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Dover, DE - The race office at Dover Downs is seeking entrants for an Aged Horse and Gelding Free For All Pace as well as a Fillies and Mares Free For All Pace. The purse will be $50,000 for each race. One race only. The Fillies and Mares FFA race will be contested on Wednesday March 4th. Entry box will close at Noon on Thursday February 27th. The Horse and Gelding FFA race will be contested on Thursday March 5th. Entry box will close at Noon on Monday March 2nd. For further information please contact the Race Office at Dover Downs. The telephone number is 302-674-4600 ext. 3633 or 3634 by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - World Champion pacing mare, Shartin N, with harness racing driver Tim Tetrick in the sulky, made her return to racing in 2020 with a super sharp qualifying win Wednesday morning at Dover Downs. Tetrick left alertly with Shartin N  from post 6 and settled into third position. Highalator carved out the fraction of :28.2, :55.3 and 1:23.2 with Apple Bottom Jeans sitting the pocket trip. Both Apple Bottom Jeans and Shartin N surged off the rail in the deep stretch.  Shartin N won by a neck over Apple Bottom Jeans in 1:51.2 with Highalator was third. It was just last year when Shartin N became fastest harness racing mare in history at a distance of one mile with her amazing 1:46.4 victory on August 3, 2019 at The Meadowlands.     by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs    

Dover, DE - Tight Lines equals a track record and captures the Open Trot at Dover Downs Tuesday night. JL Cruze blasted off the gait and appeared to intimidate the field as he was allowed to set fractions of 26.3, 55.2 and 1:23.1. Joey Bats, the even odds race favorite, settled in the pocket.  The field remained in single file until Tight Lines was hustled off the rail and raced 1st up for driver Corey Callahan nearing the three quarter pole.   Tight Lines pressured Jl Cruze to a 27.4 third quarter. Tight Lines cleared and took the lead at the top of the stretch.   Jack Vernon followed 2nd over.  Race favorite Joey Bats remained trapped on the rail and was screaming for room in the stretch.  Sheez On A Cruz, the full sister to Jl Cruze made an early break.  Jammin Jack, Home’N Dry and Muscle Diamond were all in futile chase and could not gain on the leader. JL Cruze, the pacesetter, tired and finished 7th.  His full sister Sheez On A Cruz was 8th. At the finish, Tight Lines prevailed for his 2nd consecutive win by one and three quarter lengths.  He was sent off at odds of 9/5. The 7-year-old Yankee Glide sired trotter equalled a track record of 1:51.2 for aged, altered trotters at Dover Downs.  He was bred by P.E, P.F and J.F. Spears.   Tight Lines is owned by Jeff Gregory, Jesmeral Stables and W.H. Richardson and trained by Jeff Gregory. The race favorite, Joey Batts found room late and finished 2nd for driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Andrew Harris. Jack Vernon finished 3rd for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Dylan Davis. Tim Tetrick won 4 races and Corey Callahan won 3 races on the card. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE -   Sheez On A Cruise, trained by Brenda Teague will race against her big brother ,JL Cruze, who is trained by Eric Ell. The race is scheduled for the 12th race, the $27,500 Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday February 18 The event is said to be the 1st time that full sibblings will have ever competed against one another in the same race at Dover Downs. The field is as follows:  Post Time is 4:30 pm   Jammin Jack            Sheez On A Cruise     Home’N Dry Muscle Diamond Joey Bats Tight lines Jack Vernon JL Cruze    by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs    

Bettor Memories wins from off the pace and captured the $32,500 Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Bo Mach (Corey Callahan) and Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague) sprinted for early race position going to the quarter. Wiggle It Jiggleit became anxious in the pocket and took the lead away from Bo Mach. The opening quarter was paced in 27.4 over a sloppy track. Wiggle It Jiggleit was allowed to cut the mile and reached the half in 55.4, a 28 flat quarter. Down the backstretch Closing Statement marched 1st up.  Kimani N followed 2nd over and Bettor Memories was carried 3rd over as the backfield was in motion and threatening the leader. Wiggle It Jiggleit continued to lead the field to the three quarters in 1:23.3. Driver Montrell Teague was asking for more but the champ surrendered the lead at the head of the stretch. Closing Statement and Yannick Gingras sprinted clear to take a short lead into the stretch.  