Dover's first week of draws continue
October 27, 2016
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On Wednesday morning at Dover Downs, Tip It On Back (Bret Brittingham) edged Wakazashi Hanover (Vic Kirby) and Blazing Bobby Sox (Art Stafford Jr.) by a head in a three-horse 1:54.3 finish in the fastest of 10 qualifying races. Stakes seasoned Table Talk (Bart Dalious), after breaking stride at the start, recovered quickly to notch a 1:55 decision in the second fastest qualifier while Skyway Gladiator (Mike Rossi) won his section in 1:55.4. Tough Mac (Corey Callahan) romped home in 1:55.4, the fastest trot on the first qualifying day of the meet. Callahan and Dalious, won two races on the non-wagering program.
A hard-hitting roster of eight distaffs make up the Tuesday (Nov.1) $20,000 feature race, the second day of racing next week as Dover Downs opens its 48th season.
Undefeated Nike Franco N, a newcomer to the U.S. , after an excellent career Down Under, meets sharp Scandalicious, Sweet Bobbie, both winners last time out, in the $20,000 3&4-Year-Old Open Handicap. A $15,500 and a $15,000 distaff pace top the Tuesday undercard.
The opening week's next draw is Thursday morning (Oct. 27) draw for next Wednesday's (Nov.2) card featuring the $20,000 Open trot.
Please note, the remaining first week Dover Downs draw schedule is:
Thursday Oct. 27 for Wednesday Nov. 2 – Box closes at 12 Noon
Friday (Oct.28, Saturday Oct. 29 – No Draw
Sunday, Oct. 30 for Thursday, Nov.3 (including four Matron 2-year-old events)
The Daily Entry Box opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 12 Noon SHARP.
Starting on Monday, Oct. 31, the regular draw schedule then becomes:
Monday for Sunday
Tuesday for Monday
Wednesday for Tuesday
Thursday for Wednesday
Sunday for Thursday
PLEASE NOTE: The Entry Box and Scratch Time is 12 Noon, sharp.
During November only, Sunday racing starts at 5; 30 p.m. (Dover Downs)