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Winning Legends (Justin Huckabone) and Ideal Jimmy (Jody Jamieson) captured the harness racing co-features at Tioga Downs Sunday (May 30).  Ideal Jimmy ($7.90) charged late to take the $9,000 Open Pace.  Ideal Jimmy went straight to lead.  Rebellious (Wally Hennessey) came first-over to take control just after Ideal Jimmy hit the first quarter first in :27.1.  Rebellious controlled the pace with a :28.1 second quarter.  He quickened up the pace with a backside :27.1 third quarter.  He hit three-quarters in 1:22.3.  As they headed to the stretch Ideal Jimmy pounced out of the pocket and went right on by in deep stretch to win in a lifetime best of 1:50.1.  Rebellious had to settle for second money.  Waimac Attack N (Michael Merton) finished third best.    IDEAL JIMMY REPLAY   Ideal Jimmy is an 8-year-old gelding by Western Ideal.  He is owned by D R Van Witzenburg and trained by Erv Miller.  Ideal Jimmy won for the fourth time this season.  He now has 29 career victories.  Winning Legends ($7.00) breezed to an easy win in the $9,000 Open Trot.  Creekside Pete (Corey Braden) got the first call but Winning Legends takes control just before hitting the first quarter in :28.0.  I Got The Looks (Drew Monti) made the first move coming first-over on the way to the half.  Winning Legends reached the half first in :57.4.  As they went down the backstretch Winning Legends shook off the challenge and led to three-quarters in 1:25.1.    As they made the turn for home Creekside Pete popped out of the pocket and took to the chase but Winning Legends was too strong and won easily in 1:54.3.  Creekside Pete had to settle for second.  I got The Looks finished third.    WINNING LEGENDS REPLAY   Winning Legends is a 6-year-old gelding by Winning Mister.  He is trained by Huckabone for owner Jonathan Applebaum.  It was his third win of the season.  He got career victory number 18.  Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Friday (June 4) starting at 6:15 p.m.  For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.  For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Hoosier Shark goes bombs away at Tioga.  Hoosier Shark (Braxton Boyd) was an upset harness racing winner in the featured $5,500 pace at Tioga Downs paying $58.00 to win on Saturday (May 29).  Devisser (Mike Merton) led to the first quarter in :26.2.  Idealthecards (Corey Braden) took control as they went by the stands for the first time.  He led to the half in :55.4.  He started to break loose down the backstretch and led to three-quarters in 1:24.1.    As they made the turn for home the 1-9 favorite Rousseau (Wally Hennessey) came first-up to challenge.  Hoosier Shark then made a sweeping three-wide move in the stretch and blew right on by to win in 1:53.3.  Rousseau finished second.  Yannick Seelster (Jody Jamieson) came up to finish third.  HOOSIER SHARK REPLAY   Hoosier Shark is a 3-year-old colt by Tellitlikeitus.  He is owned and trained by Boyd.  It was his second win this season and third career victory.  Boyd was also owner, trainer, and driver for a win with Roll To The Beach ($4.30).  Driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Blake Macintosh combine for two wins on the card.  They won with Black Tie Bash ($2.90) and Perfectboy Hanover ($7.90).  Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Sunday (May 30) with a 9-race-card starting at 1:00 p.m.  For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.  For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Chatelroll rolls to Open Pace win at Vernon.  Chatelroll (Frank Affrunti) captured the $7,000 Open Pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 29).  Chris Long drove four harness racing winners on the card.  Bruce’s Magic (Leon Bailey) went to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.4.  He continued to lead to the half in :55.0.  Boys Turn (Josh Kinney) was first to make a move as they headed for the far turn.  Chatelroll ($5.50) found himself second over fourth.  He would then come flying three-wide around the final turn to take the lead hitting three-quarters first in 1:23.0.  Chateroll turned it on in the stretch but had to hold off a late charge from runner-up Rollinlikethunder (John MacDonald) who finally found an opening in deep stretch. Chatelroll won in a seasonal best time of 1:50.4.  