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Ft. Washington, MD — Jonathan Roberts and Fashion Smile are as good a guarantee as there is at Rosecroft Raceway. The son of Broadway Hall picked up his 11th win of the year on Sunday (Nov. 18) and wins seemingly every harness racing start at Rosecroft. Sunday night, leaving from post eight, Roberts sent him to the front, clearing to the lead after a :27 first quarter. What was also worth noting, BWT Taj who left from post seven, broke stride right before the quarter pole and galloped uncontrollably around the track like a prompter which became an added distraction. Fashion Smile got home in 1:55.2 to take the $9,000 featured trot and paid $3.40 for owner William De Lodivico and trainer Megan Tolson. Don Dorado (Allan Davis) was second, and Master Clave (Roger Plante) was third. Rock N’ Roll Jet won his third straight $12,000 Open for Kim Vincent, blasting off cover in the final quarter to score in 1:51.1. Favored Al’s Hammered (Allan Davis) was second and pacesetter Hickory Aloha (Timmy Offutt) was third. Trainer Buddy Bright and Dawn Webb own the winner who picked up career win number 45 and pushed his lifetime earnings to $349,886. Roberts also picked up wins with Moveoutofmyway ($6.20) for Bob Weyforth and trainer Jeff Stafford, A Major Impulse ($14.20) for Joseph Karrat and trainer Luis Collazo, and Capital Builder ($3.20) for Bib Roberts and trainer Megan Roberts, giving her a double. Jacks After Hours ($3.80) took the claiming finale for Roberts as an owner and trainer Sofia Zingale. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway  

Winter weather was threatening in the evening sky but the young harness racing trotters didn’t seem to care at Dover Downs on Wednesday. The first filly event was non-wagering. BELLA’S PARTY PUNK (Super Punk-Nubella) driven by Art Stafford, Jr and trained by a jubilant Shae Vandervort ,won by half a length over STAR TIME (bred by Marv Bachrad) in 2:04.2.   Race 1 (2nd division) saw the Harrington winner DISCO SOLIEL (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) dance from gate to wire for driver Carlo Poliseno and owner Rod Allen. DARK DUTCHESS was a half-length back for the place in 2:03.4. Race 2 was the first division of the colts and geldings and it was RICH N ROYAL (Yankee Royalty-Adore Eleanor) for trainer/driver, Kim Vincent and owner Bart Cavanagh’s Providence West of Media, PA. The time was 2:01.2 and it was the Maiden win for Rich N Royal. A neck back in 2nd was DR GRINCH. Second division of the boys was EMBRACE THE GRIND (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) in 2:03 for driver Jonathan Roberts and owner/trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. It was his 4th victory in five starts. Five lengths back was SAY GESUNDHEIT.    Round 2 will be next Wednesday, November 21th, the night before the Thanksgiving holiday. The final will be contested on Thursday, November 29th in conjunction with Dover Downs Signature event, the “Hap Hansen Progress Pace” named for the late Brandywine Raceway President. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund

HARRINGTON, DE - Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($9, Jon Roberts) was a repeat harness racing winner Wednesday in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.2. The Dylan Davis-trainee out kicked a game Murmur Hanover to the wire for a narrow win. Royal Becca J, who battled bravely first-over, was third. The 7-year-old Kadabra gelding registered his 32nd career win. It was one of three driving wins on the 11-race card for Roberts, two for trainer Davis. In the sub-featured $11,000 Open II Trot, Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($26, Ross Wolfenden) was an impressive 1:56.2 winner for trainer Joe Hundertpfund, over Ubanji and Blownoutofthewater. Mike Cole and Allan Davis each had a driving double. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

