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Unbeaten Casino Bags Carlo wins 100,000 DSBF Final
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - by Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

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Dover, DE --- Casino Bags Carlo swept to victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old male pace, the last of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the closing day of the 45th season at Dover Downs, Thursday, April 10.

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Casino Bags Carlo remained undefeated in 2014, taking the $100,000 DSBF 3-year-old male pace final in 1:52.4 on Thursday at Dover Downs.
When front-pacing favorite Elite Awards suddenly broke stride on the final turn, Vince Copeland, sitting second with Casino Bags Carlo, shot into the lead and rushed home a 1:52.4 winner of the final DSBF 3-year-old championships. The win was the third straight victory of an unbeaten campaign for Cavalli Pazzi Stables. Copeland has trained and driven the Roddy’s Bags Again-Casino Bus gelding now a winner of eight of 12 races and only once farther back that third while winning $70,000 this year and $168,911 lifetime. West Star Director (Ben Stafford Jr.) finished second for the third consecutive start. Forced Passage (Ross Wolfenden) was third.

Driver George Dennis said he and Elite Awards saw a lose horseshoe shining brightly on the track along a pylon and the pacer was startled and broke stride, finishing out of the money for the first time in 12 races with 10 of them easy wins.

Bandolito, a 1:48 winner last week, currently the fastest time of 2014, won even more impressively this week stepping up to the $36,000 Preferred Handicap. Trainer-driver Daryl Bier, co-owner with Charley Dombeck and David Bier, the Ponder-Sody’s Home Brew brown 4-year-old was never in trouble chalking up his third win in four starts this year while winning $38,975 and $228,815 in his 16 race career. Tarpon Hanover (David Miller) ended a two-race win streak finishing second with Take It Back Terry (Ross Wolfenden) the show horse.

In between races, Corey Callahan was presented the Leading Driver award. Dylan Davis won the Leading Trainer title, while Nova Artist, for the second time in three seasons, won Horse of the Meet honors.

Dover Downs says ‘so long’ to its 45th season and thanks all who participating in making the 2013-14 meet successful. Thanks for being an important part of the banner season. Racing will resume next Fall. In the meantime, harness racing resumes on Monday, April 21 at Harrington Raceway. 

 


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