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Harness racing resumes at The Meadowlands on Friday evening (February 12) with fourteen pari-mutuel puzzlers on the menu beginning at 6:35 p.m. Optimism is high that the wagering can continue the current streak of four consecutive cards with all-sources handle on the live racing eclipsing the $3 million mark for the first time in a dozen years.   The various components that encourage play are again in place with twenty-three of the weekend's twenty-eight races filling to the limit of ten and the enticing combination of low take-out and guaranteed pools on the horizontal wagers offering value.   The recent racing has been contentious, competitive and exciting each night with an intriguing blend in the drivers colony of fresh, young faces intent on making their mark and the solid core of Meadowlands regulars representing the very best in the game.   The feature race on Friday is a $20,000 condition event for pacing mares comprised of eight well-matched distaff veterans in quest of the winner's share. Making her 2016 debut is The accomplished Fashion Farms homebred Gallie Bythe Beach. The multiple stakes winning daughter of Somebeachsomewhere has earned over $675,000 in her career and was a good second in the TVG Free For All Championship last November. She has been trained throughout her career by Jim Campbell and the red-hot Tim Tetrick has the drive on Friday.   The competition is led by Inittowinafortune, back from a two week stint at Yonkers to the scene of her greatest successes, Clear View Hanover who has won her last two at the Big M and Girllookatthatbody who has made a successful transition to the metropolitan scene since arriving from Michigan.   Handicapping help is available via each night's Race Reviews compiled with care by James Witherite. These reviews are available well in advance of each card, offering keen observations to supplement your own. Free program pages for the Late Pick 4 are available courtesy of Trackmaster.   The promotions this weekend are Valentine-centric with several dining options available to accompany the excitement of the live racing, providing an opportunity to show your sweetheart just how much you care.   Stakes Payment Reminder   All information and necessary forms to nominate horses to the 2016 stakes at The Meadowlands may be accessed on the track website. Mail must be postmarked by February 17 to meet the deadline.   Meadowlands Media Relations          

Harness racing driver Corey Callahan drove both Kolbees Star and Drinksforthehouse, the feature trots on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Dover Downs, Tim Tetrick had four winners. Kolbees Star, with Callahan in the bike, challenged race favorite Stirling Diva (Tim Tetrick) on the backstretch to race head-to-head before pulling away in deep stretch for a 1:56.1 triumph in the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old trot. The win was the third in his last four outings for the Lear Jetta-Ultimate Star four-year-old gelding trained by Joe Holloway for owner PCF Stable. Stirling Diva held on for second with Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) getting up for third. One race later, Callahan teamed up with Drinksforthehouse to win a $12,000 trot for Howard and Josh Kaufman. The John Cabot 4-year-old Conway Hall-Pacific Photo trainee notched his fourth win in his last six races with a 1:55.3 victory. It was his 10th lifetime win good for $89,521 earnings. Winemaster Hanover (Tony Morgan) raced well for second with Windsong Ingenious (Russ Foster) the show horse. Tim Tetrick drove Lou Man for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey to victory in another $12,000 trot. Jim King trains the Lou's Legacy-SA Relyea gelding, now an 11-time winner with a$151,588 bankroll.Classic Belisma (Callahan) led early and finished second. Ashes Cash (Kirby) in usual style closed strongly for third. Tetrick returned in a third $12,000 event for young trotters stearing Richard Polliccu's prohibitive favorite Maestro Blue Chip to an easy 1:55.1 conquest. A four-year-old son of Credit Winner-Up Front Hotsey, Maestro Blue Chip was followed by Phantom Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) and Highlandmusclehall (Callahan), second and third respectfully. Tetrick posted four wins for the second straight day. Callahan made the winner's circle three times while George Dennis and trainer Jim King had two wins. JEREMES GENERAL AND LETSMAKEAWISH LEAD CO-FEATURES Both Jeremes General and Letsmakeawish leave from the rail in separate divisions of the Thursday, Feb. 11 co-feature races at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. While Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaqinta's Jeremes General, piloted by Allan Davis has a hard-hitting record of a first, second and third in his last three outings, two other starters are fresh from victory, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces, with Corey Callahan and Shellysblockburster with George Dennis driving for Don Reed and trainer George Wagner, each with wins by a short margin. PT Stable's Summer Camp finished second beaten a nose, and will be handled by Jonathan Roberts while Jane Ramsey's Delaware Hanover reined by Frank Milby went a big trip last time to finish second. The other contenders are Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool and Montrell Teague, Tom Kemps' Fire In The Belly, driven by Vic Kirby and PL Hoofhearted, with Ross Wolfenden, who makes his first start after being claimed by Archie Peel. In the other division, Maxi Walton's Letsmakeawish (Montrell Teague) will take on Bill Lutz, Count De Money and LeBlanc stables' Cambassador (Tony Morgan), Rip N Rock (Callahan) racing for MJGB Racing and trainer Dave McCaffrey, and Ringler Stable's Simon's Artist (Jim Morand). Driver Art Stafford and trainer Andrew Stafford's Portrait was a winner last week while Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) won last time and two of his last three. Arty Foster's Rockin Rambaran (A.Davis) closed strongly last start, and Dawn Webb and Buddy Bright's Rock N' Roll Jet (Roberts) must overcome post 8. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday races resume at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the Winner's Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

Tim Tetrick came on fast winning the last two races on the Tuesday, Feb. 10 harness racing program to rise to 9,001 wins in his career. He joined Tony Morgan and George Dennis with four wins each on the Dover Downs card. Morgan won the feature race driving 24-1 Scandalicious from far off the pace to overtake front-pacing No Respect (Tetrick) in deep stretch for a 1:53 victory during a snow shower. The win, the first in six starts in 2016 for the five-year-old American Ideal-The Company Store mare, was the second for trainer Scott DiDomenico and owner JFE Enterprise. Matinee Dragon (Jonathan Roberts) got up for third. Tetrick’s second win came in the $15,000 sub feature, guiding Lorie and Paul Davis’ Lady Beth home in 1:55.3 in a 4-Year-Old mares pace, Playncardswitroddy (Dennis) was second in front of Hardscrabble Tilly (Russ Foster), third. The win was the first this year for the Kenneth J-Lady Major four-year-old. Northern Rocknroll, a four-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Northern Lei Ann, piloted by Morgan in 1:54.3, recorded a fourth consecutive victory and sixth in seven races in a $13,500 4&5-Year-old Mares pace. Truth And Liberty (Sean Bier) steamed down the lane to take second in front of Nice Trip (Allan Davis).   George Dennis led off the card driving both halves of the daily double and added the third race win. Dennis’ fourth win came behind Frank Chick’s Casa Miasa in a $12,000 distaff pace. Inner Peace takes on Kolbee's Star and Stirling Diva Inner Peace, last week's winner, takes on Kolbee's Star and Stirling Diva in a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old feature trot on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Dover Downs... First post is 4:30 p.m. Craparotta & Berry Racing's Inner Peace made his first start of 2016 a success when Pat Berry finally made the front after the half and then won decisively in 1:56.1. Traci Berry conditions the altered son of Crazed-Peace Of Mind. It was his 7th lifetime win raising his bankroll to $72,380. PCF Stable's Kolbee's Star and Corey Callahan were third last time, while Triple D Stables and CC Racing's Stirling Diva with Ross Wolfenden was race favorite before making a misstep going for the lead on the backstretch. The rest of the contenders in the nine-horse field include Bob Shahan's Machuca reined by Allan Davis, Eric Good and trainer Gary Simpson's Adrenalin Junkie handled by Jim Morand,, Bobby Glassmeyer's Tymal Signature with Jonathan Roberts).Barbara Kirby's Myclaimtovictory, driven by Kim Vincent, Rich Stansbury's Toolbox and Ross Wolfenden and Max Walton's Someway Same Hall piloted by Sean Bier complete the starting lineup. Three $12,000 trots lead the undercard. Jailhouse Diva (Montrell Teague), owned by Dee Dennis, Jay Johannsen, Holy Case and trainer Bob Reeser carries a two-race win streak in one, Winemaster (Tony Morgan), racing for Jay Spector, Dan Kiwak and Triple D Stables, in a second and Maestro Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick) , owned by D.M. Moss, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer, have all won two in-a-row. Marv Bachrad  

Bushwacker, the richest harness racing horse of 2016 won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the second straight week at Dover Downs on Monday, Feb. 8. After Mustang Art, with Sean Bier, took the feature pacers to the quarter in :25.4, Tim Tetrick pulled Bushwacker to the outside in front of the grandstand to take lead at the half in :54.3. Bushwacker was in command through a 1:22.1 three quarters and had enough to reach the finish line in 1:50.4 with Mustang Art, second. Doctor Butch came on in the lane for Tony Morgan to finish third. The five-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Dolphins Can Talk, conditioned by Chris Ryder, won for the fifth time in 2016 and sixth in his last eight, for Henderson Farms. It was his 17th career win with a $426,212 lifetime bankroll. Bushwacker has now won $71,100 already in 2016. Frank Chick's Warp Factor Three, trained by Kevin Lare, made good use of starting from post 1 with Yannick Gingras scoring a 1:52 victory in a $15,500 4&*5-Year-Old Male pace. Skyway Gladiator (Mike Rossi) was second in front of Apollo Seelster (Roberts). Russ Foster, the youngest driver in the race at 26, drove Sentencing Memo, the youngest horse in the event, a three-year-old, to a fast closing triumph in a $14,000 pace for young male horses. Suchasenceofhumor (Jim Morand) was runner-up with Roll Big (Corey Callahan), the favorite, third. Veteran Arty Foster, the driver's grandfather, owns and trains the Western Terror-Lady Annie gelding, who won for the fourth time in five outings and sixth time in seven starts. In a $14,000 Male Winners-Over pace, Owner Foulk Stable won for the first time since claiming Sparky Mark for $50,000 in December, as Jonathan Roberts, who had a driving triple, piloted the nine-year-old son of Astreos-Luckbealadytonite to a 1:51.2 triumph. It was one of two training wins for meet leader Dylan Davis. Just A Jolt (Tetrick), the race favorite, finished strongly for second with Don't Ya Know (Vic Kirby) the show horse. Rocknroll Jewell gave Gingras a double winning for the sixth consecutive time notching a 1:51.2 conquest in a $12,000 Male pace. Tom Lazzaro owns the Rocknroll Hanover-Michelle's Jewell gelding trained by Dylan Davis. Gallic Beach (Callahan) went a big trip and finished second. Believe This Bob (Ross Wolfenden) was a close third. In a day of big prices, 21-1 Millennium Wheel was the biggest, scoring a 1:52 decision in a $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance. Trainer Jason Lynch shares ownership win Jim Jacobs in the Bettor's Delight-London Eye gelding. Beavercreek Artist (Allan Davis) and Brioni (Tony Morgan), whose seven-race win streak came to an end, were second and third respectively. Jonathan Roberts with three wins, Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Yannick Gingras and trainer Dylan Davis had two wins each. SPRINGFORTH, SHINE N SHIMMER HEAD $20,000 MARES OPEN TUESDAY   Springforth, a just miss second in his last two starts meets regulars Shin N Shimmer and Fashion Showdown in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Dover Downs.  