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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

DOVER, Del.---- Penny Paratrooper was the only favorite to win her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot 1st leg preliminary while Cuddy Punk and Silence Is Bliss proved surprise winners in the other two trots while Handsoffmycookie won a tight photo to take the $18,000 Mares Open Pace on a strong Monday, Nov. 10 card at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drove five winners on the card. Ross Wolfenden guided Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Racing Stable's Penny Paratrooper, a daughter of Cr Commando-CR Penny Lane, to her third win in four starts this season covering the mile in 2:01 in the first $20,000 DSBF prelim. I Got Spunk (Corey Callahan) was a strong second while 23-1 shot Princess EB (Vic Kirby) got up for third. In the second DSBF event, Marvin Meyer's homebred Cuddle Punk, by Super Punk-My Embrace, came on for Allan Davis to post her first career victory in 2:02.3. Sparkle Pants (Eddie Dennis) bested Ohtobequeen (George Dennis) for second. Gogh On was an early scratch. Silence Is Bliss, a Cr Commando-Miss Courtney filly, was heard from in the third $20,000 trot. Robert White used the passing lane to overtake race favorite Callmemza (Jonathan Roberts) at the wire for her first win of the year, a 2:01 decision. Spunky MLT (Tony Morgan) finished third. Public choice, Handsoffmycookie, one of two winners driven by Tim Tetrick, had just enough to outlast fast-finishing Kiss Dont Bite (Vic Kirby) in a 1:52.1 triumph in the $18,000 Mares Open trot feature on the regular card. Embassy Seelster (Allan Davis) was right there third in the photo. JFE Enterprises own the winner, a five-year-old Art Major-Observe Me mare who now has won $77,970 this year and $1,306,219 lifetime. The fastest win on the program came when Corey Callahan drove Mach A Swish home in 1:502 for her fourth consecutive victory. It was Callahan's fourth of a five win day. Rich Poillucci and CTC Stable own the Mach Three-Belinda Hanover five-year-old in the $13,000 Filly and Mare Winners-Over pace. The accent is on Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 freshman trotting colts and geldings on the Veteran's day card, Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A pair of altered sons of Political Briefing lead the opening round of the $20,000 events. Political Foe, winner of the Harrington $100,000 finale will be driven by Eddie Dennis for Stephanie and Brian Cassell. Political Cash and Allan Davis, has already posed a 2:00 victory. Another contender is Graham Grace, M&W stables and trainer Bib Roberts' Egosnattitudes. Winbak Farms' homebred Win Power, reined by Jeff Fout, is the one to beat in the second DSBF prelim. The Political Briefing gelding finished third in last month's $100,000 final at Harrington. Pam Wagner and Scott Woogen's Lucky Dynasty, second in October's consolation finished second. Ed Kimmel and Don and Dave Wiest's Perfect Vangogh, handled by Tony Morgan, is another challenger in the seven colt field. After two preliminary legs, the top eight point-getters return for a $100,000 final. Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing's Monologue seeks a repeat victory in a $20,000 Claiming pace, topping a strong undercard. Live racing Monday through Thursday begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

After being involved in a series accident in the seventh race at Pocono Downs Wednesday, harness racing driver George Napolitano, Jr. recovered quickly from his hospital visit to make the journey to Harrah's Philadelphia and win two of the three divisions in the co-feature trots and a total of five races on the program..   The three divisions of the mid-conditioned level trot headlined the card on a rainy Thursday afternoon from Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $17,000.   In the first division, it was 4 Leaf Racing's Smoother Ride (Geo. Napolitano Jr.) with a front-end victory.   The son of Yankee Glide quarter-brushed past early leader (and eventual second place finisher) Muscolo (Tim Tetrick) just after the quarter pole.   From that point, he never looked back, splashing to a two length victory in 1:55.3.   Hoosier Park invader Time Will Tell All (Corey Callahan) emerged first-over from the three-hole past three-quarters, but flattened out to finish third.   Smoother Ride ($2.40) picked up his fifteenth victory of the year for trainer John Mc Dermott.   In the second division, it was Howard Jacobs' Political Desire (Geo Napolitano Jr.) going gate-to-wire for the victory.   The 8-year-old son of Tom Ridge was well-rated the first half (58.1) and had plenty left in the tank for the stretch drive.   