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DOVER, Del.---- Jeremes Sweetheart, after four-times finishing second in the $20,000 Mares Open pace, finally made the winner's circle in the feature on Monday, Feb. 3 at Dover Downs. With Ron Pierce driving the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna mare sitting directly behind Cooking The Books, who had lead from early in the race, the five-year-old trained by Eric Ell for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta rolled along the passing lane to notch a 1:52.2 triumph by a half-length. Race favorite Mononchromatic starting from outside post 8 raced on the outside, with Corey Callahan, for most of the mile and had to settle for third. A 15-1 shot, Make Magic won a photo finish 1:53.4 besting three others at the wire in a $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace. Trace Tetrick was at the controls of the Western Ideal-Little Miss K four-year-old. It was Make Magic's first win of the season. She is owned by Tom Kemp and trained by Jim King. Winbak Speedi (Allan Davis) led from the start until the final stride. Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) edged Grandview Hanover (George Dennis) for show money. Ron Pierce, Trace Tetrick and trainer Jim King registered three wins each. Chris Page had a double. Lord Terror takes on Fifteen Four N Tuesday Lord Terror drew the rail while Fifteen Four N, the outside in the Tuesday $20,000 Male Claiming pace at Dover Downs on Feb. 4. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Both Bill Emmons’ Lord Terror with Vic Kirby and Jeff Clark’s Fifteen Four N, driven by Chris Page won their previous starts. Clayt Goad’s Odds On Demi-Queue finished second losing by a head last week with Track Tetrick in the bike. Betty Brittingham and driver Bret Brittingham’s Raritan Bay had an overland trip last time and is in top form. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing’s Hasty Western, with Allan Davis driving has a win, two second and two thirds in his last six outings. The other starters are Bill Sartin and Kevin Donahue’s Restless Native and Roger Plante, Bill and Barbara Kinsey’s Idealist, piloted by Jim Morand and Bad Rusty, Tony Morgan driving for Nicole Ratledge and Crissman Inc. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

When the Denver Broncos race out onto the field on Super Bowl Sunday, first out and leading is their great white Arabian stallion named Thunder.UPDATED: It has now been correctly reported that Thunder is staying at Jackie Hundertpfund's Golden Gait Farm in Millstone, NJ. ---------------------------- A bitter cold wave continued to sweep the country, with low temperatures during mid-week, but fast miles continue at the track. Corey Callahan and Ron Piece had big win weeks, each driver winning four races two times each. -------------------------- Corey Callahan, Judy Davis-Wilson and Janet Davis will be honored on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs during the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Night of Champions. The prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," are the highlight of the gala annual awards-dinner. Driver Corey Callahan is recipient of "Rising Star" award. Judy Davis-Wilson will receive The USHWAn award for her contribution to the sport, and Janet Davis, who has done so much to make Christmas a happy time for hundreds of Delaware youngsters who would be forgotten at the holiday. She will be honored by Harness Horse Youth Foundation with its annual award. The event features the top horse and human awards for the 2013 season. A highlight of the event will be the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year. Trotter Bee A Magician, pacer Captaintreacherous and filly I Luv The Nitelife are the leading contenders. All award-winning divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the recent season will be honored. Tickets are $125 per person. Call Judy Davis-Wilson at 302-359-3630 or e-mail; zoe8874@aol.com or Scott Warren at 302-222-1222 or voiceofrcr@aol.com. You can visit the USHWA website: www.ushwa.org . ----------------------------------- Sambad was claimed for the fourth consecutive start on Monday (1/24). In the race, the pacer finally broke a string of four consecutive second-place finish scoring a 1:54.4 victory in a Delaware $10,000 Male Claiming pace. ------------------------------------------- On Wednesday, former Dover Downs champion Tim Tetrick celebrated getting an OK from his doctor to return to driving, after a December hip replacement. He was a spectator on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch two horses he has an ownership interest in race. One of them, Line Item, a trotter he owns with trainer Jim King, make the winner's circle in an $11,500 4&5-Year-Old trot with a 1:56 victory. ----------------------------------------------------------- Again in 2014, Corey Callahan is off to a fast start winning races in bunches. As early last year, Callahan leads the sport in winning