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Some Or Lis (Lis Mara-Grabbersome) was the longest shot on the board in the $7,200 feature race at Vernon Downs on Saturday night, but that did not prevent him from storming past the entire field to score an upset harness racing win in 1:51.4.   The early stages of the race featured a speed duel between You Bet Your Glass (Frank Davis) and I Do Hanover (Chris Lems), who was parked on the outside for the majority of the mile. Those two set some fast fractions early on, covering a quarter in 25.4 and a half in 53.4. That early speed ended up being the undoing of the duo, both of whom finished out of the top three. After hitting three quarters of a mile in 1:22.4, You Bet Your Glass and I Do Hanover faded in the stretch and Some Or Lis (Claude Huckabone III) came all the way from last in the field of six at the top of the stretch to win at 20-1.   The second-longest shot in the field, The Green Knight (John Macdonald) at 14-1, finished second. The exacta ended up paying $240 with the two longshots comprising it. Buckeye Baddler (Truman Gale) sat behind the early speed battle in third position and started to rally through on the inside in the stretch as the leaders fell back, but the closers also passed him by and he had to settle for third.   The complete order of finish was: Some Or Lis, The Green Knight, Buckeye Baddler, I Do Hanover, You Bet Your Glass, and Stonebridge Master. Some Or Lis is owned by Richard Dow of Holland Patent, New York and trained by Stephen Marsh.   The driving star of the night was John Macdonald who scored three victories and three seconds on the 11-race program. He was a winner with Bandini in the 1st race, MacKenzie's Bliss in the 7th race, and That's Ideal in the 9th race. He was second with The Green Knight in the 2nd race, Beignet in the 8th race, and Tactical Attack in the 11th race.   No live racing on Thursday with a concert being held by Jerrod Niemann and Love & Theft. The concert benefits The Food Bank of Central New York. Tickets are available for $15 and the Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, Jeff Gural, will be personally donating $10 for every ticket sold to the Food Bank of Central New York with a goal of raising $100,000 to benefit the Food Bank.   Live racing will resume at Vernon Downs on Friday, July 4 with a 6:45pm post time. The Friday program will feature the first leg of the Racing Under Saddle Series. There will be a special July 4th Fireworks Display following the conclusion of the live racing program.   by Michael Chamberlain, Vernon Downs Publicity    

Hamburg, NY-- Three-year-old colt trotters make their mark on Buffalo Raceway on Sunday in New York Sire Stakes action with 6 out of the 16 entered being nominated for the 89th Hambletonian. Currently so far this season 2 track records have fallen at the hands of New York Sire Stakes horses. This Sunday they will be going after the mark of 1:56 3/5 which has been tied once already this season by veteran Lutetium. The first of two New York Sire Stakes takes place in race two. Cash Me Out (Cash Hall-China Victory) is the 2/1 morning line favorite coming off a very nice win at Saratoga. This gelding has won $213,412 so far in his career and always looks strong and close to the pace. Cash Me Out driven by Michael Mc Givern has won three races this year and is on a streak of two straight coming to Buffalo Raceway. Expressive Action (Conway Hall-Yetta's Angel) driven by Mike Simons is the second choice in the field at morning line odds of 5/2. This three-year-old colt is coming off a very good front end trip at Saratoga and was a winner in the $215,125 Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs in 1:54 1/5. Its possible trainer John Grasso could be gearing this one up for a shot at The Hambletonian in August. The rest of the field includes The Lindy Treaty (Ray Schnittker), Elegante Attire (Jeff Gregory), Daley Lovin (Dan Daley), Mister Anson (Jim Morrill Jr.), Hallanet (Jim Mahron Jr.), and High Q (Kevin Cummings). The second division picks up in the fifth race, and looks equally as difficult as the first division. Gural Hanover (Crazed-Givemearing) trained by Ron Burke is coming off an impressive NYSS victory at Saratoga from an outside post just like he has today. Jim Morrill Jr. picks up the line for the gelding who has hit the board in all 4 starts this season. Flyhawk El Durado (Conway Hal-El Paso Gal) is trained by Mark Ford and stuck on the outside this afternoon. He comes down from Mohawk Racetrack where he was a super horse in the $250,332 Goodtimes elimination and got a tough trip off some hot fractions in the Final. This colt has made over $350,000 so far and really seems to like the half mile tracks. The rest of the field includes JS Trotting Bob (Jeff Gregory), Zoey De Vie (Phil Fluet), Consumer Rate (Ray Schnittker), Karets (Ray Fisher Jr.), Rocky De Vie (Truman Gale), and Crazolo (Jim Mahron Jr.) There is also a set of $12,500 Excelsior Series "A" for the 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and also a set of $6,600 Excelsior Series. For more information, including race replays, results upcoming promotions, and the latest news, visit www.buffaloraceway.com. By Michael Carter, for Buffalo Raceway