Ocean City, MD - A large crowd watched the first split for two year old pacing fillies open the Sunday August 19 card.   Reinsman Victor Kirby was content to sit fifth till the 5/8 with favorite B For Real (Rusty's For Real) then taking aim on the leader Toms Twinkle (Cam's Rocket) the pair pulled away by 1 ½ lengths in the 2:00.3 mile. B For Real is trained by Bryan Truitt Jr and owned and bred by Bryan J. Truitt.   The sire Rusty's For Real had a sweep of the filly pacers when How Bout Dat Rusty flew out of the gate leaving the rest of the field behind in the 9 ½ length victory in the sixth race. Time for the mile was 1:57.2. Jonathan Roberts was in the bike for owner Al Carter and trainer Mike Hall. Carter Racing Stable LLC was the breeder. Sophist (Up Front Charlie) finished second.   The colt and gelding trotters went to post as races 2, 3 & 5. Mind Your Own Business (Lockkeeper) owned, trained and driven by Russell Foster found the lead just passed the quarter to finish four lengths ahead of Goocho Denaro (Googoo Gaagaa) stopping the timer in 2:01.4. Richard Hans was the breeder.   In the second and third splits for trotters went to Googoo Gaagaa offspring owned, trained and bred by Richard Hans. Driver Frank Milby sent Gaareat Gaazoo out from post six in the wire to wire victory over Take My Photo (Lockkeeper). The time was 2:02.2.   Whoopdee Goo with Jim Morand between the wheels romped to a 21½ length win, tripping the timer in 2:01.4. First time starter Plenty Tuff (Lear Jetta) was up for place.   Preliminaries continue Monday August 20 with the pacing colts and gelding and trotting fillies at 7:05 pm.   by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean City, MD - The Maryland sire stakes held the first round of preliminary races for freshman at Ocean Downs on Sunday Aug. 5. The filly pacers sent out two divisions and the colt and gelding trotters had three splits.   One was the lucky number for How Bout Dat Rusty (Rusty's For Real) and driver Jonathan Roberts, the first race, post one, getting away first and staying there to stopping the clock first in the 1:57 mile.   B For Real (Rusty's For Real) circled the field three deep at the ¾ pole to get up for place. How Bout Dat Rusty is owned by Al Carter, trained by Mike Hall and bred by Carter Racing LLC.   Googoo Gaagaa's offspring appear to be following in his footsteps taking two of the three splits for the trotting colts and geldings at the Ocean oval.   The Richard Hans owned, trained and bred Gaareat Gaazoo took a little air to the ¼ pole but once on top maintained a comfortable lead to the wire over I Deliver (Four Starz Robro) in the 2:01.4 mile. Russell Foster was in the bike.   Race three saw reinsman Victor Kirby send Goocho Denaro flying out from post five to leave the rest of the field in their dust crossing the wire seventeen lengths ahead of Reach For Glory (Four Starz Robro) and JA's Keeper. The winner is owned, trained and bred by Arlene Cameron. Time for the mile was 2:02.4   The final split for the colt and gelding trotters went to post as race five. Remarkable De Vie (Charlie De Vie) with Victor Kirby between the wheels worked their way from post six to fifth to forth to finally getting the lead at the ¾ mile opening up a seven length lead over Reformed Renegade (CR Renegade) in the 2:01.4 mile giving Kirby his second stakes win of the night.   Pacing fillies returned to the track in race six and once again as in race one the rail was the place to be. Driver Jim Morand sent Tom's Twinkle (Cam's Rocket) gate to wire tripping the timer in 2:00.1 for owner-breeder Thomas Cooke and trainer Roger Hans. Cashmeoutsiderusty (Rusty's For Real) took the place spot.   On Monday Aug. 6 the first round preliminaries for trotting fillies and pacing colts and gelding hit the track.   by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

HARRINGTON, DE - Valuable Art ($52.40, Jon Roberts) was a 1:54 harness racing winner in a upset at 25-1 in capturing the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Shesarocker set the fractions throughout as the 9-to-2 third public choice, but tired in the stretch after pressure from Valuable Art who held off Empress Deo and Apple Bottom Jeans for the win. Trained by Nick Callahan, it was the fourth win of the year for the 5-year-old Art Official mare. Valuable Art had a short stint of racing in the Burning Point series at the Meadowlands, where she was very competitive with a win and two second place finishes before a trio of starts in Pennsylvania. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($3.60, Jon Roberts) was a 1:56 winner in the $17,500 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. A full field of eight lined up behind the gate for the weekly feature for trotters. Last week's winner, I Like My Boss charged out of the gate from post six for the early lead. Race favorite Theresademoninme settled in fourth from post seven, but did not sit long as he marched first over towards the half-mile. I Like My Boss led through three-quarters in 1:26.3 as "Demon" gained slowly and eventually edged clear in deep stretch for the win. Royal Becca J put together a fierce stretch rally to be second while I Like My Boss held third. It was the sixth win of the year for "Demon," who is trained by Davis. The 7-year-old Kadabra gelding closed out the Dover Downs meet with three consecutive wins before a stint at Hoosier Park (Indiana). Iron Mine Branch's Fight The Truth improved to 5-for-5 at the meet with a 1:55.2 win for trainer Greg Haverstick. The 6-year-old Total Truth gelding was claimed for $7,500 however, for new connections and trainer Justin Brenneman. Tony Morgan had three wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

DOVER, Del. --- Theresademoninme had just enough in a deep stretch battle to nip Rock Of Cashel by a short nose in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (March 34). Tyson came back after a year off for his fourth straight win in the sub-feature trot. There were four trotters wide turning for home with Theresademoninme emerging and Rock Of Cashel coming from far back on the backstretch to race side-by-side during the :29 quarter nearing the finish line. The tight photo-finish gave the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding the nod for is third win of the year in 1:54 for driver Jonathan Roberts and trainer Dylan Davis who owns the winner with Mike Caslino Jr. Lazurus (Tim Tetrick) finished third in front of Celebrity Pegasus. One race earlier, in a $13,500 Winners trot, Tyson, who hadn't raced since winning a Yonkers feature last February 2017, returned to the races with a powerful 1:54.2 victory with Corey Callahan in the bike. Trainer Ed Gannon posted his second win of the day and co-owns the Donato Hanover-Southwind Amiga gelding with Yannick Gingras and Frank Carzone. It was his fourth win in-a-row over two seasons and now has earned $103,825 lifetime. Torkil (Montrell Teague) closed well for second with Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) third. Tyson with a powerful 1:54.2 victory with Corey Callahan in the bike.   - Foto Won Snappy Dresser made it two in-a-row to close the card with a 1:54.3 win for Tim Tetrick taking a $13,000 Filly and Mare pace Huff Racing owns the Vintage Master-Elegant Girl four-year-old. It was Josh Greens second training win. Rear View (Russell Foster) and Rosietellthetruth (Callahan) were second and third respectively Crazshana got up for Tetrick to win a $12,000 Winners-Over trot for Jeff Bamond Jr. training for Bamond Racing. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) led until the final steps and finished second. Wisenheimer (Foster) was third in the 1:55 mile. The victory for Crazshana, a Crazed-Keystone Shana gelding, was his first of the year and 17th lifetime giving him earnings of $349,949. Blownoutofthewater came on for Tony Morgan to overtake Tough Mac (Callahan) to win in 1:54.3 in the other $12,000 division. Classic Belisima (Stafford Jr.) was third. Blownoutofthewater is owned by Midsize Construction and is an altered son of Explosive Matter-Andover Mermaid. Tim Tetrick, trainers Josh Green and Ed Gannon, had two winners apiece. Eight start on Wednesday in the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace. Nerida Fanco N has the outside meets Valuable Art, Apple Bottom Jeans, Scandalicious and Betterhaveanother in the tough field. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- Soto, who starred early this meet, returns to local action on Thursday (3/1) to take on the fast Christen Me N, Sicily, Major Uptrend and Missle J in a powerpackd seven-horse $30,000 Preferred pace on a powerful 13-race card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Soto is nearing the half-million mark in lifetime earnings and Art Stafford Jr. will again be in the sulky for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. The six-year-old has won 24 of his 99 career starts. Sicily, meanwhile has both a 1:49.4 and a 1:48.4 win already this meet but recently has had second-itis in each of his last three races with Montrell Teague driving for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and legacy Racing. A two-race sub- 1:50 win streak came to a close last week for Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend, driven by Tony Morgan. This week he leaves from the rail. Down Under