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ANDERSON, Ind.-April 18, 2014 - Dismissed at odds of 8-1, No Respect turned in a gutsy harness racing performance to take home top honors in the $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Guided by Sam Widger, No Respect left early for position and was game in the stretch to score her fourth win of the season in 1:52.2. Leaving from post three, No Respect was sent from the gate as soon as the wings folded but found herself in an early battle for position with the heavily favored American Girl and Peter Wrenn. No Respect was able to grab the lead at the first quarter clocking in :27.2 but her lead would be short lived. Ritascape and Frank Davis were well placed in the pocket as Wrenn sent American Girl to the front from their spot along the rail in third. American Girl reached the top spot at the half mile mark in :56.2 and continued to call the shots approaching the final turn with a three-quarter clocking in 1:24.4. Blissful Romance and Ricky Macomber Jr. were the first to take aim at the leader with the Indiana Sire Stakes champion, Always About Katey and Tyler Smith in tow. As the field turned for home, it was a cavalry charge to the wire. The field began to fan out across the track and American Girl appeared to be up to the task as she fought off Blissful Romance. As the top pair battled on the front, Widger sat patiently along the rail in third but was desperately looking for racing room. Tipping three wide late in the lane, Widger asked No Respect for more and she responded gamely with a :27.2 final panel to grind out the victory. "She was really good last week and I knew I wanted to leave out of there to get position," Widger noted after the race. "Turning for home, I wasn't sure if she had enough to get the job done but as soon as I asked her for more she found another gear and paced all the way to the wire. I was really impressed with her tonight." As the public's fifth choice in the field of eight, No Respect returned $19.40 at the windows. Blissful Romance held on for second while Love This Place and Trace Tetrick rallied late for third. The 1:52.2 victory was No Respect's 17th career victory and just two ticks off her lifetime best. The daughter of Sportsmaster-Justalittlerespect notched her fourth win of the season from 10 outings while increasing her bankroll to $47,625 for the season. Trained by Nick Giberson, No Respect has now amassed $271,553 lifetime for her owner Mark Winship. By Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 12, 2014 - Veteran pacer Our Lucky Chip made his seasonal debut a winning one after he scored in 1:50.3 in the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 12. Guided by regular driver Trace Tetrick, Our Lucky Chip's 1:50.3 performance marks the fastest mile of the season over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval thus far. In a talented group of eight, Our Lucky Chip was hurried from the gate but settled along the rail in third. Jammin Joshua and Sam Widger also left alertly and were the first to get a call around the first quarter mark in :27.3. Tyber Tyke and Lewayne Miller protected their rail position and were nicely placed in second. Tetrick gave Our Lucky Chip the green light and the duo reached the front at the half mile mark in :55. Royal Outlook and Peter Wrenn were the first to commit to the outer flow and Ideal Choice and Tyler Smith quickly followed suit. With a three-quarter clocking in 1:23.1, Our Lucky Chip appeared to be up to the task. With a final quarter in :27.2, Our Lucky Chip easily paced on to the wire to win by three-lengths. Tyber Tyke rallied gamely for the second place finish while Jammin Joshua rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Our Lucky Chip returned $4.20 to his backers. Trained by Jason Miller, who also co-owns the horse with Bradley Roller, Our Lucky Chip has now increased his lifetime bankroll to $511,992. With the victory, the five-year-old son of Art's Chip-Lady Moira scored his 24th win from 45 lifetime outings. The victory also marked win number five for Hoosier Park's current leading driver, Trace Tetrick. Tetrick scored his first win of the night with Lieutenant Steve for trainer Sandra Rose and then went on to score with The Riddler for trainer Tom Harmer. Tetrick doubled up in the evening's ninth and tenth race after he scored with trainer Erin Elliot's Firstclassalthway and Mark Riever's Justa Cowboy, respectively. Tetrick currently leads all drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with 24 trips to the winner's circle. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.