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DOVER, Del. ---- The first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals this week leads off the final harness racing week of the Dover Downs 2015-2016 meet on. Chipoffthewall, winner of both his prelims is the one to beat although he leaves from post 8. Rockeyed Optimist challenges Atta Boy Dan, winner of the last two $36,000 Open Preferred paces, while Bad Boy Matt leads the $33,000 Delaware Special on a powerful Monday card, April 11. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Chipoffthewall has been the dominant male trotter at two and now three in the DSBF program. This year, Tony Morgan has driven the Syl King-leased gelding to easy front-end victories. Last Monday, Chris Yochim's Mondello was an impressive 1:58.2 winner. Dave Nelson's Overnight Shipper finished second for George Dennis. JJ&M And Seafood Delight Stable's Seafood Scrappy and Ross Wolfenden has raced well in both his prelims. The other DSBF contenders are Deb Warnick's Popcorn Machine from post 1 with Jim Morand. Jane Dunavant's Elton J with Carlo Poliseno, Outside The Line, leased by Syl King and driven by Tim Tetrick and Ed Goans' Samuel J handled by Vic Kirby. In the $36,000 Open Preferred Handicap pace, Rockeyed Optimist (Tetrick) finished second behind Wiggle It Jiggleit in his last start two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing's Atta Boy Dan (Yannick Gingras) has won the last two features. Vapour N, a recent imported gelding from New Zealand Pat Berry), was a strong winner last Monday for J Crarotta & P Berry Racing. Peter Venturini and Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone's Smart Rokker (Morgan), already a five-time winner this year, is at the top of his game. Jeneral Patton (Callahan), who won four straight at Yonkers, was an impressive second last Monday at Dover. Soto (Wolfenden) is a hard-hitter for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has drawn the rail. Another major race on the card is the $33,000 Delaware Special. Dropping down from the Preferred ranks are Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing's Bad Boy Matt (Allan Davis) a winner of this event two weeks ago. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art (Sean Bier) enjoying an outstanding 2016 start. Blazing Bobby Sox with trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr. the fast Remember Me VK (George Dennis) has the rail while streaking New Patrol (Morgan) owned by Frank Chick leaves from outside post 6. DOVER DOWNS NEWS EXTRA                                 The last full week of the 2015-2016 Dover Downs meet is at hand, the week of April 11-14. On Tuesday, Use Your Noodle and Della Donne won filly pace prelims. On Wednesday, Triple Bottom Line and Epic Smash were filly trot winners. Thursday, colt pacer wins were turned in by Cut the Beach, Casino Bags Anso and Next Success. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Henry Faragalli III, a long time DSBF supporter has hopes during Final week, as three of his Delaware-sired three-year-old were winners last week – Use Your Noodle,  in the Filly pacer final and Cut The Beach and Next Success in the Male pacer final. ----------------------------------------------------------- Casino Bags Anso may be called a ‘miracle’ horse. The sophomore gelding pacer has made a remarkable return to the races after battling lime disease at two. He scored his first win on Thursday when trainer-driver Vince Copeland rallied the Roddy’s Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding from third turning for home to overtake leader Hail To The Master for a 1:53.3 triumph. Owned by Cavalli Pazzi Stables, Casino Bags Anso was on the verge of being given-away early in the year when Copeland wanted to give him one more change and it worked out ----------------------------------------------------------     World champion trotter JL Cruze, who made his 2016 winning debut at The Meadowlands last Friday winning a $25,000 trot came right back on Wednesday to win a $36,000 Open Preferred trot. On the internet, Dave Briggs in Harness Racing Update wrote an outstanding story on JL Cruze and owner Ken Wood’s decade-long project digging wells in Ghana and Tasmania. -------------------------------------------------------------- The saga of pacer Doctor McSwing continues. The 5-year-old is still the track’s richest maiden pacer. DurIng his winless career, now 71 races, Doctor McSwing has won $63,800 in purses. Since racing as a 2-year-old, he has finished second 15-times with 13 thirds. He tries again for that first win again on Monday in the 1st race from post 7. Allan Davis is his driver. ------------------------------------------------ There will be no change in season-ending awards. Corey Callahan will win the leading dash-win title for the seventh straight year. Dylan Davis will take the Leading Trainer crown for the third consecutive season. These awards and Horse of the Meet will be presented on meet closing night, Thursday, April 14. ----------------------------- During the meet’s final week, watch live racing and enjoy tasteful dining at the same time, The popular Winners Circle Harness Buffet is back and it’s real treat. Reservations are suggested; call 302-674-4000. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs  

