closes at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 30. The Race Office may be reached at (607) 699-7688. There will be no Friday live card at Tioga this week, racing will resume on Saturday and Sunday.   Vernon will race an evening overnight card that begins at the standard post time of 6:10 pm. The box for this card will close at 9am on Saturday, June 29. The condition sheet is available here. Vernon will have racing on Friday and Saturday, constituting a 3 da live racing week. The Race Office number is (315) 829-6825.   Electronic entry is encouraged at both tracks.     Nick Salvi

Tioga Downs welcomes two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing freshmen trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (June 30). Both divisions will race for a purse of $55,000. In the first division the top morning line choice at 3-1 is Saylor (Jim Marohn Jr). Owned and trained by D.R. Ackerman, he is a colt by Chapter Seven-Creme De Cocoa. The second choice at 7-2 is Hobbs (Tyler Buter), who is a gelding by Credit Winner-Cruella De Ville. He is owned by Runthetable Stables and trained by Jim Campbell. the third choice at 4-1 is Barn Holden (Jim Meittinis). He is a colt by Conway Hall-Barn Babe, who is owned by Purple Haze Stables, Out In The Country Stable with Nancy and trainer Steven Pratt In the second division the 9-5 morning line favorite is Chaptiama (Trond Smedshammer). He is a colt by Chapter Seven-Crediama. Owned by Purple Haze Stables and trained by Smedshammer. The second morning line choice at 4-1 is Third Shift (Ake Svanstedt). The colt by Chapter Seven-Overnight is owned by Melby Gard Inc. and trained by Svanstedt. The third choice at 6-1 is Take The Credit (Andy Miller). Owned by Brixton Medical Inc. and trained by Svanstedt, he is a colt by Credit Winner-Love Tactics. The 15 race card on Sunday (June 30) starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www,tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Tioga Downs will feature the Geers Stakes for sophomore harness racing pacers on Friday (June 2). The first of the Geers races will be for 3-year-old colts and geldings for a purse $73,000. The Ron Burke trained entry of World On Edge (Corey Braden) and Warrawee Unique (Mike Merton) are the morning line even money favorites. World On Edge (Roll With Joe) has a win two second and two thirds so far this season. Warrawee Unique (Sweet Lou) has a win this season and two career victories including a mark of 1:50.2 as a freshman. The Erv Miller trained duo of Cole On The Beach (Aaron Byron) and Seafarer (Marcus Miller) are the second morning line choice at 4-1. Cole On The Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) has a win, a second, and a third in six starts this season. Seafarer (Captaintreacherous) has been razor sharp this season with three wins and three seconds in six starts, In the first division of the Geers Stakes ($33,750) for 3-year-old fillies, the 9-5 morning line favorite is the Chris Ryder trained Abigail Dawn (Mark MacDonald). The filly by Real Artist already has four wins in eight starts in 2019. The second morning line choice at 5-2 is Alii Nui (Marcus Miller). The Erv Miller trained filly by Captaintreacherous also owns four wins in eight starts this season. In the second division ($33,750), the 2-1 morning line favorite is Rose Run Uptowngal. Trained by Ron Burke, the filly by Dragon Again has reached the winner's circle in three of her eight starts this season. The Erv Miller entry of Rocknroll Annie (Marcus Miller) and Shes A Major Lady (Mark MacDonald) are at 7-2. Rocknroll Annie (Rocknroll Dance) has two wins so far this season. She's A Major Lady (Art Major) has two seconds and a third in five career starts. The Julie Miller trained As Time Goes By (Troy Beyer) is also a 7-2 morning line choice. The Captaintreacherous filly has two wins to go along with eight seconds in 2019. The Friday night 10 race card at Tioga downs will start at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com   John Horne for Tioga Downs.  

