Day At The Track

Pierce wins four at Dover Downs on Sunday

04:10 AM 27 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Hillbilly Kid, harness racing Lord Terror, harness racing
Hillbilly Kid was one of four winners for driver Ron Pierce
Vic Kerby drives Lord Terror to victory Sunday
DOVER, Del.---- Lord Terror took the lead just after the start and then bid farewell to seven pursuers to win the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace at Dover Downs on Sunday, Jan.26. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce drove four winners.

Vic Kirby drove the Bill Emmons-owned son of Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding to an uncontested 1:51.2 victory in the feature race. In his eight Dover starts, Lord Terror has won four, with a second and two thirds. Cash Cab (Trace Tetrick) finished second with Hasty Western (Allan Davis) rolling along the passing lane to take third.

One race earlier, Ron Pierce steered Hillbilly Kid to an open-lengths 1:52.3 triumph, his third of the day, to win a Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. On The Horizon (Kirby) was runner-up. Champion's Club (Chris Page) was the show finisher.

In addition to Pierce driving a 'grand-slam' four wins, Allan Davis, Chris Page and breeder Virginia Louthan has two wins each.

Monochromatic heads Monday feature

Monochromatic seeks another $20,000 Mares/Handicap pace win this meet on Monday, Jan. 27 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

Corey Callahan has been regular driver for North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic, who has dominated this and last season’s top female pace.

Peter Tritton’s Sam Fran Lady N has won this event twice in the last four weeks. Ken Wood, Bill and Steve Iaquita’s Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce have a win and four seconds in her last seven outings.

Strong opposition is expected from Cooking The Books, owned by Rich Lombardo, Dave Kryway and Seafood Delight Stable, with Allan Davis in the bike; Bob Winkleman’s Paradise Lost with Ross Wolfenden; Art Stafford bred, owned, trained and driven Valerya; Jim Carr’s Narancia Hanover teamed with Trace Tetrick in from the Meadowlands and Jason and Susan Skinner’s BJ’s Sweetheart, driven by George Dennis.

Legacy Racing’s Bonita Rocks (Allan Davis) is the lone winner last time in the sub-feature $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace. Don Reed and trainer George Wagner’s Grandview Hanover (George Dennis), and Joel and Diane Halpern’s Mindale’s Smile (Ben Stafford Jr.) have been sharp of late. Brit Evans’ Kiss My Yankee (Tony Morgan; Rich Ashley and Mike Cain’s Beechwood Diana has a win and two seconds in her last three races.

The other starters are Charles Winbrow and Jim Lund’s Indefinite Leave (Eddie Davis Jr.), Glenda Fulcher’s Bareboat (Roger Plante) and Tim Mumford’s Romanascape (Corey Callahan) .

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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