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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

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    

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