HARRINGTON, Del. - James Moore III's NF Happenstance ($5.60, Jack Parker Jr.) earned a decisive win in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday in 1:54.2 and set a new harness racing track record for 4-year-old mares and tied the all-age track mark for trotting females.
The SJ's Caviar mare and trainer/driver Parker Jr. were sent for the lead immediately from their rail post position and never relinquished the lead in her two length win over Spunky Jack and I'm So Striking.
Favorite Traverse Seelster, who nosed out NF Happenstance last week for the win, mounted a challenge first-over but never seriously threatened the front-runner in their rematch.
NF Happenstance also equaled the all-aged track record for trotting mares, co-held by Allmar Surprise. Trainer Parker Jr. acquired NF Happenstance earlier in the year and has had success at both Delaware tracks and the Meadowlands, where she won two consecutive races in April.
continued to have the hot hand with four driving wins, giving him 32 through 11 nights of racing. and each had a double.
by Matt Sparacino, for Harnesslink.com