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DOVER, Del.--- Weather permitting, four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old events bring to a close preliminary rounds and an outstanding 16-race harness racing program in Dover Downs' penultimate racing. Major Uptrend, A 1:49.2 winner of last week's $35,000 Preferred pace is back Thursday in the week's top feature event, March 22 at Dover Downs. A $22,000 sub-feature and a $16,000, three $14,000 and two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are on the standout program. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A pair of non-wagering events precede the regular card. At 4 p.m., George Teague's Ibetyoucanwiggle (Montrell Teague) and Rich Lombardo, Brent Outten and Green Racing's Go Sandy Go (Jason Green), separated by a nose in last week's $20,000 soph filly pace, renew their competition. Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick), owned by Darrell and Leah Lewis, is the one to beat in the second contest. The DSBF sophomore male pacers start the wagering card with the first of two $20,000 divisions. JoAnn Looney-King's Evolution Tour (Tetrick) and George Teague's GWT (M. Teague) start the daily double. Slick Tony (Russell Foster), bred and owned by George Leager, meets Joy and George Teague's Transitioning Joy (M.Teague) and Mrs, Looney-King's Burn Brighter (Tetrick) battle in the second DSBF section. Since last mid- year, Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend with driver Tony Morgan has been a major factor in the top race of the week winning three times faster than 1:50 while Little Ben, racing for JoAnn Looney-King has been one of the most consistent pacers in feature races. Tim Tetrick drove him to a strong second last week. Meanwhile, Soto, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has been a fixture in top races for several seasons. The rest of the seven Preferred starters are Mike Hall and Dave Hamm's steady Super Imposed N with Corey Callahan, the sharp JJ Flynn, from post 2 with Vic Kirby in the bike, and a pair of winners las time out, George&Tina Dennis' Forty Five Red, Mike Cole driving; and Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N with Jonathan Roberts. The DSBF three-year-old division hosts four $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29). Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 13th and 14th races. Live racing Monday through meet closing day, next Thursday (March 29) with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Sky Marshal, who upset Super Fly to win last November’s $100,000 two-year-old male trot title, did it again scoring a 1:59.3 surprising in the 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd  leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminary on a rainy and chilly Tuesday (March 20) over an off-track at Dover Downs. In addition to winning the first race on the card, driver Carlo Poliseno won both ends of the daily double steering Cicada’s Song, a former DSBF champion to victory in the second race in 1:57.3. Veteran horseman Poliseno got away third with Sky Marshal as Super Fly ad Art Stafford Jr. cutting out the leading fractions. On the final turn, Poliseno pulled Sky Marshal out and quickly engaged the leader and blew past en route to his first win of the year in two starts. Poliseno and Jane Dunavant own the CR Commando-CR Penny Lane colt who now as won $86,000 for his eight starts. Super Fly finished second with Bother Kenny and Tim Tetrick third. Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open Handicap trot with a powerful display. Jonathan Roberts, handicapped with outside post 7 in the week’s top trot, moved the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding out of third heading to half- mile and mid-backstretch took the lead from race favorite Melady’s Monet and steadily moved away from the field. Theresademoninme won easily by open lengths in 1:54.2 for trainer Dylan Davis who owns the seven-year-old with Mike Casalino Jr. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) edged Celebrity Pegasus (Stafford Jr.) for place. Melady’s Monet was fourth. Theresademoninme                  -Foto Won photo Holiday Promise guided by Tony Morgan held off Torkil in 1:56 to win a $16,000 Winners trots. Euro Gap (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo own Holiday Promise, a brown four-year-old daughter of Holiday Road-Promisemespring, one of two winners trained by Corey Callahan. Tim Tetrick drove Go Byem to his second straight victory in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot. Blownoutofthewater (Tony Morgan) was runner-up with Filled Donut (Stafford Jr.) third. The Go Byem win was the 21st for the Delaware-bred Impel Hanover-Go Sassy Go gelding who now has banked $226,284 for owners Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Tim Tetrick, trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno, trainer Josh Green and owner Jan Dunavant scored doubles on the card. Happy Giggles was place first in the $16,000 Mares pace. Foolish Heart was first but was disqualified was interference at the quarter. George&Tina Dennis own Happy Giggles, a Rock N Roll Heaven-Sweethearts Dance filly. Miss Apples (Ross Wolfenden) was third, placed second with Keystone Izzy (Russell Foster)  fourth, placed third. A field of nine vie in the $31,000 Mares  Open Handicap pace led by Bettorhaveanother, Sweet Bobbie, Divas Image and Nerida Fanco N, topping the Wednesday program which also features two DSBF prelims. Next Thursday (March 29) the 2017-2018 Dover Downs meet comes a close with all four  DSBF $100,000 finals, featuring the top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions, on the program. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The threat of a possible Nor'easter on Wednesday (3/21) has caused moving Qualifying Races from the usual Wednesday to Thursday (3/22) with post time for Race 1 at 10:00 a.m.   Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. –Ibetyoucanwiggle beat Go Sandy Go at the wire last week and  Pedal Power winner of another prelim come back for the 2nd leg  $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events plus a $31,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace top Wednesday (March 21) racing at Dover Downs. A $15,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A patient drive by Montrell Teague behind Ibetyoucanwiggle set up a homestretch duel where the George Teague-owned and bred pacer got up in the final strides for victory over Brent Outten and Green Racing’s pace-setter Go Sandy Go steered by Jason Green. These two return in the $20,000 first race in the DSBF 3-Year-old filly pace stake. Brendan Cook’s Studio Session drew the rail for season with Sean Bier, right alongside is Anne McDonald’s Cold N Chilly driven by Vic Kirby The other starters in the1st $20,000 division are  Dorothy Ann and Chris Conner’s Lotsa Luck  handled by Art Stafford Jr. in a six-filly field. Bay Pond Racing’s Peak Of Chic with trainer-driver Jeff Fout and Kissthatonegoodbye, owed and trained by Mike Greene with Corey Callahan in the bike Dave and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick) drew outside post 7 in the other $20,000 section. Bunker Away (Corey Callahan) , owned by Bay Pond Racing, drew post 2. William Moffett’s homebred Lydia (Ross Wolfenden, closed well for second last time.  