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DOVER, Del --- It didn't take Tony Morgan long on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Dover Downs, to become only the second driver in harness racing history to drive 16,000 winners in a career. The 59-year-old Morgan drove Pippy Longstocking to victory in 1:56.1 to win the first race on the card. Then he guided Killean Finale home in 1:56.1 in the second race for the memorable 16 thousandth. Morgan is second in winning drives in the sport, only Dave Palone has more. Palone passed the 18,000-win mark early in 2017. German driver Hans Wevering is third on the list with the late Herve Filion fourth.   MISSILE J, MACON GEORGIA A JOIN $25,000 OPEN PACE THURSDAY Weather permitting on Thursday, Jan. 3, a pair of newcomers – Macon Georgia A and Missle J – and six-other stalwarts tangle in the first $25,000 Open pace of the New Year at Dover Downs. Macon Georgia A with Tim Tetrick drew the rail. Bill and John Emmonds and Bamond Racing recently claimed the gelding for $50,000. He had seven wins banking $130,815 last year. Missle J, no stranger to local fans, returns after a big 2017 season and will be piloted by Ross Wolfenden for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey.  Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.’s Major Uptrend has been a potent force in track top events last meet and this with Tony Morgan, who won his 16,000 race on Wednesday, his regular driver. Cajon Lightning, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, has already won four feature races this season with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. Returning after a pair of seconds in Meadowlands features is the Wayne Givens trained Sweet Rock owned by Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing who starts from outside post 8.  Corey Callahan races hard-hitting Arque Hanover for Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro, and Robert Cooper Stable. Jo Ann Looney King’s fast Q’s Cruise, with Vic Kirby at the controls and Gerries Sport, a top-class Indiana pacer owned by Rich Lombardo , Carl Atley and Gerrie Tucker driven by Allan Davis complete the strong field of eight. Another outstanding undercard presents two $25,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicaps, an $18,000, a $16,000 and two $13,000 paces are on the 13-race power-packed program. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Racing is set each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Harness racing driver Tony Morgan moved to within two winning drives of reaching 16,000 wins while Celebrity Pegasus 1:54.3 triumph in the $25,000 Open trot began a back-to-back victory when Perseverance won the sub-feature at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Jan. 2 with temperatures again in the low teens . Art Stafford Jr. drove both winning trots for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Minisink Farms is also a part owner of Celebrity Pegasus who chalked up his 25th career success and lifted his lifetime earnings to $309,910. The now six-year-old Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena horse took the lead heading to the final turn and was all alone at the wire in1:54.3. Thereisademoninme (Jonathan Roberts) and Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) could not be separated in the photo for second place resulting in a dead-heat. On race later, in a $13,500 trot, Stafford drove Perseverance, a four-year-old altered son of Cantab Hall-Caviar Forthe Lady in a wire-to-wire 1:55.2 performance. It was his fourth straight win. Tribbett Racing also owns a portion of the winner. Miami (Vic Kirby) closed from far back to finish second in front of My Cherry Pie (Jonathan Roberts). Make A Muscle K was scratched. Previously, NF Happenstance made it two straight wins overpowering eight foes in 1:54.2 to win the $13,000 Winners-Over trot for trainer Carol Parker and driver Jack Parker Jr. Veteran All Shoes On Deck (Roberts) just got up for second edging race-favorite Tough Mac (Corey Callahan) Only last spring, NF Happenstance dropped a foal. In late summer owner Jim Moore brought the SJ's Caviar-Moira hall mare back to the races. This fall, she had two wins in eight starts, five times finishing in the first three. She wired the field last time out. Tony Morgan won his 15,997th guiding Donnie Darko home in 1:56.2 to win a $15,000-$17,500 Claiming Trot. It was one of two winners for trainer Steve LeBlanc. Glenn Dyke and LeBlanc Racing own the Chocolatier-Afterglow Hall gelding. Mano Of muscle (Allan Davis) was runner with Trust Fund Baby (Stafford Jr.), third. Entranced and Spider Blue Chip were scratched. Art Safford Jr. and Tim Tetrick had driving doubles while Steve LeBlanc, Kevin Lare, Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta also won two. Enhance Your Mind, Sweet Bobbie and newcomer Newborn Sassy lead eight to post in the $25,000 Mare Open Wednesday feature race. A changing daily menu of fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del --- Feel Like A Fool enjoyed an excellent outside trip behind Emeritus Maximus (Russell Foster) on the backstretch before moving three-wide on the final turn to take the lead on the way to 1:52 harness racing victory in the Monday, Dec. 11 feature race at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan wins four, needs 20 for 16,000th. It was only the second time this meet that Tim Tetrick drove the millionaire winning gelding for trainer Bob Clark and owner Kovack Stables and second win. Singing Saint (Tony Morgan) closed strongly to finish second. Skyful Of Lighters (Allan Davis) was third. The nine-year-old altered son of Art Major-Fool That I Am won for the fifth time in 2017 good for $49,116 this year and $1,211,156 lifetime. The longshot on the card came when Eddie Davis Jr. piloted Warrawee Monarch, owned by The Wiz Kids Stable, and trained by Bart Dalious to a 1:54.3 victory in a Delaware pace. Middle Aged Crazy (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of race favorite Bad Man Sam (Corey Callahan). Tony Morgan's four winners give him 15,980 lifetime, the second highest for a North American driver. Corey Callahan had two wins as did trainer Bobby Clark. CELBRITY PEGASUS, THERESADEMONINME HEAD TUESDAY $25,000 TROT Tuesday has become top trotting day at Dover Downs.  Last week, Celebrity Pegasus  came from far back to end Theresademoninme’s win streak in the $25,000 Open trot. This week they meet again on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  Art Stafford Jr. driving Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Ianquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus trained by Eric Ell, got away last in an eight horse field last Tuesday but rallied to overtake Theresademoninme and Jonathan Roberts in the final stride for a 1:54 victory. Check past performances and note Mike Casaino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Thereademoninme has three wins and four eight seconds in his last seven races. I Like My Boss drew the rail for trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons with driver Allan Davis. He has won two of his last three starts. Tim Tetrick drives the sharp Uva Hanover, trained by Linda Toscano for Martin Steinberg and Sake Your Claim Stable, from post 2. Murmur Hanover and driver Vic Kirby, also have an impressive winning record. Three newcomer to the feature trot are J.L. Sadowsky’s Home’N Dry with Corey Callahan, Kanthaka and Tony Morgan racing for Chris Beaver and RBH Ventures Inc. and Bamond Racing’s Crazshaha with Ross Wolfenden. All three are in from recently racing in Yonkers features. Among a group of strong trots on the under-card is a $13,500 Winners event. Miami (Kirby), who has won two of three including a week ago, Bamond Stable’s Credevie (Allan Davis) from post 1, John DeVito’s My Cherry Pie (Callahan) and Arty Foster’s sharp Petrossian AS (Russell Foster) in a nine-horse field. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing trainer Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($4.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:54.2 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by her owner, the 8-year-old Sagebrush mare held off a game effort by Terror At Night for a narrow win. Sweet Bobbie was third. It was the 8th win of the year for Hostess Lisa and 35th in her career. Malone had an owner/trainer grand slam on the program and is the current leading trainer at the meet. One race later, Morgan piloted Aunt Betty to her sixth straight win in 1:56 for owner Ron Davis. The Rock N Roll Heaven mare has won eight of 22 starts this year for trainer Brooks Gray. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Farm's Major Uptrend ($3.60, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $15,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3. Trained by co-owner Tim Crissman, the Somebeachsomewhere 6-year-old was sent for the lead from post six early and never relented en route to a wire-to-wire score over Framed Art and Millenium Wheel. It was the 12th win of the year for Major Uptrend, a former $177,000 yearling. Victor Kirby had a double on the program as did trainer Joe Columbo. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule through October 19. Post time is 5 p.m. nightly. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del - Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($14.60, Tony Morgan) notched his 35th harness racing career win in upset fashion Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.1 victory in the $16,000 Open Trot. Awsome Valley led the field of seven through an opening quarter mile of 28 seconds. The 8-year-old trotter marched to the half-mile unchallenged to a half-mile in 57 seconds before Celebrity Pegasus gathered momentum around a tiring Theresdemoninme and got within two lengths to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Awsome Valley drew away with ease in the stretch as Celebrity Pegasus went off stride and Wind Of the North, last week's winner, rallied into second. Five Towns was third. Awsome Valley, a son of Valley Victor trained by Kevin Lare, surpassed the $500,000 mark in career earnings. Matthew Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del . - Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($3.60, Tony Morgan) notched her 32nd harness racing career win Tuesday with a 1:52.4 win in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Long shot Matinee Dragon made the early lead and led the field to the half-mile under heavy pressure from Westsluckycam to a half-mile in 56.1 and 1:24.4. Hostess Lisa soon shook loose from the pocket and cleared a tiring Matinee Dragon for a powerful score. Purrfect Bags, last week's winner, rallied for second while Matinee Dragon held third. Trained by her owner, Hostess Lisa, a 8-year-old daughter of Sagebrush recorded her fifth win of the year. Art Stafford Jr. and Ross Wolfenden each won three races while Morgan had a double. Matthew Sparacino

WILKES-BARRE PA – Major Uptrend has now won four times in a row, and is a nose away from having won eight straight, after he made the 181-mile ship from Dover to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono a profitable one Saturday night, taking the harness racing $25,000 winners-over pace in 1:50. Trainer Tim Crissman acquired this horse to condition in early February after a purchase and quickly found his key to success, which mostly has been to go to the front and improve on that position – during his almost-eight-race winning streak (he lost a nose to Limelight Beach at Dover on 3-16) he’s led at every call past the quarter except in that nose defeat. Driver Tony Morgan, who is now 6-for-6 teaming with Crissman behind the royally-bred winner (Somebeachsomewhere out of $1M winner Tricky Tooshie), rushed the favorite towards the lead after the quarter but was kept out by (ironically) Limelight Beach, who forced the Major to the half in 53.2. But from there, Major Uptrend was in command, winning by 1¼ lengths over Orillia Joe, who had set the Pocono seasonal standard of 1:49.4 from the pocket in this event last week, but had to come first-over here and settle for the deuce. The gelding, who went over $350,000 in career earnings with the victory, has shown a Major Uptrend in his form to the degree that Crissman Inc., in which Tim is part-owner, purchased the horse in combination with Niss Allen Inc. on March 26, and that ownership team 3-for-3 with the sharp pacer. Major Uptrend Top trotting event of the night was a $16,500 conditioned contest, which saw the Crazed gelding Crazshana brought back to the races nicely by trainer Jeff Bamond Jr., having to go first-over and trot his last half in 56.3 in his 2017 debut, yet still having enough to defeat pacesetting ABC Muscles Boy by 1½ lengths in 1:55.1 for driver Eric Goodell. Crazshana also broke an earnings plateau with his win, eclipsing the $250,000 lifetime bankroll mark for Bamond Racing LLC.   PHHA / Pocono

DOVER, Del.--- Gural Hanover came out of third as the nine-horse harness racing field swung for home and hustled home in 1:54.3 to win the $21,000 Open Handicap trot Wednesday, March 22 at Dover Downs. Hollywood Highway notched his third win of the season in the $15,000 secondary feature. Tony Morgan scored his second straight four-win day. Morgan was contend to wait in third as Tough Mac (Corey Callahan) led from the start with Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) second until the final turn when Gural Hanover went into action to quickly take the lead as Sean Bier backed out to give chase in the lane. Gural Hanover and Morgan were best in the stretch for the Crazed-Givemearing gelding won for the first time this year in his second start for trainer Ron Burke and owners Little E &Panhellenic and Burke Racing. It was win number 15 for the six-year-old who now has won $797,074 in his career. Wind Of The North finished second with Il Mago (Jonathan Roberts) third. Tom Dillon's Hollywood Highway scored a wire-to-wire 1:56 success in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) sat outside of the winner from mid-backstretch until the late in the homestretch/ Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) closed strongly to finish third in the photo finish. The victory was the third in five 2017 appearances for the Muscle Massive-LA Freeway gelding who now has won $185,519 lifetime. Owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer's Streamsong came on in the stretch to record a 1:56.1 triumph in another $13,500 trot for young horses. United Bi (George Dennis) was placed second with Cindy Lane (Allan Davis) placed third after Marley's Guy (Tetrick), who was second across the wire, was disqualified for interference. For the second consecutive day, Morgan, who drove four trotters to victory, won four races. Art Stafford Jr., Tim Tetrick and Corey Callahan had two wins each. LIMELIGHT BEACH IN PREFERRED, EMERITUS MAXIMUS, DELAWARE SPECIAL, THURSDAY HEADLINERS Limelight Beach, last week’s $30,000 Preferred winner and Emeritus Maximus, looking for a fourth straight $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap headline another standout Thursday card at Dover Downs on March 23. First Post is 4:30 p.m. In the Preferred Handicap, Ross Wolfenden get the driving assignment behind Weaver Bruscemi, M1, Wingfield Bros. and Burke Racing’s $1.2-million winner Limelight Beach who again will leave from outside post 7.Mildred Ventriglio’s Major Uptrend and Tony Morgan, led until the final stride and finished second last Thursday with Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Jet Airway, handled by Corey Callahan was a length back in third. Rockeyed Optimist, owned by Perretti, Berkner, Battaglia and A&B Stable, was the race favorite a week ago with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Gary Ewing excellent New Year’s claim, Star Messenger, and Art Stafford Jr., steps up after a win last time. Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker, with Montrell Teague, should be a major factor, starting from post 1. Bad Gamer, racing for owners Yannick Gingras and trainer Ed Gannon Jr. is alongside.   Nine start in this week’s $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap. Emeritus Maximus seeks to continue s rags-to-riches story of from claimer to top class winner. Yannick Gingras will drive the winner of seven races and the last three-in-a-row for Don Marine and Brent Hall from outside post 7. Leading the opposition is Art Stafford and trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr.’s Blazing Bobby Sox strong closer who was last week’s event winner. Reg Hazzard, G.F. Calloway and Legacy Racing’s Sweet Rock has been a close second in his last two efforts with Allan Davis. Josh Green’s Poisonous (Ross Wolfenden) stepped up in class last week and was a strong third. The fast Remember Me VK, who fashioned a 1:50 win in January with Montrell Teague has won three of his last seven races for owners Sharon Wyatt, Robin West an Ron Benton. Im Supersonic A, racing for the Bier brothers, Daryl and driver Sean Bier, leaves from the rail.  In $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace action, Rich Standsbury’s All The Cookies (Gingras) a winner of his last two straight; Bill Mears and Janine McIlvain’s Time Out I’m Tired (Morgan) and L&L Stables’ Velocity Stifler (Tetrick), both winners last time out, lead one sections. Owner-trainer Ben Stafford’s Cloud Speed (Vic Kirby) and Robbins Nest Farm’s Gallic Beach (Callahan), also fresh from wins, head a second division. The final section is led by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Big Place (Stafford Jr.) and David Miller’s Fashionbythebeach (Vince Copeland) heading a hard-hitting undercard. Monday through Thursday live 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.--- A 10-year-old harness racing veteran Piece Of The Rock notched his second win of 2017 scoring a 1:51.1 victory in the Monday, March 3 feature at Dover Downs. Four drivers collected doubles. On the heels of a 1:50.3 triumph in his last start L&J Racing's veteran pacer won for the 33rd time in his career romping to a 1:51.1 decision raising his lifetime earnings to $706,553 with Tony Morgan guiding the win. Josh Green conditions the Rocknroll Hanover-Paula's Promise gelding. Western Young Gun (Jonathan Roberts) came down the passing lane to edge Rock On Precious (Russ Foster) for second money. Morgan raked up his second win of the day piloting owner-trainer Ron Davis' Lee Is A Star home. The Matt's Scooter-Bags Is A Artist seven-year-old recorded his 15th lifetime win good for $116,385 earnings. Sean Bier was the first of two drivers to hang up a double. He drove Major Starlight, an Amada Payson-trained Major In Art-Starlight Justice gelding owned by Dante Scatalini and Ben Gordon, to a 1:52 triumph. Bier came right back to steer New Evidence home in 1:56 in the next race for owners, trainer Jim McGuire, Jeff and John O'Donnell. The victory was the first of the year and second all-time for the Western Terror-Bouncing Hanover gelding. Art Stafford Jr. also made the winner's circle twice. First with Ron Davis' Machet Time, a daughter of Mach Three-Rocket Time, in 1:53.4. Stafford later gave A Farmboys Success his first lifetime victory carving out a 1:55 win. Stafford also owns and trains the American Ideal-Far Ahead Hanover sophomore gelding. Corey Callahan was responsible for two wins also, He drove Breakaway Racing's Nantucket Red, a Real Artist-Race Me Valerie gelding, for his father trainer Nick Callahan to a lifetime first win in 1:54.1. CTC Stable's West Lucky Aria came back in the stretch for Callahan to post a 1:55.3 success with a Camluck-Terror Of The West three-year-old filly. Trainer Joe Columbo and driver George Dennis collaborated for consecutive victories. Both winners are owned by George & Tina Dennis. They are partnered with The Wiz Kids Stable on I'm Won Run Wiser a 1:53 winner by Headmaster-La Gloria Cubana, an eight-year-old mare. Allstar Preview was the other Dennis winner. He is an altered son of Four Starzzz Shark-Gallery Hop gelding. STAKES WINNER GURAL HANOVER NEW IN $20,000 FEATURE TROT Gural Hanover, an almost $800,000 winner is a new face in this week’s top trot, the $20,000 Open meeting former Hambletonian winner Market Share and Tough Mac in this week’s feature event on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs.   