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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tioga Downs to host Scholarship race on Sunday (June 11).

Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Harness Horse Breeders of NYS are once again hosting their Annual “Scholarship Race” for area high school seniors.

Five local high schools are participating with one senior from each school.  The students along with their designated trainers will guide their horses once around the Five-eighth mile oval at Tioga Downs.  Each student will receive $1,700 for their participation.

Representing Union Endicott High School is Jacob Pylypciw.  Jacob will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall, studying Clinical Laboratory Science.  Jacob will be joined in the sulky by trainer Jeff Byron.  They will be piloting Thumpem N.

From Vestal High School is Alicia Cygan.  Alicia will study Occupational Therapy at Nazareth College in the fall.  Alicia will be with trainer Mickey Mc Nichol behind their horse, Revenant.

From Oswego Free Academy is Ethan Pryor.  Ethan will attend Seton Hall and studying communication this fall.  Ethan will share the seat behind College Major with trainer Jason Mac Dougall.

Newark Valley High School is sending Anna Raymond.  Anna will be going to Morrisville State and studying Equine Science and Management in the fall.  Anna will be joined by trainer Joe Scowyra, driving Hot Patootie.

From Tioga Central High School is Ashley Tiffany.  Ashley will be going to Arnot Ogden School of Nusing this fall to become a nurse.  Ashley’s partner for the race will be trainer Michael Sinclair as they try to guide Spring House Mojo to victory.

The scholarship race will take place after race two during the Tioga downs afternoon card.  Post time for Sundays at Tioga are 1 p.m.