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Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($3.80, Allan Davis) just lasted in his narrow win in 1:53.1 in the featured $12,500 Open II Monday at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. The Wayne Givens-trainee held off a late charge by Don't Ya Know for the victory. Leyden was third. Papa Ray, a 6-year-old Village Jolt stallion, recorded his second straight win and fifth triumph of the year after setting the pace for the majority of the mile. The Givens/Davis combination has been hot of late, teaming up for multiple win nights twice last week and started this week with a double Monday. Davis had four driving wins. George Dennis, Art Stafford Jr. and Tony Morgan each had doubles. Matt Sparacino    

As he did at two, Christmas Jolt (3G, Village Jolt/Christmas Cullen) has made a winning start to his three-year-old harness racing campaign. The Peter Manning trained pacer notched his eighth win at start 19 last night at Echuca, defeating a small field in the 2QN Radio 3YO Pace over 2160 metres. Working to the lead in the front straight the first time, Christmas Jolt (driven by Kerryn Manning) paced his last mile in 2mins 1.7secs courtesy of a slow 63.7secs first half before coming home in 58secs. Last season Christmas Jolt exploded on to the scene with five wins at his first six starts, including victories in the Premiere Stakes and a heat of the Australian Pacing Gold at Melton. He went on to win a semi-final of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series by 5m over eventual Vicbred and Tatlow Stakes winner Shadow Sax. He won six races overall as a two-year-old, Peter Manning even declaring him potentially the best youngster he’d ever trained. So far at three he’s won in 1-59.2 at Ballarat over 1710m and in 2mins tonight at Echuca. Meanwhile, Secret Agenda (4M, Secret Life/Live Or Die) broke through for her first win at start No.14. A full-sister to Perfect Life (fourth in a Vicbred Super Series Final at four and third in HBV Silver Chalice) and half-sister to Victoria Oaks winner Beauty Secret and two-time Group 1 winner Major Secret, Secret Agenda is a blueblood. Trained by Emma Stewart at Smythes Creek, John Caldow guided the mare home in 2-01.4 in the Echuca New Year's Day Night Meeting Pace over 2160m Cody Winnell

Trainer Peter Manning has freshened up exciting harness racing gelding Christmas Jolt in time for the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series. The son of Village Jolt/Christmas Cullen hasn’t been to the races since finishing second to Soho Lexington in the Group 2 Consolation at Menangle on April 26. Christmas Jolt will resume in the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series (2YO Colts and Geldings 2nd Heat) tomorrow night at Bendigo, drawing barrier three with Kerryn Manning to drive. The exciting juvenile won his first four races before finishing second to Dont Holt Back in the Sapling Stakes at Tabcorp Park Melton. Belinda McCarthy has Thats How Weroll engaged in barrier four tomorrow night with Greg Sugars to drive, while exciting Brallos Pass has drawn gate six for Nathan Jack and trainer Mark Watson, David Miles has Time Keepa Lombo in barrier eight and Shadow Sax (Peter Tonkin and Gavin Lang) will be out to emulate his last-start Charlton success and has snared the pole draw. Cody Winnell

