Dover, Del--- Stubbs Hanover prevailed in a tight three-horse photo finish in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance harness racing feature on an often-heavy, fog-shrouded racetrack on Sunday, Jan. 5 at Dover Downs.
With only track racecaller Jack Gallagher's description from high-atop the track announcer's booth, to go on through most of a 1:52.3, three horses charged side-by-side down the homestretch to be separated only by the finish line win photo, Stubbs Hanover, trained by Jim King for owner-driver, made the winner's circle edging Bad Rusty ( ) on the outside and Hot Roddy ( ) on the inside. Jim King is winning trainer.
The victory was the first since 2011 for the now eight-year-old son of-Skateboard. During previous season, the win, his career 13th , brings his lifetime bankroll to $92,748.
While a heavy fog covered most of the five-eighths mile racetrack, the stretch permitted a somewhat better view of final action. Not more than 30 yards past the racetrack rim, in the winner's circle which is much lower, the winner's circle photo was surprisingly good as shot by award-winning track photographer Quinton Egan who snapped both.
During the program, fog set in after the third race and only lifted after the 12th race.
Drivers, and , along with trainer and owner Frank Chick had two wins each.
Monochromatic (Coey Callahan) returns to the $20,000 Mares Open pace, the Monday feature race meeting last week's winner San Fran Lady N () in an eight-horse field.
There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs.