Day At The Track

Milky Way Rae shines at Tioga Downs

12:49 PM 26 May 2018 NZST
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Milky Way Rae, harness racing
Milky Way Rae and driver Aaron Byron
Fred Brown photo

Milky Way Rae (Aaron Byron) captured the fillies and mares featured Open 2 Pace ($9000), on Friday (May 25) at Tioga Downs.

K J's Caroline (Mike Merton) went right to the lead and carried all the early fractions (:26.2, :55.4, 123.4). She was pressured by Ask Queenie (Jim Taggart Jr.) all the way around the final turn.

Milky Way Rae ($10.00) watched all the action from the pocket seat. Owned by Fortunate One LLC., and trained by Tony Dinges, she would make her move after Ask Queenie went on a break. Milky Way Rae zoomed to the front and won in a career best time of 1:52.4. Super Soph (Jim Meittinis) came on late to finish second. Beyonces Rockn (Kyle DiBenedetto) took third.

Milky Way Rae is a 5-year-old mare by American Ideal. She notched win number two of the season. It was her 18th career win.

Aaron Byron and Mike Merton each won two on the night. They are tied for the leading driver standings with 11 wins a piece. Jim Taggart Jr. and Jim Meittinis also won two races on the night. They are tied for third in the standings with eight wins each.

Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 25) with an eight race card starting at 6:15.

For more information go to www.tiogadowns .com

by John Horne, for Tioga Downs.


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