Bruce’s Magic also made a late bid to finish a close third.  CHATEROLL REPLAY   Chaetlroll is a 5-year-old horse by Roll With Joe.  He is owned by the Purple Haze Stables and trained by George Ducharme.  It was his third win in 2021.  He now has 14 career victories.  Chris Long got his grand slam with Tragically Hep ($29.40), Immaculate Prayer ($5.00), Meadowbrook Crown ($3.80), and Caravelle ($15.40).  Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 4) as the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) take center stage featuring 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings as well as 3-year-old trotting fillies starting at 6:10 p.m.    For more information go to www.vernondowns.com  For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Jericho Diva (John MacDonald), Saylor (Claude Huckabone III), and Iwillmakeyousaywow (Justin Huckabone) won the harness racing tri-features at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 28).  Jericho Diva ($3.10) cruised to an easy win in the $5,000 featured fillies and mares pace.  Jericho Diva took over the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :27.0.  She put in a :30.4 second quarter breather hitting the half first in :57.4.  Unusual Clarity (Joe Nassimos) made the first move coming first-over down the backstretch.  Jericho Diva shook off the challenge and was first to three-quarters in 1:27.1.  As they reached the stretch Jericho Diva just rolled to an easy victory in 1:56.2.  Sheer Talent (Justin Huckabone) finished second.  Under The Bus (Truman Gale) was third.    JERICHO DIVA REPLAY   Jericho Diva is a 6-year-old mare by Rock N Roll Heaven.  She is owned by Jennifer Safford and trained by Don Hoover.  It was her third win this season and 13th career victory.  Saylor ($2.60) sailed to an easy win in the $5,000 featured trot.  J-S Swanman (James McNeight Jr.) led to the first quarter in :28.3.  Saylor took over right after the quarter.  He went to the half in :59.4 and cruised to three-quarters in 1:29.2.  As they made the turn for home J-S Swanman and Bet Big On Blue (Leon Bailey) went all out after Saylor.  Saylor was too strong and won in 1:58.4.  J-S Swanman was second Best while Bet Big On Blue had to settle for third money.    SAYLOR REPLAY   Saylor is a 4-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven.  Huckabone III trains for owners James Crawford IV and Go Where The Money Is Stable.  He is a perfect three for three in 2021.  Iwillmakeyousaywow ($14,40) was much the best in the $5000 featured pace.  Iwillmakeyousaywow went right to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.2.  He used a :30.0 second quarter to hit the half in :56.2.  He led to three-quarters in 1:26.1.  Second place finisher Lucky Nadotreblay (John MacDonald) and third place finisher Nesh Cruiser (Leon Bailey) followed the whole way but could never get close.  Iwillmakeyousaywow just blew them away in the stretch winning in 1:55.2.    IWILLMAKEYOUSAYWOW REPLAY   Iwillmakeyousaywow is a 9-year-old gelding by Manhardt.  Huckabone trains for owner Michael Vitalone.  It was his first win this season.  He now has 41 career wins.  Leon Bailey drove four winners on the card.  His wins were with Americanexpression ($8.40), Dream On A Roll ($8.60), Some Royalty ($3.40), and Havana Ooh Nana ($26.60).  Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 29) with a 11-race card starting at 6:10 p.m.    For more information go to www.vernondowns.com  For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Western Stepp (Phil Fluet) charged late in the mile to grab the harness racing featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (May 28).  Landry Seelster (Mike Simons) had the lead to first quarter in :27.1.  Persistent Bettor (Jody Jamieson) then went to the lead but that was short lived as Another Beach Day (Braxton Boyd) took control just before hitting the half in :58.1.  Cash Roll (Mike Merton) came first-up and battled with Another Beach Day all the way down the backstretch.  Another Beach day led by a nose to three-quarters in 1:26.2.  As they made the turn for home Western Stepp ($51.50) came flying three-wide down the stretch and blew right on by to win in 1:56.0.  Cash Roll had to settle for second with Grant Me This (Renaldo Morales III) coming up to take third.  WESTERN STEPP REPLAY   Western Stepp is an 8-year-old mare by Western Maverick.  