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Archangel, New York Attitude Fastest in State Fair races
New York Attitude and Archangel tied at1:55 for fastest divisional mile honors
during Friday night's $141,200 New York State Fair racing feature for 3-year-old
trotters at Vernon Downs.
New York Attitude wins his division on 1:55
The favorite New York Attitude
($3.30) turned in his career-fastest clocking in Friday's seventh event, while
Archangel ($2.20), also a crowd wagering choice, came within three-fifths of his
career win mark with a convincing score in the ninth event.
With Fern Paquet, Jr. steering
for trainer John Hallett, New York Attitude took control of his male division
after the half-way mark and then bullied his way to a six-length tally, his
second of 2012 and fifth all-time. The
gelded son of Cash Hall-Four Starz Nanny, currently a career-winner of more than
$55,500, is owned by Michelle S. Hallett and L Michelle Oglesby.
Archangel destroys his division by 14 lengths in 1:55
Fresh from a career-best 1:54.2
New York Sire Stakes triumph at Tioga Downs on May 18, Archangel front-ended
his way to a 14-length decision in his division with Jim Morrill, Jr.
driving. It was the fifth lifetime
victory for the black son of Credit Winner-Michelle's Angel, who is shared in
ownership by Alan C. Hainsworth, Clare Semer and trainer Peter Arrigenna. He now sports career winnings of
Friday's other male divisional
winners were Brookroad Knight (1:56.2) and Gaelic and Garlic (1:57.2).
Filly flights were captured by
Vixy (1:55.4), Lady Crown (1:56.1), Cowgirl Hall (1:56.4), Precious Metal
(1:57.3), J'Omama (1:57.4), Bringing Up Lindy (1:58) and Pretend To Be Nice
Bunny In The Bank won the week's
$9,500 Open for female pacers in 1:51.3 with Morrill, Jr. steering for
trainer/co-owner Tracy Brainard and Andrew Herzog in Friday's 10th
Morrill, Jr. tied Tim Tetrick at
six for most single-card wins at the 12-night meeting, while Brainard bagged a
pair of victories, as did drivers Chris Lems, Wally Hennessey, trainer/driver
Gates Brunet and trainer Deedra Johnson.
DOWNS DOINGS—Precious Metal and
Bringing Up Lindy earned their "maiden" victories on Friday night…Eight of
Friday's 13 winners earned new win records, while another equaled her lifetime
mark…The Downs will present a 10-race program starting at 6:55 tomorrow (May
26), that will include a hat giveaway (while supplies last), a new Favorite vs.
The Field promotion and a fireworks show following the evening's last live
event…The track will conclude its Memorial Day weekend with a 13-race card
beginning at 1:15 on Monday (May 28)…Additional information regarding Vernon
Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.