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