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HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($2.80, Victor Kirby) recorded his second straight harness racing win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Delaware Special. Trained by Wayne Givens, the 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion registered his 41st career win via first over charge to the front near three-quarters where he would draw away by open lengths. Allwillworkout was second with Imkeepnthisguy third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule until October 19. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($8.20, Victor Kirby) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $13,000 featured pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion received a garden journey and held off the game race favorite Framed Art, who was outside most of the mile for a narrow win. It was the 39th career win for Papa Ray, who is conditioned by Wayne Givens. Millenium Wheel was third. The sixth race, won by Kiss A Dragon, was named in honor of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, who was enjoying their annual night at the races. The draw for the Bobby Quillen Memorial, the marquee race of the year at Harrington, will be held Tuesday as some of racing's top older pacers are expected to compete in this year's $150,000 event. Matthew Sparacino

A filly purchased for less than $1000 at a Shepparton harness racing dispersal sale has netted 25-year-old Armstrong trainer Leroy O’Brien his biggest thrill in the trots. Imprincessgemma (Village Jolt-Melody Stride) didn’t even fetch four figures at the Shepparton sale, O’Brien explaining he paid “$900 plus GST” for the filly. Tonight she won the $50,000 Empire Stallions Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic 2YO Fillies Final at Tabcorp Park Melton, netting O’Brien and his mum, co-owner Sharryn, $25,000. “This was really special,” O’Brien said. “This one we owned ourselves, this was only her second lifetime win. She is really special to us. She’s named after my niece by my Mum. She really is one of our favourites.” Driven by Kerryn Manning tonight, Imprincessgemma took the lead early off Hakuna and once in front never looked like losing. She paced a 1:54.8 mile rate, her last half-mile split up in 28.8 and 28.4secs. “She carried herself well (at the sale),” O’Brien said when asked what had caught his eye at Shepparton. “Melody Stride was from the Stride family and Village Jolt was a fairly new sire when we purchased her. She was just very cheap and I thought she was definitely worth a go. “Me and my dad (Danny) actually went up there to buy a trotting mare in foal, but it went a little bit too dear. I had an eye for her (Imprincessgemma), so I had to ring mum to transfer some money so I could buy her. I had no money but I liked the horse.” O’Brien is positive he wants to make a full-time go of the trots. “I really do. I’m a plumber by trade, but I’ve done my time with the business and put that aside to have a real good go with the horses. There’s nothing better than waking up and working with them. I love them to bits. I really want to make it in the future and have a real good crack at it while I can. And I’ll give it 110 per cent, that’s for sure.” O’Brien also adds that the trots operation is very much a family project. “My mum gets up at daylight and gets out there with her nighty on, she loves it. It’s a massive team effort. Dad does a great job too and my girlfriend Kristy helps out along the lines too. I’ve got massive support from my family.” Manning was full of merit for O’Brien post-race. “She’s a lovely horse to drive and Leroy does a great job with his horses. He knows them very well and he’s got a good head on his shoulders,” she said. O’Brien returned the praise. “I put Kerryn on tonight because I wanted to put the best on to give her every chance. And you can’t beat Kerryn Manning.” Meanwhile, in the Group 1 Empire Stallions Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic trotting finals Wobelee (Down Under Muscles-Tupenny Bit) and Viksun (Fling It-Summerline) won the male and female divisions respectively. Wobelee is trained by Alison Alford and was driven by husband Chris, whose fans tonight donned #Puppet6000 t-shirts to celebrate Alford’s recent 6000th winner in the gig. “I’m very proud of this little fella,” Alford said. “He’s normally really well-mannered but he went for a little bit of a canter in the score-up, which scared me, but once he found the front he was going to be hard to beat.” Wobelee rated 2:00.8 to score by 6.5m over Whizzbang Dan, with Chissy in third. Viksun won the fillies’ final in 2:01.2 for trainer Billy Muscat and driver Michael Muscat. Cody Winnell (HRV Media/Communications Manager)

