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DOVER, Del. --- Mustang Art took the lead and played 'follow me' on the way to his seventh win of the year nosing out Simon's Artist in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thusday, Dec. 18 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan notches six wins to his meet lead. Callahan ushered Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art away quickly in a field of seven to take his rivals to the quarter in :26.3. The Artiscape Paula Seelster gelding continued to lead the way with other contestants beginning to stack up on the way home. Mustang Art had just enough to hold off fast charging 19-1 shot Simon's Artist and Trace Tetrick by a nose after a :27.3 final panel. Bandolito, piloted by Daryl Bier, was race favorite but had to settle for third. So Take That, the program favorite was scratched. Mustang Art has turned into an iron horse. It was his 41st start this year and 82nd in the last two seasons. It was his eighth win of the year boosting his seasonal earnings to $127,985 in 2014 and $533,622 for 191 lifetime starts. In a day of close photo finishes, Millenium Wheel came from nowhere finding room along the passing lane to fly home in 1:51.4 to win the $16.000 3,4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Trainer and part-owner Jason Lynch executed the win, his fourth of the campaign giving the Bettor's Delight -London Eye gelding a $66,449 bankroll for the season. Race favorite BJ's Rambeau (Callahan) was a close second with late closing Framed Art (Art Stafford Jr.) also in the tight photo, third. All Gold. the third of Corey Callahan's six winners, outlasted Maddysonofagun (Tetrick) in a 1:52.3 dash for young male horses racing for a $14,500 purse. Bugsy Malone (Tony Morgan) was third. Richard Lewis trains the Tell All-Full Of Gold gelding for David Banks and Layfield Horses, was the third win this season for the $40,600 winner this year. Leyden, bred, owned and trained by Bill Moffett, recorded a 1:51.4 lifetime best, to win a $14,000 Male 3,4&5-Year-Old pace with Allan Davis driving. The Quick Pulse Mindale-Staying Power soph gelding won for the sixth time this campaign. He has now earned $63,977. Fancy Colt (Morgan) was runner-up with Four Staces (Callahan) third. Ben Stafford Jr. got the longshot of the card, driving 37-1 Maximum Terror to win a $14,000 Male pace in 1:51.4 for his dad, trainer, Ben Stafford. Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) picked up second money with Something Blue (Jonathan Roberts) the show finisher. An altered son of Western Terror-HTF Cocoa, Maximum Terror notched fifth win of the year good for $50,539 earnings. Another Stafford, Art Jr., guided Adventure Bound, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, to victory in 1:50.3, the second fastest time of the night, one of two Eric Ell trainees, to win a $13,000 Male Winners-Over pace, his fifth of the year. The Camluck-Unchained Speed gelding's earnings are now $81,262 this season and $424,839 lifetime. SB Mikes Hot Beach (Sean Bier) and Star Messenger (Tetrick) were second and third respectively. The annual Dover Downs Christmas Break Week beings this Friday, Dec. 19. There is no live racing until Sunday, Dec. 28. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Star Recruit made it five wins in his last six starts breezing to victory in the $20,000 claiming pace for young horses on a rainy Tuesday, Dec. 16 over an 'off' track at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan bags four wins. With meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, Star Recruit won his second straight after his only loss by a neck while winning at the $20,000 level in each. The Dragon Again-Remarkable Star gelding was claimed from Black Magic Racing after his 12th win of the year bringing the five-year-old's seasonal earnings to $89,245 and $472,050 lifetime. Callahan completed the program with four winning drives to lift his meet total to 84. Runner-up in the standings, Allan Davis, drove three wins. Vic Kirby and Ross Wolfenden had doubles. A strong group of eight hard-hitting trotters tangle in the Wednesday $18,000 feature race. This week, Wednesday and Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. The annual Dover Downs Christmas Break Week beings this Friday, Dec. 19. There is no live racing until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Star Recruit owns a glittering record of four wins and a second in his last five starts at Dover Down in the Tuesday, Dec. 16 feature $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Dominating the $20,000 claiming ranks since