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Nova Artist inched closer to becoming a $1-million winner on Thursday, May 17 to win the feature race holding on for a 1:52.2 harness racing victory at Dover Downs. Allan Davis notched five wins including Nova Artist. Allan Davis moved the nine-year-old son of Real Artist-Avon Lady into the lead approaching the final turn and then opened up entering the stretch but Nova Artist had to survive a four-horse blitz nearing the finish line to win for the second time this season and 45th in his career. Owned by Eddie and Kathy Davis and trained by Martin Davis, the two-time Dover Downs Horse of the Meet, has now won $984,157. People Are Crazy (Vic Kirby) was a head back in second with early leader Native Art (George Dennis) a close-up third. Josh Green conditioned both first-time winners of the daily double. Allan Davis guided Egtravagant Dragon home in 1:57 to win for Karen Feeney and Marge Skyrm while Ross Wolfenden piloted JJ&M and Seafood Delight stable's Seafood Scrappy to a 1:59.1 mark. In addition to Nova Artist and Egtravagant Dragon, Davis' five wins included Tim Torbert and Dylan Davis' Star Guitar in 1:55.1, Fred Hertrich's homebred Mistresstothestars, 1:53, and Muscara Racing's OutrageousdelightN in 1:53.3. Ross Wolfenden drove three wins and owner -trainer Tim Torbert had two winners. Dover Downs is dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.  Marv Bachrad                              

Dover, Del.--- Twice Horse of the Meet Nova Artist scored his first win of 2016 to win one of the Thursday, Jan. 28th harness racing tri-features at Dover Downs.. Nova Artist turned back eight rivals in 1:51.3 to win the$9,000 Male pace to bring his lifetime earnings to just short of seven-digits, $976,197, with his 44th career victory. Fire In The Belly (Vic Kirby) was second with Four Staces (George Dennis) third. Nova Artist is an all Davis family horse. Owned by the Delaware Valley's all-time leading winning driver, Eddie Davis and his wife, Kathy, the nine-year-old son of Real Artist-Avon Lady, is trained by their son Martin Davis and Allan Davis, his driver. Davis also guided Muffmaster to a 1:55 victory in a $9,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace for trainer Wayne Givens and Legacy Racing of Delaware. A Sportsmaster-Leterrippotatochip gelding, Muffmaster won for the third time this meet. Rocknroll Power (Corey Callahan) was next with River Thames (Jim Morand) the show finishers. Scalped, a six-year-old Bettor's Delight-Spirit Of The West horse owned by trainer Brenda Teague and driven by Montrell Teague won the third co-feature posting a 1:52.2 triumph. Sweet Talkin Satin (Davis) was runner-up. Portrait (Art Stafford Jr.) closed well for third place. Tony Morgan and trainer Joe Skowyra had two winners each. Dover Downs is dark on Friday and Saturday. Live racing resumes Sunday, post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins at p.m. 4:30 p.m. When at the track, watch the live races and enjoy dining in the Winners Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Harness Racing Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs where there is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Yannick Gingras has a winning habit Mondays at Dover Downs driving six winners on the Jan. 17 harness racing card. Bad Boy Matt pulled a 10-1 upset in the $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap feature race. Allan Davis unleashed Bad Boy Matt in the stretch closing swiftly to catch front-pacing Captive Audience late in the stretch to post a 1:51.1 victory in the feature. It was the Badlands Hanover-Mattercycle six-year-old gelding’s third win of the meet to go along with a second and three thirds in his last eight starts for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Regginald Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) also closed well to finish third. The win was the 17th lifetime while banking $251,307. Yannick Gingras, who now has a six-win night to go along with five win appearances and a four in the other of his previous seven Monday appearances at the track. Gingras steered Class Six to the pacers eighth victory in nine races for Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing Stable. The five-year-old altered son of Western Ideal-Vs Fu River rolled past Apollo Seelster (Jonathan Roberts) in deep stretch for a personal record 1:52 victory in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male Winners-Over pace. Totally Dreamy (George Dennis) picked up