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DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) got off to a fast start when Slick Tom and Evolution Tour scored impressive harness racing victories in $20,000 1st leg action. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick notched three wins each art Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 13. Foster, a third generation horseman following in the footsteps of his father, Arty Foster, Jr., took Slick Tony right to the front and said goodbye to his challengers in 1:54.1 giving breeder-owner George League has seventh win in nine starts with two seconds. The No Spin Zone-Queen Kathy colt has banked $91,797 including a win recently taking the $100,000 Harrington DSBF Final. Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague) was second with Sea Bags (Tony Morgan) third. Evolution Tour was just as impressive scoring a 1:53.3 win in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. A son of Roddy's Bags Again- Rare Filly, it was his third win along with three seconds in six lifetime starts. Tim Tetrick guided the win for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King. He now has won $56,550 in purses. America First (Jeff Fout) was second in front of Mingo (Teague). Tuesday is DSBF Two-Year-Old filly pace day. Wednesday features the Delaware-bred filly trotters. After two legs, the top eight DSBF point getters make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-olds. In the $11,000 feature on the overnight card, Tetrick and Little Ben, also trained by Jim King for owners JoAnn King and Janet Hudson, roared to a 1:50.3 score winning by 4-lengths.Imkeepingthisguy (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up. See You Tuesday (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick had three baggers. Vic Kirby, trainer Jim King AND owner Jo Ann Looney King had two wins each. Next Thursday, all four Matron three-year-old division, head the Nov. 16 program. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the second race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs Race and Sports Book features daily racing from major harness and thoroughbred tracks and three-picks NFL football from Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-764-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) spotlights harness racing two-year-old filly pacers on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with two $20,000 first leg preliminaries at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first division, Bay Pond Racing's Bunker Away, a second-place finisher in the DSBF Consolation at Harrington, scored a wire-to-wire win last week with Corey Callahan in the bike. George Teague's homebred Nozy Neighbor, a half-sister to fame Wiggleit Jiggleit, handled by Montrell Teague, raced gamely to finish third after trouble at the starting gate last time. Brendan Cook's Studio Session teamed with Jason Thompson raced well in the Harrington prelims. Gracefullyforgiven has been awesome in all of her DSBF previous events and was an easy winner of the $100,000 final on the half-mile track. Art Stafford Jr is again in-the-bike for owner-breeders Jeff and David Clark. Darrell and Leah Lewis' Pedal Power won both her previous prelims before finishing third in the final will be driven by Tim Tetrick. Another Team Teague contender is Ibetyoucanwiggle, who finished second in the Harrington DSBF Final. After two legs, the top eight DSBF point getters make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for three-year-olds. On the Tuesday regular card, NF Happenstance, a hard-hitting quality trotter in her youth has returned to the races for trainer-driver Jack Parker Jr. Jim Moore picked her out of William Weaver dispersal sale when she was in-foal. After she dropped her foal, a Sebastian K filly, she was such good physical condition the now at age 7, she is back racing. After a win last week, she takes on I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) a winner of two of his last three who starts from post 1. The $13,000 Winners-Over trot also finds Bill Moffett's Gillie The Kid (Stafford Jr.), Sunset Mike (Tony Morgan) racing for Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley, Indiana-bred Bluebird Rambo (Callahan) and Frank Chick's veteran Awsome Valley (Eddie Davis Jr.) Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the sixth. 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...The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) begins its Dover Downs freshman stakes with two harness racing $20,000 division preliminaries on Monday, Nov. 