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Dover, DE   On a mild and sunny afternoon the Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) for 2-year old trotters ended their stakes season with two $100,000 harness racing finals. The boys were the first race on the wagering card  The winning owner and breeder of the Harrington final, Jane Dunavant of Kenbridge, VA returned with a Dover win only with a different son of Dusty Winner, Air Time, breaking his maiden to stop the clock in 1:58.1 for the leading reinsman and future Hall of Famer, Tim Tetrick. Air Time was one of a 3 colt entry trained by Carlo Poliseno. Touch Of White finished a half-length back in second and Rocky Bomber got the show. The filly final, named for the late “Marv Bachrad” (Dover Publicty Chief and former Hall of Famer and USHWA National President) was won by Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) in a sizzling 1:56.2, making it three in a row and earning a new lifetime mark for breeder,owner,and trainer, Eric Foster. She was driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Orabelle, the Harrington final winner finished second followed by Alert for the show. There was one non-wagering $15,000 consolation race that saw Stella A (Anders Bluestone-Mocha) lead all the way in 1:59 for driver, Ross Wolfenden and trainer, Joe MacDonald. She is owned by her breeder, Linda MacDonald. Blue Carats was second followed by the lone gelding, Master Of Mine, in the show spot.                The $100,000 DSBF 2YO Pace finals are tomorrow night along with the $335,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Post Time is 4:30. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

The field is set for the $335,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for harness racing three-year-old colt and gelding pacers, on Wednesday November 27th at Dover Downs.  The race will be the 12th race on the betting card Captain Crunch has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite based upon his 1.47.3 track record performance in his last start.  He drew post #8. Breeders Crown champ Dancin Lou, is second choice at 3-1 and drew post #6. American Mercury, who finished 2nd in the Matron Stakes final, and 3rd in the Progress Pace Elimination, drew post 7, and is the third choice at 9/2 odds. There will also be two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Finals, for two year colt and geldings as well as filly pacers. Post Time is 4:30 pm. Post positions, drivers and trainers are as follows. Semi Tough                   David Miller              Ron Burke Pyro                               Tony Morgan            Ron Burke De Los Cielos Deo         Matt Kakaley            Ron Burke US Captain                    Dexter Dunn            Tony Alagna Shake That House         Tim Tetrick               Chris Oakes Dancin Lou                     Andrew McCarthy   Tahnee Camilleri American Mercury          Tyler Buter               Chris Oakes Captain Crunch               Yannick Gingras      Nancy Johansson by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Bettor Memories, racing for owner Gus Dovi and trainer Nifty Norman won the open pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night.  Driver Dexter Dunn, waited for the early speed to settle then took the lead with Bettor Memories, cutting fractions of :26, :53.4 and 1:21.3 en route to a lifetime mark of 149.3. The victory was Dexter Dunn’s 7th victory on the night. Finishing 2nd was Little Ben with Tim Tetrick aboard.  Finishing 3rd was Owosso Flash and driver Tony Morgan. In the Blue Hen Open Handicap, Q’s Cruise, for owner Jo Ann Loney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and their driver Tim Tetrick, won in 1:50.2  They were able to survive the fast closing charge of Slick Tony, who was 2nd for driver Dexter Dunn.  Late Mail N with Corey Callahan aboard, finished third. Trainer Jim King Jr. sent out four winners from his stable on the night.  Tim Tetrick won 5 races. Next Wednesday November 27, is the $335,000 Hap Hanson Progress Pace  .Also on the card are two $100,000 finals of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund, for two year old filly, colt and gelding pacers. Post Time is 4:30 pm. There will be no racing on Thursday November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving. by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Dover, DE - Captain Crunch punished the harness racing field he faced in an all-age track record performance, capturing the elimination round for next Wednesday’s $335,000 Hap Hanson Progress Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings, at Dover Downs. Captain Crunch, recovered from last week’s break in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs. Driver Yannick Gingras cut fractions of :26.4, :54, and 1:21.1 before stopping the teletimer in 1:47.3. The previous all-age track record at Dover was 1:48 and was co-held by Heston Blue Chip (2012) and Bandolito (2014). Captain Crunch, sired by Captaintreacherous, is owned by 3 Brothers Stables, C.Takter, Rojan Stables and Caviart Farms. Trainer Nancy Takter Johansson, was involved in a vehicular accident, traveling to Dover Downs, earlier in the evening.  