The Zweig Memorial 3YO trot will have both a new location and harness racing format in 2012. Raced on Sunday, August 26th over Vernon Downs' highly regarded seven-eighths mile strip for the first time, the race is expected to attract the top sophomores in training.
This will be the first season where the conditions dictate that the top money earners in 2012 will compete in the main event for both the open and filly races, with consolations available for the other entrants. With the race now less than a month away, the money standings for the nominees is available at the Vernon Downs website and will be updated regularly.
The list of nominees and race conditions are also available here.
by Nick SALVI