-March 29, 2014 - On a cold night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the favorites delivered in the $22,000 featured trot and pace on Saturday, March 29. Kicking things off for the evening harness racing, current world record holder, Summer Indian was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to make his seasonal debut a winning one in 1:57.3 in the featured trot. Leaving from post eight, Ricky Macomber Jr. sent Summer Indian away from the gate just enough to grab a spot along the rail in fourth. Good Sound Advice and Pete Wrenn grabbed the early lead and dictated fractions of :28.1 and :59 before feeling ever being contested. As the field approached the final turn, Summer Indian began his long first-over bid for the front and reached the leader's wheel at the three-quarter mark in 1:28.3. Good Sound Advice appeared to be up to the task as the top pair battled down the long Hoosier Park stretch, but Summer Indian was able to stick a nose in front at the wire. Martz Time and Trace Tetrick staged a big rally late in the lane to get up for the second place finish while Good Sound Advice held on gamely for third. As the heavy betting favorite, Summer Indian returned $5.80 for the win. Trained by Hoosier Park's 2013 leading trainer, Ron Burke, Summer Indian set the world record for 4-year-old trotters on a five-eighths mile track at Pocono Downs last season with a 1:51.1 performance. Now five, Summer Indian notched his first win of the season and 22nd career victory. The gelded son of Majestic Son-A Touch of Frost has earned $366,636 for his connections of Burke Racing Stable, J. Piattlll, Rtc Stable & Weaver Bruscemi. On the pacing side of things, Jammin Joshua and Sam Widger delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $22,000 Invitational Pace with a final time in 1:53.4. Using a sharp, front-running effort, Jammin Joshua rattled off fractions of :27.0, :57, and 1:25.2 before holding off a late charge from Fashion Delight and Tyler Smith to score his first win of the season. As the 3-2 favorite, Jammin Joshua returned $5.00 at the betting window for the win. Fashion Delight got up for the second place finish while Lucky Jet and Jason Dillander rallied late for third. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, April 3 with a new, daily post time of 5:15 p.m. With an extended stakes scheduled offered for the 2014 live racing season, the live racing season will be conducted through November 15, 2014. Photos: 1) Summer Indian (8) and Ricky Macomber Jr. winning the featured trot at Hoosier Park. 2) Jammin Joshua and Sam Widger winning the featured pace at Hoosier Park. Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

A special "Help Janet Davis Fund" is now underway. Mrs. Davis, one of the most giving people in harness racing, has championed numerous charity causes in recent years and recently has run into some bad luck. A week ago, the Davis' van transporting two of their horses back from training at Dover Downs crashed when the van driver blacked out at the wheel, but not seriously hurt. One of the horses died and the other was seriously hurt. The truck and trailer were seriously damaged, creating a devastating financial setback for the Davises. The horse that survived, pacer Devil's Embrace N, shattered his jaw and was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, with the bills adding up to around $6,000. In addition, Janet and husband, Eddie Davis Jr., must now buy a new truck. Last month, Janet Davis received the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) Service to Youth Award. Mrs.Davis founded an annual Christmas Holiday Fundraiser for kids who would not have a holiday, otherwise. A fund has been set up to help her. Donations can be sent to: Horseman's Welfare Trust Fund - DSOA - 830 Walker Square, Suite 11-2, Dover, DE 19904. -------------------------------------------------------- A race local fans were waiting for came in the 15th race, Thursday (3/20) when Ideal American, a winner of five races in a row, met heralded three-year-old Fire In The Belly. In the homestretch, Fire In The Belly, driven by Trace Tetrick, and Ideal American, with George Dennis, raced side by side approaching the finish line, Ideal American broke stride, and had to accept finishing in second-place. In the fast 1:51.2 mile. Tom Kemp owns the unbeaten horse in five 2014 races, Fire In The Belly trained by Jim King. -------------------------------------------- Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is seeking a Summer Programs Intern for this season. It is a paid position starting around June 15-August 15.The successful applicant must love Horses, hard work and travel. Lodging and meals (per diem) are included. For an application: go to www.hhyf.org/employment.asp ------------------------------------------------------- The Harness Track of America College Scholarship Fund offers three $5,000 scholarships for post-secondary education to students actively involved in harness racing or to children of harness racing professionals (living or deceased) including licensed drivers, trainer, caretakers or management officials. For applications e-mail: delight@harnesstrack.com or call HTA at 520-529-2525. ----------------------------------------------------- Corey Callahan is spending this week in Australia where he will compete in an international event - 'The Great Southern Star" at Tabcorp Park, Melton, Victoria, Australia. Callahan, the sports leading win-driver in 2014, who finished second in the 2011 World Driving Championship, was one of three persons invited to visit Australia for this event. The others are trainer Jonas Czernyson and female jockey, Chantal Suthrland. In addition to racing, they were treated to a range of activities. ---------------------------------------- Callahan currently leads all drivers in the sport with 2014 winning drives. He already has wrapped up his fifth Dover Downs Leading Driver championship. Callahan has 203 wins since meet opening day, Nov. 3, 2013. Ross Wolfenden is next, 112 wins. Ron Pierce has moved ahead on Allan Davis in the battle for third place, 110-193 winners. Vic Kirby is fifth, with 96 wins. ------------------------------------ After being close in recent meets won by Josh Green, Dylan Davis has all but clinched Dover Downs Leading Trainer title. Davis has haltered with 64 wins. Joe Hundertpfund has moved into second place with 49 wins. Wayne Givens is third with 44 winners, one more than Trish Foulk and defending champion, Josh Green, tied for fourth, with 43 wins. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.----, Believe This Bob stormed past Nova Artist in deep stretch to win this week's $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap in a lifetime best 1:50.1 clocking on a beautiful first day of Spring, Thursday, March 20 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick took Jeremy's Successor into an early lead only to succumb to a strong challenge from Allan Davis-driven Nova Artist at the three quarters. Believe This Bob had followed Nova Artist on the outside and was able to find room in second place as Jeremey's Successor faltered. On the turn for home Montrell Teague urged Believe This Bob alongside Nova Artist and then on to a 1:50.1 victory in the week's top pace. Mary Ann Larrimore owns Believe This Bob, now trained by Joe Skowyra, It was the first win of the year in three starts for the Beach Romeo-Believe That Gal gelding who won for the 17th time raising his career earnings to $166,236. All Stienam, driven by Ross Wolfenden finished third. At odds of nearly 6-1, Believe This Bob paid $13.60 to win. Tim Tetrick, who combined with track leading trainer Dylan Davis for a perfect three-for-three, won the sub-feature $17,500 Open Handicap with Lindwood Player in a career best clocking of 1:50.3. Mike Casalino, who had two of those winners, and trainer Davis, own The Panderosa-Driect Player five-year-old, now a four-time winner this meet. His earnings stand at $48,855 this year and 237,024 lifetime. Wahine (Jim Morand) was runner-up with Mr. Dennis (Wolfenden) the show horse. Summer Camp got up in 1:50.2 to win the $15,500 Male Winners-Over pace with Ron Pierce at the controls. Baron Racing owns the Rocknroll-Roman Art gelding who posted his third win of the year in six starts for $31,900 in 2014 and 513,610 lifetime In a $10,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old Colt pace prelim, Elite Awards warmed up for the $20,000 1st leg next week disposing of six foes easily in 1:54.3. George Dennis drove the Karen Walls Powerful Toy-Silk Slip gelding trained by Dave Rearic. It was Elite Awards' first start of the year. His record is now seven wins in eight races winning $104,225. Bobbies Power Play (Bryan Truitt) was second in front of Powerful Fella (Wolfenden). The race local fans were waiting for came in the 15th when Ideal American, a winner of five in a row, met heralded Fire In The Belly in s $13,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace. As might be expected, Fire In The Belly, handled by Trace Tetrick, and Ideal American, with George Dennis, raced side by side approaching the finish line, Ideal American broke stride, and had to accept second-place. In the 1:51.2 mile. Tom Kemp owns Fire In The Belly trained by Jim King. There was no show wagering. Tim Tetrick and meet-leading trainer Dylan Davis had triples. Trace Tetrick, Allan Davis, George Dennis and trainer Josh Green won two races each. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs    

DOVER, Del.---- Cash Cab paid off after a strong stretch drive to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while a pair of three-year-olds - trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby steered 5-1 Cash Cab down the passing lane to win a blanket photo in 1:51.1. Trained by meet leader Dylan Davis, the Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie horse recorded his third win of the year to go with two seconds and a third in eight races for Mo Coo Inc and Jonatha Klee Racing. The nine-year-old has won $520,580 in his career. Stubbs Hanover (Trace Tetrick) was second and Andy Roo (Allan Davis) edged program choice Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) for third. With the start of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore events beginning Monday, March 24, some of the promising three-year-olds are tuning up. I Like My Boss, winner of the $100,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Final last Fall showed he was ready. Jonathan Roberts piloted the Don Boss Vita-Wild On gelding to an easy come-from-behind 1:57.4 victory in his first start of his sophomore season in a $10,000 DSBF-Eligible trot. Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and owns the winner with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. His perfect racing record is now four wins and $75,000 earnings. With Tom Deere (Tony Morgan) cutting out the fractions, Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) made a big move to temporarily take the lead after the three quarters, I Like My Boss was moving up and went three-wide entering the lane and quickly took over reaching the finish line in a career best 1:57.4. Christina Talley's impressive three-year-old filly Evil Fight, in only her second pari-mutuel start, scored her second straight win turning back eight rivals for a 1:55.4 success in a $6,500 3&4-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. Trained by Curtis Daniels, the Western Ideal-Maytime Hall filly was driven by Ross Wolfenden. Surreal Hanover (Roger Plante) was runner-up with Megginspin (Kirby) placed third. Tony Morgan made the winner's circle three-times. Ross Wolfenden and Trace Tetrick had doubles.. Enrico AS, a winner last week, leads a wide-open field of nine in the $15,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 19 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. The lone winner last time out, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Enrico AS, scored wire-to-wire for driver Ron Pierce.  Several of the starters are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables’ fast finishing I’m So Striking with Eddie Dennis; Walter Callam’s steady Spunky Jack piloted by Roger Plante; JL Benson Stable’s Arriba Amigo with Allan Davis; while Struttin Conway, driven by Ross Wolfenden, leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Other contenders are David Miller’s Cash On Delivery; Blueridge Tornado, driven by George Dennis for Darby Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz; Benbar Stables’ Cadillac Cruiser with Eddie Davis Jr. and a newcomer from Pompano Park, Rich Pollucci’s classy Guiltywithanexcuse with trainer-driver Daryl Bier. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- A post position change was a help as Alexachase closed quickly for a 1:52.3 triumph in the St. Patrick's Day $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Monday, March 17 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove five winners. With Ron Pierce and Jeremes Sweetheart cutting out the fast pace, Alexachase, who picked up lengths but not position change after starting from outside post 8 last week, closed strongly on the final turn and zoomed to a 1:52.2 victory in the distaff feature of the week. Bret Brittingham was at the controls of the fast-finishing six-year-old by Bettor's Delight-Jett Away who won for the third time in seven starts this year. She has won $30,600 this year and $337,103 lifetime for owners Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite. Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden) was second with Jeremes Sweetheart hold on for third, Another mare responding to a post change was Grandview Hanover, one of three wins for George Dennis, getting up in 1:54 to win the first of two $14,500 Mares Winners-Over paces. Don Reed and trainer George Wagner own the Dragon Again-Gifted Yankee four-year-old now a four-time winner in nine starts this year. Rachelle's Beat (Allan Davis) was runner-up with Romanascape (Vic Kirby) the show horse. Bay Pond Racing's Winbak Speedy teamed with Allan Davis to overtake Make Magic (Trace Tetrick) in the stretch to win the other division in 1:52.4. Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague) came on for third place. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce led all drivers with five wins. George Dennis recorded three wins including a 53-1 shot, Frank Chick's Caviart Savannah to win a !:55.2 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Bestofthebunch and Thetruthaboutdavid, both were beaten favorites last time out, head separate Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace divisions on Sunday, March 16 at Dover Downs. After winning two of three 2014 starts, Bestofthebunch, who was beaten by a neck last week and in both of his recent starts, must overcome starting for post 8 in the nine-horse field of younger horses. Ron Pierce will drive for trainer Trish Foulk and owner Foulk Stables. Two of the gelding's rivals won last time out; Jeff Franklin and LeBlanc Racing's Reindance with Ross Wolfenden, the only other three-year-old in the lineup, and Brenda Teague's Sink The McBismark, handled by Montrell Teague. Trainer Lauren Allen's Public Enemy, reined by Vic Kirby, heads the opposition. In the other 3,4&5-year-old section, George Teague's Thetruthaboutdavid (M.Teague), a two-time winner this year and beaten favorite last start, drew the rail, with his expected stiffest opponents starting alongside; Louis Catana's Pantheon Seelster (Jonathan Roberts), Lauren Allen's On The Horizon (Wolfenden) and William Moffett Inc.'s Leyden (Allan Davis), from posts 2,3 and 4 respectively. Driver Jack Parker and Carol Parker's Suits and Arty Foster Jr.'s Champion's Club (Trace Tetrick) have upset credentials. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- Nova Artist held off fast closing Malak Uswaad N by a nose to win the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap in 1:51.while Emeritus Maximus came from far back to take the $17,500 Open Handicap sub-feature in 1:51/1 on a windy Thursday, March 13 at Dover Downs. Allan Davis put Nova Artist in motion heading around the clubhouse turn and moved up on the backstretch to finally take the lead in the stretch. The seven-year-old son of Real Artist-Avon Lady then had just enough to hold off fast-finishing Malak Uswaad N (Tony Morgan) at the wire. Jeremey's Successor (Sean Bier) was a solid third. Kathy and trainer Eddie Davis own the 33-time race winner of $825,142. It was his third winner of the year good for $60,575 in 2014. Emeritus Maximus tuned up for the rest of his four-year-old season by rolling from next to last in the $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open Handicap to his third victory of the year in five starts with Ron Pierce in the bike. A four-year-old by Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight purchased after his sophomore-stakes season by John Cancelliere and trained by his brother Tom Cancelliere,Emeritus Maximus has won $315,155 lifetime. Lindwood Player (Corey Callahan) raced gamely finishing second. Mr. Dennis (Jim Morand) was the show horse. In $15,000 Male Winners-Over paces; Bill Emmons' Bad Man Sam and Vic Kirby used an overland journey to score a lifetime best 1:51.2 triumph. The Julianne Bobby-trainee, a Badlands Hanover-Greenspring Jenny gelding, just held off a fast closing Summer Camp (Callahan) by a nose. Beavercreek Artist (Ron Pierce) was third. Forrest Bartlett's Jolt Of Fire scored a 1:52.4 decision in the other $15,000 event. George Dennis guided the Ronda Galko conditioned Village Jolt-Fie Foe Fire gelding to his first win of the year. Wilbur's Z Tam (A. Davis) was second with Twincreeks Jack (Pierce) third. Fire in the Belly kept his three-year-old record unblemished as Trace Tetrick steered the Real Artist-Fire In The Sky to an easy wire-to-wire 1:53 victory finishing alone for his fourth-in-a-row in a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace. Owner Tom Kemp is reported to have turned down a six-figure offer for the gelding who now has won six of his eight lifetime races with two seconds. All Gold (Bret Brittingham) was best of the rest. MG Kid (Morand) was third. Trace Tetrick drove three winners, two for trainer Jim King. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce had doubles. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. By Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- For the third consecutive start, Tina Clark and Joe Clark's Baximum came on strongly to win the $20,000 Open Trot/Handicap over a 'sloppy track' on Wednesday, March 12 at Dover Downs. As has been usual, Baximum began his move after the first half mile. Daryl Bier ushered the Cantab Hall-Bax Machine veteran up on the outside in mid-backstretch picking up steam to go into the lead approaching the final turn and then waltzed home in a 1:55 mile. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) last turning for home dashed home to finish second with Struttin Conway (Ron Pierce) taking the show payoff. Baximum, conditioned by Bobby Clark, has assembled a 2014 record of five of seven times in the money and won $34,290 in purses. His career bankroll is $457,014. After making a misstep last time out, Jailhouse Juice returned to the winning track disposing of eight rivals for a 1:54.4 victory in the semi-feature $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Trainer-driver Toby Lynch got the Jailhouse Jesse-Wine Cup gelding to the top and he stayed there for his third win of the year. Ideal Revenue (George Dennis) came from far back to edge Six Gun Hall (Allan Davis) for second. Toby, and son Jason, Lynch owned the winner of $27,365 this year and $100,952 lifetime. Corey Callahan drove three winners; Trace Tetrick, Ron Pierce, Tony Morgan and G. Dennis had two win each. Mustang Art seeks repeat in Delaware Special Wednesday Mustang Art drew the outside facing Nova Artist and All Stienam this week after winning the last $27,500 Delaware Special/Handicap, this week’s feature on Thursday, March 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art sat behind front pacing Nova Artist driven by Allan Davis for Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist until the stretch before recording his second victory of the year. Sean Bier drove Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor to a third-place finish in front of Brit Evans and Foulk Stables’ Full Of Sand, and Corey Callahan.  Not to be overlooked in the fast field are J,J&M Stable and Green Racing’s All Stienam with Ross Wolfenden; Ed Gannon’s Artists Rally, handled by Trace Tetrick;  Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool driven by George Dennis, and Peter Tritton’s Malak Uswaad N, piloted by Tony Morgan. John Cancelliere’s Emeritus Maximus (Pierce), last week’s winner starts from the outside in the $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open/Handicap pace facing Jim Berndt’s Ice Scraper (Roger Plante) and Baron Racing’s EZ Noah (A.Davis) in the seven-horse field on a strong supporting card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Horses with long winning streaks dot the daily harness racing programs and Manhattan Rusty N, currently, is king of the claimers . The pacer won his fifth straight Thursday (3/6) and was claimed for the third time in four races, this time for $30,000. Ideal American stretch his win streak to four in-a-row, Fire In The Belly also is on a four-win tear, and five of six and six of his last eight races. Spinfiniti has a three win-streak, and with seven wins in his eight races this year. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Win-streaks recently terminated: Sea Harrier's streak came to an end; he now has won five of his previous seven. Lindwood Player recently saw a three straight streak end. Earlier, Jeremes General won three straight. Another streak that went down was Just A Jolt's three straight, Thursday (3/6). Three Ten also finished second last week after three wins in-a-row. Sound The Belle saw her three-win streak end on Wednesday. ------------------------------------------------------------- During this season, Corey Callahan has won 133 races, tops in the sport in 2014. He leads runner-up Aaron Merriman, second with 109. Dave Palone is third, 99 wins, and Ron Pierce is fourth with 89 winners. Other Dover Downs drivers in the top 30 are Ross Wolfenden, 58, Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby, 47, Allan Davis, 43 and Tony Morgan 35. ------------------------------------------------ The Ron Burke Stable has 114 wins already. Rene Allard is a distant second with 47 wins, Josh Green, fourth in the sport's standings, has 37 wins and Dylan Davis, fifth, with 36 so far in 2014. ------------------------------------- In Dover Downs standings, Corey Callahan is nearing the 200 mark in winning drives, since meet opening day, Nov. 3, he has all but clinched his fifth consecutive track title. Callahan has won 194 races. Ross Wolfenden has moved into second place with 98 wins. Allan Davis is third with 94 winners. A big win-week by Vic Kirby, winning four races Tuesday and five on Wednesday, put him in fourth place with 90 winners while Ron Pierce is now fifth, with 87 wins. ------------------------------------ Dylan Davis has extended his first place lead in the trainer standings with 57 wins. Wayne Givens is second with 41 winners. Trish Foulk is third with 40 wins. Joe Hundertpfund is fourth win 39 wins and Josh Green with 37 wins, is fifth in the standings. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.---- Mustang Art won the $28,500 Delaware Special; Emeritus Maximus, the 4&5-Year-Old Open and Dirty Devil, the $15,000 Winners-Over paces on a top Dover Downs Thursday card on March 6. Ron Pierce had a four-win slam. Pierce left quickly with Mustang Art in the feature before giving up the lead to Nova Artist (Allan Davis) at the quarter. Nova Artist cut out the fast pace and led half way down the lane before Mustang Art zoomed out and to victory in a :26.4 final panel for a 1:51.1 decision. Nova Artist held on to second while Jeremy's Successor (Sean Bier) raced gamely three wide around the final turn and got up for third. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo own Mustang Art, an Artiscape-Paula Seelster gelding, who won for the second time this year lifting the Jim McGuire-trainee to seasonal earnings of $32,575. Pierce was also behind John Cancelliere's Emeritus Maximus, who got checks in the Progress Pace last Fall, a 1:51.1 winner of the $18,000 Open for young horses. A son of Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight, Wahine (Jim Morand) closed strongly to finish second with Ice Scraper (Roger Plante) streaking along the passing lane for third. Corey Callahan and Dirty Devil teamed up for a 1:51 score in the $15,000 Winners-Over pace. Owned by Alexander Rice Sr. and Mike Horn, the Real Artist-Ms Eyes And Thighs gelding made it four wins in seven 2014 races and a $27,200 bankroll this year. Bad Man Sam (Vic Kirby) was next while Beavercreek Artist (Pierce) was third. In the first of two $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Male Winners- Over paces, Rebel Soldier, bred, owned and trained by Steve Warrington and driven by Vic Kirby, registered his fastest lifetime victory 1:50.2, overtaking Just A Jolt (Trace Tetrick) in deep stretch for his second win in three trips this year. An altered son of Quik Pulse Mindale-Heavy Thunder, Rebel Soldier ended a three-race win streak by Just A Jolt. Cruising West (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horse. Another streak ended in the other $14,500 division when Ron Pierce picked up his fourth win in 1:52.3 piloting Troy and Todd Tribbett's Alittleaintenough, conditioned by Joe Hundertpfund, to his second win of the year. The Artiscape-Maryland Beauty gelding bested race-favorite Sea Harrier (Tetrick), who finished second making his record four wins in six starts. Coopers Beach (Jonathan Roberts) was third. Pierce also drove Wade Wyatt's Manhattan Rusty N, trained by Joe Skowyra, to his fifth consecutive victory in a $25,000-$30,000 Male Claiming Allowance in a career fastest clocking of 1:50.3. Bondy N (Wolfenden) and Hasty Western (A.Davis) were second and third respectively. Howard Taylor's Spinfiniti won his third straight and seventh win in eight races, to win a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace in 1:53.4. On Eagles Wings (Kirby) was next in front of MG Kid (Morand), who made a misstep on the final turn and then closed to finish third. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. 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 in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs      