She arrived about twenty minutes prior to her race and was ok. US Captain finished second and American Mercury finished third. Race favorite Southwind Ozzi finished last and did not qualify for the final. The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund for two-year-old filly pace was contested in two $20K divisions as the Daily Double on the evening card at Dover. Members of USTA District 11 who had attended the district meeting flowed over to enjoy dinner and watch. The first division was a repeat of last week as Bag Of Jewels (Roddy’s Bags Again-Artist Jewels) led from the rail post from start to finish in a lifetime record mile of 1:57.1 for driver Victor Kirby and trainer Les Givens. Spin Sumthin followed in second and I’m Two Soxy got up for show. The winner is owned by the group of Henry Faragalli,III, Art Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonuccelli Racing. The breeder is Winbak Farm. The second division was another repeat of the first leg with Cinder Rock (Rockabillie-Cinderella) cruising home easily in 1:56 for driver Allan Davis and trainer Wayne Givens. She is owned by Legacy Racing of DE, Inc. and bred by Elam Esh. Top 8-point getters will race in a $100K final on Wednesday, November 27th. There is a combined $15,000 consolation for fillies and the qualifying pacing colts. From Dover Downs and the DSBF

Joey Bats duplicated his harness racing performance from two weeks ago when he won the open trot in wire to wire fashion at Dover Downs.  Tony Morgan blasted out of the gate and Lagerfeld, driven by Yannick Gingras, protected rail position, forcing the race favorite Scirocco Rob to take a seat, getting away third. Joey Bats, trained by Andrew Harris, set fractions of 27  55.4  1.24 and a new mark of 152.3.  Scirocco Rob pulled first up and could not gain on the leader for trainer Mark Silva.  Majestic Marvel trained by Josh Green finished 2nd, out trotting Lagerfeld in the lane.  Lagerfeld finished 3rd for trainer Ed Gannon Jr.  The race favorite, Scirocco  Rob, finished fourth. by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Dover DE -  The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund for two-year-old harness racing trotters saw two divisions of colts and two divisions of fillies on a very mild fall evening. Each dvision race for a purse of $20,000. The first was a four horse non-wagering event which saw All Lies (Political Briefing-Bobbi Jo’ Ex) get up for his maiden win in 1:58.4. He is trained by Syl King,Jr for Bay Pond Racing and driven by Victor Kirby. Rocky Bomber got up for 2nd over Air Time for third. The winner was bred by Winbak Farm. The second division was all Zulu (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane), a repeat winner from last week in a new lifetime record of 1:58 for breeder,owner,trainer, and driver Rod Allen. Touch Of White was second followed by Chauffeur in third. The first half of the Daily Double went to first time winner, Alert (Xactly Hanover-Mitsou Hanover) in 2:00.2 for trainer and driver, Kim Vincent. Alert is owned by Bart Cavanaugh’s Providence West,Inc of Media, Pa. The breeder is Andy Markano. Happy To Do It finished a close second over last week’s winner, Playoff Season. The second half of the Daily Double went to repeat winner, Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) in a new lifetime mark of 1:57.2 for breeder,owner, and trainer, Eric Foster and driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Orabelle, the Harrington final winner was second and Wolfcat was placed 3rd. Top 8 point getters of each sex will race in a $100K final on Tuesday, November 26th. There is a combined $15,000 consolation for colts and fillies. The DSBF continues tomorrow night with the 2 year old filly pacers in both halves of the Daily Double. Regular Post Time is 4:30 pm. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover DE - The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund took place under a cloudy sky threatening rain but a mild temp and swift harness racing track surface. Bebop On The Block (Gambler’s Dream-Seboomook Mao) repeated last week in a wire to wire score by three and one-half lengths in a lifetime mark in 1:54.2 for driver, Dexter Dunn and trainer Josh Green.  Owners are mother and son, Debbie and Brendan Cook of Hartly and the breeder is Garnet W O’Marrow of Bridgeville. Aidan was second and Elite Retreat was third. In the second division, American Nitro (Badlands Nitro-Jet America), the Harrington final winner cut a mile in 1:55 for driver Victor Kirby and trainer, Les Givens to defeat last week’s winner, Leonard’s Legacy who was second followed by Undercovershamrock in third. American Nitro is owned by Henry Faragalli,III, Art Feeney, Daniel Doane, and Nanticoke Racing,Inc.  