Day At The Track

Dragin The Wagon secures 36th lifetime victory

02:59 PM 09 Sep 2017 NZST
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Dragin The Wagon, Harness Racing
Dragin The Wagon
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Dragin The Wagon captured the harness racing featured trot ($10,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (September 8).

Wisenheimer (Mike SImons) called the shots early, :27.2, :55.4, 1:24.3. Dragin The Wagon (Angus Hall) followed in the pocket until mid stretch. Owned by James, Michael, and David Cantelon, while trained by Jeff Byron, the 7 year-old gelding found himself trapped on the inside. Aaron Byron was able to squeeze by an opening at the cones in mid-stretch. Dragon The Wagin ($4.90) surged to the front to win in 1;54.2

Caulfied (Mike Merton) would charge late and fall just short to settle for second. Picture This (Tom Jackson) finished third.

Dragin The Wagon won for the fifth time this season and secured his 36th lifetime victory,

Leading driver, Mike Simons won three on the night to get 70 on the season. He won with Ifya Start Me Up ($5.40), Ameliosi ($4.80), and Rockin Show ($14.60).

Jim Taggart Jr. won three as well on the night. He won with K J's Caroline ($3.50), Gwally ($6.20), and Justsingalong ($26.20).

Tioga Downs returns to live action on Saturday (September 9) with a 14 race card with New York Sire Stakes action, featuring Freshman Pacing Colts and Geldings. It is also Apple Fest at the track with free apple pie slices and apple cider. Post time is 6:50p.m.

For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.

John Horne for Tioga Downs

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