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Feature To Skip Jive; MacDonald Wins Six

October 29, 2016:

The W. Springtime Racing Stable and Shannon Brott’s Skip Jive ($9.70) made every yard a winning one in a sparkling six and a quarter length victory in Friday (October 28) evening’s featured $7,900 Miracle Mile Pace at Vernon Downs....read on

K Js Caroline Clicks; Five For MacDonald

September 22, 2016:

Scott Woogen's K Js Caroline parried all comers in Thursday night's $11,000 Mares Miracle Mile/Open Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs, and leading driver John MacDonald tallied another five wins on the 10-race program....read on

MacDonald Wins Five At Vernon

August 10, 2016:

The J P Stables' All Charged Up ($3.10) swung wide off a second-over trip to collar Bettorhaveanother in Wednesday (August 10) evening's featured $9,000 distaff pace at Vernon Downs for the hot-handed John MacDonald....read on

MacDonald Hot On Canada Day Weekend

July 2, 2016:

Fresh off his Canada Day hat trick, driver John MacDonald registered another three-win night on Saturday (July 2) at Vernon Downs, but he had to share top honours with Chris Lems over the course of the nine-race card....read on

MacDonald Wins Five Races At Vernon

June 12, 2016:

John MacDonald had the hot hand at Vernon Downs on Saturday (June 11) night, taking five of the night's 11 races....read on

'Panache' Repeats; MacDonald Wins Five

April 30, 2016:

JK Panache sustained a first-over bid to wear down the odds-on Fireyourguns in Saturday evening's featured $8,500 Open Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs, while driver John MacDonald captured five of the evening's 13 races....read on

Florida Award Winners Honoured

February 21, 2016:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association held its 25th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame awards dinner on Friday....read on

Writers’ Name Florida Award Winners

December 23, 2015:

The Florida chapter of the States Harness Writers Association has announced its Hall of Fame inductees and the annual award winners for the 2015 harness racing season....read on

MacDonald, Dewhurst Take Vernon Titles

November 21, 2015:

The 2015 season at Vernon Downs came to a close on Saturday (November 21) evening, with a nine-race card bringing the curtain down on the 90-program meeting....read on

MacDonald Wins Six Races At Vernon

November 13, 2015:

Amid chilly and windy conditions, John MacDonald -- the leading driver at Vernon Downs -- enjoyed good fortunes on Friday the 13th, prevailing in six of the evening's 10 races....read on

MacDonald Scores 3,000th Win

September 30, 2015:

Having won earlier on the card with Make It Kate ($14.00) and HMS Firecracker ($4.70), driver John MacDonald tallied his 3,000th career win in Wednesday (September 30) evening's sixth race at Vernon Downs, capturing the second-level conditioned pace for mares with the pacesetting I Saw Red ($5.80)....read on

MacDonald Wins Five Races At Vernon

September 17, 2015:

Briefly headed by odds-on favourite Asset Management in mid-stretch, Express Jet ($6.50) battled back in the final yards to just prevail in Wednesday (September 16) evening's featured $7,000 top-level distaff pace at Vernon Downs....read on

MacDonald Stars At Vernon Downs

October 26, 2014:

John MacDonald was the star of the show at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 25) evening, winning four of 13 races on the card -- three of them with his own trainees....read on

MacDonald Discusses Move To Vernon

July 29, 2013:

"About three months before the slots (Slots-at-Racetracks) program was cancelled, I built a barn and put an Equicizer in (a horse exerciser), built some run-in sheds, built new paddocks for the horses. I spent over $100,000 four months before the program was cancelled, so obviously I wanted to stay here."...read on

Huckabone Scores First Pari-Mutuel Win

April 14, 2013:

Lulus Boy paced the fastest mile of the fledgling harness season, while provisional driver Justin Huckabone earned his initial pari-mutual victory on Saturday night (April 13) at Vernon Downs....read on


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