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DOVER, Del.--- Always At My Place made his first visit to Dover Downs a winning one having just enough to nip Cajon Lightning by a short nose in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap in 1:51.1 while Sweet Rock came-on to catch Emeritus Maximus in the final strides to win the $27,500 Delaware Special on a harness racing windy and chilly Thursday, Feb. 16. Yannick Gingras drove Always At My Place in his first start of the year for owners, trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Karr and Cullar. Cajon Lightning took the lead early and led until the final strides finishing second for the fourth consecutive start. Veteran $1.5-million winner Dancin Yankee and Ross Wolfenden picked up the third place check. Always At My Place is an Always A Virgin-Best Place gelding who chalked up his 28th lifetime success lifting his career earnings to $589,122. In the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap. Sweet Rock and driver Allan Davis, were all out to pass veteran Emeritus Maximus (Gingras), a winner of two straight after being claimed for $15,000 last month. Emeritus Maximus took the early lead and finished a strong second in the 1:51.4 mile. Sweet Rock, a Rocknroll Hanover-Penny For Nickel gelding, scored his first win of the year for trainer Wayne Givens and Rag Hazzard, G.P. Calloway and Legacy Racing. It was his 17th career trip to the winner's circle good for $466,377 in purses. Blazing Bobby Sox, a winner of his last two in this class, closed boldly to just miss while taking show money. On the hard-hitting undercard, Star Messenger, a horse claimed by trainer Gary Ewing in December, won for the third time with Tony Morgan at the controls notching a 1:50.2 victory, the fastest on the program, in a 1:50.2 decision winning a $15,500 Male pace. in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace, Gingras also drove Bad Gamer, a Badlands Hanover-Kattimon four-year-old he owns with trainer Ed Gannon Jr., Frank Canzone and BobSatini in a 1:51.4 performance. Art Stafford Jr.'s first win came guiding Ben Stafford and Bill Dagget's Cloud Speed to a last-to-first 1:53 score in a $15,000 male pace for young horses. Allan Davis, Yannick Gingras led all drivers with three wins apiece, Art Stafford Jr. had a double; trainer Ron Burke and owners Weaver Bruscemi along with trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing with two wins each. 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 reservation ns, 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.--- Enhance Your Mind guided by Vic Kirby, who posted four straight harness racing wins in January, returned to the winner's circle on Tuesday, Feb. 14 taking the $20,000 Valentine's Day Mares Open pace at Dover Downs. Driver Kirby left fast with the improving five-year-old daughter of Riggins-Enhance The Night and led throughout the 1:51.1 mile. After fighting off a backstretch challenge from even-money favorite Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan), Enhance Your Mind rolled off a 27.4 final panel to thwart her six followers. Mischief Maker N (Ross Wolfenden) finished second for the third consecutive time. KJ's Caroline (Yannick Gingras) came on for third. The win was the fourth in five starts this year for Enhance Your Mind, owned and trained by Bryan Truitt. She has won $42,700 in 2017. It was her 12 career win raising her total bankroll to $140,490. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Olds Mares pace, Dismissal, a four-year-old Western Terror-Her Mattjesty mare piloted by Montrell Teague took the lead early from 32-1 shot Valuable Art (Callahan) and then led the rest of the way for a 1:51.2 victory her third in a row for trainer Doug Lewis and owner CTC Stable. Overlooked Valuable Art held on for second with Vintage Babe (Gingras), a winner of six of her last eight, settling for third. Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. racked up three wins each. Montrell Teague, trainer Doug Lewis, owner CTC Stable, owners-trainers Brian Malone, Josh Parker and owner Nanticoke Racing, all had two winners. TIRADE HANOVER, TOUGH MAC PUT WIN STEAKS ON LINE WEDNESDAY Tirade Hanover puts a three-race win streak and Tough Mac, two wins-in-a-row, in the strong Wednesday, Feb. 15 $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Tim Tetrick is back from vacation with four drives on today’s card. After starting slowly this meet, Tirade Hanover, with driver Yannick Gingras, is now at the top of his game carrying a three-race winning banner into this week’s top trot. Owned by trainer Leigh Raymer, Moss and the Solomons, Tirade Hanover already is a $761,921 career winner of 34 races. Mike Casalino’s Tough Mac, meanwhile, is also in rare form with consecutive wire-to-wire wins and three of his last five outings with Corey Callahan at the controls. I’m So Striking and Eddie Dennis is also fresh from an impressive victory for Lois & Earl Walters and E&K Stable. The only female in the octet of performers is Bill Cantrell’s Classic Belisima with driver Art Stafford Jr., who has won two of her last three. Tim Tetrick will drive the steady Il Mago for CC Racing while Vic Kirby handles Rich Polluci’s Sold Frost Free Hanover. Uva Hanover piloted by Tony Morgan, owned by Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable and local favorite I Like My Boss, drew the rail for trainer Bob Shahan and the Parsons. In the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot sub feature, Richard Gutnick and TLP Stables’ Moonlight Cocktail (Morgan) tries to get back in the win column after last week when her four race win streak came to an end. Mike Casalino’s Earl’s Speeder (Callahan) won this event with Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) and Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) third for trainer Bpb Reeser, Dan Dennis, Jay Johannsen and Holly Case.. 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.