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DOVER, Del--- For the second time in three days, driver Jim Morand and trainer Les Givens collaborated to win a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Final with a Henry Faragalli III and Nanticoke Racing-owned pacer. This time, it was with Next Success, a 1:52.4 winner of the colt and gelding final after the foursome had combined on Tuesday, for Use Your Noodle's filly pace winner, at Dover Downs. It was closing day of the track's 47th season and the annual meet ending awards were also handed out on Thursday, April 14. For the seventh consecutive season, Corey Callahan was leading driver. Dylan Davis won the leading trainer title for the third straight season. Wiggle It Jiggleit won the Delaware Valley U.S.Harness Writer's Association's Horse of the Meet award. Next Success began his charge to catch race-favorite John's Dream and Tim Tetrick in mid-backstretch. Morand pulled the altered son of Veeza-Quick Question out of fourth and hastily reached the leader on the final turn. After a short stretch racing together Next Success took over and sped to his second straight victory lowering his lifetime mark to 1:52.4. John's Dream held second in front of Power To Perform and Tony Morgan, third. Stellar City, owned by Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo, won the $20,000 DSBF consolation. The Rustler Hanover-Armbro Summer gelding trained by Dylan Davis with Tim Tetrick in the bike notched a 1:53.4 lifetime record beating Seboomook Dreamer (Allan Davis) and Canthelpbutwin (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively, to the finish line. On the regular program, driver, Callahan, trainer, Davis, and owner Howard Taylor joined forces for another win when Secretsoftheknight won his second in-a-row taking the $11,000 Male pace in 1:51.2. The Mach Three-Doc's Reward seven-year-old was followed home by Feel Like a Fool (Tetrick), second, and Movie Sequel (Vince Copeland), third. . Jim Morand, Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby had two winning drives each. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor had doubles. Dover Downs would like to thank all its horsemen, the harness media and its fans throughout North America for their support. Live Racing in Delaware continues a week from Monday, April 25 at Harrington Raceway. 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 acclaimed Dover Downs Restaurants and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Phone 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---. Jim Morand tracked down Apple Bottom Jeans in the stretch to score a lifetime best 1:51.1 triumph to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final at Dover Downs on Tuesday, April 12. Springforth was also at her best in the lane to win the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap. One of the finest group of Delaware-sired filly pacers lineup for the DSBF final. Apple Bottom Jeans, a winner of both the Harrington and Dover Downs $100,000 freshman finals last Fall wire-to-wire quickly assumed command this time nearing the half-mile post. Driver Montrell Teague then led easily along the backstretch until Morand pulled Use Your Noodle, a brown daughter of Artsina-Gophobia, up to challenge heading to the final turn. The pair then dueled until mid-stretch when Use your Noodle finally got to the front along the inside notching her third straight victory for Henry Faragalli III, Art Feeney, Trevor Johnson and Nanticoke Racing. For longtime accomplished trainer Les Givens who has been in the DSBF winner's circle almost two dozen times since the program began, he said, "This is the first time I've ever won the final with a pacer!" Use Your Noodle now is three-for-four this year a winner of $70,920 and a six-time winner, with six seconds and a third her career good for $128,681 in purses. Apple Bottom Jeans finished second with Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) third. Springforth, who has raced in every $24,000 Mares Open pace this season, recorded her third victory in the event, rolling down the passing lane with George Dennis in the bike to notch a 1:51.1 lifetime fastest victory. Owned and trained by Jeff Clark, the six-year-old by Atiscape-Spring Morning won a mad dash to the finish line as four female pacers corralled 2015 Breeders Crown winner Divine Caroline and David Miller nearing the wire. Hostess Lisa (Morgan) closed on the far outside to finish second in front of Scandalicious (Roberts). Springforth has been 1-2-3 in nine of 14 starts in the distaff feature and has banked $66,840 this year. The win was her 19th lifetime with $382,394 in her career. L&J Racing's Tataria won the sub-feature $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, with a 1:54 effort. Ross Wolfenden drove the four-year-old Four Starzzz Shark-Pure Prize bay to her third win of the season. Fashion Villager (Teague) was runner-up in front of Highland Black Ice (Morgan). It was a big night also for several horsemen. Trainer Bart Darius started three horses for The Wiz Kinds Stable. Two- Girlofyourdreams and Beauty With a Beat which he also drove to victory, and another Call Me Cowgirl finished second while their top performer Table Talk made her seasonal debut in the Open but finished out-of-the-money. Drivers George Dennis, Allan Davis, Corey Callahan, Ben Stafford, owner-trainer Jeff Clark, and trainer Ben Stafford had doubles. . $100,000 DSBF Filly Trot Final Wednesday The third of four $100,000 2 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals headlines a strong Wednesday, April 13 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. The top eight filly trotters after two preliminary rounds collide in the DSBF final going for $100,000.  Epic Smash and driver Pat Berry, winner of both prelim legs drew the rail for owners JCraparotta&PBerry Racing with another winner last time Winbak Farm’s Triple Bottom Line, trained and driven by Jeff Fout, alongside. Jane Dunavant’s homebred Cicada’s Song with Carlo Poliseno has been racing well with a pair of close-up second place finishes. Another prelim winner, Kevin Switzer’s Jasmine K and Montrell Teague must overcome starting from outside post 8 in the competitive final. Don Marine’s Miss Baltimore handled by Tony Morgan is another with a pair of seconds. Iron Mine Branch’s Chestnut Chic piloted by George Dennis, Jane Dunavant’s other finalist Devlin and Ross Wolfenden and Stacy Stafford’s homebred Press Corp with Art Stafford Jr. complete the lineup. In the penultimate card for its 47th season, a hard-hitting field of six fast trotters lineup for the $36,000 Open Preferred Handicap trot led by Gural Hanover (Andrew McCarty), owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Little E, Panhellenic and Burke Racing stables, has won two of three starts this year. RBH Ventures’ War Cry Hall (Vic Kirby), Somebody AS (Tim Tetrick) has won two previous feature trots for Ad Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac (Corey Callahan) appears back in top form. Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley (Morgan) leaves from the rail with last week’s longshot Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) closing with another second-place. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. --- World champion JL Cruze and two $20,000 2nd leg preliminaries are the headline events on a strong 15-race program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. JL Cruze, fresh from a season's debut 1:53 victory last Friday at Meadowlands, the 2015 Dan Patch Award winning Trotter of the Year, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinto, performs before the home folks for the first time in the $36,000 Open Preferred trot in the 10th race. A pair of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Filly trots enter the second and final preliminary round. The top 5 point-getters return on April 13 for a $100,000 final. Purchased after his 3-year-old season, JL Cruze, under the conditioning of Eric Ell and driving of Hall of Famer John Campbell, the gelding began his 4-year-old career at The Meadowlands sweeping all of the track's winter series. He added both the Graduate final and Hambletonian Maturity to his tremendous record of 16 wins, 2 seconds in 21 races banking $627,456. Along the way he became the fastest trotter in history over a one-mile track with a 1:49.4 triumph in the Graduate final. In the $36,000 Preferred trot, JL Cruze takes on Gural Hanover, with Andrew McCarthy, a $728,124-lifetime winner owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Little E, Panhellenic and Burke Racing stables, Aci Stuteri and Kjell Johansson's Somebody AS. Driven by Corey Callahan, already a 2-time feature winner at the track. Two other starters, Frank Chick's Awsome Valley with Tony Morgan and Mike Casalino's Tough Mac with Art Stafford Jr., were winners last start. The other starters are Indiana champ Bluebird Reverend and Montrell Teague for owners Bob Reeser, Denise Dennis, Jan