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DOVER, Del.----Harness racing driver Victor Kirby began a five-win night steering Love is Blind to a 2:00.2 victory, one of three winners he drove for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer. Later, Glenferrie Dreamer got only one call, the last one, when Pat Berry closed with a rush to the winner's circle for his third victory in his last four starts in the $20,000Open Handicap on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac, in his first start after winning three qualifiers, Led through most of the mile before a convoy of rivals came on strongly approaching the finish line. Pat Berry, among them, driving Glenferrie Dreamer, a gelding trained by Traci Berry for owners J Craparotta & P Berry Racing, Montrell Teague moved Bluebird Reverend out of fifth in the stretch and the Indiana-bred hard-hitting gelding powered past a foursome of fast-finishing trotters to score a 1:55.2 triumh in a $15,500 Winners-Over trot. Starting from post 9 in the second tier the Swan For All-Little Revenue four-year-old won for the fifth time this season extending his seasonal earnings to $87,580 and $392,360 lifetime. Steel Reserve (Kirby) finished second with Tymal Signature (Berry) the show horse. Vic Kirby posted his fourth winning drive guiding War Cry Hall to his sixth 2016 victory for RBH Ventures in a $12,000 trot. Jim King conditions the Cash Hall-Winners Only gelding who now has won $82,851 this season. A 32-race career winner. The seven-year-old has banked $555,551 lifetime. Winbak Vhsltrd M (Yanick Gingras) was runner-up. Enrico AS (Jonathan Roberts) was next. Of Kirby's five wins, three came driving for owner-trainer Leigh Reymer. FOUR MATRON SOPH FINALS, FOUR DSBF 2ND LEG PRELIMS THURSDAY Four rich Matron Stakes for three-year-olds and four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 freshmen 2nd leg paces highlight a giant Thursday, Nov. 10 program. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the $162,200 soph pace, Tom Hill’s Breeders Crown champion Racing Hill and Brett Miller, already a winner of $1.58-million winner this year starts from post 7 in a field of eight. The Tony Alagna-trained colt has seven wins and been in-the-money in 14 of 15 races this season. His formidable rivals include Peter Blood and Rick Berks’ Boston Red Rocks teamed with Tim Tetrick. Lyons Snyder, favorite in the Breeders Crown, led after the opening quarter but finished out-of-the-money, will be driven by David Miller for owners Jeff Snyder and Geoff Lyons.  Stolen Glimpse a winner of his last start in October taking the Tattersalls Stake in 1:49.2 at The Red Mile is one of four Ron Burke Stable contenders. Diamond Creek Racing’s $1-million winner Pure Country, handled by Brett Miller for trainer Jimmy Takter is the one to beat in the $148,400 Matron Filly Stake. Already a nine-time winner this season and 16 times in 20 races this campaign, she faces L A Delight with John Campbell, second in the Breeders Crown but starting from outside post 8 this time for Robert McIntosh, CSX stables and Al McIntosh Holdings. Newborn Sassy and Tim Tetrick is enjoying an excellent season with seven wins and 14 of 19 in the first three for JoAnn Looney-King and CC Racing.  The richest of the Matron foursome is the $178,650 colt and gelding trot. Lagerfeld, owned by Takter, Liverman and the Fieldings, fourth in the Breeders Crown after a tough trip, is in the hands of David Miller. Yannick Gingras drives Dayson for Smith, Our Hrs Cents, J& Silva stables and Burke Racing. The sharp Sutton trained by Julie Miller for owners Jason & Doug Allen and Andy Miller Stables and local contestant Iron Mine Branch’s Iron Mine Bucky trained by Greg Haverstick and driver George Dennis drew the outside post positions.  Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld’s homebred All The Time with Yannick Gingras has earned the most from the eight starters in the $149,000 Matron Filly Trot. She has won $894,116 in her two seasons. The hard-hitting Southwind Hope and Andy Miller leaves from the rail for Larry Dumain, Little E and Andy Miller Stable. Flowers N Song, bred and owned by Bob Key, has won 11 races already and nearly a half-million in purses. Henry The Dragon looks for his fifth consecutive victory piloted by Montrell Teague for owner George Teague starts the card meeting Tina and Brian Clark’s Automatic Dragon (Tim Tetrick) from the rail and Dorothy Hock and Katherine Ricci’s Hallie’s Comet (Ross Wolfenden) in the first $20,000 DSBF prelim. In the second race, Dan Keeler’s James Isaac (Tony Morgan) takes on a pair of Teague owned contenders Stay In your Place and Ain’t It Fun both conditioned by Clyde Francis. Later on the card, another George Teague bred Daylen (Montrell Teague) drew the rail in the third $20,000 division. Apple Heir (Jason Green) a 1:56.3 wire-to-wire winner last week starts from post 7 for Willard Hall and trainer Brian Wright.    