Dover, DE---Papa Ray won the Lincoln’s Day feature at Dover Downs, one of three victories for driver Vic Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard II and Legacy Racing on Monday (Feb. 12). Kirby finished with four wins.
Pretty Boy Hill (Jonathan Roberts) raced alongside Papa Ray from the three quarters until mid-stretch when Kirby finally shook off his challenger to pull away for a 1:51.4 triumph, his first of the New Year in four tries giving the Village Jolt - Liamatters horse his 43rd lifetime win to up his career earnings to $613,488. Pretty Boy Hill was followed by Gallic Beach (Corey Callahan) third.
The same driver, trainer, owners combination came back two races later when Downthehighwy turned back eight opponents in 1:52.1 to beat I Found My Beach (Callahan) and Hide Me Away (Russell Foster).The five-year-old winner is a son of Dontgetinmyway - Happy Tears and is a $368,937 lifetime winner.
Earlier, Inforce, a Western Hanover - Kats Treasure five-year-old scored a 1:52.3 success to start the trio of Kirby, Givens winners. Skyful Of Lighters (Sean Bier) was runner-up. Bobby The Greek (Callahan) finished third.
Kirby finished with four winners, Givens , Legacy Racing and Reggie Hazzard had three winners, Morgan and Russell Foster had two wins.
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