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EXTRA EXTRA Dover Downs Doings!

11:34 AM 29 Mar 2014 NZDT
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The "Help Janet Davis Fund" is ongoing. Mrs. Davis, one of the most 'giving' people in harness racing, has championed numerous charity causes over the years and recently has run into some bad luck. Her stable had three major setbacks after her truck overturned. She lost a horse belonging to her father, another seriously injured as well as the truck, seriously damaged. This has caused a devastating financial setback. Donations can be sent to: Horseman's Welfare Trust Fund - DSOA - 830 Walker Square, Suite 11-2, Dover, DE 19904.

The Fund is also aided by 2014 breedings to eight prominent stallions being offered on .


The Harness Track of America (HTA) College Scholarship Fund offers three $5,000 scholarships for post-secondary education to students actively involved in harness racing or to children of harness racing professionals (living or deceased) including licensed drivers, trainer, caretakers or management officials. For applications e-mail: or call HTA at 520-529-2525.


Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is seeking a Summer Programs Intern for this season. The paid position starting mid-June until August 15.The successful applicant must love Horses, hard work and travel. Lodging and meals (per diem) are included. For an application: go to


Corey Callahan is back after spending a week in Australia where he competed in an international event - 'The Great Southern Star" at Tabcorp Park, Melton, Victoria, Australia. Callahan, presetly the sports leading win-driver in 2014, finished second in the 2011 World Driving Championship. He was one of three persons, including trainer Jonas Czernyson and female jockey Chantal Sutherland, invited to visit Australia for this event. In addition to racing, they were treated to a range of activities.


Callahan currently leads all drivers in the sport with 2014 winning drives. He already has wrapped up his fifth Dover Downs Leading Driver championship. Callahan has 205 wins since meet opening day, Nov. 3, 2013. Ron Pierce has moved into second-place with 119 wins. Ross Wolfenden is next, 117 wins. Allan Davis is fourth with 113 winners. Vic Kirby is fifth, with 96 wins.


Callahan is on top for wins and money earned for horses he has driven, but Ron Pierce has the best UDRS, equivalent to a batting average, this meet at .351.Callahan is second with a .333 average and Tim Tetrick, third, .311. In the meney won category, Pierce is second, Ross Wolfenden, third, Allan Davis, fourth and Vic Kirby is fifth.


After being close in recent meets won by Josh Green, Dylan Davis has all but clinched Dover Downs Leading Trainer title. Davis has haltered with 66 wins. Joe Hundertpfund has moved into second place with 50 wins. Wayne Givens and Trish Foulk are tied for third with 46 each while defending champion, Josh Green, is fifth with 43 wins.


Even though Dylan Davis has unseated Josh Green for leading trainer this meet, Green has the top win percentage (465).Davis leads trainers this meet in money won by horses he has trained (512,495). Wayne Givens is second in money won, Eric Ell, third, Green is fourth and Foulk, fifth' Following Green in win percentages are Trish Foulk, Davis, Joe Hundertpfund and Eric Ell completing the top five.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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