Vernon Downs is setting the stage for its harness racing 'End of Summer Showdown' at the racetrack on Friday night (September 7) highlighted with the $191,000 Muscle Hill Trot and $200,000 Credit Winner Trot.
Also on tap for Friday night at Vernon Downs will be a horse beanie toy giveaway (while supplies last), the final of the horseplay car giveaway, and fireworks immediately following live racing. The excitement kicks off on Friday night with a first race post time of 6:55 pm.
In the $200,000trot, the two top free for all trotters of the year and Mister Herbie will rekindle their rivalry for the third time this year. They each have a win and a second to their name in this year’s matchup, with capturing glory in the Titan Cup and Mister Herbie returning the favor in the Maple Leaf Trot.
Bothand Mister Herbie come into Vernon Downs with sub 1:51 miles on the season and both won by open lengths in their last outing. Regular pilots Tim Tetrick and Jody Jamieson will make the trip to Vernon, New York on Friday night.
In the $191,000trot, the event is a little more of a wide open affair with Action-Broadway being made the 2-1 morning line favorite. Cedar Dove and Tim Tetrick will certainly take some action at the windows from post six, but was a disappointing sixth in a leg of the Miss Versatility trotting series at Tioga in her last outing at odds of 1-2. Beatgoeson Hanover (Trond Smedshammer) comes into Vernon off of a victory in the Miss Versatility trotting series trotting home from last to win in 1:54.1.
Below are the fields for theand Trot:
# HORSE DRIVER TRAINER
1 Hot Shot Blue Chip Corey Callahan Jonas Czernyson
2 Arch Madness Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer
3Tim Tetrick Linda Toscano
4 Mister Herbie Jody Jamieson Jeffrey Gillis
# HORSE DRIVER TRAINER
1 Beatgoeson Hanover Trond Smedshammer Richard Norman
2 Four Damsals Chris Lems George Ducharme
3 Magic Wheel Corey Callahan Josh Green
4 Pembroke Heat Wave Jody Jamieson Mark Ford
5 Unefoisdansmavie Matt Kakaley Ron Burke
6 Cedar Dove Tim Tetrick Noel Daley
7 Action-Broadway Rick Plano Virgil Morgan Jr.
Vernon Downs will also host a non-wagering exhibition Racing Under Saddle event after the second race with a field of nine trotters. Planned post time for the Racing Under Saddle event is scheduled for 7:20 pm.
For more information on Vernon Downs please visit us online at www.vernondowns.com.
by Dustin ROSS