Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Fans were treated to the best harness racing has to offer this past Sunday afternoon at Vernon Downs.

Ron Pierce secured his second Drivers' Championship victory and $25,000 first place check by winning the last race of the contest with a 16-to-1 longshot.

Hambletonian winner Market Share smashed the track record in his Zweig Memorial Trot victory and super filly Check Me Out matched her own world record of 1:51.3 in the Zweig Filly.

The day to remember is chronicled on this week's episode of "Inside Harness Racing." The show airs today (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM and again at 10:30 PM on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout Upstate New York. It'll also be replayed tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00 PM. Viewers can also watch this episode online at the Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs YouTube channel (

This week's action also takes us to Tioga Downs where New York champion Heston Blue Chip captured the Cane Pace Elimination, setting up a much-awaited rematch with divisional leader A Rocknroll Dance in Monday's $322,000 Cane Pace Final.

Heston Blue Chip was fourth in A Rocknroll Dance's Meadowlands Pace victory. Driver Tim Tetrick tells viewers why Heston can turn the tables this time.