Market Dynamics (Pro Bono Best-Go Abby Go) scored a victory in the $8,000 featured 7th race at Vernon Downs on Thursday night. Market Dynamics, handled expertly by driver-trainer Rick Plano, sat the pocket trip behind pacesetter Asset Management (Fern Paquet Jr.) through three-quarters of a mile and tipped out as the field turned for home, charging past the longtime leader and getting home to win in 1:53.    Asset Management faded to finish sixth after setting solid fractions of 26.4 for the quarter, 56.4 for the half, and 1:25 for three-quarters. Once Market Dynamics made the lead, she had to hold off the charge of longshot Kyler's Valentine (Chris Lems), who lagged off the pace until the field entered the stretch and closed furiously to finish just three-quarters of a length behind the winner.   The exacta combination of the 5-2 favorite and the 13-1 longshot paid $125.50.   Market Dynamics is owned by Mindy Findling Repko of Delray Beach, Florida.   Artic Byrd (Truman Gale) finished third after dealing with traffic and being bottled up between horses on the far turn.   The complete order of finish for the Thursday feature was: Market Dynamics, Kyler's Valentine, Artic Byrd, Upfront Secret, Love You Bye, Asset Management, Got The Munchies, Steuben Ruthless.   Live racing will resume at Vernon Downs on Friday night. The feature race on the 9-race program is the 8th race with a purse of $10,000. The 5-2 morning line favorite is A Penny Earned, who will be driven by Chris Lems. They teamed up to score a victory at Vernon in a similar spot last Friday night over a sloppy track.   Friday night at Vernon Downs will also feature Camel and Ostrich racing, with the exotic birds on track after the 3rd race and the dromedaries taking the spotlight after the 6th race. Post time on Friday night is 6:45pm.   by Michael Chamberlain, Vernon Downs Publicity  

On a rainy and nasty night at Vernon Downs, A Penny Earned (Conway Hall-Penny Dream) shone bright through the storm in the $10,000 featured 7th race.   A Penny Earned (Chris Lems) sat the pocket trip for a good chunk of the mile, as the favorite, Lutetium (John Macdonald) set the early pace of :27 for the quarter and :56 for the half. My Revenuer (Truman Gale) actually made the first move at the leader as the field entered the far turn, surging on the outside to grab the lead past three-quarters in 1:24.4.   However, My Revenuer could not secure inside position in the stretch. This allowed A Penny Earned to rally up the inside after moving out to split horses, passing the tiring Lutetium. Evil Urges (Jimmy Whittemore), who followed the cover of My Revenuer entering the stretch, finished third. A Penny Earned finished the mile in 1:54.1.   He is owned by Alfred Ross, George Ducharme, and Nicola Oliva of Massachusetts and Paul Fontaine of Rhode Island. Ducharme doubles as the trainer. The win was the second of the season at Vernon Downs for A Penny Earned. The complete order of finish was A Penny Earned, My Revenuer, Evil Urges, Mr. Web Page, Naughty Not Nice, Lutetium, Flashbacks. War Hero was a scratch (sick).   Racing continues at Vernon Downs on Saturday night with a 10-race program. The 9th race, an Open Pace, is the featured event with a purse of $8,000. I Do Hanover is listed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite. Chris Lems is scheduled to have the drive. Post time on Saturday night is 6:45pm.   by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs   

