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Tioga Downs has slated a 10-race card for its opening day of the 2009 race season that begins on Saturday, May 2 (Kentucky Derby Day). Post time for opening night at Tioga Downs is slated for 6:50 p.m.  


In the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot, Self Professed a winner of over $850,000 in career earnings has been slated the 3-1 morning line favorite from post position number nine. Jim Morrill Jr. has been given the driving assignment from top conditioner Mark Ford’s barn. The 7-year old son of Self Possessed has won 25 of his 113 starts, although only one of five in 2009. He seeks to get back on track as he did in 2008 when he won eight of 30 starts for earnings of more than $175,000 and a mark of 1:54.1 at Harrah's Chester.  


Tioga will continue live racing action on Sunday, May 3, with a post time of 1:30 pm featuring 13 races. Eight-time Tioga Downs winner and reigning co-horse of the year Winbak Dimensions will look to continue where he left off in the featured $14,000 Open Pace. Usual pilot Jimmy Marohn Jr. will be in the bike for 2008 trainer of the year Jim Perry who set the bench mark last year for training victories with 34. (Tioga Downs)