VERNON, NY—Lukas Hall converted a pocket trip into a 1:55 track record victory during the second division of Thursday night’s $106,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs. With Jeff Gregory doing the teaming for trainer Kevin Mc Dermott in Thursday’s $52,562 10th race, Lukas Hall drafted along in second place behind the mile-cutting favorite Crazzycrazzy until the stretch drive, where he came on in a :29-second final quarter to post a career-best win-clocking, that lowered the former Vernon standard for freshman colt trotters by 2/5ths-of-a-second. The previous mark had been established by Manofmanymissions in 2010. It was the second win (coupled with a pair of third-place finishes) in five starts for the quick-striding bay son of Conway Hall-Goddess Of War, who is owned by former New York Jets standout Wayne Chrebet and Jeff Gural’s Little E LLC stable. Two NYSS wins in succession have raised the capable colt’s career earnings to $62,881. Thursday’s other NYSS divisional winner was Daley Lovin’, who also came from behind to record a career-best 1:56.3 victory in the $53,562 sixth race. Trainer Dan Daley drove the homebred son of Conway Hall-Dreamsrmadeofthis for his wife Ann-Mari Daley and Jlrl LLC. It was the first score (coupled with two third-place tallies) in four outings for the lifetime winner of $41,429. With noted NYSS pilot Jim Morrill, Jr. handling the lines in race four, a division of Thursday’s $63,900 Excelsior Series for NY-bred freshman male members of the diagonal gait, JS Trotting Bob became Vernon’s fastest 2-year-old trotting gelding of 2013 after posting a 1:56.3 victory in the fourth race, that was just one second off the track’s 60-year standard for his category. It marked the fourth tally in five starts for the bay son of CR Excalibur-Cr Mimosa, who is trained by Arnie Marks and owned by the Kj LLC Stables. Thursday’s other Excelsior series winners were Wild And Crazy Guy (Crazed-My Baby’s Momma) in 1:57.2, Cash Me Out (Cash Hall-China Victory) in 1:57.4), Winbak Glory (Malabar Man-Mink’s Glory) in 1:59.2 and General Bill Brown (Crazed-Dusty Girl) in 1:59.3. Thursday’s swiftest score was a career-best 1:50.3 victory for Let’s Go Higher in the $10,000 seventh race, the week’s Open contest for female pacers. Morrill, Jr., who collected three wins during the evening’s 13-race card, did the steering for trainer Hedi Rohr and owner Jesse J. De Long. DOWNS DOINGS Lukas Hall’s performance is the ninth Vernon record that has been tied or lowered during the track’s 60th season… The Traylor Racing Stable’s Cash Me Out is unbeaten after three career starts… Wild And Crazy Guy, Daley Lovin’ and General Bill Brown all collected their first pari-mutuel wins on Thursday night…Vernon’s annual “Corntastic Weekend” continues with Friday night’s corn-husking contest… 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.
Owner and partner of harness racing's Kentuckiana Farms in Kentucky, Ken Jackson, is cautiously optimistic about this year's breeding season. 'I think numbers will be slightly down this year but not significantly down like some of the other stud farms in North America.
Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that Muscle Mass and Manofmanymissions will stand in Ontario for the 2013 breeding season at Kentuckiana Farms of Ontario, located at Emerald Ridge Farm of Rockwood, Ontario.
Kevin Lakomy is a horse owner and a baseball fan, and this summer the Chicago resident is enjoying the best of both those worlds. Lakomy and his father, Dennis, are part of a harness racing group that owns Banker Volo, who will compete in the first of two Stanley Dancer Memorial divisions at the Meadowlands this Saturday (July 14).
Kentuckiana Farms is extremely excited to announce that Manofmanymissions (b.c. 2008), by Yankee Glide out of Armbro Vanquish, by Garland Lobell will stand the 2012 harness racing breeding season at Kentuckiana Farms of Ontario, located at Emerald Ridge Farm of Rockwood, Ontario.
The owners of World Champion and millionaire Manofmanymissions (b.c. 2008), 3, 1:52.1, $1,215,000, by Yankee Glide out of Armbro Vanquish, by Garland Lobell, have announced that he has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Kentuckiana Farms in 2012.