third money. Gingras other winners were Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Adventure Bound in 1:52.1 in a $14,000 Male Winners-Over; Howard Taylor’s Cashendash Hanover in 1:50.4 winning a $20,000-$25,000 Male Claimer; Tom Lazzaro’s Rocknroll Jewel, a 1:51 win in a $12,500 Male pace and Grantland, owned by Rich Lombardo, C.A. Alley C.L. Atley and JJ&M Stable, in 1:54 taking an $11,500 pace for young males and completed the card guiding Absolute Return Stable’s Baby Kitty to a nose win in 1:54.1 in a $13,500 4&5-Year-Old Male pace. Skyway Gladiator, an 8-1 shot, got up at the wire to win the other $15,000 sub-feature for young male horses in 1:54. Twin B Stingray (Vic Kirby) and Rip N Rock (A.Davis) were in the tight photo and had to settle for second and third respectively. Meet leading trainer Dylan Davis haltered two winners. The top female pacers tangle in the Tuesday feature $20,000 Mares Open pace.   CHEYENNE R0BIN STEPS UP TO $20,000 OPEN AT DOVER TUESDAY Cheyenne Robin, an impressive winner last week, steps up a notch to the $20,000 Mares Open pace on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Dover Downs​. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The Cheyenne Gang's hard-hitting four-year-old Cheyenne Robin fresh from an impressive victory a week ago, takes on the top female pacers at the track in this week's top mares pace. Chris White's fast finishing Fashion Showdown with Ross Wolfenden has been at the top of her game in recent starts... JFE Enterprise's Scandalicious and Tim Tetrick has been racing well. Howard Taylor's steady Shine N Shimmer will be driven by Allan Davis this time. Jeff Clark's Springforth and George Dennis closed strongly last week. The other contenders are Hearts And Flowers and No Respect leaving from the rail. A strong undercard is topped by a $15,500 4&&5-Year-Old Mares pace tops the strong undercard. Among the nine starters are Eric Becker's Flying Nun (Tyler Davis), Gary Ewing's Sweet Bobbie (Callahan) and Fashion Rocker (Wolfenden). Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Veteran pacer Special T Rocks returned to the winner's circle following a 1:51.3 victory in the Sunday feature race, after an early light snow shower over a 'good' harness racing track at Dover Downs on Jan. 17. Too Darn Hot won the $20,000-$25,000 Claimer and Brioni took his fourth straight. Driver Ross Wolfenden had a four-win night. Allan Davis piloted $497,149 and 34th lifetime winner Special T Rocks, an eight-year-old altered son of Rocknroll Hanover-Ladys Special, to his first win of the meet scoring a 1:51.3 triumph in a $9,000 Male pace for trainer Joe Hundertpfund and owner John Cancelliere. Allstar Preview (George Dennis) closed for second in front of Shellysblockbuster (Vic Copeland) third. In the sub-feature $20,000-$25,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Handicap, Jason Lynch and Too Darn Hot quick-stepped past leader If You Want Fire (A.Davis) on the backstretch and then opened up on the way to a 1:52.3 lifetime record victory. Three Day Forecast (Tony Morgan) was runner-up. Big Secret (Jonathan Roberts) collected third money. Trainer-driver Lynch and Jim Jacobs own the four-year-old Rocknroll Hnaover-Kiss Me Kate winning gelding. Claimed for $10,000 last month, Briono stepped up to the $15,000 ranks and won for the fourth consecutive start and six of his previous seven outings. The Four Starzzz-Shark-Armbro Bahama gelding is owned by trainer Arty Foster. Marcus Miller has been his regular winning driver. Ross Wolfenden led the drivers with four wins. Allan Davis had three wins as did trainer Joe Hundertpfund, Tony Morgan notched a double.Trainer Tim Crissman, owner Crissman Inc. and owner Arty Foster also haltered two wins each. CAPTIVE AUDIENCE SEEKS REPEAT IN $27,500 DELAWARE SPECIAL Following a wire-to-wire victory from the rail in last week’s $27,500 Delaware Special, Captive Audience and Yannick Gingras start from the outside this week in the Martin Luther King feature race at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan. 18. Post time for racing is4:30 p.m. Al “Rusty” Carter and trainer Doug Lewis own the ultra-sharp Captive Audience, who racked up two wins, a second and a third in starts since early December gets the nod as favorite in the select field of six. Janet Hudson’s Just A Jolt, after a week off, finally gets a better starting post this week with Tim Tetrick driving. Max Walton and Greg Papleo’s Mustang Art, handled by Brett Miller, winner of this event two weeks ago, and Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Bad Boy Matt, second last Monday, with Allan Davis are joined by  driver Art Stafford and brother Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art, who makes a major changed starting from the rail instead of outside, last week. Elizabeth Brittingham’s Raritan Bay, reined by Bret Brittingham) drew alongside. The $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Male pace is highly competitive. Three starters won last week. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing’s Class Six (Gingras) has two straight wins and seven in his last eight starts, Art Stafford and trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr.’s Blazing Bobby Sox is on a tier himself with four winners in five starts, and Denise Davis, Sharon White and Legacy Racing’s Casey At Bat (A.Davis) has been impressive in his six starts since arriving from Chicago with three wins. Kapildeo Singh’s Apollo Seelster (Jonathan Roberts) has the rail, and Frank Chick’s Totally Dreamy (George Dennis) finished second in their last starts. Kathleen Brewer’s Quick Shot (Tony Morgan) and Rich Lombardo, Baron Racing and Josh Green’s Sectionline Rocks (Tetrick) cannot be overlooked. Topping a strong undercard, Little Ben (Tetrick) racing for Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney-King, takes on Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s sharp Adventure Bound (Gingras), Reg Hazzard and legacy Racing’s Papa Ray (A.Davis) and Robbins Next Farm’s Gallic Beach (G.Dennis) a winner of four of his last five in a $14,000 Winners-Over Male pace. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Paradise Lost, overlooked at 34-1 after a victory last Tuesday, stormed from far back to win the $21,000 Mares Open Handicap in 1:52.1 on a longshot filled Tuesday, Dec.15th harness racing card at Dover Downs. Elliesjet N wins seventh straight. Red hot Allan Davis had a driving 'grand slam.' While Fashion Showdown (Ross Wolfenden) and Double Joy (Jim Morand) were battling on the front, Montrell Teague edged out from the back with Paradise Lost. On the final turn, still far behind, Teague moved the Artsplace-Loving Ideal eight-year-old into high gear and she rolled on to overtake the leaders and beat Montenegro (Brett Miller) to the wire for her fifth victory of the year. So in her return to top form after an injury last Spring, owner, trainer Bob Winkelman has nursed Paradise Lost back for five wins and $48,562 earnings this year and a $331,523 lifetime winner, Elliesjet N made her first start on this side of the Pacific a winning one on Oct. 13 a t Harrington Raceway, and in the six that followed including a 1:52.4 wire-to-wire victory in one of two $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare paces. Art Stafford Jr. drove the five-year-old black Jereme's Jet-Elle Mary Rose mare holding off a strong challenge from Girlofyourdreams, second the entire route, with a :27.2 final panelIn all seven of her U.S. starts she has had the lead after all quarters. Spedden, Evans, Nanticoke Racing and trainer Josh Parker own the winner of $36,750 since arriving. Who Dat Heather (Allan Davis) finished third. In the other $15,000 division. George Dennis piloted Fashion Rocker to victory in 1:53.2 For Blake Baker and Leah Messick, it was the sixth win of 2015 for the Rocknroll Hanover-Show Off three-year-old. Mildred's Button was runner-up with Freeding Frenzy (John MacKinnon) third. Allan Davis led the drivers with four wins. George Dennis has three, Tony Morgan, Corey Callahan, trainer Darrell Lewis and owner Leah Messick had doubles. WAR CRY HALL SEEKS SECOND STRAIGHT $20,000 DOVER OPEN TROT War Cry Hall held off fast-finishing Ashes Cash to win last week’s $20,000 Open Handicap trot and both return in a strong field of eight in the Wednesday, Dec. 16 feature at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. Ross Wolfenden drove 12-time winner this year, War Cry Hall, trained by Jim King, for owner RBH Ventures. Ashes Cash with Vic Kirby has been razor sharp. The Leigh Raymer owned and trained gelding has three wins, a second and two thirds in his last six races. Hemi Seelster came from far back for Brett Miller to take third for Carl Atley, Bob LeBlanc and Rich Lombardo.   