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Freehold, NJ --- There will always be a special place in Montrell Teague’s heart for Custard The Dragon. The pacer was the first open stakes winner driven by Teague, who in 2011 guided the then harness racing 3-year-old colt to wins in the Max C. Hempt Memorial and Hoosier Cup. Teague and Custard The Dragon also won an Adios elimination with a world-record performance before finishing second to favorite Alsace Hanover in the final. Now, Teague is enjoying the ride with one of Custard The Dragon’s offspring, 3-year-old Henry The Dragon. The colt has won seven of eight career races and is 2-for-2 this season as he heads to Thursday’s second round of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Henry The Dragon is owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., which bred the colt with Elmer Fannin. Clyde Francis trains Henry The Dragon, who is out of the broodmare Surveille Hanover. “He reminds me so much of Custard,” Montrell Teague said. “He’s just got the perfect attitude. He loves to do it. He’s a very calm horse. Custard was the same exact way. He’s the spitting image of him. He’s like his twin.” Teague, the 26-year-old son of George Teague Jr., has won numerous stakes races since Custard The Dragon in 2011, most notably with 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. So while it is difficult to pick favorites, Custard The Dragon remains unique to Teague in certain ways. “It’s a little bit sentimental with Custard because he started me off, I think,” Teague said. “He kind of had a different attitude than Wiggle’s. Wiggle doesn’t let you love on him like Custard would. Custard is still my man. I see a lot of him in (Henry The Dragon). Hopefully he can step up and be as good as his father.” Henry The Dragon, named after one of Teague’s nephews, did not do much to impress Team Teague when he was training down as a 2-year-old, but that all changed once the racing season began. When Henry The Dragon won a division of the DSBF in 1:52.1 last November on the same night the Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers was won by What’s Goin On in 1:53, it confirmed to Teague that his colt could be a player in future open stakes. “He could have won (the Matron) hands down easy,” Teague said. “He still had the ear plugs in and was on idle. “Training down he was just average. He didn’t really stand out. When he got behind the gate he was a totally different horse. It was like the flip of a switch when he got into a race. He’s a small horse, but he’s all go. He never gets tired.” Henry The Dragon’s only loss last year came in his last start of the season when he finished second to Bags To Riches in the $100,000 DSBF final at Dover. But Henry The Dragon impressed his connections enough to have them stake the colt to several open races this year, including the North America Cup and Messenger. “When he was a 2-year-old I thought pretty highly of him because he kind of dominated the Delaware stakes,” Teague said. “He got caught in the last final because he was sick. After every race I’d call Dad and say maybe we should stake this guy a little more because he’s definitely shown up every time and shown he has some speed. We talked about it and we staked him up a little more. Not overly, but we’re going to give him a chance anyway.” Henry The Dragon is not the only horse from the Teague Stable to open eyes in the DSBF this year. Daiymir, also named after one of Montrell’s nephews, won his career debut last week with a 1:52.4 effort in the first round of the series. Daiymir and Henry The Dragon will meet in Thursday’s first of four divisions. “He seems like a pretty nice horse so far,” Teague said about Daiymir, who was unraced at 2 because of soreness. “He’s the same way as Henry; he’s two fingers and loves what he does. I think he’s got a little bit bigger brush than Henry. I think he could out-sprint him. He’s pretty impressive. But Henry is a grinder; he can go nonstop. When he gets on the track he points his head to the front and he’s ready to roll. I haven’t seen the end of it yet. “It’s unfortunate they drew in together. I was hoping they wouldn’t face each other until the final.” The $100,000 DSBF final is April 13. Francis also sends out Whispering Witch, Rat Tail, Daylen, Stay In Your Place, and Ain’t It Fun in Thursday’s DSBF divisions.   by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

DOVER, Del.--- Master Clave won his second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot prelim while Jiggs recorded his first during 2nd leg harness racing action at Dover Downs on Monday, April 3. Unlike last week when Master Clave made an untimely break just before the starting gate opened and quickly Ross Wolfenden got him back trotting before catching the field and quickly taking the lead on the way to winning his first $20,000 DSBF prelim, this time it was easier with the same result. Wolfenden took the early lead and was never troubled on the way to a 1:58.4 triumph. Ben Brooks bred and owns the Master Lavec-Dilly Dally Della gelding, now seven for 10 lifetime and a winner of $116,750 in purses. Master Kingpin (Art Stafford Jr.) came on to finish second. Dusty Fool (Carlo Poliseno) was third. Rodney Mitchell's Jiggs overtook favorite Moonshine Lavec (Sean Bier) in the stretch to win the second $20,000 DSBF prelim, a reverse of last week's finish. Vic Kirby drove Jiggs from off the pace to register a 2:00 victory for the Leigh Raymer trained altered son of Giant Hit-Mystic Hill. I was the first win of the year for the $62,400 career winner. Yagot A Winner (Poliseno) was the third-place finisher. The top eight point-getters after two prelim divisions return next Monday for a $100,000 DSBF Final. FOUR $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACE 2nd  LEG PRELIMS TUESDAY Logan’s Girl and Spanish Dream, both owned by JoAnn Looney-King and driven by Vic Kirby for trainer Jim King, seek second straight $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Pace preliminary legs on Tuesdays distaff card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  Logan’s Girl won her 1st $20,000 leg event by a neck in 1:53.1for her second win in three races this year. The winner of nine of 12 career starts has banked $157.840. While winning seven of nine starts last year winning $147,840 in purses. Donna Messick and Nanticoke Racing’s Cashmere’s Delight finished second for trainer Les Givens and driver Jim Morand last week. Westwind Roddylee, bred and owned by Joel and Dianne Halpern was a third-place finisher for Tim Tetrick and trainer Jason Skinner. The rest of the field is made up by the Whiz Kids Stable’s Scarlability, trained and driven by Bart Dalious and Rainbow Zen, with Allan Davis in the bike for trainer Bob White and owners Charles Winbrow and Jim Lunn. Spanish Dream (Kirby) , a wire-to-wire 1:54.1 winner week also leaves from the rail in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. She is a six-time winner of 11 races lifetime. Two second-place finishers last week lead her rivals. Thompson Sisters Racing’s Free Flight Frank (Corey Callahan) raced strongly last Monday and Wyatt Starkey and co-owner trainer-driver