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Moments of Joy dominated the winners over/Select pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Moments of Joy left sharply at the start of the race but was parked out to the quarter by My Kiwi Lady N who eventually settled in the pocket. Victor Kirby had the hammer down as he hustled Moments Of Joy to the quarter in a blistering 26.3 then wheeled to the half in 55.2. Early pressure was applied by a 1st up Infinite Symbol A as the field passed in front of the stands in tiers, towards the halfway mark.  Anytime N shadowed 2nd over on the rim. Sassas’s Sister was 3rd over. Infinite Symbol A continued her assault on pacesetter Moments Of Joy as they reached the three quarters as a team in 1:22.4.  In the stretch, Kirby and Moments of Joy went into another gear and won in 1:50 by 3 lengths and established a lifetime mark.       Moments of Joy (Western Terror-Joy Luck Hall)  is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt. Victorby Kirby drove. Kiwi Lady N took advantage of the pocket trip and finished 2nd for trainer Chris Scicluna and driver Ross Wolfenden. Sassa’s Sister closed from 6th and finished 3rd for her trainer Jim Porter. Tim Tetrick was in the bike. Racing continues Thursday at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. EST. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs    

On a warm night with temperatures in the mid 60’s, the two speed horses in the Dover Downs feature finished first and second. Bluebird Jesse and Majestic Marvel were the quickest to leave from the starting gate. Bluebird Jesse muscled his way to the top and Majestic Marvel retreated to the pocket. Bluebird Jesse was able to set uncontested fractions of 28 to the quarter. The half was reached in 57.1. Swan Legacy pulled off the rail from sixth, before the half. Pat Berry hustled Swan Legacy 1st over and pressured Bluebird Jesse to the three quarters in 1:25.1 At the top of the stretch, Swan Legacy weakened and Perfect Stick circled three wide but was unable to gain any ground. At the 7/8th pole, Corey Callahan and Majestic Marvel found a seam in the passing lane and surged past Bluebird Jesse at the wire. Majestic Marvel (Majestic Son) won by a neck in 1:53.2. Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis are the owners. Dylan Davis also trained and Corey Callahan drove the perfect trip.       Bluebird Jesse, the 1/5 race favorite, lost in the photo and finished 2nd for trainer Jim King Jr. Tim Tetrick drove. Whimzical Chapter, was third for trainer Josh Green. Victor Kirby drove. Racing continues on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 pm EST.     by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Slick Tony conquers in the harness racing Conditioned Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday Night.  For Slick Tony, high winds and sub freezing temperatures did not deter him from winning his race. Driver Corey Callahan, launched Slick Tony to the front from the start and set all race fractions. The opening quarter was reached in 27.3. The half was in 55.2.   At the five eighths junction, Somebaddude and Dexter Dunn went into attack mode but were only able to reach the wheel disc of Slick Tony.  They faced twenty mile per hour headwinds and reached the three quarters in 1:23.3.  