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DOVER, Del... After a week's hiatus, Pure Kemp, a recent Rich Lombardo and Green Racing acquisition seeks his second straight win and third in his last four starts in the $12,000 feature trot on New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Harness racing driver Tony Morgan nears 16,000 winning drives on 13-race card. Tim Tetrick will drive Pure Kemp, now a four-year-old, for trainer Josh Green meeting seven opponents in the first feature event of 2018. Sheer Assault, a well-bred but lightly raced competitor owned by Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro and trainer Dylan Davis and driven by Corey Callahan; Tina Clark's Splashed with Vic Kirby from the rail, and owner-trainer Mike Hall's Wild Whiskey are among the youthful opposition. Art Stafford Jr. handles Sweetchap for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Bill Cantrell's Great Kate piloted by Jonathan Roberts is a promising newcomer to the John Cabot barn. Papaglider owned by Jeff Start makes his first local start for Allan Davis. Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley, after a win last time with Tony Morgan, must overcome leaving from outside post 8. A $17,500 Claiming pace is led by Mister Virgin (Morgan) looking for a third consecutive triumph. Lew's Maverick (Eddie Davis Jr.) drew the rail for Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds, and Frank Chick's Carracci Hanover (Davis Jr.) are among the challengers in a nine-horse field. Tony Morgan, who finished the Dover 2017 portion of its six month long meet with 19,996 winning drives, is listed on eight drives in the New Year's day opener. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

Judy Davis-Wilson, Executive Administrator of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund and involved at the highest levels of the sport for more than 40 years, has been appointed by U.S. Harness Writers Association to a six-year term on the Hall of Fame Screening Committee, which decides the ballot candidates for the sport's highest honor, the Hall of Fame. Ms. Wilson, daughter of two noted Delaware-based horse-people (Olin and Ruth Davis), Judy has worked at tracks in her native state, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, for the United States Trotting Association, and for the Hambletonian Society as stakes manager for 10-years before assuming her current position. Davis-Wilson served as President of USHWA from 2006-2008 and as Treasurer for several years. She has also been voted the Alan Prince USHWA Member of the Year award. ----------------------------------------------------- George Teague plans to qualify Wiggle It Jiggleit early in the New Year. Teague has been carefully bringing back the sensational gelding to the races, Wiggle It Jiggleit has won $3,907,557 and the major stakes champion has won 38 of his 51 lifetime starts, with 10 seconds and two thirds. Wiggler It Jiggleit has had recurring back troubles, but Teague says he has not been bothered since his comeback. He did not race at all during the 2017 season. Teague plans to a number of qualifying races at Dover Downs or the Meadowlands in early 2018. ------------------------------------------------------ Tony Morgan had a big week diving winners. Morgan now needs only four wins to reach 16,000 winning drives. He trails only Dave Palone and is in second-place with the most winning drives in the harness racing world. ----------------------------------------------------- Overlooked at 6-1, Sicily with Montrell Teague, executed a 1:48.4 winning mile, his second time faster than 1:49, taking the $25,000 Open on Thursday, the final feature race of the 2017 season. After the traditional one week Christmas Holiday Break, Live-racing resumes Jan. 1, 2018 with a 4:30 p.m. post time. Tim Tetrick drove five winners. Montrell Teague and Russell Foster had doubles. ------------------------------------------------ During the last week of 2017 racing, on Monday, Pure Kemp made it two wins in his last three starts scoring a 1:54.4 victory in the $12,000 feature trot Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan had two each. Trainers Kyle Moore and Joe Columbo with two for the George and Tina Dennis Racing. ----------------------------------------------------- Celebrity Pegasus rang up his third win of the meet and 13th of the season with a 1:53.2 victory in the $25,000 Open trot Tuesday. For the second consecutive day, Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. had two each. Trainers Dylan Davis and Eric Ell and owners, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms also had two wins. -------------------------------------------------- Divas Image used the passing lane to catch Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) nearing the finish line for a 1:51.3 victory in this week's $25,000 Mares Open pace on Wednesday. Tim Tetrick drove four winners. For the third consecutive day, Corey Callahan had three wins. Vic Kirby, trainer Nick Callahan and Breakaway Stable had a double. ----------------------------------------------- Trotting specialist Jack Parker Jr. had a big Trotting Tuesday. He piloted seven-year-old NF Happenstance, from post 8 to her first win after returning to the races since her four-year-old season. Then Parker was nose away from a second victory driving Royal Becca J. --------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Tetrick, with five wins Thursday, has moved past defending champion Corey Callahan, with the most wins currently in the track drivers' standings. Tetrick has driven 59 wins, Callahan has 54. Art Stafford Jr. is third with 39 wins. Tony Morgan,36, fourth, and Vic Kirby and Russell Foster with 32, tied for fifth place. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Tetrick has now 530 wins his season and is just shy of $12 million in purse earnings tis season. Tetrick recently joined the 10,000-win club and has racked up career purse earnings in excess of $190 million. ----------------------------------------------------- Jim King with 17 winners leads the trainer statistics at the Holiday break. Kevin Lare, Nick Callahan and Eric Ell are in a three-way tie for second. There is also a three-way tie for fifth between Josh Green, Wayne Givens and defending champ Dylan Davis, all with 14 wins. ------------------------------------------------------ Keep in mind, horses are one-year-older on Jan. 1, 2018. Though not the true date of birth, t's a mandated birthday for every horse, for record keeping purposes. ---------------------------------------------------- From all of us, track management and horsemen, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018! Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Overlooked at 6-1, Sicily executed a 1:48.4 winning mile to take the 25,000 Open pace on Thursday, Dec. 21 at Dover Downs in the final harness racing feature race of the 2017 season. After a traditional one week Christmas Holiday Break, live racing resumes on Jan. 1, 2018 with a 4:30 p.m. post time. Tim Tetrick drove five winners. Montrell Teague piloted Sicily to his third win of the meet, two sub-1:49 conquests. He also has four second-place finishes. O's Cruise (Tim Tetrick) one of two three-year-olds in the eight-horse field, finished second with Major Uptrend (Tony Morgan) third. Wayne Givens trains the five-year-old Art Major-Capri Hanover gelding for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing of Del., who won for the eighth time this year while earning $115, 844 .his career bankroll is $354,667. Tim Tetrick won both $18,000 paces. Cyclone Kiwi N registered his fourth win of the meet along with a second rolling to a 1:51.1 score in one of two $25,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicaps. Reggiano (Morgan) came on for second in front of Whirl Monroe (Vic Kirby) third. Jeff Bamond Jr. conditions the Jereme's Jet-Another Kiwi gelding for Bamond Racing. and his fourth win in six starts. Claimed last start by Bobby Glassmeyer rom the Bamond Stable, the Well Said-Lady Sometimes gelding stepped up in price and notched a 1:51 victory with Tetrick holdn the lines for his third Straight win. Western Young Gun (Eddie Davis Jr.) led until deep stretch and finished second. Happy Anniversary (Tetrick) observed third. Tetrick also made the winner's circle with both $14,000 Winners paces. Little Ben picked up a 1:0.3 triumph, his second in-a-row for Janet Hudson and Jo Ann Looney King in one. Rangers Sureshot (Morgan) was runner-up to the Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite gelding who won for the fourth time this season. Bailey's Rock M completed Tetrick's winning drives equaling his lifetime fastest 1:50.4 success. Jim king trains the Bettor's Delight-Bailey's Pearl four-year-old owned by Rich Pollucci. The black gelding won for the eighth time this year. McKenry (Bret Brittingham) cut out big early fraction and held on for second. Mustang Art (Sean Bier) was the show finisher. Eddie Davis Jr. guided Northwest Yankee to his fifth win this fashioning a 1:52 decision in the $16,000 Winners pace for trainer Joe Columbo and owners George and Tina Dennis Racing Southwind Jenson (Kirby) and Gentlemen's Bet (Art Stafford Jr.) were second and third respectively. In addition to Tetrick's four-bagger, Sean Bier and Russell Foster picked up two wins each. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del --- Divas Image used the passing lane to catch Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) nearing the finish line for a 1:51.3 harness racing victory in this week's $25,000 Mares Open pace on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Dover Downs. In her second start at the track, Tim Tetrick reversed strategy from the previous week when Divas Image led from the start only to be caught deep in the lane fiishing third beaten by a length. This time the four-year-old Bettor's Delight-Rocknroll Diva came away with her fourth win of the year for trainer Jen Bongiorno and owners Our Hrs Cents, Stb 45 and J&TSilva stables. She now has won $142,672 in 2017 and $300,582 lifetime. Enhance Your Mind was second with Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.), who prompted the pace on the backstretch, took third. Frank Chick's Rockin BB and driver Eddie Davis Jr. made it two-in-a-row notching a 1:52.3 victory in an $18,000 Winner's pace. Topville Camero (Kirby) was next with World Apart (Tetrick) the show horse. Rockin BB is a Rockin Image-Yankee Pankee BB filly trained by Kevin Lare, who won for the seventh time this campaign good for $129,755 in purses. Cocktail Time won for the third time in her last four outings as Art Stafford Jr. guided the three-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Panevolence to a new record 1:52 clocking in a $16,000 Female pace. Magicinthemoonlite (Ross Wolfenden) got up for second edging early leader Absolutely Best (Davis Jr.), third. Use Your Noodle put on a gallant effort in the stretch to score a 1:52.1 triumph in a $13,000 Filly and Mares pace. Vic Kirby kept Use Your Noodle going under major pressure in the stretch to win for the fifth time this season. The Artzina-Lo Gophobia four-year-old now has won $41,399 this year. BJ's Sweetheart (Russell Foster) got second in front of Hold It Hanover (Callahan). Corey Callahan, his dad Nick Callahan and Breakaway Racing recorded their second win of the day when Valuable Art won his second straight posting the fastest time on the program, a 1:51.2 triumph in a $12,000 Female pace. Fashion Showdown (Ton Morgen) closed fast for second in front of Roselily (Stafford Jr.) The Art Official -Race me Valerie four-year-old lifted her seasonal earnings to 115,394. Tim Tetrick drove four winners. For the third consecutive day, Corey Callahan had three wins. Vic Kirby, trainer Nick Callahan and Breakaway Stable had a double. CAJON LIGHTNING, ARQUE HANOVER HEAD $25,000 OPEN THURSDAY A wide open $25,000 Open pace is the headline attraction on the final race program of 2017 on Thursday, Dec. 21at Dover Downs. Razor sharp Cajon Lightning with Art Stafford Jr., driving for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, winner of the last two feature races was assigned post 8 in this week’s top race. Among his seven rivals is Sicily who dead-heated Cajon Lightning in 1;49.3 two starts back is also back with driver Montrell Teague. Wayne Gives trains the top contender for Reggie Hazzard and legacy Racing. Not to be overlooked are Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.’s Major Uptrend with Tony Morgan; the fast Arque Hanover and Corey Callahan racing for Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro, and Robert Cooper Stable; a pair of three-year-olds, Jo Ann Looney King’s Q’s Cruise, piloted by Vic Kirby and Only Money Inc. and trainer Jason Skinner’s Bags To Riches, with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Gerries Sport, is a newcomer to the lineup. A top performer from Indiana, Allan Davis will drive for trainer Josh Green and owners, Rich Lombardo , Carl Atley and Gerrie Tucker. The final race program of the 2017 portion of the six-month long season sports an outstanding undercard with two $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicaps, a $16,000 and two $14,000 paces on the 13-race power-packed program. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. After the traditional Christmas Holiday Week break, on New Year’s Day, Monday  Jan. 1, Dover Downs returns racing four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. From everyone at Dover Downs, Happy Holidays and a Great New Year 2018. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Celebrity Pegasus rang up his third win of the harness racing meet with a 1:53.2 victory in the $25,000 Open trot on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan drove two winners and now is only four wins from reaching 16,000 winning drives. Art Stafford Jr. drove Celebrity Pegasus, a brown five-year-old son of Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena, who drew-off in the lane and then was greeted in the winner's circle by Kris Kringle on his annual visit to Dover Downs harness. Eric Ell conditions the winner for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Kanthaka (Tim Tetrick) finished second with Theresademoninme (Jonathan Roberts), the show horse. It was the second win for the owners, trainer and driver who notched a 1:55.1 victory with Perseverance, his third straight, in a $13,500 Winners trot. Photo Message (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Torkill (Montrell Teague) took third. The win was the sixth of the year for the three-year-old Cantab Hall-Caviar For the Lady gelding who now has won $87,102 this season. Tough Mac, a local favorite who returned to the races recently for the first time since last May got back in the win column as Corey Callahan guided the veteran geding to a 1:53.2 success by a nose in a $13,000 trot. Mike Casalino owns the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady eight-year-old trained by Dylan Davis. It as is 31st career victory and raises his lifetime bankroll to $379.539. Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) was second in the photo preventing a two-win afternoon. Earlier in a $12,000 Winners trot, Parker piloted seven-year-old NF Happenstance, a daughter of SJ's Caviar-Moira Hall- from post 8 to a near wire-to-wire triumph in 1:54.1, her first win back since her four-year-old campaign Marley's Guy (Tetrick) and Nothing But Nice (Callahan) were second and third respectively. Tony Morgan moved to within four winning drives of his 16,000th career win, the second-most in the harness racing world. For the second consecutive day, Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. had two each. Trainers Dylan Davis and Eric Ell and owners Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms had two wins also. $25,000 Mares Open Last week, Nat A Virgin and Corey Callahan came from far back to beat Enhance Your Mind, last season's Horse of the Meet in the $25,000 Mares Open pace. They renew their rivalry in the Wednesday, Dec. 20 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. This time, Mike Casalino's Nat A Virgin drew outside post 8 to the right of owner-trainer Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind, who has two wins and a second in her last four outings with regular driver Vic Kirby. Divas Image put in a strong performance a week ago for Tim Tetrick cutting the mile before tiring to finish third for trainer Jen Bonjiorno and owners Our Hrs Cents, Stable 45 and J&T Silva stables. Jag Out, a former winner of this event will get driver Tony Morgan racing for owners Hochsprung, JL Benson and Nick Surick stables. The rest of the talented eight female field includes Legacy Racing's Empress Deo with Ross Wolfenden; owner-trainer Gary Ewing's hard-hitting Sweet Bobbie and Art Stafford Jr.; Joe Davino, Pat O'Brian and Brad Shackman's Keystone Riptide, guided by Ross Wolfenden. And completing the field is Legacy Racing's Empress Deo steered by Ross Wolfenden, and Mike Hall leased Rocknroll Vision and Jonathan Roberts leaving from the rail. The strong Wednesday card will be followed on Thursday with a powerful 13-race program headed by a wide-open $25,000 Open pace. Thursday (12/21) is the final program of the 2017 potion of the season. Dover Downs observes a traditional Christmas Holiday Break next week. Live racing will resume on New Year's day, Monday, Jan. 1 and continue four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del --- Pure Kemp made it two wins in his last three starts scoring a 1:54.4 victory in the Monday, Dec. 18 harness racing feature trot at Dover Downs. With Tim Tetrick in the bike, Pure Kemp took the early lead and led seven foes on the way to a 1:54.4 victory in a $12,000 Winners trot for trainer Josh Green and owners Rich Lombardo and Green Racing . The three-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill-Ally Hall won for the fourth time this season upping her seasonal bankroll to $48,888 and $65,273 lifetime. It was Tetrick's second win of the day. Splashed (Vic Kirby) came on fast for second with Sheer Assault third. Tony Morgan moved to within seven wins of his 16,000th career winning drive guiding Mister Virgin to his second win on the card notching a 1:51 conquest in a $17,5000 Claiming pace Brooks Gray owns the Always A Virgin-Miss Picasso gelding owned by Ron Davis. Vodka Is Terror (Tetrick) was runner-up with Myell's Rockstar (Russell Foster) third. Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Tetrick and Morgan had two each. Trainers Kyle Moore and Joe Columbo with two for the George and Tina Dennis Stable also made the winner's circle twice. I LOVE MY BOSS, CELBRITY PEGASUS, THERESADEMONINME HEAD TUESDAY $25,000 TROT Last week Therersademoninme had a short lead deep in the stretch when he broke stride enabling I Like My Boss to get up at the wire to win the $25,000 Open trot. This week the major contenders are back in the Tuesday, Dec.19 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  This week Celebrity Pegasus and Art Stafford Jr. drew the  rail. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ own Celebrity Pegasus who is trained by Eric Ell. Theresademoninme and Jonathan Roberts has an impressive record for owners Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis. Thereademoninme has three wins and three seconds in his last seven races. He was placed fourth last time for being lapped on at the wire. I Like My Boss who races for owners, trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and Ashley Parsons with Allan Davis, his driver. He enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip en route to his latest victory giving him three wins  in his last four starts. This week, Tetrick drives Kanthaka, owned by Chris Beaver and RBH Ventures, who was placed third last time. Uva Hanover, trained by Linda Toscano will have the services of Tony Morgan driving for Martin Steinberg and Sake Your Claim Stable, but is burdened by starting from post 8. Ed Gannon Jr.’s Murmur Hanover and driver Vic Kirby, has post 7 for owners Ron Sabatini and Frank Canzone. Bamond Racing’s Crazshana with Ross Wolfenden. completes the stellar field. A group of strong trots head the strong under-card. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. There will be live racing next week, Dec. 25 through Dec. 29 due to the annual Dover Downs Horsemen’s Christmas Holiday Week break. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

GeorgeTeague plans to qualify Wiggle It Jiggleit in the very near future. Since last Fall, Teague has been carefully bringing back the sensational gelding, who has won $3,907,557 and many major stakes winning 38 of his 51 lifetime starts, with 10 seconds and two third-places. Wiggler It Jiggleit had been bothered by recurring back troubles, but Teague says he has not been bothered in this comeback. After missing all of his 2017 season, the champion pacer plans are to participate in a number of qualifying races at Dover Downs or the Meadowlands starting in the next few weeks. ------------------------------------------------------ Both of last week's $25,000 Open winners who finished in a dead-heat win, Cajon Lightning and Sicily, returned in the Thursday feature race and this time 7-1 Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.) closed with a rush to score a 1:51victory with Sicily finishing second. Tim Tetrick had another big day with five winners. Tony Morgan and trainer Jim King had doubles. -------------------------------------------------- During the week; Feel Like A Fool raced a covered, outside trip behind Emeritus Maximus (Russell Foster) then moved three-wide on the final turn to take the lead on the way to 1:52 victory in the Monday, Dec. 11 feature. The longshot on the card came when Eddie Davis Jr. piloted 35-1 Warrawee Monarch to a 1:54.3 victory. The second highest winning driver in North America, Tony Morgan had four wins. Corey Callahan had two wins as did trainer Bobby Clark. --------------------------------------------------------- On Tuesday, I Love My Boss, arguably the finest modern-day Delaware-sired trotter, made good use of leaving from post 1, came down the passing lane, and when front-trotting Thereisademoninme broke stride nearing the finish line, reached the wire first in 1:55.3 to win the $25,000 Open trot. My Cherry Pie, Royal Becca J and Hollywood Highway won other feature trots Dedododo Dedadada made longshot music at 53-1 for the biggest payoff of the day. Corey Callahan, Tim Tetrick, Allan Davis and trainer Mike Hall had two wins each. ----------------------------------------------- Corey Callahan pull Nat A Virgin three wide on the final turn and zipped past battling leaders Divas Image and Enhance our Mind to score a 1:51victory in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on a chilly Wednesday card. Eddie Davis Jr. guided Rockin BB to victory using the passing lane in 1:52.2 to win the $18,000 Filly and Mares sub-feature. Roselily (Art Stafford Jr.) recorded her second win in her last three starts, a 1:51.3 lifetime best, to win a $16,000 female pace while Westsluckycam Callahan) scored in 1:52.1 in a $13,000 distaff pace --------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Tetrick and defending champion Corey Callahan are in a tie with 45 wins each in the track drivers' standings. Art Stafford Jr. is third with 36 wins. Tony Morgan, 32 and Vic Kirby, 31, round out the top five. ----------------------------------------------------- Jim King with 15 winners, leads the trainer statistics. Kevin Lare and Mike Hall are deadlocked for second with 12 wins apiece. Josh Green, Eric Ell and defending champ Dylan Davis are in a three-way tie for third-place with 11 wins. ---------------------------------------------------- Upcoming is the last portion of the 2017 meet, After,,Monday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 21, Dover Downs annual one-week Christmas Break begins. Racing then resumes on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2018. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del --- Both of last week's $25,000 Open winners who finished in a harness racing dead-heat win, Cajon Lightning and Sicily returned in the feature race at Dover Downs on Thursday, Dec. 14 and this time 7-1 Cajon Lightning closed with a rush to score a 1:51 victory with Sicily finishing second. Tim Tetrick had another big day with five winners. Art Stafford Jr drove the Mach Three-Tex In The City gelding to his eighth win of the season and entered six figures in the win column earning $!02,655 for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. The win was the third Open of the meet for the Eric Ell trainee. Sicily (Montrell Teague) was second in front of Arque Hanover (Corey Callahan). George Teague's Daiymir and Montrell Teague came three wide at the top of the final turn to take over and then held off hypothetical (Tony Morgan) in a stretch battle to win by a head in 1:51.2 to take an $18,000 Winners pace. The Mr. Wiggins-Cookie Money colt won for the eighth time in 14 races and now has won $100,550 in purses in this his first year of racing. Drunkonaplane (Callahan) finished third. Tim Tetrick drove the winners of both $35,000 Claiming paces. First, Bamond Racing's Cyclone Kiwi N notched a 1:50.4 conquest from post 8 with Jet Airway (Callahan) finishing second. Hi Sir (Russell Foster) was third. Later, Tetrick posted a 1:51.3 victory behind Bill Emmond's I Am A Cowboy . Bluebird Ideal (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Whirl Monroe (Vic Kirby), the show finisher. Tetrick also guided Jack Roger to a 1:52.2 triumph in a $16,000 Winners pace for trainer Jason Skinner and owner Alan Welch. It was the sixth win in 10 starts for the Rock N Roll Heaven-Stonebridge Prima sophomore gelding, now a $49,590 winner. American Sportsman (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Sir Will's Wish (Vic Kirby) were second and third respectively. Sawbuck Hanover who won last week's $35,000 claimer step up for a 1:50.4 success in the $14,000 Winners-Over pace. McKenry (Bret Brittingham) was second in front of Regalanthopost (Tetrick), third. The Bettor's Delight-Shesaporche gelding is owned and trained by Josh Parker. In addition to Tetrick's five wins, Tony Morgan and trainer Jim King, recorded a double. No Live Racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Corey Callahan pull Nat A Virgin three wide on the final turn and zipped past battling leaders Divas Image (Tim Tetrick and Enhance our Mind (Vic Kirby) to score a 1:51 harness racing victory in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on a chilly Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Dover Downs. Divas Image in her first start at the track took the early lead fought off challengers on the backstretch with the field fanning out in the lane. There was plenty of action in the stretch with the Dylan Davis trained Nat A Virgin, a19-1 shot, exploding on the outside reaching the wire in 1:51.Enhance Your Mind took the inside track to finish second in front of Divas Image. Empress Deo (Ross Wolfenden), who had won two straight, was third her first non-1-2 finish in her last seven starts. Nat A Virgin, a five-year-old Always A Virgin-Nat-A-Tat-Tat, notched her sixth win in her 31st outing this year while earning $85,300 for owner Mike Casalino. Eddie Davis Jr. guided Frank Chick's Rockin BB to victory rolling down the Passing Lane in 1:52.2 to win the $18,000 Filly and Mares sub-feature. A sophomore by Rockin Image-Yankee Pankee BB, it was her sixth success this season. The Ken Lare-trainee has won $118,955 in 2017. OK Jasmine (Kirby) finished second with Bad Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.) the third horse. Roselily recorded her second win in her last three starts, a 1:51.3 lifetime best, to win a $16,000 female pace. Art Stafford Jr. was in the bike for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken /wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. The brown three-year-old is by Big Jim-Emmas Lily and now has won six times earning $78,109. Race favorite Take Em (Callahan) took a four-race win streak into the contest but had to settle for second. All About The Pace (Tetrick) was third. Westsluckycam gave Corey Callahan his first of two wins steering CTC Stable's four-year-old daughter of Camluck-Terror Of The West conditioned by Mike Hall, to her 10th conquest of the campaign in 1:52.1 in a $13,000 distaff pace. BJ's Sweetheart (Foster) was runner-up. Fashion Showdown (Tony Morgan) took show honors. $25,000 OPEN PACE TOPS STRONG THURSDAY CARD AT DOVER DOWNS A $25,000 Open pace is the headline event on a hard-hitting, speedy 13-race  program on Thursday, Dec. 14.at Dover Downs. The eight-horse $25,000 Open Handicap is this week’s top race . Sicily returns after a 1;49.3 dead-heat victory last week with Cajon Lightning. Montrell Teague drove Sicily’s wire-to-wire performance sharing first place with Art Stafford-driven Cajon Lightning. Sicily is trained by Wayne Givens for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing while Cajon Lightning is owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Niss Allen and Crissman Inc. start Major Uptrend with Tony Morgan dropping down from the Preferred class. Jo Ann Looney King’s Q’s Cruise, with Tim Tetrick driving, was awarded the rail for being the only three-year-old in the lineup. Arque Hanover (Callahan) owned by Tom Lazzaro, Abe Basen, and Robert Cooper Stables’ and is reined by Corey Callahan, Vapour N, who spent much of last meet in top class events at Dover races for JCraparotta & driver Pat Berry. Stepping-up after an impressive win last week is Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno’s Special T Rocks with Allan Davis and newcomer Bamond Stable’s Moonliteonthebeach and Ross Wolfenden driving. The undercard is a good one, with an $18,000, a $14,000 and a $13,000 pace along with two $25,000-$35,000 Claiming paces on the3-race program. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- I Love My Boss made good use of leaving from post 1 as arguably the finest Delaware-sired harness racing trotter came down the passing lane, and when front-trotting Thereisademoninme broke stride nearing the finish line, reached the finish line first in 1:55.3 to win the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs. Jonathan Roberts was content to race behind Thereisademoninme this week, after cutting the mile last week, to only finish third beaten three-quarters of a length. Uva Hanover with Tim Tetrick driving put pressure on Thereisademoninme from mid-backstretch until late in the stretch, and finished third but was placed second. Thereisademoninme was a breaking second in the photo but was disqualified because of a lapped-on break and place fourth. Kanthaka, handled by Tony Morgan, was fourth then placed third. I Love My Boss, the former DSBF champion at two and three, was bred and races for trainer Bob