Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BIG WEEKEND AHEAD AT TIOGA DOWNS AND VERNON DOWNS

Artiscape, Bettor's Delight, and Empire Breeders Classic highlight the weekend schedule
A look back at the career of famed pacer Artiscape as his namesake race is only days away. That's the highlight of this week's edition of "Inside Harness Racing."

"Inside Harness Racing," a weekly, half-hour television show, airs today (Wednesday) at a special time of 10:30 PM on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout Upstate New York.  For the second year in a row, the show will also be broadcast on HPI TV in Canada .  Viewers can also watch every episode online at the Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tiogadowns).

Host Justin Horowitz takes a trip down Route 17 to picturesque Winbak Farm to visit the 17-year-old stallion Artiscape. Artiscape was the 1998 3-year-old pacing colt of the year and has sired seven millionaires during his breeding career.

Tioga Downs will host the $200,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace and the $200,000 Bettor's Delight Open Pace this Sunday, June 10.

This week's show also looks back at the eliminations leading up to Friday night's Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.

Also, Meadowlands commentator Wendy Ross makes her return to the show with an interesting look at the role of whips in harness racing.

Here's this week's episode: