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Dover Meet To Kick Off October 30

Published: October 12, 2017 12:21 pm ET

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Corey Callahan has his sights set on another Dover Downs leading driver title. Last season was another big one for the track’s leading reinsman, who registered his eighth consecutive leading driver championship.

Callahan got off to an unusually slow start before getting hot to finish the season with 169 wins. That was 26 more than runner-up Vic Kirby. Several former Dover Downs’ champions including three-time track leader Tony Morgan, the second-leading all-time race-winning driver in North America. Two other former titlists, Tim Tetrick and Jim Morand, are among fan favourites that will be returning.

Morand, a leading catch-driver at the track over the past two decades, was seriously injured in a racing accident late last spring. After rehabbing, Morand has recovered and will be back this meet.

Both Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras had impressive records last meet and finished in the top five standings with 100 winners each. In addition, the driver colony includes highly regarded Alan Davis, Montrell Teague, Jonathan Roberts, Roger Plante, Vince Copeland, Pat Berry, Sean Bier and Frank Milby.

Some of the top two and-three-year-olds currently in training will rendezvous in a stakes-filled November of major stakes events; highlighted by the $350,000 (estimated) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for sophomore pacers, all eight Matron Stakes for juveniles and four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for freshmen pacers and trotters.

Opening day for the meet is Monday, October 30. The meet will continue until March 30 with racing four days a week. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There will not be live racing on Fridays and Saturdays.

(Dover Downs)

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