Special T Rocks won the battle to the finish line to win the $16,000 3,4&5-Year-Old pace feature on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Matt Kakaley steered Charliesandjimmys to victory in a $13,000 event for 3&4-Year-Olds.
With Daryl Bier at the controls Special T Rocks had just enough to best Big Bad Eli in 1”51.2 to reverse last season’s duel between the three-year-old geldings. Bier trains and co-owns the son of-Ladys Special Girl with Forrest Bartlett and Joann Domback, to post his 10th win of the campaign and raise his seasonal earnings to $69,210. Tara Micket (Brad Hanners) picked up show honors.
Jim Lunn and Charles Wimbrow own the Mike Hall-conditioned-Forever Jade gelding to a 1:54.1 victory, his fourth of the year. McWilliam (Jim King) finished second in front of Western Legend (Jon Roberts).
In a $10,500 sub-feature for female pacers, She’s A Cowgirl, overlooked at 31-1 after winning her two previous races, had just enough to hold off fast finishing Behind The Scenes (Jon Roberts) and CR Dream (George Dennis) in a 1:56.3 front pacing upset.
Ross Wolfenden and Sean Bier had driving doubles.
Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays at Dover Downs. Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing and NFL three-game parley wagering daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Racing and Sport Book in the Colonnade. Admission and parking is free at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for those wishing to dine in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant.