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HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisions of harness racing 3-year-old pacing fillies in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes' first leg were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Let It Ride Stable, Dana Parham and Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty ($2.10, Corey Callahan) equaled the track record for sophomore pacing fillies with a 1:52.1 romp over Nella's Bus and Gigi Deo. Trained by Ross Croghan, Totally Rusty recorded her 13th win in 16 lifetime starts. A daughter of Rusty's For Real, she was a 13-length winner in the $100,000 DSBF final at Dover Downs on April 8. The track record is now co-held with Seboomook Fool Yah, who achieved the feat in 2014. Henry Faragalli III's Fancy Sound ($2.80, Jim Morand) took the first division in 1:54.1 over Cedar Hall Heiress and Fountain Pen. Fancy Sound, a Les Givens trainee sired by Veeza, set the pace throughout in her victory. Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($2.80, Victor Kirby) was victorious in the final division with a front end win in 1:53 over Love Forbidden and Littlesandyloam. Trained by Jim King Jr., the Roddy's Bags Again filly notched her 11th win in 14 career starts. It was one of four winners on the program for Kirby. Richard Lombardo and David Kryway's Also Encouraging ($5.20, Allan Davis) won the overnight feature, the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:52.4 for trainer Josh Green. It was the fifth win in eight seasonal starts for the daughter of No Pan Intended. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the Monday harness racing program at Harrington Raceway. Mo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing's Quick Art ($4, Tony Morgan) took the first division in 1:53.2. Sent off as the even-money favorite from post position seven, the Artzina gelding assumed early command from Smoking Joey and never relented in victory. Byby Landon closed ground late to finish second, narrowly beating Roddy's Hot Again who was third. Trained by Josh Green, Quick Art registered his fifth win of the season, with his previous wins coming on the New York circuit. The second division featured a showdown of two Delaware heavyweights, Michael White's Son of a Sizzle, who won an Art Rooney Memorial elimination and Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Ron Benton's Remember Me Vk , winner of all four of his 2015 starts. When the dust settled, it was Remember Me Vk prevailing by a length in 1:54 over Son of a Sizzle and Art Season. The Art Director gelding, Remember Me Vk set a modest pace with fractions of 28.1, 58 and 1:26.2. Son Of A Sizzle was unable to make a serious charge in the stretch but held well in second. Remember Me Vk improved to 5-for-5 in 2015 for trainer Bob Wyatt. Green and Morgan struck again in the $16,000 Open, the overnight feature, as L&J Racing's EZ Noah ($3, Morgan) won his fourth consecutive race in 1:52.2 over Island Lexus and Main A Dieu Too. Bobby Clark-trained Jingle Bell Rocker ($2.40, Corey Callahan) notched his fifth straight win in a $7,500 claiming event for owner Tina Clark. Callahan, Allan Davis, Jim Morand, Morgan, Art Stafford Jr. and Jon Roberts each had driving doubles. Matthew Sparacino      

DOVER, Del.--- Sonofa Sizzle edged Smoking Joey to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace event-record breaking time of 1:50.2 while Just A Jolt put on a wire-to-wire 1:49.2 performance in the $32,500 Preferred/Handicap on closing day of the 46th Dover Downs season, Thursday, April 9. Corey Callahan rushed Smokin Joey away from the starting gate to beat KJ Ben (Art Stafford Jr.) to the front with race favorite Sonofa Sizzle and Vic Kirby getting away third. When the field reached the half in :54.1, Kirby sent Sonofa Sizzle up on the outside and initiated a two-horse battle for the lead. In the lane, Sonofa Sizzle edged to the front and to victory in 1:50.2, the fastest time recorded by a Delaware-sired sophomore in DSBF competition. Smoking Joey was a game second in front of Byby Landon and Tim Tetrick. Floridian Mike White owns the Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like colt who pedigree shows relationship to 2014 Harness Horse of the Year JK She'salady. Josh Green trained the three-year-old who now is undefeated in three starts this year and whose record shows seven wins in 13 races with three seconds and a third. He has now banded $70,000 this year and $185,516 in his short two-season career. Trainer Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek, in only his second lifetime start, racked up a 1:52 mile to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation. The Artzina-Anastasia Hanover gelding was followed by Da Chief (Jonathan Roberts) second, and Quick Art (Jim Morand), third. Just A Jolt, an ultra-consistent five-year-old gelding conditioned by Jim King, by Village Jolt-Just Wait Kate. and owned by Janet Hudson, was all front speed in a lifetime best 1:49.2 score in the $32,500 Preferred/Handicap pace. Vic Kirby took Just A Jolt right to the front in a speedy :26 seconds and then was in control the rest of the mile, pacing the last panel in :26.4 to ensure his second win of the year in 11 races with four seconds and two thirds. Bandolito came from last in the six-horse field and came on strongly but could not overcome Just A Jolt's advantage in deep stretch. Jebswesternshark was third for George Dennis. Earlier in the program, Bandolito was presented the Horse Of The Meet plaque choses by Delaware Valley Chapter U.S. Harness Writers Association. Corey Callahan with 284 winners was Leading Driver for the sixth consecutive campaign and Dylan Davis won the Leading Trainer award for the second-straight meet. Elite Awards became the second Delaware sired winner scoring a 1:50.4 victory at 22-1 reined by Eddie Davis Jr., to win an $18,500 4&5 Open. Karen Walls owns the Powerful Toy-Silk Slop four-year-old gelding who won for 17th time in his career. Fire In The Belly (Kirby) closed strongly for second with race-favorite Sir Richard Z Tam (Tetrick) third. In the other $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Open/Handicap, Dan Keeler's Mister Truth, trained by Vic Keeler, won for the third week in-a-row as Tony Morgan got the four-year-old altered son of Total Truth-Miss AJ Ponda. to victory in 1:52. Scalped (Montrell Teague) was runner-up in front of Major Bucks (Toby Lynch) in a tight three- horse photo. Little Ben and Eddie Davis Jr. turned in a lifetime fastest 1:51.2 effort to win the first of two $17,500 Winners-Over paces for young male horses to give trainer Jim King the first of two wins. The Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Light gelding held of Getitoffyourchest (Jonathan Roberts) and Flirtnwithdisaster (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively. The other $17,500 division went to another longshot, 20-1 Panic Disorder handled by Allan Davis. Steve and trainer Sheila Daugherty own the Western Terror-Jate's Joy gelding. One Stop Deal (Callahan) was next with Star Messenger (Tetrick) third. Believe This Bob closed strongly to insure a 1:51 victory in a $16,500 Male Winners-Over pace. Owned by Mary Ann Larrimore and conditioned by Joe Skowyra, the Beach Romeo-Believe This Gal homebred recorded his third win of the year. Feel Like A Fool (Callahan) was second for the third straight start. Nova Artist (Allan Davis) came on for third. Apollo Seelster, driven and trained by meet leaders Corey Callahan and Dylan Davis, scored another lifetime best 1:51 triumph in another $15,000 event for young male horses. The Camluck-April Three gelding won for the fourth straight time catching New Patrol (George Dennis) in the final strides. Giant Slayer (Tetrick) finished third. The second race of the day, a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap resulted in a stunning 1:50.3 victory by J&M Racing's Tauranga (Roberts), a No Pan Intended-Thereal Ideal gelding. Guns An Roses (Allan Davis) was second in front of Arsenal (Kirby). Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Eddie Davis Jr. and Vic Kirby had doubles. There is no charge for admission or for parking at Dover Downs. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Totally Rusty was totally awesome winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace in a near event-record breaking 1:51.3 victory over a sloppy track on Wednesday, April 8 at Dover Downs. The last of four $100,000 harness racing finals this week featuring sophomore male pacers, is set for closing day, Thursday. Totally Rusty was one of three fillies to leave the starting gate and when the field straightened out Corey Callahan took the totally homebred chestnut into the lead with a :27.3 opening panel. Purrfect Bags, burdened by leaving from outside post 8, was able to fire out fast find room fourth. As the field moved in-front-of the grandstand, driver Vic Kirby immediately came out to test the leader. After a :55 opening half, Totally Rusty was in control passing the three-quarters in 1:24.1 and continued to lengthen her lead in the lane with a :27.2 last quarter for a decisive victory. Tim Tetrick got Love Forbidden up for second with Spin Vision, handled by Allan Davis, winning the photo for third-place nipping Gigi Deo (Ross Wolfenden), fourth. Totally Rusty's winning clocking is one-fifth of a second from the DSBF soph filly record of 1:51.2 set by Tug River Princess, driven by John Campbell, in 2008. 'From the first time I sat behind this filly, I knew she was a good one," remarked driver Callahan. "This was a terrific performance (1:51.3) considering the sloppy track." Al "Rusty" Carter racing under the nom de course of Carter Racing Stable owns Totally Rusty, who is bred from a stallion Carter raced and liked so much he bred to his Badlands Hanover-mare, Rusty's Joy, with Totally Rusty the only result. She has now won 11 of 12 lifetime starts with one second earning $199,250 in purses. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, 66-1 Sugar Spin, a No Spin Zone-Strangely Normal, bred, owned and trained by Leigh Louthan won her first career start as Allan Davis drove her to a 1:58 victory. After a second and two thirds in seven starts, she finally made the winner's circle paying $135.40 for a $2 ticket. With 99-1 Windy Pacific (Eddie Davis Jr.) second, the exacta returned $978.20 and a $1 5-6-7 trifecta payoff returned $5,151,30. Corey Callahan added four winners to his meet's total, now 281. George Dennis and Allan Davis won two races apiece. There is a $100,000 DSBF Final every day through closing day, this Thursday, Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Closing day, Thursday, will offer a 'two-for-one' special in the Winners Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for admission or for parking at Dover Downs. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- Dover Downs closes its 2014-2015 with a powerful 15 race harness racing card highlighted by a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Pace and $32,500 Preferred/Handicap Pace. Going for $100,000 in the DSBF Final: Mike White's Sonofa Sissle, and Vic Kirby a winner of his two preliminary legs, takes on Howard Taylor's Smoking Joe with Corey Callahan, Scott Woogen's homebred KJ Ben and Tim Tetrick and Roddy's Hot Again, piloted by George Dennis who owns the gelding with his wife Tina and ASK W Stable, the other prelim winners. David Hamm's Byby Landon with Tony Morgan drew the rail with Art Season, driven by Brett Miller for Legacy Racing, Sharon White and Nanticoke Racing, alongside. The other contenders are Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin with Allan Davis and Don Marine's Rigged To Go handled by Jonathan Roberts. In the $32,500 Preferred/Handicap, Bandolito, winner of his last two feature races, leaves from post 6 for trainer-driver Daryl Bier with Frank Chick's sharp Jebswesternshake (Dennis) to his inside. Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt (Kirby) finished third last week but was beaten only by two noses. Howard Taylor's Handsome Henry K (Callahan), Full Of Sand (Roberts) racing for Brit Evans and Foulk Stables and Beavercreek Artist (Art Stafford Jr.) from the rail for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta complete the fast field. During the program, the Leading Driver, Leading Trainer and Horse of the Meet presentations will be made. From all at Dover Downs, management and horsemen, thank you for making the 2014-2015 season a successful one. See you next November. Harness racing continues starting April 20 at Harrington Raceway. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

When owner Michael White first met harness racing trainer Dan Daley there was a horse in Daley's stable named Life Sizzles. White so admired the hard-knocking pacer, who raced through age 11 and amassed nearly $930,000 in purses despite never winning a race worth more than $40,000, he decided to buy one of the stallion's first-sired sons. White admits it was a decision fueled by emotion, but it has resulted in more excitement than he could have ever imagined. And who knows, the best might be yet to come. On Thursday night, White's purchase - Sonofa Sizzle - will try to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. The colt brings a three-race win streak into the final, a streak that includes his victory in December's $100,000 DSBF championship for 2-year-olds. For his career, Sonofa Sizzle has won six of 12 races and earned $135,516. All six of his victories have come in his most recent nine starts, with the remaining three races during that span resulting in second-place finishes. In January, he was honored by the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association as the best 2-year-old male pacer of 2014. "We've been absolutely thrilled," said White, who purchased Sonofa Sizzle privately from breeders Charles and Diane Coursey. "Just to get to the races is an accomplishment. To get to the races and compete at this level, it's unbelievable. You don't get this a lot. "This horse doesn't have to do anything else to make me very proud and very happy that I made the decision I did. Not that I don't want him to go on, and he has the ability to do great things. He'll get a chance to compete and see how far he can go. Every time you ask him to do something, he does it. It's been a very enjoyable journey." It is a journey that began with Life Sizzles and includes the family of 2014 Horse of the Year winner JK She'salady, although there was no way for White to know how all the pieces would fall into place when he acquired Sonofa Sizzle in February 2013. "I never owned him, but I really appreciated him," White said about Life Sizzles, who as a 3-year-old prior to joining Daley's stable beat Real Desire in an elimination of the 2001 North America Cup and bested Peruvian Hanover in a Progress Pace elim. "He was