In the fourth $20,000 DSBF prelim, Teague and Teague Partnership’s Rat Tail (M.Teague) meets Only Money and trainer Jason Skinner’s Bags To Riches (Tetrick) and KDK Standardbreds’ Almost Cut My Hair (Kevin Switzer Jr.) in a wide-open event. Friday and Saturday are dark days at Dover Downs. There is No live racing this Sunday. Sunday racing is scheduled for  Nov. 20th at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Weekday racing, Monday through Thursday, racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Watch races and enjoy good food in Dover Downs Winner’s Circle Buffet daily. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Marv Bachrad  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Trainer Leigh Raymer had four wins and captured three of the $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for harness racing 2-year-old trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Raymer co-owned Luv Is Blind ($2.80, Victor Kirby) who prevailed for the second straight week in 2:04.3. The Keystone Activator gelding drew clear of the field at the top of the stretch for a decisive score. A Raymer-trained entry driven by Kirby was again in the winner's circle again when Rodney Mitchell Jr.'s Jiggs ($7, Kirby) notched his first lifetime win with a 2:05.2 triumph. The Giant Hit gelding atoned for a miscue in his elimination last week when he went off stride. Owner Mitchell Jr. and Raymer teamed up for another win with Meantrotnjean ($10, Allan Davis) in the final filly division with a 2:06.3 victory. The Cr Commando filly notched the first win of her career. Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.20, Ross Wolfenden) improved to 3-for-3 lifetime with a 2:01.4 triumph in the first division for colts and geldings. The Master Lavec gelding is trained by John Wilkerson. Raymer had four wins on the program, three were driven by Kirby. In the overnight feature, the $19,200 Open Trot, Joseph and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture ($6, Wolfenden) was a 1:55.4 winner for trainer Nikolas Drennan. The win was Wolfenden's third on the program. The $100,000 finals and $20,000 consolations for DSBF horses will commence on Wednesday October 5. Matthew Sparacino

Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Harold and Helane Solomon's Tirade Hanover ($9, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.3 harness racing winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. It was one of three winners on the program for Kirby, who raced Tirade Hanover from off the pace before circling the short field of six late with a powerful charge to reel in leader Royal Becca J for the victory. Spunky Jack was third. Tirade Hanover, a 6-year-old gelded son of Crazed, notched his 30th career win for trainer Leigh Raymer and boosted his lifetime earnings closer to $800,000. Jim Morand and Ross Wolfenden each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

DOVER, Del. ---  Shine N Shimmer took the front early and then out battled several challenges on the way to a 1:51.3 triumph I n the $20,000 Mares Open pace on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Dover Downs. Reined by perennial meet leader, Corey Callahan, Howard Taylor’s five-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Sheer Hose trained by Doug Lewis held off Valerya (George Dennis) attacking on the outside on the backstretch then a passing lane brush from fast-finishing Fashion Showdown (Ross Wolfenden) in the lane to win by a head in 1:51.3, her second win in her last three starts. Duneside Chella (Marcus Miller) was third.  While recording her fourth win in her last six outings and 11th victory of the season Shine N Shimmer brought her seasonal bankroll to $143,785 and $425,569 lifetime.    Girlofyourdreams and Lady Beth won the co-sub-feature $15,000 distaff paces. Montrell Teague guided stakes seasoned Girlofyourdreams home in 1:53.4 to win the first of two divisions. The Bettor’s Delight –JK Majorette sophomo9re owned by The Wiz Kids Stable has four wins in her last six races while earning $63,710. Who Dat Heather (Allan Davis) was runner-up with Sweet Bobbie (Callahan) the third finisher.  