However, Bettor Memories and Dexter Dunn launched a three wide blast and drew clear of the field to win by a measured  1 ¾ lengths as the favorite at odds of 3/2.   Bettor Memories is owned by Gus Dovi and trained by Nifty Norman. Q’s Cruise was a fast closing 2nd for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Jr. Closing Statement was third. Yannick Gingras was the driver for trainer Mark Harder. Wiggle It Jiggleit finished last. Proper One was able to repeat and win the $30,000 Blue Hen Open pace.   It was  Sicily and Proper One  wholeft alertly establishing early race position. Andrew McCarthy retook the lead with Proper One and paced the quarter in 26.1 over a sloppy track. Slick Tony rushed up from third and took the lead away from Proper One, who already had been used twice  The half was paced in 54.1. Slick Tony continued to lead down the backstretch. Late Mail N pulled first over and pressured Slick Tony to the three quarters in 1:22.3 The tandem paced a third quarter in 28.2 Little Ben was in perfect position to pounce as he was 2nd over on the outside.  Sicily was caught inside and was raging with pace as the field turned for home.  Driver George Napolitano Jr. asked Slick Tony for every ounce of courage in the deep stretch. Proper One showed his toughness after being used a 3rd time in the race.  Andrew McCarthy found a seam on the inside with Proper One and won by a nose.   Proper One won in 1:51.1 and was sent off at odds of 10-1. Proper One, who won back to back weeks, is owned by Louis Tomzak Jr. and trained by Carlo Poliseno. Slick Tony picked up the place spot, for trainer George Leager. Sicily was loaded with pace but had nowhere to go and finished 3rd.  Victor Kirby drove for trainer Wayne Givens. Racing resumes at Dover Downs on Monday. Post Time is 4:30 pm.   by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - Moments Of Joy ($57.80) scored a shocker in winning the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Moments of Joy and Victor Kirby left quickly and put the field to sleep. They set fractions of 27.2, 56.3 and 1:24. as the  field remained in single file, Driver Victor Kirby and Moments of Joy were able to nurse a 29.1 quarter at the halfway point   Valuable Art remained in the pocket .  Baron Remy was the first to pull down the backstretch and pressed the leader through a 27.2 quarter. Race favorite Major Occasion A was towed into a 2nd over journey but was gapping.  Nearing the three quarter pole, driver Dexter Dunn felt a sense of urgency and tipped three wide.  Major Occasion A stalled and was unresponsive to Dunn’s asking. Rockin The Boys A remained on the rail and Bettor Joy N mounted a charge from last. In the stretch, Moments of Joy upset the field at 27-1.  She paced the mile in 1:51.4 over a good surface and won by a length and a quarter.   Moments Of Joy a $6,000 yearling purchase is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt.  Finishing 2nd was the pocket sitting Valuable Art for driver Corey Callahan and his dad Nick Callahan. Bettor Joy N closed in the stretch from last and captured the show spot. Sean Bier was recognized in the Winner’s Circle for accomplishing 2500 lifetime wins as a harness driver. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - Tight Lines took the overland route and won the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. Home’N Dry and race favorite Joey Bats provided the early speed over a sloppy track. Jack Vernon made a break after the start.  Blue Bird Jesse got away 3rd. Tight Lines was able to drop in 4th near the quarter pole. Bluebird Rambo settled in the fifth position. Home’N Dry cut the race fractions of 27.2, 56  and 1:24. Joey Bats accepted the pocket trip.   Tight Lines rushed 1st over and the mare, She’s On A Cuze was towed into a 2nd over trip on the rim down the backstretch. Tight Lines and Corey Callahan were able to wear down the pace setter Home’N Dry and Tyler Davis past the ¾ pole.  They trotted a 28 flat 3rd quarter. Joey Bats, the race favorite with Andrew McCarthy, in the bike, angled off the rail and took dead aim on Tight Lines in the stretch.   Unfortunately, Joey Bats went off stride near the 7/8th marker. Sheez On A Cruz passed Joey Bats nearing the wire and finished 2nd. Joey Bats survived a Judges Inquiry for a violation of the breaking rule and finished 3rd. Tight Lines won by two and a quarter lengths at odds of 7/2 in 1:52.2.   He is owned and trained by Jeff Gregory with the Jesmeral Stables and W.H. Richardson. The mare, Sheez On A Cruze finished 2nd for driver Montrell Teague and trainer Brenda Teague. Major Occasion N looks to repeat in the Mares Open Pace in Wednesday’s 11th race Mares Open Pace. First race post time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