champion Christen Me N with Tim Tetrick driving, was locked in while on the backstretch last time, before escaping to finish third. The Burke Brigade's Starznheaven, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Karr, Emond and Burke Racing, gets a better post this week with Vic Kirby leaving from post 2. John McGill's and Brian Carsey's Missle J returns after being scratch last week and the winner of two of his last three races will be driven by Jonathan Roberts. Last Thursday Super Imposed N scored a nose victory with Corey Callahan in the bike for Mike Hall and Dave Hamm. The top card of the week also boasts a $25,000 Open led by Sweet Rock (Kirby), from the rail following last week's 1:50.4 win for G.P. Calloway, Hazzard and Legacy Racing. JoAnn Looney King's Little Ben (Tetrick) ran off four consecutive wins recently. Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms' hard hitting Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) drew outside post 8. Silver Fox J (Mike Cole) went a big trip last time for George&Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable. Ted Gewertz and Val D'Or Farms' Air Strike (Callahan) leads nine to post in an $18,000 Winners-Over pace; Dan Keeler's James Isaac (Morgan) nipped Crissy Bier's Bro Hanover (Sean Bier) and then return in a $16,000 Winners pace. There also are two $25,00-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces on the top program of the week. Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad    

Harness racing driver Jonathan Roberts and Theresademoninme teamed up for a 1:55.1 victory in the $25,000 Open trot at rainy Dover Downs over a "sloppy" track on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Overlooked at 5-1 after a just-missed second place in last week's top trot, The six-year-old Kadabra-Tortoni gelding won for the fifth time this season, and fourth time since late September, to beat Murmur Hanover (Vic Kirby) and DW's NY Yank (Corey Callahan) in the feature race. It was the second of three trainer wins for defending champion Dylan Davis who owns the winner with Mike Casalino. James Moore's NF Happenstance showed that giving birth to a Sebastian K filly did not deter her trotting ability as in her second start back, she was never headed scoring an impressive 1:56.3 triumph in the Sub-feature $12,000 Winners-Over trot for trainer-driver Jack Parker. Jr. The win was her 19th lifetime in 74 starts and boosted her career bankroll to $290,056. Marley's Guy (Tim Tetrick) sat second the route with Gillie The Kid (Art Stafford Jr.) third. \ In another trot, 23-1 Myclaimtovictory cane on strong in the stretch to score a 1:57.4 victory. Barbara Kirby owns the Earl Of Stormont-Valley Mistress gelding trained by Tom Kirby. Trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Wayne Givens two; drivers Vic Kirby, Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts and owner Mike Casalino had two trips to the winners circle each. Last season's Horse of the Meet, Enhance Your Mind, leads eight to post in the Wednesday $25,000 Open pace feature. Thursday is Matron Stakes day for four lucrative two-year-old championships. WIDE OPEN $25,000 MARES OPEN PACE AT DOVER WEDNESDAY A hard-hitting eight-female lineup tangle in this week’s $25,000 Open pace on Wednesday, Nov. 8. First post is 4:30 p.m. Miss Me Yet  is the program favorite with Montrell Teague at the controls in the feature event.  Owned by George Teague and Teague Racing Partnership, has a gaudy record of two wins, two seconds, two thirds in her last seven races including a fast finishing third last time out. Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind, last season’s Horse of the Meet, makes her first start since last June. She won her qualifying race with regular driver Vic Kirby last week in 1:56.2.Nat A Virgin has been racing well at Harrah’s Philadelphia and gets Corey Callahan to drive. Meanwhile the steady Purrfect Bags with Tim Tetrick driving for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King and drew post 1. The superbly-bred St. Kitts makes her first local start with Jonathan Roberts at the controls. Jeramaya scored a near wire-to-wire win last week. Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing’s Terror St Night, was a game second last time and steps up in company driven by Allan Davis. Hostess Lisa completes the field with Tony Morgan steering for trainer-owner Brian Malone. In the sub-feature female pace, Legacy Racing’s Empress Deo (Ross Wolfenden) and The Wiz Kids Stable’s Girlofyourdreams (Jason Green), both winners last week drew the inside posts wile Blush Hanover (Tetrick) owned by Seth Coen, and George Derocker starts in post 3 for trainer Linda Toscano. Thursday at Dover Downs is headline day with all four Matron Stakes events for two-year-olds and a $30,000 Preferred Pace head a top card. Monday through Thursday. post time is 4:30 p.m. General parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

