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DOVER, Del.--- George Dennis had his biggest win night of his career at Dover Downs reaching the harness racing winner's circle six times on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Duneside Chella and Tony Morgan drew off to victory in the $15,500 Mares pace. Dennis, who had a drive in all 15 races, guided the winners of six of his first eight starts. In the $15,500 Mares pace feature, Tony Morgan added another victory to his career total more than 15,000 wins, moving Duneside Chella into the lead on the backstretch and then pulled away to a open lengths triumph for trainer Ryan Bailey. The victory was the sixth this season for the Bob Bailey-owned Duneside Perch-Graceful Model four-year-old. She has won three of her last five outings. Feeding Frenzy (John MacKinnon) was runner-up. Quik To Fool You (Vic Kirby) took third. In the semi-feature,$14,500Filly and Mare pace, Fashion Showdown (Ross Wolfenden), sixth turning for home, rushed down the passing lane to nose-out Shine N Shimmer (Corey Callahan) was second while Tyra (Vic Kirby) also came from far back to finish third. In addition to Dennis' six winners, defending champions driver Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis posted two wins each. Don Reed and George Wagner owned both winners of the daily double, Frank Chick also owned two winners. Wednesday is top trot day at the track. Prayer Session, Powerful Charger and Tough Mac head a strong field of eight in the $20,000 Open Handicap. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $550,000 in total purses were up for grabs as part of a showcase of Delaware's top bred harness racing horses Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events were the centerpiece of the 13-race program, as well as their accompanying $20,000 consolations. There was also $20,000 Open events for older horses, with preference given to those who were Delaware owned or bred. KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($6.80, Montrell Teague) was the first $100,000 DSBF final winner with an impressive 1:56 front end win for trainer Kevin Switzer. The Mr. Apples-sired filly led throughout over Seboomook Up-town and Eternal Ring, who rounded out the trifecta. It was her second win in three career starts. Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter ($3.80, Corey Callahan) prevailed in the final for colt and gelding pacers with a 1:54.1 triumph after a first-over charge cleared pacesetter All Artist near the three-quarters. All Artist finished second with Steller City third. Trained by Doug Lewis, Rusty Carter, an Art Director gelding, notched his second career win. The first trotting final went postward in the eighth race as Chris Yochim's Mondello ($28.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was a winner via disqualification of favorite Chipoffthewall, who was taken down for interference against Elton J early in a miscue-marred mile. The time of 1:59.2 was disallowed. Overnight Shipper was placed second with Mr. Paul third. Mondello, sired by Taladega, achieved his first career win. In the $100,000 filly trotting final J Craparotta and Patrick Berry Racing's Epic Smash ($57.20, Berry) was an upset winner in 2:02.3. Berry and Epic Smash capitalized on early miscues from favorites Cicada's Song and Triple Bottom Line and never looked back in a wire-to-wire win over Unshakeable Peace and Princess Politics. Janet Hudson's Just a Jolt ($4.40, Victor Kirby) captured the $20,000 Open pace for horses and geldings in 1:52 for trainer Jim King Jr. Another King Jr.-trained and Kirby-driven horse visited the winner's circle in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open, as sophomore filly sensation Purrfect Bags ($2.80, Kirby) recorded her 10th win of the year with 1:53.1 triumph versus older rivals. She increased her seasonal earnings to more than $237,000. Callahan notched another winner in the $20,000 Open Trot with Gary Evans and Foulk Stables' Prayer Session ($3) who was a dominant winner in 1:54.4. Driver George Dennis notched his 5,000th career win in the second race aboard trotter Ronan. The 45-year-old Dennis is a former driving champ at Harrington and has been a staple among the leading drivers on the First State's half-mile racetrack for the last 20 years. Matthew Sparacino

Helaine's Firebird (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) continues to dominate the Maryland Sires Stakes pacing filly division winning in 2:00.2 over rival Jodi's Sweety (JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) in the Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial for owner Frank Chick and the trainer-driver combination of Cory Mumford and George Dennis at the harness racing meeting at Ocean Downs.   Tom and Linda Winebrener are the breeders.   The W.W. "Pete" Shaw Memorial for filly trotters produced a mild upset when driver Les Givens sent Wynnfield Sunset (Doggone Yankee-Wynnfield Molly) from the outside to the front out of the gate besting the field by 9 lengths at the wire.   Local horseman Pam Polk owns and bred the filly.   Trainer/driver Les Givens was in the bike stopping the clock in 2:01.   Marshalinn (CR Renegade -Imp's Flirt) was second.   In the trotting colts/geldings Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee-Juanna Play Slots) went wire to wire in 2:00.3 for driver Roger Plante Jr. and trainer Thomas Morris Jr. in the Hubert Jackson Memorial.   Tom and Gregg Morris co-own and bred Doggone Slots.   Jay Boy (Tsunami-Russian Caviar) moved up to place.   The Charles Keller Memorial for pacing colts/geldings continued to be dominated by the Tom Cooke entry of Toms Tornado and Toms Typhoon both homebreds by the stallion Cam's Rocket.   Toms Typhoon's driver Roger Plante Jr. was content to sit in the pocket behind stablemate Toms Tornado until the back stretch, charging past the leader to win by 1 ¼ at the wire in 1:55.3. Roger Hans trains both colts.   Cheryl Stanbaugh

