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HARRINGTON, DE - Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night ($5.80, Jim Morand) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $15,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Terror At Night took the lead at the quarter mile from Artrageous through an opening panel of 27.2 seconds. It would stay that way through a half-mile in 56.2 seconds and three-quarters in 1:25. In deep stretch, Terror At Night was full of pace and held off the pocket sitter by a half-length. Artrageous was second with Shesarocker third. Trained by Les Givens, "Terror" is a daughter of Western Terror and achieved her 8th win of the year. In the sub-featured $11,000 Mares Open II, Rushcreek Stables' Clarebear ($3, Tony Morgan) was a 1:53.3 winner for trainer Sheldon Powell over Springforth and Skateboard Chic. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas III and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night ($12.80, Allan Davis) was a 1:53.3 winner in the $16,000 harness racing mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. There was a calvalry charge for the early lead, but when the dust settled, Terror At Night was the early leader through an opening quarter mile in 27 seconds. The seven pacers marched to the half mile in 56.3 and three-quarters in 1:25.1. Terror At Night held off pocket sitting Matinee Dragon to the wire for a narrow win. Purrfect Bags was third. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third win of the year for Terror At Night, a 4-year-old Western Terror mare. Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie ($8.20, Art Stafford Jr.) won her second in a row on the undercard in a $10,000 pace for owner/trainer Gary Ewing. Allan Davis won four races on the program. Jon Roberts had a driving triple. Matthew Sparacino

DOVER, Del--- Spoonful won her second $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final in six months holding on by a nose in the harness racing three-year-Old Filly trot final. Celebrity Pegasus set a new track record for an older trotter turned in a powerful 1:52 performance in the $20,000 Open trot on an eventful Wednesday, April 12 card at Dover Downs. Jim Morand had a driving triple. Trained by Les Givens, who has trained more DSBF winners than any other conditioner, Spoonful won for third time this year and seventh time in 18 races lifetime earning $174,512 for owners Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Morand was concerned as Spoonful led turning for home. "I was worried The Spoonful was tiring coming down the stretch, but she had just enough to make it," he said. After winning both her $20,000 DSBF prelims, the Political Briefing-Sanctions sophomore was installed a 4-5 favorite in the field of eight. On the backstretch, leader Willow Mill Anna (Donnie Long) began to tire and back through the field when Morand moved Spoonful quickly into the lead. In the lane, Ross Wolfenden came on strongly driving Gogh Cinorita and missed by a nose catching Spoonful in the 2:00 final. Black Magic Mist (Art Stafford Jr.) took third in front of Political Energy (Cory Callahan) with Luv Is Blind (Vic Kirby) taking fifth place money. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Redneck Red, a CR Commando-Diamonds For Julie chestnut gelding homebred notched his first career win scoring in 2:01.2 for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner Pamela Wagner. A Chorus Line (Jason Thompson) finished second. Hashtag Hope (Stafford Jr.) was third. Celebrity Pegasus got away third behind Tough Mac (Callahan) and Gural Hanover (Tony Morgan) in the $20,000 Open Trot Handicap. Heading past the three-quarters, Art Stafford Jr. rushed the five-year-old son of Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena past the leaders on the outside before the final turn to take the lead and opened up with a :27.3 final panel to score a 1:52 triumph breaking the former track record held by Hes Spooky (Eric Carlson) established in March 2013 of 1:52.3. Wind Of The North (Kirby) came on for second. Gural Hanover (Morgan) was the show finisher. The fourth $100,000 DSBF Final on the last day of Dover Downs 48th season is set for Thursday, April 13. A $100,000 DSBF 3-year-Old pacing final, a $27,500 Delaware Special and $20,000 Open pace highlight a strong card. The leading Driver, Leading Pacer and Horse of the Meet awards will be presented. This is final program of Dover Downs' 48th season. Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. 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.   