Whittemore bags win 1,000 at Vernon Downs
July 18, 2014
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Driver Jimmy Whittemore wasted no time at Vernon Downs on Thursday night in capturing three of the first four races and in doing so notched career win 1,000.
Whittemore guided Love You Bye to a last-to-first victory in 1:52.2 in Race 1. The 5-year-old McArdle-Cam's Genious mare is owned by Whittemore and trained by his father Dennis Whittemore. Love You Bye is closing in on $200,000 in career earnings.
Race 3 saw Campbell Muscles (Muscles Yankee-Millennium Chip) score her first career win and give Jimmy Whittemore a driving double and career win 999. Campbell Muscles scored by 3 1/4 lengths in 2:00 for owner-trainer Scott West.
Misty Major went wire to wire in Race 4 to give Whittemore his 1,000th career driving win. Misty Major (Major In Art-Lady Artemise) tied her career mark 1:54.3 and is conditioned by Angus MacDonald and owned by E J Treadway.
Whittemore, a native of Norway, Maine, is a three-time driving champion at the Miracle Mile and currently sits fourth in the Vernon Downs drivers' standings. (Vernon Downs)