DOVER, Del.---. Cut The Beach won a close photo and lightly raced Casino Bags Anso provided exciting finishes in the first two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old male paces on Thursday, April 6 at Dover Downs where rain and a 'good' track arrived in mid card. George Dennis left fast from the outside to get the early lead and George Dennis was able to keep the Artzina-I Love The Beach gelding in front despite a strong cavalcade of challengers including last November $100,000 DSBF champion John's Dream (Tony Morgan), a nose back in second. Cantthelpbutwin (Ross Wolfenden) was a close third. Cut The Beach is trained by veteran Del Cote for Henry Faragalli III, Joe Thomson, Trevor Johnson and Jeff Ruben. Casino Bags Anso, who has made a remarkable return to the races after battling a lime disease, scored his first win as trainer-driver Vince Copeland rallied the Roddy's Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding from third turning for home to overtake leader Hail To The Mater (Art Stafford Jr,) for a 1:53.3 triumph. Owned by Cavalli Pazzi Stables, Casino Bags Anso was on the verge of being given-away when Copeland wanted to give him one more change and it worked. All Artist (Jeff Fout) was the third finisher. Next Success won the third $20,000 DSFF section recording a lifetime best 1:54.2 victory with Jim Morand in the bike. Co-favorite Power To Perform (Morgan) was second in front of All Music (Dennis). The win was the second of the day for part-owner Henry Faragalli III who owns the Veeza-Quick Question gelding with Bay Pond and Nanticoke Racing. The victory was also the second for driver Morand and trainer Les Givens. The DSBF three-year-old second prelims have now been resolved. The top 8 point-getters in each of the four sophomore section are set for next week's $100,000 finals. Next week, the Dover Downs 47th season comes to a close with a $100,000 DSBF final every day. The top 8 point-getters after two preliminary legs meet. Monday is male trot day, filly pacers vie on Tuesday with filly trotters on Wednesday. Closing day, Thursday, April 14 features male pacers going for $100,000. Jim Morand led all drivers with three wins, Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Tony Morgan, George Dennis and Jonathan Roberts along with trainer Les Givens had two winners. Dover Downs is dark Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Phone 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Chipoffthewall won his sixth straight over an unbeaten 2016 start to dominate his second straight prelim win scoring a 1:57.2 harness racing victory in his $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old male trot division on Monday, April 4 at Dover Downs. In the second division, Mondello notched a 1:58.2 triumph. Tony Morgan took the alter son of Master Lavec-Off The Wall, Chipoffthewall, right to the lead and the prohibitive favorite led the rest of the mile for his eighth career victory in 13 wstarts lifting his lifetime earnings to $121,440 for trainer-leessee Syl King. Overnight Shipper (George Dennis) finished second with Popcorn Machine (Jim Morand) third. Art Stafford Jr. sat second with Mondello behind leader Seafood Scrappy (Ross Wolfenden) before moving out and into the lead in deep stretch for a 1:58.2 win in his $20,000 DSBFprelim. Daryl Glazer trains the Taladega-St. Patty's Paige colt for breeder-owner Chis Yochim. Samuel J (Vic Kirby) was third. DSBF 2nd leg events are set for the rest of this week, featuring filly pacers on Tuesday, filly trotters, Wednesday and male pacers this Thursday. The top 8 point-getters in each division return for $100,000 finals next week of the meet, April 7-14. On the strong regular program, Atta Boy Dan and pilot Andrew McCarthy recorded his third consecutive $36,000 Open Preferred pace victory in 1:51.1 as the track condition changed to good for the feature race. Atta Boy Dan left to get the lead from Bushwacker (Corey Callahan) early and proved the best from there with Smart Rokker (Morgan) coming out at the three quarters to challenge and remain second. Bushwacker was third. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing own to Western Terror-Dropllikeitshot gelding who won for the fourth time in nine races this year banking $$90,600 for the 41-time career winner. Frank Chick's New Patrol took the lead and maintained command for a 1:52.1 score in an $18,500 4&5-Year- Old Male pace. The Armbro Deuce-Triple Flip Kevin Lare-trainee won for the second straight time and fourth in his last six. A 99-1 shot Skyway Gladiator (Mile Rossi) closed along the passing lane to nip Go Collect N (Callahan), who had won four-in-a-row, for second. In another $18,500 division, a Kevin Lare trained for Frank Chick contender won the first of two for the pair as George Dennis guided Warp Factor Three, an altered son of Mach Three-A And G's Dream, to a 1:52.1 success. Suchasenseofhumor (Morgan) and Baby Kitty (Callahan) were second and third respectively. Apple Bottom Jeans leads the DSBF $20,000 2nd leg prelims on the Tuesday card which also features a $24,000 Mares Open pace. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closing day is April 14. Watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.  Marv Bachrad

Sage N, winner of two of the last three $24,000 Mares Opens, $1-million winner Sassa Hanover, and last Tuesday's feature winner Springforth match strides in this week's top mare pacers event while two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old filly pace preliminaries move into the 2nd leg on another strong Tuesday, April 5 harness racing card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p m. In the $24,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace, Sage N, a winner of four Mare features already this meet with Tim Tetrick driving for trainer Scott DiDomenico and owners Charles Iannazzo, JFE Enterprises and Triple D Stables. Sassy Hanover, with driver Jim Morand, makes her third start of the year. Jeff Clark's impressive five-year-old Springforth and George Dennis won this event wire-to-wire last week. Chris White's steady Fashion Showdown, is reined by Corey Callahan and Legacy Racing's Empress Deo with Allan Davis, has been knocking lately. The other starters are Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost from the rail with Vic Kirby driving. Bob Bailey's Duneside Chella has been racing well with Tony