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With many of the regulars racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, driver Corey Callahan took full advantage and won six races on the 12-race harness racing program at the Meadowlands Saturday night. A win behind Mel Mara in the featured $17,500 conditioned pace were among Callahan's half-dozen. Callahan urged the 4-5 favorite right to the top, cut fast fractions and never had an anxious moment, scoring by 5 lengths in a lifetime-best 1:48.2 for trainer Dylan Davis and owners Robert Cooper Stables (Boca Raton, FL) and J&T Silva Stables (Long Beach, NY). National Seelster and My Hero Ron finished second and third, respectively. Callahan's six pack came with Amped Up ($3.60 to win) in the second race, Backdraft Hanover ($3.20) in the fourth, Mel Mara ($3.80) in the seventh, Alexie Mattosie ($4) in the ninth, Calvin B ($13.20) in the 10th and Ourea Nourrir ($13.80) in the 11th. SUPER JACKPOT: The 12th race 20 cent Jackpot Super High Five did not get hit again, upping the carryover for the next program to $204,233.16. Total wagering on the card was $2,887,281. Next week, the Meadowlands will alter its schedule. The track will go dark for live racing Friday and then race Saturday (May 7) at the usual 7:15 p.m. before a special Mother's Day program on Sunday, May 8, which has a special early post time of 12:40 p.m. Stanley Koper of Chicago, IL was the winner of the World Harness Handicapping Championship Final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Koper qualified via betamerica.com and finished the competition with a total of $1,100 to top the standings, and took home the grand prize of $16,600. by Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations      

The fourth and final preliminary rounds for the two Bobby Weiss Series for harness racing pacers were featured at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday night, with two $15,000 divisions in both the male and female categories looking to earn or solidify their spots in next Sunday's $30,000 Championships..   In the first division for males, Sentencing Memo was dismissed at 7-1 despite a win and two seconds so far in the Weiss, and at the ¾ he was still fifth as third-over. But Maxdaddy Blue Chip (7-5*), Iwillmakeyousaywow (9-5), and Options Are Adream (7-2 trying to rebound from his first lifetime loss last week in his ninth start) had mixed it up through scintillating fractions of 27, 54.2, and 1:21.4 (in a series for "nw 2 races lifetime as of 1-1-16," remember), and Sentencing Memo was full of pace when turned loose by driver Corey Callahan turning for home, striding home 2¾ lengths better than Iwillmakeyousaywow in 1:50.2, 1 3/5 seconds faster than his lifetime mark taken in a Weiss win, and three ticks faster than the 2016 series standard. Eric Foster conditions the sophomore altered son of Western Terror for shrewd owner Arty Foster, who paid all of $2200 for the horse as a yearling.   The only Weiss favorite to win in the night came in the other division for males, as Perfect Bet, who won his series debut in 1:51.2, was put on the lead by driver Scott Zeron and got a cheap half of 56.4, then scurried home in 55.1 to complete a 1:52 package that put him 1¼ lengths ahead of Connecting Flight. This four-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding seems to be peaking at the right time for trainer Jeffrey Smith and owner Aimee Scheid.   Iwillmakeyousaywow and Sentencing Memo, with two wins and two seconds in the four Weiss prelims, are tied for the top of eligibles for the Weiss Championship next Sunday, followed by Midnight Lightning, Options Are Adream, Bettor Memories, Maxdaddy Blue Chip, Perfect Bet, Rollaroundtheworld, and Connecting Flight as part of the nine "automatics."   It was clear from draw day that the final Weiss Series female prelim was going to have an alternate look from the previous three weeks, as Candy Corn Hanover, who had taken her first three career starts in three Weiss wins, was not entered. But the change in look was more radical than imagined - the two winners had one lifetime win between them entering the night, and after their victories, neither was an automatic qualifier for their Championship!   In the first distaff cut, Heavenly Bet came off a hard-charging third last week in a Weiss division that was her seasonal debut, and she had red-hot Anthony Napolitano behind her - and she still was sent off at 12-1. But the filly by Bettor's Delight (ironic name for the sire of an overlooked horse) got into a fine cover flow and charged home in 1:53.1, lowering her baby mark by 2/5 of a second, in defeating Southwind Tango and American Image, in that order - with those finishes earning them a Weiss Championship spot after each having a 1-2-3 finish in the three other Weiss legs. The highly-regarded Ava N Ella, unraced at two but opening her sophomore campaign with four straight wins, made a miscue going to the ¾ as the favorite and in her initial Weiss appearance, and thus will not get in the Championship; Heavenly Bet, owned and trained by Michael Sinclair, will now have to hope for a defection or two above her if she is to get in the nine-horse open draw Weiss finale.   In the second section, the Rocknroll Hanover filly JK Fannie was thought by many in attendance to have the proverbial snowball's chance in the fiery underworld when she was eighth and last at the stretch call, but Hall of Famer John Campbell rallied the three-year-old, a winner of $60,000 at two with five board finishes, into a slowing pace to post her first career win in her first seasonal (and obviously Weiss) start, getting a nose up on pocketsitting Black Widow Baby in 1:53. Favored pacesetter Some Fancy Filly, unbeaten in two seasonal and Weiss starts then taking last week off, was just a head away in third on the money. Nancy Johansson, who knows a little about pacing fillies whose name begins with "JK," is the winner's conditioner for the 3 Brothers Stables.   The top nine Weiss fillies after the four prelims are Candy Corn Hanover, (tie) Some Fancy Filly and Southwind Tango, (tie) Mystery Writer and American Image, Albany Girl, Winners Over, She Can Cruse, and Pandaman Sea; Heavenly Bet is tied for tenth, and JK Fannie is twelfth.   PHHA / Pocono    

