Historic Stakes Contested At Tioga

Published: June 16, 2013 06:40 pm EDT

Tioga Downs hosted all four divisions of Historic Stakes for three-year-olds on Sunday afternoon.

Opening up the day in race one, Corky and David Miller wired four other rivals for $59,300 in the three-year-old colt trot division in 1:54.4. It was the first win in five starts for the son of Muscles Yankee, who is trained by Jimmy Takter.

In the three-year-old colt pace division, only four took a shot to be crowned champion of the Jersey Cup, but that honour went to Dont Ya Know and Miller. The pair got away third in the short field and used a first over move down the backside to take home the lion’s share of the $52,800 purse in 1:51.3. Joe Holloway trains the son of Western Ideal for Bluestone Farm, Kitty Hawk Stable, and Val D’Or Farms.

Andie Sophia and Tim Tetrick used a two-hole trip behind True Day Dream to capture the $57,300 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks in a new lifetime-best of 1:54.4. Rob Harmon trains the three-year-old daughter of Like A Prayer for Harmon Racing, Comfortably Numb, and Adam Friedland.

In the most well attended stakes event of the afternoon, Give Me An Amen and Andy Miller captured the $65,900 Ladyship Stakes for trainer Linda Toscano in a lifetime-best of 1:52.2. The win was the first of the year for the daughter of Art Major, who is owned by Stake Your Claim, Martin Sternberg, and Fred Wallace. Toscano had four of the seven entries in the Ladyship Stakes on Sunday afternoon, all separate betting interests due to separate ownership, and the four horses finished first through fourth. The Toscano 6-5-4-2 10 cent superfecta returned $12.57.

Heston Blue Chip returned to the races on Sunday afternoon in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace. Tetrick guided the four-year-old son of American Ideal through fractions of :27.1, :55.3, and 1:22.4 before Tobago Cays (Brian Sears) pulled in the lane from the two-hole to give him a run for his money in 1:49.2.

(Tioga Downs)