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DOVER, Del.---- Seboomook Fool Yah led off the 2nd leg, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries with a strong 1:54.4 performance. Jonigold won the second division wire-to-wire also in 1:54.4., $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Monday, March 31 at Dover Downs. Allan Davis took the lead from post 7 in the opening $20,000 prelim and fought off a strong challenge from Megginspin (Ron Pierce) on the backstretch to pull away to her second straight win of the year and ninth career victory in 11 starts for breeder, owner, trainer Garnet O'Marrow. Fashion Guru (Ben Stafford Jr.) sat behind the dueling leaders before closing in the stretch to secure second place. Megginspin was third. A Gamblers Dream-Seboomook Mao filly, the Wayne Givens trainee leads all DSBF two and three-year- old fillies with two season earnings of $130,286. In the DSBF 2nd leg division and in similar racing style, trainer Bart Dalious hustled Jonigold away quickly to take the lead at the quarter and then set sail for his first win, after a third last week, in 1:55.4 for The Wiz Kids Stable. The Headmaster-Golden Delicious filly has won three of eight career races. Reflected Art (Ross Wolfenden) who took a shot at the winner heading to the final turn held on second money. Crushed Again (Vic Kirby) was the show finisher Winbak Farm's Angel Face registered her first lifetime win scoring a 1:56 decision in the 3rd $20,000 division. Tony Morgan drove the daughter of Rustler Hanover-Angel Place to victory holding off race-favorite Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) in the stretch. Bettylou Who Bret Brittingham) finished third. The top eight point-getters in the DSBF prelims return next week for $100,000 finals. Jeremes Sweetheart, steered by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, used the passing lane to nip front-pacing Spend It All (Jim Morand) in the final step to win the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap in 1:52. The five-year-old Jereme's Jet Fox Valley Evanna matron won in the same way as last week taking the distaff feature again beating Spend It All. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta have gotten a check in all but one of her 2014 starts. He has four wins, a second and four thirds banking $58,320 in purses this year. She has won $322,712 lifetime. Alexachase (Bret Brittingham) raced first over gamely but had to accept finishing third. Three drivers were responsible for 10 winners. Pierce led all drivers with four wins, Allan Davis and Vic Kirby three wins apiece. A pair of $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg sophomore filly paces headlines the Tuesday racing card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- I'm Won Rum Wiser and Reflected Art, 1st leg winners, lead two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacers on Monday, March 31. Jeremes Sweetheart seeks a repeat in the $24,000 Mares Open pace, at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Two of last week's winners match strides in the opening $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg prelim. I'm Won Rum Wiser, owned by The Wiz Kids Stable and Tina and driver George Dennis takes on Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah while Winbak Farm's Fashion Guru with Ben Stafford Jr., second last week, leaves from post 1. Another contender is Virginia Louthan's homebred Meggispin and Ron Pierce, who also was second last Monday. In the second $20,000 prelim, LeBlanc Racing and Winbak Farm's Reflected Art (Ross Wolfenden) came on strong at 24-1 for an opening week victory. Also racing well was The Wiz Kids Stable's Jonigold (Bart Dalious) who was passed leading on the backstretch but came on to finish third. Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again (Vic Kirby) also was a third-place finisher. The third DSBF prelim is a wide-open event led by Henry Faragalli III, T.P. Johnson and Joe Thomson's Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) from the rail. Ed Walls' Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) from outside post 7.Winbak Farms' Angel Face (Tony Morgan) and Marjorie Richards and Judith Leonard's Thersa (G. Dennis) are other contenders. A select field of five race for a $24,000 purse in the Mares Open Handicap pace. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart (Pierce) closed along the passing lane to win last week's distaff feature. Spend It All (Jim Morand) cut out the fast pace for owners Steve Head and Brooke Givens, and had to settle for second place. Owner-trainer Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden) has accounted for a win, two seconds and four thirds in her last nine starts. Alexachase, owned by Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite, is a strong closer. Drawing the rail is DR Van Wizenburg and George Golemes' Ideal Ginny A. Davis) stepping up after a win last time. Lord Terror is nose the best at Dover Lord Terror swept from last at the top of the stretch to a 1:54.4 victory by a nose in the $20,000-$25,000 Male Claiming Allowance on a rain drenched  Sunday, March 31 at Dover Downs. As the field of seven turned down the homestretch, Sean Bier took Lord Terror four-wide and then stormed down the lane to catch Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) in the final stride for his fourth victory of the year. Jenifer Kolessar owns the Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding who she claimed out of his last win three starts back. Crissy Bier trains the winner who bested Raritan Bay and Cash Cab (Jonathan Roberts) in the photo.  