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DOVER, Del. --- Defending driver champion Corey Callahan won five races including the $27,500 Preferred Open harness racing feature in 1:50.1 on a longshot filled Thursday, Feb. 8 at Dover Downs. In a pulverizing stretch finish 15-1 Super Imposed N stepped up in class and beat home fast closing Sicily (Montrell Teague) with Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.) and leader turning for home Missle J.(Tim Tetrick), the race favorite right there in the photo. Missle J had battled Something Said (Jonathan Roberts) from the three quarters until finally taking the lead on the final turn. The win by the Jereme's Jet-Madam Superior gelding was the fifth for Callahan. It was the first of two for owner-trainer Mike Hall and partner David Hamm. Highalator, off at 10-1, also finished strongly for Roger Plante Jr. drawing off for a 1:52.1 conquest in an $18,000 4-Year-Old Open/Handicap. Trainer Jenny Bier and Joann Dombeck own the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher who won for the first time this season and 13th time in his career with a $144,598 bankroll. Allwillworkout (Callahan) was runner-up with Down On Mainstreet (Stafford Jr.) third. Major Uptrend won the fastest race on the card in 1:49.1 with Tony Morgan handling the reins for trainer Tim Crissman and owners Crissman and Niss Allen Inc. The Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding won his first of 2018 and 39th lifetime building his earnings to 455,833. Sweet Rock (Vic Kirby) was a strong second. Moonliteonthebeach (Allan Davis) was the show horse. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo's Dialamara won the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Ideal Fashion (Morgan) was second with Hi Sir (Russell Foster) third. Josh Green conditions the Lis Mara-Ladysai gelding. Captive Audience, who started from the rail, came along the passing lane to get up in 1:50.1to win the other high claiming division. Mike Cole drove the Art Major-Captive island 8-year-old to his initial win of the year, his 18th lifetime with earnings of $877,623. Whirl Monroe (Kirby) was a close second with Reggiano (Morgan) third and was claimed. Callahan had five winners, Morgan and trainer Tim Crissman had three. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Gracefullyforgiven and Go Sandy Go won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 two-year-old filly paces while harness racing driver Corey Callahan notched five wins on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Unbeaten Gracefullyforgiven remained undefeated in DSBF events scoring a 1:54.2 victory wire-to-wire to up her record to five-for-five with Art Stafford Jr. driving for owner-trainer Jeff Clark and David Clark. The Roddy's Bags Again-Bluebird Wanda black filly was winner of the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington. She was followed by fast-finishing Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick),second and Ibetyoucanwiggle (Montrell Teague), third. Go Sandy Go made her first pari-mutuel start an impressive one fashioning a 1:54.2 triumph in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim. Jason Green was in the bike for owners Brent Outten and Green Racing trained by Josh Green. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again-Bit Of Trick, she took the lead going to the half mile and then sailed to an easy victory. Bunker Hill (Callahan) was second in front of Gateway Lady (Tim Tetrick). Following Corey Callahan's five winning drives, Art Stafford Jr., trainers Bobby Reeser and Nick Callahan made the winner's circle twice. Wednesday features two $20,000 DSBF filly trots and one $20,000 male trot completing the 1st of two weeks of prelims. On the non-stakes program, a $25,000 Mares Open pace is the top event. Next week, the DSBF Two-Year-Old preliminaries reach the second and final legs. The top eight DSBF point getters in both trotting and pacing divisions make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-olds. This Thursday another outstanding program headed by four rich Matron Stakes for three-year-olds, a $30,000 Preferred and $25,000 Open pace. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. THREE DSBF $20,000 TROT 1st LEG PRELIMS AT DOVER WEDNESDAY Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg preliminaries, two featuring fillies and one for colts, plus a $25,000 Filly and Mares Open pace top the Wednesday, Nov. 15 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. In an all-DSBF filly daily double lineup, Serendipity Stable’s Star Sapphire, driven by Russ Foster, surprise winner of the Harrington $100,000 final, and that race favorite Déjà vu Blue and Ross Wolfenden, owned by Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, renew their rivalry in the 1st race while Vandalous and Corey Callahan racing for BCJM, Fuquay-Varina, Cinbrew Ent. And Chambers Racing, takes on Alpine Chic, owned by driver Allan Davis, Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing and Callam, and LeBlanc racings’ Uptown Spunk, reined by Roger Plante. A field of eight vie in the $20,000 DSBF Colts and Gelding Trot. Boston Cruiser, winner of last month’s Harrington $100,000 final, puts a four-race win streak on the line. The Bobby Glassmeyer bred, owned and trained gelding leaves from post 8 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. Bobby Myers’ Brother Kenny (Tim Tetrick) and Sky Marshal owned by trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno and Jane Dunavant, who were second and third, are among race contenders.  