On Sunday August 27th the trotting colts and geldings went as race two in the Hubert Jackson Memorial with a purse of $48,650. Harness racing driver Jonathan Roberts sent Judge Bob (Great George Two) flying out of the gate to control the mile holding off a rally by Chucky De Vie to win by a length in the 2:01.4 mile. Megan Roberts trains for owners and breeders Wm. Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M & W Stable. Judge Bob is two wins in two lifetime starts.   The W.W ‘Pete’ Shaw Memorial was race three for pacing fillies with a purse of $39,700. Reinsman Vic Kirby got away third with favorite Miss Choptank (Total Truth) pulling at the half to circle the field and stop the clock six lengths ahead of H S Shauna in the 1:57.1 mile. Wayne Givens trains for Legacy Racing of DE and Stephen Townsend, the breeder is Olive Branch Farm.   The finals continued on Monday Aug. 28th with the $42,400 Ronald Banning Memorial for the trotting fillies. Gaagaa Gone (GooGoo GaaGaa) lived up to the ‘gone’ part of her name when she took the lead from the 7 hole opening up 2 lengths by the half, 7 by the ¾ pole and 9 at the wire for driver/owner/ breeder Corey Callahan. Richard Hans trains the filly. Crystals Pistol was second in the 2:02.4 mile. Gaagaa Gone is now 4 for 4 in lifetime starts.   The pacing colts and geldings closed the summer finals with Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam’s Rocket) sweeping the series with a 1:56.3 mile a neck in front of I Run The Show. Art Stafford Jr. was in the bike for trainer Roger Hans and owner/breeder Thomas Cooke. The purse was $38,100.   By Cheri Stambaugh

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jonathan Roberts won three consecutive races on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway harness racing program. Races 4 through 6 were good to Roberts, the 35-year-old driver. Roberts piloted Wingus ($12), Giga Spin ($4.80) and Nowucit Nowudon't ($5.40) to successive victories. Roberts has been among the leading drivers on the Delaware/Maryland circuit for the past several years. Ross Wolfenden, a four-time former driving champion at Harrington, had a driving double. Harrington Raceway and Casino's simulcast facility, Murphy's Race and Sports Book will be opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 6 for the Kentucky Derby. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule with a 5 p.m. post time. Matthew Sparacino  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 11, 2017) - The pace was slow and trip did not go as it was planned, but the result was the same as the past two weeks as Missile J led all the way to win his third straight in the $16,000 harness racing featured pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday. When the select field of seven left the gate, none of the horses were interested in seizing command so Jonathan Roberts sent Missile J, the 4/5 public choice, to the front. Missile J went an opening quarter in a too-slow-to-believe :29.3 and a half in a tepid :57.1. "We had intentions of racing him off the pace tonight but Jonathan sensed a slow pace and went forward which was the winning move," said trainer Scott Di Domenico. Missile J, the 2016 Rooney winner, held off the late pocket rally of long shot Rodeo Romeo and the wider rallies of Somesizesomestyle and K-Lees Shakenbake to win in 1:51.3. Missile J was winning for the third straight time since he was purchased for $115,000 at the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale by John Mcgill and Brian Carsey. "I thought tonight was a stiffer challenge for him as there were some really nice condition horses in that field," said Di Domenico. "We are going to make him eligible to some stakes - The Graduate and Levy, for example; but, we will let him decide where he wants to go by his performance and soundness. To this point, I am very happy with him and his progression and