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DOVER, Del--- Tim Tetrick recorded his 9,998th career victory guiding Christen Me N to a 1:51 triumph in a $30,000 Preferred pace to cap an outstanding Thursday harness racing program at Dover Downs on Nov. 2. Poisonous scored the fastest win taking the $25,000 Open in 1:50.3 while Bettor Memories notched a 1:51.4 victory in the $21,000 3 & 4-Year-Old Open pace. Jim King trains Christen Me N for Richard Pollucci who purchased the nine-year-old altered son of Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams early this year after banking $2-million racing Down Under. Sunfire Blue Chip and Corey Callahan cut out most of the mile before Christen Me N following cover moved three-wide on the final turn and rolled home followed by Sweet Rock with Vic Kirby finishing second. Soto came on third for Art Stafford Jr. Tetrick enjoyed a similar come-from-behind trip steering Poisonous to a 1:50.3 performance in the $25,000 Open pace for owner-trainer Josh Green. The win was the sixth of the season for the Art Major-She's Poison horse who now has won $113,628 this year. Sicili (Montrell Teague) was runner-up. Kid PK (Tony Morgan) was the show horse. An inside post was all that Gus Dovi's Bettor Memories needed as Andrew McCarthy fashioned a 1:51.4 conquest in the $21,000 3&4-Year-Old Open. Nifty Norman conditions the 4-Year-Old Bettor's Delight-Allamerican Memoir gelding to his seventh win off the campaign raising his seasonal earnings to $125,110. Delaware champion Bag To Riches (Tetrick) was a strong second with JJ Flynn (Ross Wolfenden) third. Robert Ginsburg's Sawbuck Hanover won the $35,000 Claiming pace with meet defending driver champion Corey Callahan in the bike winning the $22,000 purse event. Play The Field (McCarthy) and Reggiano (Morgan) were second and third respectively. On the undercard, Tetrick annexed a 1:52.3 victory with Baileys Rock N, the second win of the night for owner Rich Pollucci and trainer Jim King. The New Zealand-bred gelding is a four-year old Bettor's Delight-Baileys Pearl, now two-for-two in the USA. Howard Taylor's bred and owned Mentira, trained by Curtis Daniels and piloted by Ross Wolfenden were winners in $18,000 paces. As the horses lined up for the first race, Makenzie MC went down tossing driver Roger Plante to the ground and dragged him a short distance. The hurting driver was tended-to by the track medical crew and Plante was taken by ambulance to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He sustained cuts, scrapes and bruises and a hair line fracture. Tim Tetrick had a diving triple, Jim King won two training races. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad  

ANDERSON, Ind. - Nike Franco N cruised to victory in the second $25,000 elimination of the Breeders Crown Mares Pace Friday night at Hoosier Park. Tim Tetrick guided the 2-5 harness racing favorite to a 1:51.2 score. Call Me Queen Be took the lead early but Nike Franco N was able to regain command past the :26.2 opening quarter and then set even fractions of :55.3 and 1:24 with Medusa offering token pressure. In the stretch, Nike Franco N cruised to a handy victory with her :27.2 final quarter putting her 2¼ lengths ahead of runner up Bedroomconfessions at the wire. Owned by Richard Poillucci of North Easton, Massachusetts, the 7-year-old by McArdle mare was a winner for the 29th time in her 52-race career. Jim King Jr. trains Nike Franco N. "She's just a sweetheart," said Tetrick. "She's just as good on or off the pace. When they let her go 1:24 to the three quarters, she likes that, too." Nike Franco N returned $2.80 to win. Joining the top pair in the October 27 Breeders Crown finale will be L A Delight, Seventimesavirgin and Sassa Hanover. Post positions for the final: 1. L A Delight 2. Pure Country 3. Nike Franco N* 4. Darlinonthebeach* 5. Windsun Glory 6. Bedroomconfessions 7. Sassa Hanover 8. Lady Shadow 9. Seventimesavirgin 10. Blue Moon Stride AE1. Medusa AE2. Wrangler Magic   *Elimination winners draw from posts one through five. Nike Franco N By Jay Bergman, for Breeders Crown    

