Day At The Track

Silver Fox J seeks repeat victory

04:00 PM 09 Dec 2017 NZDT
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DOVER, Del... Silver Fox J, after a wire-to-wire harness racing victory from post 8, is the one to beat in the $11,000 feature pace on Monday, Dec. 11 at Dover Downs on Dec. 11. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

Frank Milby drives Silver Fox J, the five-year-old gelding owned by The of Wiz Kids Sable and George & Tina Dennis Racing, in his 34th start this year looking for his fourth win. He faces Brenda Teague's Scalped (Montrell Teague), Skyful Of Lighters (Allan Davis) racing for Mike West, Danny Walsh and Joe Truet.

Crossy Bier's Im Supersonoic A (Sean Bier) has won two of his last three and Kovac Stable's $1.2-million winner Feel Like A Fool (Tim Tetrick) and George Teague's Nine Ways (Vic Kirby) have post a win in their previous two outings.

Bob Stevenson's Singing Saint (Tony Morgan) and Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek (Ross Wolfenden) cannot be counted out.

Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races.

Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.

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Art Stafford Jr. became part of harness racing history driving back-to-back dead-heat winners at Dover Downs on Pearl Harbor Remembrance day (12/ 7). In the feature race. former Down Under champion Christen Me N scored his fastest career victory, 1:49.2, winning the $30,000 Preferred pace. --- Corey Callahan drove four winners, Stafford won three straight while Montrell Teague and Allan Davis had driving doubles.

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During the week, on Monday (12/4), Miami made his first  local appearance a winning one bested eight other three-year-olds in the $13,000 feature trot.

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Tony Morgan, who though Thursday has driven 15,972 winners in an illustrious career, rang up a double on the Monday card. Vic Kirby won two while Russell Foster also continues his driving success with two wins, his uncle Eric Foster and grandfather owner Arty Foster also had a double.

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Celebrity Pegasus closed strongly to win a three-horse photo in the $25,000 Open trot Wednesday’s feature race. It was one of Art Stafford Jr.’s  three winning drives in 1:54. The win ended win streaks by runner’s-up Thereisademoninme and front-trotting I Love My Boss. Art Stafford Jr. recorded three winning drives, Corey Callahan Vic Kirby, Tony Morgan, Eddie Davis Jr. trainers Eric Ell, Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick had double.

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Ken Wood has returned from his latest three week’s journey, 29-hour round trip flight each way to West Africa countries Ghana and Tanzania where he supervises digging wells for people who previously did not have safe drinking water. His on-going mission has reached the 2,000-wells mark. In addition Wood and  have added free eye-glasses for the natives. With little outside financial support, Wood has become a hero to the African people in two countries.  

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The latest from the George Teague barn is Wiggle It Jiggleit is still training well in his comeback. He’s been under 2:07 for the mile with a target date of a mid-summer 2018 start.

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Eddie Davis Jr. has returned to race this meet, He has been a top reinsman at Plainridge. Eddie Jr. has already reached double figures in the win column with 11 successes.

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Tim Tetrick holds a one-win lead in the track drivers’ standings. Tetrick has 37 wins, Cory Callahan 36. Art Stafford Jr. is third with 34. Russell Foster and Vic Kirby are tied for fourth-place with 25 wins while Tony Morgan has 24.

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Jim King leads the trainer statistics with 13 wins. Kevin Lare has moved into second place with 11 wins. Josh Green, Nick Callahan and Eric Ell are in a three-way tie for third-place with 10 wins apiece.  

Marv Bachrad

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