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DOVER, Del. --- Drive By Night made it six wins in his last seven races scoring a 1:52.4 victory in the $15,000 Male Claiming pace on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden made the winner's circle four times. Montrell Teague was at the controls of a Drive By Night's impressive win for the sixth time while trainer Dan Munson has been the winning owner of all but one of those wins. All of Drive By Night's wins have come with a claiming $15,000 tag. The Real Artist-U Drive Me Crazy gelding was claimed and claimed back the next start by Munson in late November. Ourea Nourrir (Allan Davis) finished second. Jebswesternshake (George Dennis) took third money. In addition to Wolfenden's four wins, Eddie Davis Jr., Vic Kirby and trainer Joe Hundertpfund had two wins each. Prior to the racing, there was a short memorial tribute for the late Bobby Botsch, a longtime Delaware horseman, who passed away recently. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and horsemen in the Dover Downs winner's circle. Handsoffmycookie faces three new opponents in the $18,000 Mares Open pace on Monday. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. During the annual Christmas Break Week, There is no live racing, from Friday, Dec. 19 until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- Razor sharp Baximum seeks a repeat of his win last week in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Owned by Tina Clark, wife of trainer Bobby Clark, and Joe Clark, Baximum has been a strong finisher in each of his recent starts closing for a third, the a second and last week scoring a 1:54.4 victory with Allan Davis holding the reins. Enrico AS has returned to top form with Corey Callahan driving. The Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta-owned chestnut missed by a neck last time after scoring a win by a nose the week before. David Miller's Cash On Delivery steps back up after a winner's over win with Vince Copeland at the controls and starts from post 1. The other starters are E&J Stable and Lois and Earl Walters' ultra-consistent I'm So Striking, a twice winner and second last week, driven by Eddie Dennis. Jim King and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger, with Trace Tetrick has been knocking. Not to be overlooked are Charlene Long's Oh No Three O with Sean Bier, a winners-over winner last time and Martz Time, with Andy Miller driving for John McGill and Brian Carsey, a quality newcomer from the Meadows and Hoosier Park. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing and during the football season Pick-3 NFL wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. --- Ross Wolfenden had a 'good feeling' on Tuesday, Dec. 2 when driving trotter Good Feeling, crossed the finish line first in the sixth race at Dover Downs. The win marked the 6,000th lifetime harness racing victory for the transplanted New Zealander. "I wanted to come to [the USA] because there is more opportunity to race here. Back home, there aren't many tracks or races to compete," remarked the popular Wolfenden who has regularly been among the top three drivers at Delaware raceways. Wolfenden's record win came piloting Kathleen Brewer's Good Feeling to a 1:58.4 victory in a Delaware $7,500 Claiming trot. In the feature, $20,000- $25,000 Claiming Handicap pace, Trace Tetrick won his first of two steering Little Ben, an altered soph son of Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite, home in a lifetime fastest 1:53 for trainer Jim King and owners Janet Hudson and Joann King. Star Recruit (Corey Callahan) was second ending a three-race win streak. Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) was the show horse. Allan Davis led all drivers with four winners on the card. Ross Wolfenden drove three wins, Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby had doubles. Trotters take center stage on Wednesday. The feature race is an $18,000 Open trot. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday racing resumes at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Totally Rusty and Purrfect Bags remained unbeaten and Gigi Deo won for the first time in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg preliminaries while Handsoffmycookie scored impressively to win the $18,000 Mares Open pace on Monday, Dec. 1 at Dover Downs. Allan Davis drove four winners. The favorites reined supreme in the final prelims leading to next Monday's $100,000 DSBF final. Totally Rusty was an overwhelming favorite in the first division carving out an easy 1:54 victory, her seventh in eight career races for breeder-owner Carter Racing Stable. Corey Callahan was in the bike for trainer Doug Lewis in the wire-to-wire conquest. Fly Me Courageous (George Dennis) was a distant second with Miss Ruby S (Ben Stafford Jr.), the show horse. Totally Rusty is the sole offspring of her sire Rusty's For Real from the Badlands Hanover dam, Rusty's Joy. She has now won $79,250 this season. Purrfect Bags remained a perfect seven-for-seven romping home in 1:53.2 to win the second $20,000 division. Vic Kirby drove the Jim King trainee owned by his wife, Joann King. A daughter of Delaware's leading pacing