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DOVER,Del.---- Enhance Your Mind showed why she was Dover Down's harness racing 'Horse of the Meet' last season turning back seven adversaries in 1:51.2 to win this week's $25,000 Mares Open pace. With regular driver Vic Kirby at the controls, Enhance Your Mind raced to the front at the half and then held off a strong challenge from Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) before pulling off to her ninth win of the year for owner-trainer Bryan Truitt. She now has won three of her last five races. Jag Out (Tony Morgan) took the early lead and later closed to finish second. Sweet Bobbie was third. Enhance Your Mind is a five-year-old daughter of forgotten stallion Riggins from the dam Enhance Your Night. She has now earned $138,020 in 2017. Take Em overcame starting from post 8 to score a 1:52 triumph in a $15,000 distaff semi-feature. It was the third win for Corey Callahan driving for trainer Bob Reeser and owner Shirley Le Vin. All About The Pace (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. Cocktail Time (Morgan) came on for third. Ross Wolfenden guided Empress Deo to a 1:52.3 victory holding off a strong stretch bid from Hold It Hanover (Callahan). Wayne Givens trains the Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss K mare for legacy Racing of Del. A winner of three of her last five races, Empress Deo has now banked $110,240 this campaign. Corey Callahan, the track defending champion, won three times to move into second-place in the standings with 32 wins. Tony Morgan, now only 23 wins shy of number 16,000 in his career, had two wins as did Ross Wolfenden and Allan Davis. The usually outstanding Thursday card is headed by a $30,000 Preferred pace featuring Mel Mara and Christen Me N and a $25,000 Open with Bag To Riches seeking a second straight win. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad                

DOVER, Del.--- Another Thursday and another banner harness racing program at Dover Downs headlined by A $30,000 Preferred and a $25,000 Open pace on a speedy card on Dec. 7. All six starters in the $30,000 Preferred are used to racing in 1:50 or faster. Mel Mara, owned by Robert Cooper and J&T Silva stables with driver Corey Callahan, has a personal record of 1:47, Major Uptrend won in 1:49 this year at Dover Downs with Tony Morgan in the bike. Richard Pollucci's Christen Me N, a $2-million winner and former star New Zealand champion leaves from the outside with Ross Wolfenden. Since arriving in the U.S, Christen Me N has three wins and a close-up second in his last four starts. Mel Mara, arguably one of the fastest horses in North America, is approaching the $1-million mark in career earnings. Major Uptrend has been a local favorite since entering the Tim Crissman Stable. He leaves from the rail after a1:49.2 near-wire-to-wire win last week. Other potent rivals are Soto, handled by Art Stafford Jr., who races for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, is an ultra-consistent perfomer who shows in his seven recent races with three seconds and three thirds. Sweet Rock, piloted by Vic Kirby, has a win, two seconds and a third in his last four outings for Reg Hazzard , G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing while Gus Dovi's Bettor Memories, with Russell Foster, has battled top class Pacers in Preffered and Open company. The $25,000 Open Handicap is another strong affair. Last week's winner, Only Money Inc. and trainer Jason Skinner's Bags To Riches (Foster), the only three-year-old in the field won in 1:49.4. Sicily (Montrell Teague) finished second while Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) only three-quarters of a length back after starting from outside post 8. JoAnn Looney King's Q's Cruise (Kirby) was fourth. The rest of the field includes Mildred Ventriglio's Kid PK (Morgan), Arque Hanover (Callahan) owned by Tom Lazzaro, Abe Basen, and Robert Cooper Stables. With George &Tina Dennis Racing's Forty Five Red (Eddie Davis Jr.) assigned post 1. There is also a talented supporting card on the 13-race program. Dover Downs has added a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