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Both colt and gelding divisions begin the action. In the first race, Owner-breeder George Leager's Slick Tony drew the rail putting a six-win in eight races with two seconds record on the line. Russ Foster drives the colt in his first start since winning the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington Raceway. The George Teague Stable starts a homebred owned by George and his wife Joy Teague. Montrell Teague drives the Clyde Francis-trained winner of three of five races from post 6. Not to be overlooked is JoAnn Looney King's Burn Brighter with Tim Tetrick after a 1:56.3 win last start, and Bay Pond Racing's Own It with Allan Davis. In the second $20,000 division, the Mrs. King and Tetrick combination is the program favorite boasting two wins and three seconds in five races. The opposition is led by Team Teague's Mingo (Teague) and Bay Pond Racing's America First (Jeff Fout). Little Ben (Tetrick) racing for Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney King is program favorite in the $11,000 sub-feature pace. Remember Me VK (Allan Davis) is a high speed rival in the nine-horse field. Dover Downs now presents a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double can be found on the 12th and 13th races. Today is draw day for the lucrative Matron Stakes for three-year-old trotting and pacing fillies and colts. The entry box is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. SHARP. To supplement to a Matron sophomore division, a Declaration Fee of $25,000 is due and payable at time of Declaration. 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

DOVER, Del.---- Springsteen is not only a big hit on Broadway but also in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The harness racing colt won the $211,300 two-year-old colt pace joining the sensational Youaremycandygirl, Wolfgang and Plunge Blue Chip in the champions winners circle at Dover Downs on Thursday, Nov. 9. Teamed with driver Simon Allard, Springsteen shot past race favorite Shnitzledosomething just past the three-quarters and rolled on to a 1:51.1 victory in the male Matron. The win was only the second this year in 12 starts and a new lifetime mark. Rene Allard recently became trainer of the Rock N Roll Heaven-American Charm youngster who now has banked $178,351 this season. Singh, Weisenberg and Allard Racing own the winner. Closing Statement and Brian Sears was second in front of Shnitzledosomething (Peter Wrenn) third. Yannick Gingras made the winner's circle for the second time guiding Youaremycandy to an easy 1:52.2 score in the $174,700 Matron Filly Pace. W.J. Donavan owns the American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane bay trained by Ron Burke, who won for the sixth consecutive stakes victory, her eighth of the year in 10 races. She has now won $714,345 in purses. Strong Opinion (Dave Miller) was runner-up. Aims Whisper (Wrenn) took third. Outside post eight was no burden for Plunge Blue Chip in the $173,000 Matron Filly Trot. Ake Svanstedt, who owns the Muscle Mass-Dunk The Donato lass with Blue Chip Bloodstock, hustled away from the starting gate and won for fun in 1:55.4 for her seventh win in eight races improving her earnings to $194,833. Perfect Summer (Andrew McCarthy) had a perfect 2-hole trip with SMS Princess (Tim Tetrick) third. Wolfgang played winning music for Yannick Gingras in a 1:55.3 decision in the $203,900 Matron Colt Trot. Jimmy Takter conditions the My MVP-Summer Savory freshman for owners Falk, Fair Island Farm, Brixton Medical and Hatfield Stables. The win was the third of the season in eight races. Wolfgang caught Samo Difference (Takter) in the last steps to bring his earnings to $204,820. I Know My Rights (Tyler Buter) was the show horse. More Matron action next Thursday, Nov. 16 when all four Matron Stakes for three-year-olds headline another big racing program. On a giant undercard, David Miller steered Bettor Memories, trained by Nifty Norman, home in 1:50.2 for owner Gus Dovi to win the $30,000 Preferred Pace. Soto (Art Stafford Jr.) and Sweet Rock (Sears) were second and third respectively. In the $25,000 Open pace, Sicily, driven by Montrell Teague, was a 1:50.3 winner for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard. Arque Hanover was next in front of Seventh Secret (Eddie Davis Jr.) During the night Tim Tetrick was presented a 10,000 win sign. Tim Tetrick, Allan Davis, Yannick Gingras, trainers Eric Foster and Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King had two wins apiece. Dover Downs now offers a 50-Cent Pick-5 (races 2,3,4,5,6) and a late double to end the card on the 12th and 13th races. The track races Monday through Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. post time. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.