Denise Beaver’s Boca Hanover scored his third straight victory in 1:56.4 with Frank Milby in the bike in a Delaware Mares pace holding off Taylor B Swift (Jonathan Roberts) by a head. Powerful Honey (Tony Morgan) finished third. Trainer Joe Hundterpfund had a big night haltering three winner, two of which he owns. George Dennis and Montrell Teague drove three winners, Allan Davis had two wins. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.---- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund kicked off its preliminaries for sophomores on Monday with three $20,000 filly pace divisions with two favorites and a longshot posting wins. Meanwhile Jeremes Sweetheart got back in the win column in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on March 24 at Dover Downs. Seboomook Boo Yah, winner of last Fall's $100,000 freshman final, returned in top form in her first start of the year, as Allan Davis guided the Garnet O'Marrow homebred daughter of Gambler's Dream-Seboomook Mao to a 1:55.3 win overtaking front pacing Fashion Guru (Ben Stafford Jr.) in the dash to the finish line. Wayne Givens conditions the winner, who now has won eight of 11 starts with two third racking up $120,286 in purses. I'm Won Rum Wiser was the other favorite to win her seasonal debut. The $100,000 Harrington Final-winner notched a 1:57 success in her $20,000 DSBF prelim with trainer George Dennis in the bike. The Headmaster-La Gloria Cubana filly won for the sixth time in nine starts, all in the money. The Wiz Kinds Stable and breeders George & Tina Dennis own the winner of $112,150 in her career. Bettylou Who (Bret Brittingham) slipped along the passing lane to finish second in front of Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) third. The lone upset came when the Steve LeBlanc-trained Reflected Art pulled a 24-1 surprise in the other $20,000 prelim. Ross Wolfenden roared past race favorite Jonigold heading to the three-quarters and sped away to a 1:54.4 lifetime mark. Megginspin (Ron Piece) closed along the passing lane to finish second with Jonigold (Bart Dalious) taking third place. The victory was the first of the year and second lifetime for Reflected Art, a daughter of Artzina-Queen Jodi owned by Winbak Farm and LeBlanc Racing. In the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap, Jeremes Sweetheart raced second until the final step when the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna five-year-old nosed past Spend It All for a 1:51.4 triumph. Ron Pierce drove the winner stalking Spend It All (Jim Morand) from the start until the stretch when Jeremes Sweetheart sped to the inside and rushed to victory for the third time in 2014, only once finished out of the money in nine races. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own Jeremes Sweetheart, a $46,320 winner this year and $310,712 lifetime. The greatly improved Paradise Lost (Ross Wolfenden) was only a head-back in third. Ron Pierce and Allan Davis led all drivers with three wins apiece; Tim Tetrick, Montrell Teague and owner and trainer Trish Foulk added two wins each. On Tuesday, March 25, two $20,000 divisions of DSBF Three-Year-Old Filly Pace 1st prelim divisions top the 15-race card. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Noras Bean (9m Super Arnie-Easy Bean-Songcan) won today's Gold Division on the V75 card at Aby and may earn a Prix d'Amerique try once again. The veteran scored in 1.12.9kr over 1640 meters for driver Stefan Soderkvist and owner Stall Asunden AB to earn 150,000SEK first money. He recorded his 17th career win in 67 starts and increased career earnings to 9.65 million SEK. Noras Bean raced in the 2013 Prix d'Amerique ending unplaced timed in 1.13kr over the 2700 meters. He has made only five starts since including today's victory over BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust) handled by Bjorn Goop and Montgomery Hill (10g SJ's Photo-Funny Hall-Mr. Vic) with Johnny Takter aboard. US exports Solvato and I'm The Answer finished 10th and 11th. Noras Bean last won on June 29th last year before today's solid effort. Other winners at Aby today included Moonshine Muscles (5f Muscles Yankee-Daliance-Andover Hall) in 1.14.3kr over 1640 meters for Peter Ingves and Nelson di Quattro (7g Ganymede-Jade Groenhof-Napoletano) with Madelen Beras up in 1.15.6kr over 2140 meters in a monte event. Nougat As (6g Striking Sahbra-Noblesse As-Mack Lobell) won the Silver Division worth 125,000SEK to the winner. He scored in 1.13.8kr for Johnny Takter. Fortune Again (5f Andover Hall-Fortuna Dream-American Winner) also won at Aby to earn 100,000SEK. She scored in 1.16kr over 2140 meters for owner ACL Stuteri, trainer Roger Walmann and reinsman Torbjorn Jansson. Yesterday at Romme, Dance Photo (10f SJs Photo-Dancing Trout-Dancers Victory) won in 1.14.1kr over 2140 meters for Ulf Ohlsson. The 2007 US export is owned by Sisyfos Breeders AB. At Solvalla, Stirling Allstar (5f Credit Winner-Super Starlet-Muscles Yankee) won in 1.14.7kr over 2140 meters for Johan Untersteiner. This one was a late fall 2013 import from the US by Stall Keeper. She recorded her second 2014 victory and fifth of her career. by Thomas H. Hicks for               