A field of six lined up for the $9,500 featured one-mile pace on Monday afternoon at Vernon Downs, but in the end, it was the story of just one horse, JK Panache by an impressive ten and three-quarter lengths. The five-year-old gelding powered to the front right away and never really had a challenge in a gate-to-wire victory in a time of 1:49.2. That time is just 2/5 of a second off the track record for Aged Geldings pacing one mile, held by Pontiac Luck and set in 2013. JK Panache was speedy right from the outset, setting come-and-get-me fractions of 26 seconds for the quarter, 53.2 for the half, and 1:20.4 for three-quarters. Firethorn settled in second after the start, but never made any headway on the leader throughout the race. However, he remained second all the way around the racetrack and backed up the exacta, which paid $24.60. The complete order of finish for the Monday feature race was JK Panache, Firethorn, You Bet Your Glass, Red Hot Yankee, Stonebridge Master, and Moonlight Ransom. JK Panache was driven to victory by Chris Lems. He is trained by part-owner David Dewhurst of Clinton, NY. The co-owner is Philip Hale of New Hartford, NY. JK Panache has been on a roll at Vernon Downs of late, with two wins and a second in his last three starts.   Truman Gale was the driving star on the Monday program at Vernon Downs, winning three races. He claimed both ends of the early Daily Double with Gentlemen Heir winning the opener and R Blue Moon Rising holding on through the stretch to win the second. The Truman Gale Daily Double ended up paying $26.00. Gale also scored a win in the fifth race, getting Lily's Hi Ho up in time for a victory despite being bottled up in traffic until the late stages of the race.   Live racing will resume at Vernon Downs on Thursday with a nine-race program. It will be the start of a four-day race weekend at Vernon Downs with racing through Sunday. Thursday post time is 6:45pm. by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs

Harness racing three-year-old filly trotters took the spotlight with the New York Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. There were two divisions on the 12-race program.   The First Division, with a purse of $61,300, went to Glowngold. Glowngold is owned by Andy Miller Stables of New Jersey, Highland Green Farms of Florida, Blue Chip Bloodstock and S. Demeter of New York. Julie Miller is the trainer and Jim Morrill Jr. is the winning driver. Glowngold took command past the half-mile mark and never looked back after that. The early pacesetter, Bryan's Angel, set an opening quarter-mile time of 28.1. The half-mile was covered in 57.2 and three-quarters went by in 1:26.4. Glowngold built a five-length at one point before settling for a two-length margin of victory in 1:56.1. Trond Smedshammer drove Share My Secret to a surprising second at 45-1, rallying up the inside nicely to complete a $166 exacta.   The complete order of finish for the First Division was Glowngold, Share My Secret, Maud Blue Chip, Bryan's Angel, Winning Pursuit, Credit To Elgin, Gammy's Girl, and Driving Miss Crazy.   It appeared for a moment that Jim Morrill Jr. might sweep both divisions of the New York Sire Stakes on Saturday night, as he guided Market Rally to the lead in the $62,400 Second Division through strong early fractions of 27.2 for the quarter, 55.2 for the half, and 1:24.3 for three-quarters.   However, those punishing early times set things up for closers to come calling and they did once the field made the stretch. Lady With Credit was the first to attack on the outside and that first move proved to be the difference as she scored the victory at 7-1 with Truman Gale in the bike in a time of 1:55.1. Annie's List rallied from last through a half-mile to finish second and Slice Slice Baby finished third with a sustained drive after also settling at the back of the field early on.   Lady With Credit is owned by White Birch Farm of New Jersey and is trained by Trond Smedshammer.   The complete order of finish for the Second Division was Lady With Credit, Annie's List, Slice Slice Baby, Avalicious, Cutup Hanover, L Dees Scripture, Market Rally, Crediama, and Brookside Lily.   Live racing will resume of Friday night at Vernon Downs with a first post time of 6:45. There is a special holiday weekend racing schedule at Vernon Downs next weekend. Live racing will be conducted on Friday night and Saturday night at 6:45 plus there will be a Memorial Day Monday program that starts at 1:15pm.   by Michael Chamberlain, Vernon Downs Publicity  

