Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aruba Vacation captures Tioga Downs Sunday feature


Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. captured Sunday afternoon's $16,500 featured open handicap trot at Tioga Downs.

Leaving from post position number three, Aruba Vacation controlled the field through fractions of 27.3, 57.1, and 1:25.1. Around the final turn Paquet asked Aruba to repel the first over challenge of All About Justice (Mike Simons), and he responded hanging on to win by a length in 1:55.

It was the third win in 16 seasonal starts for Aruba Vacation who returned $20.20 for the win. Guy Howard trains the 5-year-old homebred son of Dream Vacation – Dixie Hit, and with the win increased his seasonal earnings to more than $50,000.

All About Justice (Mike Simons) hung on for second despite the first over trip, while Green Day (Howard Parker) was third.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Monday, August 20th with a post time of 6:00 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us on our website at www.tiogadowns.com .