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DOVER, Del.--- Tag Up And Go, a 7-1 harness racing shot, despite finishing second last time, was best in the stretch, to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. .28. Bret Brittingham was at the controls for trainer Amanda Payson in the 1:54.1 score for owners Brian Clark and Adams Racing. Frost Free Hanover (Vic Kirby) challenged in the stretch but had to settle for second. Awsome Valley (George Dennis) was third. The Tag Up And Go victory was his 10th of the campaign and gives the Angus Hall-Tagapine gelding $118,920 won for the season. In one of two $15,000 sub-feature 3,4&5-Year-Old trots, Tony Morgan scooted Uva Hanover along the passing lane to edge front-trotting Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) at the wire in 1:53.3. Go Byem (Jim Morand), parked-out second for more than the last half mile, was a strong third. Fresh from a wire-to-wire win in his last start, Uva Hanover, starting from post 8 moved up and then took the passing lane to victory giving Tony Morgan, Nort America's all-time second-leading winning driver, his second victory on the card. The win for the five-year-old Cantab Hall-Up Front Laura gelding trained by Linda Toscano finishes with a near six-digit season in 2016, banking $99,000, for Martin Steinberg and Stake Your Claim Stable. He now has earned $430,784 lifetime. Steel Reserve had no trouble posting a 1:56 triumph in the other $15,000 division. Trainer Vic Kirby, who owns the Credit Winner-Iron Lass gelding with Cris Giaccio, took the early lead and led the rest of the way for his seventh win of the year while earning $74,440. Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) was a solid second. Gillie The Kid (Tetrick) was third. Tim Tetrick had a triple while three other drivers visited the winner's circle twice; Vic Kirby, Art Stafford Jr. and Tony Morgan. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- As Bad As Thunder puts his three-race win streak on the line in his first start as a 10-year-old in the start of the 2016 season and the first Sunday racing of the current harness racing meet at Dover Downs, on Jan. 3. A frequent visitor to the track's winner's circle during his 45-win career, the Badlands Hanover gelding has won his last two races by a nose in each, the other by 2-lengths. The Brittingham family campaigner - owned by Elizabeth, trained by Don and driven by their son Bret - has been first in five of his last seven outings. In the $15,000 Claiming Allowance pace, Brioni and Marcus Miller makes his first start after an 8-length win in which he was claimed by Arty Foster. Brioni has won three of his last four races. Howard Taylor's Major Tipper has been knocking on victory's door recently with a win, second and two thirds in his last five starts, but must leave from outside post 8. Blake ad Bruce Baker's Native Art with Brett Miller leads the other contenders starting from post 1 after outside posts since his last win in late October at Pocono Downs. Matt Bailey's Danish Diligence and Ross Wolfenden, McElodian, driven by George Dennis for Don Reed and Jim Tessmer, Toastsmygoats with Corey Callahan and Big Bad Eli, reined by Allan Davis, dropping back to the claiming ranks, complete the lineup. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Dover Downs offers a $5,000 Pick-4 daily. To enjoy racing and the popular Winner's Circle Harness Buffet it, is suggest to call for a reservation, phone 302-674-4600. Throughout the year, Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. DOVER DOWNS NEWS EXTRA                                   12/31/15 After the Wednesday, Dec. 30 program, Dover Downs will next race on Sunday, Jan. 3, the first Sunday of racing for January and February. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. with regular weekday post time at 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.  -------------------------------------------- Stamdardbred Canada released its top stories of 2015.  Two Harrington-based horses were first and second leading harness stories. Wiggle It Jiggleit’s sensational victory in the Little Brown Jug classic was #1. Wakazashi Hanover nipping Wiggle It Jiggleit to win the $1-million North America Cup ranked second.  -------------------------------------------- Delaware harness breeding came up big on the Wednesday (12/30) scene. The first three finishers in one of the feature trots were all sired by a Delaware stallion - former DSBF 2 and 3-year-old champion I Like My Boss ( by Don Boss Vita), Spunky Jack (Super Punk) and I’m So Striking (So Striking) were 1-2-3 in a $14,000 Winners-Over trot. Another, Go Byem (by Impel Hanover) was an easy winner of a $12,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. ------------------------------------------- For the second straight Monday (12/28) Yannick Gingras racked up five wins and on both Mondays, Allan Davis had a four. Winning drives. On Wednesday (12/30), meet leader, Corey Callahan  notched another five-win day. ------------------------------------------ The longest win streak during the 2015 part of the 47th season is eight in-a-row and belongs to pacer Elliesjet N. Unbeaten in all her starts since arriving from New Zealand, she won at Harrington and now seven straight at Dover Downs. Her eighth came on Tuesday (12/29), another wire-to-wire victory, for driver Art Stafford Jr. in a $15,500 Filly and Mare pace. -------------------------------------------------------------- Veteran Albert Chief N becomes 15 on Jan. 1, 2016, and is retired. Each year on Jan.1, all horses observe a birthday. Under USTA rules, 15-year-olds are forced to retire, Albert Chief N ended his lengthy racing career on Dec. 30 finishing out-of-the-money. He had won his penultimate start (12/10) wire-to-wire in 1:53.3. It was his 20th win of the year and 68th lifetime victory. The gelding won $615,141 lifetime. -------------------------------------------------------- Corey Callahan completed the 2015 portion, the first 30 programs, of the meet, with 73 winning drives. Callahan is on target for a seventh-straight track driver title. Second place belong to Allan Davis with 43 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third with 41. George Dennis had a big Tuesday with three wins to hold fourth place with 38 winners. Tim Tetrick, who has been away all month, is fifth in the standings, with 29 wins. ------------------------------------------- Dylan Davis, track leading trainer the last two seasons, tops the standings with 25 winners. Jim King is second with 19. Wayne Givens has 18 in third place, and Doug Lewis, is fourth with 15 winners and Les Givens completes the Top 5 with 13. -------------------------------------------- Ragazzo Dolce continues to dominate the trotting claiming ranks. The well-bred gelding, now a 2016  5-year-old won his sixth consecutive start on Wednesday. He won 11 races in 2015. --------------------------------------------- Jingle Bell Rocker, was in holiday spirit all year, won his only start in December to increase his win streak to four, and 16 wins in 27 starts during 2015.  The gelding puts the streak on the line on Sunday in a $10,000 Claiming Allowance. ---------------------------------------------------- Winning is the name of the game, but isn’t the only thing.  Doctor McSwing has won $35,527 this year and $55,161 lifetime in his two seasons of racing, but ironically, the pacer has never won a race. He has been second 10-times in 36 starts in 2015 with four seconds in 25 race, the previous year. Now 0 for 61 career starts, Doctor McSwing has made money for his owners, Allan Pullman, Barry Glickstein and Eddie Davis, in each season. -------------------------------------- HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 MARV BACHRAD

DOVER, Del. --- Marcus Miller and PL Hoofhearted opened up in the stretch to score a 1:53 victory at Dover Downs on Thursday, Dec. 3. Corey Callahan and Ross Wolfenden had three wins each. PL Hoofhearted had been plagued with outside posts recently, and a change to post 5 was a plus, as the four-year-old Mach Three-Finally Focused gelding who picked up his seventh victory of the year winning the $20,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace feature. Too Darn Hot (Jason Lynch) nipped Spartacus PV (Ross Wolfenden) for place money. Curran Racing LLC owns the Nick Surick-conditioned winner of $52,170 in 2015. Bret Brittingham, back after shoulder surgery and recovery, made it two in-a-row driving As Bad As Thunder to victory in 1:53.2 in the sub-feature $15,000 Male Claiming Allowance. The family owned-and-raced mainstay is owned by his mother, Elizabeth, and trained by his dad, Don Brittingham. The nine-year-old altered son of Badlands Hanover-Power Of Thunder won for the seventh time this year and 44th in his career. His lifetime earnings are $388,318. Csardas (Pat Berry) was next with Major Tipper (Callahan) a close third. Callahan and Wolfenden, numbers 1 and 3 in the driver win standings, had three wins apiece. Allan Davis, Jonathan Roberts and trainer Josh Green had a double. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---Pacific Western puts a two-win streak on the line in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Bret Brittingham will drive the five-year-old gelding owned by Brenda Ellingsworth, in his first local start in a $20,000 claiming pace. Black Magic Racing's Star Recruit drew the rail with track defending driver champion Corey Callahan in the bike with KR's Power Surge and Jim Morand alongside. R J Thomas' Jet Blue Miracle with Sean Bier arrives from racing at Rosecroft the last two months. Tina and Brian Clark's Royce Blue Chip, second and third in his last two outings, will be driven by Tony Morgan. Middle Aged Crazy, piloted by Allan Davis, gets a better post than last time and could upset. Another making his first appearance for a price, Don Reed and trainer George Wagner's McPort In A Storm and Russ Foster's Alexis Style handled by Vic Kirby, leave from posts 7 and 8 respectively. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Delaware owners and horses will be prominent in the $1.5-million Matron Stakes at Dover Downs this Thursday (Nov.6). It is the biggest Thursday program in the sport. Post time is 4:30 p.m.   The Matron Stakes, featuring the top horses in the sport, are the oldest in racing history dating back to the late 1800s. The eight divisions, for two-and-three-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies, have been raced at Dover Downs since 1997. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Delaware-owned among top in Matron Stakes Delaware-owned horses racing include Rojan Stable (Norm and Bob Aerenson)  of Wilmington and Frank Chick of Harrington, Del.  among major contenders in their respective divisions. The two top stables in North America, Burke Racing Stable of central Pennsylvania and the Takter Stable of East Windsor, N.J. have entered a power contingent of competitors. Almost every top driver in the sport will be in the eight race program: Yannick Gingras, the leading money winner this season; Tim Tetrick, Dave Palone, the all-time leading driver in North America,  Hall of Famers John Campbell and Ron Pierce, David Miller, Brian Sears, George Brennan,  Ake Svanstedt, Scott Zeron and Dover Downs five-time consecutive champion Corey Callahan. There are five $1,000,000 winning horses in this year’s Matrons,  one of whom, Father Patrick, owned by Christina Takter and partners, who has earned more than $2-million. Among the Takter enterage in the Matrons are: two of the top young trotters in the world, in both sophomore divisions. The sensational Father Patrick , a winner of 11 races and $1.4-million this season and nearly $2,2-millon in his two seasons of racing  and the streaking Shake It Cerry racing for Solveig's Racing Partners. Christina Takter also starts longshot Donatella Hanover in the $160,950 filly trot. Both Father Patrick, racing for a $200,350 purse and Shake It Cerry, winner of almost $900,000 this season and $1.7 million lifetime, have been listed all season in the sport's Top 10 Poll and meet in the $160,950 three-year-old filly trot. A Delaware-owned filly pacer, Bettor Be Steppin, shared in partnership by Rojan Stables, is trained by University of Delaware-grad Joe Holloway. She is a major contender in the $199,600 Matron frosh pace. A Harrington-owned horse,  the exciting sophomore pacer Yankee Bounty races in the $193,200 colt and gelding pace. Yankee Bounty holds an impressive eight wins in nine races record this season. Fast finishing Weeper, owned by Bay Pond Stable of Paoli, Pa. and steered by Dover Downs perennial leading driver Corey Callahan, is a dramatic fast closer racing in the $179,200 filly pace. .by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($4.20, Roger Plante Jr.) recorded his 16th career win Wednesday with a 1:55.4 victory in the featured $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Super Punk gelding was sent promptly to the lead from post position six and never relented in his three length win over Powerful Charger and Six Gun Hall. Trained by Steve LeBlanc, it was his fourth win of the year as his earnings ballooned to nearly $90,000 in 2014. The 10th race gave first state racing fans their first dose of pacing sire Riggins, who campaigned on the Delaware circuit for a portion of his career, with his offspring 2-year-old pacer Smoking Joey. Driven by George Dennis, the gelding prevailed in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:56.2 for an auspicious start to his career. Ross Wolfenden had three winners on the program. Victor Kirby, who is closing in on 3,000 career wins had a double, as did Bret Brittingham. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters is now complete after 10 fillies went to post over two divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey's Overnight Hit ($3.80, Stafford Jr.) was the fastest elimination winner with a three length score over Kelsey's Commando and Linbo Love in 1:59.4. The Giant Hit-sired filly charged by pacesetter Kelsey's Commando at the top of the stretch and drew clear impressively. It was the fourth win of the season for Overnight Hit, who is trained by her driver and co-owner Stafford Jr. Stop the Jade Farm's Bella's Spunkin ($3, Allan Davis) took the earlier division in 2:01.2 over Oso Grateful and Some Sweet Lady. The Super Punk-sired filly surged by pacesetter Oso Grateful in mid-stretch for a narrow win. Trained by Joe King, "Bella" notched her third win of the year. In the overnight feature, Jason Johnson's My Ideal Hanover ($8, Victor Kirby) recorded her Third Straight win in the $17,000 Mares Open in 1:53 for trainer Jay Gannon. The 5-year-old Western Ideal mare was a front end winner over Mach Lady and Sucha Bad Girl. Allan Davis had four winners on the program. Bret Brittingham had a driving triple. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be held on Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair, July 24, with a special 7 p.m. post time. The Wednesday program features undefeated 3-year-old trotting gelding I Like My Boss (9/5, Jon Roberts) who has won all 10 of his lifetime starts. He will head the first of two divisions of the DSBF stakes for trotting colts. The Bob Shahan-trainee drew post five in the seven horse field, slated as the first race on the 14-race program. The second division is carded as the eighth race. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-olds officially resumed Sunday with a pair of $20,000 divisions on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway Sunday. Legacy Racing of DE, Pam Curran and Niel Gargiulo's Motorino ($4.20, Allan Davis) won the first split in 1:56. The even-money choice set all the fractions in his narrow win over Hawker and Go Big Spinder. Trained by Wayne Givens, it was the Third Straight win for the son of Brian P. The second division was the faster as Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($2.80, George Dennis) was a wire-to-wire winner over Dover Downs' final winner Casino Bags Carlo and Lewiebyalength for trainer David Rearic in 1:54.3. A Powerful Toy gelding, Elite Awards, notched his 11th win in 18 lifetime starts. Dennis, Davis and Bret Brittingham each notched driving triples on the program. Jon Roberts had a double. The DSBF stakes will continue Monday with the filly pacers in action with three divisions. On Tuesday, the trotting fillies will go postward in two divisions, while the trotting colts will cap off the week with two divisions on Wednesday. After two rounds of eliminations, the $100,000 finals are slated for July 24, Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jim Morand entered the record books Tuesday at Harrington Raceway becoming just the 15th driver in North American harness racing history to reach 9,000 wins. Morand, who drove three winners on the program, achieved the milestone win aboard Brenda Teague's Remus Blue Chip ($17.80) in the 13th race. Morand, a native of Windsor, Ontario, learned harness racing under the tutelage of his step father Gerry Bookmyer after moving to Ohio at a young age. He's driven such top horses as Little Brown Jug elimination winner Kiev Hanover, Nuclear Breeze, 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue, Stampede Hanover, among many others through the course of his career. "I've been lucky to drive a lot of good horses over the years for a lot of great people," said Morand humbly in the winner's circle. "We moved to Delaware shortly after the slots came and it's a nice place to live." Before making the move to Delaware, Morand spent most of his career at Rosecroft Raceway where he dominated the Maryland circuit for many years. His wife Melanie, and three children, sons Kyle and James and daughter Olivia were on hand to see their father reach hallowed ground. Prior to Morand, Ron Pierce was the last to reach 9,000 wins in 2013. Another driving milestone was reached on the Harrington program as Bret Brittingham drove his 2,000th winner aboard Fleeting Flirt N ($5.80) in the ninth race. Brittingham has been a regular on the Delaware circuit for years along with his father, trainer Don Brittingham. The Brittingham stable has trained three recent Horse of the Meet winners at Harrington, including As Bad As Thunder, Raritan Bay and Artciano. Driver George Dennis also had a driving triple on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jlrl LLC's Rock On Moe ($4.40, George Dennis) notched his second win in the last three starts at Harrington Raceway Monday in the $17,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3. The Rose Smutz-trainee was sent for the lead as the 6-to-5 post time favorite from post four to fractions of 27.2, 55.4 and 1:23.4. Meanwhile last week's winner, Just A Jolt mounted his attack second over behind a stalling first-over Adventure Bound. Just A Jolt tipped three-wide on the final turn and gobbled up ground late but was unable to reel in pacesetter Rock On Moe who held on by a long neck. The 6-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding has banked more than $53,000 thus far in 2014 after a banner 2013 season when he earned $136,302. Poker Hall followed in close behind Just A Jolt for third. Meanwhile, two Harrington regular drivers are approaching win milestones. Jim Morand, who won the third race with Dreamfair Kovu and 13th race with Chang Dynasty, is closing in on 9,000 wins with 8,997. Morand will become just the 15th driver in North America to reach 9,000 wins. Bret Brittingham, who won the first race with People Are Crazy and fourth with As Bad As Thunder, has 1,996 victories in his pursuit of 2,000. Allan Davis had four winners on the program. Trainer Wayne Givens and Legacy Racing of Delaware had three wins. Dennis and Montrell Teague also had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - David Miller's Cash On Delivery ($7.60, Vince Copeland) capitalized on a drop in class Wednesday to capture the $7,600 featured conditioned trot in 1:56.1 at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Cash Hall gelding followed Six Gun Hall, who was parked the entire mile, into the race and charged home off cover late to score a one-length win. Six Gun Hall held second while Pounce Hanover, who was a pocket sitter behind pacesetter Mandabra, finished third. Cash On Delivery notched his 17th career win for trainer/driver Copeland and is coming off a 2013 season where he banked more than $116,000. Drivers Allan Davis and Bret Brittingham had three wins on the program. Ross Wolfenden, Mike Rossi and George Dennis each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for

