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HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her third career win. The same connections prevailed in the second division with Logan's Girl ($2.40, Kirby) who was a 1:55 winner over Lunar Phase and Diva Demands. The Roddy's Bags Again filly completed a sweep of her elimination divisions, as she did at Dover Downs before finishing second in the $100,000 final on April 11. The King connection struck again in the final division with a 1:55.1 win with Spanish Dream ($11.40), who narrowly defeated Free Flight Fran, who had won five straight, and Westwind Roddylee. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be contested on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Allan Davis and Tony Morgan joined Kirby with a driving triple. Roberts had a double. One of the races not won by King, Kirby, Morgan or Davis was the overnight feature, in which Mike Hall's St Kitts ($38, Jon Roberts) won the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. Four divisions of DSBF 3-year-old trotters will headline the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4, Victor Kirby) was an impressive 1:53.4 harness racing  winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Jenny Bier-trainee registered his 27th career win via a front-end performance in which the set all the fractions and held off last week's winner and track record holder (aged trotting stallions) Celebrity Pegasus. I Like My Boss was third. Wind Of The North has banked more than $768,000 lifetime. Vince Copeland had three wins on the program. Kirby and Eddie Dennis each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($2.40, Victor Kirby) improved to 2-for-2 in 2017 with a 1:53 harness racing win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Hostess Lisa marched to the early lead from post four in 28.1 seconds to the opening quarter mile mark and led the field of six to the half-mile in a leisurely 57.2 seconds. Favorite Newborn Sassy mounted a first-over attack to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Hostess Lisa and Newborn Sassy were heads apart at the top of the stretch until the latter finally edged clear near the finish. A daughter of Western Ideal, "Sassy" notched her 17th win in 31 career starts for trainer Jim King Jr. Both of her seasonal wins have come at Harrington. On the undercard, George Teague Jr., and Teague Racing Partnership's Miss Me Yet ($8.40, Montrell Teague) won a $10,000 conditioned pace in 1:53.1 for trainer Brenda Teague. Jon Roberts had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54.4 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. It was the 26th career win for the 7-year-old Cantab Hall gelding and trainer Jenny Bier. Tough Mac, the 3-1 third betting choice among the six-horse field, left the gate from post position five and marched to the early lead in an opening quarter mile in 27.1 seconds. The 8-year-old pacesetter reached the half-mile in 56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25.2 while Wind of The North maneuvered three-wide and brushed clear of the field with ease for a powerful score. Maestro Blue Chip rallied for second while I Like My Boss was third. The win pushed Wind Of The North over $756,000 in career earnings. In the second race of 10 on the program, William Moffett's Roman ($3.60, Jim Morand) registered his first career win in his 26th start in 1:57. The 3-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding had previously been second nine times in his career. Ross Wolfenden had three wins. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($7, Victor Kirby) had a successful return to harness racing Tuesday with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Inittowinafortune left alertly from post position seven and cleared Lightning Mach N to the opening quarter mile in 27.3 seconds. "Fortune" led the field of eight mares to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.3 as Sweet Bobbie applied mild pressure. The leader tired badly in the stretch as Newborn Sassy fanned widest of all and swept by the field to win her first start of the season for trainer Jim King Jr. Quotable Quotes rallied for second while Hostess Lisa was third. A winner of nearly $350,000 in her sophomore campaign, Newborn Sassy registered her 16th career win. Mike Hall had an owner double for trainer Doug Lewis, winning consecutive races with Square Dancer ($7) and Rocknroll Vision ($4), both of whom were driven by Jon Roberts. Josh Green had a training double with Free Flight Fran ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) and Honest Gambler ($2.20, Victor Kirby). Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind ($3.60, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54 winner in the $16,000 harness racing mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. For the second straight night, less than favorable conditions prevailed as unseasonably cool and wet conditions remained in central Delaware. The conditions didn't bother Enhance Your Mind, who assumed control of the race near the quarter mile from early leader Shine N Shimmer to an opening quarter in 27.4. She remained on top through a half-mile in 57 and three-quarters in 1:26.2 while Hostess Lisa challenged stubbornly first-over but Enhance Your Mind would triumph by a half-length. Arts Jem was third. Trained by her owner, Enhance Your Mind, a daughter of Riggins, notched her seventh win of the year. She has banked nearly $100,000 in 2017, after winning the most recent horse of the meet honors at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had three wins, while Montrell Teague and Kirby each had a driving double on the 10 race program. Matthew Sparacino

DOVER, Del.--- Logan's Girl and Spanish Dream, both trained by Jim King, owned by his wife JoAnn Looney King, and driven by Vic Kirby won 1st leg divisions of the 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old $20,000 preliminaries on Tuesday, March 28 at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick drove five winners, Vic Kirby, four and Jim and JoAnn King enjoyed a three-win day. Logan's Girl, winner of both the Harrington and Dover Downs freshman $100,000 finals. led off the program with a 1:53.1 victory climaxed by a :27.2 to hold off fast finishing Free Flight Fan (Corey Callahan) in the lane. The win was the second this season in three starts for the Roddy's Bags Again-All Italian bay who now has won nine of 12 races for $157,860. KJ Dale (Tim Tetrick) was third. Montrell Teague drove Bad Mama to a convincing 1:53.2 score in the second $20,000 DSBF pace, A daughter of Badlands Nitro-Mom's Bella, she won for the second time in three races for trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague. Cashmere's Delight (Jim Morand) was a hard-fought second in front of Magicinthemoonlite (Tetrick). Diva Demands took the lead after the opening panel and sped home in 1:55.2 in the third DSBF Filly section. Corey Callahan was at the controls as the Roddy's Bags Again-Me In The Spotlight sophomore, owned and trained by George Leager, won for the second time in two starts this campaign. Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) picked up second-place money. A Lady Sizzling (Tony Morgan), the early leader, held on for third. The King owned and trained with Kirby driving combination struck again when Spanish Dream won the fourth and final DSBF $20,000 filly 1st leg prelim. The Dream Away-Latin Liftoff three-year-old recorded her second win in two starts and sixth career victory in 11 races bringing her lifetime bankroll to $$97,620. Lunae Phase (Art Stafford Jr.) came on to take second edging Westwind Roddylee (Tetrick). Apple Bottom Jeans proved her 1:50.3 track record at Rosecroft was no fluke as Montrell Teague guided the Mr. Apples-Scylla Hanover four-year-old to a passing lane victory in 1:51.4 catching Enhance Your Mind (Kirby) to win the $20,000 Mares Open. Sweet Bobbie (Stafford Jr.) took show honors. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, Barbara's Shadow won her seventh of the year in 11 races with a 1:52.1 victory for trainer Leigh Raymer, Brian Hoffecker and driver Vic Kirby. In The Shadows (Morgan) and Destiny'sbeachbabe (Teague) were second and third respectively. Tim Tetrick had five wins, Vic Kirby, four, trainer Jim King, owner JoAnn Looney-King had a triple, and Montrell Teague and Corey Callahan two wins each. Gural Hanover, Tough Mac, Wind Of The North lead the Wednesday program feature $20,000 Open trot.   TWO $20,000 DSBF FILLY TROTS; GURAL HANOVER HEADS  $20,000 OPEN TROT WEDNESDAY Spoonful, winner of the freshman $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Final last November, leads a field of seven three-year-old fillies in the first of two trotting divisions of 1st leg preliminary action on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. A bay daughter of Political Briefing-Sanctions, Spoonful finished off her freshman season winning the DSBF $100,000 final at Dover Downs in 2:00.4 by 2 ¾ lengths with Jim Morand at the controls. Les Givens conditions the filly for Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing who banked $104,512 last year. Rodney Mitchell’s Meantrotnjean, and Allan Davis,  who won the Harrington Raceway $100,000 final makes her seasonal debut. Political Energy, handled by Corey Callahan, drew the rail for owner Don Marine. The other first division starters are Willow Mill Stable’s Willow Mill Anna with Gordon Barrett, Seafood Goddess racing for J&M and Seafood Delight stables with Ross Wolfenden; Allan Pullman’s A Chorus Line and Jason Thompson and Cliff Green’s Hashtag Hope reined by Art Stafford Jr.   