Driver Parker sweeps to wins in Vernon Downs co-feature races


VERNON — Waiting On A Woman and If Not Why Not won co-features at Vernon Downs Friday night.

Driver Howard Parker, trainer Kyle Spanola and owner Michael Polansky teamed up to capture the twin featured trots.

In the first feature, Winning Princess (Jennifer Lappe) charged late but in the end was second. Majestic Sunset and Ben McNeil led early but had to settle for third.

Waiting On A Woman won for the second time this season. He now owns 69 career victories.

In the second feature, Keystone Orion (John MacDonald) held a short lead but If Not Why Not would take over and control the rest of the race. American JJ (Michael Miller) settled for second, with Keystone Orion finishing third.

If Not Why Not won for the first time in 2019. He has now reached the winner's circle 12 times in his career.

Jimmy Whittemore drove four winners on night. He got his wins with Racine Belle, Sulky Queen, Air Dynamic and Love Live Laugh.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing tonight with a 13-race card starting at 6:10.

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