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DOVER, Del. --- I Like My Boss did it again, beating the top trotters at the track with a 1:53 victory in the $21,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Another streaking trotter, Ragazzo Dolce, won his seventh in-a-row. For the second straight day, harness racing driver Corey Callahan drove four winners. The all-Delaware bred I Like My Boss, made his first 2016 start a memorably one, scoring a lifetime mark,1:53 triumph, in the top trot of the week. With regular driver George Dennis at the controls the now five-year-old altered son of Don Boss Vita-Wild One turned back veteran Tough Mac (Corey Callahan), the early leader for his 25th lifetime win in 51 races for owner-trainer Bob Shahan his breeder with grandchildren Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. I Like My Boss has now won $340,180. Tough Mac held on for second with Indiana stakes winner, Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) third. The sub-feature $15,000 4&5-Year-Old trot was won by Drinksforthehouse, from post 8, guided by Corey Callahan. The for-year-old Conway Hall-Pacific Photo gelding won his second in-a-row for trainer John Cabot and recent owners Howard and Josh Kaufman. Lighter Hanover (Vince Copeland) won the battle for second edging Machuca (Allan Davis). The sterling bred Ragazzo Dolce re-enforced his title as 'king of the claiming trotters" recording his seventh straight victory, as Jim Morand pulled the Muscles Yankee-Bella Dolce five-year-old gelding out of third on the final turn and blew away his rivals for a 1:56 victory in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap. It was his 14 career win in 52 assignments and lifted his all-time earnings to $113,855. Ronan (Tony Morgan) came on to finish second. Brew Master (Teague) the early leader, held on for third. Strong finishing Ashes Cash was best in the stretch, in a $12,000 trot, chalking up a 1:54.2 victory for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable with Corey Callahan driving the third of four winners. Hemi Seelster (Brett Miller) was right there second in front of Five Towns (G.Dennis). An eight-year-old gelding owned by David Miller, Ashes Cash, a son of Cash Hall- Ashameg, won for the 26th time in his career and now has earned $182,560 lifetime. The other $12,000 trot went to Providence West's Odessa, a 1:58.1 winner for drover Justin Vincent and trainer Kim Vincent. The win was the second straight for the Crown Prince Gar-Current Yield gelding. Phantom Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up with Simply Sassy (Morgan) the show finisher. GIANT SCULPTURE, BLACK AQUILA A HEAD THURSDAY FEATURE Giant Sculpture, Black Aquila A and Rock N’Roll Jet lead nine to post in the Thursday, Jan. 7 feature at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Bill Emmons’ Giant Sculpture has been racing well against the top claiming pacers at the track and now drops back into the conditioned ranks with Allan Davis holding the lines. Breakway Racing and Bonuccelli Racing’s Black Aquila A, with Corey Callahan, drops down in class while Dawn Webb and trainer Buddy Bright’s Rock N’Roll Jet, a winner last start with Art Stafford Jr., steps up a notch. Frank Chick’s recently acquired Savannah Splendor and George Dennis should be a factor. Pierce, owned by Engel Stable and Nick Surick Stable, gets a good post with Marcus Miller in the bike. Leslie Betts’ well-bred Teresa’s Beach makes his first start in 2016 and starts from post 1. Owner-trainer Bill Moffett’s Leyden and Ross Wolfenden must overcome starting from post 8. Steve Warrington’s homebred Rebel Soldier driven by Jim Morand and Steve Good’s T’s Electric has been racing well at Rosecroft. Jonathan Roberts will drive.     Dover Downs now features a $5,000 Pick-4 daily. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del - Locally-owned I Like My Boss ($10, Allan Davis) notched his 19th harness racing win in 36 career starts Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.1 win in the $16,000 Open Trot. Owned by Bob Shahan with Jimmy and Ashley Parsons, all from Harrington, the 4-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding sat in the pocket throughout behind pacesetting favorite Traverse Seelster. 'Boss' bided his time until mid stretch when he edged clear of the favorite and hit the wire first. I Like My Boss is trained by co-owner Shahan and made headlines last season after going unbeaten in his first 16 career starts. Driver Davis was coming off a four win night on Tuesday and followed it with a three win night Wednesday. Trainer Josh Green won the first three races on the program, with the first two driven by Victor Kirby. Green took the daily double with trotters My Fire Cloud Too ($3.20, Kirby) and Aventure ($3.40, Kirby), before winning the third with pacer Nicholas Ryan ($3.80, Jason Thompson). Kirby finished the program with four winners, following a three-win night Tuesday. Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($4.40, Roger Plante Jr.) won the sub-featured with a front end triumph in 1:57. The 6-year-old Super Punk gelding held off all comers in notching his 17th career win. In the card's 12th race, Art Brewer II's Sharky Osborne ($114, Davis) won his 62nd career race at age 14. The altered son of Cam's Card Shark surged late to prevail at odds of 56-to-1. It was his 315th career start. Standardbreds are ineligible to compete at age 15 or older. Blackhorse Six Stable's trotter Pittstop Kip ($13, Montrell Teague) had an auspicious Harrington debut with a wire-to-wire win from post eight in 1:57.4 for trainer Phil Goldwater. It was one of two wins on the program for Teague, who had a driving double. Teague had a productive morning as well after qualifying undefeated standout pacer Wiggleitjiggleit, owned by his father George Teague Jr., over the Harrington half-mile in a sharp 1:53. Matt Sparacino        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Two new harness racing track records for trotters were set on the 14-race program at Harrington Raceway Wednesday, both of which were driven by Jonathan Roberts. I Like My Boss ($6.40, Roberts), who suffered his first career defeat in 16 starts on September 17, got back on the winning track and broke his own track record in the process with a 1:55.4 win in the $18,000 Open Trot. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding fought gamely first over versus pacesetter Spunky Jack before edging clear in deep stretch for the track record setting triumph. It was the 16th win in 17 career starts for I Like My Boss. Earlier on the program, 4-year-old trotter Boffin ($2.40, Roberts) scored a 1:55.1 romp to shatter the 4-year-old trotting stallion mark, formerly held by Tough Challenger (1:56.1). It was one of three wins on the program for Roberts. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 14th consecutive win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a 1:56.4 win and broke his own track record in the process. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan along with Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding settled in third early before clearing early leader Dribble Drive shortly after the half-mile in 59.4 seconds. He led the field of seven past three quarters in 1:28.3 before opening up a four length lead at the wire over Sterling Charisma, who rallied for the place spot. I Like My Boss has never tasted defeat in his 14 lifetime starts and has earned nearly $230,000 along the way. It was one of three driving wins on the night for Roberts. In the $17,000 Open Trot, Dawn Gannon and Blackhorse Six Stables' Pittstop Ruthie ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was victorious off a pocket trip in 1:55.4. Spunky Jack cut the mile and finished second, while Classic Filly finished third. Jim Morand and Allan Davis each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - I Like My Boss ($2.80, Jon Roberts) kept his impressive unbeaten record intact Wednesday with a track record setting performance, winning in 1:57 at Harrington Raceway. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons Jr. and Ashley Parsons, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding improved to 13-for-13 in his career. He had not raced since his dazzling track record performance (1:57.2) in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final on July 24, and Wednesday's race was his first test versus older horses. I Like My Boss, sent off as the 2-to-5 favorite, relinquished control of the mile early to second choice Abbi's Gabbi, who set fractions of 29.2, 59.2, and 1:29.1. Roberts edged I Like My Boss to the outside at the top of the stretch and went by willingly for his 13th consecutive win. The win also established a new track record, breaking his own mark. Driver/trainer Vince Copeland had a double and won the overnight feature with trotter Cash On Delivery in 1:55.3. Victor Kirby also had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - I Like My Boss is the current Rocky Marciano of harness racing. Like, Marciano, the 3-year-old trotting colt who has been a heavyweight on the Delaware circuit since his career's inception, has never lost. The Don Boss Vita-sired gelding is unbeaten in 12 career starts and will put that impressive record on the line Wednesday at Harrington Raceway from post position three. Owned by his trainer Bob Shahan, along with partners Jimmy Parsons Jr. and Ashley Parsons, all of Harrington, I Like My Boss has wowed his local following with hard fought wins that have often come from off the pace and at times in dramatic fashion. His most recent close call came in a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eligible event in which he needed every inch of the stretch to get by a game