Morgan and Angels Delight, makes her first start of the season for Ross Wolfenden driving for John Mogill and Brian Carsey. In the first DSBF $20,000 prelim, KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans (Montrell Teague) is the one to beat in the lead off event. FaragaIli III, Feeney, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing's. Use Your Noodle (Morand), a winner a week ago, has a good post while Jo Ann Looney-King's Cougar Creek (Kirby) must start from post 7 after a big win last time. Bobby Glassmeyer's Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) has been racing well. In the second $20,000 division, Della Donne (Callahan), from post 8, seeks to rebound after a second place finish last week ending her three-in-a-row streak for Brit Evans, Tina Clark and Foulk Stables. Carter Racing's homebred Fiftyshadsofrusty (Dennis) was second last week after a win. Mortgage Bags, (Eddie Dennis) drew the rail for Joe Thomas. There is a top distaff undercard on the 15-race program. Dover Downs races Monday through Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. No Live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closing day is April 14. Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

John’s Dream, Hail To The Master and Cut The Beach were winner of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 1st leg filly pace preliminaries to complete the first of two weeks harness racing competition prior to the $100,000 DSBF finals the last week of the meet at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 31. The 2-year-old DSBF and Virginia champion John’s Dream recorded his sixth lifetime win in nine starts scoring a 1:53.2 success in his 2016 debut as Tim Tetrick guided the triumph in the first of three 1st leg prelims. John’s Dream, a Dream Away-March On ridgling, took the lead early on the way to sixth consecutive win. Chuck Perry Jr. owns and trains the winner of $112,327 in his career. Power To Perform (Tony Morgan) took a shot at the winner heading to the final turn but had to accept second-place. Next Success (Jim Morand) was third. Art Stafford piloted Hail To The Master home in 1:52.3 to win the second $20,000 test; The altered son of Rustler Hanover-Morepowertoya is owned by Dorothy and Chris Conner and won for the sixth time in his career in 10 races and purses of $84,300. All Artist (Jeff Fout) finished second for the fifth time nine starts lifetime. Rusty Carter (Corey Callahan) finished third. Cut The Beach, an Artzina-I Love The Beach gelding, won for the second time this season with George Dennis steering the 1:54.2 victory. Jeff Rubin, Tom Johnson, Henry Faragalli III and Joe Thomson own the winner. Casino Bags Anso (Vince Copeland) finished second in front of Double Miles (Morand), third. DSBF 2nd leg events are set for next week, featuring male trotter, Monday, with fillies on Tuesday, filly trotters on Wednesday and male pacers Thursday. The top 8 point-getters in each division return for $100,000 finals the last week of the meet, April 7-14.       On Thursday’s regular program, Travon, bred, owned and trained by Brenda Teague scored his second straight victory in an $11,300 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Montrell Teague was in the bike notching his third win on the card. A son of I’m Gorgeous-Shesaknockout, Travon won in a personal best 1:52.3. The Ohio-bred was followed by Cool Reward (Morgan) and Looms The Danger (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively. Leyden, who just missed in his previous two races, final got to the winner’s circle when Ross Wolfenden directed a 1:50.1 lifetime best victory in a $10,500 Male pace for breeder, owner-trainer William Moffett of the Quik Pulse Mindale-Staying Power gelding. $1-million winner, Feel Like A Fool (Callahan) was second with Shadow Margeaux (Dennis) third.  Montrell Teague and Art Stafford Jr. led all drivers with three wins each. George Dennis, Ross Wolfenden, Sean Bier and trainer-owner Brenda Teague had doubles. Marv Bachrad

Jasmine K and Epic Smash won their opening week Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 1st leg filly pace preliminaries at Dover Downs on Wednesday, March 30. A 381- shot, Tymal Signature, scored the harness racing upset of the year in the $18,500 trot. The sophomore filly pacers were front-and-center as the DSBF 1st leg kick-off week of stakes continues. Jasmine K, owned and trained by Kevin Switzer, was in control from the start in the first $20,000 prelim. Montrell Teague guided the Master Lavec-Visioness K filly to a lifetime mark of 1:58.3 from post 7. Miss Baltimore (Tony Morgan) was runner-up with Press Corp (Art Stafford Jr.) coming up to finish third. In the second $20,000 division, Pat Berry got Epic Smash quickly to take the lead and withstood a challenge from Cicada's Song (Carlo Poliseno), who was parked-out the entire mile, to win by three-quarters in 1:58.1, also a personal record. The win was the fourth of her career in 11 starts for the Political Briefing-Giant Smashofspring who now has won $105,208 lifetime. Cicada's Song was an impressive second in front of Triple Bottom Line (Jeff Fout). The 2nd and final preliminary DSBF leg is set for next Wednesday with the top 8 point-getters returning on April 13 for the $100,000 final. In the regular card feature, an $18,500 4&5-Year-Old trot, Inner Peace (Sean Bier) led turning for home but a major assault began in the stretch where Tymal Signature and Jonathan Roberts passed them all in deep stretch for a 1:56.3 victory. After three straight starts from post 8, the Deweycheatumnhowe-Blossom Seelster black four-year-old mare owned and trained by Bobby Glassmeyer was followed by Royual Status (Jim Morand) and My Way The Highway (Vic Kirby) in the tight finish. Inner Peace was fourth. One race earlier, a $14,500 trot, Mike Casalino's veteran Tough