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Janet Hudson's Just a Jolt ($3.20, Victor Kirby) notched his second straight $40,000 Governor's Cup Thursday at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 triumph as part of the annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair. As the richest program of the year for Delaware harness racing, $610,000 in total purses was up for grabs for exclusively Delaware owned and/or bred horses. The popular local event puts bragging rights at stake as a focal point for many Delaware horsemen on the annual day that is laden with legislators, dignitaries and memorial races. Just A Jolt, a Jim King Jr.-trainee was sent immediately for the lead and never relented as he held off a game Bandolito, who was second and Papa Ray who was a solid third. Just A Jolt recorded his sixth win of the season as his earnings ballooned to more than $112,000 in 2015. The Honorable Governor Jack Markell was on hand to present the trophy to the winning connections. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events were contested for 3-year-olds. The first featured a track record for another King Jr. trainee, as Purrfect Bags ($4.80, Kirby) cruised to a decisive 1:51.2 victory, a new track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Purrfect Bags held off Gigi Deo and Love Forbidden, who rounded out the trifecta. Owned by Joann Looney-King, the Roddy's Bags Again filly, Purrfect Bags, reset the track record formerly co-held by Seboomook Fool Yah and Totally Rusty (1:52.1). The filly trotting final was the next DSBF event as Callmemza ($17.60, Jon Roberts) pulled off a minor upset over Cuddle Punk and My Fire Cloud Too in 1:57.4. A daughter of Great George Two, Callmemza notched her eighth career win for co-owner/trainer Bib Roberts, and co-owners Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. In the colt and gelding trotting final, 1-to-9 favorite Go Byem broke stride and changed the complexion of the race as Ed Kimmel's and Don and David Lee Wiest's Perfect Vangogh ($116.60, Tony Morgan) ended up loose on the lead and prevailed over Political Foe in 1:57.4. Go Byem made a dramatic recovery to finish third. A son of JM Vangogh, Perfect Vangogh earned his third career win. The winner was trained by Don Wiest. The pacing colt and geldings final went to Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Ron Benton's Remember Me VK ($3.20, Montrell Teague) who dazzled with a 1:51.2 score over Roddy's Hot Again and Quick Art. Trained by Bob Wyatt, the Art Director gelding recorded his ninth career win in 12 starts. In the $30,000 Legislator's Cup, featuring the state's top pacing mares, Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($4.20, Morgan) scored in 1:53. The $30,000 Charles Murphy Jr. Memorial Trot went to Gary Evans and Foulk Stables Prayer Session (Corey Callahan, $2.60) in 1:55. Matt Sparacino

There were six divisions of PA Stallion Series races for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters contested at the harness racing meeting at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (July 22), each going for a purse of $20,000. The first division went to the front-stepping Moneycounts De Vie (Tim Tetrick). The son of Andover Hall took the lead shortly after the quarter pole, going on to win in a time of 1:59.1. It was the first career win for the Dirk Simpson trainee, who was coming off of a double digit length qualifying romp. He is owned by Desyllas Racing, Bill Beck, and James Bafia. Division two saw TNT Rusty (John Campbell) make every call a winning one. The son of Explosive Matter is now a perfect two for two in his young career, trotting the mile in 1:58.4, which was the fastest of the day in the series. He is owned by trainer George Ducharme, Paul Fontaine, and Alfred Ross. In the third division, it was Raymer, Moss, and Solomon's, Mr Right (Vic Kirby) scoring on the front end. The son of Donato Hanover was able to hold of a late surge from Desert Runner (Ake Svanstedt) to pick up the victory in a time of 2:00. It was the first career win for Mr Right, who is trained by Leigh Raymer. Division four went to Mahlon Martin's Twin B Ammunition (Geo. Napolitano Jr.). The son of Explosive Matter swept on by past the quarter pole and never looked back, completing the mile in 1:59.2. It was the second straight win for the Bennie Magliochetti trainee, in his fifth career start. In the fifth division, Frank Antonacci