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Dover, Del--- Amid a light snowfall, Texican N won the $30,000 Preferred/Handicap, Mustang Art the $27,500 Delaware Special and Bandolino the $18,000 Open, the three top paces on Thursday, Jan. 2 at Dover Downs Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce drove three winners each. Harry von Knoblauch's Texican N put on a gritty front-pacing performance, with Ross Wolfenden, to set a personal speed record on 1:50.3, to win the $30,000 Preferred Handicap. Escape The News and Corey Callahan enjoyed a two-hole trip to finish second while Nova Artist, driven by Allan Davis, prompted the fast pace on the outside, held on to finish third. Peter Tritton conditions the American-blooded, New Zealand-bred, altered son of Bettor's Delight-Bury My Heart to his 16th lifetime win and $268,024 in duo-continent earnings. Mustang Art, trained by Jim McGuire for owners Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, was at his best racing head-to-head against leader Sunshine Superman (Toby Lynch) for most of a 1:52.3 mile and still had enough in a :28.4 final panel to chalk up his 26th career trip to the winner's circle. The victory was one of three for Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce. Pap Ray (Matt Kakaley) closed with a rush for place money. Malak Uswaad N (Ross Wolfenden) was third. Bandolito, a late Summer acquisition by David Bier, Charles Dombeck and trainer-driver Daryl Bier, came on strongly in the lane for a 1:52.3 score in the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. The win for the Ponder-Dody's Home Brew four-year-old brings his lifetime record to 10 wins in 12 starts and $198,840 earnings. Handsome Henry K (Frank Milby) was a close second. Ron Pierce's second of three consecutive wins came steering Beavercreek Artist home in 1:52.2 to win a $15,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Good Bet (Ben Stafford Jr.) came on to finish second in front of pace-setting Valentino (Matt Kakaley). Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the ultra-consistent Artiscape-Spring Chick gelding who has three wins, two seconds and three thirds in his last eight outings. Earlier a five-race win streak by Logamotion came to an end in a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old pace, when Vic Kirby drove Steve Warrington-owned and trained, Rebel Soldier to his fourth win of the meet, a 1:53.2 decision. Bluebird Shooter (Allan Davis) and On Eagles Wings (Matt Kakaley) were second and third respectively. Logamotion (Corey Callahan) the early leader retreated to finish fourth. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce had three wins apiece, Allan Davis drove two winners. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Dover, Del--- Longshots were in vogue for feature trots on New Year's Day at Dover Downs as Spunky Jack used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open in a four-horse photo while Ideal Revenue stormed the outside to win a $14,500 trot on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Corey Callahan drove four winners. While Awsome Valley cut out the fractions from the start until the final step fighting off competition from mid backstretch until Roger Plante scooted Spunky Jack along the passing lane to get up for a 1:56.2 victory. Owned by Walt Callam, Spunky Jack, trained by Steve LeBlanc, was overlooked at 13-1 despite winning his previous start. It was the 13th career win for the now five-year-old altered son of Super Pink-My Embrace. Awsome Valley (Tony Morgan) finished a valiant second with Mandabra (Corey Callahan), making his first start since last July, edging good closing Enrico AS (Allan Davis) for third. One race later, Mike Rossi pulled Ideal Revenue off the rail in mid-stretch and flew past the early leaders to score an easy 1:55 triumph, a lifetime best, in the sub-feature trot. The Revenue D-New Ideal gelding, owned by Carol and trainer Jim Atkinson, was followed by Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) and early leader Lock Tight (Corey Callahan). Dnieper (Daryl Bier) was a strong finishing fourth. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan got off to another fast start driving four winners. In addition to a 53-1 winning drive, Mike Rossi also brought in a 27-1 shot, Check Dons Pulse in the 15th race for his second win. First post on weekdays, Monday through Thursday, is 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are dark days. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. 