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A group of the Island's best overnight pacers will contend with a mainland invader in the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash card with the weekday feature lining up in race 10 for a $2,100 purse. Eagle Jolt is the morning line choice fresh off a third place finish to Adkins Hanover and Mr Irresistible in the preferred ranks in his last start. Marc Campbell trains and drives the 10-year-old son of Village Jolt for owners Marie and Wilbur MacDonald of Orwell Cove. Heart And Soul draws the outside in the field of eight with trainer-driver Clare MacDonald of Nova Scotia for owners Riley Farms of Summerside. The former Prince County Horsemen's Club Horse of the Year has a pair of third place finishes at Truro Raceway so far in his four-year-old campaign after being crowned a Maritime Champion during his three-year-old season. The field also includes The Big Bite from post 5 riding a two race win streak after winning last week's Thursday feature for trainer Jack Arsenault but loses his regular driver with Brian MacPhee getting the catch driving call. Last Thursday's runner-up Simon Said (Corey MacPherson) has the rail, with Oh To Be Me taking a hike in class after winning his latest for trainer-driver-owner Gary Chappell from post 3 and Twin B Shadow (Ken Murphy) dropping from the preferred ranks to draw post 7. Other entries include Dees Boy (Kenny Arsenault) and Four Corners (Gordie Hennessey) both making their first starts of the season. Hemingway makes his first East Coast start in race 9 on the card for owner-trainer Shane Doyle of Charlottetown and driver Vincent Poulton. He draws post 5 in the $1,500 event after racing the claiming ranks at Woodbine and Mohawk Raceways in Ontario in recent weeks. A hard hitting group of six mares line up in race 7 with Woodmere Articblue favoured from the outside post 6 for trainer-driver Campbell. Other top entries include tough open mare Shadows Mystery (Arsenault) and Truro invader West River Ambyr (MacDonld) who has been undefeated so far in her four-year-old campaign. For race programs, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

One of last season's top harness racing two-year-olds Usain Jolt returned to racing with a brilliant win in the Bevan Lee's Butchery Pace over 2200 metres in Launceston on Friday night. Usain Jolt won the Dandy Patch Stakes final in Hobart before ending his two-year-old campaign with a game second to Offthetopofmyhead in Launceston in early July last year. His trainer Tony Petersen gave the gelded son of Village Jolt plenty of time off and while his trial form leading up to his return wasn't flash the three-year-old relished being back in racing mode. Driver Ricky Duggan allowed Usain Jolt ($1.80) to settle midfield from his second-row draw but when the pace slackened over a lap from home Duggan sent his charge around the field to face the breeze outside of the leader Entreemaindesert ($10.50). The second elect Buster William ($4.30) had enjoyed a cosy run in the one-out line so when his driver Mark Yole eased out to make his charge and he joined Usain Jolt turning for home. The pair drew clear of the rest and for a fleeting moment it looked as if Buster William would have the edge but when Duggan called on Usain Jolt for the big effort he drew clear and went on to score by about eight metres from Buster William with near rank outsider Blues Ace ($81) a closing third. Peter Staples

Harness racing driver Stuart McDonald, the State’s leading junior reinsman, has been engaged to handle talented five-year-old Mynameskenny in the $21,000 Mt Barker Chicken Free Range Steaks Pace over 21230m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.  Byford trainer John Oldroyd called on McDonald’s services to make use of his claim, which effectively reduced Mynameskenny from an M2-class pacer to an M1 performer. This claim enabled Mynameskenny to draw favourably at barrier No. 2 on the front line and he will meet several M1-class pacers on advantageous terms. A son of Village Jolt, Mynameskenny who has won at 17 of his 31 starts, has been freshened up since his latest appearance, when he covered a lot of extra ground and wilted to finish eighth behind Ricimer over 2130m on July 29. The WA-bred horse had won at each of his previous seven starts. McDonald, who will be handling Mynameskenny for the first time in a race, is likely to be anxious to set the pace from his ideal draw. However, he could well face a tough task to get past the polemarker Blacknsweet Adda in the early stages. Blacknsweet Adda, who is trained by Courtney Burch and will be driven by Morgan Woodley, possesses good gate speed and is a smart frontrunner. She has had a brief let-up since she gave an outstanding performance to finish a head second to Delightful Jade at a 1.56.8 rate over 2130m on July 29.       She was restrained from barrier eight and was 12th and last at the bell before sustaining a grand three-wide burst to get to finish a head behind Delightful Jade. Blacknsweet Adda’s past seven starts have produced four wins and two seconds. Delightful Jade is in sparkling form and as an M4-classs performer is the highest-assessed runner in the field. She will be handled by Micheal Ferguson, who has been in the sulky at her past three starts for two wins (after facing the breeze). However, trainer Gary Hall sen. said that Delightful Jade’s task appeared beyond her from the outside barrier. owever, she faces a stern test from the outside (No. 9) of the front line. “She has learnt how to relax and is going really well,” Hall said. “However, she has drawn too wide. My other runner, Ideal Justice, has also drawn too wide at No. 7.” Greg and Skye Bond have two runners, Ima Tragedy (barrier three) and Bungalow Bill (four), and they will have admirers. Bungalow Bill worked hard in the breeze when third behind Say It Now and Lady Willoughby over 2130m last Friday night after a smart all-the-way win over Rycroft at his previous start. Ima Tragedy, to be driven by Mitch Miller, caught the eye last Friday night when he was seventh at the bell and finished fast to be second to Delightful Jade.  McDonald will have an interesting and challenging tradition to uphold. Mynameskenny has been handled by claiming drivers only twice before ---last December when Tom Buchanan was successful at Northam and Micheal Ferguson at Gloucester Park. Ken Casellas

HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard and Judith Taylor's Verdad ($7.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:51.2 winner in the $15,000 featured harness racing Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. In a consolidated field of three as a result of two scratches, Verdad, a 7-year-old Western Ideal stallion, sat third most of the mile before wearing down pacesetter and race favorite Dancin Yankee and edging clear in narrow fashion late. It was Verdad's 31st career win for trainer Ron Burke. Dancin Yankee was second with Singing Saint third. Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($5, Victor Kirby) prepped for a likely Governor's Cup performance in July with a 1:51.3 victory in a $10,000 conditioned pace for trainer Jim King Jr. The 6-year-old Village Jolt gelding and 2015 Governors Cup winner set all the fractions in his narrow win over Soto and Raritan Bay. The Governor's Cup, held on July 28, is a $40,000 annual event with local bragging rights on the line for Delaware owned aged horses. It is held as the centerpiece for older horses on the biggest day of the year for the state's harness racing industry, Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair. Live racing continues through Thursday. Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino  

One of the most impressive winners on the nine-event harness racing program in Tasmania at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night was the Tommy Jackson-trained Finn Mac Kee (Stonebridge Regal-Scarlett Finn) who led throughout to easily win a C2 event over 1609 metres. It was Finn Mac Kee’s fifth win from only 13 starts but arguably his most impressive. The four-year-old is expected to have one more start in a C-2C3 in Launceston in a couple of weeks before being sent for a spell. “I’ll most likely give him one more start and then spell him but when I bring him back I’ll get him qualified from a standing start because I’d like to aim him at a few of the country cups over the Christmas-New Year period next season,” Jackson said. Finn Mac Kee has been a model of consistency this season winning four and being placed as many times from his 11 starts this time in. “I said early on that this horse could be the best I’ve had and he’s done nothing to change that opinion. “I don’t think he’ll have any problem with qualifying for standing start races and if I’m right he will be very compeitive in a few of the country cups. I’m not saying he’s up to the best but he is improving all the time and he loves to race,” he said. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Veteran Tasmanian harness racing trainer Paul Hill has always had a knack with producing top flight young horses and this season has been no exception with his star filly Playing Arkabella scoring an emphatic win in the $30,000 Evicus Stakes final over 1609 metres at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night. Hill won the race last year with his filly Chica Bella and while she was impressive throughout her two-year-old season there was as much to like about how Playing Arkabella went about her business in the last major feature juvenile race of the season. With Ricky Duggan aboard, Playing Arkabella ($1.50) was forced to work hard early from her outside front-row draw but eventually she was sent around the field to face the breeze outside of Harshali with the well-tried El jays Mystery on the back of the leader. When Duggan called on his filly for the big effort in the home straight she sped clear and went on to score by over 10 metres from El Jays Mystery ($7.80) with Harshali ($7.70) a short half-head away third. It was the filly’s fourth win from eight starts this season and she filled minor placings at her other four starts with this prizemoney from this latest win taking her career earnings to almost $46,000.. Hill prepared the favourite Rocknroll Turbo in the Dandy patch final but he had to settle for second to the highly promising Usain Jolt, depriving Hill of a record of preparing the winner of the Dandy Patch and Evicus two years in succession as he trained Hillview Jake to win last season's Dandy Patch. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ A Tasmanian harness racing star may have emerged at UBET Park Hobart last night when Usain Jolt, a well-bred two-year-old prepared by astute horseman Tony Petersen, delivered a brilliant performance to win the $30,000 Dandy Patch Stakes over 1609 metres. Usain Jolt (James Austin) went into the race having not won from four previous starts while the favourite Rocknroll Turbo was aiming to keep his unbeaten record intact having won at his only two outings, including an effortless win in the Dandy Patch Prelude two weeks earlier. But Petersen was able to iron out a couple of little problems that were impeding the gelding to race truly and it made all the difference. Harjeet showed brilliant early speed to lead but he was then taken on by the second-favourite Williamtell (Gareth Rattray) that rolled to the front and set a slid tempo while the favourite