A head proved the victory distance as Lady Beth got the win 1:54.3 besting Hardscrabble Tilly in a stretch duel. Lorie and trainer Paul Davis own the three-year-old Kenneth J-Lady Major bay who posted victory #7 this year and won $52,751 in purses. Melanies Sharkette (M.Miller) was the show filly. George Dennis drove three winners, Allan Davis, Montrell Teague and trainer Robin Callahan had doubles. Ashes Cash seeks second straight Open Last week's winner Leigh Raymer, owned and trained Ashes Cash, a winner of three of his previous five races heads a strong harness racing field of eight in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 9. First post is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan will again be in the bike in the week's top trot. R&H Ventures, a regular at both Pocono Downs and more recently racing in Chester, is now in the Jim King barn with Vic Kirby driving. Mike Casalino's well named Tough Mac with Jonathan Roberts driving leaves from post 8 with Hemi Seelster reined by Brett Miller to his left for Carl Atley, Bob :LeBlanc and Rich Lombardo. Both Barbara Boese and Joe Skowyra's Prayer Session and Callam Racing's Spunky Jack with Roger Plante have been racing well. LA Express Stable's Pocket Trip steps up after a wire-to-wire win last time out John Ducharme's-homebred Wartech drew the rail and makes his first start since last July. There are two sub-feature trots. LA Express' Five Towns (Callahan) won last week and two of three in a $12,000 trot meeting E&K Stable and Lois and Earl Walters homebred I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) from post 1 wjth Nick McGill and Brian Carsey's Lou Man (Kirby), Eric Foster's fast finishing Stirling Charisma (Tony Morgan) and Charlene Long's Oh No Three O (Jeff Long) heading the opposition. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing's impressive sophomore Go Byem (Jim Morand) is the one to catch in an $11,500 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Ashes Cash came from far back to score a 1:54 victory in the Wednesday $14,000 Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 2.Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added four more wins to his first-place total now at 48 after 18 racing-days meanwhile the 11th race was called a "no contest." In the feature, Callahan moved Ashes Cash to the outside and came fast in the lane to beat Bluebird Reverend (George Dennis) and Hemi Seelster (Ross Wolfenden) to the finish line in a 1:54. The time equaling the lifetime mark for the Cash Hall-Ashameg gelding. It was the Leigh Raymer-owned and trained five-year-old's eighth win of the season lifting his earnings to $43,495. Blue Reverend, a top Indiana stakes performer and Hemi Seelster, who raced in major events in Ontario, finished second and third respectively. Machuca guided by Allan Davis for owner- trainer Bob Shahan's Machuca, one of two three-year-olds in the race, to victory in 1:57.3 to win the co-feature $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. The victory was the fourth of the campaign for the Yankee Glide-Tail Of Night gelding. Someway Same Hall (Art Stafford Jr.) was second with Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent) third. In the 12th race, a Filly and Mare pace, Hotwire (Tony Morgan) suddenly went down at the 3/8th pole causing confusion with the seven other horses in the race. With the Starting Car and Track Ambulance rushing to help were on the track. When the field turned down the homestretch heading for the crowded finish line, the race was called a "No Contest" and all wagers on the event were re-reimbursed. Both horse and driver were reported ok. Jim Morand drove three winners, Sean Bier, Allan Davis and trainers Doug Lewis and owner-trainer Harry Marsh had two wins each. Dover Downs races Monday through Thursday with post time, 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed 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