In the other $20,000 DSBF prelim, Luv Is Blind (Vic Kirby) had three wins and three seconds in eight races last year, makes her initial start this season . Gogh Cinorita (Wolfenden), Bob Shahan’s Ohtobetheone (Morgan) and Terry Kibler and trainer Betsy Brown’s Irish Blessing (Morand), from the rail, head the opposition in the eight filly trotter field.  The other starters are Mark Groce’s Alexibethtown (Tim Tetrick), Mist Stable’s Black Magic Mist (Stafford Jr.) , Faith On The Hill (Callahan), owned by Emerson, Zachary and Dawn Amiss and Serendipity Stable’s homebred Segway (George Dennis). The $20,000 Open Handicap trot features a hard-hitting cast of six. Gural Hanover (Morgan) won last week’s top trot for Weaver Bruscemi, Little E & Panhallenic and Burke Racing. Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) finished second owned by Daryl Bier and JoAnn Dombeck. Tough Mac (Callahan) led early and was fourth at the wire for Mike Casalino. Market Share (Tetrick), 2012 Hanbletonian winner who has won $3.75-milion in purses, drew the rail for Richard Gutnick, Bill Augustine and TLP Stable. Tirade Hanover (Kirby) from post 2 is a $766-thousand winner. Bill Cantrell’s Deacons Valley (Stafford Jr.) steps up in class after consecutive second-place finishes. Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, DE -- Enhance Your Mind became the winningest horse of the year scoring a 1:51.1 conquest in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Dover Downs. Driver Vic Kirby, starting from post 8, left and took the lead after a :26.4 opening panel, to take command the rest of the mile on the way to her fifth win in six races in 2017 for owner-trainer Bran Truitt. It was the five-year-old Riggins-Enhance The Night 's 13 career win upping her lifetime earnings to $152,490. The sharp Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) closed strongly to finish second. Dublin Rose (Jonathan Roberts), last at the half came on to take show honors. Barbara's Shadow, with Vic Kirby piloting, pulled a mild surprise in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Pace closing with a rush to catch Dismissal (Montrell Teague) at the wire for a head victory in 1:51.3 to end Dismissal's four straight win streak. Owned by trainer Leigh Raymer, Josh Parker and driver Kirby, the victory was the fourth in her last seven starts for the four-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Bababababarbarapan. In The Shadows (George Dennis) was third. Apple Bottom Jeans, a Delaware sired champion bred and owned by KDK Standardbreds and conditioned by Kevin Switzer, who stepped into stakes-and-open-competition last year to finish first or second in in 12 of 16 races and win nearly $185-thouand in purses, made her first start of the year a winning one. Montrell Teague led from the start and at the top of the lane stormed away from her eight opponents for an easy 1:52.4 success in an $11,500 pace for young females. Alone Hanover (Kirby) came on to take second in front of Use Your Noodle (Jim Morand). It was a night to remember for young driver Ed Waishes. In the first race, the 22-year-old drove Heather Minton's Misty Missy between horses late in the stretch to post his first career victory in his 16 lifetime starts. Vic Kirby drove four winners, Ross Wolfenden had a triple, Corey Callahan, trainers Leigh Rayman, Nick Callahan and owner Breakaway Racing had doubles Wind Of The North makes his seasonal debut facing Frost Free Hanover and Tough Choice in an eight horse field of top trotter in the $20,000 Open on Wednesday. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- Enhance Your Mind guided by Vic Kirby, who posted four straight harness racing wins in January, returned to the winner's circle on Tuesday, Feb. 14 taking the $20,000 Valentine's Day Mares Open pace at Dover Downs. Driver Kirby left fast with the improving five-year-old daughter of Riggins-Enhance The Night and led throughout the 1:51.1 mile. After fighting off a backstretch challenge from even-money favorite Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan), Enhance Your Mind rolled off a 27.4 final panel to thwart her six followers. Mischief Maker N (Ross Wolfenden) finished second for the third consecutive time. KJ's Caroline (Yannick Gingras) came on for third. The win was the fourth in five starts this year for Enhance Your Mind, owned and trained by Bryan Truitt. She has won $42,700 in 2017. It was her 12 career win raising her total bankroll to $140,490. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Olds Mares pace, Dismissal, a four-year-old Western Terror-Her Mattjesty mare piloted by Montrell Teague took the lead early from 32-1 shot Valuable Art (Callahan) and then led the rest of the way for a 1:51.2 victory her third in a row for trainer Doug Lewis and owner CTC Stable. Overlooked Valuable Art held on for second with Vintage Babe (Gingras), a winner of six of her last eight, settling for third. Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. racked up three wins each. Montrell Teague, trainer Doug Lewis, owner CTC Stable, owners-trainers Brian Malone, Josh Parker and owner Nanticoke Racing, all had two winners. TIRADE HANOVER, TOUGH MAC PUT WIN STEAKS ON LINE WEDNESDAY Tirade Hanover puts a three-race win streak and Tough Mac, two wins-in-a-row, in the strong Wednesday, Feb. 15 $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Tim Tetrick is back from vacation with four drives on today’s card. After starting slowly this meet, Tirade Hanover, with driver Yannick Gingras, is now at the top of his game carrying a three-race winning banner into this week’s top trot. Owned by trainer Leigh Raymer, Moss and the Solomons, Tirade Hanover already is a $761,921 career winner of 34 races. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac, meanwhile, is also in rare form with consecutive wire-to-wire wins and three of his last five outings with Corey Callahan at the controls. I’m So Striking and Eddie Dennis is also fresh from an impressive victory for Lois & Earl Walters and E&K Stable. The only female in the octet of performers is Bill Cantrell’s Classic Belisima with driver Art Stafford Jr., who has won two of her last three. Tim Tetrick will drive the steady Il Mago for CC Racing while Vic Kirby handles Rich Polluci’s Sold Frost Free Hanover. Uva Hanover piloted by Tony Morgan, owned by Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable and local favorite I Like My Boss, drew the rail for trainer Bob Shahan and the Parsons. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot sub feature, Richard Gutnick and TLP Stables’ Moonlight Cocktail (Morgan) tries to get back in the win column after last week when her four race win streak came to an end. Mike Casalino’s Earl’s Speeder (Callahan) won this event with Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) and Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) third for trainer Bpb Reeser, Dan Dennis, Jay Johannsen and Holly Case.. Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Quick Shot won the fastest in 1:50.4 with People Are Crazy, the second, of the Dr. M.L. King Jr. harness racing co-feature races on Monday, Jan. 16 at Dover Downs. Jonathan Roberts teamed with Kathleen Brewer's Quick Shot to score a lifetime best 1:50.4 victory in the first of two Male paces. Leading though-out the five-year-old Art Major-Cannae Cindy gelding was chased home by DCs Better Life (Russ Foster), second, and Extreme Machine N (Allan Davis), third. Vic Kirby won his fourth of the day steering People Are Crazy home in 1:52.3 in the other division. Gratian Hanover (Tony Morgan) closed to finished second in front of Up And Away ( Jim Morando), the show horse. The two current red-hot driver of the meet, first place Vic Kirby and his closest challenger, Corey Callahan, had four winners apiece. Montrell Teague won a pair. ENHANCE YOUR MIND AFTER 4TH STRAIGHT IN $20,000 MARES OPEN Streaking Enhance Your Mind steps up into $20,000 Mares Open Handicap seeking her fourth consecutive win on Tuesday, Jan. 17at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Enhance Your Mind, owned and trained by Bryan Truitt, with meet leading driver Vic Kirby at the controls, has shown she can front-pace or come from behind while at the Winners-Over level, she now steps up to meet the top distaffs at the track. L&L Stables’ Velocity Lana and driver Yannick Gingras has been right there with two seconds and a third in recent starts but drew the rail this week with Leigh Raymer, Moss and the Solomons’ sharp B Stern with Montrell Teague alongside. Owner-trainer Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie and Ross Wolflenden, won last week after three consecutive second-place finishes. Highly touted Lightning Mach N won her first three starts since arriving from Down Under. She was a beaten favorite finishing third a half-length off in her last start. The talented Nat A Virgin, reined by Corey Callahan raced well from post 9  last time and was a half-length from victory racing for J&TSilva and Robert Cooper stables. Hard-hitting Scandalicious, owned by JFE Enterprises, will be driven by Tony Morgan, from post 8.     There is an excellent supporting card on the all-female Tuesday program.  Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are ‘dark days’ at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Frost Free Hanover with Vic Kirby made it two straight win in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on a Spring-like Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Dover Downs. Similar to last week, Frost Free Hanover came from off the pace to beat Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan), second, and Tough Mac (Corey Callahan), third, in a three-horse driving finish to score a 1:53 victory in the feature race. Fourth heading to the last turn Kirby found room and streaked home for the Cantab Hanover-Free Spirit gelding's third win of the meet for trainer Jim King and owner Richard Poillucci. Kirby came right back to drive Steel Reserve to a 1:53.4 triumph in the $15,500 sub-feature trot for 4&5-Year-Olds. This time, it was via the passing lane that Steel Reserve got up to edge Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) took his second win in his last three outings. Kirby and Chris Giaccio own the Credit Winner-iron Lass brown gelding. Go Byem (Jim Morand) led from before the half to nearing the finish line but had to settle for third. Vic Kirby and Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins each . Allan Davis, George Dennis and trainer Dylan Davis had two winners. The top pace of the week, a $30,000 Preferred, matches Little Ben, Dancin Yankee and Clear Vision in an eight horse feature race. LITTLE BEN, DANCIN YANKEE  MEET IN $30,000 PREFERRED PACE Little Ben, a 1:50 winner last week and Dancin Yankee, fresh from a 1:50.3 win a week ago head a strong eight-horse field in the $30,000 Preferred pace while Bushwacker and $7.4-milllion winner Foiled Again lead the $20,000 Open on another outstanding Thursday program Jan. 12 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King’s super sharp Little Ben, handled by Vic Kirby, a dominant top-class producer in the current Dover meet is nearing the $300,000 mark in career earnings. Last start, Rich Lombardo and L&J Racing’s Dancin Yankee returned to the winner’s circle via a wire-to-wire score with Tony Morgan, upping his lifetime money to more than $1.5-million. Soto was never headed in last week’s Open pace and Art Stafford Jr. will drive in his Preferred debut. For owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquita, Bamon Racing and J&T Stables’ Ideal Cowboy, after consecutive wins in December, makes his 2017 first start with Ross Wolfenden in the bike. George and Tina Dennis’ Seventh Secret, saw a two-race win streak snapped with a second-place finish by ahead with George Dennis driving. Corey Callahan will drive Arque Hanover, third last Thursday for owners Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stable. Sweet Rock and Allan Davis, has been racing well. Reg Hazzard, G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing own the six-year-old gelding. Completing the top notch field is a newcomer this week, $2.5-million winner Clear Vision with Yannick Gingras driving for Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic and Burke Racing. Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker (Callahan), drew the rail in the $20,000 Open pace, his first time with an inside post after twice from the outside. The all-timer richest horse in the sport, $7.5-million winner Foiled Again (Gingras) must start from outside post 8. The 13-year-old is owned by Weaver Bruscemi, JJK and Burke Racing stables. Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Jonathan Roberts) , J.L. Sadowsky’s Te Kawau N (Sean Bier), Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sicily (Allan Davis), Cliff Grundy’s Screaman Seaman A (Kirby),Tony Beaton and West Wins Stable’s Vegas Vacation (Montrell Teague) and Niss Allen Inc’s Rockinonby (Tony Morgan), a winner of three of his last four, steps up in Class. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs    

DOVER, Del.---For the third straight time and fourth this meet, owner-trainer Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind turned in an impressive harness racing victory to win the Tuesday, Jan. 10 feature at Dover Downs. After winning eight races and nearly $100,000 in 2016, her first real year of racing, Enhance Your Mind turned back eight rivals in the $15,500 Mares Winners-Over Handicap with a lifetime best 1:50.2 score on another cold night. With regular driver Vic Kirby in the sulky, the five-year-old daughter of Riggins-Enhance The Night chalked up her 10 career victory lifting her lifetime earnings to $114,290. Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan) was runner-up with Velocity Lana (Yannick Gingras) third. Meet leading driver Vic Kirby had three winners including a 28-1 shot Ailsa, owned by Jo Ann Schlotzhauer, in the 3rd. Trainer Jason Skinner also had three wins. Drivers Yannick Gingras, Tony Morgan, George Dennis and Corey Callahan, trainer Vince Bradley and co-owner Lou Catana made the winner's circle two times. FROST FREE HANOVER LOOKS TO REPEAT IN $20,000 OPEN TROT Frost Free Hanover came on from far back to win last week’s $20,000 Open/Handicap trot and this week faces Il Mago and Uva Hanover in the Wednesday, Jan. 11 feature at Dover Downs. Rich Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover has displayed a strong closing brush during all of her starts this meet including two wins and twice second and a third in his last seven starts. This week, Ross Wolfenden will drive. Returning to action is CC Racing’s Il Mago with Vic Kirby, who had consecutive feature race wins until his last outing. Again he will start from post 8.  