Shahan and Jim and Ashley Parsons. Now six, the Don Boss Vita-Wild One gelding has won $108,956 this season and $498.220 lifetime. The prior race, a $13,500 Winners trot, was won by John DeVito's My Cherry Pie trained by Jenny Melander and driven by Corey Callahan. Soda Pump (Tetrick) was second with Blownoutofthewater (Morgan) third. Jim Moore's Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) in 1:56.3Hollywood Highway (Tim Tetrick) in 1:55.2 won $12,000 Winners sub-feature trots. Dedododo Dedadada made longshot music in a $12,000 Winners pace at 53-1 odds with Russell Foster in the bike. Jigtime Jones (Tyler Davis) and Teggers Hanover (Vic Kirby) finished second and third respectively. Corey Callahan, Tim Tetrick, Allan Davis and trainer Mike Hall had two wins each. Enhance Your Mind, Jag Out and Sweet Bobbie lead eight fast female pacers in the Wednesday $25,000 Mares Open pace feature Race. ENHANCE YOUR MIND HEADS $25,000 MARES OPEN WEDNESDAY Enhance Your Mind, last season’s Horse of the Meet is back in top form after a win last week in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Dover Downs. Owned by trainer Bryan Truitt, Enhance Your Mind has won half of her 18 starts and $133,020 this year. Vic Kirby is her regular driver. Jag Out, racing for Hochsprung, JL Benson and Nick Surick stables. with Tony Morgan drew post 8 after an impressive second last week, also from the outside. Owner-trainer Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie and Art StaffordJr. Has won three of her last five outings. The sharp Diva’s Image leaves from the rail for trainer Jen Bonjiorno and owners  Our Hrs Cents, Stable 45 and J&T Silva stables, will be in the hands of Tim Tetrick, Mike Casalino’s Nat A Virgin and Corey Callahan, Mike Hall’s St. Kitts with Jonathan Roberts in the bike, Joe Davino, Pat O’Brian and Brad Shackman’s Keystone Riptide, guided by Ross Wolfenden. And completing the field is Legacy Racing’s Empress Deo steered by Ross Wolfenden, fresh from a win last time out.. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Feel Like A Fool enjoyed an excellent outside trip behind Emeritus Maximus (Russell Foster) on the backstretch before moving three-wide on the final turn to take the lead on the way to 1:52 harness racing victory in the Monday, Dec. 11 feature race at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan wins four, needs 20 for 16,000th. It was only the second time this meet that Tim Tetrick drove the millionaire winning gelding for trainer Bob Clark and owner Kovack Stables and second win. Singing Saint (Tony Morgan) closed strongly to finish second. Skyful Of Lighters (Allan Davis) was third. The nine-year-old altered son of Art Major-Fool That I Am won for the fifth time in 2017 good for $49,116 this year and $1,211,156 lifetime. The longshot on the card came when Eddie Davis Jr. piloted Warrawee Monarch, owned by The Wiz Kids Stable, and trained by Bart Dalious to a 1:54.3 victory in a Delaware pace. Middle Aged Crazy (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of race favorite Bad Man Sam (Corey Callahan). Tony Morgan's four winners give him 15,980 lifetime, the second highest for a North American driver. Corey Callahan had two wins as did trainer Bobby Clark. CELBRITY PEGASUS, THERESADEMONINME HEAD TUESDAY $25,000 TROT Tuesday has become top trotting day at Dover Downs.  Last week, Celebrity Pegasus  came from far back to end Theresademoninme’s win streak in the $25,000 Open trot. This week they meet again on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  Art Stafford Jr. driving Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Ianquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus trained by Eric Ell, got away last in an eight horse field last Tuesday but rallied to overtake Theresademoninme and Jonathan Roberts in the final stride for a 1:54 victory. Check past performances and note Mike Casaino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Thereademoninme has three wins and four eight seconds in his last seven races. I Like My Boss drew the rail for trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons with driver Allan Davis. He has won two of his last three starts. Tim Tetrick drives the sharp Uva Hanover, trained by Linda Toscano for Martin Steinberg and Sake Your Claim Stable, from post 2. Murmur Hanover and driver Vic Kirby, also have an impressive winning record. Three newcomer to the feature trot are J.L. Sadowsky’s Home’N Dry with Corey Callahan, Kanthaka and Tony Morgan racing for Chris Beaver and RBH Ventures Inc. and Bamond Racing’s Crazshaha with Ross Wolfenden. All three are in from recently racing in Yonkers features. Among a group of strong trots on the under-card is a $13,500 Winners event. Miami (Kirby), who has won two of three including a week ago, Bamond Stable’s Credevie (Allan Davis) from post 1, John DeVito’s My Cherry Pie (Callahan) and Arty Foster’s sharp Petrossian AS (Russell Foster) in a nine-horse field. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del... Silver Fox J, after a wire-to-wire harness racing victory from post 8, is the one to beat in the $11,000 feature pace on Monday, Dec. 11 at Dover Downs on Dec. 11. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Frank Milby drives Silver Fox J, the five-year-old gelding owned by The of Wiz Kids Sable and George & Tina Dennis Racing, in his 34th start this year looking for his fourth win. He faces Brenda Teague's Scalped (Montrell Teague), Skyful Of Lighters (Allan Davis) racing for Mike West, Danny Walsh and Joe Truet. Crossy Bier's Im Supersonoic A (Sean Bier) has won two of his last three and Kovac Stable's $1.2-million winner Feel Like A Fool (Tim Tetrick) and George Teague's Nine Ways (Vic Kirby) have post a win in their previous two outings. Bob Stevenson's Singing Saint (Tony Morgan) and Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek (Ross Wolfenden) cannot be counted out. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA -#5 Art Stafford Jr. became part of harness racing history driving back-to-back dead-heat winners at Dover Downs on Pearl Harbor Remembrance day (12/ 7). In the feature race. former Down Under champion Christen Me N scored his fastest career victory, 1:49.2, winning the $30,000 Preferred pace. --- Corey Callahan drove four winners, Stafford won three straight while Montrell Teague and Allan Davis had driving doubles. ---------------------------------------------------- During the week, on Monday (12/4), Miami made his first  local appearance a winning one bested eight other three-year-olds in the $13,000 feature trot. --------------------------------------------------------- Tony Morgan, who though Thursday has driven 15,972 winners in an illustrious career, rang up a double on the Monday card. Vic Kirby won two while Russell Foster also continues his driving success with two wins, his uncle Eric Foster and grandfather owner Arty Foster also had a double. --------------------------------------------------- Celebrity Pegasus closed strongly to win a three-horse photo in the $25,000 Open trot Wednesday’s feature race. It was one of Art Stafford Jr.’s  three winning drives in 1:54. The win ended win streaks by runner’s-up Thereisademoninme and front-trotting I Love My Boss. Art Stafford Jr. recorded three winning drives, Corey Callahan Vic Kirby, Tony Morgan, Eddie Davis Jr. trainers Eric Ell, Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick had double. ------------------------------------------ Ken Wood has returned from his latest three week’s journey, 29-hour round trip flight each way to West Africa countries Ghana and Tanzania where he supervises digging wells for people who previously did not have safe drinking water. His on-going mission has reached the 2,000-wells mark. In addition Wood and  have added free eye-glasses for the natives. With little outside financial support, Wood has become a hero to the African people in two countries.   ------------------------------------------------------ The latest from the George Teague barn is Wiggle It Jiggleit is still training well in his comeback. He’s been under 2:07 for the mile with a target date of a mid-summer 2018 start. ------------------------------------------------- Eddie Davis Jr. has returned to race this meet, He has been a top reinsman at Plainridge. Eddie Jr. has already reached double figures in the win column with 11 successes. --------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Tetrick holds a one-win lead in the track drivers’ standings. Tetrick has 37 wins, Cory Callahan 36. Art Stafford Jr. is third with 34. Russell Foster and Vic Kirby are tied for fourth-place with 25 wins while Tony Morgan has 24. ----------------------------------------------------- Jim King leads the trainer statistics with 13 wins. Kevin Lare has moved into second place with 11 wins. Josh Green, Nick Callahan and Eric Ell are in a three-way tie for third-place with 10 wins apiece.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER,Del --- Art Stafford Jr. became part of harness racing history driving a winner in back-to-back races at Dover Downs on Pearl Harbor Remembrance day, Thursday, Dec. 7. Former Down Under champion Christen Me N scored his fastest career victory winning the $30,000 Preferred pace in 1:49.2. Corey Callahan drove four winners, Stafford three straight. In the 7th race, Stafford driving Gentlemen's Bet and Ascaryone Hanover with Corey Callahan could not be separated by the photo finish camera in 1:52.2. $16,000 Winners pace. Both horse reached the finish line in identical time of Jason Skinner trains and co-owns Gentlemen's Bet, a Bettor's Delight-Misty Speed gelding, with Justin Skinner. Gary Simpson and Eric Good own the Yankee Cruiser-A Filly To Fear three-year-old gelding trained by Eddie Dennis. One race later, Stafford guided Cajon Lightning to catch front-pacing Sicily and Montrell Teague in 1:49.4 to dead-heat the $25,000 Open pace. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farm owned Cajon Lightning, a Mach Three-Tex In The City gelding, who chalked up his eighth win of the year. Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing own the Wayne Givens trained Sicily, now a seven-time winner this season. Stafford Jr. came right back with a strong come-from-behind 1:52.3 victory, his third on the card, in an $11,000 Winners pace. Christen Me N, a heralded New Zealand star won for the fourth time in his last five starts in Delaware coming from last at the half in a six-horse $30,000 Preferred/ Handicap to bolt past leader Major Upstart just past the three-quarters and pulled away for a 1:49.2 triumph with Ross Wolfenden driving for trainer Jim King and owner Rich Pollucci. Soto (Stafford) got up for second in front of Bettor Memories (Russell Foster). Christen Me n is a nine-year old Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams gelding who has won $$99,784 this season and $$2,092,914lifetime. Corey Callahan's third win came behind owner-trainer Josh Parker's Sawbuck Hanover in a $35,000 Claiming pace. With a 1:51.1 mile. Cyclone Kiwi N (Morgan) closed fast for second. Rock On Precious (Allan Davis) was third. George Teague's speedy Daiymir notched his second consecutive win for Montrell Teague pacing a 1;51.1 score to win an $18,000 Winners pace, his seventh win of a $89,750 of a rookie season for the Mr. Wiggles-Cookie Money sophomore. Hypothetical (Morgan) and Doubleshottahott (Stafford Jr.) were second and third respectively Allan Davis' first of three winners came steering JJ Tanner home in 1:53 in a $15,000 Winners pace for trainer Jason Johnson and owner Charles Nitkowski. Better To Believe (Jonathan Roberts) was second with River's Quest (Stafford Jr.) the show horse. Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno's Special T Rocks, trained by Joe Hunderpfund, got up in the final stride to best previously unbeaten Bailey's Rock N (Callahan), who had won his previous four U.S.A. starts in 1:51. El Bloombito (Sean Bier) cut out the fractions and finished third. The win was Allan Davis' third on the program. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER,Del.