Art Stafford’s Lunar Phase, who also closed well. She’s No Spinster (Davis) owned by Davis, Yencer, Ashley and Cain, trained by Joe Hundertpfund,  I Won Them Both (Montrell Teague) bred and owned by George Teague and trained by Clyde Francis, and breeder, owner and trainer Leigh Louthan’s X Spinsiver (Tim Tetrick) complete the starters. Another King stable performer Lillisbagsrpacking is the one to beat in  a third $20,000 DSBF prelim. She has been second in her three 2017 starts with Vic Kirby at the controls. Scott Woogen’s KJ Dale (Tetrick) was third last time as was Green Valley Racing’s A  Lady Sizzling (Tony Morgan) trained by Brian Armour. Renegade Hussie (Davis) racing for owners trainer Paul and Lorie Davis and Preston Burris, So Many Friends (George Dennis) trained by Kevin Lare for Jim Fleming and Frank Chick has post 1 with Leigh Louthan bred, owned and trained Spinvisible (Callahan) are the other opponents. The fourth and final  $20,000 DSBF event  is led by George Teague’s Bad Mama (M.Teague) and George Leager’s Diva Demands (Callahan), both prelim winner last time.  Magicinthemoonlite (Tetrick) trained by Arlene Cameron for owners Linda Condor and Kevin Freeman, Giga Spin, bred, owned, trained by Leigh Louthan head the opposition.   After the two DSBF prelims, the top eight-point getters return for next week’s $100,000 final. A top $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace heads the non-stakes program. KDK Standardbred’s Apple Bottom Jeans (Teague) a1:51.4 winner last Wednesday after setting the Rosecroft track record the week before, meets five-times event winner Bryan Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Kirby), JFE Enterprise’s Scandalicious (Tetrick), Gary Ewing, owned and trained Sweet Bobbie (Stafford Jr.), seven-time winner Barbara’s Shadow (Kirby) steps up in class for Kirby, trainer Leigh Raymer and Brian Hoffecker and making her first start of the season is fast Terror At Night (Morand) for owners Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing. An excellent supporting card is on the 15-race 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...The second week of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male preliminary trots top the Monday, April 3 harness racing  card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Master Clave and Moonshine Lavec were impressive winners in their DSBF 1st leg prelims and drew into separate divisions this week. Ben Brooks' Master Clave made a misstep just before the starting gate opened last Monday but driver Ross Wolfenden got the John Wilkerson trainee quickly trotting and had the lead just past the opening quarter pole. He finished the mile with as 29.3 final panel to ensure victory. Master Kingpin closed for owner-trainer Tom O.Lail and Art Stafford Jr. for second with Pam Wagner's Kirby In Command with Jay Moyer third. This time, Crosby, owned by breeders-owners Linda MacDonald and Susan Durham, upset winner last November of the DSBF sophomore final, joins the first $20,000 foray. George Dennis drove Crosby to a second-place finish in last week's second division. The other contenders are Jane Dunavent's Dusty Fool, with trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno and Top Feature, reined by Corey Callahan for John Swart, leaves from the rail. Moonshine Lavec, trained by Erika Paradee who owns with Francisca Munoz and Chrissy Bier, with Sean Bier in the bike, are leading contenders in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. Rodney Mitchell's Jiggs, trained by Leigh Raymer with Vic Kirby finished third last week. Redneck Red, driven by Jay Moyer, did not race last week and starts from post 2. The balance of the field includes Winbak Farm's Command The Fire with Jeff Fout at the controls, Jane Dunavant's homebred Yagot A Winner and trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno and King In Command gets the rail again, piloted by Jim Morand for owners Pam Wagner and Syl King. Next Monday, the top eight point-getters after two prelim legs return for the first of four DSBF $100,000 finals during the week. Tuesday, the DSBF 2nd leg $20,000 prelims and the $20,000 Mares Open pace are the spotlight events. On Wednesday, $20,000 DSBF Filly trotters and a $20,000 Open trot head the program, and this Thursday, the DSBF Male pacers and a $30,000 Preferred pace are the headliners. During the final week of Dover Downs meet, each day will feature a DSBF $100,000 final along with presentation of the Leading Driver, Leading Trainer and Horse of the Meet honors. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

Linda MacDonald had no experience in harness racing when she rode her horse to Medford Davis Jr.'s farm in Smyrna, Del., one day in 1973. But a year later, the teenage MacDonald (nee McNatt) was working in the stables there and upon graduating high school started driving horses for Davis. MacDonald, whose parents --- a Delaware State Police officer and stay-at-home mom --- had bought her a pony at age 11, recorded 633 of her lifetime 646 wins as a driver over the ensuing 20 years. In 1985, she became the first female driver to win a stakes race at the Meadowlands when she guided the Davis-trained Go Nancy Isle to victory in a New Jersey Sire Stakes event. In addition, MacDonald has more than 300 wins as a trainer, often competing now with horses she bred with one of Davis' daughters, Susan Durham. The two longtime friends ("She's the sister I never had; she's a sweetheart," MacDonald said of Durham) hope to add to their breeder-owner win total Monday when they send Crosby to the second round of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series for 3-year-old male trotters at Dover Downs. The winner of November's $100,000 DSBF final for 2-year-old male trotters, Crosby is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line in Monday's first of two $20,000 divisions. Crosby, who has earned $74,000 thanks to two wins and five on-the-board finishes in six lifetime starts, is the most recent success story for MacDonald and Durham. He is a son of stallion Keystone Activator out of the mare Melody Luv and his family includes previous MacDonald-trained (and Davis-bred) DSBF champions Miss Ella D and Here's Bo Bo, who earned $280,786 in his career. "We raised and raced the mother (Melody Luv)," MacDonald said. "She got hurt and never really hit her potential. But she was willing and really wanted to trot. Her offspring seem to have a lot of her traits. I was really pleased with Crosby last year. He had a lot of issues being sick, but he's always been very willing. He's very level-headed." Crosby was limited to five starts last year because of illness, but finished the season with his victory in the DSBF final at Dover. Crosby, driven by George Dennis, rallied from near the rear of the field with a four-wide move on the last turn and trotted home in 2:03.3 on a chilly, windy night. "Everything worked out right for him," MacDonald said. "The weather wasn't the greatest. The fractions were a little too steep for that group of horses and the weather. Everything set up for him. He got great cover that took him right to the last turn and he did the rest. "George Dennis has done