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HARRINGTON, DE - Peter Venturini's She's Pukka N ($5, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52.3 wire-to-wire winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $20,000 Mares Open. Brian Malone-trainee She's Pukka N set fractions of 27.1 and 55.4 before reaching three-quarters in a speedy 1:23.4 with My Kiwi Lady N in the pocket. In deep stretch, She's Pukka N outlasted My Kiwi Lady N, while Feeling Sweet surged well late to grab third. A 6-year-old Betterthancheddar mare, She's Pukka notched her 16th career win. SHE'S PUKKA N REPLAY   The victory with She's Pukka N was one of 4 wins on the card for Morgan. Allan Davis had a driving triple for the second straight night. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

Shes Pukka N won back to back starts in the Mares Open harness racing pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Shes Pukka N and driver Tony Morgan left alertly as did Anytime N and Soho Burning Love A.  They were both parked to the quarter.  Morgan then released Anytime N to the quarter in 26.3.  Soho Burning Love A, normally a closer, was parked to the quarter and finally cleared for the lead at the half in 54.  Anytime N respectfully took back to second. Soho Burning A was in full flight as Skateboard Chic and Alan Davis grinded 1st up. They reached the three quarters in 1:22 flat. In the stretch, Anytime N and Montrell Teague chose to ease out of the pocket. Tony Morgan and Shes Pukka N chose to remain on the rail from third.  Morgan’s intuition proved to be the winning strategy as Shes Pukka N won by 3/4 of a length in 1:50.2.  She paid $11.20 for the win.   Shes Pukka N (Betterthancheddar)  is owned by Peter Paul Venturini and trained by Brian Malone.    Anytime N raced well and finished 2nd.for trainer Josh Green. Soho Burning Love A,  the 3/5 betting favorite, was 3rd for trainer Jim King Jr. Tim Tetrick was in the bike.  Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick each won three races on the betting card.   Racing resumes on Thursday at Dover Downs.  Post time is 4:30 pm. For full results, click here. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - Owner/trainer Brian Malone and driver Anthony Morgan teamed up for three wins in a row with mares on the Tuesday Harrington Raceway harness racing program. Malone's Hostess Lisa ($12, Tony Morgan) notched her eighth win of the season with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open. The 7-year-old Sagebrush mare surged three-wide on the final turn and cleared the leaders for a narrow win over Quotable Quotes and Matinee Dragon. Trained by Malone, it was her 24th career win. Malone and Morgan teamed up in the sub-feature as well as Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mcarma ($5.40, Tony Morgan) won the $10,000 conditioned pace in 1:54.2. The Malone-trainee notched her fifth win in seven starts at the meet. Lanco Express ($3) then completed the hat trick for Malone and Morgan with a 1:55.4 in a $7,500 conditioned pace. Allan Davis and Montrell Teague each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mcarma ($6, Tony Morgan) improved to 4-for-5 at the current harness racing meet with a 1:53.2 win in the $17,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. After 3-to-5 favorite Purrfect Bags made a brief bobble behind the starting gate and went off stride, Mcarma quickly went to the front from post position five and never relented, despite a stubborn late charge from the favorite that came up short. Purrfect Bags was second with Dublin Rose third. Trained by Brian Malone, it was the 20th career win for Mcarma. Earlier in the card, a pair of horses picked up their third wins of the meet already as Leigh Raymer's Miss Read ($2.60, Victor Kirby) prevailed in 1:55.4. It was the fifth win of the year for the Shadow Play filly who is trained by her owner. It was one of four wins on the card for Kirby. J&M Racing's Embassy Seelster ($3.60, Allan Davis) won her third straight race with a wire-to-wire charge in 1:52.3 for trainer Doug Lewis. Embassy Seelster is the current aged pacing mare track record holder, courtesy of a 1:51.3 win in May 2015. Matthew Sparacino

Peter Paul Venturini, Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone's Smart Rokker ($3.80, Tony Morgan) cruised to an easy 1:52 harness racing triumph in the $15,000 featured Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Malone, the 6-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding led every call and drew clear by six lengths at the wire over Sparky Mark and Just A Jolt, who rounded out the trifecta. Smart Rokker notched his seventh win of the year, which matched his win total from 2015. The win was one of three for Morgan. Coaster ($45.60, Montrell Teague) was a long shot winner for the second straight start for trainer co/owner Buddy Bright. Getitoffyourchest ($26, Ross Wolfenden) was the fastest winner on the program with a 1:51.3 triumph for trainer Richard Lewis and owners David Banks and Layfield Horses LLC. Teague, Wolfenden and Bret Brittingham each had a double. Matthew Sparacino  