Uva Hanover put in a strong front-end-performance with Tony Morgan last week before tiring near the wire. He finished third, beaten only be a length for owners Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable. Mike Casalino’s veteran Tough Mac, handled by Corey Callahan, also has two feature trot wins this meet. The other starters are Ed Gannon’s hard-hitting Winbak Charles M with Yannick Gingras, I Like My Boss leaves from the rail with Art Stafford Jr. getting the drive for Bob Shahan and Jimmy and Amanda Parsons. Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley with George Dennis has post 2 and owner-trainer Antonino Buttitta’s Muscerene completes the lineup. A $15,500 Winners-Over trot for 4&5-Year-olds heads the undercard. Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, fresh from consecutive seconds, leads a nine-horse field. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s Go Byem (Jim Morand) was a game second last start. CC Racing’s Skyway Jaguar (Bret Brittingham) has won two of his last three. Owner-trainer Tymal Signature (Jonathan Roberts) third last time races for post 9 in the second tier. Jim Moore’s steady Royal Becca J(Jack Parker Jr.), Steel Reserve gets an inside post for Chris Giaccio and owner-trainer-driver Vic Kirby. Inside starters are Barbara Kirby’s Myclaimtovictory (Ross Wolfenden), Howard and Josh Kaufman’s Drinksforthehouse (Corey Callahan) and Doggone Slots (Roger Plante), a winner last start racing for breeders Gregg and Tom Morris.     Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- For the fifth time this meet, Little Ben scored a victory in a top class harness racing event at Dover Downs, this week it came in the $30,000 Preferred pace on Thursday, Jan. 4. All season long Vic Kirby has been in the sulky in most-often come-from-behind triumphs. The Jim King trainee outlasted Seventh Secret and George Dennis after a tenacious late stretch side-by-side engagement stopping the timer in 1:50 with a head separating the contestants. Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King own the now six-year-old Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite gelding who won for the 25th time in his career now banking $294,767 lifetime. Argue Hanover piloted by Corey Callahan was third. Early leader Bettor's Edge (Yannick Gingras) finished fourth in his quest nearing $2-million in purses. Art Stafford Jr. put Soto into the early lead and led the rest of a 1:51.2 mile to take the $20,000 Open Pace. Eric Ell conditions the five-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven-Incredible Beauty winner of ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta who won for the third time in his last five outings. Soto has won more than a quarter-million dollars. It was his 17 career victory giving him $257,575 earnings. Special T Rocks (Jim Morand) was second in from of Flem N Em N (Callahan). Dancin Yankee returned to top form delivering a 1:50.3 victory in a $15,500 Male pace giving driver Tony Morgan his fifth winner and second for trainer Josh Green. The nine-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Dancewithebest collected his 55th lifetime score raising his bankroll to $1,535,100. Rich Lombardo and L&J Racing own the Ohio bred. Screaman Seaman A (Gingras) edged Blazing Bobby Sox (Art Stafford Jr.) for place. Morgan came back for his fifth winning drive escorting Rockinonby to the winner's circle in one of three $15,500 events. Rockinonby bested Cloud Speed (Stafford Jr.) by three-quarters of a length and Suchaseneofhumor (Morand), third, to the finish line in 1:51. Niss Allen Inc. owns the Rockin Image-Stan's Ann gelding who has won two of his last three and now has won in three-digits, $103,948 lifetime. Yannick Gingras hit paydirt steering Rock N' Roll World home in 1:51.4 in the other $15,500 division. The five-year-old exquisitely bred Rocknroll Hanover-Worldly Beauty horse held off fast closing Toatsmygoats (Sean Bier), second, and Feel Like A Fool (Callahan) in a tight finish. After four winners Wednesday, Tony Morgan drove five wins. Meet leader Vic Kirby had four winners. Trainers Eric Ell and Jim King plus owners, Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Looney-King had two wins. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing plus 3-game parleys of NFL playoff games is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, DE --- Frost Free Hanover closed with a rush to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot and Bluebird Reverend pulled away for victory in the Wednesday feature trots at Dover Downs on Jan. 4. Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan won four races apiece. Next to last on the backstretch, meet leading driver Vic Kirby got Frost Free Hanover going heading to the three quarters before power home to win in 1:54.4. Lou Man (Jonathan Roberts), who led entering the stretch finished second with Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan) third a head in front Tough Mac (Corey Callahan). Rich Poillucci owns the Cantab Hall-Free Spirit gelding trained by Jim King The victory was the 13th in his career while earning $$177,863. Bluebird Reverend notched his second win of the meet for Montrell Teague. The Indiana-bred altered son of Swan For All-Little Revenue shook off a challenge from runner-up Go Byem (Jim Morand) heading for the far turn and then pulled off for a decisive victory. Bobby Reeser conditions the five-year-old gelding which he co-owns with Holly Case, Denise Dennis and Jay Johannsen. The win was his 14th lifetime and brings his bankroll to $348,004 earned. Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan had four win nights. , Ross Wolfenden and trainers Jim King and John Cabot had doubles, Seventh Secret and Arque Hanover, both winners last week, square off in the $30,000 Preferred pace on Thursday. SEVENTH SECRET, ARQUE HANOVER CLASH IN $30,000 PREFERRED Two sharp pacers, - Seventh Secret and Arque Hanover – fresh from two straight wins each lead a power packed field of eight in the week’s top event, the $30,000 Preferred Handicap plus an outstanding supporting program this Thursday, Jan. 5 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. George and Tina Dennis’ Seventh Secret, a recent acquisition, has progressed steadily in his five races at the track. The six-year-old has won his last two outings in 1:50 and last week wire-to-wire in 1:51 with George Dennis at the controls. Meanwhile Corey Callahan-driven Arque Hanover toured the five-eighths mile oval in 1:50.2 and last Thursday despite an off track in 1:52.4, both unchallenged from the start for owners Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stable. Sweet Rock handled by Allan Davis, just missed losing by a nose in the feature. Reg Hazzard, G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing own the gelding starting from the rail. Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker, who began the 2016 season in sensational style at Dover, is again racing at his best. will pilot the half-million winner from outside post 8. Janel Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King’s late season standout Little Ben and Vic Kirby has brilliant late speed. Bettor’s Edge, racing for Weaver Bruscemi, M1 and Burke Racing, guided by Yannick Gingras is closing in on becoming a $2-million winner. Captive Audience, owned by Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis, reined by   and John Cancelliere’s Sweet Beach have upset credentials. The richest horse in harness racing history, $7.46-million winner Foiled Again (Gingras) leads the semi-feature $20,000 Open pace. Now age 13, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, JJK and Burke Racing stables, Foiled Again is still racing at a top level. He will face, the sharp Soto (Art Stafford Jr.) for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaqjuita, John Cancellier’s Special T Rocks (Morand) a winner last week, and Bamond Racing’s Flem N Em who drew post 1 in the eight horse field. There are also three $15,500 paces on the 15-race program. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

Harness racing driver Victor Kirby was at it again, driving five winners while for the second straight week and third time in four starts, Empress Deo rallied to score a come-from-behind victory in the Tuesday, Dec. 13th $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap at Dover Downs. While Elliesjet N (Jonathan Roberts) and Inittowinafortune (Corey Callahan) battled for the early lead and Purrfect Bags (Vic Kirby) and Scandalicious (Tim Tetrick) joined the action on the backstretch, Allan Davis waited until the top of stretch before unleashing Empress Deo and the five-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Kittle Miss K streaked to the finish line for a 1:51.4 triumph. Scandalicious finished second in front of Purrfect Bags. Legacy Racing owns the six-time winner this year who now has won $159,633. It was the second win of the day for driver Davis and trainer Wayne Givens. A race earlier, Vic Kirby picked up his fourth win of five on the card directing Rich Pollucci's Mischief Maker N home in 1:52.2. Jim King conditions the Jereme's Jet-Invisage mare, now a seven-time winner this year while banking $51,381. Sweet Bobbie was runner-up. Shine N Shimmer (George Dennis) was third. Not only did Vic Kirby drive five winners during the program, he also was a two-time winning owner. Corey Callahan and Yannick Gingras also had two driving wins while trainer Wayne Givens also had a double. IL MAGO TAKES ON THREE OTHER WINNERS LAST TIME OUT Four horses including last week’s $20,000 Open/Handicap trot winner Il Mago, collide in the Wednesday, Dec. 14 feature race on a strong trotting dominated card at Dover Downs. Theresademoninme, owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis has won his last two in a row and three of his last four races with Jonathan Roberts driving, while razor-sharp trainer Ed Gannon Jr. with Yannick Gingras in the bike and Winbak Charles M and B Yoyo, owned by Bill Lambos and Dionisios Liberatos, with Corey Callahan, each won their previous starts and will step up to meet CC Racing’s Il Mago handled by Tim Tetrick. Glenferrrie Dreamer with Pat Berry is also racing at the top of his game with consecutive seconds after two wins in-a-row for J Craparotta &P Berry Racing. The strong field includes Brian Clark and Adams Racing’s Tag Up And Go with Bret Brittingham from the rail, Richard Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover driven by Ross Wolfenden, Frank Chick;s Awsome Valley and George Dennis and Boffin driven by Tony Morgan for ACI Stuten AB, Kjell Johansson and trainer Anette Lorentzon. The nine-horse $15,500 Winners-Over trot for 3,4 and 5-Year-Olds is another wide-open affair.  Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s Go Byem (Jim Morand) returned to winning form last week scoring an impressive 1:54 win. Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby’s Steel Reserve was a game second. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) drops down from the Open where he finished third. Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague), a champion Indiana bred, drew the rail for Dennis, Johannsen, Case and trainer Bob Reeser in the hard-hitting lineup.  .    This Wednesday and Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays plus all next week, as Dover Downs horsemen observe their usual annual Holiday Break Week through Christmas day. Live racing resumes on Monday, Dec. 26 on a normal schedule. Dover Downs. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing in the Dover Downs Sports Book, daily from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- The photo-finish camera was needed to determine Purrfect Bags (1:52.2) winner of the harness racing $20,000 Filly and Mare Open pace on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Dover Downs. After 28-1 shot Elliesjet N (Jonathan Roberts) flew away from the gate to take the lead and continued to lead seven rivals until mid-stretch when both Purrfect Bags (Victor Kirby) and Empress Deo (Allan Davis) zoomed down the lane side-by-side until Purrfect Bags pocked her nose in front at the wire to determine the outcome of the week's top distaff event. The Purrfect Bags victory, her 9th of the season in 19 starts with 3 seconds and 3 thirds, for owner JoAnn Looney-King, avenged an odds-on favorite loss last week. Tim Tetrick drove the Roddy's Bags Again-Purrfectly Bad four-year-old conditioned by meet leading trainer Jim King. She has now won $129,195 this year and $499,542 lifetime. Empress Deo and Elliesjet N were noses apart in second and third place. In a pair of $15,500 sub female sub-features, Enhance Your Mind got up for driver Kirby, the current meet leader, and owner-trainer Bryan Truitt in 1:52 in the first of the Winners-Over 3,4&5-Year-Old pace with Terror At Night (Jim Morand) and Arts Jem (Tetrick) right behind. The other section went to David Banks and Layfield Horses' Salulita in 1:52.4. Tony Morgan drove the Somebeachsomewhere-Fresh Idea 3-year-old to her sixth win of the year coming from off the pace. Janie Bay (Gingras) was second. Dublin Rose (Corey Callahan) finished third. Vic Kirby and Yannick Gingras had a trio of wins, while Vince Copeland and Ross Wolfenden, had two winners each. STRONG FIELDS IN $20,000 OPEN, TWO $15,500 TROTS TOP WEDNESDAY Joe and Laurie Davino’s Take My Picture a sharp $1-million winner drew inside post 2 in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot the Wednesday, Nov. 30 feature race. Muscerene was an impressive winner last week. The Berrys, trainer Traci and driver Pat Berry, have had recent success with consistant trottter Glenferrie Dreamer owned by JCraparotta&PBerry Stables. Callam Stable’s Spunky Jack and Roger Plante can never be overlooked. Tag Up And Go with Tony Morgan will be tough starting from the rail.David Miller’s War Cry Hall has been a consistant top class regular the last two seasons. Two horses with outside post can not be overlooked, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis Theresademoninme, handled by Jonathan Roberts and from the outside, CC Racing’s Il Mago with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Two $15,500 Winners-Over trots head the undercard. Uva Hanover (Morgan), fresh from a win last time.Ken Wood, Bill  Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), Frost Free Hanover, Go Byem, I Like My Boss, Steel Reserve and Arnold, all have winning credentials in one division while Nebraska Jack (Berry), Gillie The Kid (Tetrick) and Royal Becca J (Jack Parker) head the other section. Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

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