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. To dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del--- A $30,000 Preferred/Handicap, a $27,500 Delaware Special and an $18,000 Open pace headline the Thursday, Jan. 2 powerhouse card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Four of the six starters in the $30,000 headliner return this week from the last Thursday feature pace. Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist, driven to a third-place finish losing by a neck with Allan Davis in the bike takes on sharp Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Adventure Bound reined by Ron Pierce, Harry von Knoblauch's Texican N, driven by Ross Wolfenden, KDM Stable's Bullet Speed with Matt Kakaley. Returning from a quick trip to a Yonkers feature, Escape The News will be handled by meet leading driver Corey Callahan for owners Howard Taylor, JJK Stable, Weave Bruscemi and Burke Racing. Making his first local start is VIP Internet and Baron Racing's E Z Noah with Vic Kirby leaving from the rail. The $27,500 Delaware Special is a wide-open affair. Two starters Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis) and Bobby Glassmeyer's Democracy N (Jonathan Roberts) step up in class after scoring wins last time out. Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzard's Papa Ray (Matt Kakaley), Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) and Its That Time (Eddie Davis Jr.) drop down from the Preferred ranks. The other performers are Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob (Montrell Teague) who is in rare form, Peter Tritton's Malak Uswaad N (Ross Wolfenden) making his first start since early in the meet, and Toby Lynch owned, trained and driven Sunshine Superman. Nine start in the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open led by Charlie Dombeck, David Bier and trainer-driver Daryl Bier's Bandolito, J.L. Benson's Mr. Dennis (Matt Kakaley) and Robin and Jay Breasure's People Are Crazy (Ron Pierce). Earlier in the high powered 15-race card, Logamotion (Corey Callahan) brings a five-race win streak into a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old pace. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---- The New Year kicks in with a $20,000 Open Handicap trot, the feature race on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Baximum, Awsome Valley and Enrico AS are handicapped with the outside three post positions. Daryl Bier drives fast-closing Baximum, for Tina Clark and Joe Clark. Hard-hitting Awsome Valley owned by Barbara Boese will be driven by Tony Morgan, while Eric Ell's Enrico AS is burdened by starting from outside post 8 with Allan Davis at the controls. Can Do is a major contenders moving into post 2 for Chris Giacco and trainer-driver Vic Kirby. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Dalglish will be driven by Tony Morgan while Ross Wolfenden will be behind Royal Malinda, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and Walt Callam's Spunky Jack, piloted by Roger Plante has been a factor in most starts this meet. Mandabra and Corey Callahan makes his first appearance this meet leaving from post 1. A $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot is sub feature. Mike Mammes' razor-Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague), a recent 1:55.2 winner; trainer-driver Toby Lynch and son Jason's Jailhouse Juice, Carol and trainer Jim Atkinson's Ideal Revenue (Mike Rossi) head a field of eight in the secondary feature. Have a Happy New Year! by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del. ---- Bad Man Sam puts a two-race win streak on the line in the Sunday, $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace, at Dover Downs when live racing returns after an annual Christmas Holiday Break, on Dec.29. Jim Jacobs' claim of Bad Man Sam in late November has paid off with two consecutive wins in three starts since with trainer-driver Jason Lynch at the controls. In both of those events, Bill Emmons' Lord Terror finished second and third and now draws the rail with Vic Kirby driving. Betty Brittingham's Raritan Bay, has been sharp recently with Bret Brittingham driving. The rest of the starters are Nicole Ratledge and Crissman Inc.'s Bad Rusty handled by Tony Morgan, Arty Foster's Betterthanlynx is reined by Corey Callahan, Daryl Bier, and J&T Silva's Hot Roddy with Allan Davis, Don Reed and Jim Tessmer's McElodian piloted by George Dennis, Joe Rocks with Chris Page driving for Mike and Linda English and trainer John Wilkerson and driver Trace Tetrick's Stubbs Hanover, off two good qualifying journeys, making his first start since last Summer. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. This week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. This Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, will be dark for racing. There is racing on New Year 's Day, Jan. 1, 2014. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