Bred by Winbak Farm. Top 8 point getters will race in a $100K final on Wednesday, November 27th. The DSBF continues tomorrow night with the 2 year old trotters in 2 early non-wagering races and the Daily Double. Regular Post Time is 4:30 pm. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover, DE — Ten harness racing horses have been entered to compete in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination race on Wednesday (Nov. 20) at Dover Downs. Eight horses will have their noses on the gate with two horses scoring from the second tier. The top eight horses in the official order of finish will return for the final, worth $335,000, on Wednesday (Nov. 27). Southwind Ozzi and American Mercury supplemented to the race at a cost of $25,000 each. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Below is the complete field. Post-Horse-Driver-Trainer 1-Dancin Lou-Andrew McCarthy-Tahnee Camilleri 2-Southwind Ozzi-Brian Sears-Bill MacKenzie 3-Shake That House-Tim Tetrick-Chris Oakes 4-U S Captain-Dexter Dunn-Tony Alagna 5-Captain Crunch-Yannick Gingras-Nancy Johansson 6-Love Me Some Lou-Brian Sears-Thomas Cancelliere 7-American Mercury-Tyler Buter-Chris Oakes 8-Pyro-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke 9-De Los Cielos Deo-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke 10-Semi Tough-David Miller-Ron Burke De Los Cielos Deo and Semi Tough will start from the second tier. by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Dover, DE — Breeders Crown winner Gimpanzee and Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry each added another Grand Circuit harness racing title to their respective résumés with victories in the Matron Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Thursday (Nov. 14) at Dover Downs. Gimpanzee proved a powerful 1:51.1 winner in the Matron on Thursday at Dover Downs. Fotowon photo. In the $208,300 Matron for sophomore trotting colts and geldings, Gimpanzee ($2.80) and Brian Sears sprinted to the early lead before yielding control to Chin Chin Hall (Dexter Dunn) at the completion of a :27 first quarter. The son of Chapter Seven was relegated to third as Don’t Let’em (Yannick Gingras) brushed aggressively from midfield to clear with a circuit to go, but angled first-over to attack soon after stalking a :54.4 half. On the backstretch, Gimpanzee sustained a strong attack on Don’t Let’em, taking charge effortlessly past three-quarters in 1:23 and drawing away at will for a 1:51.1 score. Chin Chin Hall emerged up the open stretch to take second, four lengths back, while Pilot Discretion (Andy McCarthy) rallied off cover for third. Marcus Melander trains 17-time winner Gimpanzee for Courant Inc. and the S R F Stable. The $176,150 Matron for 3-year-old trotting fillies saw Simon Allard send Breeders Crown runner-up When Dovescry ($7.60) clear of Beautiful Sin (Åke Svanstedt) and Only Take Cash (Tim Tetrick) into the first turn before controlling splits of :27, :56.1 and 1:23.4. With three-sixteenths to go, When Dovescry faced a bid from Evident Beauty (David Miller), who circled stalled cover to challenge on the final turn. The daughter of Muscle Hill successfully held her ground, holding off a late stand-side rally from Only Take Cash by a half length in 1:52.2. Evident Beauty stayed on between fillies to maintain third. Rene Allard trains 10-time winner When Dovescry for the Go Fast Stable, Yves Sarrazin, Kapildeo Singh and Lawrence Dumain. For recaps of the Matron 3-year-old paces, click here. For recaps of the Matron 2-year-old divisions, which were contested on Nov. 7, click here. From the USTA

Dover, DE — After Dancin Lou snapped his four-race win streak in the Breeders Crown, Bettor’s Wish ($3.20) got back in the win column with a 1:49.2 score in the $248,350 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing pacing colts and geldings on Thursday (Nov. 14) at Dover Downs. Bettor’s Wish worked clear of American Mercury (Tyler Buter) just beyond a :27 first quarter, but faced immediate pressure from Dancin Lou (Andy McCarthy) with a circuit to go and on toward a :53.2 half. With a quarter mile to go, Bettor’s Wish began to scamper away, turning aside Dancin Lou past three-quarters in 1:21.3.   The son of Bettor’s Delight was kept to task through the final furlong, and he maintained 1-3/4 lengths of clearance over American Mercury. Aflame Hanover (Corey Callahan) angled off the pegs at head-stretch to chase and just miss the runner-up spot. Trainer Chris Ryder co-owns Bettor’s Wish, an 18-time winner and an earner of over $1.8 million, with Bella Racing Ltd., Fair Island Farm Inc. and Bettor’s Wish Partners. Bettor’s Wish has finished first or second in all 18 of his starts this season. Following a runner-up finish to Warrawee Ubeaut in the Breeders Crown, Tall Drink Hanover ($13.20) rode the pocket to victory in the $165,900 Matron for 3-year-old pacing fillies, reeling in her arch rival in the process. Andy McCarthy put Cin play from the outset to seize early control, only to yield to prohibitive favorite Warrawee Ubeaut (Yannick Gingras) just behind a taxing :26 first quarter. After stalking a :54.2 half, Tall Drink Hanover found herself boxed as Sunny Dee (Brian Sears) offered first-over pressure up the far side. Off the home turn, Tall Drink Hanover angled to the open stretch and eclipsed the dueling leaders, beating Sunny Dee by three-quarters of a length in 1:50.2. Treacherous Reign (Dunn) lifted from third-over to narrowly take third over the engulfed Warrawee Ubeaut, who missed the board for the first time this year in her Matron defeat. Tony Alagna trains 15-time winner Tall Drink Hanover, a daughter of Captaintreacherous, for Alagna Racing LLC, Marvin Katz and Riverview Racing LLC. For recaps of the Matron 3-year-old trots, click here. For recaps of the Matron 2-year-old divisions, which were contested on Nov. 7, click here. From the USTA