Twenty-four international trotters were engaged to contest the 700,000 euro, UET Masters Series, Gr. I Prix de Cornulier on Sunday at Paris-Vincennes. The monte classic, held one week prior to the Prix d'Amerique, produces an invite for the winner to the Prix d'Am. If they remain in the final field, there are prior Prix d'Amerique starters (e.g.,Roxane Griff) in the mix along with youngsters who perform well in monte events (e.g., Vision Intense at age five). Last year's winner, Singalo, will be at the start for trainer Louis Baudron. Irrespective of the outcome this event is a must see for trotting fans, especially those that embrace monte. The Prix de Cornulier was born in 1931 and has been raced annually thereafter except for 1940-41. Two winners, Bellino II and Jag de Bellouet, scored in the Cornulier and then the Prix d'Amerique. The fastest winning time so far was the 2012 victory by Quif de Villeneuve in 1.12kr. Singalo's outstanding win a year ago was timed in 1.12.7kr in the snow. There have been three triple winners of the Cornulier, the most recent being Jag de Bellouet (2004 through 2006), then Kaiser Trot in 1981-2 and again in 1984 and Bellino II in 1973 followed by his back to back scores in 1975-6. There have been 12 two-time winners including Tidalium Pelo, Tabriz, Dream With Me, One du Rib and First de Retz (an excellent sire of monte trotters). January 19, 2014 - Paris-Vincennes Prix de Cornulier, UET Masters Series Gr. I International monte, 2700 meters Horse/Trainer/Age/Sex/Earnings Tuanita d'Occagnes, D. Desclos, 7f, 199,840 euro True Advantage (USA), S. Melander, 7f, 225,783 Signeville,D. Cinier, 8f, 261,520 Utopie Imperiele, F. Boismartel, 6f, 276,060 Tenerife Turgot, P. Belloche, 7f, 283.630 Unikaranes, L-C Abrivard, 6f, 340,980 Sylvie de Betan, D. Haon, 8f, 362,910 Saphir de Morge, F. Terry, 8m, 432,490 Sakura Jiel, J-L Dersoir, 8f, 448,655 Utoky, F. Leblanc, 6m, 493,750 Ulysse, M. Lenders, 6m, 512,030 Twist des Caillons, H. Hardy, 7m, 532,780 Son Alezan, F. Leblanc, 8m, 533,020 Quarlos, M. Dabouis, 10m, 554,600 Vision Intense, Ph. Moulin, 5f, 616,250 Taiga du Rib, Joel Hallais, 7f, 682,450 Santa Rosa France, J-L Bigeon, 8f, 705,950 Marielles (Italy), F. Souloy, 8f, 721,614 Tiego d'Etang, Ch. Bigeon, 7m, 928,980 Quinoa du Gers, F. Souloy, 10m, 974,343 Quarry Bay, M. Lenders, 10f, 978,020 Singalo, L. Baudron, 8m, 1,170,620 Save The Quick, F. Leblanc, 8f, 1,567,079 Roxane Griff, S. Guarato, 9f, 1,708,119 by Thomas H. Hicks for   

Robert Bi (3m Toss Out-Up Front JM-Self Possessed) with Robin Bakker aboard, easily took the Gr. I Italian Derby in 1.12.7kr for owner Allevento G. Biasuzzi Srl. The 2100 meter autostart event carried a purse of 770,000 euro. Jerry Riordan's trainee Rod Stewart earned second for Enrico Bellei and the other Riordan entrant, the filly Rossella Ross, was fourth behind third place finisher Royal Blessed. Robert Bi went off as the overwhelming favorite and did not disappoint punters and fans with his three length score. Napoli, 86thGran Premio Derby Italia del Trotto, Gr. I Finale, 2100 meters autostart, 770,000 euro purse  1.12.7kr 1st Robert Bi (3m Toss Out-Up Front JM-Self Possessed), Robin Bakker up, owner Allevemento G. Biasuzzi Srl 2nd Rod Stewart (3m Love You-Valley Lane-Lindy Lane), Enrico Bellei up for trainer Jerry Riordan 3rd Royal Blessed (3m Varenne-Ivory Kronos-Viking Kronos), Lorenzo Baldi up 4th. Rossella Ross (3f Self Possessed-Northern Jewel-Garland Lobell), Roberto Andreghetti up for trainer Riordan 5th Remo Gas (3m Varenne-Isotta Gas-Toss Out), Roberto Vecchione driving The companion Gran Premio Oaks del Trotto for a purse of 220,000 euro over 1600 meters autostart went to the Riordan trained, Guida Italia Srl developed Red Rose America (3f Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell) in 1.12.9kr. Enrico Bellei did the teaming and led virtually all the way to win by two lengths. Rodeo Drive was second for "Pippo" Gubellini ahead of Roxanne Bar and reinsman Robert Andreghetti. Napoli, Gran Premio Oaks del Trotto, Gr. I, 220,000 euro, 1600 meters autostart  1.12.9kr 1st Red Rose America (3f Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell), Enrico Bellei up, trainer Jerry Riordan, owner Guida Italia Srl 2nd Rodeo Drive OK (3f Conway Hall-Georgia Pines-Pine Chip), Pietro Gubellini 3rd Roxanne Bar (3f Exploit Caf-Guendalina Bar-Bon Vivant), Robert Andreghetti Replay below: Earlier in the card the Derby Consolation, worth 45,100 euro, went to Radieux (3m Love You-Dordogne-Viking Kronos) in 1.13.4kr for Andrea Guzzinati. He prevailed in a close encounter over Reby di Celo and Rombo di Cannone. Napoli, 86 Derby del Trotto Consolation, 45,100 euro, 2100 meters autostart  1.13.4kr 1st Radieux (3m Love You-Dordogne-Viking Kronos), Andrea Guzzinati 2nd Reby di Celo (3m Self Possessed-Mely di Ceco-Lindy Lane), Pietro Gubellini 3rd Rombo di Cannone (3m Varenne-Cannoniera-Diamond Way), V.P. Dell'Annunziata by Thomas H. Hicks for       

