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Harness racing trainer/driver George Dennis registered his 1,000th career training win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with Seethelightsngo ($95.60). Owned by Forrest Bartlett, the Big Jim filly swooped by the field in the last quarter for an upset win. The 45-year-old Dennis has been a leading trainer/driver on the Delaware circuit for the past 25 years. The exacta (7-4) paid a whopping $7,081.20, which is believed to be one of the largest in the track's 70 year history. Driver Tony Morgan had four wins, with his most decisive win coming aboard Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's McArma ($5.40) who stopped the clock in 1:52.4 by a massive margin. Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($3.40, Morgan) won the $11,000 feature with a 1:54.4 triumph. Trained by Jason Skinner, it was the 6-year-old No Pan Intended mare's 27th career triumph. Matthew Sparacino      

Del Cote participated in his first harness race 63 years ago, but shows no signs of slowing down. Fast horses help. Cote hopes one of those horses, Cut The Beach, is at the top of his game Thursday when he faces seven rivals in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Cut The Beach, who will have George Dennis in the sulky, is undefeated in three races this season. "He's been doing good," said the 79-year-old Cote, a native of Maine who now lives and trains in central New Jersey. "He can go along; he can go with a lot of them. He's not a top colt, but we've had good luck in Delaware. Hopefully I can get a decent trip. He should be right there hopefully." Cut The Beach, purchased for $17,000 at the 2014 Standardbred Horse Sale, is a son of stallion Artzina out of the Shotgun Scott mare I Love The Beach. Cote co-owned and trained I Love The Beach, who found success on the Maryland circuit, as well as her full brother Next Flight (a recently retired two-time DSBF champion and earner of $895,406) and her full sister Winbak Patty (who also was a DSBF champion). "I Love The Beach could be difficult, but she could go," said Cote, who trains Cut The Beach for owners Henry Faragalli III, Joe Thomson, Trevor Johnson, and Jeffrey Ruben. "We said if that mare has a colt we're going to try to buy him. (Cut The Beach) is a big, tall colt; a big gaited horse." Last year, Cut The Beach was winless in 10 races, but finished second on four occasions --- all in preliminary rounds of the DSBF series for 2-year-old male pacers. He finished eighth in the October DSBF final at Harrington Raceway after going off stride and finished seventh in the November DSBF final at Dover Downs after starting from post eight. "We didn't have much luck with him," Cote said about Cut The Beach, a gelding who has earned $44,560 lifetime. "He raced good last year; he just had a couple tough trips. This year he's gotten better gaited and gets over the ground good. He seems to be getting better all the time." Cut The Beach is one of six horses in Cote's stable. Cote grew up in Maine, where his father raced horses on the fair circuit as a hobby. Cote started out by driving his father's horses and later worked several years for Frank Stafford in Pinehurst, N.C., before being hired by the late Joe Parisi to work at White Birch Farm in New Jersey. Cote decided to go on his own as a trainer after a few years, but never left White Birch. "I enjoy it," Cote said. "I enjoy the racing. What am I going to do without it? Sit around? I'm not going to do that. I keep going to the barn every morning and go from there." Cut The Beach is 6-1 on the morning line for Thursday's DSBF championship, starting from post five. Dorothy Ann Connor and Christopher Connor's Hail To The Master, who starts from post eight with driver Art Stafford Jr., is the 5-2 favorite. John's Dream, who won last November's DSBF final at Dover Downs, is 4-1 from post three. by Ken Weingartner/Harness Racing Communications/USTA      