Post time is 4:30 p.m. Owner-trainer Jeff Clark’s Springforth, piloted by George Dennis, has been a close-up second in three 0f his last three outings, with a win in between, takes on Howard Taylor’s hard-hitting Shine N Shimmer teamed with Corey Callahan and Chris White’s Fashion Showdown, driven by Ross Wolfenden, a two-time Open winner, who has a major change of post positions this week moving from post-8 to number-3 this week.   Jerseylicious leaves from the rail with Allan Davis driving for Pam Curran, Niel Gargiulo and Legacy Racing while Tony Morgan will drive JFE Enterprise’s Scandalicious from the outside in the seven-distaff field. John McGill’s No Respect with Tim Tetrick in the bike, and Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley’s sharp Matinee Dragon with Jonathan Roberts complete the highly competitive lineup. A $15,000 Mares Winners-Over pace heads the undercard.  Mildred’s Button (Montrell Teague) closed strongly to win last week’s edition. Lorie and Paul Davis’ Lady Beth (Tetrick) was a head back in second for the second straight start. Playncardswitroddy (Dennis), owned by George&Tina Dennis and Ask W stables, was used on the backstretch and was only two-lengths off at the wire. Naty (Jonathan Roberts) step up a notch for trainer Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz after an impressive win last week. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- War Cry Hall and Tim Tetrick, a 21-1 longshot, came flying down the lane to score a 1:54.1 harness racing victory in the $20,000 Open trot over a sloppy track at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Tetrick pulled RBH Ventures’ War Cry Hall out of the middle of the pack in a nine-horse field to follow Panamanian Hanover (Tony Morgan) down the backstretch. Panamanian Hanover took the lead with a cluster of rivals coming on while turning for home. War Cry Hall had the most speed in the stretch to post a 1:54.1 victory, his first of 2015. Panamanian Hanover held on for second with steady Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) taking third. The win for the New York bred Cash Hall-Winners Only gelding is nearing half-million in purses. His 28th lifetime winner gives him earnings of $489,250.  A two-race win streak by Bluebird Reverend came to an end. Another longshot, 11-1 Inner Peace prevailed in the sub-feature $15,500 4&5-Year-Old trot with Pat Berry guiding a 1:56.1 triumph. An altered son of Crazed-Peace Of Mind, Jay Craparotta and P.Berry Racing own the five-year-old, trained by Traci Berry, who won his first start of the year. Royal Becca J (Jack Parker) led early and finished second. Kolbee’s Star (Corey Callahan) saw a two-race win stretch come to an end by finishing third. Tim Tetrick drove three winners, Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby and trainer Jim King had two wins each. SUMMER CAMP, SUNSHINE SUPERMAN LEAD THURSDAY C0-FEATURE Summer Camp and Sunshine Superman, both trained by Doug Lewis, lead separate divisions of the Thursday, Feb. 4 co-feature races at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. PT Stable's Summer Camp, driven by Corey Callahan, drops down a notch in the 8th race. The $623,647 career winner, takes on Maxi Walton's Letsmakeawish with Montrell Teague, fresh from victory last start, driver George Dennis and Tina Dennis' Roddy's Hot Again and Star Messenger, handled by Vic Kirby for Janet Hudson and JoAnn King. Stacy Billings' fast-leaving SB Mikes Hot Beach has the rail with Mike Rossi holding the lines while Don Reed and trainer George Wagner's Shellyblockbuster piloted by Vince Copeland is alongside. Doug Lewis' Sunshine Superman (Jonathan Roberts) drew post 1 in the other co-feature Male pace after a 1:51.1 success last time out. He must contend with Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces (Callahan), Tom Kemp's Fire In The Belly (Kirby) and Bill Moffett's fast homebred Leyden (Ross Wolfenden), all with inside posts. There is no live racing on Friday, Saturday and this week on Super Bowl Sunday. Racing resumes Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the Winner's Circle Harness Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Bushwacker recorded his third win at the meet this season scoring a 1:50.2 harness racing victory in the week’s top pace the $30,000 Preferred on Monday, Feb. 1. It was de ja’ vu all over again for 13-1 Mustang Art winning the $27,500 Delaware Special at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick tripled.   For the second straight week, Tim Tetrick who piloted Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker into the early lead but this time did not stop in the stretch on the way to a 1:50.2 success in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap pace. The five-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Dolphins Can Talk posted his sixth victory in his last eight starts with a second and a third for trainer Chris Ryder. The win pushed his career bankroll to $411,212. Doctor Butch (Tony Morgan was a fast finishing second with Dapper Dude (Vic Kirby), last week’s winner third. For Mustang Art, the only change was a driver, Sean Bier. Just as last Monday, he went off at 13-1, and the Artiscape-Paula Seelster gelding left fast to get the lead, then sat second behind runner-up Bad Boy Matt (Allan Davis) until late in the stretch before coming on for a !:50.2 triumph for his second consecutive $27,500 Delaware Special win. Captive Audience (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo own Mustang Art who won for the 42nd time. Casey At Bat made it two straight victories in $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male company to lead off the program as Allan Davis drove the four-year-old Sportsmaster-Odds On Casey gelding to victory number-5 this meet for trainer Wayne Givens and Sharon White, Denise Davis and legacy Racing. Totally Dreamy (George Dennis) finished second with Twin B Stingray (Kirby) third. Blazing Bobby Sox came from off-the-pace to take the lead three-wide turning for home and rolled to a 1:54.1 decision in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old pace. Driver Art Stafford Jr. who owns The Panderosa-Liamatters gelding with his dad, Art Stafford, won for the fifth time this meet. Skyway Gladiator (Mike Rossi) led until the closing steps and finished second in front of Denslow Hanover (Tetrick) third. Vic Kirby put Soto into the lead and there was no catching the four-year-old Rock N Roll Hanover-Incredible Beauty horse in a 1:51.1 $14,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Contraband Hanover (Callahan) was next best wile race-favorite Just A Jolt (Tetrick) came storming down the lane from way back to finish third. The win was the second in-a-row and Third in the last four for owners ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta.         Brioni, a five-year-old Four Starzzz Shark Ambro Bahama horse, claimed last week, won for new owner-trainer Ron Davis for his sixth consecutive victory, romping to a 1:52 conquest in a $15,000-$20,000 Male Claiming Handicap to give Tony Morgan, the second leading winning driver in North America, his third win on the program. Beavercreek Artist (A.Davis) and Sir Jonathan Z Tam (Tyler Davis) were second and third respectively. Impressive winners from last week meet Hearts And Flowers and No Respect, a pair of impressive winners last week, head the 'Ground Hog' day, $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. After taking the lead in front of the grandstand, Bay Pond Stable's Hearts And Flowers had clear sailing for Allan Davis on the way to a 1:52.1 victory having enough to hold off the consistent and fast finishing Springforth, owned and trained by Jeff Clark with George Dennis driving. Race favorite JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious and Tim Tetrick, finished third. John McGill's No Respect turned in a convincing 1:52 triumph in her last start and will be driven by Vic Kirby from the rail. Cheyenne Robin, the only four-year-old in the contest, was absent last week after a near wire-to-wire victory, finishing second by a nose, in her last start. Corey Callahan will be at the controls this week. Chris White's Fashion Showdown won this event two weeks in-a-row with Ross Wolfenden, but was parked-out last Tuesday and again is burdened with post 8. Other starters are Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost piloted by Montrell Teague, and Elliesjet N, owned by Barry Spedden, Kevin Evans, Nanticoke Racing and trainer Josh Parker, who should enjoy leaving from post 2 this week. Among as talent rich assortment of top female paces is a $15,000 Mares Winners-Over pace led by last week's 1-2 finishers, Playncardswitroddy (Dennis), owned by George &Tina Dennis and Ask W stables, and Lorie and Paul Davis' Lady Beth (Wolfenden) and a $12,500 distaff pace featuring Howard Taylor's steady Shine N Shimmer (Callahan) and Foulk Stables' Valerya (Jonathan Roberts). . Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike has an action packed show coming up on Thursday at 1:00! Joining the program this week is Ron Burke who has the most money earned by a stable in on year in North America in either Harness or Thoroughbred. In 2015, Burke surpassed trainer Todd Pletcher. Also on Thursday, The "Bionic Man" Tim Tetrick will come on to talk about his 2015 and what he is looking forward too the most in 2016. Brandon Valvo will join the show this week to talk about the dominant performance of Bold Eagle in the Prix D' Amerique. Bold Eagle won the race in a stakes and track record time and did so with ease. Winnie Morgan Nemeth will also be joining us in the second of a four-part series to talk about New Vocations, and how it works. Post Time with Mike and Mike is harness racing's newest podcast co-hosted by track announcers Mike Bozich and Mike Carter. The show's focus is to positively promote harness racing. Every hoof that hits the racetrack, whether a claimer or a stakes horse, has a story to tell, and they plan on telling those stories. Log on to to listen. If you miss the show live, you can listen on-demand at any time. You can also follow the show on social media. Like them on Facebook at Post Time with Mike and Mike, and follow them on Twitter @ptmikeandmike1. By Michael Carter, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

DOVER, Del. --- Man Of Muscles, piloted by Pat Berry, came out of the pack on the final turn and overtook front-trotting favorite Lou Man (Tim Tetrick) nearing the finish line for a 1:56 triumph in a $12,000 harness racing sub-feature. In the week's top trot, Tim Tetrick had to use Tough Mac hard leaving from the outside before getting the lead at the quarter then led the way to a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs, Wednesday Jan. 19. Tetrick completed the day with six wins. Trainer Dylan Davis picked up his second win on the card when Mike Casalino's Tough Mac returned to winning form in his second start of 2016. Tough Mac is an altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady who won for the 22nd time baking $272,449 lifetime. War Cry Hall (Ross Wolfenden) challenged strongly on the backstretch and held on for second. Panamanian Hanover (Tony Morgan) got up for third. In the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old sub-feature trot, Machuca, with Allan Davis driving the Yankee Glide-Tail Of Night gelding, shot down the passing lane to score a 1:56.3 win for owner-trainer Bob Shahan. Royal Becca J (Jack Parker) left from the outside to get the early lead and held on to finish second. Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) rallied from far back for third. In one of two $12,000 trots, Rosemary Smutz owns and trains the 51-1 longshot, Man Of Muscle, a Muscle Mass-Jim's Girl gelding, who ironically finished second in his previous start. Five Towns (Jonathan Roberts) closed along the passing lane for second while Lou Man, after leading from the start, had to accept a third-place finish. In another $12,000 trot, Winemaster Hanover, an altered son of Donato Hanover-Wishful Me, with Tony Morgan at the controls, blew past Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) in deep stretch to post a 1:54.3 conquest for Jay Spector, Dan Kiwak and Triple D Stables and trainer Scott DiDomenico. Enrico AS (Allan Davis) was the show horse. DEDI’S DRAGON LEADS EIGHT IN THURSDAY DOVER FEATURE Dedi’s Dragon, heads an eight-horse field in the Thursday, Jan. 21 feature race at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Victor Kirby will drive Dedi’s Dragon for trainer Jim King and owners J.E. McGill, B.K. Carsey and JL Benson Stables in the wide-open affair. Engel and Nick Surick stables’ Pierce and Marcus Miller get a good post position alongside Ringler Stable’s Simon’s Artist, who starts from the rail with Jim Morand in the bike. Driver George Dennis who owns Allstar Preview with his wife, Tina, has been second in his last two outings. Max Walton’s Letsmakeawish and Sean Bier has upset credentials. Owner-trainer Ron Dixon’s Ken Kam, owner-trainer-driver John MacKinnon’s Celtic Thunder and from outside post 8, trainer Richard Robertson’s Rocnrolwilneverdie (Brett Miller) complete the lineup. Onery Shark is the lone horse on the 15-race card carrying a two-race win streak. Donny Long owns and drives the seven-year-old from post 8 in a Filly and Mare pace in race 11. Marv Bachrad

East Rutherford, NJ --- After making two separate moves in the first three-eighths of Saturday (Jan. 16) evening's $25,000 Open Handicap Pace at the Meadowlands, Henderson Farms' Bushwacker ($2.80) held sway for his third consecutive harness racing top-level win in New Jersey. Tim Tetrick sent the 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding forward at race's outset, easing off a trio of other leavers before commencing a brush to the fore after a :26.4 first quarter. Bushwacker forged clear with five-eighths of the mile yet in front of him, taking charge from Dover invader Atta Boy Dan (Yannick Gingras) and subsequently rating a :55.3 middle half. After facing mild first-over pressure from Kingofthejungle (Andy Miller) on the far turn, Bushwacker accelerated clear in mid-stretch. He ultimately prevailed in 1:50 by 1-1/4 lengths, holding clear enough of Atta Boy Dan's late rally between rivals. Sweet Beach (Brett Miller) swung four-wide in mid-stretch off his third-over bid to pass tired pressers and stalkers in claiming third honors. Chris Ryder trains the 15-time winner. In addition to his win aboard Bushwacker in the feature, Tetrick paired up with five other winners on the night, including True Blue Hall ($8.20, 1:51.4), Moonlight Ransom ($5.60, 1:52.3), Dinner At The Met ($5.00, 1:52.1), Our Dragon King ($4.80, 1:51.3), and Arockin Hanover ($2.20, 1:53.1). In the evening's sub-featured $16,000 upper-level conditioned pace, Real Nice ($17.80) capitalized on a pocket trip, enjoying clear sailing throughout behind favored pacesetter Bettor Than You (Gingras) before kicking clear by 1-1/2 lengths for a 1:50.4 triumph. The 11-year-old veteran earned his 53rd career win in rein to Scott Zeron for owners Anthony Scussel and the Lightning 5 Racing Stable and trainer Scott Blackler. Saturday evening's total handle for the 14-race program was $2,826,048, including $156,822 in the evening's trio of guaranteed-pool horizontal wagers. Since neither 20-cent Jackpot High 5 was hit, Friday (Jan. 22) evening's seventh race High 5 will boast a $5,915 carryover, while the finale's High 5 will carry $62,725 of added money should one punter take down the entire pool. Live racing returns to The Meadowlands on Friday (Jan. 22) evening, with first post scheduled for 6:35 p.m. (EST). Race 1 - Grand Theft Race 2 - Bushwacker Race 3 - Piece Of The Rock Race 4 - True Blue Hall Race 5 - Moonlight Ransom Race 6 - Dinner At The Met Race 7 - Gratias Deo Race 8 - Onedin Mach Race 9 - Our Dragon King Race 10 - Sometimes Said Race 11 - Fraternity Race 12 - Intheblinofaneye Race 13 - Real Nice Race 14 - Arockin Hanover by James Witherite

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (January 8, 2016) - The $25,000 Open I Handicap Trot was the featured event on the Friday night harness racing program at The Meadowlands. A highly competitive field of nine went to the gate, with Lindy's Tru Grit a slight 2-1 favorite at post time. There was plenty of speed off the gate as Uva Hanover, Opulent Yankee and Somebody As all left for position. Only two of those remained trotting after the first quarter as Opulent Yankee went off-stride on the first turn. Somebody As grabbed the racetrack through a 26.4 sharp opening quarter. Uva Hanover was content to sit the pocket behind the leader through a 55.2 half mile. On the far turn, Lindy's Tru Grit, who was stalking the leaders made his move for the lead, which he reached past three-quarters in 1:24. It was his race to lose in the stretch, but Uva Hanover was guided off the pylons and began to reel in the favorite. Uva Hanover took over in mid-stretch and powered away to a sharp two length score in a lifetime best 1:52.2. Lindy's Tru Grit remained second with Can Do rallying well to finish third. The win was the 14th for Uva Hanover, whose earnings are approaching $350,000 lifetime. He is trained by Linda Toscano for Stake Your Claim Stable and Martin Sternberg. Fresh from his trip to Australia, Tim Tetrick guided the five year old gelded son of Cantab Hall to the victory. March Awareness Upsets Open II Trot A tepid pace and a pocket trip resulted in a 9-1 upset