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Making her much-anticipated return to the races off her 2014 Horse of the Year campaign, the 3 Brothers Stables' JK She'salady ($2.10) sustained a first-over bid to beat seven New York Sire Stakes ($110,000 added total purse) foes as part of an all-stakes harness racing card on Monday (May 25) afternoon at Tioga Downs.   The 3-year-old daughter of Art Major and Presidential Lady was in no hurry through an initial :55.2 half mile, stalking from fourth as Single Me (Brett Miller) took command from Bettor N Better (Yannick Gingras) with a circuit to go. On the backstretch, Tim Tetrick moved the undefeated JK She'salady first-over, steadily closing in on Single Me through three-quarters in 1:22.3, working up to the lead at the top of the stretch. Off the corner, JK She'salady kicked clear by two lengths, kept to task in a 1:51.2 victory over Single Me and a stalking Divine Caroline (David Miller).   Nancy Johansson trains JK She'salady, who improved her career record to 13 wins in as many starts. JK She'salady The three other New York Sire Stakes winners on the afternoon were Bettorhaveanother ($2.50, Jim Morrill, Jr., 1:51), Bettor Be Steppin ($2.30, Corey Callahan, 1:51.2), and Rock Me Gently ($11.20, Scott Zeron, 1:52).   The Memorial Day program also featured the first leg of the new Graduate series for 4-year-old trotters and pacers, with two $37,500 divisions carded on each gait. Both pacing divisions resulted in track records, as Doo Wop Hanover ($2.20) powered clear of his six rivals on the backstretch en route to a 1:47.4 score. The 4-year-old Rocknroll Hanover entire drew off by 7-1/2 lengths after sustaining his middle move, keeping clear of Rock Out (Scott Zeron) and Mattamerican (Mark MacDonald), both of whom passed early pacesetter Lyonssomewhere (Andy Miller) after the latter tired from dictating a :53.4 half mile.   Hall-of-Fame driver John Campbell was in the bike for Doo Wop Hanover's mile, which knocked two fifths of a second over the previous all-age pacing record at Tioga. Steve Elliott trains Doo Wop Haover for owners Peter Blood and Rick Berks.   Not even 40 minutes later, Rockeyed Optimist ($3.90) broke the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings, turning aside Three of Clubs (Brian Sears) in a 1:48.1 Graduate win. Tim Tetrick drove the 4-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding, pushing clear with a circuit to go before prevailing in an extended battle through the far turn. Limelight Beach (Yannick Gingras) stayed on well from the pocket to maintain third after pushing the pace early.   Another Elliott trainee, Rockeyed Optimist is owned by Anthony Perretti, Virginia Berkner, the A and B Stable, and Joseph Battaglia.   Four-year-old trotters contested their Graduate divisions earlier in the afternoon, with distaffer Shake It Cerry ($2.90) beating the boys in the five-horse first division. After getting away at the back of the pack, the Donato Hanover mare steadily advanced to the front through a :55.2 half mile, opening up at will for a 1:52.4 score over Sumatra (David Miller) and Datsyuk (Charlie Norris). Trainer Jimmy Takter handled the driving duties aboard Shake It Cerry, who is owned by Solveig's Racing Partners. Likewise, Opulent Yankee ($6.20) drew clear of his rivals at head-stretch in the other Graduate division, edging clear of the late-rallying Madewell Hanover (Chris Ryder) and Resolve (Ã…ke Svanstedt) in a 1:52.3 triumph. Andy Miller drove the Muscles Yankee gelding for trainer Julie Miller and owners Little E, LLC, Arthur Geiger, Jason Settlemoir, and David Stolz.   Tim Tetrick led all drivers on the card, registering a grand slam on the 13-race program.   Live racing returns to Tioga on Friday (May 29) evening, with first post scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Eastern time. Horsemen are advised that this week's draw schedule provides for Friday's races to be drawn on Tuesday (May 26) morning, while the Sunday (May 31) and Monday (June 1) programs will be drawn on Wednesday (May 27) morning. by James Witherite, Tioga Downs  

East Rutherford, NJ - Hurrikane Ali continued to impress with another effortless harness racing win in the $25,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes at The Meadowlands on Saturday night.   The son of Rocknroll Hanover was away patiently for Yannick Gingras as the field passed the quarter in 26.4 but once the dust settled Gingras moved him to the front and the race was effectively over. Hurrikane Ali closed out the 1:50.1 mile with a 26.2 final quarter and sets up an interesting match up with Artspeak (who skipped the second leg) in next Saturday's $100,000 final. John McDermott, Jr is the trainer of the winner for owners Kuhen Racing, Jonathan Klee Racing, Dr Ken Rucker and Robert Pucila.   Gokudo Hanover was a length and a quarter in arrears for second with Edward Teach third.   The filly pacers also completed their preliminary leg obligations and Wicked Little Minx scored a mild 10-1 upset in a front stepping career best 1:51.1 effort for driver Tim Tetrick. Wicked Little Minx was left alone on the lead through friendly fractions while favored Stacia Hanover was mired in traffic and left with too much to do at the end despite her ferocious 26.2 final quarter rally.   Trainer Nancy Johansson was racing Wicked Little Minx, also by Rocknroll Hanover, for only the second time since she took over the duties for owner Courant AB of Sweden.   Information on next week's NJSS finals will be available on the SBOANJ website.   Meadowlands Media Relations Dept

There were five divisions of Stallion Series action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters contested at the harness racing meeting at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (May 13). In the first division, it was J&T Silva Stable's Old Oak (Marcus Johansson) picking up the victory. The son of Donato Hanover brushed towards the front at the quarter pole, and led every step from that point. PCF Stable's Kolbee's Star (Corey Callahan) provided some tense moments late in the stretch however. The son of Lear Jetta maintained pocket position, but could not go by the winner in the passing lane. Bennie Magliochetti's Bistro finished third. It was the third career win for Old Oak, clocking a lifetime's best 1:56.4. He paid $3.20. In division two, Richard Gutnick's RG's Thunderbolt (Tim Tetrick) was dominant in victory. The son of Yankee Glide went right to the front and made every call a winning one, stopping the timer in 1:57. It was the second straight win for the Linda Toscano trainee, who is a perfect two for two on the season. Muscle Massive colt Ralph R (Marcus Miller) finished second via a pocket trip, while Hurrikane Jonny K (George Napolitano Jr.) finished third.The winner paid $4.80. In the third division, it was Jonas Czernyson trainee Keystone Bodacious (Corey Callahan) leading the field from start to finish. The son of Muscle Massive set moderate fractions to win for the first time. The final time was 1:57.1. Florida invader Silvermass Volo (George Napolitano Jr.) raced strong first-over, but had to settle for second, while long shot Wildintention As (Dave Miller) finished third. Keystone Bodacious is owned by Arden Homestead Stables, Mal and Janet Burroughs, Lst Stables, and Bill Devan Jr. He paid $9.80. In Division four, Harbor Racing's Don't Mind Me (Jim Raymer) went all the way for the victory. The son of Andover Hall faced a challenge at three-quarters from the upstart Handover The Money (Ake Svanstedt). Don't Mind Me responded however, pulling away to win by three lengths, stopping the clock in 1:56.4. Handover The Money (Ake Svanstedt) finished second, while W W (Tim Tetrick) finished third. It was the third career win for Don't Mind Me, who paid $4.80 to win. In the fastest of the five divisions, it was Newcastle going gate-to-wire for the win. The son of Cantab Hall quickly assumed command at the start and never looked back. It was the second win of the day for Harbor Racing Stable and trainer Jim Raymer. Newcastle (Corey Callahan) is now three for four in 2015. Ake Svanstedt trainee Colbert finished second, while Ferragamo (Brett Miller) finished third. The winner paid $2.60. Michael Bozich

A field of eight open pacers lined up behind the starting gate for the featured event at the harness racing meeting on Sunday afternoon (May 10) from Harrah's Philadelphia, going for a purse of $30,000. The wagering public made Bamond Racing's Mach It So (Tim Tetrick) the even money favorite. The 5-year-old son of Mach Three was coming off of a fifth place finish in the Levy final at Yonkers. He was forwardly placed from post six, powering his way to the lead just after the quarter (26.2). Canadian shipper Alexa's Jackpot (Scott Zeron) sat the pocket, while Bank's and Layfield's Getitoffyourchest (Brett Miller) supplied the first-over challenge. After Mach It So put away the challenge of Getitoffyourchest, he had to deal with the fresh legs of the pocket-sitter. Mach It So battled Alexa's Jackpot down the stretch, with the latter narrowly winning, stopping the clock in 1:49.3. It was a lifetime's best performance for the Marty Fine trainee, who is also part-owner with Highland Thoroughbred Farms. The 5-year-old son of Million Dollar Cam picked up his eleventh career win out of fifty-six starts. He paid $13.00. Ron Burke trainee Clear Vision (Matt Kakaley) finished third. Michael Bozich  

