Day At The Track

Front-end triumph for Jack Vernon

12:35 PM 04 Mar 2020 NZDT
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Jack Vernon and driver Tim Tetrick
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Backstreet Shadow and driver Tim Tetrick
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Dover, DE - Jack Vernon cruised to victory in the Winners Over Select Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night.

Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick confidently sent the 3/5 race favorite Jack Vernon to the front.  Tetrick was able to control the race and set fractions of 27.4, :57 to the half and three-quarters in 1:25.

Home’N Dry gladly sat in the pocket. The field remained in single file until Bluebird Jesse pulled at the halfway point.  Allan Davis sent his charge 1st over but his bid stalled on the outside. 

Filled Donut was forced to trot three wide at the three quarter station, as time was running out. Sheez On A Cruze remained on the rail. In the stretch, it was all Jack Vernon as he trotted to victory in 1:53.2.


He won by a handy, length and a quarter as the three to five race favorite.

Jack Vernon (Muscle Hill -Vernon Blue Chip-Sir Taurus) is owned by Howard Taylor and Michael Casalino Jr.  Dylan Davis was the winning trainer.

Home’N Dry finished a non-threatening second for trainer Brian Malone and driver Tyler Davis. Jamin Jack sat on the rail and picked up the show spot for trainer and driver Victor Kirby.

Shartin N returns to the races in the $50,000 Mares Invitational on Wednesday night.  It will be the 12th race on the card. 

Backstreet Shadow and Jesse Duke N collide in the $50,000 Invitational pace at Dover Downs on Thursday. 

Both pacers have won three races in a row.  

Backstreet Shadow, trained by Ron Burke, earned his victories at Dover Downs and has been assigned post 8.  In two of his wins he paced in under 1:49.4

Jesse Duke N, who dominated his fields at the Meadowlands, is trained by Chris Ryder and drew post 7. He paced his last quarters in 26 flat in all three victories.

Bettor Memories finished 2nd to Backstreet Shadow and took a lifetime mark at Dover Downs.  He must be considered.

Franco Totem N and Harambe Deo ship in from the Meadowlands where they raced  against Preferred company. They must be respected. The field assembled is as follows.

  1. Trojan Banner N

  2. Bettor Memories

  3. Ideal Feeling

  4. Shnitzledosomethin

  5. Franco Totem N

  6. Harambe Deo

  7. Jesse Duke N

  8. Backstreet Shadow

Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm

by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs


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