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Maximum Terror closed with a rush at 31-1 for harness racing driver Ben Stafford Jr. while Montrell Teague piloted Race Me Villa to victory in Thursday, Feb.18 feature races at Dover Downs. Ben Stafford Jr. came from out of the pack on the outside to overtake the leaders at the wire for a 1:53.3 triumph for the longest price payoff of the day $64.20 for a $2 win ticket. T's Electric (Tony Morgan) found room along the passing lane and got up for second in front of Laughing Matters (Corey Callahan). It was the third win of 2016 for the Western Terror-Hit Cocoa gelding, who won for the 12th time in his career while banking $105,281 for owner-trainer Ben Stafford. In the other division, an altered son of Village Jolt-Out Of The Shadows, Race Me Villa, a game second last start finishing second by a nose, was at the top of his game in this one, rolling home in 1:52.1 for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners Kathleen Mofield and John Dickens. This was his 20th career victory upping his lifetime earnings to $98,044. Rockin Rambaran (Allan Davis) closed to finish second for the second straight time. Summer Camp (Callahan) was third. Corey Callahan and Tony Morgan won three races while Ross Wolfenden had a double. Dover Downs is dark on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where 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.  Marv Bachrad  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($3.40, Ross Wolfenden) notched his fifth win of the year with a 1:56.4 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. The Josh Green-trainee grinded away first-over at pacesetter Spunky Jack after fractions of 29.1, 59 and 1:27.3. He edged clear at the top of the stretch and held off a fierce late charge by Cash On Delivery who ducked to the inside late for the place spot. Spunky Jack finished third. Traverse Seelster increased his lifetime earnings to nearly $500,000 and seasonal bankroll to more than $70,000. Tony Morgan registered three driving wins. Allan Davis, Ben Stafford Jr., Ross Wolfenden and Victor Kirby each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

DOVER, Del.---- Casino Bags Carlo swept to victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male pace, the last of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the closing day of the 45th harness racing season at Dover Downs, Thursday, April 10 at Dover Downs. Bandolito romps in 1:48 winning $36,000 Preferred pace and Just A Jolt takes $33,000 Delaware Special. When front-pacing favorite Elite Awards suddenly broke stride on the final turn, Vince Copeland, sitting second with Casino Bags Carlo, shot into the lead and rushed home a 1:52.4 winner of the final DSBF three-year-old championships. The win was the third straight victory of an unbeaten campaign for Cavalli Pazzi Stables,. Copeland has trained and driven the Roddy's Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding now a winner of eight of 12 races and only once farther back that third while winning $70,000 this year and $168,911 lifetime. West Star Director (Ben Stafford Jr.) finished second for the third consecutive start. Forced Passage (Ross Wolfenden) was third. Driver George Dennis said he and Elite Awards saw a lose horseshoe shining brightly on the track along a pylon and the pacer was startled and broke stride, finishing out of the money for the first time in 12 races with 10 of them easy wins. Bandolito, a 1:48 winner last week, currently the fastest time of 2014, won even more impressively this week stepping up to the $36,000 Preferred Handicap. Trainer-driver Daryl Bier, co-owner with Charley Dombeck and David Bier, the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew brown four-year-old was never trouble chalking up his third win in four starts this year while winning $48,977 and $228,815 in his 16 race career. Tarpon Hanover (David Miller) ended a two-race win streak finishing second with Take It Back Terry (Ross Wolfenden) the show horse. When Nova Artist (Allan Davis) became involved in trouble in front of the grandstand when he received a broke race wheel, the $33,000 Delaware Special Handicap became a toss up. Feel Like a Fool (Dennis) took over the lead and led into the stretch when Tim Tetrick steered Just A Jolt to the front nearing the wire for a 1:50.2 triumph. Feel Like A Fool and Full Of Sand (Corey Callahan) were second and third respectively. Nova Artist pulled up before the clubhouse turn. Corey Callahan drove Joan Hamstead's homebred Lewiebyalength scooted to a 1:53.2 success in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. A 13-1 shot Three Day Forecast (Jonathan Roberts) was second with By Noggin (Tony Morgan) third. Callahan also guided Gateway Racing's Lollipop Kid to a 1:49.1 conquest in an $18,000 Male Winners-Over pace. The Dylan Davis-trainee is an altered son of Shady Character-Saly Pansen and won for the third time in 10 outings this year. Manhattan Rusty N (Ron Pierce) finished a strong second with Poker Hat (Tetrick) finishing third. In the $17,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male Winners-Over pace, Troy and Todd Tribbett's Alittleaintenough notched his fourth win of the season with Ron Pierce driving, a 1:51 lifetime mark. The Artiscape-Mayland Beauty gelding trained by Joe Hunterpfund was followed home by Chesapeake Bay (David Miller) and Totally Kissed (Montrell Teague), the only sophomore in the field, who was third. Bret Brittingham drove the other $17,500 division winner, Leslie Betts' Teresa's Beach. The Somebeachsomewhere-GE's Jen four-year-old is trained by Johnny Waite and won #4 this year in 11 starts. Sea Harrier (Tetrick) accepted his first loss after two wins. Varsity Hanover (Kim Vincent) closed strongly to finish third. In between races ceremonies, Corey Callahan was presented the Leading Driver award. Dylan Davis won the Leading Trainer title, while Nova Artist, for the second time in three seasons, won Horse of the Meet honors. Dover Downs says 'so long' to its 45th season and thanks all who participating in making the 2013-14 meet successful. Thanks for being an important part of the banner season. Racing will resume next Fall. In the meantime, harness racing resumes on Monday, April 21 at Harrington Raceway. 