Day At The Track

Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick notch three

04:00 PM 14 Nov 2017 NZDT
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DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) got off to a fast start when Slick Tom and Evolution Tour scored impressive harness racing victories in $20,000 1st leg action. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick notched three wins each art Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 13.

Foster, a third generation horseman following in the footsteps of his father, Arty Foster, Jr., took Slick Tony right to the front and said goodbye to his challengers in 1:54.1 giving breeder-owner George League has seventh win in nine starts with two seconds. The No Spin Zone-Queen Kathy colt has banked $91,797 including a win recently taking the $100,000 Harrington DSBF Final. Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague) was second with Sea Bags (Tony Morgan) third.

Evolution Tour was just as impressive scoring a 1:53.3 win in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. A son of Roddy's Bags Again- Rare Filly, it was his third win along with three seconds in six lifetime starts. Tim Tetrick guided the win for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King. He now has won $56,550 in purses. America First (Jeff Fout) was second in front of Mingo (Teague).

Tuesday is DSBF Two-Year-Old filly pace day. Wednesday features the Delaware-bred filly trotters. After two legs, the top eight DSBF point getters make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-olds.

In the $11,000 feature on the overnight card, Tetrick and Little Ben, also trained by Jim King for owners JoAnn King and Janet Hudson, roared to a 1:50.3 score winning by 4-lengths.Imkeepingthisguy (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up. See You Tuesday (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher.

Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick had three baggers. Vic Kirby, trainer Jim King AND owner Jo Ann Looney King had two wins each.

Next Thursday, all four Matron three-year-old division, head the Nov. 16 program.

Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the second race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races.

Dover Downs Race and Sports Book features daily racing from major harness and thoroughbred tracks and three-picks NFL football from Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-764-4600.

Marv Bachrad

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