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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    

Tim Tetrick drove Scandalicious to a 1:51.3 victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap Tuesday (3/4) ending Enhance our Mind's two-race win streak in the feature race. Enhance Your Mind, a candidate for Dover Downs Horse of the Meet is now 5 wins in 8 starts this year and for the meet. Tough Mac won his second straight $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday while Emeritus Maximum made it three-straight $30,000 Delaware Special Handicaps for Thursday's harness racing feature. ------------------------------------ Also on Tuesday, George Dennis had the longshot of the week, driving 56-1 No Shadows to his first win of year. ----------------------------------------- Spanish Dream who swept the DSBF prelims last November and was upset by stablemate Logans Girl in the $100,000 final made her first start of the year a winning one scoring a victory in an $11,500 Filly & Mares pace on Tuesday. ----------------------------------- Last year at this time Jingle Bell Rocker was a tough to beat campaigner on a long six-race win streak. It has taken the Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz gelding until his seventh start to make the winner's circle this year. Ross Wolfenden drove the win for trainer Les Givens and owner Tina Clark, his 33rd career triumph winning a Delaqware $7,500 claimer in 1:54.3. -------------------------------------------- Defending champion Corey Callahan is back on top of the Leading Driver statistics. Vic Kirby, who previously led the standings from opening day,is still a strong second .Callahan has a 129-121 win lead over Kirby. Yannick Gingras is third with 107 wins. Tony Morgan is in fourth place with 92 wins. Ross Wolfenden has moved into fifth place with 69 winners. -------------------------------------------------- The leading trainer stats are now a big battle. Defending champion Dylan Davis has overtaken previous leader Jim King. Davis has the lead, 62 to 58, Leigh Raymen is in third place, with 37 wins. Joe Hundertpfund, fourth, at 34 with Josh Green now fifth with 28 winners. --------------------------------------------

DOVER, Del.--- For the third straight start, Emeritus Maximus toyed with a sub-1:50 harness racing victory, and this week he did it pacing a 1:49.3 mile to win the $30,000 Delaware Special Handicap on Thursday, March 9 at Dover Downs where fast times were the norm led by a 1:49.3, two in 1:50.1, two in 1:50.2 and a 1:50.3 clocking. Yannick Gingras was in the bike behind the seven-year-old Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight horse and despite his toughest trip, he posted his seventh win in 10 starts in 2017. Leaving fast from the outside, Gingras elected to back Emeritus Maximus into third during a :25.4 opening quarter. Quickly on the move in front of the grandstand the pacer took over at the half in :54. There was plenty of activity on the backstretch zooming past the three-quarters in 1:21.2. Rounding the final turn, art Stafford Jr. and Blazing Bobby Sox were four wide and coming on strongly. At the wire, Emeritus Maximus held on to beat Sweet Rock (Allan Davis) with Blazing Bobby Sox third. Claimed by Don Marine and Brent Hall on Jan. 19, Emeritus Maximus, trained by Kyle Moore, has started seven times and now has stepped up the ladder winning five times including the last three Del Specials. He now won $65,645 this year. A former expensive yearling and juvenile stakes threat before setbacks. He has now won 21 races in his career banking $470,125 lifetime. Montrell Teague and Mildred Ventriglio's Major Uptrend are also streaking. The Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding won for the third consecutive start chalking up a 1;49.4 triumph in the $20,000 Open Handicap. Jet Airway (Corley Callahan) was a strong second in front of Rockinonby (Tony Morgan). Tim Crissman conditions the winner of four of eight starts this year. The win was the 28th lifetime for the $291,333 earner. Richard Stansbury's All The Cookies, trained by Kenny Mitchel and driven by Yannick Gingras, put on a game effort reducing his personal best winning time to 1:50.2 winning the first of three $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Male paces. Tip It On Back (Bret Brittingham) finished second ending a two-race win streak while McJagersonthemove (Tim Tetrick) was the show horse. In the second $15,500 event, Poisonous and Ross Wolfenden came from far off-the-pace to overtake Rangers Sureshot (Gingras) and front pacing Little Ben (Tetrick) for a lifetime best 1:50.2 victory. Josh Green owns and conditions the Art Major-She's Poison five-year old. The third division went to Cloud Speed with Art Stafford Jr in 1:50.1. Stafford hustled the Dragon Again-Cams Exotic gelding, owned by Ben Stafford and Bill Daggett, into the lead before the half and continued on for his fourth win in eight starts this season. Steady Warrior made it four straight wins scoring a 1:50.1 decision in a $12,000 Male Pace. Yannick Gingras piloted the victory for Frank Canzone and owner-trainer Ed Gannon Jr. A six-year-old son of Royal Mattjesty-Latin Liftoff, he held off Toatsmygoats (Pat Berry), second and Smart Rokker (Morgan), third. Gingras had a driving triple, Corey Callahan and owner-trainer Dylan Davis had two wins each. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:t30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Corey Callahan zipped Mike Casalino's Tough Mac quickly to the front from the outside and then never-looked-back en route to a 1:53.1 harness racing victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac has been super-sharp of late winning for the second straight time making it four wins in his last five outings. The Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding won for the fourth time this year. Tough Mac registered his 29th lifetime victory bringing his bankroll to $359,399. Frost Free Hanover, his major competition for the meet's top trotter, closed strongly to finish second with Vic Kirby in the bike while 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Square and Tim Tetrick came on in the lane to take third money. Celebrity Pegasus got back on the winning trail breezing to a 1:55.1 triumph in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot with Art Stafford Jr. guiding the victory. Last heading to the half mile, Celebrity Pegasus pulled out followed cover from 75-1 shot Lucky Ten K (Ross Wolfenden) until the final turn then rolled past the early leader Uncle Mack (Yannick Gingras) on the way to his third win of 2017 and 15th lifetime. United Bi (George Dennis) closed well to take second in front of Lucky Ten K (Ross Wolfenden). Eric Ell conditions the Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena five-year-old for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Last year at this time, Jingle Bell Rocker was a tough-to-beat campaigner on a long six-race win streak. It has taken the Rocknroll Hanover-Blissard Of Oz gelding until his seventh start to make the winner's circle this year winning a $7,500 claimer in 1:54.3. Ross Wolfenden drove the win for trainer Les Givens and owner Tina Clark, his 33rd career triumph.. Ross Wolfenden led with three driving wins; Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby and Tim Tetrick had a pair of wins each. EMERITUS MAXIMUS SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT $27,500 DEL SPECIAL Emeritus Maximus, a riches-to-rags-back to riches, performer seeks to win the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap for the third consecutive time this Thursday, March 9 at Dover Downs, the top event on a stellar program. First Post is 4:30 p.m. Yannick Gingras drove Emeritus Maximus, to a 1:50.3 victory last week following a 1:50 decision the previous Thursday, to win $27,500 Delaware Special Handicaps. Again this week the re-emerging seven-year-old will start from the outside in a strong eight-horse field. Since being claimed on January 19 by Don Marine and Brent Hall, the former juvenile star, who had been shuffled off to claiming events, is a winner of six of nine 2017 races and $51,895 in puses. Among his potent challengers now is fast finishing Blazing Bobby Sox, reined and co-owned by Art Stafford Jr. with father, Art Stafford, has been in peak form in recent weeks. Sweet Rock, racing for Reg Hazzard, G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing, is also in prime form, and leaves from the rail with Allan Davis. Remember Me VK pulled a 13-1 upset for Montrell Teague winning the last Open and steps up. Vic Kirby will pilot Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's seasoned veteran Mustang Art, usually a factor each week. Al Carter and Doug Lewis' Captive Audience handled by Tim Tetrick is racing at the top of his game. Driver George &Tina Dennis' Seventh Secret has been smitten by tough racing luck in recent efforts. Sean Bier will drive Jenny Bier's Im Supersonic A , to round out the field. in the $20,000 Open Handicap pace, Mildred Ventriglio's Major Uptrend (Tony Morgan) has been super-sharp winning his last two races. Two other starters are also fresh from wins at Yonkers, J.L. Sadowsky's Te Kawau N (Pat Berry) and Caviart Skyler (Gingras), owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Peter Collura and Burke Racing Stable. There is a hard-hitting undercard on the 15-race card. 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.--- Scandalicious battled harness racing favorite Enhance Your Mind side-by-side down the lane before edging to the front at the wire by a head to win the Tuesday, March 4 $20,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick pulled Scandalicious out of fourth just before a :55.2 half and quickly moved alongside leader Enhance Your Mind as they journeyed along the backstretch passing the three-quarters in 1:23.1, still a tandem. Enhance Your Mind and Vic Kirby had a slight edge on the inside turning for home. There was little room between the pair down the stretch before Tetrick urged Scandalicious up enough to put her head in front at the wire in 1:51.3 for the six-year-olds second straight victory. Tim Tetrick had a four bagger. The win marked the Scott DiDomenico-trained American Ideal-The Company Store mare's 24th lifetime win and boosted Scandalicious' earnings to $382,653. For Enhance Your Mind, it marked the end of a two-race win streak and was her first second-place finish