DOVER, Del.---- Driver Vic Kirby, who won four races on Tuesday, made it five wins this time, including both $15,000 co-feature trots, with Can Do in 1:54.3 and Pounce Hanover in 1:56, at Dover Downs on Wednesday, March 5. Not only did Kirby have a five-bagger, but he trained both feature race winners as well as owned them with Chris Giaccio. Previously at Rosecroft Raceway, Kirby once won seven races on a card. The red-hot Kirby had to use Can Do twice early to get the lead and then held off a strong challenge from Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) to score the Cantab Hall-Meadowbranch Queen gelding’s second win in three races including finishing second by a head last week. Awsome Valley held on for second with Struttin Conway (Ron Pierce) the show horse. The win was Can Do’s second of the year raising his seasonal earnings to $27,490. Pounce Hanover rang up his third win of the year with two seconds in seven starts winning a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot in 1:56. Mile Hill is also a co-owner of the Majestic Son-Playwood gelding. Kodak Lindy (Montrell Teague) came on to finish second in front of fast finishing Six Gun Hall (Allan Davis). In addition, Jim Morand had a driving triple while Corey Callahan, owner-trainer Arty Foster and trainer Josh Green had two winners. Artists Rally heads Delaware Special Thursday Artists Rally, last week's wire-to-wire winner, and four-time top class winner All Stienam lead a field of nine in the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap on Thursday, March 6 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Again this time, Artists Rally, with Trace Tetrick driving, drew the rail after scoring a front-pacing victory in last Thursday's feature race. Heavenly Way's Jeremy's Successor and Sean Bier and Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool driven by George Dennis, who finished second and third respectively, are back. All Stienam, owned by J,J&M Stable and Green Racing, attempts to bounce back after finishing out of the money a week ago. Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist and Allan Davis, also is looking to return to form. Full Of Sand, with Corey Callahan, won this event three starts back. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art has been a factor with Ron Pierce driving all meet long. Peter Tritton's Malak Uswaad N, handled by Ross Wolfenden, and Robin and Jay Breasure's People Are Crazy, in the hands of Vic Kirby, cannot be overlooked in this field. In the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open handicap, Jim Berndt's Ice Scraper (Roger Plante) and Baron Racing's EZ Noah (A.Davis) dead-heated in last week's edition. They return to meet Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know (Kirby), a winner last time stepping back up to the Open this week. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Lindwood Player (Corey Callahan) has won three of his last four. A powerful newcomer is John Cancelliere's Emeritus Maximus (Pierce) who raced in the Progress Pace last November. The other contenders are Jeremes General (Tetrick) racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta along with Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing's Wahine (Jim Morand), a winner of two of three and Irwin Samelman's Delaware Hanover (Frank Milby) and complete the lineup. There is also a strong supporting card.  

DOVER, Del.---- Wildshot Hanover and Idealist turned in impressive victories in split-division $20,000 Claiming co-features on Tuesday, March 4 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby who drove three winners last Tuesday had a four-race 'grand slam.' Post position #1 and a drop in claiming price paid off for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, in a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Male Claiming pace, as meet leading driver Corey Callahan took Wildshot Hanover to the front and completed a 1:51.1lifetime fastest mile. The win was the first of 2014 for the Dragon Again-Western Duel gelding. Partner (Jonathan Roberts) was second best and Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague) finished third. Jim Morand was in the bike behind 6-1 Idealist on the way to a 1:52.3 decision in the straight $20,000 Male Claiming pace. Louise Kinsey conditions the 11-year-old Western Ideal-Carolache gelding for Bill and Barbara Kinsey. Last Shot Leeton (Bret Brittingham) picked up second money with race-favorite Doubletrouble (Callahan) third. The 15-race program got off to a 52-1 start as Brittingham guided Phantom Rusty to a come-from-behind 1:58 upset in a 3&4-Year-Old trot. Trainer Bobby Myers and Carter Racing Stable owned the Lear Jetta-Rusty Lizzy Luv sophomore in his first three-year-old start. O Narutac Supremo (Callahan) and favorite Zoli (Trace Tetrick) were second and third respectively. Another longshot, 21-1 A Bettor World, won a $15,000 Male Claiming pace in 1:54.2 coming from last-to-first in the stretch for driver Eddie Davis Jr. Ken Tucci and J&T Silva Stables own the Josh Parker-trained Bettor's Delight-Color Me Beachy gelding, also his first win of the year.. Vic Kirby racked up four wins, Tony Morgan had two. Feature trots at Dover Wednesday  A pair of winners last week -Struttin Conway and Jailhouse Juice - lead separate divisions of the $15,000 feature trots on Wednesday, March 5 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. In a $15,000 