Although she has been the scourge of the amateur harness racing driving ranks this season, today (May 28) Hannah Miller scored her first driving double and it came in back-to-back races on the betting card at Monticello Raceway. Miller won a Catskill Amateur Drivers Series pace with Rise Above It in a 1:57 clocking and came right back in the next race and drove trotter Casanova Lindy to 2:00 triumph in a leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Associations spring trotting series. Her victory with Rise Above It (Village Jolt) came from a three -hole journey to the backside and then moving to the lead nearing the third quarter before drawing off to an oh-so-easy 10- length triumph. And interestingly, the exacta in that contest belonged to the ladies when Dr. Jennifer Lowrey finished second with Logan's Dragon. Third place went to Minnesota Hanover driven by Matt Zuccarello. "I planned on leaving strong but Jennifer's horse left the gate the fastest so I ducked in a hole," Miller said and added "it was a good thing since she led us by the (first) quarter in :28.4. "After a :58 (.1) half I had the strong horse and when I gave him his head he did the rest." Owned by Melvin Fink and Clifford Grundy and trained by Nick Surick, Rise Above It paid just $2.10 for win. And this race marked another first for the 23 year old Miller when her horse was eliminated from the show wagering pool. Miller also had the favorite in the next race, a NAADA Trot, when the betting public sent Casanova Lindy (SJ's Photo)  off as a 4-10 favorite. After starting from the six-hole Miller aimed her charge toward the front end and took command prior to reaching the first stanza. From there Casanova Lindy trotted by the half in 1:00 and then rambled through even 30-second quarters to a three- length 2:00 triumph over Chuckie B and driver Alan Schwartz even though Schwartz had his trotter tight on Miller's back until Casanova Lindy drew off in mid-stretch. Third place went to Samsawinner driven by New York Yankee assistant equipment manager, Joe Lee. "I feel so great," Miller said after her second victory on the card. "I've been pretty lucky when it comes to winning races this year but having my first driving double is special." Casanova Lindy, owned by Ms. Miller, the Nick Surick Stable and the Erv Miller Stable, and trained by Surick The winner paid $2.40. And speaking of firsts, today will mark the initial time that amateur drivers will do double duty, driving in the afternoon at one track and at another in the night time. Monticello Raceway starters Hannah Miller, Joe Lee, James Marshall IV, and Dave Yarock will take seats behind trotters in Billings action at Yonkers Raceway tonight. By John Manzi for NAADA & Catskill Amateur Club

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  

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

Chris White's Fashion Showdown picked up her second straight win in the featured harness racing event on Friday from Harrah's Philadelphia.   It was a pace for upper-level conditioned filly & mare pacers going for a purse of $22,000.   The 5-year-old daughter of Village Jolt immediately went for the lead, and was able to set comfortable fractions early on.   The Monteleone Stable's Regil Elektra (Brett Miller), who was making her season's debut after a solid 2014 campaign, was able to maintain a pocket presence the entire mile.   Race favorite Gallie Bythe Beach (Tim Tetrick) was making her second start of the season, after nearly banking $200,000 in her 3-year-old campaign.   Her effort today was similar to last weeks, as she was able to make only minor first over headway. She tailed off to finish fifth.   Fashion Showdown (Corey Callahan) was able to hold off the mild stretch bid of Regil Elektra to win by a little over a length, stopping the clock in 1:51 flat, which was a season's best.   She now has eight wins on the year, and eleven overall out of twenty-seven career starts.   The Craig Mc Innis trainee returned $6.40 to win.   Michael Bozich

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  

Tonights harness racing meeting at Menangle was the centre of attention for a lot of harness racing fans in Australia as the two Group 3 $30,000 semi finals of the Australian Pacing Gold for two year old colts and geldings were run. The first semi pitched two unbeaten colts in the form of the Sportswriter colt Kingofthestars and the son of Somebeachsomewhere in Our Waikiki Beach against each other and it was a two horse race from the moment the gate folded. Our Waikiki Beach with Mark Purdon in the bike flew the gate from barrier five to grab the early lead with Kingofthestars and Nathan Jack sliding across from barrier eight to settle in the trail. Mark Purdon was able to dictate the tempo in front with Our Waikiki Beach until the 500 metres mark when Nathan angled Kingofthestars out into the running line and attacked Our Waikiki Beach. Just when it looked like Kingofthestars was going to make a race of it, Mark Purdon pushed the go button and Waikiki Beach scooted away from Kingofthestars for an easy victory by eight metres with Herehecomes a further eighteen metres back in third. Our Waikiki Beach paced the mile in 1:56.1 with the last 800 metres in 56.9  and 400 metres in 26.6. It was another super impressive run from Our Waikiki Beach and he looms as one of the two main chances for the final. Our Waikiki Beach The second semi final was billed as a match race between the unbeaten son of Somebeachsomewhere in Goodtime Sammy and the son of Village Jolt in Christmas Jolt who had won five of six this season. Goodtime Sammy and Nathan Jack lead easily from barrier two with Christmas Jolt and Kerryn Manning going forward from barrier six to sit on his wheel. Nathan backed the speed off in the second quarter before applying the blowtorch from the 800 metres with a quarter down the back in 28.3 which had Christmas Jolt struggling on the corner. The talented son of Rocknroll Hanover in Born To Rocknroll with John McCarthy in the bike had been sitting in the trail the whole way and came out as they turned for home to challenge the leader. But try as he might, Born To Rocknroll couldn't take any ground off Goodtime Sammy who went on to win the semi final in a smart 1:54.1. Born To Rocknroll held second with the son of Major In Art in Brallas Pass running on well for third. The closing sectionals of 55.6 and 27 .3 by Goodtime Sammy were impressive and he looked to still have some petrol in the tank at the finish. The final of the Australian Pacing Gold for two year old colts and geldings on April 26th looks a two horse race after tonights semi finals. The two sons of Somebeachsomewhere in Our Waikiki Beach and Goodtime Sammy look a class above the rest of the opposition and the outcome may be decided by who draws best in the final. Goodtime Sammy Harnesslink Media      

