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DOVER, Del.--- Bandolito followed a strong closing Nova Artist and went by in the closing strides for a 1:50.1 harness racing victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Dover Downs. While Don't Ya Know, with Corey Callahan, and Mustang Art, driven by Ron Pierce slugged it out during a :25.4 opening panel and 53.4 half, Daryl Bier was content to race Bandolito far back in fifth before Allan Davis pulled Nova Artist out to challenge the leaders heading into a 1:21.4 three-quarters. Nova Artist moved three wide to take the lead around the final turn. Bandolito was in high gear reaching Nova Artist by mid-stretch and then made it to the finish line by a neck in 1:50.1. Bier is owner, trainer, and driver of the Ponder-Home Brew five-year-old, who won for the second straight time and 16th in his career while piling up earnings of $300,085. Nova Artist is his best showing of the meet was second with Don't Ya Know (Corey Callahan) putting in a gritty effort to finish third. Program favorite Just A Jolt was scratched. Art Stafford Jr. and Framed Art made a winning move on the backstretch to roll past the leaders on the way to a 1:51 triumph in the $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Shark Fantasy (Jonathan Roberts) finished well for second in front of early leader Four Staces (Callahan). The five year-old son of Artiscape-LaGophobia is owned by Art and trainer Andrew Stafford and recorded his 12th lifetime win to go with a $382,526 bankroll. Maddysonofagun used the passing lane for Trace Tetrick to edge leader Shanzhai (Callahan) in one of three $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Male paces. Mary Alice and Tom Tetrick own the Modern Art-Maddy Girl grey gelding trained by Jim King. Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) was third. Ross Wolfenden and Rural Art were strongest in the lane to score a 1:53.4 victory in another $14,000 event for young males. Ray and Eva LaBonte own the Major In Art-WC Betina gelding trained by Joe Hundertpfund. Jet Blue Miracle (Sean Bier) was a close second. Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.), the show horse. Dan Keeler's Mr. Truth extended his win streak to three-in-a-row winning the third $14,000 section with a 1:52.1 triumph handled by Eddie Davis Jr. The Total Truth-Miss AJ Ponda gelding, trained by Vic Keeler II, was chased home by Go Big Spinder (Pierce) and Fancy Colt (Tony Morgan). Ron Pierce, Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Eric Ell had two wins apiece. Friday and Saturday are "dark days.' Racing resumes Sunday with post time 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 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 and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.---.Touchdown Mindale made it two straight harness racing victories romping to a 1:52.1 triumph in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan raked up five wins, Ross Wolfenden had four. Callahan guided Touchdown Mindale to his 13th career win and $112,820 earnings. Nick Surick conditions the Always A Virgin-Happy To Be Best gelding for owner Harvey Eisman. Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) closed strongly to finish second with Swift As A Shadow (Allan Davis) third. On the undercard, Christmas spirit remains for pacer Jingle Bell Rocker who won for the sixth straight time. Trace Tetrick piloted the Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz gelding trained by Les Givens for owner Tina Clark, all at the $7,500 claiming level. Eddie Davis Jr. drove the longshot winner on the card, Diana Stevenson and Janice Watkinson's Red Skull, at 64-1 odds paying $130.40 for a $2-dollar win bet. Corey Callahan with five wins, Ross Wolfenden with four, dominated the driving stats. Fitness Craze, Tirade Hanover, Tough Mac and Deadliest Catch, all winners last start, tangle in the $18,000 Open trot, the Wednesday feature race. STREAKING FITNESS CRAZE HEADS $18,000 OPEN TROT WEDNESDAY DOVER, Del. ---- Fitness Craze, Tirade Hanover, Deadliest Catch and Tough Mac are all winners last time out and meet in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Rich Lombardo and Howard Taylor's Fitness Craze piloted by Daryl Bier, has won his last three races in-a-row and puts his win streak on the line in the week's top trot. After a week off, Steve Ross, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer's Tirade Hanover, with Vic Kirby driving, returns to action. Other winners seeking to keep win streaks on the line include Mike Casalino'sTough Mac, an impressive winner for Corey Callahan last Wednesday and John Duer drove L&L DeVisser and Peninsula Farm's Deadliest Catch to paydirt. The rest of the strong field includes Tina Clark and Joe Clark's fast finishing Baximum, driven by Allan Davis, Powerful Charger, owned by Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King moves from the outside to post 2 with Trace Tetrick.I Like My Boss leaves from the rail with Jonathan Roberts for the Parsons and trainer Bob Shahan and hard-hitting I'm So Striking with Eddie Dennis makes his first start since mid-November. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Touchdown Mindale and Thisdeuceiswild, both winners in their last starts, lead a field of eight in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace, Tuesday Jan. 20 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan drove Harvey Eisman's Touchdown Mindale to a wire-to-wire 1:53 victory last week. It was the third win in his last six starts. The week before, Thisdeuceiswild and Tony Morgan registered a 1:52.4 triumph. Three opponents also made the winner's circle recently: Wade Wyatt's Swift As A Shadow, with Allan Davis, O'Toole, the Somones and trainer Dave McCaffrey's Middle Aged Crazy, handled by Tony Morgan; and King Royalty, with Jim Morand driving for Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing. Jim Jacob's Button Fly. Drew post 1 with Jason Lynch in the bike, while the sharp Just Bettor, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Steve Iaquinta, and reined by Vic Kirby, leaves from the outside and MG Kid with George Dennis, makes his claiming debut. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark days.' 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 and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Mach A Wish, who earlier this meet had a four-race win streak, got back to the winner's circle disposing of six foes in 1:53.2 to take the Dr. M.L. King Jr. $18,000 Mare Open/Handicap, Monday, Jan. 19, at Dover Downs. It was the third win on the harness racing card for meet leading driver Corey Callahan. Starting from the outside in a field of seven distaffs, Mach A Wish followed race-favorite front-pacing Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick) who took her challengers until the final turn before they converged on the leader in the stretch. Mach A Wish was fastest down the lane to score her first win of 2015. She had two seconds preceded by two thirds in her previous four starts. Fox Valley Hermia, came on to finish second for Marcus Miller while Flick A Fly with Allan Davis was the show horse. CTC Stable and trainer Doug Lewis own Mach A Wish, a six-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Belinda Hanover. The win, her 20th lifetime lifted career earnings to $534,685. It was Lewis second training win. Marcus Miller piloted Twin B Heartland to victory in the $14,500 female sub-feature for 4&5-year-old winners-over pacers. McArma (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up. Romanascape (Jim Morand) was third. Harvey Eisman, Bert Hochprung and Ervin Miller Stable own the Bettor's Delight-Twin B Intimate five -year-old winner. Callahan and Ross Wolfenden had three wins each. Allan Davis won two. Touchdown Mindale and Thisdeuceiswild, fresh from wins last week, meet in the $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark days.' 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 and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- Corey Callahan continues in a tight battle with Aaron Merriman for the lead among all drivers in 2015 North America. Ron Pierce is off to an excellent start and is third in winning drives. Listed in the top 20 are both Trace and Tim Tetrick, Allan Davis and Vic Kirby. Callahan and Pierce are first and second among money-winning drivers in the New Year. Perennial champion, Ron Burke, is already, well up in trainer wins and money won. Wayne Givens is in fourth place in money won while Peter Tritton, seventh, and Dylan Davis, ninth, in the top trainer wins. ---------------------------------------------------- At Dover downs, Corey Callahan has driven winners of 130 races this meet. Allan Davis is second with 78. Ross Wolfenden has 66 wins and Vic Kirby, 65, in fourth place. Tony Morgan is fifth with 51 winners. ---------------------------------------------- Wayne Givens has opened up a three-race win for first place in the trainer standings. Givens has haltered 34 winners. Doug Lewis is in second place with 31. Jim King is third with 26 winners. Defending champion Dylan Davis, fourth, with 23 wins and Nick Surick holds fifth place with 21 wins. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Thomas Hundertpfund, 19, from Magnolia, Del., is one of six Harness Tracks of America (HTA) Scholarship Fund winners. Hundertpfund is a freshman majoring in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He spent four years at Polytech High School, Kent County, Del., earning a GPA of 94.8 and ranking 26th out of 283 in his class. Hundertpfund was an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corpsman all four years, a Distinguished Cadet and a winner of the General Ben Davis Award and a National Honor Society inductee. He also earned the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award and was chosen to attend Delaware Boys State as the representative for his local Legion post. Thomas is the son of second generation harness trainer Joseph and Doreen Hundertpfund, a second generation Standardbred trainer. Cadet Hundertpfund's first career goal, however, is to serve the nation as a pilot in the Navy. HTA has made 208 grants to 141 worthy students since the scholarship fund's inception in 1973. A total of $778,950 has been awarded. The scholarship program has had numerous donors over the years, with significant funding assistance coming from the Harold and David Snyder families of International Sound Corporation, the Tioga Horsemen's Association, Jeff Gural, Jason Settlemoir and Chris McErlean. ---------------------------------------------------- Jingle Bell Rocker currently has the longest winning streak at the track with five in-a-row. Charliesandjimmys is next with four straight. A group is tied with three consecutive wins: pacers, Fleeting Flirt N, Fashion Showdown N, Hey Pancho and trotters, Fitness Craze, Blueridge Empire, Joyeux Dream and Classis Belisima. All will be in action racing next week at Dover Downs. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Tough Mac lived up to his name romping to a 1:53.4 victory in the feature $13,000 Winners-Over trot while Fitness Craze and Classical Belisima picked up third consecutive victories in $14,500 and $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners- Over divisions on Wednesday, Jan.14 at Dover Downs. With Corey Callahan driving from post 1, Tough Mac controlled the fractions on the way to his second straight impressive victory for owner Mike Casalino. The win was the 12 lifetime for the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding now a $138,144 career winner. Baximum (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Prayer Session (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse. Fitness Craze turned in his third consecutive success for trainer Bob Bresnahan and owners Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo cruising to victory for Daryl Bier in a $14,500 Winners-Over for young horses. The altered son of Crazed-Aerobics has won four of his last six races. Deacons Valley (Callahan) closed well for second in front of Please Okay (Vic Kirby). Callahan rang up his fourth win on the card steering Bill Cantrell's Classic Belisima to her third consecutive triump in a $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Jilted Bride (Ron Pierce) and HS Merlin (Eddie Davis Jr.) finished second and third respectively. John Cabot conditions the Crazed-Classic Yankee four-year-old. Ron Pierce joined Corey Callahan with four winning drives. Trace Tetrick had two wins and Jim King and John Cabot had trainer doubles. Razor sharp Believe This Bob, a three-time winner this meet, is program favorite this week in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Jan. 15 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Ross Wolfenden guided Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob from fifth after three-quarters to a driving 1:51 triumph in last week’s feature. Mustang Art, with Corey Callahan racing for Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, also closed strongly to finish second beaten by only one-half length. Meanwhile Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing’s Papa Ray, put in a strong effort for Eddie Davis Jr., racing outside from before the half to challenge for the lead but had to settle for third, one-and-a-half lengths back. Nova Artist drew the rail. Eddie and Kathy Davis own last season’s Horse of the Meet who will be handled by Allan Davis. Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws’ Don’t Ya Know and Ron Pierce steps back up after a near-miss last week in an Open. Ringler Stable’s Simon’s Artist gets a big change in post positions and should be a factor with Trace Tetrick. Not to be overlooked is Janet Hudson’s Just A Jolt and Vic Kirby, last week’s race favorite. Art and Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art (Art Stafford Jr.)  gets a big post change in the sub-feature $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Chief challengers should come from among Wilbur Eash’s Bluehorsepower (Allan Davis), Tom Lazzaro’s Contraband Hanover (Trace Tetrick) and Dedi’s Dragon (Corey Callahan) in thr nine-horse line-up. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---  I Like My Boss, Whichwayrightrleft and Call Me Hal registered opening leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshmen male trots on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan swept the last three races to finish with six wins for the night Both ends of the daily double were clocked in 2:01.3 wins. In the first $20,000 preliminary, I Like My Boss, driven by Jonathan Roberts for trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons, wore down betting choice LG's Pride and Ross Wolfenden by mid-stretch and then held off fast finishing Bosston BNZ, driven by Art Stafford Jr. with LG's Pride third. The victory for the Don Boss Vita -Wild One gelding came in his first lifetime start. Whichwayrightrleft, a Crown Prince Gar-French Doll gelding, leased and trained by veteran Sylvanus King Jr., recorded his sixth victory in his 10 freshman season starts winning by a nose in 2:01.3. Winbak Charles M was a game second for Jeff Fout while Boo's The Boss, handled by Allan Davis, finished third. Call Me Hal, one of Vic Kirby's three wins, scored a 2:02.1 triumph in the third $20,000 DSBF division. The altered son of Cr Commando-Call Me Hazel, bred and owned by Winbak Farm, racked up his second of the year. In addition to Corey Callahan's six winners, Vic Kirby had a triple and Ross Wolfenden and trainer Nick Callahan recorded two wins each. The second $20,000 DSBF colt and gelding trot prelims are set for next Tuesday. Green Day heads $20,000 Open Trot Millionaire Green Day, last week's $20,000 Open/Handicap trot winner starts from post 8 in the Wednesday, Nov. 13 feature trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan moved Mary Elizabeth Raymer's Green Day into the lead after the opening quarter and then romped to an unchallenged c1:54.3 victory. It was the Leigh Raymer-trainees fifth win of the year. Joining the action this week is Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras' Looking Hanover, already a $100,480 winner this season. Vic Kirby will be in the bike for trainer Ed Gannon Jr.  