He went on to win by a length and a quarter, stopping the timer in 1:56.   Wind Neath My Feet (Marcus Miller) finished a game second in his debut for the Jake Huff barn, while Way Outta Here (Andrew McCarthy) rallied for third.   Political Desire ($3.40) was one of three training wins for Kevin Carr.   The gelding is one win away from notching his 40th career victory.   The third and final division went to J&T Silva Stables' Omnipotent (Andrew McCarthy).   The daughter of Donato Hanover laid off the early battle, which saw Il Mago (Daryl Bier) and Bastille (Andy Miller) exchange leads.   Omnipotent (8.40) worked out a solid second-over trip, and was able to out close the leaders in the final steps, winning by a neck, stopping the clock in 1:56.2.   Il Mago had to settle for second, while Bastille faded to third.   Driver George Napolitiano Jr., who was unseated in a drive Wednesday night at Pocono Downs, had five winners on the card, maintaining his lead in the driver standings.   Live racing returns Friday afternoon with a first post of 12:40 PM.   Mike Bozich  

DOVER, Del.---- Star Recruit closed with a rush to score a 1:53.1 victory in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance pace, the Tuesday, Nov. 4 feature race at Dover Downs. It was one of four wins for Corey Callahan, who along with Tony Morgan drove 'grand slams.' Pacific Western (Brett Brittngham) cut out the pace and led until deep stretch when Star Recruit and Middle Aged Crazy (Allan Davis) swept past to finish first and second respectively. I Like My Boss steps up into the $18,000 Open trot facing Enrico A, Spunky Jack and I'm So Striking in a field of eight in the Wednesday feature race. Live racing Monday through Thursday begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. 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. --- Corey Callahan looks for a sixth consecutive leading driver championship while Dylan Davis seeks to repeat his last season training title as Dover Downs re-opens for its 46th campaign this Sunday, Nov. 2.The six-month long 2014-20`15 meet continues through April 9, 2015. Callahan wrapped up his fifth Dover Downs Leading Diver championship early building a huge lead by mid-meet. Even after missing a full week while in Australia, Callahan closed out the season with 222 wins. Ron Pierce finished in second-place with 135 wins. Allan Davis was third with 133 wins, Ross Wolfenden, fourth with 129 wins, and Vic Kirby finished fifth, with 107 wins. George Dennis (104) and Tony Morgan (101) also won in three figures. After being runner-up the previous few seasons, Dylan Davis led all trainers with 69 trips to the winner's circle. Dover Downs opens the meet with an outstanding "Novemberfest of Stakes Races" featuring all eight of the prestigious Matron Stakes for two-and-three-year-old colt and filly trotter and pacers on one card, Thursday, Nov. 6. The track's signature event, $350,000 Progress Pace for three-year-olds, is set for $30,000 elims on Sunday, Nov. 26. The estimated $300,000 final is Nov. 6. Also in late November, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshmen trot and pacing divisions feature two weeks of $20,000 preliminaries setting up a $100,000 final in each two-year-old sections. To enter for racing, check the weekly Condition Sheet on and drop horses in-to-go from 10:30 a.m. until 12 Noon sharp on appropriate day. The entry box closes at 12 Noon. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Parking and admission to Dover Downs racing is free. For those dinning in the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. In addition, food and drink is available at The Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. For those racing a horse at the track and looking for first-class overnight accommodations, the 4-star 500-room Dover Downs Hotel, is adjacent to the racetrack. It is suggested to make reservations early. Year-round, Dover Downs' Race and Sports Book presents leading thoroughbred and harness tracks for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily as well as three-game NFL parlay wagering. Information is available at 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