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.---- There was a mild surprise in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace final, Fashion Guru went right to the front for Tim Tetrick and never looked back fashioning a 1:54.3 triumph in the first of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week. On the regular card, Spend It All won the $24,000 Mares Open pace on a drizzling Monday, April 7 at Dover Downs. Driver Ron Pierce won four races. Second in both her $20,000 preliminaries, this time the Ben Stafford trained filly for Winbak Farm, took control early with a :26.3 opening panel and continued on for her fourth win with four seconds in nine lifetime starts. The Rustler Hanover-Natural Luck homebred now has boosted her career earnings to $75,925. Jonigold (Corey Callahan), who left from the outside but relinquished the lead to Fashion Guru, was second. Megginspin (Ron Pierce) closed for third money. Fashion Guru went off at odds of 4-1 and paid $10.00 to win. The public-choice, Seboomook Fool Yah (Allan Davis), had won both her prelims impressively, but after making an unsuccessful bid on the backstretch flattened out finished off the board for the first time in her 13 race career. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Corey Callahan took Treasure Valley to the front and then had to ward off a challenge from Juliana's Director on the backstretch before pulling away to a 1:57.2 victory. The Roddy's Bags Again-Fox Valley Hooker filly is trained by Del Cote for owners Henry Faragalli III, Trevor Johnson and Joe Thomson. Hen's Playmate (Eddie Davis Jr.) came on to finish second in front of Crushed Again (Vic Kirby). Reversing racing positions from the previous two weeks, Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce cut out the fractions with Spend It All getting a 2-hole trip in the $24,000 Mares Open pace. This week, it was Spend It All, and driver Jim Morand, that took the passing lane route and came away with a 1:54 victory. Les Givens conditions the Tell All-Dream Card four-year-old to her first win of the year and 17th of a two-year career. Spend It All, owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, has earned $163,290 lifetime. Alexachase (Bret Brittingham) was first over again and had to settle for third. Scootin For Joy came out of third half way down the stretch then won the foot race to the finish line in 1:53.1 to win the $17,500 Mares Winners-Over pace. Ron Pierce picked up his third win of the day guiding the four-year-old Western Paradise-Scooting Annie daughter to her fourth win of the year for trainer Pete Tritton and owner Harry von Knoblauch. Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague) sat second from the start and finished second with front-pacing Pacific Wine (Corey Callahan) having to finish third. Pierce led all drivers with four trips to the winner's circle; meet leader Callahan had a triple. 100,000 DSBF 3YO Filly Trot final Tuesday Eight start in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final, the Tuesday, April 8 feature race during Dover Downs final week of racing this meet. Last week - trainer, driver and co-owner Art Stafford Jr. with Wyatt Starkey - guided Overnight Hit to a mild upset overtaking favorite JJ&M Stable, Richard Lombardo and breeder Pam Wagner’s Kelsey’s Commando and Vic Kirby, for the 1:58 victory. Meanwhile, Stop The Jade Farm’s Bella’s Spunkin, driven by Allan Davis, scored his second straight prelim victory. The other $20,000 DSBF prelim was won by 30-1 longshot Onery Inc.’s Even Brighter piloted by Bret Brittingham. The rest of the contenders are; Lowe Walker and ONB’s Gogh Gogh teamed with Tony Morgan; Ed and Karen Wells’ Oso Grateful and George Dennis, Way Over Paid, owned, trained and driven by Bryan Truitt burdened by outside post 8 and Limborghini with Eddie Davis Jr. bred and trained by Andy Markano and co-owners E.L. Goans and V.P. Schoeffel. The final week of Dover Downs’ 45th season presents a $100,000 DSBF Final for sophomore male trotters on Wednesday. The $100,000 colt and gelding final is the closing day headliner on Thursday. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- In the final week of Dover Downs 45th season, Seboomook Fool Yah, winner of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacer, and one-prelim winners; Jonigold, Reflected Art, Angel Face and I'm Won Rum Wiser race in the $100,000 final. Also on tap Jeremes Sweetheart seeks a third straight win in the $24,000 Mares Open pace, on Monday, April 7. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah, with Allan Davis in the sulky, was an impressive winner of both of his $20,000 prelims. The Wiz Kids Stable has interest in two of the eight starters. One is Jonigold, with Corey Callahan driving from post 8, the other as partner with Tina Dennis and driver George Dennis on I'm Won Rum Wiser. LeBlanc Racing and Winbak Farm's Reflected Art, piloted by Ross Wolfenden, was a 24-1 opening leg winner and finished second in his other prelim. Winbak Farms also has two contenders; Angel Face, handled by Tony Morgan, with one prelim win and Fashion Guru with Ben Stafford Jr., who finished second in both her prelims. Other contenders include Virginia Louthan's homebred Megginspin with Ron Pierce at the controls and Gloria Keefe and trainer Sammy Belote's homebred Bettylou Who, with driver Bret Brittngham leaving from post 1. There is also a $20,000 DSBF consolation led by program favorite Henry Faragalli III, T.P. Johnson and Joe Thomson's Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) and Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again driven by Vic Kirby. From the rail. Ed Walls' Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) from outside post 7. and Marjorie Richards and Judith Leonard's Thersa (G. Dennis) are other contenders. The final $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace of the meet reunites Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart (Pierce) and Spend It All (Jim Morand) owned by Steve Head and Brooke Givens. They were separated by a nose in both of their last two week's meetings with Jeremes Sweetheart getting up using the passing lane both times. Last week Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite's Alexachase (Bret Bittingham) was a game third with D.R. Van Witzenburg and George Golemes' Ideal Ginny (Davis), fourth. The other starters are owner-trainer Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden), Richard Lester and trainer Tony Domino's Alice's Restaurant (Kirby) stepping up after a win last week and first time 2014 starter Bags Of Stars (Callahan) racing for Dianne and Joel Halpern. A $100,000 DSBF soph filly trot final is the Tuesday headliner. Hasty Western in lifetime best mile Sunday Hasty Western, an 8-1 shot, came on in the stretch to score a lifetime fastest, 1:51.3, victory in the $20,000-25,000 Male Claiming pace on the final Sunday of the Dover Downs 2013-2014 season on April 6. Driver Allan Davis won a four bagger.  Well back in the nine-horse field, Hasty Western never became involved until the contestants reached the top of the lane. From the half until mid-stretch, Lord Terror (Sean Bier) and Andy Roo (Tony Morgan) engaged in a heated side-by-side battle. Allan Davis then sent Hasty Western four-wide and rolled to the finish line holding off Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) at the wire.  Lord Terror, who had two claims on him, bravely held on for third place. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing own the winner, a Western Hanover-Up Front Sassy gelding who won for the second time this year. Boca Hanover registered her fourth consecutive victory as trainer-driver Frank Milby piloted The Panderosa-Bikini Hanover 12-year-old to victory for Denise Beaver. RD Elegant Yankee (Roger Plante) took second with If Only You Knew (Mike Rossi) coming on for third.   Allan Davis completed the day with four wins; owner Legacy Racing of Delaware, trainer Wayne Givens and driver Jim Morand, who usually doesn’t drive on Sundays, had two wins each. Only four more racing days this meet with each featuring a $100,000 DSBF final daily. Post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner’s Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Bandolito scored the fastest mile of the year on any size track while equaling the all-track record of 1:48 set in 2012 by Heston Blue Chip, while Casino Bags Carlo was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 2nd leg Pace preliminaries and in the $33,000 Delaware Special, Nova Artist won again on a strong Thursday, April 3 program at Dover Downs. Daryl Bier moved Bandolito up on the outside as Lollipop Kid (Corey Callahan) and Fancyfreeshark (Jonathan Roberts) continued to battle on the front end. Bandolito took the lead on the final turn and breezed home in track record equaling and track four-year-old record time of 1:48. Bier trains and co-owns the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew brown horse with Charles Dombeck and David Bier. It was his second win of the year and 11th lifetime and now has won purses of 210,815. Manhattan Rusty N (Ron Pierce) showed late speed to finish second in front of Lollipop Kid, third. . Casino Bags Carlo turned in the fastest of the three DSBF prelims, a 1:53.4 wire-to-wire performance for trainer, driver Vince Copeland and owner Cavalli Pazzi Stables. The Roddy's Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding won his second in two starts in 2014 and seventh, with two second and a third in his 11 career races banking $118,911. Forced Passage (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Lewiebyalength (Corey Callahan) the show horse. In the second $20,000 DSBF pace, Elite Awards came from off-the-pace for driver George Dennis to take the lead from West Star Director (Ben Stafford Jr.) and then led his six rivals home for a 1:54.3 victory, his Third Straight this years and 10th in 11 starts lifetime earning $124,225. David Rearic conditions the Powerful Toy-Silk Slip gelding for owner Karen Walls. The third DSBF division was even more competitive. Tim Tetrick drove Art Retreat to a come-from-behind 1:54 decision. Go Big Spinder (Ron Pierce) closed well to take second while Hawker (David Miller), who vied for the early lead was the show finisher. Vern Cannon and trainer Jeff Clark owned the Artzina-Wild Retreat gelding who won for the first time in 13 starts which include five seconds and two thirds. Nova Artist in his customary style closed from fifth at the half to notch a 1:50.2 triumph in the $33,000 Delaware Special. Allan Davis was at the controls of the seven-year-old son of Real Artist-Avon Lady who recorded his fourth win of the year to go with two seconds and two thirds for owners trainer Eddy and Kathy Davis. The almost black pacer, who was the track's Horse of The Meet two seasons back, has won $85.350 this year and $849,917 in his career. Just A Jolt (Tim Tetrick) also rallied from off-the-pace to finish second in front of Feel Like A Fool (Dennis). Jet Blue Miracle came on strong in one of two $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over paces to rack up a 1:52.1 win. Ross Wolfenden teamed with trainer Les Givens to make owners Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing happy with their fourth win of the year. Major Bucks (Toby Lynch) finished second with Shiretown Pitbull (Sean Bier) third. In the other $18,000 event, Tim Tetrick roared down the lane driving Sea Harrier, a Jereme's Jet-Ingrid Bergrin gelding, to his sixth win of the meet in nine races for Paton Racing and trainer Jim King. Jolt Of Fire (Dennis) and Spinfiniti (Pierce) were second and third respectively. Frank Chick's So Much To Say, driven by Dennis for trainer Kevin Lare, posted a 1:52 victory in a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old pace. Art Of Escape (Pierce) was second followed by Heart Breaking (Davis), third. Morgan and Jeanne McInnis rejuvenated Cams Art in 1:51.2 won a close 1:51.2 decision at 12-1 odds in a $15,000 Male pace with Bret Brittingham driving. SB Mike's Hot Beach (Mike Rossi), off at 71-1, cut out the mile and finished second. Just Bettor (Pierce) came on from far back for third money. George Dennis had three wins while Allan Davis, Tim Tetrick and Bret Brittingham had doubles. A $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace is the top race on Sunday when racing resumes. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs       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.      

DOVER, Del--- Elite Awards, Casino Bags Carlo and Go Big Spinder, all unbeaten three-year-old pacers, tangle in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg of Male paces to set the stage for next week's closing day $100,000 at Dover Downs while a select six-horse field vies in the $33,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, April 3. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Karen Walls' Elite Awards, winner of the $100,000 freshman final last November at Harrington, will be driven by George Dennis in the first $20,000 division, Diane and Joel Halpern's West Star Director and Ben Stafford Jr. and Mike Gannon's By A Noggin, handled by Vic Kirby, head the opposition. Vince Copeland drives Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo, in the second DSBF event against Joan Hamstead's fast homebred Lewiebyalength and Corey Callahan. Virginia Louthan bred, owns and trains Go Big Spender, with Ron Pierce at the controls takes on Winbak Farm's Hawker and Jeff Fout along with Vernon Cannon and trainer Jeff Clark's Art Retreat (Tim Tetrick) in the third $20,000 section. The top eight point-getters after the two prelim rounds return for the $100,000 finals all next weekdays. In the $33,000 Delaware Special, Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist (Allan Davis) and Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob (Pierce) renew their rivalry in a hard-hitting field of six starters. Included in the cast are John Dayton's impressive Just A Jolt (Tim Tetrick), four-time winner this meet, All Stienam (Callahan) racing for Green Racing and JJ&M Stable. Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool (G. Dennis) and Mike Horn and Bobby Rice Sr.'s Dirty Devil (David Miller) complete the line-up. A top group of pacing events highlight a strong undercard on the next-to-last Thursday program of the meet. Undefeated I Like My Boss wins again I Like My Boss made it six wins in six career starts all in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events, Toolbox and a 15-1 shot Streets Of Gold  won $20,000 2nd leg Filly Trot preliminaries on Wednesday, April 2 at Dover Downs. Unlike in last week’s prelim, I Love My Boss came from behind to keep his all-win record in tack scoring a 1:56 triumph in his $20,000 division. Jonathan Roberts was content to race fourth at the half and then moved out slowly to finally catch front-trotting Bosston BNZ on the final turn. The duo raced side-by-side halfway down the lane before the Don Boss Vita-Wild One gelding pulled away to the win. Trainer Bobby Shahan, Jimmy and Angela Parsons owned the lifetime winner of $95,000. Whichwayrightrleft (Ross Wolfenden) made up for an unexpected misstep last week, to finish third. Gateway Stable’s unheralded Streets Of Gold picked up his best paycheck of a nine-race career taking a 2:01.2 upset in the other $20,000 DSBF soph trot. Eddie Davis Jr. piloted the longshot  Linbo-Royalty Rates brown gelding to his first win besting AJ Commander (Wolfenden), finishing second.  Goodtwogreat (Corey Callahan) took third. Race Favorite Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) broke stride at the start and then again after catching the field on the backstretch and finished out-of-the-money. Toolbox, driven by Bill Long-longtime Ocean Downs leading driver-escaped from being locked in fourth on the backstretch, finding room on the last turn and then roared four-wide down the lane to notch a 1:58.3 victory in his second start of the year for owner Crawford Rayne. An alter son of Giant Hit –NV Gemma, Toolbox was followed by My Boy Charlie (Roger Plante) and early leader Winbak Charles M (Jeff Fout). The top eight-pointers in each of the four sophomore sections return next week for $100,000 finals, Monday through meet closing day Thursday, April 10. On the non-stakes card, for the second straight week Enrico AS disposed of seven rival coming from off the pace to win the $18,000 Winners-Over trot in 1:54.1. Ron Pierce drove the Eric Ell-trained Allstar Hall-Caspian chestnut gelding to her third win of 2014 for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Guiltywithanexcuse (Daryl Bier) closed along the inside for second. I’m So Striking (Eddie Dennis) edged early leader Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) for show honors. Barbara Boese’s Awsome Valley equaled the