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The television show Post Time is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month.   Post Time focuses on the harness racing industry at Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Ocean Downs. Since 1998 Post Time has consistently aired a half-hour show every week, resulting in over 1000 shows and counting. Post Time showcases a variety of content from fun interviews to behind-the-scenes action to harness races.   Host and third-generation horsewoman, Heather Vitale has been with the show since its inception.   "I'm so proud of this show," said Vitale. "I never imagined it would be airing after 20 years but I'm also not surprised. This sport is full of wonderful stories about the horses and the people. It's been a perfect way to educate the public about harness racing, introduce them to the athletes and bring awareness to a sport that is so important to our economy and local agriculture."   Sponsored by The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA), and shot and edited by Faust Video Production, Post Time airs at 11:30 AM on Sundays on WBOC and is a CBS affiliate on the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) peninsula. WBOC is the #1 rated station on the Delmarva peninsula.   DSOA Executive Director, Sal DiMario, said "Congratulations to Post Time on its 20th year. It is the longest continuous harness racing program in the country. We couldn't have done it without Heather, she writes, she produces, she's the on-air personality, she does it all."   Post Time has consistently put out a show each week for 20 years, resulting in over 1000 shows and counting. The engaging content and enthusiastic energy of Heather Vitale and the Delaware harness racing community has made the show the most watched show during this time slot locally.   Throughout the years Post Time has won several United States Harness Writers Association's John Hervey Broadcast in Excellence Awards. Vitale, herself, was awarded the Harness Horsemen International's Clyde Hirt Media Award in 2004.   Although the television show concentrates on the local Standardbred sport, it has showcased big races and human interest stories from around the country and even the world.   The show airs every Sunday at 11:30 AM on WBOC. To see clips of Post Time Show like The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association on Facebook or subscribe to PostTimeShow on YouTube.   Everyone involved in the production of Post Time would like to give a special thanks to the DSOA board of directors who supported the idea of putting the show on the air 20 years ago. With the continued support of the DSOA board of directors, Harrington Raceway, Ocean Downs, Dover Downs and our advertisers the show continues to bring awareness of our harness racing sport to homes all over Delmarva.    by Claire Armann, for Post Time  

Dover Downs' 49th harness racing season ended On Thursday, March 29 when Déjà vu Blue, Super Fly, Go Sandy Go and Slick Tony won $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals and Major Uptrend won the $35,000 Preferred pace on the closing card of it's 2017-2018 meet. With Delaware Gov. John Carney and members of his staff on hand, and a usual large crowd of fans turned out to watch the four state-bred three-year-old trotting and pacing finals, two 1:49.4 feature races and meet horsemen top- honors presented. Tim Tetrick was Leading Driver during the 81-programs season. Tetrick fininshed with 11 wins more than Corey Callahan, who had won the previous seven titles in a row. Dylan Davis was Leading Trainer at the meet for the fifth consecutive season. Free For Aller Sicily, who won five top features with sub-1:50 victories including 1:48.4, the fastest time of the Meet, won a tight ballot by Delaware Valley chapter U.S. Harness Writers Assocation members, voted Horse of the Meet. On the track, DSBF Chamionships: Déjà vu Blue, driven by Tim Tetrick, bested arch-rival Star Sapphire (Russell Foster) by a head to win the sophomore filly trotter event. Vandalous (Callahan) was third.---Super Fly overpowered seven rivals in 1:55.2 to win the $100,000 male trot with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. Bother Kenny (Tetrick) was runner-up with Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green) third.--- Go Sandy Go, with Jason Green driving, lowered her lifetime fastest mark to 1:53.2 romping to victory in the DSBF $100,000 filly pace.---Gracefullyforgiven, with Art Stafford Jr., was second in front of Studio Session (Sean Bier) third.---Slick Tony, owned by breeder George Leager and piloted by Russell Foster, took home the soph colt and gelding pace $100,000 championship with a 1:53.4 performance. Transitioning Joy (Teague), and Evolutiion Tour (Tetrick) were second and third.---- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old trotting and pacing stakes program completed two preliminary weeks of $20,000 sophomore legs of trotting and filly events----The top eight-point getters in each of the four sophomore divisions returned for $100,000 championship finals Closing night: Major Uptrend (Tony Morgan), paced his fourth sub-1:50 mile of the meet scoring a 1:49.2 triumph in the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap, the top race on the regular card. Sicily (Montrell Teague) was next with Super Imposed N (Callahan) third.---One race earlier, Art Stafford Jr. guided Blazing Bobby Sox home in 1:49.2 to win a $16,000 Winners-Over pace. Forty Five Red (Mike Cole) and Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) were second and third respectively.---Art Of Fire made it five wins in a row in an $18,000 Conditioned pace. Jonathan Roberts drove the winner for trainer Kevin Lare, and breeder-owner Forest Bartlett ash Is King (Callahan) was next. Wichita Lineman (Allan Davis) was third.--- Jet Airway (Callahan) also kept a streak going, notching his fourth straight, a 1:51.1 winner in a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap.The other high-price claiming pace was won by Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier), who fashioned a 1:50.2 triumph in another top claimng pace.---Art Stafford Jr. had a triple, Tim Tetrick, Sean Bier and Tony Morgan had driving doubles. Sicily won the close vote of the Delaware Valley chapter, U.S. Harness Writers Association Horse of the Meet for Horse of the Meet honors. Major Uptrend, trotter Theresademoninme, Major Uptrend and Cyclone Kiwi N were next in the balloting. Red -hot Tim Tetrick, a former track champion, overtook seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan,for the Leading Driver title and for the fifth consecutive season Dylon Davis is Leading Trainer. DURING THE FINAL WEEK: Tim Tetrick drove five winners while Very Dark won the feature trot and Ballinrobe, the top Pace on Monday (March 26) --- Ross Wolfenden was in the bike to steer Very Dark to his second win-in-a-row to win the $12,000 Winners trot in 1:57.--- The outside post was no concern to Vic Kirby who left fast and chalked up his fourth win of 2017 for new owner Don Fowler who claimed the gelding last week. The 1:51.4 victory came in a $15,000-$17,500 Claiming pace.