Day At The Track

Simons Sunday at Tioga Downs

10:33 AM 24 Jul 2017 NZST
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Andreios Kardia
Andreios Kardia
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Andreios Kardia (Aaron Byron) wins an action packed Tioga Downs Open Handicap ($12,000) on Sunday Afternoon (July 23). Leading harness racing driver Mike Simons would win five times.

Golden Gun (John MacDonald) would take the lead into the first quarter. Fireyourguns (Scott Coulter), would then take command and lead into the half. Andreios Kardia (Badlands Hanover) would go first over on the back stretch and take over at three-quaters. Owned by Ina Madill and trained by Jeff Byron, the 7 year-old would open up by two at the top of the strecth and hold on after a late charge by Time Out I'm Tired (Jim Marohn Jr). Andreios Kardia ($9.30) would finish the mile in 1:50.3. Time Out I'm Tired (Artiscape) would finish second with Bettorsluckystreak taking third.

Mike Simons would get victories with Y S Joe ($13.60), Rebel Jet ($5.70), A Breath Of Fresh Art ($3.00), No Bad Dreams ($3.30), and would win number five with M G Home Run ($7.40). He now has 56 wins at Tioga Downs for the season.

One True Friend was victorious in the special non-betting Racing Under Saddle (RUS) race at Tioga.

The lady riders put on a great non-betting performance at the Nichols, NY track on Sunday. One True Friend (Dream Vacation) went gate-to-wire putting up the fractions :30.1, 1:00.2, 1:30.3, 2:03.3.

Admirable Hanover (Vanessa Karlewicz) would follow the whole way to finish second. Railroad Lane (Michelle Miller) finished third. Iron WIll (Heather Reese) came in fourth. Boy Can She Fly (Codie Smith) was fifth with Stirling Accord (Sasha Moczulski) finishing sixth.

There will be no live racing at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 28) due to a 38 Special concert. Live racing returns on Saturday (July 29) with a post time of 6:50p.m.

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