Mr Right went to the top of the standings among Pennsylvania Stallion Series two-year-old colt trotters when he won the fastest of seven divisions in the $140,000 third preliminary round in 1:56.3, a personal best, in Tuesday night action at the harness racing meeting at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver Victor Kirby and the Donato Hanover-Hey Mister colt had to overcome a first-over trip, but the talented youngster came his own last half in 57.4 to run his series record to 3-2-1-0, the best of all the babies, for trainer Leigh Raymer, who is also co-owner with Stephen Moss and Harold and Helene Solomon.   The only horse to beat Mr Right in the Stallion Series is Cufflink Hanover, who won in the first leg, skipped the second to try the deeper waters of the Sire Stakes, and came back to the Stallion ranks Tuesday and won in 1:57.4 wire-to-wire.   The gelded son of Andover Hall-Savoire Faire, possibly named after the pet turtles in the movie Rocky, is owned by driver David Miller and the Enzed Racing Stable Inc of trainer Nifty Norman.   Besides Mr Right and Cufflink Hanover, Twin B Ammunition added his name to the list of two-time Stallion winners by reducing his mark to 1:58.4.   TNT Rusty, the only double winner in the first two Stallion legs, was on the lead turning for home but made a break, opening the door for the Explosive Matter-Anklets Aweigh gelding to get the decision for trainer Bennie Magliochetti, having a career season, and owner Mahlon Martin.   It's hard to believe that it has been 42 years since the filly Starlark Hanover set a world record at Pocono en route to being named 2YO Trotter of the Year (no colt/filly separate voting then), but trainer/driver Dave Wade is still going strong, as he showed by putting a 1:56.4 maiden mark on the Lear Jetta-Ponytail Xpress gelding Nathaniel in another cut.   The baby led at every call for the ownership of Wade, Jerry Brittingham, Kelley Rogers, and William Peel III, also his breeders.   The only siring double of the night went to SJ's Caviar, as two altered sons of his stepped home first: Skeezix, out of Queen Of Angels, who broke his maiden in 1:59 for driver Kevin Wallis, trainer Rollie Mallar, and owner/breeder Michael Andrew, and Petrossian As (out of Elegant Dame), who was second in his debut, a Stallion leg, but showed no signs of not having raced since that event 34 days ago with a 1:58 triumph for driver Andrew McCarthy, trainer Anette Lorentzon, and owner/breeder ACL Stuteri Ab.   The final division winner had even less experience than Petrossian, but the Muscle Massive-Raysofgrace De Vie colt Pilgrims Tide followed up on two winning qualifiers by winning at first asking in 1:57.4 for "The Trot Man" of Pocono, driver Mike Simons, trainer Scott Andrews, and owners Edward W. Andrews and Edward W. Andrews III.   The Sire Stakes counterparts to these freshmen will contest their third preliminary Wednesday, with $251,780 on the line in four divisions.   The second leg saw no horse as a repeat winner from the first.   Jerry Connors

WILKES-BARRE PA - What's the surest sign that harness racing is about to enter its "prime time" of the year?   Is it the shipping of stables from warmer climes to the North?   Is it the start of the many classy stakes scattered throughout the season?   Is it the return of the weekly "Top Ten" poll?   No, no, and no.   The surest sign of harness racing's ready to enter the seasonal "fast track" is, ironically, a group of colts or fillies going slowly an extra lap of a racetrack before the beginning of a morning race. Their drivers are talking back and forth, to each other, to the starter, and to their horses, getting them ready for when the starter springs the gate in front of them - and they start out in their first "baby race."   The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono offered three races exclusively for two-year-olds during its Thursday morning program of qualifiers.   The first winner was the Shadow Play filly Miss Read, who rallied from the pocket with a 28.2 last quarter (2:01) to defeat another late charger, Nip's Beach Girl, for driver Howard Parker. Trainer Leigh Raymer may have a bargain on her hands here, as the filly cost her and Tyler Raymer only $5500 despite the fact that the mare had produced three $100,000 winners - and now has a promising baby to her credit.   Team Raymer came right back with a Donato Hanover colt, Mr Right, whom Tyler sent to the top after the quarter, then flashed home in 58.3 - 29 to complete a 2:01.3 victory for Leigh, who co-owns with Stephen Moss, Harold Solomon, and Helene Solomon. Mr Right, aptly-named to date, was a $25,000 yearling purchase, and he is out of a dam who is a sister to the $600G winner Somebody To Love.   In the third baby race, driver Brewer Adams stole a 1:05.2 half with the American Ideal colt Gaius Crastinus, then zipped him home in a pair of 29s to hold off first-over Kiss Baby Kiss, wrapping up the package in 2:03.2. Jennifer Sabot conditions the colt, out of a dam whose sister is well-known $1M winner Feeling You, for owner/breeder Marilee Keene. (The winner, by the way, is named after one of Caesar's most trusted lieutenants in the Gallic Wars - yes, I had to look it up.)   PHHA / Pocono              

