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Slick Tony avenged his earlier defeat by Wiggle It Jiggleit last week and won the Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Rockin M protected the rail and cut all the fractions of :26.2, :55.1 and 1:22.3 to the three-quarters. Slick Tony and driver Ross Wolfenden was first to pull, expecting to find cover from Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague. Teague chose to remain on the rail.  Slick Tony, was then forced to continue his journey first up and coverless. Slick Tony seems to live on the outside. Last week he was parked the entire mile in finishing second. Slick Tony continued to launch his bid, attacking the pacesetter Rockin M through a 27.2 third quarter. Quality Bud became the benefactor, as he paced second over behind Slick Tony.  At the ⅞ pole, Wiggle It Jiggleit shook loose and Quality Bud mounted his charge.  However, they were both outfought by Slick Tony. Slick Tony won by a neck as the second choice  in 1:50.2 for trainer and owner George Leager.     Wiggle It Jiggleit,  the race favorite, finished a fast closing 2nd for trainer Clyde Francis and driver Montrell Teague. Quality Bud finished a game 3rd for trainer Andrew Harris and driver Victor Kirby. Trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick each captured 4 wins on the race card. Little Ben got up in the final strides and captured the Blue Hen Open Pace. Sicily and driver Victor Kirby, left quickly but allowed Blazing Bobby Sox and driver Art Stafford Jr. to settle on the lead at the quarter in 26.4.  Victor Kirby retook the lead in front of the stands and was joined by Little Ben nearing the half in 55.2.  At that point, both horses paced as a team and drew away from the field reaching the ¾ station in 121.4.  They paced a 27.2 third.  Little Ben raced on the outside and had the lead but not the rail as Sicily continued to dig in. Little Ben was able to finally wear down Sicily,  the 6/5  race favorite, in the deep stretch. Little Ben won by a neck in 1:50.4 for owner Joanne Looney- King and her husband trainer Jim King Jr.  Tim Tetrick was in the bike. Little Ben paid $8.60 to win.   Sicly and driver Victor Kirby for trainer Wayne Givens gained the place spot. Silver Fox J driven by Mike Cole sat 5th on the rail and finished third for trainer Joe Columbo.   by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

It was a patient drive by Ross Wolfenden aboard Tight Lines as they were able to maneuver through the wind, rain and snow, and won by a well measured length at Dover Downs on Tuesday. There was plenty of movement in the race, despite the poor weather conditions.  Home N Dry and driver Tyler Davis, left quickly and forced Cruising In Style and driver Corey Callahan to settle for the pocket. Home N Dry cut fractions of :27.3, :57.1 and 1:25.3.  Bluebird Jesse and Tim Tetrick were parked the mile as the 8/5 second choice in the wagering and tired.  Faithfulandtrue pulled at the ½ and pressured Home N Dry through a  28.2. 3rd quarter. Nearing the ¾  marker,Jack Parker Jr came off the rail and trotted three wide in the turn. Tight Lines, who was fifth most of the mile, tipped 4 wide.  Both trotters dueled down the lane.  Tight Lines proved to be the best and won by a measured length in 1:55.1 as the 7/5 race favorite.   Tight Lines is owned by Gregory,Jesmeral Stable and WH Richardson. The trotter was driven by Ross Wolfenden for trainer Jeff Gregory. This is now the 6th lifetime victory in the slop for the 7 year old son of Yankee Glide. Royal Becca J finished 2nd for driver Jack Parker Jr. and trainer Carol Jamieson- Parker. Home’N Dry  finished 3rd for driver Tyler Davis and trainer Brian Malone. Wiggle It Jiggleit is scheduled to race in the 12 race Open/Preferred Pace on Thursday night January 9. Post Time is 4:30 pm by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Tight Lines wins the Open Trot in the slop at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. Tight Lines and driver Ross Wolfenden, for trainer Jeff Gregory, left alertly and allowed Jack Vernon to reach the front at the quarter pole.  Ross Wolfenden retook the lead and cut fractions of :27.4,  :56.4 and 1:25.1, stopping the teletimer in 153.4.   Royal Becca J braved the wind and rain to race first up down the backstretch pressuring Tight Lines.  The team trotting a :28.2 third quarter.  Tight Lines, the 1-5 race favorite, proved to be too much and pulled away in the stretch to win in hand. Tight Lines is owned by Jeff Gregory and W.H. Richardson. Jack Vernon and driver Victor Kirby, for trainer Dylan Davis, sat the pocket and finished 2nd. Royal Becca J, for driver Jack Parker Jr. and trained by his wife Carol Jamieson-Parker, finished a game third. Harrington Raceway’s leading driver, Art Stafford Jr.  won four races on the Dover Downs card. Post time is 4:30 pm by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