Cash On Delivery, conditioned and driven by Vince Copland, closed strongly in last week's top trot to finish second for owner David Miller. Baximum won a sub-feature last Wednesday, his second in a row. Roger Plante will drive this week from post 1. Smooth Ride, the only three-year-old in the field cannot be overlooked with Hall of Famer Ron Pierce at the controls for Angelo Frassetto Estate and Steve Elliott. Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby's Can Do has been racing well. McTrade Enterprises' Andover America with Daryl Bier was the favorite last week but spent much of the mile racing on the outside. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley handled by Tony Morgan is another contender not to be overlooked. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

As a harness racing fan, I often wondered who designed a driver's helmet. Are these helmets customized or are there stock designs you could easily purchase? After doing some research, I was able to touch base with Montreal Canadians fan, Duane LeBlanc, who is located in Truro, Nova Scotia and designs helmets for the Standardbred community as well as hockey masks. Duane LeBlanc designed his first harness racing helmet for his father, Billy LeBlanc, at a very young age. "I was a kid who went to town with a paint brush" laughs Duane. "I came by it honestly; I was always at the track or barn.... I saw what was involved in becoming a driver and it didn't appeal to me." Duane explains. "I also worked as a runner for the pari-mutuals at the track." "I was always drawing as a kid and in Junior High I decided to design a helmet for my dad. You just pick away at stuff when you're younger; you're sure what you want to do and it progressed from there." Duane's dad never urged him to get into harness racing, even when Billy had his own stable back in the 80's and 90's. When Billy turned more to full time training in the 90's it was the same time Duane was in high school. Duane admits if he was a little older maybe he would have gone the driving route. When it was time to pick a college to expand his skills in graphic design, Duane chose Nova Scotia Community College. "There was only one good computer in the class" he recalls, "I still had to buy a pencil set. Now everything is computerized" "It's so different now. It seems so antiquated now, but at the time you're looking at a computer wondering what it was. We ended up playing DOOM on it for the longest time." Over the last six years, business has picked up for Duane where he's designing more for drivers with more and more individualized paint jobs including the likes of Travis Henry, Corey Callahan and Marc Campbell. One memorable design Duane created was for Rick Zeron roughly ten years ago. An artist can be their own worst critic, so it was a shock to Duane when Rick gave him a shout out on National television from the winner's circle. (This was the good old days when the WEG circuit was televised nationally on Monday nights). Marcus Miller is another driver who has a custom LeBlanc design. "I looked him up after he sent in a request" says Duane. "I saw he was a Metallica fan and kind of made it look like an old school helmet, but more with tribal designs and horses." "Todd Trite, his helmet is one of the earlier one I created that has laurels and banners to an extent. I used more designs of horses and horses in the bike to make it different." A custom helmet takes an average of two weeks for Duane to produce. One driver he would love to create a helmet for is Jody Jamieson. "Especially because he's from here" adds Duane. "That would be a cool one. I met him a few times in passing over at the Driver's Championship in late August 2014." When he is not working away, Duane kicks back in his man cave with his high school sweet heart and wife of 14 years Renee and their Shelties; Wookie, Enzo and Lycan. by Roderick Balgobin, for Harnesslink.com      

DOVER, Del. --- Lounge Act was a 1:55 success in a $14,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace over a 'sloppy' track on a damp Monday, Jan.12 at Dover Down. Corey Callahan continued his multiple-win barrage with five wins while Ron Pierce had four. After a threesome of 7-post position, Lounge Act drew the rail and responded with 1:55 victory, hid fourth in his seven starts this meet for trainer-driver Vic Kirby and owner Keith Pippi. The Cam's Card Shark-Hay Macarena four-year-old was chased down the lane by Waitingforapplause (Ross Wolfenden) and Flick A Fly (Ron Perce), second and third respectively. A 9-1 shot Tim Mumford's Romanascape score a 1:57 victory in another $14,000 Mares division. Jim Morand drove the Shane Long conditioned the daughter of Artiscape-Romanticize to her second consecutive triumph and third win in her last five outings. Sophia Seelster (Callahan) was second best. Rachelle's Beat (Pierce) was the show finisher. Harry von Knoblauch's Scootin For Joy made it two-in-a-row romping to a 1:53.4 score in a $13,000 Mares Winners-Over. Ron Pierce was at the controls as the Western Paradise-Scooting Annie five-year-old cut out the mil closing with a :27.2 panel. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) and Paradise Lost (Jonathan Roberts) raced second and third the entire route. In another $13,000 female pace, Lindysbathinbeauty with Corey Callahan, driving the Somebeachsomewhere-Sunshine Sister four-year-old, notched a 1:54.3 decision for J&M Racing and CTC Stable. Velocity Sonja (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Seawind Ginger (Wolfenden) took third. Callahan's five and four by Pierce were followed by two wins for trainer Johnny Waite and two for owner Chris White.  Swift As A Shadow and Middle Aged Crazy are fresh from wins last time out among eight starters in Tuesday’s $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace on Jan. 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. After racing much of the mile on the outside, Allan Davis and Wade Wyatt’s Swift As A Shadow took the lead in the stretch on the way to a 1:54.2 victory over a track rated as “good.” Middle Aged Crazy, owned by O’Toole, the Somones and trainer Dave McCaffrey, steps up after a wire-to-wire 1:54.1score by a nose in a $15,000 claimer. Moving to a middle post start should aid Harvey Eisman’s Touchdown Mindale and driver Corey Callahan. Bill Emmons’ Alittleaintenough also, gets an inside post position after consecutive outside posts. George Dennis will drive. Tim Tetrick and CC Racing’s Better And Bold, handled by Trace Tetrick, is a major factor. Wayne King’s L A Charger drops back into the claiming ranks but driver Vic Kirby must leave from outside post eight. Montrell Teague will pilot Frank Chick’s Quincy while Jason Lynch will be behind Jim Jacob’s Button Fly. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Corey Callahan reach another milestone on Tuesday (1/6) recording his 4,000th career winning drive. The 36-year-old Callahan, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, became a driver at a rather older age, in his late-20s. He comes from a dual harness family. Both his father and mother's family have rich standardbred backgrounds. Two years ago, he represented the U.S.A. in the World Driver Tournament. During the 2014 North American campaign, Callahan, was a top 10- finisher in both wins and money won, At Dover Downs, he has been the track's leading driver for the last five meets and currently the leader this meet. ----------------------------------------------------- Callahan has driven winners of 113 races already this meet which began, Nov. 2. Allan Davis is second with 72. Vic Kirby has won 61 for third place. Ross Wolfenden is fourth with 60 wins and Tony Morgan, fifth with 51 winners. ---------------------------------------------- Wayne Givens holds first place in the trainer standings. The Sussex county- based conditioner has haltered 30 winners. Doug Lewis is right behind in second with 29. Jim King is third winning 22 races. Defending champion Dylan Davis and Nick Surick are tied for fourth place with 19 apiece. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Thomas Hundertpfund, 19, from Magnolia, Del., is one of six Harness Tracks of America (HTA) Scholarship Fund winners. Hundertpfund is a freshman majoring in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He spent four years at Polytech High School, Kent County, Del., earning a GPA of 94.8 and ranking 26th out of 283 in his class. Hundertpfund was an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corpsman all four years, a Distinguished Cadet and a winner of the General Ben Davis Award and a National Honor Society inductee. He also earned the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award and was chosen to attend Delaware Boys State as the representative for his local Legion post. Thomas is the son of second generation harness trainer Joseph and Doreen Hundertpfund, a second generation Standardbred trainer. Cadet Hundertpfund's first career goal, however, is to serve the nation as a pilot in the Navy. Harness Tracks of America has made 208 grants to 141 worthy students since the scholarship fund's inception in 1973. A total of $778,950 has been awarded. The scholarship program has had numerous donors over the years, with significant funding assistance coming from the Harold and David Snyder families of International Sound Corporation, the Tioga Horsemen's Association, Jeff Gural, Jason Settlemoir and Chris McErlean. ------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday (1/7) was a big one for longshot players. Owners Tim Mumford and trainer Shane Long collaborated on two winning horses paying big dividends. Jake Of Hearts, driven by Allan Davis, won at 37-1. Later in the program, 18-1 Annie's Shooter was a win by Ross Wolfenden. ---------------------------------------------------- The Christmas season is over but not for Jingle Bell Rocker. The pacer is still winning, chalking up his fifth consecutive victor on Wednesday (1/7). Another growing win streak belongs to Hit By Lightning. The pacer has won four in-a-row and puts the streak on line on Monday. ------------------------------------------------ It's that time again for Dover Downs