Johannsen and Holly Case, Five Towns piloted by Tim Tetrick for LA Express Stable, and Callam Racing's steady Spunky Jack reined by Roger Plante. The 2nd of two $20,000 DSBF prelims seems a preview of next week's $100,000 final .Both Kevin Switzer's Jasmine K (Teague) and JCraparotta&PBerry Racing's Epic Smash (Pat Berry) were impressive 1st leg winners while Jane Dunavant's homebred Cicada's Song, already a winner of 6 of 9 lifetime races, was parked-out the entire mile and still finished second beaten only three-quarters of a length. The rest of the card features a strong array of quality trots. USE YOUR NOODLE, DELLA DONNE shine on Tuesday Use Your Noodle and Della Donne came through with impressive victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old filly pace divisions on Tuesday, April 5 at Dover Downs. Fashion Sundown closed well to win the $24,000 Mares Open. Jim Morand made good use of a 2-hole trip to overtake race-favorite Apple Bottom Jeans (Montrell Teague) in deep stretch to score a 1:52.3 lifetime mark in the first $20,000 prelim. The win was the second straight for the Artzina-Lo Gophobia sophomore beating the DSBF freshman champion. Use Your Noodle is trained by Les Givens for owners Feeney, Johnson, Faragalli III and Nanticoke Racing. Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) has been racing well but had to accept a third-place finish. Della Donne and Corey Callahan made up for a disappointing second last week by chalking ups a 1:54.3 victory, also a new personal mark, coming from post 8 and on the mid-backstretch went four-wide to get the lead and pull off to a convincing victory. The Dylan Davis-trainee won for the fourth time this year in five starts for Brit Evans, Tina Clark and Foulk Stables who own the Art Director-Chloes Silver Star filly. Fiftyshadesofrusty (George Dennis) cut out all the fraction until Della Donne flew by in the stretch to victory. Rowdy Patti (Tony Morgan) picked up third money. The top eight point-getters return next Tuesday for one of a weeklong cavalcade of $100,000 DSBF finals. Fashion Showdown who finished February and began March with powerful Mare Open wins, returned to the winner's circle after Corey Callahan raced behind leader Empress Deo (Allan Davis) collared the leader nearing the finish line and scored a 1:52 victory for Chris White, her fifth success of the year. Craig McInnis conditions the Village Jolt-Catch The Show six-year-old who now has banked $$63,480 this year and $218,885 lifetime on 19 wins. Paradise Lost (Vic Kirby) finished third with Sage N (Tim Tetrick) and Sassa Hanover (Morand) out-of-the money. In an $18,500 pace for eight four-year-old distaffs, Tom Kemp's Mezzanine Fashion notched her first win of the season in 1:53.2 when Tim Tetrick guided the Well Said-Catch The Show mare home. Little Sandyloam (Teague) was second in front of Girlofyourdreams (Callahan). Only Money Inc.'s Truth And Liberty won her fourth consecutive trip to the winner's circle with Tim Tetrick in the bike steering a 1:53.1 success in a $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. A Total Truth-Jazzy Hall four-year-old, she overtook and held off Tataria (Wolfenden) for her sixth win of the season. Eternal Sunrise (Callahan) was the show horse. Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan drove three winners each, Tim Tetrick, George Dennis, Jim Morand and Allan Davis and trainer Les Givens had two wins each. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Del. --- Harness racing driver Jim Morand rolled down the passing lane to edge Ken Kam in the Thursday Male pace feature at Dover Downs, Jan. 20. With a move from post 8 to the rail, Simon's Artist came through with his first win of 2016 for owner-trainer Rich Ringler. The seven-year-old Blissful Hall-Claris gelding won the tight 1:53 photo on the rail from Ken Kam (Allan Davis) with Allstar Preview (George Dennis), third, also in the photo. Tony Morgan drove his second winner Niss Allen Inc.'s Ima Rebel to a 1:53.1 success in a 4&5-Year-Old Male pace. Following a just missed, nose loss in his previous start, Ima Rebel, a Skydancer Hanover-Ali Cat gelding recored his second win to go with a second and three thirds in his last six races. Western Young Gun (Dennis) was a fast finishing second with Jetski Lolouie (Ross Wolfenden) third. Tony Morgan had a triple while Vic Kirby, Allan Davis and Jonathan Roberts had two win nights. Dover Downs is dark on Friday and Saturday. Live racing resumes Sunday, post time is 5:30 p.m. Weekday racing - , Monday through Thursday, begins at p.m. 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch the 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

DOVER, Del. ----Cicada's Song, scratched last week, returns in one of a trio of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot to start 2nd Leg prelim action on Monday, Nov. 16 at Dover Downs. Jane Dunavant's Virginia-owned trotting filly won both her DSBF prelims at Harrington in October and the $50,845 winner of five of her six lifetime races this season will make her initial Dover Downs appearance with trainer Carlo Poliseno in the bike. Owner-trainer Kevin Switzer's homebred Jasmine K (Montrell Teague) won the Harrington DSBF Consolation in 1:59.4. Don Marvel's Miss Baltimore (Tony Morgan) won last week and get the rail in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim with Winbak Farms' Triple Bottom Line (Jeff Fout) a strong second. Mist Stable's Harper's Ego (Jason Thompson) finished third in his prelim. Epic Smash notched an impressive 2:01.2 victory last week in his second start since winning the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington. Iron Mine Branch's Chestnut Chic (Jim Morand) was also a prelim winner. Stacy Stafford's Press Corp finished second in her first lifetime start with Art Stafford Jr. driving. The other half of the DSBF double features three starters hoping to rebound after early breaks last time out. Owner-trainer Kevin Switzer's Jasmine K (Montrell Teague), Triple Bottom Line (Jeff Fout) and Moore OK (Allan Davis) racing for Eddie Davis and Allan Pullman. S. Dunavant's Devlin (Polisino) drew the rail. After the second prelim round, the top eight point-getters in each of the four DSBF male and female, trotting and pacing divisions return for $100,000 Finals. Delaware-sired Remember Me VK (Montrell Teague), fresh from a 1:50.2 triumph is the lone three -year-old in the field in the $18,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces (Corey Callahan) finished second in last week's feature. Janet Hudson and JoAnn King's Little Ben (Tim Tetrick) had a two-race win streak snapped with a third last Monday. Doug Lewis and Carter Racing's Captive Audience (Callahan) is a newcomer after racing at Yonkers and Pocono Downs in his last two outings. Karen Walls' Elite Awards (Ross Wolfenden) raced in upstate New York and was a top pacer during the Summer months. Gary Simpson's Shiretown Pitbull (Sean Bier) drew the rail. Hazzard, Calloway and Legacy Racing's Sweet Rock (Brett Miller) complete the field. Canadian speedster and local standout head a field of nine in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Winners-Over pace, the Tuesday feature race. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. 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. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

L&J Racing's EZ Noah ($3.80, Tony Morgan) notched his second straight win Monday at the harness arcing meeting at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.2 triumph in the $16,000 Open Pace. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding has already topped his seasonal win total for races in Delaware as opposed to his winter home of Florida as the Josh Green-trainee achieved his third win of the year. EZ Noah was placed forwardly early from post position six where he would assume command from Contraband Hanover and never relent in a one length victory. Contraband Hanover held second with People Are Crazy third. Two of harness racing's winningest drivers of all-time each had multiple wins. Jim Morand, winner of 9,118 races, was victorious in both halves of the daily double with Bad Boy Matt ($3.00) and Shellysblockbuster ($7.20). Morgan, winner of 15,078 races, had a driving triple, capturing the first and final legs of the pick four with Bold and Brave ($2.60), preceding his win aboard EZ Noah. Morgan also won the 12th with Winbak Carl ($12.20). Montrell Teague also had a pair of wins on the program, a prelude to his trip north of the border with current top ranked pacer in harness racing, locally owned Wiggleitjiggleit, who will compete in the prestigious North American Cup at Mohawk Racetrack (Ontario, Canada) on June 13. Owned by Teague's father George, Wiggleitjiggleit will put his ten race unbeaten streak on the line this weekend against the continent's top sophomore pacers. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - John McGill's Star Keeper with harness racing driver Jim Morand) capitalized on a perfect trip to score her 27th career win Tuesday in 1:54.4 in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Morand, winner of more than 9,100 races in his career, positioned the 8-year-old Four Starzzz Shark mare behind pacesetter Jeremes Sweetheart, who led throughout. Star Keeper found daylight in the stretch and responded with a strong surge to clear the leader and held off a fast closing Embassy Seelster, who was second, for the win. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was the fifth win of the year for Star Keeper. Morand and George Dennis each had three wins on the card. Victor Kirby. Allan Davis and Ross Wolfenden each had a driving double. Trainer Eli Scott Jr. had a training double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware's Hit By Lightning ($41, Jim Morand) was an upset harness racing winner in the $12,500 Mares Open II Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.4. Together Again N was sent for the early lead from post position three in a 27.1 opening quarter mile. She then led the field of seven towards the half in 56.3 with Springforth battling first-over through three-quarters in 1:25.2. Springforth edged clear of Together Again N at the top of the stretch but was passed by a surging Hit By Lightning down the passing lane in the final strides for a narrow win at odds of 19-to-1. Springforth was second, with Together Again N third. The Wayne Givens-trainee notched her third win of the season. Givens was in the winner's circle again earlier on the program when Reginald Hazzard's A La Notte Hanover ($3.40, Allan Davis) made her Harrington debut a winning one with a three-wide surge on the final turn to prevail in the subfeatured $11,000 conditioned pace in 1:54.1. A La Notte Hanover is conditioned by defending meet leading trainer Givens. Leblanc Racing, Bill Lutz Jr., and Count De Money Stable's San Fran Lady ($6, Victor Kirby) notched her seventh win of the year in a $10,000 conditioned pace. The 9-year-old Live or Die mare bested a field of younger rivals with a stout pacesetting performance throughout. Davis, Tony Morgan and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Jim Morand had a driving double. Josh Green and Wayne Givens each recorded a training double. Matthew Sparacino

DOVER, Del. --- King Royalty exploded at 14-1 from the rail to win the St. Patrick's Day $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace on Tuesday, March 15 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Corey Callahan added four more wins to his total. With Jim Morand in the bike, King Royalty, who had been plagued by rough trips on the outside in his previous three races, took full advantage of leaving from the rail and posted his first win in a month recording a 1:52.4 victory in the feature race. It was the first of two straight wins for Morand, a long-time leading driver in Maryland and at Dover Downs, who drove three wins. Les Givens trains the Classic Card Shark - Royal Lady Les gelding who won for the second time in eight races this year. Middle Aged Crazy (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. Bettor And Bold (Eddie Davis Jr.) took third money. Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby and Jim Morand won more than half of the day's 15 races. Callahan had four, Kirby and Morand three each. Deacons Valley and Ragazzo Dolce head the $15,000 feature trot on Wednesday trot day. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are now 'dark days' at the track. There is no charge for parking or admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant where on Thursdays only, entrees are now 'two-for-one.' Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad    

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.60, Jim Morand) recorded her 53rd career win Tuesday with a 1:53 win in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The venerable 9-year-old left from post position five and never relinquished her lead in a wire-to-wire triumph over Embassy Seelster and Springforth, who finished in a dead heat for second. Trained by Dylan Davis, Monochromatic boosted her seasonal earnings to more than $94,000 and career bankroll to an impressive $848,305. Driver Victor Kirby had five wins on the program, including a decisive score in the $13,750 Open II with Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Stephen Iaquinta's Jereme's Sweetheart ($3.20) in 1:52. Montrell Teague recorded a driving triple. Allan Davis and George Dennis each won two races.  