Harness racing's two richest horses this year, Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon, will meet for the final time in Thursday's $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Downbytheseaside, who has earned $1.44 million this season, will start from post No. 2 with Chris Page in the sulky and is the 8-5 morning-line favorite. Fear The Dragon, with $1.27 million in the bank, leaves from post five with David Miller at the lines and is 9-5. Both horses are trained by Brian Brown. Thursday's 13-race card, which also includes four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championships for 2-year-olds, begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. The Progress Pace is race 10 with a 7:30 p.m. estimated post time. Downbytheseaside won last week's Progress Pace elimination by three lengths over Fear The Dragon in 1:50.1. "Seaside" and "Dragon" have met six times this year, with Dragon winning three races (North America Cup, Hempt Memorial, Little Brown Jug elimination) and Seaside winning two (Milstein Memorial and Progress elim). Both horses have battled health and foot issues during their campaigns, but have combined to win 25 races. Downbytheseaside enters the Progress final with a three-race win streak and four victories in his last five starts. His only loss during that span was a second-place finish in the Breeders Crown. For the year, Downbytheseaside has won 13 of 21 races. He has finished off the board only three times, with two of the occurrences on the same day at the Little Brown Jug. In addition to his previously mentioned victories, his triumphs include the Messenger Stakes, Art Rooney Pace, Monument Circle, Matron, and Jug Preview. "The horse right now, according to Brian, is as good now as he's ever been," said Jim Koehler, whose Country Club Acres owns Downbytheseaside with Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing. "You just wonder how this race will go. Every horse race seems to be different; a different situation as far as who is going to leave, who is not going to leave, where you're going to end up. "He's a funny horse. He evidently likes the long trip on the outside. If he's in a bunch and can't get out like he likes to, it seems to be when he gets in trouble. When he leaves at about the three-eighths or so he seems to just keep on wearing them down." Downbytheseaside will retire at the completion of the season and stand at Sugar Valley Farm in 2018 in partnership with Diamond Creek Farm. "The horse has worked hard and it would be nice for him to finish (with a win). Am I disappointed in the Jug? Yes, no question. I'm disappointed in the Breeders Crown. But you can't complain. The horse has won more than $2 million in his career. There must be a lot of people that are more disappointed than I am." Fear The Dragon has won 12 of 17 races this year for owner Bruce Trogdon's Emerald Highlands Farm. The colt's appearance in the Progress elimination was his first start since finishing eighth in his Breeders Crown elimination Oct. 21. He was scratched from an Oct. 28 race because of health issues. Trogdon paid $25,000 to enter Fear The Dragon in the Progress Pace because the horse was not staked to the event. The decision was made following a sharp training mile and consultation with Brown and Miller. "It was a tough call, but I hated to end the year on a bad note," Trogdon said. "We decided to put him in and let the chips fall where they may. "He raced pretty good (in the Progress elimination) but he definitely got beat by Seaside. But he needed the race. As far as this week, I don't know if Dragon is the Dragon we saw during the summer, but we'll see what happens. He might have just needed that race last week." In addition to his previously mentioned wins, Fear The Dragon's victories this year include the Adios and a division of the Tattersalls Pace. He has finished off the board only twice, with both occurring in the past three-and-a-half months while he was limited to five races because of his health woes. "I wish all that didn't happen, but it did," Trogdon said. "Before he got sick, we didn't duck any races. We went to them all. You can't take away all the things he already did." Following is the field for the Hap Hansen Progress Pace. The race is named in honor of former Dover Downs and Brandywine Raceway executive Wilmer E. "Hap" Hansen, who passed away in 2014. PP-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer-Morning Line 1. Western Joe - Western Ideal - Yannick Gingras-Christopher Choate-5/1 2. Downbytheseaside - Somebeachsomewhere-Chris Page-Brian Brown-8/5 3. Geez Joe - Roll With Joe - Andy Miller-Erv Miller-4/1 4. Music Is Art - Art Major - Corey Callahan-Jake Leamon-8/1 5. Fear The Dragon - Dragon Again - David Miller-Brian Brown-9/5 6. Normandy Beach - Somebeachsomewhere - Tim Tetrick-Scott DiDomenico-8/1 7. Mac's Jackpot - Somebeachsomewhere - Brett Miller-Jeffrey Smith-9/2 8. Blood Line - Somebeachsomewhere - Mark MacDonald-Jimmy Takter-6/1 Ken Weingartner

