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This Sunday, the 15-race card offers three major events with total purses of more than $500,000. The biggest race is the track's signature event, the $284,160 Progress Pace featuring eight of the fastest three-year-olds now in training. Also on the final stakes card of the season is a pair of $100,000 finals for Delaware-sired freshman pacers. One, for colts & geldings, the other, for fillies. In each of the events, the top eight in the three events return for their lucrative finals. In addition, each of the DSBF events has a $20,000 consolation. Vegas out of Progress Pace Among the missing in the Progress Pace Final is Vegas Vacation, winner of the $160,388 Matron, the week before with a near track record 1:48.3 victory. Vegas Vacation was scratched by trainer Casie Coleman when he came out of the Matron, "not 100 percent." In the $35,000 Progress Pace elimination, 20-1 longshot Twilight Bonfire edged race favorite Sunshine Beach for the win. $100,000 DSBF Finals Kelsey's Commando, driven by Vic Kirby won the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on Monday (Nov. 25). On Tuesday (Nov.26), I Love The Boss, longtime Delaware horseman, trainer and part-owner Bob Shahan's biggest win, won the $100,000 DSBF freshman male trot. Seven striaght for Up Front Ben Nine-year-old trotter Up Front Ben won his seventh consecutive win and 11th in 12 races this season when Tony Morgan guided the Eric Ell trainee to victory. In other news, owner Ken Wood announced that his outstanding trotter, Anders Bluestone, has been retired and will stand stallion duty at Linda MacDonald's Merrie Medo Farm in 2014. Cahallan going for 5th driving title Track defending driver champion, Corey Callahan, seeking his fifth straight track leading driver title, came up with his biggest night of the meet driving seven winners on Tuesday (Nov.26). Now, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, Callahan has made the winner's circle 50 times. Allan Davis, currently enjoying his finest season, is second in the standings with 22 wins. Vic Kirby is third with 19 wins; George Dennis has 18 winners for fourth place. Tony Morgan has 17 wins to complete the top five. Dylan Davis leads all trainers Dylan Davis has moved into first place among trainers with 11 wins. Wayne Givens and Eric Ell are deadlocked second with 10 winners. Les Givens has haltered nine winners and Don Brittingham is fifth with eight, Supporting Anthony Coletta Fund Dover Downs horsemen are among the many throughout the country supporting driver Anthony Coletta, critically injured in a racing accident at Harrah's Philadelphia on Nov. 10. A "Stay Strong A. Coletta,"fund has been set up by his close friend, trainer Anthony DeFrancesco to aid Coletta and his family. To contribute, donations can be sent to: Stay Strong A Coletta, c/o TD Bank, 2653 S. 5th St., Phila. PA 19148. Janet Davis is selling bands in the Dover Downs paddock priced at $5.00 to support the Coletta fund. Christmas Drive Fund Christmas is right around the corner, and again this season, Janet Davis has already begun her "Fourth Annual Horsemen's Christmas Drive." All proceeds go to enable local families and children to have a Merry Christmas. Last year, 77 families and more than 220 children I Kent County, Del. had a Christmas to remember. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- Papa Ray and Cash On Delivery turned in surprise victories in the $27,500 Delaware Special pace and $20,000 Open trot, the pre-Thanksgiving holiday features on a chilly Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Dover Downs. A recent purchase by Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of Del. from the sport's leader, the Burke stable, Papa Ray and his regular driver, Matt Kakaley, held off a strong challenge from Believe This Bob and Montrell Teague to score a 1:52.2 victory in the top pace of the day. Overlooked at 6-1, after a win the week before, Papa Ray chalked up his eighth triumph of the year extending his seasonal earnings to 143,030 and $223,258 lifetime. Sunshine Superman closed well for Jason Lynch. In the $20,000 Open trot, the usual Wednesday feature race, Vince Copeland moved Cash On Delivery on the backstretch to overtake the leaders on the way to a 1:56.2 score. The David Miller owned gelding picked up win #6 this season and $113,050 bankroll. The Cash Hall-Direct Dial gelding has career earnings of $248,622. Green Day (Trace Tetrick) led through the early going and held on to second in front of Can Do (Vic Kirby) Trace Tetrick drove 12-1 Lindwood Player from off-the-pace to annex the $18,000 3&4-Year-Old Open pace. The win was the second for trainer Dylan Davis who owns The Panderosa-Direct Player four-year-old with Mike Casalino. Race favorite Rage N Ryan (Corey Callahan) was second with Mr. Dennis (Matt Kakaley) third. In a $15,000 Male Winners-Over pace, Harry von Knoblauch's recent import, Texican N, went to the front and led seven rivals to a 1:53.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden drove the Peter Tritton trainee who has an all-American pedigree from stallion Bettor's Delight and the In The Pocket mare Bury My Heart. Rock On Moe (Allan Davis) was second with Mystic Desire (Matt Kakaley) the show finisher. Blueridge Tornado won the first of two $15,000 Winners-Over sub-feature trots in 1:55.3. Allan Davis drove the Softys Smarty-Anticyclone gelding for owners trainer Rosemary Smutz and Danbry Racing. Lovely Vacation (Matt Kakaley) and Baximum (Daryl Bier) were second and third respectively. The other division was taken by Lock Tight, giving driver George Dennis a double. The 6-1 Lockkeeper-Tight End gelding beat fast-closing Dnieper (Daryl Bier) home in 1:57.4 for owner-trainer Jason Fizell. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third. Up Front Ben opened the big pre-holiday program scoring his seventh victory in a row in an 11 wins in 12 races campaign. Tony Morgan drove the Eric Ell-trained, Andover Hall-Sounds Swell brown horse to a 1:56.4 success in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap Allowance trot. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the winner of $67,500 this year and $396,826 lifetime. Matt Kakaley drove three winners while George Dennis and Jonathan Roberts had driving doubles. There is no live racing this Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The regular weekly racing schedule is: Monday through Thursday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no live harness on Friday and Saturday. Dover Downs weekday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Frank Deliberti's unsung Dover, Del.