for March Awareness in the supporting feature on Friday night at The Meadowlands. Allowed to sit behind the lone-leader. Lauderdale who wheeled off fractions of 28.1, 57.3 and 1.26.4, March Awareness slingshot by in deep stretch to score in 1:55 for Yannick Gingras. The win was the 19th in the career of March Awareness with earnings of $219,740. He is trained by Ron Burke, who co-owns the six year old gelded son of Ken Warkentin with Weaver Bruscemi L.L.C. Team Orange Crush Pairs Up Andy and Julie Miller teamed up to score a pair of trotting wins early on the card at The Meadowlands on Friday night with Magenta Man and Allerage Star. Magenta Man scored in a non-winners of two condition event in a lifetime best 1:55.4, while Allerage Star did not disappoint as the 2-1 favorite from post 10 in a non-winners of six trotting event. Both trotters are owned in part by Jeff Gural’s Little E L.L.C. After sweeping the late daily double, Yannick Gingras bagged four winners on the card. Jim Marohn Jr., Andy Miller and Trond Smedshammer each won a pair. Total handle on the 14-race program was $2,879,881. Racing returns on Saturday, with first post time at 6:35 P.M. Darin Zoccali

As an annual tradition, The View From The Grandstand makes a "wish list" for the coming season. Let's hope that at least a few of these items come true in 2016. An easy transition to the timing of races in hundredths.  This change begins on January 1.  Say good bye to 1:49.3 (where '.3' is 3/5ths instead of your math class 3/10ths) and say hello to 1:49.25 which will be mathematically correct.  What will make things more interesting is while American races will be timed in hundredths, Canadian races will continue to be timed in fifths. A great FFA season.  The seeds have been planted for a great campaign with some of the best horses we have seen in quite awhile.  Hopefully, the upcoming year will live up to the hype. Another great Yonkers International.  It may be a throwback to our glory days but let's not kid ourselves, it shows what racing should be; an international affair. No disrespect intended to John Campbell, but the formal coronation of Tim Tetrick as our 'driver laureate', our new globe trotting ambassador for harness racing and all around class guy. The continued truce between Jeff Gural and Joe Faraldo.  If you haven't noticed it, things have been quiet of late between the two men.  We like it this way.  Both have their own views on how racing should be saved, and at times they are diametrically opposite of each other, but public bickering doesn't help anyone. A 'relatively' quiet Meadowlands meet, one without controversy, no talk about exclusions and counting to one hundred before announcing any new policies. While on the subject of the Meadowlands, full fields, dare I say overflow fields once Yonkers and other tracks reopen?  It has been nice these past two weeks having full fields.  I realize the odds are the overflow entries will be disappearing, but hey, you can hope. With the deadline to get a casino gambling amendment to the legislative floor this year having passed, we wish for super majorities in 2016 so a North Jersey gaming referendum can reach the ballot box.  Face it, every year a referendum doesn't get voted on, the Meadowlands programs gets shaved a little bit more. In Florida, the failure of the de-coupling movement for if the state manages to de-couple racing from their card rooms and casino floors, it will only be a matter of time until de-coupling spreads like a virus. A successful Suburban Downs meet at Hawthorne.  Success at Suburban Downs may make Hawthorne value their harness meet besides the fact they control the revenue from OTW. 2017 racing dates for Balmoral and Maywood Park.  Hey, we can dream can't we? If Thunder Ridge Raceway races in 2016, customers.  Betting customers.  Heck, when I would be considered a whale, a track is in big trouble. If not the return of Harness Racing Update, a new publication to discuss the serious issues involving racing.  One can't expect publications operated by racing organizations to deal with the serious issues. If the long discussed USTA racing channel on the Internet comes to fruition, the creation of an app which can be watched on devices such as Roku, Fire TV, and other devices.  Some of us dinosaurs still like watching racing on their televisions, even if the signals come from the Internet. Donald Trump.  Face it, as long as we have Donald in the Presidential election, even the stupidest thing done in the standardbred industry will look like sheer genius. Back to New Jersey, a successful debut of exchange wagering which will be profitable not only for racetracks but convince those doubters in states such as California they should adopt exchange wagering. The return of Walter Case.  We can dream can't we? Billy Parker in the Hall of Fame (this will be on my list until it happens) More racing opportunities in Michigan. Co-mingling of foreign pools into American pools and vice-versa. Introducing a mile rate for races shorter or longer than a standard mile.  A mile rate will make it easier to handicap races; especially when horses race at different distances. Another successful year for RUS Ontario.  Perhaps hosting a race or two in the Martimes, maybe during Old Home Week? Pari-mutuel wagering for American racing under saddle events.  I know there are doubters out there but until it is given a fair chance, we don't know do we? Cal Expo exercise their option early and begin negotiating an extension of the lease to Watch and Wager early as the lease to operate a harness meet at Cal Expo ends in 2017. With the cancellation of PA Harnessweek, a new gig for Heather Vitale and Steve Ross. A return to the day when post time meant post time (we can pray for miracles can't we?) A winning year at the windows.  Now that would be a Christmas miracle. Allan Shott has been an avid harness racing fan and historian for the last half-century. He runs the website/blog  Allan’s commentary reflects his own views and not that of Harnesslink.

