Vernon Turns Pink For Parker Memorial

Published: October 23, 2015 07:10 pm EDT

On Saturday (October 24) evening, Vernon Downs will be doing their part to raise awareness of breast cancer and the research toward treatment of same, and the horsemen at the Miracle Mile will also pay tribute to a woman with Vernon Downs ties who sadly lost her battle to breast cancer a few years ago.

The fifth event on the evening's program has been named in memory of Suzy Parker, the late mother of Upstate New York trainer Allie Berube. In commemoration, the drivers will carry pink whips for that race, and outrider Debbie Havener will be clad in pink as well. Berube's charges all through the month of October have been racing for the noble cause that is breast cancer research and treatment, as the five percent trainer's commission from her stable for the month will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday's post time at Vernon Downs is 6:45 p.m. (EDT).

(Vernon Downs)