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DOVER, Del. ---- Just A Jolt won the $26,000 Delaware Special/Handicap for the first time this meet on Thursday, March 12 at Dover Downs. Harness racing trainer Dylan Davis moved back into first place in the trainer standings with four wins. After being favorite in the week's top pace the of the last five starts, Just A Jolt, a 5-2 favorite again, paid off with an impressive 1:51.1 victory beating a field of nine in the feature race. Vic Kirby blasted Just A Jolt away from post 6 to get the lead and the final result was never in doubt sealed by a :27.1 final panel. It was the five-year-old gelding by Village Jolt-Just Wait Kate fifth seventh start of 2015 and first win to go with three seconds for trainer Jim King and owner Janet Hudson. The 'Pacer of the Season' at Harrington Raceway last year won for the 21st time in his career bringing his lifetime earnings to $$317,607. Full Of Sand with Jonathan Roberts was second. Mustang Art (Art Stafford Jr.) took third. One race later Adventure Bound went even faster. The Camluck - Unchained Speed gelding, overlooked at 6-1, cut out all the fractions in a 1:50.3 mile for Art Stafford Jr. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the Eric Ell-conditioned seven-year-old. The win was Adventure Bound's second of year, to go with three seconds and a third in eight starts earning$27,335 this year and $452,174 lifetime after 26 wins. People Are Crazy (Kirby) dash down the passing lane for second money with Nova Artist (Allan Davis) third. Tim Tetrick drove his third winner, Contraband Hanover, to a 1:52 triumph in one of two $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open paces giving owner Tom Lazzaro a double and trainer Dylan Davis his fourth win on the card. Framed Art (Stafford Jr.) was next while Go Big Spinder (Corey Callahan) was the show finisher. For Contraband Hanover, a Somebeachsomewhere-Castaway Hanover gelding, it was a fourth win in five 2015 starts. He has banked $34,400 this year. The other, an Open/Handicap was an impressive victory, also in 1:52 turned in by Sweet Rock, driven by Allan Davis for Reg Hazzard, G.P.Callahan and Legacy Racing, one of two training wins for Wayne Givens. Sweet Rock, a Rocknroll Hanover-Penny For Nickel gelding, won for the third consecutive start Troy and Todd Tribbett's Ziggy Sky, a Stonebridge Real-Bubeleh gelding, was an 8-1 winner in one of two $14,000 Male 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over races. Allan Davis picked up his third win of the night. In The Clear (Kirby) was a tight second. Little Ben (Trace Tetrick) was third. Tim Tetrick and Allan Davis won three races each. Eddie Davis Jr. had a double while trainer Dylan Davis haltered four winners and won two as an owner and Tom Lazzaro also won two as an owner. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. This Sunday, March 15 is the last Sunday card of the season with post time at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 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

DOVER, Del. --- New Patrol scored his third win in-a-row besting eight rivals in a career fastest 1:52.3 victory in the Sunday feature, March 8 at Dover Downs. Harness racing drivers Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby had three winning drives. In the Delaware 4&5-Year-Old Male pace, George Dennis moved New Patrol into the lead in front of the grandstand and when Sentosa Island broke stride scattering a part of the field, the leader was never was headed keeping his unbeaten record in three starts since arriving from Woodbine, in Ontario. Frank Pitts owns the Armbro Deuce - Triple Flip gelding trained by Kevin Lare. The win was the third by New Patrol in seven races this year. JJ Nitro (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Art On The Beach (Trace Tetrick) took third. Trace Tetrick and Vic Kirby racked up driving triples. Eddie Davis Jr. had a double. Tony Morgan, also had two wins, to raise his career total to 14,981 winning drives. Only four others in history - Dave Palone, nearing 16,000 wins, Germany's Heinz Wewering, Herve Filion and Cat Manzi - have reached the 15,000-win milestone. Monday is female pacing day at Dover Downs with Spin Vision looking for a fifth straight win in the $14,000 feature. SPIN VISION BRINGS FOUR-WIN STREAK TO DOVER MONDAY DISTAFF Spin Vision, the only three-year-old filly in the lineup, brings a four-win streak in the $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace on Monday, March 9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Breeder, owner-trainer Virginia Louthan's Spin Vision is a perfect four-for-four in 2015. She leaves from the rail with meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls. Two other contestants, Carter Racing and Bobby Myers' Get Real Rusty reined by Eddie Davis Jr. and Dave McCaffrey and Z Tam Stable's Yanklet Hanover and Tony Morgan, also recorded wins in their last start. Last week Ross Wolfenden's McArma finished a game second with Vic Kirby driving. In another division. It was her fourth second-place finish in her last five outings. Jim Morgan also piloted Tim Mumford's Romanascape to a strong closing second. Tina and Joe Clark's Lindysbathinbeauty, driven by Allan Davis and Mason Shaw's LaFiesta with Daryl Bier, both have a win in their last two races. Bill Satin and Mark Salerno's Hidden Land has secondites. With Roger Plante piloting, the four-year-old has been second in five of her last seven starts. There is a strong supporting card featuring hard-hitting female pacers. 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  