All eyes were on Major Occasion A who was sent off as the harness racing favorite in the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs Wednesday night. Valuable Art, last week’s winner, left quickly and Delishka N accepted the pocket trip. The first quarter was paced in :26.4  Tim Tetrick rushed past the quarter pole with Ideal Lifestyle A, who responded clearing the lead.  They led the field to the half in :55 seconds flat.  Major Occasion A was the first to pull past the half. Dexter Dunn had to urge his charge on and accelerated past Ideal Lifestyle A, who offered little resistance.  The three quarters were paced in 1:22.4, a :27.4 quarter.  Baron Remy attempted to shadow Ideal Lifestyle ‘s move but could not gain any ground.  Moments of Joy, Delishka N and Valuable Art all were out paced in the late stages of the race. Major Occasion A sprinted away from the field and won by four and three quarter lengths stopping the teletimer in 1:49.4.  She was sent off at odds of 2/5 .   Major Occasion A was driven to victory by Dexter Dunn for trainer R. Nifty Norman.  The Owners are Enzed Racing Stable Inc.  Ideal Lifestyle held on for 2nd. Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Jim King Jr. Baron Remy finished 3rd and was driven by Andrew McCarthy for trainer Ron Burke. After the race, trainer Nifty Norman was not sure how Major Occasion A would take to the smaller race track.  She raced on the mile track previously. The huge smile on his face provided a confident answer. Racing continues on Thursday at Dover Downs.  Highlighting the 14 race card is Blue Hen Open Pace in the 10th race.  The feature will be the Preferred Handicap Pace in race 12. Post Time is 4:30 pm by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs    

DOVER, DE - Jack Vernon makes it two out of three wins in the Winners Over/Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. Elysium Lindy and Home’n Dry left quickly and established an early race position.  Elysium Lindy forced Home’n Dry to take a seat in the pocket at the quarterpole. The 4/5 race favorite, Jack Vernon lingered on the outside for the speed to settle, then made his move.  Elysium Lindy cut the early fractions of a rapid :26.1 then backed the half to :55.3, a 29.2 quarter. Nearing the half Jack Vernon and driver Tim Tetrick made their move and pounced on the leader and pressured Elysium Lindy to the three quarters in 1:23.1.  They trotted a 27.3 third quarter.  Home’N Dry vacated the pocket near the three quarter pole and anticipated a 2nd over journey behind Jack Vernon that would carry him into the stretch.  Unfortunately, Home’N Dry made a break.   Jack Vernon disposed of a tiring pace setter Elysium Lindy. The 7 year old trotted clear by the field in the stretch.    Blue Bird Jesse was able to avoid the breaking Home’N Dry near the three quarter pole and closed to be second.   Faithfulandtrue closed from last to pick up the show spot. Jack Vernon won by a safe, length in 1:53. He scored his second win in three starts against Open company at Dover Downs. He is owned by Howard Taylor and Mike Casalino Jr. and trained by Dylan Davis. Bluebird Jesse finished 2nd for driver Alan Davis and trainer Jim King Jr. Faithfulandtrue and driver Mike Cole for trainer Joe Columbo earned the show spot. Valuable Art looks to make it back to back wins in 10th race  Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Post Time is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Dover, DE -  The Mares Open Pace became a family affair on Wednesday night. Valuable Art, who was driven to victory by Corey Callahan, is trained by his father Nick Callahan and owned by his mother Dolly Callahan. The morning line favorite, Bettor Joy N was scratched sick. This minimized the field to 5, but did not diminish the quality. At the start both Delishka N and the ⅘ race favorite Moments Of Joy left alertly.  Moments of Joy attempted to quarter pole to the lead but Alan Davis and Delishka N were stubborn and did not allow that move to occur.  Moments of Joy yielded back to the pocket.  Delishka N set leisure fractions of :27, :56.1 and 1:24.3. Valuable Art grinded 1st up at the ¾ pole and pressured the pace setter Delishka N thru a 28.4 third quarter. Terror at Night labored on the rim nearing the ¾ pole.  This allowed  Moments of Joy and driver Victor Kirby to maneuver off the rail and shadowed Valuable Art 2nd over.  In the stretch Valuable Art was able to wear down the pace setter Delishk N, who finished last. Valuable Art won in 1:51.4 by a length at odds of 6-1.   Moments of Joy could not gain any ground in the stretch and finished a gallant 2nd for driver Victor Kirby and trainer Bryan Truitt. Terror at Night charged home late to finish 3rd for Montrell Teague and trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. Dexter Dunn won four races. Tim Tetrick won 3 races. Wiggle It Jiggleit will race in the 12th race Preferred Pace on Thursday. Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