TORONTO, October 25 - The finest two-year-olds in harness racing were on display Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack for the Fall Four Stakes. Consisting of the Governors Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid, the Fall Four Stakes has been an annual showcase of the best freshmen in the sport. A costly miscue and a giant upset got the action underway in the $464,000 Goldsmith Maid for two-year-old trotting fillies. Mission Brief, the 3/5 heavy favourite, made a break leaving the gate throwing the fate of the rich final up into the air. Capitalizing on the public's choice break was 70-1 longshot Smexi and driver Corey Callahan. A daughter of Explosive Matter, Smexi got a two-hole trip behind Stubborn Belle and driver Paul Macdonell and was able to come off the leaders back in the stretch and trot on to a length and a half victory. Stubborn Belle held on for second, while Juanitas Fury finished third. "Leaving out of there I looked over and saw that she (Mission Brief) had made a break," said Callahan following the race. "We got really lucky Paul and I, we just kind of got things on our own up there, nobody really moved and it worked perfect for me." Trained by Jimmy Takter for owners Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding and Herb Liverman, Smexi had only one victory in eleven starts heading into the Goldsmith Maid. Takter, who drove Smexi in her elimination last week, handed the lines over to Callahan and told the driver his filly was ready and to put her in the race. "Tonight before the race he (Takter) pulled me aside and told me listen she was a little rough on me last week," said Callahan. "But I warmed her up tonight and she was really sharp and on her toes." The Goldsmith Maid victory pushes Smexi's career bankroll to over $364,000. Smexi paid $159.30 to win, while a $2 exactor paid just under $1,200. Smexi Fall Four night quickly became the Takter show in the $521,000 Valley Victory for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Takter trainees finished first, second, fourth and fifth to almost take the entire purse home in the rich final Pinkman and driver Sylvain Filion were able to convert off a second over trip to narrowly defeat stablemate Uncle Lasse by a head in 1:55.4. The heavy 3/5 favourite, Habitat, finished third wedge between Takter starters, as The Bank and Walter White finished fourth and fifth respectively. A son of Explosive Matter, Pinkman was making only his sixth career start in the Valley Victory final, but has now won four of those starts for earnings of over $330,000. Following the race, Takter explained why Pinkman was a little late getting to the races. "We castrated him after his baby races, he kind of didn't pay attention where he was suppose to," said Takter. "He had a very complicated castration, so it took a little bit of a long time for him to get where he (is), but he has surprised me a lot." Takter also said the son of Explosive Matter wasn't on his radar as a superstar training down. "Average, he did everything right, but I had quite a few horses that I thought were a lot better, but these horses that have the good willing to want to do it, especially at this time of year, can get it all." Pinkman is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce McClelland and Herb Liverman. He returned $16.60 to win. Pinkman Artspeak, this year's Metro Pace winner, bounced back in impressive fashion to win the $565,000 Governors Cup for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Leaving from post position six, Artspeak and driver Scott Zeron got away sixth and were able to get into the outer flow on the backstretch, as Lost For Words hung up a big half of :54.3. As the field rounded the final turn, Pierce Hanover cleared to the front leaving Artspeak second over on the back of Lyons Again, as the field ripped by the three-quarter pole in 1:21.4. In the stretch, Artspeak came off his cover and powered by his rivals to take the lead and score a solid length and a half victory in 1:50.4. Go Daddy Go got up to finish second, while Pierce Hanover held on for third. A son of Western Ideal, Artspeak is trained by Tony Alagna for owners Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Joe Sbrocco and In The GYM Partners. Heading into the Governors Cup final, Artspeak had made a break in two consecutive starts for the first two losses of his career. Following the race, Alagna spoke about the recent miscues from the two-year-old and getting him ready for the final. "I came up Tuesday, trained him up Wednesday and he trained fantastic at the farm, so I thought we had the kinks worked out," said Alagna. "Most people know that if I didn't have confidence the horse was ok, with the connections that own the horse he would've never been here to race, so I was very happy that he showed us the redemption that everybody thought he should." After training Artspeak earlier in the week, Alagna said he told the connections at dinner that he had full confidence in the horse. "I told them that night at dinner, he's back on his game, we've got our horse back." By adding the Governors Cup to his resume that already includes the Metro Pace, Artspeak has now won the two richest events of the season for two-year-old pacers. His record now stands at eight wins from ten starts for career earnings of just over $805,000. Artspeak paid $3.50 to win. Jk Shesalady improved to a perfect