The top eight point-getters after two prelim legs of their events make the $100,000 DSBF Final on Nov. 30. The four lucrative Delaware events will be part of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace all-star card  The $25,000 Mares Open pace includes Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby), winner of last season’s Horse of the Meet award presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association’ s Delaware Valley chapter. In her seasonal debut last week, she closed from last to finish third beaten only a half-length. That race was won by Brian Malone’s Hostess Lisa (Tony Morgan). Terror At Night (Allan Davis), racing for Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing finished second in the photo. JoAnn Looney King’s Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick), a former Delaware champion,  Mike Casalino’s Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan) and  Meanwhile the Mike Hall leased St. Kitts (Jonathan Roberts), complete the fast field.  The Thursday card features all four sophomore Matron Stakes events and a $30,000 Preferred Pace head a top card. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Corey Callahan has his sights set on another Dover Downs leading harness racing driver title. Last season was another big one for leading reinsman Callahan, who registered his eighth consecutive leading driver championship. Callahan got off to an unusually slow start before getting hot to finish the season with 169 wins. That was 26 more than runner-up Vic Kirby. Several former Dover Downs' champions including three-time track leader Tony Morgan, the second-leading all-time race-winning driver in North America. Two other former titlists, Tim Tetrick and Jim Morand are among fan favorites returning. Morand, a leading catch-driver at the track over the past two decades, was seriously injured in a racing accident late last Spring. After rehabbing, Morand has recovered and will be back this meet. Both Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras had impressive records last meet finishing in the top five standings with 100 winners each. In addition, the driver colony includes highly regarded Alan Davis, Montrell Teague, Jonathan Roberts, Roger Plante, Vince Copeland, Pat Berry, Sean Bier and Frank Milby. The top two-and-three-year-olds now in training rendezvous in a stakes filled November of major stakes events highlighted by the $350,000-estimated Hap Hansen Progress Pace for sophomore pacers, all eight rich Matron Stakes for juveniles and four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for freshmen pacers and trotters. Opening day is Monday, Oct. 30 for the meet which continues until March 30 with racing four days a meet. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Dover Downs Race and Sports Book features daily racing from major harness and thoroughbred tracks and three-picks NFL football from Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-764-4600. Marv Bachrad

CAMPBELLVILLE, September 9 - The harness racing team of driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen connected to capture both eliminations of the Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 13 three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were split into two $40,000 eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday's (September 16) $684,000 final. The first elimination saw Bills Man charge home in :27.2 to win in 1:53.2 for Callahan and Butenschoen. The son of Credit Winner got away fourth with Callahan and would sit in that position until the final turn. Victor Gio IT showed the way, posting fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:25.2. What The Hill enjoyed a two-hole trip and was angled out of the pocket approaching three-quarters, which provided cover for a moving Bills Man. In the stretch, What The Hill took the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, but couldn't fight off Bills Man on the outside and Dancer Hall on the inside. Bills Man would reach the wire first, defeating Dancer Hall by a neck. "I knew I had (What The Hill) beat and then I saw (Dancer Hall) sneaking up through there, but the horse had plenty of trot," said Callahan about the victory. "The main thing is we just wanted to get through there error free." Lindy The Great got up for fourth, while Victor Gio IT dropped back to finish fifth. Owned by William Wiswell and M And L of Delaware LLC, Bills Man has had a lot of close calls, including a loss by a nose in his Hambletonian elimination. He was winless in his last nine coming into Saturday. "He's had a lot of bad luck," said Callahan. "You know you don't get many chances to win the Hambletonian and he raced his heart out in the elimination and then drew post 10 and I mean that was really a heartbreaker. "He puts forth his best effort and he's going to have his day." Bills Man is now three for 14 with $248,986 earned this season, which boosts his career totals to five wins and $319,427 in lifetime earnings. The Butenschoen trainee paid $7.20 to win. Bills Man The same duo would return to the winner's circle in the second split, but this time it was a front-end mission that got the job done. Dover Dan went coast-to-coast for a 1:52.3 victory. The son of Andover Hall shot out quickly to the lead and proceeded to hang up fractions of :27.4 :56.1 and 1:24.1. Long Tom and International Moni sat second and third, respectively, throughout the early-going, but both were moved to the outside nearing three-quarters. In the stretch, Dover Dan dug in to fight off his outside rivals and score the victory by three-quarters of a length. Long Tom finished second, while International Moni was third. Seven And Seven finished two-lengths behind the winner in fourth, while Southwind Cobra was fifth to make the final. Owned by Wiswell, Jean Goehlen and Eugene Schick, Dover Dan came into Saturday's contest with plenty of momentum after winning last Sunday's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship. "He's always been better for me when you leave with him a little bit and kind of get him interested," said Callahan. "I told John (Butenschoen) ahead of the race that Scotty (Zeron - International Moni) usually kind of ducks his horse off, so I was going to push off and hopefully follow Tetrick (Long Tom), but he was content to follow me and I kept the fractions honest and everything worked out good." Dover Dan's victory improves his three-year-old record to four wins in 14 starts and nearly $230,000 earned. The Butenschoen trainee sports career totals