Day At The Track

Bay Rum wins seventh straight

02:56 PM 17 Jun 2019 NZST
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Bay Rum (Howard Parker) captured the harness racing featured Vernon Downs pace ($6,000) on Sunday (June 16).

Poisonous (Jimmy Whittemore) led to a first quarter of :26.2. Electrofire (Jennifer Lappe) claimed the lead before hitting the Half in :55.3.

Bay Rum ($4.50), who is owned by Glasser Racing and trained by Homer Hochstetler, made his move from third after the half. He controlled the pace as they hit three-quarters in 1:24.0.

He would have to hold off the late charge of Poisonous to secure his seventh straight win with a winning time of 1:53.1. Poisonous was second but place seventh for causing interference in the first turn. Electrofire was awarded second with Dream's Beachboy (Gates Brunet) being placed third.

Bay Rum is a 6-year-old gelding by Real Desire. It was his eighth win of 2019 and his 19th career victory.

Howard Parker won four on the special Father's Day card. His other wins came with Hands Off Frank ($12.40), Golden Brit ($5.40), and Heaven's Storm $3.50).

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (June 21) with a post time of 6:10 p.m.

For more information go to www.vernondowns.com

John Horne for Vernon Downs

 

 

 

 

 

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