Day At The Track

Lyons Johnny wins feature at Vernon Downs

12:04 PM 12 Aug 2018 NZST
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Lyons Johnny, harness racing
Lyons Johnny and driver John MacDonald
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Lyons Johnny (John MacDonald) wins the harness racing featured pace ($6,000) at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (August 11). MacDonald wins four races on the card.

JDS Brent N Sheree (Truman Gale) led to the first quarter in :26.3.

Lyons Johnny ($3.20) then took over leading the group to a :56.2 half mile and three -quarters in 1:24.3. Owned by J P Stables and trained by MacDonald, he would have to hold off the late charge of second place finisher Redhot Romeo (Claude Huckabone III) to win in 1:52.0. Third best was Gypsey Leather (Claude Huckabone Jr.).

Lyons Johnny is a 10-year-old gelding by Mach Three. It was his sixth win this season. He now has 43 career wins.

MacDonald had a quadruple double as driver-trainer. His other wins came with Stonebridge Frosty ($4.30), Weapon To Win (($8.30), and Kabu ($6.10).

Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Thursday (August 16) with a post time of 6:10 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

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