HARRINGTON, Del. - A field of six talented trotters with 125 career combined lifetime wins lined up behind the starting gate in Harrington Raceway's $16,000 featured Open Trot Wednesday. When the dust settled it was Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($10.40, Victor Kirby) earning his second straight win in 1:54.3 over Traverse Seelster and Wingus. Powerful Charger received a second over trip behind Traverse Seelster, who catapulted to the front over a tiring Pocket Trip. 'Charger' then assumed pocket position and surged by Traverse Seelster late for his fifth win of the year. Allan Davis had three wins on the program. Crissman Inc.'s trotter Dash for the Cash ($3.40, Tony Morgan) improved to 2-for-2 for his new barn (trainer Tim Crissman) with a 1:56.3 win. Ross Wolfenden had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino    

EAST RUTHERFORD (May 2, 2015) - When last seen on the racetrack, Wiggle It Jiggleit was dominating the Final of the William "Buddy" Gilmour at The Meadowlands in mid-March. The three year old gelded son of Mr Wiggles was given a brief break following that win, but returned in style on Saturday night at The Meadowlands, winning the $47,124 John Simpson Memorial by three lengths over pocket-sitting Rock N' Roll World. Not only was Wiggle It Jiggleit released as the nickel on the dollar (1/20) favorite, but he was also the subject of a strong minus show pool, with $122,008 of $130,427 bet to show on the race favorite. His pilot, Montrell Teague, wasted no time establishing the early lead and carving out fractions of 26.3, 55 and 1:23.3 while facing no pressure throughout the mile. Rock N' Roll World was content to sit the pocket to the favorite throughout the mile. As the field turned for home, Teague asked his gelding for another gear and 'Wiggle It found it, pulling away to another impressive victory, his seventh in a row to start his career. Rock N' Roll World was second and Gratian Hanover checked in third. The winner is owned by George Teague and trained by Clyde Francis. Wiggle It Jiggleit now has earnings of nearly $90,000 in seven starts. He is Meadowlands Pace-eligible. Wiggle It Jiggleit The other main event on the evening was the $54,200 Whata Baron Final, featuring a field of nine. Rediscovery was sent off as the 3/5 favorite and was looking for a series sweep, but Ideal Cowboy had other ideas. Rock Out was sent to the early lead through a strong 26.1 opening quarter, but relinquished that lead to Rediscovery before the half-mile pole. As the field moved to the far turn past the half in 54.4, Rock Out seemed to step out of one of his hobbles and bolted to the outside, forcing Ideal Cowboy near the outside fence and scattering several horses behind. Ideal Cowboy got back on track and challenged Rediscovery though three-quarters of 1:23. The two raced on even terms as the field turned for home, but Ideal Cowboy put away the favorite and set sail for the wire. He was promptly challenged by Bettorever, who cut into the margin through the stretch and lunged at Ideal Cowboy late. Those two hit the wire together in 1:49.2, but the win photograph revealed that it was the nose of Ideal Cowboy that reached the wire first. El Bloombito was two lengths back as a rallying third. Ideal Cowboy paid $10 to win. He is owned by Bamond Racing L.L.C. and J & T Silva Stables. The winning trainer was Jeffrey Bamond Jr. and the winner was piloted by Tim Tetrick. Ideal Cowboy In other action, Dovuto Hanover won the $25,000 Open Handicap for four and five year old pacers in surprising wire to wire fashion, winning in 1:49.2 over Doctor Butch. Dovuto Hanover Blatantly Best established a new lifetime mark of 1:48.4 winning an upper-level condition pace with Brett Miller in the bike. Scott Zeron and Tim Tetrick reached the winners'circle three times on the evening, while Brett Miller scored a driving double on the program The first Jackpot Super Hi-5, which took place in race 10 this evening saw two winning tickets, thus the jackpot will once again carryover with $103,769 in the pool for the fifth race on Friday. The last race Jackpot Super Hi-5 also went unclaimed, with the carryover pool growing to $77,990. Racing returns to The Meadowlands on Friday evening, with first post time at 7:15 P.M. Darin Zoccali

