So Diva takes feature at Vernon

Vernon, NY — So Diva (Justin Huckabone) captured the $9,200 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs on Friday (Aug. 5).

So Amazing (Frank Affrunti) blasted out to the front and led to the quarter in :27.3 before yielding to So Diva ($3.80), who made her move heading to the backstretch and took the lead before the :56.4 half in :56.4. Treasurethosechips (Leon Bailey) came first-up and challenged for the lead as they went around the final turn, but So Diva shook her off at three-quarters in 1:24.4.

As they made the turn for home, So Diva had plenty in the tank, keeping an all-out So Amazing at bay in a seasonal best of 1:52.3. Treasurethosechips finished third.

So Diva brushed and crushed in Friday’s featured distaff pace at Vernon, edging away to a seasonal best performance. Fotowon photo.

So Diva is a 4-year-old mare by So Surreal owned by Morrisville College Foundation Inc. and trained by Kerin Warner. It was her fourth win this season and the 16th of her career.

Justin Huckabone and Steeven Genois each had driving doubles on the card.

Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday (August 6) with a 10-race card starting at 6:05 p.m. For more information, go to

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