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DOVER, Del. --- It was another big Monday for Corey Callahan. The six consecutive meet leading-driver at Dover Downs made the winners-circle seven-times on March 9. One of the wins came guiding Spin Vision to her fifth straight win in the $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over Filly and Mare pace. Spin Vision enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip behind McArma and Vic Kirby cutting out the early fractions. Callahan. McArma held on for second with Yanklet Hanover (Tony Morgan) closing fast for third. Spin Vision, the only three-year-old in the race, is a complete Louthan product. No Spin Zone is the stallion. David's Art is the dam. She has now won eight of 16 races with four seconds and earnings of $72,345. Callahan also drove public-choice Chris White's Fashion Showdown to victory in 1:54.2 in another $14,000 female co-feature. It was the Village Jolt - Catch The Show mare's third win in her last five starts. Megginspin (Allan Davis) was second with Hit By Lightning (Trace Tetrick) third. Valerya, who had traffic trouble last start, uncorked a 1:52.3 front-pacing victory in a $13,000 Mares Winners-Over edition. Jonathan Roberts was at the controls for trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables giving the Dream Away-Veneer seven-year-old her fifth win of the season in seven starts with two seconds. She won for the 18th time in her career banking $126,537 lifetime. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) was a game second in front of Springforth (George Dennis). In addition to Callahan's seven winning drives, Jim Morand, Jonathan Roberts and trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables also had doubles. Bettor And Bold, last week's winner, takes on Just Bettor and PL Hoofhearted in the Tuesday $20,000-$25,000 Claiming/Handicap feature race. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Seawind Ginger, overlooked at 13-1 after a win last start and leaving from the rail with Jonathan Roberts driving, scored a 1:53.3 upset in the Monday, Feb. 16 $14,000 4&5-Year-Old distaff harness racing feature at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan finished with four winners. With both Velocity Sonja (Allan Davis) and Odds On Alpha (Vic Kirby), bringing three-race win streaks into the contest and drawing wagering support, Roberts used his inside post to best advantage driving the Mach Three - Seawind Gabriella four-year-old, by following Velocity Sonja from the start until the closing stages of a lifetime best 1:53.3 mile. Seawind Ginger, a wire-to-wire winner last week, closed along the passing lane to victory. Velocity Sonja was a safe second. Hit By Lightning (Corey Callahan) edged Odds On Alpha for third-place. Roberts also drove two other up-setters, a 19-1 longshot, Gerald Kelly's Zoe's Fortune to a 19-1 victory in a $15,000 Mares Claiming pace, and 6-1 Mildred's Button for Bill Mears and Janine McIlvane. Razor sharp Taylor Rei out on a strong stretch finish to win the $14,500 sub-feature for female pacers scoring a career fastest 1:53.3 triumph with Montrell Teague in the bike for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners Jonathan Klee Racing and McCoo Inc. The Cheyenne Rei - Lady Raider mare overtook Star Keeper (Callahan) and front-pacing Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) in the closing strides. Meet leading driver Callahan had four wins, Roberts and Eddie Davis Jr. collected three. Tony Morgan had two wins to bring his career total to 14,967. Trainer Arty Foster Jr. also had a double. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- Star Recruit and Shopping With Art meet start from the outside in the $15,000-$20,000 male Claiming Handicap at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 8. Post time is 5:30 p.m. Both horses drew posts 7 and 8 respectively in the claiming handicap. Black Magic Racing's Star Recruit, handled by Jonathan Roberts has two wins, three seconds, a third in his last seven starts. Bob Shahan's Shopping With Art was second last time with Allan Davis piloting. The program favorite is Howard Taylor's Bossa Nova Baby with Ron Pierce driving. For the second straight start, Bob Breasure and Nanticoke Racing's KR's Power Surge drew the rail with Jim Morand in the bike. Z Tam Stable's Wilbur's Z Tam, piloted by Tony Morgan, is alongside. Drunk On You is a factor with Eddie Davis Jr. driving for Sharon White and Legacy Racing. The rest of the starters are Jim King and Paton Racing's Sea Harrier with Vic Kirby and William Moffett's Laramars Soul and Ross Wolfenden. Dover Downs races Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and weekdays, Monday through Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are 'dark days.' It is suggested that those who would enjoy watching races from the Winners Circle restaurant should call for reservations, phone 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. ---- Keystone Ryder and The Dominate One bring wins last time to the Sunday harness racing feature race at Dover Downs on Jan. 25. Post time is 5:30 p.m. Nine fast young horses meet in the $10,200 Delaware 4&5-Year-Old Male pace feature race with two starters fresh from victory last start. Dawn Webb and trainer Buddy Bright's Keystone Ryder set a lifetime mark of 1:55 on an 'off' track last week with Jonathan Roberts in the sulky. Meanwhile, Foulk Stables' The Dominate One got up in 1:56.2 over a 'sloppy' racetrack. Kevin Switzer's Letysmakeawish, the only three-year-old in the field, will be handled by Montrell Teague leaving from post 9 in the second tier. The opposition is Freida Ivory's Shark Alert with George Dennis; DVC Jazzy Jolt, owned by Frank Bianchi and trainer Ursula Berndt, driven by Trace Tetrick; Lloyd Hickman's JJ Nitro, piloted by Ross Wolfenden; Marjorie Richards' Heza Hot Cookie with Tony Morgan; Al Papadopoulos' Tori's Terror and Spring Terror, driven by Kim Vincent for owners Keith Murray, Willis Dewey and trainer Robin Callahan. Dover Downs races Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and weekdays, Monday through Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are 'dark days.' It is suggested that those who would enjoy watching races from the Winners Circle restaurant should call for reservations, phone 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. --- Overloooked Egosnattitus $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-old finals on Monday, Nov. 24 at Dover Downs. Egosnattitudes raced outside uncovered for nearly three-quarters-of-a-mile and still had plenty in the stretch to record a 1:59.3 victory in the state-sired freshman championship. Jonathan Roberts pulled the homebred son of Great George Two-Aerobic Linda out of fifth in front of the grandstand and methodically moved up on the outside to finally reach trot-setter Political Foe, the odds-on favorite teamed with Eddie Dennis, entering the final turn and then hustled past straightening out at the top of the lane. Political Foe fought to the wire finishing second with Perfect Vangogh and Tony Morgan, the show horse. Unsung Circle M RJ (George Dennis) and Political Cash (Allan Davis) collected the fourth and fifth payoff spots. "This is the first time that [Egosnattitudes] ever put it all together," said driver Jonathan Roberts in the winner's circle. "Last month he set a track record at Harrington (in a DSBF prelim) but he came up with some issues after that, so this is a pleasant surprise." Bib Roberts trains and co-owns Egosnattitudes with M&W and breeder Graham Grace stables. The gelding won for the third time in seven starts and ups his seasonal earnings to $73,400. He paid $10.60 to win. Win Power and trainer-driver Jeff Fout got up in the final stride to win the $20,000 DSBF Consolation in 2:05. Vangoghpaintsinred (Vince Copeland) had led from the start and had to settle for second. Wynfield Comet (Kim Vincent) was third. The DSBF male pace $100,000 final is set for Sunday, Dec. 7. Corey Callahan, Brett Brittingham and Allan Davis had driving doubles. Razor sharp Papa Ray, Nova Artist and Just A Jolt lead the top pace of the week, the $26,000 Delaware Special while Enrico As, last week’s winner, heads the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, the Wednesday, Nov. 26 co-feature races at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Displaying a strong closing brush, Papa Ray, teamed with Eddie Davis Jr., scored a 1:51.4 victory a week ago to best Just A Jolt and Vic Kirby and another rapid closer Simon’s Artist, with Matt Makaley driving this time. Not to be overlooked, Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist handled by Allan Davis, the fast Bandolito, owned, trained and driven by Daryl Bier and Frank Chick’s So Take That, on a three-race win streak, with Montrell Teague. Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob is another winner last time out with Ross Wolfenden.  