DOVER, Del--- For the second time in three days, driver Jim Morand and trainer Les Givens collaborated to win a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Final with a Henry Faragalli III and Nanticoke Racing-owned pacer. This time, it was with Next Success, a 1:52.4 winner of the colt and gelding final after the foursome had combined on Tuesday, for Use Your Noodle's filly pace winner, at Dover Downs. It was closing day of the track's 47th season and the annual meet ending awards were also handed out on Thursday, April 14. For the seventh consecutive season, Corey Callahan was leading driver. Dylan Davis won the leading trainer title for the third straight season. Wiggle It Jiggleit won the Delaware Valley U.S.Harness Writer's Association's Horse of the Meet award. Next Success began his charge to catch race-favorite John's Dream and Tim Tetrick in mid-backstretch. Morand pulled the altered son of Veeza-Quick Question out of fourth and hastily reached the leader on the final turn. After a short stretch racing together Next Success took over and sped to his second straight victory lowering his lifetime mark to 1:52.4. John's Dream held second in front of Power To Perform and Tony Morgan, third. Stellar City, owned by Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo, won the $20,000 DSBF consolation. The Rustler Hanover-Armbro Summer gelding trained by Dylan Davis with Tim Tetrick in the bike notched a 1:53.4 lifetime record beating Seboomook Dreamer (Allan Davis) and Canthelpbutwin (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively, to the finish line. On the regular program, driver, Callahan, trainer, Davis, and owner Howard Taylor joined forces for another win when Secretsoftheknight won his second in-a-row taking the $11,000 Male pace in 1:51.2. The Mach Three-Doc's Reward seven-year-old was followed home by Feel Like a Fool (Tetrick), second, and Movie Sequel (Vince Copeland), third. . Jim Morand, Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby had two winning drives each. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor had doubles. Dover Downs would like to thank all its horsemen, the harness media and its fans throughout North America for their support. Live Racing in Delaware continues a week from Monday, April 25 at Harrington Raceway. 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 acclaimed Dover Downs Restaurants and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Phone 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

WILKES-BARRE PA - Second round action for pacers of both sexes in the Bobby Weiss Series of contests at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono brought some fast times and spirited racing to the Sunday night card. The first division for males had end-to-end action, with Settlemoir leaving to the top and Iwillmakeyousaywow, the fastest winner at 1:51.4 last week, having to go three-wide well past the 1/8 and two-wide past the scorching 26 opener to take command, keeping the lead through middle splits of 54.1 and 1:22.2. But underway from midpack was the Camluck gelding Midnight Lightning, who had been reserved off that swift pace, and the battle between two of the first-round winners became joined as Midnight struck on the far turn and into the stretch, finally wearing down the game Iwillmakeyousaywow, gallant in defeat, by a head in 1:51, with Settlemoir, who had swung wide in the stretch, missing taking the whole shebang by a half-length while moving fastest of all at the wire. Matt Kakaley guided the four-year-old Midnight Lightning to a new mark by a full second in the hard-fought triumph for trainer Shaun Vallee, co-owner with D P V Racing Stable. Driver Corey Callahan took the other two Weiss divisions for "the boys," using fast last quarters to guide sophomore geldings back to Victory Lane. In the first, Options Are Adream kept his record unblemished in eight career starts, going to the lead off the first turn and then coming home in 27 flat to turn back early leader Rollaroundtheworld in 1:52. The son of If I Can Dream joined Midnight Lightning as a two-time winner in the Weiss for trainer Dick Lewis and owners David Banks and Layfield Horses LLC. Callahan and Sentencing Memo came home even faster in the other Weiss male division, sprinting home in 55.1 - 26.4 to defeat first leg winner Maxdaddy Blue Chip while equaling his career best of 1:52. The son of Western Terror used a more favorable draw this week to turn the tables on his conqueror of seven days previous for trainer Eric Foster and owner Arty Foster. In the four divisions of the female sector, the only division that matched two first-round Weiss winner saw Candy Corn Hanover remained undefeated in her two-start career, sitting second-over while first-up Southwind Tango, the other winner last week, battled pacesetter Nip's Beach Girl through a 27.4 third quarter, then rolled by them both late in 1:52.3, reducing her mark by 4/5 of a second. The Dragon Again filly was again handled by Anthony Napolitano for trainer Travis Alexander and the Fiddler's Creek Stables LLC. Candy Corn Hanover paid $32.80 in her debut victory, but