Harness racing driver Jonathan Roberts and Theresademoninme teamed up for a 1:55.1 victory in the $25,000 Open trot at rainy Dover Downs over a "sloppy" track on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Overlooked at 5-1 after a just-missed second place in last week's top trot, The six-year-old Kadabra-Tortoni gelding won for the fifth time this season, and fourth time since late September, to beat Murmur Hanover (Vic Kirby) and DW's NY Yank (Corey Callahan) in the feature race. It was the second of three trainer wins for defending champion Dylan Davis who owns the winner with Mike Casalino. James Moore's NF Happenstance showed that giving birth to a Sebastian K filly did not deter her trotting ability as in her second start back, she was never headed scoring an impressive 1:56.3 triumph in the Sub-feature $12,000 Winners-Over trot for trainer-driver Jack Parker. Jr. The win was her 19th lifetime in 74 starts and boosted her career bankroll to $290,056. Marley's Guy (Tim Tetrick) sat second the route with Gillie The Kid (Art Stafford Jr.) third. \ In another trot, 23-1 Myclaimtovictory cane on strong in the stretch to score a 1:57.4 victory. Barbara Kirby owns the Earl Of Stormont-Valley Mistress gelding trained by Tom Kirby. Trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Wayne Givens two; drivers Vic Kirby, Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts and owner Mike Casalino had two trips to the winners circle each. Last season's Horse of the Meet, Enhance Your Mind, leads eight to post in the Wednesday $25,000 Open pace feature. Thursday is Matron Stakes day for four lucrative two-year-old championships. WIDE OPEN $25,000 MARES OPEN PACE AT DOVER WEDNESDAY A hard-hitting eight-female lineup tangle in this week’s $25,000 Open pace on Wednesday, Nov. 8. First post is 4:30 p.m. Miss Me Yet  is the program favorite with Montrell Teague at the controls in the feature event.  Owned by George Teague and Teague Racing Partnership, has a gaudy record of two wins, two seconds, two thirds in her last seven races including a fast finishing third last time out. Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind, last season’s Horse of the Meet, makes her first start since last June. She won her qualifying race with regular driver Vic Kirby last week in 1:56.2.Nat A Virgin has been racing well at Harrah’s Philadelphia and gets Corey Callahan to drive. Meanwhile the steady Purrfect Bags with Tim Tetrick driving for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King and drew post 1. The superbly-bred St. Kitts makes her first local start with Jonathan Roberts at the controls. Jeramaya scored a near wire-to-wire win last week. Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing’s Terror St Night, was a game second last time and steps up in company driven by Allan Davis. Hostess Lisa completes the field with Tony Morgan steering for trainer-owner Brian Malone. In the sub-feature female pace, Legacy Racing’s Empress Deo (Ross Wolfenden) and The Wiz Kids Stable’s Girlofyourdreams (Jason Green), both winners last week drew the inside posts wile Blush Hanover (Tetrick) owned by Seth Coen, and George Derocker starts in post 3 for trainer Linda Toscano. Thursday at Dover Downs is headline day with all four Matron Stakes events for two-year-olds and a $30,000 Preferred Pace head a top card. Monday through Thursday. post time is 4:30 p.m. General parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant’s acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

Harry G. Farrow Jr., of Harrington, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Hospice Center of Milford, he was 84. He was a former Mayor of Harrington, owner of the Harrington Journal newspaper whose sports section was dominated by harness racing news. More recently Mr. Farrow was a realtor. Mr. Farrow, a long time native of Harrington and grew up on the family farm, one of the earlier farms in the town of Harrington. He graduated from Harrington High School where he lettered in Varsity Basketball. He went on to receive two degrees, one at the University of Georgia and at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He served his in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a strong American patriot While in the service, his Signal Corps company was placed on orders three times for Korea, and as a cryptographer, he had top secret clearance for messages sent and received. In the 1960s, He was a loan officer for the Farmers Bank in Dover. Mr. Farrow was a big part of the Harrington community. He served as Mayor from 1987 to 1990. Harry was the fifth editor and former owner of the Harrington Journal, which was founded by his uncle in 1913. He also was the founder of the newspaper Raceweek that was dedicated to local and national auto and motorcycle racing affiliations. He remained a free-lance writer and occasionally wrote for the Delaware State News. His passion was interviewing and writing about veterans and historical people of interest. He was also owner of the local realty