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Hamburg, NY-- On a day where the 1 hole ruled the first 6 races Ryan's Caviar had a streak of his own. Ryan's Caviar entered Sunday with 4 straight victories all by half length or less, but today the 10-year-old SJ's Caviar gelding had a much tougher group to face. Getting a very good draw off the claim in the 4 hole, he showed that he could control the pace his own way. After Somedancer Hanover broke before the start, Bit O Lavec set the early pace. Ryan's Caviar (Shawn McDonough) dropped in behind the early pace as Ramblin Rick (Kevin Cummings) the Open horse was parked to the opening quarter mark. The quarter time was a little fast for the trotters in 28.4 over the fast track, but Ramblin Rick rolled up on the outside led to the half way point slowing down the fractions. At that point McDonough decided it was time to pull Ryan's Caviar to try to contend for the lead. By the time the field reached the three-quarter mile pole Ryan's Caviar was clear by two lengths as Ramblin Rick had stopped. Ryan's Caviar went on to win his fith straight race in a rated 2:00 4/5, Bit O Lavec (Dave McNeight III) was a game 2nd and Madimpulse Hanover came flying home to finish 3rd. In talking to Shawn McDonough after the race he said "He has been very sharp as of late is in a really nice class." He (McDonough) went on to say "this horse can take a ton of air and can come from anywhere." In other racing action at Buffalo Raceway one of the 3-year-old fillies scored her first victory since coming to Buffalo Raceway. Aroma (Artiscape-Cinnamon Reel-Cam Fella) scored very nicely in the 10th race for leading driver Kevin Cummings and Trainer Kirk Desmond. Aroma was bread in Maryland by Winbak Farm. By Michael Carter, for Buffalo Raceway

Trainer Kelly O'Donnell knows 3-year-old filly pacer Weeper is fast. Sometimes, though, she might be too quick for her own good. Weeper, who races in Tuesday's second $34,712 division of the Historic-Ladyship Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has won eight of 10 career starts. Her two losses came last season in races in which she went off stride at the top of the stretch. In the Ladyship, Weeper and regular driver Dave Palone will start from post three and are the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field that includes 2013 Breeders Crown champion Uffizi Hanover. Weeper is 3-for-3 this year, with her victories coming by a total of nearly 14 lengths. "She's a real nice filly," O'Donnell said. "We don't know why she makes the breaks once in a while, but Dave says he thinks that she's so game that at the top of the stretch she's trying to shift into another gear. It's always coming off that last turn, darting for home. We've tried everything to correct it. I think she just wants to go more than her legs can go." Weeper was bred by Winbak Farm and is owned by Winbak's Joe and Joann Thomson (under the name Bay Pond Racing Stable). She is a daughter of stallion Allamerican Native out of the mare Pleasant Yet Bad. The dam is a full sister to multiple-stakes-winner Badlands Nitro. She was prepped for her 2-year-old campaign by Winbak's head trainer, Jeff Fout, who turned over the filly to O'Donnell after her first qualifier. Weeper won twice in 1:51.4 last year, once at The Meadows and once at Pocono Downs. Only two 2-year-old filly pacers won with faster times on a five-eighth-mile track: Allstar Rating and Gallie Bythe Beach. Weeper enters the Ladyship coming off a 2-1/4 length victory over Allstar Rating in a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows on May 3. "I was just lucky enough to get her," O'Donnell said. "She's a big, strong, rugged-looking filly. Knock on wood, if she stays healthy, I think she can go with the best of them." In addition to the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, Weeper is eligible to the Mistletoe Shalee Stakes, Lynch Memorial, Adioo Volo, Keystone Classic and Pennsylvania All Stars. Weeper, who entering Tuesday had not started a race this year from inside of post seven, has gone gate-to-wire in all three of her 2014 races. "I would love to see her get a trip," O'Donnell said. "I don't know how fast she could go with someone cutting the fractions for her." Following is the field in post order for the first division of the Ladyship: Table Talk, If You Say So, That Woman Hanover, Katie Said, and McVita Bella. The second division is: Hunger Games, Cinamony, Weeper, Fancy Desire, and Uffizi Hanover. by Ken Weingartner, for Harness Racing Communications

This Week: John Simpson Memorial Stakes, W.N. Reynolds Memorial, Arthur J. Cutler Memorial eliminations and TVG Free For All Series, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Meadowlands Racetrack begins this week on Friday (May 9) with the $51,543 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters, the $48,415 W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers and the $33,516 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters. The Saturday (May 10) card at The Big M features a single $50,000 division of the TVG Free For All Series for open pacers and two $40,000 eliminations for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters. Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: Sophomore trotters and older mares of both sexes were in the spotlight last weekend with Grand Circuit action at Freehold Raceway and Miami Valley Raceway. Leaving from post No. 1, Sumatra and Brian Sears never trailed as they won the $115,370 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotters by 2-1/4 lengths over Derby in 1:57.4 on May 3 at Freehold Raceway. Sumatra, owned by Joe Smith and trained by Tom Fanning, is eligible to the Hambletonian. Sumatra was a 1:57.4 winner in the Dexter Cup final. Sumatra finished third in the Dexter Cup elimination on April 26 in his seasonal debut. It was Sears' first time behind the horse, which raced out of the stable of trainer Julie Miller in 2013. Smith bought Sumatra for $100,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale's mixed sale in November. "I didn't know the horse last week and he got a little wound up on me," said Sears, who stepped in as the driver of Sumatra after Andy Miller was injured in an accident in April. "This week, we tried our best to keep him calm through the post parade and scoring down and it definitely helped. He was a lot better this week." Sumatra, sent off at odds of 1-5, led throughout the race around Freehold's half-mile oval. Sears was able to keep King City and Dexter elim winner Sarcastic Man stuck