In the stretch, Slick Tony, the even odds race favorite proved superior. He won by two and three quarter lengths, under wraps, in 1:50.3. Slick Tony (No Spin) is owned and trained by George Leager. Corey Callahan drove. Q’s Cruise finished second for trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick. Late Mail N finished third for trainer Chuck Crissman Jr. Montrell Teague was the driver. Slick Tony Dexter Dunn won 5 races on the 13 race card. Racing resumes on Monday at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 pm Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Soho Burning Love A storms home and wins the Mares Open/Select Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday Night. Machnhope and Shes Pukka N used their early foot to their advantage when  Soho Burning Love A took back to last.  Due to the scratch of Anytime N the harness racing field remained with seven starters. Machnhope and Andrew McCarthy reversed race strategy by leaving off the gate and cutting the mile.  Shes Pukka N. also left at the start of the race but settled in the pocket.  Machnhope set fractions of 26.3 for the quarter.  Andrew McCarthy then backed off the half to 55.4.  A 29.1 quarter. Soho Burning Love A  and Tim Tetrick moved off the rail past the half and grinded coverless on the rim in pursuit of the pace setter Machnhope. The pair reached the three quarters in 1:23.2 At the top of the lane Soho Burning Love A was asked for more and she responded. Soho Burning Love A, the 1/ 2 betting favorite, won by a measured neck in 1:50.3.  She paced an individual last half mile in 53.3 and a last quarter in 26.4. Soho Burning Love A is sired by Auckland Reactor N and is owned by Richard Poillucci and Jo Ann Looney-King.  Jim King Jr. trained and Tim Tetrick drove. Machnhope raced gamely only to finish second for trainer Noel Daley and driver Andrew McCarthy. Shes Pukka N raced in the pocket and finished third for her trainer Brian Malone. Tony Morgan drove. Tim Tetrick and Dexter Dunn each won 3 races, apiece, on the betting card.    A $2,347 Pick 5 carryover, will be added to Thursday night’s guaranteed $10,000 Pick 5 wager. The Pick 5 begins on the 9th race with an estimated post of 7pm for the wager. There is a fifty cent minimum wager.  Thursday nights post time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Northern Express and Morairtime left alertly at the start of the $14,000 feature trot at Dover Downs Tuesday night. Northern Express and harness racing driver Russell Foster, gladly accepted the pocket trip from Morairtime and Jack Parker Jr. Morairtime reached the quarter in 28 seconds flat and continued their journey to an identical 28 second quarter. The half was reached in 56 seconds. Nearing the three quarters, driver Russell Foster sensed that Morairtime was tiring over the sloppy surface, and chose to pull the pocket.  The three quarters were reached in 1:25.2. Northern Express was able to clear the lead at the top of the stretch.   Majestic Marvel continued in pursuit  but was unable to make up any ground on the leader. Northern Express won by a convincing two and a quarter lengths in 1:54.3 and was the 2-1 race favorite. Northern Express Northern Express (Muscle Massive) is owned and trained by Arty Foster Jr.  His son, Russell Foster drove. Majestic Marvel finished second and is trained by Dylan Davis. Corey Callahan drove. Morairtime cut the mile and finished third.  Carol Jamieson-Parker is the trainer. Her husband, Jack Parker Jr, was the driver. On Thursday night Dover Downs will offer a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 5 wager with a 15% takeout and is a fifty cent minimum bet. The Pick 5 will begin on the 9th race on the card at an estimated post of   7pm. Dover Downs resumes racing on Wednesday with a post time of 4:30 pm Alex Kraszewski  