DOVER, Del.---. Cut The Beach won a close photo and lightly raced Casino Bags Anso provided exciting finishes in the first two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old male paces on Thursday, April 6 at Dover Downs where rain and a 'good' track arrived in mid card. George Dennis left fast from the outside to get the early lead and George Dennis was able to keep the Artzina-I Love The Beach gelding in front despite a strong cavalcade of challengers including last November $100,000 DSBF champion John's Dream (Tony Morgan), a nose back in second. Cantthelpbutwin (Ross Wolfenden) was a close third. Cut The Beach is trained by veteran Del Cote for Henry Faragalli III, Joe Thomson, Trevor Johnson and Jeff Ruben. Casino Bags Anso, who has made a remarkable return to the races after battling a lime disease, scored his first win as trainer-driver Vince Copeland rallied the Roddy's Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding from third turning for home to overtake leader Hail To The Mater (Art Stafford Jr,) for a 1:53.3 triumph. Owned by Cavalli Pazzi Stables, Casino Bags Anso was on the verge of being given-away when Copeland wanted to give him one more change and it worked. All Artist (Jeff Fout) was the third finisher. Next Success won the third $20,000 DSFF section recording a lifetime best 1:54.2 victory with Jim Morand in the bike. Co-favorite Power To Perform (Morgan) was second in front of All Music (Dennis). The win was the second of the day for part-owner Henry Faragalli III who owns the Veeza-Quick Question gelding with Bay Pond and Nanticoke Racing. The victory was also the second for driver Morand and trainer Les Givens. The DSBF three-year-old second prelims have now been resolved. The top 8 point-getters in each of the four sophomore section are set for next week's $100,000 finals. Next week, the Dover Downs 47th season comes to a close with a $100,000 DSBF final every day. The top 8 point-getters after two preliminary legs meet. Monday is male trot day, filly pacers vie on Tuesday with filly trotters on Wednesday. Closing day, Thursday, April 14 features male pacers going for $100,000. Jim Morand led all drivers with three wins, Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Tony Morgan, George Dennis and Jonathan Roberts along with trainer Les Givens had two winners. Dover Downs is dark Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where 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. Phone 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Harness racing driver George Dennis picked right up where he left off last week at Dover Downs when he drove 14 wins in four days, driving three winners including Springforth in the $24,000 Mares Open pace. With a post position other than outside in his last four outings, Dennis left quickly and then turned back an effort by $1-million winner Sassa Hanover, driven by Ross Wolfenden, on the backstretch to pull off with a :27.2 final quarter for a personal record 1:51.4 triumph in the week's top distaff event. Jeff Clark owns and trains the Artsplace-Spring Morning six-year-old who wins for the second time this year along with four seconds and two thirds. She has won $$52,920 in 2016. It was her 18th career win good for $368,474 earnings. Empress Deo and Allan Davis closed strongly to finish second in front of Sassa Hanover. KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jean, winner of both the Dover Downs and Harrington $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals raced off to another big start chalking up an impressive 1:53.3 victory in the first of two $20,000 1st leg preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacers. Montrell Teague steered the black daughter of Mr. Apples-Scylla Hanover to her sixth career win in seven starts for trainer Kevin Switzer. Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) was second best with Mortgage Bags (Eddie Dennis) third. Use Your Noodle pulled a mild surprise in the second $20,000 test. The Artzina-Gophobia brown filly defeated freshman defending champ Delle Donne (Callahan) in 1:53.3. The win was the first of the campaign for Use Your Noodle and fourth in her career with six seconds. Jim Morand drove the win for trainer Les Givens and owners Henry Faragalli III, Feeney, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing. Delle Donne, who had a perfect three-for-three wins going-in, finished second. She's Brilliant (Davis) was the show horse. Vic Kirby drove Cougar Creek to victory in 1:53.4 in the third $20,000 DSBF filly pace. Trained by Jim King for his wife JoAnn Looney-King, the Dream Away-Fire One Up filly won easily besting Fiftyshadesofrusty (G.Dennis) and Motel Molly (Wolfenden). The 2nd leg DSBF events will be held next Tuesday. In an $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, Marigold Bloom got up in 1:53.3 for Corey Callahan's third win. Trish Foulk trains the Foulk Stables owned Artistic Fella-Classic move five-year-old who recorded her second straight victory. Little Sandyloan (Montrell Teague) finished second with Yanklet Hanover (Wolfenden) third. George Dennis and Corey Callahan had two winners each. Trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney-King had doubles. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where 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                                