Dover, Del--- For the second straight week, Jersey Boy turned back seven rivals to score a 1:54.3 victory in the $20,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 18.. Trace Tetrick driving for trainer Ed Gannon Jr. and owners Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras became the fourth and last horse to take the lead, matched his lifetime best of last Wednesday, a 1:54.3 triumph. The four-year-old altered son of Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games notched his eighth win of the season and now has won $78,745 in 2013. Again, Baximum(Daryl Bier) finished second ahead of Enrico AS (Allan Davis), third. Walter Callam's Spunky Jack, driven by Roger Plante recorded a 1:55.4 score in the $15,000 Winners-Over trot. Steve LeBlanc conditions the Super Punk-My Embrace four-year-old gelding who racked up his ninth win of the year helping to build his seasonal total to $84,036. Dalglish (Vic Kirby) closed strongly along the passing lane to finish second. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) took show money. Vic Kirby led all drivers with four wins, Tony Morgan had three, Corey Callahan and Trace Tetrick added two wins each. Dynamic Boy seeks a second straight victory in the Thursday feature $30,000 Preferred pace. Thursday, racing begins at 4:30 p.m. It's the last day of live racing before the annual Dover Downs' "Christmas Holiday Break," which begins on Dec. 20 through Dec. 28. Live Racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 29 with post time at 5:30 p.m. Horsemen's Christmas Drive at Dover The “Fourth Annual Horsemen’s Christmas Drive” is drawing to a close. Again this season, the fund raiser enable local families and children to have a Merry Christmas through contributions from the harness racing and local community. Last year, under the direction of the Drive’s founder, trainer Jane Davis, 77 local families and more than 220 children were able to have a Christmas to remember. Already, this year, $1,000.00 has been given to the Food Bank of Delaware. All donations are Tax Deductible. For those who would like to contribute to this effort, make checks out to ‘Horsemen’s Welfare Trust Fund.’ Horsemen can make their donations at the DSOA Paddock Office at Dover Downs or mail to DSOA Office, 830 Walker Square, Dover DE 19904. For additional information, contact Janet Davis at 302-632-7915. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs      

Dover, Del--- Jersey Boy, a 7-1 shot from the rail scored a decisive 1:54.3 victory to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added five more wins to his meet leading total now at 70. Trace Tetrick took Jersey Boy to the outside and moved up to challenge leader Can Do with Vic Kirby after the half mile. They raced side-by-side until just past the three-quarters when Jersey Boy raced into the lead and opened up. The Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games four-year-old gelding led the rest of the 1:54.3 mile to score his seventh win of the season for trainer Ed Gannon and owners, Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras. He now has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and Daryl Bier came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland for second-place honors. Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley streaked down the passing lane fir Montrell Teague to score a 10-1 upset in the $14,500 3&4-Year-Old trot sub feature. It was the fourth win of the campaign for the Brian Wessells' trainee, a four-year-old daughter of Amigo Hall-Crysta's Chip. Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) won the photo for second. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third. Earlier red-hot driver Corey Callahan moved Musclelaneous with authority into the lead on the backstretch and pulled away from his opposition for a 1:55.4 success in a $12,000 Conditioned trot. Nick Callahan conditions the five-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Spendthrift owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch (George Dennis) the show horsed. In addition to Corey Callahan's five bagger, Ross Wolfenden had three wins; trainers Dylan Davis and Nick Callahan haltered three winners each and driver Trace Tetrick won two races. Thursday action at Dover Downs features the $30,000 Preferred pace and $27,500 Delaware Special. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. 