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  1. Express Jet soars in distaff featureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After taking charge off the clubhouse turn, Express Jet controlled the terms and held off a late charge from Love You Bye to take Friday evening's $7000 harness racing upper-level conditioned distaff pace at secured the pocket with Express Jet in the early stages of the race, tightening in behind Aritzia Hanover through a :27 first quarter. Soon after, the 6-year-old mare took charge, pulling the tempo back through a :59.4 middle half.


  2. Hambletonian draw & charity casino night nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 |

    Dinner and an open bar begin at 4:00 pm in the Lounge on the Grandstand Level. Tickets for this exciting event are now on sale.


  3. War Hero evades rivals in trotting featureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After making an authoritative brush to the lead at race's midpoint, Howard Gill's War Hero edged clear of his four harness racing rivals, posting a 1:53 victory in Saturday evening's $10,000 Open Trot at A Penny Earned , Mc Tiny's Hope , and Winding Hill all left more forcefully than the 7-year-old gelding, who tracked from fourth through a :27 first quarter before his aggressive push clear midway on the backstretch. Just as A Penny Earned pulled the half back to :56.1, trainee would ultimately amass a 2-1/2 length lead over A Penny Earned, scoring in 1:53.


  4. Let's Go Higher proves gutsy in Vernon distaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After repelling a challenge from odds-on favorite Hot List through the far turn, Let's Go Higher dug in to stave off pocket rival The Filly Princess in Friday evening's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at mare sprinted out to the lead through a :26.4 first quarter, rating a :30.1 breather on the backstretch before facing stern pressure on the far turn from Hot List . After she was pushed to a :27.2 third quarter, Let's Go Higher edged clear in upper stretch--only to face a second threat.


  5. A Penny Earned a pillar to post winnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- In a scratch-reduced field of five, A Penny Earned seized command early and never looked back, staving off a late challenge from pocket rival Waiting On a Woman for a 1:54.2 score in Saturday evening's $10,000 Open Trot at gelding immediately to the lead, clearing his four rivals through a :27.3 first quarter before rating a comfortable :58.2 middle half. At the top of the stretch, Waiting On a Woman attacked from the pocket, but A Penny Earned responded immediately, holding sway for a half-length victory.


  6. Daughter of Conway Hall rises to the occasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 |

    Barn Doll prevails in Sunday's featured $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs, proving victorious in her first effort against older company Vernon, N.Y. -- Fresh off her decisive triumph in the $248,275 Empire Breeders Classic, 3-year-old trotting filly Barn Doll rose to the occasion of her first effort against older harness racing company, rallying to the lead late in Sunday afternoon's $10,000 Open Trot at well off the pace in the early stages, as Mikey Hanover rolled through early sectionals of :27.3, :55.4, and 1:23. After pushing Mikey Hanover through a :27.1 third quarter, Barn Doll worked closer on the outside, taking charge in mid-stretch and drawing clear of Mikey Hanover by 1-1/4 lengths for a 1:53.1 score.


  7. Damon Blue Chip strikes late in featureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After stalking from midpack, the J P Stables' Damon Blue Chip angled off the pegs en route to head-stretch, steadily closing on the pacesetters and ultimately prevailing for a 1:51.1 score in Sunday afternoon's $7000 harness racing featured conditioned pace at gelding was relaxed early, allowing A Fool for Mark , Dont Tell Rusty , and Walks of Life all to make moves to the lead before commencing his. Rated well off a :54.4 half mile, trainer-driver put Damon Blue Chip into play on the far turn, passing a tiring Dont Tell Rusty to take third before reaching the head of the stretch, but still five lengths out of second.


  8. Barn Girl elevated to Vernon victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After being shoved three-wide by Painite on the entry to the far turn, Barn Girl made a push to the fore only to be collared by the offender in Saturday evening's $8,000 Mares Open II Trot at filly, racing well behind a :27.2 first quarter clicked off by Saint Patty's Doll and a :57.1 first half attended by the first-over Concentration . Moving into the far turn, Barn Girl angled second-over, but was carried deeper out by Painite , who vacated the pegs without clearance three-eighths from home.


  9. The Filly Princess holds sway in featureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After sustaining an early push to the lead, The Filly Princess held off a late charge from her pocket rival to take Friday evening's harness racing $10,000 Mares Open Pace at After Express Jet split Love You Bye and Tiger Boudoir to establish the early lead in a :27.4 first quarter, mare caught a :58.2 middle half breather, digging in off the far turn to stave off a late charge from pocket rival Express Jet. The Filly Princess prevailed by half a length, holding firm for a 1:53.3 triumph.


  10. Barn Doll, Crazy Wow dominate in EBC eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Both brushing to the fore and opening up at will on their respective rivals, Barn Doll and Crazy Wow proved dominant in a pair of harness racing The $248,275 Classic for fillies saw Zanna Blu stride to the early lead past her stablemate Allerage Belle , with Barn Doll tracking that pair comfortably through a :28 initial quarter. Moving off the clubhouse turn, filly, clearing Zanna Blu with no trouble before controlling a :56.2 half mile.


