Both F & M features go in 1:53.3 at Dover

03:24 AM 31 Dec 2013 NZDT
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San Fran Lady N, harness racing BJ's Sweetheart, harness racing
San Fran Lady N and driver Tony Morgan
BJ's Sweetheart (#1) holds on in Dover co-feature

Dover, Del--- San Fran Lady N and BJ's Sweetheart, both clocked in 1:53.3, won the $15,000 Filly and Mare Winners-Over split divisions on Monday, Dec. 30 at Dover Downs.

With no live racing on New Year's Eve day, San Fran Lady N and BJ's Sweetheart closed out the 2013 portion of the six-month long meet, in diverse styles. Owner-trainer Peter Tritton's recent import, San Fran Lady N and Tony Morgan took no prisoners en route to her first U.S. victory, in her fourth local start overwhelming a field reduced to five starters with a convincing :27.4 final panel. Timmylynn came on for Montrell Teague to finish second in front of Mystra and Chris Page. Including her earnings in the states, San Fran Lady N, a seven-year-old daughter of former American-breds, Live Or Live-Emcill, has won 19 races and $130,350 lifetime.

In the other $15,000 division, BJ's Sweetheart, driven by George Dennis, had just enough to hold off a fast finishing Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) and Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague), who finished second and third. Susan and trainer Jason Skinner own the sophomore filly by No Pan Intended-Artrisma, now a five-time winner this year while earning $90,660.

Corey Callahan, recently voted U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) Rising Star Award winner, drove four winners. George Dennis and Eddie Davis Jr. had doubles.

Dover Downs will be dark on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve day). Live racing resumes on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 (New Year's Day) with a $20,000 Open trot feature race. First post on weekdays, Monday through Thursday is 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m.

From everyone at Dover Downs, Have a Happy New Year!

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

 

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