100,000 DSBF SOPH FINAL; $30,000 PREFERRED, $27,500 DEL. SPECIAL CLOSING DAY  The last of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old finals this week featuring male pacer plus a $30,000 Preferred Handicap and a $27,500 Delaware Special headline a standout meet closing day, April 13 card  at Dover Downs. First Post is 4:30 p.m. The winner of last Novembers $100,000  two-year-old final, Bags To Riches drew the rail meeting two sharp George Teague-owned sophomores and the fast James Isaac in the big-purse race. Jim Morand drives program favorite Henry The Dragon, a 1:52.4 winner last week in a $20,000 prelim and lightly raced Daiymir with Montrell Teague, who in the first prelim startled with a wire-to-wire 1:52.4 win in his first pari-mutuel start. A third George Teague contender is Ain’t It Fun with Bret Brittingham. Dan Keeler’s James Isaac was an impressive 1:53.3  winner for Tony Morgan while both River’s Crest and Art Stafford Jr. racing for the Stafford family and Larry Martin along with Automatic Dragon, handled by Vic Kirby, owned by Tina and Brian Clark, were second in their prelims last Thursday after a win the week before. Corey Callahan will drive Wake Up And Go, fresh from a win last week, for Jimmy Lunn and Charles Wimbrow. George Teague and K&R Racing, who raced the famed Rainbow Blue, leads an eight horse field in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. On the rest of the terrific closing day program is a $27,500 Delaware Special, led by last week’s surprise winner Poisonous (Ross Wolfenden), Art and trainer driver Art Stafford Jr.’s fast finishing Blazing Bobby Sox, and Don Marine and Brent Hall’s Emeritus Maximus (Tetrick). Fast Remember Me VK (Teague), owned by Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Ron Benton. Not to be overlooked are driver George and Tina Dennis Racing’s Seventh Secret, the steady Sweet Rock (Allan Davis), from the outside is Al Carter and Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience while Betty Brittingham’s Tip It On Back (Bret Brittingham) leaves from the rail.  The Dover Downs’ 2016-2017 season comes to a close today. On behalf of Dover Downs management and horseman, thanks for making the 48th season one of the best in track history. Delaware harness racing continues starting April 24 at Harrington Raceway. Watch live harness and thoroughbred racing at the Dover Downs Sports & Race Book open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- It was a big Spoonful, driven by Jim Morand to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Muscerene win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot. Harness racing driver Yannick Gingras had a driving triple. Trained by Les Givens, the all-time leading trainer in the DSBF program, Spoonful, a daughter of Political Briefing-Sanctions, overtook race-favorite Luv Is Blind (Vic Kirby) in a fast dash down the stretch to win for the second straight time and fourth victory with three seconds and two thirds in 13 lifetime starts for owners Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. She now has won $104,512 in her rookie season. Luv Is Blind held second in front of Political Energy (Corey Callahan). Dusty Fool won the $20,000 DSBF consolation as trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno never looked back after taking the early lead. Jane Dunavent bred and owns the sire and dam of the Dusty Winner-Cashmere gelding. Black Magic Mist (Art Stafford Jr.) was second. KJs Commando (Jared Moyer) was third. On the regular card, Muscerene returned to the track where she had success last Spring, to lower his lifetime record two seconds to 1:53.4. Tony executed the winning drive pulling to the outside to follow Spunky Jack who zipped past early leader Skates N Plates Kirby nearing the last turn. Muscerene, owned and trained by Antonio Buttitta, came alongside Spunky Jack (Roger Plante), and then drew away for his seventh win of the season. The Muscle Hill-Queen Serene gelding has now won $46,625 in 2016. War Cry Hall (Tim Tetrick) edged Spunky Jack for second. In a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over Handicap, Stake Your Claim Stable and and Martin Sternberg's Uva Hanover, trained by Linda Toscano with Vic Kirby driving were strongest in the stretch as the Cantab Hall-Up Front Laura gelding stormed past the leaders for a victory. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) raced tough to finish second with Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) a fast-finishing third. Yannick Gingras led all drivers with three wins, Vic Kirby and Jonathan Roberts had two wins each. Check Six and Manhattan Beach, winners of the two $35,000 eliminations last week, lead eight fast three-year-olds to post in the $314,600 Hap Hansen Progress Pace Final on Monday (11/29). Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays this meet. Plan to watch live racing from the Winner's Circle Restaurant where reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing in the Dover Downs Sports Book, daily from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight. Dover Downs-its management, staff and horseman-wish one and all a happy Thanksgiving. Marv Bachrad