Dover Downs will offer a guaranteed $10,000 harness racing pick 5 wager on Thursday January 28 ,2021.   The wager begins on the 9th race with a projected post time of 7 pm. The wager is a fifty cent minimun bet. The lowered 15% pick 5 takeout is available daily. Post Time for the first race is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski

Tiger Thompson N roars home and wins the Open pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Tiger Thompson N and Goldberg left quickest off the gate.  Goldberg led the field through an opening quarter in 26 seconds flat. Dexter Dunn sensed the pace was pedestrian,  pulled the pocket with Tiger Thompson N in front of the stands. The half was reached in 55 seconds flat. The quarter was a routine 28.4. The action picked up as Itsrockandroll A paced first over past the five eighths. Corey Callahan was able to entice Tyga Hanover  and Yannick Gingras, off the rail and found cover, second over on the rim.. Tiger Thompson N  maintained a length lead and reached the three quarters in 1:22.2.  That quarter was paced up in 27.2. At the top of the stretch, Yannick Gingris ducked to the rail with Tyga Hanover saving his mount for a late surge. In the lane, a thrilling stretch duel between both horses ensued. At the finish line, Tiger Thompson N ruled supreme, and won by a neck in 1:50 flat. Tiger Thompson N ( Big Jim) is owned by Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker  S. Messick and Prestige Stable.  Josh Parker trained and Dexter Dunn was the driver. Tiger Thompson N,  the race favorite, was sent off at odds of 2/1. Tyga Hanover finished second for trainer Andrew Harris and driver Yannick Gingras. Itsrockandroll A was trained by Dylan Davis.  Corey Callahan was the driver Racing resumes on Monday at Dover Downs.  Post Time is 4:30 pm      Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Marloe Hanover wires the field in the Mares Open/Select pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan.20) night. Marloe Hanover was launched from post eight by harness racing driver Andrew McCarthy at the start of the race. She was parked to the quarter in :26.3 by a headstrong Shes Pukk N and Tony Morgan. Marloe Hanover led the field to the half in :55.1. Dexter Dunn hustled Any Time N to the outside from fifth and raced coverless down the backstretch in pursuit of the leader. Marloe Hanover reached the three quarters in 1:23.3. In the stretch, Marloe Hanover N dug to win by a diminishing half length in 1:51.1 and paced the final quarter in :27.3. Marloe Hanover (Captaintrecherous) the 4/5 race favorite, is owned by Let It Ride Stables Inc. Nifty Norman trains and Andrew McCarthy drove. Shes Pukka N secured the pocket and finished second for trainer Brian Malone and driver Tony Morgan. Anytime N raced a grueling first over trip and finished third. Josh Green trains and Dexter Dunn drove. Dexter Dunn and Tim Tetrick each won three races on the card. On Thursday (Jan.21) Dover Downs will offer a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-5 with a 15% takeout.The Pick-5 begins with the 10th race and concludes on the 14th race. The post time for Dover Downs is 4:30 p.m.     Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Pat Matters dominates the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. At the start of the race, Warrior One and Scirocco Rob left for  early race position nearing the quarter.  Pat Matters and Andrew McCarthy settled in third at the start then launched a quick brush and took control of the race. The quarter was reached in a rapid 27.1.  Pat Matters and Andrew McCarthty continued unchallenged and trotted to the half in 55.4. Scirocco Rob and Tim Tetrick pulled off the rail from third and went into attack mode.  The three quarters were reached in 1:23.4.  The quarter was trotted in 28 seconds flat.   At the top of the stretch,  Pat Matters appeared to taunt her male harness racing counterparts and left them in her dust.   Pat Matters won in 1:51.4 with a last quarter in 28 seconds flat and a last half in 56 seconds. She won by a convincing, two lengths and paid $8.40 to win. Pat Matters was able to avenge her fourth place finish from last week. When asked, driver Andrew McCarthy stated “ last week I was unkind to her and roughed her up a bit. I wanted to sit behind JL Cruze last week but he was not good.  This week I was easier on her and she responded”. Pat Matters ( Explosive Matter) is owned by Patricia Stable.  Nifty Norman is her trainer. Warrior One, sat the pocket for trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras. They finished second. Scirocco Rob, the race favorite, was third.  Mark Silva is the trainer and Tim Tetrick, the driver. On Thursday,  Dover Downs will offer a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 5 wager, with a 15% take out. Racing resumes on Wednesday with a 4:30 pm post time.     Alex Kraszewski

Itsrockandroll A storm's home to harness racing victory and wins the Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. US Captain and Tiger Thompson N traded leads going to the quarter pole. Dexter Dunn won that early battle and retained the lead. The quarter was reached in 27.1.  The half was reached uncontested in 55.2. At the five eighths marker,  Itrockandroll A and Corey Callahan pulled off the rail from fifth and inched their way 1st over, down the backside. Tiger Thompson N was challenged to the three quarters in 1:22.4,  pacing a quarter in 27.2 Soho Burning Love A, who  was competing against the boys for the first time, shadowed Itsrockandroll A on the outside.   Corey Callahan was able to keep Soho Burning Love A at bay on the rim and zeroed in on Tiger Thompson N in the deep stretch.  Itsrockandroll A won by a nose in 1:50.2 and paid $7. Itsrockandroll A ( A Rocknroll Dance)  is owned by Michael Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis.  Dylan Davis trained and Corey Callahan drove a masterful race. Tiger Thompson N finished second and raced gallantly for trainer Joshua Parker.  Dexter Dunn was the chauffier. Soho Burning Love A ,  the three to five race favorite, was a fast closing third, for trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick. Sadly, Joe Wehausen, the owner of Sandy’s Bolt who finished 6th in the race, passed away suddenly last week.  Our condolences to his family. Racing resumes at Dover Downs on Monday post time is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs  