arriving, Black magic Racing's Star Recruit recorded a 1:52.4 victory last week over an 'off' track with Corey Callahan holding the lines. Bettor And Bold, driven by Trace Tetrick for Tim Tetrick and CC Racing, also has excellent credentials with four wins in his last seven outings. George Dennis will drive Frank Chick's Quincy from the rail. Russ Foster's Alexis Style, with Vic Kirby, is another who should like the change to an inside post position. Troy and Todd Tribett's Ziggy Sky and Ross Wolfenden makes his claiming debut. Beaver Creek Farm's Blueridge Dancer will be driven by Montrell Teague. Sheila and Steve Daugherty's Panic Disorder is another starter racing for a tag. Z Tam Stables' Wilbur's Z Tam reined by Allan Davis must overcome starting on the outside, from post 8. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. The annual Delaware Christmas Break from racing begins this Friday, Dec. 19 and continues until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. 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 and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- For The Ladies N, Star Keeper and Inittowinafortune are new faces to meet Handsoffmycookie, winner of three of her last four $18,000 Mares Open paces, on Monday, Dec. 15. This is the start the final week of racing before the annual Delaware Christmas Week Break, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Trace Tetrick hustled Handsoffmycookie to an impressive win again last week with In The Red's Kiss Dont Bite and Vic Kirby, the best of the rest. David Bank's Fill My Pockets Up, fourth last time with Eddie Davis Jr. has picked up a check in each of her six Open starts. Strong finishing Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost handled by Ross Wolfenden, cannot be overlooked. Moving up in class after two wins her last three races and drawing post 1 is Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer. Newcomers this week include Harry von Knoblauch's For The Ladies N, reined by Tim Tetrick, unbeaten in four since arriving from New Zealand; a former Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund filly champion Initt0winafortune, now owned by Mike Pagonas with Tony Morgan in the bike and John McGill's Star Keeper and driver Marcus Miller arriving from Yonkers' features. Traditionally Dover Downs Horsemen take a Christmas Holiday Break Week. This year, there will be no live racing from Friday, Dec. 19 until resuming on Sunday, Dec. 28. Dover Downs will not race on Wednesday, Dec. 31 but will race on Thursday, Jan. 1. The draw schedule through Jan. 5 is: Draw date                           Race date Monday, Dec. 15              Sunday, Dec. 28 Tuesday, Dec. 16              Monday, Dec. 29 Wednesday, Dec.17        Tuesday, Dec. 30 Thursday, Dec. 18            NO DRAW Sunday, Dec. 28                Thursday, Jan. 1 Monday, Dec. 29              Sunday, Jan. 4 Tuesday, Dec. 30              Monday, Jan. 5 Wednesday, Dec.31        NO RACING Thursday, Jan. 1                Tuesday, Jan. 6 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Sunday, Jan. 4                   DOUBLE DRAW Box Close                            Wednesday, Jan. 7 At 10 a.m.                           Thursday, Jan.8 --------------------------------------------------------------- Monday, Jan. 5                 Sunday, Jan. 11   by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs 

Al "Rusty" Carter has raced horses in Delaware for more than a decade. Along with breeding and owning horses, plus coaching young boy and girl athletes, and now driving racing cars has become another pastime. In recent years, Carter has competed in a number of popular automobile races. His Carter Racing Stable bred and owns Totally Rusty, the only foal of his stallion Rusty's For Real, from Rusty's Joy, who scored an all-time fastest 1:52 clocking in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) program for two-year-old filly pacers. The former record was 1:53.4 set by Double Flip (Tony Morgan) in 2006. ------------------------------------------------------ Breeders Crown winner McWicked, swept the 2014 Progress Pace, winning the Prevue and Final with similar 1:48.4 victories, the fastest clockings at the track this meet. To race in the Progress Pace, McWicked had to be supplemented with a paid fee of $25,000. It was worth it winning the $301,560 Progress Pace Final. ----------------------------------------------- The 2014 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-old program is considered one of the best in its history. With $20,000 preliminaries and $100,000 finals, competition was keen. A gelding, Remember