A field of eight harness racing upper-conditioned level filly and mare pacers took the stage for the feature on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The wagering public got behind 4-year-old mare Gallie Bythe Beach (Tim Tetrick) installing her as the 4/5 favorite. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere is coming off of a successful 3-year-old campaign, in which she banked just shy of $200,000 in 17 starts. At the start, long shot Star Keeper (Marcus Miller) left best for the lead, with the favorite being urged along to drop in fourth, by an opening quarter in :27.2. That lead was short lived however, as second favorite Twin B Elite (Andy Miller) brushed to the top, by the half in :55.2 (:28). Pressure arrived just beyond 5/8ths, as Chris White's Fashion Showdown (Corey Callahan) muscled her way to the lead by three quarters 1:23 (:27.3). Fashion Showdown went on to an easy four length win, stopping the clock in 1:51.2. Bazooka Terror (Yannick Gingras) closed up the inside for second, while Gallie Bythe Beach was third. It was Fashion Showdown's 10th career win, and 7th of the year. The 1:51.2 clocking was a lifetime best for the trainee of Craig Mc Innis. She returned $16.00 to win, keying a $97.80 exacta and a $433.80 trifecta. Michael Bozich

YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 30, 2015 - So far in 2015, Yonkers Raceway has had four legal-bare-minimum $2.10 win payoffs. Three of time have been by Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick), who again fooled no one Monday night, winning the $54,800 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for harness racing 3 and 4-year-old fillies and mares. Leaving alertly from post position No. 3, Witch Dali was stung early on a cold, windy Westchester evening. She paid a :26.4 first-quarter price to get around pole-sitting Cheyenne Robin (Dan Dube) before the lone soph in the field relented for the pocket. Cruisinwithmybaby (Tyler Buter) found a three-hole, with Hay Stacked (Eric Carlson) away fourth. Witch Dali then rated a 30-second next interval (:56.4 half) and was sailing toward a 1:25.2 three-quarters when Cruisinwithmybaby made her second move. However, Witch Dali remained unflustered by such an intrusion, taking a 2½ length lead in the lane. She completed her four-race series sweep, winning by a couple of lengths in 1:55. Hay Stacked rallied inside for second, with Cruisinwithmybaby, Royal Mama (Matt Kakaley) and Inside the Glass (Jordan Stratton) settling for the remainder. Cheyenne Robin, Anti Entity (George Brennan) and Always Sunday (Jason Bartlett) rounded out the order. "She went a big first quarter and just held tough," Tetrick said. "Hasn't given me a bad race yet." For Witch Dali, a 4-year-old daughter of Dali co-owned (as Alagna Racing) by (trainer) Tony Alagna and Brad Grant, it was her sixth win in 10 seasonal starts (13-for-24 lifetime, career earnings a buck under $164,000). The exacta paid $8.70, the triple returned $37.20 and the superfecta paid $144. Series action continues Tuesday afternoon with Yonkers' richest race of the season to date, the $62,200 final of the Sagamore Hill for 3- and 4-year-old male pacers. Friday, it's the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (two, five-horse $40,000 divisions), while Saturday offers the second round of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (to be drawn Tuesday). Frank Drucker

YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 23, 2015 - "She's just a big, strong (mare) who carries her speed a long way and hums around Yonkers with no problem." Such was the Tim Tetrick Monday night post-mortem after Witch Dali ($2.10) authored a third consecutive public workout, sweeping the Raceway's three preliminary legs in the harness racing Petticoat Pacing Series. Leaving from post position No. 3 in the first of two $12,500 events for 3- and 4-year-old lasses, the 1-20 fave never had an anxious moment (:28.2, :58.2, 1:26.1; 1:54.1). The final margin was wrapped-up six lengths over Always Sunday (Jason Bartlett), with Cheyenne Robin (George Brennan) third. For Witch Dali, a 4-year-old daughter of Dali co-owned (as Alagna Racing) by (trainer) Tony Alagna and Brad Grant, it was her fifth win in nine seasonal starts. The exacta paid $11.80, with the triple returning $39.20. It was Witch Dali's second consecutive six-length romp in the preps, firmly stamping her as the lass to beat in next Monday's (March 30) $54,800 finale of the Petticoat. Monday night's other series event went to Cruisinwithmybaby (Tyler Buter, $7.80). Series action continues Tuesday afternoon, with a pair $12,500 divisions in the third round of the Sagamore Hill for 3- and 4-year-old male pacers. Friday, the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (two, $40,000 divisions), while Saturday offers the second round of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (to be drawn Tuesday). Frank Drucker