after five wins in her eighth race of 2017. Sayulita (Allan Davis) finished third. Barbara's Shadow chalked up her third consecutive success in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in a new personal fastest 1:51.1 clocking. Driver Vic Kirby owns the Shadow Play-Bababababarapan mare with trainer Leigh Raymer and Brian Hoffecker. The victory was her sixth of the year in nine opportunities. She has now won $53,922 this year. Westluckycam (Tetrick) closed for second in front of On Your Six (Davis). Earlier, Allan Davis piloted a 56-1 shot, No Shadows, from post 8 to victory in a Mares Claiming Handicap scoring a 1:54 triumph. LA Express Stable owns the Shadow Play-Ocracoke four-year-old who won for the first time this year. Tim Tetrick had four wins, Allan Davis, Vic Kirby and trainer Jim King each had two winners. MARKET SHARE, TOUGH MAC, GURAL HANOVER HEAD $20,000 TROT Market Share, winner of the 2012 Hambletonian classic and Tough Mac, one of the top trotters at Dover Downs the last three seasons, and newcomer Gural Hanover, head this week’s eight horse field vying in the $20,000 Open trot on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Richard Gutnick, Blueberry man Bill Augustine  and TLP Stable’s Market Share, won impressively last Wednesday and has two wins in his last five races and will be piloted by Tim Tetrick. Frost Free Hanover reined by Vic Kirby for Richard Pollucci, has three wins and a third in 2017 starts. Gural Hanover, a winner of nearly $785-thousand in his career and steered by Yannick Gingras, makes his first local appearance for owners Weaver Bruscemi, Burke Racing, Little E and Panhellenic stables. Not to be overlooked are the rest of the lineup including  CC Racing’s Il Mago with Jonathan Roberts; Leigh Raymer and John Whitby’s Buddy Hally, second last start for Montrell Teague; and from the rail, I’m So Striking, trained and driven by Eddie Dennis for owners Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable.. On the strong undercard is a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot led by Dennis, Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bob Reeser’s, Bluebird Reverend (Teague), a 1:54 winner last week, and Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), both leave from the outside posts in an eight horse 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.--- A 10-year-old harness racing veteran Piece Of The Rock notched his second win of 2017 scoring a 1:51.1 victory in the Monday, March 3 feature at Dover Downs. Four drivers collected doubles. On the heels of a 1:50.3 triumph in his last start L&J Racing's veteran pacer won for the 33rd time in his career romping to a 1:51.1 decision raising his lifetime earnings to $706,553 with Tony Morgan guiding the win. Josh Green conditions the Rocknroll Hanover-Paula's Promise gelding. Western Young Gun (Jonathan Roberts) came down the passing lane to edge Rock On Precious (Russ Foster) for second money. Morgan raked up his second win of the day piloting owner-trainer Ron Davis' Lee Is A Star home. The Matt's Scooter-Bags Is A Artist seven-year-old recorded his 15th lifetime win good for $116,385 earnings. Sean Bier was the first of two drivers to hang up a double. He drove Major Starlight, an Amada Payson-trained Major In Art-Starlight Justice gelding owned by Dante Scatalini and Ben Gordon, to a 1:52 triumph. Bier came right back to steer New Evidence home in 1:56 in the next race for owners, trainer Jim McGuire, Jeff and John O'Donnell. The victory was the first of the year and second all-time for the Western Terror-Bouncing Hanover gelding. Art Stafford Jr. also made the winner's circle twice. First with Ron Davis' Machet Time, a daughter of Mach Three-Rocket Time, in 1:53.4. Stafford later gave A Farmboys Success his first lifetime victory carving out a 1:55 win. Stafford also owns and trains the American Ideal-Far Ahead Hanover sophomore gelding. Corey Callahan was responsible for two wins also, He drove Breakaway Racing's Nantucket Red, a Real Artist-Race Me Valerie gelding, for his father trainer Nick Callahan to a lifetime first win in 1:54.1. CTC Stable's West Lucky Aria came back in the stretch for Callahan to post a 1:55.3 success with a Camluck-Terror Of The West three-year-old filly. Trainer Joe Columbo and driver George Dennis collaborated for consecutive victories. Both winners are owned by George & Tina Dennis. They are partnered with The Wiz Kids Stable on I'm Won Run Wiser a 1:53 winner by Headmaster-La Gloria Cubana, an eight-year-old mare. Allstar Preview was the other Dennis winner. He is an altered son of Four Starzzz Shark-Gallery Hop gelding. STAKES WINNER GURAL HANOVER NEW IN $20,000 FEATURE TROT Gural Hanover, an almost $800,000 winner is a new face in this week’s top trot, the $20,000 Open meeting former Hambletonian winner Market Share and Tough Mac in this week’s feature event on Wednesday, March 8 at Dover Downs.   