DOVER, Del.--- After breaking stride while on the move last week, Bettor And Bold was at his best on Tuesday, March 3, closing with a big rush to win the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming / Handicap over a 'sloppy' track at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Corey Callahan racked up a four-win day to give him 220 on the 79th day of the meet. Race favorite Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) left from post 8 but could not get past Button Fly (Toby Lynch) until finding room nearing the half mile. Bettor And Bold raced in mid-pack, and then with a blanket of horses turned down the lane. Trace Tetrick took Bettor And Bold to the outside and blew past his rivals for a 1:54.1 victory, equaling his lifetime best clocking The win was the second in his last four starts for the Bettor's Delight - Impertinent gelding, trained by Jim King for owners Tim Tetrick and CC Racing. UF Dragons Cruiser (Allan Davis), the leader in mid-stretch, finished second. PL Hoofhearted (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. Just Bettor, who has earned a check in all eight of his 2015 races, was fourth. Corey Callahan had a four win day while Trace Tetrick and Allan Davis had three winners. Jonathan Roberts, Tony Morgan and trainer Kathleen Brewer made two trips to the winners circle. For Morgan, his pair of wins gives him 14,977 in his career. Tough Mac, Tirade Hanover and Wind of The North tangle in the Wednesday $18,000 Open trot feature.] 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

DOVER, Del.--- Odds On Alpha beats the harness racing odds-on-favorite McArma to win her third straight in $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace, Monday, Feb. 9 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby left quickly from post 8 with Odds On Alpha. After taking the lead the Somebeachsomewhere - Odds On Arttoheart five-year-old set all the fractions on the way to her third consecutive triumph. Ross Wolfenden pulled race-favorite McArma out of fourth and began his challenge as the field turned for home. McArma moved up as close as half-a-length but Odds On Alpha was not to be beaten. Megan Rogers Racing owns the winner, trained by Nick Surick, who is now three-for-four in 2015 with a third. McArma was second with Romanascape (Jim Morand) getting up for third. Seawind Ginger led off the card with a 1:54.2 triumph in another $14,000 pace for young mares. Brit Evans and Foulk Stables own the four-year-old daughter of Mach Three - Seawind Gabriella. Annabeth (George Dennis) and Rachelle's Beat (Ron Pierce) finished second and third respectively. Velocity Sonja also recorded her third consecutive win and sixth in her last seven outings, turning in a 1:53.2 score in a $13,000 34&5-Year-Old Mares pace. Megan Deering owns the Art's Chip - Trelise Hanover four-year-old trained by Dylan Davis. Fashion Showdown (Callahan) was second best. Hidden Land (Roger Plante) finished third. The win was the second for driver Allan Davis. John McGill's Star Keeper and Alexachase put a head-to-head stretch battle in an $11,500 female pace with Corey Callahan and Star Keeper, also conditioned by Surick, holding on for a 1:55 victory. Alexachase (Ron Pierce) was a close second with Taylor Rei (Montrell Teague) getting third money. Callahan added four more wins to his meet leading total. Pierce, Kirby, George Dennis and trainer Surick had two wins each. JUST BETTOR LEADS NINE IN DOVER $20,000-$25,000 CLAIMER For the first time, after four straight starts from post 8 in 2015, Just Bettor drew post 6 in the $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace, Tuesday Feb. 10 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Steve Iaquinta own Just Bettor, trained by Eric Ell. Last week, the five-year-old, driven by Vic Kirby, led until the final steps of a 1:52.4 mile but had to settle for a third-place finish missing by a neck. In the blanket finish. Wade Wyatt’s Swift As A Shadow, was second by a nose; Jonathan Roberts will drive, and Bettor And Bold, owned by Tim Tetrick and CR Racing was a neck back in fourth. The rest of the field includes Allan Davis driving Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s UF Dragons Cruiser, Harvey Eisman’s Touchdown Mindale, with Corey Callahan, Middle Aged Crazy, racing for O’Tool, McCaffrey and the Somones, handled by Ross Wolfenden. Jim Jacobs’ Button Fly is in the hands of Jason Lynch,  Wayne King’s LA Camcharger piloted by Tony Morgan and LA Express Stables’ Brees Creek and George Dennis. 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