Moments of Joy is victorious in the Mares Select Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Moments of Joy benefitted from a textbook, perfect harness racing drive by Victor Kirby, and won the Mares Select Pace at Dover Downs. Moments Of Joy and My Last Bet left alertly for early race position at the quarter. My Last Bet and Montrell Teague Jr. rushed back to the top as Moments Of Joy accepted the pocket. My Last Bet, broke the beam, at the quarter in 26.4.  She continued on the lead to the half in 55.3. Edge Of Eternity moved 1st over, past the half, and pressured My Last Bet through the three quarters in 1:23.4.  They matched strides pacing that quarter in 28.1. In the stretch, Victor Kirby and Moments Of Joy saved every inch of ground on the rail, and won by three quarters of length in 1:52.4  Moments of Joy returned $9 for the win. Moments Of Joy (Western Terror) is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt. Victory Kirby drove. Edge Of Eternity, eventually, wore down pacesetter My Last Bet and finished second for trainer Chuck Crissman Jr. and driver Corey Callahan. Scuola Hanover finished a fast closing third.  Andrew Stafford was the trainer.  Art Stafford Jr. was the driver. Racing continues on Thursday as Soho Burning Love A, takes on the boys, in the 12th race Open Pace.  Post Time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.     Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Jack Vernon upsets,  in the Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. With the scratches of Eye OfA Tiger As and Scirocco Rob, the open trot was relegated to a harness racing field of six quality trotters. There was a 3 horse scramble for the early lead.  Warrior One, Pat Matters and JL Cruze all left in a line, for the early lead. JL Cruze muscled his way to the top. Pat Matters, the even odds race favorite, accepted the pocket and Warrior One dropped into the three hole at the quarter. JL Cruze led the field to a hard fought quarter in 26.4.  Then raced uncontested on the lead, through a 55.1 half. Jack Vernon and Corey Callahan picked up a second over trip as Warrior One attacked 1st up nearing the three quarter pole.  The three quarters were trotted in 1:24 as JL Cruze,  the leader, became leg weary and started to fade. Midway in the stretch,  Jack Vernon was able to storm past Warrior One and won by three quarters of a length in 1:53.  Jack Vernon was sent off at odds of 5-1   Jack Vernon (Muscle Hill) is owned by Howard Taylor and Michael Casalino Jr.  Dylan Davis trained and Corey Callahan drove. Warrior One, finished second for trainer Ron Burke.  Yanick Gingras drove All Champy was third for trainer Sofia Zingale. Ross Wolfenden was the driver. Pat Matters, the even odds favorite was fourth. JL Cruze finished sixth Corey Callahan won four races on the card. There is a $28,600 pic 5 carry over for tomorrow’s races.   The pic 5 is a fifty cent minimum bet and is wagered on the last five races. Racing continues Wednesday at Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm..   Alex Kraszewski

Itsrockandroll A captures the Open Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. At the start of the race, Itsrockandroll A left quickly, and driver Corey Callahan was able to settle into third. Trojan Banner N and Shneoncrzydiamond A disputed the early lead. Trojan Banner N won that early battle and led the field to the quarter in 28.1. Itsrockandroll A took his cue and sprinted from third past the quarter to gain command reaching the half in 56.1. Goldberg, normally on the lead, raced from off the pace and rallied on the outside picking up horses one by one down the backstretch. The three quarters were reached in 1:24.1  Goldberg was able to grab the lead but not the rail as a stubborn Itsrockandroll A fought back at the top of the stretch. In the deep stretch,  Itsrockandroll A retained the lead late, and won by a neck, as the even odds favorite.  The race time was 1:51.2 Itsrockandroll A (A Rocknroll Dance) is owned by Michael Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis. Dylan Davis trained and Corey Callahan was the driver. Goldberg finished 2nd for trainer Brenda Teague and driver Montrell Teague. Itsrockandroll A Rollwithpapajoe was third for trainer Jennifer Bongiorno and driver Tony Morgan. Racing resumes at Dover Downs on Monday.  Post time is 4:30 pm.    Alex Kraszewski