trainee Elysium Lindy (Scott Zeron) scored the upset win. The son of Cantab Hall sat in the pocket behind another long shot Cloud Nine Hanover (Charlie Norris) until the stretch, when he sprinted past to win in a final time of 1:59.3. The heavily-favored Yes Sir Officer (John Campbell) broke at three-quarters. It was the first career win for Elysium Lindy, who is owned by K R Breeding. Another upset took place in the last, as Courant A B's Dollar Grin (Lucas Wallin) closed in time to pick up the win. The son of Cantab Hall was perfectly positioned second over, bailing off that cover in the lane to narrowly gun down favorite Shady McCoy (David Wade) in 2:00.2. It was the first pair-mutuel start for Dollar Grin, who is trained by Ake Svanstedt. Michael Bozich

Delaware-sired pacing colts and geldings kicked off the second week of DSBF (Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund) stakes action Monday at the harness racing meeting at  Harrington Raceway. In the first DSBF division, Mo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing's Quick Art ($7, Tony Morgan) set the fractions after taking the lead in prompt fashion from post position six while Remember Me VK challenged first over and Roddy's Hot Again waited in the pocket throughout. Remember Me Vk put in a strong rally but could not get to a game Quick Art, who would prevail in 1:51.3. Roddy's Hot Again was third. It was the first defeat in 2015 for Remember Me VK, who went off as the 1-to-5 favorite. Quick Art notched his sixth win of the year for trainer Josh Green, who captured both divisions of DSBF action Monday. Michael White's Son of a Sizzle (Victor Kirby, $2.10) captured the second division with a commanding score over Smoking Joey and Art Season in 1:52.4. The Life Sizzles colt never had an anxious moment in his open length score for trainer Green. John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks (Jon Roberts, $6.60) prevailed in the $12,500 Kenny McNutt Memorial in 1:51.1 for his third straight win for trainer Joe Hundertpfund. The race was named in the honor of long-time trainer/driver McNutt, who had Canadian roots but spent many years racing in the Mid-Atlantic region and passed away earlier this year. Kirby had three driving wins on the program. Matt Sparacino  

J&M Racing's Embassy Seelster ($4.80, George Dennis) notched her sixth win of the season Tuesday in the featured $16,000 Mares Open at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.2. Trained by Doug Lewis, the 5-year-old Modern Art mare was sent to the front from post seven and never relented in her half length score over BJ's Sweetheart and Also Encouraging. Embassy Seelster, the Harrington track record holder for aged mares, has not been worse than third in her past eight starts, including five wins. It was a good night for the Lewis barn who two races earlier, won their fifth race of the meet with Narcian Jewel ($3.20, Allan Davis). Narcian Jewel has won five of her last six races for owner Jerry Clark. Dennis and Victor Kirby each had three wins on the program. Allan Davis had a driving double. Matt Sparacino

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($8.40, Victor Kirby) notched his seventh win of the year Wednesday in his 1:54.1 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding stalked pacesetter Tough Mac throughout the mile before edging clear of that rival in the final strides. Rolls Blue Chip finished third. Trained by co-owner King Jr., it was the 29th career win for Powerful Charger. It is sure to be an eventful week for trainer King Jr., who trains Wakizashi Hanover (5/2, Tim Tetrick), a North American Cup elimination winner who will compete in the $1 million final at Mohawk Racetrack (Ontario, Canada) on Saturday June 20. The North American Cup Final is slated as the 12th race on the Mohawk program with an estimated post time of 10:40 p.m. Kirby had three driving wins on the program. Art Stafford Jr. had two wins. Matt Sparacino