Tritton Inc.’s Malak Uswaad N and Trace Tetrick drew the rail with Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool, reined by George Dennis, alongside. Corey Callahan drove Enrico AS along the passing lane to a nose victory in last Wednesday’s $18,000 Open trot. This week, his challengers include David Miller’s Cash On Delivery (Vince Copeland), Baximum (Allan Davis) racing for Tina and Joe Clark, both second in their previous starts, I Like My Boss, the only three-year-old in the field owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Jim King and Tim Tetrick’s Powerful Charger (Trace Tetrick) leaves from the rail. Trainer Leigh Raymer and Vito Cucci’s Ashes Cash (Tyler Raymer) and recent arrival Wilamar Valley (Jim Morand) owned by Nanticoke Racing and Donna Messick, complete the eight-horse lineup. There is no live racing Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and as usual Fridays and Saturdays are dark at Dover Downs. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Weekday racing, Monday through Thursday, begins at 4:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshman and sophomore trotting champion I Like My Boss puts a 13 win with one second record on the line in the $18,000 Open Trot on Wednesday, Nov.5 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. I Like My Boss, and his regular driver Jonathan Roberts, swept through both years of DSBF divisional trot for breeders- owners, trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and Angela Parsons. In recent weeks, the Don Boss Vita gelding stepped up to win two Harrington Raceway Opens in three outings. Newcomer Oh No Three O makes his first local start for owner Charlene Long after starring at upper New York tracks amassing four wins, a second and three thirds.Sean Bier will drive. The other starters are all well-credentialed. Enrico AS, who finished last meet with two wins in three starts, leaves from the rail after an impressive qualifying victory with Allan Davis driving for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, Walt Callam's Spunky Jack, handled by Roger Plante, has been sharp at Harrington with two seconds and two thirds in his last four outings. Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables' local favorite I'm So Striking and Eddie Dennis is a strong finisher. Vito Cucci's Ashes Cash reined by Tyler Raymer, David Miller's Cash On Delivery with Vince Copland and Jim King and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger with Vic Kirby at the controls, all start from outside posts, cannot be overlooked. A $14,500 and two $11,500 trots head the undercard. The eyes of harness racing will be on Dover Downs, Thursday (Nov. 6) when all eight Matron Finals will highlight the day's racing. Weekday racing, Monday - Thursday, begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. The is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing and during the football season Pick-3 NFL wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, 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. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - A pair of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for 2-year-old harness racing trotters were contested on the penultimate Harrington Raceway program of 2014 Wednesday over a sloppy racetrack. Stephanie and Brian Cassell's Political Foe ($19.40, Eddie Dennis) was an upset winner in 2:01.2 in the colt and gelding final, passing the 1-to-9 favorite Political Cash, who led throughout, in the stretch for a decisive win. Win Power finished third. It was the second career win for the son of Political Briefing. Trained by his driver Dennis, Political Foe had a win and second place finish in his two eliminations prior to the final. Meanwhile, Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables' Callmemza ($9.40, Jon Roberts), who won both of her elimination races, prevailed in the filly trotting final in 2:04.2 over Sign N Drive and Penny Paratrooper. It was an eventful race in which seven of the eight fillies went off stride at some point in the race. Callmemza was not unscathed after making an early miscue shortly after the start, but she recovered and reeled in Sign N Drive late for her Third Straight win for trainer Bib Roberts. Callmemza is a daughter of Great George Two, an accomplished trotter whom Roberts campaigned in the early 2000's. "To have a horse like Great George Two, and to be able to race his offspring for our family is just a great ride," said driver Jon Roberts, son of trainer Bib Roberts. "It was an eventful night with the weather and these young fillies didn't want to cooperate and we got the best of it. We made our mistake before everyone else did and fortunately it didn't hurt us as bad as it could have if it happened later on in the race." Leigh Raymer's I Got Spunk ($4.80, Callahan) won the $20,000 DSBF filly consolation in 2:03, while Jason Skinner's Vangoghpaintsred ($36, Vince Copeland) was triumphant in 2:05 in the $20,000 DSBF colt and gelding consolation. Corey Callahan drove four winners on the card, while Jon Roberts had three. The final night of racing for the 2014 Harrington meet is Thursday October 23. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Ft. Washington, MD --- Jonathan Roberts navigated four winners on the Tuesday night (Oct. 21) card at Rosecroft Raceway. Roberts now leads the fall meet with 29 wins overall. Roberts posted a win in the co-featured Open for fillies and mares, steering Rockin Belle to victory from post six. Rockin Belle sat the pocket trip and took the passing lane to victory, nailing the pacesetter Clear View Hanover (Henrik Lundell) in 1:53.3. Dylan Davis conditions and co-owns with longtime owner Michael Casalino Jr. Tony Morgan took the $10,000 Open with Varsity Hanover. Surviving a :26.1 opening quarter, Varsity Hanover did all the work en route to a 1:52.3 win on a sloppy track. Morgan won a pair on the night and is a perfect three-for-three driving Varsity Hanover during the Fall meet. by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Two new harness racing track records for trotters were set on the 14-race program at Harrington Raceway Wednesday, both of which were driven by Jonathan Roberts. I Like My Boss ($6.40, Roberts), who suffered his first career defeat in 16 starts on September 17, got back on the winning track and broke his own track record in the process with a 1:55.4 win in the $18,000 Open Trot. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding fought gamely first over versus pacesetter Spunky Jack before edging clear in deep stretch for the track record setting triumph. It was the 16th win in 17 career starts for I Like My Boss. Earlier on the program, 4-year-old trotter Boffin ($2.40, Roberts) scored a 1:55.1 romp to shatter the 4-year-old trotting stallion mark, formerly held by Tough Challenger (1:56.1). It was one of three wins on the program for Roberts. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror and harness racing driver Corey Callahan) was a decisive winner in 1:52.3 Monday at Harrington Raceway in the $13,750 Open II feature. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding set all the fractions in his open length win over Sunshine Superman and People Are Crazy. It was his fourth win of the year and one of three victories on the program for Callahan. It was a happy homecoming for Mojo Terror, who had been campaigning on the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey circuits most of the year after spending the lion's share of last year at Harrington. Meanwhile, driver Jon Roberts had the hot hand with four winners, including three aboard Josh Parker co-owned/trained horses. Rodney Long and Tim Hunderptfund's Dina's Gamble ($2.20, Ross Wolfenden) won for the fifth straight start and was claimed for the fourth consecutive outing. The 9-year-old Tune Town gelding was claimed by Wanda Saulsbury as he will pursue a 10th seasonal win in his next start. Matthew Sparacino  

The Maryland sired 2 YO colt and gelding trotters opened the night with the "Ronald 'Doc' Banning Memorial going for a purse of $42,000 at Ocean Downs Sunday.   Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee-Juanna Play Slots) sat third thru the half when driver Roger Plante Jr. pulled and took the lead from Here I Am(Cam's Rocket).   It was a three-horse race down the stretch with Doggone Slots winning by a length over Jay Boy (Tsunami) and Her I Am held on for third, Time for the mile was 2:01.3. Thomas Morris Jr. trains and co-owns with Gregg Morris. This colt winning was a fitting tribute to Doc Banning since he was the breeder and owner of the second dam I Juanna Win.   The "Hubert Jackson Memorial" for filly pacers was next on the card. The Winbak Farm owned Jodi's Sweety(JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) pulled an upset, breaking the three race win streak of Helaine's Firebird(Allie's Western), winning by a head in 2:02.1. Jeff Fout trained and drove the filly.   In another upset, Toms Tornado(Cam's Rocket-Nuclear Folks) won in 1:56.4 breaking stablemate Toms Typhoon(Cam's Rocket) five race win streak in the "W.W. 'Pete' Shaw Memorial. Thomas Cooke owns both colts and Roger Hans trains. Jonathan Roberts was in the bike.   There was no surprise in the "Charles Keller Memorial" when Jeff Fout went to the front and never looked back with Renegade Starlet(CR Renegade-Worthy Starlet) extending her win streak to 3. Tui Stone trains the filly for the Serendipity Stable, time of the mile was 2:05.4.   The Maryland Sire Stakes for two year olds will finish the season with a series on September 23 and September 30 at Rosecroft Raceway.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for MSRF  

