Prairie Panther picks up 25th career victory
May 05, 2019
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Prairie Panther (Tyler Buter) captured the featured Open Handicap Pace ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Sunday (May 5).
Americanprimetime (Greg Merton) went to the lead from his outside post and put up all the early fractions (:27.1, :56.3, 1:24.). Prairie Panther ($5.70), who is owned bu Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters) road in the pocket seat the whole way. He went first-over at the top of the stretch and wore down second-place finisher Americanprimetime to win in 1:51.1. Finishing third was Owosso Flash (Fern Paquet Jr.)
Priarie Panther is a 5-year-old gelding by Royal Millennium. He is now four for seven in 2019. It was career victory number 25.
Buter had a driving triple on the day. His other wins came with Seel The Deal N ($8.40) and Race Me Villa ($5.80).
Father and son, Mike Simons and Shawn Simons each had a win on the card. Mike took All About Rusty ($13.40) to the winner's circle. Shawn got his win with Wildcat Hilton ($3.40).
Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 11) with a post time at 6:15 p.m. (Tioga)