Ontario-Sired, Dragin The Wagon, Takes Tioga Open

The Ontario-owned Dragin The Wagon captured the featured $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs on Friday (September 8). Wisenheimer (Mike Simons) called the shots early (:27.2, :55.4, 1:24.3) with Dragin The Wagon following in the pocket until mid-stretch. Owned by James, Michael, and David Cantelon while trained by Jeff Byron, the seven-year-old homebred Angus […] Read more »

Ontario-Sired, Emoticon Hanover, Breaks World Record

Emoticon Hanover went wire to wire to take the $150,000 Joie De Vie Mare Trot on Sunday, August 27 at Tioga Downs, which was contested along with the $158,000 Artiscape Mare Pace and $170,000 Crawford Farms Trot, in a world record mile of 1:50.2. Trotting fractions of :26, :55.1, and 1:22.4, Emoticon Hanover maintained a […] Read more »

Tioga Open To Ontario-Sired, Andreios Kardia

Andreios Kardia fended off late pressure to capture Monday’s $12,000 Open I for pacers at Tioga Downs, and in doing so he extended his winning streak to two-in-a-row for Team Byron. Aaron Byron got away fourth with Andreios Kardia, who watched Marty Monkhouser A and Jacksrluckytoo battle to the quarter pole in :27.1. Marty Monkhouser A […] Read more »

Tioga Mares Open Won By Ontario-Sired, Narcian Jewel

Narcian Jewel ($12) and driver Mike Merton won the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open II Pace on Friday night (June 9) at Tioga Downs. Tempus Seelster (Tom Jackson) forged to the lead just before the first quarter (:26.3). Shutthefrontdoor (Mike Simons) was parked out first-over and duelled with Tempus Seelster all the way to three-quarters. […] Read more »

Ontario-Sired, Andreios Kardia, Wins Featured Open Race At Tioga

Andreios Kardia ($6.10) had no trouble overcoming his assigned post nine in Monday (September 5) afternoon’s featured $13,000 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs, using a :54.4 back half to trounce his eight Labour Day rivals. Andreios Kardia was among a host of early leavers, including All Stienam (Brandon Arsenault) and Flying Cowboy (Kyle DiBenedetto). […] Read more »