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Vernon Downs hosted eight Excelsior "A" Finals for a purse of $45,000 each on Wednesday Night (October 18). Harness racing driver Jim Morrill Jr. would capture the first three races. Checkered Past (Jim Morrill Jr) would charge late to win the first Excelsior "A" race for freshman pacing fillies. After several lead changes Checkered Past (American Ideal - Character Flaw) would make a third-over move going into the stretch. Owned by All Star Racing Inc. and trained by Peter Foley, she would blow by them all to win in a lifetime best time of 1:53.2. The 2 year-old filly would get get her fourth career victory, paying $11.20 for the win. Act Like A Diva (Marcus Miller) would finish second and Credit List would settle for third. The "A" Final for 2 year-old trotting Colts and Geldings would go to Troller (Jim Morrill Jr.). If Not Why Not (John MacDonald) would lead them through the first half, Troller (Muscle Mass -Pearls Last Chance) would then go first over and take the lead right before three-quarters. Owned and trained by Paul Kelly, the 2 year-old colt would hold off the late drive by second place finisher Yuge (Charlie Norris) for the win. Credit List (Andy Miller) would finish third. Troller ($ 7.20) got career victory number three with a lifetime best of 1:55.2. Rootin Tootin (Jim Morrill Jr.) tough as nails to win the freshman colts and gelding Excelsior "A" Final. Rootin Tootin (Roll With Joe - Wild Retreat) would take charge right after the first quarter. Manverick (John MacDonald) would go alongside at the half and the two would battle all the way through the stretch. Rootin Tootin ($ 10.40), who is owned by Stuart and trainer Blake Macintosh, dug down deep and would gut out the win in a lifetime best of 1:51.2. Rockapello (Jason Bartlett) would come on late to finish second with Manverick settling for third best. Pittstop Emerald (Chris Lems) would go gate-to-wire to win freshman fillies trot "A" Final. Pittstop Emerald (RC Royalty - Nowerland Kristen) would fire out of the gate and put up all the fractions :27.4, :58.2, 1:27.1, 1:57.0. Owned and trained by Robert Gale, she would hold off the late charge of Minne Cheatum (Jason Bartlett), who finished second and Miss Muscle (John Stark Jr.) who got third. Pittstop Emerald ($18.20) would win for the fifth time in nine starts with a lifetime best of 1:57.0. Roll With Sparky (John MacDonald) rolls to sophomore pacing fillies Excelsior "A" Final victory. Roll With Sparky (Roll WIth Joe) would take the lead just before the half time mark and never look back to win in 1:51.2. Owned by Paul Tandimayer and trainer Jim Graham, she would pay $3.00 for her 10th win of the year. Robin J (Jason Bartlett) would be second best with Roll Baby Roll (Marcus Miller) settling for third. Golden Kronos (Jason Bartlett) would nip big favorite Big Man Ev (Andy Miller) during "A" Final for trotting 3 year-old colts and geldings. Golden Kronos (Chapter Seven) would take the lead before the first quarter but Big Man Ev (Chapter Seven) would take over before the half and lead all the way to deep stretch. Golden Kronos ($16.60), who is owned by Myron Ekstein with Michael and William Pozefsky while trained by Stanley Zombick Jr., would pop out of the pocket to just nip Big Man Ev (second). Winneress (Jim Morrill Jr.) was third. Golden Kronos would get season and career victory number eight in a lifetime best of 1:54.4. Geez Joe (Marcus Miller) captures "A" Final for 3 year-old pacing colts and geldings. Geez Joe (Roll With Joe) would take over just before the half and would win easily over second place finisher Sir Pugsley (Dan Dube) in 1:51.2. Joe Joe Joe (John MacDonald) finished third. Geez Joe ($4.80) who is owned by the Bay Pond Racing Stable and trained by Erv Miller, would get eighth win of the season and career. Sophomore trotting fillies "A" Finals went to Prairie Diamonds (John MacDonald). Prairie Diamonds (Diamond Goal) looked like she was shot out of a cannon in the stretch going from fifth to first to win in a lifetime best 1:55.0. Mighty Surf (Jim Morrill Jr.) was second with Chapter Review (Jim DeVaux) finishing third. Prairie Diamonds ($7.90) is owned by Fred Morosini, Laurie Poulin, Fritz Racing and trainer Mike Deters. She picked up her seventh win of the season and eighth win of her career. Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Thursday (October 19) with an eight race card starting at 6:45. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs

The Excelsior "A" Series Finals that were originally scheduled for Sunday (October 15) at Vernon Downs will be run on Wednesday (October 18). The harness racing finals, features all classes for freshman and sophomore fillies as well as the colts and geldings. The first final (all are for a purse of $45,000 each) is for 2 year-old pacing fillies. The morning line favorite is the entry of KJ's Bekah (Jason Bartlett) and KJ's Justine (Daniel Dube) at 5-2. The second final is for freshman trotting colts and geldings. The morning line favorite at 5-2 is the unbeaten, On The Ropes (Ake Svanstedt). Race three is for 2 year-old pacing colts and geldings. The 5-2 morning line favorite is the entry of Dewar N Jack (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Rootin Tootin (Mark MacDonald). The fourth final features 2 year-old trotting fillies. The entry of Southwind Cookie (Ake Svanstedt) and I'mwhygodmadegirls (Jim Morrill Jr.) are the morning line favorites at 5-2. The first sophomore final is race five. It features 3 year-old pacing fillies. Roll WIth Sparky (John MacDonald) is the 5-2 morning line favorite. The next final is for 3 year-old trotting colts and geldings. The morning line favorite is the entry of Big Man Ev (Andy Miller) and Southwind Cruze (Marcus Miller) at 2-1. Race seven is for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. The morning line favorite is Sir Pugsley (Daniel Dube) at 5-2. The final race is for sophomore trotting fillies. The morning line favorite is Prairie Diamonds (Jeff Gregory) at 3-1. The eight race card starts at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne

Harness racing Excelsior "A" Series Finals re-scheduled at Vernon Downs due to power failure. A power failure due to a heavy band of storms forced a cancellation of the Vernon Downs Sunday night card (October 15), after race one. The card was to feature Excelsior "A" Series Finals. The Finals are re-scheduled for Wednesday (October 18th), with the eight races starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs        

Gimme The Cash (Chris Lems) wins the harness racing featured trot ($6,000) at Vernon Downs Saturday night (October 14). Lems wins four on the night. Gimme The Cash (Cash Hall) sprinted to the front right out of the gate, playing catch me if you can. Owned by William Ballard Mdacs and trained by Angus Mac Donald, the 6 year-old mare would put up all the fractions, :28.3, :58.0, 1:27.1, 1:56.0. ABC Crown Me Queen (John MacDonald) would follow in the pocket the whole way but had no answer in the stretch finishing third. Ulysses Bi (Truman Gale) came up late to finish second. Gimme The Cash ($2.90) picked up win number four on the season and career victory number 17. Lems would win three others on the night. First win came with Mansome ($2.90). His second victory was with Stubble Trouble ($5.80). His last win came after the feature with Ladyyouaregorgeous ($11.20). Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Sunday night (October 15). It features eight Excelsior "A" finals for a combined purse of $360,000. All part of a 14 race card that starts at 6:45. For more information go www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Bye Bye Michelle (Chris Lems) wins the fillies and mares harness racing featured pace ($9,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (October 13). Bye Bye Michelle (Stonebridge Regal) would put up all the fractions, :27.1, :57.0, 1:25.2, 1:53.1. Owned by Melissa Beckwith with Thomas Mc Tygue and trained by Andy Gardner, the 7 year-old mare would hold off the charge by the big favorite Drea's Good Powow (John MacDonald) and Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore). Those two would end up in a dead heat for second. Bye Bye Michelle ($7.10) would win for the seventh time this season and for the 32nd time in her career.   Lems would win two more on the night. He would win with Give Angel Credit (Credit Winner) in 1:55.3, paying $32.60. His other victory came with Fox Valley Photog (Vaporize) getting the mile in 1:57.3 while paying $11.20.   Vernon Downs returns to live action on Saturday (October 14) with a 10 race card starting at 6:45 p.m.   For more information go to www.vernondowns.com   John Horne for Vernon Downs          

