Star Track Hanover, Unusual Clarity win Vernon features

Vernon, NY — Star Track Hanover (Dylan Huckabone-Miller) and Unusual Clarity (Ron Harp) captured the twin $6,500 co-features at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 26).

Star Track Hanover ($7.70) wore down Debs Prince Hall (Frank Affrunti) to win the featured $6,500 trot.

Debs Prince Hall took the lead and led the group to the quarter in :27.3. He used back-to-back :29.1 quarters to cruise through the half in :56.4 and three-quarters in 1:26. As they reached the stretch, Star Track Hanover popped the pocket and battled Debs Prince Hall all the way down the stretch. Star Track Hanover used a late burst to collar Debs Prince Hall in 1:56.2. Cash N Chrome (Barton Dalious) finished third.

Star Track Hanover rallied to prevail in a three-horse photo in Friday’s trotting feature at Vernon Downs. Fotowon photo.

Star Track Hanover is a 7-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven owned and trained by Susanne Lopez. It was his first win of the season and the 17th of his career.

Unusual Clarity ($10.40) split between rivals late to capture the $6,500 featured pace for fillies and mares.

Won Surreal Deal (Barton Dalious) led to the quarter in :28.2. Abuelita Hanover (Jimmy Whittemore) brushed alongside near the half, but Won Surreal Deal maintained her lead to the half :57.3 and to three-quarters in 1:25. As they made the turn for home, Lorrie Sue (Frank Affrunti) popped the pocket and challenged for the lead, but Unusual Clarity squeezed between them both and rallied to a 1:54.4 victory. Won Surreal Deal held on for second. Cruizin The Night (Chris Long) came up to finish third.

Unusual Clarity is an 8-year-old mare by Betterthancheddar owned by Nicholas Gibides and trained by Harp. It was her fourth win of the season and the 29th of her career.

Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 27) with a 10-race card starting at 6:05 p.m. For more information, go to

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