  11. Lucid Thoughts a clear winner in trotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Enjoying a pocket trip behind Jaipur through a 1:00.3 middle half, the J P Stables' Lucid Thoughts struck the front in mid-stretch, edging clear through a :27.2 final quarter for a 1-1/2 length victory in Saturday evening's $7,000 harness racing upper-level conditioned trot at gelding floated forward from midfield, securing the pocket behind Jaipur through a :26.4 initial quarter, tracking closely throughout while Jaipur maintained an uncontested lead until the top of the stretch. Trainer-driver turned up the pressure off the corner, propelling Lucid Thoughts to the fore and prevailing in 1:55.


  12. Godiva Seelster makes good in featured distaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Paul and Patricia O'Neil's Godiva Seelster made good on a 1-20 promise, holding off steady pressure from The Filly Princess to prevail in Friday evening's harness racing $10,000 Mares Open Pace at mare worked clear of Purity after dueling through a :26.2 first quarter, continuing up the backstretch to a :54.4 half before bracing for a challenge from 8-1 second choice The Filly Princess . Godiva Seelster accelerated upon facing the threat, holding a length advantage through a :28.1 third quarter and subsequently edging clear in deep stretch.


  13. 25 enter "Empire Breeders Classic" at VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Twenty-five New York-sired 3-year-old trotters have committed to the Empire Breeders Classic events at filly division, with seven entrants in each elimination. The fields, with nominated drivers, are as follows : The top four fillies from each elimination and one fifth-place finisher will contest the following week's final, with the connections of elimination winners granted their choices of post positions in the final.


  14. Golden Receiver triumphant in his returnRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Making his much-anticipated return from a retirement which ultimately resembled a winter layoff, double millionaire Golden Receiver proved triumphant over his four harness racing rivals in Sunday afternoon's featured $10,000 Open Pace at expressed nothing but optimism: "We're excited for Golden Receiver's return, and he is very excited to be back on the racetrack. He's feeling very fresh, and we hope for a successful season."


  15. Painite prevails from the pocketRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After tracking prohibitive favorite Sweet Thing for all but the final two hundred yards, Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell's Painite scored a minor harness racing upset in Saturday evening's $8000 Mares Open II Trot at mare secured the pocket behind Sweet Thing from race's outset, tracking a sensible :56.1 first half mile before ceding second to the first-over McKenzie's Star . Painite stalked a :28.4 third-quarter duel, ultimately making her move in mid-stretch after McKenzie's Star tired from her two-wide press.


  16. Golden Receiver back on track at VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- After having enough of retirement through just four months, double harness racing millionaire Golden Receiver makes his return to the races in Sunday afternoon 's featured $10,000 Open Pace at for the Our Horse Cents Stables and Golden Receiver, LLC, was assigned post 4 in the 5-horse event, carded as Sunday's second race. The 10-year-old gelding won 63 of his 172 starts, while finishing in the money on 115 occasions.


  17. Memorial Day card at VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- A pair of $6,500 upper-level conditioned events--one for trotters, one for pacers--headlined the Memorial Day harness racing program at The Turn N Burn Stable's Jersey Boy made an early push to the lead in the trotting feature, but was rebuffed by McKenzie's Star through a :27.3 first quarter. The two battled side-by-side for the majority of the race, until Jersey Boy pushed clear in the final eighth, drawing off by three lengths for a 1:54.4 triumph.


  18. Barn Doll best in Vernon NY Sire StakesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Sent off the prohibitive 2-5 favorite, Barn Doll sustained a push to the fore on the far turn, drawing clear for a 1:54 triumph in her $40,600 and Headintheclouds settled in midpack early on, as Magic City cleared the lead through a :28 initial quarter. On the backstretch, angled Barn Doll second-over behind the cover of Frou Frou , but was ultimately left uncovered after a :57.2 half mile as Frou Frou cleared.


  19. Purity never in doubt in Vernon distaffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 |

    Vernon, N.Y. -- Michael Casalino's Purity was never in doubt, sprinting off through a :55.1 back half to soundly defeat her four rivals in Friday evening's $10,000 harness racing Mares Open Pace at mare had no trouble securing the top spot from her inside post, rating a soft :57.4 first half mile while facing nary a challenger. On the far turn, she edged clear of pocket sitting The Filly Princess and first-over Always As Fast , opening up the margin to two lengths through a :27.2 third quarter.


  20. Little Santamonica tops in Vernon distaffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 |

    Vernon, NY -- Taking advantage of a perfect pocket trip, Kelly Hope's Little Santamonica employed potent closing kick en route to a 1:51.2 victory in the harness racing featured $10,000 Mares Open Pace on Friday evening at mare sprinted to the lead early, yielding to even-money favorite Southwind Trini just after a :27.3 initial quarter. With clear sailing from the pocket through a :56.4 middle half, started his bid with Little Santamonica in upper stretch, pushing clear immediately upon asking.