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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

HARRINGTON, Del. - A total of 24 fillies battled in three $20,000 elimination divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Monday at Harrington Raceway. The most anticipated showdown, was the latter of those divisions as round one winners Totally Rusty, owned by Carter Racing Stable, and Gigi Deo, owned by the partnership of Jerry Silva, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms, were primed for a showdown after drawing into together in the programs' 10th race. Totally Rusty, fresh off her track record setting performance (1:54.1) in her division last week, emerged as a wire-to-wire winner for driver Corey Callahan and reset her track record with a 1:54 win over the track listed in "good" condition. Gigi Deo rallied first over and finished second, three lengths in arrears of Totally Rusty. Trained by Doug Lewis as the only foal of sire Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty improved to 4-for-4 lifetime. One rival Totally Rusty has not faced yet but will next week is Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($2.10, Victor Kirby), who dominated in her 1:55.4 triumph in another DSBF pacing filly division. The Roddy's Bags Again filly never had an anxious moment in her front end romp to improve to 3-for-3 lifetime for trainer Jim King Jr. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden ($4.40, Andrew McCarthy) won the remaining division in 1:57.4. The Riggins-sired filly atoned for a third place finish as the favorite in her division last week, with a first-over grinding narrow margin of victory over Spin Vision. Trained by Dinges, it was the first win in two career starts for Love Forbidden. The top eight point-getters will return to compete in the $100,000 final next Monday October 20. In the overnight feature, Doug Lewis' (owner/trainer) Mojo Terror ($4.20, Callahan) was a 1:53 winner. Callahan had four winners on the program. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple, while Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for 2-year-olds continued Wednesday as six divisions of trotters were contested. The most noteworthy division was the latter of three colt and gelding divisions, in which Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, LLC's Egosnattitudes ($10.60, Jon Roberts) reset the track record for freshman trotting geldings, with a 2:00.3 victory. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding reeled in pacesetting favorite Save The Night in deep stretch for the upset win. Trained by Bib Roberts, it was the first career win for Egosnattitudes. The remaining colt divisions were contested off the wagering program, with Stephane and Brian Cassell's Political Foe (Eddie Dennis, 2:02.4) and Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Political Cash (Allan Davis, 2:01.4) prevailing. The fastest filly division went to another Bib Roberts-trainee, Callmemza ($40, Jon Roberts), who overcame post eight for a wire-to-wire win in 2:02.1. The Great George Two-Endorphan Annie filly notched her second win in three career starts. Driver Victor Kirby piloted six winners, including a win in an elimination for the trotting fillies with Sign N Drive ($4.60, Victor Kirby. 2:02.3). Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stable's Penny Paratrooper ($3, Ross Wolfenden, 2:04.2) won the remaining filly division.. It was a banner night for Kirby, who reached at a new personal best at Harrington. He picked up a trio of his wins quickly by winning three in a row from races two through four with Windsong Ingenius ($3), Bettor and Bold ($3) and Master Bedroom ($8.60), with the latter two being trained by Jim King Jr. Ross Wolfenden and Jon Roberts each had three wins, while Eddie Dennis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. The Riggins colt brushed to lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.3 seconds, clearing early leader and race favorite Smoking Joey. KJ Ben then marched through fractions of 57.1 and 1:26.1 before holding the favorite at bay in the stretch for a measured win. Trained by Duane Wagner, it was the third win of KJ Ben's career. Perhaps the most contentious division was the fourth when Michael White's Son of a Sizzle ($11.80, Allan Davis) recorded a 1:54.2 win from off the pace for trainer Gary Green. The Life Sizzles colt battled first over and cleared leader Byby Landon, before holding off a game late charge from Remember Me VK for his first win of the season in five career starts. George and Tina Dennis Inc and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again ($2.80, George Dennis) notched his Third Straight win in the first division on the program. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding never had an anxious moment in his front end win in 1:56.3. Roddy's Hot Again is trained by his co-owner and driver George Dennis. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin ($2.10, Allan Davis) was an 11 length winner in his DSBF division. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, the Riggins gelding never relented once assuming the lead before the quarter mile. Trained by Wayne Givens, he was won 3 of 4 career outings. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($5.60, Victor Kirby) won her Third Straight race in the overnight feature, the $13,750 Mares Open. Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Victor Kirby and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Corey Callahan had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 harness racing divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway. The top eight point-getters from the first two legs will return to compete in the $100,000 final on October 20. The fastest and most impressive winner of the divisions was Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty ($2.10, Corey Callahan) who broke her dam's (mom's) track record with a 1:54.1 decisive score. It was one of three wins on the card for trainer Doug Lewis. As the only foal for sire Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty is 3-for-3 in her young career. After clearing the lead near the opening quarter-mile, Totally Rusty never relented in a visually impressive performance. Totally Rusty's dam, Rusty's Joy, co-held the track record with She's Everything and Little Bit Tricky of 1:55.4. It was one of three wins on the program for Callahan. Totally's Rusty's 1:54.1 mile also established a new stakes record. Gigi Deo ($2.10, Andrew McCarthy) notched her third win in four starts in her career in the first division for owner J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables, and Deo Volente Farms after a 1:56.3 triumph as the heavy favorite for trainer Aaron Lambert. The Riggins-sired filly was recently second with grand circuit fillies in the Kentuckiana at Hoosier Park (Indiana). In the only upset of the DSBF divisions, Gary Simpson and Eric Good's Puddle Jumper ($14.20, George Dennis) was victorious in 1:57.2. A daughter of Riggins, Puddle Jumper sat behind pacesetter Fancy Sound throughout before emerging down the passing lane late for a win over the latter. Love Forbidden was the overwhelming favorite and battled first over throughout but was unable to close ground late and finished third. Puddle Jumper was making her Third Straight for co-owner and trainer Simpson. The final division went to Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($2.10, Victor Kirby), who improved to 2-for-2 lifetime with a front end 1:57 victory over a pocket sitting Brian's Thunder. The Roddy's Bags Again filly is trained by Jim King Jr. Kirby had three winners on the card. In the overnight feature, Callahan piloted Lewis-trained Delaware Hanover ($4) for owner Howard Taylor to an off the pace score in 1:53 in the $13,750 Open II. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrrington Raceway      

HARRINGTON, Del. - With just 12 days remaining in the Harrington Raceway meet, the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds will be prominently featured over the final three weeks. DSBF action kicks off Monday with pacing fillies going postward in four divisions. The early favorite in the division would have to be J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Violente Farms' Gigi Deo (9/5, Andrew McCarthy), who drew post four in the first split, the second half of the daily double as race two. A $55,000 Harrisburg sale yearling, "Gigi" is one of the most expensive Delaware-sired horses since the inception of the DSBF program. She finished second to Bettor Be Steppin in the Kentuckiana in grand circuit action at Hoosier Park. This will be her first time over a half-mile racetrack for trainer Aaron Lambert.   Another filly whose off to an auspicious start to her career is Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2/1, Corey Callahan), who is a homebred for Carter Racing Stable. Sired by Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty is the only registered foal from her sire. She took a mark of 1:53.4 in her last start at Harrah's Philadelphia and is 2-for-2 thus far in her young career. Joann Looney-King and her husband, trainer Jim King Jr., will look to continue a banner year with budding filly Purrfect Bags (2-1, Victor Kirby) in the final division. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again exploded to a five length win in her only career start at Harrah's Philadelphia. The four divisions are slated second, fifth, eighth and tenth on the Monday program. The pacing colts will headline Tuesday's program in four divisions. This year's group appears to be extremely competitive with early favorites among the 29 colts entered appearing to be the likes of CTC Stable's Smoking Joey (second division, 5/2, Callahan), Seboomook Katahdin (third division, 2-1, Allan Davis) as well as a contentious fourth division that features David Hamm's Byby Landon (2-1, Ross Wolfenden) and Michael White's SonofaSizzle (3/1, Allan Davis). Smoking Joey, trained by Doug Lewis, and Seboomook Katahdin, conditioned by Wayne Givens, are both sons of Riggins who have started their careers with two early wins. Byby Landon, a Dick Lewis-trainee, won his only previous start at Harrington with an impressive 27.3 last quarter, but perhaps drew into the deepest division that includes Life Sizzles-sired Sonofa Sizzle, who was third in a division of the Tompkins Geers at Tioga Downs. The trotters will be in action on Wednesday with three divisions apiece of fillies and colts. Two long time local Delaware trainers appear to have the preliminary favorites in the colt division as Eddie Dennis-trained Political Foe and Bob Shahan-trained Political Cash will head their divisions, which will be held as early non-wagering events at 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Owned by Stephanie Brian Cassell, Political Foe was a strong second in his last start versus older rivals. Meanwhile, Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash finished third in his opening start after a series of impressive qualifiers. Among the 22 trotting fillies, most are making their first career starts and only Shahan and George Brem's Save The Night, has a pari-mutuel win, after winning an overnight event at Ocean Downs in 2:02.4. Live racing is conducted nightly with a 5:30 p.m. post time. by Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jon Roberts capped his best week yet at Harrington Raceway with a second five-win performance in four nights Thursday. The 33-year-old Roberts, who won five races on Monday, won five more Thursday giving him 13 for in a four day span on Delaware's only half-mile racetrack. Roberts did not drive at Harrington on Tuesday night, September 30. Roberts win parade Thursday began in the second race with Seaside Gal ($10.80) and continued by capturing the second and fourth legs of the pick four with Aggie's Dream ($4.40) and Casino Bags ($7). Roberts secured the grand slam with a triumph aboard We Salute You ($9.60) in race nine before piloting veteran Real Tough ($5.20) to a Third Straight win in race 13. Roberts currently sits fifth in the Harrington driver standings with 73 wins. Allan Davis (135), Ross Wolfenden (124), George Dennis (109) and Victor Kirby (83) complete the top four. In the trainer standings, Wayne Givens (58) maintains a lead over defending champ Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (47). Josh Green (38), Les Givens (28) and Kyle Moore (23) fulfill the top five. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($5.20, Victor Kirby) recorded his 15th win of the season Monday at Harrington Raceway in the $18,000 Open Handicap in 1:51.4. Trained by Jim King Jr., the massive win total for 'Jolt' is the best in North America this year for 4-year-olds. Kirby placed the 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding first over after pacesetter Mojo Terror after fractions of 27.3, 56.2 and 1:24.4, and edged clear in the stretch for the win. Mojo Terror held second while People Are Crazy closed ground late for third. Just A Jolt boosted his seasonal bankroll to nearly $190,000. It was one of three wins on the card for Kirby. Meanwhile, driver Jon Roberts was on fire with five wins on the program, including four consecutive in races two through five, two of which were behind Josh Parker-trained horses Invictus Hanover ($2.20) and Shark Fantasy ($2.80). Roberts also brought in long shots Intrepid Hall ($28.60) and Cruising West ($19.20). Earlier on the program, two "Rickshaw Rumble" races were held to benefit Horse Lovers United, which finds homes for horses who can no longer compete. Tiffany Cooper and Montrell Teague won the first division while Cody Poliseno and Emily Thompson won the second. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.60, Jim Morand) recorded her 53rd career win Tuesday with a 1:53 win in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The venerable 9-year-old left from post position five and never relinquished her lead in a wire-to-wire triumph over Embassy Seelster and Springforth, who finished in a dead heat for second. Trained by Dylan Davis, Monochromatic boosted her seasonal earnings to more than $94,000 and career bankroll to an impressive $848,305. Driver Victor Kirby had five wins on the program, including a decisive score in the $13,750 Open II with Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Stephen Iaquinta's Jereme's Sweetheart ($3.20) in 1:52. Montrell Teague recorded a driving triple. Allan Davis and George Dennis each won two races.  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Powerful Charger ($6.60, Victor Kirby) delivered I Like My Boss his first career loss with a 1:56 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Owned by trainer Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick, the 6-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding edged clear late after a first over grind and held off a game I Like My Boss who chased second over and ran out of racetrack in his rally attempt resulting in a narrow loss. It was the first career defeat for I Like My Boss in 16 starts. For Powerful Charger, it was his third win of the season and first career win in the Open class. I Like My Boss, a Delaware sire stakes champion, won all three of his starts as a 2-year-old and 12 previous attempts at age 3. Drivers Allan Davis and Ross Wolfenden each had three wins on the program. George Dennis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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

HARRINGTON, Del. - The venerable 10-year-old pacing superstar Foiled Again ($3.20, Yannick Gingras) prevailed in the eighth annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50.2. A large crowd filled the Harrington grandstand, watching harness racing's heavyweights among the older horse pacing ranks battle it out on Delaware's half-mile racetrack. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, the 10-year-old Foiled Again assumed command from his rail post position just past the quarter mile in 26.3. He led the rich field of eight, whose combined lifetime bankroll is near $15 million, to the half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. Stable mate Clear Vision, who won the 2013 Quillen, received his marching orders from driver Brett Miller at the half mile and battled first over but could not get closer than a half length from Foiled Again at the wire. Bettor's Edge finished third. "It seems like every year, he rewrites the record books," said Gingras. "It was great to come out on top tonight." Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing, boosted his lifetime bankroll to more than $6.6 million. It was his sixth consecutive year in Harrington's marquee event. Clear Vision was making his fourth consecutive start. Both horses are trained by Ron Burke. The race honors the memory of the late Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who was a racetrack regular and always had the horsemen's best interest at heart. Quillen's sister Grace Wanda Quillen, and brothers Francis and Frank Quillen were on hand for the winner's circle presentation. In the overnight feature, John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($5.20, Victor Kirby) recorded a 1:51.1 triumph in the $17,000 Open for trainer Jim King Jr. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - All good things must come to an end, but for I Like My Boss, that time is not now. The venerable trotter extended the longest current unbeaten streak to start a career in North America with his 15th consecutive win in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceaway in 1:56.4. I Like My Boss ($5.20, Jon Roberts) survived his first test versus Open class trotters, holding off Spunky Jack in a tight finish for a narrow win. I Like My Boss, owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons and trainer Bob Shahan, set all the fractions in his victory. After a comfortable lead most of the mile, Spunky Jack posed a fierce challenge in deep stretch, but under urging from Roberts, I Like My Boss responded and kept his record unblemished. The Delaware sire stakes champion, I Like My Boss, boosted his lifetime bankroll to nearly $240,000. Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. Allan Davis and Roberts each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for the Meadows        

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