drives, Callahan completed the 2013 season in fourth-place among the thousands of drivers who participated. Callahan is currently the early leader among drivers in the sport. With four wins on Wednesday and Thursday (1/29 and 1/30) Callahan leads the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings seeking a fifth consecutive meet title. He has 141 wins this meet and an overwhelming meet-lead. Allan Davis is runner-up with 69 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 70 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 59. Tony Morgan completes the top five with 53 wins. Allan Davis is converging on becoming a 1,000-race winner. Davis now has 9995 wins. ------------------------------------ There is an on-going battle for first-place in the leading trainer standings. With three wins Thursday, Dylan Davis has moved into undisputed possession of first place with 39 wins. Wayne Givens is second with 37 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 34 wins. Joe Hundertpfund is fourth, 28 wins and Les Givens with 25 is fifth in the standings. By Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- After consecutive fast wins, 8-1 Dancin Yankee moved into the $30,000 Preferred to another win; Full Of Sand won a photo in the $28,500 Delaware Special and Ice Scraper took the $18,000 Open to highlight a strong Thursday, Jan. 30 card at Dover Downs. Overlooked in the betting despite two straight impressive victories, Dancin Yankee, driven by Chris Page, blew past the leaders in the stretch to record a 1:51.1 triumph in the $30,000 Preferred, the top purse race of the week. The six-year-old son of The six-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest gave trainer Josh Green his second win on the program. Owned by Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing, it was his 27th lifetime win and brought his career earnings to $614,822.Second-place Texican N led in the stretch for Ross Wolfenden with Special Forces, third, reined by Corey Callahan. Nova Artist (Allan Davis) led early and tired in the stretch. Callahan and Full Of Sand enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip following All Stienam (Chris Page) until mid-stretch before rolling up to score a 1:51.2 decision in the $28,500 Del. Special. Trish Foulk conditions the Full Of Fun-Soft Towel gelding for Brit Evans and Foulk Stables. A 40-1 shot, People Are Crazy (Vic Kirby) came on for third. Ice Scraper, a recent arrival from top-class events at Balmoral Park, notched an impressive 1:51.1 win in the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. Owned by Jim Behrendt and trained by Phyllis Copeland of the Roger Plante Stable, the winner is an altered son of Yankee Skyscraper-Chill Breezes. Mr. Dennis (Ron Pierce) finished second in front of Don't Ya Know (Vic Kirby). Summer Camp came from off the pace to score a 1:51 victory in a $15,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Baron Racing and VIP Internet Stable own the Rocknroll Hanover-Roman Art veteran gelding. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Josh Green. GD Airliner (Callahan) was next with Its That Time (Eddie Davis Jr.) third. Trainer Peter Tritton has unveiled another Down Under import to reckon with. Ross Wolfenden steered Harry von Knoblauch's Ohoka Texas N, a Christian Cullen-Millwood Touche gelding, to his second win in a row with a stunning 1:51.3 success. Panfully Cool (Ron Pierce) and Wahine (Jim Morand) were second and third respectively. Meet leader Callahan led all drivers with four wins. Ross Wolfenden and trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Chris Page, Ron Pierce and trainer Josh Green and owner Baron Racing had two wins each. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs    

DOVER, Del.----Traverse Seelster had to take the long route on the way to his second straight $20,000 Open/Handicap trot win on a chilly Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan pulled Traverse Seelster to the outside in front of the grandstand and steadily moved on the outside chasing the leader, Modern Family and Daryl Bier, who had a big lead heading to the final turn. Callahan was able to duck in second for a short stretch before coming out to challenge Modern Family in a stretch duel which resulted in Traverse Seelster getting up to win by half-a-length in 1:53. Keith Pippi owns the Ontario-bred Angus Hall-Tavelin Lavec gelding who won for the 23rd time in his career while building up $435,009 bankroll. Modern Family held on for second. Awsome Valley and Tony Morgan closed well to finish third. In a $15,500 Winners-Over trot, Backstreet Hanover made his first appearance at the track a winning one. Eric Carlson drove the Allan Johnson-trained six-year-old Andover Hall-Bye Bye Kerry mare to an impressive 1:54.1 triumph. The win for the David Hamm-owned lass was her third in the last four trips and fourth in her last six starts. A 16-race winner, Backstreet Hanover has now won $290,950 lifetime. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was the show finisher. Pounce Hanover game driver Vic Kirby his fourth victory scoring a 1:54 victory in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Kirby also trains the winner for ownership partners Mike Hill and Chris Giaccio. Ideal Revenue (Mike Rossi) closed strongly for second in front of Ashes Cash (Wolfenden). Since the four-year-old altered son of Majestic Son-Playwood Donerail, Pouncer Hanover has come into the Kirby Stable; he has three wins and three seconds in six races. Former Dover Downs champion Tim Tetrick celebrated getting an OK from his doctor to return driving by watching Line Item, a trotter he owns with trainer Jim King, make the winner's circle in an $11,500 4&5-Year-Old trot after a 1:56 victory. Vic Kirby led all drivers with four wins, Corey Callahan, Ross Wolfenden, owner-trainer Joe Hundertfund had three winners. Trainer Leigh Raymer had a double. Special Forces returns in $30,000 Pace Special Forces beat Rock On Moe by a nose to win last week’s $30,000 Preferred/Handicap pace. They return Thursday along with Nova Artist and Dancin Yankee in the feature. Sunshine Superman and All Stienam are fresh from wins last time and meet in the $27,500 Delaware Special on another top card, on Jan 30 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The sport’s 2014 leading driver Corey Callahan will again drive Special Forces for William Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Enterprises who became the first sub 1:50 winner of the year a week ago. JLRL’s Rock On Moe, with George Dennis, overlooked at 17-1 closed to within a nose of victory, while local favorite Nova Artist, is a five-time winner this meet driven by Allan Davis for owners Eddie and Kathy Davis. The rest of the highly competitive field is made up of Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Adventure Bound and driver Ron Pierce, who must overcome starting from outside post 8, Harry von Knoblauch’s Texican N teamed with Ross Wolfenden. A Cool Card, handled by Trace Tetrick, leaves from the rail for owners Ken Duffy, Shim Racing, Paymaq Racing and Mystical Marker Farms with Trevor Stafford’s Bigtown Hero and Art Stafford, alongside. Sunshine Superman, owned, trained and driven by Toby Lynch returns after a powerful wire-to-wire win last week in the $28,500 Delaware Special. J,J&M Stable and Green Racing’s All Stienam (Chris Page) steps up after consecutive Open pace wins, while Full Of Sand (Callahan) racing for Brit Evans and Foulk Stables, from post 1 and Robin and Jay Breasure’s People  Are Crazy (Pierce), directly behind in post 9, second tier, were both second-place finishers in their last outings. The rest of the field is: Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor (Trace Tetrick), Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis), Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) and Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzard’s Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden). A strong undercard features an $18,000 Open, three $15,000 Winners-Over and a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap pace on the 15-race program. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Little Man Joe turned back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Jan.28. Corey Callahan rung up his first of two wins guiding Tina Clark's Little Man Joe to victory in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance pace. The Bobby Clark-trainee, a Western Terror-Ain't Given Up gelding, held off a strong-stretch charge by Terror On My Side (Jonathan Roberts) for his first win of 2014. Ilikethemtrashy (Jim Morand) closed to pick up show money. Five drivers won two races each; Callahan, Ross Wolfenden, George Dennis, Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby. Trainer Les Givens also had a double. Traverse Seelster, last week's winner, starts from the outside in the Wednesday feature, $20,000 Open/Handicap trot. Wednesday qualifiers moved to Thursday Dover Downs has rescheduled Wednesday morning Qualifying races, to one day later, to Thursday, January 27.  With low temperature readings and snowfall predicted to begin on Tuesday (Jan. 28), Wednesday qualifiers have been rescheduled to Thursday morning, beginning at 10 a.m. Traverse Seelster takes on seven rivals in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Track record holder heads Wednesday feature Keith Pippi’s Traverse Seelster, who set a track record for older gelding trotters of 1:51.2 last season and in his last start led off his 2014 season with a 1:53.1 victory for driver Corey Callahan, heads the feature trot Wednesday. The rest of the competitive field includes Diane Giuliano’s Lovely Vacation, fresh from victory last start leaving from the rail guided by Ron Pierce; E&K Stable and Lois & Earl Walters’ fast finishing I’m So Striking and Eddie Dennis, gets a big change in starting position starting from post 3 while Jersey Boy, piloted by Trace Tetrick, drew post 2. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s steady Enrico AS with Allan Davis and Mary Raymer’s $1-million winning veteran Green Day, teamed with Vic Kirby complete the lineup. Major Herby (Corey Callahan) looks for a repeat stepping up to the sub-feature $15,500 Winners-Over trot. Tina Clark and Joe Clark’s Baximum (Daryl Bier), Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby’s Can Do and hard-hitting Looking Hanover (Trace Tetrick), owned by Dawn Gannon and YAnnick Gingras, returns to the track after a month’s respite while David Hamm’s Backstreet Hanover arrives from Yonkers. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- After winning last week's $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace by three-quarters of a length, the nine-year-old won this week by a nose to take the female feature race at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan.27. For the second straight day, Ron Pierce racked up a four bagger. . Monochromatic, reined by Corey Callahan, won the top distaff pace for the fourth time this meet holding off fast finishing Jeremes Sweetheart, teamed with Ron Pierce, closing along the passing lane in the tight photo. North State Street Stable owns the daughter of Dream Away-Miss Ty, who won for the 48th time in her career while earning $774,155. A 17-1 shot Paradise Lost, driven by Ross Wolfenden was the show horse. Don Reed and trainer George Wagner's Grandview Hanover registered a 1:53.2 triumph in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, her third win in her last four outings and fourth win of the meet. Ron Pierce, pinch hit for ailing driver George Dennis, and piloted the Dragon Again-Gifted Hanover four-year-old to the impressive victory. Mindale's Smile (Ben Stafford Jr.) took second money in front of Romanascape (Callahan). Sambad finally broke a string of four consecutive second-place finish scoring a 1:54.4 victory in a Delaware $10,000 Male Claiming pace. It complete a Ross Wolfenden's back-to-back driving double. Pierce led all drivers with four winners, Wolfenden and Allan Davis had doubles. No return winners in Tuesday feature None of the nine starters in the Tuesday feature race, a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace, won last time out but Little Man Joe and The Dragon appear the sharpest on Jan. 28, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Last week, Bill Emmons’ The Dragon, with Allan Davis at the controls, finished second last time. Meanwhile, Tina Clark’s ittle Man Joe, driven by meet leader, Corey Callahan, has back-to-back thirds including three thirds in his last four starts. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Remember Will, handled by Trace Tetrick, makes his claiming debut. Ilikethemtrashy, a Donna Messick and Nanticoke Racing homebred, is among the challengers. Tony Morgan will drive Dot Morgan’s Singing Saint, while Vic Kirby will be behind Lauren Allen’s Motley Fool. Tina Clark’s well-bred Jingle Bell Rocker, piloted by Ron Pierce, starts from the rail. A major post-position change makes Hotspeed, steered by Chris Page for Anthony Capone and the Roberto brothers, an interesting contender. The Onlyest One, owned by Frieda Ivory and Ken Mitchell will be driven by George Dennis from outside post 8.  by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

Tickets are now available for the prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. The event features the top horse and human awards for the 2013 season .This year's U.S. Harness Writers Association awards-dinner is the third time in less than two decades in Dover. Highlight of the evening will be the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year. Two of Delaware's own will be among the award winners, Dover Downs leading driver for the past four seasons, and the current leading win-driver in the sport, Corey Callahan, is winner of the "Rising Star" award. In addition, former USHWA president and current treasurer, Judy Davis-Wilson, is honored as the USHWAn of the Year. For ticket information and a complete roster of honorees, visit the website: www.ushwa.org . --------------------------------- At Dover Downs and the sport as well, again this season, Corey Callahan is off to another fast start winning races in 2014. Callahan led the sport for the first half of 2013, and finished fourth in the sport last year. Callahan is currently the early leader from all drivers in the sport. With six wins on Thursday (1/23) Callahan leads the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings seeking a fifth consecutive meet title, with an overwhelming meet-leading total of 130 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 68 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 61 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 53. Tony Morgan completes the top five with 51 wins. ------------------------------------ There is a dead-heat at the top of the leading trainer standings. Wayne Givens and Dylan Davis both have 34 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 31. Joe Hundertpfund has 24 wins while Les Givens has 23 wins for fourth and fifth places respectively. ---------------------------------- The leading percentage-winning drivers list is headed by Matt Kakaley with a .383 average. Jason Lynch is second at .360. Ron Pierce, third, at .330, Corey Callahan is fourth, .329 and Ben Stafford Jr., fifth, with a .265 UDRS (Universal Drivers Rating Statistic). ------------------------------------------------- Among trainers, Josh Green is leader with a .630 average, Trish Foulk is runner-up at .465, Don Brittingham ranks third at .440, Eric Ell is fourth with a .415 average and Joe Hundertpfund's .413 is fifth, after 53 days of racing. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- Cold and wind could not deter Special Forces from posting a 1:49.3 victory in the $30,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan.23. Two races later Sunshine Superman cut out a 1:51 triumph in the $27,500 Delaware Special, the highlight races on a strong 15-race program on which Corey Callahan bagged five winning drives. Callahan drove Special Forces into the lead and then fought off strong challenges from Adventure Bound with Ron Pierce and a stretch battle holding Rock On Moe and George Dennis teaming along the passing lane to finish a head back at the wire. The win was one of six successful drives for the sports leading reinsman Callahan. The sports leading trainer Ron Burke conditions Special Forces, a Real Desire-Special Magic six-year-old for William Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Aces. It was his 14th lifetime win in 33 starts and upped his bankroll to $159,871. Sunshine Superman took full advantage of starting from post 1. Owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch took no prisoners on the way to his second win in three 2014 races, with a second, by a nose, last week. The Rocknroll Hanover-Carolina Sunshine gelding notched his 21st career win and moved to $303,913 in earnings with the win. Full Of Sand (Callahan) enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip and came at the winner in the lane but could not get past. Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden) came on to finish third. Two horses were scratched, Feel Like A Fool and Believe This Bob. Starting from the second tier did not deter Just Bettor. Trace Tetrick drove the 7-1 shot, an altered son of Bettor's Delight-Just Great, owned by Ken Wood and Minisink Farms, to a 1:51.1 lifetime mark winning the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. People Are Crazy (Ron Pierce) closed strongly for second in front of Rage N Ryan (Jim Morand) the favorite, who was third. There were a pair of $15,000 Male Winners-Over paces. Dancin Yankee, driven by Callahan, overpowered his division scoring a 1:51.2 decision for his second win in-a-row for trainer Josh Green, who had a double, and owners Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing. Beavercreek Artist (Pierce) was best of the rest with GD Airliner (Tetrick) third. It's That Time did not start. The other $15,000 section was Callahan's sixth victory of the day. Breakaway Racing's Encoding Z Tam made it four wins and a second in his most recent five starts, chalking up a 1:53.2 victory for trainer Nick Callahan. Drunk On You (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Wilbur's Z Tam (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horse. Callahan, who won both ends of the daily double, won six races for the third time this meet. Trainer Josh Green had a double. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- Following cancelation of Tuesday's card due to snow, Traverse Seelster takes on seven rivals in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster set a track record for an older gelding trotter of 1:51.2 last season and last week led off his 2014 season with a near 1:53.1 victory, driven by Corey Callahan in the feature trot of the week. who set a track record for a gelding last season, Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, with Tony Morgan, stalked the winner from the start and remained second with another former regular Modern Family, co-owned, trained and driven by Daryl Bier with Charley Dombeck and Rich Pollucci, third and Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Ianquinta Enrico AS teamed with Allan Davis, fourth. The rest of the competitive field Nick and Shaun Callahan and C.A. Bonuccelli's Mandarbra, driven by Corey Callahan, Diane Giuliano's Lovely Vacation, fresh from victory last Wednesday guided by Ron Pierce; E&K Stable and Lois & Earl Walters' fast finishing I'm So Striking and Eddie Dennis, gets a big change in starting position starting from post 2 while Jersey Boy, piloted by Trace Tetrick, dew the rail. Mary Raymer's $1-million winning veteran Green Day completed the lineup driven by Vic Kirby. Major Herby (Corey Callahan) looks for a repeat stepping up to the sub-feature $15,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot. Tina Clark and Joe Clark's Baximum (Daryl Bier), Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby's Can