Maine Sire Stakes kickoff season at Scarborough

09:00 AM 23 Jun 2014 NZST
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Sunday, June 22, 2014 (Scarborough, Maine) - Sunday marked the 2014 debut of Maine Sire Stakes harness racing at Scarborough Downs and upsets were the order of the day. There were three $10,000 plus divisions.

Double D Deluxe got things off to a rollicking start, keying a $582.20 exacta, as the Donald Dickison trainee rallied to secure his maiden win over the heavily favored A C's Meadow Star, who failed to hit the board.

Getting Outta Line (Eddie Davis, Jr.) was second, while Little Big Time (Charlene Cushing) held firm for the show.

The mile was timed in 2:00 flat.

The upsets continued in the second division as Fast Del (Gary Mosher), last year's freshman champion, was unable to hold off the late charge of David The Saint (Mark Athearn), who just got up for the win timed in 1:59.2.

AlLittleBitCounty (Kevin Switzer, Jr.) rallied to complete the top three.

The third and final split produced the biggest payoffs as Drama King (Dan Deslandes) returned $158.60 to win and keyed a $944.80 trifecta payoff as the heavily favored Bad Bet Harry (David Ingraham) could finish no better than third.

Toothpicktycoon (Kevin Switzer) was second.

In other news, Kevin Switzer held the hot hand on Sunday, steering four horses down victory lane.

Sire Stakes racing continues next weekend as Scarborough Downs goes to post Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 1:05 pm.

by Mike Sweeney, for Scarborough Downs

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