HARRINGTON, Del. - For the second straight night there was a harness racing upset in the feature race at Harrington Raceway as William Moffett Inc.'s Gillie The Kid ($17.40, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:59.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Trot over a sloppy racetrack. Trained by his owner, the 6-year-old Northern Kid gelding surged wide through the stretch to outkick a ground saving I Like My Boss late for an extremely narrow margin of victory that required a photo finish. Mr. Right finished third. Gillie The Kid has won 24 races in his career and banked more than $280,000. Both of his wins this year have come at Harrington. Earlier on the card, Totally Dreamy ($2.10, Tony Morgan) notched his 4th straight win for trainer Brian Wright and owners Jeff Beauchamp and Ron Short in 1:56. The 2019 live racing meet has one more week until completion as racing will be conducted Monday through Wednesday next week, with closing night on October 23. Post time is 4:30 p.m. nightly. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old harness racing trotters headlined the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway. The first division saw an impressive front end effort by Linda Macdonald's Stella A ($7, Ross Wolfenden) score a 2:03 victory over Alert and Dabigspookybootah. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Macdonald. The second filly division went to Elizabeth Kimmel and Donald Wiest's Orabelle ($6, Tony Morgan) over Pretense and Wolfcat in 2:04.3. The Keystone Activator filly is trained by co-owner Wiest. The first split for male trotters resulted in Rod Allen's Zulu ($2.60, Allen) prevailing over Air Time and Shiloh in 2:04. Zulu (Cr Commando) is a full brother to Disco Soliel, reigning 3-year-old filly DSBF champ. Five different stallions were represented in the final division, which was won by Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White ($5.40, Corey Callahan) over Chauffeur and Master Of Mine in 2:03.2. Touch Of White (Keystone Activator) is trained by Nick Callahan. In the overnight feature, the $17,500 Open Trot, Wade Wyatt's Common Parlance ($9.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:56.3 winner over Murmur Hanover and Jammin Jack. Trained by Crissy Crissman-Bier, it was his fifth win of the season. The second leg of DSBF action will get underway Monday September 23 with the pacing colts. Tuesday will feature the pacing fillies with the trotters in action again Wednesday. The $100,000 final events will take place October 2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($20.20, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:57.2 winner in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Joe Hundertpfund Jr.-trainee opened up a sizable lead on the field heading to three-quarters and held off Theresademoninme and Mr. Right for his sixth win of the year. In the $11,000 Open II, Wade Wyatt and Francis Di Mondi's Common Parlance ($40.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:57.4 winner. Driver Mike Cole won three races to deadlock the driver standings as he and Victor Kirby have 97 wins apiece. Art Stafford Jr. is in third. Trainer Joe Columbo had two wins and all but clinched the training title with 39 wins at the meet with just three days remaining. Hundertpfund and Wayne Givens round out the top three. Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

On Your Six (Ross Wolfenden) wins the featured fillies and mare pace ($9,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (August 17). On Your Six ($3.00) took over just before the first quarter and controlled all the fractions (:27.4, :56.4,, 1:24.3, 1:52.2). Owned by David Banks and trained by Wolfenden, she never had an anxious moment as nobody ever came close. Embassy Seelster (Fern Paquet Jr.) was second best with Northern Dali (Mike Simons) finishing third. On Your Six is a 5-year-old mare by Yankee Cruiser. It was win number five this season and career victory number 19. Fern Paquet Jr. won two on the night. His wins were with A Wish For Wings ($5.10) and Gold Star Aurora ($7.30). The Driver's win title remains tight. Jim Meittinis and Aaron Byron are tied with 47 wins each. Mike Merton is third with 46 wins. Jim Taggart Jr is fourth with 45 wins. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday with an 11 race card starting at 6:15 p. m. For more information go to www.vernondowns.com by John Horne, for Tioga Downs    

