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Dover Downs 2010-2011 recap

April 20, 2011

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Dover Downs 42nd season came to a close on April 14 with two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old finals for colt and geldings. Powerful Mist, handled by Tim Tetrick, took the colt pace final easily with a 1:52.2 performance while Bret Brittingham guided Mob Boss home in 1:59 to win the male trot. The previous day featured two $100,000 filly finals for pacers and trotters. The winners were pacer Badlands Jenna, and Ben Stafford Jr., her 13th win in 15 lifetime starts while Overnight Command, with Jim Morand, won the colt trot, his 7th win in 10 career races. 

Cams Art was named Horse of the Meet for the 2010-2011 season. The late developing four-year-old became the first Delaware-sired winner of the award. The altered son of Cams Fortune had 13 starts during the meet and won 11 races with David Miller his chief driver. Cams Art also had a second and a third and banked around $125,000 for his breeder-owners Morgan and Jeanne McInnis and was trained by their son Ryan McInnis. Cams Art closed out his season with three Delaware Special wins after moving up through the ranks.

After  a six-month long meet, the battle for first place in the dash-win standings came down to the last day of the meet. The back and forth contest between defending champion Corey Callahan and Hall of Famer Ron Pierce  wins for each driver ended with Callahan on top 229-228. Ross Wolfenden with 131 wins was third in the standings. Former track champions Tim Tetrick, was fourth with 101 winners. Fifth place went to Vic Kirby with 99 victories.

Early in the meet Josh Green clinched his seventh straight Leading Trainer title and completed the season haltered 90 winners. Dylan Davis was a strong second with 67 wins. Wayne Givens is third with 54 wins. Trish Foulk with 52 wins is fourth and George Teague has moved into fifth place with 51 wins.

In driver winning percentages: Eric Goodell lead the UDRS standings - similar to a baseball batting average –  with a .379 percentage. Tim Tetrick is second at .347, Daryl Bier and Montrell Teague tied for third with a .353 average. Ron Pierce was fifth with a .343 rating and Corey Callahan, was next at .299.

Josh Green led all trainers with a .465. Dylan Davis finished second ‘batting’ .347. Daryl Bier, third at.428,Eli Scott, ;394 and Johnny Waite, .390. Bobby Glassmeyer had a.475 UDRS, but had only 70 starters.

The highlights of the 2010 portion of the meet which began on Oct. 31, 2010. with the rich Progress Pace, Matron Stakes and Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events.

The 2010-2011 Dover Downs two-and three-year-old major events winners

$320,000 Progress Pace – Rockin Image (Yannick Gingras)                     1:50.3

Matron Series

Two-Year-Old $203,950 Colt Pace: Feel Like A Fool (Brian Sears)           1:51.2

Two-Year-Old $147,600  Filly Pace: Krispy Apple (Brian Sears)               1:52.3

Two-Year-Old $132,075 Colt Trot: Chapter Seven (Mike Lachance)         1:55.2

Two-Year-Old $136,725 Filly Trot: Fitness Girl (Ron Pierce)                       1:56.2

Three-Year-Old $181,913 Colt Pace Rock N Roll Heaven (Daniel Dube)     1:50.1          

Three-Year-Old $186,850 Filly Pace:Sand Windsor(Brian Sears)               1:51

Three-Year-Old $ Trot: Wishing Stone (George Brennan)                          1:53.2

Three-Year-Old $193,088 Filly Trot: Costa Rica (Ron Pierce)                     1:55.1 

Delaware racing continues at Harrington Raceway. Dover Downs 43rd season will begin in late Fall 2011.

(Dover Downs)
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