There have not been many horses, if any, better than Rockeyed Optimist this year. After the second round of the Clyde Hirt series on Saturday at The Meadowlands, there now has not been any horse faster than Rockeyed Optimist this year, as he won this round of the Clyde Hirt in a spectacular 1:48.3. Doctor Butch had paced the fastest mile of 2015 prior to Saturday, with a time of 1:48.4 in a Meadowlands Free For All. Rockeyed Optimist, a 1/9 favorite would not lead this field throughout, instead resorting to stalking tactics. The early lead belonged to a keyed up Rock Out, who sailed through strong fractions of 26.2 and 54.4 before receiving a challenge from the previously pocket sitting Caviart Luca, who pulled pocket around the far turn and pulled alongside Rock Out through three-quarters of 1:22.2. While the duel intensified nearing the top of the stretch, Rockeyed Optimist continued to stalk the leaders from third. In mid-stretch, Tim Tetrick guided Rockeyed Optimist to the crown of the racetrack where he flew past the dueling leaders to win emphatically for the sixth time in seven tries this season. The final time of 1:48.3 was a lifetime mark for the winner. Caviart Luca went a good mile to be second with Lord Of Misrule rallying a bit for third. Rockeyed Optimist is owned by Anthony Perretti, Virginia Berkner, A And B Stable and Joseph Battaglia and is trained by Steve Elliot. The Clyde Hirt Final will be contested on Saturday, March 28th. Andy Miller scored a driving triple, while John Campbell and Corey Callahan each won a pair of races. The fifth race Jackpot Super Hi-5 went unclaimed, the carryover into the Friday, March 27th program is $58,578.20. The last race will also carryover, with $7,270.06 already in the pool for Friday. Darin Zoccali

DOVER, Del. --- Sweet Rock returned from the Meadowlands last month and has been invincible since rolling off four consecutive wins capped by a 1:51.1 photo finish score in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap Thursday, March 19 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick won six races to give him 11 in two days. In a driving finish three horses, Sweet Rock had his nose up first for Allan Davis with Mojo Terror and Tim Tetrick second just a head in front of a fast-finishing Just A Jolt and Vic Kirby. Wayne Givens trains the Rocknroll Hanover-Penny For Nickel gelding who now has a 2015 record of four wins in seven races earning $37,150 and $251,981 lifetime. Reggie Hazzard, G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing own the four-year-old. Howard Taylor's Handsome Henry K responded after a tough parked-out trip last week to score a 1:51.1 victory in the $20,000 Open/Handicap pace. With meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, the Western Ideal-Color Me Beachy gelding, a $324,455 lifetime winner, won for the second time this year. Papa Ray (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up with Lindwood Player (Tetrick) getting up for third. Tetrick used the quickest way home driving race-favorite Contraband Hanover to notch a career fastest 1:51 clocking in the $16,500 Open pace. The win was the second straight and fifth of the year in eight starts for the altered son of Somebeachsomewhere-Castaway. For owner Tom Lazzaro, it was one of two wins during the card. Meet leading trainer haltered four winners. Bandito (Daryl Bier) cut out the fast fractions but had to settle for second-place. Scalped (Montrell Teague) took third money. Tetrick also drove the winner of another $16,500 Open/Handicap, Maddysonofagun, for His folks Mary Alice and Tom Tetrick. Jim King is trainer of the 1:52 winner. A grey gelding by Modern Art-Maddy Girl, the five-year-old bested a tough Four Staces (Corey Callahan) and Ballinrobe (Allan Davis), second and third respectively. In one of two $15,500 4&5-In a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Male Winners-Over pace, Troy and Todd Tribbett's Ziggy Sky was another winner for Allan Davis. The Stonebridge Regal-Bubeleh gelding was at his fastest with a lifetime record of 1:51.3. Bobbies