She is owned by Diane Dunn and trained by James Dunn.  It was her third win this season.  She now owns 42 career victories  Jody Jamieson drove three winners on the card.  He finished first with Skyway Bullet ($8.80), Eternal Jewel ($2.70, and Elm Grove Maddy ($2.30)  Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Saturday (May 29) with an 8-race card starting at 6:15 p.m.  For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com.  For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Braeview Bondi A (Jody Jamieson) and Lightfootedlegend (Renaldo Morales III) took the harness racing features at Tioga Downs on Sunday (May 23) as Jamieson won four. Braeview Bondi A eked out a win in the $9,000 Open Pace. Talbotcreekwhiskey (Wally Hennessey) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.4. Night Watchman (Phil Fluet) took control with one lap to go and led to the half in :54.2. Braeview Bondi A makes his move on the backstretch going first-over from third. Night Watchman maintained a short lead at three-quarters in 1:22.1. As they made the turn for home Braeview Bondi A and Night Watchman kept battling all the way down the stretch neither one wanting to give an inch. Caviart Reagan (Braxton Boyd) came flying late to make it three-wide in deep stretch. In the end Braeview Bondi A had enough to squeeze by to win in his US debut with a time of 1:49.3. Night Watchman held on for second with Caviart Reagon taking third money.   BRAEVIEW BONDI A REPLAY   Braeview Bondi A is a 7-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere. He is owned by Bowie Racing LLC and trained by Erv Miller. He is one for one in 2021. Jamieson got his other wins with She Matters ($12.60) and Movie Star ($6.10), and Khun Ratha A ($7.40) Lightfootedlegend ($3.00) smoked the field in the $9,000 Open Trot. BJ Lorado (Braxton Boyd) and Creekside Pete (Corey Braden) battled right out of the gate. BJ Lorado took control just before hitting the first quarter in :26.4. Lightfootedlegend makes his move first-up just before BJ Lorado hit the half first in :55.3. Lightfootlegend breezed his way to the lead on the backstretch and led to three-quarters in 1:23.4. As they headed to the stretch it was all Lightfootedlegend who cruised to an easy win in a lifetime best of 1:53.1. I Got The Looks (Drew Monti) finished second. Creekside Pete was third best.   LIGHTFOOTEDLEGEND REPLAY   Lightfootedlegend is a 6-year-old gelding by Mr Cantab. He is owned by David Linker and trained by Dale Gimour. It was his third win this season. He now has 13 career victories. Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Friday (May 28) starting at 6:10 p.m. The track will now have live racing three days per week as they add Fridays to the mix starting on Friday (May 28). Post time on Fridays and Saturdays is 6:15 p.m.  Sunday live racing starts at 1 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Harness racing driver Wally Hennessey continues to rack up the wins at Tioga Downs. He drove six winners including the featured $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace with Landry Seelster on Saturday (May 22). In the feature Landry Seelster ($3.10) worked her way to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.1. She slowed the pace with a :29.3 second quarter hitting the half in :55.4. Persistent Bettor (Jody Jamieson) made a first-over move to try to get to Landry Seelster. Landry Seelster shook her off and led to three-quarters in 1:22.2. Talk Show Chica (Corey Braden) popped the pocket and gave her best effort but had to settle for second as Landry Seelster coasted to a lifetime best of 1:51.3. Persistent Bettor held on for third. LANDRY SEELSTER REPLAY   Landry Seelster is a 4-year-old mare by Mach Three. She is owned by Kim Lezanchuk and trained by Jim McDonald. It was her fourth win of the season. She now owns 10 career wins. Hennessey got his other wins with Red Dirt Rocknroll ($5.50), Beyond The View ($6.80), Elm Grove Maddy ($6.90), Adios Muchachos ($4.10), and Idealthecards ($5.00) Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Sunday (May 23) with a 13-race card starting at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