Fancy Colt, driven by Tony Morgan, and T's Electric piloted by Corey Callahan won separate divisions of the Thursday, March 25 harness racing co-feature paces at Dover Downs. George Dennis wins five. Fancy Colt won for the third time this meet registering a 1:51.2 triumph in the first of two $10,500 divisions. Veteran Tony Morgan was I the bike behind the Always A Virgin-Fanciful Hanover gelding owned by Crissman Inc., in the competitive eight-horse field. Tim Crissman conditions the 17-time career winner who now has banked $174,287. Race Me Villa (Montrell Teague) was right there a close second with Hide Me Away (Russ Foster) the show horse. Corey Callahan drove T's Electric past Feel Like A Fool (Vic Kirby) just after the opening panel and continued to lead the rest of a 1:51.4 mile. A :28 last quarter proved just enough to hold off fast finishing Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) and Feel Like A Fool in the finish line photo. Steve Blood owns the Village Jolt-Quip Hanover gelding trained by Richard Robertson Jr. The win was the second of the year for T's Electric, who has won 16 races and $150,534 lifetime. George Dennis continues on a hot tier driving five winners on the winningest week in his career at Dover Downs. Dennis has won 14 races; Monday 2, Tuesday, 4, Wednesday 3, and 5 Thursday with two-trainer wins. In the driver standings, he now has won 112 races this meet good for fourth place. Tony Morgan, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts also collected driving doubles. A $60,000 Invitational/ Handicap led by the first start of the year for 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, caps an outstanding program which includes a $36,000 Preferred and $33,000 Delaware Special on Monday, March 28. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where 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. - Happy Easter from Dover Downs Marv Bachrad

Silver Fox J closed strongly with a :27.3 final panel along the inside to win the $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Male pace on a drizzling Monday, March 14 "good" harness racing track at Dover Downs. A change in post position was just what Silver Fox J needed as the four-year-old Kenneth J-Fox Valley Backoff gelding scored a 1:53.2 victory in the feature race. With trainer-co-owner George Dennis in the bike Silver Fox J chalked up his fourth win of the year for Dennis, Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable. Sectionline Rock (Tim Tetrick) was second best in front of Quick Shot  and Ross Wolfenden. Tetrick drove Little Ben, also with a strong finish, to victory in 1:51.4 to notch a triumph in a $17,000 Male Winners-Over pace holding off fast closing Blazing Bobby Sox (Art Stafford Jr.) and Adventure Bound (Ross Wolfenden). Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King own the winner conditioned by Jim King. Little Ben is sired by Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite and won for the 16th time in his career. He has now earned $150,763 lifetime. Hall of Famer John Campbell made the winner's circle after driving Tom Kemp's four-year-old Suchasenseofhumor, a Rock N Roll Heaven-Don't You Smile gelding to a 1:53.4 decision in a $16.500 4&5-Year-Old pace. Grantland (Andrew McCarthy) was next in front of Muffmaster (Allan Davis), third. Sentencing Memo, an altered son of Western Terror-Lady Annie, the only three-year-old in the $16,000 pace for young horses, for that matter on the 15-race card, took the lead after the three-quarters and cruised home in 1:52.2 for his fifth victory in eight starts in 2016 while winning $33,320. Muscles N Swag (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. Cs Eye (Dennis) was third. Sammy The Bull N gave Tim Tetrick his second win coming on for a 1:52.3 score in a $14,500 Male pace. Owned by Triple D Stable and trained by Scott Di Domenico, It was the New Zealand -bred Bettor's Delight-I'm On My Way gelding's second win in three starts since crossing the Pacific. Four Staces (Campbell) was a game second. Fancy Colt (Morgan) was the show horse. Art Stafford Jr. picked up his second win piloting Postmaster along the passing lane to catch Kwik Mac (Foster) in the closing strides for a 1:53.3 lifetime fastest victory and first win of the year. The Cam's Card Shark-Frontier Power four-year-old gelding is owned by trainer William Moffitt. Kovie (Tetrick) finished third Tony Morgan had a driving triple. Tim Tetrick, Allan Davis and Art Stafford Jr. had two win each. Sassy Hanover, a $1-million dollar winner, makes her four-year-old debut in the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap Tuesday feature race. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where 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