Rocknroll Turbo faced the breeze. Rocknroll Turbo hung badly throughout the race and that didn’t help his cause but when Ricky Duggan gave Usain Jolt his head racing down the back the last time he loomed as a genuine contender. But when the gelded son of Village Jolt balanced for the run home he powered past the leaders and went on to defeat Rocknroll Turbo by eight metres with a similar margin to Williamtell. “This horse has always shown us good ability but he’s just been a little bit wayward in is action but I sorted that out leading up to this race,” Petersen said. “He is very well bred and his breeding goes back to Chamfer Star and that’s really solid.” Austin was thrilled with the win and predicts a bright future for gelding. “The way this horse ravelled into the race tonight he was never going to lose. Tony has been able to straighten him out and I reckon there’s still plenty of improvement in him,” Austin said. Usain Jolt is owned by Jacinta Webb, Deb Carlton and life partners Tammy Carlton and Sam King. Peter Staples

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Eagle Jolt owned the last two Thursday cards at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but has to overcome a tougher post in this week's harness racing contest. First race post time is 6:30 PM for the 12-dash program with the $2,100 feature slated as the evening finale. Eagle Jolt has drawn post 7 with Marc Campbell training and driving the nine-year-old son of Village Jolt for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. He captured the previous two Thursday evening features in 1:58.2 and 1:56.4, respectively, with Campbell at the controls. The Big Bite looms a major danger from post 2 with Kenny Arsenault aboard, while IDK has yet to miss the board so far in 2016 but is shouldered with post 8. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Eagle Jolt will have trouble with an outer post and looks for The Big Bite to pick up the pieces. "He came first up at the half last week and to his credit he still kicked home in 29 seconds to finish third," MacIsaac said of The Big Bite. We'll look for Kenny to work out a different trip tonight and if he does, he could get it all." Other entries include My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy), Fightmaster (Mike McGuigan), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) and Idealic Life (Corey MacPherson). The top trotters on the East Coast will battle in race 6 on the card in the $1,950 Open Trot with a similar tale for trainer-driver Campbell as Freddie has the outer post in the field of six. Owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall, Freddie was victorious in his last two Open Trot appearances. Paymenowpaymelater is fresh off a 2:01.1 victory with Gilles Barrieau in the bike and will reunite with the New Brunswick driver from post 2, while Wedgewood has post three for driver Gary Chappell and owner-trainer Glenn Claybourne. Also in the field is Majian Chester (Jim Ripley), Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) and Frill Seeker (Arsenault). The $1,700 back-up pace lines up in race 10 with Shadows Mystery (Barrieau) favoured over Howmac Missy (Campbell) and Celebrate Your Bet (Stephen Quinn). For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt with harness racing driver Victor Kirby at the controls returned to his winning ways with a wire-to-wire 1:53 score in the $15,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 6-year-old Village Jolt notched his fourth win of the year and 34th lifetime with a front stepping triumph over Sparky Mark and Special T Rocks. The win gave Kirby a driving double. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($6.80, George Dennis), notched his second sub-1:52 win at the current meet with a 1:51.2 score in the $12,500 Open II for trainer Lewis. The 6-year-old Art Major stallion took no prisoners in his front end sprint over Vapour N, who was a game second and show dough acquiring Bandolito. Trainer William Bright and Carlo Poliseno each had a double.  

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the action packed 14 dash program is 6pm. The top class is scheduled to post at 9:20pm. Fresh off an opening night victory, Bazillion will look to continue his winning ways for owner Kent Livingston. The six-year-old son of Village Jolt comes in winning four of his last five victories, in which he has laid down all of the numbers. Regular reinsman Brian MacPhee will drive for trainer Trevor Hicken. Bazillion is not the only horse with a streak on the line, Brain, Kevin and Lillian Ladner's Best Risque makes her return to the Charlottetown oval and will put her perfect season on the line when she puts her six race win streak to the test. The nine-year-old daughter of Cammibest will lose her regular pilot, but gain the services of Jason Hughes. The field of seven includes Brodys Leona, Smiley Bayama, Eagle Jolt, First Art Down and Idealic Life. A full field of eight Open trotters will go post ward in Race 4 on the evening seeing the return of veteran Caliban Hanover to the track from Post 8, the winner of over $14,000 last year for owner Wendell MacDonald will have trainer Ronnie Gass in the driver's seat. Frill Seeker has been dubbed the morning line favorite from Post 2 for the Ebbsfleet Stable and trainer, driver Kenny Arsenault, The winner of over $8,500 last season is making his first start of the 2016 campaign off a qualifier in 2:02. The race will also feature newcomer Sun Of A Victory, the main land invader from the Chuckie Symes barn will get the services of Gary Chappell as he makes his first start since arriving from the Ontario circuit. Prince Edward Island's hottest driver, Corey MacPherson will have nine drives on the 14-dash card. MacPherson who has 21 wins from 56 starts in 2016 is 10 ahead of the next closest driver, Marc Campbell. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