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, May 30, 2015 - After a $7,500 farm buyback (In the Arsenal) won the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace Saturday night, the harness racing bargain-basement theme continued. Purrfect Bags (Vic Kirby, $24.60), who sold for all of $2,000, rolling through the lane, winning Yonkers Raceway's $117,724 Lismore for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Unraced parimtuelly for 52 days and with three qualifiers lead into her local debut, Purrfect Bags-from post No. 5-watched as Totally Rusty (Jason Bartlett), the only $15,000 supplemental entrant into this race, made the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. That one's wagering partner, Strut My Stuff (Jordan Stratton) was settled, as Sassa Hanover (George Brennan), the 2-5 choice, received her marching orders. "Sass" found the front, setting a spiffy :55.3 half when Bedroomconfessions (Brian Sears) moved from fourth. Purrfect Bags-from post No. 5-was behind her in and out of a 1:24.3 three-quarters. Meanwhile, Sassa Hanover had a couple of lengths turning for home, but Purrfect Bags was launched. She went up and over the leader, widening to win by two lengths in a season's-best 1:52.3. Sassa Hanover was second, with Bedroomconfessions third. Strut My Stuff and Totally Rusty settled for the minor moolah, while Special Package (Dave Miller) was outrun. For third choice Purrfect Bags, a daughter of Roddy's Bags Again owned by JoAnn Looney-King and trained her husband, Jim King Jr., it was her third win in four '15 tries (career 10-for-12, earnings of $205,612). The exacta paid $48.80, with no triple wagering due to the abbreviated number (five) of wagering interests. "(Trainer) Jim) (King Jr.) had her very sharp," Kirby said. "She really only had to pace about an eighth of a mile, and when I asked her, she just put her butt down and took off. "Her last race (statebred final at Dover) was all my fault. I drove her very badly. She has a burst of speed, I'm just glad to have a chance to drive her and tonight was definitely worth the trip." "When I bought her (for $2,000), my husband wasn't very pleased, Ms. King-who won this race a season ago as trainer of Tyra--said. "She the same as Tyra. Both are very fast and both try very hard." Frank Drucker

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger (Victor Kirby, $2.60) notched his sixth win of the year Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding grinded away first over on pacesetter Spunky Jack and edged clear at the top of the stretch for a decisive score over I'm So Striking and I Like My Boss. Trained by King Jr., it was the 28th career win for Powerful Charger. Trainer John Wilkerson had a double on the night with trotters Wingus ($5) and Keystone Orion ($8.40). Kirby, Montrell Teague and George Dennis each had a driving double. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Janet Hudson's Just a Jolt with harness racing driver Victor Kirby in the sulky notched his 25th career win Monday in the featured $16,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52. The 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding yielded early to pacesetter and last week's winner, Dancin Yankee, who led most of the way until Just A Jolt found room in the stretch and surged by for his fifth win of the year. Elite Awards finished third. Just A Jolt has banked more than $91,000 already in 2015, after a $223,885 season in 2014. KDK Standardbreds, Kathleen Mofield and John Dickens' Race Me Villa ($5.20, Montrell Teague) notched his sixth win of the season in 1:52.4 in a $11,000 conditioned event. A blazing 26.4 second last quarter gave the 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding an easy win over Bobbies Powerplay and Son of a Sizzle, who was previously undefeated in three 2015 starts. Allan Davis had three wins on the program. Montrell Teague and Jim Morand each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($3, Ross Wolfenden) was an impressive 1:55 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Traverse Seelster seized control early from Spunky Jack in an opening quarter in 28.2 seconds. Traverse Seelster then led the field of five to a half-mile in 58 seconds and three-quarters in 1:27.1. The venerable 7-year-old Angus Hall gelding then drew off effortlessly in the stretch for a dominating score over Spunky Jack. Powerful Charger closed late for third. Trained by Josh Green, it was the first win in four 2015 starts for Traverse Seelster, who added to his healthy lifetime bankroll of nearly $640,000. The all aged track record holder for trotters, Traverse Seelster had been second in his previous three starts. Victor Kirby had four wins on the program. Allan Davis, Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden each had two wins. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - A field of six talented trotters with 125 career combined lifetime wins lined up behind the starting gate in Harrington Raceway's $16,000 featured Open Trot Wednesday. When the dust settled it was Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($10.40, Victor Kirby) earning his second straight win in 1:54.3 over Traverse Seelster and Wingus. Powerful Charger received a second over trip behind Traverse Seelster, who catapulted to the front over a tiring Pocket Trip. 'Charger' then assumed pocket position and surged by Traverse Seelster late for his fifth win of the year. Allan Davis had three wins on the program. Crissman Inc.'s trotter Dash for the Cash ($3.40, Tony Morgan) improved to 2-for-2 for his new barn (trainer Tim Crissman) with a 1:56.3 win. Ross Wolfenden had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($2.60, Victor Kirby) notched his second straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Handicap for harness racing pacers in 1:51.2. The 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding successfully mounted his attack second over after leader Elite Awards blazed through fractions of 26.1, 54.3 and 1:22.4. 'Jolt' gathered momentum on the outside following Believe This Bob and surged in the final sixteenth of a mile to hit the wire first. Summer Camp, who sat second behind the pacesetter, closed ground late for second, while Believe This Bob finished third. Elite Awards faded to fourth. It was the 24th career win for Just A Jolt, who is trained by Jim King Jr. Kirby had three winners on the program. Tony Morgan also recorded a hat trick, including both halves of the daily double with Bobbies Powerplay ($7.60) and Bold and Brave ($2.80). Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The James King Jr. stable was triumphant in its second harness racing feature of the week at Harrington Raceway as Powerful Charger ($10.60, Victor Kirby) bested a field of five rivals Wednesday in the featured $16,000 Open Trot in 1:55. The 7-year-old gelding sired by Powerful Emotion wore down pacesetter Traverse Seelster in deep stretch for the narrow win. Spunky Jack, who was second throughout most of the mile, held on for third. Last week's winner, I Like My Boss, finished fifth. Owned by King Jr., and Tim Tetrick, Powerful Charger notched his fourth win of the season as his seasonal earnings inched closer to $50,000 for trainer and co-owner King Jr., who also prevailed in Monday's featured race, the $16,000 Open pace with Just A Jolt. Trainer Tim Crissman had two winners on the program, both driven by Anthony Morgan. Tim Torbert also had a training double. Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($3) was one of five harness racing winners driven by Victor Kirby as the pacer notched his 23rd career win Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.4. The Jim King Jr-trainee left from post position three and never relinquished the lead upon assuming command approaching the opening quarter mile and held pocket sitting Believe This Bob safe throughout. Jebswesternshake was third. A 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding, Just A Jolt earned his third win of the season. Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($5, George Dennis) captured the $12,500 Open II with a 1:54 front-end score for trainer Ed Walls. The 4-year-old Powerful Toy gelding earned his third win of the season and padded his lifetime bankroll of nearly $250,000. Kirby and King teamed up again when Thomas Kemp's Fire In the Belly ($6) made a backside charge to clear the leader and draw clear by open lengths in the fourth race in 1:51.3. The 4-year-old Real Artist gelding notched his 11th career win for conditioner King. Kirby also piloted People Are Crazy ($3.80) to victory for owners Robin and Jay Breasure in 1:53 in the eighth race, a $10,000 conditioned event for pacers. Kirby notched the grand slam with Harvey Eisman's Touchdown Mindale ($4) in the 12th after a 1:53.4 score and reached the fifth with his own In The Clear ($5.20) in 1:55.2 in the program finale. Tony Morgan had three winners on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