on the outside for the entire race. Sarcastic Man and driver Ron Pierce, who started from post eight, tried to make a three-wide move around the final turn, but finished fifth. Second-place finisher Derby, third-place Donato's Wish, and fourth-place Sheer Action all were from the stable of trainer Ray Schnittker. In her first start of the year, Maven, the 2013 Dan Patch Award winner for best older female trotter, set a track record 1:53.3 in the $60,000 Miami Valley Distaff on May 4 at Miami Valley Raceway. A race earlier, after causing a recall, Shebestingin set her own track record of 1:50.4 in winning the $50,300 Sam "Chip" Noble III Memorial. Both new records were set in the first two Grand Circuit races ever contested at Miami Valley Raceway on the final night of the track's inaugural season. Maven posted a track record 1:53.3 clocking in her seasonal debut. In the Miami Valley Distaff, Rockin With Dewey led the field through the first quarter in :27 before driver Yannick Gingras guided the 1-5 Maven to the lead and never looked back through splits of :56.4 and 1:26. "I was a little afraid when we were hung on the outside around the first turn," said trainer Jonas Czernyson. "But she handled it pretty good and was really strong. Yannick never even pulled the plugs." The 5-year-old Glidemaster-M Stewart mare, who is headed for Sweden to race in the Elitlopp, finished 2-3/4 lengths ahead of early leader Rockin With Dewey and paid $2.40 to win. In the Sam "Chip" Noble III Memorial for pacing mares, She's Shocking was first off the gate and set the pace through an opening quarter of :27 before yielding the lead to eventual runner-up Yagonnakissmeornot, who led the field through splits of :55.3 and 1:23.2. Shebestingin stalked the leader first-over and gained steadily on the backstretch and through the final turn before taking the lead at the top of the stretch and drawing away for a 1-1/2 length victory. The winner paid $5.00. Val D'Or Farms, Ted Gewertz and L&L Devisser LLC own the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Armbro Tussle. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend. Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 191; 2. George Brennan - 129.5; 3. Tim Tetrick - 110; 4. Brian Sears - 87; 5. Jason Bartlett - 79. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 305.5; 2. PJ Fraley - 135; 3. Joe Holloway - 72; 4. Rene Allard - 60; 5. Ben Wallace - 30.5. Owners: 1. Bamond Racing - 118.5; 2t. Burke Racing - 77.2; 2t. Weaver Bruscemi - 77.2; 4. Brad Grant - 34.5; 5. Ted Gewertz - 28.05. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will again take place next weekend at Meadowlands Racetrack, with the final for the Arthur Cutler Memorial for older trotters, while Scioto Downs returns to the Grand Circuit with the LaVerne Hill Memorial for older pacing mares. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit

This Week: Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series finals and consolations, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y.; Courageous Lady, Northfield Park, Northfield, Ohio; W.N. Reynolds Memorial, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J.; and Dexter Cup elimination, Freehold Raceway, Freehold, N.J. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Yonkers this week features the $567,000 final and the $100,000 consolation of the George Morton Levy series for open pacers, as well as the $371,400 final and $75,000 consolation in the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for open pacing mares. All four races will take place on Saturday (April 26). Northfield Park on Friday night (April 25) will hold the $110,000 Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers. A field of six ladies will go to the post in the track’s 11th race. Meadowlands Racetrack’s first Grand Circuit event of the season will take place on Saturday night (April 26) with the $49,015 W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers. Freehold Raceway will host on Saturday afternoon (April 26) a single $38,460 elimination for the Dexter Cup for 3-year-old open trotters. The $115,370 Dexter Cup final will be held on Saturday (May 3). Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: Yonkers Raceway hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Series this past weekend.       A pair of $40,000 Matchmaker divisions went postward. Series points leader Yagonnakissmeornot (Daniel Dube) did nothing to diminish her reputation, winning the opening event with a solid, two-move effort. She tackled Scandalous Hanover just past the 1:25 three-quarters, taking a short lead into the lane. Yagonnakissmeornot never relinquished the baton, winning by a length in 1:53.2. Camille closed inside for second, with Ramalama third. Monkey On My Wheel (Yannick Gingras) authored the 13-1 upset in the second Matchmaker split, going by a tiring favorite Somwherovrarainbow in mid-stretch. Monkey On My Wheel then held off 75-1 rank outsider Summertime Lea by a head in 1:53.2. Somwherovrarainbow had to settle for third, beaten three-quarters of a length. Foiled Again, harness racing’s richest-ever pacer, added nothing to his $6.1 million bankroll, winding up a non-factor sixth in the third and final $50,000 division of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series this past Saturday. Starting outside his six rivals, he and driver Yannick Gingras had Mach It So leave directly inside of him. Foiled Again -- his place in this week’s final already secure -- took back to last and never reached contention. Meanwhile, stablemate Easy Again (George Brennan) won by a couple of lengths. Mach It So was a solid, first-up second, with Mr Hasani N third. The evening’s other two Levy events were won by P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) and Dancin Yankee (Ron Pierce). The former, from post No. 6, left for a seat, wound up in a three-hole, then angled wide in and out of the final turn. He picked a dueling Clear Vision and Apprentice Hanover for the victory. The final margin was a length over Clear Vision in a life best-matching 1:51.1. As for Dancin Yankee, he negated his outside seven-hole at the start, rebuffed a quarter-move from Bettor’s Edge and finished it off in 1:51, matching Foiled Again’s effort a week ago as the fastest mile of the series. The margin was 1-1/4 lengths, with Bettor’s Edge second and Texican N third. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website.   Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend at Yonkers: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras – 136; 2. George Brennan – 119.5; 3. Tim Tetrick – 85; 4. Daniel Dube – 50; 5. Brian Sears- 45. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke – 240.5; 2. PJ Fraley – 108; 3. Rene Allard – 50; 4. Joe Holloway – 27; 5. Josh Green – 22. Owners: 1. Bamond Racing – 93.5; 2t. Burke Racing - 61.75; 2t. Weaver Bruscemi – 61.75; 4. Brad Grant – 22.5; 5. M1 Stable – 22.1. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Freehold Raceway, Meadowlands Racetrack and Miami Valley Raceway. Freehold has the Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old filly trotters on Friday (May 2) and the Dexter Cup for 3-year-old open trotters on Saturday (May 3). Meadowlands Racetrack will host the John Simpson Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers on Friday (May 2) and the John Simpson Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday (May 3). The first ever Grand Circuit races at Miami Valley Raceway, the Chip Noble Memorial for older pacing mares and the Miami Valley Distaff for older trotting mares, will take place on Sunday (May 4). by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp visited Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City Monday as the final of four stops to visit a variety of horse breeding farms in Maryland. “I put this trip together for the state treasurer, who requested a first-hand look at some of our top horse breeding farms after she heard a briefing on the proposed Maryland Horse Park System last year,” said Maryland Horse Industry Board Executive Director Ross Peddicord. As part of her duties as state treasurer, Kopp sits on the three-member State Board of Public Works that approves state expenditures. The other members are the governor and the comptroller. When asked if she’s a big fan of horses, Kopp replied, “Isn’t everyone?” “I’m really enjoying seeing these operations today,” Kopp said during a tour of Winbak Farm Monday. “It reinforces for me the importance of the horse industry to Maryland’s economy.” Breeding farms play a key role in Maryland’s horse industry, as do venues that showcase horse events all over the state. The Horse Industry Board is currently trying to create a statewide system linking key players that already host horse events. “The system really already exists,” Peddicord said. “We just have to promote it as a connected system and make people aware of all of the assets Maryland already has.” A coach bus pulled into grounds of the 3,000-acre Standardbred farm at Winbak about 3 p.m. Monday after several members of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, Maryland Stadium Authority, State Treasurer Nancy Kopp and the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mary Ellen Setting had already visited Country Life Farm, a Thoroughbred breeding farm in Bel Air; Rigbie Farm, an Arabian breeding farm in Darlington; and Hilltop Farm, a European warmblood breeding farm in Colora. Joe and JoAnn Thomson have owned Winbak Farm since 1991. Thomson hosted the state guests Monday, along with help from his general manager, Garrett Bell, and head trainer, Jeff Fout. Guests saw a one-day-old foal, top racing horses, Clydesdales and miniature horses. “We have 350 yearlings,” Thomson said, as he explained they love to raise horses in Maryland, even though they have locations in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario. “It’s a great place to raise a horse.” Winbak Farm has had $250 million in winnings from horses bred in Chesapeake City. The farm employs 75 to 80 people, including two veterinarians. By Cheryl Mattix, reprinted with permission by www.cecildaily.com

This Week: Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series fifth legs, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Yonkers this week features two $40,000 divisions on Friday (April 18) in the fifth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for open pacing mares. The Saturday (April 19) card at Yonkers will see three $50,000 divisions in the fifth round of the George Morton Levy series for open pacers. Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: As has been the case throughout the 2014 edition of the George Morton Levy series, Foiled Again was once again at the top of the headlines this past weekend at Yonkers. The 10-year-old sauntered around the half-mile oval in 1:51 this past Saturday night. "That's what he's supposed to do," said driver Yannick Gingras after the gelding's fourth win in as many Levy series/season starts. Foiled Again was a narrow winner in his Levy division on April 12. Leaving from post position No. 3 as the stronger half of a 1-20 entry, Foiled Again had to work to get around P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett). He did so before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile and found a :56.3 intermission with Bettor's Edge (George Brennan) away third and A J Corbelli (Tim Tetrick) fourth. It was Dancin Yankee (Ron Pierce) then moving from fifth, engaging Foiled Again toward a 1:24 three-quarters. Soon after, Bettor's Edge -- who, as with Foiled Again, was three-for-three in this series entering the evening -- slipped out to race second-over. However, Bettor's Edge became very rough very quickly, soon jumping it off. Foiled Again owned a half-length lead entering the lane. His pesky rival wouldn't go away, but wouldn't go by, either. Foiled Again won by a head in 1:51, the fastest local mile of the season. Third went to P H Supercam, beaten a half-length. Mach It So (1:52.1) and Clear Vision (1:52.1) won the other two Levy divisions. Last Friday night's fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open mare pacers saw three $40,000 divisions go postward. The first event saw Breeders Crown champ Shelliscape (Tim Tetrick, $7.20) get her first series win with a handy, down-the-road effort (:27.3, :57, 1:24, 1:52). Ramalama (Matt Kakaley) was unable to sustain a first-up bid, while Monkey On My Wheel (Brian Sears) could only match strides from the pocket. Monkey On My Wheel did get second, beaten three-quarters of a length, with Ramalama third. Defending Matchmaker champion Feeling You was also flying under the radar until Friday evening. Leaving from post four with Tyler Buter doing the honors, Feeling You operated from second-over. That didn't seem so opportunistic when pole-sitting Rocklamation (Gingras) rated a cheap half (:28, :57.3). Rocklamation maintained her advantage in and out of a 1:25.2 three-quarters, taking a half-length lead into the lane. Feeling You, left to fend for herself, continued her assault on the leader. She outgamed Rocklamation by a head in 1:53.1. The third and final Matchmaker had Yagonnakissmeornot (Daniel Dube) throw down the gauntlet with the fastest mile of the series to date. Leaving from post five, Yagonnakissmeornot made the first lead before yielding to the 4-5 favorite in Somwherovrarainbow (Sears). After a :27.1 opening quarter-mile and :55.4 intermission, it was Krispy Apple (Tetrick) trying her luck first-up. That one couldn't sniff the leader before a 1:23.4 three-quarters, with Somwherovrarainbow owning a 1-1/2 length lead into the lane. However, she was powerless to deny Yagonnakissmeornot, who edged from the pocket and rolled away. That final margin for the second choice was 2-1/2 widening lengths in a season's-best 1:51.4. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend at Yonkers: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 116; 2. George Brennan - 104.5; 3. Tim Tetrick - 80; 4. Brian Sears- 41; 5. Daniel Dube - 40. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 210.5; 2. PJ Fraley - 93; 3. Rene Allard - 40; 4. Joe Holloway - 25; 5. Kevin Carr - 20. Owners: 1. Bamond Racing - 78.5; 2t. Burke Racing - 53.8; 2t. Weaver Bruscemi - 53.8; 4. Brad Grant - 20.5; 5. Joe Pennacchio - 20. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Northfield Park, Freehold Raceway, Meadowlands Racetrack and Yonkers Raceway. Northfield will host the Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers on Friday (April 25); Freehold has eliminations scheduled for the Dexter Cup for 3-year-old colt trotters on Saturday (April 26); also that day the Meadowlands will feature the W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old colt pacers; and action at Yonkers will continue that Saturday with the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy finals and consolations. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit

DOVER, Del.---- I Like My Boss continued his domination in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot final keeping his record perfect by winning the third of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the penultimate day of Dover Downs season, Wednesday, April 9 at Dover Downs. Driver Jonathan Roberts was content to sit back sixth until reaching the backstretch then he uncorked I Like My Boss and the altered son of Don Boss Vita-Wild One roared to the front and then pulled off for his fourth win of the year. It was his career seventh straight, winning his second $100,000 DSBF final at Dover Downs in five months with an easy 1:57.4 effort. One-time Brandywine driving-champion Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and co-owns I Like My Boss with Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. I Like My Boss has now won $75,000 this year and $145,000 lifetime. Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) was a game second with Toolbox (Bill Long) coming along for third. A 20-1 shot, Winbak Farm bred and owned Call Me Hall with Vic Kirby in the bike came on strong in the closing strides to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation in 1:58.4. LG's Pride (Jim Morand) led from the start until the closing steps, was second with Winmando (Frank Milby) third. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, a wire-to-wire winner last week, sat second this time and came on in the lane for a 1:54.1 victory in the $24,000 Open Handicap trot. Tony Morgan drove the Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding trained by Ryan McInnis, to his third win of the year good for $50,260 earnings. In his career Awsome Valley has won 21 times and $242,843 lifetime. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) led until late and settled for second with I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closing for third honors. Ross Wolfenden drove three winners, Corey Callahan, Ron Pierce, George Dennis and Vic Kirby had two wins each. Classic battle in $100,000 DSBF final Thursday Elite Awards, Casino Bags Carlo, both unbeaten three-year-olds pacers after two $20,000 preliminaries, head a strong field of sophomores in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Pace final. In addition to a powerful $36,000 Preferred and a $33,000 Delaware Special on the final card of Dover Downs 45th season on Thursday, April 10. Post time is 4:30 p.m. George Dennis will drive Karen Walls’ Elite Awards, winner of last October’s $100,000 freshman final at Harrington, was an easy winner of both DSBF prelim legs. Cavalli Pazzi Stables’ Casino Bags Carlo and Vince Copeland was also impressive in both his winning prelims. Tim Tetrick drove Art Retreat to victory and Virginia Louthan’s homebred Go Big Spinder, handled by Ron Pierce, both won one prelim each. The rest of the fast field of Delaware-sired male pacers is led by Diane and Joel Halpern’s West Star Director and Ben Stafford Jr. with two second-place finishes, Winbak Farm’s Hawker and Jeff Fout, Tom Ireland and trainer Andrew Stafford’s Forced Passage, piloted by Ross Wolfenden and Jim and Phil Mango and driver Bryan Truitt’s Bobbie Power Play, who must leave from post 8.  Joan  Hamstead’s Lewiebyalength (Corey Callahan) and Mike Gannon’s By A Noggin (Vic Kirby) are the program favorites in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. New track record holder, Bandolito, co-owned by trainer-driver Daryl Bier, Charles Dombeck and David Bier, the fastest pacer in the world this year after last week’s 1:48 performance meets KDM Stable’s Tarpon Hanover (David Miller), a 1:49 winner two weeks ago and John Cancelliere’s Emeritus Maximus (Pierce) who has won three straight features at the track, are among the select field in the $36,000 Preferred pace. The Burke Racing, Weaver-Bruscemi, Karr and Collura-owned Take It Back Terry (Wolfenden) and Baron Racing’s Summer Camp (Tetrick), from the rail, complete the fast lineup. Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist (Allan Davis), Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob (Pierce) and John Dayton’s Just A Jolt (Tetrick) hook up again this week in. Included in the $33,000 Delaware Special. Green Racing and JJ&M Stable All Stienam (Jim Morand). Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool (Dennis), Mike Horn and Bobby Rice Sr.’s Dirty Devil (David Miller) and Brit Evans and Foulk Stable’s Full Of Sand, from the rail are the upset contenders. In addition, a strong undercard is on the program. Dover Downs thanks its many followers at the track and via simulcasting for your patronage during the 2013-2014 meet. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