a classy veteran who would try every week. He never wanted to go on vacation. If you turned him out, he would just roll around for five minutes and want to come back in to work. The horse lived to race. I just thought he was so special I wanted to give him a shot (as a sire)." It's proved to be a shot well worth taking. Sonofa Sizzle is out of the mare JK Lady Like and his second dam is Presidential Lady, the mother of JK She'salady as well as now 4-year-old stakes-star JK Endofanera. Daley broke Sonofa Sizzle and trained him through the early part of his 2-year-old campaign before the horse was shipped from New York to Delaware for the DSBF series. He finished second in the $100,000 final at Harrington in October and won the championship at Dover in December. The Dover victory is White's favorite race so far. Sonofa Sizzle was seventh, trailing the leader by eight lengths, after three-quarters of a mile. David Miller moved the colt on the final turn and Sonofa Sizzle responded with a :27.2 final quarter to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:52.1. "When I'm tired or feeling down or depressed I'll pull that race up," White said. "I still don't know how he wins from where he was in that final turn. David Miller told me he thought he waited too long and was too far away. To me, that last three-eighths of a mile, I'm amazed at how much ground he covered. "I never thought he was going to get there. To have seen that was phenomenal." The race was special for another reason as White's older brother, Jerry, who introduced him to harness racing in his youth while living on Long Island, was in attendance. "There was no happier moment in horse racing than to have my horse win the final and have my brother in the picture with me," White said. "It kind of was a full circle. He got me started and I got to pay him back by getting him a winner's circle photo of the Delaware final. It's pretty cool. It was a very happy picture to send him." Sonofa Sizzle, racing in the stable of trainer Josh Green this year, is 2-for-2 in 2015 with both wins coming in preliminary rounds of the DSBF series. His most recent triumph came in a career-best 1:51.2. Following the DSBF at Dover, the colt is staked to a number of top races including the Art Rooney Pace in late May, Messenger Stakes in early September and Little Brown Jug in mid-September. He also has the Progress Pace on his schedule in November. "We have to be careful with not overdoing it," White said. "He's going to be on a 'show us' schedule, if you know what I'm talking about. He's going to finish and stay in Delaware for a few weeks and train back calmly. Dan's moving the barn from Florida to New York at the end of April, beginning of May. We'll ship him from Delaware to New York and get him prepared for the Rooney. "If he trains well and looks like he's ready to go, we'll enter him in the Rooney. But this horse owes me absolutely nothing. I just look forward to every time he goes out there." For now, White is focused on the eight-horse DSBF final, which also includes Smoking Joey (2-1 morning line), K J Ben (6-1), Seboomook Katahdin (8-1), and Byby Landon (9-1). Sonofa Sizzle and driver Vic Kirby will start from post five. "The horses this year in this division are phenomenal," White said. "I think it says a lot for Delaware breeding that so many of them are doing really well. You can't take anything away from his competition. The Delaware breeders should be very proud of their product. I hope all the sires get more breedings and the breeders do even better. "You look across those eight horses that are starting and you could be proud of every one of them. And I am. I'm proud of mine, but I'm proud of the competition. It's a good race and it's a pleasure to compete with really good horses. That's good for everybody." White, who works as a business coach and trainer, finds harness racing to be a healthy diversion from his job. "I find it to be very relaxing," White said. "I do a lot of traveling and I coach a lot of professionals. To be able to go down in the wintertime to the training center on Saturday and just watch the horses train and clear my head really helps. And in the summertime being able to go to New York and watch the horses. To me, it's the greatest thing in the world. I'm thankful that I have the ability to do it." And he's thankful for the thrills provided by Sonofa Sizzle. "This horse has a bit of a personality," White said. "Everyone says he's real easy to drive, you just have to let him know what you want. He's still so young. If he ever figures out the ability he has, who knows what he could be. "Sometimes things come together. You never know how they're going to work. Harness racing is one of those things that you have to do for love before you do it for money. This is one of those times when you get something special, and special doesn't mean having to be the best, but special in the fact we have this opportunity. "I'm looking forward to seeing where the colt takes us." By Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications USTA

DOVER, Del.--- Overlooked Callmemza (Call-Me-Miz-A) enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip en route to a 1:58.1 victory in the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals this week- the sophomore filly trot-on Monday, April 6 at Dover Downs. It was the headline harness racing event for winning driver Jonathan Roberts who had three wins. Race favorite I Got Spunk (Corey Callahan) broke stride before the start and Penny Paratrooper (Ross Wolfenden) took command from post 1 with Roberts leaving to find an early spot behind the leader. Penny Paratrooper cut out the early fractions of :28.1 and :59.3 to the half with Roberts sittings second patiently. Reaching the three-quarters in 1:29, Eddie Davis Jr. pulled My Fire Cloud Too to quickly challenge for the lead and the front-trotting two raced around the final turn and for home. Roberts called on his homebred filly high in the stretch and streaked past the leaders and set a new race record of 1:58.1. My Fire Cloud Too was second. Silence Is Bliss closed for Tony Morgan to finish third in front of a tiring Penny Paratrooper. "I had no special plan," said Roberts. "I would see how the race enfolds." The win was the Great George Two-Endorphan Annie bred by trainer Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W stables. The trio own both the sire and the dam. She has now won six of 11 lifetime starts with three seconds and a third for a $160,221 lifetime bankroll. The name Callmemza was a creation of Jonathan's wife. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Corey Callahan took Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive right to the front on the way to a lifetime mark of 1:59.3 for trainer Duane Wagner. The victory was the first this year for the CR Commando-Tybridge filly who also won the freshman consolation last November. She now has five career victories in nine races winning $83,900 in purses. Laurie Lin (Montrell Teague) was runner-up. Roberts also drove Catalea Seelster, a daughter of Stonebridge-C'mon Mama Cass, to a 1:53.2 win in one of the two $17,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over paces, for trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables. Megginspin (Allan Davis) and Annabeth (George Dennis) were second and third respectively. The $17,500 division was won by Legacy Racing's Empress Deo, with Jim Morand in the bike. It was the second win in-a-row and fourth in her last six outings for the Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss Kay four-year-old. Jonathan Roberts had three winners, Ross Wolfenden, Corey Callahan and trainer-owner Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables all had two wins, This is the last week of the 2014-2015 Dover Downs season which features a $100,000 DSBF Final every day. The top Delaware-sired three-year-old male trotters vie for $100,000 in the Tuesday DSBF Final. POLITICAL FOE, GO BYEM, EGOSNATITUES HEAD $100,000 DSBF TROT DOVER, Del. --- Political Foe, Go Byem and Egosnattitudes and Go Byem winners of the most impressive $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Trot preliminaries head an eight-horse field vying in the $100,000 final on Tuesday, April 7. A $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace heads the regular card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Political Foe scored two victories with Eddie Dennis driving, in his prelims and will start from the rail. Go Byem, winner in his first official start, broke stride at the start last week and rallied to finish a strong second with trainer-driver Les Givens piloting for Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Another winner last time, Egosnattitudes, owned by trainer Bib Roberts, breeder Graham Grace and M&W stables and handled by Jonathan Roberts, is the defending DSBF Dover $100,000 champion from last November. Trainer Bob Shahan has two entries. Along with George Brem, he has Save The Night, a two-time second-place finisher with George Dennis driving, and Don Marine and Shahan's also start the fast Political Cash with Allan Davis. Tom O. Lail's homebred Audie Mo finished third with Corey Callahan in both his maiden start and regained his gait after a misstep early last week to again take a third. Tony Morgan will drive Ed Kimmel and Don and David West's Perfect Vangogh. Winbak farms' Win Power finished third last Tuesday for Jeff Fout. The Wednesday program features the top eight finishers from two DSBF preliminary legs led by Totally Rusty, Purrfect Bags and Spin Vision in the $100,000 Final for three-year-old filly pacers. Today, tomorrow and Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. The 2014-2015 meet comes to a close April 9. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- I Got Spunk, Penny Paratrooper, Callmemza, My Fire Cloud Too and Dancing Shirley, all winners during preliminary legs bid for the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final while a $15,000 Mares pace heads the regular card of mostly female paces on Monday, April 6 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The fastest prelim winner, Leigh Raymer's I Got Spunk won her two DSBF events in 1:58.1 and last week 1:57.3, Corey Callahan will drive the program favorite from post 7. Foulk Stables and trainer Carlo Poliseno's Penny Paratrooper and Ross Wolfenden have never lost in five DSBF starts at Dover. Callmemza (pronounced Call-me-miz-a), owned by breeder Graham Grace and M&W stables and trainer Bib Roberts, was second for Jonathan Roberts, last week, after a dead-heat for win with Penny Paratrooper, the week before. My Fire Cloud Too also has a win and a second for Eddie Davis Jr. driving for Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable as does Beatrix D in Der Wiesche's Dancing Shirley teamed with George Dennis. Charles Winbrow and Jimmy Lunn's Silence Is Golden has been second in both his prelims. Tony Morgan will drive. Two other starters show a pair of thirds the past two weeks; Allan Pullman and Eddie Davis' Mila Bella, with Marcus Miller, and Marvin Meyer's Cuddle Pink who starts from post 8 with Allan Davis. A $20,000 consolation matches trainer-driver Vic Kirby's Princess EB, Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive (Callahan) and Serendipity Stable's Star Hit (Tony Morgan) and Ed Goans' Laurie Lin (Montrell Teague) in a field of eight. Foulk Stables' Catalea Seelster (Jonathan Roberts) heads the regular card feature, a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace. Rachelle's Beat (Montrell Teague), owned by Fred Hertrich and Bob Tribbett, leaves from the rail. Bobby Myers' Rusty's Winning ( E.Davis Jr.) gets an inside post for the first time in a month. A $100,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old Male trot is set for Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, on meet-closing day, racing begins at 4:30 p.m. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Wins by Sonofa Sizzle, Roddy's Hot Again and KJ Ben completed 2nd leg of the harness racing Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries while Bandolito had just enough to win the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap again on Thursday, April 2 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby picked up where he left off Wednesday driving Sonofa Sizzle to a tight 1:51.2 victory in the first of three DSBF prelims. The Mike White-owned Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like colt edged Smoking Joey (Corey Callahan) in a stretch battle for his second straight win this year and sixth in 12 outings lifetime while earning $135,516 in purses. Seeboomook Katahdin (Allan Davis) was third. Roddy's Hot Again registered a lifetime best 1:52.4 triumph in the second DSBF prelim. Trainer-driver George Dennis and his wife Tina along with ASJ W Stable own the Roddy's Bags Again-Step Lively gelding, a career win 5 while banking $91,091. Byby Landon (Tony Morgan) was second with Bobby The Greek (Tony Morgan) finishing third in his first lifetime start. KJ Ben and Tim Tetrick made the winner's circle in the third $20,000 event notching a 1:54 victory. Cams Director (Callahan) and Rigged To Go (Jonathan Roberts were second and third respectively. Scott Woogen bred and owns KJ Ben, a Riggins-Winsmith Karen gelding, who won for the sixth time in 11 starts and $91,783 earnings. The top eight point-getters return in the male pace prelims return next Thursday for a $100,000 final. For the second consecutive week Bandolito scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap, this time in 1:50 flat. The battle down the lane was exceptional with owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier and Bandolito holding a long nose lead at the wire. Jebswesternshake (Dennis) roared down the passing lane to edge strong finishing Just A Jolt (Kirby) for second money. The triumph was the fourth this season with two seconds in 11 opportunities. Lifetime, the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew five-year-old won for the 18th time raising his bankroll to $333,935. Four Staces, owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, was at the top of his game scoring a 1:50.3 conquest in the $17,000 475-Year-Old Open/Handicap pace. The win was one of four for meet leader Corey Callahan driver of the Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee gelding who won for the fourth time this year while in the money in all eight starts. He has won $41,135 in 2015 and $103,174 lifetime. A 26-1 shot Cabbie's Delight (Jim Morand) got up for second in front of 30-1 Major Bucks (Toby Lynch Jr.). Vic Keeler's Mister Truth, handled by Tony Morgan, got up in the stretch to catch Bobbies Power Play (Kirby) for a 1:51.4 victory, his second in-a-row. Al altered son of Total Truth-Miss Aj Ponda, Mister Truth won his fifth in 11 races this campaign and now has $93,764 in his career. Little Ben (Tetrick) was the show horse. Corey Callahan and Kirby had four wins each. Tim Tetrick, Tony Morgan and trainer Dylan Davis had doubles. The battle for leading trainer comes down to the final week with defending champion Dylan Davis at 61 and runner-up, Doug Lewis with 58 winners. No live racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Next week is the last four days of the 2014-2015 Dover Downs season featuring a $100,000 DSBF Final every day. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, closing day, will offer a 'two-for-one' special in the Winners Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for admission or for parking at Dover Downs. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 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. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- A trio of favorites - Totally Rusty, Spin Vision and Purrfect Bags - dominated $20,000 2nd leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries while Wind Of The North held on to win the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on April1 at Dover Downs. Red hot harness racing driver Vic Kirby had five wins. It was no contest in the first DSBF prelim as Totally Rusty won for fun in 1:52.1 with Corey Callahan holding the lines for trainer Doug Lewis for breeder-owner Carter Racing Stable. The win was the 10th in 11 lifetime races for the chestnut homebred daughter of Rusty's For Real-Rusty's Joy, now a winner of $149,250 lifetime. Seeboomook Princess (Ross Wolfenden) closed well to nip Brian's Thunder (Jim Morand) for place money. Allan Davis guided Leigh Louthan's homebred Spin Vision to victory in the second division, her sixth win this season in eight starts. Overall, the brown No Spin Zone-David's Art filly has won nine times with four seconds in 19 starts banking $87,480 for the breeder, owner, trainer. Cedar Hall Heiress (George Dennis) and 17-1 Nella's Bus (Vince Copeland) were second and third respectively. Purrfect Bags remained near-perfect as Vic Kirby piloted the Jim King-conditioned Roddy's Bags Again-Purrfectly Bad daughter to her ninth career win in 10 starts while earning $146,750 for owner JoAnn King. Gigi Deo (Wolfenden), a winner last week, had to settle for second. Love Forbidden (Callahan) was a strong third. The top eight point-getters after the two rounds of DSBF prelims return next Wednesday for a $100,000 final. Wind Of The North a late Fall purchase by Daryl Bier, made the winner's circle for the first time this year turning in an impressive 1:52.3 triumph in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot. The five-year-old altered son of Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind, owned by trainer-driver Bier and Joann Dombeck, cut out the entire mile leading the quarter in :27.1 and trotting home in :27.2 to withstand a tremendous homestretch duel with runner-up Tough Mac (Callahan) who was a head back in second. Prayer Session (Jonathan Roberts) was the third horse home. Baximum was scratched. Vic Kirby, the track's third leading dash-win driver, who had three wins Tuesday, finished the day with five more. Corey Callahan won three while Allan Davis had a double. The battle for leading trainer has come down to a difference of two with defending champion Dylan Davis at 59 and with two winners Wednesday, Doug Lewis is at 57. THREE $20,000 DSBF COLT PRELIMS; $28,500 DEL. SPECIAL THURSDAY The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2ND leg prelims come to an end with a trio of three-year-old divisions, plus a $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap top the Thursday, April 2 program at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first $20,000 DSBF division, Mike White's Son Of A Sizzle, piloted by Vic Kirby, and Howard Taylor's Smoking Joey, reined by Corey Callahan, both winners last week, meet head-on. wins and the $100,000 DSBF Final last December, heads one of two divisions. ), Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin, and Allan Davis, drew the rail. Dashboard, with Ross Wolfenden driving for JoAnn King and Maria Ringler, and Da Chief and Tim Tetrick are the other contestants. David Hamm's homebred Byby Landon (Tetrick) leaves from the rail in the second DSBF prelim. Art Season (Allan Davis), owned by Sharon White, Nanticoke Racing and Legacy Racing; driver George and Tina Dennis and ASK W Stable's Roddy's Hot Again head the opposition. Kerry King's Just By A Length (Jason Thomson), Roger Hammer's Rustlercafe (Callahan) and first time starter Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek (Wolfenden) are the other challengers. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben (Tetrick), Kovach Stable, Tina and Joe Clark's Cams Director (Callahan) and Don Marine's Rigged To Go (Jonathan Roberts) lead six to post in the third $20,000 DSBF division. Winbak Farms' Shifting Seasons (Vince Copeland) drew the rail, Henry Faragalli III, T.P.Johnson and Nanticoke Racing's Quick Art (Jim Morand) leaves from the outside. Mammes, Kierman, Gugliucci and Cohen's Wheel Tapper (George Dennis) are outside threats. Bandolito and Jebswesternshark, both sub-150 winners last Thursday, lead a field of nine in the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap. Daryl Bier, who owns, trains and drives Bandolito, scored a scorching 1:48.1 win last week, one-fifth of a second from his own track record set last year. Frank Chick's Jebswesternshark and George Dennis was a wire-to-wire 1:49.1 victor, one race later. Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist (Allan Davis) got back in the winner's column while Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) finished a strong second but gets post 8 once more. As usual, there is a strong supporting card. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 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. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- Egosnattitudes and Political Foe scored $20,000 victories to complete the 2nd leg preliminaries for three-year-old male trotters in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing action on a track which turned sloppy late in the Tuesday card, March 31 at Dover Downs. PL Hoofhearted came from far back to win the regular card feature. Jonathan Roberts left fast from outside with Egosnattitudes to take the lead while Go Byem broke stride at the start. Egosnattitudes continued to lead the way as trainer-driver Les Givens got Go Byem back on stride with about 15 lengths to make up. Go Byem finally caught the field at the half and then rolled on down the backstretch to a challenging position. Reaching the stretch, Egosnattitudes had a 2-length lead but Go Byem was still trotting and was making it interesting, but Egosnattitudes held on in a lifetime best 1:58.3. Go Byem was second with Audie Mo (Corey Callahan) finished third the second straight week. The victory was the first of the year for the Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding owned by trainer Bob Roberts, breeder Graham Grace and M&W stables. It was his fourth career win and $88,400 lifetime earnings. The second $20,000 DSBF section was a Dennis brother's battle. George Dennis roared from the outside to take the front with Eddie Dennis right behind with favorite Political Foe. That's the way they trotted until reaching the last turn when Political Foe made his move to take a short lead. The two continued their battle down the lane with Political Foe