Newcomer Somebody AS, the race favorite, was never challenged en route to a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/ Handicap trot on a longshot filled Wednesday, Febrary 24th harness racing card at Dover Downs. George Dennis drives three winners. Corey Callahan left quickly from the middle of an eight horse field to get the lead and never was tested on the way to his second win in four starts this year cruising to his 23rd lifetime success banking $465,583in purses. The seven-year-old Striking Sahbra-Noblesse AS gelding trained by Anette Lorentzon was all alone at the wire for owners Kjell Johansson and breeder ACI Stuteri AB. 18-1 Five Towns (Jonathan Roberts) came into the race with two wins in a row but had to settle for second. Si Gun Hall (George Dennis) in his first start of the year finished third. Ware Cry Hall (Vic Kirby), a winner of the last two Opens, was troubled by starting on the outside, but closed to finish fourth. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old sub-feature trot, in mid-stretch, Inner Peace (Pat Berry) appeared on the way to victory when the gelding broke stride. Eskimo Joe , a 9-1 shot, then came on to record his first win of 2016 closing fast to nip Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) at the wire in 1:56.2. Joe Skowyra conditions Eskimo Joe, an altered son of Credit Winner-New Hampshire Girl, for Barbara Boese Trust. Marzipan (Dennis) came storming on the outside to take third. In other trots, Lou Man (Kirby), owned by John McGill and Brian Carsey was a winner in 1:55.2, in one $12,000 contest while Angela Coombs' 12-1 Phantom Rusty (Roberts) won a second in 1:57; Robbins Nest Farm's Keystone Orion (Roberts) won at 12-1 to win a $9,500 event. Rosemary Smutz' Man Of Muscle (Berry) closed strongly at 18-1 to win a $9,000 trot. Jay Baxter's Bella's Punkett (Wolfenden) was a 1:57 winner at 6-1. Eddie Davis' 30-1 Eurocan (Allan Davis) got up in 1:57 to win a $7,500 trot and Abrcadabra Hanover (Davis), off at 9-1, nipped favorite Winbak Red (Callahan) at the wire in 1:57.4 to win a Delaware $5,000-$7,500 Claiming Handicap trot. George Dennis had a driving triple two with horses trained by Kevin Lare for Frank Chick; Vic Kirby had a double. RACE ME VILLA ONE AND ALL GOLD THURSDAY FEATURE FAVORITES Race Me Villa and All Gold, both winners in their previous starts are the favorites in the Thursday, Feb. 25 twin-features at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Montrell Teague drove Race Me Villa to a wire-to-wire 1:52.1 victory last week for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds. Arty Foster’s Rockin Rambaran is in top form after consecutive seconds. Feel Like A Fool heads the opposition. Owned by Kovach Stables, Vic Kirby will drive the $1.1-million winner from the rail after a big trip last time from post 8 finishing fourth beaten only three-quarters of a length. Driver Art Stafford and brother Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art is another classy veteran dropping down.    The rest of the competitive field includes PT Stables Summer Camp with Jonathan Roberts, Allstar Preview trained by driver George Dennis racing for George and Tina Dennis, Rockin The House, newly acquired by Howard and Judy Taylor and Dandy Farms with Corey Callahan and GRJ Partners’ Disarrei with Tony Morgan from post 8. In the other co-feature, All Gold (Ross Wolfenden), fresh from two wins-in-a-row takes on the sharp Cambassador (Morgan), owned by Bill Lutz, LeBlanc Racing and Coun0t De Money Stable and Ask W Stables and the Dennis’ homebred Roddy’s Hot Again (Dennis), also winners last time out. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. This is next-to-last Sunday of racing this season. Post time is resumes at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the Winner’s Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. 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 those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

