Tioga Downs live racing set to open Sunday
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Tioga Downs will begin its 15th season of live harness racing with a 12-race card without fans on Sunday (June 7), with a post time of 4 p.m.
The five-eighths-mile track in Nichols, N.Y., will race on Sundays and Mondays at 4 p.m. in June. Tioga will also race on Tuesday (June 23) and Tuesday (June 30) with a 4 p.m. post time.
In July and August, Tioga will be racing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Post time for Friday and Saturday will be at 6:15 p.m. with a 1 p.m. starting time for Sundays.
In September, Tioga Downs will race Fridays and Saturdays using a 6:15 p.m. post time with the exception of closing night Saturday (Sept. 19) starting at 4 p.m. There will be a special Labor Day performance on Monday (Sept. 7) starting at 1 p.m.
Tioga Downs will once again be the home to some of the best harness horses in the country. Tioga will feature the Roll With Joe Open Pace, the Artisxape Open Mare Pace, Joie De Vie Open Mare Trot, Crawford Farms Open Trot, the Empire Breeders Classic for pacers and a leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers.
The 2019 leading driver Wally Hennessey and leading trainer Mike Deters return to defend their titles.