The harness racing trotter Credit List (Justin Hackabone) went from last to first to capture the $7,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May22). Spoiler Alert (Truman Gale) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :28.2. He used a :29.0 second quarter to hit the half in :57.2. Beyond Kronos (Dylan Huckabone-Miller) was first to make a move and challenged Spoiler Alert all the way around the final turn. Spoiler Alert maintained a short lead to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Credit List ($3.90) found himself last at the half and last at three-quarters. Beyond Kronos wrestled the lead away at the top of the stretch. Credit List just came flying down the stretch and passed them all to win in 1:55.2. Beyond Kronos had to settle for second. The always tough American JJ (Michael Miller) finished third. CREDIT LIST REPLAY   Credit List is a 6-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. He is owned by Jonathan Applebaum and trained by Huckabone. It was his eighth win this season. He now has 19 career victories. Joe Nassimos was trainer-driver for two wins on the card. John MacDonald and Leon Bailey each had driving doubles with Bruce Lauer getting a training double. 76-year-old Miriam Toland found the winner's circle once again with her faithful horse Fleetwood Hall. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (May 28) with a post time of 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne for Vernon Downs

Harness racing driver John MacDonald drove five winners on the night including the $6,000 featured fillies and mares' pace with Peggy J at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 21). Peggy J ($4.60) wins stretch drive with Jericho Diva in the feature. Lady Dudette (Kyle Cummings) jumped out to the early lead and led to the first quarter in :27.2. Jericho Diva (Leon Bailey) was first to make a move and led to the half in :56.3. Peggy J moved her way up to second as the two mares battled all the way around the final turn. Jericho Diva still had a slight lead as they hit three-quarters in 1:25.2. As they made the turn for home Peggy J came at Jericho Diva with all she had. Jericho Diva tried to hold firm but Peggy J was too much for her and won in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Jericho Diva held for second money as Sheer Talent (Justin Huckabone finished third. PEGGY J REPLAY   Peggy J is a 4-year-old mare by Quality Western. She is owned by Paula Sarcone and trained by Jeff Sorenson. It was her fifth win of 2021. She now has 11 career victories. MacDonald got his other wins with Anchor So Reel ($6.50), Culinary Artist ($7.80), Notwithoutafight ($3.30), and Cash N Chrome ($12.40). Everyone at Vernon had a heavy heart as we lost Vernon Downs legend Howard Okusko Sr. He was known as the nicest guy at the track. As a driver he won nearly 600 races. As a trainer he won 800 races. As a person there was no one better. Rest in peace Howard Okusko Sr., Vernon Downs will never be the same without you! Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 22) with a 10-race card starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Harness racing driver Wally Hennessey is turning Tioga Downs into Wally World as the two-time defending driver's champion drove six more winners on Sunday (May 16). He took down both features with trainer Mike Deters. Hennessey and Deters win the $9,000 Open trot with Burn Notice ($4.90). Askmelater Hanover (Jim Taggart Jr.) charged to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.1. The lead was short lived as Burn Notice went to the front. Lightfootedlegend (Renaldo Morales III) decided they wanted the lead and they now took control as they went by the stands for the first time. Lightfootedlegendl marched to the half in :55.1 and to three-quarters in 1:24.0. As they made the turn for home Burn Notice fired out of the pocket and burned home in a new lifetime mark of 1:52.3. Lightfootedlegend had to settle for second money. BJ Lorado (Braxton Boyd) finished third.   BURN NOTICE REPLAY   Burn Notice is 6-year-old gelding by Cayenne Turbo. He is owned by WHR Trust. IT was his fifth win this season. He now has 18 career victories. Prairie Panther ($4.80) sweeps up to take the $9,000 Open Pace. Machiatto A (Jim Meittinis) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.3 and to the half in :55.1. Prairie Panther moved first-up and flushed out Night Watchman (Phil Fluet) as they reached the back stretch. Night Watchman took the lead and led to three-quarters in 1:23.0. As they headed to the finish Prairie Panther found another gear and held off a late charge by runner-up Caviart Reagan (Braxton Boyd) to win in a seasonal best time of 1:51.0. Night Watchman had to settle for third.   