Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fields Drawn for Empire Breeders Classic Trot Eliminations

Elimination races for the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) New York sired three-year-old trotting events are scheduled for Friday, June 1 at Vernon Downs.

Two divisions each of colts and fillies will endeavor to advance to next Friday's rich finals.

The colts come up first (race 5) with Flyhawk Jester the morning line choice in the field of seven.

Vernon's favorite son Brian Sears returns home for the card and has the mount.
Archangel wins a division of the New York State Fair in 1:55 at Vernon Downs

Race 10 offers recent NYSS winners Archangel, Coraggioso and Delano battling last year's NYSS final champ Royal Shyster for entry into the $233,250 final.  

The filly divisions are races six and nine with Lady Crown and Vixy the odds-maker's choice in each.

Both fillies race for local connections Pine Hill Stables, trainer Dee Johnson and Vernon's current leading driver Chris Lems.

They will endeavor to advance to the $239,550 final next Friday. 

The top four and one fifth place finisher move on, with elimination winners choosing their post for the finals. 
First post at Vernon is 6:55PM. Complete entries may be found on the Vernon Downs website.