DOVER, Del.--- Just Bettor, second from post 8 in three of his previous four races, finally made the harness racing winner's circle in the $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Dover Downs. Second by a neck last time, by a head the race before, Just Bettor won the battle to the finish line in 1:53.4 to win the top claiming event of the week, for his 14th lifetime win and $164,086 career earnings. King Royalty (Jim Morand) paced strongly on the outside to challenge on the backstretch and continued on to finish a close-up second. Bettor And Bold (Trace Tetrick) came on to take third money. Ken Wood and Minisink Farms own the Bettor's Delight-Just Great gelding who has not missed a check in his last seven outings. The win was the first of two for driver Vic Kirby. Eddie Davis Jr. had the longshot winner of the day driving David Hamm's 43-1 shot Lengthoftime home in 1:54.3 to win a Delaware $4,700 Male pace. Earlier he piloted J&M Racing's Jaipur to victory in 1:54.4 to take a $5,000 Delaware pace. Ross Wolfenden and meet leader Corey Callahan led the driver's parade with three winners each. Along with Eddie Davis Jr., Vic Kirby and trainer Joe Hundertpfund had two wins apiece. A strong octet of trotters meet in the $18,000 Open on Wednesday led by Tirade Hanover, Tough Mac and Fitness Craze, all winners last time out. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark days.' Racing resumes Sunday with post time 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. The draw schedule to be changed temporarily Dover Downs will not race on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) necessitating the draw schedule to be changed temporarily. There will be a double draw on Monday (Feb 2) for race programs for Thursday (Feb. 5) and for Sunday (Feb. 8). On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the usual draw schedule will resume. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Lounge Act was a 1:55 success in a $14,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace over a 'sloppy' track on a damp Monday, Jan.12 at Dover Down. Corey Callahan continued his multiple-win barrage with five wins while Ron Pierce had four. After a threesome of 7-post position, Lounge Act drew the rail and responded with 1:55 victory, hid fourth in his seven starts this meet for trainer-driver Vic Kirby and owner Keith Pippi. The Cam's Card Shark-Hay Macarena four-year-old was chased down the lane by Waitingforapplause (Ross Wolfenden) and Flick A Fly (Ron Perce), second and third respectively. A 9-1 shot Tim Mumford's Romanascape score a 1:57 victory in another $14,000 Mares division. Jim Morand drove the Shane Long conditioned the daughter of Artiscape-Romanticize to her second consecutive triumph and third win in her last five outings. Sophia Seelster (Callahan) was second best. Rachelle's Beat (Pierce) was the show finisher. Harry von Knoblauch's Scootin For Joy made it two-in-a-row romping to a 1:53.4 score in a $13,000 Mares Winners-Over. Ron Pierce was at the controls as the Western Paradise-Scooting Annie five-year-old cut out the mil closing with a :27.2 panel. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) and Paradise Lost (Jonathan Roberts) raced second and third the entire route. In another $13,000 female pace, Lindysbathinbeauty with Corey Callahan, driving the Somebeachsomewhere-Sunshine Sister four-year-old, notched a 1:54.3 decision for J&M Racing and CTC Stable. Velocity Sonja (Allan Davis) was runner-up. Seawind Ginger (Wolfenden) took third. Callahan's five and four by Pierce were followed by two wins for trainer Johnny Waite and two for owner Chris White.  Swift As A Shadow and Middle Aged Crazy are fresh from wins last time out among eight starters in Tuesday’s $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap pace on Jan. 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. After racing much of the mile on the outside, Allan Davis and Wade Wyatt’s Swift As A Shadow took the lead in the stretch on the way to a 1:54.2 victory over a track rated as “good.” Middle Aged Crazy, owned by O’Toole, the Somones and trainer Dave McCaffrey, steps up after a wire-to-wire 1:54.1score by a nose in a $15,000 claimer. Moving to a middle post start should aid Harvey Eisman’s Touchdown Mindale and driver Corey Callahan. Bill Emmons’ Alittleaintenough also, gets an inside post position after consecutive outside posts. George Dennis will drive. Tim Tetrick and CC Racing’s Better And Bold, handled by Trace Tetrick, is a major factor. Wayne King’s L A Charger drops back into the claiming ranks but driver Vic Kirby must leave from outside post eight. Montrell Teague will pilot Frank Chick’s Quincy while Jason Lynch will be behind Jim Jacob’s Button Fly. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Papa Ray came from off the pace to win the $25,000 Delaware Special while The Triple Lindy made it from last to first in the $18,500 Open trot, the double-feature harness racing handicaps on the first day of the New Year card, Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce each had four wins. For the second time in three starts and third victory of the meet, Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray took top honors in the $25,000 Del. Special Handicap as Eddie Davis Jr. came between horses to get up in 1:51.3. Wayne Givens conditions the Village Jolt-Liamatters horse, now six in 2015, won for the 22nd time in his career while banking $369,128 lifetime. Believe This Bob (Ross Wolfenden) closed strongly for second while Simon's Artist (Trace Tetrick) zoomed down passing lane to finish third. One race earlier, The Triple Lindy came from last passing horses to pull away in the deep stretch for a 1:55.2 conquest in the week's top trot, the $18,000 Open Handicap. Vic Kirby trains and drives the C&G Racing stable's Credit Winner-Measure Up gelding to his second win in a row and third since arriving at the track in December. For the second straight week Tirade Hanover (Callahan) finished second, after cutting the mile. Baximum (Allan Davis) took third. The Triple Lindy notched his 21st win in 85 starts earning $$278,101. Corey Callahan found room in the stretch to get Cam B Skipper home in 1:53.3 in the $18,000 Winners-Over Handicap. MIllenium Wheel (Jason Lynch) was next with Bettor's Arena (Trace Tetrick) third. Doug Lewis conditions Cam B Zipper, a Cammibest-Kellycrombie gelding, one of three winners for owner Howard Taylor. Spinfiniti was another Taylor-owned winner. The five-year-old son of No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna was one of Ron Pierce's four wins and came in the $14,500 4&5-Year-Old pace with a 1:54 victory via a strong final quarter burst. Cherokee Hunter (Callahan) was runner-up. Rock Absorber (Kirby) was the show horse. Pierce also drove Wade Wyatt's Flying Cowboy, a Brandon's Cowboy-Flower Art gelding, to victory in 1:54.1 to win the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Open. Framed Art (Art Stafford) finished second. Star Messenger (Tetrick) was the show horse. Callahan circled the field for a 1:52.3 triumph in the $25,000-$30,000 Male Claiming pace. Bill Emmons owns the Eric Ell trainee by Bettor's Delight-Western Duel. The win was his forth in his last five outings. Eridanus N (Kirby) and Izzy Real (Tony Morgan) were the second and third place finishers. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce had four wins each. Owner Howard Taylor had a triple. Eddie Davis Jr. and Vic Kirby, who also had two training wins as did meet leading trainer Wayne Givens and owner Legacy Racing. Friday and Saturday are 'dark day.' Racing resumes on Sunday with post time at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 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 --- Mustang Art and The Triple Lindy, Winners of the last $25,000 Delaware Special and $18,500 Open trot respectively, return to lead the first 2015 double-feature headliner of the New Year on Jan. 1 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art, with meet-leading driver Corey Callahan, led from the start to a nose, in front of Ringler Stable's fast-finishing Simon's Artist with Trace Tetrick in 1:50.2. Three other Del. Special winners in recent weeks - Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray with Eddie Davis Jr., Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob and Ross Wolfenden and Janet Hudson's sharp Just A Jolt, from the outside with Vic Kirby - are strong challengers. Not to be overlooked are Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know, handled by George Dennis, Stacie Billings' SB Mikes Hot Beach, reined by Sean Bier and Rosecroft-newcomer Lyons Meandragon,piloted by Roger Plante. For this week only, the $18,500 Open trot moves to Thursday. Quick closing The Triple Lindy (Kirby), owned by C&G Racing Stable, a half-length winner in 1:53 last time, heads the big race for trotters. Brent Holland comes in to guide the fast Tirade Hanover for Moss, Solomon and Raymer. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) steps up after a meet-debut win last time. Bret Evans and Foulk Stables' Prayer Session (Callahan) is another fresh from victory, last start. The well balanced field includes Tina Duer's Chinese Cuisine (John Duer) from the rail with Jim King and Tim Tetrick's tough Powerful Charger (Tetrick) alongside. Tina and Joe Clark's Baximum (Allan Davis), Bob Shahan and the Parson's' I Like My Boss (Jonathan Roberts) making his first four-year-old start and Enrico As (Wolfenden) leaving from post 9 in the second tier for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Down

