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Giant Thursday Card Ends Dover Downs First Week
DOVER,Del.---- A $30,000 Preferred pace, a $25,000 and a $21,000 3&4-Year-Old Open plus a $35,000 Claiming pace top an outstanding program at Dover Downs to end the first week of the 2017-2018 meet on Nov. 2. First Post is 4:30 p.m.
Rich Pollucci’s Christen  Me N, one of the most touted of recent New Zealand imports, fresh from an impressive 1:51.1 victory at Harrington. The $2-million winner will be driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim King. Sunfire BlueChip, a $1.27 million winner himself, owned by John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical and R.A.W. Equine along with Christina Takter starts from outside post 6 in the select field reined by Yannick Gingras. Soto, who has been hard-to-beat at Dover, drew the rail for trainer Eric Ell and owners, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and leaves from post 1 with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike.
The other competitors are Mike Casalino’s Super Imposed N with Pat Berry, Henderson Farm’s Bushwacker and Andrew McCarthy and Vic Kirby driving G.P. Calloway, Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Sweet Rock.
In the $25,000 Open, Mildred Ventriglio’s Kid PK (Tony Morgan). R.J. Thomas’ El Bloombito (Gingras) and Josh Green’s Poisionous (Tetrick) head an eight-horse field.
A $21,000 3&4 Year-Old Open, A $35,000 Claimer, two $18,000 and a $16,000 Winners Over pace head the strong supporting card.
Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick-5 is now featured starting with the 2nd race. A late daily double closes the program in races 12 and 13.
When watch live racing, enjoy fine dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant. Top North American harness and thoroughbred racing is featured at the Dover Downs Sports & Race Book open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking or admission.

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