Wednesday, March 2 will be a busy morning at Dover Downs. There are 10 qualifiers starting at 10 a.m. The most anticipation will come in the 4th race when 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggleit Jiggleit will make his first appearance of the new harness racing season. Now at 4-year-old, Wiggle It Jiggleit leaves from post 7. Inside will be the likes of Remember Me VK, second to Wiggleit Jiggleit in the first division of the Matron Stakes last November and the speedy Arque Hanover. Also qualifying will be Canadian champion Lady Shadow, trotters Go Byem and Cicada’s Song in separate qualifiers. To view the Qualifiers click here. FASHION SHOWDOWN REPEATS 1:51.1 VICTORY IN $20,000 DISTAFF PACE It was déjà vu again in the $20,000 Mares/Handicap with Fashion Showdown taking the feature for the second straight week in 1:51.1, on Tuesday, March 1, at Dover Downs.   A week ago, meet leading driver Corey Callahan had the rail, but this time post 7 in a strong field of distaffs. Calllahan left with Fashion Showdown but could not find room heading to the quarter where he chose to go on as he did last Tuesday. After acquiring the lead following a :27.2 opening panel, the Village Jolt-Catch The Show five-year-old showed the way to her fourth win in eight starts this year for the second straight time in 1:51.1. She now has recorded $42,600 of her lifetime $198,005 earnings with an 18th career win. On the backstretch Duneside Chella (Tony Morgan) was relentless in her effort to overtake the winner and proved second best. Springforth (George Dennis) out-closed Sage N (Tim Tetrick) for third place. Craig McInnis trains Fashion Showdown, a four-time winner in 2016, for owner Chris White. In the first of two $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares paces, the sharp Caviart Scarlett left from post 8 with Corey Callahan and won a stretch-long battle to notch a 1:53.4 photo-finish victory beating fast closing Spin Vision (Tetrick), second and I’m Won Rum Wiser (Dennis). Josh Green conditions Caviart Scarlett, a Sportswriter-Caviart Sydney mare owned by Rich Lombardo, JJ&M Stables and C.A and C.L. Atley, who racked up her fourth win in five starts this meet.   Tim Tetrick made good use of the passing lane to steer Frank Chick’s Casa Miasa to victory catching Playncardswitroddy (Dennis) in deep stretch for a 1:54.4 decision in the other $15,000 event. Fabulous Frieda (Jonathan Roberts) came on to finish third. A four-year-old daughter of Driven To Win-Casa Dulce, Casa Miasa won for the third time in 2016.    Another Caviart Farm-bred winner, Caviart Cari Ann also used the passing lane to score a 1:53.2 lifetime best to win a $14,000 pace for young females. Owned by Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby, the Sportswriter-Caviart Cameron four-year-old beat Tataria (Ross Wolfenden) home with No Jackpot (Bryan Truitt) the show horses. Corey Callahan and Tim Tetrick had three winning drives each. Tony Morgan, George Dennis, Vic Kirby, Allan Davis and owner-trainer Steve LeBlanc had doubles. Somebody AS tries for a second straight win in the $24,000 Open trot facing War Cry Hall, Five Towns and Six Gun Hall in the Wednesday feature. NOVA ARTIST, FEEL LIKE A FOOL HEAD THURSDAY CO-FEATURES Harness racing veterans Nova Artist and Feel Like A Fool are the horses to beat in one of Thursday, March 3 double feature races at Dover Downs. In the other division, Lettucefib A and Rebel Soldier are fresh from wins. First post is 4:30 p.m. Nova Artist, driven by Allan Davis, the mainstay of the Eddie and Kathy stable in recent seasons takes on Kovach Stable's classy Feel Like A Fool, a $1.1-million winner, with Vic Kirby in the sulky, lead an eight-horse ensemble in the field of male pacers. Race Me Villa, owned by Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds, has been racing well in recent starts but must overcome starting from post 8 with Montrell Teague at the controls. The other contenders are Arty Foster's owned and trained Rockin Rambaran, and Jonathan Roberts, who has a pair of seconds in his last three outings. All Gold, driven by Ross Wolfenden, has been sharp with two wins and a third last week. A major switch from an outside post makes Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws' Don't Ya Know a factor from post 3, while trainer Andrew Stafford and driver Art Stafford Jr. cannot be over-looked leaving from the rail with the sharp Portrait. Lettucefib A (Jim Morand), owned by Josh Parker, Barry Spedden, Kevin Evans and Nanticoke Racing, came from post 7 last week to score a 1:54 victory, leads the second feature. Rebel Soldier (Brett Brittingham) has a two-race win streak for owner Steve Warrington. Trainer Andrew Stafford and driver Art Stafford Jr. can be tough though starting from post 8. Bill Lutz, LeBlanc and Count De Money stables' Cambassador (Frank Milby) is another fast veteran in the eight-horse field. PT Stable's Summer Camp (Roberts) should be one to watch leaving from the rail with Roddy's Hot Again, owned by driver George Dennis and his wife Tina and Ask W Stable, is alongside.Recently claimed Disarrei by GRJ Partners (Tony Morgan) and Don Reed and George Wagner's Shellysblockbuster (Vince Copeland) cannot be ignored. There is no live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing resumes Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. By popular demand the acclaimed Harness Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Marv Bachrad