What a great ambassador Tim Tetrick is for harness racing. Rarely do we see this type of coverage for our sport, something we need desperately throughout the world. Gloucester Park TV is doing there part for the promotion of the $1.3 million TABtouch Inter Dominions and associated activities. In Western Australia there is tremendous coverage of harness racing and the Inter Dominions which is great to see. This video produced by Gloucester Park TV is priceless for our sport and 'The Bionic Man' is becoming a "Rock Star" and is a major promotional person that should be used more often in harness racing. Right now Tim Tetrick is out there promoting harness racing in Perth, Australia  11,611 miles from his home in New Jersey, USA.     The biggest, little event in the World! Harnesslink Media

With hips that send airport security alarms into raptures, the American harness racing star known widely as “The Bionic Man” is bringing a true meaning to the term globe-trotting. Tim Tetrick, whose 9000 winners at home in the United States have earned more than $207 million in prizemoney, has defied the two hip replacements the genetic disease Perthes forced him to have before he was 30 years of age, to continue a record-breaking career that has stopped over in WA for the Perth Inter Dominion. The red-headed rockstar of the American track showed his rare talents in Pinjarra on Monday when he won three consecutive races despite having no previous affinity with any of the horses. His long list of winners are a just reward for the persistence he has shown since his hip problems became painful at the age of four and once left him in a body cast for nine weeks. “There was no cartilage in my hips and it was just bone-on-bone,” the 34-year-old said. “There was a lot of pain and I couldn’t sleep. It got to a point where I couldn’t stand it so they replaced both hips.” Tetrick is the standout of his well-performed harness racing family. His father Tom drove more than 1500 winners and still trains in Illinois, his elder brother Tom T races horses and his younger brother Trace is also now an established driving star. In October, Tetrick and Trace combined to become the only brothers to drive two Breeders’ Crown winners on the same night as part of a thriving rivalry. “I want to do everything I can do beat him, I don’t want little brother showing me up,” he laughed. Another passion is his ambassadorial role with horse adoption program New Vocations, which has found homes for nearly 6000 retired pacers. But racing is his true love, sometimes travelling long distances through North America to take more than 20 drives in a day. Tetrick, who also won two consecutive races in Northam on Tuesday night, said WA harness racing appeared to be a strong lifeblood for many people. He said he loved his horses which often still “put chills up my back” and believed they were often better looked after than the people looking after them. “They are treated like kings,” he said. They are fed three times a day, they’ve got grooms rubbing all over them all day long - it’s a pretty good life. Sometimes I wish I was a horse.” Gloucester Park chief executive Michael Radley said the Perth Inter Dominion series, which will culminate with the grand final this Sunday, had been one of the most competitive he had seen. “It’s very important to build it as a premium product for the industry and make harness racing in Perth the strongest in Australasia,” Radley said. “We wanted to make it an international event and Tim Tetrick adds credibility to that ... he’s as good a driver as I’ve seen, one of the world’s great drivers of all time.” By Steve Butler Reprinted with permission of site

East Rutherford, NJ -There have been a lot of questions regarding the older trotters and just who would assume command of the division. After Saturday night, Resolve answered all those questions and jumped to the head of the class, winning the TVG Free For All Trotting Championship in 1:51.4 for Ake Svanstedt. In similar fashion to his win in the final preliminary leg last week, Resolve moved to the lead shortly after the opening quarter, which was reached in 27 seconds by longshot DW's NY Yank. Once on the lead, Resolve was allowed to relax. The same could not be said for E L Titan who got caught in some traffic down the backstretch and ended up three wide, trotting toward the half mile. Tim Tetrick guided E L Titan to the first over position after racing three wide, crossing in front of Obrigado with The Bank in the outer flow. But Resolve was able to back the field down with a 29.3 second quarter, reaching the half-mile in 56.3. E L Titan, in the final start of his career was applying pressure, but Ake Svanstedt had plenty of horse in front of him and Resolve began to edge away, trotting past three-quarters in 1:25. The stretch drive was a mere formality as Resolve began to pour it on, winning by three lengths in the end, trotting a final quarter of 26.4 to complete the mile in 1:51.4.  "He's a very good horse," said owner/trainer Ake Svanstedt. "He is getting closer and closer to Sebastian K with every start. He is just a four year old beating the older horses, he should be really good next year." Obrigado held the runner-up position while Flanagan Memory rallied from last to be third. The win was the fourth of the season for Resolve. He finishes his four year old campaign with earnings of $706,938 this season. Resolve was trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt for owner Hans Enggren. Boston Red Rocks takes Govenor's Cup Going into the Breeders Crown Final, Boston Red Rocks wasn't on anyone's radar in terms of the two year old pacing championship. It is safe to say that over the past month, that has changed. Sent off as the even-money favorite, Boston Red Rocks was allowed to settle mid-pack while elimination winner, Big Top Hanover established the pace through an opening quarter in 27-seconds. When the field straightened away in the backstretch, driver Tim Tetrick popped the plugs and Boston Red Rocks unleashed his turn of foot and flew to the lead, reaching the half-mile in a sharp 55-seconds. The outer flow was slow to develop, but that didn't prevent the race favorite from sprinting a 27.3 third quarter, with the 8/5 second choice Big Top Hanover on his back. Into the stretch, Boston Red Rocks got separation on the field and reached for the line, holding off the other elimination winner Katies Rocker to win in a lifetime best 1:50.3. The win was the fourth in nine starts for the two year old son of Rocknroll Hanover. Tim Tetrick has been impressed with the colt over his past few starts. "He doesn't do his best work on the front end, it's really not where he wants to be," said Tetrick. "But, I knew I had to go forward off the gate. He really likes to chase horses though." Looking ahead to next year, Tetrick said the upside is there. "He can shoot for the skies next year." Boston Red Rocks is trained by Steve Elliot for owners Peter Blood and Rick Berks. Katies Rocker was second and Big Top Hanover held on to the show spot. by Darin Zoccali, for the Meadowlands  