A strong supporting card is also on the trotting dominated  program. Post Time is 4:30 p.m. Weaver Bruscemi, Burke Racing, Little E and Panhellenic stables are owners of Gural Hanover, a winner of $784,974 in his career who makes his initial start of his six-year-old season with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Fresh from a convincing win last Wednesday, Market Share, winner of the 2012 Hambletonian, has won two of his last five outing including a trio of second-place finishes with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Tough Mac, a local standout for the past three seasons racing for Mike Casalino has won three of his six starts this season and will be driven by Corey Callahan.  Rich Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover with Vic Kirby piloting, has been a meet-long standout with three wins and a third in 2017. Jonathan Roberts drives CC Racing’s Il Mago while Leigh Raymer and John Whitby’s Buddy Hally and Montrell Teague and I’m So Striking handled by Eddie Dennis for Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable, from the rail complete the hard-hitting field. A $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot heads the undercard. Dennis, Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bob Reeser’s, Bluebird Reverend (Teague), a 1:54 winner last week, and Clebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.), racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, leave from the outside posts in an eight horse field. 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.--- McArdles Lightning came up big in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap as John Campbell reined a 1:50.2 harness racing triumph at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 2. With six of the seven starters in the week's top pace owning career records lower than 1:50 and three of his rivals fresh from victories in their most recent outings, McArdles Lightning came to the outside and rushed up the backstretch to challenge front-pacing Always At My Place (Yannick Gingras) around the final turn and then pull away with Wakizashi Hanover (Tim Tetrick) and Missle J (Jonathan Roberts) right behind and closing fast, but not quick enough to catch McArdles Lightning and Campbell in 1:50.3. The feature-race win was the first in two starts this year for McArdles Lightning, a five-year-old trained by Steve Elliott for owner Lightning Stable. It was the McArdle-Winning Venture ridgling's 17th career win and $374,426 bankroll. Wakizashi Hanover edged Missile J for second money ending a four-race win streak by Missile J. In the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap, Emeritus Maximus has emerged as the biggest surprise of the meet. Yannick Gingras took to the outside after the half and rolled from mid-pack to overtake leader Seventh Secret (George Dennis) reaching the final turn and then pulled away to an impressive 1:50.3 victory. Captive Audience (Tetrick) was runner-up with Mustang Art (Campbell) the show horse. Emeritus Maximus, a son of Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight, was claimed in mid-January for $15,000 and since has won four times stepping up the ladder to the Delaware Special ranks. He has won for his new owners $46,895 in purses including a 1:50 win last week. This was his 20th in his career and brings the seven-year-old to $456,375 lifetime. Delaware-bred Remember Me VK was the longshot in the $20,000 Open pace. The Art Director-All Memory gelding owned by Sharon Wyatt, breeders Robin West and Ron Barton was a 13-1 shot but moving from an outside post to post 2 was helpful. Montrell Teague zoomed Remember Me VK three wide after the three-quarters to snatch the lead and then had just enough to nip fast-finishing Nike Franco N (Tetrick) by a nose in 1:51.3. The loss was the first in the U.S. for the New Zealand standout who had won all four of her starts on this side of the Pacific. Star Messenger (Art Stafford Jr.) continues to impress. Claimed in late December for $20,000 by trainer Gary Ewing, the three-time 2017 wining gelding was a strong third. In other undercard happening, Mildred Ventriglio's Major Uptrend made it two wins-in-a-row scoring a 1:50.1 decision for Tony Morgan, racing for $15,500. --- Brit Evans' Denslow Hanover gave Allan Davis a double in 1:52 in another $15,500 event --- Bret Brittingham drove Betty Brittingham's Tip It On Back to his third victory in his last four starts in a $15,000 pace. A tote delay in mid program took more than a half-hour before being rectified. Corey Callahan, Vic Kirby, Allan Davis and trainer Dylan Davis had two wins apiece. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad  

Delaware harness racing horsemen came up big at the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Night of Champions honoring the 2016 Dan Patch Award winners on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada. Always B Miki, bred and co-owned by Wilmington, Del. attorney Joe Hurley's Roll The Dice Stable won 2016 Horse of the Year honors and George Teague was a two-time winner. Team Teague won the coveted Stan Bergstein Proximity Award, the second highest honor presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), and for the second time Teague was named USHWA's Good Guy Award winner. Teague also received the Harness Horsemen International (HHI) top award, "The Dominic Frinzi Person of the Year." for his support of the sport by graciously allowing the public to meet and greet his great pacer, 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit. On many