Tarrific, Peace Talks nab NYSS wins at Tioga

Nichols, NY — Driver Jason Bartlett and trainer Chris Ryder swept both divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 2).

Tarrific ($2.50) won the $58,100 first division.

Tarrific was victorious in a divisions of New York Sires Stakes action at Tioga on Sunday. Fred Brown Photo.

Bronx Barista (Mark MacDonald) went to the front and led to the quarter in :27.3.  She used a:29.4 second quarter to be first to the half in :57.2.  Tarrific made her move first-over from third going down the backstretch as she battled for the lead.  Bronx Barista had a slight lead to three-quarters in 1:24.1.

The two fillies continued to battle down the stretch.  Tarrific broke free in deep stretch and won in 1:51.3.  Hunting Hula (Pat LaChance) came up to finish second.  Bronx Barista had to settle for third.

Tarrific is a filly by Huntsville.  She is owned by Margeret Dey and Let It Ride Stables while trained by Chris Ryder.  It was her first career win.

Peace Talks ($23.20) went gate-to-wire to take the $59,200 second division.
Peace Talks went straight to the front and led to the quarter in :26.3.  She went :29.1 in the second quarter and was first to the half in :55.4.  Leanne’s Choice (Marcus Miller) was the first to make a move first-over down the backstretch but she stalled as Peace Talks was first to three-quarters in 1:23.1.
As they made the turn for home Peace Talks was in control but had to brace for a late charge by second place finisher Ponynamedwildfire (Mark MacDonald).  Peace Talks held firm to win in a lifetime best of 1:50.4.  Camerican (Jordan Stratton) finished third.
Peace Talks is a filly by American Ideal.  She is owned by Henderson Farms, FAC Racing Stable, J Bell, and R Mondillo while trained by Ryder.  Her first win this season.  She now has three career victories
Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Friday (June 7) at 6:15 p.m.
For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.

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