Frank Johnson’s River Dreams (Mike Cole) is burdened coming from post 8. K.V. Jump’s Diabolical Spin (Russell Foster)) and Bobby Myers’ Gloria Pierre (Jonathan Roberts) and Amanda Wager’s Whistler’s Sister (Allan Davis) complete the eight filly lineup.    Pedal Power           - Foto Won photo The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions return next Thursday, meet closing day, March 29 for $100,000 finals. The $31,000 Mares Open/Handicap is the overnight feature. Bettorhaveanother (Morgan), a winner of her last four of five for Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing, has post 8 in a nine-horse field, with Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) and Marion Beachy’s Berazzled are other winners last start. Front-pacing Nerida Franco N (A. Davis) will be the one to catch acing for Mike Hall and Dave Hamm. Breakaway Stable’s Valuable Art (Callahan) will benefit from a better post position. KDK Standardbred’s homebred Apple Bottom Jeans (Kirby) and Terror At Night (Cole) from the second tier for Arlene Paisley, Ed Maas and Nanticoke Racing.   A $22,000 sub-feature, two $15,000 and a $14,000 female paces are also on the strong undercard. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday through next Thursday, (March 29), closing day of the 2017-2018 season. Post time is at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs’ features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Déjà vu Blue and Star Sapphire scored impressive harness racing wins in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminaries on Monday (March 19) at Dover Downs. Déjà vu Blue won the fastest of the prelims scoring one of the fast wins of the DSBF sakes trotting a 1:56.4 wire-to-wire victory, her second straight of her sophomore season. Tim Tetrick was at the controls of the black Anders Bluestone -Classy N Quik filly for trainer Dylan Davis, Howard Taylor Tom Lazzaro and Mike Casalino Jr. On her back was Alpine Chic who sat second the entire route for Allan Davis. Uptown Spunk finished third for Roger Plante. Star Sapphire picked up her first win of the year in her second start in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. The 2017-2018 freshman champion took the front early and recorded a 1:58 triumph with Russell Foster driving the Tui Stone trainee owned by Serendipity Stable.Vandalous, piloted by Corey Callahan, was next with AB's Royal Punkin the third filly with Pat Berry driving. Cashendash Hanover , who left from the outside and found room sixth, rolled four wide at the top of the stretch for Tim Tetrick and came on to score a 1:51.1 victory in the $15,000 Claiming Pace. The Dylan Davis owned-and- trained veteran won for the third time this year, his 41st bringing his career earnings to $513,519. The second, through fourth finishers in the event, dropped down in claiming price, and were all claimed. Ballinrobe (Vic Kirby) finished second, Mister Virgin (Jonathan Roberts), third and Lew's Maverick (Montrell Teague) fourth. Tony Morgan led all drivers with three wins while owner Hoard Taylor also had a triple. Rivers Tim Tetrick, Russell Foster , Ross Wolfenden, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. Next week, Monday through meet closing day, Thursday (March 29) brings the 2017-2018 Dover Downs meet to a close. Highlight of the event, are four DSBF $100,000 finals featuring the top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Super Fly, an impressive winner last week in the 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg prelim is the one to beat this week on Tuesday (3/30) in one of the feature events on a strong Dover Downs harness racing card. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Again this week, Super Fly drew post 1 after a wire-to-wire victory with Bosston Cruiser second. Art Stafford Jr. trains and drives Super Fly for Leigh Raymer, Steve Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford. Jonathan Roberts piloted Bosston Cruise for owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. Sky Marshal heads the opposition. Owned and trained by Carlo Polis no with partner Jane Donavan, Sky Marshal won last November's DSBF $100,000 final. Bobby Meyer's Brother Kenny will be driven by Tim Ettrick. Josh Green and Seaford Delight Stable's Seafood Suzie Blue with Jason Green; Flywithme driven by trainer Jim King, a part-owner with Elizabeth Harris. Pat Berry guides J Caparotta & P Berry Racing's King's Crown Lite completes the lineup. The top eight finishers after two legs of the DSBF prelim return next Thursday for the $100,000 finals for each of the four sophomore divisions. A powerful field of seven mix it up in the $30,000 Open Handicap trot on the regular card. Mike Casalino's Theresademoninme, a three-time feature race winner in 2018 starts from the outside with Jonathan Roberts driving. The horses finishing second and third last time Joe Jannuzelli and Jeff Ruch's fast Rock Of Cashel and Corey Callahan and Lazurus with Tim Tetrick for owners Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables return. Mark Ford's Dynamic Edge and Vic Kirby have a two-race win streak and drew the rail with Bob Shahan and the Parson's I Like My Boss handled by Allan Davis is alongside. Art Stafford Jr. drives Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta, and Minisink Farms' Celebrity Pegasus. The only newcomer is the talented Melady's Monet and Tony Morgan owed by Melady Enterprises, a winner of more than $1.1 million who has been a regular in Yonker's top trot. Next week is the final week for the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season. Closing day is Thursday, March 29. Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 13th and 14th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

Harness racing trainer Steven Nason is a long way from home. The Freedom, New Hampshire, horseman pointed his truck and horse trailer south and hit the road in early November with the hopes of making a name for himself on the Delaware harness racing circuit. The third-generation trainer and driver certainly has the lineage to meet that goal with both his father and grandfather being legends in the New England racing circuit. Steven Nason of Freedom, New Hampshire, on the practice track with Monkey and Geremel Hanover, both standardbred horses, at Track View Farm in Hartly. (Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal)   Nason wouldn't mind being the third trainer/driver in his family to make it big in the sport. By all accounts, he's well on his way with more than 850 victories since starting his professional career in 2008 at Rockingham Park in New Hampshire. "It's in your blood," said Nason, who along with many other New England trainer/drivers, trains his horses at Track View Farm in Hartly. "You can't shake it." Arthur Nason started the family legacy, racing the New England circuit for years. In the early 1970s, he hit the big time with a horse named Mountain Skipper. "The Skippah" held nearly every record in New England. Then, like his grandson, he took the