In one of the more thrilling races you'll ever watch DATSYUK (Explosive Matter-Pink Ribbons-Mr Vic) rallied from off the pace to wear down Father Patrick in deep stretch to beat him by 1/2 length in the $36,000 Tompkins-Geers Stake at Tioga Downs Sunday. In upsetting one of the sports greatest trotters, DATSYUK established a new track record at Tioga for 3 year old trotting geldings with his 1:53.1 effort. DATSYUK is a homebred of Hickory Lane, born and bred right here on the Farm. PINK RIBBONS, his mother, was a high end trotter in her day and was a Hambletonian Oaks finalist in 2005. DATSYUK is owned by co-owner of Hickory Lane, Leonard Buckner along with his trainer, Charlie Norris. Charlie also drove DATSYUK to this monumental victory.
DATSYUK will next race in the PASS at The Meadows on August 26th before the PASS final on September 7 at Harrah's Chester. Congratulations to Leonard, Charlie and Datsyuk. We are proud of you!