--- Singing Saint, driven by Tony Morgan, came from off the pace to record a 1:53.1 victory to win the Monday, Feb. 13 $9,000 Male pace at Dover Downs. Harness racing driver Montrell Teague drove four winners, three for trainer Clyde Francis and two for owner George Teague. Morgan moved the Lis Mara-Celestial gelding three wide on the final turn to quickly join the leaders turning for home. In the lane, Singing Saint fended off Go Collect N (Corey Callahan) in a stretch duel to register his first win of 2017, after two seconds and a third, for owner-trainer Bob Stevenson. Rock N Roll Jet (Bret Brittingham) picked up third place in the nine-horse field. Singing Saint won for the 21st time in his career while annexing a $142,382 bankroll. In the sub-feature, Vic Kirby and Shellysblockbuster won the dash-to-the-wire beating Casey At Bat (Allan Davis) in 1:52.2. It was the second win of the season for the Bettor's Delight-Lover's talk veteran gelding owner by Don Reed and trainer George Wagner. Western Young Gun (Jonathan Roberts) finished third. Shellysblockbuster won for the 26th time in his career while earning $226,510 lifetime. Montrell Teague led all drivers with four winners. Vic Kirby had three wins; Jonathan Roberts, trainer Clyde Francis haltered three wins while owner George Teague had two winners. SHARP SWEET BOBBIE SEEKS REPEAT IN $20,000 MARES OPEN Sweet Bobbie, never farther back than third in her last eight races, returns this week to the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap, facing KJ’s Caroline, who steps up after a win last week, among seven starters in the Tuesday, Feb.14 Valentine’s day feature at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Enhance Your Mind, with Vic Kirby driving for owner-trainer Bryan Truitt had been burdened by outside posts recently after winning four-races in a row heads the opposition. Nat A Virgin, piloted by Corey Callahan, moves from an outside post to the rail this time, for owners J&T Silva and Robert Cooper Stable. Another solid contender, Rich Pollucci’s Mischief Maker N with Ross Wolfenden finished a close-up second last week for the second straight time. Scott Woogen’s KJ’s Caroline and Yannick Gingras leaves from post 2 with Dave Banks and Layfield Horses’ Sayulita, handled by Allan Davis, and Killean Finale with Jonathan Roberts driving for trainer Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing completing the competitive lineup. After Frank Carzone, Bob Sabatini, trainer Ed Gannon and driver Yannick Gingras’ Vintage Babe’s six-race win streak was snapped two weeks ago, the four-year-old returned to the winners circle last Tuesday. Now, she takes on eight rivals in the $15,500 Mares 4&5-Year-Old pace. She tangles with the red-hot Dismissal (Montrell Teague), from the rail, who has front-paced to three consecutive wins for CTC Stable in a nine-horse secondary feature female pace. An  excellent all-female pacing undercard is 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  

DOVER, Del.-- Bushwacker rolled out of post 7 to take the lead and fought off a slew of harness racing challengers nearing the finish line to score a 1:51.2 victory , the third in his last four starts to win the $30,000 Preferred pace while Art Stafford Jr. notched his third win of the day in the $27,500 Delaware Special highlighting a big Thursday, Feb. 2 Dover Downs program. Defending driver champion Corey Callahan, who scored his second of a three win night, driving Henderson Farms' Bushwacker for trainer Chris Ryder, Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.), who finished second for the third straight time, with Dancin Yankee (Ross Wolfenden), a winner of $1.5-million, third. In the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap, Art Stafford Jr., who drove the winners of both halves of the daily double, completed a three-win night coming from off-the-pace with Blazing Bobby Sox to catch front-pacing Remember VK (Yannick Gingrass) in deep stretch with Captive Audience (Callahan) second and Mustang Art (Vic Kirby), the third-place horse. Engel and JL Benson stables' Toatsmygoats was at his best in a $15,500 Male pace turning back eight rivals with Golden Gun being scratched with a 1:51.3 triumph equaling his lifetime best clocking. Pat Berry was in the bike for trainer Nick Surick for Relentless Yankee-This Much Is True gelding's 17th career win. Don't Ya Know (Callahan) was runner-up in front of Ballinrobe (Allan Davis). Tony Morgan steered Niss Allen's Ima Rebel to his first win of the new year scoring a lifetime record 1:52.1 victory in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old pace. Willard Reynolds conditions the Skydancer Hanover-Ali Cat gelding. Suchasenseofhumor (Jim Morand) was the second-place finisher. Sonny At The Beach (Kirby) an early leader, held on for third. The husband and wife team of driver Sean and Crissy Bier combined for back-to-back wins. Sean Bier's Brody won a 1:51.2 decision racing in a $20,000 Male pace. R.J.Thomas' Jet Blue Miracle came right back, also from post 1, to win a $15,000 Male Claimer. After a long climb from far back, Corey Callahan, the defending champion, jumped into first place in the meet's dash win column with three wins to now lead second-place Vic Kirby by three victories. Art Stafford Jr. and Corey Callahan had three winners. Sean Bier and Yannick Gingras had two winners each. Trainers Crissy Bier and Dylan Davis, who also had two owner wins, had doubles. The biggest win-payoff on the card was $98.80 when Arty Foster's 48-1 shot Rock Me Henry with Russell Foster driving, closed along the passing lane to beat Officer Blue Chip (Jason Lynch) ending that horses five-race win streak. 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 reservation ns, 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---- Go Byem recorded his first win in the New Year besting seven harness racing foes to score a 1:53.2 victory while Moonlight Cocktail won her fourth straight in the Wednesday, Feb. 1 feature trots at Dover Downs. In the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot, Jim Morand pulled Go Byem out of fourth in mid-backstretch and quickly challenged leader Celebrity Pegasus after the three-quarters when Celebrity Pegasus, last week's winner, suddenly made a misstep. Go Byem dashed home holding off Earl's Speeder (Corey Callahan) second and fast finishing Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) third. Go Byem is owned by Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Usually well-backed at Dover where in his six previous starts, the Impel Hanover-Go Sassy Go gelding had one win, a second, two thirds