Mac made it back to the winner's circle for the first time since January as Corey Callahan drove a 1:53.2 triumph. Tough Mac scored for the 23 time in his career earning $$288,889 lifetime. Venerable contender Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) finished second for the fifth time this year. Brew Master (George Dennis) was the third finisher. Pat Berry picked up his second win guiding Windsun Cobra home in 1:55 to win another 14,500 trot for young horses. Jonatan Nikomski conditions the Kadabra-Imageofaclearnight gelding for Mike and Roberta Nikodemski. Race favorite By And By Hanover (Stafford Jr) was next with Political Cash (Davis) the third horse. On The Sly, trained by Kevin Lare, gave George Dennis his second winning drive notching an 8-1 win with Frank Chick's On The Sly, also in a $14,500 trot. It was the third win-in-a-row for the Broadway Hall-Sly Fox gelding. Lou Man (Tim Tetrick) led until turning for home when On The Sly came on. Ashes Cash (Kirby) was third. On Thursday, in the DSBF twin features, three-year-old male pacers race in 1st leg $20,000 events. Corey Callahan won three races, Pat Berry and George Dennis had driving doubles. Trainers Eddie Dennis and Kevin Lare haltered two winners each while E&K Racing Stable had two-owner wins. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. - Marv Bachrad

Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-Year-Old Male Paces complete 1st leg preliminaries on Thursday, March 31 at Dover Downs. Harness racing post time is 4:30 p m. John's Dream, winner of last November's DSBF $100,000 Two-Year-Old Final, drew the rail and will be driven by Tim Tetrick from the rail in the first $20,000 prelim. Chuck Perry is owner-trainer of the ridgling that completed his two-year-old season with five consecutive wins. Pam Wagner's Canthelpbutwin and Allan Davis starts alongside. Next Success, owned by Henry Faragalli III, Bay Pond and Nanticoke Racing with Jim Morand raced well in his last start in an overnight event and held on to finish third. The other starters in the first prelim are Shawn Hanley's homebred Richie The Flanka with Ross Wolfenden and Lee Louthan's Spinstigator and Allan Davis, from outside post 6. In the second $20,000 DSBF Male Pace, Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter (Corey Callahan), the $100,000 champion at Harrington, makes his first start of the year after two qualifying races. Winbak Farm's All Artist (Jeff Fout) will be tough from post 1. Dorothy and Chris Conner's Hail To The Master (Art Stafford Jr.) won five-times last season and should be a major factor. The rest of the field is made up by Willard Hall and Brian Wright's Sizz Matty (Tetrick) and Serendipity Stable's Door Prize (Sean Bier). On the regular program Brenda Teague's Trayvon (Montrell Teague) is the lone starter with a win last time out in a nine-horse field in the $11,300 3,4&5-Year-Old Delaware Male pace. Bob Shahan's Rockn Race (Dennis), Willard Reynolds' Cool Reward and Ruben Lourenco's Looms The Danger (Ross Wolfenden) head the opposition. Dover Downs races Monday through Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. No Live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Watch the races and enjoy the Harness Racing Buffet while dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad    

Dover, DE - It was a special occasion for owner-trainer Kevin Switzer standing in the winner's circle with his homebred Apple Blossom Jeans winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Pace ironically on his 1,000th career training win on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs. Apple Bottom Jeans, who last month impressively won the Harrington $100,000 frosh filly final, recorded her fourth consecutive victory in five starts with a second for KDK Standardbreds as Montrell Teague took the Mr. Apples-Scyilla Hanover black filly right to the lead and never looked back enroute to a lifetime fastest 1:53.3 triumph in the final 2015 $100,000 DSBF test. Eternal Ring who has a win and a second in DSBF prelims was second best. Use Your Noodle, also first and second in prelims, was third for driver Jim Morand. Apple Bottom Jeans has now banked $135,000 in her six Delaware Starts. "She's a pleasure to drive," smiled driver Montrell Teague, "she has been getting better in each of her starts." Trainer Switzer has been a leading horseman at Northeast racetracks is planning to retire and race horses in the First State. "I think [Apple Bottom Jeans] has a lot more to show, added Switzer. In addition to the Delaware program at three, I'll race her in other stakes." In the $100,000 DSBF consolation, Vic Kirby whirled Cougar Creek away from post 8 and moved into the lead early and then set the tempo for a 1:55.1 career best for trainer Jim King and wife JoaAnn Looney King. It was the second win for the Dream Away-Fire One Up first-year performer who boasts earnings of $27,425. Fiftyshadesofrusty (George Dennis), the race favorite, had to settle for second. Dance My Way (Corey Callahan) was third. Tirade Hanover, reined by meet leading driver Corey Callahan, held off a passing lane charge from Hemi Seelster (Ross Wolfenden) to win the $21,000 Open Handicap trot in 1:54. Cashontherocs (Allan Davis) was the show horse. Callahan, Tony Morgan, Allan Davis, owner Tina Clark, trainers Bobby Clark and Bob Shahan, all won two races. There is no live racing on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark live racing days at Dover. Downs. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Dover, DE - Chipoffthewall swept to victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Male Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Tim Tetrick drove three winners. With North America's second-leading driver, Tony Morgan, at the controls, the altered black son of Master Lavec-Off the Wall again dominated the DSBF freshman ranks while setting a new track record for age, gender and gait of 1:58.4 posting his fifth win in his last six outings. The only mar on his recent record is in the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington where after reaching the finish line with 9 ½ lengths to spare, but was taken down and placed last for an early race interference. Veteran horseman Syl King leases and trains Chipoffthewall, who now has earned $101,440 this campaign. Longshot Seafood Scrappy (Ross Wolfenden) finished second. Boston Malibu (Allan Davis) took show money. On the regular program in a $15,500 3,4&5-Year-OldFilly and Mare pace, Bob Bailey's sharp Duneside Chella, trained by Ryan Bailey, made it two wins-in-a-row winning the stretch battle in 1:52.4 giving Tony Morgan his second win of the day. American Truth (Tim Tetrick) nosed out Sweet Bobbie by a nose for second place. Elliesjet N remains undefeated after five starts in the U.S. as Art Stafford Jr. piloted the Jereme's Jet-Elle Mary Rose six-year-old black mare to a 1:52.4 triumph in a $14,000 distaff pace for young females. Art Stafford Jr. steered the winner for trainer Josh Parker, Evans, Spedden and Nanticoke Race own the New Zealand import. Playcardswithroddy (George Dennis) was runner-up. Lady Beth (Wolfenden) was third. Bay Pond Racing's Hearts N Flowers got up in 1:52.3 to win the $14,000 mares Winners Over pace with Allan Davis driving for trainer Wayne Givens. Tyra (Tetrick) was second with Handsoffmycookie (Morgan) third. It was the eighth win this year in 36 starts for the Artiscape-Hasty Dewar six-year-old. Tim Tetrick went off at 21-1 driving Powerful Honey in a Delaware $5,000 Mares pace. Tetrick rallied the six-year-old Powerful Toy-Honeycakes distaff from seventh after the half, to loop the field on the way to a 1:56.1 victory for trainer Willard Reynolds and owners Howard and Linda Dege. Coupled with Smile Cam (George Dennis) the 6-2 exacta returned $466.30 and with Quick Pulse Daisy (Vic Kirby), third, the 6-28 trifecta paid $2,173. The fourth and final 2015 $100,000 DSBF two-year-old title event spotlights the filly pacers in the Wednesday feature race. There is no live racing on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark live racing days at Dover Downs. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is featured daily. The Winner's Circle Buffet is back for those watching races and dinning in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. 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 At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del.--- Apple Bottom Jean, Use Your Noodle and Rowdy Patti, winners last week, lead eight to the starting gate in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Final. The week's top overnight trot, the $20,000 Open, shares top billing on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. KDK Standardbred's Apple Bottom Jean and reinsman Montrell Teague, seeks a championship repeat. The black filly won the $100,000 Harrington Final in October, Last Wednesday, Use Your Noodle, owned by Henry Faragalli III, Art Feeney, Trevor Johnson and Nanticoke Racing, scored the fastest prelim win, with Jim Morand in the bike. Two other 20,000 prelim winners are Rowdy Patti, trained and driven by Bryan Truitt, who co-owns the filly with Roland Hall, Bobby Glassmeyer's Eternal Rings and driver Jonathan Roberts and Joe Thomas' Mortgage Bags who was an 86-1 longshot winner. The rest of the competitive field is made up by Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Up-Town with Allan Davis, second in last month's $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington, Delle Donne, with Ross Wolfenden driving for Brit Evans, Tina Clark and Foulk Stables, and Reuben and trainer Michelle King's Skats Outa The Bags and Vic Kirby. Carter Racing's Fiftyshadesofrusty (Tony Morgan), JoAnn King's Cougar Creek (Kirby) and trainer Bob Wyatt, Bill Kinnamon and Lou Wyatt's Hairway To Heaven (George Denis) lead the $20,000 DSBF Consolation Pace. Barbara Boese and trainer Joe Skowyra's recent claim Prayer Session, from post 8, Callam Racings sharp Spunky Jack (Roger Plante), Powerful Charger (Kirby) racing for trainer Jim King and Tim Tetrick, trainer Leigh Raymer, Moss and the Solomons' Tirade Hanover and highly thought-of Hemi Seelster (Wolfenden) owned by Carl Atley, Bob LeBlanc and Rich Lombardo are among a field of nine in the $20,000 Open trot feature on the regular program. With the exception of this Thursday, when there is no racing on Thanksgiving Day, Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On behalf of Dover Downs management and horsemen, Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Watch the races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

Triple Bottom Line pulled a 7-1 upset to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot while Wiggle It Jiggleit downed eight rivals for his 21st victory of the season in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 23. Veteran trainer-driver Jeff Fout found the passing lane to his liking overtaking dueling leaders Cicada's Song, who cut the mile for Carlo Poliseno from outside post 8, and challenger Epic Smash and Pat Berry who battled on the outside from the backstretch on until the final strides when Triple Bottom Line flew down the lane to post a 2:00.4 victory. It was the second trip to the winner's circle in eight starts for the three-time second -place finisher bred and owned by Winbak Farm. The CR Commando-Current Yield freshman now has won $75,800 this campaign. Cicada's Song and Epic Smash were second and third respectively. While the DSBF $100,000 final was the biggest purse event on the card, one of the biggest crowds of the early meet came to see George Teague Inc.