Power Play (Tony Morgan) was a close second in front of Goldin Parachute (Ross Wolfenden). A 49-1 shot, Cabbie's Delight, a Bettor's Delight-Get A Cab four-year-old, pulled a big surprise for owners Eric Good and trainer Gary Simpson posting a 1:52.3 upset paying $100.20 for a $2 wager. Favorite Star Messenger (Tetrick) was second with A Quick Buck (Morgan) third. Tim Tetrick had six winners, Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis had four wins each. Owner-trainer Arty Foster Jr. and owners Howard Taylor and Tom Lazzaro had two wins each. There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Live racing returns Monday through Thursday with starting time at 4:30 p.m. Now on Thursdays, only, there is a two-for-one entre special the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Each race day, reservations are suggested for those choosing to dine while watching live racing. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or for admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Deacons Valley made it two-in-a-row winning the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot giving harness racing meet leading driver Corey Callahan his fourth win on Wednesday, March 18 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick did Callahan one better steering five winners. Tony Morgan had two for 14,992. Consistent Deacons Valley won for the second time this year, along with three seconds and a third in his last seven starts, in the feature race. John Cabot, who has had an excellent meet with trotters trained for owner Bill Cantrell, conditions the five-year-old son of Valley Victor-Deaconess Hanover. He now has won $27,630 this campaign and $98,376 lifetime. Derby (Allan Davis) closed strongly to finish second with Stirling Charisma (Vic Kirby) holding on for third. Callahan also drove the first of three sub-feature $12,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trots, Power Wheel, a 1:58 success for trainer Nick Callahan and owners. John and Sarah Swart. The victory was the first this year for the Muscle Yankee-Sprocket Hanover gelding to go with three seconds. Warrawee Onyx (George Dennis) and Jesse's Dakota (Tony Morgan) were second and third respectively. Tim Tetrick notched a 1:58.2 decision with owner-trainer Chris Allen's Red Dress Baby, a four-year-old daughter of Hard Rock N Roll-Really Elegant, one of two mares in the $12,000 event. Dionysus Lindy (Dennis) came on for second. Schoolhouse Rock (Corey Braden) was the show horse. The fastest of the sub-features was another Callahan driven starter, Brit Evans and Foulk Stables' Prayer Session, a 1:55.2 winner of the $12,500 trot. The Like A Prayer-ENS Tag Session gelding won for the second straight time and fourth this year. The Trish Foulk trainee posted his 21st career victory and upped earnings to $600,261 lifetime. I Like My Boss (Bob Shahan) came on in the lane to finish second in front of Spunky Jack (Roger Plante). Tim Tetrick had five wins, Corey Callahan, four, and Tony Morgan won the last two races to bring his career record to within eight wins of 15,000. Just A Jolt Sweet Rock and Full Of Sand head a $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap on a power-packed Thursday card. Monday through Thursday starting time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Now on Thursdays, only, there is a two-for-one entre special the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Each race day, reservations are suggested for those choosing to dine while watching live racing. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or for admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 16, 2015--Yonkers Raceway's 2015 stakes season continued Monday night, with a pair of second-round divisions in the Petticoat Pacing Series for harness racing 3- and 4-year-old ladies. Foolin' no one Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick, $2.40) handily repeated in the opening, $12,500 event, this time wiring from post position No. 4 (:29.2, :57.4, 1:26.2, 1:53.4). The final margin was an as-she-pleased six lengths over Cruisinwithmybaby (Tyler Buter), with Life is a Beach (George Brennan) third. For Witch Dali, a 4-year-old daughter of Dali co-owned (as Alagna Racing) by (trainer) Tony Alagna and Brad Grant, it was her fourth win in eight seasonal starts. The exacta paid $8.90, with the triple returning $14.40. Series-debuting Donttellruss (George Brennan, $3) earned it in the second Petticoat posse. Badly impeded by another leaver who jumped it off, "Russ" settled fourth behind