DOVER, Del.--- Sonofa Sizzle edged Smoking Joey to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace event-record breaking time of 1:50.2 while Just A Jolt put on a wire-to-wire 1:49.2 performance in the $32,500 Preferred/Handicap on closing day of the 46th Dover Downs season, Thursday, April 9. Corey Callahan rushed Smokin Joey away from the starting gate to beat KJ Ben (Art Stafford Jr.) to the front with race favorite Sonofa Sizzle and Vic Kirby getting away third. When the field reached the half in :54.1, Kirby sent Sonofa Sizzle up on the outside and initiated a two-horse battle for the lead. In the lane, Sonofa Sizzle edged to the front and to victory in 1:50.2, the fastest time recorded by a Delaware-sired sophomore in DSBF competition. Smoking Joey was a game second in front of Byby Landon and Tim Tetrick. Floridian Mike White owns the Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like colt who pedigree shows relationship to 2014 Harness Horse of the Year JK She'salady. Josh Green trained the three-year-old who now is undefeated in three starts this year and whose record shows seven wins in 13 races with three seconds and a third. He has now banded $70,000 this year and $185,516 in his short two-season career. Trainer Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek, in only his second lifetime start, racked up a 1:52 mile to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation. The Artzina-Anastasia Hanover gelding was followed by Da Chief (Jonathan Roberts) second, and Quick Art (Jim Morand), third. Just A Jolt, an ultra-consistent five-year-old gelding conditioned by Jim King, by Village Jolt-Just Wait Kate. and owned by Janet Hudson, was all front speed in a lifetime best 1:49.2 score in the $32,500 Preferred/Handicap pace. Vic Kirby took Just A Jolt right to the front in a speedy :26 seconds and then was in control the rest of the mile, pacing the last panel in :26.4 to ensure his second win of the year in 11 races with four seconds and two thirds. Bandolito came from last in the six-horse field and came on strongly but could not overcome Just A Jolt's advantage in deep stretch. Jebswesternshark was third for George Dennis. Earlier in the program, Bandolito was presented the Horse Of The Meet plaque choses by Delaware Valley Chapter U.S. Harness Writers Association. Corey Callahan with 284 winners was Leading Driver for the sixth consecutive campaign and Dylan Davis won the Leading Trainer award for the second-straight meet. Elite Awards became the second Delaware sired winner scoring a 1:50.4 victory at 22-1 reined by Eddie Davis Jr., to win an $18,500 4&5 Open. Karen Walls owns the Powerful Toy-Silk Slop four-year-old gelding who won for 17th time in his career. Fire In The Belly (Kirby) closed strongly for second with race-favorite Sir Richard Z Tam (Tetrick) third. In the other $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Open/Handicap, Dan Keeler's Mister Truth, trained by Vic Keeler, won for the third week in-a-row as Tony Morgan got the four-year-old altered son of Total Truth-Miss AJ Ponda. to victory in 1:52. Scalped (Montrell Teague) was runner-up in front of Major Bucks (Toby Lynch) in a tight three- horse photo. Little Ben and Eddie Davis Jr. turned in a lifetime fastest 1:51.2 effort to win the first of two $17,500 Winners-Over paces for young male horses to give trainer Jim King the first of two wins. The Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Light gelding held of Getitoffyourchest (Jonathan Roberts) and Flirtnwithdisaster (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively. The other $17,500 division went to another longshot, 20-1 Panic Disorder handled by Allan Davis. Steve and trainer Sheila Daugherty own the Western Terror-Jate's Joy gelding. One Stop Deal (Callahan) was next with Star Messenger (Tetrick) third. Believe This Bob closed strongly to insure a 1:51 victory in a $16,500 Male Winners-Over pace. Owned by Mary Ann Larrimore and conditioned by Joe Skowyra, the Beach Romeo-Believe This Gal homebred recorded his third win of the year. Feel Like A Fool (Callahan) was second for the third straight start. Nova Artist (Allan Davis) came on for third. Apollo Seelster, driven and trained by meet leaders Corey Callahan and Dylan Davis, scored another lifetime best 1:51 triumph in another $15,000 event for young male horses. The Camluck-April Three gelding won for the fourth straight time catching New Patrol (George Dennis) in the final strides. Giant Slayer (Tetrick) finished third. The second race of the day, a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap resulted in a stunning 1:50.3 victory by J&M Racing's Tauranga (Roberts), a No Pan Intended-Thereal Ideal gelding. Guns An Roses (Allan Davis) was second in front of Arsenal (Kirby). Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Eddie Davis Jr. and Vic Kirby had doubles. There is no charge for admission or for parking at Dover Downs. 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Wins by Sonofa Sizzle, Roddy's Hot Again and KJ Ben completed 2nd leg of the harness racing Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries while Bandolito had just enough to win the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap again on Thursday, April 2 at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby picked up where he left off Wednesday driving Sonofa Sizzle to a tight 1:51.2 victory in the first of three DSBF prelims. The Mike White-owned Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like colt edged Smoking Joey (Corey Callahan) in a stretch battle for his second straight win this year and sixth in 12 outings lifetime while earning $135,516 in purses. Seeboomook Katahdin (Allan Davis) was third. Roddy's Hot Again registered a lifetime best 1:52.4 triumph in the second DSBF prelim. Trainer-driver George Dennis and his wife Tina along with ASJ W Stable own the Roddy's Bags Again-Step Lively gelding, a career win 5 while banking $91,091. Byby Landon (Tony Morgan) was second with Bobby The Greek (Tony Morgan) finishing third in his first lifetime start. KJ Ben and Tim Tetrick made the winner's circle in the third $20,000 event notching a 1:54 victory. Cams Director (Callahan) and Rigged To Go (Jonathan Roberts were second and third respectively. Scott Woogen bred and owns KJ Ben, a Riggins-Winsmith Karen gelding, who won for the sixth time in 11 starts and $91,783 earnings. The top eight point-getters return in the male pace prelims return next Thursday for a $100,000 final. For the second consecutive week Bandolito scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap, this time in 1:50 flat. The battle down the lane was exceptional with owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier and Bandolito holding a long nose lead at the wire. Jebswesternshake (Dennis) roared down the passing lane to edge strong finishing Just A Jolt (Kirby) for second money. The triumph was the fourth this season with two seconds in 11 opportunities. Lifetime, the Ponder-Sody's Home Brew five-year-old won for the 18th time raising his bankroll to $333,935. Four Staces, owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, was at the top of his game scoring a 1:50.3 conquest in the $17,000 475-Year-Old Open/Handicap pace. The win was one of four for meet leader Corey Callahan driver of the Rocknroll Hanover-Miss Stacee gelding who won for the fourth time this year while in the money in all eight starts. He has won $41,135 in 2015 and $103,174 lifetime. A 26-1 shot Cabbie's Delight (Jim Morand) got up for second in front of 30-1 Major Bucks (Toby Lynch Jr.). Vic Keeler's Mister Truth, handled by Tony Morgan, got up in the stretch to catch Bobbies Power Play (Kirby) for a 1:51.4 victory, his second in-a-row. Al altered son of Total Truth-Miss Aj Ponda, Mister Truth won his fifth in 11 races this campaign and now has $93,764 in his career. Little Ben (Tetrick) was the show horse. Corey Callahan and Kirby had four wins each. Tim Tetrick, Tony Morgan and trainer Dylan Davis had doubles. The battle for leading trainer comes down to the final week with defending champion Dylan Davis at 61 and runner-up, Doug Lewis with 58 winners. No live racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Next week is the last four days of the 2014-2015 Dover Downs season featuring a $100,000 DSBF Final every day. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, closing day, will offer a 'two-for-one' special in the Winners Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for admission or for parking at Dover Downs. 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. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- A trio of favorites - Totally Rusty, Spin Vision and Purrfect Bags - dominated $20,000 2nd leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries while Wind Of The North held on to win the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on April1 at Dover Downs. Red hot harness racing driver Vic Kirby had five wins. It was no contest in the first DSBF prelim as Totally Rusty won for fun in 1:52.1 with Corey Callahan holding the lines for trainer Doug Lewis for breeder-owner Carter Racing Stable. The win was the 10th in 11 lifetime races for the chestnut homebred daughter of Rusty's For Real-Rusty's Joy, now a winner of $149,250 lifetime. Seeboomook Princess (Ross Wolfenden) closed well to nip Brian's Thunder (Jim Morand) for place money. Allan Davis guided Leigh Louthan's homebred Spin Vision to victory in the second division, her sixth win this season in eight starts. Overall, the brown No Spin Zone-David's Art filly has won nine times with four seconds in 19 starts banking $87,480 for the breeder, owner, trainer. Cedar Hall Heiress (George Dennis) and 17-1 Nella's Bus (Vince Copeland) were second and third respectively. Purrfect Bags remained near-perfect as Vic Kirby piloted the Jim King-conditioned Roddy's Bags Again-Purrfectly Bad daughter to her ninth career win in 10 starts while earning $146,750 for owner JoAnn King. Gigi Deo (Wolfenden), a winner last week, had to settle for second. Love Forbidden (Callahan) was a strong third. The top eight point-getters after the two rounds of DSBF prelims return next Wednesday for a $100,000 final. Wind Of The North a late Fall purchase by Daryl Bier, made the winner's circle for the first time this year turning in an impressive 1:52.3 triumph in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot. The five-year-old altered son of Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind, owned by trainer-driver Bier and Joann Dombeck, cut out the entire mile leading the quarter in :27.1 and trotting home in :27.2 to withstand a tremendous homestretch duel with runner-up Tough Mac (Callahan) who was a head back in second. Prayer Session (Jonathan Roberts) was the third horse home. Baximum was scratched. Vic Kirby, the track's third leading dash-win driver, who had three wins Tuesday, finished the day with five more. Corey Callahan won three while Allan Davis had a double. The battle for leading trainer has come down to a difference of two with defending champion Dylan Davis at 59 and with two winners Wednesday, Doug Lewis is at 57. THREE $20,000 DSBF COLT PRELIMS; $28,500 DEL. SPECIAL THURSDAY The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2ND leg prelims come to an end with a trio of three-year-old divisions, plus a $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap top the Thursday, April 2 program at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first $20,000 DSBF division, Mike White's Son Of A Sizzle, piloted by Vic Kirby, and Howard Taylor's Smoking Joey, reined by Corey Callahan, both winners last week, meet head-on. wins and the $100,000 DSBF Final last December, heads one of two divisions. ), Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin, and Allan Davis, drew the rail. Dashboard, with Ross Wolfenden driving for JoAnn King and Maria Ringler, and Da Chief and Tim Tetrick are the other contestants. David Hamm's homebred Byby Landon (Tetrick) leaves from the rail in the second DSBF prelim. Art Season (Allan Davis), owned by Sharon White, Nanticoke Racing and Legacy Racing; driver George and Tina Dennis and ASK W Stable's Roddy's Hot Again head the opposition. Kerry King's Just By A Length (Jason Thomson), Roger Hammer's Rustlercafe (Callahan) and first time starter Shawn Hanley's Bobby The Greek (Wolfenden) are the other challengers. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben (Tetrick), Kovach Stable, Tina and Joe Clark's Cams Director (Callahan) and Don Marine's Rigged To Go (Jonathan Roberts) lead six to post in the third $20,000 DSBF division. Winbak Farms' Shifting Seasons (Vince Copeland) drew the rail, Henry Faragalli III, T.P.Johnson and Nanticoke Racing's Quick Art (Jim Morand) leaves from the outside. Mammes, Kierman, Gugliucci and Cohen's Wheel Tapper (George Dennis) are outside threats. Bandolito and Jebswesternshark, both sub-150 winners last Thursday, lead a field of nine in the $28,500 Delaware Special/Handicap. Daryl Bier, who owns, trains and drives Bandolito, scored a scorching 1:48.1 win last week, one-fifth of a second from his own track record set last year. Frank Chick's Jebswesternshark and George Dennis was a wire-to-wire 1:49.1 victor, one race later. Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist (Allan Davis) got back in the winner's column while Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) finished a strong second but gets post 8 once more. As usual, there is a strong supporting card. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. 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. Marv Bachrad  

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