A 'sloppy' harness racing track couldn't deny Fashion Showdown from uncorking a powerful 1:51.1 victory, the fourth on the card for meet-leading driver Corey Callahan in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace, Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Dover Downs. During a daylong drizzle, Fashion Showdown left from the rail and traded places before retaking the lead. From there on Fashion Charger was tough to catch. At the 1:23.3 mark three quarters, Callahan pulled away from Hearts N Flowers (Allan Davis), challenging on outside with Matinee Dragon (Jonathan Roberts) sitting on his back, to sprint off quickly opening up lengths on the way to victory, her first in more than a month and second of the meet. Chris McInnis trains the Village Jolt-Catch The Show six-year-old for owner Chris White. It was her 17th career win hiking her bankroll to $188,005. Scandalicious (Tony Morgan), last week's winner, came from dead last to fly up for second. Duneside Chella (George Dennis) stepped up in class to finish third. Nice Trip built up a big lead turning for home and then held off fast finishing Northern Rocknroll (Morgan) for a 1; 55 triumph in the sub-feature $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. The win was the second for Allan Davis driving the four-year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet-Nice Package owned by Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno and conditioned by Joe Hundertfund who won for the fourth time this year in six starts. Lady Beth (Callahan) was the show horses. B Stern, owned by Steve Moss, Hal and Helene Solomon and trainer Leigh Raymer, scored a 1:52 conquest in a $12,000 Mares pace. Ellliesjet N (Art Stafford Jr.) who closed out the 2015 portion of the meet with eight straight wins, finished second for the second straight time. Bo Tox Hanover (Sean Bier) was third. The win, her 10th lifetime, pushes the Bettor's Delight-Odds On Beth four-year-old into six digits with $104,153 purse earnings. While Corey Callahan won four races, Vic Kirby, Allan Davis and trainer Josh Green had two wins each. WAR CRY HALL, PANAMANIAN HANOVER HEAD $20,000 OPEN TROT War Cry Hall seeks a third consecutive win in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Dover Downs... First post is 4:30 p.m. Vic Kirby takes over driving duties for the sharp closing R&H Ventures War Cry Hall after two straight coming from behind victories for trainer Jim King in the week's top trot. Another steady performer Ted Gewertz's Panamanian Hanover, reined by Tony Morgan, was placed second last Wednesday giving him two straight second-place finishes. Bluebird Reverence, owned by Holly Case, Jan Johannsen, Dee Dennis and trainer Bob Reeser with Montrell Teague in the bike, has two wins in his last four appearances. A newcomer to recon-with is ACI Studri and Kjell Johnsson's Somebody As, a hard-hitting veteran who had been racing at Yonkers. Allan Davis will drive Five Towns who steps up in company as the LA Express Stable's starter leaves from post 1 after winning two-in-a-row. Alongside is Howard and Josh Kaufman's Drinksforthehouse, with Ross Wolfenden. Tough Mac was a beaten favorite in his last two outings. Bob Shana and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall with George Dennis has consecutive seconds and a first in his last three races. Inner Peace (Pat Berry), owned by Craparotta&Berry Racing, a winner last week, looks for another in The $15,500 sub-feature trot, Jim Moore's Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) has been at rthe top of his game with two wins already in 2016 Marzipan (George Dennis), owned by Frank Chick, makes his second local start, and Al Moor's Royal Status (Kirby) drew the rail. John and Sarah Swart's Winmando (Callahan), Barba Boese's Eskimo Joe (Morgan), Barbara Kirby's Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent) and Bobby Glassmeyer's Tymal Signature (Roberts) from the outside complete the field. . A pair of $12,000 trots lead a strong undercard. Sunday, Feb. 28, is the final Sunday of racing this meet post time is 5:30 p.m., Dover Downs will race four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays in March and April. Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. No Live racing on Friday and Saturday. Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad

Maximum Terror closed with a rush at 31-1 for harness racing driver Ben Stafford Jr. while Montrell Teague piloted Race Me Villa to victory in Thursday, Feb.18 feature races at Dover Downs. Ben Stafford Jr. came from out of the pack on the outside to overtake the leaders at the wire for a 1:53.3 triumph for the longest price payoff of the day $64.20 for a $2 win ticket. T's Electric (Tony Morgan) found room along the passing lane and got up for second in front of Laughing Matters (Corey Callahan). It was the third win of 2016 for the Western Terror-Hit Cocoa gelding, who won for the 12th time in his career while banking $105,281 for owner-trainer Ben Stafford. In the other division, an altered son of Village Jolt-Out Of The Shadows, Race Me Villa, a game second last start finishing second by a nose, was at the top of his game in this one, rolling home in 1:52.1 for trainer Kevin Switzer and owners Kathleen Mofield and John Dickens. This was his 20th career victory upping his lifetime earnings to $98,044. Rockin Rambaran (Allan Davis) closed to finish second for the second straight time. Summer Camp (Callahan) was third. Corey Callahan and Tony Morgan won three races while Ross Wolfenden had a double. Dover Downs is dark on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.  Marv Bachrad  

Pompano Beach, FL...January 24, 2016...The weather was, indeed, chilly in South Florida on Sunday night-50o-but harness racing driver George Napolitano, Jr. continued his hot hand at Pompano Park by scoring his 7,500th career victory in the $10,000 claiming ($30,000) pace with Danger Hi Joltage. Trained by Chris Oakes for owner Susan Oakes, the seven year-old gelded son of Village Jolt scored a handy win measuring two lengths in 1:52.1-his second straight victory after being claimed for $20,000 two weeks ago. KR's Power Surge (Dave Ingraham) finished second while King Royalty (Matt Romano) was third over Danish Dujour and Thebestofjoel. Don't Tell Rusty, prominent around the opening turn, made a miscue to lose all chance. The win, carded off fractions of :26.4, :56.1 and 1:24.1 was the 34th lifetime for Danger Hi Joltage, sending his career bankroll to $193,191. After the event, a reflective George Napolitano, Jr. said, "You know, it's pretty neat to get my 7,500th win here because here at Pompano Park is where I started. "I got my first qualifying win here back in late 1992 and my first pari-mutuel win here in 1993. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given. "I guess I'm not one for saying I've been blessed too much but, really, I have been blessed that owners and trainers have recognized my ability and I am thankful for that." Though Napolitano has been in the business for almost 25 years, more than 4,000 of his wins have come just since 2010. There were a multitude of Napolitano faithful in that event who also celebrated as they were rewarded with a $4.20 win mutual. Meanwhile, Pompano Park's main event-the $13,000 Open Pace-went to the favored Arthur Blue Chip, driven by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey, himself the author of over 8,900 career wins. Arthur Blue Chip, the five year-old son of Shadow Play, eked out a narrow photo finish victory in 1:51.3 over Johnny Grippa (Dan Clements) with Lyons Johnny (Mike Micallef) third, a length away, in a separate photo over Bandolito, the latter cutting panels of :27, :55.4 and 1:23.1. Invader Brees Creek rallied for the nickel in his Pompano Park debut. At the outset, Johnny Grippa and Bandolito were quickest out of the gate with Arthur Blue also showing early speed to land a comfortable spot in third. Positions remained that way until midway on the backstretch when Arthur Blue Chip pulled and went gnawing after Bandolito's lead, reaching alongside turning for home and edging clear only to be threatened by Johnny Grippa, finding clear sailing along the pylons late to just miss by a neck. In a post-race interview, driver Hennessey said, "Doc Moore (Trainer Ian Moore) has done a fantastic job with this horse. He's lightly raced, made a lot of money at two and then had a situation where he had to be nursed back to health and missed the better part of two seasons. "Now that he's back, he's as tough as ever. First up trips don't bother him one bit. He seems to know that 'it's time to go to work' when he goes first up. "He went a great mile tonight-but that's not surprising for him." In making only his 28th lifetime start, Arthur Blue Chip, owned by Moore along with the R G McGroup and Serge Savard, posted his 11th career victory sending his bounty to $496,242. Off as the 1 to 5 tote-board choice, Arthur Blue Chip paid $2.40 to win. In the $9,000 claiming ($20,000) pace, George Napolitano, Jr. picked up lifetime win number 7,501 as he guided the 2 to 5 favorite, Mr. Massimo, to a handy gate-to-wire win in 1:52.1 over Grande Seelster (Wally Hennessey) and Trevor Win For Us (Tom Jackson) with All Steinem fourth and Glammit fifth in the quintet. Mr Massimo, a 10 year-old son of Astreos trained by Chris Oakes for owner Kathleen Febbraro-Napolitano, won for the 29th time in his career stretching 118 starts with a lifetime bankroll of $444,901. As the 2 to 5 public choice, Mr. Massimo paid a $2.80 dividend to his many $2 investors. Finally, in the "Over The Hill Gang" trot for nine year-olds and up, Celtic Merchant, the senior citizen of the group at 13 years-old, scored a repeat win for Rick Plano, this one is 1:57.4. The gelded son of Angus Hall, owned and trained by Steve Oldford, was away, as usual, alertly before being out-brushed early through a :28.4 opener. Shortly thereafter, Celtic Merchant sprinted to the top spot again-this time for good -as he carded panels of :58.3 and 1:27.2 before repelling the late surging Savthelstdancforme (Steve Condren) by half length. On The Tab (Wally Hennessey) rallied for third while Adenium finished fourth in a photo over the favored Mandabra. Celtic Merchant, making only his 14th start over the past two seasons due to injury, now sports a lifetime scorecard of 44-36-24 in 211 starts, good for $351,356. As 5 to 2 second choice, Celtic Merchant paid $7.20. Racing continues Monday night with a kickoff time of 7:30 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park

