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Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes

09:32 AM 09 Jun 2017 NZST
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Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund

HARRINGTON, Del. - The first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for harness racing 3-year-olds will begin Monday June 12 at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions of pacing colts and geldings.

Bags To Riches (8/5, Tim Tetrick), was the $100,000 final winner on the Dover Downs circuit and will return among the 17 entries for trainer/co-owner Jason Skinner and Only Money Inc. Owner George Teague and trainer Clyde Francis will send out five starters including Daiymir (8/5, Montrell Teague) and Henry The Dragon (2/1, Bret Brittingham), who will square off in the first division.

On Tuesday, three divisions will be held for pacing fillies as trainer Jim King Jr. will send out a pair of morning line favorites for Jo Ann Looney-King in Spanish Dream (2/1, Victor Kirby) and Logan's Girl (7/5, Kirby).

Trotters will take center stage on Wednesday with two divisions apiece for fillies and colts and geldings. Spoonful (Les Givens) will look to complete a sweep of her eliminations as she did at Dover Downs for her owner/trainer/driver, while Ben Brooks' Master Clave (Ross Wolfenden) will look to successfully defend his title after winning the April 10 final at Dover Downs for trainer John Wilkerson.

Live racing will shift to three days a week for the balance of June, Monday through Wednesday until June 28.

Matthew Sparacino

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