This Week: Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series fourth legs, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Yonkers this week features three $40,000 divisions on Friday (April 11) in the fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for open pacing mares. The Saturday (April 12) card at Yonkers will see three $50,000 divisions in the fourth round of the George Morton Levy series for open pacers. Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: The Ron Burke Stable continued to dominate Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series this past Saturday night (April 5). Burke trained the winners in all but one of the evening's four $50,000 divisions. Leading the Burke brigade once again was Foiled Again, who remained unbeaten in three series starts. He and driver Yannick Gingras went the distance, though not without having to work for it. Drawing outside his six rivals, Foiled Again went around pole-sitting P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) before a :27 opening quarter-mile. From there, the match race was on. After a :55.4 half, these two separated themselves from the overmatched quintet. Foiled Again found three-quarters in 1:24, taking a 1-1/2 length lead into the lane. Then, P H Supercam took his shot. He dove inside and closed ground, but could not reach. Foiled Again prevailed by a head in 1:52. Rock On Moe (Eric Carlson) was a best-of-the-rest third as the 66-1 rank outsider. For Foiled Again, a 10-year-old Dragon Again gelding, the $25,000 payday increased his lifetime loot to $6,105,968 (79-for-201). Burke co-owns (as Burke Racing) with Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. Burke's other Levy winners were Easy Again in 1:53.1 and Bettor's Edge in 1:52.2. Like Foiled Again, Bettor's Edge is also a perfect three-for-three in the series and they share the points lead in the Levy with 225 each. Easy Again has a pair of series scores and is in fourth place with 187 points. Summertime Lea and Yagonnakissmeornot won their respective divisions this past Friday night (April 4) in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for mares, the second score for each in the series. Yagonnakissmeornot moved into a first place tie in the standings with Angel's Delight, each with 200 points. Summertime Lea is third at 187 points. Yagonnakissmeornot, a 5-year-old daughter of The Panderosa co-owned (as Allard Racing) by trainer Rene Allard, Yves Sarazin and Kapildeo Singh, is now five-for-nine this season with career earnings just under $400,000. For Summertime Lea, a 4-year-old daughter of Lislea co-owned (as Burke Racing) by trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Earl Smith, it was her second win in three seasonal/series starts. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend at Yonkers: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 96; 2. George Brennan - 94.5; 3. Tim Tetrick - 58; 4. Daniel Dube - 30; 5. Brian Sears - 29. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 180.5; 2. PJ Fraley - 69; 3. Rene Allard - 30; 4t. Joe Holloway - 20; 4t. Kevin Carr - 20. Owners: 1. Bamond Racing - 55.5; 2t. Burke Racing - 46.3; 2t. Weaver Bruscemi - 46.3; 4. Brad Grant - 20.5; 5. Joe Pennacchio - 20. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will continue with the final preliminary leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy next weekend. The finals and consolations for both events will be held on April 26. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

DOVER, Del.---- There was a mild surprise in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace final, Fashion Guru went right to the front for Tim Tetrick and never looked back fashioning a 1:54.3 triumph in the first of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week. On the regular card, Spend It All won the $24,000 Mares Open pace on a drizzling Monday, April 7 at Dover Downs. Driver Ron Pierce won four races. Second in both her $20,000 preliminaries, this time the Ben Stafford trained filly for Winbak Farm, took control early with a :26.3 opening panel and continued on for her fourth win with four seconds in nine lifetime starts. The Rustler Hanover-Natural Luck homebred now has boosted her career earnings to $75,925. Jonigold (Corey Callahan), who left from the outside but relinquished the lead to Fashion Guru, was second. Megginspin (Ron Pierce) closed for third money. Fashion Guru went off at odds of 4-1 and paid $10.00 to win. The public-choice, Seboomook Fool Yah (Allan Davis), had won both her prelims impressively, but after making an unsuccessful bid on the backstretch flattened out finished off the board for the first time in her 13 race career. In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Corey Callahan took Treasure Valley to the front and then had to ward off a challenge from Juliana's Director on the backstretch before pulling away to a 1:57.2 victory. The Roddy's Bags Again-Fox Valley Hooker filly is trained by Del Cote for owners Henry Faragalli III, Trevor Johnson and Joe Thomson. Hen's Playmate (Eddie Davis Jr.) came on to finish second in front of Crushed Again (Vic Kirby). Reversing racing positions from the previous two weeks, Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce cut out the fractions with Spend It All getting a 2-hole trip in the $24,000 Mares Open pace. This week, it was Spend It All, and driver Jim Morand, that took the passing lane route and came away with a 1:54 victory. Les Givens conditions the Tell All-Dream Card four-year-old to her first win of the year and 17th of a two-year career. Spend It All, owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, has earned $163,290 lifetime. Alexachase (Bret Brittingham) was first over again and had to settle for third. Scootin For Joy came out of third half way down the stretch then won the foot race to the finish line in 1:53.1 to win the $17,500 Mares Winners-Over pace. Ron Pierce picked up his third win of the day guiding the four-year-old Western Paradise-Scooting Annie daughter to her fourth win of the year for trainer Pete Tritton and owner Harry von Knoblauch. Lloyd's Lady (Montrell Teague) sat second from the start and finished second with front-pacing Pacific Wine (Corey Callahan) having to finish third. Pierce led all drivers with four trips to the winner's circle; meet leader Callahan had a triple. 