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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chris Lems wins four at Vernon Downs Friday Night (June 23).

Chris Lems would rack up four wins on Friday including the Fillies & Mares feature ($7,500) with Little Santamonica (Little Steven). Owned by Courtney Crawford and trained by Jordan Hope, the 9-year-old mare would go gate-to-wire in 1:51.1.  Little Santamonica ($2.80) never had a tense moment as she won her 53rd career victory.  Drea's Good Powow (John MacDonald) would follow the whole way to finish second.  Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) was a distant third.

Lems would begin the night getting the first race victory with 2-year-old first time starter Clive Bigsby (Muscle Mass).  Clive Bigsby ($3.80) would take over right before the top of the stretch and win easily by four lengths in 1:58.1.  Missus Mia Wallace (Homer Hochstetler) would finish second with Ladydini (Howard Okusko Jr,.) getting third.

"Lemsy" would also get a win driving Without A Clue ($18.20) going gate to wire in 1:54.4, just holding off the late charge by Jersey Boy (Ben McNeil).  Walk The Floor (Angus Mac Donald) was third.

Lems got his other win during race number eight with He's Gone ($3.80) running past Atoastandcaviar (John MacDonald) in 1:55.1.  Jackson's Gold (Jimmy Wittemore) was third.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing Saturday night (June 24) with a 13 race card starting at 6:45p.m.

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