DOVER, Del. --- With a good chance of winning half of the $100,000 purse, owner-trainer Chuck Perry saw Tim Tetrick did not have a drive in the final, gave him the drive and Tetrick and his Dream Away-March On In colt did the rest scoring a 1:52.4 victory Thursday in the first of four racing day's $100,000 DSBF Finals for Delaware-sired freshmen pacers and drivers. "I was happy to get the drive and I thought the colt was the best in the race," said Tetrick. Hail To The Master, driven by Art Stafford Jr., finished second ending a two-race prelim win streak. Power To Perform was third for Tony Morgan. John's Dream has now won five races in a row of his eight races with two seconds and with the win has banked $102,327 this year. "I was looking for a well-bred broodmare in foal at the Chick's Sale in Harrington," explained Perry. "She was 24-years old and carrying a Dream Away and when she dropped back home, he would be eligible for the Virginia stakes. I named for my young son, that's where John's Dream comes from. I knew he was well bred and because of her age, only had to pay $300 to buy her." Carter Racing Stable's namesake Rusty Carter, winner of last month's DSBF $100,000 Final at Harrington, had to settle for a win in the $20,000 DSBF consolation this time. Corey Callahan guided the altered son of Art Director-Rusty's Joy to his third win in seven starts for trainer Doug Lewis. JW Renegade (John MacKinnon) was a fast closing second in front of Double Miles (Vince Copeland), third. Corey Callahan and Tim Tetrick notched four wins during the card. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Tom Kemp had doubles. On Monday twin features: the $100,000 DSBF Male Trot Final and Wiggle It Jiggleit leads the $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA                              Everything worked out well for owner-trainer (and usual driver) Chuck Perry in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Male Pace Final. His colt John’s Dream, driven by Tim Tetrick, who did not have a drive in the final, and was winning catch-driver in 1:54.2 over a sloppy track on Thursday (11/19). John’s Dream won his fifth in a row. Including the $44,700 Virginia stakes championship, to up his seasonal bankroll to $102,327. Perry bought March On It, a 24-year-old mare from a Winbak Farm dispersal, at Chick’s Sale in Harrington, for only $300. When John’s Perry was born back home in Virginia, he would be eligible for the Virginia stakes. I named him for my young son,” smiled Perry ----------------------------------------------- Cicada’s Song leaves from outside post 8 in Monday’s $100,000 DSBF Filly Trot Final starting a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday DSBF Finals. Epic Smash will be tough from the rail. Miss Baltimore, Chestnut Chic and Triple Bottom Line lead the contenders.  -------------------------------------- Chipoffthewall, who was disqualified for interference in the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington last month, is the one to beat in Tuesday’s $100,000 Male Trot Final. Elton J and Popcorn Machine won their prelims. Mondello finished second in both of his prelims.   -------------------------------- The Wednesday DSBF headliner features two-year-old filly pacers winds up the freshman Delaware stakes. Apple Bottom Jeans, who won the $100,000 Harrington Final and both of her Dover Downs prelims carries a three race win streak. Eternal Rings and Rowdy Patti won one prelim each. -------------------------------------- After an overwhelming 1:49.4 victory in his $201,900 Matron Stake, Wiggle It Jiggleit is back for his next to last start of a brilliant three-year-old season. The 2.1-million dollar winner is the one to beat in a $35,000 elimination on Monday a preview for the Nov. 30 $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Nine will start with the ninth-place finisher eliminated from the final.   ------------------------------------------------------------ With four wins Thursday (11/19) Corey Callahan lifts his first-place lead to 33 wins. Tim Tetrick is second with 22 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third with 18 while Tony Morgan has 13, George Dennis 11 and Vic Kirby 10 winners. ----------------------------- Dylan Davis leads the trainer standings haltering 12 winners. Jim King is second with 10. Kevin Lare has five, and Bobby Clark and Doug Lewis four winners each through the first 12 days of the current meet. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Eight freshmen pacers race for $100,000 in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Final on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Dover Downs. John's Dream and Hail To The Master bring two-race win streaks after prelims into the two-year-old final. Tim Tetrick will drive John's Dream for owner-trainer Chuck Perry. In fact the colt has a four-race win streak going including two Virginia stakes and a sweep of his two DSBF prelims. Dorothy and Chris Conner's Hail To The Master has won his two prelims in wire-to-wire style with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. Montrell Teague pilots All Music, a winner last week, for Benton, West and the Wyatt's and Donald Marine's Power To Perform won a prelim two weeks ago. A pair of contenders have been second in their two prelims. All Artist has been second in his last four starts after a pair of early wins in the Fall. Cut The Beach, owned by Johnson, Rubin, Henry Faragalli III Joe Thomson, has been second in four of his last five outings, but must start from the outside post 8 with George Dennis driving. Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Dreamer and Allan Davis and Pam Wagner's Canthelpbutwin, handled by Vic Kirby, has been second and third, and leaves from the rail this time. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Carter Racing's homebred Rusty Carter cut the mile last week but had to settle for third. Corey Callahan will drive the two time winner. Sizz Matty (Dennis) won four times early in September for Willard Hall and trainer Brian Wright. Mike and Linda English's Double Miles (Vince Copeland has a string of three straight thirds. There is no live racing on Friday. Saturday and Sunday. Racing resumes Monday through Wednesday this week with post time at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Dover Downs now features a $5,000 Pick-4 daily. By popular demand the Winner's Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Pick-3 NFL games is also available at Dover Downs Simulcasting. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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