stallion, Roddy's Bags Again-Purrfectly Bad, Purrfect Bags now has won $101,750 in her first year of racing. Western Sunshine (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. Riggins Route (Callahan) finished third. Gigi Deo won her first $20,000 DSBF prelim after a close second last week. Ross Wolfenden guided the Riggins-See And B Seen filly to a lifetime best 1:53 victory, her fourth, with three seconds and a third in eight lifetime races. J&T Silva, C&G Racing stables and Deo Volente Farms own the winner of $93,300 this campaign. Aaron Lambert is her trainer. Spin Vision (Callahan) and Brian's Thunder (Jim Morand) were second and third respectively. The top eight-point getters after two weeks of prelims race in next Monday's $100,000 DSBF final. JFE Enterprise's Handsoffmycookie returned to the winner's circle in the $18,000 Mares Open pace with her sixth win of the year. Trace Tetrick was at the controls as the Art Major-Observe Me five-year-old now adds another $88,410 to her career earnings reaching $1,317,082. Monochromatic (Callahan) and race favorite Kiss Dont Bite (Kirby) took shots at the winner with no avail before finishing second and third. Allan Davis had a four-bagger while Ross Wolfenden drove two winners moving with one victory of 6,000 lifetime wins. Also collecting doubles were Corey Callahan, Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby. Trainers Doug Lewis, Dave McCaffery and Wayne Givens haltered two winners each while Legacy Racing Of Delaware was an owner double. A $20,000- $25,000 Claiming Handicap pace tops the Tuesday, Dec. 2 program. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday racing resumes at 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Eddie Davis Jr. driving Papa Ray followed the flow until reaching the stretch and then pulled out and flew by the leaders for a 1:51.2 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Dover Downs. Bandolino scampered away to take command after leaving the starting gate and Daryl Bier kept him there through early fractions. Heading to the far turn Allan Davis turned last week's winner Nova Artist loose from fourth and moved up to challenge. In the lane it appeared a free-for-all with contenders stacking up with ultra-consistent Papa Ray coming fastest of all for a decisive victory, his sixth of the year. Wayne Givens conditions the Village Jolt-Liamatters five-year-old for Reg Hazzard II and Delaware's Legacy Racing. Just A Jolt was best of the rest finishing second with Vic Kirby in the bike. Ron Pierce and Simon's Artist made up a lot of ground to finish third with Nova Artist fourth. Papa Ray has now won $119,570 in 2014 and $342,828 in his career. Don't Ya Know won the $16,000 Open pace for the second straight week. George Dennis teamed with trainer Jason Skinner's Western Ideal-Caviart Vegas four-year-old gelding for a 1:52 triumph. Only The Lonely (Ron Pierce) was second. People Are Crazy (Trace Tetrick) was placed third replacing the disqualified A Sweet Ride (Kirby). Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws own the winner of six races and $62,316 this season and $205,965 lifetime. Trainer Bill Moffett's homebred Leyden received a 2-hole trip behind front-pacing Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) until the top of the stretch when Corey Callahan urged the only three-year-old in the race,Quik Pulse Mindale-Staying Power, a soph gelding past for a 1:52.2 score in a $14,000 Winners-Over pace for young horses. Laughing Matters (Art Stafford Jr.) closed well for third. In another $14,000 division, P L Hoofhearted made it four-wins-in a row for trainer Nick Surick and owner Black Magic Stable. Hit was win #8 for the Mach Three-Finally Focused three-year-old gelding. Cruising West (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) was the show finisher. There is no live racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Two newcomers arrive to challenge I'm So Striking, winner of the two previous $18,000 Open trot, in the Wednesday, Nov. 19 feature race at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Overlooked at 11-1 odds after winning the week before at 3-1, Eddie Dennis reversed strategy by closing strongly from far back to notch a 1:55 triumph. Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables bred and own the five-year-old gelding. Powerful Charger drew post 2 for trainer Jim King and driver Tim Tetrick. Enrico AS and Allan Davis leaves from the rail for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. I Like My Boss, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) juvenile champion, with Jonathan Roberts driving, starts from the outside for breeder-owners trainer Bob Shahan and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Parsons. He has won 13 of 16 starts and nearly $185-thousand in purses this year. Leigh Raymer's Ashes Cash, in the money in five of six races this season, must overcome post 8. Rich Poillucci's Frost Free Hanover, recently added to the Doug Lewis Stable, has been successful in stakes outings and has won three straight at the Meadows. Jenny Melander's steady Wisenheimer, piloted by recent arrival, driver Trace Tetrick who returns from Indiana where he had an outstanding meet at Hoosier Park. Completing the line-up is Angela Coombs' Boffin and Vic Kirby, a 10-time winner this season. DSBF second-leg to "politicals" Tuesday Second-leg action turned Political in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) colt and gelding trots while at Dover Downs, Tuesday, Nov. 18 when Political Foe and Political Cash swept to victory in $20,000 DSOA freshman divisions. Corey Callahan and Allan Davis, 1-2 in the dash-win standings, each collected four wins.  