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Sunday, July 9, 2017

John MacDonald wins five at Vernon Downs Saturday night.

Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald)  would win the Vernon Downs feature pace ($7,500) at the miracle mile on Saturday (July 8).  MacDonald would add that with four other wins to go to the winner's circle five times.

During the feature,Golden Gun (W. Bart Dalious), would take charge and put up the early fractions :26.1, 56.2, 125.1.  Oh My Joepa (Rocknroll Hanover) would sit in the pocket going around the Oval at the miracle mile.  It was Apollo Seelster (Andy Gardner), who would make the first move going first-over to take a slight lead.  Oh My Joepa ($7.00) would make his move wearing down Apollo Seelster (second) to get the narrow win during race nine.  Golden Gun would hold for third.

MacDonald would take big longshot Dewey Take Credit ($71.00) to a victory in race six.  He would win race seven with Dragon Fever ($15.00).   In race 11 he took Three Handbags ($5.20) to victory lane.  In race 13 he would charge late with Cooper Beach ($4.00) to get his fifth win.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Thursday night (July 13) with a 9 race card starting at 6:45p.m.

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