One of harness racing's favorite free-for-all trotters, the 2007 Older Trotter of the Year Vivid Photo, has been entered to qualify at Tioga Downs on Friday morning. Co-owner, trainer, and driver Roger Hammer will be making the ship up from Pennsylvania to compete in the Tompkins-Geers stake races on Friday night.
Vivid Photo has been off for nearly three months after cracking a coffin bone in his left front hoof that was to have kept him out of competition until 2009.
The 6-year-old gelded son of S J’s Photo has won 34 of his 70 career starts, banking over $2.8 million for owners Hammer and Todd Schadel. He won the 2005 Hambletonian and later was named 3-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year.
Qualifying results can be found on the Tioga Downs Web site immediately following the end of qualifiers at www.tiogadowns.com. (with files from Tioga Downs)