DOVER, DE - On a freezing, cold evening, a field of seven were set to dethrone the queen of harness racing, Shartin N.  The combined lifetime earnings of the participants was over $6 million dollars. Caviart Ally upset Shartin N in her last two starts.  Trainer,Jim King Jr. could not tell which Shartin N would show up after her warm up drills.  All except Shartin N’s sole driver Tim Tetrick.  As the race unfolded, Apple Bottom Jeans (Corey Callahan) left alertly through a 26.4 opening quarter.  Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy) lingered on the outside then made her move as Apple Bottom Jeans yielded the lead.  Shartin N settled in fourth through a pedestrian 55.3 half. At the five-eights pole Shartin N took her cue, as Tetrick stormed past Caviart Ally reaching the three quarters in 122.1. It was all over from there for the field as Shartin N glided to a powerful victory in 1.49.4. The well respected field and fans tipped their cap to the queen Shartin N. Kissin In The Sand( Nancy Johansson) and driver Dexter Dunn bravely tested Shartin N, pulling first up took the place spot. Caviart Ally (Brett Pelling) and driver Andrew McCarthy held for third. The next chapter will be in the TVG Classic for Mares at the Meadowlands.   by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

World Champion Wiggle It Jiggleit qualified at Dover Downs Wednesday morning an doing the driving was none other than George Teague, Jr.   Wiggle It Jiggleit left quickly from post eight and cut fractions of 28.1 57.2 125.3 155.1.   George Teague Jr. was in the bike replacing son Montrell, who sustained a broken wrist loading horses last week.   The win was a well measured length. The race time temperature was 29 degrees and prompted the Judges to allow 2 seconds.   The only other time owner George Teague had ever been up behind the great Wiggle It Jiggleit in a charted race was on January 14, 2015   by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Wanda Polisseni is the type of person who, in her own words, prefers to fly under the harness racing radar. But after her Winndevie won last month's Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly trotters, providing Polisseni's Purple Haze Stables with its first trophy, that became a little more difficult. Not that Polisseni has any complaints. "I was surprised at the number of people that congratulated me and follow my horses; I'm very appreciative," Polisseni said. "I'm not infatuated with the winner's circle. That's not what I'm all about. But I fully appreciate it. Winning a race like the Breeders Crown makes it all worth it. "There are so many people that have been in (the sport) so much longer than I have and I'd like to see these other people win too. I feel like I've had more than my share of blessings and good fortune. I just love to see my horses race, no matter where they end up, as long as they're healthy and happy." Winndevie returns to the races Thursday in the $176,150 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Dover Downs. In fact, all four 3-year-old Breeders Crown champions - with Dancin Lou, Gimpanzee, and Warrawee Ubeaut joining Winndevie in that group - will be in action in the Matron events for sophomore pacers and trotters. Trained by Trond Smedshammer and driven by Brian Sears, Winndevie is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field that includes Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry, who was second in the Breeders Crown, as well as Crown third- and fourth-place finishers The Ice Dutchess and Only Take Cash, not to mention Elegantimage Stakes winner Evident Beauty. Winndevie, by Credit Winner out of Vida De Vie, has won six of 14 races this year and hit the board a total of 13 times. Her earnings of $559,804 lead all 3-year-old filly trotters. For her career, Winndevie has won 12 of 21 starts, including the 2018 New York Sire Stakes championship, and $787,682. Her trip to the Breeders Crown was her first Grand Circuit appearance after spending her career to that point on the New York circuit. Polisseni called the filly's Breeders Crown triumph at Woodbine Mohawk Park, "really a very nice surprise." It is probably fitting because her arrival in Smedshammer's stable was a surprise as well. Polisseni thought she had completed her shopping for