It was a case of deja vu for Bettor Memories.   Bettor Memories established a lifetime mark of 1:49.3 in November at Dover Downs and nearly duplicated that effort with a victory on Thursday night at Dover Downs in the $30,000  Preferred-Handicap Pacing feature.   Strong winds hindered the chances of Wiggle It Jiggleit and Slick Tony. They were forced to take back to the 7th and 8th positions respectively at the quarter pole. Q’s Cruise reversed race strategy and left quickly. They then allowed,Trump Nation, the 8/5 race favorite to cut the race fractions. The fractions were 26.4 55.2 1:23.3.   Quality Bud and Anthony Morgan rushed 1st over and challenged Trump Nation thru 27.1 third quarter. Bettor Memories and driver Dexter Dunn were able to catch a 2nd over trip and took the lead in mid stretch to win by a half length in 1:50.2.     Bettor Memories is owned by Gus Dovi and trainer R. Nifty Norman. They were sent off at odds of 5-1.   Trump Nation and driver Yanick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke finished 2nd. Quality Bud finished 3rd. Beach Art, who was claimed by Arty Foster Jr. for $17,500 in November, won the $18,000 Blue Hen Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night (Jan. 16). Wind conditions in excess of 30 miles an hour played a major factor in race strategy. Late Mail N blasted off the gate from post eight and was parked out by Proper One before clearing in a :26.3 first quarter. Grantmeawish was also parked, but advanced to seize the lead well before a :54 half. Beach Art and driver Russell Foster pulled first-up nearing the half and battled Grantmeawish through a :27.4 third quarter. Beach Art powered past 8-5 favorite Grantmeawish at the seven-eighths pole and won by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:50.3.   Grantmeawish secured the place spot, while Silver Fox J raced second-over and finished third. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE – Bettor Trix N was impressive tonight for harness racing driver Tim Tetrick at Dover Downs in a filly and mare condition event. It began with Valuable Art and driver Corey Callahan who left alertly from post 8 and led the field to the quarter. Bettor Trix N and Tetrick decided to take the pocket trip. The field raced single-file until Shezza GNP N pulled first-over nearing the half for Montrell Teague. Valuable Art and Shezza GNP N battled to the three-quarter pole, pacing a 26.3 quarter. Bettor Trix N and Tim Tetrick, benefited from the speed duel and powered their way in the stretch to victory. Bettor Trix N was sent off as the 6/5 race favorite.  This win gave her a new lifetime mark of 1:51.3.   Bettor Trix N, is owned by Jo Ann Looney-King and trained by her husband Jim King Jr.  Valuable Art finished a gallant 2nd, for trainer Nick Callahan. Sweet Bobbie finished a ground saving third for trainer Kay Gannon and driver Jonathan Roberts. Tim Tetrick picked up four wins on the night. Wiggle It Jiggleit and Slick Tony continue their rivalry in tomorrow’s 12th race. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE — Jack Vernon avoided his previous harness racing breaking issues with a wire-to-wire victory in the $25,000 Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Jan. 14). Trainer Dylan Davis called upon the services of Tim Tetrick, and both trotter and driver responded over a sloppy racetrack. Jack Vernon allowed Home’n Dry to take the lead briefly before retaking the lead at the end of a :27.4 quarter. Tetrick was able to back off the half to :57.2 before facing a first-over challenge from In Secret through three-quarters in 1:25.2. Jack Vernon prevailed as the 1-2 favorite, winning handily by three-quarters of a length in 1:53.2.   Home’n Dry stayed on the rail to finish second; Majestic Marvel finished third. Coming up Thursday at Dover Downs, Wiggle It Jiggleit will take on Slick Tony once again in the 12th race Preferred Trot. First race post time is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Slick Tony avenged his earlier defeat by Wiggle It Jiggleit last week and won the Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Rockin M protected the rail and cut all the fractions of :26.2, :55.1 and 1:22.3 to the three-quarters. Slick Tony and driver Ross Wolfenden was first to pull, expecting to find cover from Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague. Teague chose to remain on the rail.  