and a fourth. Moonlight Cocktail was a big hit song of the World War II days, Today, Moonlight Cocktail is a big hit at Dover posting her fourth consecutive win in the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old second-feature trot. Again Tony Morgan bided his time as Streamsong led the nine-horse field into the final turn. The Kadabra-Angostura four-year-old sped passed to quickly take the lead and breeze to a 1:54.3 lifetime mark for trainer Linda Toscano and owners Richard Gutnick and TLP Stables. Marley's Guy (Vic Kirby) came on late to take second in front of Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent). Earlier, Vic Kirby and Tirade Hanover executed a 1:54.1 victory in an earlier $8,500 trot for trainer Leigh Raymer and partners Moss and the Solomons. Buddy Halley, reined by Corey Callahan won his second straight, the $12,000 trot in 1:54.2 for Howard Taylor and NR Holdings. The Angus Hall-Credibility gelding was then claimed by Leigh Raymer for $25,000. Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan drove three wins each while trainer Dylan Davis haltered three. Vic Kirby, Yannick Gingras had two wins as did trainers Leigh Raymer and Les Givens. BUSHWACKER, CLEAR VISION LEAD $30,000 PREFERRED PACE Bushwacker and Clear Vision drew outside posts in the $30,000 Preferred/Handicap while Remember Me VK, riding a two straight win streak heads the $27,500 Delaware Special on the usual outstanding Thursday card, Feb. 2 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. After three of his last four races leaving from post 8, this week, Henderson Farms fast performer Bushwacker get post 7 with Corey Callahan driving. The outside post goes to Weaver Bruscemi, Jay Koran, Panhellenic and Burke Racing stable’s $2.5-million winner Clear Vision reined by Yannick Gingras. Dancin Yankee, a $1.5-million winner owned by Rich Lombardo and L&J Racing will be driven by Ross Wolfenden, this week.  Niss Allen’s Rockinonby and Tony Morgan steps up after an Open pace win last Thursday. Cajon Lightning, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, will be driven by Art Stafford Jr., after two straight second-place finishes. George&Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable’s Silver Fox J drew the rail with JL Sadowsky’s Te Kawau N and Pat Berry alongside. A top Midwestern pacer Fearless Diablo makes his first local start for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis.   In the $27,500 Delaware Special featuring Sharon Wyatt, Robin West and Ron Benton’s peaking Remember Me VK (Gingras), one of the first early season sub-1:50 pacers, Blazing Bobby Sox (Stafford Jr.) is fresh from an impressive victory for the Staffords and Mustang Art (Vic Kirby) owned by Max Walton and Greg Papaleo, who brings a two-race win string, other contenders are Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Callahan), Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno’s hard-hitting Special T Rocks (Jim Morand), The rest of the  fast field includes Sweet Rock (Allan Davis) starting from the outside after consecutive seconds for G.P. Calloway, Reg Hazzard and legacy Racing,  The fast Crissman Inc.’s Fancy Colt (Morgan) and Bobby Glassmeyer’s Acting Out (Jonathan Roberts) who drew the rail. Officer Blue Chip’s five-race win streak is on the line, included in the 15-race program is 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  

DOVER, Del---- Tessa Seelster made her first Dover Downs appearance a winning one in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday, Jan.31. Harness racing driver Yannick Gingras had a quartet of winners. With Yannick Gingras in the bike, the five-year-old Shadow Play-Titania Seelster brown mare made her local debut an impressive one turning back six foes in 1:51.2 in the week's top female pace. Gingras had to hold off a strong two horse challenge in deep stretch to beat Mischief Maker N (Ross Wolfenden) and Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) in the photo. Tessa Seelster is owned by Jonathan Newman, Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing Stable and won for the 19th time in her career. A $225-thousand winner last season, she now has banked $399,703 in her career. Elliesjet N was scratched. OTC Stables' Dismissal, reined by Corey Callahan) won her third in-a-row ending Vintage Babe's (Gingras') six straight winning streak in the secondary feature, $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. Fresh from a six-length win last week, Dismissal, a four-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Her Mattjesty, won easily again with Vintage Babe second best. In The Shadows (Tony Morgan) took third. Gingras completed the day with four winners. Meet leader Vic Kirby and defending champ Corey Callahan had triples,, Ross Wolfenden won two races while trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague along with trainer Brain Malone and co-owner Carrie Malone also had two wins. MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL AIMS FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT WEDNESDAY Moonlight Cocktail puts her three-race win streak on-the-line in the Wednesday, Feb. 1 feature trot at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Tony Morgan drives Moonlight Cocktail, trained by Linda Toscano, from post 8 in the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old feature  for owners TLP Stable and Richard Gutnick, who is best remember for the outstanding !-million winner Chapter Seven, who completed his career winning the Matron Stake at Dover after winning the Hambletonian. The sharp Streamsong, owned and trained by Bobby Glassmeyer, with Jonathan Roberts in the bike finished second last time a two consecutive wins. Iron mine Branch’s Royal Surprise circled the field to win his previous start and will be driven by George Dennis. Barbara Kirby’s Myclaimtovictory and Kim Vincent has be solid in his last few races. Tom and Gregg Morris’ Doggone Slots handled by Roger Plante must start in the second tier from post 9.Eric Good and trainer Gary Simpson’s Nebraska Jack gets the services of Pat Berry in the bike. Howard and Linda Dege’s Five Below drew the rail with Art Stafford Jr driving. Marley’s Guy with  Vic Kirby driving for Steve Meltzer and Medinah Racing and Don Marine’s Luck Ten K and Ross Wolfenden leave from inside posts. 