A strong supporting card is also on the trotting dominated  program. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. Weaver Bruscemi, Burke Racing, Little E and Panhellenic stables are owners of Gural Hanover, a winner of $784,974 in his career who makes his initial start of his six-year-old season with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Fresh from a convincing win last Wednesday, Market Share, winner of the 2012 Hambletonian, has won two of his last five outing including a trio of second-place finishes with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Tough Mac, a local standout for the past three seasons racing for Mike Casalino has won three of his six starts this season and will be driven by Corey Callahan.  Rich Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover with Vic Kirby piloting, has been a meet-long standout with three wins and a third in 2017. Jonathan Roberts drives CC Racing’s Il Mago while Leigh Raymer and John Whitby’s Buddy Hally and Montrell Teague and I’m So Striking handled by Eddie Dennis for Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable, from the rail complete the hard-hitting field. A $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot heads the undercard. Dennis, Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bob Reeser’s, Bluebird Reverend (Teague), a 1:54 winner last week, and Clebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, leave from the outside posts in an eight horse field. Monday through Thursday live 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.--- Singing Saint, driven by Tony Morgan, came from off the pace to record a 1:53.1 victory to win the Monday, Feb. 13 $9,000 Male pace at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Montrell Teague drove four winners, three for trainer Clyde Francis and two for owner George Teague. Morgan moved the Lis Mara-Celestial gelding three wide on the final turn to quickly join the leaders turning for home. In the lane, Singing Saint fended off Go Collect N (Corey Callahan) in a stretch duel to register his first win of 2017, after two seconds and a third, for owner-trainer Bob Stevenson. Rock N Roll Jet (Bret Brittingham) picked up third place in the nine-horse field. Singing Saint won for the 21st time in his career while annexing a $142,382 bankroll. In the sub-feature, Vic Kirby and Shellysblockbuster won the dash-to-the-wire beating Casey At Bat (Allan Davis) in 1:52.2. It was the second win of the season for the Bettor's Delight-Lover's talk veteran gelding owner by Don Reed and trainer George Wagner. Western Young Gun (Jonathan Roberts) finished third. Shellysblockbuster won for the 26th time in his career while earning $226,510 lifetime. Montrell Teague led all drivers with four winners. Vic Kirby had three wins; Jonathan Roberts, trainer Clyde Francis haltered three wins while owner George Teague had two winners. SHARP SWEET BOBBIE SEEKS REPEAT IN $20,000 MARES OPEN Sweet Bobbie, never farther back than third in her last eight races, returns this week to the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap, facing KJ’s Caroline, who steps up after a win last week, among seven starters in the Tuesday, Feb.14 Valentine’s day feature at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Enhance Your Mind, with Vic Kirby driving for owner-trainer Bryan Truitt had been burdened by outside posts recently after winning four-races in a row heads the opposition. Nat A Virgin, piloted by Corey Callahan, moves from an outside post to the rail this time, for owners J&T Silva and Robert Cooper Stable. Another solid contender, Rich Pollucci’s Mischief Maker N with Ross Wolfenden finished a close-up second last week for the second straight time. Scott Woogen’s KJ’s Caroline and Yannick Gingras leaves from post 2 with Dave Banks and Layfield Horses’ Sayulita, handled by Allan Davis, and Killean Finale with Jonathan Roberts driving for trainer Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing completing the competitive lineup. After Frank Carzone, Bob Sabatini, trainer Ed Gannon and driver Yannick Gingras’ Vintage Babe’s six-race win streak was snapped two weeks ago, the four-year-old returned to the winners circle last Tuesday. Now, she takes on eight rivals in the $15,500 Mares 4&5-Year-Old pace. She tangles with the red-hot Dismissal (Montrell Teague), from the rail, who has front-paced to three consecutive wins for CTC Stable in a nine-horse secondary feature female pace. An  excellent all-female pacing undercard is on the Tuesday program.  Monday through Thursday live 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.