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HARRINGTON, Del. - The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for harness racing 3-year-old pacers at Harrington Raceway commenced Monday with three $20,000 divisions. The final division was the fastest as Only Money Inc. and Jason Skinner's Bags To Riches ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) broke the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts with a 1:51.4 victory over Hallie's Comet and Almost Cut My Hair. The Roddy's Bags Again colt never had an anxious moment in his wire-to-wire score for trainer Skinner. The prior mark was 1:52.2, shared by Windfall Blue Chip, Superbad Hanover and Metropolitan. George Teague Jr.'s Daiymir ($2.20, Montrell Teague) was a decisive 1:52.3 winner in the first division. A son of Mr. Wiggles, Daiymir maintained a comfortable lead throughout for a dominating win for trainer Clyde Francis. His stablemate, Henry The Dragon, finished second with Kaaya third. Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon was a front end winner in the second division with a 1:52.2 score over River's Crest and Stay In Your Place. The Art Director gelding notched his sixth career win for trainer Bobby Clark. In the overnight feature, the $17,500 Open Pace, Major Uptrend ($7.20, Tony Morgan) was an impressive 1:49.3 winner for owner Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Inc. Trained by Tim Crissman, it was the fastest mile of the meet. DSBF action will continue on the Tuesday program with three $20,0000 divisions for pacing fillies, with four divisions of trotters closing out the week on Wednesday. The top eight point earners from the two elimination legs will return to compete in $100,000 final events on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Matthew Sparacino  

DOVER, Del.--- Bags To Riches enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip en route to ending Henry The Dragon's five-straight harness racing win streak to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Dover Downs championship on Thursday, Nov. 17. With Tim Tetrick at the controls, Bags To Riches left fast to get the early lead and gave way to prohibitive favorite unbeaten Henry The Dragon. Montrell Teague steered Henry The Dragon upfront challenged only by the Corey Callahan-driven James Isaac on the backstretch. The duo continued that way until turning for home when James Isaac retreated allowing Bags To Riches to come to the outside where he uncorked a :27.2 final corner to get up by a half-length in DSBF stakes record time of 1:51.1. Bags To Riches was bred by Only Money Inc. who shares ownership in the Roddy's Bags Again -Pint The Sky Blue colt with trainer Jason Skinner. The win by freshman is his fourth in eight starts with two seconds and a third to bring his bankroll total to $86,862. In the $20,000 DSBF Consolation, Wake Up And Go teamed with Corey Callahan for a 1:54 triumph coming from off the pace to pass Rat Tail (Montrell Teague) nearing the wire. It was the Roddy's Bags Again-Ima Early Riser colt's first lifetime victory after three seconds and two thirds in his ninth career effort. Suspinder (Allan Davis) finished third. Montrell Teague and Allan Davis racked up four wins apiece while Tim Tetrick, Vic Kirby and Ross Wolfenden has two trips to the winner's circle. Monday at Dover is a big pacing day. The $100,000 DSBF Colt Trot Final, two power-packed $35,000 Hap Hansen-Progress Pace eliminations, a $27,500 Delaware Special, an $18,000 and two $15,500 paces top the stellar card. There is no Live Sunday racing this week. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays this meet. For those planning to watch racing from the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. . There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Marv Bachrad

Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($3.20, Tony Morgan) notched her seventh win of the year in 1:52.4 in the $12,500 Mares Open II at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway.  Trained by co-owner Jason Skinner, the 5-year-old No Pan Intended mare assumed command near the half-mile and never relented from there in her open length win over A La Notte Hanover and a hard charging Matinee Dragon.  It was one of four wins on the program for Morgan.  George Dennis had a trainer/driver double.    Wednesday's (September 23) program at Harrington Raceway will support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition as horse bracelets and other merchandise with be made available for purchase in the paddock and grandstand lobby areas. All proceeds will go to benefit the DBCC. The seventh race on the 12 race program was named in the DBCC's honor. To learn more about DBCC, please visit 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    