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. --- Red-hot Enhance Your Mind, a winner of her last five races in-a-row, puts her harness racing streak on the line in this week’s  $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In a $15,000 pace, Vintage Babe goes after her seventh win in-a-row. Meet leading driver Vic Kirby has driven the Bryan Truitt owned and trained six-year-old in all her impressive wins. This time, she must start from outside post 8.  Elliesjet N gets her first start for new owner Foulk Stables after being purchase last week at sale. Jonathan Roberts has been her regular driver this meet. Owner-trainer Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie driven by Ross Wolflenden has been solid in her recent starts with a win and three seconds in her last five outings. She won last week after three consecutive second-place finishes. Highly touted Lightning Mach N gets a big post change with Yannick Gingras driving the Down Under distaff from post 2. won her first three starts since arriving from Down Under. She was a beaten favorite finishing third a half-length off in her last start. Talented Nat A Virgin, with Corey Callahan racing for J&TSilva and Robert Cooper stables, has consecutive seconds and a win in her last three races. JFE Enterprises’ veteran Scandalicious, had been victim of outside posts recently. She will be driven by Tony Morgan, from post 8.     Trainer Ed Gannon and driver Yannick Gingras’ Vintage Babe brings a six-race win streak into a $15,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old pace on an excellent supporting card on the all-female pacing 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

AT DOVER, Del---- Art Stafford Jr. took Celebrity Pegasus to the front and then took no prisoners along the way to a lifetime best equaling 1:53.3 harness racing conquest in the Wednesday, Jan. 25 $15,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Jan. 25. A five-year-old by Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena, Celebrity Pegasus had been racing well since her last win in late November three consecutive seconds, a third and a fifth last week, but a change in post positions, from the outside to post 2 did the trick for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. A 15-1 shot Machuca (Tony Morgan) finished second in front of fast closing Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.). The brown trotter won for the13th time and now has won $154,010 lifetime. Tony Morgan won his third of four wins during the day guiding Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable's Moonlight Cocktail, trained by Linda Toscano, to a career fastest 1:54.4 triumph from post 8 in the $13,500 semi feature. A Canadian stakes seasoned daughter of Kadabra-Angustura, it marked the four-year-old's third straight victory. Streamsong (Jonathan Roberts) led for most of the mile holding on for second-place. Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent) was third. Morgan, who is the second-leading dash winning driver in North America, finished the program with four trips to the winner's circle. Ross Wolfenden, Yannick Gingras and Art Stafford Jr. had two wins each. BUSHWACKER, ARQUE HANOVER STREAKS ON LINE IN $30,000 PACE Bushwacker and Arque Hanover, winners of the last two $30,000 Preferred paces drew outside posts this week while Jet Airway seeks a third straight win in  the $21,000 Open on another outstand out Thursday program, Jan. 26 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Post 8 could not deny Corey Callahan from driving Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker from scoring a 1:49.3 victory in the Preferred. It was the first sub 1:50 clocking of 2017, and the Chris Ryder-trainee’s second consecutive victory. The week before, the six-year-old won the $20,000 Open in 1:51 wire-to-wire. To his inside, Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stable’s Arque Hanover has been equally as sharp winning three of his last four outings. Yannick Gingras is his pilot in this one. After a week off, Rich Lombard and L&J Racing’s $1.5-million winner Dancin Yankee with Tony Morgan has a second and a win in his last two races. The power-packed feature field also has another all-time rich campaigner $2.5-million winner, Clear Vision, racing for Weaver Bruscemi, Jay Koran, Panhellenic and Burke Racing stables. George&Tina Dennis’ stalwart Seventh Secret is in rare form. Sweet Rock and Allan Davis finished a game second last time for G.P. Calloway, Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Not to be overlooked, Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney King’s Little Ben has been one of the meet’s top horses. Though Soto ay be overlooked, the five-year-old owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta has drawn outside in his last two but gets the rail this week and will be a tough one to catch while on the lead.  There’s plenty of speed and talent in the $21,000 Open Handicap. Jet Airway Callahan) has won his last two races, and starts from post 8 in the nine-horse lineup. Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Gingras), J.L. Sadowsky’s Te Kawau N (Daryl Bier), Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno’s Special T Rocks (Jim Morand), drew post 4 this time after post 8 last start.   Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sicily (Allan Davis) and Cliff Grundy’s Screaman Seaman A (Kirby) leaving from post 9 in the second tier, plus two newcomers to the Open ranks, Niss Allen inc.’s Rockinonby (Tony Morgan) from the rail and Angela Coombs’ recent claim Skyful Of Lighters (Jason Thompson). 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