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.20, Jim Morand) registered her 52nd career harness racing win Tuesday in the $17,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3. The venerable Monochromatic, who has been a top mare on the Delaware circuit for several years, assumed command early and never relented in her one length score over Springforth and Embassy Seelster. The 9-year-old Dream Away mare, Monochromatic, boosted her lifetime bankroll to nearly $840,000. Trained by Dylan Davis, Monochromatic was coming off a narrow loss on 9-2, suffered at the hands of a pocket sitting Springforth. Montrell Teague had four driving wins. George Dennis and Allan Davis each had a double. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 14th consecutive win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a 1:56.4 win and broke his own track record in the process. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan along with Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding settled in third early before clearing early leader Dribble Drive shortly after the half-mile in 59.4 seconds. He led the field of seven past three quarters in 1:28.3 before opening up a four length lead at the wire over Sterling Charisma, who rallied for the place spot. I Like My Boss has never tasted defeat in his 14 lifetime starts and has earned nearly $230,000 along the way. It was one of three driving wins on the night for Roberts. In the $17,000 Open Trot, Dawn Gannon and Blackhorse Six Stables' Pittstop Ruthie ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was victorious off a pocket trip in 1:55.4. Spunky Jack cut the mile and finished second, while Classic Filly finished third. Jim Morand and Allan Davis each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

The two year olds were back at Ocean Downs for the Maryland Standardbred Fund races on a beautiful Sunday night with the super moon coming up over the backstreatch. The first of 7 stakes races on the card produced a new stakes and track record for 2 YO trotting fillies when Stories To Tell(RC Royalty) charged out of the gate and never looked back stopping the timer in 2:00.2 for driver and trainer Truman Gale. George Ducharme, Robert Guerrini and Paul Fontaine are the owners. Sign And Drive(Cr Commando) driven by Vic Kirby got up for place.   The first division of 2 YO pacing fillies was up next. Corey Callahan picked up the drive on Smart Zone (Rocknroll Hanover) an Erv Miller trainee and he did not disappoint the crowd. Smart Zone left quickly from post six getting to the top and let everyone else eat her dust stopping the clock in 1:57.1 for owners Paymaq Racing and D & M Trading. Hillbillysweetshrk(Cam's Card Shark) finished second for Hillbilly Haven Farm.   Maryland sired Toms Tornado (Cam's Rocket) and KJ Ben (Riggins) had a rematch in the first division of colt/gelding pacers and this time Toms Tornado came away the winner in 1:56, with Quick Art (Artzina) hanging on for second and KJ Ben crossing the wire in third. Roger Hans trains for owner Thomas Cooke and Jonathan Roberts was the reinsman.   Broken Record(Muscles Yankee) a half brother to the great Vivid Photo remains undefeated in his two starts in the Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes for 2 YO trotting colts and geldings. With regular driver Ray Schnittker unable to be here, Corey Callahan picked up the drive and the win with a mile in 2:00.1. Ray Schnittker co-owns the colt with Theodore Gewertz. Maryland sired Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee) was second.   Driver Vic Kirby pulled Rumor Mill (The Panderosa) just passed the half, catching the leader Ideal Wedding (American Ideal) at the head of the stretch in the second division of 2 YO pacing fillies. Time for the mile was 1:59.2, Andi's Peanut (Bettor's Delight) got up for second. Jim King Jr. is the trainer for CC Racing and Joann Looney-King.   In second division of 2 YO trotting fillies driver Tyler Raymer took Sherbert (Lucky Chucky) to the front when several of the young ladies misbehaved early in the race. Miss Jocelyn (Impel Hanover) also cleared the breakers getting away second but she was never able to catch the leader. Leigh Raymer owns and trains Sherbert. Time for the mile was 2:03.   The final stake race of the night was the second division of 2 YO colt/gelding pacers. Toms Typhoon by Maryland sire Cam's Rocket remained undefeated winning his 4th start in 1:56 for owner Thomas Cooke, trainer Roger Hans and driver Jim Morand. Nuclear Dragon (Nuclear Breeze) finished second.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The two-year-olds were in the spotlight at Ocean Downs Sunday in the Maryland Sire Stakes.   