----Tim Tetrick started his 5-win day taking both ends of the daily double. Driver Tony Morgan, trainers Josh Green and Brian Malone had two wins each. On Tuesday (3/26) Tim Tetrick won five races for the second straight day while on Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open/Handicap trot for the third straight week---. Theresademoninme rolled out of post 7 to snatch the early lead and was never headed in a 1:53.2 victory, his third straight and fifth in the last seven feature trots at the track with Jonathan Roberts driving. Rock Of Cashel (Corey Callahan) closed with a rush to finish second while Gural Hanover (Tony Morgan) in his second race of the year, finished third in the feature. After winning the daily double again and the first three races, Tetrick steered breeder Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing's Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo's Holiday Promise notched a 1:55 score in a $15,000 Winners trot, his second straight win.---In addition to Tim Tetrick's five bagger, Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan had doubles. Terror At Night caught front-pacing Nerida Franco N in the final stride to win the last $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap feature of the meet on Wednesday, March 28. Driver Mike Cole pulled Terror At Night out of third and followed Apple Bottom Jeans on the outside before moving three wide turning for home. The 5-year-old hustled down the lane just in time to catch Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) in the 1:50.4 event. Divas Image (Tetrick) closed strongly to finish third.---Stormtracker (Tetrick) made good use of post 1 scoring a front-end 1:52 triumph in a $22,000 conditioned pace. Shesarocker (Vic Kirby) was the place finisher with Legio X Equestris (Montrell Teague) third. --- Use Your Noodle, trained by Les Givens, was at the top of her game notching a 1:51.1 wire-to-wire conquest in a $16,000 Mares Winners-Over pace.---Tetrick guided Snappy Dresser, conditioned by Josh Green, to victory in a $15,000 female pace, giving her a third win in her last four efforts.---Two drivers had triples, Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick, who had five wins the first two nights of the week added a three-bagger, Art Stafford Jr. had a double as did trainer Les Givens and Nanticoke Racing Inc. and Jeff Fout, a former standout driver in Ohio, won both ends of the daily double for owners Bay Pond Stable. Tim Tetrick, with a strong March finish upended seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan in dash-winning drives. Tetrick won 143 wins. Callahan had three wins, and totals 136 wins Tony Morgan is third with 116 wins. Vic Kirby is fourth with 82 and Art Stafford Jr., is fifth, with 76 wins. Davis Dylan 21.0 224 47 36 34 .350 635,402 Green Josh 26.3 156 41 27 27 .417 488,480 Columbo Joseph 12.1 273 33 39 38 .247 386,308 Givens Wayne 17.7 186 33 37 23 .329 464,149 King Jr Jim 18.5 173 32 27 19 .308 481,871 Malone Brian 23.1 134 31 20 20 .364 247,959 Hall Michael 17.2 169 29 28 15 .293 375,275 Callahan Nicholas 15.6 179 28 27 25 .287 355,715 Ell Eric 23.3 120 28 12 22 .350 348,875 Lare Kevin 16.6 163 27 22 16 .273 324,459 Crissman Tim 21.4 117 25 17 17 .343 255,988 Hundertpfund Jr Joseph 12.1 198 24 24 26 .232 226,544 Crissman-Bier Crissy 13.9 158 22 22 20 .259 290,050 Francis Clyde 15.2 145 22 22 22 .287 308,585 Givens Les 16.3 129 21 22 20 .309 278,339 Ewing Gary 21.8 78 17 15 10 .368 186,200 Reeser Robert 18.4 87 16 12 12 .307 144,695 Moore Kyle 12.1 124 15 9 17 .207 106,497 Truitt Bryan 22.1 68 15 9 12 .353 168,854 Bamond Jr. Jeffrey 20.0 70 14 11 5 .311 158,290 Foster Jr Arty 9.4 149 14 24 23 .235 213,161 Gray Brooks 17.5 80 14 9 13 .292 151,948 Johnson Jason 11.0 127 14 19 15 .233 168,915 Reynolds Willard 18.9 74 14 8 8 .285 106,288 Toscano Linda 22.0 59 13 11 7 .363 148,830 Cabot John 15.6 77 12 6 10 .242 104,165 Dennis Eddie 14.3 77 11 7 5 .215 84,874 Foster Eric 9.4 117 11 16 13 .207 157,107 Defending champion Dylan Davis top the trainer standing with 47 wins, Josh Green is second with 41 wins, Wayne Givens ND Joe Columbo of the Gerge =&Tina Dennis Stable, were tied for third with 33 winners. Jim King is fourth with 32 wins. Nick Callahan and Brian Malone finished fifth with 31 winners. 1-Dylan Davis 21.0% 224 47 36 34 .350 635,402 2-Josh Green 26.3% 156 41 27 27 .417 488,480 3-Joe Columbo 12.1% 273 33 39 38 .247 386,308 4-Wayne Givens17.7% 186 33 37 23 .329 464,149 5-Jim King Jr 18.5% 173 32 27 19 .308 481,871 6- Brian Malone 23.1% 134 31 20 20 .364 247,959 7- Mike Hall 17.2% 169 29 28 15 .293 375,275 8- Nick Callahan15.6% 179 28 27 25 .287 355,715 9- Eric Ell 23.3% 120 28 12 22 .350 348,875 10-Kevin Lare 16.6% 163 27 22 16 .273 324,459 11-Tim Crissman21.4% 117 25 17 17 .343 255,988 12-JoeHundertpfund12.1% 198 24 24 26 .232 226,544 13-Crissy Crissman-Bier13.9%158 22 22 20 .259 290,050 14-ClydeFrancis 15.2% 145 22 22 22 .287 308,585 15-Les Givens 16.3% 129 21 22 20 .309 278,339 16-Gary Ewing 21.8% 78 17 15 10 .368 186,200 17-Bob Reeser 18.4% 87 16 12 12 .307 144,695 18-Kyle Moore 12.1% 124 15 9 17 .207 106,497 19-Truitt Bryan 22.1% 68 15 9 12 .353 168,854 20-Jeff Bamond Jr. 20.0% 70 14 11 5 .311 158,290 Sicily won the close vote of the Delaware Valley chapter, U.S. Harness Writers Association for Horse of the Meet honors. Major Uptrend, trotter Theresademoninme, Major Uptrend and claimer Cyclone Kiwi N were next in the balloting. Red hot Tim Tetrick, a former track champion, overtook seven-time defending champion Corey Callahan, for the Leading Driver title and for the fifth consecutive season Dylon Davis is Leading Trainer. Downbytheseaside won the $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace (HHPP), the biggest events of the Delaware harness racing season. Downbytheseside went out a winner rushing to a 1:48.3 victory in his final race prior to stallion duty. Chris Page directed the convincing victory, his 14th of the season with a separately-owned Brian Brown trained stablemate Fear The Dragon, second. Russell Foster had the finest day of his career winning two of the four $100,000 DSBF Two-Year-Old Dover Downs Finals on the Super Thursday (Nov. 30) 2017 card. Foster drove Star Sapphire, who won the $100,000 Harrington Final, to a 1:59 triumph in the 2-Year-Old Filly trot and Slick Tony, by a nose in in 1:51.4, in the Colt Final. Go Sandy Go won the Filly pace in 1:53.4 and Sky Marshal in 1:56.4, both wins by a nose. The 2017 Matron Stakes, harness racing's longest continual stakes dating back to the 19th century, Dover Downs has been home-base since the 1997 season. The Thursday'(11/16) card provided fans with an outstanding showcase of racing: Downbytheseaside became a $2-million winner; Bill's Man closed strongly for Tim Tetrick's first of four wins, Agent Q got up for Hall of Famer David Miller and Dream Together -led off the four Matron Stakes championships.Tetrick added to his meet leading driver total scoring four winners Bill's Mann, with catch-driver Tetrick, was surprise winner of the $201,900 Matron 3-Year-Old Trot. M&L of Delaware, nom de course of Ralph, Roz and Doug Paul of Greenville, longtime horse owners, formerly noted for owning stakes pacers. Also, Agent Q, the dam of winner of the $182.700 Matron Filly pace was bred by local horsemen Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. Finding they had too many broodmares, they sold the dam of the Matron winner, Teenage