of eight wins and $352,047 earned. Dover Dan paid $14.40 to win. Dover Dan Forced to choose which elimination winner he will drive in next week's final, Callahan wasn't shy in sharing which direction he will likely go. "I'll likely stick with Bills Man. I think he's the fastest of the two, even though (Dover Dan) went a bigger heat tonight, I think just pure speed wise, Bills Man is just a little bit quicker." Trainer Butenschoen also had a decision to make, as he got to select which posts his duo will start from in the final. Bills Man will start from post two, while Dover Dan will start from post three. The $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final will take place next Saturday (September 16). It joins the Maple Leaf Trot to make up a huge night of racing with purses expected to top $2 million. The three-year-old trotting fillies also had a chance to shine on Saturday evening in a pair of $35,000 eliminations for the Elegantimage. As expected, Ariana G took care of business in the first elimination for driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter. The daughter of Muscle Hill and winner of over $1.4 million got away fifth before moving first-up at the half. She cleared to the lead at three-quarters in 1:25.4, before trotting home effortlessly in :27.3 to win by nearly five-lengths in 1:53.2. Coming in off a strong victory in last week's Casual Breeze, Gingras thought Ariana G was even better on Saturday. "Last week she was very good, but I think tonight she was vicious." Magic Presto finished second, while On A Sunny Day was third. Lady Grey and Sweet Of My Heart rounded out the top-five finishers. Owned by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, Ariana G is now eight for 10 this season with $645,027 earned and 17 for 20 overall. Ariana G paid $2.10 to win. Ariana G The second elimination saw Dream Together turn in a :27.1 final-quarter to track down Feed Your Head and win in 1:53.3. Driven by Daniel Dube for trainer Luc Blais, Dream Together got a three-hole ride, as Feed Your Head got her way on the front. The Takter trainee posted fractions of :27.2, :57.2 and 1:25.4 to lead into the lane. Dream Together avoided a three-quarter breaking Thats All Moni and then found her best stride in the lane. The Blais trainee rocketed home and zoomed by Feed Your Head to win by two lengths. "Got away third and moved her late and she responded well," said Dube, who had last drove Dream Together in the Hambletonian Oaks. "The last time at The Meadowlands I left and moved first over and she raced real good and now she finally got a better trip and raced good." Winter Sweet Frost finished third, while Glitzey Gal was fourth. Dream Baby Dream made a break at the start, but recovered to finish fifth after a few others made miscues. A daughter of Muscle Hill, Dream Together picked up just her second win of the season, but has been consistent all year. She's hit the board in seven of eight starts and earned $130,341. Dream Together is now a six-time winner with career earnings of $230,934 for owner Determination of Montreal, Quebec. She paid $8.30 to win. Dream Together The $385,000 Elegantimage Stakes final will also take place next Saturday. The finals for both the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage were drawn following the eliminations. Here is how they will lineup in each event. $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic 1. Southwind Cobra by Muscle Hill 2. Bills Man by Credit Winner 3. Dover Dan by Andover Hall 4. What The Hill by Muscle Hill 5. International Moni by Love You 6. Seven And Seven by Chapter Seven 7. Long Tom by Muscle Hill 8. Dancer Hall by Deweycheatumnhowe 9. Victor Gio IT by Ready Cash 10. Lindy The Great by Crazed AE: Dunbar Hall by Deweycheatumnhowe   $385,000 Elegantimage 1. Winter Sweet Frost by Kadabra 2. Lady Grey by Muscle Hill 3. Dream Together by Muscle Hill 4. Ariana G by Muscle Hill 5. Sweet Of My Heart by Angus Hall 6. Glitzey Gal by Muscle Hill 7. Magic Presto by Kadabra 8. Feed Your Head by Muscle Hill 9. Dream Baby Dream by Muscle Hill 10. On A Sunny Day by Muscle Mass AE: Mrstery Bear by Majestic Son Mark McKelvie

HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva's Mel Mara ($2.40, Corey Callahan) was a 1:52.1 harness racing winner Monday in the featured $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Dylan Davis, won his first 2017 appearance on his home base via a menacing three-wide move into the final turn that saw him slingshot to the front for a powerful win over Major Uptrend and Sparky Mark. Captive Audience set fast fractions before tiring late. It was the fifth win of the year for Mel Mara, who may be Harrington's marquee race of the season on September 18, the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial. Three was the lucky number of the night as it was one of three straight wins on the program for Callahan. The program also started with three consecutive number three horses winning. Live racing continues through Wednesday, before Thursdays are added for the balance of the schedule through October 19. Matthew Sparacino  

Batavia, NY---2016 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old champion Funknwaffles is back in the state to defend his title in 2017 looking better than ever and he will lead a fine group of 3-year-old male pacers into Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (July 30) to battle over a total of $118,300 in purses. Funknwaffles (American Ideal-Hatsoff Hanover) won eight out of nine starts last year, earning $257,284 in purses. He capped off his Empire State run by winning the $225,000 NYSS final at Yonkers Raceway, setting a new track record of 1:52.3 for age, sex and gait. This year he has started out on fire, winning all three NYSS events he's entered as well as racing in Grand Circuit events including the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs where he finished second to Fear The Dragon in 1:49.3. This year Funknwaffles has already earned $222,699 on the strength of his seven starts and just registered a new lifetime