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

A trio of top-notch harness racing two-year-olds took out yesterday's Australian Pacing Gold two-year-old colts’ and geldings’ heats at Tabcorp Park Melton. Christmas Jolt (Village Jolt / Christmas Cullen), Goodtime Sammy (Somebeachsomewhere / Graces Beach) and Kingofthestars (Sportswriter / Kirrilee Joy) all impressed and have ticked off the first important box ahead of the $322,000 final later this month at Menangle. Smythes Creek trainer Emma Stewart trains both Goodtime Sammy and Kingofthestars. The jury’s out regarding which of Stewart’s strong crop of two-year-old pacers is the best, but several have impressed, including today’s winners. Goodtime Sammy was particularly impressive. The colt – a half-brother to Goodtime Bobby – worked to the lead early doors in the 1720-metre race before putting a gap on his rivals down the back straight, racing about 30 metres clear. When he swung for home Goodtime Sammy was still well in front and, while runner-up Most Happy Cullen cut into the final winning margin late, reinsman Greg Sugars hardly moved a muscle aboard Goodtime Sammy who coasted home by 4.7 metres in a mile rate of 1:56.8. It was the winner’s third triumph from three starts following a debut victory over Brallos Pass at Charlton and a last-start 7.9-metre triumph over Rocknroll Gold. As good as Goodtime Sammy was the murmurs around the traps are that stablemate Kingofthestars might be even better. Driven by Nathan Jack, Kingofthestars was able to work to the lead and hold off all comers late for a 13.5-metre win over Brallos Pass in a mile rate of 1:56.5. Today’s meeting opened with Christmas Jolt taking out the first heat of the APG for Peter Manning and reinswoman daughter Kerryn Manning. Christmas Jolt, who won his first four races before running second to Don’t Holt Back in blistering time at Melton, bounced back today to make it five from six with a nine-metre win over Herehecomes in a 1:57 flat mile rate. Christmas Jolt dictated out in front before cruising home, punters who took the shorts – $1.60 – at no point nervous. It was a good day for favourite punters, with Goodtime Sammy ($1.04), Kingofthestars ($1.80), Glenferrie Burn ($1.80), Bettor Downunder ($1.50), Wingara ($1.10) and Kyvalley Vice ($2.10) all prevailing. >> Video Replays Goodtime Sammy runs his rivals off their legs! Christmas Jolt bounces back to winners' list Kingofthestars makes it two APG Heat winners for Stewart by Cody Winnell

