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12:22 PM 15 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Following six-inches of snowfall overnight, Dover Downs horsemen on Thursday (2/13) had high praise for Track Superintendent Jerry Clifton for his preparation of the track for racing.. On the program, Dancin Yankee and All Stienam, both trained by Josh Green, won the $30,000 Preferred pace and $27,500 Delaware Special for the second straight week. The feat is unprecedented in track history.

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The longest win streak currently at the track belongs to Mach Lady, who scored her sixth-straight win of the meet on Monday (2/10) posting a 1:54.1 victory in a Delaware $10,000 Mares Claiming pace.

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The big-winning drivers during the week were Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce. Callahan won 15 races while Pierce made the winner's circle 10 times. Ross Wolfenden won nine races. Allan Davis is on the threshold of becoming a 1,000 race winner. When racing resumes on Sunday, Davis is just two wins away at 998 career wins.

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Corey Callahan and Ron Piece are off to great starts in 2014. At present, Callahan leads all drivers in the sport with 90 wins. Ron Pierce is now second in the standing with 73 winners. Ross Wolfenden is 11th with 46 wins,

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The U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) Night of Champions comes to Dover Downs, next week. The 67th annual event takes place on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Rollins Center. Among the champion horses and individuals being honored are three local horsepersons, Corey Callahan, Judy Davis-Wilson and Janet Davis will be honored. Callahan receives the "Rising Star Award," Wilson is USHWAn of the Year while Davis gets the Harness Horse Youth Foundations for her charitable voluntary work to make the Christmas season a happy time for hundreds of youngster in Delaware. The USHWA banquet features the top horse and human awards for the recently completed 2013 season plus the naming of the Horse of the Year. For complete information on the awards-dinner visit the USHWA website: www.ushwa.org.

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Corey Callahan has built an overwhelming lead in quest of his fifth consecutive track leading driver title. This meet, Callahan has won 163 races. Ross Wolfenden has moved into second place with 83 wins. Allan Davis is third with 77 winners. Vic Kirby and. Ron Pierce are tied for fourth with 69 wins.

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Dylan Davis has extended his first place lead in the trainer standings with 47 wins. Wayne Givens is second with 38 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 36 wins. Joe Hundertpfund is fourth, 34 wins and Les Givens, 30, is fifth in the standings.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

 

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