Friday, July 13, 2012

She Don't Know Posts Fastest Mile on Thursday night


She Don’t Know earned fastest-mile-of-the-program honors on Thursday night at Vernon Downs.

Competing in the $5,000 eighth event, She Don't Know ($8.10) rallied on the outside from third in the early going, and then came on rapidly in the final–sixteenth to earn a nose triumph over the favorite, Moon Lake.

She Don't Know (far side) posts the fastest mile on Thursday
She Don't Know has certainly figured out where the finish line is, having earned two win in a row, three at the 34-card Vernon meeting and nine this season.  Frank Milby drove for trainer Richard Robertson, Jr. and owner Bill Reepmeyer as the 8-year-old daughter of Space Shuttle-Dandy's Dream secured her 37th lifetime victory and raised her all-time earnings to $134,783.

Donna Party posted a 1:55.4 score in Thursday's fifth race that stretched her current winning streak to three, tying fellow pacers Cheap N Easy, Oozie's Bad Boy and Lightning Prince for top honors in that category for representative of the lateral gait.  Jimmy Whittemore did the steering for his father, trainer Dennis Whittemore, and owners Elliot Misshula and Richard Fielding.

The precocious freshman homebred trotting colt Semper Fit (American Native-Colors Of The Wind) was impressive during a front striding, comfortable 1:57.4 triumph in Thursday's sixth session that resulted in his initial career trip to the winner's circle.  Trainer Homer Hochstetler drove for owners Connie Hochstetler (the talented youngster's breeder) and Robert Buddig. 

Defending driving champ Jimmy Whittemore delivered two tallies during Thursday's 10-race program as did driver Roman Lopez.  

DOWNS DOINGSThe trotter My Buddy Hall Lee logged his fourth win in a row here on July 4…The Downs will present an 11-race card at 6:55 p.m. tomorrow as it kicks off its "Back To The Track" promotional weekend with a hat giveaway...Additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.