Il Mago grabbed the early lead and was never headed for the second consecutive week in the $21,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs.
Tim Tetrick completed a driving grand slam on the Wednesday, Dec. 14 program as he guided Il Mago to the 1:53.1 triumph for trainer Scott Di Domenico and CC Racing. The seven-year-old son of Kadabra-Northern Style won for the eighth time this year, bringing his seasonal earnings to $112,546 and lifetime bankroll to $675,406. A 104-1 shot from the rail, Tag Up And Go (Bret Brittingham) enjoyed a two-hole journey to finish second while Winbak Charles M (Montrell Teague) took show money.
Tetrick won four races with two horses owned by trainer Jim King and two by CC Racing, while Corey Callahan and Tony Morgan had triples and Yannick Gingras steered two winners.
Dover Downs’ top card of the week highlights Thursday racing. A $30,000 Preferred, a $27,500 Delaware Special and an $18,000 Open lead an impressive 15-race program, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Dover Downs is dark this weekend and all of next week, as Delaware harness horsemen observe the annual Holiday Break Week through Christmas Day. Live racing resumes on Monday, Dec. 26.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Dover Downs)