Oh My Joepa scores in Vernon pace feature
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Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) hung on to capture the Vernon Downs featured pace ($6,000) on Saturday (July 21).
Oh My Joepa ($8.20) laid down all the fractions going gate-to-wire (:26.3, :56.4, 1:24.4, 1:52.2). Howeve, it was not easy. Skip Jive (Jimmy Whittemore) was third after three quarters and gave everything he had battling all the way down the stretch, losing by a nose at the wire. JDs Brent N Sheree (Truman Gale) finished third.
Oh My Joepa is a 10-year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover. Owned and trained by MacDonald, he won for the third time this season and for the 48th time in his career. MacDonald had a triple double on the night, by driving and training three winners. The other wins came with Weapon To Win ($8.40) and Kabu ($3.10).
Leon Bailey had two wins on the night with big long shot Dark Prince ($101.50), as well as Banacek ($38.00).
Vernon Downs returns to live action on Thursday (July 26) with a post time of 6:10 p.m.. There will be no live racing on Friday (July 27) due to Wynonna and The Big Noise concert. (Vernon)