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In the Zweig Memorial for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters, Broad Bahn rebounded off of his loss in the Colonial to take home a division of the Zweig in 1:55.3. Harness racing driver George Brennan gained control of the field and cut through fractions of 27.3, 58, and 1:26.1 before going away from the field with ease to win for the fifth time in ten seasonal starts.

Due to concerns about the weather and traveling conditions along the east coast, Tioga Downs has postponed the Sunday, August 28th harness racing card in its entirety to Monday, August 29th with a post time of 6:30PM. The card will be moved intact, the Zweig Memorial stakes and the Drivers' Championship will be contested as planned on Monday.

Tioga Downs has cancelled the scheduled detention for those horses racing in the Zweig Memorial 3YO Colt Trot on Sunday, August 28, due to weather concerns. Harness racing horsemen are urged to ship to Tioga sooner rather than later and stalls will be available to those that desire to stay overnight Saturday, but there will be no formal detention and an overnight stay is not mandatory.

The nine harness racing drivers competing in the six drivers championship races on Sunday afternoon (August 28) at Tioga Downs have all selected a charity and agreed to donate their 5% earnings on those races to those charities. David Miller, Ed Hensley, Tim Tetrick, and Yannick Gingras have all selected the Standardbred Retirement Foundation as their 2011 charity.

This Sunday (August 28th) will be a feature harness racing day for Tioga Downs with the $50,000 Fifth Annual Drivers' Championship along with the Zweig Memorial Trot beginning at 1:30 pm. Also, adding to the excitement for Sunday afternoon is a $5,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool that will be on the final four races of the afternoon card.

The Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial stakes for 3YO colt & filly trotters will be raced on Sunday, August 28 at Tioga Downs as part of the 5th annual harness racing Drivers' Championship card. Among the eligibles are Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, Colonial winner Manofmanymissions and Colonial Consolation I winner Charlie De Vie.

Canada's Jody Jamieson captured the $10,000 prize in the first leg of the Tioga/Meadowlands Drivers' Championship on Saturday night with 23 points earned over four competition races. Hot off his sweep of the World Driving Championship, Jamieson is now in the best position to land the $25,000 grand prize in the final round of the harness racing contest on Sunday, August 28 at Tioga Downs.

Four races have been slated to make up the opening leg of the harness racing 2011 Fifth Annual Drivers' Championship to begin on Saturday, August 20th on closing night at The Meadowlands. The Championship will kick off in race number two at the Big M featuring Yannick Gingras, David Miller, Ron Pierce, George Brennan, Ed Hensley, Tim Tetrick, Andy Miller, Brian Sears, and Jody Jamieson.

In an effort to keep the sport's stars racing longer, the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will change their harness racing stakes conditions to make horses sired by 4-year-old stallions ineligible to participate.

It was back to work on Monday for Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, as his harness racing connections look toward the second half of the season for him. 'He came out of it good, jogging on Monday and swam on Tuesday and then jogged him a little again today,' said trainer Noel Daley. 'He came out of it really well.

Tioga Downs is proud to announce that harness racing driver Andy Miller will be the 2011 Sponsor's exemption for the 2011 Drivers' Championship at Tioga Downs and The Meadowlands. Not only was Andy Miller's high level of talent a determining factor in his selection, but Andy showed great support to The Meadowlands during times of uncertainty and for that he showed great loyalty to not only New Jersey racing, but to the sport as a whole.

It's a saying at Tioga that with each year work to do things 'Bigger and Better', and the Fifth Annual Drivers' Championship is no exception. If you think last year's prize of $25,000 was a nice incentive, listen to this year's harness racing package.

As you select future stakes engagements for your current crop of harness racing freshman hopefuls, consider the fact that there has been a significant change to one of the marquee races for 3-year-old trotters in 2012.

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