Eddie Dennis took the early lead driving Political Foe and never looked back lengthening the lead at each post on the way to a 1:59 victory in the first $20,000 DSBF male trot.  Canadians Stephanie and Brian Cassell own the Political Briefing-Paris Filly gelding. He won for the fourth time, with three seconds, in eight races this season. Lucky Dynasty (Vic Kirby) was a distant second with Let It Go (Corey Callahan) third. Another altered son of Political Briefing, this one from Cashmere Sabra was an easy 2:00.1 victor in the second $20,000 trot. Trained by Bob Shahan who co-owns the two-year-old with Donald Marine, Political Cash recorded his third win of the campaign and sixth time in the money in seven races. Perfect Vangogh (Tony Morgan) finished second while Egosnattitudes (Jonathan Roberts) was third best. The top eight point-getters after the two prelim legs race in the $100,000 DSBF Finals beginning next week. The filly trot final is set for next Monday with the colt and geldings final on Tuesday. Corey Callahan picked up the second of four winners directing Star Recruit to a third straight victory in a $20,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance in 1:54.3. Nick Surick trains the Dragon Again- Remarkable Star gelding For Black Magic Racing. Hide Me Away (George Dennis) closed with a rush for second. Monologue (Allan Davis) was the show horse. In addition to Callahan and Davis with four wins apiece, drivers Ross Wolfenden and George Dennis had a double while Wayne Givens and Eli Scott had two trainer wins each. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Monochromatic, driven by defending meet champion, Corey Callahan, closed with a rush between rivals to score a 1:52.2 victory on opening day of the harness racing season at Dover Downs Monday. Eddie Davis, Jr. had the "hot hands" for the first race program, winning four races on the day. A Delaware-bred nine year-old, Monochromatic has been a leading female pacer in local feature races for North State Street Stable. Corey Callahan moved to the outside from fourth and slowly edged up to eventually battle 6-5 co-favorite Handsoffmycookie (Tony Morgan) at the three quarters. The Dream Away-Miss Ty nine-year-old raced head-to-head down the lane with Fill My Pockets Up (Eddie Davis Jr.) streaking along the passing lane and Embassy Seelster (Allan Davis) coming strongly on the outside. The photo finish camera revealed Monochromatic first at the wire with stakes seasoned Handsoffmycooke next. Fill My Pockets Up nipped Embassy Seelster for third in the $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace. The victory was the eighth of the season for Monochromatic. She has won $111,490 of her career $863,965 bankroll. Van Otterloo Stable's Flick A Fly held off 33-1 shot Get Real Rusty (Davis Jr.) at the wire in 1:53.4 to win a $14,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Female pace. Allan Davis drove the Voracious Hanover-Cam's Lady Shark sophomore conditioned by David McCaffrey to her fifth win of the season lifting her earnings to $53,818. Vic Kirby drove In The Red LLC's Kiss Dont Bite, trained by Eric Ell, to a 1:52.1 triumph overtaking On The Cup (Callahan) in the final stride for her third win of the campaign. Shine N Shimmer (A. Davis) was third. Willow Mill Faith continues 'queen of the claimers." The Blissfull Hall-Irish Sarie eight-year-old scored her eighth consecutive victory breezing home in wire-to-wire style romping to 1:54.4 decision with George Dennis driving for owners Don Reed and George Wagner. Fleeting Flirt N (Callahan) and Great Vodka (John MacKinnon) finished second and third respectively. Allan Davis made the winner's circle four times. Tony Morgan had a driving triple. Corey Callahan had a double. Monday through Thursday racing begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- Long time campaigner Believe This Bob scored the fastest of 11 qualifying races on Wednesday, Oct. 28 morning at Dover Downs. Driven by Ross Wolfenden, Believe This Bob notched a 1:54.2 victory beating Winbak Carl (Tony Morgan) and Feel Like A Fool (Corey Callahan) to the finish line. Sweet Rock, one of three winning drives by Allan Davis won easily in 1:54.4. Other wins were turned in by Jolt Of Fire (1:55.2-George Dennis);Seboomook Fool Yah (1:56.2-Allan Davis); Bobbies Power Play (1:56.2-Bryan Truitt); Framed Art (1:56.2- Art Stafford); Pinearosa (1:57-Eddie Davis Jr.); and Motorino (1:57.1-Allan Davis). Dover Downs re-opens for its 46th season this Sunday, Nov. 2 with a full 15-race program starting at 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 68th season of live harness racing came to an end Thursday evening. Four-time leading driver Ross Wolfenden