Again this week, Corey Callahan will drive Mike Casalino’s highly regarded Tough Mac from the outside post 8. Five Towns owned by LA Express Stable, has been racing well lately and will be driven by George Dennis. Callam Racing’s consistent Spunky Jack and Roger Plante cannot be overlooked leaving from the rail. David Miller’s Cash On Delivery with Vince Copeland and Razor Ramone, owned by Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar make his first start of the meet with Allan Davis in the sulky. A $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trot  is the sub-feature. Bob Shahan owned and trained Machuca (Allan Davis) is the lone winner last time among nine starters. Max Walton’s Someway Same Hall (Art Stafford Jr.) and Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent) finished second and third in that race. Drinksforthehouse (Corey Callahan), one of three sophomores in the field, was second last week and starts from post 9 in the second tier. Gregg and Tom Morris’ Juanna Be The Man (Plante), Gary Simpson and Eric Good’s Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand), Emily Carrow’s Color Me Royal (Tyler Davis) and John and Sarah Swart’s Power Wheel (Vince Copeland) complete the lineup.       After Thursday, the traditional Christmas Break Week gives horsemen a reprieve from racing, Dec. 18 through Dec. 27. Racing will resume on Monday, Dec. 28, Tuesday, the 29th and Wednesday, Dec. 30, post time is 4:30 p.m. Dover Downs will not race on Thursday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve day. Starting In January and February the track will also race on Sundays, for five days a week, starting on Sunday, Jan. 3. Marv Bachrad  

DOVER, Del.--- Starting in the second-tier was no problem for Bay Pond Racing's Hearts N Flowers who collected her second straight win and ninth this season winning the $21,000 Mares Winners-Over pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Dec. 3. On the undercard, Elliesjet N made it six-in-a-row since crossing the Pacific and meet-leading driver Corey Callahan made five trips to the winner's circle on the 15-race harness racing card. Allan Davis, who had four winning drives himself, piloted Hearts N Flowers home in 1:52.2 equaling her lifetime best clocking. The six-year-old daughter of Artiscape-Hasty Dewer has started 37 times this season with 24 win-place-show performances for trainer Wayne Givens. Tyra (Vic Kirby) took place honors with Scandalicious (Tony Morgan) third. Elliesjet N began her career in the U.S., on Oct. 13 and has been perfect in all six starts since. Her latest, from post 8, in a $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Distaff pace, was clocked in 1:54.2 over a track rained upon all day. Art Stafford Jr. held the reins for trainer-co-owner Josh Parker and Evans, Spedden and Nanticoke Racing. Cover Up Hall (Wolfenden) finished second in front of Mildred's Button (Kim Vincent) third. Girlofyourdreams made a big move on the backstretch to take command and then breezed to a 1:52.3 success in another $15,500 contest for young females. Montrell drove the Bettor's Delight-JK Majorette sophomore to her fourth win for The Wiz Kids Stable She has now won $56,010 lifetime. Sweet Bobbie (Callahan) came on to take second. Ava Destruction (Wolfenden) cut out the mile mostly under duress, and held on for third. Callahan, who had 40 wins during November, builds up his lead with a five-bagger with runner-up Tim Tetrick on a month's vacation to Australia. Allan Davis won four races while trainers Doug Lewis, Josh Green and Joe Hundertphund had doubles ROLLS BLUE CHIP, HEMI SEELSTER, POWERFUL CHARGER AT DOVER Rolls Blue Chip is the lone winner last start in a wide-open field at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 4. First post is 4:30 p.m. Allan Davis will drive Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Rolls Blue Chip trained by Wayne Givens in the $14,000 Winners-Over trot feature. The five-year-old won his last outing after consecutive second-place finishes. Hemi Seelster makes his third start for trainer Josh Green and driver Ross Wolfenden for new owners Carl Atley, Bob :LeBlanc and Rich Lombardo, after racing his first two seasons in Canada. He closed sharply along the passing lane last week to finish second beaten a half-length.  Powerful Charger has been a Delaware top class trotter for Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King winning 12 times this year. Bluebird Reverend, a strong Indiana-bred gelding has been in the money 16 of his 21 starts for co-owner, trainer Bobby Reeser, Dennis, Johannsen and Case. George Dennis will drive. Callam Racing’s Spunky Jack with Roger Plante in the bike leaves from the rail with Eric Foster’s Stirling Charisma and Tony Morgan, alongside.  Ashes Cash, owned and trained by Leigh Raymer has been racing well adding seven wins this season and will be in the hands of meet leader Corey Callahan. Larry Fisher’s Cashontherocs, piloted by Jonathan Roberts, has been racing 'til recently at Yonkers in feature trots.  Marv Bachrad

Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($3.80, Allan Davis) just lasted in his narrow win in 1:53.1 in the featured $12,500 Open II Monday at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway. The Wayne Givens-trainee held off a late charge by Don't Ya Know for the victory. Leyden was third. Papa Ray, a 6-year-old Village Jolt stallion, recorded his second straight win and fifth triumph of the year after setting the pace for the majority of the mile. The Givens/Davis combination has been hot of late, teaming up for multiple win nights twice last week and started this week with a double Monday. Davis had four driving wins. George Dennis, Art Stafford Jr. and Tony Morgan each had doubles. Matt Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks ($4, Allan Davis) notched his sixth win of the year Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.3 harness racing victory in the featured $16,000 Open. The 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding fought off all comers in his front end triumph over Leyden and Mojo Terror. After assuming command at the quarter mile, Special T Rocks was driven confidently to victory in recording his 32nd career win. Trained by Joe Hundertpfund, Special T Rocks boosted his lifetime earnings to more than $474,000. It was the second win of three wins on the program for driver Davis. Earlier on the program, Kevin Switzer's Letsmakeawish ($3.20, Montrell Teague) won his fourth consecutive race in 1:52.2. Trained by his owner, Letsmakeawish is a 3-year-old son of Western Terror. Jon Roberts and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino    

Wednesday marked the commencement of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old trotters at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway with five $20,000 divisions. Three filly divisions were contested as well as two for colts and geldings, both held as non-wagering events. Nanticoke Racing and Delbert Cain's Go Byem (Les Givens) took the first of the non wagering races with a dazzling 1:56, 13-length margin of victory over Political Foe and Political Cash. Trained by his driver, Go Byem recorded his fourth career win in 10 starts. Sired by Impel Hanover, Go Byem took his lifetime mark of 1:53 on June 19 at the Meadowlands as one of the few Delaware-sired trotters to win a race in recent history at the New Jersey racetrack, a venue he's won at on two occasions. Wednesday's win was just a tick off the track record of 1:55.4, held by I Like My Boss. Ed Kimmel and Don and David Wiest's Perfect Vangogh (Tony Morgan) captured the remaining colt and gelding division with a 1:59.3 triumph over Luck Dynasty and Win Power. A son of JM Vangogh, Perfect Vangogh was trained by Donald Wiest. Callmemza ($4.40, Jon Roberts) won the first filly division in 2:00.2 for co-owner/trainer Bib Roberts and co-owners Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza, a daughter of Great George Two followed pacesetter My Fire Cloud Too throughout before surging clear of that rival in the final strides for a narrow win. Collen In Command was third. Marvin Meyer's Cuddle Punk ($5, Allan Davis) took the second division with a 1:58.3 blowout win over Bella's Punkett and Laurie Lin. The complexion of the race changed when 3-to-5 favorite Penny Paratrooper went off stride behind the gate. For Cuddle Punk, the Joe King-trainee and daughter of Super Punk scored her third career win. Another daughter of Super Punk, I Got Spunk, went post ward as the 1-to-5 favorite in the final DSBF division, but was second best to 4-to-1 Silence is Bliss ($10.60, Allan Davis), sired by CR Commando, who emerged a 1:59.2 winner with a burst of speed near the wire for trainer Robert White and owners Charles Wimbrow and James Lunn. I Got Spunk was second and Sparkling Rosie was third. Round two of the DSBF stakes for trotters takes place Wednesday July 8 before the $100,000 final on July 30 (special 7 p.m. post time). In the overnight feature, the $16,000 Open Trot, Six Gun Hall assumed early command from Pittstop Kip through fractions of 27.4 and 56.4 while seven-time 2015 winner Powerful Charger mounted his attack first over with favorite Tough Mac following second over through three-quarters in 1:25.4. Powerful Charger began to edge clear at top of the stretch and held off a late charge by Tough Mac for a 1:55.3 win. Six Gun Hall was third. Owned by Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick, it was the 30th career win for Powerful Charger ($5.40, Victor Kirby), who is trained by co-owner King Jr. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall ($5, Allan Davis) broke the track record for harness racing aged trotting horses Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.4 triumph in the $12,500 Open II. Sired by Deweycheatumnhowe, Six Gun Hall wore down pacesetter I'm So Striking in the stretch and held off a late charge from Pittstop Kip, who was second, for the win. Trained by co-owner Shahan, it was the fifth win of the season for Six Gun Hall. Three non-wagering pony races at a half-mile distance for Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) 11 campers were conducted after each of the first three races with the campers being assisted by licensed drivers in a double-seated jog cart. The camp participants were capping a week long day-to-day harness racing experience. Cd's Miss M (Jessica Beauchamp/Montrell Teague) was a dominant winner in the first division, timed in 1:15.4. In the second HHYF event, Royal Attire (Charline Engerran/Allan Davis) prevailed in 1:24. The third division saw CD's Miss M (Hayley Halloran/Ross Wolfenden) triumph again in 1:15.1. Each of the 11 campers was recognized in the winner's circle for their participation by the Executive Director of the Delaware Harness Commission, Mark Davis. HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor and her team of volunteers, including HHYF board member Karen Craft of Harrington Raceway were also on hand. There's a deviation from the normal schedule at Harrington with no live racing on Thursday June 25, however, the Monday through Thursday schedule will resume on June 29. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Rolls Blue Chip ($5.20, Allan Davis) won his Delaware harness racing debut Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Wayne Givens-trainee protected his rail post position and led most of the mile in his one and a half length win over Enrico As and Powerful Charger. Favorite Classic Belisima, who had won six straight races, got away sixth at the start and finished fourth. Rolls Blue Chip, a 5-year-old Credit Winner stallion, was a recent $85,000 purchase for his new connections and had spent most of his career previously racing in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. George Dennis had three driving wins and a training double. Drivers Ross Wolfenden, Victor Kirby, Tony Morgan and Allan Davis each had two wins. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Ron Short's Charger ($33.40, Allan Davis) was an upset harness racing winner in achieving his third consecutive win Monday in the $12,500 Open II at Harrington Raceway. The 10-year-old altered son of Stampede Hanover was dismissed at 15-to-1 and set all the fractions in a narrow win over a fast closing Special T Rocks. Shiretown Pitbull was parked the entire mile and finished third. Charger recorded his 46th career win for owner/trainer Short and raised his lifetime bankroll to more than $421,000. It was one of four wins on the program for driver Davis, while Montrell Teague registered a driving triple. Matthew Sparacino

 Reggie Hazzard's A La Notte Hanover ($28.60, Allan Davis) was an upset winner in the $12,500 Mares Open at  the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway on Tuesday in 1:53.4.    The Wayne Givens-trainee received a ground saving trip behind the pacesetting leader Jeremes Sweetheart before passing the latter narrowly at the finish.   The Givens barn has been on a roll of late, after a four win night on Monday and taking the feature for the second straight program.    In a $10,000 sub-featured pace for conditioned mares, John McGill's Star Keeper ($9, Tim Tetrick) notched a 1:53.4 win for trainer Jim King Jr.    The 8-year-old Four Starzz Shark mare sat a pocket trip behind Fill My Pockets Up, the pacesetter, and surged by the leader in the passing lane.    Allan Davis had four wins on the program for the second straight night while Tony Morgan had three wins and  John Wilkerson had a training double.   Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - San Fran Lady N ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) notched her eighth win of the season Tuesday with a 1:52.2 victory in the harness racing featured $12,500 Mares Open II at Harrington Raceway. San Fran Lady N, who prevailed last week in 1:53.1, set the pace from her rail post position with fractions of 27, 56.2 and 1:24.3 as Hit By Lightning pursued first over with Springforth sitting in the pocket throughout. In mid stretch Springforth battled San Fran Lady N and had a narrow lead in deep stretch before the latter resurged to prevail by a nose. Trained by Steve Leblanc, the Live Or Die mare is owned by Leblanc Racing, William Lutz Jr., and Count De Money Stable. For the second straight night, a driver took both halves of the daily double. On Monday night, it was Tony Morgan, this time it was Allan Davis, who piloted Outrageous Delight N ($13) and Driven by Destiny ($3.40) as part of a five win night for the 39-year-old driver. Victor Kirby had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del - Locally-owned I Like My Boss ($10, Allan Davis) notched his 19th harness racing win in 36 career starts Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.1 win in the $16,000 Open Trot. Owned by Bob Shahan with Jimmy and Ashley Parsons, all from Harrington, the 4-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding sat in the pocket throughout behind pacesetting favorite Traverse Seelster. 'Boss' bided his time until mid stretch when he edged clear of the favorite and hit the wire first. I Like My Boss is trained by co-owner Shahan and made headlines last season after going unbeaten in his first 16 career starts. Driver Davis was coming off a four win night on Tuesday and followed it with a three win night Wednesday. Trainer Josh Green won the first three races on the program, with the first two driven by Victor Kirby. Green took the daily double with trotters My Fire Cloud Too ($3.20, Kirby) and Aventure ($3.40, Kirby), before winning the third with pacer Nicholas Ryan ($3.80, Jason Thompson). Kirby finished the program with four winners, following a three-win night Tuesday. Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($4.40, Roger Plante Jr.) won the sub-featured with a front end triumph in 1:57. The 6-year-old Super Punk gelding held off all comers in notching his 17th career win. In the card's 12th race, Art Brewer II's Sharky Osborne ($114, Davis) won his 62nd career race at age 14. The altered son of Cam's Card Shark surged late to prevail at odds of 56-to-1. It was his 315th career start. Standardbreds are ineligible to compete at age 15 or older. Blackhorse Six Stable's trotter Pittstop Kip ($13, Montrell Teague) had an auspicious Harrington debut with a wire-to-wire win from post eight in 1:57.4 for trainer Phil Goldwater. It was one of two wins on the program for Teague, who had a driving double. Teague had a productive morning as well after qualifying undefeated standout pacer Wiggleitjiggleit, owned by his father George Teague Jr., over the Harrington half-mile in a sharp 1:53. Matt Sparacino        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will open its doors for its 69th consecutive season of live harness racing Monday with a 14-race program beginning at 5:30 p.m. In celebration of opening day, there will be $1 hot dogs in the lower grandstand as well as $1 live racing programs. A hat giveaway (while supplies last) will also commence at 5 p.m. on the first floor of the grandstand. A $15,000 Delaware Special is the centerpiece of the program, featuring harness racing's fastest pacer so far in 2015, Daryl Bier's Bandolito (9/5, Bier) who was a dazzling 1:48.1 winner at Dover Downs on March 26. The 5-year-old Ponder stallion will be joined by a deep but compact group of six that includes Frank Chick's Jebswesternshake (7/2, George Dennis), Kovach Stables' Feel Like A Fool (8/1, Allan Davis), Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror (30/1, Jon Roberts), Mary Larrimore's Believe This Bob (6/1, Ross Wolfenden), and Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt (2/1, Victor Kirby). The race is carded as the seventh on the program. Interested bettors should take note of a new bet minimum on the pick four wager (offered in races 3-6, nightly) as Harrington will now offer a 50-cent minimum on the popular multi-race wager. Defending driving champion Allan Davis , who will appear in 13 of 14 races Monday, is expected to be a regular participant at the meet, as is leading trainer Wayne Givens who has two horses entered. The track's marquee event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial will be held September 21 with a new invitational format. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule until a six week break on July 9. Matthew Sparacino  

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