DOVER, Del.--- Favorites - I Got Spunk, My Fire Cloud Too and Penny Paratrooper - coasted to a harness racing victory in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly trot 2nd leg preliminaries on Monday, March 30 at Dover Downs. Eddie Davis Jr. and Foulk Stables had three wins each. I Got Spunk, piloted by Brett Miller, scored the fastest win of the three divisions. The Super Punk-Gogetitdun bay owned and trained by Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable was never in doubt notching a 1:57.2 lifetime best clocking. She has won three of five this year and five of 11 lifetime, with only twice being off the board. For the second-straight prelim, Silence Is Bliss (Eddie Davis Jr.) finished second, Princess EB (Vic Kirby) made up for breaking stride last time, by finishing third. Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable's My Fire Cloud Too won for the first time as Eddie Davis Jr. piloted a 2:00 front-end victory in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. The daughter of CR Commando-Winbak Flame outlasted Dancing Shirley (George Dennis), second, and Mila Bella (Allan Davis) third. Penny Paratrooper extended her win streak to five in-a-row and seven wins and a third in eight races holding off Callmemza (Jonathan Roberts) in the most contentious prelim. Ross Wolfenden drove the CR Commando-CR Penny Lane filly owned and trained by Carlo Poliseno. She has now banked $119,500 in DSBF events. Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis) made a misstep at the start and quickly rallied to race most of the rest of the mile on the outside and still finish third. The top eight-point getters in filly trot prelims return next Monday for $100,000 DSBF Final On the regular card, in a $15,500 4&5-year-Old mares Winners-Over pace, Legacy Racing's Empress Deo, driven by Jim Morand, revenged a second-place finish last time to Fashion Showdown (Brett Miller) who rallied from last in mid-backstretch to take second in the 1:52 mile. Quotable Quotes (Ben Stafford Jr.) was the show horse. Empress Deo is a Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss K four-year-old who won for the fourth time this year in nine starts with two seconds and two thirds winning $53,363. Valery, driven by Jonathan Roberts, won for the sixth time this year in nine starts, reducing her lifetime record to 1:51.4 taking a $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace. The win by the Dream Away-Veneer mare, was Foulk Stables' second victory of the day. Hearts N Flowers (Allan Davis) was a strong second in front of the late closing Star Keeper (Wolfenden). Foulk Stables' also made the winners circle with Mystra and Marcus Miller driving. The 10-year-old Art Major-Pastrami Hanover mare won for the third straight time. It was her 48th career victory in 203 starts and raised her earnings to $595,971. Together Again N (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. San Fran Lady N (Wolfenden) was third. Eddie Davis Jr. had a driving triple and Foulk Stables had three training wins. Trainer Trish Foulk had a double. Trainer-owner Tim Torbert, drivers Brett Miller and Jim Morand had two wins each while Tony Morgan, who had two winners, was belatedly presented with a 15,000-wins plaque, during the card. GO BYEM, POLITICAL FOE LEAD $20,000 DSBF COLT TROTPRELIMS Go Byem and Political Foe, impressive winners last week of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries meet in 2nd leg divisions for colt and gelding trotters. A $20,000-$25,000 Claiming pace heads the regular card on Tuesday March 31 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The DSBF events race as the daily double. Go Byem raced big in his first official start last week and came through with an impressive 1:57.4 victory with trainer-driver Les Givens teaming with Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing for the win. Egosnattitudes, owned by trainer Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W stables, cannot be overlooked. Jonathan Roberts spent the middle fractions on the outside and still finished a strong second, beaten only a half-length. Don Marine and trainer Bob Shahan’s Political Cash led through most of his DSBF race with Allan Davis but was caught in the stretch, finishing third. Tom O. Lail’s homebred Audie Mo made a good maiden start and closed for a third. Ed Kimmel and Don and David West’s Perfect Vangogh (Tony Morgan) trotted in 1:58 but could only garner a fourth. Lucky Dynasty, owned by Pam Wagner and Scott Woogen, with Vic Kirby in the bike, completes the starters.   