yearlings at the Standardbred Horse Sale two Novembers ago until she looked over her list of purchases and realized she did not get a Credit Winner-sired filly. So, after a review of the remaining possibilities, she bought Winndevie (then named Hello Dolly De Vie) for $45,000 on the final day of the yearling auction. "I never told Trond I was going to buy her," Polisseni said, laughing at the circumstances surrounding the purchase. "I knew I wanted a Credit Winner filly and she was the best one that I liked that day. I liked the way she looked on the floor, the way she moved, and the video. I loved her. She's a beautiful filly. "I put her on the truck to go down to Trond's (stable). It was a surprise to him. But he's told me many times in the winner's circle that he's so glad I bought her." Polisseni, who lives in upstate New York, got her start as a harness racing owner about 15 years ago. Smedshammer has trained her horses for a decade. Her Purple Haze Stables has ranked among the top 10 in earnings for owners on multiple occasions, including in 2018 and 2019. "I feel really blessed with the success that I've had and having Trond as a trainer," Polisseni said. "He's the best. He knows how I want my horses treated and it's always the horse comes first. I never have to worry with Trond, there is no stress. That makes the racing so much more fun. "(The Breeders Crown) was all for Trond. That's how I felt. I wanted him to get all the attention and accolades. I was thrilled." Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dover Downs. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA     

Dover, DE  - Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year old harness racing pacing fillies went to post as the sun dropped behind the NASCAR stands and the mercury dropped. The first division was a non-wagering event before the regular card and it was all Bag Of Jewels (Roddy’s Bags Again-Artist Jewels) in rein to Victory Kirby in 1:57.4. She is owned by Henry Faragalli,III, Art Feeney, Bonuccelli Racing, and Bay Pond Racing. Trained by Les Givens and bred by Winbak Farm. She’s Got The Lynx got up for second and Sprinkles On Top was third. The second division was the first half of the Daily Double on the wagering card. Cinder Block (Rockabillie-Cinderella), the final winner at Harrington eased to the front past the quarter and pulled away in the stretch to win by 5 and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2 for reinsman Allan Davis and trainer Wayne Givens. She is owned by Legacy Racing of DE, Inc. and the breeder is Elam Esh. Emma got the place and Spin Sumthin was 3rd. The second leg of the Dover series starts Monday the 18th with the 2-year old pacing colts. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

All four 3-year-old Breeders Crown champions -- Dancin Lou, Gimpanzee, Warrawee Ubeaut, and Winndevie -- return to action for the first time since their Crown triumphs when Dover Downs hosts the Matron Stakes for harness racing sophomore pacers and trotters on Thursday. A total of 19 Breeders Crown finalists will be racing in the Matrons, including the top-six finishers from the 3-year-old filly pace (won by Warrawee Ubeaut) and the top-four finishers from each the 3-year-old filly trot (won by Winndevie) and 3-year-old colt-and-gelding pace (won by Dancin Lou). Gimpanzee, who won the 3-year-old colt-and-gelding trot, faces four Breeders Crown finalists, including recent Carl Erskine Trot winner Don't Let'em and Erskine runner-up Chin Chin Hall. Gimpanzee is a two-time Breeders Crown champion and was the 2018 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old male trotter. He starts Thursday's $208,300 Matron for 3-year-old male trotters from post five with Brian Sears driving for trainer Marcus Melander. He is the 2-1 morning-line favorite. "He's doing great," Melander said. "He came out of (the Breeders Crown) really well and he's been training good ever since. I'm confident going into the race. He's raced good all year, never done a bad race really. There are some nice horses in there, of course, but he's pretty good himself too." Gimpanzee has won seven of 12 races this year and earned $997,163. In addition to the Breeders Crown, his wins include the Yonkers Trot, New York Sire Stakes championship, and Empire Breeders Classic. He finished third in both the Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity. The colt could join recently retired 3-year-old colt stablemate Greenshoe with more than $1 million this year, which would make Melander only the second trainer ever to have two million-dollar-earning trotters in the same division in the same season. Jimmy Takter accomplished the feat in 2014 with Father Patrick and Nuncio. "That's cool," Melander said. "(Gimpanzee) has had a great year. He couldn't have done too much more. "I think he will be as good as he's been all year on Thursday. He's feeling great here at home. He really feels like he has all year. He's happy, so I'm happy." For his career, Gimpanzee has won 16 of 21 races and $1.58 million