Monday, October 22, 2012

Fast times in Leg 5 of Kindergarten Classic

Ma Chere Hall tied the track record for 2-year-old filly trotters with her impressive 1:56 score in Friday night's fifth and final leg of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series action at Vernon Downs.

Competing over a good track in Friday's $10,000 10th event, Ma Chere Hall displayed fast foot from the start, leading at every station en route to a solid one length score for driver Corey Callahan that improved her season's record to two victories in nine outings. 

Ma Chere Hall ties the track record
The crisp clocking tied the Vernon 1:56 standard for her age, sex and gait that was established by For A Dancer last year and it became the fastest mile by a frosh filly representative of the diagonal gait in 2012, clipping two-fifths-of-a-second off the previous mark, set by Isabella Gal on July 26.

The bay daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Margarita Hall is shared in ownership by Walnut Hall Limited, Aldebaran Park, Inc. and Joe Sbrocco.

The strong showing by the career-winner of $43,851 provided both Callahan and trainer Jonas Czernyson with a double in Friday's KCS contest.

The talented duo also received a career-fastest 1:55.4 triumph from Lauderdale in Friday's first KCS flight that tied the season's swiftest mile by a colt trotter at the Downs.  That mark had been established by Royalty For Life on Aug. 25.  The pocket-trip tally resulted in the first pari-mutuel victory for the bay son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Dornello, who is owned by William J. Donovan.

Friday's other KCS winners were the filly True Day Dream (Infinitif-Tenaciouss Victory), in 1:57.4 with trainer Dan O'Mara doing the teaming for owner Joseph E. Hess, and the colt Banco Solo (Master Glide-Silver Thatch), in 1:56 with Jeff Gregory doing the steering for trainer Kenneth Oscarsson and the Atlantic Trot, Inc. 

True Day Dream has posted a 7-1-2 summary after 10 starts, while Banco Solo secured his sixth score in nine official trips to the track.

Drivers O'Mara, Dan Daley, Roman Lopez and trainer Deedra Johnson were also credited with two-win performances during Friday's 12-race card.   

DOWNS DOINGS—The top point-earners in the KCS will qualify for the $175,000 (est.) championship here next Friday night (Oct. 26)…O'Mara is the owner/trainer/driver of All Joy, who captured Friday's fourth race in 1:59…Saturday's 12-race program, which includes the weekend's $11,000 Open pace in race one, will get underway at 6:55 p.m…Just six more programs remain during the track's 59th season, that continues through Nov. 3…Additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at