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--- Awsome Valley closed strongly along the passing lane to score a 1:54.2 victory to win the $15,500 Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec 4. Tony Morgan turned Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley loose along the inside to just get up to catch early leader Royal Malinda, driven by Ross Wolfenden, in the final strides for the Valley Victor-Nonnina Ambrosio gelding's ninth win of the season in lifetime fastest clocking. Ryan McInnis conditions the winner of $96,742 this year. Royal Malinda was second in her first local start since arriving from upstate New York. Baximum with Daryl Bier was the show finisher. Toby Lynch took Jailhouse Juice right to the front and was never headed in a 1:55.3 triumph in the $14,500 sub-feature trot for 3&4-year-olds. Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) came on fast to take second with Gwally (Vic Kirby) third. Lynch, who trains the Jailhouse Jesse-Win Chip gelding, owns the winner with his son Jason Lynch. Tony Morgan and Allan Davis had driving triples, Trace Tetrick and Ross Wolfenden won twice. Meet leading trainer Wayne Givens and owner Legacy Racing Of DE and owner-trainer Art Brewer also were two-time winners. The 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. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had to wait until the last race of the day to keep his streak of wins each day of the meet going at 23. Callahan drove Justherighttouch to a victory by a nose in 1:56. It was his 58th win of the meet. Thursday at Dover Downs DOVER, Del---After taking a week off, Nova Artist returns to the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace this week in a race named “In Support of Anthony Collecta, the driver seriously injured in a racing accident recently and is hospitalized. Horsemen are contributing purse distributions to this cause. A $15,500 Male pace tops the strong undercard on Thursday, Nov. 21. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist has been in rare form since the current meet got underway in early November. With three consecutive victories, the six-year-old is the one-to-beat in this week’s feature pace.  Papa Ray, a recent acquisition by Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of DE, has consecutive feature race wins himself. Ross Wolfenden will drive the four-year-old. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Adventure Bound raced gamely for Ron Pierce finishing second beaten a nose by Nova Artist. Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob and Montrell Teague is also in peak form. Among the newcomers are KDM Stable’s Bullet Speed (Andy Miller) returning from the Meadowlands and Mark Weaver-Mike Bruscemi and Burke Racing’s Hang Ten with Corey Callahan in from Pennsylvania with Corey Callahan in the bike. Not to be overlooked are Its All Good Stable’s Simon’s Artist, piloted by Vic Kirby and Toby Lynch’s speedy Sunshine Superman with Jason Lynch at the controls. The secondary feature is a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace. Three of the starters are fresh from victory, Ron Dixon’s Ken Kam (Andy Miller) from post 1, Archie Peel’s Coastal Storm (Jim Morand)  and Middle Aged Crazy (Corey Callahan) racing for O’Toole, McCaffery and the Somones', with a two-win streak. Three other have second-place finishers in their most recent outings; The Wiz Kids Stable’s Golden Gun (George Dennis), Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar’s Jeremes General (Allan Davis) and Arty Foster’s Waltzking Hanover (Trace Tetrick).   Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays.    Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Marv Bachrad  

Dover, Del--- Hot Roddy, the two-and-three-year-old Delaware champion pacer bested six foes en route to a 1:54.3 victory in the $20,000 3&4-Year-Old Claiming Allowance on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan drove the Roddy's Bags Again-The Artful Diva gelding to his 13th win in 23 career starts registering his sixth win of this year extending his seasonal earnings to $124,816 and $257,391lifetime. Phil Goldwater conditions the winner for owners Daryl Bier and J&T Silva Stables. Cactus Billy (Allan Davis) closed well to finish second while McPort In A Storm took third money. Corey Callahan rang up four wins for a meet leading total of 56 winners in the meet's first five weeks of racing. George Dennis had two wins including 73-1 shot Go Nano Go, a 1:56.4 success in a conditioned trot. Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby also made the winner's circle two times. The 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. --- Hot Roddy, who won all but one of his 2012 starts, drops down into the Tuesday, Dec. 3 feature at Dover Downs. After winning most of his $253,831 lifetime earnings in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund two-and-three-year-old events, Hot Roddy has changed ownership and trainer. Now with a $30,000 tag, Hot Roddy is currently owned by Daryl Bier and J&T Silva and trained by Phil Goldwater. A lifetime winner of 12 races, Tony Morgan will drive the Roddy's Bags Again gelding again six opponents in the $20,000 3&4-Year-Old Claiming Allowance. Heading the opposition is Don Reed and trainer George Wager's McPort In A Storm with George Dennis driving, Beaver Creek Farm's Blue Ridge Dancer and Chris Page. Other contenders are Legacy Racing Of DE's Cactus Bill handled by Allan Davis, Chad Webb's Double McTwist with Ross Wolfenden, Tina Clark's Jingle Bell Rocker with meet leading driver Corey Callahan and Skyway Shooter and Roger Plante from the rail for Bob Davison and Bill Cox. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. There is no racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.--- Papa Ray and Cash On Delivery turned in surprise victories in the $27,500 Delaware Special pace and $20,000 Open trot, the pre-Thanksgiving holiday features on a chilly Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Dover Downs. A recent purchase by Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of Del. from the sport's leader, the Burke stable, Papa Ray and his regular driver, Matt Kakaley, held off a strong challenge from Believe This Bob and Montrell Teague to score a 1:52.2 victory in the top pace of the day. Overlooked at 6-1, after a win the week before, Papa Ray chalked up his eighth triumph of the year extending his seasonal earnings to 143,030 and $223,258 lifetime. Sunshine Superman closed well for Jason Lynch. In the $20,000 Open trot, the usual Wednesday feature race, Vince Copeland moved Cash On Delivery on the backstretch to overtake the leaders on the way to a 1:56.2 score. The David Miller owned gelding picked up win #6 this season and $113,050 bankroll. The Cash Hall-Direct Dial gelding has career earnings of $248,622. Green Day (Trace Tetrick) led through the early going and held on to second in front of Can Do (Vic Kirby) Trace Tetrick drove 12-1 Lindwood Player from off-the-pace to annex the $18,000 3&4-Year-Old Open pace. The win was the second for trainer Dylan Davis who owns The Panderosa-Direct Player four-year-old with Mike Casalino. Race favorite Rage N Ryan (Corey Callahan) was second with Mr. Dennis (Matt Kakaley) third. In a $15,000 Male Winners-Over pace, Harry von Knoblauch's recent import, Texican N, went to the front and led seven rivals to a 1:53.1 victory. Ross Wolfenden drove the Peter Tritton trainee who has an all-American pedigree from stallion Bettor's Delight and the In The Pocket mare Bury My Heart. Rock On Moe (Allan Davis) was second with Mystic Desire (Matt Kakaley) the show finisher. Blueridge Tornado won the first of two $15,000 Winners-Over sub-feature trots in 1:55.3. Allan Davis drove the Softys Smarty-Anticyclone gelding for owners trainer Rosemary Smutz and Danbry Racing. Lovely Vacation (Matt Kakaley) and Baximum (Daryl Bier) were second and third respectively. The other division was taken by Lock Tight, giving driver George Dennis a double. The 6-1 Lockkeeper-Tight End gelding beat fast-closing Dnieper (Daryl Bier) home in 1:57.4 for owner-trainer Jason Fizell. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third. Up Front Ben opened the big pre-holiday program scoring his seventh victory in a row in an 11 wins in 12 races campaign. Tony Morgan drove the Eric Ell-trained, Andover Hall-Sounds Swell brown horse to a 1:56.4 success in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Handicap Allowance trot. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the winner of $67,500 this year and $396,826 lifetime. Matt Kakaley drove three winners while George Dennis and Jonathan Roberts had driving doubles. There is no live racing this Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The regular weekly racing schedule is: Monday through Thursday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no live harness on Friday and Saturday. Dover Downs weekday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs  