ME VK, 1:51.4, and Totally Rusty, 1:52, turned in the fastest win times taking the male and female paces. Three geldings shared the former record of 1:52.4, Valerin K in 2004, Western Ace and Quick Trim in 2005. The former filly record was 1:53.4 set by Double Flip in 2006. Egosnattitude and Penny Paratrooper won the male and female trotting finals. ------------------------------------------------- The Delaware harness racing community was saddened this week by the passing of Robert "Bobby" Botsch, one of its most popular horsemen. Botsch was an "unforgettable characters" for his wit, storytelling and sociability talking with nearly everyone in the paddock. For nearly a half-century, Botch trained horses racing at Dover Downs, Harrington and the old Georgetown raceway, at Maryland harness tracks and in New York and New Jersey. holds the distinction of training a horse on opening day of the first though bred meet in 1968 and a few months later, in the first harness race at Dover Downs. Condolences to his wife, Doris, and sons, Gary and Rodger, both harness horsemen. ----------------------------------------------- For the second straight Monday and third time in four weeks, Handsoffmycookie won in the top female pace of the week, the $18,000 Mares Open. Last week, she scored in 1:52 success. The five-year-old won for the seventh time this season. She has earned $97,410 this year and $1,326,082 lifetime. This Monday three newcomers enter the Monday feature. --------------------------------------------------------------- With five wins on Thursday (12/11), Corley Callahan extended his lead in early weeks of the 2014-2015 seasons. Callahan, seeking his sixth straight track title, now has 79 wins and a UDRS or batting average of .383. Allan Davis, second in the standing, has 56 winners. Ross Wolfenden is third with 45 wins. Vic Kirby and Tony Morgan are tied for fouth place with 39 winners. ----------------------------------------------------- Doug Lewis with three wins, Thursday, has moved back into first-place among trainers, with24 wins, two more than Wayne Givens, 22. Jim King, haltering three winners, Thursday, is third with 19 wins. Nick Surick is in fourth place with 14 wins. Dylan Davis and Trish Foulk are tied for fifth-place with 12 wins apiece. ------------------------------------------------------ The Annual Delaware Christmas Week Break begins next weekend from Dec. 19 until returning to race on Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no racing on Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, but there is racing on Thursday, Jan.1, 2015. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Papa Ray rushed along the backstretch to challenge harness racing leader 34-1 Nova Artist before making the lead on the final turn on the way to a 1:52.2 victory over a ‘good’ track on Thursday, Dec. 11 to win the $25,000 Delaware Special at Dover Downs. Eddie Davis Jr. was at the controls as Papa Ray won the week’s top pace for the second time in his last four outings for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing.So Take That (Montrell Teague) closed fast to edge Mustang Art (Corey Callahan), second and third respectively. Papa Ray, a five-year-old Village Jolt-Liamatters horse, won for the seventh time this season, with eight seconds and eight thirds earning $133,37 3 and $356,628 lifetime. Handsome Henry K won for the second straight time fashioning a 1:51 score in a $16,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Open. It was Corey Callahan’s fourth of five wins and second victory for owner Howard Taylor and trainer Doug Lewis. Millenium Wheel (Jason Lynch) streaked along the passing lane to finish second. People Are Crazy (George Dennis) finished third.  Owner Taylor, trainer Lewis and driver Callahan struck again with a 1:53.1triumph by Cam B Zipper, a Camibest-Kellycrombie gelding, in a $13,000 Male Winner’s Over pace. SB Mikes Hot Beach (Sean Bier) took second money with Feel Like A Fool (Allan Davis) the show finishers. Art Stafford took Framed Art right to the front and never looked back en route to a 1:52.2 victory in a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Open. Varsity Hanover (Tony Morgan) was next with BJ’s Rambeau (Callahan) third.  Trainer-driver Art and Andrew Stafford own the Artiscape-Lo Gophobia four-year-old. Callahan’s fifth winning drive came guiding Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Four Staces home in 1:53.2 to win a 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace. It was the third consecutive win for the Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee sophomore gelding. Trainer Jim King’s third win on the card came when Tom Kemp’s Fire In The Belly, with Vic Kirby, notched a 1:53 score, his eighth win of the year, in a $14,000 Male pace for young horses. Jet Blue Miracle (Sean Bier) was second in front of Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.). Callahan’s five-win slam was followed by driving doubles by Trace Tetrick, Vic Kirby and Tony Morgan. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Totally Rusty became the fastest two-year-old harness racing filly pacer in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) history on Monday, Dec. 8 as Corey Callahan drove a 1:52 victory in the last $100,000 final of the year. Corey Callahan made good use of starting from post 1 taking the lead with the odds-on favorite. Right behind was Purrfect Bags, second choice, with Vic Kirby, the only rival to beat Totally Rusty when Purrfect Boags won the $100,000 DSBF final at Harrington Raceway in October. Turning for home, Totally Rusty had the lead and burst down the lane with a :26.4 final panel to clinch her eighth win in nine starts. Purrfect Bags was second, a half length behind, with Gigi Deo and Ross Wolfenden third. Totally Rusty has now baned $129,250 in her nine race career. Bred and owned by Carter Racing Stable, Totally Rusty, the only foal of stallion Rusty's For Real from Rusty's Joy, both Carter-bred-and-owned, scored an all-time fastest 1:52 clocking in the Delaware-sired program. The former record was 1:53.4 set by Double Flip (Tony Morgan) in 2006. Al "Rusty "Carter has raced horses in Delaware for more than a decade. Along with breeder and owning horses, along with coaching young boy and girl athletes, driving racing cars has become his other pastime. In recent years, he has competed in a number of well-known automobile races. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Owner-trainer Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden opened a big lead on the backstretch on the way to a 1:56.2 victory for driver Tony Morgan. Buy Artzy (Allan Davis) finished second with Miss Ruby S (Ben Stafford Jr.) getting up for third. For the second straight Monday and third time in four weeks, JFE Enterprises' Handsoffmycookie recorded a victory in the top female pace of the week, the $18,000 Mares Open notching a 1:52 success. Kiss Dont Bite (Kirby) finished second. Mach A Wish (Callahan), the race favorite was third. Scott DiDomenico conditions the Art Major-Observe Me five-year-old who won for the seventh time this season. She has won $97,410 this year and $1,326,082 lifetime. Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby and trainer Doug Lewis had two wins each. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Totally Rusty, Purrfect Bags, Spin Vision and Gigi Deo, all winners of their $20,000 prelim events lead the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies while $1-million winning Handsoffmycookie, a winner of two of the last three $18,000 Mares Open Pace features is the one to beat on the Monday, Dec. 8 regular card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the six-figure event, Totally Rusty, with Corey Callahan, won both of her $20,000 prelims impressively. The only foal of Rusty's For Real has won seven of her eight lifetime races with one second for owner- breeder Al Carter's Carter Racing Stable. Purrfect Bags, handled by Vic Kirby for owner Joann King, has been a perfect six-for-six including nipping Totally Rusty in the DSBF $100,000 final at Harrington in October. Gigi Deo had a win and second in DSBF prelims. Ross Wolfenden will drive for trainer Aaron Lambert and owners J&T Silva and C&G Racing stables and Deo Volente Farms. Tim Tetrick will be in the bikes for Spin Vision, bred, owned and trained by Virginia Louthan who also won and finished second in $20,000 prelims. The other starters are Forrest Bartlett's Fly Me Courageous driven by George Dennis, and burdened by outside post positions are Keith and Denise Jackson and Chris Sharpe's Western Sunshine, reined by Tony Morgan and CTC Stable's Riggins Route piloted by Allan Davis. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden (Morgan) is program favorite in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. In the $18,000 Mares Open pace, Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick), last week's winner, Mach A Wish (Corey Callahan, winner the week before, tough North State Street's Monochromatic (Jim Morand) and Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden) have all been previous winners in this event. Not to be overlooked are David Bank's Fill My Pockets Up (Eddie Davis Jr.) and In The Red's Kiss Dont Bite (Kirby). Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays are dark at Dover Downs. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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