----Hostess Lisa received only one call, at the finish line, to score a 34-1 upset in the $25,000 Filly and Mares Open pace on another longshot filled harness racing card at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) and Terror At Night (Allan Davis) were engaged in a front-end duel as the field of eight turned down the lane with the other contestants bunch behind. Tony Morgan found room in the middle of the tight finishers to get up in 1:52.3 with Terror At Night second and last season's Horse of the Meet Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) third in front of Miss Me Yet. The victory in the ninth of the year for Hostess Lisa, a nine-year-old by Sagebrush-Dixie Dame owned and trained by Brian Malone, who was leading trainer at the just completed Harrington Raceway meet. Hostess Lisa paid $70.60 to win setting up a 952.60 exacta and $2,496 trifecta. Tony Morgan, Tim Tetrick, Art Stafford Jr., Ross Wolfenden and trainer Linda Toscano had two wins apiece. The sports longest continuing series, The Matron Stakes, cap an outstanding Thursday, Nov. 9 card which also features a $30,000 Preferred and $25,000 Open pace. Next Thursday, Nov. 16 all four Matron Stakes for three-year-olds headline another big racing program. Dover Downs now offers a 50-Cent Pick-5 (races 2,3,4,5,6) and a late double to end the card on the 12th and 13th races. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.---- A boffo Thursday card is topped by four lucrative Matron Stakes at Dover Downs. On the strong harness racing undercard is a $30,000 Preferred pace, a $25,000 Open, two $19,000 Winner divisions along with a $35,000 and a $25,000 Claiming pace top on the Nov. 9 program. First Post is 4:30 p.m. The sport's biggest owner of racing horses, Philadelphia attorney Howard Taylor, spotted a freshman pacer in Indiana and induced partners Ed Gold, Abe Basen and Tom Lazzaro to buy Shnitzledosomethin and turned the juvenile over to trainer Dylan Dillion. Since then the pacer has been outstanding in-the-money in 11 of 12 races with veteran Peter Wrenn steering the young pacer all season. To enter the Matron, his owners have put up a $20,000 supplemental payment to race in the $211,300 colt and gelding pace. Shnitzledosomethin faces Closing Statement driven by Brian Sears, This Is The Plan with Andrew McCarthy and highly rated Nutcracker Sweet with Tim Tetrick in the 10th race. W.J. Donovan's streaking Youaremycandygirl and Yannick Gingras heads the field in the $174,700 Matron Filly Pace. The Ron Burke trained juvenile has been red hot recently winning five straight and seven of nine starts for $627,195 A pair of Ron Burke trainees, Majorsspeciallady with Matt Kakaley driving and Strong Opinon, from posts 6 and 8 respectively. Brian Sears drives an Ake Svanstedt trained Python Blue Chip, fresh from three straight win. The Matron Filly Trot boasts a $203,900 purse and is led by Mellby Gard's Sonofamillionaire with trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt. Wolfgang is driven by Yannick Gingras while Jimmy Takter handles Samo Different Day. Another Swanstedt stalwart Plunge Blue Chip who he owns with Blue Chip Bloodstock, drew outside post 8 but is the one to beat in the $173,000 frosh filly trot. Swing It Cathy driven by Jimmy Takter for his wife Christina and Solevig Racing Partners and Bob Key's Perfect Summer K are among the contenders. A hard-hitting seven horse field of fast pacers tangle in the $30,000 Preferred pace. Burke-trainee Always At My Place (Gingras), a newcomer from Yonkers, drew post 1 with Josh Green's Poisonous (Tetrick) alongside. Mildred Ventriglio's Kid PK (Tony Morgan), the Stafford's Blazing Bobby Sox (Art Safford Jr.), Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing's Sicily (Montrell Teague) and Cajon Lightning (Gingras) owed by Ken Wood Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, head the $25,000 Open, Next Thursday, all four Matron three-year-old division, head the Nov. 16 program. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the second race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. When watch live racing, enjoy fine dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Top North American harness and thoroughbred racing is featured at the Dover Downs Sports & Race Book open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking or admission. Marv Bachrad

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