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  

Seaford, DE --- While the holiday technically isn’t until Friday, it’s felt like Christmas all year long to the harness racing connections of Jingle Bell Rocker. The 5-year-old pacer is wrapping up the most successful year of his career with earnings of just under $40,000 and 16 wins in 2015. The son of Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz took a new lifetime mark of 1:52.2 and nearly doubled his earnings from the previous year. “He just likes to win,” said Orlando Greene of the Les Givens stable. Greene, Givens’ second trainer, has handled the care of Jingle Bell Rocker since the gelding arrived at the Seaford, Del., farm. The pacer, who is owned by Tina Clark, is ending the year with a four-race win streak at Dover Downs. He kicked off the first week of the fall season at the five-eighths-mile oval with a convincing win in 1:53.1 and equaled that time in his most recent start. Members of the Givens Stable were particularly impressed with his latest victory on Dec. 10. “He won in 1:53.1 after coming first over against Rocknroll Jim,” Greene said. But was he surprised? “No. I expected him to win,” Greene said. “He felt good that week. He’ll let you know when he’s off.” Though the pacer found a fair amount of success in 2014, winning six races and earning slightly more than $21,000, Jingle Bell Rocker is a name that in 2015 has become synonymous with winning in Delaware. The pacer has spent more time in the winner’s circle than not this year, with 16 wins from 27 starts. In fact, he came full circle, winning his first start of 2015 back on Jan. 7 at Dover Downs and ending the 2015 season with a victory at the same track. He had plenty of success at Harrington Raceway in between. Greene says Givens made a shoeing change when Jingle Bell Rocker first arrived, replacing his aluminum shoes with steel ones, and that aside from that the pacer has required little special care. He jogs and trains him between starts and makes sure he gets plenty of time to himself in the field. The basic regimen appears to be working, as Jingle Bell Rocker -- a $5,000 claimer in 2014 -- is now beating $10,000 claimers at Dover. Greene says the pacer’s best race was his Nov. 30 victory. He started from post four and was eventually moved first over by regular driver Ross Wolfenden. He took the lead at the top of the stretch and won by a length in a new lifetime best of 1:52.2. Greene says the pacer has proven himself versatile, often winning regardless of the trip he receives. “You can drive him any way,” he said. His only complaint about Jingle Bell Rocker is the gelding’s tendency to occasionally make breaks. He recalls one race this spring when the pacer looked like a sure winner until a miscue at the head of the stretch. “It seems like it’s either a win or nothing with him,” Greene said, referencing the less than a handful of times the pacer hit the board but didn’t win. Nevertheless he and the rest of the horse’s connections are hopeful he’ll keep doing what he’s been doing in the new year. “He’s one of the most consistent horses in the barn,” Greene said. by Charlene Sharpe, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

Terror At Night moved smartly first over to score in a stake-fastest 1:54.1 in the $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows on Wednesday night The event was contested over seven divisions, with Triple Charm, Healthy Gain, Gingertreescarlett, Burden of Proof, Out West Somewhere and End To End Hanover taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman fashioned a stake double behind Triple Charm and Gingertreescarlett. Terror At Night hadn't seen the lead at any point in her brief career, but she was plenty determined to get there when Eric Goodell unleashed her from third. "The only reason I came with her was because she got a little antsy in the hole," Goodell said. "Instead of having her run, I gave her a little room." "Once she got out there, she was really relaxed." "I