for owners Courant Inc. and S R F Stable. If all goes well, the son of Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows could finish this season by facing older foes in the TVG championship on Nov. 23 at The Meadowlands. "Hopefully he does a good race Thursday and then we'll probably race in the TVG," Melander said, adding the plan is to bring back Gimpanzee next year at age 4. "It feels like he could be a good aged horse too. He only had nine starts last year and 12 so far this year. I think that's perfect if we want to continue to race him. He feels like a horse that's not been pushed too hard. If nothing happens, it's a big chance he comes back." In the $248,350 Matron for 3-year-old male pacers, Bettor's Wish is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. The Chris Ryder-trained colt leads the sport with $1.43 million in purses. He was beaten by a head by Dancin Lou in the Breeders Crown. He has won 12 of 17 races and finished no worse than second in any start, with each of his last four runner-up finishes coming by no more than a neck. Dancin Lou is the 7-2 second choice on the morning line. He brings a three-race win streak to the Matron. "I'm so proud of that horse, my heart could burst," trainer Tahnee Camilleri said about Dancin Lou, who has won 11 of 18 starts this season. She added about his Breeders Crown victory, where he rallied from fourth with a quarter-mile to go, "I was in shock. He did it the hard way. It's just unbelievable. What a little champion." Camilleri, a native of Australia, gave up a career practicing law to pursue her passion by moving to the U.S. to train horses. She is in her first full season with her own stable. The 32-year-old Camilleri conditions Dancin Lou for owners David Kryway and 1362313 Ontario Ltd. "I didn't appreciate how hard it was going to be to come over here," Camilleri said. "I got terribly homesick and I'd lie in bed at night and wonder if I made the right decision. I toughed it out. For something like this to happen, I know in my heart I made the right decision. I'm so glad I'm here and so glad I did this. "I've had a lot of help, and I'm thankful to the owners for picking me to train their horse. They could have picked a bigger name, but they gave me a shot. I'm tickled pink that I could get such a good result for them." The field for the Matron colt-and-gelding pace also includes 2018 Dan Patch Award winner Captain Crunch and recent Monument Circle Stakes winner De Los Cielos Deo. In the $176,150 Matron for 3-year-old filly trotters, Trond Smedshammer-trained Winndevie is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. The field includes Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry, who was second in the Breeders Crown, as well as Crown third- and fourth-place finishers The Ice Dutchess and Only Take Cash, plus Elegantimage Stakes winner Evident Beauty. Warrawee Ubeaut, from the stable of trainer Ron Burke, is the 2-1 favorite in the $165,900 Matron for 3-year-old filly pacers. Tall Drink Hanover, who was second in the Breeders Crown, is 3-1. The remaining fillies from the Crown final are Stonebridge Soul, Sunny Dee, Treacherous Reign, and Queen Of The Pride. Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dover Downs. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA    

Dover, DE  With plunging temps headed to way below freezing four harness racing divisions of 2-year old trotters went to Post headed by three early non-wagering races with the second division of fillies leading off the Daily Double on the regular wagering card. Each division raced for $20,000. Led to the half by Rocky Bomber and Jack Parker, Jr.,  Zulu (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) swept by up the backside and prevailed in a new lifetime mark of 2:02.1 for breeder,trainer,and driver Rod Allen of Ocala, FL. The show colt was Riddle Me This. In division two, it was Chauffeur (Dusty Winner-Koala Kosmos) from start to finish in 2:02.4.The Harrington final winner now has earnings over $97K in 8 starts. Bred and owned by Jane Dunavant of Kenbridge, VA and trained by Carlo Poliseno, he was driven by Art Stafford, Jr. His stablemate Air Time got up for the place and brief challenger Touch Of White hung on for the show. The filly divisions were led off by Playoff Season (CR Commando-Postseason) breaking her maiden in 2:04 for driver Vic Kirby and trainer Syl King,Jr. She is owned by Steve Mullen of New Holland, PA and bred by Winbak Farm. Second was Katies Blu Diamond and third was Wolfcat. The second filly division was won by 21-1 upset, Emmy’s Mayflower(Anders Bluestone-Mocha) in a lifetime record of 2:00.2 over previously undefeated Orabelle. Emmy’s Mayflower is owned by breeder and trainer, Eric Foster of Ridgely, MD and driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Show filly was Alert. DSBF2-year old pacing fillies race in early non-wagering races on Wednesday,November 13th. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF               

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