DOVER, Del. --- Fashion Showdown notched her second straight $20,000 Mares Open crushing seven foes at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Meet leading harness racing driver Corey Callahan post a half dozen wins. Similar to last week when Ross Wolfenden sent Fashion Showdown from well off-the-pace to victory in 1:51.3, this week instead of 35-1 odds, Chris White's five-year-old daughter of Village Jolt-Catch The Show was one of the favorites. Wolfenden moved to the outside on the backstretch and she quickly shot past the leaders to take over and was by herself in the stretch in 1:50.4 lifetime record time. The win is the fourth of the meet with a second and two thirds in nine starts since early November. Craig McInnis conditions the lifetime winner of 16 races and $175,405. Springforth (George Dennis) rushed home to finish second in front of early leader Scandalicious (Tim Tetrick). Corey Callahan picked up his fourth of five wins guiding owner-trainer Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie to a 1:53 score in a $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. The four-year-old Art Major-Odds On Gobye mare won for the 11th time in her career. Playncardswitroddy (G.Dennis) finished second with Mildred's Button (Montrell Teague) and Fashion Rocker (Tetrick), third in a dead heat. The prior race, in a $14,000 Mares Winners-Over pace, Callahan piloted Cheyenne Robin to victory in 1:52. Robbie Siegelman trains the four-year-old Rocknroll Hanover-Cheyenne Margie distaff eased by The Cheyenne Gang, making her first start at Dover. Hearts And Flowers (A.Davis) raced big to finish second. No Respect (Vic Kirby) was the third horse. Since arriving from Woodbine, Nice Trip has worked her way up through the ranks with six consecutive victories taking the $13,500 pace for young mares. The latest was also Callahan's sixth of the night, and second for trainer Joe Hundertpfund and owner Bill Sartin, who owns the Jereme's Jet-Nice Package four-year-old with Mark Salerno. Fabulous Frieda (Jonathan Roberts) picked up her third straight second-place finish. Michelle Rocks (Wolfenden) was the show horse. Callahan's six winning drives gives him a total of 98 during the meet's 38 programs. Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis, Tony Morgan with two winners each, accounted for 12 of the night's 15 races. Trainers Joe Hundertpfund and Jason Skinner and owner Bill Sartin, collected two wins apiece. I LIKE MY BOSS LOOKS FOR 5TH STRAIGHT; RAGAZZO DOLCE AFTER 7TH IN-A-ROW AT DOVER WEDNESDAY A pair of streaking trotters are Wednesday, Jan. 6 headliners at Dover Downs. I Like My Boss has been outstanding in his last four starts and steps up to the $21,000 Open/Handicap trot feature. Meanwhile Ragazzo Dolce puts a six-race win streak on the line in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming trot. First post is 4:30 p.m. I Like My Boss, one of the top trotters in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund history is back in top form for trainer Bob Shahan who owns the five-year-old with Jim and A.M.Parsons. George Dennis has been his regular driver in each of his last four winning starts. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac, a winner last time with Corey Callahan, who has a recent history of drawing the outside post, reached the winner’s circle 11-times last year.RBH Venture’s War Cry Hall, reined by Ross Wolfenden, raced big last week only to lose by half-a-length. The rest of the talented field includes newcomer Ted Gewertz’s Panamanian Hanover, with Tony Morgan, who has been racing well at Chester and Yonkers. Moses, the Solomons and trainer Leigh Raymer’s Tirade Hanover and Brett miller returns after racing in Meadowland’s Opens. Indiana stakes winner Bluebird Reverend handled by Montrell Teague, will leave from post 1 for owners Dennis, Johannsen, Case and trainer Bob Reeser.Ed Gannon’s Winbak Charles M, piloted by Jonathan Roberts and Razor Ramone, owned by Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquina, will be driven by Allan Davis.   In the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old trot, Howard and Josh Kaufman’s Drinkforthehouse (Corey Callahan) has the outside post meeting Gary Simpson and Eric Good’s Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand), Bob Shahan’s Machuca (A.Davis), Rich Stansbury’s Toolbox (G.Dennis), The Fighter (Roger Plante) racing for Ed and Jim Hall. Trainer-driver Vic Kirby’s Lighter Hanover, Carol Atkinson and Serendipity Stable’s Made To Trot and Barbary Kinsey’s Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent. Since early meet, the $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap has belonged to Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Ragazzo Dolce (Jim Morand) who has won his last six consecutive starts. His strongest opponents appear to be Howard Taylor and Bill Mullen’s Vimy Ridge (A.Davis), a winner of four of his last six races with two close-up thirds, Beaver Creek Farm’s Brew Master (Teague) and /rich Lombardo’s Aventure (Brett Miller). Marv Bachrad

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