DOVER, Del. --- Rollin Ring Afire made it a double for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Curtin Daniels and owner Howard Taylor at Dover Downs on Monday (March 3), a card which included 50-1 and a 23-1 longshots. Mike Cole drove four winners. After a close-up third preceded by a second in his previous two outings, Rollin Ring Afire scored a decisive 1:52.4 victory in a $12,500 Claiming feature. Vodka Is Terror (Tony Morgan) finished second with Mr. Dylan (Jonathan Roberts) third. The winner is altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Shes A Rough One owned by Howard Taylor and Tom Lazarro who won for the 10th time in his career. Joe Fellows drove 50-1 shot Timshel to a 1:57.3 triumph in a fillies and mares pace coming back in the final strides to beat PF Silver Classic (Morgan) for his second lifetime win in his 55th start. Trainer Jim Porter owns The Ponderosa-Congress Hill Roan mare. Timshel in a 1:57.3 triumph Mike Cole's third of four winners came when Royal Tequila notched a 23-1 upset in a wieners of 1 trot. Erin Neilson trains the RC Royalty-Thebandfromboston four-year-old mare for David Neilson. Seven of the 13 races were won by a those paying double-digits. Sheez On a Cruze was an odds-on favorite in the $9.500 Winners trot giving Montrell Teague two wins driving the Crazed-Topcat Hall four-year-old mare for his aunt owner-trainer Brenda Teague. It was Sheez On A Cruze's third consecutive win. In addition to Mike Cole's four bagger, driver Ross Wolfenden, trainers Curtis Daniels and Wayne Givens and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. Lazurus, last week's $25,000 Open trot winner, meets Theresademoninme and Celebrity Pegasus in the Tuesday feature race. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three-time Harrington Raceway harness racing driving champion Ross Wolfenden won four races on the Wednesday program. Wolfenden was a force on the 11-race card, piloting Drazzmatazz ($5), Classic Belisima ($3.40), Moonshine Lavec ($3) and Skyway Gladiator ($8.60) to victory. All but Skyway Gladiator were trotters. Wolfenden (66 wins) and Allan Davis (67) currently trail Victor Kirby (73) narrowly in the driver standings. Brian Malone (23) currently is the leader in the trainer standings over Josh Green (22) and Joe Hunderptfund Jr. (18). Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3, Kirby) won the featured $17,500 Open Trot in 1:54.4. The Jenny Bier-trainee notched his eighth win of the season over Royal Becca J and I Like My Boss. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule. Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Class Six ($23.80, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:52 winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Pace. Trained by Ron Burke, it was the second win of the season for the 6-year-old Western Ideal gelding. Class Six fought gamely first over versus pacesetting favorite Dancin Yankee before clearing at the top of the stretch for a powerful triumph. Arque Hanover closed ground late for second while McKenry was third. The first round of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old stakes will be held next Monday June 12. The pacing colts and geldings will be the first in action with the draw scheduled for June 6. Pacing fillies will start their first leg on June 13 with the trotters in action June 14. The $100,000 finals will be held on July 27 on Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Special T Rocks ($7, Ross Wolfenden) returned home a winner Monday in the $17,500 Open pace with a 1:52 harness racing victory. McKenry marched to the early lead at odds of 9/2, setting fractions of 27.3 and 56.1 before Wick N applied serious pressure to three-quarters in 1:24, while Special T Rocks gathered three-wide momentum. McKenry led the field of seven at the top of the stretch but was reeled in by Special T Rocks in deep stretch for the win. Wakizashi Hanover, the race favorite, was a belated second and McKenry held third. Owned by William Sartin and Mark Salerno, it was the fourth win of the year for Special T Rocks, a 9-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding whose previous 2017 wins came at the Meadowlands, where he spent the previous few months. Trained by Joe Hundertpfund Jr., Special T Rocks padded his lifetime earnings to nearly $625,000. It was one of three wins on the program for Wolfenden, who also won with Hey Dali ($8) and Gimmethreestepsmr ($4). Tony Morgan, won the first three races on the program, including both halves of the daily double. In the first race, Ron Davis' Mister Virgin ($3, Morgan) was a dominant nine-length winner in 1:52 for trainer Brooks Gray. The $10,000-claimer set all the fractions from the rail in achieving his 20th career win and tied a personal season's best. Meanwhile, Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know ($3.40, Morgan) had no trouble in prevailing for the fourth time this season for trainer Jason Skinner to complete the daily double sequence, with a 1:53.3 triumph. Morgan had the race favorite, Rangers Sureshot, in the fourth race but finished third as Classiesistar N ($10.60, Montrell Teague) prevailed in 1:52.4 in a sub-featured $11,000 pace. Matthew Sparacino