company, Farrow Realty. At the time of his passing, he worked as a broker/realtor for Lewis Realty in Lewes, Del. Mr. Farrow was a big supporter of the harness industry. Growing up, he had several horses. His love of the sport began at an early age. He could be found at Dover or Harrington covering the harness races every season. He also was an avid sports fan and made hobbies of baseball, basketball, golf and tennis. As part of the Harrington Community, Harry belonged to the Harrington Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burrsville Ruritan, and the St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The love of his community and dedication to his family will be forever missed by his loving family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Farrow. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, John "Dave" Farrow and his wife, Heather of Harrington, and Christopher "Todd" Farrow and his wife Tracey Ann of Boca Raton, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Abbagail Kenton, Hannah Howard, and Madelyn Farrow. A memorial service will take place at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, on Saturday, November 18 at 1 pm with a visitation starting 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE. Visit us at to send flowers or sign condolence book. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway completed its 71st season of live harness racing Thursday with a 13-race program. As has been customary, the meet's leading trainer and driver were announced as part of closing night festivities. Brian Malone notched his first training title over the half-mile racetrack, with a meet best 33 wins. Malone, who is stabled in Delmar, Del., enjoyed a banner meet and had two of the season's winningest horses, both of which are pacing mares, Ideal Ice and Mcarma. Josh Green, a previous Harrington training title holder, was second with 29 wins. Joe Hunderptfund Jr., Clyde Francis and Vincent Bradley rounded out the top five. Malone learned the business from his family, particularly his father Richard Malone Jr., uncle Ronald Malone and grandfather Richard Malone Sr. Victor Kirby notched his second straight driving title. Kirby recorded 98 wins at the meet. Kirby plied his trade as a youngster under the guidance of his late grandfather and long-time horseman, Vinal Kirby. Kirby has escalated into one of the top catch drivers on the region, who regular competes at major tracks on the east coast. Allan Davis, Art Stafford Jr., Ross Wolfenden and Jon Roberts completed the top five. Earlier in the week, Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray was presented with the horse of the meet honors for trainer Wayne Givens. Live racing will return in April 2018, while the Delaware circuit will shift north approximately 20 miles to Dover Downs, who will begin its meet on October 30. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.1 harness racing winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Theresademoninme led the field of seven to the opening quarter mile in 28.1 seconds. Dw's Ny Yank applied pressure to the half-mile in 57.3 seconds and three-quarters in 1:26.4. Wind Of The North waited in the two-hole throughout and emerged as the leader in deep stretch. Theresademoninme was second with Sunset Mike third. Trained by Jenny Bier, it was the ninth win of the season for the 7-year-old Cantab Hall. Kirby has a five win lead in the driver standings over Allan Davis. Meanwhile, trainer Brian Malone secured his first Harrington training title with a win in the 7th race with Nowucit Nowudont ($5.40, Jon Roberts) and with Westside Lindy ($4, Roberts) in the finale. Malone has 34 wins at the meet and will be presented his plaque on closing night October 19. Josh Green, a former Harrington training champ, is second with 29 wins. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Mike Hall's St Kitts ($24, Jon Roberts) was an upset harness racing winner in the $17,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53.1 triumph. The 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere mare sat behind pacesetting favorite Miss Me Yet throughout and edged clear near the wire. Miss Me Yet held second while Sweet Bobbie was placed third. Trained by Doug Lewis, it was the seventh win of the year for St Kitts. The win gave Roberts a driving double on the card. Driver Victor Kirby (three wins) started the night in fine fashion after taking both halves of the daily double with Spanish Dream ($5.80) and Ok Jasmine ($4). Kirby maintains a two win lead in the driver standings over Allan Davis with just six nights of live racing remaining in the 2017 meet. Brian Malone has a three win lead over Josh Green in the trainer standings. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($2.80, Victor Kirby) recorded his second straight harness racing win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Delaware Special. Trained by Wayne Givens, the 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion registered his 41st career win via first over charge to the front near three-quarters where he would draw away by open lengths. Allwillworkout was second with Imkeepnthisguy third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule until October 19. Matthew Sparacino