Slick Tony, was then forced to continue his journey first up and coverless. Slick Tony seems to live on the outside. Last week he was parked the entire mile in finishing second. Slick Tony continued to launch his bid, attacking the pacesetter Rockin M through a 27.2 third quarter. Quality Bud became the benefactor, as he paced second over behind Slick Tony.  At the ⅞ pole, Wiggle It Jiggleit shook loose and Quality Bud mounted his charge.  However, they were both outfought by Slick Tony. Slick Tony won by a neck as the second choice  in 1:50.2 for trainer and owner George Leager.     Wiggle It Jiggleit,  the race favorite, finished a fast closing 2nd for trainer Clyde Francis and driver Montrell Teague. Quality Bud finished a game 3rd for trainer Andrew Harris and driver Victor Kirby. Trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick each captured 4 wins on the race card. Little Ben got up in the final strides and captured the Blue Hen Open Pace. Sicily and driver Victor Kirby, left quickly but allowed Blazing Bobby Sox and driver Art Stafford Jr. to settle on the lead at the quarter in 26.4.  Victor Kirby retook the lead in front of the stands and was joined by Little Ben nearing the half in 55.2.  At that point, both horses paced as a team and drew away from the field reaching the ¾ station in 121.4.  They paced a 27.2 third.  Little Ben raced on the outside and had the lead but not the rail as Sicily continued to dig in. Little Ben was able to finally wear down Sicily,  the 6/5  race favorite, in the deep stretch. Little Ben won by a neck in 1:50.4 for owner Joanne Looney- King and her husband trainer Jim King Jr.  Tim Tetrick was in the bike. Little Ben paid $8.60 to win.   Sicly and driver Victor Kirby for trainer Wayne Givens gained the place spot. Silver Fox J driven by Mike Cole sat 5th on the rail and finished third for trainer Joe Columbo.   by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Moments of Joy won the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. The two scratches of Dibaba N. and Reclamation left a field of 6 quality harness racing pacing mares set to compete. Driver Victor Kirby sent Moments of Joy quickly to the front and Delishka N was allowed to sit in the pocket at the quarter pole.  Moments of Joy controlled the pace setting fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 125.1. At the half, Valuable Art and driver Russell Foster braved the wind and cold by pulling first over into a strong head wind down the backstretch. Bettor Joy N and Tim Tetrick followed second over till the head of the stretch. Tetrick charged 3 wide in the lane.  Moments of Joy dug in, as she did last week and captured her second consecutive win in the mares open by a head in 1:53.  She was the second choice in the wagering at 8/5.   Better Joy N. probably in need of a start off of a qualifier, finished second for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Jr. She was the favorite at 2/5. Delishka N and driver Allan Davis for trainer Wayne Givens remained on the rail, and finished third. Moments of Joy, is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt.  Victor Kirby was allowed to control the pace and drove a perfect race in victory. Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm  Wiggle it Jiggleit tries for his 2nd consecutive win in Dover’s 12 race Open Pace. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

It was a patient drive by Ross Wolfenden aboard Tight Lines as they were able to maneuver through the wind, rain and snow, and won by a well measured length at Dover Downs on Tuesday. There was plenty of movement in the race, despite the poor weather conditions.  Home N Dry and driver Tyler Davis, left quickly and forced Cruising In Style and driver Corey Callahan to settle for the pocket. Home N Dry cut fractions of :27.3, :57.1 and 1:25.3.  Bluebird Jesse and Tim Tetrick were parked the mile as the 8/5 second choice in the wagering and tired.  Faithfulandtrue pulled at the ½ and pressured Home N Dry through a  28.2. 3rd quarter. Nearing the ¾  marker,Jack Parker Jr came off the rail and trotted three wide in the turn. Tight Lines, who was fifth most of the mile, tipped 4 wide.  Both trotters dueled down the lane.  Tight Lines proved to be the best and won by a measured length in 1:55.1 as the 7/5 race favorite.   Tight Lines is owned by Gregory,Jesmeral Stable and WH Richardson. The trotter was driven by Ross Wolfenden for trainer Jeff Gregory. This is now the 6th lifetime victory in the slop for the 7 year old son of Yankee Glide. Royal Becca J finished 2nd for driver Jack Parker Jr. and trainer Carol Jamieson- Parker. Home’N Dry  finished 3rd for driver Tyler Davis and trainer Brian Malone. Wiggle It Jiggleit is scheduled to race in the 12 race Open/Preferred Pace on Thursday night January 9. Post Time is 4:30 pm by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

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