a real good job with him. He's done everything we've asked of him." And while most people wonder whether Crosby was named after singer Bing or hockey star Sidney, the truth is the gelding was named after a riding horse owned by MacDonald's veterinarian because the two have similar markings. "He's chestnut with a big blaze face and one white leg behind," MacDonald said. "When this colt was born, she said, 'Oh, little Crosby.' So that's where the name came from." The favorite, at 2-1, in Crosby's DSBF division Monday is Master Clave, who won last October's $100,000 DSBF final at Harrington. Master Clave, trained by John Wilkerson, won his seasonal debut last week in 2:01.1 after going off stride behind the starting gate. Moonshine Lavec, trained by Erika Paradee, is the 2-1 choice in the second division. He also is coming off a victory in last week's DSBF opening round. "I thought Moonshine Lavec and Master Clave were the better two last year; I just caught a little luck and won the (November) final," MacDonald said. "Anything can happen with these green trotters. If (Crosby) stays flat he'll get a major piece of them. Everything has to be right." MacDonald and her husband Joe train a total of a dozen horses at Merrie Medo Farm. While MacDonald enjoyed driving, she is happy with her career as a trainer and racing horses with Durham. "We stay close to home," MacDonald said. "Ours aren't the elite bred; we don't stake them to other places. We're content with the races we have here. We've done OK." Ken Weingartner

DOVER, Del.--- George Teague started seven Delaware-breds in the four $20,000 1st leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male pace divisions and came away with the two fastest preliminary winners, Henry The Drago and Daiymir on Thursday, March 30 at Dover Downs. River Crest and Automatic beat two other Teague trainees. Major Uptrend won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the third time this harness racing meet. Henry The Dragon toyed with five rivals to win the first $20,000 DSBF event wire-to-wire in 1:52 with Montrell Teague driving the first of his three wins. A son of a former Teague's stakes winner Custard The Dragon-Surveille Hanover scored his second win at three and seventh lifetime in eight starts with only a second in last November's $100,000 DSBF freshman final to blemish his record. Unbroken Vision (Corey Callahan) was a game second in front of Almost Cut My Hair (Vic Kirby) third. Montrell Teague got the lead early guiding Daiymir in his first lifetime start and never was headed the rest of a 1:52.4 mile holding off the DSBF colt champion Bags To Riches (Tim Tetrick) by a length in another $20,000 prelim. Wake Up And Go (Callahan) was the show horse. Daiymir is a son of Mr. Wiggles-Cookie Money and as the rest of the Teague stable is trained by Clyde Francis. A nose separated Teague Tandum from victory when River Crest notched a 1;53.2 triumph for owner-trainer Art Stafford Jr. who owns the Roddy's Bags Again-Eastern Lady colt with his dad and brother and well-known auctioneer Larry Martin. Ain.t It Fun (M.Teague) led until the photo finish showed him second.l Art Of Fire ( ) was third. The last $20,000 DSBF prelim was won by fast finishing Automatic Dragon owned by Tina and Brian Clark and trained by Bobby Clark. James Isaac (Tony Morgan) made a big move on the backstretch to get the lead but could not hold off the Vic Kirby driven winner in 1:53.1. Race favorite Stay In You Place (M.Teague) collected third money. Under new ownership but still the same quality racehorse, Major Uptrend, now owned by trainer Tim Crissman and Niss Allen Inc., the Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding handled by Tony Morgan held off Limelight Beach (Yannick Gingras) for a 1:49.3 victory in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap pace. Sweet Rock (Allan Davis) wad third. Corey Callahan drove Jet Airway to a 1:51 win in a $20,000 Open Pace. The Jereme's Jet-Aromatic six-year-old owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis won for the third time this meet and 65th in his career while banking $477,930. Poisonous (Ross Wolfenden) closed strongly for second. Rangers Sureshot (Morgan) took third. Trainer-driver Eddie Dennis pulled a surprise closed along the passing lane to win a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace in 1:52----Earlier three sons of Somebeachsomewhere finished in a near 1:51 dead heat, winner David Miller's 42-1 Fashionbythebeach (Vince Copeland), followed by Sonny At The Beach (Kirby) and Somewhereonthebeach (Gingras), third.---Jim Morand drove Seventh Secret for George&Tina Dennis Racing to a 1:53 score in another $15,000 Male pace. Corey Callahan finished with four wins. Montrell Teague won three. Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby ad doubles. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Weekday post time, Monday through Thursday, is 4:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

DOVER, Del.--- Spoonful and Luv Is Blind used different methods to 1st leg harness racing victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open trot. Tetrick wins five again. Jim Morand and Spoonful came on strong after the three quarters on the way to a 2:00.1 win in the first $20,000 division. The winner of last November's $100,000 final bided his time in fourth place until pulling out to race alongside leader Political Energy (Corey Callahan) around the final turn then rolled on for his first win of the season. The Political Briefing-Sanctions filly now has won $114,512 lifetime for Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. A Chorus Line (Jason Thompson) finished third. Vic Kirby put Luv Is Blind right to the lead and never faltered en route to a 2:00 triumph in the second of two DSBF filly trots. Leigh Raymer conditions the Keystone Activator-Iluvulikealuvsong bay making her first start of the year, a first career win. Gogh Cinorita (Ross Wolfenden) was second in front of Ohtobetheone (Tony Morgan). The DSBF spotlight is on a fast group of freshman colt and gelding pacers, Thursday. The 2nd leg prelims are set next week with $20,000 male trots Monday, female pacers Tuesday, filly trotters Wednesday and male pacers on Thursday. The top eight point-getters qualify for $100,000 DSBF finals during the final week of the meet, April 10-13. Tough Mac, usually is a wire-to-wire winner, but in the Wednesday feature $20,000 Open trot, Corey Callahan got the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding fastest but when Gural Hanover (Morgan) took over, Tough Mac was content to face behind the leader and then closed quickly in the lane to score a 1:52.2 victory equaling his lifetime mark. Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) was third ahead of $3.7-million winner Market Share (Tim Tetrick). Tim Tetrick duplicated his five-wins on Tuesday, two of those for trainer Scott DiDomenico, Corey Callahan had three wins, Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden had two winning drives. FOUR $20,000 DSBF SOPH PRELIMS; BLAZING BOBBY SOX,  EMERITUS MAXIMUS IN $30,000 PREFERRED Bags To Riches and three George Teague breds, Henry The Dragon, Ain’t It Fun and Stay In You Place are program favorites in the four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Three-Year-Old Male Paces 1st leg $20,000 preliminaries while Blazing Bobby Sox and Emeritus Maximus battle in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap on a standout Thursday, March 30 program at Dover Downs on March 30. First Post is 4:30 p.m. Breeder Only Money and Jason Skinner’s Bags  To Riches driven by Tim Tetrick, puts a two race this year and four straight including the $100,000 DSBF Final in November, on the line in a $20,000 DSBF prelim. He meets two winners last start, George Teague’s Daiymir (Montrell Teague) and Wake Up And Go with Corey Callahan driving for Charles Winbrow and Jimmy Lunn. George Teague bred and owned Henry The Dragon, a winner of six of seven lifetime races, all with Montrell Teague driving, leads off the card. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Unbroken Vision and driver Corey Callahan is fresh from a wire-to-wire 1:54.3 last week. KDK Standardbreds’ Almost Cut My Hair, a six-time winner of 10 starts, leaves from outside post 6 with Vic Kirby. Teague’s Ain’t It Fun (M.Teague) is 1 for 1 this year, a 154.4 score last week, leading the second $20,000 prelim. Dorothy Hock and Kathy Ricci’s Hallie’s Comet (Pat Lachance) won wire-to-wire last weekend at the Meadowlands. Cavalli Pazzi Stable’s Casino Director with Vince Copeland drew the rail while the fast Art Of Fire with George Dennis, is another contender. The final $20,000 DSBF event features two Teague entries, Stay In Your Place (M.Teague) who won his first start last Thursday wire-to-wire for G. Teague and K&R Racing, and Rat Tail (Morand) also trained by Clyde Francis for Geo. Teague and Teague Racing Partnership. James Isaac (Morgan) is another fast adversary. In the $30,000 Preferred Handicap, Crissman and Niss Allen’s Major Uptrend notched victory four in his last five races in this event returns with Tony Morgan. Driver Art Stafford Jr. and his dad Art Stafford own Blazing Bobby Sox, a five-time winner this year and his last two in-a-row takes on Emeritus Maximus (Yannick Gingras) who ended a three race win streak last week. Weaver Bruscemi, M1, Wingfield Bros. and Burke Racing’s $1.2-million winner Limelight Beach (Gingras)  and Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker (M.Teague) 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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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.  

DOVER, Del.--- Logan's Girl and Spanish Dream, both trained by Jim King, owned by his wife JoAnn Looney King, and driven by Vic Kirby won 1st leg divisions of the 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Tuesday, March 28 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick drove five winners, Vic Kirby, four and Jim and JoAnn King enjoyed a three-win day. Logan's Girl, winner of both the Harrington and Dover Downs freshman $100,000 finals. led off the program with a 1:53.1 victory climaxed by a :27.2 to hold off fast finishing Free Flight Fan (Corey Callahan) in the lane. The win was the second this season in three starts for the Roddy's Bags Again-All Italian bay who now has won nine of 12 races for $157,860. KJ Dale (Tim Tetrick) was third. Montrell Teague drove Bad Mama to a convincing 1:53.2 score in the second $20,000 DSBF pace, A daughter of Badlands Nitro-Mom's Bella, she won for the second time in three races for trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague. Cashmere's Delight (Jim Morand) was a hard-fought second in front of Magicinthemoonlite (Tetrick). Diva Demands took the lead after the opening panel and sped home in 1:55.2 in the third DSBF Filly section. Corey Callahan was at the controls as the Roddy's Bags Again-Me In The Spotlight sophomore, owned and trained by George Leager, won for the second time in two starts this campaign. Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) picked up second-place money. A Lady Sizzling (Tony Morgan), the early leader, held on for third. The King owned and trained with Kirby driving combination struck again when Spanish Dream won the fourth and final DSBF $20,000 filly 1st leg prelim. The Dream Away-Latin Liftoff three-year-old recorded her second win in two starts and sixth career victory in 11 races bringing her lifetime bankroll to $$97,620. Lunae Phase (Art Stafford Jr.) came on to take second edging Westwind Roddylee (Tetrick). Apple Bottom Jeans proved her 1:50.3 track record at Rosecroft was no fluke as Montrell Teague guided the Mr. Apples-Scylla Hanover four-year-old to a passing lane victory in 1:51.4 catching Enhance Your Mind (Kirby) to win the $20,000 Mares Open. Sweet Bobbie (Stafford Jr.) took show honors. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, Barbara's Shadow won her seventh of the year in 11 races with a 1:52.1 victory for trainer Leigh Raymer, Brian Hoffecker and driver Vic Kirby. In The Shadows (Morgan) and Destiny'sbeachbabe (Teague) were second and third respectively. Tim Tetrick had five wins, Vic Kirby, four, trainer Jim King, owner JoAnn Looney-King had a triple, and Montrell Teague and Corey Callahan two wins each. Gural Hanover, Tough Mac, Wind Of The North lead the Wednesday program feature $20,000 Open trot.   TWO $20,000 DSBF FILLY TROTS; GURAL HANOVER HEADS  $20,000 OPEN TROT WEDNESDAY Spoonful, winner of the freshman $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Final last November, leads a field of seven three-year-old fillies in the first of two trotting divisions of 1st leg preliminary action on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. A bay daughter of Political Briefing-Sanctions, Spoonful finished off her freshman season winning the DSBF $100,000 final at Dover Downs in 2:00.4 by 2 ¾ lengths with Jim Morand at the controls. Les Givens conditions the filly for Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing who banked $104,512 last year. Rodney Mitchell’s Meantrotnjean, and Allan Davis,  who won the Harrington Raceway $100,000 final makes her seasonal debut. Political Energy, handled by Corey Callahan, drew the rail for owner Don Marine. The other first division starters are Willow Mill Stable’s Willow Mill Anna with Gordon Barrett, Seafood Goddess racing for J&M and Seafood Delight stables with Ross Wolfenden; Allan Pullman’s A Chorus Line and Jason Thompson and Cliff Green’s Hashtag Hope reined by Art Stafford Jr.   In the other $20,000 DSBF prelim, Luv Is Blind (Vic Kirby) had three wins and three seconds in eight races last year, makes her initial start this season . Gogh Cinorita (Wolfenden), Bob Shahan’s Ohtobetheone (Morgan) and Terry Kibler and trainer Betsy Brown’s Irish Blessing (Morand), from the rail, head the opposition in the eight filly trotter field.  The other starters are Mark Groce’s Alexibethtown (Tim Tetrick), Mist Stable’s Black Magic Mist (Stafford Jr.) , Faith On The Hill (Callahan), owned by Emerson, Zachary and Dawn Amiss and Serendipity Stable’s homebred Segway (George Dennis). The $20,000 Open Handicap trot features a hard-hitting cast of six. Gural Hanover (Morgan) won last week’s top trot for Weaver Bruscemi, Little E & Panhallenic and Burke Racing. Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) finished second owned by Daryl Bier and JoAnn Dombeck. Tough Mac (Callahan) led early and was fourth at the wire for Mike Casalino. Market Share (Tetrick), 2012 Hanbletonian winner who has won $3.75-milion in purses, drew the rail for Richard Gutnick, Bill Augustine and TLP Stable. Tirade Hanover (Kirby) from post 2 is a $766-thousand winner. Bill Cantrell’s Deacons Valley (Stafford Jr.) steps up in class after consecutive second-place finishes. Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- The 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries got underway on Monday, March 27at Dover Downs on March 27 with Master Clave and Moonshine Lavec posting totting wins. Kin the first division, Master Clave quickly responded after breaking stride at the start making up 10 length before taking the lead on the final turn on the way to a 2:01.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden guided the Master Lavec-Dilly Dally Delia gelding owned by Ben Brooks and trained by John Wilkerson. It was the first start of the year for the winner of five races in eight starts last season. He has now earned $106,750 in his career. Master Kingpin (Art Stafford Jr.) piloted the second-place finisher. Kirby In Command (Jared Moyer) took third. Moonshine Lavec was too much in the $20,000 second section. Sean Bier directed the three-year-old by Master Lavec-Chocolate N Roses trained by Erika Paradee who owns the gelding with Francisca Munoz and Chrissy Crissman. Crosby (George Dennis), last November's upset winner of the $100,000 DSBF freshman final, was second in front of Jiggs (Vic Kirby). It was the third start and first win of the year for Moonshine Lavec who has won $66,401 lifetime. Crissman Inc.'s Fancy Colt won the fastest event pm the regular program pacing a 1"50.4 mile. The Always A Virgin Fanciful Hanover gelding scored his third victory of the year with Tony Morgan in the bike. The seven-year-old has a lifetime bankroll of #227,355. Delaware Hanover (Wolfenden) was second with Bad Man Sam (Corey Callahan) third/ Frank Milby drove the day's longest shot 20-1 Big Secret for owner-trainer Jeff Clark and David Clark, a 1:52.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden, Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan notched driving doubles. FOUR $20,000 DSBF FILLY PACE 1ST LEG PRELIMS ON TUESDAY CARD The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) spotlights four $20,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace 1st leg  preliminary divisions are led by the first- second and third-place finishers in last Fall’s $100,000 finals. Logan’s Girl was the winner upsetting favorite Spanish Dream who finished third with Magicinthemoonlite second.  Logan’s Girl won seven of nine starts last year winning $147,840 in purses. She is fresh from a 1:53.1 victory in a prep last week. Vic Kirby will drive for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney-King in the opening section. Scott Woogen’s KJ Dale, a freshman prelim winner and third in the consolation, is in the hands of Tim Tetrick. Thomson Sisters Racing’s Free Flight Fran is another contender. The second $20,000 DSBF event finds Mangicinthemoonlite and Tetrick leaving from the outside for trainer Arlene Cameron and owners Linda Condor and Kevin Freeman. She meets George Teague’s Bad Mama with Montrell Teague from the rail. She’s No Spinster had a pair of prelim wins in November for owners Ashley, Cain, Yenser and driver Allan Davis. George Leader’s Diva Demands is fresh from a win last week at Rosecroft and will be driven by meet leader Corey Callahan in the third $20,000 leg. JoAnn Looney-King’s Lillisbagsrpacked with Vic Kirby and breeder, owner, trainer Virginia Louthan’s Giga Spin head the opposition.   The final DSBF prelim is led by Spanish Dream for the King owned and trained with Kirby driving from post 1. Joel and Dianne Halpern’s homebred Westwind Roddylee and Tim Tetrick and George Teague’s I Won Them Both with Montrell Teague are the major challengers.   . The DSBF 2nd leg prelims are set for next week. Topping the non-stakes program is a $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace featuring a hard-hitting field of seven. Five-times winner Bryan Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Kirby), stakes winner Newborn Sassy (Tetrick) racing for CC Racing and JoAnn Looney-King, JFE Enterprise’s Scandalicious (Tony Morgan) and KDK Standardbred’s Apple Bottom Jeans (Teague), who set a Rosecroft 1:50.3 track record last week, have upset credentials. An terrific supporting card is on the 15-race 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries got underway on Monday, March 27at Dover Downs on March 27 with Master Clave and Moonshine Lavec posting totting wins.   Kin the first division, Master Clave quickly responded after breaking stride at the start making up 10 length before taking the lead on the final turn on the way to a 2:01.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden guided the Master Lavec-Dilly Dally Delia gelding owned by Ben Brooks and trained by John Wilkerson. It was the first start of the year for the winner of five races in eight starts last season. He has now earned $106,750 in his career. Master Kingpin (Art Stafford Jr.) piloted the second-place finisher. Kirby In Command (Jared Moyer) took third.       Moonshine Lavec was too much in the $20,000 second section. Sean Bier directed the three-year-old by Master Lavec-Chocolate N Roses trained by Erika Paradee who owns the gelding with Francisca Munoz and Chrissy Crissman. Crosby (George Dennis), last November's upset winner of the $100,000 DSBF freshman final, was second in front of Jiggs (Vic Kirby). It was the third start and first win of the year for Moonshine Lavec who has won $66,401 lifetime.       Crissman Inc.'s Fancy Colt won the fastest event pm the regular program pacing a 1"50.4 mile. The Always A Virgin Fanciful Hanover gelding scored his third victory of the year with Tony Morgan in the bike. The seven-year-old has a lifetime bankroll of #227,355. Delaware Hanover (Wolfenden) was second with Bad Man Sam (Corey Callahan) third/       Frank Milby drove the day's longest shot 20-1 Big Secret for owner-trainer Jeff Clark and David Clark, a 1:52.1 victory.       Ross Wolfenden, Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan notched driving doubles.       Tuesday; Logan's Girl, Bad Mama, Diva Demands and Spanish Dream are program favorites in four DSBF $20,000 filly prelims while Enhance Your Dreams, Newborn Sassy and Apple bottom Jeans head the $20,000 Mares Open..       DSBF 1st-leg prelims continue all this week with 2nd leg $20,000 prelims Monday through Thursday next week. The top eight point-getters in each of four divisions then return for $100,000 finals the last week of the Dover Downs 2016-2017 meet, April 10 through closing day April 13.       Weekday post time, Monday through Thursday, is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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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.                                       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.  

