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Dover, DE -  The Mares Open Pace became a family affair on Wednesday night. Valuable Art, who was driven to victory by Corey Callahan, is trained by his father Nick Callahan and owned by his mother Dolly Callahan. The morning line favorite, Bettor Joy N was scratched sick. This minimized the field to 5, but did not diminish the quality. At the start both Delishka N and the ⅘ race favorite Moments Of Joy left alertly.  Moments of Joy attempted to quarter pole to the lead but Alan Davis and Delishka N were stubborn and did not allow that move to occur.  Moments of Joy yielded back to the pocket.  Delishka N set leisure fractions of :27, :56.1 and 1:24.3. Valuable Art grinded 1st up at the ¾ pole and pressured the pace setter Delishka N thru a 28.4 third quarter. Terror at Night labored on the rim nearing the ¾ pole.  This allowed  Moments of Joy and driver Victor Kirby to maneuver off the rail and shadowed Valuable Art 2nd over.  In the stretch Valuable Art was able to wear down the pace setter Delishk N, who finished last. Valuable Art won in 1:51.4 by a length at odds of 6-1.   Moments of Joy could not gain any ground in the stretch and finished a gallant 2nd for driver Victor Kirby and trainer Bryan Truitt. Terror at Night charged home late to finish 3rd for Montrell Teague and trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. Dexter Dunn won four races. Tim Tetrick won 3 races. Wiggle It Jiggleit will race in the 12th race Preferred Pace on Thursday. Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Ocean City, MD - Brothers Corey and Shaun Callahan teamed up to sweep the first round of Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries for three year old harness racing filly trotters at Ocean Downs Monday. Driver Corey Callahan sent Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) a filly he owns and bred, to the lead from post 5 to claim the new stakes record of 1:58.1 at Ocean Downs. Shawn Callahan trains the filly. Crystals Pistol (Cam's Rocket) was up for second. In the second split Corey was content to put Boo Boo Baa Baa (Googoo Gaagaa) in the pocket, charging past the leader TV Sensation (T V Show Kosmos) to win by a nose in 2:02. Shaun trains this filly for their mom Dolly's Breakaway Racing, their dad Nick Callahan was the breeder. The first division for three year old pacing colt and geldings, was reduced to three horses due to a late scratch. Lloyd's All In (Rusty's All In) with Jared Moyer in the bike took control at the ¾ pole opening up 4¾ lengths to stop the clock in 1:55.2 for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner and trainer Arlene Cameron. Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam's Rocket) took the place position. The Pamela Wagner - Arlene Cameron combination was unstoppable in the colt and gelding paces also taking the second division with Ronnies Rocket (Cam's Rocket). Reinsman John Wagner waited patiently following the leader BT's Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) till the head of the stretch where he ducked into the passing lane, catching the leader by a neck. Time for the mile was 1:56.3. The action continues Sunday July 1 and Monday July 2 with the second round of prelims at Ocean Downs. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

DOVER, Del.---- Cash Cab sped to victory in the Tuesday feature race on Feb. 18 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan wins four to lift his meet's total to 172. Tim Tetrick showing no effects of his recent hip-replacement surgery, piloted Cash Cab to his second win of 2014 taking the $20,000 Male Claiming pace in 1:52. The Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie nine-year-old subdued Stubbs Hanover, an early leader, driven by his brother, Trace, Julianne Bobby trains Cash Cab, a career winner of $511,675, for owner Angela Coombs. Poker Hat (Corey Callahan) finished third. Sound The Belle, a Duke's Ranger-Belle of the Party mare, reined by Callahan, recorded her sixth win of the year in eight outings. The seven-year-old is owned and trained by Nick Callahan. The sport and meet-leading drive Corey Callahan had four wins including taking both ends of the daily double. Mike Rossi and Tony Morgan also had driving doubles. Ashes Cash and Jersey Boy lead the $20,000 Open trot feature on Wednesday. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- While drivers Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby dominated most of the action winning 10 races between them; Raritan Bay chalked up a 1:52.3 victory in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Vic Kirby had his biggest day of the meet driving his five winners, Corey Callahan, who leads all drivers in the sport in 2014, also had a five-bagger. After an early speed duel between race favorite Lord Terror (Vic Kirby) and Rojette's Best (Tyler Raymer) which continued until the stretch, Bret Brittingham drove Raritan Bay down the lane to overtake Lord Terror with 22-1 Adams Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) coming on to finish a close-up third. Raritan Bay, now two for four this year, is a family win for the Brittinghams. Son, Bret, co-owned and drove Raritan Bay owned by his mother, Elizabeth, and trained by his dad, Don Brittingham. In a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claimer, Montrell Teague piloted Here Is The Future to victory in 1:53.4. The Four Starzzz Shark-Future