DOVER, Del--- In a repeat of last week's opening day feature, Petrossian AS scored a win in the $18,000 headliner giving harness racing driver Russ Foster his second of three winners at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 6. Foster, winner of the DSOA "Rising Star' award early this year, notched a three-bagger including a 40-1 shot, late in the program. In the feature race, he guided Petrossian AS, a four-year-old gelding by SJ's Caviar-Elegant Dame, trained by his father and owned by his veteran horseman grandfather, Arty Foster, to his second straight victory lifting his seasonal earnings to $31,515. Trust Fund Baby (Art Stafford Jr.), who also won a co-feature last week, finished second. Race favorite Common Parlance (Corey Callahan) held on for third. Three races later, Foster hustled 40-1 shot Don Marine's Dedododo Dedadadada from off the pace to grind down Teggers Hanover (Stafford Jr.) who appeared on the way to victory. It was a second win for trainer Kyle Moore. American First (Jeff Fout) took the show money. `` Al Stafford Jr. joined the longshot parade driving Jody Lee Cahall's Fire In The Belly to a 38-1 win from post 8 for trainer Trevor Stafford. The Real Artist-Fire in The Sky gelding raced with a claiming tag for the first time. Rock On Precious (Foster) was runner-up. Stone Fire Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) finished third. Russ Foster had three winners, Al Stafford Jr. and Tony Morgan had two with trainer Kyle Moore adding a double. Tuesday is feature trot day and an excellent octet of square gaiter meet in the $25,000 Open led Celebrity Pegasus, Wind Of The North and newcomer DW's NY Yank.+ Dover Downs now offers a $.50-Pick-5 (races 2,3,4,5,6) and a late double to end the card on the 12th and 13th races. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. DW’S NY YANK JOINS $25,000 OPEN TROT ON TUESDAY A $1.1-million winner, DW’s NY Yank in a newcomer in the week’s top trot going for a $25,000 purse on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  A prominent winner at Yonkers on a half-mile track, he now tries the fast Dover five-eighths donut -shaped oval in this week’s feature. Owned by Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing Stable, Corey Callahan will drive for trainer Ron Burke. In his last start at Harrington he finished second behind Daryl Bier and Joan Dombeck’s Wind Of The North. Tim Tetrick will drive this time. Last week. Celebrity Pegasus closed strongly for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms with Art Stafford Jr. handling the winner for trainer Eric Ell. Murmur Hanover turned in a strong third beaten only three-quarter lengths with Vic Kirby.Theresademoninme, owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis took the lead early for Jonathan Roberts and cut the rest of the mile only  to lose the photo by a head. The other contenders are Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J reined by Jack Parker.Jr. from the rail, Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley driven by  Russ Foster and I Like My Boss, one of the top Delaware-bred trotters, fresh from his second consecutive victory for owner-trainer Bob Shahan and partners Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. On the undercard are a $13,000, and two $12,000 trots plus a $17,500 Claiming trot. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the sixth. 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. ---Today is draw day for the lucrative Matron Stakes for harness racing two-year-old trotting and pacing fillies and colts. The Dover Downs entry box is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. SHARP. To supplement to a Matron freshman division, a Declaration Fee of $20,000 is due and payable at time of Declaration. The Matron Stakes are the oldest continual stakes program in harness racing and now are raced at Dover Downs. This year, all two-year-old events for colt and filly trotters and pacers are set for this Thursday, Nov. 9. The three-year-old Matron divisions on the following Thursday, Nov. 16. Last season's Matron winners:- Two-Year-Old Colt Pace - What's Going On (David Miller) 1:53 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace - Aint Thee OK (Brian Sears) 1:52.4 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot- Snowstorm Hanover (Matt Kakaley) 1:55.1 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot - Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan)1:56.3 PETROSSIAN AS, TRUST FUND BABY HEAD MONDAY DOVER FEATURE Opening day feature race winners Trust Fund Baby and Petrossian AS return to lead a nine-horse field in the $18,000 top event on a 13-race program Monday, Nov. 6 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Kiron Mine Branch’s Trust Fund Baby, teamed with Art Stafford Jr. rushed from sixth on the backstretch to score a neck victory in 1:59.3 on a track labeled as ‘good.’ In similar style, Russ Foster guided Arty Foster’s Petrossian AS through an overland journey from fifth to take the lead on the last turn and roll home an easy 1:58.1 winner in his local debut. Chief threat appears to be Lou Catana’s The Muscle Touch and Tony Morgan. After cutting the mile last week and finishing second by a neck to Trust Fund Baby, the four-year-old mare starts from post 9 in the second tier, this time. Last season’s Delaware-bred champion Master Clave draws the rail for owner-breeder Ben Brooks with Jonathan Roberts driving for trainer John Wilkerson. Another sophomore Wade Wyatt and Francis DiMondi’s Common Parlance, driven by defending driver champ Corey Callahan, trainer-owner Tate Lewis’ Summajestic handled by Allan Davis and Moonshine Lavec racing for trainer Erika Paradee and Francisca Munoz will be driven by Ross Wolfenden. Not to be overlooked is Leigh Raymer owned and trained Hullaba Lulu reined by Vic Kirby. Nick Callahan’s Moon Rocket with Vice Copeland completes the competitive field of nine.  Dover Downs now presents a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double can be found on the 12th and 13th races. Today is draw day for the lucrative Matron Stakes for two-year-old trotting and pacing fillies and colts. The entry box is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. SHARP. To supplement to a Matron freshman division, a Declaration Fee of $20,000 is due and payable at time of Declaration. 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. by Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Tim Tetrick, who won nine races during Dover Downs first week of its 49th season, became the 12th harness racing driver to reach 10,000 wins on Friday racing at Harrahs Philadelphia. On Thursday, Tetrick who won three races, recording his 9,998th career victory guiding Christen Me n to a 1:51 triumph in a $30,000 Preferred pace to cap an outstanding Thursday program on Nov. 2. Poisonous (also Tetrick) scored the fastest win taking the $25,000 Open in 1:50.3 while Bettor Memories (Andrew McCarthy) notched a 1:51.4 victory in the $21,000 3&4-Year-Old Open pace. ----------------------------------------------------- As the horses lined up for the first race, Makenzie MC went down tossing driver Roger Plante to the ground and dragged him a short distance. Plante was taken by ambulance to Kent General Hospital. He sustained cuts, scrapes and bruises and a hairline fracture. He was later discharged.      -------------------------------------------------- Harry G. Farrow Jr., of Harrington, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Hospice Center of Milford, he was 84. A Korean War veteran, he received degrees from both the University of Georgia and Washington and Lee University. Farrow was a former Mayor of Harrington, and was owner of the Harrington Journal newspaper whose sports section was dominated by harness racing news. He continued his love of harness racing, baseball and college basketball until his death. ------------------------------------------------------ Oct. 30 is traditionally “Mischief Night,” and longshots abounded on opening night of the 2017-18 season.  Trust Fund Baby, off at 7-1, took the $14,000 feature trot over a track rated as “good.” Vic Kirby had a driving triple. A 46-1 shot, Uptown Spunk (Roger Plante), started off the meet beating My Big Kadillac (Vince Copeland) by a nose to win the first race paying $96.60 to win. --------------------------- Tim Tetrick drove five of the first six winners, with a second in the other, while Art Stafford Jr. had a four-bagger including Celebrity Pegasus in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on the ‘Halloween Card’ Tuesday, Oct. 31. Track record- holder Celebrity Pegasus, overtook front-trotting Thertesdemoninme (Jonathan Roberts) for a 1:56.2 triumph over a track listed as ‘good.’ In the $13,000  sub-feature Winners-Over trot, I Like My Boss,, a former Delaware-bred champion made it two-in-a-row with Vic Kirby chalking up a 1:55.1 decision. Tim Tetrick finished with six wins, Art Stafford Jr. had four and Vic Kirby, two wins. Trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King had three winners each . ------------------- The Novemberfest stakes portion of the meet begins on Thursday, Nov.2 featuring four Matron Stakes. The Matrons, the sport’s oldest running major stakes for trotters and pacers, showcases top two-year-old colts and fillies. All four freshman finals ar set for Thursday. ---------------------------------------------------------- Badlands Hanover is returning to Delaware for stallion duty in 2018. Once the No. 1 stallion in Delaware. He has sired four millionaires on two continents. Recently he stood in Ontario and also in New Zealand. Badlands Hanover’s success in Delaware is incomparable. His success started with his first crop in 2004. At two, they swept all four Delaware Breeders Fund (DSBF) Finals. Marv Bachrad