Political Foe (Eddie Dennis), after a strong 1:57.4 win last Tuesday, is the one to beat in the second $20,000 prelim. The soph gelding has won $122,625 for owners Stephanie and Brian Cassell. The second-place finisher last week, George Brem and trainer Bob Shahan’s Save The Night (George Dennis) drew outside post 6. The other contenders are Carol Atkinson and Bill Masterson’s Circle M RJ (Montrell Teague) Winbak Farms’ Win Power (Jeff Fout) winner of last November’s DSBF consolation, Lesa Peters’ Goin Commando (Bret Brittingham) and Gogh Mini Van (Eddie Davis Jr.) racing for Susan Dunham and trainer Linda MacDonald, complete the field. Brees Creek (Corey Callahan), a winner last week and with three wins in his last four starts, leads eight in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace.For the second straight week, Curran Racing’s PL Hoofhearted (Vic Kirby) drew the rail. Tina Clark and Kovach Stables’ Artistic Director (Daryl Bier) raced second the mile last time. Frank Chick’s Touchdown Mindale (Dennis) has returned to the claiming ranks. The rest of the lineup includes Tim Mumford’s Middle Aged Crazy (Tony Morgan) CC Racing and Tim Tetrick’s Bettor And Bold (Eddie Davis Jr.), Wayne Long’s Militia Man (Allan Davis), a winner of two of his last three, and Just Bettor (Kirby), owned by Ken Wood and Minisink Farms, from his now customary outside post. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are “dark days. The 2014-2015 meet comes to a close April 9. 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.--- Veteran Tirade Hanover ended Tough Mac's win streak, Razor Ramone extended his wins to four straight and Eternal Prince equaled his lifetime record in the top three harness racing events on the Wednesday, Feb. 4 program at Dover Downs. In the $18,000 Open trot, Tirade Hanover took the lead at the start for Vic Kirby and the Crazed - Teagarden Hanover gelding was not to be caught on the sway to a 1:53 victory in the feature. Tough Mac rolled out of post 8 trying for the front but had to find room third on the first turn. Corey Callahan pulled Tough Mac out to challenge for the lead through the backstretch but was unable to get to within a half-length of Tirade Hanover. The five-year-old is owned by Moss, Solomon and trainer Leigh Raymer. It was his second win in the last three, and 22nd success in his career mounting lifetime earnings to $632,430. Tough Mac, second, ended a three race win streak. I'm So Striking came between horses for Eddie Dennis for third place. Wind Of The North was scratched. Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Razor Ramone continued to streak for red-hot trainer Eric Ell. Ron Pierce piloted the Kadabra - Oaklea Rae four-year-old to his fourth consecutive win and fifth in his last six in one of two $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot sub-features. Pierce took Razor Ramone right to the top and won easily in 1:54.2. Derby (Allan Davis) used the passing lane to edged Classic Belisima (Callahan) for second by a nose. Classic Belisima entered the race with a four-race win streak. In a 1:58.1 photo finish, Eternal Prince and George Dennis used the passing lane to nose-out longshot Up Front N Crazy (Roger Plante) in the other $14,000 trot for young horses. Tommy N Dakota Stables, trained by Paula Spencer, own Eternal Prince who won for the third time in his last five opportunities. Keep It Sweet (Callahan) was a game third. Roger Plante drove the biggest price winner, 69-1 Juanna Be The Man, owned by Gregg and Tom Morris, to a 1:57 upset in an $11,800 trot for young horses. A $2 win ticket paid $140.60. The 6-3 exacta returned $1,494 and 6-3-4 trifecta returned $4,262. A supefecta of 6-3-4-1 was good for $10,586.40. Pierce led all drivers with four wins, Callahan, Vic Kirby, Jonathan Roberts and trainer Eric Ell had doubles. 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

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