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First Call gets last call at Vernon Downs

July 27, 2018
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First Call (Homer Hochstetler) easily won the $5,500 Vernon Downs featured trot on Thursday.
 
Its Chocolate Time (Jimmy Whittemore) went to the lead and led to a first quarter in :28.1. First Call ($6.20), who is trained by Hochstetler for owners Robert Buddig, Allen Schwartz, and Connie Hochstetler, went first-over from third and blew right by and controlled all the rest of the fractions (:57.4, 1:26.1, 1:55). Its Chocolate Time finished second with Deaks Sweetie Pie (Adam Capizzano) getting third money.
 
First Call is a 3-year-old filly by Credit Winner. She won for the fourth time this season and the fifth time in her career.
 
Pinky The Intern (Leon Cable) was victorious in the $3,500 Vernon Amateur Driver Club race.
 
Famous C (Vladimir Melnichenko) put up all the early fractions (:27.3, :57.2, 1:28.2). Pinky The Intern ($3.70) followed in the pocket all the way until just after three-quarters. Owned by Anthony Chiniara and trained by Cable, she popped out of the pocket and flew right by to win in 1:58.1. Son Of Liberty (Homer Hochstetler) was a distant second with Little Big Rigs (Tony Ciuffeltelli) finishing third.
 
Pinky The Intern is a 6-year-old mare by Pilgrims Taj. It was her second straight win and her 14th career victory. (Vernon Downs)
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