occasions during 2016, Teague went all out to help promote harness racing at major events. ---------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday (3/1/17) the 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share raced at Dover Downs. The trotter made the winner's circle for the first time in 2017 as regular driver Tim Tetrick piloted a 1:54.1 victory in the sub-feature trot. The victory was the 29th in his career lifting his bankroll to $3,756,576. He's back on Tuesday in the feature. --------------------------------------------------------------- Dover Downs horseman Ken Wood recently returned from his latest on-going personal crusade commuting to West Africa to provide water to the natives of the nations of Ghana and Tanzania. Wood's acclaimed humanitarian effort, 'Wells For Ghana' drills to provides water to needy inhabitants who previously had to walk five miles to find water that was deemed unsafe. Wood usually makes a three-week round trip. Wood reports he has totaled more than 1,500 wells in Ghana and another 500 in Tanzania. The wells serve more than 2-million native West Africans who until now never had fresh water. ------------------------------------------------------------ Defending champion Corey Callahan is back on top of the Leading Driver statistics. Vic Kirby, who previously led the standings from opening day, is still a strong second .Callahan has a 122-120 win lead over Kirby. Yannick Gingras is third with 104 wins Tony Morgan is in fourth place with 91 wins. Ross Wolfenden has moved into fifth place with 68 winners. -------------------------------------------------- The leading trainer stats are now a big battle. Defending champion Dylan Davis has overtaken previous leader Jim King. Davis has a one-win lead, 57 to 56, Leigh Raymen is in third place, with 36 wins. Joe Hundertpfund, fourth, at 33 with Josh Green now fifth with 27 winners. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Outside post 8 was no problem for Earl's Speed who chalked up his second straight harness racing featured trot at Dover Downs on March 1. After a win from the rail last week, Yannick Gingras drove Earl's Speeder from the outside this week with the same result, a victory in 1:55.1, over a sloppy track. The Earl Of Stormont-Trapezius gelding made it two wins in his last three starts for trainer Dylan Davis and owner Mike Casalino to give him three wins, two seconds and a third in eight starts this year. Streamsong (Jonathan Roberts) was second best edging Marley's Guy (Tim Tetrick) third. 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share made the winner's circle for the first time in 2017 with regular driver Tim Tetrick piloting a 1:54.1 victory in the sub-feature trot. The victory is the 29th in his career lifting his bankroll to $3,756,576 for trainer Linda Toscano and owners Richard Gutnick, TLP Stable and Blueberry Man Bill Augustine. Buddy Hally (Montrell Teague) hustled home second in front of Deacons Valley (Gingras). Tim Tetrick had three wins, Montrell Teague, Yannick Gingras, Tony Morgan, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Mike Casalino had doubles. WAKIZASHI HANOVER, ALWAYS AT MY PLACE, MISSLE J MEET IN $30,000 FEATURE Three starters – Wakizashi Hanover, Always At My Place and Missle J - who won their previous starts collide in this week’s $30,000 Preferred Handicap, the top event at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 2. First Post is 4:30 p.m. Wakizashi Hanover makes his first start since late December as he prepares for his 2017 season with Tim Tetrick driving the five-year-old $1.4-millon winner for Buce Kennedy and Tri County Stable of Nova Scotia. Always At My Place won by a nose for Yannick Gingras from post 8 last start in the seasonal debut for the gelding owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Karr, Collura and Burke Racing Stable. Meanwhile the red-hot Missle J steps up after a 1:49.1 success last Thursday in the $20,000 Open pace. Jonathan Roberts has driven the four-year-old in all four of his consecutive wins. Henderon Farms’ Bushwacker has a history of Dover successes including three already this meet with Corey Callahan at the controls. Hall of Famer John Campbell, the all-time leading money-winning driver who is approaching $300,000,000 lifetime, will drive Lightning Stable’s McCardles Lightning. Cajon Lightning was a solid third in last week’s Preferred with Art Stafford Jr. driving for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Arque Hanover already has three feature race wins this meet and leaves from post 1 with Vic Kirby in the bike for Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro, and Robert Cooper Stables. Emeritus Maximus (Gingras), fresh from a 1:50 conquest returns in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap and starts from the outside in an eight-horse field. He has won three of five starts since being claimed by Don Marine and Brent Hall. The fast finishing Blazing Bobby Sox driven and co-owned by Art Stafford Jr. with his dad, Art Stafford, also has a glittering record of three wins and two close-up finishes. Sweet Rock (Allan Davis) won his previous start racing for Reg Hazzard, G.P.Callolway and Legacy Racing. Local favorite Mustang Art (Campbell) usually is a factor in the week’s top pace. Driver George &Tina Dennis’ Seventh Secret with be tough from the rail after several weeks of tough racing luck. Rounding out the starters are Al Carter and Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Tetrick) and Jenny Bier’s Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier). Nike Franco N (Tetrick), a highly touted New Zealand import who has won all four of her starts in the U.S. also makes her first start this year for owner Rich Pollucci   in the $20,000 Open Handicap pace. Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sicily (Davis), a winner last time out, heads the strong opposition. There is a hard-hitting undercard on the 15-race card. 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.--- It was de ja vu all-over-again in the Tuesday, Feb. 28 harness racing feature at Dover Downs. In a near recreation of last week's meeting, Barbara's Shadow beat Dismissal, still the odds-on public choice, to the finish line in the $15,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old pace to score her second win in-a-row, third in her last four and fifth victory in 2017. Vic Kirby left fastest with Barbara's Shadow then yielded to Dismissal and Yannick Gingras, as had happened the previous Tuesday. Gingras controlled the pace as Dismissal held off a brief encounter with On Your Six (George Dennis) at the three quarters with Barbara's Shadow remaining in the garden spot. Turning for home on the straightaway Kirby pulled his Shadow Play-Bababababarbarapan four-year-old quickly to the outside to engage Dismissal for several steps then rush past to post a 1:51.4 victory by a neck amid a light shower. Kirby, trainer Leigh Raymer and Brian Offfecker own the winner of five of eight races this year with a second and a third earning $44,922 and $$80,136 lifetime. In The Shadows (Tony Morgan) picked up third money. Tim Tetrtick guided JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious to her first win of the year taking the fast daughter of American Ideal-The Company Store right to the front and never looking back en route to a 1:52.1 decisive win. Westluckycam (Gingras) was runner-up. That Woman Hanover (Art Stafford Jr.) was the show finisher. Scandalicious now has won 23 times in her career for a $372,655 bankroll. The win was also the 977th win for trainer Scott DiDomenico. Tim Tetrick drove a triple, Vic Kirby, Jim Morand, owner-trainer Leigh Ramer and trainer Les Givens had two wins each. EARL'S SPEEDER, CELEBRITY PEGASUS BATTLE AGAIN IN $15,000 FEATURE TROT WEDNESDAY Last week Earl's Speeder overtook Celebrity Pegasus for a neck victory, this time Earl's Speeder gets the outside post 8 in the Wednesday, March 1 $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The nightly feature is usually the 10th race, but this Wednesday, it will be showcased as the 3rd races. Mike Casalino owns Earl's Speeder, who has won two of his last three starts with Corey Callahan. Celebrity Pegasus was the race favorite last Wednesday and Art Stafford Jr. took the lead after the quarter and held it until the final strides finishing second by a neck for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Front trotting Marley's Guy and Tim Tetrick drew the rail while Bobby Glassmeyer's Streamsong and Jonathan Roberts is alongside. Dover trotting guru Vic Kirby and Chris Giaccio own Steel Reserve who has been in top form. Machuca with Yannick Gingras; Tate Lewis' Bowdie De Vie handled by Allan Davis, and Don Marine's Lucky Ten K, a winner last time, driven by Ross Wolfenden complete the lineup. In the sub-feature, Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) heads a nine-horse contingent which also includes Robbins Next Farms' Keystone Orion (Roberts), Antonio Buttitta's Muscerne (Tony Morgan), Baximum (Russ Foster) leaving from the rail for Tina and Joe Clark. In yet another top trot, former Hambletonian winner Market Share gets regular driver Tim Tetrick back and drew post 1 facing Bill Cantrell's Deacons Valley (Gingras) and RBH Ventures and Spangnola's Guiltywithanexcuse (Callahan) in another toss up contest. 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.---On unusually mild Spring-like late February 23 day, Yannick Gingras rang up five winners on a harness racing card boasting a 1:49, 1:49.1, 1:50, 150.2 and two 150.4 miles Thursday at Dover Downs. In the $30,000 Preferred, Gingras guided Take It Back Terry home in 1:50.4 after a 1:50 performance winning the $27,500 Delaware Special with the resurgent Emeritus Maximus. In the feature, Gingras bided his time as Bushwacker cut out the early fractions until late in the stretch when Take It Back Terry whizzed past for a 1:50.4 victory, his first of the new season. Ron Burke conditioned the Western Terror-Second Symphony gelding for Weaver Bruscemi, Karr, Collura and Burke Racing Stable. It was the eight-year-old's 45th lifetime success with earnings of $1,243,047. Bushwacker (Corey Callahan) was second in front of Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.) whose streak of four straight seconds was broken with a third-place showing. Sweet Rock was scratched. When 2017 arrived, Emeritus Maximus was racing in the $10,000 claimers. After a win he was claimed for $15,000 by Don Marine and Brent Hall. After consecutive wins the once highly regarded colt, stepped up to the Del Special last week where he finished second, beaten a neck .This time the seven-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Eternity's Delight reined by Yannick Gingras held off the fast charging Blazing Bobby Sox (Stafford Jr.) at the wire for a 1:50 decision. Seventh Secret (George Dennis) was the show horse. John McGill and Brian Carsey's recent acquisition Missile J, after three straight Meadowlands romps stepped up to the $20,000 Open to make it four-in-a-row stopping the timer in 1:49.1 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. An altered son of American Ideal-Cantor's Daughter, In addition to setting a lifetime mark, Missile J now has won 12 of his 23 career races with two seconds and two thirds and has earned $343,502. Ima Rebel (Tony Morgan) closed to finish second in front of Vapour N (Pat Berry). Jet Airway did not start. Gingras' fifth winner came when Rangers Sureshot disposed of six rivals in a $15,000 Male pace in 1:50.4. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing own the Palone Ranger-Cadie's Sure Shot gelding who posted his second win of the year and 18th lifetime. He has banked $161, 596. Forty Five Red (Dennis) was runner-up. Kindofabigdeal (Stafford Jr.) was next. Bret Brittinngham's first of two wins came when Tip It On Back made good use of the passing lane for a 1:50.2 win in a $15,500 4&5-Year-OPld Pace. Poisonous (Callahan) was a close second in front of White Rolls (Roberts). All The Cookies, a Rocknroll Hanover-Queen Ota, gelding and Gingras won another $15,000 pace for young males for trainer Kenny Mitchell and owner Richard Stansbury in 1:52. The first fast race on the card came when Mildred Ventriglio' Major Uptrend, by Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshi, gave Tony Morgan the first of three wins notching a lifetime best 1:49 conquest in an $8,500 Male pace. Yannick Gingras and Tony Morgan accounted for more than half of the driver wins: Gingras with five, Morgan three. Bret Brittingham won two as did trainer Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA    2/24/17 On unusually mild Spring-like late February 23, Yannick Gingras rang up five winners on  a card boasting a 1:49,  1:49.1, 1:50,  150.2 and   two150.4 miles at Dover Downs.Gingras won the $30,000 Preferred,with Take It Back Terry in 1:50.4 after Gingras’ 1:50 performance winning the $27,500 Delaware Special with the resurgent Emeritus Maximus. ------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday (2/22) was a five-win card for Corey Callahan topped by a 1:52.2 victory by Tough Mac equaling his lifetime record in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap.. Trainer Dylan Davis also had four wins while owner Mike Casalino tripled. ------------------------------------------------ The longshot on Monday (2/20) was by 50-1 Ascaryone Hanover owned in part by trainer-driver Eddie Davis.The 1:54.2 victory was the career first in his initial start of the year. --------------------------------- Dismissal is one of the hot horses at the track tasted defeat after four straight wins. ------------------------------------ This week only, the DSOA conducted its 2nd Annual Stallion Service auction from Tuesday through Friday. There were 15 Delaware stallions from which to choose, 12 pacers and three trotters. -------------------------------------------------------- This Sunday, Feb. 26, the annual highlight event of the Winter Awards- Banquet season is set for Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada where the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Night of Champions honoring the 2016 Dan Patch Awards winners.  . ----------------------------------- Houston, Del. horseman, George Teague receives several major honors in Las Vegas the week. Harness Horsemen International (HHI) honors Teague with its top award, “The Dominic  Frinzi Person of the Year.” for his support of the sport by graciously allowing the public to meet and greet his great pacer, 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit. On many occasions during 2016, Teague went all out to help promote harness racing at major events. The U.S.Harness Writers Association (USHWA) also honors Teague Sunday with two awards. He becomes the first person honored for a second time as its “Good Guy” award winner. More importantly, Team Teague gets the sport’s second highest honor, The Stan Bergstein Proximity Award, for service to the sport. ----------------------------------------------------------    The Leading Drivers statistics show defending champion Corey Callahan,has caught and now leads Vic Kirby, in the leading driver standings. Kirby had previously led from opening day, Callahan now has a 120-113 win lead over Kirby. Yannick Gingras is third with 101 wins Tony Morgan is fourth place with 84 wins. Ross Wolfenden has moved into fifth place with 65 winners.   --------------------------------------------------   The leading trainer stats have tightened. Jim King continues to lead with 56 wins. but defending champ Dylan Davis has moved up to second with 53 wins, Leigh Raymeris in third place, with 34 wins. Joe Hundertpfund, fourth, at 33 with Eric Ell and Josh Green now in a tie for fifth with 25. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- It was a five-win harness racing card for Corey Callahan topped by a 1:52.2 victory equaling lifetime record in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Dover Downs. Trainer Dylan Davis had four wins while owner Mike Casalino tripled. Callahan drove Mike Casalino's Tough Mac, who was bet down to a 3-5 favorite, into the early lead and never looked back en route to his third win of the year in the week's top trotting event. The Dylan Davis conditioned Tough Mac extended his lead at the three-quarters and breezed home in a :28.3 final panel. Wind Of The North (Sean Bier) took to the outside as the field turner for home and zoomed from sixth to within two strides of catching Tough Mac at the wire. Uva Hanover (Tony Morgan) was the third-place finisher. The Tough Mac victory was the third in his last four for the black gelding by Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady and his 22nd lifetime. He has earned $349,399 in purses. Callahan had just enough to steer Canadiab-bred Earl's Speeder past leader Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) in the final step for a lifetime best 1:52.3 in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners Over trot. The Earl Of Stormont-Trapazius gelding is also trained by Dylan Davis for owner Mike Casalino. Steel Reserve (Vic Kirby) was third. In a $13,500 4&5-Year-Old trot, Barbara Kirby's 19-1 shot Myclaimtovictory closed along the passing lane for Kim Vincent to catch and nip heavy favorite Markley's Guy (Kirby) in the last step for a 1:53.2 personal fastest mile. Streamsong (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse. Bret Brittingham posted his second winner guiding RBH Ventures and Spagnola Racing's Guiltywithanexcuse to his third consecutive victory overtaking former Hambletonian champion Market Share (Morgan) in deep stretch for a 1:53.3 triumph. Gillie The Kid (Kirby) took third. The $30,000 Preferred pace features four newcomers this week-Take It Back Terry, McArdles Lightning, Katies Rocker and the sharp Star Messenger. The co-feature is the $27,500 Delaware Special led by Blazing Bobby Sox, Little Ben and Mustang Art. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are dark days. Parking and admission at Dover Downs is free. Reservations are suggested for the popular Winner's Circle Restaurant and its acclaimed Buffet. . For reservations, call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Take It Back Terry, McCardles Lightning and Katies Rocker join the $30,000 Preferred Handicap pace, Feb. 23 at Dover Downs. Seven start in the harness racing co-feature Delaware Special. First post is 4:30 p.m. Yannick Gingras will drive Weaver Bruscemi, Karr, Collura and Burke Racing stable's $1.2-million winning Take I Back Terry, who makes his first start of 2017. Howard Taylor's Katies Rocker, teamed with Montrell Teague, also makes his initial appearance after last racing in the Hap Hansen-Progress Pace and Breeders Crown late last Fall. After two Meadowlands qualifying wins, Hall of Famer John Campbell will be behind Lightning Stable's McCardles Lightening. Gary Ewing's Star Messenger, claimed around New Year's Day, has stepped up from the $20,000 tag to win three top class races and makes his first Preferred appearance. Henderson Farms' Bushwacker and Corey Callahan already has racked up three top class wins this meet. Cajon Lightning racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms led until the final stride with Art Stafford Jr. only to finish second by a nose last week. Sweet Rock returns to the Preferred after a Del Special win last Thursday for Allan Davis and owners Reg Hazzard, G.P. Calloway and Legacy Racing. The solid Arque Hanover, driven by Jonathan Roberts for owners Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro, and Robert Cooper Stable complete the superior field. The $17,500 Delaware Special appears a dog fight between Art and driver Art Stafford Jr.'s super sharp Blazing Bobby Sox. Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney King's Little Ben (Vic Kirby), George&Tina Dennis' Seventh Secret and Mustang Art (Sean Bier) for owners Max Walton and Greg Papaleo. Not to be overlooked are Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis' Captive Audience (Callahan), Don Marine and Brent Hall's resurgent Emeritus Maximus (Gingras) and Joan Dalphon and Elanor Lewis' Don't Ya Know (Campbell) from post 1. The $20,000 Open paces is led by Richard Lombardo and L&J Racing's veteran Dancin Yankee (Ross Wolfenden), Ed Gannon, Frank Canzone, Bob Sabatini and driver Yannick Gingras' Bad Gamer, a winner of three in-a-row and John Magill and Brian Carsey's Missle J (Roberts), fresh from three straight Meadowlands wins. The 15-race program includes a powerful undercard. When at the track enjoy racing and tasty food in the Winners Circle Restaurant acclaimed buffet. Call for reservations at 302-674-4600. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dark days for live racing at Dover Downs. Weekdays - Monday through Thursday - racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Marv Bachrad

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