DOVER, Del.--- It was a big Spoonful, driven by Jim Morand to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Muscerene win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot. Harness racing driver Yannick Gingras had a driving triple. Trained by Les Givens, the all-time leading trainer in the DSBF program, Spoonful, a daughter of Political Briefing-Sanctions, overtook race-favorite Luv Is Blind (Vic Kirby) in a fast dash down the stretch to win for the second straight time and fourth victory with three seconds and two thirds in 13 lifetime starts for owners Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. She now has won $104,512 in her rookie season. Luv Is Blind held second in front of Political Energy (Corey Callahan). Dusty Fool won the $20,000 DSBF consolation as trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno never looked back after taking the early lead. Jane Dunavent bred and owns the sire and dam of the Dusty Winner-Cashmere gelding. Black Magic Mist (Art Stafford Jr.) was second. KJs Commando (Jared Moyer) was third. On the regular card, Muscerene returned to the track where she had success last Spring, to lower his lifetime record two seconds to 1:53.4. Tony executed the winning drive pulling to the outside to follow Spunky Jack who zipped past early leader Skates N Plates Kirby nearing the last turn. Muscerene, owned and trained by Antonio Buttitta, came alongside Spunky Jack (Roger Plante), and then drew away for his seventh win of the season. The Muscle Hill-Queen Serene gelding has now won $46,625 in 2016. War Cry Hall (Tim Tetrick) edged Spunky Jack for second. In a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over Handicap, Stake Your Claim Stable and and Martin Sternberg's Uva Hanover, trained by Linda Toscano with Vic Kirby driving were strongest in the stretch as the Cantab Hall-Up Front Laura gelding stormed past the leaders for a victory. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) raced tough to finish second with Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) a fast-finishing third. Yannick Gingras led all drivers with three wins, Vic Kirby and Jonathan Roberts had two wins each. Check Six and Manhattan Beach, winners of the two $35,000 eliminations last week, lead eight fast three-year-olds to post in the $314,600 Hap Hansen Progress Pace Final on Monday (11/29). Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays this meet. Plan to watch live racing from the Winner's Circle Restaurant where reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing in the Dover Downs Sports Book, daily from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight. Dover Downs-its management, staff and horseman-wish one and all a happy Thanksgiving. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.----- Logan's Girl fought off several challenges on the way to score her seventh win of the year turning back seven rivals for a 1:55 harness racing victory in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 Final on a breezy and cold Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden got the Roddy's Bags Again-All Italian filly away quickly and held on to win and notch both DSBF 2016 two-year-old filly pace titles - last October at Harrington and now at Dover Downs - raising her first-season bankroll to $140,250 for owner JoAnn Looney-King. Wolfenden drove both major wins for trainer Jim King. Magicinthemoonlite and Yannick Gingras was second nipping the Vic Kirby-driven Spanish Dream, who started from post 8, for place. Spinpressive (Corey Callahan) was fourth. It was Wolfenden's second win of the day. He drove Danish N Coffee in 1:56.1, one of trainer Joe Hundertpfund's three wins. Diva Demands pulled off a 7-1 surprise to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation for owner-trainer George "Major" Leager. The Roddy's Bags Again-Me In The Spotlite brown filly broke her "maiden" with the 1:58 victory. Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) was second with KJ Dale (Gingras) third. Allan Davis chalked up his third winner on the card steering Legacy Racing's Empress Deo to a front-end 1:52.3 score in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap. Elliesjet N (Jonathan Roberts) closed along the passing lane for second with Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) the show horse. Davis began his triple driving 19-1 Party Rockin to victory in a $10,000 Claiming pace. Along with Davis and trainer Joe Hundertfund's three wins; Yannick Gingras; Jonathan Roberts; owners-trainers Josh Green, JoAnn Looney-King and Jim king, and owner Bill Sartin, had two winners each. The last of the four DSBF $100,000 finals is on for Wednesday featuring two-year-old filly trotters. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- A 17-1 shot, Linda MacDonald and Susan Durham's harness racing homebred Crosby came from fifth at the three quarters with George Dennis piloting to pass horses in deep stretch for a 2:03.3 victory to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship, Check Six and Manhatten Beach won their $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace (HHPP) eliminations while Little Ben beat the top overnight horses at the track for the third straight week, on Monday, Nov. 21 at Dover Downs. With the three betting favorites drawing outside post, off at even-money, Master Clave and Ross Wolfenden cut out the early :28.2 clocking to the quarter. Several horses took a shot at the leader, with Crosby and driver George Dennis getting away near the back after starting from the rail. Fifth in mid-backstretch Dennis moved Crosby - a Keystone Activator chestnut gelding from Ms. MacDonald and Durham's mare Melody Luv - three-wide to join the leaders and was strongest in the stretch for his second victory of the year. Mooshine Lavec (Sean Bier) starting from post 8 worked his way up to third and closed along the passing lane to take second in front of Jiggs (Vic Kirby) with Master Clave holding on for fourth. Crosby has now won $79,000 this year. She won the $20,000 DSBF Consolation at Harrington last month and added the Dover Downs $100,000 DSBF Delaware-sired colt and gelding freshman pace final to her record While Easy Lover Hanover, one of two $25,000 supplements to the event, cut out most of the early pace, Yannick Gingras moved Check Six from third rounding the final turn and outpaced Easy Lover Hanover (Doug McNair) to the wire in 1:51.3 for his 11th win of the season. Weaver Bruscemi, Bill Swila, Jim Martin and Burke Racing own Check Six trained by the sports-leader Ron Burke. Lyons Snyder (David Miller) finished third. JK Will