John Horne for Vernon Downs.
JK Panache (Chris Lems) won the
Open Pace ($9,500) Saturday night (May 27) at Vernon Downs. The 8
year-old Art Major gelding took over at the quarter mark and never looked
back. Owned by Phillip Hale and trainer David Dewhurst, JK Panache
($2.90) held off a late charge by Sassy Hanover (Claude Huckabone Jr.) to win
in 1:51.2. Modern Gesture (Jimmy Wittemore) would finish third.
Vernon Downs returns to live
action on Monday (May 29) when they host the New York Sire Stakes for 3 year
-old trotting colts at 1:05pm.
For more information go to www.vernondowns.com.