Harry G. Farrow Jr., of Harrington, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Hospice Center of Milford, he was 84. He was a former Mayor of Harrington, owner of the Harrington Journal newspaper whose sports section was dominated by harness racing news. More recently Mr. Farrow was a realtor. Mr. Farrow, a long time native of Harrington and grew up on the family farm, one of the earlier farms in the town of Harrington. He graduated from Harrington High School where he lettered in Varsity Basketball. He went on to receive two degrees, one at the University of Georgia and at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He served his in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a strong American patriot While in the service, his Signal Corps company was placed on orders three times for Korea, and as a cryptographer, he had top secret clearance for messages sent and received. In the 1960s, He was a loan officer for the Farmers Bank in Dover. Mr. Farrow was a big part of the Harrington community. He served as Mayor from 1987 to 1990. Harry was the fifth editor and former owner of the Harrington Journal, which was founded by his uncle in 1913. He also was the founder of the newspaper Raceweek that was dedicated to local and national auto and motorcycle racing affiliations. He remained a free-lance writer and occasionally wrote for the Delaware State News. His passion was interviewing and writing about veterans and historical people of interest. He was also owner of the local realty company, Farrow Realty. At the time of his passing, he worked as a broker/realtor for Lewis Realty in Lewes, Del. Mr. Farrow was a big supporter of the harness industry. Growing up, he had several horses. His love of the sport began at an early age. He could be found at Dover or Harrington covering the harness races every season. He also was an avid sports fan and made hobbies of baseball, basketball, golf and tennis. As part of the Harrington Community, Harry belonged to the Harrington Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burrsville Ruritan, and the St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The love of his community and dedication to his family will be forever missed by his loving family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Farrow. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, John "Dave" Farrow and his wife, Heather of Harrington, and Christopher "Todd" Farrow and his wife Tracey Ann of Boca Raton, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Abbagail Kenton, Hannah Howard, and Madelyn Farrow. A memorial service will take place at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, on Saturday, November 18 at 1 pm with a visitation starting 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE. Visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to send flowers or sign condolence book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Tim Tetrick recorded his 9,998th career victory guiding Christen Me N to a 1:51 triumph in a $30,000 Preferred pace to cap an outstanding Thursday harness racing program at Dover Downs on Nov. 2. Poisonous scored the fastest win taking the $25,000 Open in 1:50.3 while Bettor Memories notched a 1:51.4 victory in the $21,000 3 & 4-Year-Old Open pace. Jim King trains Christen Me N for Richard Pollucci who purchased the nine-year-old altered son of Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams early this year after banking $2-million racing Down Under. Sunfire Blue Chip and Corey Callahan cut out most of the mile before Christen Me N following cover moved three-wide on the final turn and rolled home followed by Sweet Rock with Vic Kirby finishing second. Soto came on third for Art Stafford Jr. Tetrick enjoyed a similar come-from-behind trip steering Poisonous to a 1:50.3 performance in the $25,000 Open pace for owner-trainer Josh Green. The win was the sixth of the season for the Art Major-She's Poison horse who now has won $113,628 this year. Sicili (Montrell Teague) was runner-up. Kid PK (Tony Morgan) was the show horse. An inside post was all that Gus Dovi's Bettor Memories needed as Andrew McCarthy fashioned a 1:51.4 conquest in the $21,000 3&4-Year-Old Open. Nifty Norman conditions the 4-Year-Old Bettor's Delight-Allamerican Memoir gelding to his seventh win off the campaign raising his seasonal earnings to $125,110. Delaware champion Bag To Riches (Tetrick) was a strong second with JJ Flynn (Ross Wolfenden) third. Robert Ginsburg's Sawbuck Hanover won the $35,000 Claiming pace with meet defending driver champion Corey Callahan in the bike winning the $22,000 purse event. Play The Field (McCarthy) and Reggiano (Morgan) were second and third respectively. On the undercard, Tetrick annexed a 1:52.3 victory with Baileys Rock N, the second win of the night for owner Rich Pollucci and trainer Jim King. The New Zealand-bred gelding is a four-year old Bettor's Delight-Baileys Pearl, now two-for-two in the USA. Howard Taylor's bred and owned Mentira, trained by Curtis Daniels and piloted by Ross Wolfenden were winners in $18,000 paces. As the horses lined up for the first race, Makenzie MC went down tossing driver Roger Plante to the ground and dragged him a short distance. The hurting driver was tended-to by the track medical crew and Plante was taken by ambulance to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He sustained cuts, scrapes and bruises and a hair line fracture. Tim Tetrick had a diving triple, Jim King won two training races. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del--- Jag Out, with harness racing driver Tim Tetrick in the bike, won as she pleased in the $25,000 Filly and Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 1. After winning six times on the Tuesday card, Tetrick had to settle for a driving double edging closer to his 10,000 career victory. In the feature Jag Out pulled away from six foe heading to the far turn and waltzed home a 1:52.4 winner, equaling her lifetime mark. Nick Surick trains and co-owns the American Ideal-Impertinent five-year-old with Ben Hockspring and JL Benson Stables. It was her fifth win of the campaign and lifts her seasonal earnings to $141,670. Terror At Night (Allan Davis) was runner-up with Miss me Yet (Montrell Teague) third. Artrageous, who had been racing in the New York Sire Stakes this Summer, won the secondary $18,000 female feature for Art Stafford Jr. The Art Major-In Deep Thought filly won for the third time in her last four outings scoring a new record 1:54 conquest. Holly Case, Bonnie Benson, Jan Johannsen and Art Stafford own the five-time winner this year. Spanish Dream (Vic Kirby) saw her two-straight win credit end finishing second. Rewind Again (Corey Callahan) took third money. Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby, owner JoAnn Looney King, trainer Jim King and owner-trainer Nick Surick had two wins each. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. GIANT THURSDAY CARD ENDS DOVER DOWNS FIRST WEEK A $30,000 Preferred pace, a $25,000 and a $21,000 3&4-Year-Old Open plus a $35,000 Claiming pace top an outstanding program at Dover Downs to end the first week of the 2017-2018 meet on Nov. 2. First Post is 4:30 p.m. Rich Pollucci’s Christen  Me N, one of the most touted of recent New Zealand imports, fresh from an impressive 1:51.1 victory at Harrington. The $2-million winner will be driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim King. Sunfire BlueChip, a $1.27 million winner himself, owned by John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical and R.A.W. Equine along with Christina Takter starts from outside post 6 in the select field reined by Yannick Gingras. Soto, who has been hard-to-beat at Dover, drew the rail for trainer Eric Ell and owners, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and leaves from post 1 with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. The other competitors are Mike Casalino’s Super Imposed N with Pat Berry, Henderson Farm’s Bushwacker and Andrew McCarthy and Vic Kirby driving G.P. Calloway, Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sweet Rock. In the $25,000 Open, Mildred Ventriglio’s Kid PK (Tony Morgan). R.J. Thomas’ El Bloombito (Gingras) and Josh Green’s Poisionous (Tetrick) head an eight-horse field. A $21,000 3&4 Year-Old Open, A $35,000 Claimer, two $18,000 and a $16,000 Winners Over pace head the strong supporting card. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick-5 is now featured starting with the 2nd race. A late daily double closes the program in races 12 and 13. When watch live racing, enjoy fine dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Top North American harness and thoroughbred racing is featured at the Dover Downs Sports & Race Book open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking or admission. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick drove five of the first six winners, with a second in the other, while Art Stafford Jr. had a four-bagger including Celebrity Pegasus in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on the 'Halloween Card' Tuesday, Oct. 31. Celebrity Pegasus, who set the track record of 1:52 in the final feature trot last season picked right up coming on in the stretch to overtake front-trotting Thertesdemoninme (Jonathan Roberts) for a 1:56.2 triumph off a track listed as 'good.' Murmur Hanover (Vic Kirby) was an early leader in the field of seven and held on for third. In the $13,000 sub-feature Winners-Over trot, I Like My Boss,, a former Delaware-bred champion made it two-in-a-row with Vic Kirby chalking up a 1:55.1 decision. Tymal Signature (Ross Wolfenden) closed strongly to finish second with Classical Belisima (Stafford Jr.) third. Kirby also drove Sometimesawinner to victory in 1:53.4 in the $12,000 top pace/. Jigtime Jones (Tyler Davis) finished second in front of Art Of Fire (Frank Milby). Tim Tetrick finished with six wins, Art