very fortunate the owners have given me the opportunity to train him." Gravelsinmytravel, the Iowa-bred, completed a sweep of the Dash For The G-Notes series with a post 10 victory in the $15,000 final. John Campbell put the even-money favorite on the front past the quarter and controlled things from there to win for the third straight time. Gravelsinmytravel is a homebred for Van Otterloo Stables of Iowa and trained by Patricia Minnella. Campbell added two others wins to post a driving hat trick. Brett Miller also won three. Total handle was $2,675,128 for the 12-race program. Live racing resumes Thursday with the 9-race card carried over from last Thursday's snowstorm cancellation. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

DOVER, Del.--- Quick Shot won the fastest in 1:50.4 with People Are Crazy, the second, of the Dr. M.L. King Jr. harness racing co-feature races on Monday, Jan. 16 at Dover Downs. Jonathan Roberts teamed with Kathleen Brewer's Quick Shot to score a lifetime best 1:50.4 victory in the first of two Male paces. Leading though-out the five-year-old Art Major-Cannae Cindy gelding was chased home by DCs Better Life (Russ Foster), second, and Extreme Machine N (Allan Davis), third. Vic Kirby won his fourth of the day steering People Are Crazy home in 1:52.3 in the other division. Gratian Hanover (Tony Morgan) closed to finished second in front of Up And Away ( Jim Morando), the show horse. The two current red-hot driver of the meet, first place Vic Kirby and his closest challenger, Corey Callahan, had four winners apiece. Montrell Teague won a pair. ENHANCE YOUR MIND AFTER 4TH STRAIGHT IN $20,000 MARES OPEN Streaking Enhance Your Mind steps up into $20,000 Mares Open Handicap seeking her fourth consecutive win on Tuesday, Jan. 17at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Enhance Your Mind, owned and trained by Bryan Truitt, with meet leading driver Vic Kirby at the controls, has shown she can front-pace or come from behind while at the Winners-Over level, she now steps up to meet the top distaffs at the track. L&L Stables’ Velocity Lana and driver Yannick Gingras has been right there with two seconds and a third in recent starts but drew the rail this week with Leigh Raymer, Moss and the Solomons’ sharp B Stern with Montrell Teague alongside. Owner-trainer Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie and Ross Wolflenden, won last week after three consecutive second-place finishes. Highly touted Lightning Mach N won her first three starts since arriving from Down Under. She was a beaten favorite finishing third a half-length off in her last start. The talented Nat A Virgin, reined by Corey Callahan raced well from post 9  last time and was a half-length from victory racing for J&TSilva and Robert Cooper stables. Hard-hitting Scandalicious, owned by JFE Enterprises, will be driven by Tony Morgan, from post 8.     There is an excellent supporting card on the all-female Tuesday program.  Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are ‘dark days’ at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, DE --- Elliesjet N, who has finished second four time this meet, final made the winner's circle breaking Empress Deo's three-straight winning streak in a 1:52.2 victory to win the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on a misty, rainy Tuesday over a sloppy track, Jan. 3 at Dover Downs. In an almost repeat of last week's distaff feature, only this time Elliesjet N stayed up at the wire with the Allan Davis driven- Empress Deo finishing second after a giant dash from last with only a neck separating the pair. Jonathan Roberts piloted Elliesjet N to her 14th career victory. The Jereme's Jet-Elle Mary Rose black seven-year-old is trained by Josh Parker who co-owns the winner with Bud Spedden , Kev Evans and Nanticoke Racing. Empress Deo began what is now her usual charge from last in the feature race as the spead-out horses reached the backstretch. She moved up quickly but was troubled by a slow moving flow before moving three wide to the far turn and then rolled down the lane to just-miss catching leader Elliesjet N. Mischief Maker N was third for Vic Kirby. Lightning Mach N was scratched. One three-win streak was prolonged on the card when Vintage Babe and Yannick Gingras notched a 1:53.2 triumph for her fourth consecutive victory in a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. Gingras, trainer Ed Gannon Jr., Frank