by John Horne for Tioga Downs.
The first race of the Tioga Downs
2017 season was the $12,000 Open Trot.
The front running favorite Dragin
the Wagon(Aaron Byron) would lead the field all the way until deep stretch.
Warrawee Preferred (Jim Taggart
Jr.) followed the leader in the pocket the whole way. Taggart would then
pop out of the pocket with the 6 year-old Federal Flex gelding in
mid-stretch. Owned by Scott Woogen and trained by Gary Messenger,
Warrawee Preferred (9.20) would go right by to win by a length in 1:55.0.
Dragin the Wagon would settle for
second with the hard charging Oho Diamond (Ronny Morales) getting third.
Tioga Downs will have a 10 race
card starting at 1pm (May 7).
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