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 HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer ($5.40, George Dennis) notched her 34th career win Tuesday with a 1:52.3 win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   Shine N Shimmer took immediate control from post position three and proceeded to park the 2-to-5 favorite, Purrfect Bags through brutal 26.3, 54.1 fractions. Purrfect Bags then dropped into the two-hole near three-quarters in 1:23.2 while Shine N Shimmer drew away from the field for a one length score over Sweet Bobbie. Purrfect Bags finished third. Trained by Mike Hall, Shine N Shimmer increased her seasonal earnings to more than $65,000.  Freshman filly Cashmere's Delight ($2.20, Jim Morand) remained undefeated and improved to 3-for-3 lifetime with a new lifetime best 1:56.2 triumph for trainer Les Givens. The Brian P-sired filly is owned by Nanticoke Racing and Donna Messick.  Driver Morand later put another lifetime mark on a mare, this one Capela ($5.40) who was a front end winner in 1:52.4 for owners Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard. The Wayne Givens-trainee boosted her seasonal earnings to nearly $90,000. Morand had four wins on the program.  George Teague Jr. and K&R Racing's Destinysbeachbabe ($4.20, Montrell Teague) recorded her fourth straight win with a 1:54.1 triumph for trainer Clyde Francis.  George Dennis had a double. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard Taylor's Handsome Henry K ($13, George Dennis) won the $16,000 Open Pace feature on the Labor Day harness racing program at Harrington Raceway Monday. The 7-year-old Western Ideal gelding followed favorite Dancin Yankee, who was the pacesetter, before surging by near the top of the stretch and overpowering his rivals to a 1:51 win. Little Ben was second, while Dancin Yankee finished third. It was the fourth win of the year for Handsome Henry K, who is trained by Mike Hall. On the undercard, Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Ronald Benton's Remember Me VK ($5.80, Montrell Teague) notched his third straight win in 1:52.2. Trained by Bobby Wyatt, the 4-year-old Art Director gelding set all the fractions in his 15th career win. Dennis and Tony Morgan each had a pair of wins. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer with harness racing driver George Dennis at the control won the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1. The race honored the memory of the late driver Ben Stafford Jr., who passed away on July 6. Stafford was a popular member of the local racing community and trained horses with his Dad for approximately 30 years. A large contingent of friends and family members were present in the winner's circle. Shine N Shimmer, a daughter of American Ideal, notched her 33rd career win for trainer Mike Hall. Quotable Quotes ($3.60, Montrell Teague) captured the $10,000 subfeatured conditioned pace with a 1:53.2 win for owners Chris Sharpe and Alex Hawes. The Charlene Sharpe-trainee notched her eighth win of the year. Teague and George Dennis each had three wins. Matthew Sparacino  

