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DOVER, Del.--- The combination of harness racing driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney-King ruled both ends of the daily double, each $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminaries while Major Uptrend was at the top of his game winning the $35,000 Preferred pace on Thursday (March 15) at Dover Downs. Burn Brighter held off Mingo to score a 1:56.1 triumph in the opening le of the DSBF prelims with Sea Bags (Tony Morgan) third. An altered daughter of Roddy's Bags Again-Tear Drop, the win came in the second start of the meet. Lightning struck again in the second $20,000 division when the driver, trainer, owner trio made the winner's circle with a 1:52.4 performance in the gelding's first appearance at three. Sired by Roddy's Bags Again from Rare Filly, it was the fifth win of his career with four seconds in nine lifetime starts and banked $101,550 in purses. Race favorite Slick Tony (Russell Foster) was second in front of Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague). Nissl Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend, a Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding, overpowered six rivals in the $35,000 Proffered Ides of March feature. Tony Morgan grabbed the racetrack early and widened his margin of victory to five-lengths in a dominating 1:49.2 conquest, his third sub-1:50 win of the meet. Little Ben (Tetrick) enjoyed a 2-hole trip behind the winner but could not close on the :27.4 final panel. Sicily (Montrell Teague) did not leave from the outside this week, but closed strongly for third place. Forty five Red pulled a 7-1 surprise in a $17,000 Winners-Over pace. Mike Cole left fast for the early lead, then came on along the passing lane for a 1:51.3 victory edging fast-finishing Blazing Bobby Sox (Stafford Jr.) by a nose at the wire. Early leader Gerries Sport (Tetrick) was the show horse. The win was the second in three races for the If I Can Dream-Sakura Hanover seven-year-old. He has now won $629,365 lifetime. Bags To Riches was scratched. Never Say Never N came on in the stretch for a 1:50.4 lifetime best, to win the another $17,000 pace. It was the second win for driver Corey Callahan and leading trainer Dylan Davis. The victory was the second straight for the Bettor's Delight-Maid In Spring five-year-old owned by Tom Lazzaro. JJ Flynn (Tetrick) was a strong second with Downthehighwy (Vic Kirby) the show horse. Highalator was scratched. The third $17,000 pace went to Cash Is King piloted by Callahan for L.W. Hood, Bonuccelli and Breakaway Stable in 1:52.2. A Rocknroll Hanover-Showeherethemoney gelding was cased home by fast-closing Daiymir (Teague) and Sagebrush Sid (Kirby)Mike Casalino Jr. in the first top claiming event and Dylan Davis' Jet Airway in 1:51 took the first, and Sawbuck Hanover (Sean Bier) won the second $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 claiming paces. Next Monday through Thursday DSBF $20,000 2nd leg prelims take place. The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions race for $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday, March 29. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Ibetyoucanwiggle caught favorite Go Sandy Go in the final strides in one of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminary while Pedal Power won her division easily on a windy Wednesday harness racing (March 14) program at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four bagger.  Montrell Teague moved Ibetyoucanwiggle from the outside into second behind Go Sandy Go (Jason Green) after the start of her DSBF $20,000 prelim and stalked the favorite until coming out on the final turn. Following a stretch long battle, Ibetyoucanwiggle reached the finish line first with a head to spare in 1:57.1. George Teague owns the Mr. Wiggles-Betting Machine bay who won for the first time in two starts this year. She has won $64,640 lifetime. Cold N Chilly  (Vic Kirby) was third. In the second $20,000 prelim, trainer Darrell and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power and Tim Tetrick notched a 1:55.4 decision. It was the first start for the Roddy’s Bags Again-Calico Moon filly who now has never been out of the money in 10 races. She has six wins, three seconds and a third while banking $93,443.Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Studio Session (Sean Bier) the show finishers. This and next week, DSBF $20,000 preliminaries are raced:  Monday through Thursday. After the two legs are completed, the top eight point-getters return for $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29). In the $16,000 Mare Winners-Over pace, Sweet Robbie pulled heading to the clubhouse turn and Art Stafford Jr. raced the Art Major-Odds On Gobye six-year-old on the outside moving up to challenge leader Empress Deo (Teague) at the three-quarters and then got-p in the closing strides for a 1:53 victory. Gary Ewing owns and trains the winner who won for the second time in 2018. She now has 27 lifetime wins and a $276,376 bankroll. Hold It Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) was the third place finisher. Marion Beachy’s Berazzled won the richest purse event on the card when Corey Callahan steered a 1:52.4 triumph in a $22,000 Mares Winners pace. It was the Charley Barley-Razmataz Hanover four-year-old’s second win this year and  Callahan’s fourth winning drive of the day. Goin Again (Vince Copeland) and Roselily (Stafford Jr.) finished second and third espectively.    Bryan Truitt’s homebred She’s My Rock scored a 1:55.1 triumph in the $15,000 Mares pace overtaking favorite Snappy Dresser (Tetrick) late in the stretch. A daughter of Dragon Again –Iosmio, the four-year-old won her second of the year. Littlebitrocknroll (Bret Brittingham) came on for third. Corey Callahan had four winners,  Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis, breeder and owner George Teague had two wins. SICILY, MAJOR UPTREND LEAD SEVEN IN $35,000 PEFERRED AT DOVER Sicily and Major Uptrend, major factors weekly in the week's top pace meet again in the $35,000 Preferred pace, topping another standout Thursday card at Dover Downs on The Ides of March, March 15. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Sicily, who has been timed around 1:50, three wins in 1:49 and another in 1:48.4 this meet, takes on another equally talented veteran, Major Uptrend in this week's $35,000 feature. Montrell Teague drives Sicily for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing from post 7. Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend with Tony Morgan has not lost a race by more than a length since Feb. 1. Soto, a local favorite owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, is also a highly competitive fast performer. Mike Hall and Dave Hamm's Super Imposed N with Corey Callahan is racing at the top of his "game" this season. JoAnn Looney-King's Little Ben reined by Tim Tetrick is also in rare form. Bobby Glassmeyer's claim in late 2017, has resulted in four top class wins and a second last week. Jonathan Roberts is his regular driver. A newcomer this week, Cyamach N gets Pat Berry in the bike and leaves from the rail. Four $17,000 paces and two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are on the powerful undercard, The DSBF $20,000 preliminaries are found on the daily 14-race programs leading to $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29). Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 13th and 14th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. through March 29. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Super Fly romped to a 1:57.3 conquest in the lone $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old male trot preliminary at Dover Downs on trot day, Tuesday (March 13). She's On A Cruze won her fourth straight while harness racing driver Tim Tetrick posted five winners and Montrell Teague four. Art Stafford Jr. drove Super Fly right to the front and had no trouble romping to victory in his DSBF $20,000 prelim. The sophomore gelding owned by Leigh Raymer, Steve Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford won his first 2018 start, his four win in eight races with three second and built his career earnings to $79,500. A son of Super Pu k-Mit Feds, Super Fly was followed by Bosston Cruiser (Jonathan Roberts) second and Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green). In one of two $16,000Wionners trots on the regular card, Brenda Teague's Sheez On A Cruze won her fourth straight victory with her nephew Montrell Teague chalking up one of his four winning drives. A four-year-old daughter of Crazed-Topcat Hall, she closed to best Broadway Promise (Tetrick) at the wire in 1:55.1. Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) was the show horse. Ed Gannon Jr. trainee, Dynamic Edge came through with a 1:56 triumph in the other $16,000 division. Vic Kirby steered the Muscle Mass-Shasta La Vista gelding to his second win-in-a-row after three consecutive second-place finishes for owner Mark Ford. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was runner-up. Big Valley Speed (Roberts) was third. Tough Mac got back on the winner's ledger overpowering six others in a wire-to-wire 1:53.3 performance in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot. The win was the second for Corey Callahan. The Dylan Davis conditioned altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady has two seconds and four thirds on his past performance roster before this win in his eighth start of the year for owner Mike Casalino Jr. Consistent I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) finished second for the second straight start with the sharp Filled Donut (Stafford Jr.) third. Big Walls fashioned a !:54.3 victory in a $15,000 Mares pace., the first of Montrell Teague's four bagger. Brit Evans trains to four-year-old by Big Jim -Redwalls Happy Giggles (Mike Cole) was runner-up. Pictonian Dazzle(Tetrick) was the third finisher. Tetrick drove five wins to give his 131 winners this meet, six more than defending champion Corey Callahan with two wins, second with 125 and only 11 more race-day this meet ending March 29. Montrell Teague made the winner's circle four times. Owner-trainer Brenda Teague had a double. Go Sandy Go and Pedal Power head separate $20,000 DSBF Filly pace prelims on the Wednesday card which features a /422,000 Mares pace on the regular program. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. TWO $20,000 DSBF FILLY SETS; $16,000 MARES PACE WEDNESDAY Go Sandy Go, Pedal Power lead separate $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg prelims and a $16,000 Mares pace top the Wednesday (March 14) program at Dover Downs. A $15,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A Brent Outten and Green racing homebred co-owned with Rich Lombardo is the one to catch in the first DSBF prelim. Jason Green prepped the filly with a 1:54.1 win last time out. The $100,000 DSBF Final winner at two, takes on George Teague’s Ibetyoucanwiggle with Montrell Teague, Anne McDonald’s Cold N Chilly driven by Vic Kirby from the rail and Dorothy Ann and Chris Conner’s Lotsa Luck  piloted by Art Stafford Jr. in a six-filly field. Bay Pond Racing’s Peak Of Chic handled by trainer-driver Jeff Fout and Amanda Wagner’s Whistler’s Sister reined by Allan Davis complete the line-up. Dave and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick) drew outside post 7 in the other $20,000 section. Frank Johnson’s River Dreams (Mike Cole) is fresh from a come-from-behind win last week. Bunker Away (Corey Callahan) races for Bay Pond Racing; K.V. Jump’s Diabolical Spin (Russell Foster) drew the rail with William Moffett’s homebred Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) alongside. The other contestants are Brendan Cook’s Studio Session (Sean Bier) and Bobby Myers’ Gloria Pierre (Jonathan Roberts).    Next Wednesday, the 2nd leg prelims take place. The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions return on March 29 for $100,000 finals. On the regular card, four horses fresh from victories last time out are among nine starting in the $22,000 Mares feature. Shesarocker, Goin Again, Toodle Lu and She’s A Billionair, who drew the rail, seek to continue their winning ways. A $16,000 and a $15,000 female pace are also on the strong program. Live racing is featured four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs’ features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Déjà vu Blue and Vandalous scored impressive harness racing victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg three-year-old filly trot preliminaries at Dover Downs on  Monday (March 12). Tim Tetrick drove Déjà vu Blue into the lead after the opening quarter and led the rest of  the way for a 1:58.2 lifetime best in the first $20,000 prelim for owners Howard Taylor,Tom Lazzaro and tainer Dylan Davis. Uptown Spunk, who made a big move on the backstretch for Roger Plante finished second edging Star Sapphire and Russell Foster. Vandalous and Corey Callahan also got the early lead and then hold off Alpin Chic (Allan Davis) to notch a 2:01.1 triumph in the second $20,000 prelim, Bosston Ruth (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher. The 2nd leg prelims continue next Monday with the top eight finishers qualifying for the $100,000 final on meet closing day, March 29. Tuesday, sophomore trotting colt angle in $20,000 DSBF 1st leg prelims. Super Fly, Sky Marshal and Seafood Suzie Blue lead a seven- male field.                                Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis, Jonathan Roberts and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. ROYAL BECCA J, HONOR AND SERVE  HEAD DOVER TWIN-TROT FEATURES Royal Becca J and Honor And Serve are the program favorites in a trotting double feature, separate divisions of  the $15,000 Winners-Over trot, the Tuesday (3/13) features,  at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  In one section with a $16,000 purse, Honor And Serve is the fastest repeat winner from last week when Corey Callahan drove the win for Howard Taylor, Tom Lazaro and trainer Dylan Davis. Mark Ford’s Dynamic Edge steps up with Vic Kirby after a victory preceded by two second-place finishes, both by a nose. Big Valley Speed makes his second start for Foulk Stables after being claimed. Jonathan Roberts will drive. Tina and Joe Clark’s Baximum gets a better post position this week with Russell Foster in the bike. Bill Sartin’s Donnie Darko with Ross Wolfenden , is enjoying a good season. Callen Racing’s Spunky Jack, also should profit by a better post with Roger Plante driving. Frank Chick’s Awsome Valley and Eddie Davis Jr. is burdened by post 8 while Perseverance leaves from the second tier with Art Stafford Jr. driver for Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta, and Tribbett Racing. In a $15,000 division, Jack Parker Jr. drives Chip Moore’s Royal Becca J, who had won two feature trots back in January and now leaves from post 6. Blownoutofthewater scored a strong 1:54.3 victory las week with Tony Morgan driving for owner Midsize Construction  It was his third win of the year.  Mike Casalino Jr.’s Tough Mac is rounding into top form with a third two stats back and a second, beaten only a half-length finishing second.  Two other starters won their last starts. Bamond Racing’s Crazshana with Tim Tetrick and Filled Donut, handled by Art Stafford Jr. for owned Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Larry Walls. Wisenheimer, leased and rained by Jenny Melander, has been racing well with Russ Foster in the bike. I Like My Boss, one of the top Delaware-bred trotters ever, will be tough starting from post 1 with Allan Davis piloting. Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) opens it's harness racing three-year-old stakes program with two $20,000 three-year-old filly trots at Dover Downs on Monday, (March 12). Post time is 4:30 p.m. Serendipity Stables' homebred Star Sapphire, winner of both the Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway $100,000 finals at two, drew post 1 in the first of two $20,000 Filly legs. Russell Foster will drive the Tui Stone conditioned sophomore. Her toughest rival in 2017, Déjà vu Blue will have the services of Tim Tetrick leaving from post 5 in the opening race on the card. Dylan Davis trains and co-owns the black filly with Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro and Mike Casalino Jr. Déjà vu Blue was runner-up at Harrington and third in the Dover freshman finales. The other filly contenders are Cliff Green's Barn Yard Judy with Jason Green driving; Uptown Spunk guided by Roger Plante Jr. for Callam and LeBlanc racings; Press Pass bred by Stacy Stafford, co-owned with Wyatt Starkey and driven by Art Stafford Jr. and Who Winna Now has Mike Cole driving for trainer Bob Shahan who owns the filly with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Vandalous (Corey Callahan), a four-time winner at two, heads the second $20,000 distaff section. Chambers Racing, Cinbrew Enterprise, Fuquay and BCJM Inc. own the Nick Callahan trained brown filly. Alpine Chic has been the most active prepping for the DSBF stakes racing three times in February for trainer Les Givens and driver Allan Davis who is also a part owner with Delbert Cain, and Nanticoke Racing. Bobby Glassmeyer's Bosston Ruth drew the rail with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. Charlie Groce II's Miss U Jeannie will be handled by owner-trainer Eddie Dennis. Stop The Jade Farm's AB's Royal Punkin, trained by Stacy Chiodo and piloted by Pat Berry and Earlyshirley Three completes the lineup with Ross Wolfenden in the bike for trainer Daryl Glazer who owns the three-year-old with Chris Yochim. This is the first of two $20,000 legs with the second leg set for next Monday. The top eight point-getters in each of the four DSBF soph divisions return for $100,000 finals on meet closing day Thursday (3/29). Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA -  # 15, 3/9/18 The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) opens its 3-year-old trotting and pacing stakes program starting on Monday (3/12) with $20,000 preliminary legs scheduled through the first week with the 2nd and final legs the following week.---On Monday, trotting fillies are featured with colt and gelding trotters, Tuesday. Wednesday is filly pacer day with male pacers complete the first week of $20,000 prelims on Thursday.---The top eight-point getters in each of the four sophomore divisions return on March 29 for $100,000 championship finals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Horses based in Delaware dominate the money makers in the sport in early 2018. While NF Happenstance, in the Jack Parker Jr. Stable in Harrington leads North American harness racing with $78,500 in purses won this year, five other who raced last week at Dover Downs are among the sport’s top 10. Another trotter, Dylan Davis-traineee Thereademoninme is fourth in the standings with $57,800. Burke Brigade’s pacing mare Bettorhaveanother is #7 with $55,375, Super  Imposed N from the Mike Hall barn is 9th with $53,240 and Wayne Given’s Sicily completes the top 10 banking $51.780. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursdays at Dover Downs, is an outstanding pacing day: Missle J got back to the winner’s circle after a powerful stretch burst to score a 1:50 victory in the $30,000 Preferred pace on March 8 to give Tim Tetrick his fourth win. Last week’s feature winner Sicily  took the lead at the start for Montrell Teague and led thought-out approaching the finish line when Tetrick move four wide on the final turn and zoomed past in the closing strides to win by three-quarters of a length. Sicily was second with Major Uptrend and Tony Morgan third.----A big upset came when 29-1 Ponderingjacksfame roared home for a 1:51.3 lifetime best to win for the second straight start in a $18,000 Winners pace. A 76-1 shot Ain’t It Fun came on for second to set up a $718.80 exacta with another longshot 35-1 Cash Is King third.--- Never Say Never N closed with a rush to win the $14,000 Winners-Over pace in 1:51.