Tim Tetrick drove Maestro Blue Chip to his 13th victory of a $238,000-winning season in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Owned by Richard Poillucci and trained by Jim King Jr., the handsome son of Credit Winner-Up Front Hotsey raced from the two-hole until rushing to the lead on the final turn, and sped to a 1:54.1 score. Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) closed well to finish second in front of mid-Western invader Il Mago (Vic Kirby). Maestro Blue Chip has now earned $316,673 lifetime. The win was the third of four during the day for Tetrick.
The fast Delaware-bred Go Byem made a big move on the backstretch to take the lead and Jim Morand drove his fourth winner on the card coasting to a 1:54.1 decision in $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners Over Trot secondary feature. Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing own the Impel Hanover-Go Sassy Go gelding, who won for the third time in 2016. Uva Hanover (Tetrick) was the early leader and finished second. Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) took third.
Owner Pollucci, trainer King and driver Tetrick combined to win the $12,000 conditioned trot with Frost Free Hanover, also with a 1:54.1 clocking for his third win of the year. Steel Reserve (Kirby) and Tirade Hanover (Corey Callahan) picked up second and third money, respectively.
In addition to four wins by Morand and three for Tetrick, driver Vic Kirby and trainers Les Givens and Leigh Raymer had doubles.
Four lucrative Matron two-year-old colt and filly paces and trots and four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 freshman events head a big Thursday card.
(With files from Dover Downs)