Paige. ...It was a mistake. The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Dover Downs Two-Year-Olds Finals featured the finest group of Delaware-sired freshmen in its history. Star Sapphire (Russell Foster-1:59) was the only easy 4-length winner of the filly $100,000 final. The other three divisions were decided by the photo finish camera. Sky Marshal (Carlo Poliseno-156.4) was the surprise winner of the trot final, Slick Tony (Foster-1:51.1) and Go Sandy Go (Jason Green-1:53.4) took the colt and filly $100,000 finals. Bags To Riches who dominated the 2017 DSBF Three-Year-Old Colt Pace division recorded his first sub 1:50 victory winning the $25,000 Open in 1:49.4.Also Major Upstart, who seems to love Dover Downs, scored a 1:49.3 win. Art Stafford Jr. became part of Delaware harness racing history driving back-to-back dead-heat winner on Pearl Harbor Remembrance day (12/ 7). In the feature race, former Down Under champion Christen Me N scored his fastest career victory, 1:49.2, winning the $30,000 Preferred pace. --- Corey Callahan drove four winners, Stafford won three straight while Montrell Teague and Allan Davis had driving doubles. On the last Tuesday of the 2017 potion of the meet, trotting specialist Jack Parker Jr. had a big day. He piloted seven-year-old NF Happenstance, from post 8 to win her first since having a foal and a return to the races after her four-year-old season. Then,Parkerwas only a nose away from a second victory driving Royal Becca J in the Open trot. Tony Morgan accomplished his 16,000-win milestone on Jan. 3, 2018 by quickly winning both ends of the daily double. Morgan is second in the sport in winning drives trailing only Dave Palone, who passed the 18,000-win mark early in 2017. Germany's Hans Wevering is third on the list with the late Herve Filion, fourth. The weather played a big role in racing during the meet. Just before the 2nd race on Thursday (Nov. 30), an earthquake, said to be 4.4-magnitude, shook the racetrack and Dover, Del. vicinity. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirms that at 4:48 p.m. EST, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake occurred. The coordinates of the quake (39.2N 75.4W) put the center of the quake 10 miles northeast of Dover, ----Dover Downs harness rarely cancels, but on Thursday (1/4), the powerful "Nor'easter" which roared through Atlantic states delivered several inches of snow, strong winds and low temperatures necessitated cancelation of racing. Later in the season, besieged by three straight weeks of Nor'easters, the track canceled a second time, on March 21. During the first week of the New Year: A four-horse photo-finish lead-off the Monday, 2018 New Year's day, resulted in a dead-heat for win. Race-favorite Splashed and 22-1 shot Great Kate got their picture taken in the 1:55.1 feature with temperatures in the low teens, Sheer Assault and Pure Kemp were noses away finishing third and fourth respectively before the Judges ruled Sheer Assault interfered with Pure Kemp in the lane and their finishes were reversed. Red-hot Tony Morgan racked up five winners including 7-1 shot One To Draw To in one of a trio of feature races on Thursday, Jan 18.The previous week, Cyclone Kiwi N was claimed for $35,000. Jeff Bamond Jr. them claimed him back for the same price in the first of two $25,000--$35,000 Claiming Handicaps. Corey Callahan drove the gelding from post 8 in a pulverizing :25.3 quarter and never looked back en route to a 1:51.3 score, his fourth straight and sixth win in his last seven with a second-place. The pacer, claimed twice, then won six-in-a-row. Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Divas Image on the way to her fourth straight $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap win on Wednesday, Jan 24. Tony Morgan moved Divas Image up to take the front and never was headed the rest of a 1:52.1 mile. A 14-times winner of six of her previous eight races Back in mid-December, Bobby Glassmeyer picked Something Said, who had a two-race win streak, out of a $12,500 claimer. The gelding then stepped up to win a pair of $25,000 claimers, and two $13,000 Winner-Over paces including Feb. 1 when Jonathan Roberts piloted a sixth win in-a-row, a 1:49.3 lifetime mark The last week in January was an exceptional time for driver Jack Parker Jr.'s two top trotters stable. Parker guided NF Happenstance to victory over an off-track at Yonkers in a $50,000 trot on Sunday and Wednesday Royal Becca J chalked up a third victory in her last five feature-race outings . Both Royal Becca J and NF Happenstance are owned by a born and educated former Delawarean, James "Chip" Moore III, Tim Crissman reached the 1,500 mark in training wins during his career when three of his trainees won on Feb. 15, Number 1,500 came when Major Uptrend scored a 1:49 win in the $27,500 feature. Arriving from the Mid-West at the turn into the 21st century, Crissman's modest stable usually ranked high in the trainer standings Ken Wood, annually one of the track's leading horsemen, returned from his multiple round trips to West Africa building wells for needed Ghana and Tanzania residents who until Wood's humanitarian efforts never enjoyed fresh drinking water. Wood drillings have reached 2,000 wells. In addition Wood also is involved in giving specially created reading glasses to the natives. Only the March 1, 14-race program, for the first time in the meet, found no driver or trainer with more than one win on the card. Marv Bachrad

Déjà vu Blue, Super Fly, Go Sandy Go and Slick Tony were winners of $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on the closing harness racing card of the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season on Thursday, March 29. With Delaware Gov. John Carney and members of his staff on hand, as usual a large crowd of fans turned out to watch the four state-bred three-year-old trotting and pacing finals, two 1:49.4 feature races and meet horsemen top honors presented. Tim Tetrick was Leading Driver of the 81-programs season. Tetrick fininshed with 11 wins more than Corey Callahan, who had won the previous seven titles in a row. Dylan Davis was Leading Trainer at the meet for the fifth consecutive season. Free For Aller Sicily, who won five top features with sub-1:50 victories including 1:48.4, the fastest time of the Meet, won a tight ballot by Delaware Valley chapter U.S. Harness Writers Assocation members, voted Horse of the Meet. On the track, Déjà vu Blue, driven by Tim Tetrick, bested arch-rival Star Sapphire (Russell Foster) by a head to win the sophomore filly trotter event. Vandalous (Callahan) was third. Super Fly overpowered seven rivals in 1:55.2 to win the $100,000 male trot with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike. Bother Kenny (Tetrick) was runner-up with Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green) third. Go Sandy Go, with Jason Green driving, lowered her lifetime fastest mark to 1:53.2 romping to victory in the DSBF $100,000 filly pace. Gracefullyforgiven, with Art Stafford in the bike, was second in front of Studio Session (Sean Bier) third. Slick Tony, owned by breeder George Leager and piloted by Russell Foster, took home the soph colt and gelding pace $100,000 championship with a 1:53.4 performance. Transitioning Joy (Teague), and Evolutiion Tour (Tetrick) were second and third. Major Uptrend with Tony Morgan, paced his fourth sub-1:50 mile of the meet scoring a 1:49.2 triumph in the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap, the top race on the regular card. Sicily (Montrell Teague) was next with Super Imposed N (Callahan) third. One race earlier, Art Stafford Jr. guided Blazing Bobby Sox home in 1:49.2 to win a $16,000 Winners-Over pace. Forty Five Red (Mike Cole) and Cajon Lightning (Stafford Jr.) were second and third respectively. Art Of Fire made it five wins in a row in an $18,000 Conditioned pace. Jonathan Roberts drove the winner for trainer Kevin Lare, and breeder-owner Forest Bartlett ash Is King (Callahan) was next. Wichita Lineman (Allan Davis) was third. Jet Airway (Callahan) also kept a streak going, notching his fourth straight, a 1:51.1 winner in a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap.The other high-price claiming pace was won by Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier), who fashioned a 1:50.2 triumph in another top claimng pace. Art Stafford Jr. had a triple, Tim Tetrick, Sean Bier and Tony Morgan had driving doubles. Delaware harness racing now moves to Harrington Raceway with April 9 opening day. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Terror At Night caught front-pacing Nerida Franco N in the final stride to win the last $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap feature of the harness racing meet on Wednesday, March 28 at Dover Downs Driver Mike Cole pulled Terror At Night out of third and followed Apple Bottom Jeans on the outside before moving three wide turning for home. Cole hustled the Western Terror-Enhance The Night five-year-old down the lane just in time to catch Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) in the 1:50.4 event, equaling her lifetime mark. The victory was her fourth of the year with a second in nine races. She now has won $50,800 in 2018 and 19 races lifetime and $293,701 in her career. Divas Image (Tim Tetrick) closed strongly to finish third. Stormtracker and Tetrick made good use of post 1 scoring a front-end 1:52 triumph in a $22,000 conditioned pace. It was the Big Jim-Stonebridge Breeze brown mares' fourth win of the year with two seconds in six starts trainer Linda Tosscano and owners Jay Mehlenbacher, Enviro, Camelot and Bay's stables Shesarocker (Vic Kirby) was the place finisher with Legio X Equestris (Montrell Teague) third. Use Your Noodle, trained by Les Givens, was at the top of his game notching a 1:51.1 wire-to-wire conquest in a $16,000 Mares Winners-Over pace for Henry Faragalli III, Feeney, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing. A five-year-old daughter of Artzina-Lo Gophobia, she bested Fashion Showdown (Morgan), second, and Hold It Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.), third, to the finish line. Use Your Noodle has now won 16 times in her career banking $249,440. Tim Tetrick guided Huff Racing Stable's Snappy Dresser, conditioned by Josh Green, to victory in a $15,000 female pace, giving her a third win in her last four efforts. The Vintage Master-Elegant Girl four-year-old won for the third time this year. Gypsy Rose (Teague) and Said It Best (Callahan) were second and third respectively. There were two $15,000 DSBF three-year-old consolations. Trainer-drier Jeff Fout drove both winners owned by Bay Pond Racing. America First, a Roddy's Bags Again -PH Diagnosis colt won the colt consolation in 1:54.3 trailed by Friends forever (Cole) and Foxbriar Romeo (A. Davis). The filly consolation went to Peak Of Chic, a Roddy's Bags Again-Fit N Bad daughter ibn 1:55. Whistlers Sister (A.Davis) was second. River Dreams (Cole), third. On Thursday, an outstanding final day of the meet program led by four $100,000 DSBF Finals and a powerful 14-race card featuring $40,000 Preferred pace and presentation of the Horse Of The Meet, Leading Driver and Leading Trainer honors. Two drivers had triples, Tim Tetrick, who had five wins the first two night s of the week added a three-bagger, At Stafford Jr. had a double as did trainer Les Givens and Nanticoke Racing. Trainer Jeff Fout, a former standout driver in Ohio, won both ends of the daily double for owners Bay Pond Stable. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Parking and admission to Dover Downs is free. Dine in the Winners Circle Restaurant featuring an excellent buffet daily. Reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing is offered in the Dover Downs Race & Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Following two preliminary legs, the eight qualifying trotters and pacers vie in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals heading a powerful harness racing meet-closing program topped by a $35,000 Preferred pace and two $25,000-$30,000 Claiming paces, on Thursday (March 29) at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Serendipity Stable's Star Sapphire (Russell Foster), winner of both $100,000 freshmen titles, takes on Taylor, Lazzaro, Casalino and Davis’ Déjà vu Blue (Tim Tetrick), Vandalous (Corey Callahan), owned by Chambers, Fuqua, BCJM's and Uptown Spunk (Roger Plante), racing for Callam and LeBlanc racing's in the DSBF filly trot, the first title event. Poliseno and Dunavant's Sky Marshall (Carlo Poliseno), a two-year-old DSBF champion, meets Super Fly (Art Stafford Jr.); owned by Raymer, Moss and Stafford's; Seafood Delight and Green's Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green) and Brother Kenny (Tetrick) in the DSBF sophomore colt and gelding trot final. Outten, Lombardo and Green Racing's Go Sandy Go (J.Green); Pedal Power (Tetrick), owned by Darrell and Leah Lewis; Jeff and Dave Clark's Gracefullyforgiven (Stafford Jr.) and George Teague's Ibetyoucanwiggle (Montrell Teague) batten it out for the DSBF filly pace. The last $100,000 final match the male pacers. George Leager bred and owned Slick Tony (Foster), the DSBF freshman champion; George and Joy Teague's Transitional Joy (Teague), JoAnn Loooney-King's Evolution Tour (Tetrick), leave from posts 1,2 and 3 respectively. Two newcomers join the $35,000 Preferred pace- McGill, Carsey, Friedland and Triple D Stable's Normandy Beach (Jonathan Roberts) who last competed in the $306,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace last November and Nick Surick and KDN Sable's Machtu N (Pat Berry)-take on Sicily (Teague), owned by Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing, Major Uptrend (Morgan) racing for Nis Allen and Crissman Inc.; Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta's Soto (Stafford Jr.), Looney-King's Little Ben (Tetrick) and Mike Hall and David Hamm's Super Imposed N (Callahan) on the regular card. During the card, the 2017-2018 Horse of the Meet, Leading Driver and Leading Trainer presentations will be made. 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. On meet-closing day, 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. Dover Downs and its horsemen, thank all fans and harness media for their support during the season. A reminder, Delaware harness racing resumes at Harrington Raceway on Monday, April . See you again next Fall! Marv Bachrad

