American Ideal, Artiscape dominate NY State Fair
May 29th, 12
The New York State Fair races for 3-year-old pacers were held at Tioga Downs on Memorial Day, May 28, with sons and daughters of the Brittany stallions American Ideal and Artiscape winning an incredible nine of the 13 events.
The NYSS State Fair Stakes, conducted this year as part of the state-bred Excelsior Series, featured seven divisions for sophomore colt pacers and six for the distaff side.
Posting the fastest winning mile in the colt divisions was American Ideal’s Ideal Griff p,2,1:57.2h; 3,1:51f, who led gate-to-wire and won by an easy three lengths in 1:51, with a :28.2 last quarter. The fastest filly division was won by Artiscape’s L Diz p,2,2:00.2h; 3,1:51.1f, who also won by a comfortable margin in 1:51.1. The winners and their connections follow. We congratulate them all!
$90,000 (div.) NY State Fair 3YO Colt Pace
Ideal Griff p,3,1:51f…by American Ideal
Trained by Steve Elliott
Terence McClory, Jennifer & Robert Lowe’s
Fireyourguns p,3,1:51.3f…by American Ideal
Trained by Terence McClory
Pat LaChance, Ira Rosenblum & M & M Harness’
Sir Melo’s Z Tam p,3,1:53.2f…by American Ideal
Trained by Pat LaChance
Belotti, Reich, Reich & Kaufman’s
Art Of Temptation p,3,1:52.1f…by Artiscape
Trained by Ian Kaufman
Kentuckiana Racing Stable’s
Screen The Call p,3,1:52.4f…by American Ideal
Trained by Erv Miller
$77,000 (div.) NY State Fair 3YO Filly Pace
Joseph Betro, Ian Behar & Kristie Leigh Farm’s
Brownsville Bomber p,3,1:53f…by American Ideal
Trained by Ed Hart
L Diz p,3,1:51.1f…by Artiscape
Trained by Jim Graham
Smith, Stark Jr., Luchsinger & Smith’s
Canamerica p,3,1:53.2f…by American Ideal
Trained by John Stark Jr.
William & Jack Heinz’s
Blows Me Away p,3,1:53.2f…by Artiscape
Trained by Jim Perry