Dover, DE --- For the first time, the $400,000 (est.) Progress Pace will not be held on the first part of Dover Downs' month-long “Novemberfest of Stakes” which open its 45th season. This season, the track’s signature event becomes the final showcase on the month-long stakes schedule.
The track’s six-month long campaign begins on Sunday (Nov. 3). On the second Sunday, Nov. 10, all eight divisions of the prestigious Matron Series will feature eliminations with the top eight finishers returning on Nov. 17 for lucrative finals.
The Progress Pace is scheduled for $35,000 eliminations on Sunday (Nov. 24) with the top eight finishers racing for an estimated $350,000 final on Sunday (Dec. 1).
In addition to the Progress Pace and Matrons, the freshman division of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund is also on the Novemberfest program starting on Nov. 11. The DSBF colt and filly pacers and trotters race in two preliminary legs and eight $100,000 finals.
Sunday races begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. The six-month long Dover Downs 2012-2013 meet begins on Sunday (Nov. 3) and continues until April 10, 2014.