Santanna Blue Chip was a household harness racing name back five years ago in 2008 when the excellent son of Art Major won $1.6 million. He raced successfully in his three-year-old season against none other than Somebeachsomewhere, Art Official, Shadow Play and Dali. Well, he’s back and back winning again too! Returned to racing after a four year stint as a stallion, Santanna Blue Chip rewarded his backers in his third start, winning the fourth race $16,000 n /w pace and at a price of 9-1! In his first two start, and now he is eight years old, Santanna Blue Chip, driven by Billy Davis, Jr., enjoyed a third-over trip behind Real Rocker (Randy Waples) who was following the first-over Lennon Blue Chip (Jonathan Drury) as they were coming on to challenge pacesetter Kindly Poet (Sylvain Filion) with My Man Charley (Anthony Macdonald) sitting the two-hole trip. At the three-quarters in 1:24.4, Davis sent Santannta Blue Chip three-wide and he looped the field and then held on in the stretch to win by a half length in 1:53 over late closing The Ladies Man (Mike Saftic) and Lennon Blue Chip.  He is trained and owned by Jeff Gillis of Hillsburgh, Ontario and paid a generous $18.90 to win. As a stallion he bred 123 mares last year in New Zealand. Click here for a recent article on Santanna Blue Chip on Harnesslink. Videos of all races are attached. by Steve Wolf for 

The ownership group of world record setter Dali p,2,1:50.2; 3,1:48.2f ($1,436,363) has announced that he will be returning to Ontario to stand stud in 2014. Dali's oldest foals were two-year-olds in 2013, from a test crop of mares he serviced while still racing. This is the first time the gorgeous speedster will be available in Ontario for commercial breeding. Dali possesses all the attributes to produce top racehorses and attractive yearlings for the commercial market. Dali's magnificent early speed at two, including being the fastest two-year-old first-start winner in the history of the sport, and his dominant wins in the Niatross and Woodrow Wilson stakes, says he has the right genetic tools to get his offspring to the races early. Dali's great conformation, toughness, and soundness, were highlighted by the fact that in spite of his precocious early start, he remained competitive at the highest level of the sport late into his three-year-old campaign, including his vicious world record setting Matron win in 1:48.2f in December.  From a very small test crop, Dali proved that his pedigree and performance would convert into him being a high percentage sire of offspring that can make it to the races and compete in the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold program. Thirteen of 14 of his offspring raced this year at two (the only one that did not was untrained), and included the brilliantly quick Witch Dali p,2,1:52.3s as well as competitive Gold performers Blacktree and Weatherly (both race timed in 1:52). Dali returns to Ontario to stand at the very economical rate of $2,000 to give breeders the opportunity to get commercially attractive foals while keeping their costs in line given the state of our industry. All collection will be done at Emerald Ridge Farm in Rockwood, Ontario and 10 per cent of all proceeds from stud fees collected will be donated to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS). Please contact Aaron Waxman of Velocity Stallions at 905-517-7997 for more information. Video & bookingapplication are available at Submitted by Velocity Stallions

DOVER, Del.--- Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Sunshine Beach in a 1:50.3 victory in the $284,160 Progress Pace Final while Seeboomook Fool Ya and Casino Bags Carlo too $100,000 DSBF Finals on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Dover Downs. After early movement by Dedi's Dragon and Yannick Gingras at the start before being shuffled back to third by the half where Hall of Famer John Campbell rushed Sunshine Beach up around the clubhouse turn into the lead at the half in :54.2. On the backstretch Simon Allard shot Emeritus Maximus up to challenge the leader heading to a 1:22.3 three-quarters. Sunshine Beach then opened up in the stretch with the rest of the field spread out chasing. Clint Westwood and Corey Callahan came on to finish second with Dedi's Dragon finding room late along the passing lane to close fast for third. The victory was the eighth of the year for the three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Light Up by Artsplace trained by Mark Steacy. The colt is owned by Canadians' Conrad Leber, Diane Bertrand and Hudson Standardbred Stable and has been 1-2-3 in 16 of 20 races this season winning $909,283 in purses. Seboomook Fool Ya and Allan Davis had to work hard to pass early leader Jonigold, handled by Bart Dalious, but once in the lead, the Gamblers Dream-Seeboomook Mao homebred of Garnet O'Marrow registered a 1:55.4 triumph in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly pace. Allan