|The Fathers and Sons pose before Saturday's Father/Son Driving Challenge|
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Team Whittemore wins 1st Father/Son Driving Challenge
Oriental Carpet rolled out a late rally to capture Saturday night's $7,600 featured "Winners Over" pace at Vernon Downs.
DOWNS DOINGS—The team of father, Robert Gale and son, Truman Gale, finished second in the Father-Son competition with 81 points…The other winning drivers in the pre-Father's Day contest were Claude Huckabone, III (Deau Best), Chuck Connor, Jr. (Bandini) and Truman Gale (Mighty Me)…Michael Miller gained a one-win lead (4-3) over Josh Kinney in this season's provisional drivers race following his 1:58.3 victory behind the trotter Broadway Matador in Saturday's 11th event…The Downs will offer live racing at 6:55 p.m. Thursday-Saturday night week, with a New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male pacers set for June 22...Additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.