Aaron Byron made the move this year to Tioga Downs for the summer, and on Sunday afternoon, Windsun Callum, began adapting to his new surroundings by winning the $16,000 Open pace. The duo left from post position one in a field scratched down to eight starters with Sheer Brilliance (Corey Braden) setting the early tempo of 26.4 and 56. Down the backside Byron placed Windsun Callum in the cover flow by three quarters in 1:23.2. Around the final turn, Byron tipped Windsun Callum three wide and paced by the leaders to draw clear in the stretch and win in 1:52.2. It was the fourth win of the year in ten starts for the 9-year old son of Cam’s Card Shark – Star Magic who is trained by Jeff Byron for owner David Byron of Ontario. The 10-year old millionaire, Eagle Luck (Jim Marohn Jr.) closed late for second, while Sheer Brilliance (Corey Braden) hung tough for third.
Mike Simons posted a driving triple
on the afternoon’s thirteen race card, while Jason Bartlett and Rick Dane Jr.
each scored doubles.
Tioga Downs continues live racing
on Friday, May 10th with a post time of 6:50pm, and the race office
would like to remind all horsemen that the draw for Friday, May 10th
will take place on Monday morning (May 6) with the box closing at 9:00am.
For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.