mark of 1:50.4 at Saratoga Raceway last week, which was also a new track record for 3-year-old male pacers. Trainer John Butenschoen has named "The Captain" Corey Callahan to drive once again and the heavy 3-5 morning line favorite will start from post six in race four which goes for $39,900. There will be some stiff competition for the favorite in this race from Geez Joe (Roll With Joe-Beach Bretta) as he comes into the contest a picture of consistency. After being lightly raced at two, the time he was given to develop has definitely paid off for his connections this year. Geez Joe has won four of his last six starts, finishing second in the other two. He took a lifetime mark of 1:51.2 at Vernon Downs in an Excelsior A contest on June 18 and just missed tying it at Saratoga Raceway last week in the same division going 1:51.3. He has amassed $57,050 in winnings this year on the strength of 11 outings and steps up to the NYSS from the Excelsior A for this event. Marcus Miller will once again be in the bike behind Geez Joe for his father, Erv Miller. Being overlooked at 6-1 from post five is Talent Soup (American Ideal-Tessa Hanover). He has two fast-timed seconds in NYSS action this year, but it's the races around those you must pay attention to. Talent Soup has faced the best 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in North America in the Rooney at Yonkers Raceway and the Hempt at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs. Unfortunately he drew bad posts in both and was chasing 1:49.2 and 1:47.4 miles. He was raced timed in 1:50.1 and 1:49.1 in those events and those are big time performances, period. He just finished second in 1:51.4 in the NYSS at Saratoga and he is ripe for an upset for driver Billy Dobson and trainer Bruce Saunders. In the first $39,200 division, In A Single Bound (Roll With Joe-Armbro Bianca) has been racing like Superman this year having already won six out of nine starts and being a perfect four for four in NYSS action and that has inflated his bankroll to $90,588. Last week, In A Single Bound cut the mile that eventually led to the track record set by Funknwaffles. And although he finished third in the race, In A Bound had nothing to be ashamed of as he did all the heavy lifting and was still only beaten by two lengths. Monica Krist trains In a Single Bound and has assigned his regular driver Billy Dobson to run the show again this week and they have drawn post one and are listed at 2-1. Also in the race is Pointomygranson (American Ideal-Sangaal) who although is winless this year, set the track record of 1:53.2 for 2-year-old geldings at Batavia Downs last year in NYSS action. He knows this track well and is in a perfect position to play spoiler for his trainer Chris Ryder and driver Brett Miller. And the final $39,200 split looks to be a pretty evenly matched affair with a slight nod going to Serious Major and Chip Walther. Serious Major (Art Major-Seriously) took a 1:50.3 mark at Hoosier in an overnight event before starting in NYSS action this year. There he scored a first and second in two consecutive starts before entering the Ron Burke stable on July 1. Since then Lasix was added before a front end try that fell short in his last outing. This horse has ability and back class and will get support at the windows. Jim Morrill Jr. picks up the lines for Ron Burke and will leave post two at 9-5. Chip Walther (Art Major-Bittersweet Terror) was qualified twice after a break in his first NYSS attempt at Buffalo and he's come back from that schooling in good order. He has since finished second in an Excelsior A race at Yonkers and he won last week in a NYSS event at Saratoga in 1:53.1. This horse took a mark of 1:50.3 and made $126,655 last year and he now looks to be on a path to have similar success. The Marcus and Erv Miller team will start Chip Walther from post five at 2-1. There are also two $15,000 divisions of the Excelsior A series on the card in race one and seven. Post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

East Rutherford, NJ - Rain showers loomed over the morning qualifying session at The Meadowlands, but overcast conditions settled in over the afternoon and into Saturday night's 11-race harness racing program. Saturday night's main event was the $20,000 Preferred Pace, scratched down to a field of six, with Odds on Equuleus out sick. Three of the six arrived into the Saturday's event riding back-to-back wins, with all six starters finishing first or second in their most recent start. Mel Mara had the pole position and driver Corey Callahan took full advantage, winning the early skirmish into the opening turn to put Bushwacker (John Campbell) in the two-hole, with Rockeyed Optimist (Andy Miller) dropping into third. They raced that way by the quarter in 26.4, and through a very reasonable half-mile in 55 seconds. The tactical advantage was with Mel Mara after the 28.1 second-quarter breather, and he unleashed a wicked 53 second back half on the lead, easily rebuffing a mild challenge around the far turn from Rockeyed Optimist, to cruise home to a three length win in 1:48. Rockeyed Optimist prevailed in a narrow photo over Bushwacker to hold second. It was the 20th career win for Mel Mara, the second in three starts this season. Mel Mara is trained by Dylan Davis for the Robert Cooper Stables LLC and the J&T Silva Stables LLC. He returned $3.80 as the 4-5 betting favorite. Andy Miller had a driving triple and was the only driver with multiple wins on the 11-race program. Kelvin Harrison had a pair of training wins. Total handle on the 11-race card was $1,986,010. Live racing resumes next Friday. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit   Justin Horowitz