The Catamount Kid and Another Daily Copy tied for speed honors in capturing their respective $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for state-sired harness racing three-year-old pacing colts Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with both tripping the timer in 1:51.2, while in the third division Voltaire scored a 14-1 upset and like the other two victors took a personal mark with his 1:52.2 clocking.   The Catamount Kid was second in his elimination for the Pennsylvania Classic and then fourth in the Classic Final the last two weeks at Pocono, finishing behind only Ron Burke trainees, but Sunday nothing got in the way of the Well Said colt en route to the winners circle. The Catamount Kid sat a pocket trip until the ¾, moved out to challenge and grab the lead into the stretch, then held off Bully Pulpit from off his back for a neck decision. Simon Allard handled sulky duties for the winner, whom trainer Carl Jamieson co-owns with Thomas Kyron, George Harrison, and Brian Paquet.   Driver Jim Morrill Jr., who held the hot hand at Pocono on Sunday, posted his fourth victory of the night when he guided Another Daily Copy home first. Morrill rated a 29.2 second quarter, getting to the half in 56, then sprinted off to a big lead on the far turn, with the final 1¼ length margin of victory over pocketsitting Fernando Hanover a bit deceptive. Nicholas Devita trains the son of Somebeachsomewhere, who doubled his lifetime victory total with the All-Stars triumph, for owner Carl Sackheim.   It's usually not a benefit to gap two-wide cover, but driver Tim Tetrick made it work for him and Voltaire in the other division. The Western Terror gelding was originally second-over but couldn't stay with his cover, letting More Dragon out - whom Voltaire and Tetrick prompted followed three-wide on the far turn, then swung wider in the stretch. Settlemoir was closing in the Pocono Pike, pacesetter JJ Flynn was trying to maintain his advantage, and More Dragon continued his wide gain - but in the last 50 yards Voltaire found his best strides and was along to win by a head over Settlemoir, who was a neck ahead of More Dragon, with JJ Flynn settling for fourth. Brian Malone conditions the winner for owners Peter Paul Venturini and Peter Venturini III.   Pennsylvania All-Stars action continues in the second half of the Pocono race week, Monday and Tuesday, with three $30,000 divisions for distaffs each night: the pacers in the spotlight Monday, and then the trotters headlining on Tuesday.   PHHA / Pocono

Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($6, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52.4 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Hostess Lisa left from post position four and took the lead before the opening quarter mile from Dublin Rose and proceeded to set the fractions while Springforth battled first over, but could not get to the leader as Hostess Lisa prevailed by one half length. Dublin Rose was second with Springforth third. Hostess Lisa is trained by her owner, who teamed up with Morgan for another win earlier in the card as Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mccarma ($3.60, Morgan) registered her third consecutive win, despite not drawing better than post six. Long shot players were treated to a healthy fourth race payoff as 45-to-1 Miss Read, winner via disqualification, spearheaded a $4,079 (8-2) exacta and $5,325 (8-2-5) trifecta. The (8-2-5-7) superfecta paid $9,745 for a $1 based bet. Ross Wolfenden and Montrell Teague each had three wins on the program. Morgan and George Dennis each had a driving double. Once again the pick 5 (a 50-cent based wager that spans race 7-11) went uncovered and aided by a carryover of $4,535, there will be a $10,000 guaranteed pool on the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

Peter Venturini and Peter Venturini III and harness racing trainer Brian Malone's Smart Rokker ($9, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Bandolito (Daryl Bier) battled Bad Boy Matt for the early lead before the former made the lead in 27.1 under pressure from Vapour N (Pat Berry), who eventually cleared at the half-mile in an action packed 54.2. Special T Rocks (Ross Wolfenden) mounted a first-over attack with Smart Rokker (Rocknroll Hanover) perched perfectly second-over before tipping three-wide and prevailing in 1:52. Special T Rocks held second gamely while Sparky Mark, whose three-race win streak was snapped, finished third. George and Tina Dennis' Allstar Preview (George Dennis, $31.20) sprang an upset in 1:54.2 in the sub-featured $12,500 Open. Trained by his co-owner/driver, it was his second straight win. Morgan had four winners on the program, while Dennis had three. Victor Kirby and Allan Davis had a double. Matthew Sparacino  

