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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Golden Gun upsets field in Vernon Downs feature.

Golden Gun (Justin Huckabone) shocked a field of six in Vernon Downs Pace feature ($8,400) on Saturday night (June 3).  Sassy Hanover (Claude Huckabone Jr) set the pace with fractions of :27, :56.4, 1:24.4.  Golden Gun who is a 7 year-old Headmaster gelding followed in the pocket before taking over in the stretch winning in 1:52.1.  Owned by The Wiz Kids Stable and trained by Misty Carey, Golden Gun paid $32.60 for the win.  The big favorite Dude's The Man (Chris Lems) charged late to finish second.  Sassy Hanover hung on for third.

John MacDonald would add another four win night to his resume.  MacDonald would take race three with Fox Valley Cadet ($2.60) in 1:54.1.  In race number six he would guide All Stienam ($4.00) to a stretch drive win in 1:53.3.  Race number nine he would drive Forty Carrots ($5.40) to victory in deep stretch just nipping Cam's Lucky Man (Andy Gardner) in 1:53.3.  His fourth win would come in race 11 with Jojo Jove ($6.70) going gate to wire in  (1:52.0).

Vernon Downs returns to live action with a 10 race card on Thursday (June 8) at 6:45.