Hightstown, NJ --- He’s known around the barn as E.T., but Evolution Tour is not from outer space --- even if harness racing trainer Jim King Jr. says with a laugh the gelding is “an alien.” This E.T. is quite at home in Delaware, where this week the 3-year-old pacer will try to capture his first DSBF championship after two narrow misses last season. Dover Downs hosts four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 3-year-old pacers and trotters as part of Thursday’s 14-race card. Racing begins at 4:30 p.m., with the DSBF championship for female trotters kicking off the action. The remaining finals are races two (male trotters), six (female pacers) and eight (male pacers). Evolution Tour is unbeaten this year in two races, both preliminary rounds of the DSBF, and is the 3-1 third choice on the morning line behind last season’s two-time DSBF champion Slick Tony (2-1) and Transitioning Joy (5-2). Slick Tony, who beat Evolution Tour by a nose in both of last year’s state-bred finals, starts from post No. 1 while Transitioning Joy leaves from post No. 2 and Evolution Tour from post No. 3. Slick Tony, a son of stallion No Spin Zone, is owned and trained by George Leager, who also bred the colt, and will be driven by Russell Foster. He has won 10 of 13 career races and never finished worse than second, earning $166,797 in purses. Transitioning Joy, a son of Barber Pole, is trained by Clyde Francis for owners George Teague Jr. Inc. and Joy Teague. The homebred colt, who has won four of 12 lifetime starts and earned $71,600, will be driven by Montrell Teague. Tim Tetrick will drive Evolution Tour, a son of Roddy’s Bags Again owned by King’s wife Jo Ann. “My job is pretty much done,” King said about the final. “I’m going to leave the rest in the hands of the master. How it’s going to play out, you figure that Slick Tony’s not going to settle for anything less than second and Joy is not going to want to sit third. So chances are I’m going to be third and first over. But Timmy will get it figured out. I think my horse is good enough and I know my driver is.” Evolution Tour, purchased for $15,000 at the 2016 Standardbred Horse Sale, has won six of 10 career races and never finished worse than second on his way to $111,550 in purses. He defeated Slick Tony and Transitioning Joy in a first-round division of this year’s DSBF series and heads to the final off a 4-1/2 length win over G W T last week. In last year’s championships, Evolution Tour came from off the pace from post No. 8 at Harrington Raceway to miss by a nose in the first final and then got nipped by a nose at Dover Downs after leading from the start from post No. 1 in the second final. “The first time was just a lack of experience,” King said. “He had the ability to go by, he just didn’t. Some horses are more racy than others. That wasn’t on the top of his list. He didn’t put forth his best effort there. But Slick Tony is a really nice horse. The second time, Slick Tony just out-footed him. Timmy elected to cut it and he just got caught. “But they were both good paychecks.” King thinks Evolution Tour better understands the game this year. “That’s the biggest thing right now,” King said. “He’s come into himself and he’s a lot more willing than he was before. He was a bit of a slow learner. He didn’t know he was supposed to excel at times. Now he’s kind of picked that up. Timmy has put him on the front end and he’s stepped off. Timmy’s come first over and he had every reason not to go forward when they turned for home, but he did. “He’s just improved and is getting to be more of a racehorse all the time.” King expects “E.T.” to remain close to home for the rest of the campaign. “He’s going to be really good for the Delaware stakes,” King said. “As far as him being a top contender someplace else, I’m not seeing it. I just think he’s going to be really nice for around here.” In Thursday’s remaining DSBF finals, Deja Vu Blue is the 2-1 morning-line favorite among female trotters, Super Fly is the 3-1 pick among male trotters, and Go Sandy Go is the 5-2 choice among female pacers. For Thursday’s complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager 

Dover, Del….Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick won five races for the second straight day while on Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open/Handicap trot for the third straight week on Tuesday (March 27) at Dover Downs. Theresademoninme rolled out of post 7 to snatch the early lead and was never headed in a 1:53.2 victory, his third straight and fifth in the last seven feature trots at the track. Jonathan Roberts was in his regular spot driving the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding to his 28th career trip to the winner’s circle giving him lifetime earnings of $424,578. Dylan Davis trains and owns Theresademoninme, a five-time winner, three seconds and a third in 10 starts, with his major patron, Mike Casalino Jr. Rock Of Cashel (Corey Callahan) closed with a rush to finish second while Gural Hanover (Tony Morgan) in his second race of the year, finished third in the feature. After winning the daily double again and the first three races, Tetrick steered breeder Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing’s Go Byem to a third consecutive victory in 1:54.3 in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot. Tough Mac (Callahan) led most of the way before tiring in the stretch. Go Byem came thee wide around the final turn on the way to the win. Blownoutofthewater (Morgan) was second with Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) third. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo’s Holiday Promise notched a 1:55 score in a $15,00o Winners trot. It was the second straight win for the Holiday Road-Promisemespring four-year-old mare trained by Josh Green with Tony Morgan in the bike. Splashed (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up in from of Jackson’s Gold (Vic Kirby).  In addition to Tim Tetrick’s five bagger, Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan had doubles BETTERHAVEANOTHER SEEKS 4TH $30,000 MARES OPEN HANDICAP Betterhaveanother, a winner of three $30,000 Mares Open Handicap paces already this meet leaves from post 8 in the last top female pace of the season on Wednesday (March 28) at Dover Downs. A $15,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Counting a February win at the Meadowlands, Bettorhaveanother is a winner of her last four of five starts. Tony Morgan has driven her in all her locals starts for trainer Ron Burke and owners Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing, Two of her challengers won their previous races; Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie guided by Art Stafford Jr. and Marion Beachy's Berazzled with Jonathan Roberts. Mike Hall and Dave Hamm's front-pacing Nerida Franco N leaves from the rail for Allan Davis .Terror At Night, owned by Arlene Paisley, Ed Maas and Nanticoke Racing is enjoying a good year and is handled by Mike Cole. Breakaway Stable's Valuable Art and Corey Callahan, moves from post 7 last time to post 4 in this one. KDK Standardbred's fast homebred Apple Bottom Jeans, piloted by Vic Kirby raced well in her first start of 2018 and not to be overlooked is Divas Image, who started the new year with three consecutive wins for owners Our Horse Cents, J&T Silva and Stable 45, will be driven by Tim Tetrick, Jay Mehlenbacher, Enviro, Camelot and Bay stable's Stormtracker (Tetrick) leads a $22,000 Mares sub-feature; a $16,000 Mares Winner-Over, a $15,000 and a $14,000 female pace are on the strong undercard. Live racing at Dover Downs for the 2017-2018 season comes to a close on Thursday(March 29) with a powerful card featuring four $100,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old finals and a $40,000 Preferred pace heading a 14-race program. Post time is 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… Harness racing driver Tim Tetrick drove five winners while Very Dark won the feature trot and Ballinrobe, the top Pace on Monday (march 26) at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden was in the bike to steer Frank Chick’s Very Dark to his second win-in-a-row to win the  $12,000 Winners trot in 1:57. Muscle Ville (Tony Morgan) came on to finish second with Broadway Joe (Rick Murphy) the show horse.  