Kerin Warner had a training grand slam at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 24), including a win in the $6,600 featured Fillies & Mares Open II Pace with So Diva.
Driver Justin Huckabone sent So Diva ($2.20) straight to the front in the Open and they led to the first quarter in :27.2 and the half in :56.3. Headed for three-quarters in 1:25.1, Milleniums Girl (Josh Kinney) popped the pocket and went after the lead. However, So Diva had plenty in the tank and won easily in 1:53.1. Milleniums Girl held for second with Dream On A Roll (Frank Affrunti) finishing third-best.
So Diva is a four-year-old mare by So Surreal owned by Morrisville College Foundation Inc. The win was her second this season from a dozen starts. She now has 14 career victories.
Prior to the feature, Warner and Huckabone combined for wins with Quaker Hill ($7.70) and Nanuet ($5.80). Warner’s other victory was with Bet Big On Blue ($4.90), driven by Truman Gale.
Huckabone and Steeven Genois each drove three winners on the card. Fannie Saul-Beaulieu had a training double.
Nineteen-year-old Brennan Enos celebrated his first career pari-mutuel driving win with Cloudbreak ($3.40) in 1:54.2. He co-owns the six-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Must See gelding with Jeff Hayes while his mother Misty Carey handles the training duties.
Live harness racing continues at Vernon Downs on Saturday (June 25). Post time for the 10-race card is 6:05 p.m.
(With files from Vernon Downs)