Springforth, a just miss second in his last two starts meets regulars Shin N Shimmer and Fashion Showdown in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Owner-trainer Jeff Clark's Springforth, piloted by George Dennis, has been a close-up second in three 0f his last three outings, with a win in between, takes on Howard Taylor's hard-hitting Shine N Shimmer teamed with Corey Callahan and Chris White's Fashion Showdown, driven by Ross Wolfenden, a two-time Open winner, who has a major change of post positions this week moving from post-8 to number-3 this week. Jerseylicious leaves from the rail with Allan Davis driving for Pam Curran, Niel Gargiulo and Legacy Racing while Tony Morgan will drive JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious from the outside in the seven-distaff field. John McGill's No Respect with Tim Tetrick in the bike, and Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley's sharp Matinee Dragon with Jonathan Roberts complete the highly competitive lineup. A $15,000 Mares Winners-Over pace heads the undercard. Mildred's Button (Montrell Teague) closed strongly to win last week's edition. Lorie and Paul Davis' Lady Beth (Tetrick) was a head back in second for the second straight start. Playncardswitroddy (Dennis), owned by George&Tina Dennis and Ask W stables, was used on the backstretch and was only two-lengths off at the wire. Naty (Jonathan Roberts) step up a notch for trainer Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz after an impressive win last week. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday and Saturday. 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's acclaimed Buffet and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Springforth, a strong second last week, was overlooked by the harness racing fans at 15-1 in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs, on a cold Tuesday Jan. 18. George Dennis sent Springforth four-wide on the final turn and then hustled up to engage the only four-year-old in the field, leader Cheyenne Robin and Tony Morgan, deep in the stretch before reaching the finish line first by a nose in 1:52.2. Jeff Clark owns and trains the Artiscape-Spring Morning six-year-old who won for the first time this meet after two wins at Rosecroft recently. The win was her 17th lifetime bringing her earnings to $331,554. The race before, Ross Wolfenden put the Bob Winkelman owned-and-trained, Paradise Lost, into the lead and took no prisoners en route to a 1:53.2 decision in a $12,500 Fillies and Mares pace. The veteran Artsplace-Loving Ideal mare has now won $339,843 after recording her 30th career victory. $1.4 million-winner Handsoffmycookie (Tony Morgan) finished second in front of Jeremes Sweetheart (Jim Morand). The longest win streak by a pacer at the track -6, ended in the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace when Nice Trip (Wolfenden), after six-straight wins, finished out-of-the-money. The race was won by Electric Z Tam, owned by Legacy Racing and trained by Wayne Givens. Michelle Rocks (Tim Tetrick) was runner-up. Caviart Cari Ann (Vic Kirby) was the show horse. Electric Z Tam, a daughter of Electric Yankee-Gens Z Tam, chalked up her third win this meet and fourth in her last six. Allan Davis notched his second of three wins steering Rich Lombardo, the Atleys and JJM Stable's Caviart Scarlet to a 1:54.1 score in a $12,000 race for female pacers. It was the Sportswriter-Caviart Sydney four-year-old's second straight win and fourth in her previous six outings. Allan Davis drove three winners while Ross Wolfenden, George Dennis, Tim Tetrick and Jonathan Roberts along with trainers Dylan Davis and Kevin Lare had two wins. I LIKE MY BOSS, TOUGH MAC MEET AGAIN IN $20,000 OPEN TROT A hard-hitting group of fast trotters meet in the $20,000 Open trot heading a strong program on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Dover Downs.. First post is 4:30 p.m. In the feature, trainer Bob Shahan, Jim and Amanda Parson’s homebred Like My Boss, a top Delaware-bred trotter, driven by George Dennis, saw his four-race winning streak end last week and leaves from outside post 8. To his right is Mike Casalino’s talented Tough Mac, with Tim Tetrick driving. Meanwhile RBH Venture’s War Cry Hall finally gets an inside post starting from the rail with Ross Wolfenden. Trainer Leigh Raymer, S.M. Moss and the Solomon’s Tirade Hanover with Brett Miller at the controls finished third last Wednesday Ted Gewertz’s Panamanian Hanover, reined by Tony Morgan, has won two of his last four starts. Ed Gannon’s Winbak Charles M, handled by Jonathan Roberts, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquina’s Razor Ramone with Allan Davis and Providence West’s improving Odessa, piloted by Justin Vincent complete the opposition.   