Ceba Horsey conditions Very Dark, a Glidemaster-Leila four-year-old mare, to her third win of the year. The outside post was no concern to Vic Kirby who left fast and chalked up his fourth win of 2017for new owner Don Fowler who claimed the Bettor’s Delight-Lisbellae gelding last week. The 1:51.4 victory came in a $15,000-$17,500 Claiming pace. Willard Reynolds now trains the winner who has three wins in his last four starts with a second. Ballinrobe won for the 22nd time in career and now boasts earnings of $262,956 lifetime. Lew’s Maverick (Morgan), also claimed last week, was second.  Cashendash Hanover (Tetrick) the race favorite, was third.  Tim Tetrick started his 5-win day taking both ends of the daily double.  Driver Tony Morgan, trainers Josh Green and Brian Malone had two wins each. THERESADEMONINME LOOKS FOR 3RD STRAIGHT 30,000 OPEN TROT Following last week's impressive win, Theresademoninme brings a three-race win streak into the week's top trot, the $30,000 Open, on Tuesday (3/27) at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Seven quality trotters lineup in the feature $30,000 Open Handicap trot with Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme on the outside with Jonathan Roberts at the controls.The veteran squaregaiter has already won four of his nine starts this year with three seconds and a third, all in the track's top trot. Last Tuesday, over an off-track, super sharp I Like My Boss, who finished second for the third time in-a-row with Allan Davis in the bike for owner-breeders trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. Celebrity Pegasus, who set the track record for an older trotter last year at this time, was third for owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta, and Minisink Farms, in the quality field. Another Metropolitan-area favorite, Gural Hanover, racing for Weaver Bruscemi, Little E, Panhellenic Stable and Burke Racing, with Tony Morgan driving, makes his second start of the year, after finishing a good third at the Meadowlands. Corey Callahan will drive Joe Jannuzelli and Jeff Ruch's hard-hitting Rock Of Cashel, who has been a popular feature race performer at Yonkers early this season. Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables' Lazurus teamed with Tim Tetrick and Mark Ford's Dynamic Edge, a winner of two of his last three, gets the rail with Vic Kirby piloting. On the strong under card Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racings Go Byem (Tetrick) puts a two-race win streak on the line in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot facing Mike Casalino Jr.'s Tough Mac (Callahan) and Chip Moore's Royal Becca J.(Jack Parker Jr.). and Brenda Teague's Sheez On A Cruze (Montrell Teague), a winner of five of her last seven, seeks to return to winning ways in another $15,000 trot. There are also two $13,000 paces on the card. This is the final week of the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season. Closing day is Thursday, March 29. 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 13th and 14th races. Dover Downs season winds up with programs 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 final week of the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season begins with a harness racing twin-feature on Monday, (March 26). Post time is 4:30 p.m. Nine lineup for the $13,000 feature trot led by a pair winners last time out, Very Dark and Broadway Joe. Ross Wolfenden drove Frank Chick's Very Dark to a wire-to-wire victory from post 7. This time, the four-year-old mare, who has been 1-2-3 in four of five starts, leaves from post 1.Broadway Joe, trained and driven by Rick Murphy, who owns the four-year-old with his wife Benalee, made good use of a 2-hole trip. Dan Esh's Hannah's Charm and Tim Tetrick have finished second in four of her last five outings. My Big Kadillac is another who has been close in each of his 10 previous race finishing in the money seven times with trainer-driver Vince Copeland. Ifya Start Me Up and driver Allan Davis overcame starting from outside post 8vwnile Iron Mine Branch's Muscle Villa with Tony Morgan trades posts from 8 to 2. Other contenders are Mr. Jubilant handled by Art Stafford Jr. owned by Bob Wyatt, Robin West and Ron Benton; lean-N-Green Stable's Nice Stuff with Wayne Long and Arty Fonster's Affair Of Honor piloted by Russell Foster from post 9 in the second tier. Dylan Davis' Cashendash Hanover (Tetrick) and Rolling Ring Afire (Wolfenden) seek to extend their win streak in the $15,000-$17,500 Claiming Handicap. Three others race for a new owner, all claimed last time. Bob Cacamesa's Mister Virgin (Corey Callahan, Joe Wehausen's Law's Maverick (Tony Morgan) and Don Fowler's Ballinrobe (Vic Kirby). Pam Dontone's Wet Shark (Sean Bier) and Tim Mumford's False Respond (At Stafford Jr.). The Dover Downs 2017-2018 meet ends this Thursday (3/29). In addition to a strong race program, after two weeks of preliminaries, the top eight point-getters in each of the four DSBF sophomore divisions return for $100,000 finals on the season ending card. Dover Downs 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 13th and 14th 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. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Super Imposed N rang up a 1:50.1 triumph in the $35,000 Preferred pace; Art Of Fire took the $22,000 Winners pace while the harness racing filly pacers Go Sandy Go and Gracefullyforgiven and male pacers Evolution Tour and Slick Tony won 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg three-year-old preliminaries on Thursday (March 22) at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan guided Super Imposed N between horse to catch front-pacing Major Uptrend in the final strides for a 1:50.1 victory in the week's top pace. Trainer Mike Hall and David Hamm own the Jereme's Jet-Madam Superior gelding who won a feature race for the fourth time this meet. He has now won $191,203 lifetime. Due to Wednesday's snow cancellation, there were four $20,000 DSBF three-year-old preliminaries raced, two of them non-wagering prior to the regular card. In the first, Jason Green drove Go Sandy Go wire-to-wire in 1:54 to win the $20,000 division. Brent Outten, Rich Lombardo and Green Racing own the Roddy's Bags Again-Bit Of Trick filly to her fourth lifetime win in six starts. Jeff and Dave Clark's homebred Gracefullyforgiven, with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike won the second