Winners-Over Handicap, Struttin Conway steps up in class after winning last week's fastest trot by annexing a 1:54.2 victory with Ron Pierce, the five-year-old's second straight win. He leaves from post 1 in the eight-horse field of veterans. Five of the contestants dropped out of the Open ranks -  Mary Raymer's $1.3-million winner, Green Day, with Roger Plante; Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby's Can Do; Corey Callahan pilots Mandabra, for owners C.A. Bonuccelli and Nick and Shaun Callahan; Jersey Boy, owned by Dawn Gannon, Dom Costanzo and Yannick Gingras and driver Trace Tetrick while Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, starts from the outside post with Tony Morgan, J.L.Benson Stable's Arriba Amigo with driver Allan Davis and Danbry Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz's Blueridge Tornado in the hands of Eric Carlson complete the competitive field The co-feature is a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Two of the nine starters won last time out. Jason Lynch and co-owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch drives Jailhouse Juice, from post 9 in the second tier While Ellen Warren and trainer Eileen Lineweaver's Ibanez (Tetrick) has post position #4. Chris Giaccio, Mike Hill and trainer driver Vic Kirby's Pounce Hanover just missed last week finishing second. Gwally (Ross Wolfenden) also finished second for John Johannsen, Denise Dennis and trainer Bobby Reeser. The rest of the combatants are Brenda Teague's Kodak Lindy (Montrell Teague), Picard (Callahan) racing for Bonuccelli Racing and trainer Nick Callahan; Six Gun Hall (A.Davis), owned by Don Marine and trainer Bob Shahan. Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley (Pierce) drew the rail while Iron Mine Branch's Schoolhouse Rock (Corey Braden) starts outside. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. --- Dover Downs live racing returns on Tuesday, March 4 after the effects of the most recent Winter Storm when sharp pacers Partner and Doubletrouble lead separate divisions in $20,000 Male Claiming Allowances. . Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first section, a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance, a nine-horse field, Bobby Glassmeyer's Partner, driven by Jonathan Roberts, is fresh from victory last start as he takes on Here Is The Future with Montrell Teague, who makes his first excursion in the claiming ranks, after two wins in his last four races, for trainer George Teague and K&R Racing. Another newcomer in claiming ranks, Brad McNinch's Eres Tu and Trace Tetrick has a win in his last two outings. Allan Davis drives Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzrd's Shiftin To Cruz, who has been shackled with post position 3, for the Third Straight time. Wild Shot Hanover drew post 1 with Corey Callahan in the bike. Ilikethemtrashy leaves from alongside. The other contestants are Freddy Darby's Terror On My Side handled by George Dennis. Tina Clark's Little Man Joe with Eddie Davis Jr. has the outside post while McPort In A Storm and George Dennis has post 9 in the second tier. In the $20,000 Male Claiming pace, trainer Leigh Raymer's Doubletrouble (Vic Kirby), fresh from consecutive victories step up in price but must overcome starting from post 8 while Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing's Sir Globalalop Z Tam (Davis Jr.) has the rail .Jeff Bartels' Last Shot Leeton (Kirby), Russ Foster's Hi Sir (A.Davis), and Polaris N (Ross Wolfenden) racing for Bill Ethier and LeBlanc Racing are among strong rivals. Bill Emmons' Grab The Fortune (Jonathan Roberts) Bill and Barbara Kinsey's Idealist (Jim Morand) and Restless Native (Roger Plante), owned by Bill Sartin and Kevin Donahue, have upset credentials. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark days." Sunday racing begins at 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. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- Thetruthaboutdavid, the only three-year-old in the field of nine, leads the Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on the first Sunday in March at Dover Downs on March 2. George Teague's Thetruthaboutdavid, who did not start at two, has a pair of wins and two seconds in his five lifetime starts for Montrell Teague. In his first start since arriving from Canada, Joe Hundertpfund's White Sportscoat and Ron Pierce is seeking his first U.S. win. Frank Bianci and trainer Ursula Berndt's DVC Jazzy Jolt, driven by Ross Wolfenden, should benefit from an inside post. Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror makes his first start after an excellent qualifying mile. Ron Short's Martz Creek Perry leaves from post 1 with Tony Morgan. Trainer Lauren Allen's On The Horizon will have the services of Vic Kirby. The rest of the starters are Gary Simpson's Dreamfair Epic teamed with George Dennis, Jim Jestice's Outstanding Effort and Allan Davis along with Ellen Warren and Eileen Lineweaver's Hickory Again piloted by Trace Tetrick. . Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. Each Friday and Saturday, the track will be dark for racing. On Sunday, races begin at 5:30 p.m. For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

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