Canzone and Bob Sabatini own the Vintage Master-Bunkhouse Babe four-year-old. Vic Kirby and Yannick Gingras had three-baggers, George Dennis, Art Stafford Jr., owners-trainers Leigh Raymer and Jeff Clark picked up two wins each. Kirby's three wins now gives him a 61 to 56 wins lead over runner-up vacationing Tim Tetrick.Gingras is third with 51 winners. TOUGH MAC RETURNS IN $20,000 OPEN TROT   Tough Mac returns to action in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Dover Downs. A Dover regular in feature trots over the past two seasons, Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac, with Corey Callahan, makes his first start since mid-December in this week’s feature trot. Tag Up And Go scored a wire-to-wire win last Wednesday with Bret Brittingham in the bike, but the Brian Clark and Adams Racing-owned veteran must leave from outside post 8. Meanwhile Uva Hanover and Tony Morgan, racing for Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable, moves up in class following a 1:53.2 score last week. Rich Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover, driven by Vic Kirby, displayed a powerful second-place finish beaten a neck after being park-out for most of his start last time. Lou Man, handled by Jim Morand, has been sharp in recent starts with a second and a win, for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey. Yannick Gingras will drive another steady performer Ed Gannon’s Winbak Charles M. The rest of the field includes Bob Shahan, Jimmy and A.M. Parson’s hard-hitting I Love My Boss piloted by Allan Davis, and  Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley, driven by George Dennis. The sub feature is a $15,000 Winners-Over trot for4& 5-Year-Olds. One of the fastest Delaware-bred trotters Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s Go Byem (Jim Morand), heads an eight horse field. Go Byem was parked most of the mile a week ago and still finished third missing by only a length for victory. Indiana-bred Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague), owned by Dennis, Johannsen, Case and trainer Bob Reeser has a win, second, third and a fourth in his starts this meet. The other starters are Barbara Kirby’s Myclaimtovictory (Ross Wolfenden), Mike Casalino’s Earl’s Speeder (Jonathan Roberts) has post 1 with Jovanni Vilanova’s Gillie The Kid (Tony Morgan) alongside. Charmedndangerous (Allan Davis) won her last start. Eddie Davis’ The Mater (Sean Bier), won two starts back and Bobby Glassmeyer’s Tymal Signature (Part Berry) won a qualifier last week.  by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs    

DOVER, Del.--- Theresademoninme scored a 1:52.4 lifetime best winning the $20,000 Open Handicap trot Mare giving harness racing trainer Dylan Davis three wins for the day on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Dover Downs. Jonathan Roberts guided the Kadabra-Tortoni five-year-old gelding to his 10th win of the campaign, his second straight Open for Mike Casalino and co-owner Dylan Davis, his second on the card. Theresademoninme pulled away from race favorite Glenferrie Dreamer (Pat Berry) in the stretch for his third win in his last four outings. He has earned $122,861 this year and $237,253 lifetime. Tag Up And Go (Corey Callahan) overtook Il Mago (Tim Tetrick) to finish third. Celebrity Pegasus notched a 1:54.3 victory in one of two $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Winner-Over trots with Art Stafford in the bike. Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms own the Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena four-year-old who won for the seventh time this season with $71,605 earnings. Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan), and Frost Free Hanover (Tetrick) were second and third respectively. The other $15,500 section found Gillie The Kid and Tim Tetrick hold off fast finishing Royal Becca J (Jack Parker) by a nose in 1:55.3 to give trainer Scot Domenico a double. Jovannie Vilanova owns the three-year-old gelding by Northern Kid-Campaign Wife.  Another sophomore Cicada’s Song (Carlo Poliseno) was the show finisher. Yannick Gingras, Jonathan Roberts and trainer Dylan Davis had three wins apiece, Corey Callahan and owner Dylan Davis had two wins each.  The week’s top pacers meet on a talented Thursday card led by the $30,000 Preferred and $27,500 Delaware Special. Marv Bachrad

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