fastest trotting time of the meet in one of two $14,500 sub-features. Tony Morgan steered the Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding home wire-to-wire in 1:53. Earlier in the meet, Traverse Seelster won in that time. Looking Hanover (Kirby) and Royal Malinda (Wolfenden) were second and third. Beaver Creek Farm’s He Belongs Here, an Angus Hall-Flying Dove gelding, with Ron Pierce driving won the other $14,500 trot for 4&5-Year-Olds in 1:55.2. Dribble Drive (G.Dennis) was second in front of Zoli (Kirby). Ross Wolfenden, Vic Kirby and Tony Morgan drove two winners each.  by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Seboomook Fool Yah led off the 2nd leg, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries with a strong 1:54.4 performance. Jonigold won the second division wire-to-wire also in 1:54.4., $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Monday, March 31 at Dover Downs. Allan Davis took the lead from post 7 in the opening $20,000 prelim and fought off a strong challenge from Megginspin (Ron Pierce) on the backstretch to pull away to her second straight win of the year and ninth career victory in 11 starts for breeder, owner, trainer Garnet O'Marrow. Fashion Guru (Ben Stafford Jr.) sat behind the dueling leaders before closing in the stretch to secure second place. Megginspin was third. A Gamblers Dream-Seboomook Mao filly, the Wayne Givens trainee leads all DSBF two and three-year- old fillies with two season earnings of $130,286. In the DSBF 2nd leg division and in similar racing style, trainer Bart Dalious hustled Jonigold away quickly to take the lead at the quarter and then set sail for his first win, after a third last week, in 1:55.4 for The Wiz Kids Stable. The Headmaster-Golden Delicious filly has won three of eight career races. Reflected Art (Ross Wolfenden) who took a shot at the winner heading to the final turn held on second money. Crushed Again (Vic Kirby) was the show finisher Winbak Farm's Angel Face registered her first lifetime win scoring a 1:56 decision in the 3rd $20,000 division. Tony Morgan drove the daughter of Rustler Hanover-Angel Place to victory holding off race-favorite Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) in the stretch. Bettylou Who Bret Brittingham) finished third. The top eight point-getters in the DSBF prelims return next week for $100,000 finals. Jeremes Sweetheart, steered by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, used the passing lane to nip front-pacing Spend It All (Jim Morand) in the final step to win the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap in 1:52. The five-year-old Jereme's Jet Fox Valley Evanna matron won in the same way as last week taking the distaff feature again beating Spend It All. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta have gotten a check in all but one of her 2014 starts. He has four wins, a second and four thirds banking $58,320 in purses this year. She has won $322,712 lifetime. Alexachase (Bret Brittingham) raced first over gamely but had to accept finishing third. Three drivers were responsible for 10 winners. Pierce led all drivers with four wins, Allan Davis and Vic Kirby three wins apiece. A pair of $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg sophomore filly paces headlines the Tuesday racing card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- I'm Won Rum Wiser and Reflected Art, 1st leg winners, lead two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacers on Monday, March 31. Jeremes Sweetheart seeks a repeat in the $24,000 Mares Open pace, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Two of last week's winners match strides in the opening $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg prelim. I'm Won Rum Wiser, owned by The Wiz Kids Stable and Tina and driver George Dennis takes on Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah while Winbak Farm's Fashion Guru with Ben Stafford Jr., second last week, leaves from post 1. Another contender is Virginia Louthan's homebred Meggispin and Ron Pierce, who also was second last Monday. In the second $20,000 prelim, LeBlanc Racing and Winbak Farm's Reflected Art (Ross Wolfenden) came on strong at 24-1 for an opening week victory. Also racing well was The Wiz Kids Stable's Jonigold (Bart Dalious) who was passed leading on the backstretch but came on to finish third. Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again (Vic Kirby) also was a third-place finisher. The third DSBF prelim is a wide-open event led by Henry Faragalli III, T.P. Johnson and Joe Thomson's Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) from the rail. Ed Walls' Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) from outside post 7.Winbak Farms' Angel Face (Tony Morgan) and Marjorie Richards and Judith Leonard's Thersa (G. Dennis) are other contenders. A select field of five race for a $24,000 purse in the Mares Open Handicap pace. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart (Pierce) closed along the passing lane to win last week's distaff feature. Spend It All (Jim Morand) cut out the fast pace for owners Steve Head and Brooke Givens, and had to settle for second place. Owner-trainer Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden) has accounted for a win, two seconds and four thirds in her last nine starts. Alexachase, owned by Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite, is a strong closer. Drawing the rail is DR Van Wizenburg and George Golemes' Ideal Ginny A. Davis) stepping up after a win last time. Lord Terror is nose the best at Dover Lord Terror swept from last at the top of the stretch to a 1:54.4 victory by a nose in the $20,000-$25,000 Male Claiming Allowance on a rain drenched  Sunday, March 31 at Dover Downs. As the field of seven turned down the homestretch, Sean Bier took Lord Terror four-wide and then stormed down the lane to catch Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) in the final stride for his fourth victory of the year. Jenifer Kolessar owns the Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding who she claimed out of his last win three starts back. Crissy Bier trains the winner who bested Raritan Bay and Cash Cab (Jonathan Roberts) in the photo.  