Destiny gelding owned by George Teague and K&R Racing, bested Seerightthruhim (Frank Milby) and Cactus Billy (Allan Davis), second and third respectively. Kirby steered both winners of the two $15,000 Male Claiming Allowances sub-features. In one, Ise The By Boy came from off-the-pace in a 1:54.1 triumph. Eric Ell trains the Mach Three-Prince Lee Fiesta gelding for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Lieutenant Steve (Trace Tetrick) closed fast to finish second. Eyes Only For You (Corey Callahan) was third. The other $15,000 claimer was won by Kirby driving owner-trainer Leigh Raymer's Doubletrouble, a Richess Hanover-Fox Valley Monka gelding, home in 1:54 overtaking Roman Conqueror N (Callahan) and front-pacing Four Starz Louie (George Dennis), the leader until the last steps. While Kirby won both sub-feature paces in his five winner performance, Callahan drove both ends of the daily double among his five wins. Nick Callahan had a training double. Traverse Seelster heads Dover Wednesday feature Traverse Seelster, a winner of two $20,000 Open Handicap trots in January, returns to the week’s top trot in the Lincoln’s birthday feature on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Handicapped with starting from the outside in a field of six, Traverse Seelster, with the sports leading driver Corey Callahan, is the official program favorite. The Josh Green trainee takes on Barbara Boese’s sharp Awsome Valley, and driver Tony Morgan, who already has won three-times this meet and Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta Enrico AS, a strong second last Wednesday for Allan Davis. David Miller’s Cash On Delivery makes only his second start of the New Year with driver and Vince Copeland while $1.3-million winner Green Day, appears back in form, with Vic Kirby driving for owner Mary Raymer. Trace Tetrick drives Dawn Gannon, Yannick Gingras and Dom Costanzo’s Jersey Boy from the rail. in one of two $15,000 Winners-Over trots. Tim Tetrick will drive Powerful Charger that he owns with Jim King. Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras’ $1-million winning Looking Hanover (Ron Pierce),Walt Callam’s steady Spunky Jack (Roger Plante), Tina Clark and Joe Clark’s Baximum (Daryl Bier). Two winners last time out step up in company, Mike Mammes’ Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) and Crawford Partners’ Flyhawk Jester (Vic Kirby). by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- Cold and wind could not deter Special Forces from posting a 1:49.3 victory in the $30,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan.23. Two races later Sunshine Superman cut out a 1:51 triumph in the $27,500 Delaware Special, the highlight races on a strong 15-race program on which Corey Callahan bagged five winning drives. Callahan drove Special Forces into the lead and then fought off strong challenges from Adventure Bound with Ron Pierce and a stretch battle holding Rock On Moe and George Dennis teaming along the passing lane to finish a head back at the wire. The win was one of six successful drives for the sports leading reinsman Callahan. The sports leading trainer Ron Burke conditions Special Forces, a Real Desire-Special Magic six-year-old for William Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Aces. It was his 14th lifetime win in 33 starts and upped his bankroll to $159,871. Sunshine Superman took full advantage of starting from post 1. Owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch took no prisoners on the way to his second win in three 2014 races, with a second, by a nose, last week. The Rocknroll Hanover-Carolina Sunshine gelding notched his 21st career win and moved to $303,913 in earnings with the win. Full Of Sand (Callahan) enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip and came at the winner in the lane but could not get past. Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden) came on to finish third. Two horses were scratched, Feel Like A Fool and Believe This Bob. Starting from the second tier did not deter Just Bettor. Trace Tetrick drove the 7-1 shot, an altered son of Bettor's Delight-Just Great, owned by Ken Wood and Minisink Farms, to a 1:51.1 lifetime mark winning the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. People Are Crazy (Ron Pierce) closed strongly for second in front of Rage N Ryan (Jim Morand) the favorite, who was third. There were a pair of $15,000 Male Winners-Over paces. Dancin Yankee, driven by Callahan, overpowered his division scoring a 1:51.2 decision for his second win in-a-row for trainer Josh Green, who had a double, and owners Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing. Beavercreek Artist (Pierce) was best of the rest with GD Airliner (Tetrick) third. It's That Time did not start. The other $15,000 section was Callahan's sixth victory of the day. Breakaway Racing's Encoding Z Tam made it four wins and a second in his most recent five starts, chalking up a 1:53.2 victory for trainer Nick Callahan. Drunk On You (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Wilbur's Z Tam (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horse. Callahan, who won both ends of the daily double, won six races for the third time this meet. Trainer Josh Green had a double. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del --- Awsome Valley dictated the fractions on the way to a wire-to-wire 1:56.