Power (Corey Callahan), fourth, made the final. In the other division, three horses led by Western Fame, Boston Red Rocks and Stolen Glimpse left fastest in the second $35,000 HHPP elim. After a 26.4 opening panel, Tim Terick moved Boston Red Rocks to the front with Western Fame and Mark MacDonald quickly retaking the front heading to a :56.1 halfmile with Craftship and Corey Callahan moving up into contention. Matt Kakaley whipped Manhattan Beach out of fifth to come strong to take the lead at the three-quarters in 1:26. Manhattan Beach quickly widened the lead and had plenty left in the lane winning easily in 1:52.4 with Katies Rocker (Dave Miller) second, holding off Boston Red Rocks, who had been locked in at the rail before escaping to finish third, Western Fame, fourth, also qualified for the $316,000 final next Monday (Nov. 28). In the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap, Captive Audience (Andrew McCarthy) led a converging field into the final turn. Little Ben and meet leading driver Vic Kirby starting from post 8 waited to make his big move turning for home and the Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite gelding roared from the far outside to overpower his seven foes for a 1:53 triumph, the third in a-row in the week's top overnight feature, for trainer Jim King and owners Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King, Tim Tetrick made the winner's circle four times, and Corey Callahan had three winners. Trainers Jeff Bamond and Dylan Davis had doubles. $100,000 DSBF FINALS CONTINUE; $20,000 MARES OPEN TUESDAY AT DOVER Spanish Dream, Magicinthemoonlight, Spinpressive and Cashmere’s Delight, all winners in their last start lead a field of eight Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund frosh filly contenders in the $100,000 final topping the Tuesday, Nov. 23 card which contains a $20,000 DSBF consolation and a $20,000 Mares Open pace on the 15-race agenda. JoAnn Looney-King’s Spanish Dream with regular driver Vic Kirby is the only winner of both $20,000 preliminaries among four lifetime wins and three seconds in eight career starts, but must come from the outside post position. Magicinthemoolight is teamed with Yannick Gingras for owner Linda Condon and Kevin Freeman and won her first victory last week in 1:55.4. Spinpressive, an owner-trainer Lee Louthan homebred, notched an impressive 1:55/2 victory last start with Corey Callahan in the bike. Cashmere’s Delight and Jim Morand chalked up her fifth win in nine seasonal starts last time in DSBF prelims. The rest of the field includes the fast Logan’s Girl, driven by Ross Wolfenden for owner JoAnn Looney-King, She’s No Spinster, with two consecutive second place finishes for Ashley, Cain, Yencer and co-owner Allan Davis at the controls. The Joel And Denise Halpern-bred fast Westwind Roddylee with Tony Morgan driving, and, trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey’s Lunar Phase are the upset minded contenders. In the $20,000 DSBF Consolation, So Many Friends (George Dennis), Jo Ann Looney King’s Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) and KJ Dale (Gingras) head the eight starters. Leading the rest of the powerful program is the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap pace. JoAnn Looney King’s Purrfect Bags (Kirby) seeks to avenge a surprising odds-on defeat last week. There are two three-year-olds in the lineup,  owners David Banks and Layfield Horses' sharp filly Sayulita (Gingras), fresh from two consecutive victories in her last three starts, and George Teague and Teague Racing Partnership’s stakes-seasoned Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague). Other .stellar performers in the event are Legacy Racing’s Empress Deo (Allan Davis) and Howard Taylor’s Shine N Shimmer (Callahan), a seven-time winner this year. Monday through Thursday 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.--- Bags To Riches enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip en route to ending Henry The Dragon's five-straight harness racing win streak to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Dover Downs championship on Thursday, Nov. 17. With Tim Tetrick at the controls, Bags To Riches left fast to get the early lead and gave way to prohibitive favorite unbeaten Henry The Dragon. Montrell Teague steered Henry The Dragon upfront challenged only by the Corey Callahan-driven James Isaac on the backstretch. The duo continued that way until turning for home when James Isaac retreated allowing Bags To Riches to come to the outside where he uncorked a :27.2 final corner to get up by a half-length in DSBF stakes record time of 1:51.1. Bags To Riches was bred by Only Money Inc. who shares ownership in the Roddy's Bags Again -Pint The Sky Blue colt with trainer Jason Skinner. The win by freshman is his fourth in eight starts with two seconds and a third to bring his bankroll total to $86,862. In the $20,000 DSBF Consolation, Wake Up And Go teamed with Corey Callahan for a 1:54 triumph coming from off the pace to pass Rat Tail (Montrell Teague) nearing the wire. It was the Roddy's Bags Again-Ima Early Riser colt's first lifetime victory after three seconds and two thirds in his ninth career effort. Suspinder (Allan Davis) finished third. Montrell Teague and Allan Davis racked up four wins apiece while Tim Tetrick, Vic Kirby and Ross Wolfenden has two trips to the winner's circle. Monday at Dover is a big pacing day. The $100,000 DSBF Colt Trot Final, two power-packed $35,000 Hap Hansen-Progress Pace eliminations, a $27,500 Delaware Special, an $18,000 and two $15,500 paces top the stellar card. There is no Live Sunday racing this week. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays this meet. For those planning to watch racing from the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. . There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $500,000 in total purses was at stake Wednesday night at Harrington Raceway as the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds headlined the program. It was a big night for driver Ross Wolfenden who was the winning pilot in two of the DSBF final events and had five wins on the program. Wolfenden guided unbeaten trotter Master Clave ($2.10) to his fourth straight win in 2:02.1 for owner Ben Brooks in the colt and gelding trotting final. The Master Lavec gelding set all the fractions and drew away with ease from Kirby In Command and Jiggs, who rounded out the trifecta. Master Clave was trained by John Wilkerson. Wolfenden later sprung a mild upset with Jo Ann Looney King's Logan's Girl ($11.40), who was a 1:56 winner in the filly pacing final over stable mate and 1-to-9 favorite Spanish Dream, who was second. Westwind Roddylee was third. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again for trainer Jim King Jr., "Logan" sat behind the favorite throughout and surged by in deep stretch for her fourth career win in five lifetime starts. In the final for pacing colts and geldings, George Teague Jr.'s Henry The Dragon ($4.80, Montrell Teague) was a dominant winner in 1:53.1. The Clyde Francis-trainee rebuffed the early challenge of Almost Cut My Hair and was an six-length winner over Wake Up and Go and Hallie's Comet. Henry The Dragon, a son of Custard The Dragon, improved to 3-for-3 in his career. The time equaled the track record for 2-year-old pacing colts, set by Powerful Mist in 2010. Rodney Mitchell Jr.'s Meantrotnjean ($29.40, Allan Davis) was victorious in the filly trotting final for trainer Leigh Raymer, with a 2:02.1 score. The CR Commando filly maintained a big lead going to three-quarters and overpowered her rivals for her second career win. Luv Is Blind charged home for second with Gogh Cinorita third. Wolfenden also took the overnight feature, the $17,700 Open Trot with a 1:56.3 score aboard Joe and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture ($9.20). Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - One of the largest annual purse programs of the year will commence Wednesday (October 5) at Harrington Raceway as four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events for harness racing 2-year-olds will be contested. Aside from the final events, three $20,000 consolation races will also be carded as part of the 13-race program. The trotting colts and geldings will kick-off the stakes action in the second race as Benjamin Brooks' Master Clave (7/5, Ross Wolfenden) will look to keep his unbeaten streak alive after the Master Lavec gelding won his first three starts in dominant fashion for trainer John Wilkerson. A stakes packed early pick four (races 3 through 6) will be comprised of three $100,000 finals. The pacing colts and geldings will battle in the third race to start the pick four. A highly competitive group will start the sequence headlined by unbeaten pacer Almost Cut My Hair (3/1. Kevin Switzer Jr.), owned by Kdk Standardbreds, and three horses out of the Clyde Francis stable owned by George Teague Jr. Daylen, Henry The Dragon and Rat Tail, all of which were elimination winners. Henry The Dragon (5/2, Montrell Teague) won both of his eliminations and is one of three undefeated rivals in group. Filly trotters will compete in their final in the fourth race, with a talented three horse brigade from the Leigh Raymer stable that includes Rodney Mitchell Jr.'s Meantrotnjean (6/1, Allan Davis), Leigh Raymer and Erica Brittingham's Erica Leigh (20/1, Tyler Raymer) and the partnership of Raymer, Stephen Moss and Howard and Helane Solomon's Luv Is Blind (7/5, Victor Kirby) . The filly pacing final is the third leg of the pick four (race five) and features three powerful entries from the Jim King Jr. barn, Logan's Girl (5/2, Ross Wolfenden), Lillisbagsrpacked (15/1, George Dennis) and Spanish Dream (2/1, Victor Kirby). Three $20,000 consolation events will comprise the late pick four (races 7 through 10). Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Trainer Leigh Raymer had four wins and captured three of the $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for harness racing 2-year-old trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Raymer co-owned Luv Is Blind ($2.80, Victor Kirby) who prevailed for the second straight week in 2:04.3. The Keystone Activator gelding drew clear of the field at the top of the stretch for a decisive score. A Raymer-trained entry driven by Kirby was again in the winner's circle again when Rodney Mitchell Jr.'s Jiggs ($7, Kirby) notched his first lifetime win with a 2:05.2 triumph. The Giant Hit gelding atoned for a miscue in his elimination last week when he went off stride. Owner Mitchell Jr. and Raymer teamed up for another win with Meantrotnjean ($10, Allan Davis) in the final filly division with a 2:06.3 victory. The Cr Commando filly notched the first win of her career. Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.20, Ross Wolfenden) improved to 3-for-3 lifetime with a 2:01.4 triumph in the first division for colts and geldings. The Master Lavec gelding is trained by John Wilkerson. Raymer had four wins on the program, three were driven by Kirby. In the overnight feature, the $19,200 Open Trot, Joseph and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture ($6, Wolfenden) was a 1:55.4 winner for trainer Nikolas Drennan. The win was Wolfenden's third on the program. The $100,000 finals and $20,000 consolations for DSBF horses will commence on Wednesday October 5. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jo Ann Looney-King's Spanish Dream ($6, Victor Kirby) was the fastest of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for harness racing 2-year-old pacing fillies with a 1:54.4 triumph at Harrington Raceway Monday. The Dream Away filly overpowered her rivals with a powerful move near three quarters as she won by open lengths over I Won Them Both and Cashmere's Delight. It was the second career win in four starts for the Jim King Jr. trainee. Kirby dominated the DSBF events, winning three of the four, two for owner King and trainer King Jr.. Joel and Dianne Halpern's Westwind Roddylee ($2.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first division in 1:57.2 for trainer Jason Skinner. The Roddy's Bags Again filly notched her third win in five career starts. Jo Ann Looney-King's Logan's Girl ($3.40, Kirby) was a 1:56.2 winner to complete a sweep of her eliminations for trainer Jim King Jr. A winner of 3-of-4 starts lifetime, she is sired by Roddy's Bags Again. Virginia Louthan's Spinpressive ($3.40, Corey Callahan) broke her maiden with a 1:57.1 victory in the third division. Trained by her owner, Spinpressive is a daughter of No Spin Zone. The top eight point earners will return to compete in a $100,000 final on October 5, part of a Delaware showcase night which also features three other $100,000 DSBF final events, as well as $20,000 consolations. In the $19,200 overnight feature, the Open Pace, Richard Lombardo and L&J Racing's Dancin Yankee ($6, Russell Foster) scored a 1:51.4 victory for trainer Josh Green. Kirby had four wins on the program, while Corey Callahan had a hat trick. Jon Roberts and Tony Morgan each had a driving double. Trainer Mike Hall also won two races. Matthew Sparacino

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