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Dover Downs Novemberfest Stakes

07:08 PM 15 Oct 2013 NZDT
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DOVER, Del. --- For the first time, the $400,000 (estimated) Progress Pace will not be held on the first part of Dover Downs month-long "Novemberfest of Stakes" opening its 45th season. This season, the track's signature event becomes the final showcase on the month-long stakes schedule.

The track's six-month long campaign begins on Sunday, Nov. 3. On the second Sunday, Nov. 10 all eight divisions of the prestigious Matron Series will feature eliminations with the top eight finishers returning on Nov. 17 for lucrative finals.

The Progress Pace is scheduled for $35,000 eliminations on Sunday, Nov. 24 with the top eight finishers racing for an estimated $350,000 final on Sunday, Dec. 1.

In addition to the Progress Pace and Matrons, the freshman division of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) is also on the 'Novemberfest' program starting on Nov. 11. The DSBF colt and filly pacers and trotters race in two preliminary legs and eight $100,000 finals.

Sunday races begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Fridays and Saturdays.

The six-month long Dover Downs 2012-2013 meet begins on Sunday, Nov. 3 and continues until April 10, 2014.

Dover Downs Race and Sports Book features daily racing from major harness and thoroughbred tracks and three-picks NFL football from Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-764-4600.

Dover Downs Major Stakes Program 2013-2014

2013 Progress Pace
Date Day Event Est.Purse
11/24 Sunday 3YO Pace Elim $35,000
12/1 Sunday 3YO Pace Final $350,000
12/1 Sunday Pace Consolation$25,000
2013 Matron Stakes

Date Day Event Est.Purse

11/10 Sunday 2YO Filly Pace Elim$45,000
11/10 Sunday 2YO Filly Trot Elim$45,000
11/10 Sunday 2YO Colt Pace Elim$50,000
11/10 Sunday 2YO Colt Trot Elim$55,000
11/10 Sunday 3YO Filly Pace Elim$40,000
11/10 Sunday 3YO Filly Trot Elim$50,000
11/10 Sunday 3YO Colt Trot Elim$45,000
11/10 Sunday 3YO Colt Pace Elim$55,000
11/17 Sunday 2YO Filly Trot Final$140,000
11/17 Sunday 2YO Colt Pace Fina$150,000
11/17 Sunday 2YO Colt Trot Final$165,000
11/17 Sunday 2YO Filly Pace Final $135,000
11/17 Sunday 3YO Filly Trot Final$150,000
11/17 Sunday 3YO Colt Trot Final$140,000
11/17 Sunday 3YO Colt Pace Final$160,000

2013 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF)
For Delaware-Sired Two- and Three-Year Olds

Date Day Event Purse

11/11 Monday Filly Trot Prelim 1 $20,000
11/12 Tuesday Colt Trot Prelim 1 $20,000
11/17 Sunday Filly Pace Prelim 1 $20,000
11/17 Sunday Colt Pace Prelim 1 $20,000
11/18 Monday Filly Trot Prelim 2 $20,000
11/19 Tuesday Colt Trot Prelim 2 $20,000
11/24 Sunday Filly Pace Prelim 2 $20,000
11/24 Sunday Colt Pace Prelim 2 $20,000
11/25 Monday Filly Pace Final $100,000G
11/26 Tuesday Colt Trot Final $100,000G
12/1 Sunday Colt Pace Final $100,000G
12/1 Tuesday Filly Pace Final $100,000G

2014 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund - TBA


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