filly pace division with a 1:55.2 mile. A black daughter of Roddy's Bags Again -Bluebird Wanda, the win was her sixth in eight lifetime outings. Gloria Pierre (Eddie Davis Jr.) was next with Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) the third finisher. Tim Tetrick led off the regular program steering JoAnn Looney-King's Evolution Tour to her sixth win in 10 races and $111,550 in career earnings notching a 1:53.4 win in the first $20,000 colt prelim. GWT (Montrell Teague) and Own It (Wolfenden) finished second and third. In the second $20,000 DSBF pace, Slick Tony (Russell Foster), the winner of both the Dover Downs and Harrington $100,000 finals, defeated Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague) in 1:52.3 with Burn Brighter (Tetrick) third.. The George League bred and owned son of No Spin Zone-Queen Kathy, won for the 10th time in 13 races. He has won $166,797 in his career All four DSBF sophomore divisions will culminate in $100,000 finals on meet closing day, next Thursday (March 29) featuring the top eight point-getters in colt and filly trot and pace Dover Downs champions decided. Ion the first of two $25,000-$35,000 Claiming paces, Russell Foster drove the longest shot on the board, 62-1 Letsmakeawish, from last on the final turn to a nose victory in 1:52.3 to beat Im Supersonic A (Sean Bier) at the wire. The race marked the end of a six-race win streak for Cyclone Kiwi N Callahan). Corey Callahan had three winners, Tim Tetrick two. A varied 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.--- Weather permitting, four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old events bring to a close preliminary rounds and an outstanding 16-race harness racing program in Dover Downs' penultimate racing. Major Uptrend, A 1:49.2 winner of last week's $35,000 Preferred pace is back Thursday in the week's top feature event, March 22 at Dover Downs. A $22,000 sub-feature and a $16,000, three $14,000 and two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces are on the standout program. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A pair of non-wagering events precede the regular card. At 4 p.m., George Teague's Ibetyoucanwiggle (Montrell Teague) and Rich Lombardo, Brent Outten and Green Racing's Go Sandy Go (Jason Green), separated by a nose in last week's $20,000 soph filly pace, renew their competition. Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick), owned by Darrell and Leah Lewis, is the one to beat in the second contest. The DSBF sophomore male pacers start the wagering card with the first of two $20,000 divisions. JoAnn Looney-King's Evolution Tour (Tetrick) and George Teague's GWT (M. Teague) start the daily double. Slick Tony (Russell Foster), bred and owned by George Leager, meets Joy and George Teague's Transitioning Joy (M.Teague) and Mrs, Looney-King's Burn Brighter (Tetrick) battle in the second DSBF section. Since last mid- year, Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.'s Major Uptrend with driver Tony Morgan has been a major factor in the top race of the week winning three times faster than 1:50 while Little Ben, racing for JoAnn Looney-King has been one of the most consistent pacers in feature races. Tim Tetrick drove him to a strong second last week. Meanwhile, Soto, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has been a fixture in top races for several seasons. The rest of the seven Preferred starters are Mike Hall and Dave Hamm's steady Super Imposed N with Corey Callahan, the sharp JJ Flynn, from post 2 with Vic Kirby in the bike, and a pair of winners las time out, George&Tina Dennis' Forty Five Red, Mike Cole driving; and Tom Lazzaro's Never Say Never N with Jonathan Roberts. The DSBF three-year-old division hosts four $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 Monday through meet closing day, next Thursday (March 29) 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.--- Sky Marshal, who upset Super Fly to win last November’s $100,000 two-year-old male trot title, did it again scoring a 1:59.3 surprising in the 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd  leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminary on a rainy and chilly Tuesday (March 20) over an off-track at Dover Downs. In addition to winning the first race on the card, driver Carlo Poliseno won both ends of the daily double steering Cicada’s Song, a former DSBF champion to victory in the second race in 1:57.3. Veteran horseman Poliseno got away third with Sky Marshal as Super Fly ad Art Stafford Jr. cutting out the leading fractions. On the final turn, Poliseno pulled Sky Marshal out and quickly engaged the leader and blew past en route to his first win of the year in two starts. Poliseno and Jane Dunavant own the CR Commando-CR Penny Lane colt who now as won $86,000 for his eight starts. Super Fly finished second with Bother Kenny and Tim Tetrick third. Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open Handicap trot with a powerful display. Jonathan Roberts, handicapped with outside post 7 in the week’s top trot, moved the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding out of third heading to half- mile and mid-backstretch took the lead from race favorite Melady’s Monet and steadily moved away from the field. Theresademoninme won easily by open lengths in 1:54.2 for trainer Dylan Davis who owns the seven-year-old with Mike Casalino Jr. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) edged Celebrity Pegasus (Stafford Jr.) for place. Melady’s Monet was fourth. Theresademoninme                  -Foto Won photo Holiday Promise guided by Tony Morgan held off Torkil in 1:56 to win a $16,000 Winners trots. Euro Gap (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo own Holiday Promise, a brown four-year-old daughter of Holiday Road-Promisemespring, one of two winners trained by Corey Callahan. Tim Tetrick drove Go Byem to his second straight victory in a $15,000 Winners-Over trot. Blownoutofthewater (Tony Morgan) was runner-up with Filled Donut (Stafford Jr.) third. The Go Byem win was the 21st for the Delaware-bred Impel Hanover-Go Sassy Go gelding who now has banked $226,284 for owners Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Tim Tetrick, trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno, trainer Josh Green and owner Jan Dunavant scored doubles on the card. Happy Giggles was place first in the $16,000 Mares pace. Foolish Heart was first but was disqualified was interference at the quarter. George&Tina Dennis own Happy Giggles, a Rock N Roll Heaven-Sweethearts Dance filly. Miss Apples (Ross Wolfenden) was third, placed second with Keystone Izzy (Russell Foster)  fourth, placed third. A field of nine vie in the $31,000 Mares  Open Handicap pace led by Bettorhaveanother, Sweet Bobbie, Divas Image and Nerida Fanco N, topping the Wednesday program which also features two DSBF prelims. Next Thursday (March 29) the 2017-2018 Dover Downs meet comes a close with all four  DSBF $100,000 finals, featuring the top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions, on the program. 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 threat of a possible Nor'easter on Wednesday (3/21) has caused moving Qualifying Races from the usual Wednesday to Thursday (3/22) with post time for Race 1 at 10:00 a.m.   Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del. –Ibetyoucanwiggle beat Go Sandy Go at the wire last week and  Pedal Power winner of another prelim come back for the 2nd leg  $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events plus a $31,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace top Wednesday (March 21) racing at Dover Downs. A $15,000 and a $12,000 female pace top the undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. A patient drive by Montrell Teague behind Ibetyoucanwiggle set up a homestretch duel where the George Teague-owned and bred pacer got up in the final strides for victory over Brent Outten and Green Racing’s pace-setter Go Sandy Go steered by Jason Green. These two return in the $20,000 first race in the DSBF 3-Year-old filly pace stake. Brendan Cook’s Studio Session drew the rail for season with Sean Bier, right alongside is Anne McDonald’s Cold N Chilly driven by Vic Kirby The other starters in the1st $20,000 division are  Dorothy Ann and Chris Conner’s Lotsa Luck  handled by Art Stafford Jr. in a six-filly field. Bay Pond Racing’s Peak Of Chic with trainer-driver Jeff Fout and Kissthatonegoodbye, owed and trained by Mike Greene with Corey Callahan in the bike Dave and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick) drew outside post 7 in the other $20,000 section. Bunker Away (Corey Callahan) , owned by Bay Pond Racing, drew post 2. William Moffett’s homebred Lydia (Ross Wolfenden, closed well for second last time.  Frank Johnson’s River Dreams (Mike Cole) is burdened coming from post 8. K.V. Jump’s Diabolical Spin (Russell Foster)) and Bobby Myers’ Gloria Pierre (Jonathan Roberts) and Amanda Wager’s Whistler’s Sister (Allan Davis) complete the eight filly lineup.    Pedal Power           - Foto Won photo The top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions return next Thursday, meet closing day, March 29 for $100,000 finals. The $31,000 Mares Open/Handicap is the overnight feature. Bettorhaveanother (Morgan), a winner of her last four of five for Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing, has post 8 in a nine-horse field, with Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) and Marion Beachy’s Berazzled are other winners last start. Front-pacing Nerida Franco N (A. Davis) will be the one to catch acing for Mike Hall and Dave Hamm. Breakaway Stable’s Valuable Art (Callahan) will benefit from a better post position. KDK Standardbred’s homebred Apple Bottom Jeans (Kirby) and Terror At Night (Cole) from the second tier for Arlene Paisley, Ed Maas and Nanticoke Racing.   A $22,000 sub-feature, two $15,000 and a $14,000 female paces are also on the strong undercard. Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday through next Thursday, (March 29), closing day of the 2017-2018 season. Post time is 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 Star Sapphire scored impressive harness racing wins in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg three-year-old Filly pace preliminaries on Monday (March 19) at Dover Downs. Déjà vu Blue won the fastest of the prelims scoring one of the fast wins of the DSBF sakes trotting a 1:56.4 wire-to-wire victory, her second straight of her sophomore season. Tim Tetrick was at the controls of the black Anders Bluestone -Classy N Quik filly for trainer Dylan Davis, Howard Taylor Tom Lazzaro and Mike Casalino Jr. On her back was Alpine Chic who sat second the entire route for Allan Davis. Uptown Spunk finished third for Roger Plante. Star Sapphire picked up her first win of the year in her second start in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. The 2017-2018 freshman champion took the front early and recorded a 1:58 triumph with Russell Foster driving the Tui Stone trainee owned by Serendipity Stable.Vandalous, piloted by Corey Callahan, was next with AB's Royal Punkin the third filly with Pat Berry driving. Cashendash Hanover , who left from the outside and found room sixth, rolled four wide at the top of the stretch for Tim Tetrick and came on to score a 1:51.1 victory in the $15,000 Claiming Pace. The Dylan Davis owned-and- trained veteran won for the third time this year, his 41st bringing his career earnings to $513,519. The second, through fourth finishers in the event, dropped down in claiming price, and were all claimed. Ballinrobe (Vic Kirby) finished second, Mister Virgin (Jonathan Roberts), third and Lew's Maverick (Montrell Teague) fourth. Tony Morgan led all drivers with three wins while owner Hoard Taylor also had a triple. Rivers Tim Tetrick, Russell Foster , Ross Wolfenden, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor had two wins each. Next week, Monday through meet closing day, Thursday (March 29) brings the 2017-2018 Dover Downs meet to a close. Highlight of the event, are four DSBF $100,000 finals featuring the top eight point-getters in each of the four divisions. 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. --- Super Fly, an impressive winner last week in the 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg prelim is the one to beat this week on Tuesday (3/30) in one of the feature events on a strong Dover Downs harness racing card. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Again this week, Super Fly drew post 1 after a wire-to-wire victory with Bosston Cruiser second. Art Stafford Jr. trains and drives Super Fly for Leigh Raymer, Steve Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford. Jonathan Roberts piloted Bosston Cruise for owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. Sky Marshal heads the opposition. Owned and trained by Carlo Polis no with partner Jane Donavan, Sky Marshal won last November's DSBF $100,000 final. Bobby Meyer's Brother Kenny will be driven by Tim Ettrick. Josh Green and Seaford Delight Stable's Seafood Suzie Blue with Jason Green; Flywithme driven by trainer Jim King, a part-owner with Elizabeth Harris. Pat Berry guides J Caparotta & P Berry Racing's King's Crown Lite completes the lineup. The top eight finishers after two legs of the DSBF prelim return next Thursday for the $100,000 finals for each of the four sophomore divisions. A powerful field of seven mix it up in the $30,000 Open Handicap trot on the regular card. Mike Casalino's Theresademoninme, a three-time feature race winner in 2018 starts from the outside with Jonathan Roberts driving. The horses finishing second and third last time Joe Jannuzelli and Jeff Ruch's fast Rock Of Cashel and Corey Callahan and Lazurus with Tim Tetrick for owners Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables return. Mark Ford's Dynamic Edge and Vic Kirby have a two-race win streak and drew the rail with Bob Shahan and the Parson's I Like My Boss handled by Allan Davis is alongside. Art Stafford Jr. drives Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta, and Minisink Farms' Celebrity Pegasus. The only newcomer is the talented Melady's Monet and Tony Morgan owed by Melady Enterprises, a winner of more than $1.1 million who has been a regular in Yonker's top trot. Next week is the final week for the Dover Downs 2017-2018 season. Closing day is Thursday, March 29. 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 13th and 14th 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

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