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g>Nichols, NY --- Thirteen divisions of the New York State Fair Stakes highlighted a Monday afternoon racing program at Tioga Downs.

Posting the fastest mile of the day was Ideal Griff (Jim Morrill, Jr.) who with the help of the extreme heat blasted to a new lifetime best in the first race of the afternoon.

Morrill put the colt on the front end early and cut through fractions of :26.3, :55 and 1:22.3 before sprinting away clear of the field in 1:51. Steve Elliott trains the 3-year-old son of American Ideal–Little Betty, who posted his second win of the season and the fourth of his career.

Other division winners for the colts included Art’s Delight–1:52.3-Jason Bartlett; Fireyourguns–1:51.3-Jim Morrill, Jr.; Domethatagain–1:52.1-Jim Morrill, Jr.; Sir Melo’s Z Tam–1:53.2-Patrick Lachance; Art Of Temptation–1:52.1-Stephane Bouchard; and Screen The Call–1:52.4-Jim Morrill, Jr.

Posting the fastest mile for 3-year-old filly pacers was L Diz (Shawn Gray) who captured the third division of the NYSF. Leaving from post position six, L Diz and Gray shuffled off some swift fractions of :26.2, :54.4 and 1:22.2. Around the final turn Gray got some separation from the field and was able to hang on at the wire in a new lifetime best of 1:51.1. Jim Graham trains the daughter ofArtiscape–Hosel Rocket for Ted Cupp.

Other division winners for fillies included Jamie Sue–1:52.3-Patrick Lachance; Brownsville Bomber–1:53-Jason Bartlett; Canamerica–1:53.2-John Stark, Jr.; Winbak Speedi–1:55-Jim Morrill, Jr.; and Blows Me Away–1:53.2-Jim Marohn, Jr.

Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday (June 1) with a post time of 6:50 p.m. For more information visit