Davis drove the Wayne Givens trainee to win #7 in 10 starts this campaign, only one farther back than third. Jonigold raced well and hung on for place honors with I'm Won Rum Wiser, with George Dennis, third. In the $100,000 colt and gelding frosh final, morning line favorite Elite Awards, a winner of seven straight races, was a pre-race scratch due to a high temperature, Casino Bags Carlo, a winner of his last two DSBF prelims with trainer-driver Vince Copeland driving, went right to the front and was never headed en route to a 1:54.2 lifetime record. Hawker, piloted by Jeff Fout, was second the entire route with Rosevelt Lee and Jonathan Roberts, third. Cavalli Pazzi Stables, a group of Delaware County, Pa. doctors, bred and own Casino Bags Carlo, named for a close friend who passed away. The Roddy's Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding won for the fifth time in nine starts while earning $98,911. Hen's Playmate, owned and trained by Bob Mundell won the first of two DSBF $20,000 consolation paces. Eddie Davis Jr., who drove both winners of the daily double, guided the Gamblers Dream-Hen Pheasant filly to her second win of the season. Aggie's Dream (Jon Roberts) and Juliana's Director (Trace Tetrick) were second and third respectively. The $20,000 male consolation went to Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing of Del.'s Powerful Fella. The win was the first for the son of Cams Fortune-Jenny Lyn. Bohemia (Art Stafford Jr.) was runner-up. West Star Director (George Dennis) took third money. The top female pacers head the Monday card in a $20,000 Filly and Mare Open pace. Eddie Davis Jr., Corey Callahan and trainer Wayne Givens had two wins each. The regular weekly racing schedule is: Monday through Thursday starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no live harness on Friday and Saturday. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Winner's Circle restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ----The Progress Pace, the signature event of Dover Downs' impressive month-long "Novemberfest" of stakes racing, is the $284,164 feature of more than $500,000 in events on a big Sunday, December 1 program. Last Sunday, in the Progress Pace elimination and with race favorite Vegas Vacation scratched, Twilight Bonfire, owned by Bob Key, pulled a stunning upset at 20-1 odds on a cold and windy night. Tim Tetrick urged the three-year-old from off the pace to nip Sunshine Beach in the last step. Hall of Famer John Campbell drives Sunshine Beach, a Matron elim winner and second in the final, for trainer Mark Steacy and owners Conrad Leber, Diane Bertrand and Hudson Standardbred. Dedi's Dragon, who owns a victory over Captaintreacherous this season, finished third in the elim but makes a big change in post positions leaving from the rail this time with Yannick Gingras driving for P. Collura, T Hendler, Mark Weaver, Mike Bruscemi and Burke Racing. Another rival, Wake Up Eagles Soar and Wake Up Peter Partners, L.Willinger and Brittany Farms' Wake Up Peter is teamed with Scott Zeron. They were a fourth-place finisher last week. Emeritus Maximus reined by Simon Allard got a fifth-place check in the elim for owners Alan Alber, Eagle Soar Partners and Cheap Speed Stable. The other contenders in the $100,000 test are Messenger Stake-winner Ronny Bugatti, owned by E.A. Prevost, B.T. McNeese and T.L.Houghton, who cut out most of the early pace for driver Jason Bartlett a week ago, Clint Westwood, owned by Weaver-Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, Ed Smith and Burke Racing with meet leading driver Corey Callahan and Good Day Mate, with Matt Kakaley in the bike for Good Day Mate Partnership, Also on the strong Sunday card are two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finales for two-year-old pacers. In the DSBF Filly Final, the program favorite is Garnet O'Mara's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah. Her competitors are The Wiz Kids Stable's Jonigold (Bart Dalious), Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan), George & Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable's I'm Won Rum Wiser, and Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again (Vic Kirby), all winners in previous prelim divisions among the eight starters. Karen Walls' Elite Awards (George Dennis) a winner of seven straight races in eight lifetime outings is the one to beat in the $100,000 colt and gelding pace. Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo (Vince Copeland) and Joan Hamstead's Lewiebyalength (Corey Callahan), from post 8, won both their prelims and Winbak Farms' Hawker (Jeff Fout), has post 1. There is a Dover Downs Progress Pace cap giveaway in the track's Simulcasting. Show your Capital Club card, or get one free, to pick up your all blue 2013 Progress Pace cap. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. For those planning to watch racing from the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs.   by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Frank Deliberti's unsung Dover, Del.