DOVER, Del. --- Just Bettor enjoyed a perfect trip racing second, then turned it on the way to a 1:52.4 victory in the $20,000-$25,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at Dover Downs where there is no live racing on Wednesday, New Year's Eve. Racing resumes on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. First post is 4:30 p.m. While Alexis Style (Corey Callahan) cut out the pace, Vic Kirby sat second with Just Bettor waiting until the field turned for home. The Bettor's Delight-Just Great four-year-old gelding the picked up speed in the lane to pull off for his fourth win of 2014. He has won $49,078 this season. Ken Wood and Minisink Farms own the winner of $151,086 lifetime. Alexis Style finished second with Bettor And Bold (Trace Tetrick) third. Trace Tetrick led all drivers making the winner's circle three times. Vic Kirby had a double. With Wednesday a dark day, the New Year-s day card is a big one headlined by the $25,000 Delaware Special and $18,000 Open trot on the 15-race program. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---  Following a holiday respite, the Stafford family had a big return day at Dover Downs Sunday, Dec. 28 led by Art Stafford Jr. driving three winners and his cousin, Ben Stafford Jr., driving the longshot winner on the card. Art Stafford Jr.'s brother Andrew and their dad, veteran horseman Art Stafford. Art Jr. own Atta Boy Bones, winner of the feature race, a Delaware $10,200 Male 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. The McArdle-Santino's Rosa sophomore gelding set a lifetime record of 1:55.2 to win for the fourth time in 10 career starts. Celtic Thunder, with John MacKinnon, sat second the mile with Heza Hot Cookie and Vic Kirby finishing quickly to take third. Another Art Stafford Jr. three-year-old gelding, Blazing Bobby Sox, which he owns with his father, won for the second-straight outing and third time in six races, a1:55.4 score in another races for young male pacers. Blazing Bobby Sox is an altered son of The Panderosa-Liamatters. His other win came giving Daiquiri Don, yet another three-year-old his first victory in 1:57.4.Wyatt Starkey owns and trains the black gelding by By A Length-Temptress Tracey. Ben Stafford Jr. got the 26-1 longshot of the card home in a career best 1:54.4 driving Matinee Dragon owned by Ed Gold and trainer  Ben Stafford to her second win of the season in a distaff pace. Ironically, Ben Jr.'s previous win on Dec. 18 came piloting a 37-1 shot, Maximum Terror, to victory in a $14,000 Male pace at Dover Downs. Montrell Teague also drove a longshot to victory at 15-1, trainer Bob Short's Stonebridge Flair to a 1:55.1 triumph in a Delaware $7,500 Male claimer. Trace Tetrick, Vic Kirby and Ross Wolfenden came through with driving doubles. Only the photo finish camera could separate winner Kiss Dont Bite and For The Ladies N in the last $18,000 Mares Open Handicap pace. They both return in this week's top female pace and start from outside posts on Monday, Dec. 29.at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Last time, on the final turn, Vic Kirby driving Kiss Dont Bite, owned by In The Red, got the jump on Harry von Knoblauch's For The Ladies N and Tim Tetrick, who had to back around and move three wide at the top of the lane. The fast females battled down the lane with Kiss Dont Bite getting his head in front for victory. Major contenders include JFE Enterprise's $1.3-million winning Handsoffmycookie with driver Trace Tetrick and Mach A Wish, a winner of five in-a-row in the Fall, has been third in her last two outings with Corey Callahan in the bike. Fresh from a win last start and now moving up is Ervin Miller's Fox Valley Hermia with Marcus Miller driving. Dave Banks' Fill My Pockets Up and Eddie Davis Jr. and Sha Delight with Tony Morgan driving for Bill Lutz, LeBlanc Racing and Count De Money Stable leaves from the rail. Wednesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, will be a dark day for live racing at Dover Downs. Racing will return on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. The track's regular schedule of live racing is: Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Each week, there is no racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. 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. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing and during the football season Pick-3 NFL wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. --- Kiss Dont Bite won the 1:51.2 photo finish and was greeted by Santa Claus in the winner's circle after winning the $18,000 Mares Open Pace on Monday, December 15 at Dover Downs. After three second-place finishes in her last four starts, Vic Kirby steered Kiss Dont Bite to victory besting odds-on favorite For The Ladies N (Tim Tetrick) and Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick) in the week's top distaff feature. In The Red owns the four-year-old Four Starzzz Shark-Kiss Me Once Again campaigner who won for the fifth time this year upping her bankroll to $63,680 in 2014 and $294,805 lifetime. In the $14,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Female Winners-Over sub-feature, Harvey Eisman, Bert Hocksprung and Erving Miller Stable's 11-1Twin B Heartland gave driver Marcus Miller his third win on the card when the Bettor's Delight-Twin B Intimate four-year-old roared down the lane for a 1:54.1 success, the second for trainer Nick Surick. Sophia Seelster (Corey Callahan) finished second while front-pacing McArma (Ross Wolfenden) held on for third. Marcus Miller had his biggest win night at Dover Downs making the winner's circle three times as did Vic Kirby. Tony Morgan and Allan Davis chipped in with two wins each while trainer Nick Surick and owner Ervin Miller Stables also had doubles. During this week, Wednesday and Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. The annual Dover Downs Christmas Break Week beings this Friday, Dec. 19. There is no live racing until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. 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. ---- Totally Rusty, Purrfect Bags, Spin Vision and Gigi Deo, all winners of their $20,000 prelim events lead the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies while $1-million winning Handsoffmycookie, a winner of two of the last three $18,000 Mares Open Pace features is the one to beat on the Monday, Dec. 8 regular card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the six-figure event, Totally Rusty, with Corey Callahan, won both of her $20,000 prelims impressively. The only foal of Rusty's For Real has won seven of her eight lifetime races with one second for owner- breeder Al Carter's Carter Racing Stable. Purrfect Bags, handled by Vic Kirby for owner Joann King, has been a perfect six-for-six including nipping Totally Rusty in the DSBF $100,000 final at Harrington in October. Gigi Deo had a win and second in DSBF prelims. Ross Wolfenden will drive for trainer Aaron Lambert and owners J&T Silva and C&G Racing stables and Deo Volente Farms. Tim Tetrick will be in the bikes for Spin Vision, bred, owned and trained by Virginia Louthan who also won and finished second in $20,000 prelims. The other starters are Forrest Bartlett's Fly Me Courageous driven by George Dennis, and burdened by outside post positions are Keith and Denise Jackson and Chris Sharpe's Western Sunshine, reined by Tony Morgan and CTC Stable's Riggins Route piloted by Allan Davis. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden (Morgan) is program favorite in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. In the $18,000 Mares Open pace, Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick), last week's winner, Mach A Wish (Corey Callahan, winner the week before, tough North State Street's Monochromatic (Jim Morand) and Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden) have all been previous winners in this event. Not to be overlooked are David Bank's Fill My Pockets Up (Eddie Davis Jr.) and In The Red's Kiss Dont Bite (Kirby). Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays are dark at Dover Downs. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- Totally Rusty, Purrfect Bags and Gigi Deo lead three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg divisions while Paradise Lost returns to the $18,000 Mares Open Pace to highlight the Monday, Dec. 1 card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Corey Callahan will be in the bike behind Totally Rusty in the first $20,000 division. The only foal of Rusty's For Real has been near perfect winning six of seven races already in her freshman season for owner breeder Al Carter's Carter Racing Stable. George Dennis will drive Forrest Bartlett's Fly Me Courageous from the rail while Henry Faragalli III, Feeney, Doan and Nanticoke Racing's Fancy Sound leaves from post 2. Purrfect Bags has been a perfect six-for-six including winning the DSBF $100,000 final at Harrington in October. Vic Kirby will drive for owner Joann King. Contenders include CTC Stable's Riggins Route (Callahan) and Keith and Denise Jackson and Chris Sharpe's Western Sunshine (Tony Morgan). J&T Silva and C&G Racing stables and Deo Volente Farms' Gigi Deo has drawn the rail in the third $20,000 DSBF event. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden (Morgan) was an odds-on favorite last week but faltered in the late going finishing third. Spin Vision (Wolfenden), bred, owned and trained by Virginia Louthan won that race, her second straight, but mist overcome starting from the outside. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost closed strongly to post a 1:53.3 victory in last week's Mares Open. She will have her hands full meeting In The Red's Kiss Dont Bite (Kirby), North State Street's Monochromatic (Callahan) and Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick) in a hardhitting eight-mare field. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays are dark at Dover Downs. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del --- Just A Jolt never looked back last week to win the $25,000 Delaware Special. Bandolito and Nova Artist head the opposition in the Thursday, Nov. 13 feature at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Vic Kirby has driven John Dayton's fast four-year-old Just A Jolt in recent victories at Harrington and Rosecroft among his 16 wins this year. Nova Artist, twice Track Horse of the Meet moves to post 1 with Allan Davis driving for his brother Martin, trainer, and Eddie and Kathy Davis, owners. Bandolito, owned by trainer-driver Daryl Bier, is holder of the track's all-time fastest clocking, disappointed last week with a fourth-place finish after spending much of the middle mile on the outside. Ringler Stable's Simon's Artist and Ron Pierce was second, a head back, last Thursday. The other starters are Papa Ray, handled by Jim Morand, Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror with George Dennis, Tritton Inc.'s Malak Uswaad N, driven by Tim Tetrick and Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool with Corey Callahan. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - Joann Looney- King's Purrfect Bags ($11.80, Victor Kirby) notched a mild upset in winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing fillies Monday at Harrington Raceway in a track record setting time of 1:53.2. The Roddy's Bags Again filly settled in fourth early behind pacesetting favorite Totally Rusty, who cruised through fractions of 27.3, 55.1 and 1:24.1. Kirby and Purrfect Bags mounted their attack first over and steadily gained ground before a fierce final charge reeled in the favorite at the finish in dramatic fashion. Gigi Deo was third. The aptly named Purrfect Bags remained perfect in her career, with four wins in as many starts. Trained by Jim King Jr., the mile established a new track record, which had been broken the previous two races in a row by Totally Rusty. "This filly showed a lot of guts tonight and really dug in late," said Kirby, who won three races. "They told me this filly loves a target and they were right. She's way better having a target then being on the front end." An elated Joann Looney-King was in tears in the winner's circle and recalled a bout of amnesia in regards to Purrfect Bags' dam, Purrfectly Bad. "This is the most exciting race that I've ever won in over 60 years," she said. "We had the mare and she couldn't go a quarter much faster than 35 seconds. I went to Chick's Sale looking for a weanling last December and I couldn't come home with one because everything went too high. I had $2,000 and ended up with her. Jimmy (trainer Jim King Jr.) reminded me, he said don't you remember who the dam was? I said nope. And he said, you owned her." In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Erica Hanley and Pam Wagner's Iaquinta ($12, Kirby) recorded a win in 1:56.2. Harrington's leading driver Allan Davis had a grand slam on the program, including a win with Legacy Racing and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($10.20) in the $18,000 Open in 1:52.2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bob Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch for his second career win in three lifetime starts. Political Cash broke Egosnattitudes track record, who set the mark last week. Egosnattitudes (Jon Roberts) completed a sweep of his elimination legs earlier on the program with a 2:04.4 triumph for trainer Bib Roberts and owners Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding improved to 2-fo-3 in his young career. Trainer and co-owner Shahan was back at it in the remaining colt and gelding division with Save The Night (George Dennis). Co-owned by Shahan and George Brem, the Political Briefing-Athenea gelding was a 2:02.4 winner in his division. Each of the filly winners fulfilled sweeps of their eliminations as Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) was the first to triumph in 2:03.2. Trained by Poliseno, the Cr Commando-CR Penny Lane filly is 2-for-2 in her career. Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive ($2.10, Victor Kirby) was an easy 2:03.4 victor for trainer Duane Wagner. The Cr Commando-Tybridge filly has three wins in four career starts. Trainer Bib Roberts recorded another win on the card with Callmemza ($2.60, Jon Roberts). Co-owned by Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, the Great George Two-Endorphan Annie, Callmemza is now 3-for-4 in her career after a 2:04.3 triumph. The top eight point-getters among the fillies and colts and geldings will return to compete in their respective $100,000 final events Wednesday October 22. Ross Wolfenden had four winners on the program. Kirby and Jon Roberts each won three races, while Corey Callahan and Allan Davis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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