ten for ten with another victory in the $424,000 Three Diamonds for two-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at Woodbine. Sent off as the heavy 1/5 favourite, Jk Shesalady and Yannick Gingras got away fifth and sat along the rail until the midway point of the race. Around the final turn, Gingras sent Jk Shealady first up to challenge the leader, The Show Returns, as the fillies were on even terms at the three-quarter pole in 1:24. Jk Shesalady came off the turn and quickly created separation with the field and cruised home to an impressive looking length and a half victory in 1:52.1. Solar Sister took the place spot, while Ideal Nuggets finished third. The Three Diamonds victory was the tenth win in a row for the undefeated Jk Shealady. Following the race, Gingras talked about racing her first up once again Saturday night. "It seems to be working for her, so no sense in changing anything," said Gingras. "She likes to relax in the first half and she's got a huge brush for the second half." A daughter of Art Major, Jk Shesalady is trained by Nancy Johansson for owners 3 Brothers Stable. Jk Shesalady has now banked over $669,000 in her rookie season and has earned herself consideration in Horse of the Year talk. She returned $2.50 to win. Mark McKelvie

Tomy Terror ($2.70) took more than two seconds off the Vernon Downs track record for two-year-old pacing geldings with his 1:50.2 effort in the John Simpson Memorial on Friday (October 24) evening.   The son of Western Terror and Mib Hanover tracked entrymate Gold Coast Muscle (Mike Simons) through sizzling middle fractions of :54.1 and 1:22, pulling the pocket off the far turn and vaulting to the fore. Chased home by Bet You (Brett Miller) and Hall of Terror (Mark MacDonald), Tomy Terror and Corey Callahan prevailed by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:50.2.   John Butenschoen trains Tomy Terror for owners William Wiswell, Jeah Goehlen, Eugene Schick, and the VIP Internet Stable.   Two other Butenschoen trainees were victorious in their Simpson divisions, both in divisions for freshman trotting colts and geldings. Boots N Chains ($4.60, Callahan, 1:54.4) and Explosive Drama ($36.60, Simons, 1:56.1) rounded out the Butenschoen training hat trick.   Butenschoen's attempt to sweep the trio of male trotting divisions with Suit and Tie was thwarted by none other than Centurion ATM ($2.10). After rated patiently by trainer-driver Ã…ke Svanstedt off the top pair through a :56.4 half mile, the son of SJ's Caviar and Ens Tag Session began is move in the final three-eighths, taking over in upper stretch and holding off a late closing Sixteen Encores (Callahan) in 1:54.2. Centurion ATM, the Peter Haughton Memorial winner, was well in hand approaching the post, winning by 1-1/4 lengths with much in reserve.   Rounding out the Simpson winners for the evening were trotting fillies Model Behavior ($44.60, Simons, 1:55.1) and Deli Royal ($32.00, Jimmy Whittemore, 1:57.2) who both proved upset winners, while the lone event for pacing fillies ended in a 1:52.1 dead heat between Deli Beach ($4.60, John Campbell) and Heart Major ($4.50, Joe Pavia, Jr.).   Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 25), with the first of 13 races scheduled for 6:45 p.m. EDT.   by James Witherite, for Vernon Downs      

HARRINGTON, Del. - The final week of Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds. The pacing fillies are the first to go postward, as their final is slated as the 10th race on Monday's 15-race program. Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2-1, Corey Callahan) will look to keep her perfect record intact as the daughter of Rusty's For Real is 4-for-4 in her young career, after breaking her own track record last week. The path to her fifth win may not come easy tonight however after drawing post position eight. Her two chief threats are fellow undefeated mate Joann Looney King's Roddy's Bags Again-sired Purrfect Bags' (4-1, Victor Kirby) and Riggins-sired Gigi Deo (3-1, Andrew McCarthy) for owners J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms. The pacing colts will take their turn in the 10th race on the Tuesday program, featuring an adept field which features six different elimination winners. Only Scott Woogen's Riggins-sired KJ Ben (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.) and Michael White's Life Sizzles-sired and aptly named Son of a Sizzle (3-1, David Miller) escaped both of their elimination races unscathed in the deep grouping. Fellow elimination winners in the field include Garnet O'Marrow's Riggins-sired Seboomook Katahdin (5/1, Allan Davis), Legacy Racing of DE, Sharon White and Nanticoke Racing's Artzina-sired Art Season (8-1, Vince Copeland), Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK (4/1, Montrell Teague), a son of Art Director, and Roddy's Bags Again sired Roddy's Hot Again (12-1, George Dennis), who is owned by George and Tina Dennis and the Ask W Stables. Both sexes of trotters will compete in their final events on the penultimate program of the season at Harrington on Wednesday. The colt and gelding trotters will battle in the eighth race, as track record holder and son of Political Briefing, Political Cash (2-1, Allan Davis) will vie for his Third Straight win for owners Bob Shahan and Donald Marine. The field is contentious however, and also features former track record holder Egosnattitudes (5/1, Jon Roberts), a son of Great George Two for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables among the field of eight. The filly trotting final is the 10th race with another Great George Two offspring playing perhaps a major role in Callmemza (2/1, Roberts) for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza swept her eliminations as did her two main threats, a pair of Cr Commando-sired fillies in Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper (4-1, Ross Wolfenden), and Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive (3-1, Tim Tetrick). Each pacing and trotting division also features a $20,000 consolation. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - A total of 24 fillies battled in three $20,000 elimination divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Monday at Harrington Raceway. The most anticipated showdown, was the latter of those divisions as round one winners Totally Rusty, owned by Carter Racing Stable, and Gigi Deo, owned by the partnership of Jerry Silva, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms, were primed for a showdown after drawing into together in the programs' 10th race. Totally Rusty, fresh off her track record setting performance (1:54.1) in her division last week, emerged as a wire-to-wire winner for driver Corey Callahan and reset her track record with a 1:54 win over the track listed in "good" condition. Gigi Deo rallied first over and finished second, three lengths in arrears of Totally Rusty. Trained by Doug Lewis as the only foal of sire Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty improved to 4-for-4 lifetime. One rival Totally Rusty has not faced yet but will next week is Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($2.10, Victor Kirby), who dominated in her 1:55.4 triumph in another DSBF pacing filly division. The Roddy's Bags Again filly never had an anxious moment in her front end romp to improve to 3-for-3 lifetime for trainer Jim King Jr. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden ($4.40, Andrew McCarthy) won the remaining division in 1:57.4. The Riggins-sired filly atoned for a third place finish as the favorite in her division last week, with a first-over grinding narrow margin of victory over Spin Vision. Trained by Dinges, it was the first win in two career starts for Love Forbidden. The top eight point-getters will return to compete in the $100,000 final next Monday October 20. In the overnight feature, Doug Lewis' (owner/trainer) Mojo Terror ($4.20, Callahan) was a 1:53 winner. Callahan had four winners on the program. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple, while Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

This Week's Harness Racing: Historic Series, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Chester, Pa., and American-National finals, Balmoral Park, Crete, Ill. Schedule of events: Grand Circuit action this week will get underway on Thursday (Oct. 9) at Harrah’s Philadelphia with four divisions in the $100,680 Historic – Acorn for 2-year-old filly trotters. The Friday (Oct. 10) card at Philadelphia will feature a trio of divisions in the $104,178 Historic – Debutante for 2-year-old filly pacers. The Sunday (Oct. 12) card at Philadelphia offers three divisions in the $102,878 Historic – Goshen Cup for 2-year-old colt pacers and two splits in the $102,380 Historic – Harriman Cup for 2-year-old colt trotters. Balmoral Park will host eight American-National Grand Circuit stakes events on Saturday (Oct. 11). The card will feature the $227,000 3-year-old colt pace, the $203,000 3-year-old colt trot, the $179,000 open pace, the $173,500 3-year-old filly pace, the $166,300 open trot, the $150,000 3-year-old filly trot, the $86,000 2-year-old colt pace and the $61,150 2-year-old filly pace. Complete entries for the races are available at this link. Last time: The Kentucky Futurity, the second leg of Trotting’s Triple Crown, capped off two exciting weeks of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile.   