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Tony Morgan took Awsome Valley into the early lead and strolled to the half in a pedestrian :59.1 before turning on the burners en route to a 1:56.2 success holding off Enrico AS and Allan Davis who challenged the winner on the backstretch to the finish line. The win was the first in 2014 after the mile last week to lose by a head. The Barbara Boese Revocable Trust owns the Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding trained by Ryan McInnis. The victory put Awsome Valley into $206,583 territory with 19 wins. For the second straight Wednesday, Mandabra and Corey Callahan raced strongly only to finish third again. I'm So Striking, a Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable homebred, usually races from behind, but this time, trainer-driver Eddie Dennis put the So Striking-Ringside Kate gelding on the front end and he stayed there for a 1:55.3 score in the $15,000 Winners-Over trot sub-feature. Can Do (Vic Kirby) rushed down the lane to take second in front of Musclelanious (Corey Callahan). After a win last time, Picard was overlooked at 6-1 and came through with a 1:55.1 decision in a $14,500 Winners-Over trot. Corey Callahan was in the bike for Bonuccelli Racing and his dad, trainer Nick Callahan. Picard is an altered son of SJ's Caviar-Tasha Yar. Six Gun Hall (Allan Davis) had the lead until a few steps to the finish line and had to take second. Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) was the show horse. On a card with several longshots, Color Me Royal was the biggest. Tyler Davis, a 21-year-old son of Allan and grandson of Eddie Davis, scored his third win of the meet guiding Alesha Carrow's 32-1 shot Color Me Royal home in 1:58.2 to win a $9,000 4&5-year-old trot. The RC Royalty-Watsu four-year-old held off Bold Strike (Art Stafford Jr. at the wire. Cash The Check (Vic Kirby) was third. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had a "grand slam" hustling four winners. Ross Wolfenden had two wins, both ends of the daily double and Vic Kirby had two winners. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Dover, Del--- Jersey Boy, a 7-1 shot from the rail scored a decisive 1:54.3 victory to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added five more wins to his meet leading total now at 70. Trace Tetrick took Jersey Boy to the outside and moved up to challenge leader Can Do with Vic Kirby after the half mile. They raced side-by-side until just past the three-quarters when Jersey Boy raced into the lead and opened up. The Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games four-year-old gelding led the rest of the 1:54.3 mile to score his seventh win of the season for trainer Ed Gannon and owners, Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras. He now has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and Daryl Bier came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland for second-place honors. Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley streaked down the passing lane fir Montrell Teague to score a 10-1 upset in the $14,500 3&4-Year-Old trot sub feature. It was the fourth win of the campaign for the Brian Wessells' trainee, a four-year-old daughter of Amigo Hall-Crysta's Chip. Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) won the photo for second. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third. Earlier red-hot driver Corey Callahan moved Musclelaneous with authority into the lead on the backstretch and pulled away from his opposition for a 1:55.4 success in a $12,000 Conditioned trot. Nick Callahan conditions the five-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Spendthrift owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch (George Dennis) the show horsed. In addition to Corey Callahan's five bagger, Ross Wolfenden had three wins; trainers Dylan Davis and Nick Callahan haltered three winners each and driver Trace Tetrick won two races. Thursday action at Dover Downs features the $30,000 Preferred pace and $27,500 Delaware Special. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Winner's Circle restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. --- I Like My Boss, Whichwayrightrleft and Call Me Hal registered opening leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshmen male trots on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan swept the last three races to finish with six wins for the night Both ends of the daily double were clocked in 2:01.3 wins. In the first $20,000 preliminary, I Like My Boss, driven by Jonathan Roberts for trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons, wore down betting choice LG's Pride and Ross Wolfenden by mid-stretch and then held off fast finishing Bosston BNZ, driven by Art Stafford Jr. with LG's Pride third. The victory for the Don Boss Vita -Wild One gelding came in his first lifetime start. Whichwayrightrleft, a Crown Prince Gar-French Doll gelding, leased and trained by veteran Sylvanus King Jr., recorded his sixth victory in his 10 freshman season starts winning by a nose in 2:01.3. Winbak Charles M was a game second for Jeff Fout while Boo's The Boss, handled by Allan Davis, finished third. Call Me Hal, one of Vic Kirby's three wins, scored a 2:02.1 triumph in the third $20,000 DSBF division. The altered son of Cr Commando-Call Me Hazel, bred and owned by Winbak Farm, racked up his second of the year. In addition to Corey Callahan's six winners, Vic Kirby had a triple and Ross Wolfenden and trainer Nick Callahan recorded two wins each. The second $20,000 DSBF colt and gelding trot prelims are set for next Tuesday. GREEN DAY LEADS EIGHT IN $20,000 OPEN TROT AT DOVER DOWNS Millionaire Green Day, last week’s $20,000 Open/Handicap trot winner starts from post 8 in the Wednesday, Nov. 13 feature trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan moved Mary Elizabeth Raymer’s Green Day into the lead after the opening quarter and then romped to an unchallenged c1:54.3 victory. It was the Leigh Raymer-trainees fifth win of the year. Joining the action this week is Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras’ Looking Hanover, already a $100,480 winner this season. Vic Kirby will be in the bike for trainer Ed Gannon Jr.  