Stafford Jr. had four and Vic Kirby, had two wins. Trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King had three winners each . The top female pacers tangle in the $25,000 Filly & Mares Open pace Wednesday, Nov. 1, headed by Jag Out, Purrfect Bags and Miss Me Yet. Enjoy live racing and good food at the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant Buffet, each race day. General parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. JAG OUT HEADS SEASON’S FIRST $25,000 MARES OPEN AT DOVER DOWNS WEDNESDAY Jag Out, who was a regular in the Yonkers’ top female pace, drew the outside in her first visit to Dover Downs in the $25,000 Open pace on Wednesday, Nov. 1. First post is 4:30 p.m. Owned by Ben Hochsrung, Nick Surick and JL Benson stables, the five-year-old American Ideal mare has won $130-thousand in purses this season and will be driven by Tim Tetrick. Purrfect Bags, handled by Vic Kirby, the top Delaware bred pacing mare with more than $600-thousand won for owner-trainer JoAnn King, is fresh from victory in Harrington Raceway’s final female feature. Montrell Teague drives Miss Me Yet, a fast four-year-old owned by George Teague and Teague Racing Partnership, has been razor sharp with two consecutive just-missed seconds in her recent outings. Trainer-owner Gary Ewing’s hard hitting Sweet Bobbie has been a consistent top performer in female features. Terror At Night, owned by Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing, drew the rail with Allan Davis at the controls. Hostess Lisa, owned by Brian Malone who won the top trainer award at Harrington and the steady Matinee Dragon, with Tyler Davis driving for Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley, complete the solid lineup. The Thursday headliner is the $30,000 Preferred Pace. Dover Downs races Mondays through Thursdays. Post time is 4:30 p.m. General parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Oct. 30 is traditionally "Mischief Night," and longshots abounded at Dover Downs on opening night of the 2017-18 harness racing season. Trust Fund Baby, off at 7-1, took the $14,000 feature trot over a track rated as "good." Vic Kirby had a driving triple. A 46-1 shot, Uptpwn Spunk, reined by Roger Plante, started off the meet scoring a nose victory beating My Big Kadillac (Vince Copeland) to win the first race paying $96.60 to win. Girlofyourdreams and trainer-driver Bart Dalious flew down the lane from far back at 23-1 to score a 1:57.3 victory in a Filly and mare pace for The Wiz Kids Stable to set up a $903.60 trifecta. Jason Green closed with a rush at 10-1 driving owner-trainer Mark Groce's Terror On My Side to score a 1:56.4 triumph, the race after Green had steered Awake My Soul, at 7-1, to victory for Alex Hawes and owner-trainer Charlene Sharpe. Bill Sartin's Hey Dali got up a 7-1 for driver Ross Wolfenden and trainer Joe Hundertfund. In the $14,000 feature trot, art Stafford Jr. guided Trust Fund Baby to victory in 1:59.3 over the deep track. Greg Haverstick conditions the five-year-old altered son of Cantab Hall-Annuity to the win. Iron Mine Branch was followed by The Muscle Touch (Tony Morgan) and Moonshine Lavec (Corey Callahan), second and third respectively. Petrossian AS, owned by Arty Foster and driven by his grandson Russell Foster won the $11,500 secondary feature trot in 1:58.4. Angel City (Kirby) was runer-up with Photo Message (Art Stafford Jr.) third. In addition to Vic Kirby three wins, Art Stafford, Jason Green and trainer Ben Stafford had two winners each. At Dover Downs general parking and admission is free. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del…ABC Again and Explosive Jet fresh from wins last start head the opening harness racing feature as Dover Downs begins its 49th season on Monday, Oct. 30 . Post time is 4:30 p.m. A recent addition to the Josh Green barn, ABCAgain, a winner of his last two starts since arriving from Indiana, will be driven by Ross Wolfenden from post 1in the $14,000 Winners of Six feature trot. Denise Davis’ Explosive Jet has been razor sharp with a win preceded by a third and a second, will be reined by Allan Davis for trainer Tyler Davis. Iron Mine Branch’s Trust Fund Baby and Art Stafford Jr. and a pair of twice winners of their last three outings, Tate Lewis’ Summajestic, with Vic Kirby, and Moonshine Lavec, owned by trainer Erika Paradee and Francisca Munoz, driven by meet defending champion Corey Callahan  lead the opposition. The rest of the eight horse   field is made up of Lou Catana’s The Muscle Touch, handled by Tony Morgan; Providence West’s Nefarious, trained and driven by Kim Vincent and Nebraska cack with Russ Foster driving for Eric Good and trainer Gary Simpson. 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    

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