In place of the Late Closing series', Tioga will offer NYSS preps for a purse of $10,000 as overnight races (no payment required), restricted to NY sired 3YO on opening weekend. This will provide a start for those looking to put a race in their colts and fillies before the NYSS begin. The races will be listed on the Tioga condition sheet for opening week.
Tioga will offer Late Closing series' for 3-5YO of each sex and gait that are Non Winners of 5PM races or $60,000 lifetime through April 14 with two $10,000 legs and a $40,000E final. Those races require a $400 payment due April 15 and will be raced during the month of June. They may be accessed by visiting the Tioga Downs website. While you're there, you may fill out the on-line stall application to request stabling for the 2012 racing season.
Tioga's new race paddock, located in the stable area, will be in use when the meet opens. The new location will make racing several horses on one card far easier for horsemen. Call Racing Secretary Jason Bluhm at (607) 699-7688 with inquiries.