Vernon, NY – Dreams Beachboy (Gates Brunet) was the winner in the featured $7,000 pace on Saturday (August 10) at Vernon Downs.
Dreams Beachboy ($8) charged to the front and led the seven horses to a first quarter of :26.2. He would use a :28 second quarter to lead to a half of :54.2. Seel The Deal N (Jennifer Lappe) went first-over from third to get to within a half-length as Dreams Beachboy got to the three-quarter mark in 1:22.2.
Dreams Beachboy, who is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and trained by Brunet, had plenty left in the tank as they turned for home. He would breeze in the stretch to win in a seasonal best time of 1:50.3. Nito Glistening (Brett Crawford) came up to claim second. Golden Gun (John MacDonald) finished third.
Dreams Beachboy is a 7-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere. It was his fourth win in nine starts this season. He now owns 29 career victories.
Howard Parker and John MacDonald each drove three winners on the night. Parker got his wins with Frisky Joe ($3.90), Daliocity ($4.30), and Music Matters ($2.50). MacDonald got his victories with Brookdale Bruiser ($2.10), Down On Mainstreet ($7.20), and Sapient Hanover ($33.40). MacDonald is now just three wins shy of 4,000 victories for his career,
Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 10-race card on Thursday (Aug. 15) at 6:10 p.m.
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