VERNON, NY—The slick-striding pacer Western Trademark turned in a mile-leading 1:50.2 performance while winning Saturday night’s $8,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs.
With as the pilot, Western Trademark was sent to the front from the word “go” and he never looked back en route to a breezy four-length victory in Saturday’s seventh session.
The solid score was the second locally, the fifth this season and the 35th all-time for the 8-year-old son of -Tyber Song, a career-winner of more than $394,000 that is trained by Joe Cordisco and owned by Holly J. Cordisco.
Saturday’s featured win was one of two during the evening’s 12-race pari-mutuel program for Plano, the 33-year-old son of Vernon’s leading driver and trainer .
Also achieving two-win success during Saturday’s slate were , posting his meet-leading 17th driving double, and .
In a non-betting division of the C. K. G. Billings Series for amateur drivers of trotters prior to the betting card, Robert Davis steered Jimmer to a fast-closing 1:58 victory for trainer David Corlew. The 4-year-old gelding is owned by Davis and Terry Vanvalkenburgh.
Saturday’s final Billings clash was won by Mark Eaton, who guided Famous Image to a front-striding 1:57.3 triumph in race three. Eaton is the trainer and owner of the determined 8-year-old gelding.
Another Billings contestant,, teamed the pacer Some Or Lis to a 1:55.3 victory in Saturday’s fifth race for trainer Anthony Ellert and owner Richard Dow…
Vernon will offer live racing Thursday through Sunday nights next weekend, with first post at 6:45…
The program on Sunday, Aug. 25 will feature the first round of this season’s 7th-Annual Drivers” Championship, as well as the $700,000 (est.) Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old trotters. Sunday’s special card will also include abobblehead doll giveaway, free drivers’ championship T-shirts (both items given away while supplies last), as well as iPad and laptop computer giveaways…
A revised 2013 racing and stakes calendar, as well as additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.