Denise Beaver’s Boca Hanover scored his third straight victory in 1:56.4 with Frank Milby in the bike in a Delaware Mares pace holding off Taylor B Swift (Jonathan Roberts) by a head. Powerful Honey (Tony Morgan) finished third. Trainer Joe Hundterpfund had a big night haltering three winner, two of which he owns. George Dennis and Montrell Teague drove three winners, Allan Davis had two wins. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Elite Awards wins fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Male pace preliminaries, with Casino Bags Carlo and Go Big Spinder, the others while Emeritus Maximus takes the $30,000 Preferred Handicap on a speed-filled Thursday, March 28 at Dover Downs. George Dennis took Elite Awards to the front and continued on for a 1:54.2 success in the first DSBF $20,000 prelim winning for the second-straight time this year and building his career record to nine wins and a second in 10 races. Karen Walls owns the Powerful Toy-Silk Slips gelding trained by Dave Rearic who now has earned $114,225 lifetime. Art Retreat (Tim Tetrick) came on strong to finish second ahead of Hawker (Jeff Fout). The second DSBF prelim was all Casino Bags Carlo as Vince Copeland sailed out of post 7 and never looked back in a 1:54.4 decision. Last November's $100,000 DSBF Final winner made his seasonal debut in this one for Cavalli Pazzi Stables. The Roddly's Bags Again-Casino Bus soph gelding won for the sixth time in his career and now has banked $108,911 in his two seasons of racing. West Star Director (Ben Stafford Jr.) flew down the lane to finish second ahead of By A Noggin (Vic Kirby). Go Big Spinder rushed down the passing lane to score a 1:54.4 triumph in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim with Ron Pierce in the bike. Virginia Louthan, bred, owns and trains toe No Spin Zone-David's Art colt posting his second straight win and fourth of the year. Bobbies Power Play (Bryan Truitt) was second with front-pacing Lewiebyalength (Callahan), third. The DSBF second leg events will be raced Monday through Thursday, next week. The top eight point-getters in the action return the last week of the meet, April 7-10 for $100,000 finals. In the top race on the regular program, Tom Cancelliere's big buy of last Winter, Emeritus Maximus, stepped up to the $30,000 Preferred pace and Ron Pierce did the rest taking the Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight four-year-old right to the top and made all quarters winning ones for a 1:50.1 conquest. The win was the third in-a-row for the Tom Cancelliere trainee. Lindwood Player (Callahan) charged down the lane to finish second with Feel Like A Fool (Dennis) the show horse. The fastest clocking on the card came in the $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open Handicap when KDM Stable's Tarpon Hanover made his first local start a 1:49.2 lifetime best as David Miller guided the Badlands Hanover-Tarport Herald four-year-old conditioned by Nick Surick to his second straight win and third of the year. Just A Jolt (Tim Tetrick) was runner-up. EZ Noah (Pierce) took third. . David Miller piloted his second of three wins steering Mike Horn and Bobby Rice's Dirty Devil, a Real Artist-Ms Eyes And Thighs gelding, home in 1:51.2 to win the first of two $15,000 Male Winners-Over paces. Manhattan Rusty N (Callahan) and Poker Hat (Tetrick) were second and third respectively. In another $15,000 division, Kim Vincent left hard with Varsity Hanover and sat second behind Fire In The Belly, who raced outside from the start until reaching the backstretch. Varsity Hanover then came strong in the stretch for owner-trainer Jim Whalen Jr. to get up in 1:51.3 at 8-1 odds. Finishing second was the first loss after five consecutive wins for the game Fire In The Belly. Jolt Of Fire (Allan Davis) was third. Callahan, in his first action since returning from racing in Australia last week, and Miller had three wins each. Tetrick and Pierce made the winner's circle twice. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. 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.---- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund kicked off its preliminaries for sophomores on Monday with three $20,000 filly pace divisions with two favorites and a longshot posting wins. Meanwhile Jeremes Sweetheart got back in the win column in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on March 24 at Dover Downs. Seboomook Boo Yah, winner of last Fall's $100,000 freshman final, returned in top form in her first start of the year, as Allan Davis guided the Garnet O'Marrow homebred daughter of Gambler's Dream-Seboomook Mao to a 1:55.3 win overtaking front pacing Fashion Guru (Ben Stafford Jr.) in the dash to the finish line. Wayne Givens conditions the winner, who now has won eight of 11 starts with two third racking up $120,286 in purses. I'm Won Rum Wiser was the other favorite to win her seasonal debut. The $100,000 Harrington Final-winner notched a 1:57 success in her $20,000 DSBF prelim with trainer George Dennis in the bike. The Headmaster-La Gloria Cubana filly won for the sixth time in nine starts, all in the money. The Wiz Kinds Stable and breeders George & Tina Dennis own the winner of $112,150 in her career. Bettylou Who (Bret Brittingham) slipped along the passing lane to finish second in front of Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) third. The