“NO HOLDING BACK BEAR” took control from the tart and never looked back as he went on to win the $100,000 Tom Ridge Stakes in a sizzling 1:08.1. “HOLDING GOLD” finished second with “DON’T BE SO SALTY” hanging on for the Show!
Huber Villa Gomez tops the Jockey standings after the 1st week, with an outstanding 6 wins from 19 starts. Mario Pino is second with 5 wins from 15 starts.
Ron Potts leads the training standings with 3 wins from 7 starts. Gerald Brooks and Ryan Walsh are in a dead heat for second with 2 wins each.
Nominations close Wednesday, June 8, on two (2) stakes for older horses, The Satin and Lace Stakes for Fillies and Mares and the Karl Boyes Memorial Northwestern PA Stakes. Both stakes will be contested at 5 ½ Furlongs and each carry a $100,000 purse.
Presque Isle Downs launches its 10th Season of Live Racing. Teresa Connelly who became the first women to finish as the Track’s leading trainer returns as well as runners up Wayne Race and Gerald Brooks.
Leading Rider Antonio Gallardo returns as well as Pablo Morales, Mario Pino, Ronnie Allen and Willie Martinez.
Highlighted by the Presque Isle Mile on September 18th and the Grade II $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes for Fillies and Mares, 6 ½ Furlongs on September 19th, Presque Isle will offer the same 12 Stake package as last year. Each of the five (5) Pennsylvania Bred Stakes received a $25,000 purse boost to $100,000.
The 100 day meet will follow the same Sunday to Thursday schedule through October 6th with the first post at 5:25pm.