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Cane Pace to move to Tioga Downs for 2011 and 2012
--- Tioga Downs has announced that beginning with this year’s $450,000 (est.) Cane Pace, it will be the new host of the first leg of Pacing’s Triple Crown. Freehold Raceway and Tioga Downs management have worked out an agreement to move the prestigious race from New Jersey to New York for 2011 and 2012. Eliminations if necessary, for the Cane Pace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the final going postward on closing night at Tioga Downs, Saturday, Sept. 10, with a post time of 6:50 p.m., eastern. Horses not eligible to the Cane Pace can supplement to the race for $35,000, due at time of declaration. As part of the Pacing Triple Crown special supplemental declaration, a horse not eligible to the Little Brown Jug can still get in by one way only: The horse must win the Cane Pace, the first leg of the pacing Triple Crown, and then pay a supplemental payment of $45,000 to be eligible.
In addition to the Cane, Tioga Downs will also host its filly counterpart, the $150,000 (est.) Shady Daisy for 3-year-old pacing fillies, on the night of the Cane Final, Saturday, Sept. 10. Supplemental entries can be made to the Shady Daisy, with a $7,500 payment due at time of declaration. For more information about Tioga Downs visit www.tiogadowns.com.