the fans caught on quickly and she paid only $4.80 tonight. Similarly, Some Fancy Filly went from a $50 win mutuel last week to a $3.20 for $2 proposition in her Weiss cut, and she too made it two straight in the series while lowering her mark 2/5 of a second to 1:53. David Miller, who added two winners at The Downs to the five he brought home at Harrah's Philadelphia in the afternoon, was sulkysitting behind the Somebeachsomewhere-Fancy Filly filly for trainer Nancy Johansson of JK She'salady fame and owners Courant A B. Mystery Writer, who had to settle for second last week behind Some Fancy Filly, bounced back to record her sixth win of the year in another division for the females, going out in 26.4 then coming home in 56.3 - 28 and needing every bit of her 1:54.2 clocking to withstand American Image by the shortest of margins. Jim Morrill Jr. drove the Sportswriter mare for trainer Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick. The final Weiss cuts for the ladies saw the Somebeachsomewhere filly Albany Girl parlay a pocket trip to a career-best win in 1:55 while winning an exciting three-way stretch duel with Winners Over and Q T Pie Hanover. Brett Miller got the sulky call from trainer Jimmy Takter as Albany Girl won for owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, and Joe Sbrocco. Tomorrow night Monday racing returns to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with a post time of 6:30 p.m., completing the basic four-day-a-week Saturday-through-Tuesday schedule that The Downs will be using for the greater part of the year. Highlighted on the Monday card will be the first round of the Bobby Weiss Series for developing male trotters - the platform which helped spring JL Cruze to North American divisional honors last year and a 1:49.4 record. From the PHHA  

DOVER, Del. --- World champion JL Cruze and two $20,000 2nd leg preliminaries are the headline events on a strong 15-race program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. JL Cruze, fresh from a season's debut 1:53 victory last Friday at Meadowlands, the 2015 Dan Patch Award winning Trotter of the Year, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinto, performs before the home folks for the first time in the $36,000 Open Preferred trot in the 10th race. A pair of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Filly trots enter the second and final preliminary round. The top 5 point-getters return on April 13 for a $100,000 final. Purchased after his 3-year-old season, JL Cruze, under the conditioning of Eric Ell and driving of Hall of Famer John Campbell, the gelding began his 4-year-old career at The Meadowlands sweeping all of the track's winter series. He added both the Graduate final and Hambletonian Maturity to his tremendous record of 16 wins, 2 seconds in 21 races banking $627,456. Along the way he became the fastest trotter in history over a one-mile track with a 1:49.4 triumph in the Graduate final. In the $36,000 Preferred trot, JL Cruze takes on Gural Hanover, with Andrew McCarthy, a $728,124-lifetime winner owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Little E, Panhellenic and Burke Racing stables, Aci Stuteri and Kjell Johansson's Somebody AS. Driven by Corey Callahan, already a 2-time feature winner at the track. Two other starters, Frank Chick's Awsome Valley with Tony Morgan and Mike Casalino's Tough Mac with Art Stafford Jr., were winners last start. The other starters are Indiana champ Bluebird Reverend and Montrell Teague for owners Bob Reeser, Denise Dennis, Jan Johannsen and Holly Case, Five Towns piloted by Tim Tetrick for LA Express Stable, and Callam Racing's steady Spunky Jack reined by Roger Plante. The 2nd of two $20,000 DSBF prelims seems a preview of next week's $100,000 final .Both Kevin Switzer's Jasmine K (Teague) and JCraparotta&PBerry Racing's Epic Smash (Pat Berry) were impressive 1st leg winners while Jane Dunavant's homebred Cicada's Song, already a winner of 6 of 9 lifetime races, was parked-out the entire mile and still finished second beaten only three-quarters of a length. The rest of the card features a strong array of quality trots. USE YOUR NOODLE, DELLA DONNE shine on Tuesday Use Your Noodle and Della Donne came through with impressive victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old filly pace divisions on Tuesday, April 5 at Dover Downs. Fashion Sundown closed well to win the $24,000 Mares Open. Jim Morand made good use of a 2-hole trip to overtake race-favorite Apple Bottom Jeans (Montrell Teague) in deep stretch to score a 1:52.3 lifetime mark in the first $20,000 prelim. The win was the second straight for the Artzina-Lo Gophobia sophomore beating the DSBF freshman champion. Use Your Noodle is trained by Les Givens for owners Feeney, Johnson, Faragalli III and Nanticoke Racing. Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) has been racing well but had to accept a third-place finish. Della Donne and Corey Callahan made up for a disappointing second last week by chalking ups a 1:54.3 victory, also a new personal mark, coming from post 8 and on the mid-backstretch went four-wide to get the lead and pull off to a convincing victory. The Dylan Davis-trainee won for the fourth time this year in five starts for Brit Evans, Tina Clark and Foulk Stables who own the Art Director-Chloes Silver Star filly. Fiftyshadesofrusty (George Dennis) cut out all the fraction until Della Donne flew by in the stretch to victory. Rowdy Patti (Tony Morgan) picked up third money. The top eight point-getters return next Tuesday for one of a weeklong cavalcade of $100,000 DSBF finals. Fashion Showdown who finished February and began March with powerful Mare Open wins, returned to