Vernon Friday Feature Ends In A Dead Heat

Won Surreal Deal and Unusual Clarity dead heat for the win
Published: September 15, 2023 10:55 pm EDT

Unusual Clarity (Ron Harp) and Won Surreal Deal (Barton Dalious) finished in a dead heat in the featured $7,500 fillies & mares pace on Friday, Sept. 15 at Vernon Downs.

Won Surreal Deal was first to the quarter in :26.2 and cruised through middle splits of :55 and 1:23.1. As the field reached the stretch, So Amazing (Steeven Genois) popped the pocket and Unusual Clarity came flying three-wide. Won Surreal Deal dug in as Unusual Clarity kept coming and they landed in a dead heat for the win in 1:52.2. So Amazing finished a quarter-length back in third. 

Unusual Clarity ($3.70) is an eight-year-old mare by Betterthancheddar. A seven-time winner this season, she is owned by Nicholas Gibides and trained by Harp.  

Won Surreal Deal ($2.10) is a five-year-old So Surreal mare, who is owned and was bred by Parsimonious Racing Stable. The Jeff Sorenson trainee earned her fourth win of the season. 

Live harness racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a 10-race card starting at 6:05 p.m. 

(With files from Vernon Downs)