DOVER, Del. ---- Dover Downs kicks off its 49th season, Monday, Oct. 30 with a month long parade of major harness racing stakes. The near six-month long meet ends on March 29, 2018. As is customary, the Dover Downs meet features top horses, top stables and top drivers during four-days-a-week racing, Mondays through Thursdays. Weekday racing this season begins at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs signature event, the 21st Hap Hansen Progress Pace (HHPP) highlights a month-long stakes-heavy November racing program. The $350,000 (estimated) event for three-year-old colts showcases the top eight money-winning sophomores meet in $35,000 eliminations on Wednesday, Oct. 22.The top eight finishers then vie for top honors in the rich HHPP final on Thursday, Oct. 30. A $25,000 consolation is also carded. On that same Wednesday, Oct. 30 program, all eight $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for two-year-old filly and colt pacers and trotters join the Dover Downs 2017 stakes lineup. DSBF Finalist are determined after two $20,000 preliminaries with the top eight point-getters qualifying. The prestigious Matron Series, the sport's oldest continuous stakes events for juvenile colts and filly trotters and pacers will again be highlighted in early October. First, the four divisions for two-year-old colt and filly trots and pacers meet on Thursday, Oct. 9. The following Thursday, Oct. 16, the spotlight beams on the three-year-old male and female events for both gaits. Among a star-studded roster of top drivers, trainers and horses at Dover Downs this season, both the defending driver Corey Callahan and Dylan Davis, trainer champions, head an impressive lists on performers, At Dover Downs, there is no charge for admission or parking but. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Harness Racing Buffet in the Clubhouse Restaurant by phoning 302-764-4600. Due to strong weekend bookings at the 4-Star Dover Hotel, horsemen desiring to stay overnight are urged to make reservations. Daily simulcasting of North American harness and thoroughbred racing and three-game parlays of NFL games are available in the Dover Downs' Race and Sport's Book located in the Colonnade. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will host its richest harness racing program of the season on Governor's Day Thursday during the Delaware State Fair with a 7 p.m. post time. More than $600,000 in total purses will be at stake on the 13-race program, headlined by four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final events for 3-year-olds as well as program staples like the coveted $40,000 Governor's Cup, which features some of the top Delaware horses ages 4 years old and up. Delaware Governor John Carney will be on hand to present the trophy to the winner. The first DSBF final is for pacing fillies as the first race on the program. An evenly matched group will line up behind the gate as trainer Jim King Jr. has three entries in the event for owner Jo Ann Looney-King, including Spanish Dream (9/2, Tim Tetrick), Logan's Girl (5/2, Victor Kirby) and Lillisbagsrpacked (20/1, Allan Davis). Thomson Sister Racing Stable's Free Flight Fran (3/1, Ross Wolfenden) is a chief threat to the stablemates. The race is named in honor of Ben Stafford Jr., a well-liked local horseman who passed away in 2016. The filly trotting final is the fifth race on the program, named in memory of former Harrington Raceway track president Jack Walls. Nanticoke Racing and Delbert Cain's Spoonful (9/5, Corey Callahan), Stephen Moss' Luv Is Blind (3/1, Kirby) and double elimination winner Donald Marine's Political Energy (7/2, Russell Foster) have been standouts among the group. The male trotters will compete in their $100,000 final in the ninth raced, named in memory of driver/trainer Hal Belote, who was tragically killed in a racing accident. Ben Brooks' Master Clave (7/5, Wolfenden) has dominated the class and will bid for his 11th win in 15 career starts for trainer John Wilkerson. Perhaps the most competitive DSBF final may be for pacing colts and geldings as a highly competitive group fulfills the eight horse field including three horses owned by George Teague Jr. and trained by Clyde Francis. Ain't It Fun (9/1, Wolfenden), Henry The Dragon (5/1, Bret Brittingham) and Daiymir (4/1, Montrell Teague) are expected to have strong presence in the field, as is previous DSBF champ, Bags To Riches (3/1, Tim Tetrick) for owners Only Money Stable and trainer Jason Skinner. Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon (9/2, Kirby) won both of his eliminations impressively and will loom as another contender in the extremely deep field. The $40,000 Governor's Cup, always a sought-after crown for local bragging rights, features a solid group of veteran pacers that includes last year's winner, Foulk Stables' Sparky Mark (20/1, Jon Roberts). The morning line favorite is owner/trainer Josh Green's Poisonous (8/5, Ross Wolfenden), who took a seasonal mark of 1:49.4 at Dover Downs this winter. Three $20,000 DSBF consolations are also on the program to accompany long standing races such as the Charles Murphy Memorial Trot, Legislators Cup (In Memory of Thurman Adams Jr.), Presidents Cup and Sam Mathews Memorial. The DSBF consolations are individually named in memory of Del and Dorothy Manges, John Frazer and Walter Messick. Matthew Sparacino

It's fair to say that going to college is a blessing that not everybody has the privilege to access. Besides those who don't have access to college, there is a large portion of people who have had to leave college because of financial issues beyond their control. That very reason is why Dover hip-hop artist Amillion The Poet has teamed up with harness racing legend George Teague Jr. to offer two scholarship opportunities to students in Delaware. Throughout the last few years, Amillion has been one of the most talked-about hip-hop artists in the state. The attention is not only for his music and overseas shows, but also for his work as a mentor and activist. Teague is the owner of Teague Stable and Farm in Harrington, and his horse Wiggle It JiggleIt is a champion American Standardbred racehorse. At 3, he won 22 of 26 starts including the Little Brown Jug and Meadowlands Pace, earning him the Dan Patch Award for 2015 Harness Horse of the Year. Last year, he finished second in the 2016 Horse of the Year balloting and to date has close to $4 million in earnings from racing. Teague is one of the few African-American owners in horse racing and continues to set the bar for other minorities in the sport. Teague and Amillion have teamed up to offer two separate scholarships of $2,500, and the requirements are simple: Students must create a song, rap, poem or jingle about either why they want to go to college or about the sport of harness racing. Students must then make a video between 30-60 seconds featuring the song. No matter who wins, two of Delaware’s influential men offering opportunities to kids is a win-win situation. We spoke with both Amillion and Teague about their plan. Q: So what sparked this idea in the first place? Amillion: Well, I'm always thinking of ways to give back to the community outside of music. Last year when you gave me the honor of being a mover and shaker in 2016, I took it to heart and wanted to make sure I keep giving back. I basically had a conversation with George in the barbershop and he had seen me on a local TV show called Delmarva Life. I had already planned on doing the scholarship and when we talked about it, he told me he would match whatever I put up. It's a blessing that doubled just by a conversation. Teague: I saw ... all the good, positive things he had going on in the local community, so when I met him and he talked about his scholarship idea I knew I had to get involved in some way. Q: Why is providing this opportunity so important to both of you? Amillion: Well, as you know, I had to leave school and basketball behind because I had to take care of my daughter. Now that I am in a position to help others, I feel like, what better to give to someone looking to pursue their education? God had other plans for me but education is vital to our community, and many times money can be an obstacle that prevents smart students from going to college altogether. Teague: I actually dropped out of school at age 15. I was fortunate enough to be around horses and make a career for myself but not everybody has that opportunity either. When Amillion told me about his idea, I thought, what better than to help someone achieve something I wasn't able to achieve? Education is important, especially for our youth, so hopefully this helps take some of the stress off of a prospective student. Q: What are your plans for the scholarship fund in the future? Amillion: We definitely are looking to make this an annual thing and maybe even a partnership with other sponsors to grow the scholarship. Anybody willing to add