Eight Excelsior "A" Series Finals featuring harness racing freshman and sophomore pacers plus trotters with combined purses at $360,000, will race on a special Sunday evening program (October 15) at Vernon Downs. The 14 race card starts at 6:45 p.m. The finals are races seven through fourteen. The first final (all are for a purse of $45,000 each) is for 2 year-old pacing fillies. The morning line favorite is the entry of KJ's Bekah (Jason Bartlett) and KJ's Justine (Daniel Dube) at 5-2. Both fillies are owned by Ken Jacobs and trained by Linda Toscano. KJ's Bekah (American Ideal - Upfrontandpersonal) has won three races. All were Excelsior "A" races. KJ's Justine (American Ideal - Day Blue Chip) has two Excelsior "A" victories. The second final is for freshman trotting colts and geldings. The morning line favorite at 5-2 is the unbeaten, On The Ropes (Chapter Seven - Rs Giggles). Owned trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt. the 2 year-old gelding is five for five. All the victories were Excelsior "A" wins. The next final is for 2 year-old pacing colts and geldings. The 5-2 morning line favorite is the entry of Dewar N Jack (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Rootin Tootin (Mark MacDonald). Dewar N Jack (American Ideal - Hasty Dewar) is owned by Hutt Racing Stable and trained by Blake Macintosh. He has one Excelsior "A" victory in six starts. Rootin Tootin (Roll With Joe - Wild Retreat) is owned by Stuart and trainer Blake Macintosh. He has earned four wins in 10 starts. Three of the victories were Excelsior "A" wins. The fourth final features 2 year-old trotting fillies. The entry of Southwind Cookie (Ake Svanstedt) and I'mwhygodmadegirls (Jim Morrill Jr.) are the morning line favorite at 5-2. Southwind Cookie (Chapter Seven - Southwind Cabaret), who is owned by Our Horse Cents Stable with J&T Silva Stables and trained by Svanstedt, has three Excelsior "A" wins in seven starts. I'mwhygodmadegirls (Credit Winner - Conwayslassie) is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Silva, Purnel & Libby while trained by Ron Burke. She has one Excelsior "A" victory. The first sophomore final features 3 year-old pacing fillies. Roll WIth Sparky (John MacDonald) is the 5-2 morning line favorite. Owned by Lee Writers, Paul Tandimayer, and trainer Jim Graham, the Roll With Joe filly, has won nine times during her sophomore season. The next final is for 3 year-old trotting colts and geldings. The morning line favorite is the entry of Big Man Ev (Andy Miller) and Southwind Cruze (Marcus Miller) at 2-1. Big Man Ev (Chapter Seven) who is owned by Andy Miller Stable inc, Lindy Racing Stable, and H A Eisman while trained by Julie Miller has seven wins this season including the last five in a row. Southwind Cruze (Chapter Seven) is owned by Andy Miller Stable and the Laurenzo Stable while also trained by Julie Miller. He has two Excelsior "A" victories on the season. The next final is for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. The morning line favorite is Sir Pugsley (Daniel Dube) 5-2. The 3 year-old colt by American Ideal is owned by Mortberg Trust and trained by Donna Marshall. He has won over $100,000 this season with seven wins in 18 starts. The morning line favorite for the last Excelsior "A" final for sophomore fillies, is Prairie Diamonds (Jeff Gregory) at 3-1. Owned by Frank Morosini, Laurie Poulin, Fritz Racing and trainer Mike Deters, the 3 year-old has six triumphs in 16 starts this season. Racing begins at 6:45 p.m. this Sunday (October 15). For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs

Calvin B (Chris Lems) would capture the harness racing featured Open Pace ($11,400) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 7). The favorite Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) would take the lead just before the first quarter. Putting up early fractions :26.1, :55.3. Calvin B (Bettor's Delight), who is owned by Delores Smiel and trained by Heidi Rohr, went first over and took control just before three-quarters. He would put them away in the stretch to win in 1:50.0. Geez Joe (Atlee Bender) would charge late and come up to finish second. Dreams Beachboy (Jimmy Whittemore) would take third. Calvin B ($10.80) would win for the seventh time this season and won for the 28th time in his career. Lems would also get a win with Mac's Black Hat ($4.60). Leading driver John MacDonald would win three on the night. He got victories with Cam's Lucky Sam ($2.60), A Fool For Mark ($2.80), and Yule Love It ($10.00). Live Action returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (October 13) starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Painite with harness racing driver Truman Gale in the sulky wins the featured trot ($9,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (October 6). Pop I (John MacDonald) would control all the early fractions :27.1, :56.4 1:25.0. in the stretch it would be a wide open finish that was five wide going to the wire. Painite (Plesac) somehow squeezed through the smallest of openings and just nipped Pop I (second). The Big Muscle (Joe Nassimos) finished third. Painite ($19.60) won in a lifetime best of 1:54.1. Owned by Donn Lewandrowski with Gail Farreill and trained by Gale, the 8 year-old mare would record her third win on the season and would get her 22nd career victory. Gale would also get a victory with Party Jammer ($9.30). Chris Lems would win three on the night. He went into the winner's circle with Stick With Me Kid ($2.70), Manattack ($3.20), and Fuzzylegsandall ($26.20). Vernon Downs returns to live action on Saturday (October 7) with a nine race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Roll With Sparky (Shawn McDonough) would capture the fillies and mares harness racing featured pace ($7,500) on Thursday night (October 6). Roll With Sparky (Roll With Joe) would control all the fractions :26.3, :56.1, 1:23.4, 1:51.3. Owned by Paul Tandimeyer, Lee Winters, and trainer Jim Graham, the 3 year-old filly would hold off a late charge by the favorite Love To Roll (John MacDonald) to win with ease. Love To Roll (Rocknroll Hanover) would settle for second best. Bye Bye Michelle (Chris Lems) finished third. Roll With Sparky ($7.10) would have a career best time to get win number nine of the season and pick-up career victory number 11. Leading driver John MacDonald would pick up wins number 156 and 157 at Vernon Downs this season. He would first win with ABC Crown Me Queen (ABC Garland) in 1:55.4, paying $4.00. Win two came with Strike A Chord (McArdle) taking the mile in 1:53.3. She would pay $2.90 for the victory. Vernon Downs returns to live action on Friday (October 6) with a nine race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) was victorious in the Vernon Downs Open Pace ($11,400), on Saturday (September 30). MacDonald goes to the harness racing winner circle five more times on the night. Mister Daytona (Fern Paquet Jr.) would jump out to the lead and carve out all early fractions, :27. 3, :56.2, 1:23.4. Oh My Joepa (Rocknroll Hanover) would follow in the pocket trip all the way to the stretch. Owned and trained by MacDonald as well, the 9 year-old waited patiently and then came out of the pocket and blew right by to win in a lifetime best of 1:50.3. Mister Daytona hung on to finish second as Golden Gun (Brett Crawford) finished third. Oh My Joepa ($10.00) would win for the 14th time this year and the 45th time in his career. MacDonald's other wins came with Hurricane Howard ($3.70), Cam's Lucky Sam ($3.10), A Fool For Mark ($3.20), Apollo Seelster ($7.50). After race three tonight Vernon Downs honored long time starting gate driver Mike Finley, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. Finley was honored by drivers, trainers, owners, fellow employees, fans, family and friends. Finley was loved by everyone who knew him. Vernon Downs will never be the same without him. The Mike Finley Memorial race was won by Tundra with driver Truman Gale. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Thursday (October 5) with a nine race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com. John Horne for Vernon Downs

Drea's Good Powow (John MacDonald) would take the harness racing fillies and mares featured pace ($9,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday night (September 29). Tiger Boudoir (Truman Gale) would lead the way to a first quarter in :27.0, Bye Bye Michelle (Chris Lems) would then controll the way all the way to the stretch. Drea's Good Powow (Sqauw's Fella) would charge late in the stretch and just get by at the wire in 1:53.4. Owned by the J P Stables and trained by MacDonald, the 7 year-old mare, would pay $5.60 for the victory. It was her seventh win this season and her 26th career victory. Bye Bye Michelle would hang on for second and Love Live Laugh would get third. MacDonald would win three more on the night. He picked up his other wins with Napper Tandy ($4.20), Celebrity Stimulus ($6.00), Steuben Magic Ride ($5.10). Skyflex (Chirs Lems) would take the trot feature ($7,500). Six Bax (Jim Taggart Jr.) would lead to the first quarter in ;27.0. Mc Tiny's Hope (Ben McNeil) would then take the lead and hit the half in :56.2. It was then Landonfitz (Jimmy Whittemore) who would takeover and hit three-quarters in 1:25.3. Skyflex (Federal Flex) would go on a break after the start and would find himself last.all the way through three-quarters. Owned by Oppenheimer, Glasser Racing and Cooper Stables while trained by Homer Hochstetler, the four year old gelding would make a five wide move and go from last to first to win in 1:55.2. The Big Muscle (Joe Nassimos) would take second with Thundercrest (John MacDonald finishing third. Skyflex ($3.30), would win for the seventh time this season and would grab career win number 13. Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday (September 30). The 10 race card begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs.        

Gimmesomeroom (Ben McNeil) took the harness racing fillies and mares ($6,000) featured pace at Vernon Downs on Thursday night (September 28). Major Millie (John MacDonald) would take the early lead but Velocity Kelli (Joe Nassimos) would take over just before hitting the first quarter in :27.0. Major Millie would re-take the lead and lead them to a half in :56.1. Gimmesomeroom (Relentless Yankee) is owned by Ellen McNeil and trained by John McNeil III. She would go first over and slingshot by to take the lead before hitting three-quarters in 1:24.2 and winning in 1:52.4. The 8 year-old mare would win for the ninth time this season and would pick up career victory number 41. Major Millie would hang on for second with Lipstick Taser (Gates Brunet) getting third Ben McNeil would also get a win with Oh Mare Ahs Bella ($12.20) giving him a driving double. 81-1 shot Private Performanc shocks field. Private Performanc (Claude Huckabone iii) was dead last after three quarters but the 6 year-old mare by Western Terror swooped by them all to win in 1:53.4. Owned by Go Where The Money Is Stable and trained by Huckabone III, she would pay $164.00 to win. John MacDonald would keep his dominance of the miracle mile by getting four more wins. He would get victories with Always Flash-N ($3.80), A Lister ($3.50), ABC Crown Me Queen ($4.40), and Strike A Chord ($2.80). Vernon Downs returns to live action on Friday (September 29) with a 10 race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Tioga Downs

Calvin B (Chris Lems) takes the Open Pace ($11,400) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (September 23). Harness racing driver John MacDonald adds five more wins to continue his spectacular season. Golden Gun would fire out to take the lead and put up the early fractions :26.2, :54.4, 1:22.0. Calvin B (Bettor's Delight) who is owned by Dolores Smiel and trained by Heidi Rohr would go first over and take over at the top of the stretch and play catch me if you can by holding off Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald), to win in 1:50. Oh My Joepa was second best with Andreios Kardia (Fern Paquet Jr.) finishing third. Calvin B ($5.40) would win for the sixth time this season and get the 27th victory in his career. All Charged Up (John MacDonald) wins the fillies and mares feature ($9,000). All Charged Up (Ponder) would charge out to the lead and would put up all the fractions :26.1, :54.1, 1:24.1, 1:54.1. Walk Two Moons (Claude Huckabone III) would apply pressure all the way through three-quarters but would die out in the stretch. All Charged Up ($2.90), who is owned by J P Stables and trained by MacDonald, found yet another gear to pull away by sixth lengths in the end to capture her fourth race of the season. Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) would take second and Dw'sblissfulthinkn (Chris Lems) got third. Vernon leading driver, John MacDonald would also get victories with A Lister ($3.70), Apollo Seelster ($3.30), Joe Joe Joe ($2.80), and On The Big Swing ($2.10). Garlandsandpearls ($8.30), with driver Dein Spriggs would win the CKG Billings amateur race. Toss Cartwright (Peter Kleinhans) finished second with Jelectric (Bob Davis) getting third. Vernon Downs returns to live action on Thursday (September 28) with a 10 race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs  