---In another $14,000 division, Sweet Rock took control the start with Vic Kirby in the bike and was in front the rest of the way in 1;50.4 for his second win of the year,---Dialamara came from off the pace to track down the leaders for a 1:51.3 victory I one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces. In the other top claiming division, Jet Airway was too much for seven foes drawing off for a 1:50.1 conquest. ----Tim Tetrick led all drivers with four wins. Corey Callahan was next with three. Trainers Josh Green and Dylan Davis haltered two winners. ------------------------------------------------------------                                                                            DURING THE WEEK; Rollin Ring Afire made it a double for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Curtin Daniels and owner Howard Taylor on Monday (March 3), a card which included 50-1 and a 23-1 longshots. Mike Cole drove four winners.---- Rollin Ring Afire scored a decisive 1:52.4 victory in a $12,500 Claiming feature.--- Joe Fellows drove 50-1 shot Timshel to a 1:57.3 triumph in a fillies and mares pace coming back in the final strides to beat PF Silver Classic (Morgan) for his second lifetime win in his 55th start.--- Mike Cole’s third of four winners came when Royal Tequila notched a 23-1 upset in a winners of 1 trot---Seven of the 13 races were won by a horse paying double-digits.---- Sheez On a Cruze was an odds-on favorite in the $9.500 Winners trot giving Montrell Teague two wins. It was Sheez On A Cruze’s third consecutive win.---In addition to Mike Cole’s four bagger, drivers Teague and Ross Wolfenden, trainers Curtis Daniels and Wayne Givens and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theresademoninme had just enough in a deep stretch battle to nip Rock Of Cashel by a short nose in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (3/4).---A tight photo-finish gave the gelding the nod for is third win of the year in 1:54 with driver Jonathan Roberts. Lazurus finished third in front of Celebrity Pegasus.---In a $13,500 Winners trot, Tyson, who hadn’t raced since winning a Yonkers feature last February 2017, returned to the races with a powerful victory. Trainer Ed Gannon posted his second win of the day. It was his fourth win in-a-row over two seasons.--Snappy Dresser made it two in-a-row to close the card with a 1:54.3 win taking a $13,000 Filly and Mare pace  It was Josh Greens second training win. ---Crazshana got up to win a $12,000 Winners-Over trot-in 1:55. I Like My Boss led until the final steps and finished second---. Blownoutofthewater came on to overtake Tough Mac to win in 1:54.3 in a $12,000 division.--- Tim Tetrick, trainers Josh Green and Ed Gannon, had two winners apiece.  ------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday (March 7), Bettorhaveanother won her third $25,000 Mares Open in four weeks scoring a 1:50.3 victory equaling her best winning time set two weeks ago. Tony Morgan was at the controls sitting behind Bettorhaveanother while Nerida Franco and Scandalicious battled for a :26.4 opening panel. Bettorhaveanother took the lead aa Nerida Franco N broke stride early in the stretch and it was an easy 1:50.3 win. Terror At Night was second,  Apple Bottom Jeans finished third in her first start since last July.--- She’s A Billionair added 50-percent of the $14,500 Mares purse to her account after Mike Cole notched his second win on the card steering a 1:55 victory overtaking Miss Profitability late in the stretch.---In another $14,500 distaff event, Vic Kirby got up with Shesarocker in 1:53.3.---In a $12,000 Mares Winners Over pace, Hold It Hanover went a big trip getting to the front and keeping the lead in the lane for a 1:52.2 triumph.----Vince Copeland closed out the card guiding Goin  Again, to a 1:54.3 decision in a $12,500 Mares winners pace.---A longshot early in the program is becoming customary. Winrlosedrnkdaboze and Jonathan Roberts won at 25-1 for her first win.---Mike Cole, Jonathan Roberts and Tony Morgan had driving doubles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Former Leading Driver champion Tim Tetrick has the lead over seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan, 125-122 after 70 race days and with three weeks remaining this meet. Tony Morgan is third with 109 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth with 72 and Art Stafford Jr., fifth, with 70 wins. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Going into this weekend, the USTA reports that Corey Callahan is #6 in winning drives for 2018 with 75 with Tony Morgan right behind in 7th place with 74 wins. In money won by horses driven this year, Callahan is  6th in the rankins with nearly $850,000 and  Tim Tetrick is 9th with just under $75,000. -------------------------------------- Defending champion Dylan Davis is back in first-place, among trainers with 35 wins, Wayne Givens and Josh Green have moved into second-place tie with 31 winners each. Jim King is now fourth with 29 wins. Mike Hall rounds out the top five with 26 trips to the winner’s circle. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Missle J got back to the winner's circle after a powerful stretch burst to score a 1:50 harness racing victory in the $30,000 Preferred pace at Dover Downs on Thursday (March 8) to give Tim Tetrick his fourth win. Last week's feature winner Sicily took the lead at the start for Montrell Teague and led thought-out approaching the finish line when Tetrick move four wide on the final turn and zoomed past in the closing strides to win by three-quarters of a length. Sicily was second with Major Uptrend and Tony Morgan third. Trained by Scott DiDomenico for John McGill and Brian Carsey, the five-year-old American Ideal-Cantor's Daughter gelding notched his third win of 2018 in six starts. He now has 19 lifetime successes while earning 683,827 in his career. The biggest upset came in the last race when 29-1 Ponderingjacksfame roared home for a 1:51.3 lifetime best to win for the second straight start in a $18,000 Winners pace. A 76-1 shot Ain't It Fun (Art Stafford Jr.) came on for second to set up a $718.80 exacta with another longshot 35-1 Cash Is King (Jonathan Roberts) third. Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N, trained by Dylan Davis, closed with a rush to win the $14,000 Winners-Over pace in 1:51. Downthehighway (Vic Kirby) was runner-up. Race favorite JJ Flynn (Tetrick) had to accept third ending a two-race win streak. The winner is a five-year-old Bettor's Delight -Maid In Splendor horse who won for the third time this year. He has won $153,928 in his career. In another $14,000 division, Sweet Rock took control the start with Vic Kirby in the bike and was in front the rest of the way in 1;50.4 for his second win of the year, 22nd lifetime while banking $597,342. Wayne Givens trains the Rocknroll Hanover Penn For Nickel gelding for owners Gary Calloway, Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Highalator (Roger Plante), one of the four-year-olds in the field along with Hypothetical (Jonathan Robbers), also four, was third in the nine horse field. Howard Taylor's Ideal Son, piloted by Coey Callahan, came on strong to take a $12,500 Winner pace in 1:53.1. The Tom Fanning conditioned American Ideal-Sunduel A gelding won for the first ime this campaign. American Sportsman (Mike Cole) and Commondiscourtesy (Eddie Davis Jr.) were second and third respectively. Dialamara came from off the pace to track down the leaders for a 1:51.3 victory I one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces. An altered son of Lis Mara-Lady Sai, the six-year-old won for the third time in his last four. Letmakeawish (Wolfenden) closed sharply for second with Sawbuck Hanover (Roberts) third. In the other top claiming division, Mike Casalino Jr. and trainer Dylan Davis' Jet Airway, a seven-year-old Jereme's Jet-Aromatic horse, was too much for seven foes drawing off for a 1:50.1 conquest. Captive Audience ( Mike Cole) was second with Coach Cal (Wolfenden) third. Tim Tetrick led all drivers with four wins. Corey Callahan was next with three. Trainers Josh Green and Dylan Davis haltered two winners. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Bettorhaveanother won her third $25,000 Mares Open in four weeks scoring a 1:50.3 harness racing victory equaling her best winning time set two weeks ago at Dover Downs on Wednesday (March 7). Tony Morgan was at the controls behind Bettorhaveanother sitting while Nerida Franco (Allan Davis) and Scandalicious (Tim Tetrick) battled for a :26.4 opening panel. Davis took over and maintained the lead until after turning down the lane broke stride as Bettorhaveanother, who was racing alongside, took the lead and Nerida Franco N broke stride early in the stretch. From there it was an easy 1:50.3 win for the Bettor's Delight-Katie My Girl five-year-old racing for Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. Terror At Night (Mike Cole) hustled up to finish second with Apple Bottom Jeans (Vic Kirby) third in her first start since last July. Betterhaveanother is now four wins in seven races with two seconds earning $55,375 this year. Lifetime she won her 25th and has banked $314,702. Jeff Clark's She's A Billionair added 50-percent of the $14,500 Mares purse to her account now at $119,463 after Mike Cole notched his second win on the card steering a 1:55 victory overtaking Miss Profitability (Corey Callahan) late in the stretch. It was the first win of 2018 for the Artiscape-She's Game four-year-old. Skats Outa The Bag (Bret Brittingham) was the show finisher. In another $14,500 distaff event, Vic Kirby got up with Shesarocker in 1:53.3 for Mike Hill owner of the Rock N Roll Heaven-Shesa Bragn Dragon four-year-old. Berazzled (Callahan) came on to finish second with Moments Of Joy (Ross Wolfenden) third. .Stormtracker was scratched. In a $12,000 Mares Winners Over pace, Hold It Hanover went a big trip for Eddie Davis Jr. getting to the front and keeping the lead in the lane for a 1:52.2 triumph for Claim To Fame. Mike all trains the Somebeachsomewhere-Hana Hanover mare who won her first of her four-year-old season. Vince Copeland closed out the card guiding Goin Again, a five-year-old Dragon Again-Ain't Goin Back mare to win number-3 this meet, a 1:54.3 decision in a $12,500 Mares winners pace. Unreal (Allan Davis) was next with St. Helena (Kirby) the show horse. A longshot early in the program is becoming customary. Winrlosedrnkdaboze and Jonathan Roberts won at 25-1 for her first win of the year for Amanda Malone. The Articulator-Hide N McSee mare, now 4, bested Controlled Chaos (Donald Davis) and Aunt Babe (Morgan) in the 1:56.4 mile. The top pace of the week pits Sicily against Major Uptrend and Soto in the $30,000 Preferred heading a solid Thursday card. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Sicily, Major Uptrend and Soto, the first three finishers in last week’s $30,000 Preferred pace, return in the week’s top pace Thursday (March 8) at Dover Downs heading another outstanding race program. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Sicily scored his third sub-1:50 victory a week ago earning a 1:49.2 triumph with Montrell Teague in the bike for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Another multiple 1:50 performer this meet, Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.’s Major Uptrend, driven by Tony Morgan, has post position 2 advantage in the field of six. Third, last Thursday, Soto, is reined by Art Stafford Jr. for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has always raced well at Dover. He was a close third a week ago. Missle J, owned by John McGill’s  and Brian Carsey’s Missle J, who posted a 1:50 feature win in February, will be in the hands of Tim Tetrick. Super Imposed N piloted by Corey Callahan, has already won in 1:50.1 and 1:50.2 in the last month for owners Mike Hall and Dave Hamm.  JoAnn Looney King’s Little Ben, steered by Tim Tetrick has already won five features this meet and steps up after winning the Open last week.  Air Strike (Callahan) brings a three-race win streak into the standout undercard. Val D’Or Farm and Ted Gewertz’s Air Strike heads a nine-horse $18,000 Winners pace, and drew the rail facing Niss Allen’s sharp Mississippi  Rabbit (Morgan) while George Teague’s fast Daiymir (Montrell Teague) must overcome post 8. A trio of prominent four-year-olds square off in a $14,000 Winners-Over pace. Local standout Bags To Riches(Tetrick) races for Jason Skinner and Only Money Inc., Jenny Bier and JoAnn Dombeck's Highalator (Roger Plante Jr.) and Brian and Carrie Malone’s Hypothedical (Morgan) from the rail, take on seasoned rivals:  G.P. Calloway, Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sweet Rock (Vic Kirby) . Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms’ Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) who drew outside post 8 for the second straight outing. Two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are also on the power packed card.       Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. - Following her just-missed wire-to-wire performance last week, Nerida Franco n is program favorite from post 8 in the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace, Wednesday (March 7) at Dover Downs. A $17,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Allen Davis drove Nerida Franco N into the lead after the quarter last Wednesday and held-off all comers until the final steps finishing second in a 1:50.3 mile. David Hamm and trainer Mile Hall own the New Zealand-bred eight-year-old with all-American breeding. Breakaway Stable's homebred Valuable Art is in top form with Corey Callahan driving. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing's Bettorhaveanother handled by Tony Morgan had her three-race win streak snapped last time but starts from post 4 after leaving from the outside in her recent races. Gary Ewing's Sweet Robbie with driver Art Stafford Jr. will start from the rail with Legacy acing's Empress Deo and Montrell Teague alongside. The sharp Scandalicious piloted by Jonathan Roberts has finished second in her last three times out. Rounding out the field of eight fast female pacers are Terror At Night racing for owners Arlene Paisley, Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing with Mike Cole in the bike and KDK Standardbred highly thought of Apple Bottom Jeans with Vic Kirby. On the all-distaff undercard are two $14,500 Mares Winners paces. In one, Bryan Truitt's Moments Of Joy (Kirby) is the only starter among nine fresh from victory. She takes the sharp Roselily (Stafford Jr.) owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar,. Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms; Stormtracker (Tim Tetrick) racing for Mehlenbacher, Enviro , Camelot and Bay's stables; and Marilee Keene's Legio X Equestris (Russell Foster) In the second $14,500 division, Little E, Radio Racing, Bay's and South Mountain stable's Well What's new, a convincing winner last time drew the rail. Jeff Clark's She's A Billionair (Cole), Bob Bailey's Miss Profitability (Callahan), head the opposition. Live racing is featured four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs' features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Watch the live racing and enjoy fine food at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Theresademoninme had just enough in a deep stretch battle to nip Rock Of Cashel by a short nose in the $25,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (March 34). Tyson came back after a year off for his fourth straight win in the sub-feature trot. There were four trotters wide turning for home with Theresademoninme emerging and Rock Of Cashel coming from far back on the backstretch to race side-by-side during the :29 quarter nearing the finish line. The tight photo-finish gave the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding the nod for is third win of the year in 1:54 for driver Jonathan Roberts and trainer Dylan Davis who owns the winner with Mike Caslino Jr. Lazurus (Tim Tetrick) finished third in front of Celebrity Pegasus. One race earlier, in a $13,500 Winners trot, Tyson, who hadn't raced since winning a Yonkers feature last February 2017, returned to the races with a powerful 1:54.2 victory with Corey Callahan in the bike. Trainer Ed Gannon posted his second win of the day and co-owns the Donato Hanover-Southwind Amiga gelding with Yannick Gingras and Frank Carzone. It was his fourth win in-a-row over two seasons and now has earned $103,825 lifetime. Torkil (Montrell Teague) closed well for second with Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) third. Tyson with a powerful 1:54.2 victory with Corey Callahan in the bike.   - Foto Won Snappy Dresser made it two in-a-row to close the card with a 1:54.3 win for Tim Tetrick taking a $13,000 Filly and Mare pace Huff Racing owns the Vintage Master-Elegant Girl four-year-old. It was Josh Greens second training win. Rear View (Russell Foster) and Rosietellthetruth (Callahan) were second and third respectively Crazshana got up for Tetrick to win a $12,000 Winners-Over trot for Jeff Bamond Jr. training for Bamond Racing. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) led until the final steps and finished second. Wisenheimer (Foster) was third in the 1:55 mile. The victory for Crazshana, a Crazed-Keystone Shana gelding, was his first of the year and 17th lifetime giving him earnings of $349,949. Blownoutofthewater came on for Tony Morgan to overtake Tough Mac (Callahan) to win in 1:54.3 in the other $12,000 division. Classic Belisima (Stafford Jr.) was third. Blownoutofthewater is owned by Midsize Construction and is an altered son of Explosive Matter-Andover Mermaid. Tim Tetrick, trainers Josh Green and Ed Gannon, had two winners apiece. Eight start on Wednesday in the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace. Nerida Fanco N has the outside meets Valuable Art, Apple Bottom Jeans, Scandalicious and Betterhaveanother in the tough field. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. --- Rollin Ring Afire made it a double for driver Ross Wolfenden, trainer Curtin Daniels and owner Howard Taylor at Dover Downs on Monday (March 3), a card which included 50-1 and a 23-1 longshots. Mike Cole drove four winners. After a close-up third preceded by a second in his previous two outings, Rollin Ring Afire scored a decisive 1:52.4 victory in a $12,500 Claiming feature. Vodka Is Terror (Tony Morgan) finished second with Mr. Dylan (Jonathan Roberts) third. The winner is altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Shes A Rough One owned by Howard Taylor and Tom Lazarro who won for the 10th time in his career. Joe Fellows drove 50-1 shot Timshel to a 1:57.3 triumph in a fillies and mares pace coming back in the final strides to beat PF Silver Classic (Morgan) for his second lifetime win in his 55th start. Trainer Jim Porter owns The Ponderosa-Congress Hill Roan mare. Timshel in a 1:57.3 triumph Mike Cole's third of four winners came when Royal Tequila notched a 23-1 upset in a wieners of 1 trot. Erin Neilson trains the RC Royalty-Thebandfromboston four-year-old mare for David Neilson. Seven of the 13 races were won by a those paying double-digits. Sheez On a Cruze was an odds-on favorite in the $9.500 Winners trot giving Montrell Teague two wins driving the Crazed-Topcat Hall four-year-old mare for his aunt owner-trainer Brenda Teague. It was Sheez On A Cruze's third consecutive win. In addition to Mike Cole's four bagger, driver Ross Wolfenden, trainers Curtis Daniels and Wayne Givens and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. Lazurus, last week's $25,000 Open trot winner, meets Theresademoninme and Celebrity Pegasus in the Tuesday feature race. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The $25,000 Open trot has a new face, Rock Of Cashel, fresh from a wire-to-wire victory on an off track at Yonkers last week. There are seven starters in this week's top trot on Tuesday (3/6) at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Jeff Rush and Joe Jannuzelli own half-million dollar winner Rock Of Cashel trained by Mark Harder. Lazurus was an upset winner in this event last Tuesday. Tim Tetrick will drive again, this time leaving from the rail. Celebrity Pegasus, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, appears returning to top form with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' front-trottingTheresademoninme, handled by Jonathan Roberts, has been a fixture in this event all season. After three straight 7 posts, Chip Moore's Royal Becca J, has won two feature trots with Jack Parker Jr. handling the assignments. Also, Elysium Lindy, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, DiScala and Burke Racing escapes consecutive outside post 8 starts and should be heard from with Corey Callahan at the controls. Golden Son, with Russell Foster driving for owner John DeVito, was a strong second last week, but is burdened by the outside post in the seven-horse field. Also on the Tuesday card is a $13,500 Winners trot Jackson's Gold, owned, trained and driven by Vic Kirby, as moved up the ranks with two convincing victories. Program favorite Broadway Promise (Tetrick) racing for Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables and Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo's Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) finished a close-up second and third last week. Ed Gannon, Yannick Gingras, and Frank Canzone's Tyson (Callahan),who won three- four races last year, makes his seasonal debut in the field of nine. Bamond Racing's Crazshana (Tetrick) drops out of the Open to a $12,000 Winners-Over, Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable's Moonlight Cocktail (Tony Morgan), Bob Shahan and the Parson's OI Love My Boss (Allan Davis) and Wisenheimer (Russell Foster) racing for Jenny Melander, a winner last week and from post 1, this time. Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- In Dover Downs' Monday, the March 5th harness racing feature, Quik Magic puts a three-race win streak on the line while stepping up to the $12,500 Claiming pace. Post time is 4:30 Art Stafford Jr. will drive Erica Hanley's sharp Quik Magic who has shown the ability to take the lead after the opening quarter in each of his three straight victories winning each easily. Trainer Willard Reynolds' steps his pacer up to the $12,500 claiming level. He takes on Crissman Inc.'s Midnight Shark, driven by Vic Kirby, who has two impressive wins from his previous three starts. Two other adversaries, Ron Davis' Lee Is A Star, a winner last week, drew the rail with Tim Tetrick driving and Vodka Is Terror and Tony Morgan also was a winner last Monday after an overland trip. Howard Taylor and Tom Lazzaro's Rollin Ring Afire has been close in his last two outing and is piloted by Ross Wolfenden. Bad Man Sam, owned by Don Leager, with Corey Callahan in the bike, Brian and Carrie Malone's Mr. Dylan come out of outside post 8 while Kathleen Brewer's Some Gold reined by Eddie Davis Jr. drops down into the claiming ranks. Dover Downs now offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. There is also a late daily double on the 12th and 13th races. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. DOVER DOWNS EXTRA - # 14, 4/2/18 After three straight seconds, four in his last five and five of his last seven starts, Sicily broke out of secondites with a 1:49 victory in the big pace of the week, the $30,000 Preferred on a wet and windy Thursday (3/1). Little /Ben won the $25,000 Open for his fifth win in his last seven outings.---Montrell Teague was in the bike behind Sicily who sat second until the final turn, getting up for his third sub-150 win of the meet. Major Uptrend finished second with Soto (Art Stafford Jr.) the show finisher.----Little Ben enjoyed a front-end journey with Tim Tetrick piloting to win the $25,000 Open pace with a 1:53.2 for his fifth triumph in his last seven races. Something Said was second in front of Silver Fox J.--- Air Strike made it three wins in-a-row chalking up  victory in an $18,000 Winners pace with Vic Kirby guiding Art Of Fire got up for Jonathan Robert for his third win of 2018.--- I’m Supersonic A won one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces.  Hi Sir, owned, trained and driven by Russell Foster took the other high-priced claimer in 1:51.1.---For the first time this meet no driver or trainer had a double or more on a program. ------------------------------------------------------------                                                                           DURING THE WEEK; Montrell Teague picked up his third win of the day driving Lew’s Maverick to his third win of the meet, a come-from-behind victory catching Cashendash Hanover in the closing strides to win the $17,500 Claiming feature on Monday(2/26). Hide Me Away and program favorite Mister Virgin, were both claimed.---Jason Thompson drove the day’s longest shot, 27-1 Fussy Streak to a 1:57.4 lifetime fastest victory in a Fillies and mares pace. Owosso Flash (Bret Brittingham) was a 15-1 upsetter in another pace.---Montrell Teague and Tim Tetrick had three wins each, and Mike Cole had a double ---------------------------------------------------------------- Lazurus came on strong in the stretch to overtake Golden Son in deep stretch for a 1:53.3 lifetime best on Tuesday(2/27). Off at 6-1 Tetrick bided his time as race-favorite Theresademoninme cut out most of the mile before Golden Son assume the lead on the final turn. Lazurus came between horses to collar Golden Son in the final strides for his second win of the year, Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) came on fast to take third place. Elysium (Corey Callahan) broke stride just past the :26.3 opening quarter after engaging Theresademoninme in a duel for the lead.---Callahan won his third of four winners on the card earlier in a $12,500 Winners trot guiding Euro Gap who held off Broadway Promise (Tetrick) in a 1:55.4 victory, his first win of 2018 in his seventh start.---Go Sandy Go prepped for the upcoming Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes scoring an impressive 1:54.1triumph in a $12,000 Fillies and Mares pace. Jason Green drove his second winner for owner-trainer Josh Green (no relation).--- Go Sandy Go, won last years $100,000 DSBF Final and now is three wins and a second in four career stats..   ---------------------------------------------------- This meet’s Leading Trainer contest continues full steam with former champion Tim Tetrick leading seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan, 116-115, in current 2017-2018 stats. Tony Morgan is third with 102 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth with 68 and Art Stafford Jr., fifth, with 67 wins. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Defending champion Dylan Davis has taken over first-place, among trainers with 32 wins, Jim King is second with 29. Wayne Givens, Josh Green, Joe Columbo is third with 26 wins. Mike Hall has 25 winners and Josh Green, 24, are tied for fourth.. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- After three straight seconds, four in his last five and five of his last seven starts, Sicily broke out of secondites with a 1:49 victory in the big pace of the week, the $30,000 harness racing Preferred on a wet and windy Thursday (3/1) at Dover Downs. Little /Ben won the $25,000 Open for his fifth win in his last seven outings. Montrell Teague was in the bike behind Sicily who cut out the opening panel of :26.2 before Major Uptrend took over with Tony Morgan driving, and sat second until the final turn. Sicily came out as the fast field of seven entered the stretch with Sicily getting up for his third sub-150 win of the meet. Wayne Givens conditions the Art Major-Capri Hanover gelding for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of Delaware. He now has won $39,750 this season and $396,917 with 19 lifetime wins. Major Uptrend finished second with Soto (Art Stafford Jr.) the show finisher. JoAnn Looney-King's Little Ben enjoyed a front-end journey with Tim Tetrick piloting to win the $25,000 Open pace with a 1:53.2 for his fifth triumph in his last seven races. Little Ben returned to the winner's circle after a second and fifth in his previous two efforts. Something Said (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of Silver Fox J (Mike Cole). Air Strike made it three wins in-a-row chalking up victory in an $18,000 Winners pace with Vic Kirby guiding the winner for Ted Gewertz and Val D'Or Farms. Joe Holloway trains the Always A Virgin-My Best Girl gelding. Forrest Bartlett's Art Of Fire, a Barber Pole-Dee's Art Girl gelding, got up for Jonathan Robert sand trainer Kevin Lare. It was the third win of 2018. Bro Hanover (Sean Bier) turned in a strong showing to finish second with Ideal Son, third.. I'm Supersonic A racing for Joan Hamstead and trainer Crissy Bier, won one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces in . Jet Airway (Corey Callahan) was runner-up. Reggiano (Tetrick) came from last to finish third. It was the second win in his last three for the veteran Mach Three-Dream A Rainbow gelding driven by Sean Bier. Hi Sir, owned, trained and driven by Russell Foster took the other high-priced claimer in 1:51.1 for his second win of the year. Dialamara (Tetrick) and Coach Cal (Ross Wolfenden) were second and third respectively. The victory was the 46th of his career for the Sir Luck-Hikari 10-year-old gelding who now has banked $440,235 lifetime. For the first time this meet no driver or trainer had a double or more on a program. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Shartin N rallied from fourth on the final turn to overtake frontrunners with a dazzling last quarter performance to win the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap in a lifetime best 1:50.2 at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tim Tetrick took Shartin N to the outside in front of the grandstand as Valuable Art (Corey Callahan) and Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) exchanged the lead going to a :55 half-mile. Shartin N continued to move two wide but was still about three-lengths back as Nerida Franco continued to lead as the seven pacers rolled around the final turn.Tetrick put Shartin in high gear in the stretch and rushed past the leaders to win by half-a-length in a :28.1 final panel. Nerida Fanco N was second with Valuable Art third. The win for the five-year-old daughter of Tintin In America-Bagdarin owned by Rich Pollucci and JoAnn Looney-King was her fourth in five U.S. starts and Tetrick's third of four on the card. Second-place Nerida Fanco N saw a two-race win streak end. Bettorhaveanother finished out-of-the-money, her first loss after three straight wins. In the $13,000 Mares sub-feature, Arty Foster Jr. and the III's Skateboard Chic, a Quik Pulse Mindale-See You Hanover six-year-old, won a four-horse photo finish in 1:52.2 to give Russell Foster his second driving win. Use Your Noodle (Callahan), Newborn Sassy (Tetrick) and front pacing Planet Rock (Tony Morgan) were second, third and fourth in the photo. Tetrick also drove Bryan Truitt's Moments Of Joy from post 9 in the second tier to a 1:53.3 victory in a $12,500 distaff pace. The Western Terror-JOY Luck Hall four-year-old was followed by Goin Again (Vince Copeland and Said It Best (Callahan). Tetrick's four-bagger put him in a 119-119 tie for first place among drivers at the track with Callahan, who had two winners himself. With two wins were Russell Foster and Allan Davis including an 18-1win with Matinee Dragon. Christen Me N, Sicily, Missle J, Major Uptrend and last weeks winner Super imposed head the $30,000 Preferred pace feature on an outstanding 13-race program Thursday. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4: 30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A changing menu of fine foods is available to diners watching the races from the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Soto, who starred early this meet, returns to local action on Thursday (3/1) to take on the fast Christen Me N, Sicily, Major Uptrend and Missle J in a powerpackd seven-horse $30,000 Preferred pace on a powerful 13-race card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Soto is nearing the half-million mark in lifetime earnings and Art Stafford Jr. will again be in the sulky for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. The six-year-old has won 24 of his 99 career starts. Sicily, meanwhile has both a 1:49.4 and a 1:48.4 win already this meet but recently has had second-itis in each of his last three races with Montrell Teague driving for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and legacy Racing. A two-race sub- 1:50 win streak came to a close last week for Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend, driven by Tony Morgan. This week he leaves from the rail. Down Under champion Christen Me N with Tim Tetrick driving, was locked in while on the backstretch last time, before escaping to finish third. The Burke Brigade's Starznheaven, owned by Weaver Bruscemi, Karr, Emond and Burke Racing, gets a better post this week with Vic Kirby leaving from post 2. John McGill's and Brian Carsey's Missle J returns after being scratch last week and the winner of two of his last three races will be driven by Jonathan Roberts. Last Thursday Super Imposed N scored a nose victory with Corey Callahan in the bike for Mike Hall and Dave Hamm. The top card of the week also boasts a $25,000 Open led by Sweet Rock (Kirby), from the rail following last week's 1:50.4 win for G.P. Calloway, Hazzard and Legacy Racing. JoAnn Looney King's Little Ben (Tetrick) ran off four consecutive wins recently. Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms' hard hitting Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) drew outside post 8. Silver Fox J (Mike Cole) went a big trip last time for George&Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable. Ted Gewertz and Val D'Or Farms' Air Strike (Callahan) leads nine to post in an $18,000 Winners-Over pace; Dan Keeler's James Isaac (Morgan) nipped Crissy Bier's Bro Hanover (Sean Bier) and then return in a $16,000 Winners pace. There also are two $25,00-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces on the top program of the week. Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Live racing each Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. A fine and varied selection of food is available to enjoy while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.   Marv Bachrad    

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