the winner's circle after Corey Callahan raced behind leader Empress Deo (Allan Davis) collared the leader nearing the finish line and scored a 1:52 victory for Chris White, her fifth success of the year. Craig McInnis conditions the Village Jolt-Catch The Show six-year-old who now has banked $$63,480 this year and $218,885 lifetime on 19 wins. Paradise Lost (Vic Kirby) finished third with Sage N (Tim Tetrick) and Sassa Hanover (Morand) out-of-the money. In an $18,500 pace for eight four-year-old distaffs, Tom Kemp's Mezzanine Fashion notched her first win of the season in 1:53.2 when Tim Tetrick guided the Well Said-Catch The Show mare home. Little Sandyloam (Teague) was second in front of Girlofyourdreams (Callahan). Only Money Inc.'s Truth And Liberty won her fourth consecutive trip to the winner's circle with Tim Tetrick in the bike steering a 1:53.1 success in a $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. A Total Truth-Jazzy Hall four-year-old, she overtook and held off Tataria (Wolfenden) for her sixth win of the season. Eternal Sunrise (Callahan) was the show horse. Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan drove three winners each, Tim Tetrick, George Dennis, Jim Morand and Allan Davis and trainer Les Givens had two wins each. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Fancy Colt, driven by Tony Morgan, and T's Electric piloted by Corey Callahan won separate divisions of the Thursday, March 25 harness racing co-feature paces at Dover Downs. George Dennis wins five. Fancy Colt won for the third time this meet registering a 1:51.2 triumph in the first of two $10,500 divisions. Veteran Tony Morgan was I the bike behind the Always A Virgin-Fanciful Hanover gelding owned by Crissman Inc., in the competitive eight-horse field. Tim Crissman conditions the 17-time career winner who now has banked $174,287. Race Me Villa (Montrell Teague) was right there a close second with Hide Me Away (Russ Foster) the show horse. Corey Callahan drove T's Electric past Feel Like A Fool (Vic Kirby) just after the opening panel and continued to lead the rest of a 1:51.4 mile. A :28 last quarter proved just enough to hold off fast finishing Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) and Feel Like A Fool in the finish line photo. Steve Blood owns the Village Jolt-Quip Hanover gelding trained by Richard Robertson Jr. The win was the second of the year for T's Electric, who has won 16 races and $150,534 lifetime. George Dennis continues on a hot tier driving five winners on the winningest week in his career at Dover Downs. Dennis has won 14 races; Monday 2, Tuesday, 4, Wednesday 3, and 5 Thursday with two-trainer wins. In the driver standings, he now has won 112 races this meet good for fourth place. Tony Morgan, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts also collected driving doubles. A $60,000 Invitational/ Handicap led by the first start of the year for 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, caps an outstanding program which includes a $36,000 Preferred and $33,000 Delaware Special on Monday, March 28. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. - Happy Easter from Dover Downs Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Rockin Rambaran made the winner's circle for the first time in 2016 besting Rock N. Roll Jet in a 1:52.3 photo finish at the harness racing meeting at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 3. With meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls for owner-trainer Arty Foster, Rockin Rambaran needed his ninth start of the year to produce his first victory, while on two occasions, he finished second. Rock N' Roll Jet (Jonathan Roberts) was second with All Gold (Ross Wolfenden) closing well to take third. In the sub-feature Male pace, driver Allan Davis left his seven foes in Disarrei, when GRP\J Partners pacer Disarrei overtook front-pacing Cambassador (Tony Morgan) in the stretch for a 1:52.4 triumph. Summer Camp (Jonathan Roberts) finished third. Disarrei is a five-year-old by Cheyenne Rei-Unspeakable Joy, who won his second of the year. Joe Hundertpfund trains the winner of $136,290 lifetime Corey Callahan, Jim Morand and Allan Davis had two wins apiece, Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. Marv Bachrad                            

DOVER, Del.--- Corey Callahan and Somebody As made it look easy rolling to a second consecutive victory in the $24,000 Open/Handicap trot on a windy and chilly Wednesday, March 2, at the harness racing meeting at Dover Downs. Somebody As and Callahan got away quickly from the outside to take the early lead and continued to extend the margin until turning for home when War Cry Hall with Tim Tetrick picked up the pace in the stretch to close within a half-length at the wire in 1:54.3. Owned by Kjell Johansson and breeder ACI Stuteri, the seven-year-old altered son of Striking Sahbra-Noblesse AS, conditioned by Anette Lorentzon, recorded his third win in four starts this season and victory number 24 and $475,583 in lifetime earnings. Winemaster Hanover (Toby Lynch) edged Panamanian Hanover (Tony Morgan) for third money. Jack Parker Jr. found room along the passing lane and led a cavalcade of trotters to the finish line in a lifetime record 1:55.4 clocking to win the secondary feature $15,000 4&5-Year-Old event. It was the third win of the year with three seconds in eight starts for the RC Royalty-Becca J gelding, who now has banked $34,700 for owner Jim Moore III. Stirling Diva (Tetrick) closed for second in front of Kolbee's Star (Callahan), third. Ragazzo Dolce. a classically-bred Muscles Yankee-Bella Dolce gelding driven by Jim Morand for owners Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, returned to the winner's circle for the first time since January when he won eight races in-a-row, poured it on in the stretch on the way to a 1:55.1 triumph in one of three $12,000 trots on the supporting card. Enrico AS (Allan Davis) was next best with Awsome Valley (George Dennis) the third-place finisher. Tim Tetrick drove PL Incoming to a lifetime best 1:57 score in a second $12,000 trot, this one for 4&5-year-olds. Winsun Cobra (Pat Berry) and Dance For Me Sasha (Vic Kirby) were second and third respectively. Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable own the Kadabra -Kaparah gelding trained by Josh Green, who won for the first time in 2016. Tetrick returned in the final $12,000 trot, to guide odds-on favorite Maestro Blue Chip to his fourth-straight victory in 1:54.1. The Credit Winner-Up Front Holsey horse is trained by Jim King for Richard Pollucci. A 29-1 shot Brew Master (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Eskimo Joe (Callahan) was the show horse. Tim Tetrick drove three winners and Corey Callahan had a double, Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. Marv Bachrad

Lucan Hanover made it two-in-row in the $30,000 Preferred pace on a balmy Monday, Feb. 29, on the Leap Year edition of Dover Downs harness racing. Unlike last week when Lucan Hanover enjoyed a 2-hole trip to score a nose victory, this week after overtaking Mustang Art with Sean Bier after a :26 opening quarter, Corey Callahan took over guiding Lucan Hanover, a six-year-old Western Ideal-Lauren Order gelding, the rest of the way in front and then pulling away with a: 27.1 final panel to a decisive 1:49 conquest over some of the sport's top-class pacers now racing. Tony Morgan and Doctor Butch closed along the passing lane to nip Mustang Art for second. The win was the 20th of his career for the $825,626 lifetime winner. Blazing Bobby Sox, owned by Art Stafford and trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr., won for the fourth time this year notching a career fastest 1:50.2 triumph in a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over Male pace. Sectionline Rock (Tim Tetrick) closed well to pick up second money. Apollo Seelster (Yannick Gingras) was the show finisher. It was the 12 lifetime win for Blazing Bobby Sox, a The Panderosa-Liamatters five-year-old gelding. Robert Cooper Stables' Go Collect N was an impressive 1:51.2 winner in another pace for young horses winning the $13,500 event for his third win in five races since arriving from New Zealand. Corey Callahan steered the winner for trainer Dylan Davis. Since arriving in North America, the Gotta Go Collect-No Parking N gelding has in addition to three wins, three seconds in his seven starts. Swappertunity (Jim Morand) finished second for the second straight time. Rednickyachtclub (Allan Davis) was third. In another $13,500 division Yannick Gingras drove JT to a 1:52.2 score for trainer Ron Burke and owners Weaver Brucsemi and Burke Racing Stable. An altered son of Badlands Hanover-Snowhite Beach, it was his second straight win in five races. Ima Rebel (Morgan) closed swiftly along the passing lane for second. Roll Big (Callahan) was the third finisher. Local favorite Just A Jolt made it to the winner's circle for the first time in 2016 in his seventh start as Tim Tetrick got the Village Jolt-Just Wait Kate gelding away quickly and never looked back for a 1:50.3 victory to win a $12,500 Mile pace. Four Staces (Callahan) finished second with Papa Ray (Allan Davis) going a tough trip for third. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan and leading trainer Dylan Davis had three wins each, Tim Tetrick, Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Eric Ell had two wins apiece. FASHION SHOWDOWN VERSUS SEVEN IN $20,000 MARES OPEN Fashion Showdown, an impressive 1:51.1 winner in last week’s $20,000 Mares Open Handicap faces seven rivals on Tuesday, March 1 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p m. Corey Callahan will drive Chris White’s Fashion Showdown, a winner of three Opens already in 2016. Among her opponents, Jeff Clark’s Springforth, with George Dennis driving, has been right there in recent starts with a win, three seconds and a third in her last six starts. Another competitor in top form is Lou Catana and Vince Bradley’s Matinee Dragon handled by Jonathan Roberts. Not to be overlooked are Sage N, a two-time winner in her last three races, and Tim Tetrick piloting from the outside for C.V Iannazzo, JFE Enterprises and Triple D Stables, Bob Bailey’s sharp Duneside Chella with Tony Morgan, John McGill’s hard-hitting No Respect, and from the rail, B Stern and Vic Kirby stepping up in class for owners Steve Moss, Hal and Helene Solomon and trainer Leigh Raymer. A $15,500, a $15,000, a $14,000 and $12,000 distaff paces for 4&5-year-olds, top a strong undercard. Dover Downs races Monday through Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. No Live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. 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

Rockin The House, recently acquired by Howard and Judy Taylor and Dandy Farms won the Thursday, Feb. 25 feature race in 1:51.4 at Dover Downs with meet leading harness racing driver Corey Callahan in the bike. Callahan finished the card with five winners. In the stretch battle, Race Me Villa (Montrell Teague) was leading a charge to the finish line when the gelding broke stride nearing the wire. Callahan and Rockin The House inherited the front and the easy win for trainer Dylan Davis. Feel Like A Fool (Vic Kirby), finished third and was placed second with Allstar Preview (George Dennis) fourth placed third. Race Me Villa, who finished second, was disqualified due to his lapped-on break, and was placed fourth. Previously, a successful Chicago campaigner, Rockin The House, a nine-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Donkeys Can Win, chalked up his 38th career victory while earning $589,233 lifetime. In addition to Callahan's five winners, giving the six-time track dash-win champion 137 for the meet. Vic Kirby and Jim Morand had two wins each. Marv Bachrad