horseman and humanitarian Ken Wood to take off for his 35th trip to Africa. Woods, a well-digger by trade, will be away for three-weeks during his long 20,000-mie round-trip to African countries Ghana and Tanzania. Digging wells in West Africa, has been Wood's on-going personal campaign to provide water first to Ghana, and now expanded to the nation of Tanzania. Wood's acclaimed, 'Wells for Ghana' drilling provides water to inhabitants who previously had to walk five miles to find water deemed unsafe for human concuption. Over the years, Wood has built more than 1,300 wells in Ghana including nearly 300 new Tanzania wells. These wells built by Wood serve more than 2-million native Africans, who until now never have had fresh water. Woods' humanitarian undertaking is underwritten by purse monies won by horses Wood races. by Marv Bchrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Ross Wolfenden sent Believe This Bob four-wide turning for home and closed for a 1:51 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special, Thursday, Jan. 8, at Dover Downs. Winning trainer Joe Skowyra also conditioned Flying Cowboy winner of the sub-feature $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Corey Callahan had a four-bagger. In the week's top pace, Nova Artist (Allan Davis) took the lead heading to the clubhouse turn and led, with last week's winner Papa Ray (Eddie Davis Jr.) pressing on the outside, around the final turn. The stretch became a four-horse battle, with Believe This Bob the fastest, followed by Mustang Art (Corey Callahan) moving quickest to the finish line in 1:51. Papa Ray was third, ahead of race favorite Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) fourth. The victory was the fourth of the meet for Mary Ann Larrimore's family horse, Believe This Bob, a Beach Romeo-Believe This Gal gelding. His 24 career trip to the winner's circle brings his lifetime earnings to $255,895. Trainer Skowyra got his picture taken one race earlier when Wade Wyatt's claim of a month ago, Flying Cowboy emerged from the pack in late stretch for a 1:52 triumph in the $16,000 Open for young horses. Ron Pierce was in the bike behind the Brandon's Cowboy Flower Art gelding race winner of his Third Straight start. Don't Ya Know (George Dennis) was a game second in front of Major Bucks (Toby Lynch). Corey Callahan made Four Staces the second of his four wins posting a 1:52.4 victory in a $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace. Fire In The Belly (Vic Kirby) was next with Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) third. For owners, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, the win was the fifth of the meet and fourth in his last five starts for the four-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee. Earlier on the card, in another $14,500 division, Callahan drove trainer Russ Foster's Alexis Style to a 1:52.1 score. Stepping out of the claiming ranks, the Electric Stena-Confiance Stena gelding out sprinted Spartacus PV (Jonathan Roberts),second, and In The Clear (Kirby), third, to the wire. Callahan, who had five wins Wednesday, won four races. Trace Tetrick had a triple. George Dennis drove two winners for owners Don Reed and George Wagner. Ross Wolfenden, also, made the circle two times. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Corey Callahan pulled Tirade Hanover out from fourth place at the opening quarter mile and then wore down The Triple Lindy in the stretch for a 1:54.3 victory in the cold and windy Wednesday, Jan. 7, $18,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs. Once again the race favorite for his third straight outing, Tirade Hanover delivered with his first win of the new season after two consecutive seconds. In a three horse battle down the lane, Tirade Hanover zipped past The Triple Lindy, winner of the last two Open trots with Vic Kirby driving the front trotting leader, and Awsome Valley, handled by Ross Wolfenden, sitting second until the passing lane opened, and then came storming through the stretch to finish a close-up third. Corey Callahan made the win his third on the card. Owned by Steve Moss, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer, Tirade Hanover won for the 20th time and now has won $621,990 lifetime. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo's Fitness Craze made it two in-a-row as Daryl Bier piloted the Crazed-Aerobics gelding to victory in 1:56 to win the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot sub-feature. Sentry (Callahan) was runner-up. Futuristic Bride (Jonathan Roberts) finished second. The win was the second for driver Bier, who drove 70-1 shot Ooh Dear Sam to a 1:54.4 upset in a $15,000 Claiming pace. Owners Tim Mumford and trainer Shane Long collaborated on two longshot winners. Jake Of Hearts and Allan Davis, at 37-1, took the first of two Delaware $5,000 Claiming pace, and later 18-1 Annie's Shooter with Ross Wolfenden in the bike. Christmas season is over but Jingle Bell Rocker is still at it winning for the fifth consecutive time. Trace Tetrick drove the Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz gelding conditioned by Les Givens to a 1:54 victory in a Delaware $7,500 claimer. Tina Clark posted her second owner victory on the card. Callahan led all with five winners. Ron Pierce drove