USTA/Mark Hall photo Nuncio and John Campbell captured the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile. Team Takter provided Red Mile fans with a thrilling stretch duel between stablemates Nuncio and Father Patrick who slugged it out to the wire, with Nuncio emerging victorious by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:51.3 in the 122nd edition of the $435,000 Kentucky Futurity for sophomore trotting colts. Hall of Famer John Campbell steered Nuncio, a son of Andover Hall-Nicole Isabelle, to his eighth win of the season and his 13th career victory for owner Stall TZ, Inc. He now has $1,488,970 in career earnings. Nuncio had the lead from start to finish, trotting through splits of :27.2, :54.1 and 1:22.2 before Father Patrick (Yannick Gingras) began to challenge him. It appeared that Father Patrick was going to trot right past Nuncio, but the latter dug in hard and held off his stablemate. Shake It Cerry put forth a dominating performance in the 49th edition of the $224,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, stopping the timer in 1:52.2 for driver Ron Pierce and trainer Takter. The 1-5 public’s choice, a daughter of Donato Hanover-Solveig, pushed her career earnings to $1,562,205 for the Solveig’s Racing Partners. Shake It Cerry took the lead handily in rein to Pierce, trotting comfortably through fractions of :27.4, :56.2 and 1:25.1 before drawing off in the stretch by 4-1/2 lengths. Vanity Matters (David Miller) made a bid first over going to the three-quarters and held on to be second, while Scream And Shout (Yannick Gingras) got up for third. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend. Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras – 1,685; 2. Tim Tetrick – 850; 3. David Miller – 780.5; 4. Ron Pierce – 565.5; 5. Corey Callahan – 501. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke – 1,735.5; 2. Jimmy Takter – 1,367; 3. Joe Holloway – 329; 4. Erv Miller – 311.5; 5. Tony Alagna – 310. Owners: 1. Burke Racing - 388.85; 2. Weaver Bruscemi – 346.35; 3. 3 Brothers Stable – 247; 4. Robert Key – 230; 5. Brittany Farms – 223.95. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Maywood Park, Woodbine Racetrack, Vernon Downs and Yonkers Raceway. Maywood Park will feature four races led by the Windy City Pace for 3-year-olds, along with the Cinderella for 3-year-old filly pacers, the Abe Lincoln for 2-year-old colt pacers and the Galt for 3-year-old trotters; Woodbine will offer eliminations in four events for 2-year-olds of both sexes and gaits (the Goldsmith Maid and Three Diamonds for fillies and the Governor’s Cup and Valley Victory for colts); Vernon will offer the fifth leg of the Kindergarten Series for 2-year-old colt and filly trotters; and Yonkers has four sets of eliminations in stakes for 3-year-olds of both sexes and gats, led by the Messenger, the final leg of Pacing’s Triple Crown, and the Yonkers Trot, the final leg of Trotting’s Triple Crown, along with the Lady Maud for pacing fillies and the Hudson Filly Trot for trotting fillies. Paul Ramlow Grand Circuit Publicity Director

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. The Riggins colt brushed to lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.3 seconds, clearing early leader and race favorite Smoking Joey. KJ Ben then marched through fractions of 57.1 and 1:26.1 before holding the favorite at bay in the stretch for a measured win. Trained by Duane Wagner, it was the third win of KJ Ben's career. Perhaps the most contentious division was the fourth when Michael White's Son of a Sizzle ($11.80, Allan Davis) recorded a 1:54.2 win from off the pace for trainer Gary Green. The Life Sizzles colt battled first over and cleared leader Byby Landon, before holding off a game late charge from Remember Me VK for his first win of the season in five career starts. George and Tina Dennis Inc and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again ($2.80, George Dennis) notched his Third Straight win in the first division on the program. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding never had an anxious moment in his front end win in 1:56.3. Roddy's Hot Again is trained by his co-owner and driver George Dennis. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin ($2.10, Allan Davis) was an 11 length winner in his DSBF division. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, the Riggins gelding never relented once assuming the lead before the quarter mile. Trained by Wayne Givens, he was won 3 of 4 career outings. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($5.60, Victor Kirby) won her Third Straight race in the overnight feature, the $13,750 Mares Open. Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Victor Kirby and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Corey Callahan had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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