Day At The Track

Monday canceled due to snow; Tuesday at Dover

09:08 AM 04 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Here Is The Future, harness racing
Here Is The Future
DOVER, Del. --- Dover Downs live racing returns on Tuesday, March 4 after the effects of the most recent Winter Storm when sharp pacers Partner and Doubletrouble lead separate divisions in $20,000 Male Claiming Allowances. . Post time is 4:30 p.m.

In the first section, a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance, a nine-horse field, Bobby Glassmeyer's Partner, driven by Jonathan Roberts, is fresh from victory last start as he takes on Here Is The Future with Montrell Teague, who makes his first excursion in the claiming ranks, after two wins in his last four races, for trainer George Teague and K&R Racing. Another newcomer in claiming ranks, Brad McNinch's Eres Tu and Trace Tetrick has a win in his last two outings. Allan Davis drives Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzrd's Shiftin To Cruz, who has been shackled with post position 3, for the Third Straight time.

Wild Shot Hanover drew post 1 with Corey Callahan in the bike. Ilikethemtrashy leaves from alongside. The other contestants are Freddy Darby's Terror On My Side handled by George Dennis. Tina Clark's Little Man Joe with Eddie Davis Jr. has the outside post while McPort In A Storm and George Dennis has post 9 in the second tier.

In the $20,000 Male Claiming pace, trainer Leigh Raymer's Doubletrouble (Vic Kirby), fresh from consecutive victories step up in price but must overcome starting from post 8 while Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing's Sir Globalalop Z Tam (Davis Jr.) has the rail .Jeff Bartels' Last Shot Leeton (Kirby), Russ Foster's Hi Sir (A.Davis), and Polaris N (Ross Wolfenden) racing for Bill Ethier and LeBlanc Racing are among strong rivals.

Bill Emmons' Grab The Fortune (Jonathan Roberts) Bill and Barbara Kinsey's Idealist (Jim Morand) and Restless Native (Roger Plante), owned by Bill Sartin and Kevin Donahue, have upset credentials.

Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark days." Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m.

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

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs


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