PRAIRIE PANTHER REPLAY   Prairie Panther is a 7-year-old gelding by Royal Millennium. Deters is co-owner with Laurie Poulin. It was his fourth win of 2021. He now has 45 career victories. Deters and Hennessey combined for another win with Johnny Chip ($3.30). Hennessey got his other wins with Joey Pro ($8.00), Rousseau ($7.20), and Harry Terror ($9.80). Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Saturday (May 22) starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Bourbon Express (Howard Okusko Jr.) and Palomar (Justin Huckabone) capture the harness racing co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May15). Bourbon Express holds firm to win the $7,000 Open Trot. American JJ (Michael Miller) charged out for the early lead as Bourbon Express ($5.50) came up to challenge with Winding Hill (Josh Kinney) going three-wide as they headed for the first turn. Bourbon Express got to the first quarter first in :27.1. Spoiler Alert (Truman Gale) was the first to challenge as they went down the backstretch. Bourbon Express led to the half in :57.3. He shook loose and hit three-quarters first in 1:25.3. As they made the turn for home American JJ became the major danger and went all out after Bourbon Express. Bourbon Express was just too strong in deep stretch and won in 1:54.2. American JJ gave it a gallant effort but had to settle for second. Purpose Blue Chip (Dan Daley) was third. BOURBON EXPRESS REPLAY   Bourbon Express is a 4-year-old gelding by RC Royalty. Owned by Sal Vullo, James DeArmond, as well as trainer Jessica Okusko. It was his second win of the season and 10th career victory. Palomar ($6.60) gets impressive win in the $7,000 Open Pace. Rollinlikethunder (Truman Gale) took the lead and led to the first quarter in :27.4. Palomar took over going around the first turn. He got immediate pressure from JM's Delight (Greg Merton) as they raced for the half. Palomar hit the half first in :56.3. He remained in control leading to three-quarters in 1:24.4. As they headed for home Palomar had another gear and won going away in 1:51.1. Rollinlikethunder was second best with Star Commander N picking up third money. PALOMAR REPLAY   Palomar is a 6-year-old gelding by Western Ideal. Owned by Seth Rosenberg Racing and trained by Justin Sodano. It was his first win of 2021. He now has 17 career victories. It was a good day for the Huckabone family. Justin drove three winners on the card. Brother Claude III drove a winner and trained two winners with his son Dylan Huckabone Miller driving two horses to the winner's circle. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (May 21) with a post time of 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs                                

Harness racing driver Wally Hennessey just keeps rolling along as he added a grand slam to his impressive resume including a win with Prairie Westerngal in the featured $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (May 15). Prairie Westerngal ($2.40) went straight to the front. Landry Seelster (Braxton Boyd) came first-up and took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :27.1. Persistent Bettor (Jody Jamieson) was the next to take the lead. That was short lived as Prairie Westerngal went to the front and headed for the clubhouse turn with the lead. She was first to the half in :56.3. She was challenged down the backstretch by Faithful Desire (Jim Taggart Jr). Prairie Westerngal kept tough and led to three-quarters in 1:24.0. As they made the turn for home it was all Prairie Westerngal winning with ease in a lifetime best of 1:52.0. Persistent Bettor finished second. Landry Seelster was third best. PRAIRIE WESTERNGAL REPLAY   Prairie Westerngal is a 5-year-old mare by Western Ideal. She is owned by Laurie Poulin and trainer Mike Deters. It was her fifth win in 2021. She now owns 18 career victories. Hennessey got his other wins with Tech Titan ($9.20), Groovy Kid ($8.00), and Lo Hold A Moonbean ($17.80). Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Sunday (May 16) with a 12-race card starting at 1:00 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