rival, Call Me Hal on June 10. His regular driver, Jon Roberts, has been aboard "the Boss" in each of his wins. "He's a great horse to drive," said Roberts following his win on July 24 in the $100,000 DSBF final. "You can do whatever you want with him. Bobby (Shahan) has done a great job." With that decisive triumph, I Like My Boss caught the attention of many dignitaries in Delaware as part of the annual Governor's Day program, which including Governor Jack Markell, is also attended by many of the state's legislators on Delaware horsemen's richest day of the year for racing. The current 12-race win streak is believed to be the longest active currently in North America to start a career. I Like My Boss will look to keep that unblemished record intact in Wednesday's second race, getting his first dose of action versus older rivals as one of just two 3-year-olds in a field full of 4 and 5 year olds. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The richest day of the year for Delaware horsemen was Thursday at Harrington Raceway as racing fans saw the completion of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events as well as signature events for older hoses on the 13-race program. The annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair was host to a large crowd who was treated to some entertaining racing under perfect weather conditions. While the crowd was treated to an abundance of dazzling performances, perhaps the most noteworthy was that of trotting colt I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) who remained unbeaten in 12 starts with a 1:57.2 triumph for co-owner/trainer Bob Shahan in his $100,000 final. He is co-owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. In an uncharacteristic front-end performance, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding set all the fractions in his four length win over LG's Pride and Odessa. "It's been a lot of fun," said Shahan. "We had a setback last year which got him to the races a little bit later, but he's been super." In the $40,000 Governor's Cup, John Dayton's Just a Jolt ($6.40, Victor Kirby) overcame post eight to notch his 12th seasonal win in 1:50. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding assumed the command early from post eight and held off Malak Uswaad N and Getitoffyourchest for the one length win. Just A Jolt equaled his own track record. The Honorable Governor Jack Markell was on hand to present the trophy to the winning connections, after capping his full slate of activities at the Delaware State Fair's traditional Governor's Day. In the DSBF filly pacing final, a track record performance was set by Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah ($2.40, Allan Davis) with a 1:52.1 victory over Jonigold and Megginspin. The Wayne Givens-trainee was a ten-length winner feasting first over after a hot pace. It was her 15th career win in 22 starts. In the DSBF pacing colt final, Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($3.40, George Dennis) was victorious in 1:53.3 over Casino Bags Carlo and West Star Director. The Powerful Toy gelding was a wire-to-wire winner and recorded his 13th career win for trainer David Rearic. Richard Lombardo, JJ&M Stable and Pam Wagner's Kelsey's Commando ($11.20 Victor Kirby) was another post eight winner for Kirby. The Cr Commando filly parlayed a pocket trip to victory over Bella's Spunkin and Overnight Hit. It was one of three wins for Kirby, who also trains the trotting filly. On the undercard, North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($2.40, Corey Callahan) won her Third Straight Legislator's Cup for trainer Dylan Davis. E&K Stable and Lois and Earl Walters' I'm So Striking ($13.80) scored a minor upset in the $30,000 Charles Murphy Memorial Trot for trainer/driver Eddie Dennis. Live racing resumes on a Monday through Thursday schedule at Harrington on August 18. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Patrons attending Harrington Raceway Wednesday evening witnessed a multitude of significant happenings on the racetrack. They witnessed an undefeated horse, the fastest trotting mile in the track's 68-year history, and three Harness Horse Youth Foundation pony races. Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) registered his 11th straight win in as many lifetime starts in the second $20,000 leg of the DSBF stakes Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Don Boss Vita gelding charged by Call Me Hal, reminiscent of his win on June 10, to keep his unblemished record intact. Trained by co-owner Bob Shahan, he is co-owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. I Like My Boss will await his berth in the $100,000 final on July 24. Call Me Hal was second while My Boy Charlie was placed third. In the remaining DSBF division, Syl King Jr.'s Whichwayrightrleft ($2.60, Ross Wolfenden) notched a 1:58.3 triumph over Toolbox and LG's Pride. Trained by his owner, the Crown Prince Gar gelding recorded his seventh lifetime win. In the $17,000 Open Trot, Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($2.80, Wolfenden) trotted the fastest mile in track history with a 1:53.3 victory from post eight. The Josh Green-trainee went to the lead shortly after the start and never relented over Spunky Jack and Cash On Delivery. 