The first of two early non-betting harness racing events was the two-year-old colt & gelding trot, won by Iron Mine Bucky (Explosive Matter) for owners Iron Mine Branch LLC of Bridgeville, DE in 2:02.4. George Dennis was the reinsman, Colby Hubble the trainer and Lois and Julie Swann were the breeders.   The filly trot went to Bold Dresser (Explosive Matter) who was able to hold off a challenge from pocket sitting Epic Smash (Political Briefing) in 2:02.3, both fillies trotted their last quarters in 29.3. Oyvind Hegdal drove and trained for Glat Kosher Racing of Monroe, NJ and Fred Hertrich III was the breeder.   Corey Callahan took the first division of the pacing colts & geldings with Redneck Rally (American Ideal) in 2:00 over Next Success (Veeza). Erv Miller trains for Anthony Lombardi, Paymaq Racing and Louis Willinger. Redneck Rally was bred by Winbak Farm.   Callahan's second Stakes win of the night was behind another Erv Miller trainee Freeze Out (American Ideal) in 1:59.2 with Never Back Down (Art Official) 2 lengths back in the first division of filly pacers. Paymaq Racing partnered with Leland Mathias as owners and Winbak Farm was once again the breeder.   Maryland owner & breeder Thomas Cooke saw his filly Toms Treasure (Nuclear Breeze) hold off a strong challenge from Use Your Noodle (Artzina) in the second division of the filly pacers, stopping the clock in 1:57.3 for driver Jonathan Roberts. Roger Hans was the trainer.   The final stake of the night was the second division for pacing colts & geldings. Driver George Dennis gave Perchance To Dream (If I Can Dream) the perfect trip sitting in the pocket until the 3/4 pole when he challenged the leader Hardhead'slilchris winning by a length in 1:57. Willard Hall Jr. bred and co-owns the colt with Brian Wright who is also the trainer.   Corey Callahan had a total of 5 wins for the night at the Casino at Ocean Downs.   The 3 YO Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes will be this Thursday July 16 with the post for non-wagering events starting at 6:15 pm.   By Cheri Stambaugh

Tina and George Dennis generously give of themselves every year to host a fabulous golf outing to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). Held at the Quail Hill Country Club in Wyoming, De, the event is set for Monday, July 13, 2015 at this beautiful private club.   The day starts with registration and lunch from 11-1 with tee time at 1pm followed by cocktails and dinner, prizes, a raffle and auction. The cost is $125. and this year's hole-in-one will dazzle the winner with 2015 Mercedes Benz 350 E.   There are still singles, and foursomes open by contacting George Dennis at 302-270-4599. SRF greatly appreciates the hard work and kindness of the Dennis family to help SRF care for the 217 horses in the program of which 137 are retired for life due to age or injuries. Standardbred Retirement Foundation | 353 Sweetmans Lane, Suite 101 | Millstone Twp. | NJ | 08535

J&M Racing's Embassy Seelster ($4.80, George Dennis) notched her sixth win of the season Tuesday in the featured $16,000 Mares Open at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.2. Trained by Doug Lewis, the 5-year-old Modern Art mare was sent to the front from post seven and never relented in her half length score over BJ's Sweetheart and Also Encouraging. Embassy Seelster, the Harrington track record holder for aged mares, has not been worse than third in her past eight starts, including five wins. It was a good night for the Lewis barn who two races earlier, won their fifth race of the meet with Narcian Jewel ($3.20, Allan Davis). Narcian Jewel has won five of her last six races for owner Jerry Clark. Dennis and Victor Kirby each had three wins on the program. Allan Davis had a driving double. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Richard Lombardo and David Kryway's Also Encouraging ($4, Allan Davis) was a well-backed winner in her 1:53.4 score in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. It was the second straight night a Josh Green-trained entrant took an Open-level event, after EZ Noah, prevailed for a third straight week on Monday. Also Encouraging, a 4-year-old Western Terror mare registered her fourth win in six starts this season. Also Encouraging followed Star Keeper and Embassy Seelster into the race into the live outer flow after Senorita Santanna cruised through the fractions while receiving heavy pressure to the three quarters. Embassy Seelster wore down the leader before Also Encouraging gathered momentum late to prevail. Star Keeper finished third. It was one of four wins for Davis on the program. Tony Morgan drove three winners, while George Dennis had a driving double. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($6.20, Tony Morgan) recorded her fifth win of the year Tuesday in the harness racing featured $10,000 conditioned pace for mares at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2. The 5-year-old No Pan Intended mare held off all comers in a wire-to-wire score over favorite A La Notte Hanover and Outrageous Delight N. Bj's Sweetheart is no stranger to the winner's circle as she notched her 21st career win in just 67 lifetime starts for trainer Jason Skinner. Driver George Dennis had three wins on the program. Jim Morand, Vince Copeland and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Wednesday's program will feature a $5,000 guaranteed pool pick four (races 3-6), buoyed by an $1,395 carryover from Tuesday. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - John McGill's Star Keeper with harness racing driver Jim Morand) capitalized on a perfect trip to score her 27th career win Tuesday in 1:54.4 in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Morand, winner of more than 9,100 races in his career, positioned the 8-year-old Four Starzzz Shark mare behind pacesetter Jeremes Sweetheart, who led throughout. Star Keeper found daylight in the stretch and responded with a strong surge to clear the leader and held off a fast closing Embassy Seelster, who was second, for the win. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was the fifth win of the year for Star Keeper. Morand and George Dennis each had three wins on the card. Victor Kirby. Allan Davis and Ross Wolfenden each had a driving double. Trainer Eli Scott Jr. had a training double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - J&M Racing Inc.'s Embassy Seelster ($10, George Dennis) successfully defended her turf Tuesday as a repeat harness racing winner in the $16,000 featured Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3. The 5-year-old Modern Art mare set a new track record last week with a 1:51.3 triumph. Dismissed at odds of 4-to-1, Embassy Seelster left from post position six and made the lead before the opening quarter mile in 27.4 seconds. She led the field of six through a half mile in 56.4 and 1:25, while Star Keeper sat in second throughout. Embassy Seelster extended her lead in the stretch and held off Star Keeper for the win. Lounge Act was third. Trained by Doug Lewis, it was the 13th career win for Embassy Seelster and one of three driving wins on the night for Dennis. Allan Davis also had three winners on the card. Jim Morand, Montrell Teague and Tony Morgan each had driving doubles. Matthew Sparacino    

J&M Racing Stable's Embassy Seelster ($10.80, George Dennis) set a new track record for aged pacing mares with a 1:51.3 triumph in the $12,500 Mares Open II at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. The Doug Lewis-trainee led most of the way in her half-length victory over San Fran Lady N and Star Keeper. The 5-year-old Modern Art mare reset the track record, formerly held by Ladyfield (1:51.4) set in 2008. It was also a new national season's mark for pacing mares in North America on a half mile racetrack. That mark was formerly held by runner up San Fran Lady N (1:52.1). Harrington currently holds five of the nine national season's marks on half-mile racetracks. Also Encouraging ($2.10, Jim Morand), a top sophomore filly from last year who made $316,761, returned for her first win in her second start of this season for owners Richard Lombardo and David Kryway with a 1:53.3 score for trainer Josh Green in a $10,000 conditioned event. Another talented mare on the comeback trail notched her first 4-year-old win as CC Racing's Tyra ($4.80, Victor Kirby) capitalized on a class drop for a 1:54 win in a $10,000 conditioned pace. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 4-year-old Mcardle mare was a beaten favorite in Open company last week but helped to atone for that defeat with her first win in three starts this year. George Dennis had three driving wins on the program. Matt Sparacino  

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

DOVER, Del. --- New Patrol scored his third win in-a-row besting eight rivals in a career fastest 1:52.3 victory in the Sunday feature, March 8 at Dover Downs. Harness racing drivers Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby had three winning drives. In the Delaware 4&5-Year-Old Male pace, George Dennis moved New Patrol into the lead in front of the grandstand and when Sentosa Island broke stride scattering a part of the field, the leader was never was headed keeping his unbeaten record in three starts since arriving from Woodbine, in Ontario. Frank Pitts owns the Armbro Deuce - Triple Flip gelding trained by Kevin Lare. The win was the third by New Patrol in seven races this year. JJ Nitro (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Art On The Beach (Trace Tetrick) took third. Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby racked up driving triples. Eddie Davis Jr. had a double. Tony Morgan, also had two wins, to raise his career total to 14,981 winning drives. Only four others in history - Dave Palone, nearing 16,000 wins, Germany's Heinz Wewering, Herve Filion and Cat Manzi - have reached the 15,000-win milestone. Monday is female pacing day at Dover Downs with Spin Vision looking for a fifth straight win in the $14,000 feature. SPIN VISION BRINGS FOUR-WIN STREAK TO DOVER MONDAY DISTAFF Spin Vision, the only three-year-old filly in the lineup, brings a four-win streak in the $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace on Monday, March 9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Breeder, owner-trainer Virginia Louthan's Spin Vision is a perfect four-for-four in 2015. She leaves from the rail with meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls. Two other contestants, Carter Racing and Bobby Myers' Get Real Rusty reined by Eddie Davis Jr. and Dave McCaffrey and Z Tam Stable's Yanklet Hanover and Tony Morgan, also recorded wins in their last start. Last week Ross Wolfenden's McArma finished a game second with Vic Kirby driving. In another division. It was her fourth second-place finish in her last five outings. Jim Morgan also piloted Tim Mumford's Romanascape to a strong closing second. Tina and Joe Clark's Lindysbathinbeauty, driven by Allan Davis and Mason Shaw's LaFiesta with Daryl Bier, both have a win in their last two races. Bill Satin and Mark Salerno's Hidden Land has secondites. With Roger Plante piloting, the four-year-old has been second in five of her last seven starts. There is a strong supporting card featuring hard-hitting female pacers. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 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. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del --- At the beginning of 2015, Jebswesternshake was a seldom thought of $15,000 claiming pacer, but for the last two weeks, the 10-year-old has added a number of new fans by winning two $26,000 Delaware Specials and now looks for another, Thursday, Feb 26 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. After three consecutive wins in the claiming ranks, Jebswesternshake stepped up the Del. Special level and make believers first by a strong closing effort and last week scoring a powerful front-pacing win. He again starts from post 8 with George Dennis driving for owner Frank Chick, seeking his sixth consecutive win. His opposition is headed by Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt, reined by Vic Kirby, who has been well-backed by the wagering public. Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray will be a major contender from post 1 with Eddie Davis Jr. driving. Other contenders are Breakaway Racing's Movie Idol and Corey Callahan has been super impressive while winning his last three starts and moves up in company, Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist, the Horse of the Meet the last two seasons, has been up-and-down this meet with driver Allan Davis in the bike. The Toby Lynch owned, trained and driven Sunshine Superman was unlucky last time out being parked out, but starting from post 3 should be a good spot. Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror and Ron Pierce cannot be overlooked, after racing at Yonkers and the Meadowlands the last two months. Another starter advancing in class with an impressive record is Full Of Sand, Jonathan Roberts driving for successful Brit Evans and Foulk Stable. On the strong undercard, Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's sharp Mustang Art and Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob (Tetrick) drop down from the Del. Special to $18,000 Open/Handicap division. Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Lindwood Player (Alan Davis) has won two of his last three. Adventure Bound (Art Stafford Jr.) has three second-place finishes in-a-row. There is power inside with Brian Vest's Complete Desire (Dennis) leaving from the rail and $1-million winner Razzle Dazzle (Callahan) making only his second start since 2013. Tough Mac registered his sixth win Tough Mac registered his sixth win of the Dover Downs meet scoring a 1:53.3 triumph in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot on a chilly Wednesday, Feb. 25. Tough Mac held off a determined bid from Tirade Hanover (Vic Kirby) in the stretch to give driver, Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis a double. The six-year-old altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady won for the second straight Wednesday, after suffering his only non-win of 2015, a second-place finish early in the month, losing to Tirade Hanover by a neck. Wind Of The North (Daryl Bier), sixth on the last turn closed with a rush to finish third in his first start of the meet. Tough Mac, owned by Mike Casalino, has now banked $43,000 this meet. His lifetime record shows 15 wins and $169,944 in earnings. On the trot-filled card, Kirby notched his fourth win on the program guiding Stirling Charisma past Deacons Valley (Callahan) in the closing strides for a 1:55.1 success in one of the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trots. Russ Foster trains and Eric Foster owns Stirling Charisma, a four-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Magic Charm, the only female in the race. Rosemary Smutz's Man Of Muscle scooted along the passing lane to upend Jailhouse King (Ron Pierce) in 1:56 to win another $14,000 section. The victory was the third in-a-row for the Muscles Mass-Jim's Girl gelding. Hey Pancho (Trace Tetrick) finished third. Trace Tetrick and Powerful Charger overtook Enrico AS (Allan Davis) to take the lead and then led the way to a 1:55.1 win in a $13,000 Winners-Over trot. Trainer Jim King and Tim Tetrick own the Powerful Emotion-Fox Valley Poetry gelding who now has won two straight. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was the show horse. Kirby led the winner's parade with four trips to the winner's circle. Callahan, Davis, trainer Jim King and owner-trainer Leigh Raymer had two wins apiece. Jebswesternshake seeks a sixth straight win heading the $25,000 Delaware Special Thursday feature race. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 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. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- Jebswesternshake stepped out of the claimers for a 10-1 upset victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Dover Downs. After impressive wins at the $15,000 and last week $25,000 claiming level, Jebswesternshake flashed past tiring leaders to post a 1:52.1 upset in the week’s top pace.  George Dennis was content to sit back as Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby), Feel Like A Fool (Ron Pierce) and then Nova Artist (Allan Davis) took turns leading the eight-horse field through its early stages. Dennis then attacked four-wide and zipped past the other combatants in the stretch to secure his fourth consecutive triumph. Kevin Lare conditions the winner for Frank Chick. The 10-year-old gelding has a strong license to win. Jebswesternshake is sired by Western Hanover from the one-time track record holding mare Shake Away, an early 20th century standout female pacer. Believe This Bob turned in his usual strong finish for Ross Wolfenden to finish second. Nova Artist showed flashes of his 2014 form to hold on for third. An all-Delaware bred four-year-old Elite Awards, the two-and-three-year-old DSBF champion, took the lead at the start and rolled to a 1:53.3 victory in the first of two  $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Opens. Eddie Davis Jr. was at the controls of the Powerful Toy-Silk Slip pacer for trainer Ed Walls and owner Karen Walls. Regal Mac (Dennis) closed well to finish second with Maddysonofagun (Trace Tetrick) third. In similar style, Corey Callahan and Howard Taylor’s Delaware Hanover overpowered his $15,500 contestants for a 1:52.2 conquest. Doug Lewis trains the altered son of Dragon Again  - Dashaway Hanover who won for the second time in five outings this year and 18th time in his career. He has earned $248,960 lifetime. Contraband Hanover (Pierce) had a two-hole trip with Shark Fantasy (Jonathan Roberts) the show horse. Pierce secured his third win of the day piloting Virginia Louthan’s No Spin Zone-David’s Art homebred home in 1:53 to win one of two $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Male pace. Mister Truth (Eddie Davis Jr.) was second for the second straight time. Preparty (Dennis) took third money. Callahan driving Panic Disorder made it three in-a-row in the other $14,500 section. Trainer Sheila and Steve Daugherty five-year-old gelding by Western Terror-Jate’s Joy won for the third straight time. Shanzhai (Allan Davis) and First Of Itskind (Pierce) were second and third respectively. Lindwood Player, also driven by Pierce, overcame starting from the outside to notch a 1:52.4 win in a $13,000 Male Winners-Over pace. The Panderosa-Direct Player horse is owned by Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis. Adventure Bound (Art Stafford Jr.) was second with Sunshine Superman (Toby Lynch), next. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had another four-bagger. Ron Pierce won three. George Dennis and trainer Dylan Davis won two races each.   Friday and Saturday are “dark” days. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Drive By Night made it six wins in his last seven races scoring a 1:52.4 victory in the $15,000 Male Claiming pace on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden made the winner's circle four times. Montrell Teague was at the controls of a Drive By Night's impressive win for the sixth time while trainer Dan Munson has been the winning owner of all but one of those wins. All of Drive By Night's wins have come with a claiming $15,000 tag. The Real Artist-U Drive Me Crazy gelding was claimed and claimed back the next start by Munson in late November. Ourea Nourrir (Allan Davis) finished second. Jebswesternshake (George Dennis) took third money. In addition to Wolfenden's four wins, Eddie Davis Jr., Vic Kirby and trainer Joe Hundertpfund had two wins each. Prior to the racing, there was a short memorial tribute for the late Bobby Botsch, a longtime Delaware horseman, who passed away recently. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and horsemen in the Dover Downs winner's circle. Handsoffmycookie faces three new opponents in the $18,000 Mares Open pace on Monday. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. During the annual Christmas Break Week, There is no live racing, from Friday, Dec. 19 until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

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