WASHINGTON, PA, June 12, 2017 -- Looking for a sharp prep before tackling the best in her division, Brazuca found the right spot in Monday's Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows, where she rolled to victory in a harness racing stake-record 1:51.3. The $80,000 event for 3-year-old filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Beach Club, Sweetest Emotion and Puff Magic Dragon taking the other splits. Tony Hall enjoyed a stake double behind Sweetest Emotion and Puff Magic Dragon. Brazuca earned just less than $90,000 at 2 and was beaten only 6-1/4 lengths in the Breeders Crown final. But Tom Cancelliere, who trains the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Knock Three Times for John Cancelliere, said he wanted to ease her back into a demanding schedule, which continues with the June 24 James Lynch Memorial eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. "We wanted to start her out in a spot where she would be good and work her way up," he said. "She came back super this year, no problems at all. But it's such a long year. We'll be racing them all the way to November." On Monday, Brazuca had little trouble handling post 7, as she zipped to the lead for Corey Callahan and downed Traceuse Hanover by 3 lengths, with Stairwaytothestars third. The time erased the 1:52 mark jointly held by Icommandmyspirit and Keystone Riptide. Beach Club opened a 6-length lead at the top of the stretch but nearly lost it all to the late charge of Tori Hanover, who fell a head short. Bridge To Tomorrow finished third in the 1:53.2 mile. "I think she just waits a little bit on the point," said winning driver Dave Palone. "I would have preferred to follow, but when you're the favorite like that and you've got a chance to control the numbers, you take it. I really wasn't worried. I thought she was a winner at the sixteenth pole, I thought she was a winner at the wire. She's a big, lanky filly who shut down a little bit." Ron Burke conditions Beach Club, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Sand Speed, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jason Melillo and Larry Karr. Sitting in the pocket with Sweetest Emotion, Tony Hall was pondering whether to angle outside or dive into the Lightning Lane when the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Sweet Paprika made the decision for him. "She got a little rammy in the middle of the last turn," Hall said, "so as long as I had the option, I figured I'd go outside. She dug all the way through the wire." Sweetest Emotion defeated the rallying Queen To Me by 3/4 lengths while early leader Freakonomics completed the ticket. Nifty Norman trains the winner for Pinske Stables, Enzed Racing Stable and Carter Pinske. In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Shesasmokinlady shot the Lightning Lane to triumph in 1:52.1 for trainer/driver Ray Paver and owner/breeder Iris Horowitz. The 4-year-old daughter of McArdle-Smokin Pistol extended her career bankroll to $199,765. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (April 8, 2017) - Alberto Contador took the worst of it with a parked out journey, but the classy harness racing 9-year-old survived to win Saturday's $20,000 featured pace at the Meadowlands over the razor-sharp City Hall. Bullet Bob left the gate fastest and led the field of eight through an opening quarter in :27.1 before City Hall moved to the lead. Down the backstretch, Corey Callahan sent Alberto Contador on a brush towards the lead, but could not clear City Hall, who had won three of his last four starts. The duo continued their cutthroat battle through a half mile in :55 and three-quarters in 1:23. Just when it appeared that Alberto Contador would wilt from the long journey, he found more and gutted out a head victory over City Hall in 1:50.4. 2/1 favorite Rodeo Romeo rallied to be third by a neck. The win was Alberto Contador's fourth of the year and 35th lifetime for trainer Darran Cassar and Windermere Stable. Corey Callahan won three races including the feature and David Miller also added a driving hat trick. Favorites won nine of the 11 races on the program. Total handle was $2,419,537. Racing resumes Friday. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit Justin Horowitz

DOVER, Del.--- After finishing second by a neck and a head in her previous two starts, Dismissal finally bested Barbara's Shadow to score a 1:52 victory in the $15,000 4 & 5-Year-Old Mares harness racing feature on Tuesday, March 21 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan took control after the opening quarter and was never headed on the way to her fifth victory this year. The four-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Her Mattjesty shook off a backstretch challenge from Barefoot Julie (Tim Tetrick) after the three-quarters then pulled away averting any conflict from Barbara's Shadow (Vic Kirby) who was three lengths back in second turning for home. In The Shadows (Tony Morgan) closed fast to miss second by a neck. Dismissal began 2017 running off four consecutive convincing wins before her two close losses. It was her 12th career victory upping her lifetime earnings to $94,890 for owner CTC Stable. Shesagamemajor, owned by Craig Birchard, a U.S. citizen who resides in Germany, made it two win in three starts in a $13,500 Mares pace. Bret Brittingham drove the Art Major-Ru In The Game five-year-old trained by his dad, Don Brittingham, to a lifetime best 1:54.1 decision. Specialcelebration (Callahan) was runner-up. The Big Bankroll (Kirby) was third. Logan's Girl, 2016 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion, prepped for her three-year-old DSBF stakes by overcoming post 9 in the second tier, to notch a 1:53.1 victory in an $11,500 Mares pace with Vic Kirby holding the reins for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney-King. Aunt Babe (Pat Berry) closed well to finish second. Rocknroll Fan (Vince Copeland) was the show horse. Tony Morgan, the second-leading dash win driver in North America, made the winner's circle four times. Trainer Brian Malone haltered three winners, two for owner Carrie Malone. Corey Callahan, Allan Davis and Bret Brittingham had doubles. Wind Of The North returns to meet Tough Mac, Gural Hanover and Market Share in a nine horse field in the $21,000 Open Handicap Tuesday feature race. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. The Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book features simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- It took his ninth start of the year to get $1,1-million harness racing winner Fool Like A Fool to make his seasonal winning debut with meet leading driver Corey Callahan in the bike posting a1:52.1 victory on Monday, March 13 at Dover Downs. Feel Like A Fool was strongest in the stretch outdueling Major Starlight (Sean Bier) to score his 31st career triumph raising his lifetime earnings to $1,173,968. Bobby Clark conditions the Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding owned by Kovach Stables. Black Aquila A. (Frank Milby finished third. The victory was the third of the day for Callahan who drove L&J Racing's Lyons Johnny, trained by Josh Green, to victory in 1:53 after leading off the program stering Breakaway Stable's Nantucket Red home in 1:54.1 in the first race for trainer Nick Callahan. Tony Morgan also had a driving double. DISMISSAL LOOKS TO RETURN TO WINNING FOR IN TUESDAY FEATURE Following near misses in her last two outings, Dismissal, second by a neck after being second by a head, seeks to return to four consecutive winning form earlier this year, in the $ $15,000 4&5-Year-Old distaff feature at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 14 at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. Owned by CTC Stable, Dismissal will return to driver Corey Callahan who was in the bike for all of her four earlier wins. This time though, Dismissal will have to start from outside post 8. To her inside is Forrest Bartlett’s sharp Barefoot Julie who been afflicted with secondites. In February all four of her starts resulted in second-place finishes. Tim Tetrick will drive her in this one. Last week, Gerard McDonald’s American Filly came on in the stretch to score a 1:53 win. She will be driven by Vic Kirby. On Your Six, racing for David Banks and Layfield Horses with Allan Davis steering, spent much of her last start racing second on the outside then held on to finish third beaten only by two-lengths. Bad Lightning, with Art Stafford Jr. drew the rail for owners Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing with Pandaman Sea and Sean Bier alongside. Completing the lineup are Lou Catana and Vince Bradley’s In The Shadows and Benda Teague’s homebred Wiggle It J with Jim Morand, finally getting an inside post.    The is a competitive group of female paces on the Tuesday program. Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are ‘dark days’ at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad    

DOVER, Del.--- Corey Callahan zipped Mike Casalino's Tough Mac quickly to the front from the outside and then never-looked-back en route to a 1:53.1 harness racing victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac has been super-sharp of late winning for the second straight time making it four wins in his last five outings. The Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding won for the fourth time this year. Tough Mac registered his 29th lifetime victory bringing his bankroll to $359,399. Frost Free Hanover, his major competition for the meet's top trotter, closed strongly to finish second with Vic Kirby in the bike while 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Square and Tim Tetrick came on in the lane to take third money. Celebrity Pegasus got back on the winning trail breezing to a 1:55.1 triumph in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot with Art Stafford Jr. guiding the victory. Last heading to the half mile, Celebrity Pegasus pulled out followed cover from 75-1 shot Lucky Ten K (Ross Wolfenden) until the final turn then rolled past the early leader Uncle Mack (Yannick Gingras) on the way to his third win of 2017 and 15th lifetime. United Bi (George Dennis) closed well to take second in front of Lucky Ten K (Ross Wolfenden). Eric Ell conditions the Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena five-year-old for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Last year at this time, Jingle Bell Rocker was a tough-to-beat campaigner on a long six-race win streak. It has taken the Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz gelding until his seventh start to make the winner's circle this year winning a $7,500 claimer in 1:54.3. Ross Wolfenden drove the win for trainer Les Givens and owner Tina Clark, his 33rd career triumph.. Ross Wolfenden led with three driving wins; Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby and Tim Tetrick had a pair of wins each. EMERITUS MAXIMUS SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT $27,500 DEL SPECIAL Emeritus Maximus, a riches-to-rags-back to riches, performer seeks to win the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap for the third consecutive time this Thursday, March 9 at Dover Downs, the top event on a stellar program. First Post is 4:30 p.m. Yannick Gingras drove Emeritus Maximus, to a 1:50.3 victory last week following a 1:50 decision the previous Thursday, to win $27,500 Delaware Special Handicaps. Again this week the re-emerging seven-year-old will start from the outside in a strong eight-horse field. Since being claimed on January 19 by Don Marine and Brent Hall, the former juvenile star, who had been shuffled off to claiming events, is a winner of six of nine 2017 races and $51,895 in puses. Among his potent challengers now is fast finishing Blazing Bobby Sox, reined and co-owned by Art Stafford Jr. with father, Art Stafford, has been in peak form in recent weeks. Sweet Rock, racing for Reg Hazzard, G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing, is also in prime form, and leaves from the rail with Allan Davis. Remember Me VK pulled a 13-1 upset for Montrell Teague winning the last Open and steps up. Vic Kirby will pilot Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's seasoned veteran Mustang Art, usually a factor each week. Al Carter and Doug Lewis' Captive Audience handled by Tim Tetrick is racing at the top of his game. Driver George &Tina Dennis' Seventh Secret has been smitten by tough racing luck in recent efforts. Sean Bier will drive Jenny Bier's Im Supersonic A , to round out the field. in the $20,000 Open Handicap pace, Mildred Ventriglio's Major Uptrend (Tony Morgan) has been super-sharp winning his last two races. Two other starters are also fresh from wins at Yonkers, J.L. Sadowsky's Te Kawau N (Pat Berry) and Caviart Skyler (Gingras), owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Peter Collura and Burke Racing Stable. There is a hard-hitting undercard on the 15-race card. Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are 'dark days' at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- It was a five-win harness racing card for Corey Callahan topped by a 1:52.2 victory equaling lifetime record in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Dover Downs. Trainer Dylan Davis had four wins while owner Mike Casalino tripled. Callahan drove Mike Casalino's Tough Mac, who was bet down to a 3-5 favorite, into the early lead and never looked back en route to his third win of the year in the week's top trotting event. The Dylan Davis conditioned Tough Mac extended his lead at the three-quarters and breezed home in a :28.3 final panel. Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) took to the outside as the field turner for home and zoomed from sixth to within two strides of catching Tough Mac at the wire. Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan) was the third-place finisher. The Tough Mac victory was the third in his last four for the black gelding by Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady and his 22nd lifetime. He has earned $349,399 in purses. Callahan had just enough to steer Canadiab-bred Earl's Speeder past leader Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) in the final step for a lifetime best 1:52.3 in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners Over trot. The Earl Of Stormont-Trapazius gelding is also trained by Dylan Davis for owner Mike Casalino. Steel Reserve (Vic Kirby) was third. In a $13,500 4&5-Year-Old trot, Barbara Kirby's 19-1 shot Myclaimtovictory closed along the passing lane for Kim Vincent to catch and nip heavy favorite Markley's Guy (Kirby) in the last step for a 1:53.2 personal fastest mile. Streamsong (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse. Bret Brittingham posted his second winner guiding RBH Ventures and Spagnola Racing's Guiltywithanexcuse to his third consecutive victory overtaking former Hambletonian champion Market Share (Morgan) in deep stretch for a 1:53.3 triumph. Gillie The Kid (Kirby) took third. The $30,000 Preferred pace features four newcomers this week-Take It Back Terry, McArdles Lightning, Katies Rocker and the sharp Star Messenger. The co-feature is the $27,500 Delaware Special led by Blazing Bobby Sox, Little Ben and Mustang Art. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, DE--- Corey Callahan rushed Go Collect N into the early lead and then led the rest of a 1:51.2 mile to win the Monday feature at Dover Downs on Feb. 20. The Go Collect N win was the first of the year for the Gotta Go Collect-No Parking N gelding owned by Robert Cooper and J&T Silva stables who won for the 13th time in his career bringing lifetime earnings to $$124,944. Western Young Gun (Jonathan Roberts) was a game second. Casey At Bat (Allan Davis) was the show finisher. Sentencing Memo, a 10-time winner last season, also made the winner's circle for the first time in 2017 when Russ Foster piloted the Wester Terror-Lady Annie gelding to a front-end 1:51 victory in an $8,500 Male pace. Arty Foster owns ad trains the four-year-old who made his sixth start of the year. Piece Of The Rock (Davis) pushed the pace on the outside and continued on to finish second. Beaches De Vie (George Dennis) took third. The longshot of the day was by 50-1 Ascaryone Hanover owned by trainer-driver Eddie Davis who owns the sophomore gelding with Gary Simpson and Eric Good.The 1:54.2 victory was the career first for the Yankee Cruiser-A Filly To Fear in his initial start of the year. Mad Mad World (Callahan) and Stonebridge Rocks (Davis) were second and third. Drivers Russ Foster, Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis had two wins each. Stakes winning Delaware-bred Purrfect Bags returns to the races for her first start of the season joining last week’s winner Enhance Your Mind in a field of eight in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap, the Tuesday, Feb.12 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Owner-trainer Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind, with Vic Kirby driving again has the outside post. She has won four of her six starts this year. Purrfect Bags, already a winner of more than half-a-million dollars, won a wire-to-wire qualifying race for owner JoAnn Looney King. Scott Woogen’s KJ’s Caroline with Yannick Gingras in the bike finished third in last week’s feature. Sweet Bobbie with Art Stafford Jr. seeks to rebound this time after finished out of the money last start for owner-trainer Gary Ewing. Dublin Rose was a winner last week with Jonathan Roberts piloting for CTC Stable. Leaving from the rail is Killean Finale with Jonathan Roberts driving for trainer Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing. Springforth, a recent addition to the George&Tina Dennis Racing Stable, has post 2. Bob Bailey’s Duneside Chella reined by Tony Morgan completes the octet of starters. Dismissal (Montrell Teague) puts a four-race win streak on the line in the$15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares sub-feature race. Owned by CTC Stable, all of her wins have come in 2017. Trainer Josh Parker and Nanticoke Stable’s Bad Lightning (Stafford Jr.) had a tough trip on the way to victory last start. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.