Majestic Fire wins Vernon Downs feature

Vernon, NY – Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) captured the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (Oct. 11).

First Call (Homer Hochstetler) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :27.4.  She used a second quarter of :29.4 to lead to a half of :57.3.  Majestic Fire ($6.40) started to make his move as they headed for the half.  He got to within a half length as First Call was first to three-quarters in 1:27.

Majestic Fire (#3) and Dan Daley captured Friday’s featured trot at Vernon Downs. Photo by Fotowon.

Majestic Fire, who is owned by Joshua Cukerstein and trained by Wayne Cukerstein, went side-by-side with First Call all the way down the stretch.  Majestic Fire muscled on hitting the wire in 1:55.2.  First Call had to settle for second.  Spoiler Alert (Leon Bailey) was third best.

Majestic Fire is a 4-year-old gelding by Majestic Son.  It was his eighth win this season.  He now has 14 career victories.

Jennifer Lappe was trainer-driver for three winners on the night.  She won with Here Comes Numbers ($17.60), Super Betcha ($5.60), and Multitaskr Hanover ($9).  John MacDonald and Claude Huckabone III each had driving doubles.  MacDonald won with Lunar Stride ($10.40), and Kabu ($12.20).  Huckabone III went to the winner’s circle with Frisky Joe ($10.20), and Art Angel Baby ($10.80).

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (Oct. 12) with a 13-race card starting at 6:10 p.m.

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