'Traverse' has now banked more than $90,000 in 2014. Three half-mile dashes were held over the course of the program for this year's 2014 Harrington Raceway Class of 2014 from the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's camp. Ten campers were given the opportunity to compete in one-lap dashes with the assistance of licensed drivers in double-seated jog carts. HHYF executive director Ellen Taylor and her team of volunteers as well as Harrington Raceway Director of Facilities Karen Craft, played an integral part of coordinating what was a memorable week for the participants that taught the kids about the world of harness racing from mucking stalls, to learning about racing equipment, to competing in a live race and much more. Danielle Urian, Austin Stafford and Jeff Kidner each won their respective heats and joined their jubilant fellow campers for a trackside medal ceremony, presented by Delaware Harness Racing Commission Administrator Mark Davis. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Local standout 3-year-old trotter I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) kept his unblemished record intact Wednesday, prevailing in one of two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg in 2:00.2. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons Jr. and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding improved to 10-for-10 in his career. 'Boss' followed pacesetter LG's Pride throughout the mile before tipping to the outside near the top of the stretch and edging clear late for a half-length win. Lg's Pride held second while George Junior finished third. Winbak Farm's Call Me Hal ($3.80, Jeff Fout) won the other division with a wire-to-wire score in 1:58 over Whichwayrightrleft and Odessa. Trained by Fout, the Cr Commando gelding notched his fifth career win in 14 starts. It was a new lifetime best for Call Me Hal. Drivers Ross Wolfenden and George Dennis each won three races on the program. Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) remained unbeaten in nine starts Tuesday with a 1:58.2 triumph Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Don Boss Vita 3-year-old made his final prep before the upcoming Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes (June 18) as the overwhelming favorite at 1-to-9 odds from post seven. The Bob Shahan-trainee mounted his attack first over on pacesetter Call Me Hal approaching three-quarters. I Like My Boss appeared to be losing ground on the final turn when Roberts guided him bravely to the inside to trot by the game leader just before the finish. Owned by Shahan, Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, I Like My Boss improved to 9-for-9 in his career. Driver Victor Kirby won five races on the program. Allan Davis and Jim Morand each had three winners. Delaware driving legend Eddie Davis, who has won over 8,600 races in his career, reached the winner's circle in the 8th race with a horse he co-owns in Bad Break ($53.20). The elder Davis, whose son Allan is the current leading driver at Harrington, had taken several years off from driving but now drives sparingly on horses in his stable. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

DOVER, Del.---- I Like My Boss continued his domination in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot final keeping his record perfect by winning the third of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the penultimate day of Dover Downs season, Wednesday, April 9 at Dover Downs. Driver Jonathan Roberts was content to sit back sixth until reaching the backstretch then he uncorked I Like My Boss and the altered son of Don Boss Vita-Wild One roared to the front and then pulled off for his fourth win of the year. It was his career seventh straight, winning his second $100,000 DSBF final at Dover Downs in five months with an easy 1:57.4 effort. One-time Brandywine driving-champion Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and co-owns I Like My Boss with Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. I Like My Boss has now won $75,000 this year and $145,000 lifetime. Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) was a game second with Toolbox (Bill Long) coming along for third. A 20-1 shot, Winbak Farm bred and owned Call Me Hall with Vic Kirby in the bike came on strong in the closing strides to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation in 1:58.4. LG's Pride (Jim Morand) led from the start until the closing steps, was second with Winmando (Frank Milby) third. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, a wire-to-wire winner last week, sat second this time and came on in the lane for a 1:54.1 victory in the $24,000 Open Handicap trot. Tony Morgan drove the Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding trained by Ryan McInnis, to his third win of the year good for $50,260 earnings. In his career Awsome Valley has won 21 times and $242,843 lifetime. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) led until late and settled for second with I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closing for third honors. Ross Wolfenden drove three winners, Corey Callahan, Ron Pierce, George Dennis and Vic Kirby had two wins each. Classic battle in $100,000 DSBF final Thursday Elite Awards, Casino Bags Carlo, both unbeaten three-year-olds pacers after two $20,000 preliminaries, head a strong field of sophomores in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Pace final. In addition to a powerful $36,000 Preferred and a $33,000 Delaware Special on the final card of Dover Downs 45th season on Thursday, April 10. Post time is 4:30 p.m. George Dennis will drive Karen Walls’ Elite Awards, winner of last October’s $100,000 freshman final at Harrington, was an easy winner of both DSBF prelim legs. Cavalli Pazzi Stables’ Casino Bags Carlo and Vince Copeland was also impressive in both his winning prelims. Tim Tetrick drove Art Retreat to victory and Virginia Louthan’s homebred Go Big Spinder, handled by Ron Pierce, both won one prelim each. The rest of the fast field of Delaware-sired male pacers is led by Diane and Joel Halpern’s West Star Director and Ben Stafford Jr. with two second-place finishes, Winbak Farm’s Hawker and Jeff Fout, Tom Ireland and trainer Andrew Stafford’s Forced Passage, piloted by Ross Wolfenden and Jim and Phil Mango and driver Bryan Truitt’s Bobbie Power Play, who must leave from post 8.  Joan  Hamstead’s Lewiebyalength (Corey Callahan) and Mike Gannon’s By A Noggin (Vic Kirby) are the program favorites in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. New track record holder, Bandolito, co-owned by trainer-driver Daryl Bier, Charles Dombeck and David Bier, the fastest pacer in the world this year after last week’s 1:48 performance meets KDM Stable’s Tarpon Hanover (David Miller), a 1:49 winner two weeks ago and John Cancelliere’s Emeritus Maximus (Pierce) who has won three straight features at the track, are among the select field in the $36,000 Preferred pace. The Burke Racing, Weaver-Bruscemi, Karr and Collura-owned Take It Back Terry (Wolfenden) and Baron Racing’s Summer Camp (Tetrick), from the rail, complete the fast lineup. Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist (Allan Davis), Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob (Pierce) and John Dayton’s Just A Jolt (Tetrick) hook up again this week in. Included in the $33,000 Delaware Special. Green Racing and JJ&M Stable All Stienam (Jim Morand). Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool (Dennis), Mike Horn and Bobby Rice Sr.’s Dirty Devil (David Miller) and Brit Evans and Foulk Stable’s Full Of Sand, from the rail are the upset contenders. In addition, a strong undercard is on the program. Dover Downs thanks its many followers at the track and via simulcasting for your patronage during the 2013-2014 meet. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- I Like My Boss, Briefs Or Boxers and Bosston BNZ won their 1st leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Male Trot preliminaries on Wednesday, March 27 at Dover Downs. Unbeaten I Like My Boss extended his win streak to five as Jonathan Roberts steered the altered son of Don Boss Vita-Wild One to an easy 2:01.1 victory in the first $20,000 prelim. Jimmy and A.M. Parsons and Bobby Shahan bred and own the winner of two races this year and $85,000 lifetime earnings. Call Me Hal (Vic Kirby) finished second in front of Boo's The Boss (Allan Davis) third. Owner, trainer, driver Carlo Poliseno and Briefs And Boxers got up in the last step to win the second DSBF prelim edging Winmando (Frank Milby) in 2:01/ LG's Pride (Jim Morand) had the lead in the stretch and held on for third. The victory was the second in nine starts with a second and two thirds for the Political Briefing-Prestigious Roz gelding. Bosston BNZ made his first start of the year a successful one scoring a 2:00 triumph in the third $20,000 prelim. Art Stafford Jr., who trains, drives and owns the winner with Eli Beiler, now has two wins, three seconds and two thirds in seven lifetime races. Odessa (Kim Vincent) was runner-up with My Boy Charlie (Roger Plante) the show finisher. DSBF 2nd leg events will be held all next week, with the trotting colts and geldings back next Wednesday. The top eight point-getters after two weeks return for a $100,000 final on April 9. On the regular program, Enrico AS won for the second time in three weeks coming from behind to notch a career fastest 1:55.1 victory in the $15,500 Winners-Over trot. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce was in the bike for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Race leader Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) held on for second. Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) was a close third. A chestnut gelding son of Allstar Hall-Caspian, Enrico AS has earned $34,460 this year and $205,988 lifetime. Mach Lady, the winningest horse at the meet this year, and Jim Morand, won for the sixth time in seven starts, rolling to a 1:54 victory in a $6,500 Mares pace. George Dennis led all drivers with three winners. Pierce, with two wins, is currently in third place in the driver standings (115). Allan Davis, fourth in the standings, and Tony Morgan, had doubles. Emeritus Maximus steps up to the $30,000 Preferred pace meeting Nova Artist and Believe This Bob in the Thursday feature. Three DSBF pace divisions on Thursday Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Paces conclude the first of two weeks of preliminaries. Karen Walls’ Elite Awards, with George Dennis, winner of the $100,000 freshman final last November at Harrington, leads the first $20,000 division, Cavalli Pazzi Stables’ Casino Bags Carlo and Vince Copeland, the second, while Virginia Louthan’s Go Big Spender, with Ron Pierce in the third section. Emeritus Maximus, a high-priced purchase last Winter, brings three wins including his last two straight to the $30,000 Preferred/Handicap on  Thursday, March 20 meeting Nova Artist and Believe This Bob in the feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Ron Pierce will drive John Cancelliere’s Emeritus Maximus, a career winner of $315,155 for trainer Tom Cancellieri. Two of the other contenders also won their last starts. Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob, driven by Montrell Teague, won last week’s $27,500 Delaware Special while Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Lindwood Player piloted by returnee Corey Callahan, an impressive Open winner. Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist and Allan Davis finished second last week. JJ&M Stable and Green Racing’s All Stienam, a four-time feature winner earlier in the meet, will be reined by Ross Wolfenden. The competitive Feel Like A Fool with George Dennis driving for Kovach leaves from the rail. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Cash Cab paid off after a strong stretch drive to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while a pair of three-year-olds - trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby steered 5-1 Cash Cab down the passing lane to win a blanket photo in 1:51.1. Trained by meet leader Dylan Davis, the Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie horse recorded his third win of the year to go with two seconds and a third in eight races for Mo Coo Inc and Jonatha Klee Racing. The nine-year-old has won $520,580 in his career. Stubbs Hanover (Trace Tetrick) was second and Andy Roo (Allan Davis) edged program choice Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) for third. With the start of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore events beginning Monday, March 24, some of the promising three-year-olds are tuning up. I Like My Boss, winner of the $100,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Final last Fall showed he was ready. Jonathan Roberts piloted the Don Boss Vita-Wild On gelding to an easy come-from-behind 1:57.4 victory in his first start of his sophomore season in a $10,000 DSBF-Eligible trot. Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and owns the winner with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. His perfect racing record is now four wins and $75,000 earnings. With Tom Deere (Tony Morgan) cutting out the fractions, Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) made a big move to temporarily take the lead after the three quarters, I Like My Boss was moving up and went three-wide entering the lane and quickly took over reaching the finish line in a career best 1:57.4. Christina Talley's impressive three-year-old filly Evil Fight, in only her second pari-mutuel start, scored her second straight win turning back eight rivals for a 1:55.4 success in a $6,500 3&4-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. Trained by Curtis Daniels, the Western Ideal-Maytime Hall filly was driven by Ross Wolfenden. Surreal Hanover (Roger Plante) was runner-up with Megginspin (Kirby) placed third. Tony Morgan made the winner's circle three-times. Ross Wolfenden and Trace Tetrick had doubles.. Enrico AS, a winner last week, leads a wide-open field of nine in the $15,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 19 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. The lone winner last time out, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Enrico AS, scored wire-to-wire for driver Ron Pierce.  