Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) took center stage at Tioga Downs Sunday afternoon (July 15). St Somewhere (Yannick Gingras) charged late to win the third division ($36,566). The other winners were Prescient Beauty and Boogie Roll.
Zero Tolerance (David Miller) charged out of the gate and controlled all the early fractions (:27.4, :56.3, 1:25).
St Somewhere ($2.90), who is trained by Ron Burke for owners Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, followed in the pocket until almost midstretch, fired like she had a jet pack on and got by just before the wire in 1:52.2. She missed the track record for 2-year-old filly pacers by two-fifths of a second. Zero Tolerance settled for second. Money Shot Hanover (Tyler Buter) was third.
St Somewhere is a 2-year-old filly by American Ideal-Somstreetsomewhere. It was her second win in three lifetime starts.
Prescient Beauty (Doug McNair) captured the first division of NYSS ($35,866).
Prescient Beauty ($2.80) made every pole a winning one (:28.1, :57.1, 1:25.3, 1:54.1). Owned by James Avritt Sr. and trained by Gregg McNair, she looked like she was going to breeze in the stretch but Crazy Cute (Jim Morrill Jr.) came flying late and fell just short. Ladybeluckytonite was third.
Prescient Beauty is a 2-year-old by Art Major-Precious Beauty. She is two-for two-in her young career, is trained by Gregg McNair and owned by James Avritt Sr. The 1:54.1 is her fastest victory to date.
Long shot Boogie Roll (Tyler Buter) fired late to capture the second division of the NYSS ($36,566).
Sun Viser (Tim Tetrick) went to the front and led the group to a first quarter of :28 and half of :57.3. Gia's Surreal (Doug McNair) flew by on the backstretch and led them to three-quarters in 1:25.3. She looked like she was poised to win.
Boogie Roll ($27.40) was fifth after the three-quarter mark. Owned by Joe Lee, Diamond Pride, Sholty Racing, I Goldfarb and trained by Buzzy Sholty, she went three wide in the stretch and went on by to win her first career race in 1:54.0. Gia's Surreal settled for second. JK American Beauty (Yannick Gingras) finished third.
Boogie Roll is a 2-year-old filly by Roll With Joe-Boogie Woogie Flu.
Tioga Downs returns to live racing when they host NYSS freshman trotting colts on Friday (July 20) at 6:15 p.m.
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