-owned filly pacer, Table Talk, pulled off a 19-1 upset victory to win the $132,525 Matron for two-year-old pacing fillies, a part of the biggest day in Delaware racing history when $1,326,863 in purses were up for grab at Dover Downs on Sunday, Nov. 17. A filly purchased as a yearling at the Harrisburg sale, by the Wiz Kids Stable of Dover, was auctioned off for a meager $3,500. In her Matron Final, Table Talk defeated seven other two-year-olds that cost many, many more dollars when purchased. Deliberti, a resident of Dover for more than a decade, is owner of the Wiz Kids Stable, with Bart Dalious, trainer. Deliberti, a retired government worker, became active in harness racing as an owner and as a director of the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association, which represents harness horsemen in The First State. --------------------------------------------- For the first time in its modern history which dates back more than a century, last Sunday, (Nov. 17), all eight Matron stakes finals were featured on the same program. It became the biggest day in Delaware racing when more than $1.25-million of the day's total $1,326,863 in purses for the 15-race program. The top two-and-three-year-old pacers and trotters squared off racing in Matrons. The rest of the Sunday card featured $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg paces. In one final, the $130,650 Matron sophomore filly pace has a strong Delaware presence. Both Matron elimination winners, Shebestingin (pronounced She Be Stingin), driven by David Miller, was fastest winner in both her elimination and final. The fast-footed filly is trained by Joe Holloway, a First State native. Another finalist owned by Delawareans was Jerseylicious, owned by Pamela Curran, of Milford, and Seaford's Legacy Racing Of Delaware racing stables. ------------------------------- This Sunday, nine standout three-year-olds match strides in a $35,000 Progress Pace elimination. Only eight will return next Sunday (Dec. 1) for the $265,000 final. Vegas Vacation, winner of the $160,388 Matron, with a near track record 1:48.3 performance and Sunshine Beach, who finished second lead the field in the 10th race. A newcomer, Wake Up Peter has an unusual season's record. He has won $304,291 in purses but has not won a race this season after racing in many of the top classic races. ------------------------------------------------ The first of the $100,000 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals begins on Monday ( Nov. 25). Eight Delaware-sired two-year-old filly trotters meet in the first race on the program. Next Tuesday, the top eight point-getters after two preliminary legs meet in the $100,000 DSBF freshman trot. --------------------------------------------- On Sunday, Nov. 10, 72-year-old horseman Walter Layfield Jr. drove pacer All Gold to a 1:54.1 victory at 61-1, the biggest win price of the early meet. To prove it was not a major upset, Layfield and All Gold came back on Wednesday (Nov. 20) to win again. This time, they were not overlooked; they were race favorite in a 1:52.3 lifetime fastest victory. -------------------------------------- Nine-year-old trotter Up Front Ben won his sixth consecutive win and 10th in 11 races this season when Tony Morgan guided the Eric Ell trainee to victory. Owner Ken Wood announced that his outstanding trotter, Anders Bluestone, has been retired and will stand stallion duty at Linda MacDonald's Merrie Medo Farm in 2014. ---------------------------------------- Driver Eddie Davis Jr. reached a personal milestone when he drove four-year-old mare pacer Special Lindy to victory in the 6th race on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. It was career win #4,000 for Davis, a son of Eddie Davis, the all-time leading driver in the Delaware Valley. Eddie Jr.'s half-brothers, driver Allan and trainer, Martin, are also popular horsemen. The latest Davis is Tyler, Allan's son, who is also a trainer and a driver. ------------------------------ Vic Kirby, who is in the midst of his finest season, ripped off four wins on the Tuesday (Nov.19) card. Then the next day, Tony Morgan, the sport's third-leading driver in lifetime wins, also drove four winners. One week earlier, Corey Callahan made the winner's circle six times. The track all time record is nine wins by Tim Tetrick, in February 2011. -------------------------------------------- Track defending driver champion, Corey Callahan, is seeking his fifth straight track leading driver title. Through Thursday, Nov. 21, Callahan has made the winner's circle 37 times. Allan Davis, enjoying his finest season currently, is next in the standings with 21 wins. Vic Kirby is third with 18 wins, Tony Morgan, fourth, has 15 winners and George Dennis is fifth with 14. ----------------------------------------- Les Givens has moved into first place among trainers. He leads the trainer corps with 10 wins. Eric Ell is next with eight visits to the winner's circle. Wayne Givens, third, with eight, Dylan Davis has six and Trish Foulk with six wins are fourth and fifth respectively. ----------------------------------- For the last four decades on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, including former Dover Downs' horseman, Moses Asia, now 84, and fellow Purple Heart winners, presented an engraved blanket to a race winner. Appropriately, this year, a pacer named Always a Fighter, driven by Chris Page, was the winning horse.   Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. ---- Spend It All, a winner of 13 races and her last three in-a-row takes on six other distaffs in the Monday, Nov. 18 feature, $15,000 Fillies and Mares Handicap at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. One of two three-year-olds in the contest, Spend It All, a daughter of Tell All-Card Dream has won 13 of her 24 starts and $109,770 in earnings for owners Brooke Givens and Steve Head. Jim Morand will drive for trainer Wayne Givens. Sir Lehigh Z Tam, trained by Rich Ringler and driven by Tony Morgan, is the other sophomore in the feature is a 2013 winner of $133,462 for Patrick Lachance, Ira Rosenblum and M&M Harness. Jeremes Sweetheart, conditioned by Eric Ell, finished a strong third in last Monday’s headliner. Ross Wolfenden will pilot for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Another winner last time out is Angelwithnattitude, who drew the rail, with Corey Callahan driving the Dylan Davis trained mare. Yagonnakissmeornot and Montrell Teague starts alongside racing for Ted Gewertz, George Teague Inc. and Fannin Racing. Lightning Stable’s Lightning Paige, trained by Steve Elliott, leaves from the outside with Ron Pierce in the bike. The oldest starter is Jason Skinner and Keith Murray’s seven-year-old Outahere Hanover reined by Trace Tetrick. Two of last year feature distaffs, Jonny and Kim Waite’s Alexachase with Allan Davis driving, and Foulk Stable’s Mystra and Chris Page, lead the $12,500 Fillies and Mares secondary feature. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Driver Eddie Davis Jr. reached a personal milestone when he drove Special Lindy to victory in the 6th race. It was career win #4,000. Davis, Jr., the son of Delaware Valley great, Eddie Davis, has successfully followed in his father's footsteps along with brothers Allan Davis and Martin Davis (trainer). Even Eddie Davis's nephew (Allan's son) Tyler Davis has just started driving. Classy N Quik and Bella’s Spunkin won second division legs of DSBF $20,000 preliminary frosh trots while Monocromatic set a lifetime record of 1:50.1 scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace. In the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events, Mike Rossi steered Classy N Quik to victory in the first prelim. Owned and trained by Tom Leager, the Super Punk-Program For Glory filly has now won two of her first three lifetime starts. Way Over Paid (Bryan Truitt) was second in front of Some Sweet Lady (George Dennis). Bella’s Spunkin made the winner’s circle for the first time as Allan Davis guided the daughter of Super Punk-Nubella to a 2:02.1 score. Joe King trains the winner for breeder-owner Stop The Jade Farm. Linbo Love (Jim Morand) finished third but was placed second when Oso Grateful (Eddie Davis Jr.), second was disqualified and placed third.    On the regular program, with meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, the Dream Away-Miss Ty eight –year-old held off a valiant charge by runner-up Hot List and Allan Davis from mid backstretch to the finish missing by a length. Jeremes Sweetheart was third for Ross Wolfenden. Monochromatic won for the 13th time this season winning $196,005 for North State Street Stable of Dover, Del. She has won $747,875 in her career. For the last four decades each Veteran’s Day members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart present an engraved blanket to a race winner. Appropriately, this year, pacer named Always A Fighter, driven by Chris Page, was the winning horse.  Corey Callahan boosted his meet leading total of wins for the meet to 17 with a driving triple. Dylan Davis notched a training triple. Dover Downs 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. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Monochromatic starts from outside post seven in the first distaff feature during the first week of the 2013-2014 meet at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 4. Post time is 4:30 p.m. All season long, North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic has been at the top of the list among female pacers at First State raceways. Meet defending champion driver Corey Callahan will drive the eight-year-old as favorite in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap for trainer Dylan Davis. Monochromatic has won 12 of 26 starts this year. Her chief competition appears to be from New York Sire Stakes’ standout Cheyenne Miriam, a winner of 10 races and 19-times in the money in 21races.David Miller will drive the Bobby Siegelman-trained, The Cheyenne Gang leased sophomore.   Jeremes Sweetheart, driven by Ross Wolfenden, a victim of broken equipment in her last start, will be tough racing for Eric Ell, who conditions for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Razor-sharp Outahere Hanover, handled by newcomer Trace Tetrick, brings a record of two-wins, two seconds and two thirds in her last six outing for owners Keith Murray and trainer Jason Skinner. Jim Morand will drive Josh Davis and Nanticoke Racing’s Nice N Nice, a winner last time out, leaving from the rail. Dallas Hayman’s Soggy Soggy and Vic Kirby is fresh from a strong meet at Harrington. Another sharp veteran contender is Jeff and Dave Clark and Vern Cannon’s Ash LaRue, handled by Eddie Davis Jr. On the undercard, Trace Tetrick makes his non-stakes debut at the track. A leading driver at Chicago and Indiana tracks, Trace is younger brother to the sport’s leading money-winning driver of the past five seasons, Tim Tetrick.  Trace Tetrick’s first drive comes in the 3rd race piloting Joyful Western looking for a fifth win in his last six starts. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($3.40, Victor Kirby) prevailed for the 10th time in 2013 Tuesday with a 1:52 win in the featured $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The near track record-setting performance started with a blistering opening quarter of 26.3 which saw Monochromatic assuming command from early leader Lorrie Please. Monochromatic then strolled through fractions of 54.3 and 1:23.2 before a stirring stretch duel with Lorrie Please that ended in a tight photo finish. The photo would reveal a narrow margin of victory for Monochromatic and trainer Dylan Davis. Cooking The Books finished third. The track record of aged mares was set in 2008 by Ladyfield (1:51.4). Drivers Frank Milby and Jon Roberts each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Dandee Racing Stable and Lightning 5 Racing Stable's Mojo Terror ($6, Eric Carlson) notched his second straight win Monday in the $19,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.1 triumph. The Doug Lewis-trainee sat behind pacesetting favorite Dancin Yankee, who set fractions of 26.4, 55.3 and 1:23.1. Following the favorite's move closely throughout the mile, Mojo Terror kicked home on the outside in the final sixteenth of a mile to prevail narrowly in a tight nose photo finish victory over Dancin Yankee. Eagle All was third. Drivers Victor Kirby and Allan Davis each had three wins. Dylan Davis and George Dennis had two wins apiece. by Matt Sparacino  