Tyler Buter wins five races at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 23) including the featured harness racing pace ($12,000) with Prariie Panther. In the feature, Americanprimtime (Jim Taggart Jr.) went to the front and led to a first quarter in :26.2. Prairie Panther ($2.50) then took over control before hitting the half in :54.1. Prairie Panther, who is owned by trainer Mike Deters and Laurie Poulin, led to three-quarters in 1:22.1. Americanprimetime had the great pocket ride and was all set to challenge. Prairie Panther found another gear and flew to a last quarter of :27.3 to win in a career best 1:49.4. Americanprimetime settled for second best. Motown N (Jeffrey Long) finished third. Prairie Panther is a 5-year-old gelding by Royal Millennium. It was his seventh win in 12 starts this season. He now owns 28 career victories. Buter got his first win with Ponyta Boy ($2.20), who finished in a dead heat with Better Bangbang (Aaron Byron). His other wins came with Seal The Deal N ($5.30), Crius N Rock ($3.20), and CC Big Boy Sam ($6.00), Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 28) with a 10 race card featuring Geers Stakes races for 3-year-old pacers. Post time is 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Prairie Fortune (Jim Meittinis) wins the featured harness racing Open Trot Handicap ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Saturday (June 23). Prairie Fortune ($6.40) charged to the front and led the group to a :28.2 first quarter. He led to the half in :58.0. Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) followed in the pocket. As they reached the back stretch Taco Tuesday (Mike Simons) went first-over and put on the pressure. Prairie Fortune, who is owned by trainer Mike Deters and Laurie Poulin, led to three-quarters in 1:26.0. He would put away Taco Tuesday at the top of the stretch. Prairie Fortune cruised to the victory in 1:54.1. Dragin The wagon was second best with Taco Tuesday settling for third money. Prairie Fortune is a 7-year-old gelding by Arapa Victory. It was his fourth win in 2019. He now owns 51 career victories. Leading driver Wally Hennessy drove five winners on the card. He got his wins with Geronimo Fame ($2.70), My Cousin Vinnie ($3.50), Bazaar Bazaar ($14.60), Celebrity Lover ($6.10), and Campbellini ($3.90). Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Sunday (June 23) with 12 races starting at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.   John Horne for Tioga Downs

Gigi From Figi wins the filies & mares featured harness racing pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (June 21). Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) put up all the early fractions (:27.0, :55.1, 1:23.2). Gigi From Figi ($4.60), who is owned by trainer Mike Deters with L. Barnett and J Spindler, followed in second the whole trip. As they reached the stretch she came flying out of the pocket. She took the lead but and dug down deep to hold off the late charge of second place finisher Marvalous Jet (Mike Merton) and third place finisher Gold Star Mysti (Corey Braden) to win in 1:52.0. Gigi From Figi is a 5-year-old mare by Ponder. It was her seventh win this season. She now owns 16 career victories. Fern Paquet Jr. drove three winners on the night. He got his wins with Workin For Peanuts ($8.30), Studio City ($4.20), and Check Mach ($7.40). Mike Merton and Wally Hennessey each have drove 32 winners to lead all drivers. Jim Taggart Jr is currently in third pace with 18 victories. Fern Paquet Jr (17), and Andy Santeramo (16),round out the top five. Tioga Downs returns to live racing with a 10 race card on Saturday (June 22) with a 10 race card starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com     John Horne for Tioga Downs.

Nichols NY - Tioga Downs will host the Geers stake for harness racing three-year-old pacing fillies and colts on Friday, June 28.   It is important to note that the box for Friday, June 28 will close on Sunday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.   The condition sheet is available here.   Electronic entry is encouraged.   Race office phone is 607-699-7688 and the judges direct line is 607-699-7573   The list of eligibles is available here.

Tioga Downs ran three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for harness racing 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday (June 16). Hickfromfrenchlick (Mark MacDonald) won the first division ($38,900). Hickfromfrenchlick ($3.60) led to a first quarter in :27.2. Magic Joe Lindy (Scott Zeron) took over as they went by the stands for the first time leading to the half in :56.0. Hickfromfrenchlick, who is owned by trainer Ray Schnittker with Nolamaura Racing and Thomas Spatorico, made his move before hitting three quarters in 1:21.1. As they reached the stretch second place finisher, Respect Our Flag (Tyler Buter) and third place finisher, Major Blake (Jason Bartlett) gave chase but Hickfromfrenchlick was too strong and won in 1:51.3. It equaled his career best time. Hickfromfrenchlick is a 3-year-old colt by So Surreal. It was his third win this season. He now has seven career victories. Buddy Hill (Jason Bartlett) was an easy winner in the the second division ($38,200). Live Lucky (Wally Hennessey) led the group to a first quarter of :26.3. Buddy Hill would then take over leading to the half in :54.4 and three-quarters in 1:22.3. Buddy Hill, who is owned by Tom Hill and trained by Marcus Melander, was in total control as they reached the stretch. Artie's Ideal (Marcus Miller) came charging late but settled for second as Buddy Hill won in a lifetime best of 1:52.0. Live Lucky finished third. Buddy Hill is a 3-year-old colt by Roll With Joe. It was his first win as a sophomore. He now has two career victories. Major March (Jason Bartlett) captures the third division ($38,900). Major March ($15.40) led to the first quarter in :27.0. Big favorite, American History (Tyler Buter) took over with one lap to go. He led to the half in :54.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.0. Major March, who is owned by Bay Pond Racing Stable and trained by Linda Toscano, followed in the pocket. As they reached the stretch he would fly out of the pocket and go right by to win in 1:52.3. Rollwithpapajoe (Wally Hennessey) came up to finish second with American History holding on for third. Major March is a 3-year-old colt by Art Major. It was his third trip to the winner's circle this season. He now has four career wins. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 21) witha 10 race card starting at 6:15p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs        

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