Downs driving leader adds to win total

Published Jul 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

VERNON — Vernon Downs leading driver John MacDonald added another four wins to his season total, going gate-to-wire with Oh My Joepa in the featured race on Saturday.

Oh My Joepa put up fractions of :26, :55 and 1:23.1 and would win for the third straight time, holding off a late push from Golden Gun. Apollo Seelster finished third in the feature.

MacDonald also won with Manverick in his first career start, Coopers Beach and Ring Leda for win No. 58 on the season.

Full results can be found online at www.romesentinel.com/sports.

Live racing returns to the Downs on Thursday starting at 6:45 p.m.