The 3 YO Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes started the evening with the non wagering filly trotters going for a purse of $28,900.    Explosive Attitude(Explosive Matter) and Kelsey's Commando(Cr Commando) renewed their rivalry from July only this time Kelsey's Commando was able to catch Explosive Attitude coming down the stretch, stopping the clock in 2:00.2 last quarter in :29.2. Victor Kirby drove and trained the filly for new owners George and Rose Bonomo.   The wagering card started with the 3 YO filly pacers. Driver Tony Morgan sent Ain't No Maybe So(Nuclear Breeze) charging right to the front with a first quarter of:27.1. The Lundell entry of Valentina De Vie and Rosie De Vie sat second and third just waiting for the right moment. Jonathan Roberts pulled Valentina De Vie(Bettor's Delight) in the last turn quickly overtaking the leader winning in 1:55.3. Ain't No Maybe So held on for second and Rosie De Vie finished third. Valentina De Vie is owned by the Joie de Vie Farm.   After race 3 the Maryland Horse Industry Board presented Ocean Downs Racetrack with a Secretary's Citation from the State of Maryland in honor of the track's 65th Anniversary. MHIB also presented track owner William Rickman with a Secretary's Citation in honor of his many contributions to the harness racing industry over the year.   In the colt/gelding trot Kandy Korn(Cantab Hall) got away 6th but driver Frank Milby pulled before the half, working his way up to the leader Whichwayrightorleft near the ¾ pole. These two battled down the stretch with Kandy Korn crossing the wire in 1:59.4 for owners Bruce and Tanya Schadel.   The most exciting race of the night was the 3 YO colt/gelding pace. In usual fashion driver Corey Callahan sent Tom's Titan(Cam's Rocket) to the lead with new comer Kingofthejungle(Well Said) getting the pocket trip. At the head of the stretch Tony Morgan pulled Kingofthejungle and the two charged down the stretch head and head with Kingofthejungle winning by a head in 1:53.4 last quarter in :27.4. Desyllas Racing LLC , William Beck and Carol Rieken own and Brandon Simpson trains.   By Cheri Stambaugh  

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 Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes headlined the Sunday race card at Ocean Downs.   The stakes kicked off with two-year-old filly trotters opening the card as early non-wagering events. Driver Vic Kirby took Sign N Drive (Cr Commando) to the front out of the gate, holding off a three-quarter pole challenge by Miss Jocelyn, stopping the timer in 2:06.1 for owner Scott Woogen of Mechanicsville, VA, Duane Wagner was the trainer.   In the second division Callmemza (Great George Two) left the gate from post four and never looked back. Collen In Command got the pocket trip but was never able to challenge Callmemza. W. Bib Roberts trains and co-owns the filly along with Graham Grace Stables and M & W Stables. Time for the mile was 2:07.1 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike.   In the first race on the card, K J Ben (Riggins) gave owner Scott Woogen his second stakes win of the night in the first division of colt/gelding pacers. Reins men Art Stafford Jr picked up his first stakes win of the night with the Duane Wagner trainee in 1:59.2.   A single division of colt/gelding trotters went to post as race 3. Co-owner/trainer/driver Ray Schnittker made his first trip to Ocean Downs a winning one with Broken Record(Muscles Yankee) over Save The Night in 2:00.1. Theodore Gewertz co-owns.   Driver Corey Callahan made a rare appearance at the ocean up behind Toms Typhoon (Cam's Rocket) in the second division for colt/gelding pacers. Corey settled In The Pocket, waiting till the head of the stretch to challenge Quick Art, winning by ¾ length in 1:57.2 for owner Thomas Cooke. Roger Hans is the trainer.   The final two stakes of the night were for filly pacers, with Ringler Stables Ideal Wedding(American Ideal) cutting a mile in 2:00.4 for driver Allan Davis and trainer Richard Ringler. Fancy Sound was second.   The final stake of the night gave owner Scott Woogen his third stakes win of the night when Bag Lady Blue(Roddy's Bags Again) stopped the clock in 2:00.1 over Andi's Peanut. This also gave trainer Duane Wagner his third training win and driver Art Stafford Jr. his second Maryland stakes win.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Stakes Fund  

