Friday, May 13, 2011
She's Everything Doubles Up in Thursday Feature
Shes Everything continued her tender winning streak with a 1:54.4 pacing performance in Thursday night's $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.
Fresh from a front-striding 1:53.4 triumph on May 7, opening night at Tioga Downs, Shes Everything ($3.30) employed similar route going tactics in Thursday's Open for female side-wheelers, cutting splits of :28.1, :58.3 and 1:28 on her way to a 1-1/4 length victory over Hugs Again.
Thursday's tally was the third in 13 current outings, the 18th all-time, and it increased her lifetime earnings to $239,921.
Greg Merton drove for trainer Tracy Brainard, who owns the quick-striding 5-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover along with Andrew Herzog.
Newcomer Frank Milby's driving skills were on display as he captured four of Thursday's 10 races.
He won with the pacers P L Comestowin (1:54), My Girl Lora (1:54.1), Won Night Stand (1:53.1) and trotter Lekka (1:58.2) to join Jimmy Whittemore, Jack Rice and Howard Okusko, Jr. as the only drivers to have notched four races on a single program at the meet.
Driver Leon Bailey, as well as Brainard and trainer Lonny Hale also posted two wins during the track’s 10th program of 2011.
DOWNS DOINGS - Vernon has advanced its first nightly post time to 7:05... The Leslie Hale owned and trained P L Comestowin became the meet's initial three-time winner after her 1:54 career-best clocking in Thursday's second race... Vernon will offer 12 races on Friday and Saturday nights this weekend... Saturday's slate includes six divisions of the John Simpson Memorial Stakes (three for female trotters and three for male high-steppers), plus the week's $10,000 Open pace... Additional information regarding the track's 2011 season and its casino can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com, and on Facebook.