lone upset came when the Steve LeBlanc-trained Reflected Art pulled a 24-1 surprise in the other $20,000 prelim. Ross Wolfenden roared past race favorite Jonigold heading to the three-quarters and sped away to a 1:54.4 lifetime mark. Megginspin (Ron Piece) closed along the passing lane to finish second with Jonigold (Bart Dalious) taking third place. The victory was the first of the year and second lifetime for Reflected Art, a daughter of Artzina-Queen Jodi owned by Winbak Farm and LeBlanc Racing. In the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap, Jeremes Sweetheart raced second until the final step when the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna five-year-old nosed past Spend It All for a 1:51.4 triumph. Ron Pierce drove the winner stalking Spend It All (Jim Morand) from the start until the stretch when Jeremes Sweetheart sped to the inside and rushed to victory for the third time in 2014, only once finished out of the money in nine races. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own Jeremes Sweetheart, a $46,320 winner this year and $310,712 lifetime. The greatly improved Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden) was only a head-back in third. Ron Pierce and Allan Davis led all drivers with three wins apiece; Tim Tetrick, Montrell Teague and owner and trainer Trish Foulk added two wins each. On Tuesday, March 25, two $20,000 divisions of DSBF Three-Year-Old Filly Pace 1st prelim divisions top the 15-race card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- JK Letitgo won her fifth race in-a-row stepping up the ranks to win her first appearance in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap on Monday, March 10 at Dover Downs. Trainer Joe Hundertpfund, Jr. had a big night conditioning four winners from his stable. And she paid off at odds of 7-1, paying $17.60 to win. Idle since racing in the Miss N.J. at the Meadowlands last August, JK Letitgo returned to the races on Feb. 3 and has been perfect since. The youngest in this week's top female pace, the $20,000 Open/Handicap, the four-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-JK Getoutofmyway, driven by Jonathan Roberts, closed between horses in deep stretch to remain unbeaten after five races this year. Coookin The Books (Allan Davis) and race favorite Jeremes Sweetheart (Ron Pierce) slugged it out early and when a collage of females roared down the lane, JK Sweetheart emerged with the victory. Gottaseeaboutagirl (Corey Callahan) closed boldly to finish second in front of Jeremes Sweetheart, third. Josh Parker, trains and co-owns the winner with Kevin Evans, Bud Spedden and Nanticoke Racing. JK Letitgo has now won $35,000 in her five 2014 starts. Nanticoke Racing also shared ownership with Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley in Mach Lady who undoubtedly is currently the winningest claiming mare pacer posting a 1:53.2 triumph in a Delaware $10,000 Mares Claiming Allowance. The Mac Three-Tampa Town six-year-old trained by Les Givens saw a long win streak ended in her previous start finishing third. The victory is her sixth in her last seven outings. Joe Hundertpfund, Jr. started five horses on the card, and won four: All About Boyz (George Dennis), in the 3rd; JJ'scollegefund (Ron Pierce) in the 6th; Casimir Lawman in the 11th and JK Cheerleader in the 12, both driven by Ross Wolfenden. Only Putnams Kream did not win, but finished third in the 3rd race. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan advanced to 197 wins this meet piloting three winners; owner Nanticoke Racing also had a triple. Ron Pierce, Wolfenden and Ben Stafford Jr. and trainers Ben Stafford and Les Givens had two trips to the winner's circle each. Andy Roo goes for third straight score Tuesday After two straight wins, Andy Roo makes an appearance with a price tag in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 11. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Allan Davis drives Baron Racing’s Andy Roo, a 38-race winner of $740,373 lifetime in the nine-horse lineup. Cash Cab with meet leading driver Corey Callahan starts from post 9 in the second tier for new owners Moo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing who claimed the nine-year-old in his last start. Arty Foster Jr.’s San Antony-O won last time out and will be driven by Tony Morgan. Jeff Bartels’ Last Shot Leeton and Vic Kirby drew the rail. The other starters are Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Sir Globalalop Z Tam piloted by Eddie Davis Jr.; Polaris N is reined by Ross Wolfenden and racing for Bill Ethier and LeBlanc Racing; Grab The Fortune, owned by Bill Emmons will be piloted by Jonathan Roberts; Stubbs Hanover, owned and driven by Trace Tetrick; and Raritan Bay is owned by driver Bret Brittingham and Betty Brittingham. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Ron Pierce coming off a 'four-win slam' on Thursday, made it six winning drives on Sunday at Dover Downs. Mike Rossi, who has specialized with longshot wins all meet guided 49-1 shot Twincreeks Indy to victory on the March 9 card. Maximum Terror won the first part of the co-feature $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old paces when Ben Stafford Jr. wore down Pierce driving Bestofthebunch in 1:54.1. The four-year-old gelding by Western Terror-HTF Cocoa insured his victory in the final strides for his first win of the year. TK Kilowatt Sam (George Dennis) finished third. In the second division, Ross Wolfenden drove JJ Nitro, an altered son of NXample-Farline Hanover, into daylight in the passing lane and came on for a victory. On The Horizon (Vic Kirby) and Leyden (Allan Davis) were second and third respectively. Twincreeks Indy charged down the lane to overtake 8-5 favorite Arpeggio Hanover (A.Davis) in deep stretch at 49-1 to notch his first win of 2014 for owner-trainer Bob Mundell). Brisk Clipper (Rodger Plante) thundered home third. Pierce's six winners were Sucha Bad Girl in the 2nd, Devil's Ivy in the 4th, Reindance Ray took the 5th, Go Big Spinder in race 10, Nuts And Jolts in the 12th and Three Ten #6 in the 14th race. Tony Morgan, Wolfenden, Rossi and breeder, owner, trainer Virginal Louthan had two wins each JK Letitgo puts a four-race win streak on the line meeting Jeremes Sweetheart and Alexachase in the $20,000 Mares Open the Monday feature race. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- The only three-year-old in the field, Bestofthebunch, is the one to beat in the Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on Sunday, March 9 at Dover Downs. After his first three starts, Bestofthebunch has won twice with a second when beaten by a neck. The gelding owned by Foulk Stables and trained by Trish Foulk, with Ron Pierce driving, takes on eight rivals in the feature race. Chief opposition is expected from Joe Hundertpfund's White Sportscoat, a strong second-place finisher last time out with Ross Wolfenden driving, trainer Lauren Allen's Public Enemy, a winner last time out handled by Vic Kirby, and Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror and Ben Stafford Jr., primed for a top effort. The rest of the field is made up by Vince Copeland owned, trained and driven Casino Bags from the rail with Heather Minton's Cherokee Hunter piloted by Justin Vincent alongside. Drawing outside posts are Darrell and Dillon Lewis' TR Kilowatt Sam and George Dennis, Shrew Magoo with Tony Morgan driving for Rich Zulick and Crissman Inc., posts 7 and 8 with driver Brandon Henley's JR's Midnight Cry leaving from post 9 in the second tier. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. Each Friday and Saturday, the track will be dark for racing. On Sunday, races begin at 5:30 p.m. For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. ---- Thetruthaboutdavid, the only three-year-old in the field of nine, leads the Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on the first Sunday in March at Dover Downs on March 2. George Teague's Thetruthaboutdavid, who did not start at two, has a pair of wins and two seconds in his five lifetime starts for Montrell Teague. In his first start since arriving from Canada, Joe Hundertpfund's White Sportscoat and Ron Pierce is seeking his first U.S. win. Frank Bianci and trainer Ursula Berndt's DVC Jazzy Jolt, driven by Ross Wolfenden, should benefit from an inside post. Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror makes his first start after an excellent qualifying mile. Ron Short's Martz Creek Perry leaves from post 1 with Tony Morgan. Trainer Lauren Allen's On The Horizon will have the services of Vic Kirby. The rest of the starters are Gary Simpson's Dreamfair Epic teamed with George Dennis, Jim Jestice's Outstanding Effort and Allan Davis along with Ellen Warren and Eileen Lineweaver's Hickory Again piloted by Trace Tetrick. . Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. Each Friday and Saturday, the track will be dark for racing. On Sunday, races begin at 5:30 p.m. For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- A pair of $14,500 Mares paces headline the 'President's Day' card on Monday, Feb. 17 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first $14,500 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over section, two starters Rich Ashley and Mike Cain's Beechwood Diana, driven by Ross Wolfenden, and Bob Tribbett's Rachelle's Beat with Ron Pierce, lead the eight-horse field. Tim Mumford's Romanascape and Corey Callahan will leave from the rail with Grandview Hanover, owned by Don Reed and trainer George Wagner, with George Dennis in the bike, starts alongside. Bay Pond Racing's Winbak Speedi and Allan Davis finished second in her last two outings, both times losing by a head. Joel and Diane Halpern's good closing Mindale's Smile with Ben Stafford Jr.; Keith Pippi's All Terror will have the services of Ron Pierce; and Howard and Josh Kauffman's Derek Delight drew post 8 with Track Tetrick driving. JK Letitgo (Callahan) brings a two-race front-end win streak into the other $14,500 distaff for owns Parker, Spedden, Evans and Nanticoke Racing. Make Magic (Tim Tetrick) racing for Tom Kemp gets a better post. Carter Racing and trainer Bobby Myers (Jonathan Roberts) shows consecutive third-place finishes. Matinee Dragon (Stafford Jr.), owned by breeder Ed Gold and Ben Stafford, after starting from the outside in her last two races drew post 1 this time. Legacy Racing's Bonita Rocks (Davis) leaves alongside. The rest of the field includes CG's Serious, owned by Carol Parker and trainer-driver Jack Parker, has two wins in her last three starts; Katherine Bardis and George Teague's Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague) and Glenda Fulcher's Bareboat (Roger Plante) must overcome leaving from the outside. Cams Art takes Sunday feature at Dover Cams Art, a standout juvenile in the Delaware Breeders Fund events,.has regained his winning touch taking his third win of the meet scoring a 1:51.4 victory in the $9,500 Male pace at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 16. With Bret Brittingham in the bike, the Jeanne and Morgan McInnis homebred Cams Fortune-My Foolish Art gelding, trained by their son Ryan McInnis, romped home and easy winner. Charger (Trace Tetrick), an 8-1 shot was second with Polaris N (Ron Pierce) getting show money in the nine-horse field. Tim Tetrick had a driving triple, Bret Brittingham and Ron Pierce had two wins each. Trainers Bobby Meyers and Jim King also had doubles.  by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

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