Cash On Delivery, conditioned and driven by Vince Copland, closed strongly in last week’s top trot to finish second for owner David Miller. Baximum won a sub-feature last Wednesday, his second in a row. Roger Plante will drive this week from post 1. Smooth Ride, the only three-year-old in the field cannot be overlooked with Hall of Famer Ron Pierce at the controls for Angelo Frassetto Estate and Steve Elliott. Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby’s Can Do has been racing well. McTrade Enterprises’ Andover America with Daryl Bier was the favorite last week but spent much of the mile racing on the outside. Barbara Boese’s Awsome Valley handled by Tony Morgan is another contender not to be overlooked.  by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---  Green Day, the second of three wins for Corey Callahan, showed his class turning back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to win the $21,000Open Handicap trot on a 10-race card on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Dover Downs. Callahan took the lead on the backstretch and Green Day rolled away to his fourth victory of the season and 42nd lifetime. The Enjoy Lavec-Sonoma Hanover nine-year-old gelding trained by Leigh Raymer for Mary Elizabeth Raymer now has extending his career bankroll to $1,281,114 with $60,556 this year. Cash On Delivery, came on for Vince Copeland, to finish second with Can Do and Vic Kirby third. Two races early, Callahan took race favorite Musclelaneous right to the front and never was headed in a 1:55.2 triumph in the secondary feature, a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. Nick Callahan trains the 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Splendthrift to his fifth win of the season. He now has won $37,578 for owners Bonuccelli Racing and the Callahans. Up Front Ben marked up his ninth win of the year in 10 races notching a 1:56.1 win in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Allowance Handicap trot. Tony Morgan steered the Andover Hall-Sounds Swell nine-year-old conditioned by Eric Ell for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. The veteran has earned $57,250 this campaign and $387,050 lifetime. In addition to Callahan’s triple, Allan Davis and Daryl Bier had driving doubles. MALAK USWAAD N, NOVA ARTIST LEAD $27,500 DEL. SPECIAL THURSDAY Razor-sharp Malak Uswaad N and recent Dover Downs’ Horse of the Meet, Nova Artist, lead a field of eight in the first $27,500 Delaware Special pace of the meet while Rock On Moe and Bullet Speed top a select field in the $20,000 Open pace on Thursday, Nov. 7. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Peter Tritton’s Malak Uswaad N, leaves from the rail with Tim Tetrick while Eddie and Kathy Davis’ hard-hitting Nova Artist and Allan Davis returns to the scene of his most impressive victories in recent seasons in the feature race. Bobby Glassmeyer’s Fancyfreeshark, driven by Jonathan Roberts, in still another who has been at his best over the First State five-eighths mile surface. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce drives Mustang Art from post 2 for Max Walton and Greg Papaleo. Its All Good Stable’s Simon’ Artist is enjoying his finest season but must overcome starting from the outside. Vic Kirby will be in the bike. Arty Foster’s Eagle All, handled by Ross Wolfenden, is a renowned fast finisher. Brit Evans and Foulk Stables’ Bad Man Sam, with Eric Carlson in the bike, has two wins, and five seconds in his last seven outings. Toby Lynch’s Sunshine Superman (Jason Lynch) rounds out the starting lineup. In the $20,000 Open Handicap, Harry von Knoblauch’s Second Wind N (Tim Tetrick) brings an impressive record in his last three starts and battles two other top class starters from Yonkers, KDM Stables’ Bullet Speed (Matt Kakaley) and Nob Hill High (Corey Callahan) racing for Bob Mondillo and Don Robinson. JLRI’s Rock On Moe (Allan Davis), following an outstanding Summer domination Harrington feature races, has post 6 while Burke Racing and Weaver, Bruscemi’s Rage N Ryan (Ron Pierce), fresh from victory last time out, and Forever Just (Tony Morgan) has the rail for owners Fred Wallace and Stake Your Claim Stable.   Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday  and Saturday. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

Mandabra made it two wins in-a-row while Awsome Valley won wire-to-wire in the top two trots on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Corey Callahan left fast driving Mandabra and had the lead by the opening quarter. From there it was follow the leader to a 1:55 victory in the $16,000 Winners-Over trot.

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