YONKERS, N.Y. - Christen Me, the multiple grouped harness racing stakes winner and earner of more than $2 million, will make his first start at Yonkers Raceway in Saturday night’s Open Handicap Pace. The veteran New Zealand-bred was assigned the coveted inside post position in the field that includes The Real One, who seeks his third straight Open victory from post eight, millionaire Sunfire Blue Chip, and YS Lotus, who seeks his fifth straight win. After amassing 10 Group 1 victories in Australia and New Zealand, including the Miracle Mile and Victoria Cup, and earning $1.9 million for trainer Cran Dalgety, United States-based owners Rich and Donna Poillucci bought 9-year-old Christen Me earlier this year. The purchase came to the surprise of trainer Jim King, Jr. “He just called one day and said, ‘how about this horse?’ He said, ‘well, I bought him.’ They pick out their own and basically, they just send them.” Although King didn’t know much about Christen Me when he arrived, he soon learned from his fellow trainers and the public that he was involved with something special. “Whenever anything is done, social media, they just respond to him like crazy. He was pretty famous down there,” King said. “I have a lot of friends and associates that are from down there that are here now. They all said, ‘you’re getting who? What?’ ” Christen Me finished fourth in the Group 3 The Founders 1700 Pace in his final New Zealand start March 3. Christen Me recorded his first victory since May 2016 in his debut for King in an overnight at Harrah’s Philadelphia May 14. Christen Me then finished third in a preferred at The Meadowlands May 21, pacing a final quarter of : 25.2. “We were quite impressed with him,” King said. “He’s still got the talent, that’s for sure, even though he’s got a little age. He’s still got the talent and the desire.” Christen Me continued to race well, finishing third in the $150,000 Stafford Invitational at Harrah’s. He paced 1:48.2 with a :25.3 final quarter in a preferred at the same venue next out before finishing eighth in the $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup June 17. After that race, King felt Christen Me wasn’t healthy and gave the gelding a break. “Instead of going excessive with antibiotics and stuff, we give him time,” he explained. “That seems to be what he’s had a lot of during his life because he came here 9 years old with 68 lifetime starts. That’s not many for a horse of that age. I think they had some issues down there with him. He wouldn’t stay healthy because he would bleed and they don’t have the use of lasix down there. That helped make the decision to bring him here.” Although he wasn’t racing, Christen Me didn’t spend much time away from the track. King, who trains with wife Joann, kept Christen Me in light training throughout the summer. That’s the way the “old pro” likes it, said King, who added that Christen Me is good-headed and nice to work around for caretaker Kate Moore. “It’s not like he’s just out in the field and stays there. He’s not that comfortable out by himself for one thing, but we turn horses out real early in the morning before the sun comes up,” he said. “He always stays busy. Even his down time, he’s still in training. We tow him some. Put the lead shank on him and when you’re jogging another one, take him with you. When we back off on him, that’s all we do is back off, we don’t stop.” Christen Me resurfaced in a qualifier at Harrah’s August 1. He won in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:54.0 and returned the following week to win another trial the same way in 1:52.4. King qualified Christen Me a final time at Harrah’s September 12. With Tim Tetrick in the bike, Christen Me won in 1:53.4 with a :26.3 final quarter. “We were just trying to get him back ready. When he goes, of course he’s got to go with the best and a horse like him, you can’t really race into shape. There’s a lot that’s expected of him. First start out of the box, they’re expected to be ready to go,” King said. “We were satisfied with his first qualifier, but his second qualifier was just much, much better. Tim got off and said, ‘this horse needs to go somewhere. He wants to race.’ His determination is just crazy good.” King chose the Open Handicap at Harrington Raceway September 18 for Christen Me’s return. With Tim Tetrick unavailable, King turned to Jordan Stratton, who was in town for the Quillen Memorial. “I texted (Jordan) and told him to give me a call when he had a chance. No quicker than I pushed the button did he answer me back,” King said. “I said, ‘would you mind driving that horse for me?’ ‘For sure,’ he said, ‘I’d love to go with that horse.’ ” After rating in fifth early, Stratton guided Christen Me first-over past the half. Christen Me advanced willingly from 6 1/4 lengths out of it around the third turn, but when Stratton gave a few whip taps approaching the three-quarters, Christen Me accelerated like a wound-up toy car released from a child’s hands. He made short work of a 2 1/2-length deficit and struck the lead on the far turn. Under a hand drive, Christen Me maintained a 1 1/2-length advantage in the stretch to win in 1:53.0. “He raced him very good, like he should,” King said. “He let him slide away a little bit, settled in, set up first-over and when he gave him his cue, he just started marching. He was really, really impressive.” Although Christen Me raced from off the pace in each of his six North American starts to date, King expects the son of Christian Cullen to show speed in Saturday’s Open. Stratton