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DOVER, Del. --- Son Of A Sizzle and Joking Joey concluded 1st leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Pace preliminaries; Bandolito scored a 1:48.1 win, fastest of the meet, Jebswesternshark's 1:49.1 took feature race and Tony Morgan won #14,999 to highlight a giant Thursday, March 26 harness racing card at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby drove Sonofa Sizzle to a 1:53.3 victory in the first of two $20,000 DSBF pelims notching his fifth win in 11 career starts and $125,516 earnings for the Life Sizzles - JK Lady Like colt trained by Josh Green for Floridian Mike White. KJ Ben (Tim Tetrick) finished second in from of Art Season (Allan Davis). Howard Taylor's Smoking Joey and Brett Miller took care of the second $20,000 division scoring a lifetime best 1:53.3 for his sixth lifetime win in nine starts and jacking his career bankroll to $73,750. Doug Lewis conditions to Riggins-You Don't Know Me gelding. Roddy's Hot Again (George Dennis) edged Byby Landon (Tetrick) for second-place. Next week, all four DSBF sophomore division move to the 2nd and final $20,000 leg of prelims. The top eight in each division return the following week for $100,000 finals. Bandolito, who set the track record of 1:48 last Spring, came with one-fifth of a second of duplicating the clocking in a $17,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier sent the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew five-year-old away to a :25.3 opening panel and closed his mile in :27.2 to record his third win of the Campaign. It was his 17th lifetime win good for $318,785 in purses. Scalped (Monrell Teague) was runner-up. Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) secured third spot. One race later another sub-150 performance, a career best 1:49.1 for veteran Jebswesternshark. The 10-year-old altered son of Western Hanover from the standout mare Shake Away was purchased last year by Frank Chick. The veteran began his ascent through the ranks from the $15,000 claiming ranks to a multiple top class winner at Dover Downs. George Dennis took the lead at the start and never was headed in the victory. Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) closed strongly to finish second with Handsome Henry K (Brett Miller) third. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Dover Downs 46th season comes to a close on April 9. Now on Thursdays, only, there is a 'two-for-one entree special' in 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  

Tony Morgan's drive to keep working hard has resulted in a whole lot of winning drives. Harness racing driver Morgan entered Wednesday on the verge of joining Dave Palone and Herve Filion as the only drivers in North American harness racing history with at least 15,000 career victories. The 56-year-old Morgan came into the day needing three wins to reach the milestone and has eight drives this evening at Dover Downs. "It's nice to be recognized by your peers, but it probably means more to my family than to me," Morgan said about his approaching 15,000 wins. "I get my kicks out of just working every day. I like that. I like the daily grind. I like the competition and keeping busy. "It's another feather in my cap, I guess, so it's nice. And it gives my family something to talk about. That's nice too." Morgan, who was born in Ohio, rose to prominence in Chicago and now calls the Delaware circuit home. The son of driver/trainer Eddie Morgan Jr., himself the winner of 4,724 races, Morgan got his first win one month shy of turning 15 in 1973. In 1995, Morgan led all drivers in North America in wins, and captured the title again in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2008. From 1995 through 2009, he was never out of the top 10 and racked up 10,695 wins during that span. Morgan was Harness Tracks of America's Driver of the Year in 2006, 2002, 1997 and 1996. He is one of only three drivers to win more than 1,000 races in a year, totaling 1,004 in 2006. Horses driven by Morgan have earned $117 million in purses, good for 13th place on the all-time list. So far this year, Morgan has won 54 races and is fifth in the driver standings at Dover Downs. For the past three seasons, he has averaged 323 wins and nearly $3 million in purses. "I always have done quite a bit better when I'm busy than when I'm not, so I try to stay busy," Morgan said. "I've got a pretty strong work ethic. I figure that if I can outwork everybody I'll do alright." Palone leads all harness racing drivers in the world in wins, entering Wednesday with 16,934. Germany's Heinz Wewering is second on the worldwide list, with more than 16,760, followed by Filion and Morgan. Morgan could pass Filion's total of 15,183 wins sometime this summer. The two