Jimmy Whittemore gets win 1,000 at Vernon

02:23 AM 19 Jul 2014 NZST
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Jimmy Whittemore in the winner's circle after his 1,00th win
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Driver Jimmy Whittemore wasted no time Thursday night capturing three of the first four races and in doing so notched career win 1,000.

In Race 1 Whittemore guided Love You Bye to a last to first victory in 1:52:2. The 5 year old McArdle-Cam’s Genious mare is owned by Jimmy Whittemore and trained by his father Dennis Whittemore. Love You Bye is closing in on $200,000 in career earnings.

Race 3 saw Campbell Muscles (Muscles Yankee-Millennium Chip) score her first career win and give Jimmy a driving double and career win 999. Campbell Muscles scored by 3 ¼ lengths in 2:00 for owner-trainer Scott West.  

Misty Major went wire to wire in Race 4 to give Jimmy Whittemore his 1,000th career driving win. Misty Major (Major In Art-Lady Artemise) tied her career mark 1:54:3 and is conditioned by Angus Mac Donald and owned by E J Treadway.

Jimmy Whittemore, a native of Norway, Maine is a three time driving champion at the Miracle Mile and currently sits fourth in the Vernon Downs driver’s standings.

By Scott Warren, for Vernon Downs

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