Delano, Coraggioso among 15 in NYSS
July 10, 2012
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While 15 sophomores--including Googoo Gaagaa--were entered in the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot, set for Saturday night at the Meadowlands, Vernon Downs will kick off its first Wednesday racing card on July 11, and will feature two divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year old colt trotters. Fifteen sophomore trotters dropped in for Wednesday's event, and it looks as if the two toughest drew separate divisions.
Ray Schnittker's Delano drew post position number five in the first division going for $66,718. The 3-year old son of Credit Winner–Kelly Hall is coming in off of back to back wins in NYSS capturing legs at Buffalo and Yonkers Raceway. The 3-year old colt has won all three NYSS events he has participated in this year with earnings of more than $115,000. Schnittker and Delano have been given the nod as the 5-2 morning line favorite in race number seven.
In the second division, 2-1 morning line favorite Coraggioso, opted not to go to the Yonkers Trot this past weekend and will look for his fifth win of the season on Wednesday evening. The son of Conway Hall – Electra Hanover was second to Archangel in the EBC final at Vernon Downs on June 1. Trainer-driver, Phil Fluet, will once again do the driving on Coraggioso for the partnership of Spadaro and Durkin from post position number two.
Vernon Downs kicks off its four days of live racing on Wednesday, July 11, with a post time of 6:55 pm. Vernon Downs will continue with a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday race schedule through the weekend of August 25. For more information on Vernon Downs please visit us online at http://www.vernondowns.com/ . (Vernon)