When the mare My Foolish Dream gave birth to a colt on Bud Carter's Delaware farm three years ago, farm assistant Greg Haverstick looked at the foal and told Carter, "There's something special about him already." There was no telling what the future held for the harness racing horse, or those around him, but it turned out Haverstick was correct. The colt, Iron Mine Bucky, is racing in Saturday's (Aug. 6) $1.14 million Hambletonian Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. And he is bringing Carter, Haverstick, and others on the journey of a lifetime. "We never thought we'd be here and have this opportunity," Carter said. "Everyone around the farm is so excited. It's somewhat overwhelming in that it's such a very prestigious thing to occur. We have so many nice friends and neighbors wishing us well. We're excited." The 73-year-old Carter, who owns Iron Mine Branch Farm in Bridgeville, Del., is making his first trip to the Hambletonian. Haverstick, a 46-year-old groom-turned-trainer, and 46-year-old driver George Dennis also are heading to the sport's premier event for the first time. "Greg Haverstick has been almost the horse's soul mate," Carter said. "That's the way it's been through this whole journey. Everything that has occurred is due to Greg and his devotion to all of our animals, but specifically this one. We worship him. We're like two dads. Maybe he's a little spoiled, I don't know. But if so, it's a nice spoiled." Haverstick was harness racing's Caretaker of the Year in 2011 in a contest then-sponsored by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms. "Now I'm going to the Hambletonian," Haverstick said with a laugh. "I get nervous, like do I really belong in there with all those other trainers and stuff, but George Dennis has got a lot of confidence in me and the horse. I'm really excited. I think Bucky can hold his own with them." Iron Mine Bucky has won five of 16 career races and earned $167,756. Last year, his victories included divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Keystone Classic. This year, he won a division of the Currier & Ives Stakes. On July 16, the colt was third in a division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial, finishing behind highly-regard Hambletonian contenders Marion Marauder and Bar Hopping. "The first time I sat behind him, he sort of gave me chills," said Haverstick, who is known simply as "Stick" to many in harness racing. "I never sat behind a colt like that. His attitude, his gait, his stride, his endurance; just from day one I knew he was special and that's what I told the Carters. "He's never let me down since. Even as a baby, I watched him grow up, he was a good looking colt and got across the field really well. That makes this very special. We've seen him from day one." Iron Mine Branch bought My Foolish Dream from Julie Swann and Lois Swann in foal to Explosive Matter as part of a package deal that also included then-yearling filly About To Explode. A little more than a month later, My Foolish Dream gave birth to Iron Mine Bucky. Carter has received offers to sell Iron Mine Bucky, but turned them all down. Sadly, the farm lost My Foolish Dream, who died in 2015 while giving birth to a filly, now named Iron Mine Krystal. "We're not getting rid of anything with that bloodline on the farm," Carter said. "We've had a lot of people call wanting to buy Bucky, starting last year. We said no. My wife (Nancy) and I are 73-74 years old. There's not many more hurrahs. We've always wanted to do something like this. This is what it's all about." Carter, who grew up in Elkridge, Md., near Baltimore, first went to the races in his early 20s, but it was on regular visits to Ocean Downs that he caught the harness racing bug and decided to buy a racehorse. He was introduced to horseman Corey Braden and horsewoman Colby Hubble, who helped get him started. The Carters' other business interests include a restaurant and a hospital linens supply company. Carter previously owned an industrial laundry. Haverstick worked for Hubble and was a second trainer at the farm before taking over more responsibilities from Hubble last year. "I grew up in New Oxford, Pa., between York and Gettysburg," Haverstick said. "I was real close to Hanover Shoe Farms. My family had racehorses, so that's how I got into it. I was riding very young and as soon as I could sit on the jog cart I was jogging horses. I sort of forgot about the riding horses and all I wanted to do was the racehorses." Iron Mine Bucky and driver Dennis will start from post eight in the first of two nine-horse eliminations for the Hambletonian. The top five finishers from each elimination advance to the $1 million final later in the day. Dennis has won nearly 5,200 races as a driver and more than 1,000 as a trainer. He is a regular at Harrington Raceway and Dover Downs in his home state of Delaware. He grew up near Harrington Raceway and followed his father, trainer-driver J.D. Dennis, into the sport. Haverstick credits Dennis with helping Iron Mine Bucky's development. "We talk all the time," Haverstick said. "He really thinks a lot of this colt and goes above and beyond as a driver to help with him. He gave me a lot of input and suggestions, which was a big, big help." The Hambletonian as well as the U.S. Pacing Championship and Hambletonian Oaks will be presented during a 90-minute broadcast from 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday on CBS Sports Network. Hambletonian Day first race post time is noon. Below are the fields for the two Hambletonian eliminations: $70,000 Hambletonian Elimination 1 Race 8 - Post time 2:58 p.m. PP-Horse-Sire--Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Bar Hopping - Muscle Hill - Tim Tetrick-Jimmy Takter-9/5 2. Lagerfeld - Yankee Glide - Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter-12/1 3. Make Or Miss - Donato Hanover - Joe Bongiorno-Ron Burke-20/1 4. Milligan's School - Yankee Glide - Andy Miller-Julie Miller-10/1 5. Brooklyn Hill - Muscle Hill - David Miller-Jonas Czernyson-3/1 6. Mavens Way - Muscle Hill - John Campbell-Ake Svanstedt-6/1 7. Tight Lines - Yankee Glide - Jeff Gregory-Jeff Gregory-25/1 8. Iron Mine Bucky - Explosive Matter - George Dennis-Greg Haverstick-15/1 9. Reigning Moni - Donato Hanover - David Miller-Jimmy Takter-4/1   $70,000 Hambletonian Elimination 2 Race 9 - Post time 3:25 p.m. PP-Horse-Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Jimmy William - Cantab Hall - Tim Tetrick-Jimmy Takter-20/1 2. The Royal Harry - RC Royalty - Ake Svanstedt-Ake Svanstedt-20/1 3. Sutton - Donato Hanover - Andy Miller-Julie Miller-6/1 4. Marion Marauder - Muscle Hill - Scott Zeron-Paula Wellwood-3/1 5. Southwind Frank - Muscle Hill - Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke-4/5 6. Hollywood Highway - Muscle Massive - John Campbell-Staffan Lind-30/1 7. Dominion Beach - Muscle Hill - Bjorn Goop-Nancy Johansson-30/1 8. Love Matters - Explosive Matters - Brett Miller-Jimmy Takter-12/1 9. Waitlifter K - Muscles Yankee - David Miller-Andrew Harris-10/1 Ken Weingartner