finally pulling off for a 1:58.3 decision. Win Power (Jeff Fout) finished third. The top eight point-getters after two-legs meet next Tuesday in a $100,000 DSBF Final. In a $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming. Handicap, PL Hoofhearted drew the rail but it was no advantage as the gelding got away in mid pack when Touchdown Mindale (George Dennis) carried the field to the quarter in :25.4. But turning for home, driver Montrell Teague moved the Mach Three-Finally Focused gelding four-wide in the stretch and blew past his rivals for a 1:51.2 lifetime best. Nick Surick trains the winner for Curran Racing to post his first success of the year. Just Bettor (Vic Kirby), who has started from the outside post in all of his last eight races, closed to finish second. Brees Creek (Callahan) was third. Corey Callahan got hot late and finished with three wins. Vic Kirby also had a triple. Montrell Teague, Tony Morgan, George Dennis, trainers Ben Stafford, Kevin Lare and Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables along with owner Joel Halpern, had two-wins apiece. THREE $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACES; $20,000 OPEN TROT The spotlight is on three Three-Year-Old Delaware Standardbred Bre1der Fund (DSBF) Filly pace divisions plus a $20,000 Open trot Wednesday, April 1st at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Two of last week's impressive winners tangle in the third $20,000 DSBF contest. Gigi Deo, owned by Deo Volente Farms, J&T Silva and by C&G Racing stables, won her 1st leg prelim wire-to-wire in 1:54 with Ross Wolfenden driving and drew the rail. Vic Kirby and only once beaten in nine starts, JoAnn King's P Purrfect Bags, a 1:52.4 winner last week leaves from post 2. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden with Tim Tetrick, was a strong second last Wednesday. Easy Ranch's Little Sandyloam, piloted by Jason Thompson, at 87-1, also finished second in her prelim. Elaine and Russ MacKinnon's homebred Fearless Chance was third with John MacKinnon holding the lines. In the first race, Carter Racing Stable homebred Totally Rusty (Corey Callahan), fresh from a 1:53 triumph, is the one to beat. Chief rivals are Eric Good and trainer Gary Simpson's Puddle Jumper (Roger Plante) and Mike Horsey's Brian's Thunder (Jim Morand). Completing the daily double, breeder, owner, trainer Virginia "Leigh" Louthan's homebred Spin Vision (Allan Davis), has post 1 in the second $20,000 DSBF division. Willard Hall's Cedar Hall Heiress (George Dennis) starts alongside. Lloyd Hickman's Riggins Route (Eddie Davis Jr.) is a strong contender. The top eight-point getters after the two legs of action will return next Wednesday for the $100,000 DSBF Filly Pace Final. In a high-powered overnight feature, a $20,000 Open/Handicap trot, driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King's Powerful Charger, a winner last time and of three of his previous four starts, and Brit Evans And Foulk Stables' Prayer Session, looking for his third straight victory, take on Joann Dombeck and trainer-driver Daryl Bier's Wind Of The North, Mike Casalino's Tough Mac (Callahan) and Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot. Fast finishing Baximum (Allan Davis) racing for Tina and Joe Clark, L&L DeVisser and Peninsula Farm's Deadliest Catch (John Duer) and J.L.Sadowsky's Photosavvy ( Ross Wolfenden), in from Meadowlands and Yonkers respectively, complete the hard-hitting field. This is the penultmum week of the 2014-2015 Dover Downs meet. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Every Thursday through April 9, there is 'two-for-one' entrées in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Favorites - I Got Spunk, My Fire Cloud Too and Penny Paratrooper - coasted to a harness racing victory in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly trot 2nd leg preliminaries on Monday, March 30 at Dover Downs. Eddie Davis Jr. and Foulk Stables had three wins each. I Got Spunk, piloted by Brett Miller, scored the fastest win of the three divisions. The Super Punk-Gogetitdun bay owned and trained by Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable was never in doubt notching a 1:57.2 lifetime best clocking. She has won three of five this year and five of 11 lifetime, with only twice being off the board. For the second-straight prelim, Silence Is Bliss (Eddie Davis Jr.) finished second, Princess EB (Vic Kirby) made up for breaking stride last time, by finishing third. Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable's My Fire Cloud Too won for the first time as Eddie Davis Jr. piloted a 2:00 front-end victory in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. The daughter of CR Commando-Winbak Flame outlasted Dancing Shirley (George Dennis), second, and Mila Bella (Allan Davis) third. Penny Paratrooper extended her win streak to five in-a-row and seven wins and a third in eight races holding off Callmemza (Jonathan Roberts) in the most contentious prelim. Ross Wolfenden drove the CR Commando-CR Penny Lane filly owned and trained by Carlo Poliseno. She has now banked $119,500 in DSBF events. Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis) made a misstep at the start and quickly rallied to race most of the rest of the mile on the outside and still finish third. The top eight-point getters in filly trot prelims return next Monday for $100,000 DSBF Final On the regular card, in a $15,500 4&5-year-Old mares Winners-Over pace, Legacy Racing's Empress Deo, driven by Jim Morand, revenged a second-place finish last time to Fashion Showdown (Brett Miller) who rallied from last in mid-backstretch to take second in the 1:52 mile. Quotable Quotes (Ben Stafford Jr.) was the show horse. Empress Deo is a Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss K four-year-old who won for the fourth time this year in nine starts with two seconds and two thirds winning $53,363. Valery, driven by Jonathan Roberts, won for the sixth time this year in nine starts, reducing her lifetime record to 1:51.4 taking a $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace. The win by the Dream Away-Veneer mare, was Foulk Stables' second victory of the day. Hearts N Flowers (Allan Davis) was a strong second in front of the late closing Star Keeper (Wolfenden). Foulk Stables' also made the winners circle with Mystra and Marcus Miller driving. The 10-year-old Art Major-Pastrami Hanover mare won for the third straight time. It was her 48th career victory in 203 starts and raised her earnings to $595,971. Together Again N (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. San Fran Lady N (Wolfenden) was third. Eddie Davis Jr. had a driving triple and Foulk Stables had three training wins. Trainer Trish Foulk had a double. Trainer-owner Tim Torbert, drivers Brett Miller and Jim Morand had two wins each while Tony Morgan, who had two winners, was belatedly presented with a 15,000-wins plaque, during the card. GO BYEM, POLITICAL FOE LEAD $20,000 DSBF COLT TROTPRELIMS Go Byem and Political Foe, impressive winners last week of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries meet in 2nd leg divisions for colt and gelding trotters. A $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace heads the regular card on Tuesday March 31 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The DSBF events race as the daily double. Go Byem raced big in his first official start last week and came through with an impressive 1:57.4 victory with trainer-driver Les Givens teaming with Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing for the win. Egosnattitudes, owned by trainer Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W stables, cannot be overlooked. Jonathan Roberts spent the middle fractions on the outside and still finished a strong second, beaten only a half-length. Don Marine and trainer Bob Shahan’s Political Cash led through most of his DSBF race with Allan Davis but was caught in the stretch, finishing third. Tom O. Lail’s homebred Audie Mo made a good maiden start and closed for a third. Ed Kimmel and Don and David West’s Perfect Vangogh (Tony Morgan) trotted in 1:58 but could only garner a fourth. Lucky Dynasty, owned by Pam Wagner and Scott Woogen, with Vic Kirby in the bike, completes the starters.   