Do and hard-hitting Looking Hanover (Trace Tetrick) returns to the track after a month's respite by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- K&R Racing and George Teague's Here Is The Future won last Tuesday's feature from post 9 in the second tier. Again this week Montrell Teague will try to duplicate from the second tier in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace, the Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Bill Emmons' The Dragon finished second with Allan Davis driving last time while Tina Clark's Little Man Joe and Corey Callahan is fresh from consecutive third-place finishes. Eric Ells' Eastwood Blue Chip handled by Frank Milby drew the rail with Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis's Remember Will and Track Tetrick is alongside. The rest of the lineup includes Frieda Ivory and Ken Mitchell's The Onlyest One, piloted by George Dennis; Dot Morgan's Singing Saint reined by Tony Morgan and Lauren Allen's Motley Fool steered by Vic Kirby. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- The sport's leading driver, Corey Callahan, piloted On The Cusp to her second win in a row stepping up and besting six foes to win the $20,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Dr. Martin Luther King day, Monday, Jan.20 program. Callahan, who streak of three consecutive four-win days at the track came to an end on a day when he only drove two winners, steered On The Cusp to a 1:53.1 success in the week's female feature pace. Rene Allard and Kapildeo Singh own the seven-year-old daughter of Camluck-Headline Hanover who registered her 20th lifetime victory. She has now earned $269,477 in purses. Cooking The Books came storming down the lane with Allan Davis to finish second. Jeremes Sweetheart cut out the pace for Ron Pearce and held on in the four-horse finish for third. Lloyd's Lady, a four-year-old by Quik Pulse Mindale from the legendary Delaware-mare Sanabelle Island, got up at 21- for Montrell Teague to win the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in 1:53.1. Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) took second in front of Winbak Speedi (Allan Davis). In deep stretch it appeared the fast closing Mindale's Smile (Ben Stafford Jr.) would win but a short distance from the finish line, she shied in and briefly locked wheels and broke stride. Allan Davis, Corey Callahan, Tony Morgan, trainer Trish Foulk and owners Foulk Racing and Ben Stafford had two wins each. On Tuesday, weather permitting, The Dragon is the program pick in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance feature race while Jake's Spur seeks to extend a win streak in the $15,000 Male Claiming pace sub-feature. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- Raritan Bay made a strong move around the final turn to score a 1:52.2 victory in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace at Dover Downs on Sunday, Jan. 19 program. Corey Callahan had four more wins. Bret Brittingham was at the controls as the Red River Hanover-Jackie Who gelding opened up in mid-stretch on the way to equaling his career fastest clocking of 1:52.2. Owned by Elizabeth Brittingham and trained by Dpon Brittingham, the family owned six-year-old chalked up his 22 lifetime victory extending his earnings to $176,824. Coastal Storm (Corey Callahan) was runner-up with Lord Terror (Vic Kirby) closing well to finish third. For the Third Straight day of racing at the track, Callahan, who leads all driver in 2014 in wins and owner Foulk Stables and trainer Trish Foulk visited the winner's circle three times, Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Racing resumes on Sunday at 5:30 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 in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. SAN FRAN LADY N SEEKS THIRD $20,000 FEMALE FEATURE MONDAY DOVER, Del. ---- San Fran Lady N, whose two race win streak ended last week, Jeremes Sweetheart and Timmylynn lead a field of seven in the $20,000 Mares/Handicap pace on Monday, Jan. 20 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Tony Morgan will steer Peter Tritton's Sam Fran Lady N from the outside with Ken Wood, Bill and Steve Iaquita's Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce to the left. Richard Crammer, Black Dog Racing and trainer Bob Reeser's Timmylynn, has been sharp of late and will be in the hands of Montrell Teague. Not to be overlooked are Bob Winkleman's Paradise Lost with Ross Wolfenden; Cooking The Books, owned by Rich Lombardo, Dave Kryway and Seafood Delight Stable, with Allan Davis in the bike. Prairie Lee will leave from the rail with On The Cup, alongside. . In the sub-feature $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace, Grandview Hanover (George Dennis), Brit Evans' Kiss My Yankee (Tony Morgan) and Joel and Diane Halpern (Ben Stafford Jr.) head a group of the nine starters. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- Lord Terror and Coastal Storm bring impressive victories last week into the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace, Sunday, Jan. 19 at Dover Downs. Bill Emmons' Lord Terror raced must of his last start on the outside before taking the lead on the far turn and pulled off for a convincing 1:51.4 victory in his first start of the New Year. Vic Kirby drove the winner to his third win of the meet. Corey Callahan guided Archie Peel's Coastal Storm home for win number 2 of the meet in his last four starts. He steps up a notch in claiming price and will leave from post 1. Nicole Ratledge and Crissman Inc.'s Bad Rusty, driven by Tony Morgan, finished second last outing beaten only a nose after being second losing by a head the week before. A popular winner during the last two season, Volo, now owned by Brian Best and driven by Trace Tetrick, leads the opposition. Other contestants are Bettor's Arena, driven by Ross Wolfenden for David Banks, Mike and Ed Reppucci, also in top form; Greg Simendinger and trainer Eli Scott's Its Outta Here will have the services of Ron Pierce; Raritan Bay, owned by Betty Brittingham and driven by Bret Brittingham and Grant Wilfong and Legacy Racing's Major Flight and Allan Davis from outside post 8. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs      

Major awards time for the recently completed 2013 season continues. The Delaware Standardbred Owners (DSOA) led off the local awards program (Friday Jan. 10) with Allan Davis winner of its prestigious James Case "Horizon" award for his upward accent in wins and money won by horses he had driven during the season. Coming up on Feb. 9, Canada hands out its top seasonal awards at The O'Brien Awards, 'Black Tie," awards-dinner. --------------------------------- The prestigious "Dan Patch Awards," featuring the top horse and human awards for the just completed 2013 season will be presented at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association awards-dinner. This year, for the third time in less than two decades, the event is being held at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 23. The gala night headlines the naming of the 2013 Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and all award-winning divisional champion horses and individual standouts of the recent season. A pair of locals are among the award winners, Dover Downs leading driver for the past four seasons, Corey Callahan, winner of the "Rising Star" award and for USHWA president and current treasurer, Judy Davis-Wilson, is the USHWAn of the Year winner. For ticket information and the roster of honorees, visit the www.ushwa.org website. ----------------------------------- At age 72, driver Walter Layfield Jr. is on a renaissance. For more than five decades, Layfield has driven horses. He has been virtually inactive for several years, but recently, he has hooked up with trainer Richard Lewis and its been a successful combination. Layfield has driven more than a dozen Lewis trained horses and has posted four winners, several in sparkling wire-to-wire performances. ------------------------------------ While Layfield has shown what a 'senior citizen' can do at 72, Youthful Tyler Davis is winning races at age 21. His dad is Allan Davis, second in the current driver standings, and his grandfather is Eddie Davis, the all-time leading race winning driver in the Middle Atlantic region. The third generation driver, Davis, won his third race of the season last Wednesday (1/8) piloting a 32-1 longshot Color Me Royal in a $9,000 trot, --------------------------------------- Again this season, Corey Callahan is off to another big start winning races in 2014. Callahan finished fourth in the sport last year is currently the leader of all drivers in the sport.. Callahan who led the Dover Downs 2013-14 standings for the fourth consecutive meet, currently has a meet-leading total to 118 wins. Allan Davis is runner-up with 62 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third in the standings with 59 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth winning 53 and Tony Morgan completes the top five with 46 winners. ------------------------------------ There is a dead-heat at the top of the leading trainer standings. Wayne Givens and Dylan Davis both have haltered 31 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 26 while Joe Hundertpfund and Les Givens have 22 winners each to tie for fourth place. ---------------------------------- On the national scene, Dave Palone, was named winner of the HTA Driver of the Year award. It's the seventh time Palone has won or shared the honor based on wins, money won and UDR (similar to a battling average) percentage, On the point tabulation, Palone had a rating of 85.5, Yannick Gingras is runner-up at 83.5; Tim Tetrick is third - 83.5. Brian Sears, fourth, - 80.5 and George Napolitano, fifth - 64 points. Other local favorites include Corey Callahan, seventh - 42, Ron Pierce 10th-38.5 and Chris Page #25 in the standings with 14 points. ----------------------------------- by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- For the second straight week, Nova