100,000 DSBF 3YO Filly Trot final Tuesday Eight start in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final, the Tuesday, April 8 feature race during Dover Downs final week of racing this meet. Last week - trainer, driver and co-owner Art Stafford Jr. with Wyatt Starkey - guided Overnight Hit to a mild upset overtaking favorite JJ&M Stable, Richard Lombardo and breeder Pam Wagner’s Kelsey’s Commando and Vic Kirby, for the 1:58 victory. Meanwhile, Stop The Jade Farm’s Bella’s Spunkin, driven by Allan Davis, scored his second straight prelim victory. The other $20,000 DSBF prelim was won by 30-1 longshot Onery Inc.’s Even Brighter piloted by Bret Brittingham. The rest of the contenders are; Lowe Walker and ONB’s Gogh Gogh teamed with Tony Morgan; Ed and Karen Wells’ Oso Grateful and George Dennis, Way Over Paid, owned, trained and driven by Bryan Truitt burdened by outside post 8 and Limborghini with Eddie Davis Jr. bred and trained by Andy Markano and co-owners E.L. Goans and V.P. Schoeffel. The final week of Dover Downs’ 45th season presents a $100,000 DSBF Final for sophomore male trotters on Wednesday. The $100,000 colt and gelding final is the closing day headliner on Thursday. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- In the final week of Dover Downs 45th season, Seboomook Fool Yah, winner of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacer, and one-prelim winners; Jonigold, Reflected Art, Angel Face and I'm Won Rum Wiser race in the $100,000 final. Also on tap Jeremes Sweetheart seeks a third straight win in the $24,000 Mares Open pace, on Monday, April 7. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah, with Allan Davis in the sulky, was an impressive winner of both of his $20,000 prelims. The Wiz Kids Stable has interest in two of the eight starters. One is Jonigold, with Corey Callahan driving from post 8, the other as partner with Tina Dennis and driver George Dennis on I'm Won Rum Wiser. LeBlanc Racing and Winbak Farm's Reflected Art, piloted by Ross Wolfenden, was a 24-1 opening leg winner and finished second in his other prelim. Winbak Farms also has two contenders; Angel Face, handled by Tony Morgan, with one prelim win and Fashion Guru with Ben Stafford Jr., who finished second in both her prelims. Other contenders include Virginia Louthan's homebred Megginspin with Ron Pierce at the controls and Gloria Keefe and trainer Sammy Belote's homebred Bettylou Who, with driver Bret Brittngham leaving from post 1. There is also a $20,000 DSBF consolation led by program favorite Henry Faragalli III, T.P. Johnson and Joe Thomson's Treasure Valley (Corey Callahan) and Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again driven by Vic Kirby. From the rail. Ed Walls' Mommom's Little C (Jonathan Roberts) from outside post 7. and Marjorie Richards and Judith Leonard's Thersa (G. Dennis) are other contenders. The final $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace of the meet reunites Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart (Pierce) and Spend It All (Jim Morand) owned by Steve Head and Brooke Givens. They were separated by a nose in both of their last two week's meetings with Jeremes Sweetheart getting up using the passing lane both times. Last week Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite's Alexachase (Bret Bittingham) was a game third with D.R. Van Witzenburg and George Golemes' Ideal Ginny (Davis), fourth. The other starters are owner-trainer Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden), Richard Lester and trainer Tony Domino's Alice's Restaurant (Kirby) stepping up after a win last week and first time 2014 starter Bags Of Stars (Callahan) racing for Dianne and Joel Halpern. A $100,000 DSBF soph filly trot final is the Tuesday headliner. Hasty Western in lifetime best mile Sunday Hasty Western, an 8-1 shot, came on in the stretch to score a lifetime fastest, 1:51.3, victory in the $20,000-25,000 Male Claiming pace on the final Sunday of the Dover Downs 2013-2014 season on April 6. Driver Allan Davis won a four bagger.  Well back in the nine-horse field, Hasty Western never became involved until the contestants reached the top of the lane. From the half until mid-stretch, Lord Terror (Sean Bier) and Andy Roo (Tony Morgan) engaged in a heated side-by-side battle. Allan Davis then sent Hasty Western four-wide and rolled to the finish line holding off Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) at the wire.  Lord Terror, who had two claims on him, bravely held on for third place. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing own the winner, a Western Hanover-Up Front Sassy gelding who won for the second time this year. Boca Hanover registered her fourth consecutive victory as trainer-driver Frank Milby piloted The Panderosa-Bikini Hanover 12-year-old to victory for Denise Beaver. RD Elegant Yankee (Roger Plante) took second with If Only You Knew (Mike Rossi) coming on for third.   Allan Davis completed the day with four wins; owner Legacy Racing of Delaware, trainer Wayne Givens and driver Jim Morand, who usually doesn’t drive on Sundays, had two wins each. Only four more racing days this meet with each featuring a $100,000 DSBF final daily. Post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner’s Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

DOVER, Del--- Elite Awards, Casino Bags Carlo and Go Big Spinder, all unbeaten three-year-old pacers, tangle in three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg of Male paces to set the stage for next week's closing day $100,000 at Dover Downs while a select six-horse field vies in the $33,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, April 3. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Karen Walls' Elite Awards, winner of the $100,000 freshman final last November at Harrington, will be driven by George Dennis in the first $20,000 division, Diane and Joel Halpern's West Star Director and Ben Stafford Jr. and Mike Gannon's By A Noggin, handled by Vic Kirby, head the opposition. Vince Copeland drives Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo, in the second DSBF event against Joan Hamstead's fast homebred Lewiebyalength and Corey Callahan. Virginia Louthan bred, owns and trains Go Big Spender, with Ron Pierce at the controls takes on Winbak Farm's Hawker and Jeff Fout along with Vernon Cannon and trainer Jeff Clark's Art Retreat (Tim Tetrick) in the third $20,000 section. The top eight point-getters after the two prelim rounds return for the $100,000 finals all next weekdays. In the $33,000 Delaware Special, Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist (Allan Davis) and Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob (Pierce) renew their rivalry in a hard-hitting field of six starters. Included in the cast are John Dayton's impressive Just A Jolt (Tim Tetrick), four-time winner this meet, All Stienam (Callahan) racing for Green Racing and JJ&M Stable. Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool (G. Dennis) and Mike Horn and Bobby Rice Sr.'s Dirty Devil (David Miller) complete the line-up. A top group of pacing events highlight a strong undercard on the next-to-last Thursday program of the meet. Undefeated I Like My Boss wins again I Like My Boss made it six wins in six career starts all in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events, Toolbox and a 15-1 shot Streets Of Gold  won $20,000 2nd leg Filly Trot preliminaries on Wednesday, April 2 at Dover Downs. Unlike in last week’s prelim, I Love My Boss came from behind to keep his all-win record in tack scoring a 1:56 triumph in his $20,000 division. Jonathan Roberts was content to race fourth at the half and then moved out slowly to finally catch front-trotting Bosston BNZ on the final turn. The duo raced side-by-side halfway down the lane before the Don Boss Vita-Wild One gelding pulled away to the win. Trainer Bobby Shahan, Jimmy and Angela Parsons owned the lifetime winner of $95,000. Whichwayrightrleft (Ross Wolfenden) made up for an unexpected misstep last week, to finish third. Gateway Stable’s unheralded Streets Of Gold picked up his best paycheck of a nine-race career taking a 2:01.2 upset in the other $20,000 DSBF soph trot. Eddie Davis Jr. piloted the longshot  Linbo-Royalty Rates brown gelding to his first win besting AJ Commander (Wolfenden), finishing second.  Goodtwogreat (Corey Callahan) took third. Race Favorite Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) broke stride at the start and then again after catching the field on the backstretch and finished out-of-the-money. Toolbox, driven by Bill Long-longtime Ocean Downs leading driver-escaped from being locked in fourth on the backstretch, finding room on the last turn and then roared four-wide down the lane to notch a 1:58.3 victory in his second start of the year for owner Crawford Rayne. An alter son of Giant Hit –NV Gemma, Toolbox was followed by My Boy Charlie (Roger Plante) and early leader Winbak Charles M (Jeff Fout). The top eight-pointers in each of the four sophomore sections return next week for $100,000 finals, Monday through meet closing day Thursday, April 10. On the non-stakes card, for the second straight week Enrico AS disposed of seven rival coming from off the pace to win the $18,000 Winners-Over trot in 1:54.1. Ron Pierce drove the Eric Ell-trained Allstar Hall-Caspian chestnut gelding to her third win of 2014 for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Guiltywithanexcuse (Daryl Bier) closed along the inside for second. I’m So Striking (Eddie Dennis) edged early leader Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) for show honors. Barbara Boese’s Awsome Valley equaled the fastest trotting time of the meet in one of two $14,500 sub-features. Tony Morgan steered the Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding home wire-to-wire in 1:53. Earlier in the meet, Traverse Seelster won in that time. Looking Hanover (Kirby) and Royal Malinda (Wolfenden) were second and third. Beaver Creek Farm’s He Belongs Here, an Angus Hall-Flying Dove gelding, with Ron Pierce driving won the other $14,500 trot for 4&5-Year-Olds in 1:55.2. Dribble Drive (G.Dennis) was second in front of Zoli (Kirby). Ross Wolfenden, Vic Kirby and Tony Morgan drove two winners each.  by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

This Week: Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series third legs, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Yonkers this week features three $40,000 divisions on Friday (April 4) in the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for open pacing mares. The Saturday (April 5) card at Yonkers will see four $50,000 divisions in the third round of the George Morton Levy series for open pacers. Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: There were four repeat winners in last week's second leg of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Bettor's Edge, Foiled Again, Itrustyou and Mach It So each made it two-for-two in the series by capturing their respective $50,000 events on the March 29 card at The Hilltop. Foiled Again and Yannick Gingras were easy winners in a time of 1:53.4. Foiled Again's 78th lifetime victory was among his simplest. Leaving from post position No. 4 in the last of the four divisions, Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras), leading a 1-20 Ron Burke-trained troika, had nothing more than a soggy stroll. After fractions of :28.1, :57, 1:25.3 and 1:53.4, Foiled Again found himself getting to the finish line 3-1/4 lengths before his competition. In this case, the closest competition was entrymate Aracache Hanover (Daniel Dube), with Texican N (Brian Sears) third. For Foiled Again, a 10-year-old Dragon Again gelding, the $25,000 purse check increased his lifetime loot to $6,080,968. Burke co-owns (as Burke Racing) with Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. There were a pair of repeat winners in the March 28 second leg divisions of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series as Angel's Delight and Somwherovrarainbow vaulted to the top of the series standings with impressive victories. For Angel's Delight, a 4-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover owned by Joseph Pennacchio and trained by Kevin Carr, it was her sixth win (with four seconds) in 10 seasonal starts. Somwherovrarainbow, a 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere trained by Joe Holloway for co-owners Diamond Creek Racing and Ted Gewertz, is now three-for-three this season. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farm is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past weekend at Yonkers: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 74; 2. George Brennan - 67.5; 3. Tim Tetrick - 41; 4. Brian Sears - 29; 5. Daniel Dube - 20. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 136.5; 2. PJ Fraley - 45; 3t. Rene Allard - 20; 3t. Joe Holloway - 20; 3t. Kevin Carr - 20. Owners: 1. Bamond Racing - 37.5; 2t. Burke Racing - 33.7; 2t. Weaver Bruscemi - 33.7; 4. Joe Pennacchio - 20; and 5. M1 Stable - 10.85. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will continue with legs of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy over the next two weekends. The finals and consolations for both events will be held on April 26. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

