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Stakes Repeat For Bags To Riches

Published: April 13, 2017 10:47 pm ET

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Bags To Riches is living up to his name. Tim Tetrick drove the Only Money Inc. homebred to his second $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship.

After winning the two-year old final last November, he completed his double scoring an impressive 1:51.4 victory Thursday evening at Dover Downs.

Tetrick and Bags To Riches took the lead from post 1 and the pacer took no prisoners en route to his fourth victory of the year and eighth in 13 lifetime starts.

Henry The Dragon (Jim Morand) broke stride going into the first turn while driver Tetrick was turning in on. After a :27.1 opening stanza, Bags To Riches reached the three quarters in 1:22.4 and the Roddys Bags Again-Paint The Sky Blue cold was a convincing winner in 1:51.4. Tony Morgan rallied James Isaac for a fast-finishing second and 54-1 Automatic Dragon came on for Vic Kirby for third.

Jason Skinner trains the winner of $165,062 for Only Money Inc of Hartly, DE.

Blazing Bobby Sox was at the top of his game in the $27,500 Delaware Special recording a lifetime best 1:49 triumph.

Trainer Art Stafford, Jr. who owns the son of The Panderosa-Liamatters with his dad, Art Stafford, sat alongside Remember Me VK (Montrell Teague) for most of the last half and pulled away after the final turn to victory. Poisonous (Ross Wolfenden), last week’s event winner, streaked down the lane to finish second with Captive Audience (Corey Callahan) third.

Callahan drove Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis’ Jet Airway, son of Jeremes Jet-Aromatic, to his second win in his last three, and fourth win of 2017. He registered his 20th career success lifting his bankroll to $495,430. Te Kawau N (Tetrick) was runner-up. El Bloombito (Sean Bier), the early leader, was the show horse.

During the program, Bryan Truitt, owner, trainer of the track’s top female pacer, Enhance Your Mind, accepted the Horse Of The Meet award. Corey Callahan won his eighth straight Leading Driver Award and with two wins during the closing program, Dylan Davis made it four consecutive Leading Trainer titles.

This was final program of Dover Downs’ 48th season. Delaware harness racing now moves Harrington Raceway which begins a week from Monday.

(With files from Dover Downs)

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