Quick Shot and Smart Rokker shared the Sunday spotlight winning their co-feature races in the Sunday, Feb. 28 edition of Dover Downs harness racing. Kathleen Brewer's Quick Shot posted a 1:52.3 victory in a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace. Ross Wolfenden scored the first of his two wins steering the Art Major-Cannae Cindy four-year-old gelding to his third win in a row for Ms. Brewer, the trainer. Manolito Montoya (Vic Kirby) finished second with Big Secret (Jim Morand) the show horse. A major change in post positions paid off for Peter and Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone owner of Smart Rokker winning his second in three starts in a Male condtion pace. Malone trains the Rocknroll Hanover-Sass Newton gelding who won for the 20th time raising his lifetime earnings to $144,567 with his third win in nine starts this year. Tony Morgan, the second leading all-time dash winning driver, piloted his third success of the day. Layden (Ross Wolfenden) closed well to take second with Drunk On You (Allan Davis) third. Tony Morgan had three wins, Ross Wolfenden, Jonathan Roberts and Vince Copeland had two wins each. LUCAN HANOVER,  BUSHWACKER, DAPPER DUDE MEET IN 30,000 PREFERRED MONDAY Lucan Hanover made his first start of the year a winning one last Monday, but will find his hands full this week in the $30,000 Preferred pace on Feb. 28 at Dover Downs. Bushwacker, Dapper Dude, Mustang Art, Doctor Butch and newcomer Atta Boy Dan are among the eight starters in the feature race.  The entire Monday program is the biggest card of the week in the sport. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Lucan Hanover, who will be driven by Corey Callahan this week, registered a 1:51.2 victory by a nose last Monday. The winner held off a brilliant closing performance by Vic Kirby behind Richard Pollock’s Dapper Dude, who stormed from dead last turning for home to a just miss performance.  Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker, the seasons leading money winner, was betting choice, finished out-of-the money for the first time this year. The week, Tim Tetrick returns to drive. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s razor-sharp Mustang Art and Sean Bier gets a better starting position this time moving from post 7 to 5. Foulk Stable’s Sparky Mark and Jonathan Roberts closed to within a neck while Sweet Rock with Allan Davis in the bike was just a half-length behind last Monday. Not to be overlooked in the eight horse field is Ken Jacobs’ hard-hitting Doctor Butch piloted by Tony Morgan and from post 8, Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing’s Atta Boy Dan with Yannick Gingras arriving from Yonkers’ feature races. On the highly competitive undercard are a $15,500, a $14,000, two $13,500, and a $12,500 pace, plus a strong $20,000 Claiming pace on the 14 race program. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts, daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. 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

Smart Rokker, the middle of three wins for harness racing driver Ross Wolfenden, came on strongly to score a 19-1 victory in the Valentine's Day feature race on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Dover Downs. Owned by Peter Paul and Peter Venturini III and trainer Brian Malone, Smart Rokker came on in the stretch to edge Race Me Villa (Montrell Teague) in a tight 1:51.3 photo finish. Allstar Preview (George Dennis) took third in the nine horse field. The win was the 19th lifetime for the $140,317 career winner, an altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Sass Newton. Wolfenden also drove trainer Kathleen Brewer's Quick Shot home in 1:53.4 to win a $20,00 $&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance pace. The Art Major-Cannae Cindy gelding won for the first time in 2016, after a second and a third in now six starts. Three Day Forecast (Dennis) was a game second. If You Want Fire (Allan Davis) was the show finisher. William Moffett's homebred Leyden was Wolfenden's other winner. The Quick Pulse Mindale-Staying Power gelding scored a 1:52.2 triumph in a Delaware non-winners pace. Movie Idol (Frank Milby) led early and finished second in from of SB Mikes Hot Beach (Mike Rossi) third. In addition to Wolfenden's triple, Tony Morgan had a double. BUSHWACKER SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT IN 30,000 PREFERRED MONDAY Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker, the richest horse in the sport in early 2016 earning $71,100 to date, puts a two-race win streak on the line in the $30,000 Preferred pace, Monday, Feb. 15 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Tim Tetrick left fast last week and couldn’t take the lead until after a: 25.4 opening quarter by Mustang Art. The pair led the way around the turns with  Bushwacker holding off the Sean Bier driven Mustang Art, owned by Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, by 1 ½ lengths. Meanwhile Ken Jacobs’ Doctor Butch and Tony Morgan steamed from dead-last to finish third. Richard Pollucci’s Dapper Dude, and Vic Kirby, won this event two starts back, and returns after a week off. Foulk Stable’s Sparky Mark, an impressive winner last start will be driven by Jonathan Roberts from the rail with Sweet Rock handled by Allan Davis for Reg Hazzard, G.P. Calloway and Legacy Racing, is alongside.  Howard Taylor’s steady Major Uptrend piloted by Corey Callahan completed the starters in the feature race.     On the highly competitive undercard are a $15,000, a $14,000, two $13,500, and two $12,000 paces and a strong $20,000 Claiming pace. Marv Bachrad

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