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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Northern Courtney takes M$J Oil & Lube Trot at Tioga

John Horne for Tioga Downs.
Northern Courtney (Mike Simons)captures M&J Oil Lube Trot Final ($25,000) for 3 year-old fillies at at Tioga Downs Saturday night (May 20).  The 3 year-old Deweycheatumnhowe filly marched out to the lead and never relinquished it.  Trained by John Butenschoen,the filly was trailed by Seven Magic Words (Tom Jackson) who road the pocket the entire way to finish second.  

Northern Courtney (2.20) captured her third straight win doing in a career best 1:55.0.  However she was not the fastest 3 year-old filly tonight. That honor went to Barn Bella (Jim Taggart Jr), who captured the Open II trot.  The Conway Hall filly trained by Steven Pratt, equaled the track record for 3 year-old fillies in 1:54.0.  Barn Bella ($3.10) is three for three in 2017.

Tioga Downs returns to live action tomorrow (May 21) at 1pm.

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