DOVER, Del. ---- Just A Jolt won the $26,000 Delaware Special/Handicap for the first time this meet on Thursday, March 12 at Dover Downs. Harness racing trainer Dylan Davis moved back into first place in the trainer standings with four wins. After being favorite in the week's top pace the of the last five starts, Just A Jolt, a 5-2 favorite again, paid off with an impressive 1:51.1 victory beating a field of nine in the feature race. Vic Kirby blasted Just A Jolt away from post 6 to get the lead and the final result was never in doubt sealed by a :27.1 final panel. It was the five-year-old gelding by Village Jolt-Just Wait Kate fifth seventh start of 2015 and first win to go with three seconds for trainer Jim King and owner Janet Hudson. The 'Pacer of the Season' at Harrington Raceway last year won for the 21st time in his career bringing his lifetime earnings to $$317,607. Full Of Sand with Jonathan Roberts was second. Mustang Art (Art Stafford Jr.) took third. One race later Adventure Bound went even faster. The Camluck - Unchained Speed gelding, overlooked at 6-1, cut out all the fractions in a 1:50.3 mile for Art Stafford Jr. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the Eric Ell-conditioned seven-year-old. The win was Adventure Bound's second of year, to go with three seconds and a third in eight starts earning$27,335 this year and $452,174 lifetime after 26 wins. People Are Crazy (Kirby) dash down the passing lane for second money with Nova Artist (Allan Davis) third. Tim Tetrick drove his third winner, Contraband Hanover, to a 1:52 triumph in one of two $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open paces giving owner Tom Lazzaro a double and trainer Dylan Davis his fourth win on the card. Framed Art (Stafford Jr.) was next while Go Big Spinder (Corey Callahan) was the show finisher. For Contraband Hanover, a Somebeachsomewhere-Castaway Hanover gelding, it was a fourth win in five 2015 starts. He has banked $34,400 this year. The other, an Open/Handicap was an impressive victory, also in 1:52 turned in by Sweet Rock, driven by Allan Davis for Reg Hazzard, G.P.Callahan and Legacy Racing, one of two training wins for Wayne Givens. Sweet Rock, a Rocknroll Hanover-Penny For Nickel gelding, won for the third consecutive start Troy and Todd Tribbett's Ziggy Sky, a Stonebridge Real-Bubeleh gelding, was an 8-1 winner in one of two $14,000 Male 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over races. Allan Davis picked up his third win of the night. In The Clear (Kirby) was a tight second. Little Ben (Trace Tetrick) was third. Tim Tetrick and Allan Davis won three races each. Eddie Davis Jr. had a double while trainer Dylan Davis haltered four winners and won two as an owner and Tom Lazzaro also won two as an owner. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. This Sunday, March 15 is the last Sunday card of the season with post time at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- It was another big Monday for Corey Callahan. The six consecutive meet leading-driver at Dover Downs made the winners-circle seven-times on March 9. One of the wins came guiding Spin Vision to her fifth straight win in the $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over Filly and Mare pace. Spin Vision enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip behind McArma and Vic Kirby cutting out the early fractions. Callahan. McArma held on for second with Yanklet Hanover (Tony Morgan) closing fast for third. Spin Vision, the only three-year-old in the race, is a complete Louthan product. No Spin Zone is the stallion. David's Art is the dam. She has now won eight of 16 races with four seconds and earnings of $72,345. Callahan also drove public-choice Chris White's Fashion Showdown to victory in 1:54.2 in another $14,000 female co-feature. It was the Village Jolt - Catch The Show mare's third win in her last five starts. Megginspin (Allan Davis) was second with Hit By Lightning (Trace Tetrick) third. Valerya, who had traffic trouble last start, uncorked a 1:52.3 front-pacing victory in a $13,000 Mares Winners-Over edition. Jonathan Roberts was at the controls for trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables giving the Dream Away-Veneer seven-year-old her fifth win of the season in seven starts with two seconds. She won for the 18th time in her career banking $126,537 lifetime. Jeremes Sweetheart (Kirby) was a game second in front of Springforth (George Dennis). In addition to Callahan's seven winning drives, Jim Morand, Jonathan Roberts and trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables also had doubles. Bettor And Bold, last week's winner, takes on Just Bettor and PL Hoofhearted in the Tuesday $20,000-$25,000 Claiming/Handicap feature race. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are "dark" days. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Papa Ray came from off the pace to win the $25,000 Delaware Special while The Triple Lindy made it from last to first in the $18,500 Open trot, the double-feature harness racing handicaps on the first day of the New Year card, Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce each had four wins. For the second time in three starts and third victory of the meet, Reg Hazzard II and Legacy Racing's Papa Ray took top honors in the $25,000 Del. Special Handicap as Eddie Davis Jr. came between horses to get up in 1:51.3. Wayne Givens conditions the Village Jolt-Liamatters horse, now six in 2015, won for the 22nd time in his career while banking $369,128 lifetime. Believe This Bob (Ross Wolfenden) closed strongly for second while Simon's Artist (Trace Tetrick) zoomed down passing lane to finish third. One race earlier, The Triple Lindy came from last passing horses to pull away in the deep stretch for a 1:55.2 conquest in the week's top trot, the $18,000 Open Handicap. Vic Kirby trains and drives the C&G Racing stable's Credit Winner-Measure Up gelding to his second win in a row and third since arriving at the track in December. For the second straight week Tirade Hanover (Callahan) finished second, after cutting the mile. Baximum (Allan Davis) took third. The Triple Lindy notched his 21st win in 85 starts earning $$278,101. Corey Callahan found room in the stretch to get Cam B Skipper home in 1:53.3 in the $18,000 Winners-Over Handicap. MIllenium Wheel (Jason Lynch) was next with Bettor's Arena (Trace Tetrick) third. Doug Lewis conditions Cam B Zipper, a Cammibest-Kellycrombie gelding, one of three winners for owner Howard Taylor. Spinfiniti was another Taylor-owned winner. The five-year-old son of No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna was one of Ron Pierce's four wins and came in the $14,500 4&5-Year-Old pace with a 1:54 victory via a strong final quarter burst. Cherokee Hunter (Callahan) was runner-up. Rock Absorber (Kirby) was the show horse. Pierce also drove Wade Wyatt's Flying Cowboy, a Brandon's Cowboy-Flower Art gelding, to victory in 1:54.1 to win the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Open. Framed Art (Art Stafford) finished second. Star Messenger (Tetrick) was the show horse. Callahan circled the field for a 1:52.3 triumph in the $25,000-$30,000 Male Claiming pace. Bill Emmons owns the Eric Ell trainee by Bettor's Delight-Western Duel. The win was his forth in his last five outings. Eridanus N (Kirby) and Izzy Real (Tony Morgan) were the second and third place finishers. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce had four wins each. Owner Howard Taylor had a triple. Eddie Davis Jr. and Vic Kirby, who also had two training wins as did meet leading trainer Wayne Givens and owner Legacy Racing. Friday and Saturday are 'dark day.' Racing resumes on Sunday with post time at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Eddie Davis Jr. driving Papa Ray followed the flow until reaching the stretch and then pulled out and flew by the leaders for a 1:51.2 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Dover Downs. Bandolino scampered away to take command after leaving the starting gate and Daryl Bier kept him there through early fractions. Heading to the far turn Allan Davis turned last week's winner Nova Artist loose from fourth and moved up to challenge. In the lane it appeared a free-for-all with contenders stacking up with ultra-consistent Papa Ray coming fastest of all for a decisive victory, his sixth of the year. Wayne Givens conditions the Village Jolt-Liamatters five-year-old for Reg Hazzard II and Delaware's Legacy Racing. Just A Jolt was best of the rest finishing second with Vic Kirby in the bike. Ron Pierce and Simon's Artist made up a lot of ground to finish third with Nova Artist fourth. Papa Ray has now won $119,570 in 2014 and $342,828 in his career. Don't Ya Know won the $16,000 Open pace for the second straight week. George Dennis teamed with trainer Jason Skinner's Western Ideal-Caviart Vegas four-year-old gelding for a 1:52 triumph. Only The Lonely (Ron Pierce) was second. People Are Crazy (Trace Tetrick) was placed third replacing the disqualified A Sweet Ride (Kirby). Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws own the winner of six races and $62,316 this season and $205,965 lifetime. Trainer Bill Moffett's homebred Leyden received a 2-hole trip behind front-pacing Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) until the top of the stretch when Corey Callahan urged the only three-year-old in the race,Quik Pulse Mindale-Staying Power, a soph gelding past for a 1:52.2 score in a $14,000 Winners-Over pace for young horses. Laughing Matters (Art Stafford Jr.) closed well for third. In another $14,000 division, P L Hoofhearted made it four-wins-in a row for trainer Nick Surick and owner Black Magic Stable. Hit was win #8 for the Mach Three-Finally Focused three-year-old gelding. Cruising West (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) was the show finisher. There is no live racing Friday and Saturday. Sunday Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins with a 4:30 p.m. post. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del --- 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

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