will drive again. “I don’t think he’ll have any problem showing speed. He’ll get started on his way and he does have a start under him. I don’t feel that’s an issue,” King said. “He’ll definitely sit close, I’m sure of it. Jordan has raced him once now and it doesn’t take a guy like Jordan long to get their own opinion of a horse like that and the horse will be ready to go when he gets there, if I’ve done my job, and I think I have. Those guys that race there, they always have respect for good horses that race from the rail. They know they’re going to really get tortured if they overdo it, so I look for him to get away in a good spot.” In addition to the Open Handicap Pace, Saturday’s card also features a $50,000 Open Handicap Trot and a $30,000 4-Year-Old Open Handicap Pace. First post time is 7:10 p.m. For entries for Saturday’s races, click here. by Brandon Valvo for the SOA of NY

YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 29, 2017 - Favored Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $4.30) stalked, then starred, from second-over Friday night (Sept. 29th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 harness racing filly and mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried early form post position No. 6 (in one notch after a defection), Newborn Sassy saw Betabcool N (Eric Goodell) through down a reasonable early gauntlet (:27.2, :56.2). Delightful Dragon (Brent Holland) then moved from fourth going toward a 1:24.2 three-quarters. Betbacool N had a length-and-a-half to play with in and out of the final turn, but playtime was about to end. Newborn Sassy launched around her stagnant tow, then mowed down the leader. The margin was three-quarters of a length in a flat 1:53. Betabcool N held second over a pocketed Dewar N Soda (Eric Abbatiello), with Lispatty (George Brennan) and a returning Diva's Image (Pat Lachance) rounding out the payees. For 'Sassy,' a 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by (trainer) Jim King Jr and CC Racing, it was her seventh win in a dozen seasonal starts (career earnings in excess of $700,000). The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $12.60, with the triple returning $98 Frank Drucker

YONKERS, NY, Friday September 8, 2017- Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $3.70) overcame seven harness racing rivals and a scattering Friday night (Sept. 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth from post position No. 5, 'Sassy' watched as Jag Out (George Brennan) leave around Lovineveryminute (Brent Holland), paying a :26.4, first-quarter privilege for the lead. In the second turn, the latter was attempting to leapfrog past the former when the pair locked wheels. That unscheduled bit of loveliness caused all the ladies in behind to alter their routes, with any number either breaking and/or going wide and 59-1 longshot trailer Betabcool N (Greg Merton) leaving the course. After the discourse, Newborn Sassy-one of the those breakers-righted the ship and moved to the lead, with Betabcool N taking the very abbreviated way back to the oval and into the pocket. The half was a an incident-slowed :58.1, after which 'Sassy' finished it off (1:26.1, 1:54.3). The margin was a length-and-a-half into the lane and a length-and-three-quarters at the wire. Betabcool N was second, with Princess Fabulosa (Eric Goodell), HP Sissy (Brian Sears) and Acefourtyfour Alex (Joe Bongiorno) settling for the remainder. After a lengthy inquiry, the judges made no placements, deeming Betabcool N should not be penalized for shortening her trip to avoid the impediments in front of her. For Newborn Sassy, a 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by (trainer) Jim King Jr. CC Racing LLC, it was her sixth win in 10 seasonal starts (career 4-for-5 here, including last season's Lady Maud). The exacta paid $199, the triple returned $807 and the superfecta paid $17,433 (base $2 payout). Frank Drucker

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her third career win. The same connections prevailed in the second division with Logan's Girl ($2.40, Kirby) who was a 1:55 winner over Lunar Phase and Diva Demands. The Roddy's Bags Again filly completed a sweep of her elimination divisions, as she did at Dover Downs before finishing second in the $100,000 final on April 11. The King connection struck again in the final division with a 1:55.1 win with Spanish Dream ($11.40), who narrowly defeated Free Flight Fran, who had won five straight, and Westwind Roddylee. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be contested on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Allan Davis and Tony Morgan joined Kirby with a driving triple. Roberts had a double. One of the races not won by King, Kirby, Morgan or Davis was the overnight feature, in which Mike Hall's St Kitts ($38, Jon Roberts) won the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. Four divisions of DSBF 3-year-old trotters will headline the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