DOVER, Del. ---- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) program for two-year-olds has reached $100,000 finals early next week. After two weeks of $20,000 preliminaries, filly trotters start off the week with a $100,000 final on Monday. The colt and gelding freshmen vie for $100,000 on Tuesday. Those who qualified for the finals were among the first eight point-getters in two weeks of preliminaries. ------------------------------------ On the action packed Monday card, DSBF filly pacers begin their prelims. The male frosh pacers get to go with their 1st leg events on Tuesday. --------------------------------------------------------- Corley Callahan had another big week driving winners as he seeks his sixth consecutive title. Callahan added18 wins during the week to total 45 thus far including a .390 'batting average." Allan Davis, second, last season is runner-up with 28 winners. Ross Wolfenden has moved up to third place with 21. Tony Morgan is next with 20. Vic Kirby (18) and George Dennis (17) are in fifth and sixth place respectively. ----------------------------------------------------- Doug Lewis and Wayne Givens are co- leaders in the leading trainer standings with 12 winners each. Nick Surick holds third place with eight wins. Joe Hundertpfund and Jim King have six wins each while Eddie Dennis and Trish Foulk have five wins apiece. ------------------------------------------------------ Dover Downs horseman and humanitarian Ken Wood is about to make his three dozenth trip to Africa after New Year 's Day. The three-week long 20,000-mie round-trip is Wood's on-going personal campaign to provide water to Ghana, and now has expanded to Tanzania. Wood's acclaimed, 'Wells for Ghana' drilling provides water to inhabitants who previously had to walk five miles to find water that was deemed unsafe. Over the years, Wood has built more than 1,200 wells in Ghana including Tanzania's 266 new wells. The wells built by Wood serve more than 2-million native Africans, who until now never have had fresh water. Purse monies won by horses Wood races, is the main support of his humanitarian effort. ---------------------------------------------- Acclaimed Harness Horse photographer Monica Thors is trying real hard to finishing her energetic documentary series, that has taken four years to develop, titled, "I Am, A Harness Racing Horse." Ms. Thors now needs funds to complete the undertaking. She requires financial help through a fundraiser. To contribute, contact Monica Thors via e-mail at www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/zg24. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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

DOVER, Del. --- Unheralded Enrico AS pulled an 11-1 surprise to win the $18,000 Open Trot at Dover Downs, Wednesday, Nov. 19. Corey Callahan records another four win day. Leaving from the rail, Enrico AS took the early lead before yielding to race favorite I'm So Striking heading to the clubhouse turn. Trace Tetrick rushed Powerful Charger up to challenge and was head-to-head with I'm So Striking nearing the three-quarter before Eddie Dennis and I'm So Striking regained the front. After turning from home, Allan Davis taxied along the passing lane and the two dueled down the lane until Enrico AS stuck his head out and took first money. I Like My Boss finished third for Jonathan Roberts. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own Enrico AS, an Allstar Hall-Caspian chestnut trained by Eric Ell. It was the gelding's fourth win of the campaign raising his seasonal earnings to $57,260 and $228,788 lifetime. Corey Callahan and Picard were all alone in the stretch for a 1:56.1 victory in the $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot sub-feature. It was Callahan's third winning drive, his dad, Nick Callahan posted his second training win of the card with Picard, a SJ's Caviar-Tarsha Yar gelding he owns with Bonuccelli Racing. Wartech (Tony Morgan) was second in front of Themida (Brandon Hensley). Corey Callahan drove four winners, Vic Kirby and George Dennis had driving double, Nick Callahan, a trainer double. Can Nova Artist repeat on Thursday? Nova Artist won last week’s $25,000 Delaware Special winner returns to meet seven rivals on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Twice track Horse of the Meet Nova Artist was overlooked at 7-1 a week ago but used his first-over tactics to score a 1:50.3 victory with Allan Davis in the bike  driving for Eddie and Kathy Davis. Track record holder, Bandolito, owned by trainer-driver Daryl Bier, led for much of the mile, but had to be content with a dead-heat for second with Reg Hazzrd II and Legacy Racing’s 40-1 shot Papa Ray, handled by Eddie Davis Jr. John Dayton’s fast four-year-old Just A Jolt, was the public choice, reined by Vic Kirby, Tim Tetrick will drive Tritton Inc.’s Malak Uswaad N. The rest of the fast field includes Doug Lewis’ Mojo Terror with George Dennis driving. Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool leaves from the rail while Ringler Stable’s Simon’s Artist and Ron Pierce must overcome starting from post 8. The 15-race program is highlighted by a strong supporting card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs    

DOVER, Del. ---- I Got Spunk, Spunky MLT and Penny Paratrooper record victories in 2nd leg action in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund filly trots while Mach A Wish made it five-in-a-row taking the $18,000 Filly and Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs, Monday, Nov. 17. Corey Callahan guided I Got Spunk to her second win in three starts scoring a decisive 2:01.1 victory over a track rated as 'sloppy' in the first of three DSOA divisions. Leigh Raymer owns and trains the Super Punk-Gogetitdun filly. She has earned $29,000 in her five races. Star Hit (Tony Morgan) closed strongly for second in front of Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis). Another daughter of Super Punk, Marvin and David Meyer's Spunky MLT won the second $20,000 event. Tony Morgan drove the Super Punk-LT Feds brown filly to her first win of the season in 2:03. Conditioned by Paul Wojtowicz, Spunky MLT has never been out-of-the-money in four career starts. My Fire Cloud Too (Allan Davis) came on to finish second. Sparkle Pants (Eddie Dennis) was third. Penny Paratrooper made it four wins in five races notching a 2:02.2 victory in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim. Callmemza was second with Sign N Drive (Tim Tetrick) was the show horse. The top eight point-getters after two prelims race in the $100,000 DSBF Final. The filly trot final is set for next Monday. Mach A Wish remained unbeaten since late September as Corey Callahan piloted the Mach Three-Belinda Hanover five-year-old to her fifth consecutive victor. The globetrotting mare started her streak at Harrah's Philadelphia, then to Pocono Downs, next Yonkers and the last two starts at Dover Downs. Stakes seasoned filly Katie Said (Andy Miller) was second and 40-1 shot Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden) third. Allan Davis drove favorite Flick A Fly to a 1:55.4 triumph in a 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare Winners-Over pace. McArma (Wolfenden) closed to take second. Lounge Act (Kirby) was next. A pair of $20,000 DSBF male trots top the Tuesday Dover Downs card. Monday through Thursday racing begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- This week the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) boasts three $20,000 2nd legs preliminaries plus the $18,000 Mares Open pace, on Monday, Nov. 17 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper heads the third section with Ross Wolfenden driving after a front-trotting impressive 2:01 score last Monday. In another DSBF prelim, Callmememza, reigned by Jonathan Roberts for Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W Stables led until the final strides for a second-place finish. Tim Tetrick will steer Scot Woogen's Sign N Drive from the rail. Marvin Meyer's homebred Cuddle Punk won her DSBF division last week in wire-to-wire 2:02.3 style with Allan Davis in the bike. She meets Leigh Raymer's fast I Got Spunk driven by Corey Callahan, while Serendipity Stable's Star Hit and Tony Morgan seek to make amends following an early misstep last time. In another second $20,000 division, Charles Wimbrow and Jimmy Lunn's Silence Is Bliss pulled a stunner last time when Robert White raced outside most of the mile and still had enough for a 2:01 victory at 23-1 odds. Sparkle Pants racing for Stephanie and Brian Cassell chalked up a second-place finish for Eddie Dennis and Spunky MLT, owned by Marvin and David Meyer with Tony Morgan driving, was a third-place finisher In the $18,000 Mares Open, Monochromatic (Callahan), North State Street Stable returns to the week's top female feature, after a week's absence to again take on JFE Enterprises' Handsoffmycookie (Tim Tetrick), last week's winner who she beat the week before by a neck. In The Red LLC's Kiss Dont Bite (Vic Kirby) was impressive in her first local appearance closing fast for second beaten by a head. Rich Poillucci and CTC Stable's Mach A Wish registered a 1:50.2 victory last week and steps up in company. David Banks' Fill My Pockets Up (Eddie Davis Jr.), came on strong last time and was only three-quarters of a length back. Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden), owned and trained by Bob Winkelman owned and trained Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden), should be heard from starting from post 1. The only newcomer has strong credentials. The stakes-seasoned filly, Black Horse Racing and Andy Miller Stable's Katie Said has won nine races already this campaign. Five wins for Callahan on Sunday Track defending champion Corey Callahan continues his hot hand at Dover Downs chalking up five wins on the Sunday, Nov. 16 program. Included in Callahan's five-bagger was winning the feature race reining Captain Jeremiah to victory in 1:53.3 in a $10,200 Delaware 2,3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Howard Birney conditions the altered son of 'Artzina-Mindys Laughing he owns with Archie Peel. The victory is the fourth in his career. Powerful Fella (Allan Davis) was runner-up. J B Bolt (Ross Wolfenden) took third. Callahan's five wins give him 32 for the young season in only 11 days of racing. Montrell Teague had two wins. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- A pair of freshman pacers fresh from the recent Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals head separate $10,200 divisions for young horses on Sunday, Nov.9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 5:30 p.m. Seeboomook Katahdin, a winner of three races with two seconds in six career starts in a $10,200 2,3,4 and 5-year-old pace. Allan Davis, leading driver at the recently completed Harrington Raceway meet, will pilot the Garnet O'Marrow bred and owned altered son of standout stallion Riggins. Phil and Jeff Beauchamp's Major Mayhem and driver Roger Plante is the one to beat. David Hamm's homebred Lengthoftime with Vic Kirby drew the rail. Gloria Myers and Carter Racing's Pinehaven Art with Eddie Davis Jr. in the bike, Kevin West's Mr. Bricks, driven by Tony Morgan; Jeff Clark and Vern Foster's Art Retreat, handled by Ross Wolfenden; Hickory Again racing for owner-trainer Arty Foster with Mike Rossi, and Jonathan Roberts pilots Encore Stable's Heaven Is For Real to complete the lineup. Tina and driver George Dennis' Roddy's Hot Again, a 1:56 DSBF division winner, seeks a fourth win of his sophomore season heading a second $10,200 event for young horses. Monologue (Allan Davis), owned by Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing, returns from Yonkers and George Teague's Bet The Truth (Montrell Teague) have been racing well along with Lloyd Hickman's JJ Nitro (Jonathan Roberts) lead the opposition. Carter Racing's Free Love (Eddie Davis Jr.) drew the inside while David Banks' HS Mako (Roger Plante) leaves from the outside. Rounding out the field are Allan Pullman, Barry Glickman and Eddie Davis' Swaying Native (Frank Milby) and Lauren Allen's Public Enemy (Corey Callahan). The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) swing into 2nd leg action Monday with $20,000 DSBF preliminaries. An $18,000 Open trot is the feature on the regular card. The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund moves into its second and last week of $20,000 preliminaries for two-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters. The first eight point-getters in each of the four divisions return for $100,000 finals. ------------------------------------ A Matron Stakes resume: heavy rain just before the first raced forced a half-hour delay, but it did not deter a giant night of racing when all eight Matron Stakes were featured on the Nov. 6 card. Yannick Gingras won the night's first three Matrons for the 2-year-old trotters and pacers. Gingras won both ends of the daily double piloting world champion Wild Honey, 1-9, to win the $203,800 frosh filly trot and then Habitat, now 7 for 11, from off the pace, to win the $237,500 2-year-old colt trot. In The Arsenal fired early for Brian Sears and never looked back to win the $193,200 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:51 and Sassa Hanover led a sweep of the top three spots for trainer Ron Burke in the $199,600 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers. Starting from post 8, Sassa Hanover and driver Gingras rushed to the front in :26.2 and then cruised to a ninth victory in 11 starts. Weeper flew to the front in 25.4 and then closed from fourth with Ron Pierce driving for a 1:50 victory in the three-year-old filly pace. In the glamor trots, Nuncio, who won the freshman Matron a year before, pulled a mild surprise in the big trot, leaving from post 8 and waltzing to an easy victory when stablemate $2.2-million winner Father Patrick broke stride after the start. The sensational Shake It Cerry was an easy winner of her 14th in 16 starts in the $179,200 filly trot. And, in the $186,550 three-year-old colt pace, Big Boy Dreams made a three-wide move around the final turn on the way to a 24-1 upset victory. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- For four decades on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, led by 85-year-old former Dover Downs horseman, Moses Asia, and his fellow winners of the prestigious Purple Heart awarded for exceptional bravery in battle, presented an engraved blanket to race winner, Stirling Breeze, trained by Kerry King and driven by Jason Thompson. This year, the Military Order of the Purple Heart honored one of their own, the late Charles Williams, who served with 83rd Infantry division in the European Theater in World War II. He was twice wounded and awarded two Purple Hearts and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star and V Devise and Combat Badge for his military service. ------------------------------------------------------ Carter Duer, Master of famed Peninsula Farm, in Lexington, Ky. made a trip to the track Wednesday, Nov. 12 to watch his son, John Duer, drive trotter Deadliest Catch to victory in the 14th race. The Duer family has been involved in the sport dating back to M.J. Duer and his son, Carter, who raced at most Delmarva tracks for a number of years. Currently, Carter Duer is recovering from surgery and is now back on his feet. Duer's Peninsula Farm, named for Delmarva, is a leading breeding farm and is noted for raising young horses to sell annually at leading horse sales. --------------------------------------------------------- Corey Callahan is off to a fast start defending his track driving championship. Callahan has taken the title the last five seasons. After 10 racing dates, Callahan has won 27 races, including four the last two days. Allan Davis, last season's runner-up is second with 17 winners. Tony Morgan, third, with 15. Ross Wolfenden and George Dennis are tied for fourth with Vic Kirby next with 11. ----------------------------------------------------- Doug Lewis is atop the leading trainer standings with nine winners. Wayne Givens holds second with seven. Joe Hundertpfund, Eddie Dennis and Nick Surick have five wins each tying for third. ------------------------------------------------------ Longtime horseman and auctioneer, Frank Quillan, 83, was named the first to the Felton (Del.) Fire Company Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 14. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Modest Prince makes his first local appearance in the $18,000 Open trot, Wednesday, Nov. 12 feature race. First post is 4:30 p.m. Richard Gutnick, owner of Modest Prince became a sportswide celebrity in recent seasons as owner of top trotters Chapter Seven and Market Share, will be driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Linda Toscano. Another new face in the week's feature trot is Moss, Solomon and Raymer's fast Tirade Hanover with Corey Callahan at the controls. Leigh Raymer conditions the former stakes winner. Last week Eddie Dennis rushed away from the starting gate driving I'm So Striing, and never looked back scoring his sixth win of the season for Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables. The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) juvenile champion, I Like My Boss, owned by trainer Bob Shahan and the Parsons, closed strongly for Jonathan Roberts to with a neck at the wire finishing second. Angela Coombs' Boffin and Vic Kirby have been on a winning tear in recent months winning his last two and four of five and now steps up in company. Early season leading driver Allan Davis will be behind Enrico AS for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, A week ago, Walt Callam's Spunky Jack made a costly misstep while racing for the top with Roger Plante, who after losing ground rallied to quickly move up to challenge for the lead but tired in the late going and finished out of the money. Powerful Charger has been an Open feature all Fall season. Vic Kirby will drive the gelding for trainer Jim King and Tim Tetrick. Weekday racing, Monday - Thursday, begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing and during the football season Pick-3 NFL wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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