North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.40, Victor Kirby) had a happy homecoming to her home state with a 1:54.3 win over an off-track Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the $18,000 Mares Open feature.

Country Romance, a 1st legs winner, and Luscious Leight, are favorites in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg preliminary legs for sophomore filly trotters on Tuesday, April 2 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

Two harness racing drivers named Davis, though not related, guided Country Romance and Podium to victory in two $20,000 1st leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Pace preliminaries while Four Starz Louie at 11-1 won the $20,000 Male Claiming pace on Tuesday, March 26 at Dover Downs.

With some continued fine tuning, Delaware-based harness racing trainer Dylan Davis believes his pacer Lindwood Player is focused on the favorites in Saturday's $60,200 Exit 16W Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Corey Callahan, the sports, and Dover Downs, leading driver equaled his own season-high of seven winners on one card including Artstanding to his seventh harness racing victory in eight starts in the Tuesday, Feb. 21 feature race over a 'sloppy' track.

For the fifth time this meet, Monochromatic scored a victory in the week's top female harness racing event, the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Monday, Feb. 21 at Dover Downs. Monochromatic turned in a gutty effort holding off fast-finishing Alexachase in 1:52 in the feature race.

North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($7.80, Brad Hanners) was a front end winner in Tuesday's $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.2. The 7-year-old mare assumed command approaching the quarter-mile and never looked back in her half length win over VC Atom N and Kellytuck Sophie.

North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($7.80, Brad Hanners) overcame harness racing's outside post (number 8) on Tuesday (May 22) to win her third straight race in the featured Mares Junior Open in 1:53.2.

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