Artist recreated a 1:50.4 victory to win the $30,000 Preferred pace while Jeremy's Successor step up for a second consecutive victory taking the $27,500 Delaware Special, the top two races on a powerful Thursday, Jan. 16 program. Allan Davis put Nova Artist into high gear in the stretch and the Real Artist-Avon Lady overwhelmed five foes for a 1:50.2 triumph in the week's top pace. The Delaware Valley's all-time leading driver, Eddie Davis, now retired from driving for the most part, trains and owns Nova Artist with his wife Kathy. The win was the 32nd in his career for the 7-year-old who now has banked $798,167 lifetime. Ultra consistent Adventure Bound closed with Ron Pierce to finish second. Texican N and Ross Wolfenden closed with a rush for third. The win was the fifth top-class event won by Nova Artist, a former Dover Downs Horse of the Meet. Jeremy's Successor made good use of starting from post 1, as Trace Tetrick was content to sit behind front-pacing Sunshine Superman (Toby Lynch) and race -favorite Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) battling head-to-head for much of the race. Tetrick then pulled out in the stretch to overtake the leaders en route to a 1:51.4 victory in the $27,500 Del. Special. It was the 10-year-old Mach Three-Gentle Audrey gelding's third win in his last four outings. Jeremy's Successor is trained by Crissy Bier for Heavenly Ways stable. Sunshine Superman put in a gritty showing to finish second in front of fast finishing Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden), third. GD Airliner, a recent addition for owner Howard Taylor, moved strongly after the half to challenge leader Summer Camp (Chris Page) and go on for a 1:51.2 score in the $20,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan was in the bike behind the Dylan Davis-conditioned Panspaciflight-MacKenzie Beth gelding. Believe This Bob (Montrell Teague) closed to take second in front of Summer Camp. Baron Racing and VIP Internet stable's All Stienam also won for the second-straight time scoring a 1:51.4 win in a $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open pace to give trainer his second win of the day. Chris Page drove the Tell Me-Odds On Stienam gelding to his third victory in his last five starts. Lindwood Player (Corey Callahan) and Just Bettor (Trace Tetrick) were second and third respectively. Bobby Glassmeyer's Partner won a $15,000 Male 4&5-Year Old Winners-Over pace in 1:54.3 with Jonathan Roberts handling the controls. CC Heet Seeker closed out the card with a 1:51.3 decision for trainer-driver Daryl Bier who owns the Nuclear Breeze Sunrise Ridge gelding with Charley Dombeck, Rich Pollucci and Mc Trade Entertainment. Corey Callahan drove Gary Ewing's ad Man Sam to a 1:52.1 victory in a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap. Callahan had a four-bagger for the second consecutive night. Allan Davis collected three winners while Trace Tetrick won two. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del--- Nova Artist, who won last week's $30,000 Preferred pace goes head and head with the tough Dynamic Youth to top an outstanding Thursday card at Dover Downs on Jan. 16. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist, already a four-time feature race winner this meet, with Allan Davis driving takes on one of last season's standout free-for-all pacers, Dynamic Youth, who is owned by J&T Silva, K.R. Tucci, and C&G Racing stables and will be driven by Vic Kirtby plus Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's sharp pacer Adventure Bound is in the field and will be piloted by Ron Pierce. Harry von Knoblauch's Texican N who this event two starts back leaves from the rail with Ross Wolfenden in the bike; VIP Internet and Baron Racing's E Z Noah with Vic Kirby is alongside. JLRL's Rock On Moe, handled by George Dennis, returns from out-of-town races to complete the select field. Starters in post positions 1,2 and 3 are fresh from wins last time out in the $27,000 Delaware Special. Heavenly Way's Jeremy's Successor (Pierce), Owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch' Sunshine Superman and Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art (Trace Tetrick) meet a strong cast of opposition. The rest of the field is made up by Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis), Brit Evans and Foulk Stable's Full Of Sand (Corey Callahan) Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzard's Papa Ray (Matt Kakaley), Bobby Glassmeyer's Democracy N (Jonathan Roberts) and David King and E&K Stable's Its That Time (Eddie Davis Jr.). Wood, Dittmar and Iaquinta's Beavercreek Artist (Pierce), Ron Dixon's Ken Kam, both winners last start, and Summer Camp (Chris Page), racing for Baron Racing and VIP Internet stables, lead the 20,000 Male Winners-Over pace while Baron and VIP's All Stienam (Kirby) drew the rail in the $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open, by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

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