show on the road, traveling to Roosevelt Raceway (Long Island, New York), Yonkers Raceway (Yonkers, New York), Liberty Bell Park Racetrack (Philadelphia), Laurel Raceway (Maryland) and even the now-closed down Brandywine Raceway near Wilmington, to name a few. John Nason followed in his father's footsteps and has won well over 2,000 races over a long career. He recorded his 2,000th victory at Scarborough Downs (Maine) in 2010. "My grandfather had one of the best horses in harness racing in Mountain Skipper," Steven Nason said. "He was the horse of the year multiple times and raced the grand circuit. And my father has been doing this his whole life. I'm trying to catch up to them." Steven Nason of Freedom, New Hampshire, heads out to the practice track with Geremel Hanover for an exercise session at Track View Farm in Hartly. (Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal)   Training in Delaware Steven Nason looked at the training board last week hanging in the stables at Track View Farm and knew he was in for a long day of preparing his 11 horses for harness racing the next week at Dover Downs. Nason, normally a driver on the New England circuit, came to Delaware to race at Dover Downs for the winter. He and his partner, girlfriend Nicole Hardy, have been in The First State since early November because there is no racing in Massachusetts this time of year. "[Massachusets] is under about three feet of snow right now, which makes training tough," Nason said. "So, we come down here because it is easier to train horses and get them ready and gives them an opportunity to race."   When not in Dover racing or Hartly training, Nason and Hardy, along with many of the transplants, race April-November at Plainridge Park Casino (Maryland), and fairs in Maine and other New England events, among others. Nason chose to bring his 11 horses (one he brings along as a stable mascot) to Delaware and Dover Downs not only because it affords him the opportunity to race them November-April, but also because of the reputation of the track and the size of the purses. "Dover Downs is a top-class facility," he said. "They have four or five of the top drivers in the country race here. They put on a good show and their purses are good. You get a lot of top-class horses, drivers and trainers. It's pretty tough over there." Dover Downs publicity director Marvin Bachrad agrees, saying Dover is the top track going during the winter months, featuring 14 races each day, Monday-Thursday. Bachrad said Dover Downs features premier live harness racing from November through April and simulcast harness and thoroughbred racing year-round, making Dover one of the industry's go-to tracks. "More than 400 outlets in the U.S. and Canada view our races via simulcast," he said. "We have the best harness racing this time of year." Nicole Hardy, of Foxborough, Massachusetts, brushes Geremel Hanover, a standardbred horse, before heading out for an exercise session at Track View Farm in Hartly. Hardy is the girlfriend of Steven Nason, owner of Nason Racin. (Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal) Dover Down's season is set to end in just two weeks. A troubled history In his book entitled "The Great(er) Delaware Sports Book," author Doug Gelbert said in his historical account of Dover Downs that horse racing, "restricted to the bleak winter months, has proven somewhat less popular than the NASCAR oval encompassing it." Gelbert said in his book that the first thoroughbred meet at Dover Downs in 1969 averaged only 2,775 fans, barely half of what was expected. Attendance topped out at 3,500 in 1972, but flat racing was gone from Dover Downs by 1975. Harness racing fared somewhat better, according to Gelbert. Attendance was on par with the thoroughbreds and reduced expenses in the harness game allowed it to survive. By the 1990s, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway & Casino were operating on limited weekend schedules, the historical account read. They were the last harness tracks still operating in Delaware, where once, only a score of years before, there had been four. The oldest sport in Delaware was in danger of being put down. Beach, a standardbred horse, at Track View Farm in Hartly. (Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal)   In December 1995, the Horseracing Redevelopment Act gave people legal slot machines and Dover Downs fatter purses. Before the slot machines, Dover Downs would offer purses of $800, maybe $1,000, Gelbert's account read. With the infusion of slot profits, a 10-race program would average $150,000 in prize money for the night.  "Dover Downs made a meteoric rise in the sport when that happened," Bachrad said. "It became one of the top two or three tracks in the country." With other tracks sprouting up in neighboring states and simulcast betting becoming more popular, Dover Downs lost some of its appeal, he said.  "Today, we don't get crowds as we used to," Bachrad said. "We used to draw 5,000 spectators a night in our heyday. We have seen a significant drop. Because of simulcast wagering, some of the other tracks around us are making money on Dover Downs." Nason has seen the drop in attendance, but purses at Dover Downs have remained pretty steady, he said.  He said there will always be the loyal fans, but the industry needs to reinvent ways to draw new and younger fans. "You definitely have your fans that are loyal to the sport and dedicated," Nason said. "Usually, if you go and watch one race, you are hooked. We try to bring our friends to bring new blood into the sport. They always come back." Nason believes the biggest reason harness racing is surviving at Dover Downs is that the casino is helping maintain higher purses.  Currently, in open class races – which are the best – the purse is $25,000-$30,000, Nason said. "The purses at Dover Downs have declined a bit over the years, but they still pay pretty well here," he said. "I don't want to say it is a dying industry because I don't want to believe it, but it's definitely declined a lot over the years. Steven Nason of Freedom, New Hampshire, on the practice track with Monkey and Geremel Hanover, at Track View Farm in Hartly. (Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal)   A real gamble Being a horse owner in harness racing isn't always fun and games. It's a lot of investment for sometimes very little return. In Nason's case, a recent run of bad luck or no luck at all has him wondering about the future.  In 54 starts this season at Dover Downs, Nason has won $39,503 in purses, winning four races, placing in three others and showing in seven races. "The work is intense, but the rewards are good if you win," Nason said. And even that's a crapshoot, he says. You can buy a horse anywhere from $1,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. There is a big range, he said.  "I've been lucky enough to buy one for $1,500 and make $50,000, and I've been unlucky enough to pay $17,000 for a horse that made me only $1,600," Nason said. "It's a gamble. You are always looking for that horse that will make you money." With the Dover Downs season coming to a close and the Harrington harness racing season nearly upon us, Nason and Hardy are hoping new scenery will mean better fortune. "We've had a rough patch of racing here and have used a lot of savings," Nason said. "Unfortunately, you have to love it long enough to be in it forever. That's why we chase pensions (affiliation with different tracks) around and try to get those built up every year." It's an industry in which Nason says you don't usually get rich, but it pays the bills and keeps him doing what he was seemingly bred to do. "Maybe you can be that one racer who gets rich doing it," he said. "We keep striving for that. It's a risk, but it is fulfilling." Reach Jerry Smith at jsmith17@delawareonline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JerrySmithTNJ. Reprinted with permission of Delaware Online

