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Goldberg Delivers At Dover

Published: April 4, 2019 9:41 pm ET

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Thursday’s closing night program at Dover Downs displayed a spectacular card of 16 races highlighted by the $100,000 DSBF final for pacing colts, a $33,000 Open pace and a $34,000 Open Trot.

The DSBF colt final went to Goldberg (Mr Wiggles-Chausettes Blanche) in his fourth start of the year in 1:51.2 in wire to wire fashion for breeder, owner and driver Montrell Teague. Goldberg is trained by Montrell’s aunt, Brenda Teague.

This was a sweet victory as the colt had a near death illness after qualifying for the Metro final as a two-year old. The win brought his season earnings to $66,620.

Meet award were also doled out on Thursday, and the first of the night was the Trainer of the Meet. Joe Columbo, who trains for the powerful George and Tina Dennis Racing Stable, sent out 61 winners with earnings of over $750,000. Almost all winners were driven by Mike Cole.

Driver of the meet, Tim Tetrick had over one hundred more wins than the closest competitor. Maintaining a UDR for the meet of over .400 and bagging 222 wins with earnings in excess of $2.5 million, he has amassed lifetime earnings of over $204 million.

The Horse of the Meet, Delishka N (Bettors Delight-Balishka) p,1:50.1f had seven wins and earnings over $100,000 for owners, Legacy Racing of DE Inc, Nanticoke Racing Inc, Reginald A Hazzard, II and Gary P Callaway. She is trained by Wayne Givens of Seaford.

The $33,000 Open pace was won by Keep On Rocking A (Rocknroll Hanover-Golden Flyin) in 1:49.4 for trainer and owner, Chris Scicluna and driver Pat Berry.

The $34,000 Open trot went to All Champy (Explosive Matter-Avista Hanover) in a new lifetime record of 1:52.1 for trainer “Porky” Wyatt and driver, Ross Wolfenden. He is owned by Howard & Joshua Kaufman of PA.

(Dover Downs)

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