Harness racing driver Mark MacDonald would pilot Atlanta to a track record for freshman trotting fillies by capturing the first division of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and getting his 6,000th career driving victory at Vernon Downs on Friday night (September 22). Plunge Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt) remained undefeated winning the second division. Fury Road (Chris Lems) would lead the first division ($55,500) trotters into the first quarter in 28.3. It was short-lived when Atlanta (Chapter Seven - Hemi Blue Chip) claimed the top spot just before the top of the back stretch. Owned by Rick Zeron Stables, Holland Racing Stable, Howard Taylor, and Brad Grant while trained by Zeron, she would be joined by the first-over by Supergirl Riley (Marcus Miller) just before the three-quarter marker. The two fillies would then have an epic battle all the way down the stretch. Atlanta ($7.50) would dig down deep to hold off the heavy pressure from Supergirl Riley (Muscle Mass - Crown Royal), to set the track record in 1:54.0, while getting her fifth career win. All this making win number 6000 even sweeter for MacDonald. MacDonald would later on add win 6001 with Padua Hanover ($3.60). Supergirl Riley had to settle for second with Perfect Summer K (jimmy Whittemore) getting third. Plunge Blue Chip (Muscle Mass - Dunk The Donato) would get her sixth win in six starts taking the second division ($56,500). Big Checkmate (Donald Dupont) would grab the early lead but Plunge Blue Chip ($2.10), who is owned by Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc. and trainer, driver Svanstedt, would take over before the first quarter and put up all the fractions :28.3, :58.0, 1:27.2, 1:55.0. The 2 year-old filly was in complete control and would get a career best time beating her top rival Lima Novelty (Jason Bartlett), who came on late to finish second three lengths back. Big Checkmate hung on for third. Chris Lems would win four on the night. He got victories with Give Angel Credit ($7.50), Sweet Thing ($2.10), Dreams Beach Boy ($3.30), and In The Clear ($5.10). Vernon Downs returns to live action on Saturday (September 23) with a 13 race card starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs.    

Optima Kemp with harness racing driver Truman Gale in the bike would capture the Thursday featured trot ($6,100) at Vernon Downs (September 21). Optima Kemp (Manofmanymissions) would fly from his outside post and go gate-to-wire putting up the fractions :28.2, :59.1, 1:27.4, 1:56.1. Owned by Sergis Racing Stable and trained by Sam Sergi, the 4 year-old mare would be followed by Miss Ruby (John MacDonald) the whole way, turning it on in the stretch to win in a lifetime best time. Miss Ruby settled for second while Foxy Swan (Atlee Bender) would get third. Optima Kemp ($4.80) would win for the sixth time this season while racking up 10 lifetime wins. Truman Gale would get a driving double on the night. He would also win with E R Rhonda (Moon Beam) in 1:53.2 while paying $8.30. Claude Huckabone III would win two as well. Getting victories with long shots Treewood ($69.50), and Private Performanc ($18.80). Leading driver John MacDonald was held to just one win on the night after getting 30 wins in the last five racing dates at the miracle mile. Vernon Downs returns to live action on Friday (9-22) featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes. The 12 race card begins at 6:45p.m. For more information please go www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) took the harness racing featured fillies and mares pace ($9,000) at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (September 16). Love Live Laugh (Hi Ho Silverheel's) would go gate-to-wire putting up all the fractions :28.0, :57.2, 1:24.3, 1:53.0. Owned and trained by Dennis Whittemore, the 7 year-old mare would hold off a late charge by second place finisher Drea's Good Powow (John MacDonald). Tiger Boudoir (Truman Gale) was third. Love Live Laugh ($7.70) won her fourth race of the season and got career victory number 26. It was Deja Vu for John MacDonald. He won six races last yesterday and six more tonight. He got wins tonight with Steuben Magic Ride ($30.20), Silver Arrow ($2.10), Major Starlight ($4.40), Machmemackie ($2.80), On The Big Swing ($2.70), and A Fool For Mark ($3.00). Vernon Downs returns to live action on Thursday (September 21) starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs  

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