Harrington Raceway's 65th season of live harness racing came to a close Thursday (October 27). While trainer and driver awards were handed out earlier in the week, the United States Harness Writers Association's Horse of the Meet was awarded on closing night.
Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor was voted as the recipient. The 7-year-oldgelding was a consistent performer in the Open class throughout the meet, with six wins and finished on the board in 12 of 15 starts, while banking more than $82,000 at the meet, which was more than any non-stakes horse for the season.
Trained by Crissy Crissman-Bier, he was driven on a regular basis by her husband Sean Bier.
“We got him last year for the Bobby Quillen and he stayed here with us afterwards,” said Sean Bier. “He’s a high class horse that’s a pleasure to have in the barn.”
Ross Wolfenden successfully defended his driving title with a commanding 207 wins. Tony Morgan (129), Allan Davis (120), Victor Kirby (116) and Jim Morand (102) rounded out the top five.
Meanwhile George Teague Jr. earned his first training title with 70 wins. Les Givens (58), Wayne Givens (57), Joe Hunderptfund Jr. (52) and Dylan Davis (51) completed the top five.
The Delaware harness racing circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens Saturday October 29.