Renegade Starlet (CR Renegade) made sure the filly trot was exciting right to the wire. Driver Jeff Fout was content to follow last week's preliminary winner Betcha Ur My Baby (You Betcha)until the head of the stretch, when he pulled on the leader, catching her at the wire in 2:06.2. Tui Stone trains the filly for Serendipity Stables.   In the filly pace, Helaines's Firebird (Allie's Western) has proved to be the dominant one so far taking both the prelim and final off the front end. George Dennis piloted the filly to a new mark of 2:02 for owner Frank Chick and trainer Kevin Lare. The Winbak Farm owned Jodi's Sweety was second.   The trotting colts showed that minding your manners is the best way to win a race. Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee) and Jay Boy (Tsunami) both did just that and had the fans cheering them on down the stretch with Doggone Slots getting his first lifetime win in 2:05.1. Trainer Tom Morris co-owns the homebred colt along with Gregg Morris   As usual the Cam's Rocket pacing colts put on a good show with Toms Typhoon setting a new MSS 2 YO pacing colt record of 1:56 at the Casino at Ocean Downs. His stable mate Toms Tornado was second. Reinsman Jim Morand drove the winner for owner Thomas Cooke and trainer Roger Hans.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund

The Maryland Sire Stakes season got underway with two-year-old preliminaries on Sunday night at the Casino at Ocean Downs.   Once again the stallion Cam's Rocket has produced a winning 2 YO pacer and trotter. Richard Hans continues to take chances breeding his trotting mares to pacing stallion Cam's Rocket and only time will tell how good this year's colt will be.   Here I Am (Cam's Rocket-Give Em The Boot) had an equipment malfunction when an elbow boot came down in last week's MD Standardbred Fund stake causing him to make breaks the last half. Here I Am came out sporting a new pair of leather elbow boots this week and that seemed to do the trick as driver Jim Morand cut the mile in 2:02.2, winning by 1¼ lengths over Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee) in the colt and gelding trot.   In the pacing colt and gelding division Tom's Typhoon (Cam's Rocket) won over stablemate Tom's Tornado (Cam's Rocket) by 2 ½ lengths in 1:57.3 giving him 2 wins in 2 stake starts for owner Thomas Cooke. Roger Hans trains and driver Jim Morand picked up his second stakes win for the night.   Filly pacer Helaine's Firebird, a daughter of Allie's Western, coasted to a 7 length win in 2:04.3 after Jodi's Sweety caused interference in the first turn. George Dennis drove the filly for owner Frank Chick and trainer Kevin Lare.   The 2 YO filly trotting filly Betcha Ur My Baby (You Betcha) redeemed herself this week staying flat and making every pole a winning one for owner Pam Wagner, trainer Duane Wagner and reinsmen William Long. Time for the mile was 2:06.1. The CR Renegade filly Marshalinn held on for second.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes

HARRINGTON, Del. - Kelsey's Commando ($2.20, Victor Kirby) and Overnight Hit ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) prevailed in their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions Tuesday for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Harrington Raceway. Owned by Richard Lombardo, JJ&M Stable and Pam Wagner, Kelsey's Commando sat a pocket trip before swinging wide, drifting briefly toward the middle of the track, approaching the three-quarters and eventually reeling in pacesetter Oso Grateful for a narrow in 2:00.1. Linbo Love finished third. Trained by Josh Green, it was the first win in four 2014 starts for "Kelsey." Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey's Overnight Hit captured the other division with a front stepping triumph in 2:00. The Giant Hit-sired filly never had an anxious moment in her pacesetting two length win over Bella's Spunkin and Way Over Paid. It was the third win in four 2014 starts for Overnight Hit for trainer/driver/co-owner Stafford Jr. Driver Jim Morand had a triple on the program, while Victor Kirby recorded two wins. The DSBF stakes continue Wednesday as I Like My Boss (9/5, Jon Roberts) looks to keep his unblemished 9-for-9 record intact in one of two divisions for trotting colts. Trained by Bob Shahan, I Like My Boss drew post two in the second division, scheduled ninth on the 15-race program. The eighth race is the first division with Winbak Farm's Call Me Hall (5/2, Jeff Fout) the morning line pick after a runner-up mile to I Like My Boss in a DSBF prep race on June 10. DSBF round two competition will continue through next week beginning Sunday June 22 with the 3-year-old pacing colts. The $100,000 DSBF finals for all divisions will take place Thursday July 24 (special 7 p.m. post time) on Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway      

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