Tim Tetrick recorded his 9,998th career victory guiding Christen Me N to a 1:51 triumph in a $30,000 Preferred Pace to cap an outstanding Thursday program at Dover Downs.
Jim King trains Christen Me N for Richard Poillucci who purchased the 9-year-old altered son of Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams earlier this year after banking $2 million racing Down Under.
Sunfire Blue Chip and Corey Callahan cut out most of the mile before Christen Me N, following cover, moved three-wide on the final turn and rolled home followed by Sweet Rock with Vic Kirby finishing second. Soto came on for third for Art Stafford Jr.
Tetrick enjoyed a similar come-from-behind trip steering Poisonous to a 1:50.3 performance in the $25,000 Open Pace for owner-trainer Josh Green. The win was the sixth of the season for the Art Major-She’s Poison horse who now has won $113,628 this year. Sicili (Montrell Teague) was runner-up. Kid PK (Tony Morgan) was the show horse.
An inside post was all that Gus Dovi’s Bettor Memories needed as Andrew McCarthy fashioned a 1:51.4 conquest in the $21,000 3- and 4-year-old Open. Nifty Norman conditioned the 4-year-old Bettor's Delight-Allamerican Memoir gelding to his seventh win of the campaign, raising his seasonal earnings to $125,110. Delaware champion Bags To Riches (Tetrick) was a strong second with JJ Flynn (Ross Wolfenden) third.
As the horses lined up for the first race, Makenzie MC went down, tossing driver Roger Plante to the ground and dragged him a short distance. The hurting driver was tended to by the track medical crew and was taken by ambulance to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He sustained cuts, scrapes and bruises and a hairline fracture.
Tim Tetrick had a driving triple, while trainer Jim King won two races.