DOVER, Del.--- Nat A Virgin took the lead at the half and held on to win a harness racing five-horse photo ending the five-race win streak of Enhance Your Mind in the $20,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Jan. 24. Corey Callahan drove Nat A Virgin, a six-year-old Always A Virgin-Nat-a-tat-tat mare, owned by Robert Cooper J&T Silva stables, to her first local win after two-straight second place finishes. She has won 15 times earning $345,804 in her career. In the win photo, Nat A Virgin got up with Lightning Mach N (Yannick Gingras) second, Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.), Mischief Maker N (Montrell Teague) was forth and Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby), last heading to the three-quarters, was a strong closing fifth. Yannick Gingras, trainer Doug Lewis and owner CTC Stable, hooked up in the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares sub-feature for a 1:53 open-lengths victory by Westluckycam, a Camuck-Terror Of The West four-year-old. On Your Six (Allan Davis) was next with In The Shadows (Tony Morgan) the show horse. Yannick Gingras drove four winners. Corey Callahan, trainer Doug Lewis and CTC Stable had three wins each. Tony Morgan and trainer Jason Skinner had doubles. CELEBRITY PEGASUS, BLUEBIRD REVEREND LEAD $15,000 TROT A $15,000 Winners-Over trot for 4&5-Year-olds heads the highly competitive Wednesday, Jan. 25 feature race at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Celebrity Pegasus, piloted by Art Stafford Jr., was the beaten favorite last week but was parked out after starting from post 8.  Bluebird Reverend also had similar difficulties for Montrell Teague, driving for owners Denise Davis, Jan  Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bobby Reeser. for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s well-regarded Go Byem led for driver Jim Morand) until tiring in deep stretch. Owner-trainer Bob Shahan’s Machuca is fresh from a win with Tony Morgan and drew post 1. Mike Casalino’s Earl’s Speeder raced well in his local debut finishing third with Corey Callahan. Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J  made a misstep after the start for Jack Parker Jr. but cannot be overlooked tonight. l with Gregg and Tom Morris’ Doggone Slots (Roger Plante )leaves from outside post 9  in second tier. Completing the solid field of trotters are Howard and Josh Kauffman’s Drinksforthehouse and Yannick Gingras from post 8 and Tom and Gregg Morris’ Doggone Slots who had been racing well for Roger Plante in Rosecroft features. 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.---After breaking stride with a big lead en route to victory last week, Blazing Bobby Sox made amends on Monday winning the harness racing co-feature race with a convincing 1:51.4 success at Dover Downs on Jan. 23. Don't Ya Know won his race in 1:53.4. Art Stafford Jr. moved Blazing Bobby Sox three wide at the three-quarters and quickly took the lead on the final turn and pulled away from her eight foes in the stretch for his first win of the New Year in his third start. The six-year-old altered son of The Panderosa-Liamatters won for the 15th time in his career while earning $143853 for the trainer-driver and his dad veteran horseman Art Stafford.Ken Kam (Ross Foster) was second in front of Cheyenne Jeffrey (Ross Wolfenden). Don't Ya Know won the second half of the twin $9,000 features as Corey Callahan guided the Western Ideal-Caviart Vegas gelding to his second win in his last three, and third win in his last five with two close-seconds in between. Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws own the winner trained by Jason Skinner. Casino Bags Carlo (Vince Copeland) finished second for the second consecutive outing. Allstar Preview (George Dennis) finished third. . Russ Foster, recent winner of the DSOA Horizon Award - presented to a young horseman making his presence felt in the sport - won three races. Allan Davis, Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis had two winners. ENHANCE YOUR MIND AFTER 6TH STRAIGHT WIN IN $20,000 OPEN Red-hot Enhance Your Mind, a winner of her last five races in-a-row, put her streak on the line in this week's $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Meet leading driver Vic Kirby has driven the Bryan Truitt owned and trained six-year-old in all her impressive wins. This time, she must start from outside post 8. Elliesjet N gets her first start for new owner Foulk Stables after being purchase last week at the Meadowlands sale. Jonathan Roberts has been her regular driver this meet. Owner-trainer Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie driven by Ross Wolflenden has been solid om her recent starts with a win and three seconds in her last five outings. Highly touted Lightning Mach N gets a big post change with Yannick Gingras driving the Down Under distaff from post 2. won her first three starts since arriving from Down Under. She was a beaten favorite finishing third a half-length off in her last start. Talented Nat A Virgin, with Corey Callahan racing for J&TSilva and Robert Cooper stables, has consecutive seconds and a win in her last three races. JFE Enterprises' veteran Scandalicious, had been victim of outside posts recently. She will be driven by Tony Morgan, from post 8. There is an excellent supporting card on the all-female pacing 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...Ken Kam and Shellysblockbuster carry win streaks into one of the two Monday, Jan. 23 harness racing double-feature $9,000 paces at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Russ Foster drove Denise Dixon's Ken Kam, a winner of two of his last three starts, into an impressive 1:52.1 victory after being parked out for most of the race. On the other hand, Shellysblockbuster, driven by Allan Davis for owners Don Reed and trainer George Wagner, sixth at the three-quarters to a 1:51.4 score in his last outings. Heading the opposition is Art Stafford and trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr.'s Blazing Bobby Sox, starting from post 1. Barry Rubinstein Farms' Cheyenne Jeffrey with Ross Wolfenden has been in the money in all five local starts with two of them victories. Other contenders are George&Tina Dennis and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again, Heather Malone's DCs Better Life with two straight second-places, with Corey Callahan in the bike. RBH Venture's Ideal Magic handled by Vic Kirby; Robbins Nest Farm's Gallic Beach and Montrell Teague and from post 8, JFE Enterprise and Triple D Stable's Bettors Glass with Jonathan Roberts. In the second co-feature, Don't Ya Know (Callahan) is the one to beat. Casino Bags Carlo (Vince Copeland) has been racing well. Tom Kemp's Fire In The Belly (Bret Brittingham) leaves from the rail with Bob Coryea's I Wanna Go Fast (Foster) alongside. Idealbeach Hanover (Jim Morand) drew post 9 in the second tier for owners Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing. George&Tina Dennis' All Star Preview gets an inside post this week. Jim, Phil Mango and driver Bryan Truitt's Bobbies Power Play; Time Out I'm Tired (Ross Wolfenden) racing for Bill Mears and Janine McIlvain; and driver Mike Rossi-leased Skyway Gladiator, have upset credentials. On Tuesday, streaking Enhance Your Mind puts a four-race win streak on the line in the $20,000 Mares Open pace feature race. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing and NFL three-game wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Early reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad  

