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Dover Feature To Papa Ray

Published: February 12, 2018 9:08 pm ET

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Papa Ray won the Lincoln’s Day feature at Dover Downs, one of three victories for the team of driver Vic Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing.

Gallic Beach raced alongside Papa Ray from the three quarters until mid-stretch when Kirby finally shook off his challenger to pull away for a 1:51.triumph, his first of the New Year in four tries. Gallic Beach was second followed by Pretty Boy Hill.

It was the 43rd lifetime win for the son of Village Jolt-Liamatters who bumped his career earnings to $613,488.

The same driver, trainer, owners combination came back to races later when Downthehighway turned back eight opponents in 1:52.1 to beat I Found My Beach and Hide Me Away. The five-year-old winner is a son of Dontgetinmyway-Happy Tears and is a $368,937 lifetime winner.

Earlier, Inforce, a Western Hanover-Kats Treasure five-year-old scored a 1:54.4 success to start the trio of winners for Kirby and Givens. Skyful Of Lighters was the runner-up. Bobby The Greek finished third.

Kirby tacked on another victory and finished the program with four winners.

(With files from Dover Downs)

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