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit. And they were not disappointed. The dark-bay world champion conditioned by Clyde Francis, rolled away from the starting gate to take the lead. Twenty-four-year-old driver Montrell Teague never looked back negotiating a :26 opening quarter, :54.4 half and took his eight foes to the three-quarters in 1:22.1. A :26.4 final panel gave the Mr. Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover offspring a decisive victory. A Delaware-sired 58-1 shot, Remember Me VK sat second the mile and stayed there for driver Eric Goodell with Dealt A Winner and David Miller, who took a shot at the leader on the backstretch holding on for third. Montrell Teague also drove the winner of the $20,000 DSBF Consolation trot steering owner-trainer Kevin Switzer's Jasmine K, a Master Lavec-Visioness K filly home in 2:04.4. Rhythm N Blues (Ross Wolfenden) was second in front of Devlin (Poliseno), third. Marchs Miller piloted Swing City, the only three-year-old in the $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on the undercard. Nick Surick, trains and co-owns the United Ace-Cyber Cities gelding with R.S.Ruffolo and Ervin Miller Stables. Brody (Sean Bier) and B's Weddie (Ross Wolfenden were second and third. Corey Callahan had a triple while Montrell Teague, Tim Ettrick and Allan Davis, each won two races during the card. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Tom Lazzaro had triples while trainer Wayne Givens had a double. On Tuesday, another $100,000 DSBF title is on the line for colt and gelding trotters. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark live racing days at Dover Downs. There is no live racing on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. The Winner's Circle Buffet is back for those watching races and dinning in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available 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

DOVER, Del. ---With consecutive prelim wins, Chipoffthewall, leased and trained by Syl King, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Trot Final while Sweet Bobbie and American Truth head the $15,500 Fillies and Mares pace on the Tuesday, Nov. 24 card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Chipoffthewall, after being disqualified from first last month in the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington. Has rebounded with a pair of decisive victories in his two prelims in November. Tony Morgan will drive the race-favorite black gelding. Jane Dunavant's homebred Virginia stakes champion, Elton J, showed his class rallying after being passed to win his prelim last Tuesday. Chris Yochim's Mondello, handled by Art Stafford Jr., has been a sharp second in his last two, but must overcome starting from post 8. Politicised gets driver Tim Tetrick after a just-missed second a week ago. Owner- trainer Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Bosston Malibu, who romped in last month's consolation, starts from post 1 with Allan Davis driving. Seafood Scrappy and Ross Wolfenden shows four thirds in his seven 2015 races for Seafood Delight and J,J&M Stable. Jim Morand will pilot Deborah Warnick's Popcorn Machine, a prelim winner two weeks ago and Bill Hall and trainer Brian Wright's Chrome Master, reined by Eddie Dennis, complete the starting line-up. The rest of the program spotlights filly and mare paces. A $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old distaff pace tops the regular program. Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie (Corey Callahan), JFE Enterprise and Triple D Stable's American Truth and Bob Bailey's Duneside Chella ,fresh from a 10-lengths 1:52.1 win last time, lead a field of nine starters. Also, there is a $14,000 distaff Winners-Over semi-feature featuring JFE Enterprise's Handsoffmycookie (Tony Morgan) and Foulk Stables' Valerya (Callahan), both winners last time out. The final 2015 DSBF $100,000 title is on the line Wednesday highlighting the top Delaware-sired two-year-old filly pacers. Prayer Session and Spunky Jack lead nine in the Wednesday feature, $21,000 Open/Handicap trot, on the regular card. There is no live racing on Thursday as horsemen enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. ---- The top 2015 Delaware-sired two-year-old filly trotter will be decided in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship while $2-million winning Wiggle It Jiggleit seeks his 21st triumph of the season in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on a big Monday program, Nov. 23 at Dover Downs. Epic Smash looks for a duplication of last month's $100,000 Harrington final in the Dover Downs' $100,000 DSBF Final. A winner of four straight, Epic Smash leaves from post 1 for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Berry Racing. Her major rival is Jane Dunavant's Ciccada's Song, winner of the Virginia Stakes, driven by trainer Carlo Poliseno. She has won six of her seven races. Her only loss came when she broke stride early in the Harrington final, when odds-on favorite. Donald Marine's Miss Baltimore with driver Tony Morgan. And Iron Mine Branch's Chestnut Chic, piloted by Jim Morand have upset credentials. World champion sophomore gelding George Teague Inc.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit, reined by Montrell Teague, is one of three Delaware-owned starters in a one-race $35,000 elimination for next Monday's $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. The other First Staters are fast finishing Dude's The Man (Corey Callahan) racing for M&L Of Delaware, the nom de course of Ralph, Roz and Doug Paul, and their partner Victoria Dickinson. The third is Delaware-sired Remember Me VK , driven by Vic Kirby, for Robin West, Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt, who recently scored an impressive 1:50.2 win. Early this month, Wiggle It Jiggleit romped to victory in the $201,900 Matron Stake at Dover Downs. Among his fast challengers are Jeff Snyder's Dealt A Winner (David Miller), second in the Matron Final. Duane and Connie Roland start Roland N Rock (Jim Morand), an eight-time winner this year. Arque Hanover (Tim Tetrick) has the rail for Howard Taylor, Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stables. The sharp Badix Hanover (John Campbell) owned by Richard and Dale Julich, Rodeo Romeo (Andy Miller), racing for Bob Mondillo, Mike Day and Oompa's Farm, and Rock&Roll Stable's Americanprimetime (Tony Morgan) complete the lineup. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. The Monday Line-Ups at Dover Downs 8th Race -2YO Filly DSBF $100,000 Trot 1. Epic Smash Pat Berry 5-2 2. Princess Politics Wayne Long 25-1 3. Triple Bottom Line Jeff Fout 4-1 4. Miss Baltimore Tony Morgan 9-2 5. Press Corp Art Stafford Jr 20-1 6. Chestnut Chic Jim Morand 30-1 7. Unique Rosa Lene Corey Callahan 30-1 8. Cicada's Song Carlo Poliseno 7-5 -------------------------------------- 10th Race Hap Hansen Progress $35,000 Pace 1. Arque Hanover Tim Tetrick) 6-1 2. Remember Me VK Eric Goodell 8-1 3. Dealt A Winner David Miller 7-2 4. Dude's The Man Corey Callahan 5-1 5. Wiggle It Jiggleit Montrell Teague 8-5 6. Rodeo Romeo Andy Miller 15-1 7. Roland N Rock Jim Morand 25-1 8. Americanprimetime Tony Morgan 20-1 9. Badix Hanover John Campbell 8-1 Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ----Epic Smash, drew the rail, Cicada's Song, outside post 8 in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF)Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final and Wiggle It Jiggleit heads a nine-horse field in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on Monday, Nov. 23 at Dover Downs. In the $100,000 DSBF Final, Epic Smash, winner of last month's $100,000 Harrington final brings a four-race win streak and leaves from the rail for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Berry Racing. Jane Dunavant's Ciccada's Song also boast impressive past performances. She won last week wire-to-wire and seeks to revenge her performance in the Harrington final when she broke stride and finished out-of-the-money, as odds-on favorite. Trainer Carlo Poliseno drives the six-race winner of seven career starts. Miss Baltimore cannot be overlooked. Owned by Donald Marine with Tony Morgan. Iron Mine Branch's Chestnut Chic is the other prelim winner. Jim Morand will drive for trainer Greg Haverstick. Three of the starters show three straight second place finishes: Winbak Farms' Triple Bottom Line with Jeff Fout driving, Stacy Stafford's Press Corp with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike, and Princess Politics racing for trainer-driver Wayne Long and Wyatt Long. Corey Callahan will drive Ron Silletto and Joe Benedetti's Unique Rosa Lene, who has consecutive third-place finishes. Unshakeable Peace (Eddie Dennis), owned by Kathleen Hayes, Wayne Whitson and E&K Stables, and Jane Dunavant's Devlin (Poliseno) lead the $20,000 DSBF Consolation. Nine fast three-year-olds vie in the $35,000 elimination for the eight starting positions in next Monday's $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Heading the impressive list is $2-million winner, world champion George Teague Inc.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague), who won the recent $201,900 Matron Stake at Dover Downs. Among challengers are Delaware-sired Remember Me VK (Vic Kirby), a recent 1:50.2 winner for Robin West, Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt. Another First State-owned contender is the fast Dude's The Man (Corey Callahan) racing for M&L Of Delaware and Victoria Dickinson. Jeff Snyder's Dealt A Winner (David Miller) finished second in the Matron Final. Duane and Connie Roland start Roland N Rock (John Campbell), an eight-time winner this season. Arque Hanover (Brett Miller) has the rail for Howard Taylor, Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stables. The sharp Badix Hanover (Andy Miller) owned by Richard and Dale Julich, Rodeo Romeo (Scott Zeron), racing for Bob Mondillo, Mike Day and Oompa's Farm, and Rock&Roll Stable's Americanprimetime (Tony Morfgan) complete the lineup. Canadian speedster and local standout head a field of nine in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Winners-Over pace, the Tuesday feature race. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. --- With a good chance of winning half of the $100,000 purse, owner-trainer Chuck Perry saw Tim Tetrick did not have a drive in the final, gave him the drive and Tetrick and his Dream Away-March On In colt did the rest scoring a 1:52.4 victory Thursday in the first of four racing day's $100,000 DSBF Finals for Delaware-sired freshmen pacers and drivers. "I was happy to get the drive and I thought the colt was the best in the race," said Tetrick. Hail To The Master, driven by Art Stafford Jr., finished second ending a two-race prelim win streak. Power To Perform was third for Tony Morgan. John's Dream has now won five races in a row of his eight races with two seconds and with the win has banked $102,327 this year. "I was looking for a well-bred broodmare in foal at the Chick's Sale in Harrington," explained Perry. "She was 24-years old and carrying a Dream Away and when she dropped back home, he would be eligible for the Virginia stakes. I named for my young son, that's where John's Dream comes from. I knew he was well bred and because of her age, only had to pay $300 to buy her." Carter Racing Stable's namesake Rusty Carter, winner of last month's DSBF $100,000 Final at Harrington, had to settle for a win in the $20,000 DSBF consolation this time. Corey Callahan guided the altered son of Art Director-Rusty's Joy to his third win in seven starts for trainer Doug Lewis. JW Renegade (John MacKinnon) was a fast closing second in front of Double Miles (Vince Copeland), third. Corey Callahan and Tim Tetrick notched