The draw for the final round of the Drivers' Championship at Tioga Downs and the Shady Daisy Pace will be held on Thursday morning (Aug. 29 – by 9 am) for the races that will be held on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day), with a post time of 1:30 pm.
Five races with nine horse fields will be needed for the Drivers' Championship races and the purses for those events will be raised 20% for that one day. Another incentive for trainers of the horses used for the Drivers' Championship is the trainer bonuses being offered. The winning trainer of the Drivers' Championship legs will be paid $500 each, second place trainers will receive $250, and third through ninth will receive $100. The horses racing in these events that do not get a check (sixth through ninth) will be paid $100 for participating in the Drivers' Championship.
A condition sheet for Monday's events can be found by following this link .
Tioga will also hold the draw for the 90,000e Shady Daisy on Thursday morning, which will be co-featured with the $360,211 Cane Pace Final. All eight horses that declared for the Cane Pace last week will automatically be entered directly into the final, post positions have already been drawn and the field is led by Captaintreacherous Tim Tetrick) and Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears).
The point standings for the Drivers' Championship after the first round held at Vernon Downs this past Sunday night are as follows: Jimmy Marohn Jr. – 27, Jody Jamieson - 20 , Tim Tetrick – 18, Brian Sears – 17, Ron Pierce – 10, Yannick Gingras – 6, Rick Plano – 3, David Miller – 2, and Corey Callahan – 1.
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, August 30th with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at http://www.tiogadowns.com/ .(Tioga)