capped the meet-ender with four driving wins, but it was not enough to catch Allan Davis, who won his first career title with 157 wins at the meet, while Wolfenden was second with 150. Victor Kirby (127) finished third. The 38-year-old Davis is the son of one of the most accomplished drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region, Eddie Davis, winner of more than 8,000 races lifetime. Trainer Wayne Givens earned his second training title with 66 wins. Joe Hunderptfund Jr. was second with 51 wins, while Josh Green was third with 31. Meanwhile, horse of the meet honors went to trotter I Like My Boss for owners Bob Shahan, Ashley Parsons and Jimmy Parsons. Trained by Shahan, I Like My Boss started his career with an incredible 15 consecutive wins before his first defeat. He started 10 times at Harrington in 2014 with nine victories. Also on the closing night program, pacing mare Willow Mill Faith notched her seventh straight win for trainer/driver George Dennis and owners Don Reed and George Wagner in 1:56. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens its meet on November 2. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The final week of Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds. The pacing fillies are the first to go postward, as their final is slated as the 10th race on Monday's 15-race program. Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2-1, Corey Callahan) will look to keep her perfect record intact as the daughter of Rusty's For Real is 4-for-4 in her young career, after breaking her own track record last week. The path to her fifth win may not come easy tonight however after drawing post position eight. Her two chief threats are fellow undefeated mate Joann Looney King's Roddy's Bags Again-sired Purrfect Bags' (4-1, Victor Kirby) and Riggins-sired Gigi Deo (3-1, Andrew McCarthy) for owners J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms. The pacing colts will take their turn in the 10th race on the Tuesday program, featuring an adept field which features six different elimination winners. Only Scott Woogen's Riggins-sired KJ Ben (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.) and Michael White's Life Sizzles-sired and aptly named Son of a Sizzle (3-1, David Miller) escaped both of their elimination races unscathed in the deep grouping. Fellow elimination winners in the field include Garnet O'Marrow's Riggins-sired Seboomook Katahdin (5/1, Allan Davis), Legacy Racing of DE, Sharon White and Nanticoke Racing's Artzina-sired Art Season (8-1, Vince Copeland), Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK (4/1, Montrell Teague), a son of Art Director, and Roddy's Bags Again sired Roddy's Hot Again (12-1, George Dennis), who is owned by George and Tina Dennis and the Ask W Stables. Both sexes of trotters will compete in their final events on the penultimate program of the season at Harrington on Wednesday. The colt and gelding trotters will battle in the eighth race, as track record holder and son of Political Briefing, Political Cash (2-1, Allan Davis) will vie for his Third Straight win for owners Bob Shahan and Donald Marine. The field is contentious however, and also features former track record holder Egosnattitudes (5/1, Jon Roberts), a son of Great George Two for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables among the field of eight. The filly trotting final is the 10th race with another Great George Two offspring playing perhaps a major role in Callmemza (2/1, Roberts) for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza swept her eliminations as did her two main threats, a pair of Cr Commando-sired fillies in Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper (4-1, Ross Wolfenden), and Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive (3-1, Tim Tetrick). Each pacing and trotting division also features a $20,000 consolation. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bob Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch for his second career win in three lifetime starts. Political Cash broke Egosnattitudes track record, who set the mark last week. Egosnattitudes (Jon Roberts) completed a sweep of his elimination legs earlier on the program with a 2:04.4 triumph for trainer Bib Roberts and owners Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding improved to 2-fo-3 in his young career. Trainer and co-owner Shahan was back at it in the remaining colt and gelding division with Save The Night (George Dennis). Co-owned by Shahan and George Brem, the Political Briefing-Athenea gelding was a 2:02.4 winner in his division. Each of the filly winners fulfilled sweeps of their eliminations as Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) was the first to triumph in 2:03.2. Trained by Poliseno, the Cr Commando-CR Penny Lane filly is 2-for-2 in her career. Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive ($2.10, Victor Kirby) was an easy 2:03.4 victor for trainer Duane Wagner. The Cr Commando-Tybridge filly has three wins in four career starts. Trainer Bib Roberts recorded another win on the card with Callmemza ($2.60, Jon Roberts). Co-owned by Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, the Great George Two-Endorphan Annie, Callmemza is now 3-for-4 in her career after a 2:04.3 triumph. The top eight point-getters among the fillies and colts and geldings will return to compete in their respective $100,000 final events Wednesday October 22. Ross Wolfenden had four winners on the program. Kirby and Jon Roberts each won three races, while Corey Callahan and Allan Davis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions. The fastest winner was Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) who was a wire-to-wire winner over Seboomook Katahdin in 1:55. The Riggins-Winsmith Karen colt completed a sweep of his eliminations and improved to 4-for-5 in his career for trainer Duane Wagner. Second time starter Remember Me VK ($3.80, Montrell Teague) was an impressive 1:55.4 winner over Smoking Joey. The Art Director-All Memory gelding received a pocket trip behind Smoking Joey throughout and edged clear of the latter down the passing lane at the finish. Trained by Bob Wyatt, Remember Me VK now has a win and a second on his card in as many starts. Michael White's Sonofa Sizzle ($2.10, Allan Davis) swept his eliminations after winning his division in 1:55.2 for trainer Gary Green. The son of Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like, burst on the Delaware scene with a win last week in 1:54.2, after competing in New York in four previous attempts. Art Season ($2.20, Allan Davis) won the remaining division for owners Legacy Racing of Delaware, Sharon White, and Nanticoke Racing Stable in 1:56.1. The Artzina-Florist gelding was forced in the two hole early by a fired up NBA Pick who set a hot pace before fading. Art Season applied pressure past the half-mile and edged clear before opening up a four length lead over Rustlercafe at the wire. Art Season is trained by Wayne Givens. In the overnight feature, Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($4.60, Corey Callahan) recorded her fourth consecutive win in the $18,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4. Teague, Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each drove three winners. Ross Wolfenden had a driving double. The top eight point-getters from the first two legs will return for the $100,000 final on Tuesday October 21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for 2-year-olds continued Wednesday as six divisions of trotters were contested. The most noteworthy division was the latter of three colt and gelding divisions, in which Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, LLC's Egosnattitudes ($10.60, Jon Roberts) reset the track record for freshman trotting geldings, with a 2:00.3 victory. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding reeled in pacesetting favorite Save The Night in deep stretch for the upset win. Trained by Bib Roberts, it was the first career win for Egosnattitudes. The remaining colt divisions were contested off the wagering program, with Stephane and Brian Cassell's Political Foe (Eddie Dennis, 2:02.4) and Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Political Cash (Allan Davis, 2:01.4) prevailing. The fastest filly division went to another Bib Roberts-trainee, Callmemza ($40, Jon Roberts), who overcame post eight for a wire-to-wire win in 2:02.1. The Great George Two-Endorphan Annie filly notched her second win in three career starts. Driver Victor Kirby piloted six winners, including a win in an elimination for the trotting fillies with Sign N Drive ($4.60, Victor Kirby. 2:02.3). Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stable's Penny Paratrooper ($3, Ross Wolfenden, 2:04.2) won the remaining filly division.. It was a banner night for Kirby, who reached at a new personal best at Harrington. He picked up a trio of his wins quickly by winning three in a row from races two through four with Windsong Ingenius ($3), Bettor and Bold ($3) and Master Bedroom ($8.60), with the latter two being trained by Jim King Jr. Ross Wolfenden and Jon Roberts each had three wins, while Eddie Dennis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. The Riggins colt brushed to lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.3 seconds, clearing early leader and race favorite Smoking Joey. KJ Ben then marched through fractions of 57.1 and 1:26.1 before holding the favorite at bay in the stretch for a measured win. Trained by Duane Wagner, it was the third win of KJ Ben's career. Perhaps the most contentious division was the fourth when Michael White's Son of a Sizzle ($11.80, Allan Davis) recorded a 1:54.2 win from off the pace for trainer Gary Green. The Life Sizzles colt battled first over and cleared leader Byby Landon, before holding off a game late charge from Remember Me VK for his first win of the season in five career starts. George and Tina Dennis Inc and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again ($2.80, George Dennis) notched his Third Straight win in the first division on the program. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding never had an anxious moment in his front end win in 1:56.3. Roddy's Hot Again is trained by his co-owner and driver George Dennis. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin ($2.10, Allan Davis) was an 11 length winner in his DSBF division. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, the Riggins gelding never relented once assuming the lead before the quarter mile. Trained by Wayne Givens, he was won 3 of 4 career outings. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($5.60, Victor Kirby) won her Third Straight race in the overnight feature, the $13,750 Mares Open. Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Victor Kirby and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Corey Callahan had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - With just 12 days remaining in the Harrington Raceway meet, the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds will be prominently featured over the final three weeks. DSBF action kicks off Monday with pacing fillies going postward in four divisions. The early favorite in the division would have to be J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Violente Farms' Gigi Deo (9/5, Andrew McCarthy), who drew post four in the first split, the second half of the daily double as race two. A $55,000 Harrisburg sale yearling, "Gigi" is one of the most expensive Delaware-sired horses since the inception of the DSBF program. She finished second to Bettor Be Steppin in the Kentuckiana in grand circuit action at Hoosier Park. This will be her first time over a half-mile racetrack for trainer Aaron Lambert.   Another filly whose off to an auspicious start to her career is Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2/1, Corey Callahan), who is a homebred for Carter Racing Stable. Sired by Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty is the only registered foal from her sire. She took a mark of 1:53.4 in her last start at Harrah's Philadelphia and is 2-for-2 thus far in her young career. Joann Looney-King and her husband, trainer Jim King Jr., will look to continue a banner year with budding filly Purrfect Bags (2-1, Victor Kirby) in the final division. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again exploded to a five length win in her only career start at Harrah's Philadelphia. The four divisions are slated second, fifth, eighth and tenth on the Monday program. The pacing colts will headline Tuesday's program in four divisions. This year's group appears to be extremely competitive with early favorites among the 29 colts entered appearing to be the likes of CTC Stable's Smoking Joey (second division, 5/2, Callahan), Seboomook Katahdin (third division, 2-1, Allan Davis) as well as a contentious fourth division that features David Hamm's Byby Landon (2-1, Ross Wolfenden) and Michael White's SonofaSizzle (3/1, Allan Davis). Smoking Joey, trained by Doug Lewis, and Seboomook Katahdin, conditioned by Wayne Givens, are both sons of Riggins who have started their careers with two early wins. Byby Landon, a Dick Lewis-trainee, won his only previous start at Harrington with an impressive 27.3 last quarter, but perhaps drew into the deepest division that includes Life Sizzles-sired Sonofa Sizzle, who was third in a division of the Tompkins Geers at Tioga Downs. The trotters will be in action on Wednesday with three divisions apiece of fillies and colts. Two long time local Delaware trainers appear to have the preliminary favorites in the colt division as Eddie Dennis-trained Political Foe and Bob Shahan-trained Political Cash will head their divisions, which will be held as early non-wagering events at 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Owned by Stephanie Brian Cassell, Political Foe was a strong second in his last start versus older rivals. Meanwhile, Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash finished third in his opening start after a series of impressive qualifiers. Among the 22 trotting fillies, most are making their first career starts and only Shahan and George Brem's Save The Night, has a pari-mutuel win, after winning an overnight event at Ocean Downs in 2:02.4. Live racing is conducted nightly with a 5:30 p.m. post time. by Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jon Roberts capped his best week yet at Harrington Raceway with a second five-win performance in four nights Thursday. The 33-year-old Roberts, who won five races on Monday, won five more Thursday giving him 13 for in a four day span on Delaware's only half-mile racetrack. Roberts did not drive at Harrington on Tuesday night, September 30. Roberts win parade Thursday began in the second race with Seaside Gal ($10.80) and continued by capturing the second and fourth legs of the pick four with Aggie's Dream ($4.40) and Casino Bags ($7). Roberts secured the grand slam with a triumph aboard We Salute You ($9.60) in race nine before piloting veteran Real Tough ($5.20) to a Third Straight win in race 13. Roberts currently sits fifth in the Harrington driver standings with 73 wins. Allan Davis (135), Ross Wolfenden (124), George Dennis (109) and Victor Kirby (83) complete the top four. In the trainer standings, Wayne Givens (58) maintains a lead over defending champ Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (47). Josh Green (38), Les Givens (28) and Kyle Moore (23) fulfill the top five. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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