Columbus, OH --- She and her husband already have Delaware champion Logan’s Girl, stand-out Newborn Sassy, the top-class Purrfect Bags, the 2015 North America Cup winner in Wakizashi Hanover and a former New Zealand Horse of the Year in Christen Me, but there is one other horse in the care of Jo Ann Looney-King and Jim King Jr. who is intent on accumulating her own accolades rather than linger in the shadows of her harness racing barnmates and that is Nike Franco N. The New Zealand-bred, who competed in Australia, collected $321,393 from 33 trips to the post, with 18 victories, established several track records and has defeated males on multiple occasions. She has yet, however, to capture her first stakes final on her new continent and will seek to accomplish that task on Saturday (June 17) in the C$365,000 Roses Are Red final at Mohawk Racetrack. “She is just her own woman,” said Looney-King. “That is about the best way to size her up and she knows she is her own woman. She just takes everything as it comes and goes about her business.” Like Christen Me, Nike Franco is owned by Richard Poillucci and will be steered by her regular reinsman, Tim Tetrick, on Saturday. The duo will leave from post position three in the field of 10. Although the formidable Lady Shadow is the morning line favorite at 6-5, Nike Franco is the second selection at 2-1 off her powerful 1:49.2 performance in her elimination last week. “We knew she would race well like she always does, but we did not expect that,” said Looney-King. “Just watching her was impressive and Timmy always puts her, like he does with all the horses he drives, in the right spot to win. She certainly was ready last week and we hope to see that again from her, but this is a tough group of mares, especially with Lady Shadow in there, so she will need to be at her best. Nike raced great at Chester against her (second in the Betsy Ross Invitational) but she just could not catch her.” In fact, one of the reasons Tetrick is so enamored with this mare is directly related to the determination she demonstrated in that event to finish a swiftly-charging second. “I love Nike Franco,” he said. “I think she’s a great mare. I don’t think people in America have seen what she can do yet. I’m a very firm believer in her and I don’t think anybody knows (how good she can be). All I know is when I ask her to do something, she does it. Even at Chester when I was in a terrible spot she kept digging. She made up five lengths at Chester in a (1):49 mile being three-wide around the last turn. I race there all the time and horses do not do that.” Since her intercontinental transition, Nike Franco has compiled a record of 10-7-2-0 and earned $131,625. The only time she has failed to hit the board was a seventh place finish in the first leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway on March 17, but she certainly had an excuse. “We were really looking forward to racing her in that series, but she ended up being pretty sick and we just weren’t going to push her,” Looney-King said. “It’s a long season and that’s what we try to do is keep the horses happy and healthy as they go through it.” Nike Franco also has regal blood flowing through her veins as the daughter of McArdle's dam, Nearea Franco, was a New Zealand champion and her granddam No Paba, is a half-sibling to 1990 Horse of the Year Beach Towel. King claims the 7-year-old mare even has her own fan club. “She attracts attention wherever she goes,” Looney-King said. “In fact, there are still people in Australia that are watching her over here and the girl who used to take care of her, Amanda Grieve, makes sure she is plugged in to her every move. She’s just a bay mare with her own way about her. Jim and I are just very lucky to have horses like her and all our horses this year. We remind ourselves every day how fortunate we are with them and for our family.” As her fans prepare to witness Nike Franco's second performance North of the Border, her driver is counting on her to illustrate just why those that come in contact with her become so attached. “Last week she won in (1):49 just as easy as you would want a horse to win,” Tetrick said. “It’s a very tough group. Lady Shadow is the horse to beat, but in my heart, if I can keep close to her, I think mine (this mare) can out-kick her; if I can just stay close to her.” * * * * * * Two-time defending champion Lady Shadow heads to this year’s Roses Are Red final off a 1:50.2 victory in her elimination last week, pushing her win streak to six races dating back to last year. She has won 14 of her last 16 races, a stretch that began with her triumph in her