DOVER, Del.--- The combination of harness racing driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney-King ruled both ends of the daily double, each $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminaries while Major Uptrend was at the top of his game winning the $35,000 Preferred pace on Thursday (March 15) at Dover Downs. Burn Brighter held off Mingo to score a 1:56.1 triumph in the opening le of the DSBF prelims with Sea Bags (Tony Morgan) third. An altered daughter of Roddy's Bags Again-Tear Drop, the win came in the second start of the meet. Lightning struck again in the second $20,000 division when the driver, trainer, owner trio made the winner's circle with a 1:52.4 performance in the gelding's first appearance at three. Sired by Roddy's Bags Again from Rare Filly, it was the fifth win of his career with four seconds in nine lifetime starts and banked $101,550 in purses. Race favorite Slick Tony (Russell Foster) was second in front of Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague). Nissl Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend, a Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding, overpowered six rivals in the $35,000 Proffered Ides of March feature. Tony Morgan grabbed the racetrack early and widened his margin of victory to five-lengths in a dominating 1:49.2 conquest, his third sub-1:50 win of the meet. Little Ben (Tetrick) enjoyed a 2-hole trip behind the winner but could not close on the :27.4 final panel. Sicily (Montrell Teague) did not leave from the outside this week, but closed strongly for third place. Forty five Red pulled a 7-1 surprise in a $17,000 Winners-Over pace. Mike Cole left fast for the early lead, then came on along the passing lane for a 1:51.3 victory edging fast-finishing Blazing Bobby Sox (Stafford Jr.) by a nose at the wire. Early leader Gerries Sport (Tetrick) was the show horse. The win was the second in three races for the If I Can Dream-Sakura Hanover seven-year-old. He has now won $629,365 lifetime. Bags To Riches was scratched. Never Say Never N came on in the stretch for a 1:50.4 lifetime best, to win the another $17,000 pace. It was the second win for driver Corey Callahan and leading trainer Dylan Davis. The victory was the second straight for the Bettor's Delight-Maid In Spring five-year-old owned by Tom Lazzaro. JJ Flynn (Tetrick) was a strong second with Downthehighwy (Vic Kirby) the show horse. Highalator was scratched. The third $17,000 pace went to Cash Is King piloted by Callahan for L.W. Hood, Bonuccelli and Breakaway Stable in 1:52.2. A Rocknroll Hanover-Showeherethemoney gelding was cased home by fast-closing Daiymir (Teague) and Sagebrush Sid (Kirby)Mike Casalino Jr. in the first top claiming event and Dylan Davis' Jet Airway in 1:51 took the first, and Sawbuck Hanover (Sean Bier) won the second $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 claiming paces. Next Monday through Thursday DSBF $20,000 2nd leg prelims take place. The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions race for $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday, March 29. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Ibetyoucanwiggle caught favorite Go Sandy Go in the final strides in one of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminary while Pedal Power won her division easily on a windy Wednesday harness racing (March 14) program at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four bagger.  Montrell Teague moved Ibetyoucanwiggle from the outside into second behind Go Sandy Go (Jason Green) after the start of her DSBF $20,000 prelim and stalked the favorite until coming out on the final turn. Following a stretch long battle, Ibetyoucanwiggle reached the finish line first with a head to spare in 1:57.1. George Teague owns the Mr. Wiggles-Betting Machine bay who won for the first time in two starts this year. She has won $64,640 lifetime. Cold N Chilly  (Vic Kirby) was third. In the second $20,000 prelim, trainer Darrell and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power and Tim Tetrick notched a 1:55.4 decision. It was the first start for the Roddy’s Bags Again-Calico Moon filly who now has never been out of the money in 10 races. She has six wins, three seconds and a third while banking $93,443.Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Studio Session (Sean Bier) the show finishers. This and next week, DSBF $20,000 preliminaries are raced:  Monday through Thursday. After the two legs are completed, the top eight point-getters return for $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29). In the $16,000 Mare Winners-Over pace, Sweet Robbie pulled heading to the clubhouse turn and Art Stafford Jr. raced the Art Major-Odds On Gobye six-year-old on the outside moving up to challenge leader Empress Deo (Teague) at the three-quarters and then got-p in the closing strides for a 1:53 victory. Gary Ewing owns and trains the winner who won for the second time in 2018. She now has 27 lifetime wins and a $276,376 bankroll. Hold It Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) was the third place finisher. Marion Beachy’s Berazzled won the richest purse event on the card when Corey Callahan steered a 1:52.4 triumph in a $22,000 Mares Winners pace. It was the Charley Barley-Razmataz Hanover four-year-old’s second win this year and  Callahan’s fourth winning drive of the day. Goin Again (Vince Copeland) and Roselily (Stafford Jr.) finished second and third espectively.    Bryan Truitt’s homebred She’s My Rock scored a 1:55.1 triumph in the $15,000 Mares pace overtaking favorite Snappy Dresser (Tetrick) late in the stretch. A daughter of Dragon Again –Iosmio, the four-year-old won her second of the year. Littlebitrocknroll (Bret Brittingham) came on for third. Corey Callahan had four winners,  Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis, breeder and owner George Teague had two wins. SICILY, MAJOR UPTREND LEAD SEVEN IN $35,000 PEFERRED AT DOVER Sicily and Major Uptrend, major factors weekly in the week's top pace meet again in the $35,000 Preferred pace, topping another standout Thursday card at Dover Downs on The Ides of March, March 15. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Sicily, who has been timed around 1:50, three wins in 1:49 and another in 1:48.4 this meet, takes on another equally talented veteran, Major Uptrend in this week's $35,000 feature. Montrell Teague drives Sicily for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing from post 7. Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend with Tony Morgan has not lost a race by more than a length since Feb. 1. Soto, a local favorite owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, is also a highly competitive fast performer. Mike Hall and Dave Hamm's Super Imposed N with Corey Callahan is racing at the top of his "game" this season. JoAnn Looney-King's Little Ben reined by Tim Tetrick is also in rare form. Bobby Glassmeyer's claim in late 2017, has resulted in four top class wins and a second last week. Jonathan Roberts is his regular driver. A newcomer this week, Cyamach N gets Pat Berry in the bike and leaves from the rail. Four $17,000 paces and two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are on the powerful undercard, The DSBF $20,000 preliminaries are found on the daily 14-race programs leading to $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29). Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 13th and 14th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. through March 29. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Super Fly romped to a 1:57.3 conquest in the lone $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old male trot preliminary at Dover Downs on trot day, Tuesday (March 13). She's On A Cruze won her fourth straight while harness racing driver Tim Tetrick posted five winners and Montrell Teague four. Art Stafford Jr. drove Super Fly right to the front and had no trouble romping to victory in his DSBF $20,000 prelim. The sophomore gelding owned by Leigh Raymer, Steve Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford won his first 2018 start, his four win in eight races with three second and built his career earnings to $79,500. A son of Super Pu k-Mit Feds, Super Fly was followed by Bosston Cruiser (Jonathan Roberts) second and Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green). In one of two $16,000Wionners trots on the regular card, Brenda Teague's Sheez On A Cruze won her fourth straight victory with her nephew Montrell Teague chalking up one of his four winning drives. A four-year-old daughter of Crazed-Topcat Hall, she closed to best Broadway Promise (Tetrick) at the wire in 1:55.1. Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) was the show horse. Ed Gannon Jr. trainee, Dynamic Edge came through with a 1:56 triumph in the other $16,000 division. Vic Kirby steered the Muscle Mass-Shasta La Vista gelding to his second win-in-a-row after three consecutive second-place finishes for owner Mark Ford. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was runner-up. Big Valley Speed (Roberts) was third. Tough Mac got back on the winner's ledger overpowering six others in a wire-to-wire 1:53.3 performance in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot. The win was the second for Corey Callahan. The Dylan Davis conditioned altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady has two seconds and four thirds on his past performance roster before this win in his eighth start of the year for owner Mike Casalino Jr. Consistent I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) finished second for the second straight start with the sharp Filled Donut (Stafford Jr.) third. Big Walls fashioned a !:54.3 victory in a $15,000 Mares pace., the first of Montrell Teague's four bagger. Brit Evans trains to four-year-old by Big Jim -Redwalls Happy Giggles (Mike Cole) was runner-up. Pictonian Dazzle(Tetrick) was the third finisher. Tetrick drove five wins to give his 131 winners this meet, six more than defending champion Corey Callahan with two wins, second with 125 and only 11 more race-day this meet ending March 29. Montrell Teague made the winner's circle four times. Owner-trainer Brenda Teague had a double. Go Sandy Go and Pedal Power head separate $20,000 DSBF Filly pace prelims on the Wednesday card which features a /422,000 Mares pace on the regular program. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. TWO $20,000 DSBF FILLY SETS; $16,000 MARES PACE WEDNESDAY Go Sandy Go, Pedal Power lead separate $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg prelims and a $16,000 Mares pace top the Wednesday (March 14) program at Dover Downs. A $15,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A Brent Outten and Green racing homebred co-owned with Rich Lombardo is the one to catch in the first DSBF prelim. Jason Green prepped the filly with a 1:54.1 win last time out. The $100,000 DSBF Final winner at two, takes on George Teague’s Ibetyoucanwiggle with Montrell Teague, Anne McDonald’s Cold N Chilly driven by Vic Kirby from the rail and Dorothy Ann and Chris Conner’s Lotsa Luck  piloted by Art Stafford Jr. in a six-filly field. Bay Pond Racing’s Peak Of Chic handled by trainer-driver Jeff Fout and Amanda Wagner’s Whistler’s Sister reined by Allan Davis complete the line-up. Dave and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick) drew outside post 7 in the other $20,000 section. Frank Johnson’s River Dreams (Mike Cole) is fresh from a come-from-behind win last week. Bunker Away (Corey Callahan) races for Bay Pond Racing; K.V. Jump’s Diabolical Spin (Russell Foster) drew the rail with William Moffett’s homebred Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) alongside. The other contestants are Brendan Cook’s Studio Session (Sean Bier) and Bobby Myers’ Gloria Pierre (Jonathan Roberts).    Next Wednesday, the 2nd leg prelims take place. The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions return on March 29 for $100,000 finals. On the regular card, four horses fresh from victories last time out are among nine starting in the $22,000 Mares feature. Shesarocker, Goin Again, Toodle Lu and She’s A Billionair, who drew the rail, seek to continue their winning ways. A $16,000 and a $15,000 female pace are also on the strong program. Live racing is featured four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs’ features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Déjà vu Blue and Vandalous scored impressive harness racing victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old filly trot preliminaries at Dover Downs on  Monday (March 12). Tim Tetrick drove Déjà vu Blue into the lead after the opening quarter and led the rest of  the way for a 1:58.2 lifetime best in the first $20,000 prelim for owners Howard Taylor,Tom Lazzaro and tainer Dylan Davis. Uptown Spunk, who made a big move on the backstretch for Roger Plante finished second edging Star Sapphire and Russell Foster. Vandalous and Corey Callahan also got the early lead and then hold off Alpin Chic (Allan Davis) to notch a 2:01.1 triumph in the second $20,000 prelim, Bosston Ruth (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher. The 2nd leg prelims continue next Monday with the top eight finishers qualifying for the $100,000 final on meet closing day, March 29. Tuesday, sophomore trotting colt angle in $20,000 DSBF 1st leg prelims. Super Fly, Sky Marshal and Seafood Suzie Blue lead a seven- male field.                                Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis, Jonathan Roberts and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. ROYAL BECCA J, HONOR AND SERVE  HEAD DOVER TWIN-TROT FEATURES Royal Becca J and Honor And Serve are the program favorites in a trotting double feature, separate divisions of  the $15,000 Winners-Over trot, the Tuesday (3/13) features,  at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  In one section with a $16,000 purse, Honor And Serve is the fastest repeat winner from last week when Corey Callahan drove the win for Howard Taylor, Tom Lazaro and trainer Dylan Davis. Mark Ford’s Dynamic Edge steps up with Vic Kirby after a victory preceded by two second-place finishes, both by a nose. Big Valley Speed makes his second start for Foulk Stables after being claimed. Jonathan Roberts will drive. Tina and Joe Clark’s Baximum gets a better post position this week with Russell Foster in the bike. Bill Sartin’s Donnie Darko with Ross Wolfenden , is enjoying a good season. Callen Racing’s Spunky Jack, also should profit by a better post with Roger Plante driving. Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley and Eddie Davis Jr. is burdened by post 8 while Perseverance leaves from the second tier with Art Stafford Jr. driver for Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta, and Tribbett Racing. In a $15,000 division, Jack Parker Jr. drives Chip Moore’s Royal Becca J, who had won two feature trots back in January and now leaves from post 6. Blownoutofthewater scored a strong 1:54.3 victory las week with Tony Morgan driving for owner Midsize Construction  It was his third win of the year.  Mike Casalino Jr.’s Tough Mac is rounding into top form with a third two stats back and a second, beaten only a half-length finishing second.  Two other starters won their last starts. Bamond Racing’s Crazshana with Tim Tetrick and Filled Donut, handled by Art Stafford Jr. for owned Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Larry Walls. Wisenheimer, leased and rained by Jenny Melander, has been racing well with Russ Foster in the bike. I Like My Boss, one of the top Delaware-bred trotters ever, will be tough starting from post 1 with Allan Davis piloting. Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) opens it's harness racing three-year-old stakes program with two $20,000 three-year-old filly trots at Dover Downs on Monday, (March 12). Post time is 4:30 p.m. Serendipity Stables' homebred Star Sapphire, winner of both the Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway $100,000 finals at two, drew post 1 in the first of two $20,000 Filly legs. Russell Foster will drive the Tui Stone conditioned sophomore. Her toughest rival in 2017, Déjà vu Blue will have the services of Tim Tetrick leaving from post 5 in the opening race on the card. Dylan Davis trains and co-owns the black filly with Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro and Mike Casalino Jr. Déjà vu Blue was runner-up at Harrington and third in the Dover freshman finales. The other filly contenders are Cliff Green's Barn Yard Judy with Jason Green driving; Uptown Spunk guided by Roger Plante Jr. for Callam and LeBlanc racings; Press Pass bred by Stacy Stafford, co-owned with Wyatt Starkey and driven by Art Stafford Jr. and Who Winna Now has Mike Cole driving for trainer Bob Shahan who owns the filly with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Vandalous (Corey Callahan), a four-time winner at two, heads the second $20,000 distaff section. Chambers Racing, Cinbrew Enterprise, Fuquay and BCJM Inc. own the Nick Callahan trained brown filly. Alpine Chic has been the most active prepping for the DSBF stakes racing three times in February for trainer Les Givens and driver Allan Davis who is also a part owner with Delbert Cain, and Nanticoke Racing. Bobby Glassmeyer's Bosston Ruth drew the rail with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. Charlie Groce II's Miss U Jeannie will be handled by owner-trainer Eddie Dennis. Stop The Jade Farm's AB's Royal Punkin, trained by Stacy Chiodo and piloted by Pat Berry and Earlyshirley Three completes the lineup with Ross Wolfenden in the bike for trainer Daryl Glazer who owns the three-year-old with Chris Yochim. This is the first of two $20,000 legs with the second leg set for next Monday. The top eight point-getters in each of the four DSBF soph divisions return for $100,000 finals on meet closing day Thursday (3/29). Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA -  # 15, 3/9/18 The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) opens its 3-year-old trotting and pacing stakes program starting on Monday (3/12) with $20,000 preliminary legs scheduled through the first week with the 2nd and final legs the following week.---On Monday, trotting fillies are featured with colt and gelding trotters, Tuesday. Wednesday is filly pacer day with male pacers complete the first week of $20,000 prelims on Thursday.---The top eight-point getters in each of the four sophomore divisions return on March 29 for $100,000 championship finals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Horses based in Delaware dominate the money makers in the sport in early 2018. While NF Happenstance, in the Jack Parker Jr. Stable in Harrington leads North American harness racing with $78,500 in purses won this year, five other who raced last week at Dover Downs are among the sport’s top 10. Another trotter, Dylan Davis-traineee Thereademoninme is fourth in the standings with $57,800. Burke Brigade’s pacing mare Bettorhaveanother is #7 with $55,375, Super  Imposed N from the Mike Hall barn is 9th with $53,240 and Wayne Given’s Sicily completes the top 10 banking $51.780. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursdays at Dover Downs, is an outstanding pacing day: Missle J got back to the winner’s circle after a powerful stretch burst to score a 1:50 victory in the $30,000 Preferred pace on March 8 to give Tim Tetrick his fourth win. Last week’s feature winner Sicily  took the lead at the start for Montrell Teague and led thought-out approaching the finish line when Tetrick move four wide on the final turn and zoomed past in the closing strides to win by three-quarters of a length. Sicily was second with Major Uptrend and Tony Morgan third.----A big upset came when 29-1 Ponderingjacksfame roared home for a 1:51.3 lifetime best to win for the second straight start in a $18,000 Winners pace. A 76-1 shot Ain’t It Fun came on for second to set up a $718.80 exacta with another longshot 35-1 Cash Is King third.--- Never Say Never N closed with a rush to win the $14,000 Winners-Over pace in 1:51.---In another $14,000 division, Sweet Rock took control the start with Vic Kirby in the bike and was in front the rest of the way in 1;50.4 for his second win of the year,---Dialamara came from off the pace to track down the leaders for a 1:51.3 victory I one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces. In the other top claiming division, Jet Airway was too much for seven foes drawing off for a 1:50.1 conquest. ----Tim Tetrick led all drivers with four wins. Corey Callahan was next with three. Trainers Josh Green and Dylan Davis haltered two winners. ------------------------------------------------------------                                                                            DURING THE WEEK; Rollin Ring Afire made it a double for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Curtin Daniels and owner Howard Taylor on Monday (March 3), a card which included 50-1 and a 23-1 longshots. Mike Cole drove four winners.