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Da Boogie Man captures feature at Vernon Downs

Posted 7/4/22

Da Boogie Man with Justin Huckabone driving gobbles up the featured $7,700 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Monday afternoon.

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Da Boogie Man captures feature at Vernon Downs

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VERNON — Da Boogie Man with Justin Huckabone driving gobbles up the featured $7,700 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Monday afternoon.

Spoiler Alert (Frank Affrunti) took the early lead.  Da Boogie Man ($4.70) made his way to the front just before hitting the first quarter in :28.1. Discus Hanover (Truman Gale) was first to make a move going first-over as they headed for the backstretch.  As he started to close in Discus Hanover went on a break. Da Boogie Man used a :29.0 second quarter to get to the half first in :57.1. As they headed for the final turn Discus Hanover got going again and made a challenge but went off-stride again as Da Boogie Man was first to three-quarters in 1:26.0.

As they made the turn for home Spoiler Alert came all out but couldn’t get close to Da Boogie Man who stopped the clock in 1:55.4. Spoiler Alert had to settle for second as Poker Play (Dan Daley) came up to finish third.

Da Boogie Man is a 5-year-old gelding by RC Royalty. He is owned by Room4040 LLC Stables and trained by Huckabone. It was his sixth win of the season and his ninth career victory.

Huckabone had two more driving wins on the card and they were both with trainer Kerin Warner.  They got their wins with Quaker Hill ($5.00), and Nanuet ($6.50).

Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Friday night with a post time of 6:05.

For more information, go to www.vernondowns.com.

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