Ross Wolfenden was the hot driver at Dover Downs Monday, Dec. 5 recording five harness racing winners. Meanwhile, Four Staces made his first start racing for a price a winning one, as Corey Callahan drove him to a1:51.3 victory to win a 4 & 5-Year-Old $20,000 Claiming Allowance in the feature race. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces and Callahan had a perfect 2-hole journey as Star Messenger (Vic Kirby) and Nuclear Dragon (Jonathan Roberts battled head-to-head down the backstretch until Nuclear Dragon succumbed around the final turn permitting Callahan to move to the outside and quickly shot past Star messenger on the way home for an easy 1:51.3 triumph. It was the fourth win of the campaign for the Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee gelding who now has won $$51,720 this year and $179,959 in his career. Dash Point Hanover (Sean Bier) steamed down the lane to finish second in front of Star Messenger. In addition to Ross Wolfenden's five winners, Allan Davis and Tony Morgan chalked up triples. INITTOWINAFORTUNE RETURNS FOR DOVER $20,000 MARES OPEN Inittowinafortune, who won at the Meadowland in 1:49 last season and 1:50 this year, returns to Dover Downs in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Two of the best of former Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) champions will match strides in the first Tuesday card of the current meet in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs on Dec. 6. Four seasons ago, Inititowinafortune dominated the Delaware stakes program when in the Daryl Bier Stable. Now, owned by Mike Pagonas and trained by Mike Russo, the six-year-old has won nearly $636,000 while racing in top female feature races in the Meadowlands, Yonkers and Freehold. Meanwhile Purrfect Bags, at two and three, was a major stakes winner and now at four continues to race at a high level for owner JoAnn Looney-King. She comes off a win last Tuesday in this event with Dover's current winningest driver Vic Kirby. The program favorites meet a tough roster of rivals in the feature. Legacy Racing's Empress Deo just missed last week finishing second beaten a nose. Jonathan Roberts shot into the early lead from post 7 with Josh Parker, Brian Speeden, Kevin Evans and Nanticoke Racing's Elliesjet N to lead from the start but was only a neck back in third. The rest of the formidable field is made up by JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious with Tim Tetrick. Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer will be driven by George Dennis. Matinee Dragon with Pat Berry drives for Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley, starting from post 1 with hard-hitting Fashion Showdown, owned by trainer Chris White reined by Jim Morand, leaves from alongside. A pair of $15,000 distaff paces highlight the undercard. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are 'dark days' at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.----- Logan's Girl fought off several challenges on the way to score her seventh win of the year turning back seven rivals for a 1:55 harness racing victory in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 Final on a breezy and cold Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden got the Roddy's Bags Again-All Italian filly away quickly and held on to win and notch both DSBF 2016 two-year-old filly pace titles - last October at Harrington and now at Dover Downs - raising her first-season bankroll to $140,250 for owner JoAnn Looney-King. Wolfenden drove both major wins for trainer Jim King. Magicinthemoonlite and Yannick Gingras was second nipping the Vic Kirby-driven Spanish Dream, who started from post 8, for place. Spinpressive (Corey Callahan) was fourth. It was Wolfenden's second win of the day. He drove Danish N Coffee in 1:56.1, one of trainer Joe Hundertpfund's three wins. Diva Demands pulled off a 7-1 surprise to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation for owner-trainer George "Major" Leager. The Roddy's Bags Again-Me In The Spotlite brown filly broke her "maiden" with the 1:58 victory. Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) was second with KJ Dale (Gingras) third. Allan Davis chalked up his third winner on the card steering Legacy Racing's Empress Deo to a front-end 1:52.3 score in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap. Elliesjet N (Jonathan Roberts) closed along the passing lane for second with Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) the show horse. Davis began his triple driving 19-1 Party Rockin to victory in a $10,000 Claiming pace. Along with Davis and trainer Joe Hundertfund's three wins; Yannick Gingras; Jonathan Roberts; owners-trainers Josh Green, JoAnn Looney-King and Jim king, and owner Bill Sartin, had two winners each. The last of the four DSBF $100,000 finals is on for Wednesday featuring two-year-old filly trotters. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Joseph and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture with harness racing driver Ross Wolfenden in the sulky won his third straight race Wednesday, in 1:56 in the $17,700 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Nik Drennan, Take My Picture, a venerable 9-year-old increased his lifetime bankroll to more than $1.1 million in achieving his 36th lifetime win with a front end score from post seven over Theresademoninme and Spunky Jack. The fourth race on the program, won by Make A Muscle K ($3, Wolfenden), honored the memory of the late J.D. Dennis, who passed away last year. Dennis was a long-time horseman and former board member of the Delaware State Fair and Harrington Raceway. Dennis was a regular at the racetrack, watching two of his sons, George and Eddie compete on a nightly basis. Friends and family joined in the winner's circle including his wife Nellie, sons George, Eddie, Durand, and daughters Ellen and Sandra to honor his memory. I Like My Boss ($11.60, George Dennis) was an undercard winner in a $11,000 trotting event in 1:58.1. Owned by Bob Shahan and Ashley and Jimmy Parsons, the 5-year-old Don Boss Vita recorded his 27th career win in his second straight trip to the winner's circle. Wolfenden had three wins on the program. Trainer Bob Shahan had a double as did driver George Dennis. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $500,000 in total purses was at stake Wednesday night at Harrington Raceway as the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds headlined the program. It was a big night for driver Ross Wolfenden who was the winning pilot in two of the DSBF final events and had five wins on the program. Wolfenden guided unbeaten trotter Master Clave ($2.10) to his fourth straight win in 2:02.1 for owner Ben Brooks in the colt and gelding trotting final. The Master Lavec gelding set all the fractions and drew away with ease from Kirby In Command and Jiggs, who rounded out the trifecta. Master Clave was trained by John Wilkerson. Wolfenden later sprung a mild upset with Jo Ann Looney King's Logan's Girl ($11.40), who was a 1:56 winner in the filly pacing final over stable mate and 1-to-9 favorite Spanish Dream, who was second. Westwind Roddylee was third. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again for trainer Jim King Jr., "Logan" sat behind the favorite throughout and surged by in deep stretch for her fourth career win in five lifetime starts. In the final for pacing colts and geldings, George Teague Jr.'s Henry The Dragon ($4.80, Montrell Teague) was a dominant winner in 1:53.1. The Clyde Francis-trainee rebuffed the early challenge of Almost Cut My Hair and was an six-length winner over Wake Up and Go and Hallie's Comet. Henry The Dragon, a son of Custard The Dragon, improved to 3-for-3 in his career. The time equaled the track record for 2-year-old pacing colts, set by Powerful Mist in 2010. Rodney Mitchell Jr.'s Meantrotnjean ($29.40, Allan Davis) was victorious in the filly trotting final for trainer Leigh Raymer, with a 2:02.1 score. The CR Commando filly maintained a big lead going to three-quarters and overpowered her rivals for her second career win. Luv Is Blind charged home for second with Gogh Cinorita third. Wolfenden also took the overnight feature, the $17,700 Open Trot with a 1:56.3 score aboard Joe and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture ($9.20). Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three-time Harrington Raceway driving champ Ross Wolfenden won nearly half of the races on the 12 race harness racing program Thursday. Wolfenden, who had five wins, didn't win his first race until the fifth with Star Messenger ($5), but won four races in a row starting in race seven with Hillcrest Suites ($14.20), Sporty Mercedes ($3.80), Electric Z Tam ($16.80) and Aunt Babe ($5). Wolfenden is currently third in the Harrington Raceway driver standings behind Victor Kirby and Tony Morgan. Joe Hunderptfund is atop the trainer standings with Mike Hall and Dylan Davis rounding out the top three. Live racing resumes Monday September 26 as round two of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old stakes for pacing fillies will commence. The DSBF pacing colts and geldings will have their turn on Tuesday and both sexes of trotters will compete on Wednesday. The $100,000 final events are slated for October 5. Matthew Sparacino

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