Several of the starters are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables’ fast finishing I’m So Striking with Eddie Dennis; Walter Callam’s steady Spunky Jack piloted by Roger Plante; JL Benson Stable’s Arriba Amigo with Allan Davis; while Struttin Conway, driven by Ross Wolfenden, leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Other contenders are David Miller’s Cash On Delivery; Blueridge Tornado, driven by George Dennis for Darby Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz; Benbar Stables’ Cadillac Cruiser with Eddie Davis Jr. and a newcomer from Pompano Park, Rich Pollucci’s classy Guiltywithanexcuse with trainer-driver Daryl Bier. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- I Like My Boss remained unbeaten when Jonathan Roberts drove the winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-old final on a rainy, damp Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Dover Downs. Meet leader Corey Callahan won seven races on the program. . After sweeping both his $20,000 preliminaries, his first two lifetime starts, the altered son of Don Boss Vita-Rompaway Ruth lowered his lifetime mark to 1:59.1 over an 'off' track for his breeders and owners, trainer Bob Shahan, and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Roberts moved I Like My Boss into the lead at the half and had no trouble the rest of the mile. Boston BNZ, handled by trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr. took second money with Whichwayrightrleft and Ross Wolfenden, third. I Like My Boss has now banked $70,000 with his three DSBF wins. In a $20,000 DSBF consolation trot, Odessa, owned by Bart Cavanagh, splashed into the lead when leader front-trotting Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) broke stride at the three quarters. The Crown Price Gar-Current Yield gelding was driven by Kim Vincent for trainer Melissa Olsen. The 2:05.2 win was his first after a second and three thirds. He has now won $24,096 this year. Streets Of Gold (Eddie Davis Jr.) was second. Whiteville Prince (Dave Hill) took third. Corey Callahan, who has won the track driving title the last four seasons, won seven races, the most so far this season at Dover Downs, to lift his season's total to 49 winners. Wednesday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing this Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- The focus was on freshman trotters on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Dover 2nd leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 Two-Year-Old preliminaries continue with Boo’s The Boss, Call Me Hal and I Like My Boss recording victories. Vic Kirby drove four winners. In the first division, Winbak Charles M and driver Jeff Fout were the apparent 2:01.3 winners, but because of a racing infraction on the last turn, the result was runner-up Boo’s The Boss, driven by Allan Davis, was placed first.  Winbak Charles M was guilty of coming out causing LG’s Pride, handled by Jim Morand, to take back resulting in the re-placements. Bobby Myers bred and trains Boo’s The Boss, a Don Boss Vita-Circle M Yankee gelding making the winner’s circle for the first time. LG’s Pride, piloted by Vic Kirby, was placed second with Winbak Charles M remanded to third-place.  Call Me Hal had no trouble winning the second $20,000 DRBF freshman trot. Vic Kirby was never tested as the altered son of CR Commando-Call Me Hazel posted his second straight win and third this season notching a 2:03.4 victory for breeder, owner Winbak Farms. Winmando (Corey Callahan) finished second in front of Odessa (Kim Vincent) took show honors. Jonathan Roberts driving I Like My Boss enjoyed a perfect trip racing behind leader Whichwayrightrleft (Ross Wolfenden) until turning for home. I Like My Boss then zoomed along the passing lane to shoot past en route to a 2:01.2 victory. Trainer Bob Shahan shares ownership in the Don Boss Vita-Vita Wild One gelding who is now unbeaten in two races. Whichwayrightrleft was second with Bosston BHZ (Art Stafford Jr.) third. Bill Emmons’ Lord Terror put in a gritty 1:52.2 performance to win the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance on the regular card. It was the third win for Vic Kirby. Eric Ell conditions the Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding, who won for the sixth time this campaign and 19th time in his career. Dover Downs weekday racing starts at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. There is no live harness is dark on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Reservations are suggested for dining in the 4-Star Winner’s Circle restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad

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

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