Day At The Track

Bad Man Sam does it again at Dover Downs

10:06 PM 16 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Bad Man Sam, harness racing
Bad Man Sam and trainer/driver Jason Lynch

Dover, Del--- For the second straight Sunday, Bad Man Sam overwhelmed eight rivals winning the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance at Dover Downs on Dec. 15.

Trained and driven by Jason Lynch, Bad Man Sam, who was claimed three starts back by Jim Jacobs, took the lead early, held off opposition and pulled away for an easy 1:51.3 victory, a lifetime record. Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) was best of the rest finishing second. Lord Terror (Vic Kirby) was third.

The win was the 7th of the year for black Badlands Hanover-Greenspring Jenny gelding. He has now won $55,355 in purses.

Larry Hughes' Charliesandjimmys came barreling down the lane to win the Delaware $15,000 Male Claiming Allowance in 1:54.3 with Bret Brittingham in the bike. Chang Dynasty (Jim Morand) got up for second in front of Albert Chief A (George Dennis).

Allan Davis, Ross Wolfenden, Vic Kirby and Corey Callahan had driving triples.

This week, Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. The annual Dover Downs Christmas Holiday Break begins on Dec. 20 through ec. 28. Live Racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 29 with post time at 5:30 p.m.

There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. To dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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