Two significant longtime horsemen passed away last week. Dover Downs founder David Buckson, 96, a harness racing owner, trainer, driver during his distinguished career which included serving as Delaware Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Attorney General and Family Judge among his many credits, and Ty Case III, who fought a courageous lifelong battle to live. Case was also a trainer and driver who due to diabetes lost his vision and required dialysis. After a transplant his sight returned only to be lost vision again. He suffered a quadruple heart bypass, and later six strokes and an operation on his brain. After blindness, he became a switchboard operator at Dover Air Base. He, his wife Holly and his companion dog were seen often at Dover Downs and Harrington enjoying the races. --------------------------------------------------------- The first sub 1:50 miles of the season were recorded Thursday, Jan.19 at Dover Downs when Bushwacker won the $30,000 feature in 1:49.3 and in the next race Delaware-sired Remember Me VK scored in 1:49.4, on a super -fast 15 race card. ------------------------------------------ The Horizon Award is a high spot at the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) annual awards-banquet. This year's standout event, Jan. 13 accorded the honor to youthful horseman Russell Foster, an up-and-coming driver who came into his own in 2016. Following DSOA's Annual Meeting the horsemen's Awards Dinner, with governor-elect John Carney in attendance, was held at Modern Maturity Center. Following dinner, Heather Vitale did her usual outstanding jobj as host of the awards ceremonies celebrating the horsemen and horses highlights of 2016 at Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. Then, "Mike Hines and the Look" entertain with music and dancing to complete the affair. ---------------------------------------------------- Saturday, Jan. 29, It's The Best of Canada at the Black Tie event, the 2016 O'Brien Awards in Mississauga, Ont. The classy banquet theme this year is the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada." -------------------------------------------------- Late next month, the annual highlight of the Winter banquet season comes on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada with the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Night of Champions honoring the 2016 Dan Patch Awards winners. For more information, check www.ushwa.org . ----------------------------------- George Teague receives several honors in Las Vegas next month, one from Harness Horsemen International (HHI) will be honored.,Teague is winner of HHI's major award, "The Dominic Frinzi Person of the Year." Teague will be honored for graciously allowing the public to meet and greet his great pacer, 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, several times during 2016, all to help promote harness racing. Then on Sunday, Feb. 26, the U.S.Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will honor Teague, the first person honored for a second time as its "Good Guy" award winner. Team Teague gets the sport's second highest honor, The Stan Bergstein Proximity Award or service to the sport. For ticket and hotel arrangements consult www.ushwa.org . ---------------------------------------- The hot horses in early 2017 at Dover Downs are Ed Gannon and Yannick Gingras' Vintage Babe, a winner of six starts in a row. Two of trainer Bryan Tuitt Stable's young horses continue to streak. Enhance Your Mind has won five in-a-row and 7 of her last 8 races. ---------------------------------------------------------- Vic Kirby is back on top of the leading driver standings after emerging from a tie las week with Tim Tetrick.. Red-hot defending champion Corey Callahan has vaulted into second place with Yannick Gingras, third. vacationing Tim Tetrick is now fourth with Tony Morgan completing the top 5. -------------------------------------------------- Jim King continues atop the leading trainer statistics. Josh Green and Joe Hundertpund are tied for second place, Leigh Raymer and defending champ Dylan Davis are tied for fourth. -------------------------------------------- Marv Bachrad

DOVER,Del.---Bushwacker wins $30,000 feature in 1:49.3, Remember Me VK follows with 1:49.4 victory, on the fastest harness racing card of the New Year at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 19. Yannick Gingras wins five. Stepping up to the $30,000 Preferred after winning last week's $20,000 Open pace, Bushwacker left fast from the outside 8-post, after Seventh Secret took over for George Dennis, who fought off several attacks on the outside, a strong group attacked nearing the finish line with Corey Callahan urging Henderson Farms' Bushwacker along the passing lane to just get up by a long nose in 1:49.3. Sweet Rock (Allan Davis) closed strongly to finish second with Secret Seven holding on for third in the tight finish. Bushwacker, an altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Dolphins Can Talk, traind by Chris Ryder, who got off to a great start last season at Dover won for the second time in three 2017 starts and 25th lifetime extending his career bankroll to $564,337. The next fastest clocking came when Montrell Teague driving the Delaware sired Remember Me VK owned by Sharon Wyatt, and breeders Robin Kay West and Ron Benton, and trained by Bob Wyatt, took the lead and never looked back for a 1:49.4 open-lengths success in a $12,000 Male pace. It was the 16th lifetime win for the Art Director-All Memory gelding. Acting Out (Jonathan Roberts) was runner-up. All Week (Ross Wolfenden) was the show