-owned filly pacer, Table Talk, pulled off a 19-1 upset victory to win the $132,525 Matron for two-year-old pacing fillies, a part of the biggest day in Delaware racing history when $1,326,863 in purses were up for grab at Dover Downs on Sunday, Nov. 17. A filly purchased as a yearling at the Harrisburg sale, by the Wiz Kids Stable of Dover, was auctioned off for a meager $3,500. In her Matron Final, Table Talk defeated seven other two-year-olds that cost many, many more dollars when purchased. Deliberti, a resident of Dover for more than a decade, is owner of the Wiz Kids Stable, with Bart Dalious, trainer. Deliberti, a retired government worker, became active in harness racing as an owner and as a director of the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association, which represents harness horsemen in The First State. --------------------------------------------- For the first time in its modern history which dates back more than a century, last Sunday, (Nov. 17), all eight Matron stakes finals were featured on the same program. It became the biggest day in Delaware racing when more than $1.25-million of the day's total $1,326,863 in purses for the 15-race program. The top two-and-three-year-old pacers and trotters squared off racing in Matrons. The rest of the Sunday card featured $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg paces. In one final, the $130,650 Matron sophomore filly pace has a strong Delaware presence. Both Matron elimination winners, Shebestingin (pronounced She Be Stingin), driven by David Miller, was fastest winner in both her elimination and final. The fast-footed filly is trained by Joe Holloway, a First State native. Another finalist owned by Delawareans was Jerseylicious, owned by Pamela Curran, of Milford, and Seaford's Legacy Racing Of Delaware racing stables. ------------------------------- This Sunday, nine standout three-year-olds match strides in a $35,000 Progress Pace elimination. Only eight will return next Sunday (Dec. 1) for the $265,000 final. Vegas Vacation, winner of the $160,388 Matron, with a near track record 1:48.3 performance and Sunshine Beach, who finished second lead the field in the 10th race. A newcomer, Wake Up Peter has an unusual season's record. He has won $304,291 in purses but has not won a race this season after racing in many of the top classic races. ------------------------------------------------ The first of the $100,000 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals begins on Monday ( Nov. 25). Eight Delaware-sired two-year-old filly trotters meet in the first race on the program. Next Tuesday, the top eight point-getters after two preliminary legs meet in the $100,000 DSBF freshman trot. --------------------------------------------- On Sunday, Nov. 10, 72-year-old horseman Walter Layfield Jr. drove pacer All Gold to a 1:54.1 victory at 61-1, the biggest win price of the early meet. To prove it was not a major upset, Layfield and All Gold came back on Wednesday (Nov. 20) to win again. This time, they were not overlooked; they were race favorite in a 1:52.3 lifetime fastest victory. -------------------------------------- Nine-year-old trotter Up Front Ben won his sixth consecutive win and 10th in 11 races this season when Tony Morgan guided the Eric Ell trainee to victory. Owner Ken Wood announced that his outstanding trotter, Anders Bluestone, has been retired and will stand stallion duty at Linda MacDonald's Merrie Medo Farm in 2014. ---------------------------------------- Driver Eddie Davis Jr. reached a personal milestone when he drove four-year-old mare pacer Special Lindy to victory in the 6th race on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. It was career win #4,000 for Davis, a son of Eddie Davis, the all-time leading driver in the Delaware Valley. Eddie Jr.'s half-brothers, driver Allan and trainer, Martin, are also popular horsemen. The latest Davis is Tyler, Allan's son, who is also a trainer and a driver. ------------------------------ Vic Kirby, who is in the midst of his finest season, ripped off four wins on the Tuesday (Nov.19) card. Then the next day, Tony Morgan, the sport's third-leading driver in lifetime wins, also drove four winners. One week earlier, Corey Callahan made the winner's circle six times. The track all time record is nine wins by Tim Tetrick, in February 2011. -------------------------------------------- Track defending driver champion, Corey Callahan, is seeking his fifth straight track leading driver title. Through Thursday, Nov. 21, Callahan has made the winner's circle 37 times. Allan Davis, enjoying his finest season currently, is next in the standings with 21 wins. Vic Kirby is third with 18 wins, Tony Morgan, fourth, has 15 winners and George Dennis is fifth with 14. ----------------------------------------- Les Givens has moved into first place among trainers. He leads the trainer corps with 10 wins. Eric Ell is next with eight visits to the winner's circle. Wayne Givens, third, with eight, Dylan Davis has six and Trish Foulk with six wins are fourth and fifth respectively. ----------------------------------- For the last four decades on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, including former Dover Downs' horseman, Moses Asia, now 84, and fellow Purple Heart winners, presented an engraved blanket to a race winner. Appropriately, this year, a pacer named Always a Fighter, driven by Chris Page, was the winning horse.   Marv Bachrad  

