|To Beach His Own sparkles in 1:50.4|
His Own re-set the Vernon Downs current speed standard to 1:50.4 with his
dominating victory in Saturday night's 10th
race as driver/trainer
Ray Schnittker completed a second-leg sweep of the new Anthony J. Farina
Memorial Pacing Series.
who captured the opening Farina flight with Red Rock in race one, roared back
in the final elimination round with To Beach His Own to not only pin a fresh
win mark on the fleet-footed youngster, but also come within 3/5ths-of-a-second
of the track's record for 3-year-old gelding pacers.
sizzling score was the first win in six current outings and the second lifetime
tally for the bay son of Rocknroll Hanover-Beachy Lady, who is shared in
ownership by Schnittker, Theodore Gewertz, Dean Davis and Steven Arnold.
who has recorded three doubles at the six night meet, is also a partner, with
Dr. John M. Egloff, in Red Rock, who secured a 1:52.2 win-mark and his third
triumph in four season's outings. Two of
the sophomore gelding's tallies have come in the Farina series.
in Saturday's 13-race program, the pacers Ourea Nourrir and Western Trademark
had each lowered the track's current speed standard to 1:51.4 with their
respective scores in races six and nine.
trainer Tracy Brainard harnessed three Saturday winners, the trotter Tioga
Thunder (1:56.3), as well as the pacers Ourea Nourrir and Our Ella (1:55.1).
addition to Schnittker, Saturday doubles were secured by drivers Brian Connor,
John MacDonald and trainer Lonny Hale.
Farina series championship race will be conducted, as will the final of the
Catherine Burton Memorial Trotting Series, during next Saturday's Vernon
program, which is slated to begin with a special 5:10 p.m. Kentucky Derby day
post time…Red Rock and fellow pacers Ideally Magic and Bullish Blue Chip each
became two-time winners at the meet on Saturday. ..After six racing programs,
Rick Plano leads in driving victories with 14, while Brainard and Roman Lopez
are tied in training tallies with eight apiece…The Downs will continue Friday
and Saturday evening racing through May 4.
Thursday nights will be added starting May 9…Vernon's 90-card campaign
continues through November 2…A complete racing and stakes calendar, as well as
additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and
promotional events can be obtained at www.vernondowns.com.