DOVER, Del.---  Ultra-consistent Cash Cab scored a 1:56.2 victory in the $15,000 Male Claiming pace feature over a ‘sloppy’ track at Dover Downs on scratch-filled Sunday, March 1. Harness racing driver Ron Pierce had a four-bagger. Cash Cab notched his second win to go with four seconds in his last seven starts for owner-trainer Jason Skinner. Allan Davis was in the sulky for the 1:56.2 triumph, a race in which Cash Cab was claimed by trainer Doug Lewis. The Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie 10-year-old registered his 41st lifetime win raising earnings to $559,994. Sir Globalop Z Tam closed strongly for Eddie Davis Jr. to secure second. Wilbur Z Tam (Trace Tetrick) took third. Bossa Nova Baby was scratched. In a $10,700 4&5-Year-Old Male pace, Ron Pierce picked up his fourth win of the day steering Dawn Webb and trainer Buddy Bright’s Keystone Ryder to victory.    There were only three starters in the 15th race with nine horses being scratched early in the program. Eddie Davis Jr. took 6-5 Ed and Mike Reepucci’s Western Hanover-Sun N Moon gelding, trained by Anastasius Papadolpoulos, right to the front and cut all the fractions in a 1:57 victory. Lyons Meandragon (Roger Plante) and Tom And Stan (Montrell Teague) were second and third. Mike Rossi guided the longshot on the card, winner-trainer Pamela Polk’s Wynnfield Noelle to a 31-1 wire-to-wire victory in 2:01.3. The Life Sizzles-Ladyshooter filly was chased home by Koko Chanel (Art Stafford Jr.) and Sugar Pin (Ron Pierce). Pierce drove four wins, Eddie Davis Jr. had three and Allan Davis had two winners. FOUR MARES SEEK TO EXTEND WINS IN MONDAY DISTAFF Valerya, Taylor Rei, Springford and Jeremes Sweetheart, all winners last start, meet head on in $13,000 Mares Winners-Over pace on Monday, March 2 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Valerya was the fastest winner last week as Jonathan Roberts guided the Foulk Stable's seven-year-old to a 1:52 wire-to-wire triumph with a three-seconds allowance. The win was the fourth in her last five outings. MoCoo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing's Taylor Rei boasts an impressive record of four wins, three seconds, and a third in eight races on the program. George Dennis drives Springford for owner-trainer Jeff Clark. It was her second win of the campaign. Jeremes Sweetheart and Vic Kirby is another with strong performances all meet. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the five-year-old, who won in her last start to go with four seconds, two thirds and a fourth in her last outings. A couple of the opponents were strong second-place performers last time. Bay Pond Stable's Hearts N Flowers, with Allan Davis driving, has been second twice and a winner in her previous two races while Harvey Eisman, Bert Hochsprung and Erv Miller Stable's Twin B Heartland has posted three wins this meet with a strong second last Monday. Corey Callahan will be in the bike. Erika Paradee's Lady's Delight will start from the rail with George Dennis driving. In a pair of $14,500 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over divisions, breeder, owner-trainer Virginia Louthan's Spin Vision (Ron Pierce) brings a three-race win streak into one section. Mary Harvey's Elizabeth Blue Chip (Sean Bier) has won two in-a-row, Mason Shaw's La Fiesta (Tony Morgan) and Lindysbathinbeauty (Callahan), owned by Tina and Joe Clark, is another winner last week, leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Ms. Louthan's homebred Megginspin (Pierce) is the sole winner in her last start in the other $14,500 section for young females. Jenny Bier's Skinnydip Hanover (Daryl Bier), Fred Hertrich and Bob Tribbett's Rachelle's Beat (Callahan) and Tim Mumford's Romanascape (Jim Morand) lead the opposition. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Each week, there is no racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Believe This Bob, off at 5-1, made everyone a believer after a 1:51.1 harness racing victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special during a sudden snow shower at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 29. Meet leader Corey Callahan had a big day with another quadruple. With Ross Wolfenden in the bike, Believe This Bob won the $25,000 feature for the third time this meet, his second in the last four starts. The altered son of Delaware-sire Beach Romeo-Believe This Gal, trained by Jason Skinner for owner Mary Ann Larrimore, closed along the passing lane to overtake Don't Ya Know (Corey Callahan), who had led from the start and fought off a strong Papa Ray (Eddie Davis Jr.) until the final strides. The win was the 25th in his 100 career starts for Believe This Bob. He has earned purses of $35,000 already in 2015 and $271,645 lifetime. Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) closed quickly to take third. In the $16,000 Open pace, Contraband Hanover was for real, in a 1:52.2 triumph, the second of four for Callahan. Tom Lazzaro owns the Somebeachsomewhere-Castaway gelding, trained by Dylan Davis, in his second victory of his last three races. Keystone Real Deal (Montrell Teague) and Leyden (George Dennis) were second and third respectively. Little Ben and Trace Tetrick came up big in the $14,500 3,4&5 Male Winners-Over pace cutting out a 1:51.3 career best. Go Big Spinder (Pierce) was next. Workandplay (Callahan) was the show finisher. The victory for the Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite gelding was his second of three and fourth of seven this meet. Ron Pierce sent Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool right to the front and never was headed in a 1:51.1 decision in a $13,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Adventure Bound (Art Stafford Jr.) was a good second. Millenuium Wheel (Jason Lynch) closed from far back for third. Ballinrobe won the other $14,500 edition giving Allan Davis, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Sharon White, Mark Givens and Legacy Racing, winning credits. The Bettor's Delight-Lisbellaw gelding notched a 1:51.4 triumph. PL Hoofhearted (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of Cheyenne Outlaw (George Dennis). The longshot of the day was the consistent Ourea Nourrir, who stepped up after a win with a $15,000 tag to post a 1:52.2 success winning a $25,000 Male Claiming pace. Allan Davis drove for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Sharon White and Legacy Racing. Arsenal (Tetrick) came in second with Eridanus N (Vic Kirby) third place. It was the fourth win to go with three seconds in seven appearances for the Dragon Again-Odds On The Hat gelding. Three sets of owner, trainer and driver combinations enjoyed two wins during the program. George Dennis, trainer Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick along with Ron Pierce, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor and Allan Davis, Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing and Sharon White. Friday, Saturday and this week only, on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, are "dark" days. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know ($16.60) and driver Allan Davis) won his second straight race Monday with a 7-to-1 upset in the $17,000 Open Pace on the opening day harness racing meet at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.1. The 4-year-old Western Ideal gelding followed Feel Like A Fool into second-over position on the outside and hit his best stride in the stretch to pass tiring pacesetter Manhattan Rusty N and outkick a bottled up Lollipop Kid, who shook loose late for second, for a one-length win. Feel Like A Fool was third. Trained by Jason Skinner, it was the fourth victory of the year for the winner. It was one of five wins on the program for driver Allan Davis. Any doubt as to the track condition for opening day was quickly removed as the fastest race on the program occurred in the 4th race when John Dayton's Just a Jolt ($2.60, Victor Kirby) cruised a 1:51.3 triumph. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was Just A Jolt's fifth win of a thus far stellar 2014 campaign. The winning clocking was just two-fifths of a second off the 4-year-old gelding track record, held by Western Ace. Ross Wolfenden had three winners on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Dover, Del--- San Fran Lady N and BJ's Sweetheart, both clocked in 1:53.3, won the $15,000 Filly and Mare Winners-Over split divisions on Monday, Dec. 30 at Dover Downs. With no live racing on New Year's Eve day, San Fran Lady N and BJ's Sweetheart closed out the 2013 portion of the six-month long meet, in diverse styles. Owner-trainer Peter Tritton's recent import, San Fran Lady N and Tony Morgan took no prisoners en route to her first U.S. victory, in her fourth local start overwhelming a field reduced to five starters with a convincing :27.4 final panel. Timmylynn came on for Montrell Teague to finish second in front of Mystra and Chris Page. Including her earnings in the states, San Fran Lady N, a seven-year-old daughter of former American-breds, Live Or Live-Emcill, has won 19 races and $130,350 lifetime. In the other $15,000 division, BJ's Sweetheart, driven by George Dennis, had just enough to hold off a fast finishing Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) and Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague), who finished second and third. Susan and trainer Jason Skinner own the sophomore filly by No Pan Intended-Artrisma, now a five-time winner this year while earning $90,660. Corey Callahan, recently voted U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) Rising Star Award winner, drove four winners. George Dennis and Eddie Davis Jr. had doubles. Dover Downs will be dark on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve day). Live racing resumes on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 (New Year's Day) with a $20,000 Open trot feature race. First post on weekdays, Monday through Thursday is 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. From everyone at Dover Downs, Have a Happy New Year! by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- Mystra and San Fran Lady N lead a select field of six in one half of the $15,000 double female feature; Beechwood Diana and newcomer BJ's Sweetheat head nine starters in the other on the Monday, Dec.30 program at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Foulk Stable's Mystra, a longtime local female standout, is back in form and will be driven by Chris Page. San Fran Lady N, owned and trained by successful New Zealand expatriate Peter Tritton, raced gamely last start and leaves from the rail with Tony Morgan in the bike. Timmylynn, owned by Richard Crammer, Black Dog Racing and trainer Bobby Reeser, ran off three straight wins last month earning a shot in the Open class, and now has dropped a notch. The rest of the field is made up by KDM Stable's Miss Annie J and Allan Davis, also dropping down in class from the Open. AQ pair of veterans complete the lineup, George Teague's No Bad Luck with Montrell Teague and Kim Hunterpfund's Docdor Libby and Ross Wolfenden. The other $15,000 pace features 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare pacers. Richard Ashley and Mike Cain's Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) benefits from a much improve post position. Susan and trainer Jason Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart (George Dennis) makes his first local start since last July, has drawn post 1. Joel and Diane Halpern's Mindale's Smile (Ben Stafford Jr.) has been in top form lately. Valerya, bred, owned, trained and driven by Art Stafford Jr. must overcome post 8 while Erika Paradee's Lady's Delight (Mike Rossi) leaves from post 9 in the second tier. JoAnn King's American Ginger (Trace Tetrick) and Ron Davis' Grace Of An Angel (George Dennis) are a pair of three-year-old contenders. Katherine Bardis and George Teague's Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague) and E&K Stable and David King's Special Lady (Eddie Davis Jr.) round out the lineup. On behalf of everyone at Dover Downs Harness Racing, management, officials, horsemen and all workers, have a Happy New Year 2014! There is no live racing on Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve. Racing resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, New Year's Day at 4:30 p.m. Thursday racing also begins at 4:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

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

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

Delaware-based harness racing trainer Jason Skinner ships in a promising pair of three-year-old pacers, including a $1,500 bargain, for the $12,500 second bracket of the Spring Survivor Series, carded as race two on the 12-race Saturday program at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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