HARRINGTON, Del. - John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($3.80, Victor Kirby) reset the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings Monday with a 1:50.3 triumph in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding was sent for the lead approaching the quarter-mile after being released by last week's winner Rock On Moe to an opening quarter of 27. With a parked Delaware Hanover on the outside for the entire mile, Just A Jolt marched on to the half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.3. Rock On Moe was unable to reel in Just A Jolt through a 27-second final panel with the latter prevailing by a length. Ez Noah, who was there-wide after the half-mile was a game third. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was the eighth win of the year for Just A Jolt, and fourth already in five starts this year at Harrington. Just A Jolt broke his own 4-year-old track record, which was co-held by Western Ace (1:51.1). Ross Wolfenden recorded a driving triple. A host of drivers had driving doubles including Kirby, Bret Brittingham, Montrell Teague, Allan Davis and Anthony Morgan. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.40, Jim Morand) returned off a three-month layoff with a harness racing victory Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway in the $17,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4. Trained by Dylan Davis, the 9-year-old Dream Away mare found room at the top of the stretch and surged by leader BJ's Sweetheart, who brushed to the front at the half-mile, for the win. Jeremes Sweetheart finished second, while Paradise Lost was third. Monochromatic has 49 career wins and has banked nearly $800,000 lifetime. Allan Davis had three wins on the program. Drivers Montrell Teague, Bret Brittingham and Victor Kirby each had driving doubles.

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch's Scootin For Joy ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) notched a repeat victory in the $17,000 Mares Open Pace Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53. Trained by Peter Tritton, the 4-year-old Western Paradise mare sat behind 7-to-5 second choice Jeremes Sweetheart throughout, who set fractions of 27.1, 56.1 and 1:25. Meanwhile, the 4-to-5 Scootin For Joy sat loaded with pace and waited her turn down the passing lane for a one-length win. Jeremes Sweetheart held second, while Paradise Lost closed ground late for third. Driver Jim Morand continued his pursuit of 9,000 wins with four wins on the program. Morand has 8,984 career victories. All four of his driving wins were aboard trainer Les Givens' horses. Allan Davis had three victories. Montrell Teague, Ross Wolfenden and Bret Brittingham each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch's Scootin For Joy ($4, Ross Wolfenden) notched her fifth win of the year Tuesday in 1:55.1 over a sloppy racetrack in the $17,000 featured Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old Western Paradise mare utilized her rail post draw to dictate the fractions and cruised to a four-length score over last week's winner Paradise Lost and My Ideal Hanover. Trained by Peter Tritton, it was the fifth win in seven starts for the winner. Bret Brittingham had five driving wins and is closing in on 2,000 in his career. Jim Morand, who is closing in on 9,000 lifetime wins, had four winners. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($4.20) benefited from a pocket trip to earn a narrow win in 1:54.2 in the featured $17,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway as one of five driving winners for Allan Davis. The 7-year-old Artsplace mare sat behind pacesetter Lloyd's Lady who left from her rail post position and set fractions of 28.4, 57.2 and 1:26.1 before Davis urged Paradise Lost to the outside to edge clear in deep stretch. Scootin For Joy closed ground late for third. With just two nights of racing in the books in Harrington's 2014 season, Davis has ten winners. Four-time defending driving champion Ross Wolfenden had two winners as did Eric Goodell, who won the daily doubl, Bret Brittingham and Mike Rossi. 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

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