competed against each other in the mid-2000s, following Morgan's move to Delaware from Chicago, and Morgan said following in Filion's footsteps was special. "Of course, he's been almost every driver's idol forever," Morgan said. "He was a great guy and a great driver and he outworked everybody for years and years. I guess that's kind of the model I've always followed. I've tried to stay as busy as I can, and the more practice you get, the better you get at it. "He was a very sharp guy. I spent a little bit of time with him when I first got to Delaware. He was a really nice guy. He was really good to the young guys and that's kind of a novelty, in my experience anyway. I think that people when they get older they tend to be kind of short with the young guys. I don't think that's the way to be." Morgan has tried to follow Filion's example in dealing with younger drivers today. "I like to think that the young guys can learn something and it's nice to be able to help some of them along," Morgan said. "They teach me something every night too." And no doubt help fuel the drive. by Ken Weingartner/Harness Racing Communications/USTA  

Fox Valley Devious was one of the premier ICF pacers at the beginning of this century when the Illinois bred harness racing program was still going story. The talented Tom Harmer trainee was regularly driven by Tony Morgan. After a modest freshman campaign where the son of Sportsmaster out of the Ideal Fresh mare won 4 of 11 starts and banked a little over $20,000, Fox Valley Devious flourished with back-to-back seasons where he chalked up 11 wins in each and raked in over $160,000 as a 3 and 4-year-old for owners Ciara Stable (IL), Michael Polansky (NY) and Neil Silverman (FL). In his sophomore campaign, Fox Valley Devious captured the Complex Series Consolation at the Meadowlands that January before shipping back to his home state at the end of March. The gelding was the 2002 Maywood Pacing Series champion, taking both the Associates and Egyptian Stakes championships. Earlier that year he posted a 1:52.4 victory in the $100,000 Maywood Pace (Maywood Park Photo). Fox Valley Devious was a terror Maywood Park, his home base track, triumphant in six consecutive races there, all ICF stakes or Opens. As a 4-year-old Fox Valley Devious continued to dominate the competition at Maywood Park, at one time winning another six straight on the half-mile oval. After successfully defending his Egyptian Stake title, the pacer knocked off more tough competition in five consecutive ICF Opens there. Fox Valley Devious streak at Maywood would end in the Associates stake in late November of 2003 when the horse was hung out for most of the mile leaving from the six-slot and ended up third behind Parklane Power and Constant Change, the one-two finishers. Health issues limited Fox Valley Devious to only six starts in 2004 as a 5-year-old. In 2005 he won at Open and a leg of the Isle of Capri stake winner at Pompano Park with Morgan. After a 15 month absence from to Maywood he returned there in April of 2005 as a 6-year-old and was third in an ICF Open won by Constant Change. Fox Valley Devious would go on to race until the age of 12 into 2011 season. The popular Chicago circuit pacer ended up with 43 career victories, purse earnings of $569,716 and a mark of 12:50 flat, taken as a 3-year-old in his Springfield Colt Stake Elimination. By Mike Paradise

DOVER, Del. --- Political Foe, a six-figure winner and Go Byem, a maiden, won 1:57.4 victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male trot preliminaries on Tuesday, March 24 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Tony Morgan won two races to move with three of $15,000 lifetime wins. Trainer-driver Eddie Dennis bided his time racing second before moving quickly to take the lead on the final turn on the way to a 1:57.4 triumph in the 1st of two non-wagering $20,000 DSBF prelims. Save The Night (George Dennis), cut out the early fractions and held on for second. Audie Mo (Vic Kirby) was a strong third. Political Foe is an altered son of Political Briefing-Paris Filly who registered his fifth lifetime win in 10 starts with four seconds winning $122,625. Go Byem, an Impel Hanover-Go sassy Go gelding, made his first start a winning one, as trainer-driver Les Given negotiated a 1:57.4 decision in the second $20,000 DSBF 1st leg prelim. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing own the winner who only had two qualifiers earlier this month. Egosanattitudes (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Political Cash (Allan Davis) took third. Brees Creek with Corey Callahan won the dash to the finish line in 1:53 to win the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming/Handicap for one of his four driving wins.Artistic Director (Daryl Bier) was second best. PL Hoofhearted (Kirby) was the show horse. The win was the third in his last four for the Santana Blue Chip-Kamala Creek gelding. Tony Morgan continues on his quest to win join Dave Palone, Heinz Wewering of Germany, Herve Filion and Cat Manzi among the winningest driver in harness racing history. Morgan won two races and now needs three more to win 15,000. On the Tuesday card, Corey Callahan led all drivers with four winners. Vic Kirby had three. Morgan, owner-trainer Leigh Raymer and owners Steve Ross and the Solomons and trainer Karen Crothers, and owners Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, all had two win apiece. The accent is on DSBF1st leg filly pacers meet in $20,000 divisions Wednesday accompanied by a $14,000 feature trot. A TRIO OF $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACES; $14,000 TROT WEDNESDAY Three 1st leg Three-Year-Old Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) Filly paces and a $14,000 Winners-Over trot highlight the Wednesday, March 25 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Totally Rusty, a Carter Racing Stable homebred, the only foal from Al 'Rusty' Carter's Rusty For Real-Rusty's Joy, was near invincible losing only a second-place finish in the Harrington $100,000 DSBF final at two then winning the $100,000 Dover Downs edition en route to a sensational season. Corey Callahan drives the Doug Lewis trainee, Spin Vision is toughest adversary in the second $20,000 DSBF division. She started her sophomore campaign with five straight wins for breeder, owner, trainer Leigh Louthan. Allan Davis will be in the bike. In the opening division, Purrfect Bags and Vic Kirby drew the rail in her $20,000 leg for sophomore fillies with Love Forbidden with Tim Tetrick alongside. Perfect Bags is a 'bargain basement' weanling-purchase by JoAnn King, austensively to be a companion to one of her other young horses. Trained by her husband, Jim King, the filly has become a DSBF standout with driver Vic Kirby winning seven races with one second, in the $100,000 final. Tim Tetrick pilots Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden, who had three wins and three thirds in eight outings. The last of three DSBF filly paces is led Gigi Deo, another sharp contender in the two-year-old ranks, is driven by Ross Wolfenden. Sugar Spin and George Dennis and Garnet O'Mara's Seboomook Princess. In the overnight feature, I Like My Boss, Swish and Gurf drew inside posts in the $14,000 Winner-Over trot. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Every Thursday through April 9, there is 'two-for-one' entrées in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries inaugurated for 2015 three-year-olds with filly trotters got things underway on Monday, March 23 at Dover Downs. The regular harness racing program spotlighted $20,000 female pacers with Penny Paratrooper and Callmemza finishing in a dead-heart in one. Tony Morgan won two races to move with six of 15,000. Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stable' Penny Paratrooper, the prohibited favorite, and Callmemza (pronouned:Call-Me-Miz-A) finished in a 2:01 dead-heat in the third DSBFprelim. Jonathan Roberts stalked Penny Paratrooper with Ross Hayter, from the start then came on in the final step to tie for the victory. The two leading money winners at two added to their earnings with Penny Paratrooper, a CR Commando-CR Penny Lane filly, a sixth win in seven starts added $119,500 and Callmemza, a Great George Two-Endorphan Anne daughter, now five for nine and $115,221 lifetime for Bib Roberts, Graham Grace and M&W stables. Sign N Drive (Corey Braden) was third. I Got Spunk kicked off the Delaware stakes with an impressive 1:58.1 victory in the first division. Corey Callahan sat second behind Cuddle Punk cutting out the mile until reaching the homestretch when I Got Spunk eased to the lead and drew away for a lifetime best 1:58.1 victory, It was the second in two starts for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer and fourth in 10 starts with two seconds and two thirds for the Super Punk- Gogetitdun filly. She has won $60,205 lifetime. My Fire Cloud (Eddie Davis Jr.) to take second with Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis) third. In the second $20,000 DSBF section, Dancing Shirley, trained by Morgan McInnis, posted a 2:00 triumph, the first in her career for the Beatrix D in Der Wiesche-owned Giant Hit-Eagle Score soph driven by George Dennis. Silence Is Bliss (Eddie Davis Jr) was second. Mila Bella (Allan Davis) was the show finisher. The 2nd DSBF leg for filly trotter is set for next Monday. The top eight finishers qualify for a $100,000 final on April 6. On the regular card, Star Keeper made a belated drive four-wide at the top of the lane and moved on for a 1:51.4 victory in a $20,000 Mares Winners-Over Pace. Ross Wolfenden drove the Jim King conditioned veteran by Four Starrz Shark-Muscalscape owned by Jon Mogill. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) came on for second with Springforth (Dennis) third. Tony Morgan picked up tree wins including a consecutive double to reach 14,965 career winning drives. Corey Callahan and Ross Wolfenden also won three. Vic Kirby and Jonathan Roberts had two wins each. The DSBF soph 1st leg colt and gelding trotters meet in two $20,000 division on Tuesday plus a $20.000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap. Live racing Monday through Thursday with starting time at 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

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

DOVER, Del. --- Osceola Gold stepped up a class and won his third in-a-row taking the $15,000 Claiming pace on Sunday, March 15 at Dover Downs. It was one of two wins for harness racing driver Tony Morgan who now has 14,987 career winning drives. After racing for a $10,000 tag all meet long, Osceola Gold won back-to-back and took on the $15,000 claimers successfully. Tony Morgan moved the 10-year-old altered son of Sharky Spur - Hook And Ladder up on the outside in front of the grandstand. Osceola Gold rushed into the lead heading to the three quarters and then opened up a lead on the way to 1:53.4 victory. Owned and trained by Jeanmarie Kurowski, the win was the gelding's third of the year with two seconds and two thirds in seven outings this campaign and 38th in his career lifting lifetime earnings to $243,577. Sir Globalop Z Tam (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Cash Cab (Allan Davis) finished third. JJ Nitro got up for Eddie Davis Jr. nearing the finish line to score a 1:55.3 triumph in the co-feature $11,400 Delaware Male 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Lloyd Hickman owns the N Xample-Farline Hanover gelding trained by Brenda Bramble, who registered his first win of 2015. Free Love (Frank Tsipouras) was second in front of Dragon Seelster (Morgan). In a program sprinkled by big payoff longshots, 77-year-old veteran trainer-driver Wayde Marsh guiding 59-1 Sombodydonsombody moved up after the half and continued forward to finally catch leader Shifting Seasons (Vince Copeland) in the final stride to score a victory by a head in 1:58.4. For the four-year-old son of Veeza-Jaguar Lady, it was his first lifetime win in 13 lifetime starts for Cedar Crest Farms. Earlier Bret Brittingham drove 49-1 shot My Girl Gal to a 1:57.1 victory in a Delaware Mares pace for owner May Ann Larrimore. Morgan and Jeanne McInnis' Cams Art, a winner in his previous start, drew post 8 at 11-1 odds and rolled to a 1:54.2 win with Eddie Davis Jr. in the bike in a Delaware Male pace. Allan Davis led the win category with three successes including both ends of the daily double. Tony Morgan notched two wins to move with only 13 more to become the fifth driver in the world to reach $15,000 wins. Eddie Davis Jr. also won two races. SPIN VISION SEEKS SIXTH STRAIGHT MONDAY IN FEMALE FEATURE Spin Vision, one of the few three-year-olds racing and winning, seeks her sixth straight victory in a perfect 2015 season on  Monday in the $15,500 Mares Winners-Over pace, March 16 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan will be in the bike behind Spin Vision for breeder, owner-trainer Leigh Louthan’s Spin Vision. She has started and won in each of the five inside post positions. From post 4, she will face Chris White’s Fashion Showdown and George Dennis, a winner last week, and two of her last three and three wins in her last five outings. Front-pacing Megan Deering’s Velocity Sonja, piloted by Allan Davis, a four-time winner this year, leads the opposition along with Z Tam Stable’s Yanklet Hanover, a fast-closing four-year-old driven by Tony Morgan. Carter Racing and Bobby Myers’ Get Real Rusty and Eddie Davis Jr., leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno’s Hidden Land drew the rail with Roger Plante with Lindysbathinbeauty and Daryl Bier burdened by post 8. The other contenders are Legacy Racing’s Hit By Lightning with Vic Kirby while Jonathan Roberts will drive Brit Evans and Foulk Stables’ Seawind Ginger. On a strong supporting card, Foulk stables’ Valerya (Roberts), a strong winner last week, takes on Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaqauinta, and Erika Paradee’s Lady’s Delight (Eddie Davis Jr.), both second last time, in a strong field of eight in a $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace. 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

DOVER, Del. ---- Harness racing driver Tony Morgan moved two steps closer to 15,000 wins driving Middle Aged Crazy to victory in the Dover Downs, Tuesday, March 10 feature race. Earlier Morgan drove Courser Hanover to victory in 1:55.3 to win a Delaware $5,000 Male Claiming pace. In the feature, Morgan had just enough driving Middle Aged Crazy to move along the passing lane and catch Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) in the final step. Tim Mumford owns the Yankee Skyscraper - Valley Amelia gelding trained by Shane Long who won for the second time this year. LA Camcharger (Vic Copeland) got up for third in the photo. Jingle Bell Rocker, who was unbeaten from the Christmas Holiday season until early February, got back on the winning track as Trace Tetrick drove the Les Givens-conditioned Rocknroll Hanover - Blissard Of Oz gelding, owned by Tina Clark, to his 13th lifetime win, a 1:53.1 victory in a Delaware $7,500 Male Claiming pace. Tony Morgan, Trace Tetrick, George Dennis and trainer Kathleen Brewer had two wins each. SEVRUGA JOINS $18,000 OPEN/HANDICAP TROT WEDNESDAY Sevruga, one of North America’s top trotters in recent years, makes his first start of the season in the $18,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, March 11 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Ragazzo Dolce seeks fifth straight on under-card. Andy Miller will drive the veteran $1-million winner Sevruga in this week’s feature. JP racing owns the seven-year-old gelding who qualified twice on off -tracks at the Meadowlands. Last Wednesday’s winner J.L.Sadowski’s Tag Up And Go, with Trace Tetrick driving, has already post four wins in 2015. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac, driven by meet leader Corey Callahan, is one of the winningest horses at the track with six wins, including three of his last five starts. Steve Moss, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer’s Tirade Hanover, handled by Vic Kirby, has a couple of wins, two seconds and has been in the money in all his local starts.  One of the most consistent top class trotters this meet is Tina Clark and Joe Clark’s Baximum with Allan Davis driving. Powerful Charger, owned by trainer Jim King and driver Tim Tetrick, has won two of his previous three starts. Jenny Melander’s Wisenheimer and Montrell Teague and Jane Dunavant’s Apparition, who leaves from the rail, with Carlo Poliseno, complete the field of eight.  Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis’ Ragazzo Dolche (Davis) seeks a fifth win-in-a-row in a $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Two other starters are also riding win streaks. Rosemary Smutz’ Man Of Muscle (George Dennis) has a four win skein going and Leigh Raymer’s Someway Same Hall (Kirby) has won two in-a-row. Two fast mares lead the opposition, Bill Cantrell’s Classic Belisima (Callahan), and Eric Foster’s Stirling Charisma (Trace Tetrick). Joyeux Dream (Pierce), a six time winner this year, is the one to beat in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming/Handicap trot. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. 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 and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

One of the elite pacers for harness racing trainer Tom Harmer in the early years of this century, He Wants It All raced until the age of 11 for his owner Michael Polansky of Loudonville, NY, earning over $1 million while winning 50-plus races. As a 3-year-old in 2003 the son of The Big Dog out of the broodmare Traci Miss captured the $94,044 Junior Trendsetter Final and swept the Matt Scoot Series at The Meadowlands before being sold to Polansky and joining the Tom Harmer Stable. He Wants It All only raced 8 times as a 4-year-old because of health issues but bounced back with a vengeance in 2005 as a 5-year-old. The horse captured the first of two consecutive Pompano Park Isle Of Capri Finals with Tony Morgan at his lines in late February and went on to win 15 more races that year, including a half-dozen Free For All events at Balmoral, four more Maywood Park Free For All paces, and both the Carey elimination and its $101,000 Final at Hawthorne Race Course in August of 2005. After one of his Maywood Park Free For All triumphs driver Tony Morgan said this in a post-race interview: "This is a ‘real’ horse. Once he gets to the top he just drops the lines and totally relaxes. He's a beautifully-going horse with a huge gear and he's very fleet-footed. His connections (owner Michael Polansky) paid six figures for him when Tom (trainer Harmer) got Mr. Polansky's horses to train. “At one point he was thought to have been finished--racing wise. But Tom gave him a lot of time off and he got him sound again. This past winter he had a breathing problem which Tom solved and got cleared up and now this horse is just a monster." He Wants It All earned just short of $300,000 in 2005 and paced a track