Day At The Track

Dover Downs opens Sunday

01:45 PM 03 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Feel Like A Fool, a career winner of $931,611
Feel Like A Fool, a career winner of $931,611

DOVER, Del. --- A full 15 race program opens the Dover Downs’ 2013-2014 season on Sunday, Nov. 3. First post is 5:30 p.m. Trace Tetrick joins track driver colony.

The opening feature race pits Ted Gewertz, Bob Feldman, Kovach Stables and George Teague’s Feel Like A Fool, a career winner of $931,611 with Montrell Teague driving, and Three Of Spades, who has banked $741,203 for owners Bib Roberts and Bill DeLodovico, in the $9,500 feature pace.

Hard-hitting veteran Itchy, owned, trained and driven by Vince Copeland, High Joltage, racing for former Philadelphia Flyers standout Rick MacLeish and trainer Ben Stafford, and Pike Hanover, with Allan Davis driving for Pat McCrae, are among the challengers.

Maude Birney and Archie Peel’s Chipoffablueblock with Jim Morand, Sir Globalop Z Tam starts from post 9 in the second tier with Eddie Davis the bike for Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing, Russ Foster’s Hi Sir, driven by Eric Carlson and Q Rock, owned by Dawn Webb and Bill Bright with Corey Callahan, drew the rail.

On the undercard, Trace Tetrick makes his first local appearance in a non-stakes event at the track. Track, younger brother of one-time track champion driver, Tim Tetrick, is one of the leading drivers at several Mid-Western tracks. He will drive Enee Weenie And Me, the program favorite in a Delaware $15,000 Male Claiming pace.

Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays.

It is suggested that reservations be made early to dine in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred Simulcasting is featured in the Race and Sports Book from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily.

Marv Bachrad

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