four wins during the card. Trainer Dylan Davis and owner Tom Kemp had doubles. On Monday twin features: the $100,000 DSBF Male Trot Final and Wiggle It Jiggleit leads the $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA                              Everything worked out well for owner-trainer (and usual driver) Chuck Perry in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Male Pace Final. His colt John’s Dream, driven by Tim Tetrick, who did not have a drive in the final, and was winning catch-driver in 1:54.2 over a sloppy track on Thursday (11/19). John’s Dream won his fifth in a row. Including the $44,700 Virginia stakes championship, to up his seasonal bankroll to $102,327. Perry bought March On It, a 24-year-old mare from a Winbak Farm dispersal, at Chick’s Sale in Harrington, for only $300. When John’s Perry was born back home in Virginia, he would be eligible for the Virginia stakes. I named him for my young son,” smiled Perry ----------------------------------------------- Cicada’s Song leaves from outside post 8 in Monday’s $100,000 DSBF Filly Trot Final starting a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday DSBF Finals. Epic Smash will be tough from the rail. Miss Baltimore, Chestnut Chic and Triple Bottom Line lead the contenders.  -------------------------------------- Chipoffthewall, who was disqualified for interference in the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington last month, is the one to beat in Tuesday’s $100,000 Male Trot Final. Elton J and Popcorn Machine won their prelims. Mondello finished second in both of his prelims.   -------------------------------- The Wednesday DSBF headliner features two-year-old filly pacers winds up the freshman Delaware stakes. Apple Bottom Jeans, who won the $100,000 Harrington Final and both of her Dover Downs prelims carries a three race win streak. Eternal Rings and Rowdy Patti won one prelim each. -------------------------------------- After an overwhelming 1:49.4 victory in his $201,900 Matron Stake, Wiggle It Jiggleit is back for his next to last start of a brilliant three-year-old season. The 2.1-million dollar winner is the one to beat in a $35,000 elimination on Monday a preview for the Nov. 30 $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Nine will start with the ninth-place finisher eliminated from the final.   ------------------------------------------------------------ With four wins Thursday (11/19) Corey Callahan lifts his first-place lead to 33 wins. Tim Tetrick is second with 22 wins. Ross Wolfenden is third with 18 while Tony Morgan has 13, George Dennis 11 and Vic Kirby 10 winners. ----------------------------- Dylan Davis leads the trainer standings haltering 12 winners. Jim King is second with 10. Kevin Lare has five, and Bobby Clark and Doug Lewis four winners each through the first 12 days of the current meet. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. --- Use Your Noodle won the fastest of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second-leg two-year-old filly pace prelims after Apple Bottom Jeans opened the program with a victory. Tough Mac returned to the winner's circle romping in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Jim Morand left quickly with Use Your Noodle for trainer Les Givens and owners Henry Faragalli III, Art Feeney, Trevor Johnson and Nanticoke Racing. After leading the rest of the 1:54.1 mile before holding off a late charge at the wire. Mortgage Bags (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly from the far outside turning down the lane to shade Fiftyshadesofrusty (George Dennis) by a long nose for his first $20,000 DSBF prelim victory. The daughter of Artzina-LoGophobia filly posted her third win of the year with six seconds in 10 stats. She has banked $45,761 in her rookie year. Apple Bottom Jeans, winner of the Harrington $100,000 DSBF Final, won for the third straight time and fourth in five races with Montrell Teague orchestrating a wire-to-wire 1:55.4 triumph in her $20,000 prelim. The black filly by Mr. Apples-Scylla Hanover now has won $85,000 for her owner-trainer Kevin Switzer. Eternal Ring (Jonathan Roberts) saw his two-win streak come to a close with a second-place finish. Cougar Creek (Vic Kirby) closed strongly to take third. The stage is now set for next Wednesday, when the top eight point-getters return for the $100,000 DSBF Final. The $20,000 Open Handicap trot was all Tough Mac driven by Corey Callahan. The altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady won for the 10th time this campaign for trainer Dylan Davis and owner Mike Casalino. He has now won $120,255 in purse this year and $$246,199 lifetime. Prayer Session (Roberts), in new hands after being claimed for $25,000 a week ago, challenged Tough Mac on the outside heading to the final turn, but had to settle for second. Last week's winner Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was third. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had a four-bagger., Trainer Dylan Davis haltered three winners while Jim Morand drove two wins. . The first of the four $100,000 DSBF finals showcases the freshman male pacers in the Thursday feature race. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark live racing days at Dover Downs Two $20,000 DSBF freshman colt 2nd leg pace prelims and an $18,000 Open trot tops the Monday card. A $5,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool is now featured daily. By popular request, the Winner's Circle Buffet is back for those dinning in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. At Dover Downs, there is no charge for parking and admission. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available 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. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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