Pat Matters earns a harness racing track record in victory Tuesday night at Dover Downs. Pat Matters shattered the track record for older trotting mares at Dover Downs. The record was previously held by Buck I St. Pat of 1:53 in 2008. Pat Matters left alertly and took the field through a quick 26.2 opening quarter. Warrior One was parked to the quarter and motored up before the half seizing the lead from Pat Matters. The half was trotted in 55 seconds flat. At the 5/8 ths, Andrew McCarthy boldly pulled the pocket as Warrior One began to labor, angling off the rail to take the lead. Jack Vernon challenged the leader to the three quarters which was trotted in 1:23. At the top of the stretch, Jack Vernon and the 7/5 race favorite Scirocco Rob closed stoutly but could not make up any ground on Pat Matters. Pat Matters, the lone mare in the race, reached down for more trot and won by a half length in 1:51.2 and an aged mare track record. Pat Matters (Explosive Matter) is owned by Patricia Stables. The red hot Nifty Norman is her trainer and Andrew McCarty her driver. Jack Vernon raced first over but finished second for trainer Dylan Davis and driver Corey Callahan. Race favorite Scirocco Rob finished third for trainer Mark Silva and driver Tim Tetrick. Pat Matters Owners, George and Tina Dennis, trainer Joe Columbo and driver Mike Cole combined for a racing grand slam by winning four races. Lou’s Lucky’s Girl and Under Contract completed the daily double. Cashmeonthetrack took the fourth race. Blue Cupertino won the eight and notched win number four. World Champion Shartin N, will lead the field in the post parade for the 11th race Mares Open pace on Wednesday night. This time in retirement. There will be a brief ceremony in recognition of her accomplishments in the winner’s circle. Live racing continues tomorrow at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 pm. Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Shes Pukka N dominates the Select Fillies and Mares at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Tony Morgan left alertly off the harness racing gate with Shes Pukka N and took no prisoners as he parked VH Princess Brea for half a mile. Shes Pukka N set fractions of 27 54.4 123:3 and a winning time of 1:52 flat. Nearing the three quarter pole, Anytime N and Rockn Philly circled three wide as VH Princess Brea tired.  But their attempts were in vain.. Shes Pukka N remained stubborn in the stretch and won convincingly, by two and a quarter lengths in 1:52 flat.  She was sent off at odds of 7/2. Shes Pukka N ( Betterthancheddar) is owned by Peter Paul Venturini. Brian Malone trained and Tony Morgan drove. Edge Of Eternity sat the pocket and finished 2nd.  Chuck Crissman Jr. trained and Art Stafford Jr drove. Three year old Feeling Sweet, finished 3rd for trainer Joseph Columbo.  Mike Cole was in the bike. There will be live harness racing at Dover Downs on Thursday night ( New Year’s Eve).  Post time is at 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs  

JL Cruze earns a harness racing victory in the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night.   JL Cruze was driven aggressively by Dexter Dunn as they left then retook the lead at the quarter pole. Jl Cruze set fractions of 27 56 1:24.3 and a winning time of 1:52.3.   Pat Matters and Andrew Mc Carthy were able to grab cover from Jack Vernon nearing the three quarter pole and mounted a steady challenge.     In the stretch, JL Cruze and Dexter Dunn were able to hold a pocket sitting Scirocco Rob, to win by a neck as the 3/5 race favorite.   Jl Cruze trotted a last half in 56.3 and a last quarter in 28 seconds flat in victory.   Jl Cruze ( Crazed) is owned by Wood, Dittmar Jr. and Laquinta.    For JL Cruze,  it was his 41st lifetime victory and lifetime earnings exceeding 1.5 million dollars.   Jl Cruze (Crazed)  is trained by Eric Ell and was driven by Dexter Dunn.   Pocket sitting Scirocco Rob was second for trainer Mark Silva and driver Tim Tetrick.   Jack Vernon finished third for trainer Mark Silva and driver Tim Tetrick.   JL Cruze   Pat Berry won four races on the card.   Post Time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm   Alex Kraszewski  

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