--- Cold weather could not deter Jen Bongiorno's Gratian Hanover from scoring a 1:50.2 triumph in the Monday, Jan. 9 harness racing feature at Dover Downs. With the sport's second leading dash-win leader Tony Morgan in the bike, Gratian Hanover made the winner's circle for the first time in 2017 scoring a convincing 1:50.2 conquest. The Willard Reynold's trainee won for the 10th time in the career of the Western Ideal-Gray Major gelding. Trading Up and Corey Callahan finished second. Callahan, the track's defending champion, won four races in-a-row, the 2nd through 5th, then added a fifth in the 11th race driving Howard Taylor's Emeritus Maximum to victory in a $10,000 Claiming Allowance pace. Corey Callahan had six winners, Tony Morgan, Ross Wolfenden and George Dennis, plus trainers Joe Columbo, Joe Holloway, Les Givens and owners George&Tina Dennis recorded two wins each. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- Montrell Teague observed his 26th birthday driving Gallic Beach to victory in the first of two co-feature races while Fancy Colt won his second straight in the other half at Dover Downs on a sloppy track on Monday, Jan. 2 at Dover Downs. In a driving finish Gallic Beach held off a fast closing Bobby The Greek (Tony Morgan) to score a 1:52.1 triumph in the first Male pace. Skyway Gladiator (Mike Rossi) finished third. Joh Wilkerson trains the five-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Wester Gallie, who won for the 11th time in his career. Tony Morgan rang up his third winner guiding Fancy Colt to his second win in-a-row. Tim Crissman conditions the Always A Virgin-Fanciful Hanover gelding for Crissman Inc. He recorded his 22d career trip to the winners circle. Acting Out (Jonathan Roberts) was next with Singing Saint (Russ Foster) third. Kim Vincent drove the longshot on the card 41-1 Odessa, a 1:57.1 passing lane victor in a $6,000 trot for owner Providence West Inc. Tony Morgan led all drivers with three wins, Allan Davis and Vic Kirby had two, to take over first place among driving wins. Trainers Eli Scott, Shane Long and Tim Crissman plus owners Crissman Inc. and Tim Mumford had two winners apiece. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Stevenson's Singing Saint (Tony Morgan, $9.80), won the harness racing featured $19,200 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52. The race was named in honor of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing awareness for breast cancer in The First State. Volunteers from the DBCC were on hand selling harness horse bracelets and other miscellaneous merchandise, with proceeds benefiting the DBCC. To learn more about their organization, please visit The aforementioned Singing Saint, a 6-year-old Lis Mara gelding, notched his seventh win of the year for his owner/trainer Stevenson, courtesy of a fierce charge in the stretch that catapulted him by his rivals for the win. Little Ben was second, with Special T Rocks third. Montrell Teague and Bret Brittingham each had three winners on the program. Matthew Sparacino    

Driver Tony Morgan won six races on the Monday (July 4) afternoon program at Harrah's Philadelphia, and was disqualified in what would have been his seventh of the day. Morgan won five of the first six races, including both of the co-featured events. In race six, he drove Highview Conall N to his second straight victory in a $20-25,000 claiming pace. In race number nine, he piloted Third Coast to victory in a non-winners of 5 pari-mutuel races on the trot. Morgan is one of only three drivers in North America to have ever won more than 15,000 races lifetime. by Michael Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard and Judith Taylor's Verdad ($7.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:51.2 winner in the $15,000 featured harness racing Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. In a consolidated field of three as a result of two scratches, Verdad, a 7-year-old Western Ideal stallion, sat third most of the mile before wearing down pacesetter and race favorite Dancin Yankee and edging clear in narrow fashion late. It was Verdad's 31st career win for trainer Ron Burke. Dancin Yankee was second with Singing Saint third. Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($5, Victor Kirby) prepped for a likely Governor's Cup performance in July with a 1:51.3 victory in a $10,000 conditioned pace for trainer Jim King Jr. The 6-year-old Village Jolt gelding and 2015 Governors Cup winner set all the fractions in his narrow win over Soto and Raritan Bay. The Governor's Cup, held on July 28, is a $40,000 annual event with local bragging rights on the line for Delaware owned aged horses. It is held as the centerpiece for older horses on the biggest day of the year for the state's harness racing industry, Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair. Live racing continues through Thursday. Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino  

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