Locally owned Table Talk and driver Andy Miller turned the tables on the race favorites as the daughter of Bettor’s Delight upset the field at odds of 19-1 in winning the $132,525 Matron Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Dover Downs Sunday. Instant Respect and driver Ron Pierce were the first on the lead Beach Body (Brian Sears) second to the opening quarter mile in :25.4. But then it was Ali Blue and driver Yannick Gingras grinding it out to the front after the fast opening quarter to take command to the half mile marker in :55. Going up the backstretch My Lady Day (David Miller) came first-over and that gave live outside cover to Table Talk past the three-quarters in 1:23. Then as they came down the stretch it seemed as if everyone was going to take a shot at Ali Blue but it was Table Talk who was able to get the job done, collaring the race leading and going on to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:52. Ali Blue held for second with Tyra (Tim Tetrick) third. “Bart (Dalious) said she would be good and she was,” said a jubilant Andy Miller in the winner’s circle. “There was a couple good fillies in there who went out early and I just bided my time and then she took off for me.” It was a lifetime mark for Table Talk, who is trained by Bart Dalious for the Wiz Kids Stable of Dover, Delaware. Table Talk now has three wins this season and at 19-1 odds paid a generous $40.20 to win. “She was a cheap purchase from Harrisburg,” Dalious said. “But right from the start she was pretty good. We trained her down and she turned out to be very good. We were hoping we could win, we really were. I thought that maybe we could work out a two-hole trip maybe. But it worked out good the way it did because she did not have to leave. This is the second big win we have had with Andy Miller driving. We have a lot of luck with him.” By Steve Wolf for

TORONTO, OCTOBER 31 - Twelve dashes took place on Woodbine's Thursday programme with two-year-old fillies of both gaits headlining the Hallowe'en card. The second $12,000 leg of the Autumn Series was held as the youngsters were vying for top spots to advance to the rich $25,000E finals next Friday. In the lone trotting division, Sweetie Hearts stamped herself as the filly to beat in the final as she has now captured both preliminary legs. The daughter of Angus Hall sat comfortable in third in the early stages for driver Mario Baillargeon before the opening quarter in :29.1. Heading towards the half, Baillargeon angled the three-time winner to the front and she laid down panels of 1:00 and 1:30.1, before dashing away from her rivals to win by four and three quarter lengths in 1:59.3. Capturethememory (Scott Zeron) finished second with Audrey Pearl (James MacDonald) finishing third. Trained by Ron Parsons for owner/breeder Bob Key, Sweetie Hearts now increased her bankroll to $19,300. The bay paid $4.50 to win as the 6/5 favourite. One race later, the first division for filly pacers took place with 2/5 favourite Witch Dali prevailing by nine lengths. The same tactics were used as Sweetie Hearts in Race 1 as Witch Dali settled in third before the first quarter in :27.1. Driver Jack Moiseyev then angled his charge out of third and Witch Dali marched to the front and laid down middle-half fractions of :56.4 and 1:26 before cruising to a 1:56.1 romp. Exhilarated (Sylvain Filion) finished second Zenobia Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) third. Trained and co-owned by Tony Alagna along with Aaron Waxman and Gaetan Hebert, Witch Dali increased her bankroll to $34,320 as she celebrated her third career tally. She paid $2.90 to win. In the other split, Stelllllla and Scott Zeron got under the wire first in 1:56.2. The daughter of Mister Big cleared to the lead past the opening quarter in :27.4 and never looked back as he went past the middle-half in :57.3 and 1:27, before scoring the narrow win over Brescia Seelster (Mario Baillargeon). Artful Impulse (Randy Waples) finished third. Trained by David Menary and owned/bred by Daryl Sherman, Stellllla now has $34,282 in career earnings as she celebrated her third career victory. She paid $4.40 to win as the favourite. The second leg of the Autumn Series continues tomorrow night with five divisions. First race post is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. Videos of all races are attached Greg Gangle