record mile for an aged gelding of 1:49.1 at Balmoral with Morgan. The following year he again won the Isle Of Capri Final at Pompano, this time with Dave Magee. His season mark of 1:49.3 came with Dave in a Balmoral Park FFA in late May, a few weeks before his second place finish in Hawthorne’s Carey Memorial Final. As a 6-year-old he campaigned against the likes Holborn Hanover, Lis Mara, Ponder, Stonebridge Regal and Maltese Artist when he added another $240,015 to his card. He Wants It All ended his career finishing third or better in 90 of 139 starts, winning 51 of them and making $1,016,187, To view Archived Notes and Quotes click here By Mike Paradise The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association

DOVER, Del. ---- I Got Spunk, Spunky MLT and Penny Paratrooper record victories in 2nd leg action in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund filly trots while Mach A Wish made it five-in-a-row taking the $18,000 Filly and Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs, Monday, Nov. 17. Corey Callahan guided I Got Spunk to her second win in three starts scoring a decisive 2:01.1 victory over a track rated as 'sloppy' in the first of three DSOA divisions. Leigh Raymer owns and trains the Super Punk-Gogetitdun filly. She has earned $29,000 in her five races. Star Hit (Tony Morgan) closed strongly for second in front of Cuddle Punk (Allan Davis). Another daughter of Super Punk, Marvin and David Meyer's Spunky MLT won the second $20,000 event. Tony Morgan drove the Super Punk-LT Feds brown filly to her first win of the season in 2:03. Conditioned by Paul Wojtowicz, Spunky MLT has never been out-of-the-money in four career starts. My Fire Cloud Too (Allan Davis) came on to finish second. Sparkle Pants (Eddie Dennis) was third. Penny Paratrooper made it four wins in five races notching a 2:02.2 victory in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim. Callmemza was second with Sign N Drive (Tim Tetrick) was the show horse. The top eight point-getters after two prelims race in the $100,000 DSBF Final. The filly trot final is set for next Monday. Mach A Wish remained unbeaten since late September as Corey Callahan piloted the Mach Three-Belinda Hanover five-year-old to her fifth consecutive victor. The globetrotting mare started her streak at Harrah's Philadelphia, then to Pocono Downs, next Yonkers and the last two starts at Dover Downs. Stakes seasoned filly Katie Said (Andy Miller) was second and 40-1 shot Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden) third. Allan Davis drove favorite Flick A Fly to a 1:55.4 triumph in a 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare Winners-Over pace. McArma (Wolfenden) closed to take second. Lounge Act (Kirby) was next. A pair of $20,000 DSBF male trots top the Tuesday Dover Downs card. Monday through Thursday racing begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Political Foe, winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final at Harrington last month, and Perfect Vangogh, won 1st leg, $20,000 two-year-old preliminaries, as the Delaware stakes moved to Dover Downs on the Veteran's Day card, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Eddie Dennis steered the Political Briefing - Paris Filly freshman gelding to his third win of the season notching a 1:59.2 verdict in the first $20,000 division. Owned by Stephanie and Brian Cassel, Political Foe has now earned $77,625 for his Ontario owners. Political Cash (Allan Davis) finished second with Mystery Command (Art Stafford Jr.) third. Tony Morgan rang-up the second of his three winners, guiding Perfect Vangogh home in 2:01 for Ed Kimmel, Donald and David Wiest. It was the first lifetime win for the JM Vangogh-Eye Perfect gelding. Circle M RJ (George Dennis) was runner-up. Lucky Dynasty (Vic Kirby) took show honors. George Dennis also had a three bagger. All four DSBF freshman divisions for colt and filly pacers and trotters move into the final $20,000 prelim divisions next week. The top eight point-getters will race in the four $100,000 finals. For the last four decades on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, led by former Dover Downs' horseman, Moses Asia, now 85, and his fellow winners of the prestigious Purple Heart for their bravery in battle, presented an engraved blanket to a race winner, Stirling Breeze, trained by Kerry King and driven by Jason Thompson. This year, the Military Order of the Purple Heart honored one of their own, the late Charles Williams, who passed away in September. Mr. Williams served with 83rd Infantry division in the European Theater in World War II, and was twice wounded and awarded two Purple Hearts and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star and V Devise and Combat Badge for his military service. In