Newcomer Somebody AS, the race favorite, was never challenged en route to a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/ Handicap trot on a longshot filled Wednesday, Febrary 24th harness racing card at Dover Downs. George Dennis drives three winners. Corey Callahan left quickly from the middle of an eight horse field to get the lead and never was tested on the way to his second win in four starts this year cruising to his 23rd lifetime success banking $465,583in purses. The seven-year-old Striking Sahbra-Noblesse AS gelding trained by Anette Lorentzon was all alone at the wire for owners Kjell Johansson and breeder ACI Stuteri AB. 18-1 Five Towns (Jonathan Roberts) came into the race with two wins in a row but had to settle for second. Si Gun Hall (George Dennis) in his first start of the year finished third. Ware Cry Hall (Vic Kirby), a winner of the last two Opens, was troubled by starting on the outside, but closed to finish fourth. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old sub-feature trot, in mid-stretch, Inner Peace (Pat Berry) appeared on the way to victory when the gelding broke stride. Eskimo Joe , a 9-1 shot, then came on to record his first win of 2016 closing fast to nip Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) at the wire in 1:56.2. Joe Skowyra conditions Eskimo Joe, an altered son of Credit Winner-New Hampshire Girl, for Barbara Boese Trust. Marzipan (Dennis) came storming on the outside to take third. In other trots, Lou Man (Kirby), owned by John McGill and Brian Carsey was a winner in 1:55.2, in one $12,000 contest while Angela Coombs' 12-1 Phantom Rusty (Roberts) won a second in 1:57; Robbins Nest Farm's Keystone Orion (Roberts) won at 12-1 to win a $9,500 event. Rosemary Smutz' Man Of Muscle (Berry) closed strongly at 18-1 to win a $9,000 trot. Jay Baxter's Bella's Punkett (Wolfenden) was a 1:57 winner at 6-1. Eddie Davis' 30-1 Eurocan (Allan Davis) got up in 1:57 to win a $7,500 trot and Abrcadabra Hanover (Davis), off at 9-1, nipped favorite Winbak Red (Callahan) at the wire in 1:57.4 to win a Delaware $5,000-$7,500 Claiming Handicap trot. George Dennis had a driving triple two with horses trained by Kevin Lare for Frank Chick; Vic Kirby had a double. RACE ME VILLA ONE AND ALL GOLD THURSDAY FEATURE FAVORITES Race Me Villa and All Gold, both winners in their previous starts are the favorites in the Thursday, Feb. 25 twin-features at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Montrell Teague drove Race Me Villa to a wire-to-wire 1:52.1 victory last week for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds. Arty Foster’s Rockin Rambaran is in top form after consecutive seconds. Feel Like A Fool heads the opposition. Owned by Kovach Stables, Vic Kirby will drive the $1.1-million winner from the rail after a big trip last time from post 8 finishing fourth beaten only three-quarters of a length. Driver Art Stafford and brother Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art is another classy veteran dropping down.    The rest of the competitive field includes PT Stables Summer Camp with Jonathan Roberts, Allstar Preview trained by driver George Dennis racing for George and Tina Dennis, Rockin The House, newly acquired by Howard and Judy Taylor and Dandy Farms with Corey Callahan and GRJ Partners’ Disarrei with Tony Morgan from post 8. In the other co-feature, All Gold (Ross Wolfenden), fresh from two wins-in-a-row takes on the sharp Cambassador (Morgan), owned by Bill Lutz, LeBlanc Racing and Coun0t De Money Stable and Ask W Stables and the Dennis’ homebred Roddy’s Hot Again (Dennis), also winners last time out. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. This is next-to-last Sunday of racing this season. Post time is resumes at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the Winner’s Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

A 'sloppy' harness racing track couldn't deny Fashion Showdown from uncorking a powerful 1:51.1 victory, the fourth on the card for meet-leading driver Corey Callahan in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace, Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Dover Downs. During a daylong drizzle, Fashion Showdown left from the rail and traded places before retaking the lead. From there on Fashion Charger was tough to catch. At the 1:23.3 mark three quarters, Callahan pulled away from Hearts N Flowers (Allan Davis), challenging on outside with Matinee Dragon (Jonathan Roberts) sitting on his back, to sprint off quickly opening up lengths on the way to victory, her first in more than a month and second of the meet. Chris McInnis trains the Village Jolt-Catch The Show six-year-old for owner Chris White. It was her 17th career win hiking her bankroll to $188,005. Scandalicious (Tony Morgan), last week's winner, came from dead last to fly up for second. Duneside Chella (George Dennis) stepped up in class to finish third. Nice Trip built up a big lead turning for home and then held off fast finishing Northern Rocknroll (Morgan) for a 1; 55 triumph in the sub-feature $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. The win was the second for Allan Davis driving the four-year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet-Nice Package owned by Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno and conditioned by Joe Hundertfund who won for the fourth time this year in six starts. Lady Beth (Callahan) was the show horses. B Stern, owned by Steve Moss, Hal and Helene Solomon and trainer Leigh Raymer, scored a 1:52 conquest in a $12,000 Mares pace. Ellliesjet N (Art Stafford Jr.) who closed out the 2015 portion of the meet with eight straight wins, finished second for the second straight time. Bo Tox Hanover (Sean Bier) was third. The win, her 10th lifetime, pushes the Bettor's Delight-Odds On Beth four-year-old into six digits with $104,153 purse earnings. While Corey Callahan won four races, Vic Kirby, Allan Davis and trainer Josh Green had two wins each. WAR CRY HALL, PANAMANIAN HANOVER HEAD $20,000 OPEN TROT War Cry Hall seeks a third consecutive win in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Dover Downs... First post is 4:30 p.m. Vic Kirby takes over driving duties for the sharp closing R&H Ventures War Cry Hall after two straight coming from behind victories for trainer Jim King in the week's top trot. Another steady performer Ted Gewertz's Panamanian Hanover, reined by Tony Morgan, was placed second last Wednesday giving him two straight second-place finishes. Bluebird Reverence, owned by Holly Case, Jan Johannsen, Dee Dennis and trainer Bob Reeser with Montrell Teague in the bike, has two wins in his last four appearances. A newcomer to recon-with is ACI Studri and Kjell Johnsson's Somebody As, a hard-hitting veteran who had been racing at Yonkers. Allan Davis will drive Five Towns who steps up in company as the LA Express Stable's starter leaves from post 1 after winning two-in-a-row. Alongside is Howard and Josh Kaufman's Drinksforthehouse, with Ross Wolfenden. Tough Mac was a beaten favorite in his last two outings. Bob Shana and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall with George Dennis has consecutive seconds and a first in his last three races. Inner Peace (Pat Berry), owned by Craparotta&Berry Racing, a winner last week, looks for another in The $15,500 sub-feature trot, Jim Moore's Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) has been at rthe top of his game with two wins already in 2016 Marzipan (George Dennis), owned by Frank Chick, makes his second local start, and Al Moor's Royal Status (Kirby) drew the rail. John and Sarah Swart's Winmando (Callahan), Barba Boese's Eskimo Joe (Morgan), Barbara Kirby's Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent) and Bobby Glassmeyer's Tymal Signature (Roberts) from the outside complete the field. . A pair of $12,000 trots lead a strong undercard. Sunday, Feb. 28, is the final Sunday of racing this meet post time is 5:30 p.m., Dover Downs will race four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays in March and April. Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. No Live racing on Friday and Saturday. Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad

Four Staces made it two wins-in-a-row recording a1:52.2 victory on a bitter cold, windy Thursday, Feb. 11 at Dover Downs, harness racing driver Corey Callahan added three more wins to his leading dash win total at the track. Callahan got Four Staces going in the stretch rolling to victory from off the pace. Jeremes General (Allan Davis) and Feel Like A Fool (Montrell Teague) were battling it out as the field turned for home. Last year at this time, Four Staces was coming into his own at the meet. Mike Casalino and meet-leading trainer Dylan Davis own the Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee gelding giving Callahan his third win. Jeremes General won the battle for second-place. One race earlier, Ron Short's 11-year-old veteran Charger also won his second straight, in 1:52.2. Ross Wolfenden steered the Stampede Hanover-Star Light gelding to his 50th career victory and $439,602 earnings. The grey gelding Alligator Falls (A.Davis) cut out the early pace and finished second. Black Aquila A (Callahan) was the show horse. Rock N' Roll Jet won the other sub-feature pace. Jonathan Roberts roared down the outside to score a 1:52.3 decision. Buddy Bright and Dawn Webb own the seven-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Ohyouprettything who won for the first time in five starts this year. Rockin Rambaran (A.Davis) was second. Portrait (Art Stafford Jr.) was third. Corey Callahan with his triple now has won 116 races this meet. Vic Kirby also won three races while Ross Wolfenden collected 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                  

Harness racing driver Corey Callahan drove both Kolbees Star and Drinksforthehouse, the feature trots on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Dover Downs, Tim Tetrick had four winners. Kolbees Star, with Callahan in the bike, challenged race favorite Stirling Diva (Tim Tetrick) on the backstretch to race head-to-head before pulling away in deep stretch for a 1:56.1 triumph in the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old trot. The win was the third in his last four outings for the Lear Jetta-Ultimate Star four-year-old gelding trained by Joe Holloway for owner PCF Stable. Stirling Diva held on for second with Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) getting up for third. One race later, Callahan teamed up with Drinksforthehouse to win a $12,000 trot for Howard and Josh Kaufman. The John Cabot 4-year-old Conway Hall-Pacific Photo trainee notched his fourth win in his last six races with a 1:55.3 victory. It was his 10th lifetime win good for $89,521 earnings. Winemaster Hanover (Tony Morgan) raced well for second with Windsong Ingenious (Russ Foster) the show horse. Tim Tetrick drove Lou Man for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey to victory in another $12,000 trot. Jim King trains the Lou's Legacy-SA Relyea gelding, now an 11-time winner with a$151,588 bankroll.Classic Belisma (Callahan) led early and finished second. Ashes Cash (Kirby) in usual style closed strongly for third. Tetrick returned in a third $12,000 event for young trotters stearing Richard Polliccu's prohibitive favorite Maestro Blue Chip to an easy 1:55.1 conquest. A four-year-old son of Credit Winner-Up Front Hotsey, Maestro Blue Chip was followed by Phantom Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) and Highlandmusclehall (Callahan), second and third respectfully. Tetrick posted four wins for the second straight day. Callahan made the winner's circle three times while George Dennis and trainer Jim King had two wins. JEREMES GENERAL AND LETSMAKEAWISH LEAD CO-FEATURES Both Jeremes General and Letsmakeawish leave from the rail in separate divisions of the Thursday, Feb. 11 co-feature races at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. While Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaqinta's Jeremes General, piloted by Allan Davis has a hard-hitting record of a first, second and third in his last three outings, two other starters are fresh from victory, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces, with Corey Callahan and Shellysblockburster with George Dennis driving for Don Reed and trainer George Wagner, each with wins by a short margin. PT Stable's Summer Camp finished second beaten a nose, and will be handled by Jonathan Roberts while Jane Ramsey's Delaware Hanover reined by Frank Milby went a big trip last time to finish second. The other contenders are Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool and Montrell Teague, Tom Kemps' Fire In The Belly, driven by Vic Kirby and PL Hoofhearted, with Ross Wolfenden, who makes his first start after being claimed by Archie Peel. In the other division, Maxi Walton's Letsmakeawish (Montrell Teague) will take on Bill Lutz, Count De Money and LeBlanc stables' Cambassador (Tony Morgan), Rip N Rock (Callahan) racing for MJGB Racing and trainer Dave McCaffrey, and Ringler Stable's Simon's Artist (Jim Morand). Driver Art Stafford and trainer Andrew Stafford's Portrait was a winner last week while Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) won last time and two of his last three. Arty Foster's Rockin Rambaran (A.Davis) closed strongly last start, and Dawn Webb and Buddy Bright's Rock N' Roll Jet (Roberts) must overcome post 8. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday races resume at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the Winner's Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

Springforth, a just miss second in his last two starts meets regulars Shin N Shimmer and Fashion Showdown in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Owner-trainer Jeff Clark's Springforth, piloted by George Dennis, has been a close-up second in three 0f his last three outings, with a win in between, takes on Howard Taylor's hard-hitting Shine N Shimmer teamed with Corey Callahan and Chris White's Fashion Showdown, driven by Ross Wolfenden, a two-time Open winner, who has a major change of post positions this week moving from post-8 to number-3 this week. Jerseylicious leaves from the rail with Allan Davis driving for Pam Curran, Niel Gargiulo and Legacy Racing while Tony Morgan will drive JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious from the outside in the seven-distaff field. John McGill's No Respect with Tim Tetrick in the bike, and Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley's sharp Matinee Dragon with Jonathan Roberts complete the highly competitive lineup. A $15,000 Mares Winners-Over pace heads the undercard. Mildred's Button (Montrell Teague) closed strongly to win last week's edition. Lorie and Paul Davis' Lady Beth (Tetrick) was a head back in second for the second straight start. Playncardswitroddy (Dennis), owned by George&Tina Dennis and Ask W stables, was used on the backstretch and was only two-lengths off at the wire. Naty (Jonathan Roberts) step up a notch for trainer Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz after an impressive win last week. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Shellysblockbuster, a 7-1 shot, and Four Staces won the two-halves of the Thursday, Feb. 4 harness racing feature over a 'good' track at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drives three winners. Both winners left from post 2 and won in similar style in a driving finish. Vince Copeland steered Shellysblockbuster in a 2-hole trip to catch Summer Camp (Corey Callahan) at the wire in 1:52 with Star Messenger (Vic Kirby) taking third. Don Reed and trainer George Wagner own Shellyblockbuster, a nine-year-old Bettor's Delight-Love's Talk gelding who racked up his 20th win of his career. Two races later, Callahan picked up his third win of the day piloting Four Staces home in 1:53.3 with most of the field in the win photo. The Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee gelding won his first of 2016. Mike Casalino owns the winner with trainer Dylan Davis. Pinerosa (Tony Morgan) was runner-up with Allstar Preview (George Dennis) third after being parked-out the entire mile. Corey Callahan and Montrell Teague, who won the first three of four races, had driving triples. Vince Copeland and owner-trainer Dylan Davis had a double. Dover Downs is dark on Friday, Saturday and this week only, on Super Bowl Sunday. Monday through Thursday racing begins at p.m. 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch the 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    

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