don't think she ever turned her motor on." The daughter of Western Terror-Enhance the Night defeated Catharsis by 1-3/4 lengths, with Some Fancy Filly third. Les Givens trains Terror At Night for Nanticoke Racing, Edward Mass III and Arlene Paisley. Triple Charm also was a newcomer to the lead, but as he sized up the field at the gate, Merriman decided to show her what the front end is about. "I didn't think the lead was necessarily the spot for her, but it looked like only a couple were leaving, so I left," Merriman said. "You have to be forwardly placed a lot of times when no one else is on the gate." "She was extremely laid back, but if they went around another time, they wouldn't have gone by her." "That's how tough she was." She held off Sweet As Sugar by a neck in 1:54.4 while Newborn Sassy earned show. Casie Coleman conditions Triple Charm, a daughter of Western Terror-No One Is Alone, for West Wins Stable, Adriano Sorella and Howard Taylor. Healthy Gain endured the kind of trip that would frustrate many green youngsters. She was looped from the gate, forced on to the front when no hole was available and passed in mid-race. But the daughter of Western Ideal-Electric Smile, a two-time winner at the Pennsylvania Fairs, persevered for Tony Hall, rallying in the lane to prevail in 1:55. East Side Hanover was 1/2 length back in second with Official Treasure third. "She really isn't in the best shape of her life right now," said Shawn Johnston, who trains the $15,000 yearling purchase for Tracy Chropek and Gary Johnston. "She started late, and we had terrible track conditions where I'm based." "I fair-raced her for tighteners" "She should only get better." In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Brooklyn Flight pulled off a 12-1 upset -- his third win in the last four starts -- for Hall, trainer Frank Consiglio and owner Team 19 Stables. He scored in 1:50.3, 1-1/2 lengths better than Seventh Secret. Hillbilly Hanover finished third. The 7-year-old Panspacificflight-Brooklyn Belle gelding now boasts $293,888 in career earnings. It was one of four victories on the 15-race card for Hall. Friday's program at The Meadows features the Sand Tart, a $214,776 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers, as well as a $25,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 5 (races 9-13). First post is 6:55 PM. Evan Pattak

Wednesday marked the commencement of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old trotters at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway with five $20,000 divisions. Three filly divisions were contested as well as two for colts and geldings, both held as non-wagering events. Nanticoke Racing and Delbert Cain's Go Byem (Les Givens) took the first of the non wagering races with a dazzling 1:56, 13-length margin of victory over Political Foe and Political Cash. Trained by his driver, Go Byem recorded his fourth career win in 10 starts. Sired by Impel Hanover, Go Byem took his lifetime mark of 1:53 on June 19 at the Meadowlands as one of the few Delaware-sired trotters to win a race in recent history at the New Jersey racetrack, a venue he's won at on two occasions. Wednesday's win was just a tick off the track record of 1:55.4, held by I Like My Boss. Ed Kimmel and Don and David Wiest's Perfect Vangogh (Tony Morgan) captured the remaining colt and gelding division with a 1:59.3 triumph over Luck Dynasty and Win Power. A son of JM Vangogh, Perfect Vangogh was trained by Donald Wiest. Callmemza ($4.40, Jon Roberts) won the first filly division in 2:00.2 for co-owner/trainer Bib Roberts and co-owners Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza, a daughter of Great George Two followed pacesetter My Fire Cloud Too throughout before surging clear of that rival in the final strides for a narrow win. Collen In Command was third. Marvin Meyer's Cuddle Punk ($5, Allan Davis) took the second division with a 1:58.3 blowout win over Bella's Punkett and Laurie Lin. The complexion of the race changed when 3-to-5 favorite Penny Paratrooper went off stride behind the gate. For Cuddle Punk, the Joe King-trainee and daughter of Super Punk scored her third career win. Another daughter of Super Punk, I Got Spunk, went post ward as the 1-to-5 favorite in the final DSBF division, but was second best to 4-to-1 Silence is Bliss ($10.60, Allan Davis), sired by CR Commando, who emerged a 1:59.2 winner with a burst of speed near the wire for trainer Robert White and owners Charles Wimbrow and James Lunn. I Got Spunk was second and Sparkling Rosie was third. Round two of the DSBF stakes for trotters takes