-- Bushwacker rolled out of post 7 to take the lead and fought off a slew of harness racing challengers nearing the finish line to score a 1:51.2 victory , the third in his last four starts to win the $30,000 Preferred pace while Art Stafford Jr. notched his third win of the day in the $27,500 Delaware Special highlighting a big Thursday, Feb. 2 Dover Downs program. Defending driver champion Corey Callahan, who scored his second of a three win night, driving Henderson Farms' Bushwacker for trainer Chris Ryder, Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.), who finished second for the third straight time, with Dancin Yankee (Ross Wolfenden), a winner of $1.5-million, third. In the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap, Art Stafford Jr., who drove the winners of both halves of the daily double, completed a three-win night coming from off-the-pace with Blazing Bobby Sox to catch front-pacing Remember VK (Yannick Gingrass) in deep stretch with Captive Audience (Callahan) second and Mustang Art (Vic Kirby), the third-place horse. Engel and JL Benson stables' Toatsmygoats was at his best in a $15,500 Male pace turning back eight rivals with Golden Gun being scratched with a 1:51.3 triumph equaling his lifetime best clocking. Pat Berry was in the bike for trainer Nick Surick for Relentless Yankee-This Much Is True gelding's 17th career win. Don't Ya Know (Callahan) was runner-up in front of Ballinrobe (Allan Davis). Tony Morgan steered Niss Allen's Ima Rebel to his first win of the new year scoring a lifetime record 1:52.1 victory in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old pace. Willard Reynolds conditions the Skydancer Hanover-Ali Cat gelding. Suchasenseofhumor (Jim Morand) was the second-place finisher. Sonny At The Beach (Kirby) an early leader, held on for third. The husband and wife team of driver Sean and Crissy Bier combined for back-to-back wins. Sean Bier's Brody won a 1:51.2 decision racing in a $20,000 Male pace. R.J.Thomas' Jet Blue Miracle came right back, also from post 1, to win a $15,000 Male Claimer. After a long climb from far back, Corey Callahan, the defending champion, jumped into first place in the meet's dash win column with three wins to now lead second-place Vic Kirby by three victories. Art Stafford Jr. and Corey Callahan had three winners. Sean Bier and Yannick Gingras had two winners each. Trainers Crissy Bier and Dylan Davis, who also had two owner wins, had doubles. The biggest win-payoff on the card was $98.80 when Arty Foster's 48-1 shot Rock Me Henry with Russell Foster driving, closed along the passing lane to beat Officer Blue Chip (Jason Lynch) ending that horses five-race win streak. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservation ns, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Tough Mac who stopped nearing the wire to finish third last week, did not stop this time when Corey Callahan drove the veteran to a 1:52.4 harness racing victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan.18 at Dover Downs. Unlike last week when he had trouble getting to the front, Tough Mac took over early and sped to a powerful finish winning the feature. Il Mago (Pat Berry) set second most of the way for the place position while longshot Winbak Charles M (Yannick Gingras) took third. Mike Casalino owns the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady black gelding who won for the 25th time in his career. He now is a winner of $328,399. In the $15,500 sub-feature trot, overlooked at 20-1 after several outside posts, Tymal Signature with Jonathan Roberts driving came on in the lane to score his first win of 2017 in 1:54.2, equaling his lifetime fastest clocking for owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. A black Deweycheatumnhowe-Blossom Seelster mare, she was followed by Steel Reserve (Kirby) and Earl's Speeder (Callahan). Moonlight Cocktail chalked up her second win in-a-row with Tony Morgan at the controls to win the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old trot, One of two mares in the race, Moonlight Coctain, trained by Linda Toscano for Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable, won easily defeating Uncle Mack (Gingras) and Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent), second and third respectively. Corey Callahan won four races, Montrell Teague and Tony Morgan had doubles. SEVENTH SECRET,LITTLE BEN, BUSHWACKER  MEET IN $30,000 PACE Secret Seven, Little Ben and Bushwacker meet in a strong field in this week’s $30,000 Preferred pace the $20,000 Open on another outstanding Thursday program Jan. 19 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. George&Tina Dennis’ sharp Seventh Secret goes from post 8 to 2 in this week’s feature race with George Dennis in the bike.  Little Ben, owned by Janel Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King has been a factor all meet-long with Vic Kirby driving while Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker won for Corey Callahan) in last Thursday’s $20,000 Open. Bamon Racing and J&T Stables’ Ideal Cowboy, with Tony Morgan .and Clear Vision, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic and Burke Racing head a list of competent rivals that include Soto and Art Stafford Jr. for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquita. Sweet Rock and Allan Davis, starts from the rail for  G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing and Arsenic, driven by Montrell Teague, is in from Canada. The sub-feature is the $21,000 Irish Society of Delmarva Open pace featuring Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Jonathan Roberts), J.L. Sadowsky’s Te Kawau N (Daryl Bier), Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sicily (Allan Davis) and Cliff Grundy’s Screaman Seaman A (Kirby) and the sports all-timer richest horse $7.5-million winner Foiled Again (Gingras) who starts from post 9 in the  second tier for must start from outside post 8. The now 13-year-old is owners Weaver Bruscemi, JJK and Burke Racing stables. When at the track enjoy racing and tasty food in the Winners Circle Restaurant acclaimed buffet. Call for reservations at 302-674-4600. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days for live racing at Dover Downs. Weekdays - Monday through Thursday – racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Marv Bachrad

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