The defending harness racing driving champion "Lightning" Leon Bailey had a night he will never forget as he drove seven horses to the winner's circle at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 14). Bailey steers Badix Hanover to easy win in the featured $5,500 pace. Badix Hanover charged out of the gate and went right to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.2. He slowed the pace down with a :29 second quarter to hit the half in :56.2. Peggy J (Jeff Sorenson) was the first to make a move coming first-over from third. She put on the pressure but Badix Hanover continued to lead hitting three-quarters in 1:24.0. As they made the turn for home Badix Hanover would not only have to fight off Peggy J but now Napper Tandy (Jimmy Whittemore) came charging late. The tough Badix Hanover had plenty left to win easily in 1:53.2. Nappy Tandy was second best while Peggy J had to settle for third. BADIX HANOVER   Badix Hanover ($2.90) is a 9-year-old gelding by Western Ideal. He is owned by Bill Reepmeyer and trained by Bruce Lauer. It was his second straight win and his fourth in 2021. He now owns 33 career wins. Bailey's other wins came with Take A Chance ($8.80), Dream On A Roll ($19.20), Jericho Diva ($16.20), Natameri ($14.80), Discus Hanover ($4.80), and Golden Gun ($3.40). It was the most wins he ever got in a single night. He now has 17 victories this season. Shawn McDonough drives his 1,000th winner in the nightcap with P L Lester ($24.80). The 30-year-old is a regular driver at Buffalo Raceway but he has been driving Friday nights at Vernon Downs all season. He took P L Lester straight to the front and hit the first quarter first in :27.0 and was first to the half in :56.0. Notwithoutafight (Stanley Zombick Jr.) came first-over and chased P L Lester all around the final turn. P L Lester hit three-quarters first in 1:24.1. As they reached the stretch P L Lester found another gear and won easily in 1:53.4. It was his first win this season and 11th career victory. McDonough trains him for owner Kathleen Leuer. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 15) with a 10-race card starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Driver Wally Hennessey and trainer Mike Deters teamed up to win the $9,000 harness racing features at Tioga Downs on Sunday (May 9). Rebellious ($3.00) is repeat winner in the Open Pace. Rebellious went right to the front and hit the first quarter first in :27.0. Ideal Jimmy (Jody Jamieson) goes first-over from third and takes the lead with one lap to go. He led to the half in :56.2. Rebellious popped out of the pocket and went to the front right after Ideal Jimmy hit three-quarters first in 1:25.1. As they reached the stretch it was all Rebellious as he won for fun in 1:52.0. Caviart Reagan (Braxten Boyd) finished second. Ideal Jimmy had to settle for third.   REBELLIOUS REPLAY   Rebellious is a 7-year-old gelding by Mach Three. He is owned by Joel Warner along with trainer Mike Deters. It was his sixth win this season. He now has 47 career victories. Burn Notice ($5.80) captured the Open Trot. Rose Run Rudi (Jody Jamieson) goes three-wide and takes the lead before hitting the first quarter in :27.2. Burn Notice takes control as they go by the stands for the first time. He was first to the half in :56.0. BJ Larado takes the first shot going first-over on the backstretch. Burn Notice would have none of that and pushed him away hitting three-quarters first in 1:25.0. As they made the turn for home Burn Notice breezed to an easy win in 1:54.4. Rose Run Rudi won the battle for second. BJ Lorado had to settle for third.   BURN NOTICE REPLAY   Burn Notice is a 6-year-old gelding by Cayenne Turbo. He is owned by WHR Trust. It was his fourth win of 2021. He now owns 17 career victories. Tioga Downs returns to Live racing on Saturday (May 15) starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Chatelroll (Frank Affrunti) and Credit List (Justin Huckabone) capture the harness racing co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 8). Chatelroll ($3.40) was impressive in the $7,000 Open Pace. Bruce's Magic (Leon Bailey) took control and hit the first quarter in :27.0. He remained in charge and hit the half first in :56.3. Wind Blast (Justin Huckabone) came first-over as they approached the final turn. Chatelroll made his move going three-wide as Wind Blast hit three-quarters first in 1:24.1. As they made the turn for home the race was over as Chatelroll came flying down the stretch to secure his