place Wednesday July 8 before the $100,000 final on July 30 (special 7 p.m. post time). In the overnight feature, the $16,000 Open Trot, Six Gun Hall assumed early command from Pittstop Kip through fractions of 27.4 and 56.4 while seven-time 2015 winner Powerful Charger mounted his attack first over with favorite Tough Mac following second over through three-quarters in 1:25.4. Powerful Charger began to edge clear at top of the stretch and held off a late charge by Tough Mac for a 1:55.3 win. Six Gun Hall was third. Owned by Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick, it was the 30th career win for Powerful Charger ($5.40, Victor Kirby), who is trained by co-owner King Jr. Matt Sparacino

DOVER, Del. --- Political Foe, a six-figure winner and Go Byem, a maiden, won 1:57.4 victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male trot preliminaries on Tuesday, March 24 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Tony Morgan won two races to move with three of $15,000 lifetime wins. Trainer-driver Eddie Dennis bided his time racing second before moving quickly to take the lead on the final turn on the way to a 1:57.4 triumph in the 1st of two non-wagering $20,000 DSBF prelims. Save The Night (George Dennis), cut out the early fractions and held on for second. Audie Mo (Vic Kirby) was a strong third. Political Foe is an altered son of Political Briefing-Paris Filly who registered his fifth lifetime win in 10 starts with four seconds winning $122,625. Go Byem, an Impel Hanover-Go sassy Go gelding, made his first start a winning one, as trainer-driver Les Given negotiated a 1:57.4 decision in the second $20,000 DSBF 1st leg prelim. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing own the winner who only had two qualifiers earlier this month. Egosanattitudes (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Political Cash (Allan Davis) took third. Brees Creek with Corey Callahan won the dash to the finish line in 1:53 to win the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming/Handicap for one of his four driving wins.Artistic Director (Daryl Bier) was second best. PL Hoofhearted (Kirby) was the show horse. The win was the third in his last four for the Santana Blue Chip-Kamala Creek gelding. Tony Morgan continues on his quest to win join Dave Palone, Heinz Wewering of Germany, Herve Filion and Cat Manzi among the winningest driver in harness racing history. Morgan won two races and now needs three more to win 15,000. On the Tuesday card, Corey Callahan led all drivers with four winners. Vic Kirby had three. Morgan, owner-trainer Leigh Raymer and owners Steve Ross and the Solomons and trainer Karen Crothers, and owners Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, all had two win apiece. The accent is on DSBF1st leg filly pacers meet in $20,000 divisions Wednesday accompanied by a $14,000 feature trot. A TRIO OF $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACES; $14,000 TROT WEDNESDAY Three 1st leg Three-Year-Old Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) Filly paces and a $14,000 Winners-Over trot highlight the Wednesday, March 25 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Totally Rusty, a Carter Racing Stable homebred, the only foal from Al 'Rusty' Carter's Rusty For Real-Rusty's Joy, was near invincible losing only a second-place finish in the Harrington $100,000 DSBF final at two then winning the $100,000 Dover Downs edition en route to a sensational season. Corey Callahan drives the Doug Lewis trainee, Spin Vision is toughest adversary in the second $20,000 DSBF division. She started her sophomore campaign with five straight wins for breeder, owner, trainer Leigh Louthan. Allan Davis will be in the bike. In the opening division, Purrfect Bags and Vic Kirby drew the rail in her $20,000 leg for sophomore fillies with Love Forbidden with Tim Tetrick alongside. Perfect Bags is a 'bargain basement' weanling-purchase by JoAnn King, austensively to be a companion to one of her other young horses. Trained by her husband, Jim King, the filly has become a DSBF standout with driver Vic Kirby winning seven races with one second, in the $100,000 final. Tim Tetrick pilots Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden, who had three wins and three thirds in eight outings. The last of three DSBF filly paces is led Gigi Deo, another sharp contender in the two-year-old ranks, is driven by Ross Wolfenden. Sugar Spin and George Dennis and Garnet O'Mara's Seboomook Princess. In the overnight feature, I Like My Boss, Swish and Gurf drew inside posts in the $14,000 Winner-Over trot. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Every Thursday through April 9, there is 'two-for-one' entrées in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing 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. Marv Bachrad