2013 leading Monte America (RUS) performers in the United States (horses, riders and trainers based on earnings) are shown below.  Congratulations to all for making the monte season memorable and for setting the stage for future years. The equine leaders were Flex The Muscle and Vassar Hall with three wins each. Ray Schnittker posted three riding wins versus two each for Michelle Crawford and Helene Gregory. Schnittker and Brett Crawford earned three training victories. Horses: Flex The Muscle led the US equine monte competitors with three wins in five starts earning $19,750. Vassar Hall recorded three wins but did not hit the top five money earnings that also included single dash winners Chinese Cuisine ($14,420), Master Pine ($9.250), A Penney Earned ($6,500) and the consistent non-winner Muscolo ($7,004). Other monte winners during the season included Andover America, Admirable Hanover, John-Michael, Motown Dream Girl, First Tail U See, Pointe Of Honour, Fort Valley As, and Sundance Bayama. Riders: Ray Schnittker earned three wins with his trainee Flex The Muscle for earnings of $19,750. Helene Gregory recorded two wins for $14,250 with the other top five money winners being Tina Duer (one win for $14,420), Jenny Melander (one win for $8,520) and Karen Isbell ($7,250 earned with one victory). Other winners included two-time dash winner Michelle Crawford and single dash winners Heather Reese, Tara Hynes, Jennifer Lowery, Ashley Eldred, Jennifer Connor, Therese Lindgren, Melinda Giroso and Mary Dolce-Conti. Trainers: Schnittker also led the trainer category in 2013 with three wins and $19,750. Brett Bittle’s charges earned $11,300 with one win followed by Julie Miller ($9,250, one win), Paul Kelley ($7.004 without a win) and George Ducharme ($6,500, one victory). Other dash winning monte trainers not in the top five money winners were Brett Crawford (3 wins) and single dash winners Henrik Lundell, Jennifer Sabot, Frank Scamporino Jr., Robert Bresnahan, Robert Lounsbury, Daryl Bier, Janice Connor, Ashley Eldred and James Doherty Jr. Our Canadian monte colleagues are listed below based on wins and all events were exhibitions without purses. Horses: Harlequin led the 2013 equine monte performers with three wins and a second in four starts. Other single dash winners were I’ll Be There, Katla, Lady Is A Pirate, Sixth Man and Speedy Desperado. Riders: Riina Rekila posted a category leading four victories in six starts steering Harlequin and Katla to wins. Evelyn Harms, Maggie Jones, Sharleen MacDonald and Emma Jayne Wilson scored one win each. Trainers: Geoff Maltby led the way with three wins in eight starts for a UTRS of .444. Maggie Jones, Doug McIntosh, Anthony Montini, Riina Rekila and Julie Walker recorded one training win each. Thanks to all participants, owners, sponsors and track operators for making 2013 a successful monte campaign and in heightening interest in racing under saddle in North America. Special thanks to USTA’s David Carr for being the diligent scorekeeper and to racetrack photographers for recording the racing action. by Thomas H. Hicks for  

DOVER, Del. ---  Green Day, the second of three wins for Corey Callahan, showed his class turning back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to win the $21,000Open Handicap trot on a 10-race card on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Dover Downs. Callahan took the lead on the backstretch and Green Day rolled away to his fourth victory of the season and 42nd lifetime. The Enjoy Lavec-Sonoma Hanover nine-year-old gelding trained by Leigh Raymer for Mary Elizabeth Raymer now has extending his career bankroll to $1,281,114 with $60,556 this year. Cash On Delivery, came on for Vince Copeland, to finish second with Can Do and Vic Kirby third. Two races early, Callahan took race favorite Musclelaneous right to the front and never was headed in a 1:55.2 triumph in the secondary feature, a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. Nick Callahan trains the 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Splendthrift to his fifth win of the season. He now has won $37,578 for owners Bonuccelli Racing and the Callahans. Up Front Ben marked up his ninth win of the year in 10 races notching a 1:56.1 win in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Allowance Handicap trot. Tony Morgan steered the Andover Hall-Sounds Swell nine-year-old conditioned by Eric Ell for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. The veteran has earned $57,250 this campaign and $387,050 lifetime. In addition to Callahan’s triple, Allan Davis and Daryl Bier had driving doubles. MALAK USWAAD N, NOVA ARTIST LEAD $27,500 DEL. SPECIAL THURSDAY Razor-sharp Malak Uswaad N and recent Dover Downs’ Horse of the Meet, Nova Artist, lead a field of eight in the first $27,500 Delaware Special pace of the meet while Rock On Moe and Bullet Speed top a select field in the $20,000 Open pace on Thursday, Nov. 7. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Peter Tritton’s Malak Uswaad N, leaves from the rail with Tim Tetrick while Eddie and Kathy Davis’ hard-hitting Nova Artist and Allan Davis returns to the scene of his most impressive victories in recent seasons in the feature race. Bobby Glassmeyer’s Fancyfreeshark, driven by Jonathan Roberts, in still another who has been at his best over the First State five-eighths mile surface. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce drives Mustang Art from post 2 for Max Walton and Greg Papaleo. Its All Good Stable’s Simon’ Artist is enjoying his finest season but must overcome starting from the outside. Vic Kirby will be in the bike. Arty Foster’s Eagle All, handled by Ross Wolfenden, is a renowned fast finisher. Brit Evans and Foulk Stables’ Bad Man Sam, with Eric Carlson in the bike, has two wins, and five seconds in his last seven outings. Toby Lynch’s Sunshine Superman (Jason Lynch) rounds out the starting lineup. In the $20,000 Open Handicap, Harry von Knoblauch’s Second Wind N (Tim Tetrick) brings an impressive record in his last three starts and battles two other top class starters from Yonkers, KDM Stables’ Bullet Speed (Matt Kakaley) and Nob Hill High (Corey Callahan) racing for Bob Mondillo and Don Robinson. JLRI’s Rock On Moe (Allan Davis), following an outstanding Summer domination Harrington feature races, has post 6 while Burke Racing and Weaver, Bruscemi’s Rage N Ryan (Ron Pierce), fresh from victory last time out, and Forever Just (Tony Morgan) has the rail for owners Fred Wallace and Stake Your Claim Stable.   Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday  and Saturday. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 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

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisional eliminations of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts went postward on the 15-race Harrington Raceway program Tuesday. The final division featured a showdown of two local pacing heavyweights and previous elimination winners, Hawker and Elite Awards, who had previously not met in their limited previous on-track performances with eight total starts combined between the pair. When the dust settled, the showdown was as advertised as Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($4.20, George Dennis) came away victorious in 1:55, equaling the track record for 2-year-old pacing geldings (Shaving Mug). The Powerful Toy gelding, sat behind slight favorite Hawker, who set fractions of 29, 57.4 and 1:27. Elite Awards gathered momentum and tipped to the outside to edge clear in deep stretch for a half-length win over a game Hawker. It was the third win in four lifetime starts for Elite Awards and trainer David Rearic. Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo ($2.40, Vince Copeland) was a popular winner in an earlier division. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding blew by the leaders late to prevail by three lengths over a late charging Bohemia. It was the second career win for "Carlo", who is also trained by his driver Copeland. The remaining division was held off the wagering program, as Daryl Bier, Christina Haislip and Charles Dombeck's Solace (Bier) held off Above The Storm in a tight photo finish in 1:56.4. It was the first career win in three lifetime starts for Solace and trainer/driver Bier. The top eight point-getters in the DSBF 2-year-old colt and gelding ranks will return to compete in the $100,000 final on October 22. In the overnight feature Tuesday, North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($3.20, Corey Callahan) notched her 45th career win in 1:53 for trainer Dylan Davis. Drivers Jim Morand, George Dennis and Ross Wolfenden each had three winners on the card. By Matt Sparacino  

The best of racing in the Bluegrass State was on display Sunday night at The Mile as the historic track hosted the $2 million Kentucky Super Night with eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals for 2 and 3 year olds highlighting the program. Included among the large crowd at The Red Mile was Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane. Six different stallions were represented among the eight championship winners, with only Deweycheatumnhowe and Ponder having double winners. It was a big night for Alan and Meg Leavitt's Walnut Hall Ltd. as the Lexington farm bred and own a pair of KYSS final winners in the 2-year-old gelding trotter Sorrento Hall and the 3-year-old filly trotter Ma Chere Hall. Sorrento Hall broke her maiden in her fourth career start with a 1:59 effort for driver Mike Lachance. The son of Groton Hall-SB Fuchias Image dropped in third from post 9 and then moved to the lead around the final turn, drawing clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths over Samburu and Trace Tetrick, with Scacco Matto and Jeff Nisonger third. Fred Grant trains Sorrento Hall, who came into the race with just $5,550 in earnings but leaves $125,000 richer with the winner's share of the purse. Ma Chere Hall had no problems in capturing her $250,000 final with a career-best 1:52.3 effort for driver Corey Callahan. Rockin With Dewey and Lachance finished second, with Little Bitty Lies and Tim Tetrick third. Jonas Czernyson trains the winning daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Margarita Hall for Walnut Hall Ltd. and partners Aldebaran Park Inc. and Joe Sbrocco. Ma Chere Hall was a three-time winner in 2012, including the $202,500 Kindergarten Series final at Vernon Downs, and she is now five for nine this year as she increased her career earnings to $351,408. It was also a big night for Master Of Law, who had no problems with post 10 in the KYSS final for 3- year-old male trotters as he cruised to a 1:52.4 triumph for driver Scott Zeron. Lauderdale and driver Callahan finished second, with Dewey Luvs Britt and Kevin Oscarsson third to complete the Deweycheatumnhowe-sired trifecta. A gelded son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Possess The Magic, Master Of Law posted his fifth straight victory as Zeron go away third and then made a move to the front approaching the half, taking control and never looking back as he scored a career mark. Trained by Frank Antonacci and owned by Lindy Racing Stable, Brittany Farms and Adam Victor & Son Stable, Master Of Law is headed next to the Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk, according to driver Zeron. Bandolito stretched his winning streak to nine in what trainer and co-owner Daryl Bier was his last start of the year in the rich final for 3-year-old colt pacers. Although Bier had been driving the son of Ponder-Sody's Home Brew, he turned the lines over to Tim Tetrick on Sunday and the decision paid off with a 1:49.4 victory. Duel In The Sun and Callahan finished second, with Phenomenon and Lachance third. Bier shares ownership of Bandolito with his brother, Tommy, and Charles Dombeck. Unraced at two, Bandolito finished third in his career debut but hasn't been beaten since as he increased his earnings to $188,940. Gov. Beshear presented the trophy for the KYSS final for 2-year-old colt pacers and it was the connections of Last Best Chance who were celebrating in the winner's circle. The race got off on a bad note for the heavily-favored On Golden Ponder, who made a break for driver Lachance, but that paved the way for Tim Tetrick to go on to post the 1:56.2 victory with Last Best Chance. Proceed To Party and Tyler Smith was three-quarters of a length behind in second, with Up N At It and Doug McNair third. Trained by David Nelson, Last Best Chance is a son of Cambest-Pinehurst Lady. The win was his second in four starts and came after a pair of third-place finishes behind On Golden Ponder in the KYSS preliminaries. He boosted his earnings to $133,250 with the career-best victory. Things went much better for Lachance in the KYSS final for 2-year-old filly pacers as he directed Somethinincredible to a 1:55.3 victory, besting runner-up Salsa Star and Randy Tharps by 8 1/2 lengths, with Magical Bestern and Jimmy Stiltner II third. Sent off the 1-9 favorite after two easy wins in the KYSS opening rounds, Somethinincredible is a daughter of Ponder-Breathdefying trained by Bob McIntosh and owned by Robert McIntosh Stables, CSX Stables and Dave Boyle. The win was a career best as she boosted her earnings to $161,825. "She's a pretty good filly," said Lachance. "It's easy to say she could be a Grand Circuit filly, but I think she could be. She's beautiful and good gaited." Petticoat Affair and driver Brad Hanners romped to a 7 1/4-length win in 1:56.4 in the final for 2- year-old filly trotters. KJ Brenda and Lachance were second, with Dress For Success and Callahan third. Bobby Brower trains and co-owns the daughter of Valley Victor-Katie Hall with Mystical Marker Farms. The career-best win was Petticoat Affair's fourth in a row in six career starts, increasing her earnings to $160,063. KZ Beach Girl was a 1:53.2 winner in the KYSS final for 3-year-old filly pacers with Chris Page driving for trainer Steve Carter. So Nice and Peter Wrenn were second, with Diligent Prospect and Callahan third. A daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy-Artical, KZ Beach Girl is owned by Peggy and Steve Cater, Chuck Grubbs and RB Reid. The win was her fifth of the year and a career best, increasing her earnings to $220,825.  


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