three wins, trainer Eric Ell, trainer-owner Shane Long and owners Tim Mumford, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta also won two races. Papa Ray seeks repeat score at Dover Thursday Papa Ray, a winner of two of the last three $25,000 Delaware Special events, seeks a repeat of last week’s come-from-behind victory in this week’s feature pace on Jan. 8 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing own Papa Ray, a winner of four feature races already this meet. Eddie Davis Jr. is his regular driver. A week ago Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob stormed down the lane for Ross Wolfenden to finish second, beaten only three-quarters-of-a-length. Ringler Stable’s hard-hitting Simon’s Artist with Trace Tetrick was third. Not to be overlooked Janet Hudson’s Just A Jolt, handled by Vic Kirby, should improve with an inside post. Another sharp contender is Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art, reined by meet-leading driver Corey Callahan. Stacie Billings’ SB Mikes Hot Beach and Sean Bier drew the rail with last season’s Horse of the Meet, Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist with Allan Davis, is alongside. Nine start in the sub-feature $16,000 Open pace. Bandolito, who set the track record 1:48 late last meet,  qualified last week and returns to the races dropping down from the Del. Special. Daryl Bier, owns, trains and drives the five-year-old. Wade Wyatt’s Flying Cowboy (Ron Pierce) has won his last two and Dedi’s Dragon (Corey Callahan) in from the Meadowlands, head the starting line-up. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are 'dark day.' Racing resumes on Sunday with post time 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. --- Corey Callahan joined the 4,000 win club with driving U-B to victory, his second of three winning drives on the Tuesday, Jan. 6 card at Dover Downs while Thisdeuceiswild, made the winner's circle taking the $20,000 - $25,000 3&5-Year-Old Claiming feature race. Tony Morgan driving Thisdeuceiswild, used the passing lane coming from fourth turning for home streaking down the lane to overtake front-pacing Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) in 1:52.4. Bill Emmons owns the winner, an Armbro Deuce-She'sa ten also gelding trained by Phil Goldwater. It was his second win in-a-row. Touchdown Mindale (Callahan) was the show finisher. The 36-year-old Callahan, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, became a driver at a rather older age in his mid-20s though from a harness family on both his father and mother's families. Callahan, a top 10- finisher in wins and money won in 2014, has been the track leading driver for the past five meets and currently leads Dover Downs in driving wins with 104 and more than $1-million in purses earned by horses he has driven.  With two impressive victories from off-the-pace, The Triple Lindy seeks to lengthen his win streak to three in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Vic Kirby trains and drives M C & G Racing’s The Triple Lindy from handicapped post 8 . To his inside is Tirade Hanover, owned by Raymer, Moss and the Solomons, who finished second the last two weeks as wagering favorite with meet leading driver Corey Callahan. Martz Time, driven this week by Hall Famer Ron Pierce for John McGill and Brian Carsey, has won two of his three previous starts in the Open. Barbara Boese’s Awsome Valley and Tony Morgan now has two starts after returning from a six-month layoff. Leaving from the rail with Ross Wolfenden in the bike is Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta Enrico AS. Tina Clark and Joe Clark’s fast finishing Baximum is usually close Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are 'dark day.' Racing resumes on Sunday with post time 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. ---- Corey Callahan begins the 2015 portion of the meet with 100 winning drives. Callahan seeking a sixth consecutive leading driver title has a decisive lead in front of runner-up Allan Davis, uncontested in second-place with 65 wins. Ross Wolfenden and Vic Kirby are in a tie for fourth with 55 winners apiece. Tony Morgan is fifth in the standings with 46. ----------------------------------------------------- For Corey Callahan, it was a banner 2014 year. In the seasonal wrap-up, Callahan drove 585 wins, 509 seconds and 505 thirds in 3,521 starts for a UDRS rating of .294. Callahan was seventh in North American dash-win standing and in earnings for money-won by horses he drove with $9,082,461. ------------------------------------------------------- Wayne Givens is now back in first place in the trainer standings with 29 winners one more than runner-up Doug Lewis with 28. Jim King is third with 20 wins. Nick Surick is fourth with 18 wins. Trish Foulk, Joe Hundertpfund and defending champ Dylan Davis are tied for fifth with 16 each. ------------------------------------------------------ The five-race win streak for trotter Prayer Session came to an end on Jan. 1. Advancing to the top trot ranks at the track, the now six-year-old cut out the mile in the New Year's Day feature $18,500 Open Handicap, but could hold on only for fifth place. Meanwhile pacer Star Recruit, who made it to five winners in claiming ranks but his streak also ended on 1/1/15. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del --- Mustang Art and The Triple Lindy, Winners of the last $25,000 Delaware Special and $18,500 Open trot respectively, return to lead the first 2015 double-feature headliner of the New Year on Jan. 1 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art, with meet-leading driver Corey Callahan, led from the start to a nose, in front of Ringler Stable's fast-finishing Simon's Artist with Trace Tetrick in 1:50.2. Three other Del. Special winners in recent weeks - Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray with Eddie Davis Jr., Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob and Ross Wolfenden and Janet Hudson's sharp Just A Jolt, from the outside with Vic Kirby - are strong challengers. Not to be overlooked are Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know, handled by George Dennis, Stacie Billings' SB Mikes Hot Beach, reined by Sean Bier and Rosecroft-newcomer Lyons Meandragon,piloted by Roger Plante. For this week only, the $18,500 Open trot moves to Thursday. Quick closing The Triple Lindy (Kirby), owned by C&G Racing Stable, a half-length winner in 1:53 last time, heads the big race for trotters. Brent Holland comes in to guide the fast Tirade Hanover for Moss, Solomon and Raymer. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) steps up after a meet-debut win last time. Bret Evans and Foulk Stables' Prayer Session (Callahan) is another fresh from victory, last start. The well balanced field includes Tina Duer's Chinese Cuisine (John Duer) from the rail with Jim King and Tim Tetrick's tough Powerful Charger (Tetrick) alongside. Tina and Joe Clark's Baximum (Allan Davis), Bob Shahan and the Parson's' I Like My Boss (Jonathan Roberts) making his first four-year-old start and Enrico As (Wolfenden) leaving from post 9 in the second tier for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Down

DOVER, Del. --- For the fourth time this meet, Handsoffmycookie notched a victory in the top distaff pace of the week as Trace Tetrick came from last to overtake leader Tim Tetrick and favorite For The Ladies N for a 1:52.3 triumph in the $18,000 Mares Open pace on Monday, Dec. 29 at Dover Downs. For The Ladies N left from outside post 7 to take the early lead and led until just past the turn down the homestretch when a quartet of rivals stormed to challenge. Trace Tetrick was last to be seen until the final strides when Handsoffmycookie rush past her foes for victory #8 of the year moving seasonal earnings to six figures, $108,670 for JFE Enterprise. The Art Major-Observe Me five-year-old former New York Sire Stakes standout trained by Scott DiDomenico has now registered her 30th career win good for $1347,242 lifetime earnings. Mach A Wish closed strongly for Corey Callahan for second while Fill My Pockets and Eddie Davis Jr. took third money. Keith J. Pippi's Lounge Act got star billing in one of two $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Mare paces. Vic Kirby guided the three-year-old daughter of Cam's Card Shark-Hay Macarena to her 11th win of 2014. She has won $79,357 this season and $90,755 in two years of racing. Greatdayforamerica (Montrell Teague) finished second and Dream N Ezy (Trace Tetrick) was third. Hit By Lightning, a sophomore daughter of Western Terror-Account Re, made it three wins in-a-row scoring a 1:55.2 conquest in the other $14,000 distaff event. Allan Davis piloted the Wayne Givens trained Legacy Racing owned winner of nine races and $58,557 this campaign. Get Real Rusty (EddieDavis Jr.) was runner-up. Pacific Wine (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse. Driver Corey Callahan and trainer Doug Lewis combined for their second wins on the card when Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimer came on for a 1:53.4 victory in a $13,000 Winners-Over distaff pace. Jeremes Sweetheart (Vic Kirby) took the field to late in the stretch and held on for second. We Adore Three (Ross Wolfenden) finished third. Since the meets opening week, Star Recruit has five wins and a second and is the one to beat on Tuesday, Dec. 30 in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace feature. Post time is 4:30 p.m. This week, Star Recruit and meet leading driver Corey Callahan is owned by trainer Arty Foster, who claimed the pacer after a near-wire-to-wire 1:52.3 victory. Troy and Todd Tribbett dropped sophomore gelding Ziggy Sky in a claiming race and finished second with Ross Wolfenden holding the reins. Beaver Creek Farm's Blueridge Dancer and Tony Morgan took third. Bettor And Bold, owned by Tim Tetrick and CC Racing and driven by Trace Tetrick should benefit with an inside post this week. Ken Wood and Minisink Farms' Just Bettor has upset credentials. The rest of the field is made up by Jane Ann Bell's Winbak Carl teamed with Tony Morgan, Russ Foster's Alexis Style, with George Dennis, drew post 1. Ron Lloyd's Newcomer Keystone Real Deal with Allan Davis and Brenda Ellingsworth's Pacific Western handled by Bret Brittingham. Wednesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve is a day off for Dover Downs. Racing will resume on Thursday, New Year's Day,Jan. 1 and return to the regular daily schedule: Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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