Rocks N Bagels extended her winning streak at Vernon Downs to three on Thursday night with a victory in the $9,500 feature race.   She won with a well-timed drive from Aaron Byron, who guided the mare to the outside of the heavy favorite, Let's Go Higher, in the stretch and prevailed in a very close photo finish. The final time for the mile was 1:51.4.   Let's Go Higher assumed the lead following a fast first quarter mile of 26 seconds flat. She then set the pace through a half-mile of 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:25.1. Rocks N Bagels settled in fifth in the field of six before attacking aggressively entering the final turn. It still took Rocks N Bagels the length of the stretch to finally get up for the victory by a scant nose.   The complete order of finish for the feature race was Rocks N Bagels, Let's Go Higher, Love You Bye, Market Dynamics, Artic Byrd, and Elleofnxample. Rocks N Bagels is owned by Kelly Dawn Hope of Vernon, NY and trained by Jordan Hope.   The driving star of Thursday night at Vernon Downs was Truman Gale, who recorded three victories on the 11-race program. He recorded victories in the 2nd race with Campanile Hanover, the 5th race with Aritzia Hanover, and the 7th race with Upfront Secret. Upfront Secret's win came in a $6,000 Open Pace for Fillies & Mares in a sparkling time of 1:51.1   Racing at Vernon Downs will resume on Friday night with a 10-race program. First post time for live racing is 6:45pm.   by Michael Chamberlain, Vernon Downs Publicity  

The $10,000 feature race at Vernon Downs on Saturday night was won by JK Panache, who was the longest shot on the board at 7-1 in the field of five. JK Panache was driven to victory by Truman Gale. The favorite, You Bet Your Glass, set a strong pace through a half-mile, covering the quarter in 27.3 and the half in 56.3. However, it was at this point that JK Panache aggressively attacked from third position, where he had been through the half. JK Panache passed the leader and never looked back after taking the lead, posting a final time of 1:52.2 for the mile. Moonlight Ransom, the second-longest shot on the board at 6-1, also rallied past the fading favorite to claim second position and the exacta paid $69. The complete order of finish for the feature was JK Panache, Moonlight Ransom, You Bet Your Glass, Restless Yankee, and Oozie's Bad Boy. JK Panache is owned by Philip Hale of New Hartford, NY and David Dewhurst of Clinton, NY. David Dewhurst is also the trainer.   Also on Saturday night, Rick Plano had a training and driving triple. His three winners for the evening were Battle Gun in the 2nd race, Henry Blue Chip in the 5th race, and Red Hot Yankee in the 7th race. Red Hot Yankee might have been the most impressive performer of the three, finishing his one mile pace in 1:51.4.   Live racing will resume at Vernon Downs on Thursday night with an 11-race card. Thursday night is Dollar Night with $1 hot dogs, sodas, drafts, popcorn, and live racing programs. First post time is 6:45pm. by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs

Michelangelo produced a fifth straight work of art, running his winning streak to five in a row in the $10,000 feature race at Vernon Downs on Friday night. That streak has now stretched over two different tracks, with Michelangelo winning three straight at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Canada before crossing the border and picking up two straight wins at Vernon Downs.   The betting favorite in the feature, House Money, actually set the pace on a very windy night at Vernon Downs. The first quarter-mile, which went with the wind, was trotted in 27.4. The field then turned into the backstretch and faced the gale, which resulted in a slower second quarter of 30 seconds flat. House Money continued to dictate the pace through three-quarters in 1:27.2.   It appeared that setting the pace in the blustery conditions took quite a toll on House Money, as the favorite was passed first by Michelangelo and then by A Penny Earned for second. House Money had to settle for third. Michelangelo's final time for the mile was 1:54.3. The favorite finishing out of the top two triggered an exacta payout of $100.00.   Michelangelo was driven to victory by Truman Gale. Gale kept Michelangelo tucked in behind the leader throughout the first three-quarters and perfectly timed his move to the front in the stretch.   Michelangelo is owned and trained by Chelsea Knapp of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. The complete order of finish for the field of five was Michelangelo, A Penny Earned, House Money, Pine Credit, and Sand Top Gun.   by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs

Artic Byrd produced a very impressive victory in a speedy time of 1:50.2 in the $8,000 feature race at Vernon Downs on Thursday night. The win was the second straight for Artic Byrd, owned by Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell of Poland, New York. Artic Byrd had picked up a win on May 1 over a sloppy track, but the fast going on Thursday night also appealed to the roan mare. Trainer-Driver Truman Gale was very patient through the first three-quarters of a mile, sitting in behind the pace-setter, Elleofnxample. Elleofnxample set strong fractions in front, covering a quarter in 26.1, a half in 54.3, and three-quarters in 1:22.3. It appeared that Elleofnxample was going to go all the way to victory, but those fast fractions might have cost her in the stretch as she drifted away from the inside of the track into the two-path. This allowed Gale to send Artic Byrd right through on the inside and up in time for a victory by a length. The remainder of the finishers in the Thursday feature were Market Dynamics, Day To Ponder, and Steuben Ruthless in finishing order.   Three drivers shared top honors on the Thursday night program with two winners. Aaron Byron, John Macdonald, and Jimmy Whittemore all had two victories on the evening. Live racing resumes at Vernon Downs with a nine-race program on Friday night, May 9, at 7:15pm.   by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs

In similar fashion to her first three victories, William Donovan's Medusa ($2.70) brushed to the fore on the backstretch and pulled clear en route to a 1:51.2 victory in the $13,300 Anthony Farina Pacing Series final on Saturday (May 3) evening at Vernon Downs.   The three-year-old Bettor's Delight filly came away in fourth as Stony Brook (John Macdonald) set the initial pace, blazing through a :26.2 first quarter before yielding to Medusa on the backstretch. Medusa would not be caught, opening up at the top of the stretch and holding clear of Stony Brook for a three-length victory. Team Edward (Truman Gale) stayed on to be third off a ground-saving trip.   The Paul Kelley-trained Medusa remains undefeated after the victory.   The $14,100 Catherine Burton Trotting Series final went to Gewertz, Brunet, and Brunet's Wild and Crazy Guy ($2.40, Truman Gale). Part of a six-horse entry, Wild and Crazy Guy snuck through up the pegs off a pocket trip for a half-length win over the three-wide Keystone Trevor (Rick Plano) in 1:55.4, with Driving Miss Crazy (Gaetan Brunet) holding third after enduring a first-over trip.   Racing resumes at Vernon on Thursday evening, with the first of ten races heading to the gate at 6:45 p.m. EDT.   by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs

Rallying off cover as the pacesetters ruthlessly wore each other down, Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell's Artic Byrd ($10.00) passed every other mare in the race en route to a 1:53 victory over sloppy going in Thursday (May 1) evening's $8,000 Fillies and Mares Miracle Mile 2-3 Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs.   The six-year-old Art Major mare settled at the rear of the field initially before advancing two-wide on the backstretch to join the front flight prior to a :55 half mile. On the far turn, trainer-driver Truman Gale moved third-over with Artic Byrd, while pacesetting favorite Market Dynamics (Rick Plano) faced stiff pressure from the first-over Got the Munchies (John Macdonald) approaching head-stretch. Aided by live cover from Elleofnxample (Todd Frocione), Artic Byrd launched a four-wide stretch bid, pulling clear at will for a 1-3/4 length victory. Elleofnxample stayed on for second, while the pocket-sitting Steuben Ruthless (Fern Paquet, Jr.) squeezed through at the pegs to save third.   Earlier in the program, Ben McNeil scored his first pari-mutuel driving win aboard Want More ($5.30), edging out Sudden Desire in 1:55.4 in a conditioned event for distaff pacers.   Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (May 2) evening, with the first of nine races slated for 6:45 p.m. EDT. by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs

Harness racing fans and horsemen alike are advised that Vernon Downs adds Thursday programs to their racing schedule beginning May 1. Post time for Thursday cards will be 6:45 p.m., consistent with the Friday and Saturday evening start time.   This Thursday features a 10-race program, headlined by an $8,000 Miracle Mile 2-3 event for distaff pacers. Artic Byrd (Truman Gale) and Market Dynamics (Rick Plano) headline the field of nine mares to contest the ninth race on the card.   In addition to the usual offering of 50-cent trifecta, Pick 3, and Pick 4 wagers, this Thursday's program at Vernon marks the beginning of the $1,500 Showdown handicapping contest. Players select one horse on each night of racing, advancing to the next night if their selected horse finishes third or better. The last contestant remaining wins the $1,500 first prize. For full details and to sign up, visit showdown.vernondowns.com.   by James Witherite

