Friday, December 10, 2010

The Muscle Hill to be held at Vernon Downs in 2011

Vernon Downs is proud to announce one of its newest sponsors for one of the top Open mare trotting events in North America to its 2011 stakes schedule in The Muscle Hill.

Recently known as The Conway Hall, The Muscle Hill Syndicate has stepped up to sponsor one of the top mare events for an estimated purse of $200,000.

“We are very pleased to be involved with the management of Vernon Downs in sponsoring this event," said Syndicate Manager Mike Klau of Southwind Farms. "Vernon has always been a great place to race trotters and we feel that this event always showcases the world’s best and that’s something that we felt that we could support.”

Recent winners of the event include World Champion Passionate Glide in 2007, Falls For You in 2008 in 1:53.1, which stands as the current stakes record, Multiple World Champion Buck I St Pat in 2009 and Yursa Hanover and Dan Dube in 2010.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Muscle Hill Syndicate to showcase the best of the best trotting mares in the world for The Muscle Hill in 2011," said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. "Muscle Hill himself was a multiple World Champion and was undoubtedly one of the best trotters to step foot on a racetrack. We are very proud that his name will live on in the industry, and will be a major stakes event at Vernon Downs.”

The Muscle Hill is scheduled for Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at Vernon Downs and will be co-featured by the $200,000 counterpart for Open Trotters, The Credit Winner.

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