Roses Are Red elim last June. She won last year’s final in 1:48.1, just one-fifth of a second off Anndrovette’s stakes record. With a victory Saturday, Lady Shadow would join Anndrovette as the only three-time winners of the Roses Are Red. Anndrovette accomplished the feat from 2012-14. “She’s vicious,” said Lady Shadow’s driver Yannick Gingras. “I think she’s the one to beat. I’m very confident in her. She’s got big lungs. She can go those :27 quarters all day long. She’s got six of them in her. She never gets tired.” Lady Shadow was fifth at the opening quarter of her elimination before embarking on a first-over march to victory. “Sometimes you over-think stuff,” Gingras said. “I was trying to race her easy and get her a covered-up trip and it kind of worked against me. She had to work harder coming first up than if I’d just put her on the front. She was really good.” Lady Shadow, a 6-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Lady Camella, has won 31 of 58 career races and earned $1.72 million. She is owned by David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, and BFJ Stable and trained by Ron Adams. “Let’s face it, Lady Shadow has been tremendous,” said Tom Fanning, who trains Frost Damage Blues, the winner of the first of last week’s three eliminations. “Nike Franco is really good. I think there are a couple other ones, us included, that if things work right can be very competitive in there. It’s a competitive bunch this year.” Frost Damage Blues, owned by blueberry magnate Bill Augustine, won her elimination in 1:50.1 with a rally from mid-pack at the race’s midpoint. James MacDonald handled the driving and will be back in the sulky for the final. “She got a great trip,” Fanning said. “She likes those trips; she’ll fire off of that for sure.” A 5-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Art Matters, Frost Damage Blues has won 14 of 28 career races and earned $180,938. She finished third in last year’s Breeders Crown Mare Pace. “She’s been good,” Fanning said. “She’s filled out. I’m happy with how she is. The best thing about her is she just tries hard. Most of them don’t try as hard as they can. She is one of the few that does.” Following is the field for the Roses Are Red. PP-Horse-Driver-Trainer-Line 1-Bernadette-David Miller-Ron Adams-20/1  2-Frost Damage Blues-James MacDonald-Tom Fanning-6/1  3-Nike Franco N-Tim Tetrick- Jo Ann Looney King-2/1  4-Lady Shadow-Yannick Gingras-Ron Adams-6/5  5-Wrangler Magic-Louis-Philippe Roy-Rene Allard-8/1  6-Call Me Queen Be-Scott Zeron-Tony O'Sullivan-10/1  7-Witch Dali-Doug McNair-Richard Moreau-20/1  8-Penpal-Patrick Lachance-Patrick Lachance-15/1  9-Pure Country-Brett Miller-Jimmy Takter-8/1  10-Prairie Sweetheart-Matt Kakaley-Tony O'Sullivan-20/1 by Kim French, USTA Internet News Editor  Ken Weingartner also contributed to this report

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($9.80, Ross Wolfenden) recorded her 27th career win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53 in the $15,000 Mares Open. Arts Jem assumed the early lead in a contested opening quarter in 27.2 seconds while Purrfect Bags (Roddy's Bags Again) challenged and eventually cleared the former as the field of six reached the half-mile mark in 55.2 seconds. Through three-quarters in 1:24.3, Hostess Lisa maintained a fierce first over charge but was unable to get to Purrfect Bags who was a half-length winner. Hostess Lisa was second with Arts Jem third. A former Harrington horse of the meet, Purrfect Bags is trained by Jim King Jr. It was one of three wins on the program for Wolfenden. On the undercard, Louis Catana and Vince Bradley's Matinee Dragon ($19, Allan Davis) prevailed in a $10,000 conditioned pace for mare pacers in 1:52.4. It was the 24th career win for the 7-year-old daughter of the late stallion Dragon Again. Bradley had an owner/trainer double. Matthew Sparacino    

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($22, Montrell Teague) was an upset harness racing winner in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:57.2 over a sloppy racetrack. In the top weekly overnight event for trotters on the circuit, Spunky Jack made the early lead before Awsome Valley went back to the front at the quarter mile in 29 seconds. The 7-year-old 6-to-5 favorite Awsome Valley then marched through remaining fractions of 58.2 and 1:27.4 with Hemi Seelster applying heavy pressure. Powerful Charger followed that live cover and surged in deep stretch for a narrow win. Hemi Seelster was second. Awsome Valley finished third. It was the 36th career win for Powerful Charger who was a former Harrington horse of the meet. Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. Teague had a driving double. Meanwhile, once again the pick five (50-cent based wager, races 7-11) went unsolved and now has a carryover of $10,023.26 heading into the Thursday program. Track officials have guaranteed a $25,000 pool for Thursday. Matthew Sparacino

Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt with harness racing driver Victor Kirby at the controls returned to his winning ways with a wire-to-wire 1:53 score in the $15,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 6-year-old Village Jolt notched his fourth win of the year and 34th lifetime with a front stepping triumph over Sparky Mark and Special T Rocks. The win gave Kirby a driving double. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($6.80, George Dennis), notched his second sub-1:52 win at the current meet with a 1:51.2 score in the $12,500 Open II for trainer Lewis. The 6-year-old Art Major stallion took no prisoners in his front end sprint over Vapour N, who was a game second and show dough acquiring Bandolito. Trainer William Bright and Carlo Poliseno each had a double.  

War Cry Hall took the lead after the quarter and was on the way to his third win of the year romping to an easy triumph in the $25,000 Open trot on Wednesday, March 9 at Dover Downs. It was one of four wins for harness racing driver Tim Tetrick. Trained by Jim King for RBH Ventures, the winning time of 1:53 equaled the fastest trot at the track in 2016 set earlier by I Like My Boss in early January. Six Gun Hall (George Dennis) got a good spot sitting second behind the leader and finished there. Lucky Ten K (Eddie Dennis) got up for third. In the $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Trot, the only five-year-old, Inner Peace followed front-trotting Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) until early in the stretch before moving to the outside and finally corralling the leader nearing the finish line for a 1:53.1 lifetime best for owners J.Craparotta & P Berry Racing. Traci Berry trains the Crazed-Peace Of Mind gelding who took a new lifetime mark. Race favorite Celebrity Pegasus (All Davis) had to settle for a third. Tony Morgan posted his third win of the day driving Awsome Valley into a three-wide move approaching the final turn and pulling away to a 1:53.4 score in the $15,000 sub-feature trot. Kevin Lare conditions the veteran Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding for owner Frank Chick. Awsome Valley won for the 30th time in his career with lifetime earnings climbing to $$30,908. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) finished second for the third time this year while Jailhouse Diva (Montrell Teague) came from last in the nine-horse field to take third. In one of two $14,000 4&5-Year-Old trots, Tetrick returned to the winner's circle after piloting My Way The Highway to his second straight victory in 1:55.4 holding off Doc Simon's Dream (Ross Wolfenden). Windsun Cobra (Pat Berry) closed well to take third place. Steve Moss and trainer Leigh Raymer own the winner a four-year-old daughter of Muscle Massive-Emerald Myway. Tetrick also drove Ted Gewertz's Azucar, by Crazed-Lindy Loves Candy, trained by Scott DiDomenico, to his second straight win. In the other division, Paging Doctorlindy got away from the outside to get to the front and then led the rest of the mile for his second victory this meet and third of the year with Allan Davis driving for the JL Cruze ownership, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and for Minisink Farms. The Cantab Hall -Lindy's RN four-year-old gelding is trained by Eric Ell. PL Incoming (Tetrick) came home quickly to finish second in front of Lucky Ten K (E.Dennis), third. The almost Summer-like weather set the stage for Chris Sharpe's sharp pacer PT Storm, driven by Art Stafford Jr., to a lifetime record, 1:51 conquest, in a Delaware $5,000 Claiming Allowance. While Tim Tetrick drove four winners, Tony Morgan and Allan Davis were right behind with three. Owner-trainer Kathleen Brewer also had a triple. Jim King had a training double. BLACK AQUILA A, NEW PATROL PUT STREAKS ON LINE THURSDAY Black Aquila A and New Patrol, both win two race win streaks, collide in the Thursday, March 10 feature race at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. New Patrol has used wire-to-wire performances to win his last two starts and three winners in his last five outings for owner Frank Chick and trainer Kevin Lare. Tony Morgan will be his driver this week. Black Aquila A has come into top form for owners Bonuccelli and Breakaway racing. With Corey Callahan competing in the International Driver Challenge in Australia, Nick Callahan will be at the controls this time. Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws’ Don’t Ya Know, with Sean Bier, heads the list of challengers. Don’t Ya Know drops down in class after racing in the Delaware Special early this meet. Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art is another who should enjoy a change in starting positions as will Race Me Villa, owned by Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds, with Montrell Teague who gets a major change in post position moving from the outside to the middle of the eight starters.   Dave Banks and Layfield Horses’ All Gold, driven by Ross Wolfenden, has been no farther back than three times third with two wins in his last five outings. The two outside starters cannot be ignored. Rock N’Roll Jet with Jonathan Roberts, finished second last week while PT Stable’s classy Summer Camp (Vic Kirby) must overcome starting from the outside. There is no live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing resumes Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the acclaimed Harness 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. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund's (DSBF) second leg for harness racing 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway with Joann Looney-King's Cougar Creek ($17.60, Victor Kirby) the fastest winner of the trio in 1:57.4. The daughter of Dream Away sat behind favorite and pacesetter Apple Bottom Jeans throughout before surging by in deep stretch to prevail. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was Cougar Creek's first win in three lifetime starts. Carter Racing Stable's Fiftyshadesofrusty ($3.60, Corey Callahan) won the first division in 1:58.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. The Art Director-sired filly earned her first career win. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Up Town ($2.10, Allan Davis) completed a sweep of her eliminations with her fourth consecutive win in 1:59.1. The Wayne Givens-trainee and daughter of Tune Town has yet to taste defeat in her career. In the overnight feature on the 13-race program, the $16,000 Open Pace, John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks ($7, George Dennis) was victorious in 1:52. Two "rickshaw rumble" races were held as non-wagering events to benefit Horse Lovers United, who is dedicated to finding homes for horses who can no longer compete. Humans took the place of their equine counterparts, pulling a sulky in a 1/16 of a mile sprint. Local television host Heather Vitale coordinated the event which was successful in raising money for Horse Lovers United. Ashley Ivory won the "fillies" division, while Tyler Davis was victorious in the "colts" division. Kirby and Allan Davis each had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino    

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 30, 2015 -- Newborn Sassy extended her winning streak to six with an effortless victory in Wednesday's $93,800 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Cut And Paste captured the other division of the event for harness racing freshman filly pacers, giving Tim Tetrick a stake sweep. Although Newborn Sassy began her career with a pair of losses, Tetrick was aboard for her debut and was impressed. "She's the top 2-year-old pacing filly that I've driven this year," Tetrick said. "We liked her all along. First time I sat behind her, I thought she had talent but was a little green. She's really come along well." Since then, the daughter of Western Ideal-Sass Newton has won every outing, taking her mark of 1:51.1 in a PA Sites Stake at The Meadows. In the Keystone Classic, she coasted home on the lead in 1:53.1, downing Catharsis by 7-1/4 lengths, with Vorst third. Jim King, Jr., who conditions Newborn Sassy and owns with CC Racing, said she remains eligible for the Matron, which, for the first time, will limit its field to the top money winners. "I'm not sure if she'll go. You don't know who'll go on and who'll win what," King said. "I'd hate to train her for five weeks and be Also Eligible." Cut And Paste cruised on the front end in 1:54.4 after Tetrick gave her a leisurely 58:3 front half on the point. "We got good fractions, and my filly really sprinted off," Tetrick said. "She's really quick off the wings and really handy." The daughter of Well Said-On The Arm scored in 1:54.4, 3-1/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Danika P. She Devil Rusty rallied for show. Linda Toscano conditions Cut And Paste for Stake Your Claim Stable, Camelot Stable and Fred Wallace. $100,798 Keystone Classic -- 2-Year-Old Filly Trotters In the co-feature on Wednesday's program, Hot Curry, Casey T and Twice A Night -- nary a favorite among them -- each took a split. A nine-race maiden entering the stake, Hot Curry had little trouble overtaking the 1-6 selection, Lookin Sharp, in the lane and prevailing in 1:57.2 for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Crawford Farms, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Larry Karr. My Pink Bike followed the winner's cover for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Lookin