to the pot can be involved. Teague: If I can keep having luck in the racing world I will definitely increase the amount for the future. But either way we both plan to make this a yearly opportunity and hope to cultivate young minds in the process. Just like we need more minorities in horse racing, we need more in college, too. It’s all about opening doors for the next generation so that we can better our community. Scholarship Submission Info Any high school students in the state of Delaware can submit a rap, song, poem or jingle about why they want to go to college or the art of harness racing for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. All videos must be sent to Teague1NA@gmail by Friday, May 26. Winners will be announced Monday. Sponsors and support are welcome. Checks can be made payable to the nonprofit Delaware Parents Association. Dominick 'King Dom' Draper, Reprinted with permission of the News Journal Delawareonline

HARRINGTON, Del. - Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Inc.'s Major Uptrend ($3.40, Tony Morgan) recorded his fifth straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $17,500 Open pace in 1:50.3. Remember Me VK was the early leader and set a hot pace with an opening quarter in 26.3 before Poisonous cleared the front at the half-mile marker in 54.4 seconds. Poisonous led the field to the three-quarters in 1:22.1 while 3-to-5 favorite Major Uptrend battled gamely on the outside and eventually surged by at the wire for a narrow win. Im Supersonic A was third. Major Uptrend, a 6-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding, earned his 33rd career win for trainer Tim Crissman and surpassed $100,000 in seasonal earnings. Allan Davis won the first three races, including both halves of the daily double with Shellysblockbuster ($5.40) and Shootin To Kill ($3.20) before achieving a hat trick with Big Secret ($5.40). On the undercard, Peter and Antoinette Gray's McKenry ($3, Bret Brittingham) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:52.1 for trainer Don Brittingham in an $11,000 conditioned pace. Matthew Sparacino  

DOVER, Del.--- Stay In Your Place completed a double for harness racing driver Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague scoring a 1:54.2 victory in the Monday, March 20 feature race at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan won three of the first four races and finished with four trips to the winner's circle. In his first start of his three-year-old season, Stay In Your Place, also owned by K&R Racing, who also were co-owners of the outstanding Rainbow Blue, took the lead early and never looked back posting an easy 1:54.2 successfully sophomore debut. Earlier Montrell Teague guided George Teague's Ain't No Fun to his first win in his initial start of the year. The homebred gelding bred by Teague and Ted Gewertz, a son of Custard The Dragon-Airtight, bested Ascaryone Hanover (Eddie Dennis) and Casino Director (Vince Copeland) second and third respectively. Tony Morgan also drove two winners. ARBARA’S SHADOW AND DISMISSAL RENEW RIVALRY IN TUESDAY FEATURE Barbara’s Shadow, who has won her last three in-a-row, and Dismissal, following near misses in her last two outings,  second by a neck after being second by a head, both to Barbara’s Shadow, seeks to return to her four consecutive winning form earlier this year meeting in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old distaff feature at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 21 at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. Barbara’s Shadow is the winningest female pacer at the track this meet registering six victories, all in 2017. Tony Morgan will drive the streaking four-year-old owned by Brian Hoffecker, trainer Leigh Raymer and driver Vic Kirby. Owned by CTC Stable, Dismissal will return with driver Corey Callahan who was in the bike for all of her four earlier wins. Forrest Bartlett’s sharp Barefoot Julie, piloted by Tim Tetrick, finished second in all four of her February starts. David Banks and Layfield Horses’ On Your Six, with Allan Davis steering, has been victim of racing much of her recent starts parked on the outside. Bad Lightning, with Art Stafford Jr. leaves from the rail for owners Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing. The other contenders are Lou Catana and Vince Bradley’s In The Shadows, who should benefit from moving inside from post 8 last time and Benda Teague’s homebred Wiggle It J with Jim Morand in the bike.   A competitive group of female pacers highlight the rest of the Tuesday program.      Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are ‘dark days’ at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- After postponement of Tuesday racing due to weather conditions, harness racing resumes on Wednesday when Earl's Speeder, a winner of his last two and three of four, returns in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old trot, the feature race on Wednesday, March 15 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Montrell Teague will drive Dennis, Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bob Reeser's, Bluebird Reverend, who took a misstep as favorite last Wednesday, after winning the week before in 1:54 drew post 1. Celebrity Pegasus racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms scored a decisive win last week from post 8 with Art Stafford Jr. and leads the opposition. Tom Dillon's Hollywood Highway also has been racing will for Corey Callahan. She has a lot of class racing in sophomore stakes last year and is fresh from victory last week giving her two wins in her last three races. Steel Reserve has been racing well for trainer-driver Vic Kirby and Chris Giaccio. Bobby Glassmeyer's Tymal Signature with driver Jonathan Roberts has been victim of outside post position in most of her 2017 starts. A newcomer to the field, Adam Friedland and Brian Carsey's Triumphant's Chip won recently at Freehold and gets Tim Tetrick to drive this time. Another interesting trot has eight starter going for $12,000. CC Racing's Il Mago (Tetrick) who closed out 2016 with a pair of wins looks to entering the win column this year after two second-place finishes in six starts. Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable's Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan) will be tough from the rail. Five Towns (Frank Milby),claimed twice in five weeks, makes his first start for Tate Lewis. RBH Stable's War Cry Hall (Callahan) returns to Dover where he won his last two starts back in January. Leigh Raymer and John Whitby's Buddy Hally (Teague), I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) for owners Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable and Justin Nikodemski's Dreamfair Bogart (Allan Davis) complete the starting field. Weekday post time for Monday through Thursday racing is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- It took his ninth start of the year to get $1,1-million harness racing winner Fool Like A Fool to make his seasonal winning debut with meet leading driver Corey Callahan in the bike posting a1:52.1 victory on Monday, March 13 at Dover Downs. Feel Like A Fool was strongest in the stretch outdueling Major Starlight (Sean Bier) to score his 31st career triumph raising his lifetime earnings to $1,173,968. Bobby Clark conditions the Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding owned by Kovach Stables. Black Aquila A. (Frank Milby finished third. The victory was the third of the day for Callahan who drove L&J Racing's Lyons Johnny, trained by Josh Green, to victory in 1:53 after leading off the program stering Breakaway Stable's Nantucket Red home in 1:54.1 in the first race for trainer Nick Callahan. Tony Morgan also had a driving double. DISMISSAL LOOKS TO RETURN TO WINNING FOR IN TUESDAY FEATURE Following near misses in her last two outings, Dismissal, second by a neck after being second by a head, seeks to return to four consecutive winning form earlier this year, in the $ $15,000 4&5-Year-Old distaff feature at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 14 at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. Owned by CTC Stable, Dismissal will return to driver Corey Callahan who was in the bike for all of her four earlier wins. This time though, Dismissal will have to start from outside post 8. To her inside is Forrest Bartlett’s sharp Barefoot Julie who been afflicted with secondites. In February all four of her starts resulted in second-place finishes. Tim Tetrick will drive her in this one. Last week, Gerard McDonald’s American Filly came on in the stretch to score a 1:53 win. She will be driven by Vic Kirby. On Your Six, racing for David Banks and Layfield Horses with Allan Davis steering, spent much of her last start racing second on the outside then held on to finish third beaten only by two-lengths. Bad Lightning, with Art Stafford Jr. drew the rail for owners Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing with Pandaman Sea and Sean Bier alongside. Completing the lineup are Lou Catana and Vince Bradley’s In The Shadows and Benda Teague’s homebred Wiggle It J with Jim Morand, finally getting an inside post.    The is a competitive group of female paces on the Tuesday program. Monday through Thursday live racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are ‘dark days’ at the track. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad    

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