It was not a big surprise that Dancin Yankee won the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace at Pocono Downs on Saturday, it was the way he did it. The six-year-old stallion by Yankee Cruiser overpowered a field featuring many of the best older pacers in the sport and blew they away for driver Brett Miller. The Van Rose started out with Abelard Hanover and driver Jonathan Roberts outgunning Golden Receiver (George Napolitano, Jr.) to the early lead with Golden Receiver making the quarter move to take command at the opening quarter mile in :26.2. Then at the half mile marker in :54, Miller moved Dancin Yankee first-over and they began to grind it out and take the lead away from Golden Receiver before the three-quarters in 1:26.2. Dynamic Youth (Andrew McCarthy) was then first-over but not gaining ground and that was too slow for Ron Piece as he sent Dovuto Hanover three-wide going into the final turn and following their outside cover was Bandolito and driver Daryl Bier. But it was too little too late as Brett Miller had Dancin Yankee in high gear and they held the field at bay down the stretch, winning by three and one-half lengths in 1:49. Bandolito closed well to be second with a late charge by Sweet Lou (Matt Kakaley) to be third. Trained by Josh Green and owned by Baron Racing Stable, Horsham, PA and Richard Lombardo of Solon, Ohio, it was a lifetime mark for Dancin Yankee and his 7th win in 13 starts this year. Sent off at odds of 3-1, he paid $8.40 to win. By Steve Wolf, for

Based on overall career accomplishment, on quantity of sheer speed and quality of competitive racing, the toughest field of horses gathered anywhere this weekend will be at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs this Saturday night, contesting the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial, named after the late colorful/controversial local racing writer. Here's the stellar cast of nine in post position order: GOLDEN RECEIVER (post one, river George Napolitano Jr., 3-1) - The defending Rose champion after a 1:50 score last year, the 9YO has the highest career bankroll ($2.14M) and will be gunning for his 61st career victory, likely using early speed that no other harness horse can show consistently. DANCIN YANKEE (post two, Brett Miller, 4-1) - Has already banked over $155,000 this year, showing consistently strong form at Yonkers Raceway. Has the "slowest" lifetime mark of 1:49.4, one of four entrants to earn his speed badge at Pocono (the average career record the field is 1:48.1!). DOVUTO HANOVER (post three, Ron Pierce, 5-2 favorite) - Hinted at greatness at two (national season's champion for 2PGs on both mile and 5/8-mile tracks), he fizzled at three, but has sizzled this year. Won at Pocono three starts back. In each of his last two races, he shows a personal final quarter of 25.2! DYNAMIC YOUTH (post four, Andrew McCarthy, 15-1) - Equaled the 4PG world mark of 1:48.1f here last year, a time he exceeded only by a tick in winning two starts back. Second to Bandolito here last Saturday after showing great resiliency. ABELARD HANOVER (post five, Jonathan Roberts, 6-1) - Equaled the OPG world mark of 1:48f here last year in a driving rainstorm. Won his last two starts in a photo racing at Pocono, but the big question mark is being scratched-sick last week. BANDOLITO (post six, Daryl Bier, 12-1) - The shortest horse in Stature and experience (only 17 lifetime starts), but not the shortest in speed. Equaled Dover's all-time record with a 1:48f win, then the next week he triumphed at DD in 1:48.2-52.1-25.4. Overcame a hard trip to win here last Saturday. EMERITUS MAXIMUS (post seven, Jim Morrill Jr., 20-1) - A recent winner of three straight at Dover, he finished second to Dovuto Hanover in the feature at The Meadowlands this past week, personally posting a 25.4 final quarter clocking. SWEET LOU (post eight, Matt Kakaley, 10-1) - The fastest-ever 2YO after winning that year's Breeders Crown event in 1:49, he's just a shade below Golden Receiver in lifetime earnings with a bankroll of $2.13M. Trainer Ron Burke and driver Kakaley currently lead the Pocono standings. WARRAWEE NEEDY (post nine, Mark MacDonald, 5-1) - Unofficially the world's "Worst-Drawing Post Position Horse," and his "luck" held out for his seasonal debut. But his 1:46.4 win last year at The Meadowlands stands tied as the fastest mile ever in a harness race. Debuts off three qualifiers. DOWNS DOINGS - The Van Rose will be the tenth event on Pocono's 14-race card Saturday night, which will begin shortly after they hang the "OFFICIAL" sign on those offstride three-year-olds in the Bluegrass State....Pocono is also offering a special "morning card" beginning at 11 a.m., with ten races for early Derby Day fans and simulcast wagerers, and the plant will then transmit all of the color and majesty of the Triple Crown event between cards through its closed-circuit system....The record for the Van Rose is the 1:48.2 posted in the inaugural event by Special T Rocks, driven by Daryl Bier, who handles Bandolito tonight. At the time the 1:48.2 earned a line in the world record books. From PHHA, for Pocono Downs  

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