finisher. In the $21,000 "Irish Society of Delmarva Open Pace," Jet Airway won for the second straight time with Corey Callahan at the controls. The Jerome's Jet-Aromatic six-year-old is owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis. Te Kawau N (Daryl Bier) and Sicily (A.Davis) were second and third respectively. All meet the Thursday Dover card has been the best in the sport. The other winners in 1:50s through 1:51.4 winners during the 15-race program: Yannick Gingras led off the card driving Howard Taylor's Emeritus Maximus to a 1:50.1 win in a $15,000 claimer to start the daily double. From the 5th race when See You Tuesday won for David Banks and Layfield Horses; Vince Copeland drove Casino Bags Anso in 1:51 for breeder-owner Cavalli Pazzi Stables; Howard Taylor's second winner Cashendash Hanover and Gingras notched a 1:51.3 decision; Peter Venturini and trainer Brian Malone's Smart Rocker with Gingras won in 1;51; Mustang Art closed along the passing lane for Vic Kirby in 1:50.3; Ben Stafford and Bill Daggett's Cloud Speed took a 1:51 lifetime mark with Art Stafford Jr. and Manolito Montoya (Wolfenden) in 1:51.4 for JoAnn Looney King. 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 plus 3-game parleys of NFL playoff games is available in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book, from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight daily. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.---David P. Buckson, a founder of Dover Downs and former Republican governor, 96, died at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. Tuesday. Mr. Buckson was a harness racing owner, trainer and driver during the mid 20th century and competed as an amateur driver in the 1990s. During his career, he served an attorney, one-term lieutenant governor, a Delaware governor for 18 days and a two-term state attorney general. The popular and well know Buckson had a passion for horse racing that in the 1060s sparked the idea for Dover Downs. In 1967, Mr. Buckson pitched the idea of a racing complex north of Dover that would host horse and auto races. "I saw this one farm that had a hill," said Mr. Buckson in a 2010 interview in the Delaware State News. "All the other land in Kent was kind of flat." He said, The dirt from the hill would be ideal for the track construction, Mr. Buckson. Not long after, he lured elected officials and newsmen out to the farm for an announcement in the summer of 1967. With the finances of John Rollins and the construction know-how of Melvin Joseph, Dover Downs came to life on 204 acres of farmland. It featured a high-banked mile asphalt oval with a 5/8-mile horse track inside it. His idea, first revealed to readers in a June 18, 1967, article in the Delaware State News, centered mainly on bringing horse racing to central Kent County. "I had been to practically all the horse tracks in the country with my race horses," said Mr. Buckson. "Every place I went, the place opened for 60 days and then closed for the rest of the year. "I wanted something that was year-round. That meant standardbreds, thoroughbreds, cars, trucks, dogs. I tried to get all of those." The first big event at Dover Downs was thoroughbred horse racing in March 1969, a year later than the original hope. More than 8,000 people were there for the opening card. The speedway held its first race in July 1969 just a few months before harness racing. "It was his original vision that led to the birth of Dover Downs and many Delawareans have benefited over the years as a result," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. and Dover Motorsports, Inc. Early in life, Mr. Buckson had a love of horses. He exercised thoroughbreds at Delaware Park as a young man and drove harness horses in the region for decades. A one-time National Amateur Driving Championship winner, he drove standardbreds into the late 1990s. Mr. Buckson was a University of Delaware graduate and later received a law degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania after serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. Miss Becky Pick, a trotting mare he bought at Pompano Park was a favorite at Brandywine Raceway. She had tremendous early speed and could trot a half mile in :55 seconds (which was unheard of at the time) but the fun for the fans started when she would slow down and the rest of the field began to catch up. On many occasions, she would hold on for a victory. Another of his favorites was Lookout Dapper Dan, a horse he bought for $1,000 that went on to win more than $100,000 in purses. In his active political career, Mr. B uckson served as lieutenant governor from 1957 to 1960. He became governor, serving for 18 days, after Gov. Caleb Boggs won election to U.S. Senate in 1960. He later became a Family Court judge in 1975. On three occasions, he tried to win election to governor. During his time as a Family Court judge, Mr. Buckson was renown as being tough on those who did not take responsibility, especially those not paying child support, " I'd tell them they either had 30 minutes or 30 days - there was the phone," he said in a 2005 interview. "They had 30 minutes to come up with the money or they'd have 30 days in jail to think about it." If you were at all interested in Delaware government, Delaware politics, you didn't have to live here long before you started hearing about David Buckson, but he wasn't just colorful. He's a dedicated, loyal public servant. Mr. Buckson is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia; his sons, Brian "Bud"(Debbie), David ( Kathy), Eric (Jennifer), and Kent; a daughter, Marlee; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not yet been determined. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Tough Mac who stopped nearing the wire to finish third last week, did not stop this time when Corey Callahan drove the veteran to a 1:52.4 harness racing victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan.18 at Dover Downs. Unlike last week when he had trouble getting to the front, Tough Mac took over early and sped to a powerful finish winning the feature. Il Mago (Pat Berry) set second most of the way for the place position while longshot Winbak Charles M (Yannick Gingras) took third. Mike Casalino owns the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady black gelding who won for the 25th time in his career. He now is a winner of $328,399. In the $15,500 sub-feature trot, overlooked at 20-1 after several outside posts, Tymal Signature with Jonathan Roberts driving came on in the lane to score his first win of 2017 in 1:54.2, equaling his lifetime fastest clocking for owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. A black Deweycheatumnhowe-Blossom Seelster mare, she was followed by Steel Reserve (Kirby) and Earl's Speeder (Callahan). Moonlight Cocktail chalked up her second win in-a-row with Tony Morgan at the controls to win the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old trot, One of two mares in the race, Moonlight Coctain, trained by Linda Toscano for Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable, won easily defeating Uncle Mack (Gingras) and Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent), second and third respectively. Corey Callahan won four races, Montrell Teague and Tony Morgan had doubles. SEVENTH SECRET,LITTLE BEN, BUSHWACKER  MEET IN $30,000 PACE Secret Seven, Little Ben and Bushwacker meet in a strong field in this week’s $30,000 Preferred pace the $20,000 Open on another outstanding Thursday program Jan. 19 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. George&Tina Dennis’ sharp Seventh Secret goes from post 8 to 2 in this week’s feature race with George Dennis in the bike.  Little Ben, owned by Janel Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King has been a factor all meet-long with Vic Kirby driving while Henderson Farms’ Bushwacker won for Corey Callahan) in last Thursday’s $20,000 Open. Bamon Racing and J&T Stables’ Ideal Cowboy, with Tony Morgan .and Clear Vision, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic and Burke Racing head a list of competent rivals that include Soto and Art Stafford Jr. for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquita. Sweet Rock and Allan Davis, starts from the rail for  G.P.Calloway and Legacy Racing and Arsenic, driven by Montrell Teague, is in from Canada. The sub-feature is the $21,000 Irish Society of Delmarva Open pace featuring Al Carter and trainer Doug Lewis’ Captive Audience (Jonathan Roberts), J.L. Sadowsky’s Te Kawau N (Daryl Bier), Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sicily (Allan Davis) and Cliff Grundy’s Screaman Seaman A (Kirby) and the sports all-timer richest horse $7.5-million winner Foiled Again (Gingras) who starts from post 9 in the  second tier for must start from outside post 8. The now 13-year-old is owners Weaver Bruscemi, JJK and Burke Racing stables. 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

DOVER, Del.--- Streaking Enhance Your Mind stepped up in class to score a 1:51.3victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace while Vintage Babe lengthened her harness racing win streak to six-in-a-row over a sloppy track on Tuesday, Jan.17 at Dover Downs. Yannick Gingras had five wins. Vic Kirby drove the Delaware-sired Riggins-Enhance The Night six-year-old who loves the front end to an impressive 1:51.3 triumph in the week's top distaff event. Owned and trained by Bryan Truitt, Enhance Your Mind came into her own last season winning nearly $100,000 in purses. She won her third of 2017, fourth straight and seventh win in her last eight starts this meet, turning back seven rivals with a :27.1 final panel. Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan) was a game second challenging the winner from the backstretch to late in the stretch. The sharp Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) was third. One race earlier, Yannick Gingras guided Vintage Babe home first for the sixth consecutive time to post a 1:52.2 decision in a $13,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares contest. Ed Gannon Jr. trains Vintage Babe and co-owns with Frank Canzone and Bob Sabatini the four-year-old daughter of Vintage Master-Bunkhouse Babe. Barbara's Shadow (Kirby), who has won her previous two races, finished second. Valuable Art (Callahan) was the show horse. Yannick Gingras made the winner's circle five times, Corey Callahan had a triple. George Dennis, owner-trainer Trish Foulk and Foulk Stables had two winners. FROST FREE HANOVER SEEKS 3RD STRAIGHT IN $20,000 OPEN TROT Frost Free Hanover has used consecutive come-from-behind performances to win the last two Tuesday feature races and again is the one-to-beat in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs. So far this meet, Rich Pollucci’s Frost Free Hanover’s strong closing brushes for driver Vic Kirby, including three wins, two seconds and a third in eight starts. Previously, CC Racing’s Il Mago with Pat Berry in the bike, had consecutive feature race wins.  Uva Hanover is also razor sharp with two wins, a second and a third in his last four outing with Tony Morgan driving for owners Martin Sternberg and Stake Your Claim Stable. Corey Callahan pilots Mike Casalino’s veteran Tough Mac, who also has two feature trot wins this meet. The other starters are Ed Gannon’s hard-hitting Winbak Charles M with Yannick Gingras. Owner-trainer Antonino Buttitta’s Muscerene, with Allen Davis and Geore&Tina Dennis’ Uwantapieceofme (Dennis), from the rail, complete the starting lineup.  A $15,500 Winners-Over trot for 4&5-Year-olds leads the undercard. Bluebird Reverend (Montrell Teague) owned by Davis,  Johannsen, Holly Case and trainer Bobby Reeser, was a wire-to-wire 1:53.4 winner last Wednesday. Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) has been a close-up second in his last two for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. The nine-horse field includes Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s fast Go Byem (Jim Morand) was a game second last start. Owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer’s Tymal Signature (Jonathan Roberts), Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby’s Steel Reserve. Jim Moore’s steady Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.), Jovanni Vilanova’s Gillie The Kid (Morgan), Mike Casalino’s newcomer Earl’s Speeder (Callahan) drew the rail with Gregg and Tom Morris’ Doggone Slots (Roger Plante )leaves from outside post 9  in second tier.  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          

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