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

This Week: Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series second legs, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, N.Y. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Yonkers this week features four $40,000 divisions on Friday (March 28) in the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for open pacing mares. The Saturday (March 29) card at Yonkers will see four $50,000 divisions in the second round of the George Morton Levy series for open pacers. Complete entries for the races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: Trainer Ron Burke and driver George Brennan were the stars in the opening round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series last weekend at Yonkers. For the weekend, Burke earned a total of 70.5 Grand Circuit training points and Brennan posted 48.5 driving points. Burke and Brennan kicked things off on March 21 by teaming up to capture a Blue Chip Matchmaker division with Summertime Lea. Brennan also won another Matchmaker split with Angels Delight for trainer Kevin Carr. Then on March 22 in the George Morton Levy series, the Burke/Brennan duo won a pair of divisions with Bettor's Edge and Easy Again. Burke added two other Levy winners with Foiled Again and Itrustyou, both piloted by Yannick Gingras. Foiled Again opened up his 2014 campaign with a 1:52.1 score in the first round of the Levy Series. Foiled Again, the three-time defending Dan Patch Award winner as the sport's top older pacing male, began his season and a quest for a third Levy title by throwing down the gauntlet with a wire-to-wire win in the last of this past Saturday's five $50,000 divisions. In play early from post position No. 6, career win No. 77 couldn't have been less stressful for Foiled Again. A Westchester waltz through fractions of :27.4, 57.1, 1:24.4 and 1:52.1 had him 2-3/4 lengths to the good at the wire. Apprentice Hanover caught Hillbilly Hanover in a dead-heat for second. Start No. 199 for the Dragon Again-In A Safe Place gelding increased his lifetime bankroll to $6,055,968. Burke co-owns (as Burke Racing) with Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2014, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2014 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the opening weekend at Yonkers: Drivers: 1. George Brennan - 48.5; 2. Yannick Gingras - 32; 3. Tim Tetrick - 19; 4. Brian Sears - 17; 5. Daniel Dube - 10. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 70.5; 2. PJ Fraley - 21; 3. Rene Allard - 15; 4t. Joe Holloway - 10; 4t. Kevin Carr - 10. Owners: 1t. Burke Racing -19.3; 1t. Weaver Bruscemi - 19.3; 3. Bamond Racing - 18.5; 4. Joe Pennacchio - 10; and 5. M1 Stable - 5.8. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will continue with legs of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy over the next four weekends. The finals and consolations for both events will be held on April 26. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

DOVER, Del.---- A trio of $20,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old Colt trots and a $15,500 Winners-Over trot share Wednesday, March 26 headlines with three winners last time out - Spunky Jack, Boffin and Jailhouse Juice - tangle in this week's $15,500 Winners-Over feature trot at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. In the first Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 event, Jonathan Roberts' drives I Like My Boss, undefeated in four career races, The $100,000 DSBF Final winner last November is bred and owned by trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Boo's The Boss, with Allan Davis driving for Howard Taylor, Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable and Winbak Farm's Call Me Hal, driven by Vic Kirby head the opposition. Syl King's Whichwayrightrleft (Ross Wolfenden) is the one to beat in the second $20,000 prelim. Trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno's Briefs Or Boxers, Faragalli, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing's LG's Pride (Jim Morand) and John and Sarah Swart's Winmando (Frank Milby) head the challengers. Bosston BNZ, trained and driven by Art Stafford Jr, co-owned with Eli Beiler and Providence West's Odessa (Kim Vincent) drew posts 1 and 2 in the third $20,000 prelim. In the $15,500 Winners-Over trot, Angela Coombs' Boffin (G.Dennis) scored the fastest win, a 1:54.3 decision, the third win in four races this year for trainer Kevin Lare. Jailhouse Juice was a wire-to-wire 1:54.4 winner. Toby Lynch owns the gelding with his son Jason Lynch. Walt Callam's Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was never headed in 1:56 in his previous outing. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Enrico AS (Ron Pierce) had considerable road-trouble in last week's feature. Several are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables' fast finishing I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis); JL Benson Stable's Arriba Amigo (Allan Davis); and Struttin Conway (Ross Wolfenden) leaves from post 9 in the second tier. Upset winners in DSBF second leg Tuesday Even Brighter and Bella’s Spunkin were upset winner in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace 1st leg preliminaries on a day of longshots over a snowflake-showed “good’ track, Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs. Even Brighter pulled a 30-1 surprise in the first DSBF prelim when Bret Brittingham guided the three-year-old daughter of Giant Hit-Even Bolder to a come-from-behind first career win in 2:01.4 for Onery Inc.  Gogh Gogh (Tony Morgan) finished second with Oso Grateful (George Dennis) third. Race favorite Way Over Paid (Bryan Truitt) was out-of-the money.  Bella’s Spunkin, off at 5-1, was the up-setter in the second $20,000 DSBF trot winning a three-horse photo on the inside in 2:00.1.  Allan Davis drove the Stop The Jade Farm-owned sophomore to the win edging race-favorite Kelsey’s Commando (Vic Kirby) second and Overnight Hit (Art Stafford Jr.) at the wire. Each day next week, the second legs of the four DSBF preliminaries will be raced. The top eight point getters after two legs in the soph filly pace return for a $100,000 final on April 7. Four drivers dominated the snow filled program winning 12 of 15 races. Tim Tetrick won four races while Tony Morgan and Allan Davis had three wins each and George Dennis, a double. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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