Toronto, October 23 - Beginning tonight Woodbine Racetrack will be playing host to the Autumn Series featuring two-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters as well as three-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes. Each series will consist of two preliminary legs and a final. A quartet of divisions kicked off on Thursday evening. Two divisions for two-year-old filly trotters and a pair for rookie pacing fillies highlighted the 12-race programme. Trainer Ron Parsons and owner/breeder Bob Key took both trotting divisions to sweep the daily double.  In the opening dash, Wonderland Snow, driven by Trevor Henry, let gate-to-wire in 2:00.1. The daughter of Angus Hall led through panels of :29, 1:00.1 and 1:31.2, before using a :28.4 final frame to seal the victory. Post time favourite Aphrodity (Rick Zeron) finished second with Andrea Lea (Per Henriksen) finishing third. onderland Snow, a two-time winner from 10 career starts, increased her rookie bankroll to $25,300. She paid $5.20 to win as the second choice. In the next race, Sweetie Hearts came from behind to score the win in 1:57.3. Mario Baillargeon guided the daughter of Angus Hall off the speed through panels of :28.1, :58.4 and 1:28.4, before showing his charge clear racetrack down the stretch to win by half a length. Torches Star (Steve Condren) finished second with Capturethememory (Scott Zeron) third. Sent off as the heavy favourite, Sweetie Hearts also enjoyed her second career victory as her lifetime earnings increased to $13,900. She paid $3 to win. Filly pacers were up next and Witch Dali, driven by Jack Moiseyev, kicked off the Early Pick 4 in the fourth with a 1:53.2 score. The heavily-favoured daughter of Dali cleared to the front past the :27.4 opening quarter and never looked back through the middle-half of :57 and 1:25.1 before sailing to an open length victory. Zenobia Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) finished second with Exhilarated (Sylvain Filion) completing the triactor. Trained and co-owned by Tony Alagna along with Aaron Waxman and Gaetan Hebert, Witch Dali increased her rookie bankroll to $28,320. She paid $3.20 to win. In the final division, Noble Jilly and Jody Jamieson found the wire first in 1:54.1. The daughter of Jeremes Jet came from well off the pace through fractions of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:25, before picking up all the pieces in deep stretch to seal the win. Stellllllla (Scott Zeron) finished second with Artful Impulse (Randy Waples) grabbing third. Trained by Harry Poulton for owner/breeder Banjo Farms, Noble Jilly now has back-to-back wins and $29,854 in career earnings. The pacing miss celebrated a new lifetime best in the process and paid $6.30. The Autumn Stakes returns to Woodbine tomorrow night with six divisions on the 13-race card. Post time is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. Greg Gangle

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway. Owner Frank Deliberti's The Wiz Kids Stable had an owner double, capturing two divisions as I'm Won Rum Wiser, co-owned by George and Tina Dennis, improved to 3-for-3 lifetime and completed a sweep of her eliminations with a 1:57.4 triumph. The Headmaster filly prevailed by neck over Crushed Again and Santa Baby. I'm Won Rum Wiser was driven by her co-owner and trainer George Dennis. Meanwhile, first time starter Jonigold ($23.40, Bart Dalious) burst on the scene with a win in 1:59.4. Also sired by Headmaster, she assumed command approaching the quarter mile and never looked back in her win over Treasure Valley and Hen's Playmate. Jonigold was trained by Dalious. The third division was the fastest on the program and won by Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah ($2.10, Allan Davis) who was an overwhelming favorite in her front end win over Mommom's Little C and Aggie's Dream. The daughter of Gambler's Dream notched her third win in five lifetime starts for trainer Wayne Givens. Davis had a driving triple, including a win in the $19,000 Open with Rock On Moe ($6.40) in 1:52. The 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding earned his 11th win of the year and surpassed $100,000 in seasonal earnings. Dennis won two races on the night to force a current tie in the driver standings with three-time defending driving champion Ross Wolfenden at 133 wins. Davis is just one back in the standings with seven race nights remaining in the 2013 Harrington meet. Former Harrington driving champ Tony Morgan had three winners.  

Today’s V-75 card at Aby showcased two well-contested monte events, The Swedish Monte Masters with 250,000SEK to the winner was raced over 2140 meters autostart. Ypsilon Boko (8g Express Ride-Flordalie-Minou du Donjon) took the win for Peter Jarven (also a gallop jockey) in 1.14.4kr. The winner now has three wins and two second place finishes in his last five monte appearances and sports earnings of over 1.3 million SEK with 12 wins in 39 lifetime starts (monte and sulky). Favored La Bellouet (7f Jag de Bellouet-Ironiessa-Texas) raced in the death seat for most of the journey and took the lead for Asa Svensson before the winner rolled past in late stretch. Look la Marc (10g Giant Cat-Taylor Guy-Pershing) was third with Sofia Aronsson aboard. The Swedish Monte Masters for Riders (2140 meters autostart, 100,000SEK to the winner) went to Delux Haleryd (6g Jag de Bellouet-Velvet As-Mr. Vic) with Emma Wahlberg up. The combination scored in 1.14.2kr over Palermo Tars (6g Storstadsbusen-Nutria Sund-Sugarcane Hanover) and Asa Svensson. Jonathan Palema (5g Adams Hall-Rosakinde Palema-Alf Palema) was third for Sandra Eriksson. The winner record his 14th career victory in 47 starts. It was his third win with Wahlberg aboard in the six attempts by this pair. by Thomas H. Hicks for

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