Always Sunday (Tetrick) and early intervals of :28.4 of :57.4. Right around the intermission, Donttellruss made front, then took over from there (1:26.2, 1:55.3). She held Always Sunday at bay, winning by a length. My Caroline (Matt Kakaley) was third. For "Russ," a 4-year-old daughter of Panspacificflight co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Frank Baldachino, she--same as "Dali"--is 4-for-8 this season. The exacta paid $5, with the triple returning $12.40 Series action continues Tuesday afternoon, with four, $12,500 divisions in the second round of the Sagamore Hill for 3- and 4-year-old male pacers. Friday, the opening round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (three, $40,000 divisions), while Saturday offers the opening round of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (to be drawn Tuesday). Frank Drucker

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - (Saturday, March 14, 2015) There have not been many better horses in the sport of harness racing this winter than Rockeyed Optimist and his win Saturday night at The Meadowlands in the first round of the Clyde Hirt series may have been his most impressive victory yet. Fresh off his win in the $59,000 Sonsam Final, a lifetime best 1:50 performance, Rockeyed Optimist was a 1/5 favorite to win the $20,000 first round of the Clyde Hirt series and he did not disappoint. Reunited with Tim Tetrick, who returned from the World Drivers Championship in Australia, Rockeyed Optimist sat third early in the mile and was relaxed through a quarter of 26.4 before making his move for the lead. He would spring past Rock Out before the half-mile in 55-seconds and that essentially closed the book on the race. From the moment he seized command, the lead would only expand through the final three-eighths of a mile, sprinting a 27.4 third panel before setting sail for home. At the top of the stretch Tetrick asked his star for speed and the response was devastating as Rockeyed Optimist sprinted to the wire in 26.4 to win by open lengths in a lifetime best 1:49.3. Caviart Luca was the runner-up with Rock Out third. Rockeyed Optimist has now won five times from six starts this season for trainer Steve Elliot and owners Anthony Perretti, Berkner, A&B Stable and Battaglia. The $25,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers featured a competitive field and a thrilling finish. Speed Again and Yannick Gingras made an easy lead off the gate, with Doctor Butch, the 7/5 favorite securing the pocket spot into the first turn. Speed Again rolled through fractions of 27.2, 56.2 and 1:24.2, and Doctor Butch remained right behind the leader throughout the first three-quarters of a mile. Ontario Success moved first over and challenged for the lead around the far turn, effectively keeping Tim Tetrick and Doctor Butch locked in the pocket. That scenario played out in the stretch with Tetrick look for racing room as Ontario Success hit the front in the final eighth of a mile. Blatanly Best was gathering momentum from the back of the pack and began to close in as Tetrick tried to thread the needle between horses nearing the wire. There was just enough room for Doctor Butch as he slipped through and just got his nose on the wire first in 1:51.2. Blatantly Best finished second with Ontario Success not far behind in third. Doctor Butch is trained by Linda Toscano for Kenneth Jacobs. The win was the 20th in the five year olds career.   Darin Zoccali

DOVER, Del. ---- Powerful Charger, piloted by Tim Tetrick, pulled a 10-1 upset in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot, the Wednesday feature at Dover Downs on March 11. Tetrick finished with four wins. Wagering favorites, Tough Mac (Corey Callahan) and newcomer Sevruga (Andy Miller) finished off the board after Powerful Charger roared down the lane for his third win of the year in his last four starts. Tim Tetrick and Jim King own the seven-year-old altered son of Powerful Emotion - Fox Valley Poetry who set a lifetime best clocking of 1:53.4 winning for the 25th time upping his career earnings to $05,840. Baximum, in now usual style, closed well to take second-place honors with Allan Davis driving. Tirade Hanover and Vic Kirby, after pushing the early fractions on the lead, held on for third. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan took the classy four-year-old mare Classic Belisima into the lead and never was headed in a 1:55.3 triumph in a $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. John Cabot conditions the daughter of Crazed - Classic Yankee who won for sixth time this meet for owner Bill Cantrell. Derby (Allan Davis) raced well finishing second in front of Striking Charisma (Trace Tetrick). Prayer Session dropped down from the Open Class and overpowered six foes in a 1:54.1 score in an $11,500 Conditioned trot. Corey Callahan was at the controls for the Like A Prayer - ENS Tag Session geldings third win of 2015 and 20th lifetime good for $594,011 in purses. Enrico AS (A. Davis) led early and held on for second for the third consecutive time. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) finished third. Carlo Poliseno steered 10-1 shot Oh Sweet Penelope, a four-year-old CR Excalibur - Oh Sweet Pea mare he owns and trains to a 1:57 win in an $11,000 4&5-Year-Old trot. It was her first win of the year. Overnight Hit (Art Stafford Jr.) closed well for second with Red Dress Baby (Vince Copeland) third. Tim Tetrick drove four winners, Corey Callahan, three, Trace Tetrick had two as did Tony Morgan and trainers Jim King and john Cabot and owner Bill Cantrell. Thursday at Dover Downs Mustang Art and Movie Idol, winners of the last two Delaware Special/Handicap paces are among the nine starters this week going for a $26,000 purse on Thursday, March 12 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Mustang Art, owned by Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art won last week's pacing feature while Movie Idol, after chalking up a 1:50 lifetime best two weeks ago. The sharp Just A Jolt has finished second in three of the last four Del. Specials. Vic Kirby will drive for owner Janet Hudson. The surprise horse of the top class this meet, Jebswesternshake, after stepping up from the claiming ranks won five races including two Specials for driver George Dennis and owner Frank Chick. Another local favorite, Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob has won this event twice and will be piloted by Trace Tetrick. The rest of the field is led Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror who made his first local start last week and has the services of Corey Callahan. Brit Evans and Foulk Stable's Full Of Sand leaves from the rail with Jonathan Roberts. Sunshine Superman, owned, trained and driven by Toby Lynch, is alongside. Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray, an early meet standout, is reined by Eddie Davis Jr. An $18,000 and three $16.000 Opens head a strong undercard. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. This Sunday, March 15 is the last Sunday card of the season with post time at 5:30 p.m. Marv Bachrad

YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 9, 2015 - Yonkers Raceway's 2015 harness racing stakes season began Monday night, with a pair of divisions in the Petticoat Pacing Series. The series, for 3- and 4-year-old ladies who are/were non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1, offered those two, $12,500 events. Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick) became the first local 1-20 ($2.10) proposition of the season, handily winning the first division. She negated her outside post position right away, whipping around her six rivals and going the distance (:28, :57.2, 1:25.4, 1:54.1). The final margin was a wrapped-up length-and-a-half over Cruisinwithmybaby (Tyler Buter), with Always Sunday (George Brennan) third. "She was perfectly-gaited and handled the track very well," Tetrick said, without a hint of an Australian accent. For Witch Dali, a 4-year-daughter of Dali co-owned (as Alagna Racing) by (trainer) Tony Alagna and Brad Grant, it was her third win (first two were series finals of Niagara and Worldly Beauty) in seven seasonal starts. The exacta paid $7.40, with the triple returning $17.40. Pole-sitting Hay Stacked (Eric Carlson, $7.50) slipped out in the final turn, picking off 7-5 favorite Cheyenne Robin (Dan Dube) and winning the second Petticoat division in 1:54.4. The margin was a neck, with pace-setting (:28.1, :57.3; 1:26.3) Royal Mama (Matt Kakaley) third. For third choice Hay Stacked, a 4-year-old daughter of Art Major co-owned by (trainer) Gilberto Garcia-Herrera and Stephen & Brian Gordon, it was her first win in four '15 tries. The exacta paid $17.20, with the triple returning $34,80. She's a small (mare), but she tries real hard and she's rounding into form at the right time," Carlson said. Series action continues Tuesday afternoon, with five, $12,500 divisions in the opening round of the Sagamore Hill for 3- and 4-year-old male pacers. Frank Drucker

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