The secondary feature is a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old trot, in a wide-open field of seven; Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J (Jack Parker) is the lone winner last week after an impressive victory after racing outside for most of a 1:56.1 mile. After leading for most of his race, Bob Shahan’s Machuca (A.Davis) had to settle for second with Gary Simpson and Eric Good’s Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) third, The other contenders are Max Walton’s Someway Same Hall (Art Stafford Jr.), Carol Atkinson and Serendipity Stable’s Made To Trot. Barbary Kinsey’s Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent)  and Al Moors’ Royal Status (Vince Copeland). During January and February, Dover Downs races five days a week. Monday through Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s post time is 5:30 p.m. No Live racing on Friday and Saturday. Marv Bachrad

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

DOVER, Del. ---,.PT Stable's Laughing Matters proved the best for the second straight week recording a 1:53 victory in the $20,000-$25,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap Allowance over a "good" track on Thursday, Dec. 17. It was the last day of harness racing until Monday, Dec. 28 as Delaware horsemen have a hiatus from racing during the annual Christmas Holiday Break week at Dover Downs. With meet leading driver Corey Callahan handling the reins, the 5-ydear-old altered son of American Ideal-Liamatters rolled away from the outside to get the early lead and the Doug Lewsi trainee was never was headed scoring his sixth win of the year. He has now won $48,735 in 2015 and $125,509 lifetime. Militia Man (Tyler 'Davis) ermerged from the pack behind to close for second-place honors. Jackson Brady (Ross Wolfenden) was third. Russell Foster enjoyed his biggest day at the track piloting three winners. Jonathan Roberts drove the longest shot on the card, trainer Bobby Glassmeyer's Ring Leda home at 24-1 odds. George Dennis continued a red-hot week driving 13 winners during the week, by sweeping both ends of the daily double. Corey Callahan notched two more wins to bring his meet total to 64 for 27 days of racing. Racing now takes off for the Christmas Holiday break from Dec. 18 through Dec. 27. Live racing resumes on Monday, Dec. 28 with an outstanding 15-race card featuring a $30,000 Preferred and a $27,500 Delaware Special as headliners. Marv Bachrad        

DOVER, Del. --- Despite starting from post 8, Tough Mac responded after an 'off' performance in his last start with a 1:54 victory in the week's top trot on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Dover Downs. Meet leading harness racing driver Corey Callahan steered the winner in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot, George Dennis wins three. Owned by Mike Casalino, Tough Mac, trained by meet leader, Dylan Davis, moved up on the backstretch to challenge front-trotting War Cry Hall (Ross Wolfenden) at the three-quarters and the pair dueled-it out the rest of the mile with Tough Mac taking over in the closing strides. The triumph was the 11th of the campaign for the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady black gelding who has been 1-2-3 in 19 of 27 starts while adding $131,255 to his seasonal bankroll. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) finished third. The 8-post didn't bother I Like My Boss in the next race, a $12,000 conditioned trot. After two straight wins, the betting public allowed the all-Delaware homebred of trainer Bob Shahan and the Parsons to go off at 12-1. The Don Boss Vita-Wild One four-year-old gelding took the lead from Wingus (Vince Copeland) turning for home and held on for a 1:54.3 victory with driver George Dennis picking up his third win on the card. Powerful Charger (Vic Kirby) was third. Corey Callahan's first of a two-win night, came driving Howard and Josh Kaufman's recent acquisition Drinksforthehouse held off fast-finishing Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) to win a $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old trot in 1:55.4. It was the second local start for the Conway Hall-Pacific Photo sophomore gelding trained by John Cabot. Machuca (Allan Davis) the early leader was the show finisher. Streaking Ragazzo Dolce, reined by Jim Morand, extended his win streak to five romping to a 1:54.3 score in a $15,000 Claiming Allowance trot. The win was the first of two for owner Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis. Dribble Drive (Dennis) and Brew Master (Montrell Teague) were second and third respectively. George Dennis had three winners. Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Brett Miller, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Mike Casalino, all collected a double. PL HOOFHEARTED, LAUGHING MATTERS LEAD $20,000-$25,000 CLAIMER PL Hoofhearted is the lone winner last time as a field of eight meet in a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace for 4&5-year-olds on Thursday, Dec. 10 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Marcus Miller put Curran Racing’s PL Hoofhearted right on the lead and sped to a 1:53.2 victory in last Thursday’s feature. PT Stable claimed Laughing Matters two starts back and makes his second start for its new owner with Art Stafford Jr. driving. Movie Sequel was overmatched last time starting from the rail, but now gets a better post position and driver Corey Callahan. Toby Lynch owned, trained and driven Major Bucks makes his career debut in a claiming race but must overcome starting from post 8. The other starters are Troy Tribbet’s Big Secret with Jonathan Roberts driving, Mike West and Danny Walsh’s Militia Man drew post 1 with Allan Davis driving. Angela Coombs’ Regal Hope with Vic Kirby and Kathleen Brewer’s Jackson Brady handled by Ross Wolfenden return to the claiming ranks. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- War Cry Hall took the lead on the last turn on the way to a 1:53.2 win in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Dover Downs. Meanwhile Bullett Blue strikes at 90-1. Harness racing driver George Dennis drives a grand slam. RBH Ventures' War Cry Hall came at leader Tough Mac on the final turn and then rolled right by in the lane to notch his 12th win of the campaign with Ross Wolfenden driving for trainer Jim King. The triumph was the second straight and third in five starts for the Cash Hall-Winners Only six-year-old gelding. He has now earned $118,890 this year. Ashes Cash (Vic Kirby), a winner last week, came on fast in the stretch to take second-place. Hemi Seelster (Brett Miller) was third. It was Ross Wolfenden's second win on the card. Earlier, Bullitt Blue, owned and trained by veteran Howard Birney, became the longest-price payoff of the meet as Sean Bier guided the Cams Fortune-Blue For You homebred to a 90-1 victory in a 2,3&4-Year-Old pace. The 1:54.2 second career win was his first in more than a month. I'm So Striking returned to the winner's circle for the first time this meet chalking up a 1:54.1 life-time victory in a $12,000 conditioned trot. An altered son of I'm Striking. I'm So Striking-Ringside Katie is trained and driven by Eddie Dennis for Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable. The six-year-old has earned $273,553 in his career. Five Towns (Corey Callahan) and Cashontherocs (Allan Davis) were second and third respectively. Ragazzo Dolce is currently king of the $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap trotters. The Muscles Yankee-Bella Dolce four-year-old gelding reined by Jim Morand, won for the fourth consecutive start scoring a 1:55.1 triumph for owners Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis. Aventure (B.Miller) was second. Vimy Ridge (A.Davis) was third, ending his four-race win streak. George Dennis had a big night recording four winning drives. Jim Morand, trainer Eddie Dennis and owners E&K Stable had two wins apiece. PL HOOFHEARTED, LAUGHING MATTERS LEAD $20,000-$25,000 CLAIMER PL Hoofhearted is the lone winner last time as a field of eight meet in a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace for 4&5-year-olds on Thursday, Dec. 10 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Marcus Miller put Curran Racing’s PL Hoofhearted right on the lead and sped to a 1:53.2 victory in last Thursday’s feature. PT Stable claimed Laughing Matters two starts back and makes his second start for its new owner with Art Stafford Jr. driving. Movie Sequel was overmatched last time starting from the rail, but now gets a better post position and driver Corey Callahan. Toby Lynch owned, trained and driven Major Bucks makes his career debut in a claiming race but must overcome starting from post 8. The other starters are Troy Tribbet’s Big Secret with Jonathan Roberts driving, Mike West and Danny Walsh’s Militia Man drew post 1 with Allan Davis driving. Angela Coombs’ Regal Hope with Vic Kirby and Kathleen Brewer’s Jackson Brady handled by Ross Wolfenden return to the claiming ranks. Marv Bachrad  

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

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