---- Rollin Ring Afire scored a decisive 1:52.4 victory in a $12,500 Claiming feature.--- Joe Fellows drove 50-1 shot Timshel to a 1:57.3 triumph in a fillies and mares pace coming back in the final strides to beat PF Silver Classic (Morgan) for his second lifetime win in his 55th start.--- Mike Cole’s third of four winners came when Royal Tequila notched a 23-1 upset in a winners of 1 trot---Seven of the 13 races were won by a horse paying double-digits.---- Sheez On a Cruze was an odds-on favorite in the $9.500 Winners trot giving Montrell Teague two wins. It was Sheez On A Cruze’s third consecutive win.---In addition to Mike Cole’s four bagger, drivers Teague and Ross Wolfenden, trainers Curtis Daniels and Wayne Givens and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theresademoninme had just enough in a deep stretch battle to nip Rock Of Cashel by a short nose in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (3/4).---A tight photo-finish gave the gelding the nod for is third win of the year in 1:54 with driver Jonathan Roberts. Lazurus finished third in front of Celebrity Pegasus.---In a $13,500 Winners trot, Tyson, who hadn’t raced since winning a Yonkers feature last February 2017, returned to the races with a powerful victory. Trainer Ed Gannon posted his second win of the day. It was his fourth win in-a-row over two seasons.--Snappy Dresser made it two in-a-row to close the card with a 1:54.3 win taking a $13,000 Filly and Mare pace  It was Josh Greens second training win. ---Crazshana got up to win a $12,000 Winners-Over trot-in 1:55. I Like My Boss led until the final steps and finished second---. Blownoutofthewater came on to overtake Tough Mac to win in 1:54.3 in a $12,000 division.--- Tim Tetrick, trainers Josh Green and Ed Gannon, had two winners apiece.  ------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday (March 7), Bettorhaveanother won her third $25,000 Mares Open in four weeks scoring a 1:50.3 victory equaling her best winning time set two weeks ago. Tony Morgan was at the controls sitting behind Bettorhaveanother while Nerida Franco and Scandalicious battled for a :26.4 opening panel. Bettorhaveanother took the lead aa Nerida Franco N broke stride early in the stretch and it was an easy 1:50.3 win. Terror At Night was second,  Apple Bottom Jeans finished third in her first start since last July.--- She’s A Billionair added 50-percent of the $14,500 Mares purse to her account after Mike Cole notched his second win on the card steering a 1:55 victory overtaking Miss Profitability late in the stretch.---In another $14,500 distaff event, Vic Kirby got up with Shesarocker in 1:53.3.---In a $12,000 Mares Winners Over pace, Hold It Hanover went a big trip getting to the front and keeping the lead in the lane for a 1:52.2 triumph.----Vince Copeland closed out the card guiding Goin  Again, to a 1:54.3 decision in a $12,500 Mares winners pace.---A longshot early in the program is becoming customary. Winrlosedrnkdaboze and Jonathan Roberts won at 25-1 for her first win.---Mike Cole, Jonathan Roberts and Tony Morgan had driving doubles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Former Leading Driver champion Tim Tetrick has the lead over seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan, 125-122 after 70 race days and with three weeks remaining this meet. Tony Morgan is third with 109 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth with 72 and Art Stafford Jr., fifth, with 70 wins. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Going into this weekend, the USTA reports that Corey Callahan is #6 in winning drives for 2018 with 75 with Tony Morgan right behind in 7th place with 74 wins. In money won by horses driven this year, Callahan is  6th in the rankins with nearly $850,000 and  Tim Tetrick is 9th with just under $75,000. -------------------------------------- Defending champion Dylan Davis is back in first-place, among trainers with 35 wins, Wayne Givens and Josh Green have moved into second-place tie with 31 winners each. Jim King is now fourth with 29 wins. Mike Hall rounds out the top five with 26 trips to the winner’s circle. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Missle J got back to the winner's circle after a powerful stretch burst to score a 1:50 harness racing victory in the $30,000 Preferred pace at Dover Downs on Thursday (March 8) to give Tim Tetrick his fourth win. Last week's feature winner Sicily took the lead at the start for Montrell Teague and led thought-out approaching the finish line when Tetrick move four wide on the final turn and zoomed past in the closing strides to win by three-quarters of a length. Sicily was second with Major Uptrend and Tony Morgan third. Trained by Scott DiDomenico for John McGill and Brian Carsey, the five-year-old American Ideal-Cantor's Daughter gelding notched his third win of 2018 in six starts. He now has 19 lifetime successes while earning 683,827 in his career. The biggest upset came in the last race when 29-1 Ponderingjacksfame roared home for a 1:51.3 lifetime best to win for the second straight start in a $18,000 Winners pace. A 76-1 shot Ain't It Fun (Art Stafford Jr.) came on for second to set up a $718.80 exacta with another longshot 35-1 Cash Is King (Jonathan Roberts) third. Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N, trained by Dylan Davis, closed with a rush to win the $14,000 Winners-Over pace in 1:51. Downthehighway (Vic Kirby) was runner-up. Race favorite JJ Flynn (Tetrick) had to accept third ending a two-race win streak. The winner is a five-year-old Bettor's Delight -Maid In Splendor horse who won for the third time this year. He has won $153,928 in his career. In another $14,000 division, Sweet Rock took control the start with Vic Kirby in the bike and was in front the rest of the way in 1;50.4 for his second win of the year, 22nd lifetime while banking $597,342. Wayne Givens trains the Rocknroll Hanover Penn For Nickel gelding for owners Gary Calloway, Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Highalator (Roger Plante), one of the four-year-olds in the field along with Hypothetical (Jonathan Robbers), also four, was third in the nine horse field. Howard Taylor's Ideal Son, piloted by Coey Callahan, came on strong to take a $12,500 Winner pace in 1:53.1. The Tom Fanning conditioned American Ideal-Sunduel A gelding won for the first ime this campaign. American Sportsman (Mike Cole) and Commondiscourtesy (Eddie Davis Jr.) were second and third respectively. Dialamara came from off the pace to track down the leaders for a 1:51.3 victory I one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces. An altered son of Lis Mara-Lady Sai, the six-year-old won for the third time in his last four. Letmakeawish (Wolfenden) closed sharply for second with Sawbuck Hanover (Roberts) third. In the other top claiming division, Mike Casalino Jr. and trainer Dylan Davis' Jet Airway, a seven-year-old Jereme's Jet-Aromatic horse, was too much for seven foes drawing off for a 1:50.1 conquest. Captive Audience ( Mike Cole) was second with Coach Cal (Wolfenden) third. Tim Tetrick led all drivers with four wins. Corey Callahan was next with three. Trainers Josh Green and Dylan Davis haltered two winners. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Bettorhaveanother won her third $25,000 Mares Open in four weeks scoring a 1:50.3 harness racing victory equaling her best winning time set two weeks ago at Dover Downs on Wednesday (March 7). Tony Morgan was at the controls behind Bettorhaveanother sitting while Nerida Franco (Allan Davis) and Scandalicious (Tim Tetrick) battled for a :26.4 opening panel. Davis took over and maintained the lead until after turning down the lane broke stride as Bettorhaveanother, who was racing alongside, took the lead and Nerida Franco N broke stride early in the stretch. From there it was an easy 1:50.3 win for the Bettor's Delight-Katie My Girl five-year-old racing for Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. Terror At Night (Mike Cole) hustled up to finish second with Apple Bottom Jeans (Vic Kirby) third in her first start since last July. Betterhaveanother is now four wins in seven races with two seconds earning $55,375 this year. Lifetime she won her 25th and has banked $314,702. Jeff Clark's She's A Billionair added 50-percent of the $14,500 Mares purse to her account now at $119,463 after Mike Cole notched his second win on the card steering a 1:55 victory overtaking Miss Profitability (Corey Callahan) late in the stretch. It was the first win of 2018 for the Artiscape-She's Game four-year-old. Skats Outa The Bag (Bret Brittingham) was the show finisher. In another $14,500 distaff event, Vic Kirby got up with Shesarocker in 1:53.3 for Mike Hill owner of the Rock N Roll Heaven-Shesa Bragn Dragon four-year-old. Berazzled (Callahan) came on to finish second with Moments Of Joy (Ross Wolfenden) third. .Stormtracker was scratched. In a $12,000 Mares Winners Over pace, Hold It Hanover went a big trip for Eddie Davis Jr. getting to the front and keeping the lead in the lane for a 1:52.2 triumph for Claim To Fame. Mike all trains the Somebeachsomewhere-Hana Hanover mare who won her first of her four-year-old season. Vince Copeland closed out the card guiding Goin Again, a five-year-old Dragon Again-Ain't Goin Back mare to win number-3 this meet, a 1:54.3 decision in a $12,500 Mares winners pace. Unreal (Allan Davis) was next with St. Helena (Kirby) the show horse. A longshot early in the program is becoming customary. Winrlosedrnkdaboze and Jonathan Roberts won at 25-1 for her first win of the year for Amanda Malone. The Articulator-Hide N McSee mare, now 4, bested Controlled Chaos (Donald Davis) and Aunt Babe (Morgan) in the 1:56.4 mile. The top pace of the week pits Sicily against Major Uptrend and Soto in the $30,000 Preferred heading a solid Thursday card. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Sicily, Major Uptrend and Soto, the first three finishers in last week’s $30,000 Preferred pace, return in the week’s top pace Thursday (March 8) at Dover Downs heading another outstanding race program. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Sicily scored his third sub-1:50 victory a week ago earning a 1:49.2 triumph with Montrell Teague in the bike for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Another multiple 1:50 performer this meet, Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.’s Major Uptrend, driven by Tony Morgan, has post position 2 advantage in the field of six. Third, last Thursday, Soto, is reined by Art Stafford Jr. for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has always raced well at Dover. He was a close third a week ago. Missle J, owned by John McGill’s  and Brian Carsey’s Missle J, who posted a 1:50 feature win in February, will be in the hands of Tim Tetrick. Super Imposed N piloted by Corey Callahan, has already won in 1:50.1 and 1:50.2 in the last month for owners Mike Hall and Dave Hamm.  JoAnn Looney King’s Little Ben, steered by Tim Tetrick has already won five features this meet and steps up after winning the Open last week.  Air Strike (Callahan) brings a three-race win streak into the standout undercard. Val D’Or Farm and Ted Gewertz’s Air Strike heads a nine-horse $18,000 Winners pace, and drew the rail facing Niss Allen’s sharp Mississippi  Rabbit (Morgan) while George Teague’s fast Daiymir (Montrell Teague) must overcome post 8. A trio of prominent four-year-olds square off in a $14,000 Winners-Over pace. Local standout Bags To Riches(Tetrick) races for Jason Skinner and Only Money Inc., Jenny Bier and JoAnn Dombeck's Highalator (Roger Plante Jr.) and Brian and Carrie Malone’s Hypothedical (Morgan) from the rail, take on seasoned rivals:  G.P. Calloway, Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sweet Rock (Vic Kirby) . Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) who drew outside post 8 for the second straight outing. Two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are also on the power packed card.       Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. - Following her just-missed wire-to-wire performance last week, Nerida Franco n is program favorite from post 8 in the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace, Wednesday (March 7) at Dover Downs. A $17,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Allen Davis drove Nerida Franco N into the lead after the quarter last Wednesday and held-off all comers until the final steps finishing second in a 1:50.3 mile. David Hamm and trainer Mile Hall own the New Zealand-bred eight-year-old with all-American breeding. Breakaway Stable's homebred Valuable Art is in top form with Corey Callahan driving. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing's Bettorhaveanother handled by Tony Morgan had her three-race win streak snapped last time but starts from post 4 after leaving from the outside in her recent races. Gary Ewing's Sweet Robbie with driver Art Stafford Jr. will start from the rail with Legacy acing's Empress Deo and Montrell Teague alongside. The sharp Scandalicious piloted by Jonathan Roberts has finished second in her last three times out. Rounding out the field of eight fast female pacers are Terror At Night racing for owners Arlene Paisley, Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing with Mike Cole in the bike and KDK Standardbred highly thought of Apple Bottom Jeans with Vic Kirby. On the all-distaff undercard are two $14,500 Mares Winners paces. In one, Bryan Truitt's Moments Of Joy (Kirby) is the only starter among nine fresh from victory. She takes the sharp Roselily (Stafford Jr.) owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar,. Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms; Stormtracker (Tim Tetrick) racing for Mehlenbacher, Enviro , Camelot and Bay's stables; and Marilee Keene's Legio X Equestris (Russell Foster) In the second $14,500 division, Little E, Radio Racing, Bay's and South Mountain stable's Well What's new, a convincing winner last time drew the rail. Jeff Clark's She's A Billionair (Cole), Bob Bailey's Miss Profitability (Callahan), head the opposition. Live racing is featured four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs' features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

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