Saturday, July 27, 2013

She's All In wins Friday's $8,000 featured event


She's All In and Rick Plano win Friday's feature

Leading driver Rick Plano posted his 80th win of the 41-program meeting at Vernon Downs after guiding She's All In to a 1:56 victory in Friday night's $8,000 featured seventh race.

The defending dash and conditioning champ urged She's All In to the front from the outside eight-post at the start, and the slick-striding 4-year-old mare took over from there.  The brown daughter of Revenue S-Simply Royal recorded splits of :28.2, :59 and 1:27.2 en route to a solid 1-1/2 length tally over Oaklea Tyson in the "winner's over" trotting contest.

Friday's first-place finish was second locally, the third this season and the 12th all-time for the diagonally-gaited distaffer, who lifted her lifetime winnings to more than $93,600 for owner and trainer Plano.

Provisional pilot Peter Carney secured his initial driving victory after steering his trotter Frisky Joe to a 1:56.4 decision over eight energetic rivals in Friday's $5,000 fifth event.  It was the third current score and 13th lifetime win for the 6-year-old son of Frisky Fighter.

Earning doubles during Friday's 11-race card were drivers Brian Connor, Jimmy Whittemore, Howard Okusko, Jr., and trainer Andy Gardner.

DOWNS DOINGS—Gardner's two-win outing was the result of first-place finishes by the trotter Ilovemymommy (1:56.2) in race four and the pacer Style Advisor (1:56.3) in race nine…The Lewis Miller-owned 4-year-old trotter Winbak Meadow recorded his first pari-mutuel victory after a 1:58.2 performance with Connor teaming for trainer Wes Miller in Friday's first contest…Saturday night's 13-race program will feature the Vernon-based sophomore trotter Royalty For Life in a final tune-up for the Aug. 3 Hambletonian at The Meadowlands Racetrack…A revised 2013 racing and stakes calendar, as well as additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.