Political Foe (Eddie Dennis), after a strong 1:57.4 win last Tuesday, is the one to beat in the second $20,000 prelim. The soph gelding has won $122,625 for owners Stephanie and Brian Cassell. The second-place finisher last week, George Brem and trainer Bob Shahan’s Save The Night (George Dennis) drew outside post 6. The other contenders are Carol Atkinson and Bill Masterson’s Circle M RJ (Montrell Teague) Winbak Farms’ Win Power (Jeff Fout) winner of last November’s DSBF consolation, Lesa Peters’ Goin Commando (Bret Brittingham) and Gogh Mini Van (Eddie Davis Jr.) racing for Susan Dunham and trainer Linda MacDonald, complete the field. Brees Creek (Corey Callahan), a winner last week and with three wins in his last four starts, leads eight in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace.For the second straight week, Curran Racing’s PL Hoofhearted (Vic Kirby) drew the rail. Tina Clark and Kovach Stables’ Artistic Director (Daryl Bier) raced second the mile last time. Frank Chick’s Touchdown Mindale (Dennis) has returned to the claiming ranks. The rest of the lineup includes Tim Mumford’s Middle Aged Crazy (Tony Morgan) CC Racing and Tim Tetrick’s Bettor And Bold (Eddie Davis Jr.), Wayne Long’s Militia Man (Allan Davis), a winner of two of his last three, and Just Bettor (Kirby), owned by Ken Wood and Minisink Farms, from his now customary outside post. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are “dark days. The 2014-2015 meet comes to a close April 9. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Son Of A Sizzle and Joking Joey concluded 1st leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Pace preliminaries; Bandolito scored a 1:48.1 win, fastest of the meet, Jebswesternshark's 1:49.1 took feature race and Tony Morgan won #14,999 to highlight a giant Thursday, March 26 harness racing card at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby drove Sonofa Sizzle to a 1:53.3 victory in the first of two $20,000 DSBF pelims notching his fifth win in 11 career starts and $125,516 earnings for the Life Sizzles - JK Lady Like colt trained by Josh Green for Floridian Mike White. KJ Ben (Tim Tetrick) finished second in from of Art Season (Allan Davis). Howard Taylor's Smoking Joey and Brett Miller took care of the second $20,000 division scoring a lifetime best 1:53.3 for his sixth lifetime win in nine starts and jacking his career bankroll to $73,750. Doug Lewis conditions to Riggins-You Don't Know Me gelding. Roddy's Hot Again (George Dennis) edged Byby Landon (Tetrick) for second-place. Next week, all four DSBF sophomore division move to the 2nd and final $20,000 leg of prelims. The top eight in each division return the following week for $100,000 finals. Bandolito, who set the track record of 1:48 last Spring, came with one-fifth of a second of duplicating the clocking in a $17,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier sent the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew five-year-old away to a :25.3 opening panel and closed his mile in :27.2 to record his third win of the Campaign. It was his 17th lifetime win good for $318,785 in purses. Scalped (Monrell Teague) was runner-up. Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) secured third spot. One race later another sub-150 performance, a career best 1:49.1 for veteran Jebswesternshark. The 10-year-old altered son of Western Hanover from the standout mare Shake Away was purchased last year by Frank Chick. The veteran began his ascent through the ranks from the $15,000 claiming ranks to a multiple top class winner at Dover Downs. George Dennis took the lead at the start and never was headed in the victory. Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) closed strongly to finish second with Handsome Henry K (Brett Miller) third. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Dover Downs 46th season comes to a close on April 9. Now on Thursdays, only, there is a 'two-for-one entree special' in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Each race day, reservations are suggested for those choosing to dine while watching live racing. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or for admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. --- Three resounding victories, by Purrfect Bags, Totally Rusty and Gigi Deo, highlighted $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Pace preliminaries on Wednesday, March 25 at Dover Downs.. Harness racing driver Tony Morgan now two only wins from 15,000 lifetime. Purrfect Bags led off the DSBF action scoring a convincing 1:52.3 victory in the first $20,000 prelim finishing off her mile with a :27.1 final quarter to hold off Love Forbidden (Tim Tetrick) by half-a-length with Fearless Chance (John MacKinnon) a father back third.. Driver Vic Kirby took Puffect Bags three-wide to take the lead in front of the grandstand and the final outcome was never in doubt. Jim King trains the Roddy's Bags Again-Purrfectly Bad filly for his wife, owner JoAnn King. The win gives Purrfect Bags a record of eight wins and a second in nine starts and $136,750 earnings. Totally Rusty was equally as impressive in a 1:53.1 conquest in her $20,000 division. Corey Callahan took the Carter Racing Stable homebred, trained by Doug Lewis, right to the lead and never looked back racking up her ninth win with a second in 10 starts. Al 'Rusty" Carter owns the stallion, Rusty's For Real, and dam, Rusty's Joy, who is the only foal from the sire. Spin Vision (Allan Davis), no shirker herself, a five-time winner in overnight races this year was second best. Brian's Thunder (Jim Moran) was third. The third DSBF division was just as easy for Gigi Deo, a 1:54 winner for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Aaron Lambert and owners J&T Silva, C&G Racing stables and Deo Volente Farms. The Riggins-See And Be Seen filly won for the fifth time in 10 outings along with three seconds and two thirds winning $115,300. Little Sandyloam (Jason Thompson), at 87-1, finished second with Cedar Hall Heiress (George Dennis) third. The $20,000 2nd leg DSBF events are scheduled for next Wednesday. Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King collaborated as Swish, owned by CC Racing, won the $14,000 Winners-Over feature trot. Morgan won one race and now needs two more to win 15,000. Swish won for the second straight time, holding off fast finishing Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) closing along the passing lane and I Like My Boss (Jonathan Roberts). Tetrick and meet leader Corey Callahan completed the program with four wins each. Vic Kirby, Ross Wolfenden and trainer Jim King had doubles. Three $20,000 DSBF three-year-old male pacers complete 1st leg preliminaries $20,000 Thursday with a $20,000 pace headlining the regular card. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Political Foe, a six-figure winner and Go Byem, a maiden, won 1:57.4 victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male trot preliminaries on Tuesday, March 24 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Tony Morgan won two races to move with three of $15,000 lifetime wins. Trainer-driver Eddie Dennis bided his time racing second before moving quickly to take the lead on the final turn on the way to a 1:57.4 triumph in the 1st of two non-wagering $20,000 DSBF prelims. Save The Night (George Dennis), cut out the early fractions and held on for second. Audie Mo (Vic Kirby) was a strong third. Political Foe is an altered son of Political Briefing-Paris Filly who registered his fifth lifetime win in 10 starts with four seconds winning $122,625. Go Byem, an Impel Hanover-Go sassy Go gelding, made his first start a winning one, as trainer-driver Les Given negotiated a 1:57.4 decision in the second $20,000 DSBF 1st leg prelim. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing own the winner who only had two qualifiers earlier this month. Egosanattitudes (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Political Cash (Allan Davis) took third. Brees Creek with Corey Callahan won the dash to the finish line in 1:53 to win the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming/Handicap for one of his four driving wins.Artistic Director (Daryl Bier) was second best. PL Hoofhearted (Kirby) was the show horse. The win was the third in his last four for the Santana Blue Chip-Kamala Creek gelding. Tony Morgan continues on his quest to win join Dave Palone, Heinz Wewering of Germany, Herve Filion and Cat Manzi among the winningest driver in harness racing history. Morgan won two races and now needs three more to win 15,000. On the Tuesday card, Corey Callahan led all drivers with four winners. Vic Kirby had three. Morgan, owner-trainer Leigh Raymer and owners Steve Ross and the Solomons and trainer Karen Crothers, and owners Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, all had two win apiece. The accent is on DSBF1st leg filly pacers meet in $20,000 divisions Wednesday accompanied by a $14,000 feature trot. A TRIO OF $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACES; $14,000 TROT WEDNESDAY Three 1st leg Three-Year-Old Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) Filly paces and a $14,000 Winners-Over trot highlight the Wednesday, March 25 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Totally Rusty, a Carter Racing Stable homebred, the only foal from Al 'Rusty' Carter's Rusty For Real-Rusty's Joy, was near invincible losing only a second-place finish in the Harrington $100,000 DSBF final at two then winning the $100,000 Dover Downs edition en route to a sensational season. Corey Callahan drives the Doug Lewis trainee, Spin Vision is toughest adversary in the second $20,000 DSBF division. She started her sophomore campaign with five straight wins for breeder, owner, trainer Leigh Louthan. Allan Davis will be in the bike. In the opening division, Purrfect Bags and Vic Kirby drew the rail in her $20,000 leg for sophomore fillies with Love Forbidden with Tim Tetrick alongside. Perfect Bags is a 'bargain basement' weanling-purchase by JoAnn King, austensively to be a companion to one of her other young horses. Trained by her husband, Jim King, the filly has become a DSBF standout with driver Vic Kirby winning seven races with one second, in the $100,000 final. Tim Tetrick pilots Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden, who had three wins and three thirds in eight outings. The last of three DSBF filly paces is led Gigi Deo, another sharp contender in the two-year-old ranks, is driven by Ross Wolfenden. Sugar Spin and George Dennis and Garnet O'Mara's Seboomook Princess. In the overnight feature, I Like My Boss, Swish and Gurf drew inside posts in the $14,000 Winner-Over trot. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Every Thursday through April 9, there is 'two-for-one' entrées in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries inaugurated for 2015 three-year-olds with filly trotters got things underway on Monday, March 23 at Dover Downs. The regular harness racing program spotlighted $20,000 female pacers with Penny Paratrooper and Callmemza finishing in a dead-heart in one. Tony Morgan won two races to move with six of 15,000. Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stable' Penny Paratrooper, the prohibited favorite, and Callmemza (pronouned:Call-Me-Miz-A) finished in a 2:01 dead-heat in the third DSBFprelim. Jonathan Roberts stalked Penny Paratrooper with Ross Hayter, from the start then came on in the final step to tie for the victory. The two leading money winners at two added to their earnings with Penny Paratrooper, a CR Commando-CR Penny Lane filly, a sixth win in seven starts added $119,500 and Callmemza, a Great George Two-Endorphan Anne daughter, now five for nine and $115,221 lifetime for Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W stables. Sign N Drive (Corey Braden) was third. I Got Spunk kicked off the Delaware stakes with an impressive 1:58.1 victory in the first division. Corey Callahan sat second behind Cuddle Punk cutting out the mile until reaching the homestretch when I Got Spunk eased to the lead and drew away for a lifetime best 1:58.1 victory, It was the second in two starts for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer and fourth in 10 starts with two seconds and two thirds for the Super Punk- Gogetitdun filly. She has won $60,205 lifetime. My Fire Cloud (Eddie Davis Jr.) to take second with Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis) third. In the second $20,000 DSBF section, Dancing Shirley, trained by Morgan McInnis, posted a 2:00 triumph, the first in her career for the Beatrix D in Der Wiesche-owned Giant Hit-Eagle Score soph driven by George Dennis. Silence Is Bliss (Eddie Davis Jr) was second. Mila Bella (Allan Davis) was the show finisher. The 2nd DSBF leg for filly trotter is set for next Monday. The top eight finishers qualify for a $100,000 final on April 6. On the regular card, Star Keeper made a belated drive four-wide at the top of the lane and moved on for a 1:51.4 victory in a $20,000 Mares Winners-Over Pace. Ross Wolfenden drove the Jim King conditioned veteran by Four Starrz Shark-Muscalscape owned by Jon Mogill. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) came on for second with Springforth (Dennis) third. Tony Morgan picked up tree wins including a consecutive double to reach 14,965 career winning drives. Corey Callahan and Ross Wolfenden also won three. Vic Kirby and Jonathan Roberts had two wins each. The DSBF soph 1st leg colt and gelding trotters meet in two $20,000 division on Tuesday plus a $20.000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap. Live racing Monday through Thursday with starting time at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Now on Thursdays, only, there is a two-for-one entre special the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Each race day, reservations are suggested for those choosing to dine while watching live racing. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or for admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

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