Sharp saved show. "She's actually a sweetheart, but she's had bad luck here and there," Palone said of the daughter of Muscle Massive-Spiceberry Hanover. "I thought the race would play out for her. Speed hasn't been any good, and I thought she'd be able to tag along behind the favorite." Casey T blew by Windowshopper in the stretch and defeated her by 2 lengths for Brian Zendt in a career-best 1:58.1. Grace N Vanity earned show. The win marked a return to form for the homebred daughter of Madison River-Gia after a series of break-marred efforts. "It was mostly soreness," said Todd Rooney, who trains Casey T and owns with Foge McKeever and Elden Thompson. "She was right on the edge of needing to be shut down, but we were able to keep her patched together. When we got her good, we decided to keep her going for this race. I think she'll be a nice 3-year-old. I have a Chapter Seven half-brother to her going to the Lexington Sale." When Twice A Night jumped it off at the start, she figured to be racing for education only. But the race turned into a break-fest -- 1-5 favorite Twill Be Done made an unforced error on the lead; Ginny Weasley did the same after inheriting the lead -- Twice a Night was back in the hunt. She took maximum advantage, triumphing in 1:59.2. Candelaria Deo was second, 1/2 length in arrears, while I Luv Blackhawkred completed the ticket. "She was not herself today," said winning driver Jackie Ingrassia, who owns the daughter of Donato Hanover-Working Girl with Arden Homestead Stable. "She was very antsy and tough in the paddock, kicking the walls. I didn't think she would get back in the race at all. Even without the breakers, I think she would have been right there because she was loaded with trot finishing." Frank Ingrassia trains Twice A Night. Friday's card at The Meadows features a pair of Keystone Classics for 2-year-old colts and geldings -- a $122,800 trot and a $108,000 pace. First post is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($3.20, Victor Kirby) notched his third straight win Wednesday in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway with a 1:56.2 win. The 3-to-5 betting favorite swung wide on the final turn and outkicked I'm So Striking late for a narrow win. Spunky Jack was third. Powerful Charger has banked more than $123,000 in 2015 for trainer/co-owner King Jr. It was the second win of four on the program for Kirby. Ross Wolfenden and George Dennis each had a pair of wins. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule at Harrington through October 22.    

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($5.80) notched his 11th win of the year Wednesday in the $16,000 Open Trot at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.4. Trained by co-owner King Jr., the 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding charged home with urgency to reel in stretch leader Wingus late for the win. Spunky Jack was third. The win catapulted Powerful Charger closer to $500,000 in career earnings, as he has currently won more than $490,000. A fundraiser was held throughout the night in support of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Horse bracelets and other merchandise were sold during the evening with all proceeds going to benefit the DBCC. Local breast cancer survivors were on hand to participate in the winner's circle photo of the seventh race. Prior to the races a moment of silence was held to honor the memory of long-time Delaware horsemen J.D. Dennis who passed away on Monday September 21. Dennis was a former board member of Harrington Raceway and Delaware State Fair. He trained horses for more than 60 years and was survived by his wife Nellie and five children. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. -Harness racing trainer Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($5.40, Victor Kirby) prevailed Wednesday in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.2. Trained by co-owner King Jr., Powerful Charger took advantage of a contested early battle where Chinese Cuisine parked Enrico As, who both finished out of contention, before mounting his assault and reeling in stretch leader Tough Mac for the win. Five Towns finished third. It was the 10th win of the year for Powerful Charger, who surpassed $100,000 in seasonal earnings with the win. It was the second straight night that the King Jr. stable teamed up with driver Kirby to win Harrington's featured race, after winning the Fillies and Mares Open Tuesday with Purrfect Bags. Kirby also piloted the winner in the sub-featured $12,500 Open II, as Tirade Hanover ($3.80) was victorious for trainer/co-owner Leigh Raymer in 1:55.1. Kirby had three wins on the program. Allan Davis and Pat Berry each had a double. Matt Sparacino  

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