Vernon Downs to begin expanded schedule with stakes events

Published Jul 11, 2018 at 4:10pm

VERNON — Vernon Downs begins the Thursday-Friday-Saturday portion of its racing season on Thursday night, with New York State Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old pacing fillies on the card.

Post time for the first race is 6:10 p.m.

Three NYSSS divisions will race during Thursday’s 10-event program.

In the first division, Checkered Past is the 2-1 morning favorite, and holds a victory on June 13 in a leg of the NYSS at Buffalo Raceway. She also holds six career wins.

In the second division, Ubettergo Go is the 2-1 favorite. She has two wins in five races this season, and both wins were in legs of the NYSS. Her first win came on May 27 in Saratoga and her second came on June 3 at Tioga Downs.

The third division features Kimberlee, who is a 2-1 favorite. She holds five wins in 10 races this season.