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    

DOVER, Del.--- King Royalty, overlooked at 10-1, won a track-meet dash to the wire to win the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 3. On the harness racing under card Jingle Bell Rock continued in the holiday spirit notch his seventh consecutive victory. Corey Callahan collected another four-win performance. With four horses across in a 1:52.4 mile, King Royalty emerged with his first win as a four-year-old in the day's top claiming event. Jim Morand drove the Classic Card Shark - Royal Lady Les gelding owned by Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing trained by Les Givens. Swift As A Shadow (Callahan) closed with a rush to take second, race favorite Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) edged Bettor And Bold (Trace Tetrick) for third. Currently, Tina Clark's Jingle Bell Rocker is 'king of the claimers' at Dover, racking up his seventh straight triumph. Trace Tetrick has been in the bike for trainer Les Givens in all of his victories. The Rocknroll Hanover - Blissard Of Oz gelding scored a 1:53.3 win in a Delaware $7,500 Male Claiming Allowance with Windmill Shark (Sean Bier) and Clark P Kent (Ross Wolfenden) finishing second and third, respectively. Meet leader, Callahan, scored another four bagger. Wolfenden drove three and Tetrick made the winners circle twice and Les Givens had two training wins. An outstanding $18,000 Open trot headlines Wednesday at Dover Downs featuring Tough Mac, Tirade Hanover and the seasonal debut of Wind Of The North. in a field of eight. TOUGH MAC LEADS TOUGH FIELD IN $18,000 OPEN TROT WEDNESDAY Tough Mac puts a three-race win streak on the line against a tough field of opponents in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, Wednesday, Fe. 4 at Dover Downs.  Mike Casalino's Tough Mac was an equally an impressive winner of his last three starts highlighted by a 1:52.4 victory last week with Corey Callahan at the controls with Baximum, owned by Tina Clark and Joe Clark, was a fast finishing second for Allan Davis. Steve Ross, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer's Tirade Hanover and Vic Kirby should benefit from an inside post. Wind Of The North, one of the standouts of late 2014, makes his seasonal debut for owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier. Rich Lombardo and Howard Taylor's Fitness Craze, a winner of three of his last three races, is in the hands of Tony Morgan. Dontcheatonmenow, recently acquired by Arty Foster, drew the rail with Trace Tetrick in the bike, with Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall, driven by Ron Pierce, alongside. I'm So Striking with Eddie Dennis, was handicapped from post 8 last start and now moves more inside. Wednesday is trot day at Dover Downs and a strong supporting card is featured. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 pm. There is no live racing Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 pm. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing 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. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jon Roberts capped his best week yet at Harrington Raceway with a second five-win performance in four nights Thursday. The 33-year-old Roberts, who won five races on Monday, won five more Thursday giving him 13 for in a four day span on Delaware's only half-mile racetrack. Roberts did not drive at Harrington on Tuesday night, September 30. Roberts win parade Thursday began in the second race with Seaside Gal ($10.80) and continued by capturing the second and fourth legs of the pick four with Aggie's Dream ($4.40) and Casino Bags ($7). Roberts secured the grand slam with a triumph aboard We Salute You ($9.60) in race nine before piloting veteran Real Tough ($5.20) to a Third Straight win in race 13. Roberts currently sits fifth in the Harrington driver standings with 73 wins. Allan Davis (135), Ross Wolfenden (124), George Dennis (109) and Victor Kirby (83) complete the top four. In the trainer standings, Wayne Givens (58) maintains a lead over defending champ Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (47). Josh Green (38), Les Givens (28) and Kyle Moore (23) fulfill the top five. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Victor Kirby joined the 3,000 win club Thursday at Harrington Raceway completing a three-win day to reach the milestone at Harrington Raceway. After winning one race earlier in the day at Harrah's Philadelphia, Kirby started the Harrington card with a win in the first with Stirling Charisma ($19) before taking the sixth with Cashco ($5.60) to reach 3,000 career wins. "It might just be another win to somebody, but it's a big win to me," said Kirby, who learned the business of racing from his grandfather Vinal Kirby as well as trainer John Wagner. "My grandfather laid the foundation, teaching me general horsemanship. John Wagner, all respect to him is just a great horseman. I owe a lot to both of those guys." While Kirby has won many races driving for his own small stable, as well as for some larger outfits, the lion's share of his wins have come driving for trainers with more diminutive sized stables. "I get a lot of gratification winning races for guys with small stables," Kirby added. "It's great to drive for the big stables and win for them but it's really special winning for the ones that only have maybe two or three in their stable." The 41-year-old Kirby currently drives full-time at Harrington as well as many days at Harrah's Philadelphia before spending most of the winter at Dover Downs. George Dennis won three races on the program, including a win aboard first-time starting freshman filly Totally Rusty - a daughter of Rusty's For Real - who prevailed in 1:57.2 for trainer Doug Lewis. Another 2-year-old with an auspicious debut Thursday was out of the Les Givens stable, when Quick Art made a brush to the lead near the half-mile and scored a decisive 1:57 score as a son of Artzina. The Harrington meet will now go on a break as preparations are made for the Delaware State Fair (July 17-26), where racing will take place on July 24th for the annual Governor's Day program (7 p.m. post time). The summer/fall meet will resume on a Monday through Thursday schedule beginning August 18 through October 23. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Delaware, OH---The crowd was large and they stayed until the very end hoping to snag a horse to race this summer. Monday (May 12) was the second-strongest Blooded Horse Spring Sale in 15 years.  Burke Racing Stable LLC brought a nice consignment of raceway horses that contained the saletopper, PL Fighter. A competitive conditioned pacer at Harrah's Philadelphia, the Jereme’s Jet gelding was purchased by Rene Allard for $23,000. Allard was also the consignor of the classy Yonkers trotter MMs Lucky Boy that was purchased by Shirley Halas of Michigan for $19,000. The 4-year-old NW4 pacer KRs Power Surge excited the crowd, with Les Givens of Delaware getting the final bid at $22,000.  The Village Jolt son was consigned by Karen Fread. Another consistent pacing gelding that got a lot of attention was Camarrow, a fast son of Ponder that leaves Krista Harmon of Michigan on a $19,000 bid from Tony Schadel of Pennsylvania. Two Notch, a fancy NW1 Cam's Card Shark filly from the Baron Racing Stable dispersal was purchased by Candy O’Brien, also from Pennsylvania, for $16,000.  In addition to the saletopper the Burke Racing Stable consignment produced several other appealing horses including the winning Northfield Park $8,000 claiming trotter Mr. Jesse that sold for $14,000 to Jim Sisk to race in New York. Also, in that consignment was the $10,000 Pennsylvania claiming pacer Ulshootureyeoutkid that went to Wayne Givens of Delaware for $12,000. The next Blooded Horse Sale is August 25 and 26 and will feature black-type yearlings in addition to racehorses and breeding stock.  For more information, visit

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch's Scootin For Joy ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) notched a repeat victory in the $17,000 Mares Open Pace Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53. Trained by Peter Tritton, the 4-year-old Western Paradise mare sat behind 7-to-5 second choice Jeremes Sweetheart throughout, who set fractions of 27.1, 56.1 and 1:25. Meanwhile, the 4-to-5 Scootin For Joy sat loaded with pace and waited her turn down the passing lane for a one-length win. Jeremes Sweetheart held second, while Paradise Lost closed ground late for third. Driver Jim Morand continued his pursuit of 9,000 wins with four wins on the program. Morand has 8,984 career victories. All four of his driving wins were aboard trainer Les Givens' horses. Allan Davis had three victories. Montrell Teague, Ross Wolfenden and Bret Brittingham each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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