Delaware, Mr. Williams is well-remember as teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of the Smyrna School District, and as a Fulbright Scholar. In 1993, the Smyrna (Del.) football field was named for him. The top trot of the week heads the Wednesday program. Newcomer Modest Prince takes on last week's winner I's So Striking and I Like My Boss in the $18,000 Open trot feature. Live racing Monday through Thursday begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Star Recruit closed with a rush to score a 1:53.1 victory in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance pace, the Tuesday, Nov. 4 feature race at Dover Downs. It was one of four wins for Corey Callahan, who along with Tony Morgan drove 'grand slams.' Pacific Western (Brett Brittngham) cut out the pace and led until deep stretch when Star Recruit and Middle Aged Crazy (Allan Davis) swept past to finish first and second respectively. I Like My Boss steps up into the $18,000 Open trot facing Enrico A, Spunky Jack and I'm So Striking in a field of eight in the Wednesday feature race. Live racing Monday through Thursday begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no racing Friday and Saturday. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

A field of eight filly and mares lined up for the Friday featured from Harrah's Philadelphia, a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace.   At the start, it was Dylan Davis trainee On The Cusp (Marcus Miller) getting away for the lead, with longshot Social Scene (Tony Morgan) securing the pocket, in a quarter that went in :26.1.   After a half in :54.1 (:28) pressure came in the form of Ms Caila J Fra (Andrew McCarthy) who rushed up to take the lead, by three-quarters in 1:22 (:27.4).   At the top of the stretch, Ms Caila J Fra was clear by four lengths, but favorite Regil Elektra (Victor Kirby) shook loose from the rear of the field, rallying up to win by a head, stopping the clock in 1:51.1.   Ms Caila J Fra finished second while Rockaround Sue shook loose late to be third. The winner returned $4.80, keying a $48.40 exacta, and a $119.00 trifecta. Regil Elektra is owned by the Fred Monteleone stables, and is trained by Monte Gelrod. by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jeff Clark's Springforth ($6.60, George Dennis) continued her consistent form spree with a 1:53 win in the $17,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by her owner, the 4-year-old Artiscape mare set all the fractions in her second win of the year. She has not been worse than second in her last four starts versus Open competition. Embassy Seelster, who won a similar division four starts back was second, while Scootin For Joy was third. Springforth made nearly $180,000 as a sophomore on the New York sire stakes circuit. Drivers Montrell Teague, Victor Kirby, Allan Davis, Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden each had two wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 14th consecutive win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a 1:56.4 win and broke his own track record in the process. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan along with Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding settled in third early before clearing early leader Dribble Drive shortly after the half-mile in 59.4 seconds. He led the field of seven past three quarters in 1:28.3 before opening up a four length lead at the wire over Sterling Charisma, who rallied for the place spot. I Like My Boss has never tasted defeat in his 14 lifetime starts and has earned nearly $230,000 along the way. It was one of three driving wins on the night for Roberts. In the $17,000 Open Trot, Dawn Gannon and Blackhorse Six Stables' Pittstop Ruthie ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was victorious off a pocket trip in 1:55.4. Spunky Jack cut the mile and finished second, while Classic Filly finished third. Jim Morand and Allan Davis each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jeffery Clark's Springforth ($15.60, George Dennis) prevailed in Tuesday's $17,000 Mares Open and equaled a track record in the process with a 1:52 victory. The win matched the 4-year-old mare track record, co-held by Lorrie Please. The daughter of Artiscape, Springforth sat behind pacesetter Monochromatic throughout fractions of 27.3, 55.4, and 1:24.1 before outkicking the favorite in the lane for the win. Trained by owner Clark, Springforth received an identical journey last week and finished second to Embassy Seelster, who finished third this time around. Tony Morgan had four winners on the program. Allan Davis had a driving triple, while Montrell Teague recorded a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

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