second straight Open win at Vernon in 1:52.1. Bruce's Magic was second best with Wind Blast getting third. CHATELROLL REPLAY   Chatelroll is a 5-year-old horse by Roll With Joe. He is trained by George Ducharme for the Purple Haze Stables. He is now two for two in 2021. He now has 13 career victories. Credit List ($5.10) runs down Spoiler Alert (Truman Gale) to take the $7,000 Open Trot. American JJ (Michael Miller) was the first to get a call but Spoiler Alert took control before hitting the first quarter in :27.1. He used a :29.3 second quarter to hit the half in :56.4. Bourbon Express (John MacDonald) was the first to make a move as they headed for the last turn. Spoiler Alert would shake him off and led to three-quarters in 1:25.1. Credit List found himself last at the half and was fourth after three-quarters. He would make his move down the stretch. Spoilert Alert was game but Credit List was too strong in the end and won in 1:54.1. Spoiler Alert settled for second with Winding Hill (Jimmy Whittemore) coming up to get third. CREDIT LIST REPLAY   Credit List is a 6-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. He is owned by Jonathan Applebaum and trained by Huckabone. It was his fifth win in a row and seventh of the season. He now has 18 career victories. Brennan Enos (pictured) is the Bourbon Express Groom of the week at Vernon Downs. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (May 14) starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

Beyond Kronos (Dylan Huckabone-Miller), Sheer Talent (Justin Huckabone), and Badix Hanover (Leon Bailey) all captured the harness racing tri-features at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 7). Beyond Kronos ($4.60) breezes to easy win in the $5,000 featured trot. Beyond Kronos jumped out of the gate and led to the first quarter in :27.4. Used a :28.4 second quarter to lead to the half in :56.3. As they headed around the final turn Frisky Joe (Truman Gale) was the first to make a move as Beyond Kronos led to three-quarters in 1:25.2. As they made the turn for home Beyond Kronos shook free and won easily in 1:55.3. Bet Big On Blue (Leon Bailey) made a late bid to finish second. Cash N Chrome (John MacDonald) was third best. BEYOND KRONOS REPLAY   Beyond Kronos is a 4-year-old horse by Muscle Hill. Owned Ecurie CSL, Michael Sergi as well as trainer Sam Sergi. It was his second win of the season and the fifth win of his career. Disqualification gives Sheer Talent ($5.00) the win in the $5,000 featured fillies and mare's pace. Sheer Talent went right to the front and was followed by co-favorite Purameri (Leon Bailey). Sheer Talent controlled things with all the early fractions (:28.2, :58.0, 1:26.0). All the action came in the stretch. Under The Bus (Truman Gale) came first-over while Purameri, who had plenty of horse but nowhere to go. Purameri squeezed her way through a tight opening and went to the front. However, she interfered with Under The Bus in deep stretch and Sheer Talent was awarded the victory. Unusual Clarity (Ron Harp) came flying late finished third and place second. Under The Bus was fourth and placed third. SHEER TALENT REPLAY   Sheer Talent is 7-year-old mare by Badlands Hanover. She is owned by Bill Reepmeyer and trained by Bruce Lauer. It was her third trip to the winner's circle this season. She now owns 25 career victories. Badix Hanover ($3.30) holds firm to win the $5,000 featured pace. Badix Hanover claimed the lead and went to the first quarter first in :27.2. He continued to control the pace and led to the half in :56.3 and to three-quarters in 1:24.2. Badix Hanover led to the stretch and was challenged by Lucky Nadotremblay (Shawn McDonough) from the inside and Napper Tandy (Jimmy Whittemore) from the outside but in the end Badix Hanover was too strong and won in 1:53.1. Lucky Nadotremblay finished second while Napper Tandy had to settle for third. BADIX HANOVER REPLAY   Badix Hanover is a 9-year-gelding by Western Ideal. He is owned by Bill Reepmeyer and trained by Bruce Lauer. It was his third win of 2021. He now has 32 career victories. Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (May 8) with a 10-race card starting at 6:10 p.m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com For full race results, click here. by John Horne, for Vernon Downs                          

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