Day At The Track

Yonkers $54,000 Open Trot to Jack Vernon

07:24 AM 19 Nov 2018 NZDT
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Jack Vernon, harness racing
Jack Vernon and driver Daniel Dube
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YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 18, 2018-Dan Dube does not discriminate.

He and Jack Vernon ($8.40) went the distance Sunday afternoon (Nov. 18th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $54,800 Open Handicap Trot. The previous evening, Dube and Gokudo Hanover wired 'em in the week's marquee pace.

Back to 'Jack,' who won a several-horse harness racing scrum for the early lead, then gave nothing else a shot.

The nine-horse feature (one came up ill) served as the opener of seven added-distance 'French' trots.

From post position No. 4, Jack Vernon stuffed Gruden (Brian Sears) in behind, setting up shop before a 28-second opening quarter-mile. It was a :57.1 half and 1:26.3 three-quarters before invading 3-2 favorite I Know My Chip (Jim Marohn Jr.) made his second move.

Wide early into a four-hole, I Know My Chip came first-up, but the bid was both brief and ineffective. Meanwhile, Jack Vernon was gone, widening past the 1:55.3 milepost and opening four lengths in and out of the final turn.

He finished\ it off by 2¼ lengths, getting the mile-and-a-quarter in 2:25. Andy Ray (Jason Bartlett) offered late foot to wind up second, with Gruden, Lean Hanover (Jordan Stratton) and Lord Cromwell (Matt Kakaley) settling for the minors.

I Know My Chip backpedaled to last.

For second choice Jack Vernon, a 5-year-old Muscle Hill gelding owned by Mr. (Andy) Miller Stable and trained by Mrs. (Julie) Miller, it was his 10th win in 25 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $66, the triple returned $466.50 and the superfecta paid $2,828.

Technical difficulties resulted in the cancellation of the 'New York, New York Double' for Sunday afternoon.

The next Sunday matinee is Nov. 25th (post time TBA).

by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

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