Day At The Track

It's A Miracle wins feature at Vernon

04:12 PM 18 Aug 2017 NZST
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It's A Miracle
It's A Miracle wins for the seventh time this season and gets her 30th career win
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It's A Miracle (Chris Lems) goes gate-to-wire to capture the harness racing fillies and mares Open Pace ($9,500) on Thursday night (August 17) at Vernon Downs.

It's A Miracle (Always A Virgin) would charge out to the front and never look back. Owned by Victor Finocchiaro and trained by Jordan Hope, she would put up the fractions :25.4, :54.3, 1:23.1, 1:51.1.

The betting favorite , Tataria (Truman Gale), would follow the whole way. She would come out of the pocket but could not gain and settled for second. Better Said (Leon Bailey)would finish third.

It's A Miracle ($5.30) would win for the seventh time this season and get her 30th career win.

Chris Lems would win three more on the night. He would win with She'snobeachboy (Dave Panione), who would fire late to win in 1:53.3 and pay $8.60.

"Lemsy" would win his second of the night with first time starter, the 2 year-old Waitin On Katie (Art Major-Catch Me Katie), in 1:58.3. She would pay $10.60 for the victory.

His last win was with Nower Power (Power Play), who would hit the finish line in 1:57.4. Paying $6.90 for the victory.

Vernon Downs returns on Friday (August 18) for their biggest night of the season. The 12 race card features the Zweig Memorial for 3 year-old trotting fillies ($135,000) and the Zweig Memorial for sophomore colt trotters ($320,000). Also on the card is three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshman pacing colts. Starting time is 6:45 p.m.

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