Driver Fern Paquet, Jr. swept the evening's pair of $8,000 Miracle Mile feature events at Vernon Downs on Friday (April 25) evening, rallying to circle the field with Asset Management ($19.60) in the Fillies and Mares Miracle Mile 2-3 Pace, and prevailing in the nick of time aboard Jaipur ($8.20) in the Miracle Mile 2 Trot.   In a change of tactics from the last two weeks, Asset Management dropped to last, biding her time well off a pressured pace before mounting a three-wide rally at the top of the stretch. The six-year-old Western Hanover mare gobbled up ground willingly, eclipsing the pace-setting Market Dynamics (Rick Plano) in deep stretch, pulling clear for a 2-3/4 length win in 1:52.3, capped by a torrid :26.2 final quarter. Artic Byrd (Truman Gale) was a narrow third, flattening off a first-over bid.   Jaipur took a similar path to victory in the trotting feature, making a massive three-wide push in the final quarter mile, passing horses steadily en route to a slim triumph over the pacesetting House Money (Roman Lopez) for a 1:54.4 victory. Painite (Truman Gale) rallied late to save third after breaking at race's outset.   A trio of divisions of the Catherine Burton trotting series were contested, with Wild and Crazy Guy (1:56.1) and Driving Miss Crazy (1:56.2) giving Gaetan Brunet a training and driving double on the evening. Indira Blue Chip (1:57.1) prevailed in the non-wagering division for trainer-driver Ray Schnittker.   Live racing returns on Saturday evening with a 6:45 p.m. first post, and Thursdays are added to the schedule on May 1, with post time slated for 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evenings as well.   by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs

With Restless Yankee and MacKenzie's Bliss tussling early, Kelly Hope's Stonebridge Master ($5.10) had a fast pace to close into, looping the field in the final quarter mile for a 1:51.2 triumph in the featured $8,000 Miracle Mile 2 Pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (April 12) evening.   The eight-year-old Artsplace gelding was in no hurry early on, sitting well off a pressured :26.4 first quarter, and even having a 12-length deficit at race's midpoint, where JK Panache (Truman Gale) pushed past Restless Yankee (Chris Lems) to force a :55.2 half mile. Midway around the far turn,   Aaron Byron angled Stonebridge Master off the pegs, and the Jordan Hope trainee's response was instant. Moving three-wide at the top of the stretch, Stonebridge Master gobbled up ground at will, taking over the lead in upper stretch, drawing clear to win by 3-1/4 lengths, and posting a solid :26.3 last quarter en route. Unicorn Hanover (Shawn McDonough) closed from far back to take second, while Moonlight Ransom (Jimmy Whittemore) rallied from last to finish third.   by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs

Coming off three consecutive wins in the Open ranks at Buffalo, Lutetium ($5.30) proved a gutsy 1:52.4 winner, taking a lifetime mark in the featured $10,000 Miracle Mile 1 Trot at Vernon Downs on Opening Night, April 11. The seven-year-old Credit Winner gelding stayed true to his past strategy, clearing and setting a strong tempo, posting a :26.4 first quarter before facing pressure on the far turn from a first-over Mc Tiny's Hope (John Macdonald). Lutetium responded strongly, digging in through the stretch to stave off Mc Tiny's Hope by 1-1/2 lengths in a dazzling 1:52.4 victory in rein to Aaron Byron. Mc Tiny's Hope held second, with the pocket-sitting Grey Ice (Fern Paquet, Jr.) staying on for third. Mark Laidlaw trains the 24-time winner for owner Colleen Girdlestone. Byron swept the evening's featured events, scoring an 8-1 upset win with Rocks N Bagels in the $8000 Miracle Mile 2 distaff pacers. in first-over fashion, beating a re-rallying Artic Byrd (Truman Gale) and the mid-race pacesetting Asset Management (Fern Paquet, Jr.) in a lifetime best 1:53. The Opening Night card paid tribute to longtime racecaller Jim Moran, who retired after calling the first race of the 2014 season. After the first race, Moran was recognized in the winner's enclosure by staff, management, horsemen, and local dignitaries. “We thank Jim for his many years of service to harness racing at Vernon Downs,” said Jason Settlemoir, Regional Vice President of Racing at Vernon Downs.  “We wish him nothing but the best in his retirement.” by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs

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