---- Enhance Your Mind showed why she was Dover Down's harness racing 'Horse of the Meet' last season turning back seven adversaries in 1:51.2 to win this week's $25,000 Mares Open pace. With regular driver Vic Kirby at the controls, Enhance Your Mind raced to the front at the half and then held off a strong challenge from Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) before pulling off to her ninth win of the year for owner-trainer Bryan Truitt. She now has won three of her last five races. Jag Out (Tony Morgan) took the early lead and later closed to finish second. Sweet Bobbie was third. Enhance Your Mind is a five-year-old daughter of forgotten stallion Riggins from the dam Enhance Your Night. She has now earned $138,020 in 2017. Take Em overcame starting from post 8 to score a 1:52 triumph in a $15,000 distaff semi-feature. It was the third win for Corey Callahan driving for trainer Bob Reeser and owner Shirley Le Vin. All About The Pace (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Cocktail Time (Morgan) came on for third. Ross Wolfenden guided Empress Deo to a 1:52.3 victory holding off a strong stretch bid from Hold It Hanover (Callahan). Wayne Givens trains the Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss K mare for legacy Racing of Del. A winner of three of her last five races, Empress Deo has now banked $110,240 this campaign. Corey Callahan, the track defending champion, won three times to move into second-place in the standings with 32 wins. Tony Morgan, now only 23 wins shy of number 16,000 in his career, had two wins as did Ross Wolfenden and Allan Davis. The usually outstanding Thursday card is headed by a $30,000 Preferred pace featuring Mel Mara and Christen Me N and a $25,000 Open with Bag To Riches seeking a second straight win. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad                

DOVER, Del.--- Another Thursday and another banner harness racing program at Dover Downs headlined by A $30,000 Preferred and a $25,000 Open pace on a speedy card on Dec. 7. All six starters in the $30,000 Preferred are used to racing in 1:50 or faster. Mel Mara, owned by Robert Cooper and J&T Silva stables with driver Corey Callahan, has a personal record of 1:47, Major Uptrend won in 1:49 this year at Dover Downs with Tony Morgan in the bike. Richard Pollucci's Christen Me N, a $2-million winner and former star New Zealand champion leaves from the outside with Ross Wolfenden. Since arriving in the U.S, Christen Me N has three wins and a close-up second in his last four starts. Mel Mara, arguably one of the fastest horses in North America, is approaching the $1-million mark in career earnings. Major Uptrend has been a local favorite since entering the Tim Crissman Stable. He leaves from the rail after a1:49.2 near-wire-to-wire win last week. Other potent rivals are Soto, handled by Art Stafford Jr., who races for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, is an ultra-consistent perfomer who shows in his seven recent races with three seconds and three thirds. Sweet Rock, piloted by Vic Kirby, has a win, two seconds and a third in his last four outings for Reg Hazzard , G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing while Gus Dovi's Bettor Memories, with Russell Foster, has battled top class Pacers in Preffered and Open company. The $25,000 Open Handicap is another strong affair. Last week's winner, Only Money Inc. and trainer Jason Skinner's Bags To Riches (Foster), the only three-year-old in the field won in 1:49.4. Sicily (Montrell Teague) finished second while Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) only three-quarters of a length back after starting from outside post 8. JoAnn Looney King's Q's Cruise (Kirby) was fourth. The rest of the field includes Mildred Ventriglio's Kid PK (Morgan), Arque Hanover (Callahan) owned by Tom Lazzaro, Abe Basen, and Robert Cooper Stables. With George &Tina Dennis Racing's Forty Five Red (Eddie Davis Jr.) assigned post 1. There is also a talented supporting card on the 13-race program. Dover Downs has added a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Celebrity Pegasus closed strongly to win a three-horse harness racing photo in the $25,000 Open trot Tuesday feature race at Dover Downs on Dec. 5, Piloted by Art Stafford Jr., one of three winning drives, the five-year-old son of Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena reached the finish line in 1:54 to end runner-up Thereisademoninme (Jonathan Roberts) and front-trotting I Love My Boss (Allan Davis). The victory is the 12th of the season for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. The track record holder has now won $143,800 this year and $283,660 lifetime. Thereisademoninme saw a two race win-streak end giving him a total of four wins and four seconds in his last eight outings. I Like My Boss also had a two-race victory skein going and now has four wins and two seconds in his last seven races. Fourth finisher Boffin (Ross Wolfenden) also had a win in his previous start. Corey Callahan and Hollywood Highway took the $12,000 Winners-Over trot in 1:54. Scott Dillon and CTC Stable own the four-year-old Muscle Massive-LA Speedway gelding, now a winner of three of his last five races along with two seconds. He won his seventh of the year and now has earned $51,125 in 2017. Bluebird Rambo (Stafford Jr.) was second with Ultimate Shopper (Tony Morgan) third. All Shoes On Deck is the big price winner on the card. A 44-1 longshot from outside post 8, the Linda MacDonald owned and trained gelding streaked home a 1:55 winner for Jonathan Roberts catching Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent)and Phantom Rusty (Callahan) at the wire. It was the sixth win of the campaign bringing the Crown Prince Gar-Spring Into Speed gelding's lifetime bankroll to $253,563. Art Stafford Jr. recorded three winning drives, Corey Callahan Vic Kirby, Tony Morgan, Eddie Davis Jr. trainers Eric Ell, Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick had doubles. A hard-hitting collection of fast female pacers led by Sweet Bobbie, Jag Our and Enhance You Mind meet in the $25,000 Mares Open, the Wednesday feature race. Monday through Thursday. post time is 4:30 p.m. The daily program features a 50-cent Pick 5 (races 2-6) and a late daily double ( races 12 and 13). There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Dover Downs. General parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

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