The long time harness racing couple Tina and George Dennis, of Delaware, generously give their time every year to host a golf outing to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). It is more than fitting to honor the late Ben Stafford Jr. by having the event bear his name, in his memory, to benefit the horses he loved.   The event is set for Monday, August 12, 2016 at the beautiful private club Quail Hill, in Wyoming, Delaware. The day will start with registration and lunch from 12-1 and a shotgun start at 1pm. The event continues with cocktails and dinner, awards, prizes, a raffle, and auction.   The cost is $125 pp., hole sponsorship is $100 and Price Honda is generously providing a hole-in-one prize. Contact George Dennis at 302-270-4599 or use the link for SRF at http://www.adoptahorse.org/-!de-golf-outing/ceiy   SRF greatly appreciates the continued hard work and kindness of the Dennis family to help SRF.   Two hundred eight trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, all in need of homes.   SRF is honored to care for the horses Ben loved in his memory.     Standardbred Retirement Foundation, 353 Sweetmans Lane, Suite 101, Millstone Twp., NJ 08535

Iron Mine Bucky survived a miserable first quarter in the slop and went on to capture the faster division of Saturday's $116,304 Currier & Ives at The Meadows. Cufflink Hanover took the other division in the stake for harness racing 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Iron Mine Bucky hadn't raced since winning an Oct. 2 Keystone Classic split at The Meadows, and he got just the sort of journey -- stuck outside -- winning driver George Dennis didn't want. "I wasn't expecting to get that rough a trip," Dennis said. "They didn't go that much early, and he got a little excited -- first time out, first time in the mud. I didn't want to wrestle him back to last." But the Hambletonian-eligible son of Explosive Matter-My Foolish Dream persevered on the outside and overpowered the leader, 2-5 favorite Hititoutofthepark. Iron Mine Bucky prevailed in 1:55.2, 1-1/2 lengths better than Steed, while Hititoutofthepark saved show. "He really trotted strong up the backside and turned in a big mile," Dennis said. "I'm very, very pleased." Greg Haverstick trains Iron Mine Bucky, who extended his career bankroll to $132,023, for Iron Mine Branch LLC. Iron Mine Bucky Cufflink Hanover has won three of four starts since adding hopples, and he again looked useful and professional. He worked out a pocket trip behind Truemass Volo, then blew by him in the lane to triumph in 1:55.4. Hollywood Highway found late room for second, 2 lengths back, with Truemass Volo third. "He's been getting lucky with his trips, and he's been racing good," said winning driver David Miller, who owns the Andover Hall-CR Savoire Faire gelding with the Enzed Racing Stable of the colt's trainer, Nifty Norman. "He seemed way sharper today than he did last week. He's coming along really nice." Cufflink Hanover $70,500 Currier & Ives, 3-Year-Old Filly Trotters Saturday's rain-soaked program also featured the filly division of the Currier & Ives, with Goodtogo Hanover rolling to her seventh consecutive victory. Lookin Sharp erased a sizable deficit to take the other split. Goodtogo Hanover was away second for Brian Zendt, who moved her to the point before the quarter. The daughter of Explosive Matter-Grammy Hall held off the late challenge of the pocket-sitting Witnesstheprincess by 3/4 lengths in 1:56.4. Moots completed the ticket. Goodtogo Hanover, who vaulted over $100,000 in career earnings, is undefeated in seven outings this year, but she showed once again that she can be a handful until the gate folds. "She was a little wild behind the gate -- ohmygosh," Zendt said. "She had her head hung up on the gate for a minute. She was so mad I don't know how she didn't run. She makes you worry, but as long as you don't have her doubled up and mad, she'll be okay. She doesn't want to run. All she wants to do is get out of there." Bill Zendt conditions Goodtogo Hanover and owns with Gary Saul. Goodtogo Hanover Lookin Sharp, the 4-5 favorite, trailed the leader, Sunset Glider, by 3 lengths at the three-quarters when Matt Kakaley suggested it was time to get busy. She tracked down Sunset Glider and downed her by a neck in 1:57, with My Pink Bike third. "Of all the horses we sent to Florida (for the winter), she's probably one of the horses who grew up and matured the most," said Tyler Butenschoen, assistant to winning trainer John Butenschoen. "I saw a big difference in her. She showed late in the year she could go with the best fillies. The more the year went on, the more she learned and the better she got." William Wiswell and M&L of Delaware campaign the daughter of Andover Hall-Warrawee Krisp, who soared over $200,000 in career earnings. Lookin Sharp Evan Pattak

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

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