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HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 68th season of live harness racing came to an end Thursday evening. Four-time leading driver Ross Wolfenden capped the meet-ender with four driving wins, but it was not enough to catch Allan Davis, who won his first career title with 157 wins at the meet, while Wolfenden was second with 150. Victor Kirby (127) finished third. The 38-year-old Davis is the son of one of the most accomplished drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region, Eddie Davis, winner of more than 8,000 races lifetime. Trainer Wayne Givens earned his second training title with 66 wins. Joe Hunderptfund Jr. was second with 51 wins, while Josh Green was third with 31. Meanwhile, horse of the meet honors went to trotter I Like My Boss for owners Bob Shahan, Ashley Parsons and Jimmy Parsons. Trained by Shahan, I Like My Boss started his career with an incredible 15 consecutive wins before his first defeat. He started 10 times at Harrington in 2014 with nine victories. Also on the closing night program, pacing mare Willow Mill Faith notched her seventh straight win for trainer/driver George Dennis and owners Don Reed and George Wagner in 1:56. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens its meet on November 2. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The final week of Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds. The pacing fillies are the first to go postward, as their final is slated as the 10th race on Monday's 15-race program. Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2-1, Corey Callahan) will look to keep her perfect record intact as the daughter of Rusty's For Real is 4-for-4 in her young career, after breaking her own track record last week. The path to her fifth win may not come easy tonight however after drawing post position eight. Her two chief threats are fellow undefeated mate Joann Looney King's Roddy's Bags Again-sired Purrfect Bags' (4-1, Victor Kirby) and Riggins-sired Gigi Deo (3-1, Andrew McCarthy) for owners J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms. The pacing colts will take their turn in the 10th race on the Tuesday program, featuring an adept field which features six different elimination winners. Only Scott Woogen's Riggins-sired KJ Ben (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.) and Michael White's Life Sizzles-sired and aptly named Son of a Sizzle (3-1, David Miller) escaped both of their elimination races unscathed in the deep grouping. Fellow elimination winners in the field include Garnet O'Marrow's Riggins-sired Seboomook Katahdin (5/1, Allan Davis), Legacy Racing of DE, Sharon White and Nanticoke Racing's Artzina-sired Art Season (8-1, Vince Copeland), Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK (4/1, Montrell Teague), a son of Art Director, and Roddy's Bags Again sired Roddy's Hot Again (12-1, George Dennis), who is owned by George and Tina Dennis and the Ask W Stables. Both sexes of trotters will compete in their final events on the penultimate program of the season at Harrington on Wednesday. The colt and gelding trotters will battle in the eighth race, as track record holder and son of Political Briefing, Political Cash (2-1, Allan Davis) will vie for his Third Straight win for owners Bob Shahan and Donald Marine. The field is contentious however, and also features former track record holder Egosnattitudes (5/1, Jon Roberts), a son of Great George Two for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables among the field of eight. The filly trotting final is the 10th race with another Great George Two offspring playing perhaps a major role in Callmemza (2/1, Roberts) for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza swept her eliminations as did her two main threats, a pair of Cr Commando-sired fillies in Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper (4-1, Ross Wolfenden), and Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive (3-1, Tim Tetrick). Each pacing and trotting division also features a $20,000 consolation. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bob Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch for his second career win in three lifetime starts. Political Cash broke Egosnattitudes track record, who set the mark last week. Egosnattitudes (Jon Roberts) completed a sweep of his elimination legs earlier on the program with a 2:04.4 triumph for trainer Bib Roberts and owners Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding improved to 2-fo-3 in his young career. Trainer and co-owner Shahan was back at it in the remaining colt and gelding division with Save The Night (George Dennis). Co-owned by Shahan and George Brem, the Political Briefing-Athenea gelding was a 2:02.4 winner in his division. Each of the filly winners fulfilled sweeps of their eliminations as Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) was the first to triumph in 2:03.2. Trained by Poliseno, the Cr Commando-CR Penny Lane filly is 2-for-2 in her career. Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive ($2.10, Victor Kirby) was an easy 2:03.4 victor for trainer Duane Wagner. The Cr Commando-Tybridge filly has three wins in four career starts. Trainer Bib Roberts recorded another win on the card with Callmemza ($2.60, Jon Roberts). Co-owned by Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, the Great George Two-Endorphan Annie, Callmemza is now 3-for-4 in her career after a 2:04.3 triumph. The top eight point-getters among the fillies and colts and geldings will return to compete in their respective $100,000 final events Wednesday October 22. Ross Wolfenden had four winners on the program. Kirby and Jon Roberts each won three races, while Corey Callahan and Allan Davis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions. The fastest winner was Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) who was a wire-to-wire winner over Seboomook Katahdin in 1:55. The Riggins-Winsmith Karen colt completed a sweep of his eliminations and improved to 4-for-5 in his career for trainer Duane Wagner. Second time starter Remember Me VK ($3.80, Montrell Teague) was an impressive 1:55.4 winner over Smoking Joey. The Art Director-All Memory gelding received a pocket trip behind Smoking Joey throughout and edged clear of the latter down the passing lane at the finish. Trained by Bob Wyatt, Remember Me VK now has a win and a second on his card in as many starts. Michael White's Sonofa Sizzle ($2.10, Allan Davis) swept his eliminations after winning his division in 1:55.2 for trainer Gary Green. The son of Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like, burst on the Delaware scene with a win last week in 1:54.2, after competing in New York in four previous attempts. Art Season ($2.20, Allan Davis) won the remaining division for owners Legacy Racing of Delaware, Sharon White, and Nanticoke Racing Stable in 1:56.1. The Artzina-Florist gelding was forced in the two hole early by a fired up NBA Pick who set a hot pace before fading. Art Season applied pressure past the half-mile and edged clear before opening up a four length lead over Rustlercafe at the wire. Art Season is trained by Wayne Givens. In the overnight feature, Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($4.60, Corey Callahan) recorded her fourth consecutive win in the $18,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4. Teague, Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each drove three winners. Ross Wolfenden had a driving double. The top eight point-getters from the first two legs will return for the $100,000 final on Tuesday October 21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for 2-year-olds continued Wednesday as six divisions of trotters were contested. The most noteworthy division was the latter of three colt and gelding divisions, in which Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, LLC's Egosnattitudes ($10.60, Jon Roberts) reset the track record for freshman trotting geldings, with a 2:00.3 victory. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding reeled in pacesetting favorite Save The Night in deep stretch for the upset win. Trained by Bib Roberts, it was the first career win for Egosnattitudes. The remaining colt divisions were contested off the wagering program, with Stephane and Brian Cassell's Political Foe (Eddie Dennis, 2:02.4) and Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Political Cash (Allan Davis, 2:01.4) prevailing. The fastest filly division went to another Bib Roberts-trainee, Callmemza ($40, Jon Roberts), who overcame post eight for a wire-to-wire win in 2:02.1. The Great George Two-Endorphan Annie filly notched her second win in three career starts. Driver Victor Kirby piloted six winners, including a win in an elimination for the trotting fillies with Sign N Drive ($4.60, Victor Kirby. 2:02.3). Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stable's Penny Paratrooper ($3, Ross Wolfenden, 2:04.2) won the remaining filly division.. It was a banner night for Kirby, who reached at a new personal best at Harrington. He picked up a trio of his wins quickly by winning three in a row from races two through four with Windsong Ingenius ($3), Bettor and Bold ($3) and Master Bedroom ($8.60), with the latter two being trained by Jim King Jr. Ross Wolfenden and Jon Roberts each had three wins, while Eddie Dennis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. The Riggins colt brushed to lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.3 seconds, clearing early leader and race favorite Smoking Joey. KJ Ben then marched through fractions of 57.1 and 1:26.1 before holding the favorite at bay in the stretch for a measured win. Trained by Duane Wagner, it was the third win of KJ Ben's career. Perhaps the most contentious division was the fourth when Michael White's Son of a Sizzle ($11.80, Allan Davis) recorded a 1:54.2 win from off the pace for trainer Gary Green. The Life Sizzles colt battled first over and cleared leader Byby Landon, before holding off a game late charge from Remember Me VK for his first win of the season in five career starts. George and Tina Dennis Inc and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again ($2.80, George Dennis) notched his Third Straight win in the first division on the program. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding never had an anxious moment in his front end win in 1:56.3. Roddy's Hot Again is trained by his co-owner and driver George Dennis. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin ($2.10, Allan Davis) was an 11 length winner in his DSBF division. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, the Riggins gelding never relented once assuming the lead before the quarter mile. Trained by Wayne Givens, he was won 3 of 4 career outings. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($5.60, Victor Kirby) won her Third Straight race in the overnight feature, the $13,750 Mares Open. Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Victor Kirby and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Corey Callahan had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - With just 12 days remaining in the Harrington Raceway meet, the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds will be prominently featured over the final three weeks. DSBF action kicks off Monday with pacing fillies going postward in four divisions. The early favorite in the division would have to be J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Violente Farms' Gigi Deo (9/5, Andrew McCarthy), who drew post four in the first split, the second half of the daily double as race two. A $55,000 Harrisburg sale yearling, "Gigi" is one of the most expensive Delaware-sired horses since the inception of the DSBF program. She finished second to Bettor Be Steppin in the Kentuckiana in grand circuit action at Hoosier Park. This will be her first time over a half-mile racetrack for trainer Aaron Lambert.   Another filly whose off to an auspicious start to her career is Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2/1, Corey Callahan), who is a homebred for Carter Racing Stable. Sired by Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty is the only registered foal from her sire. She took a mark of 1:53.4 in her last start at Harrah's Philadelphia and is 2-for-2 thus far in her young career. Joann Looney-King and her husband, trainer Jim King Jr., will look to continue a banner year with budding filly Purrfect Bags (2-1, Victor Kirby) in the final division. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again exploded to a five length win in her only career start at Harrah's Philadelphia. The four divisions are slated second, fifth, eighth and tenth on the Monday program. The pacing colts will headline Tuesday's program in four divisions. This year's group appears to be extremely competitive with early favorites among the 29 colts entered appearing to be the likes of CTC Stable's Smoking Joey (second division, 5/2, Callahan), Seboomook Katahdin (third division, 2-1, Allan Davis) as well as a contentious fourth division that features David Hamm's Byby Landon (2-1, Ross Wolfenden) and Michael White's SonofaSizzle (3/1, Allan Davis). Smoking Joey, trained by Doug Lewis, and Seboomook Katahdin, conditioned by Wayne Givens, are both sons of Riggins who have started their careers with two early wins. Byby Landon, a Dick Lewis-trainee, won his only previous start at Harrington with an impressive 27.3 last quarter, but perhaps drew into the deepest division that includes Life Sizzles-sired Sonofa Sizzle, who was third in a division of the Tompkins Geers at Tioga Downs. The trotters will be in action on Wednesday with three divisions apiece of fillies and colts. Two long time local Delaware trainers appear to have the preliminary favorites in the colt division as Eddie Dennis-trained Political Foe and Bob Shahan-trained Political Cash will head their divisions, which will be held as early non-wagering events at 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Owned by Stephanie Brian Cassell, Political Foe was a strong second in his last start versus older rivals. Meanwhile, Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash finished third in his opening start after a series of impressive qualifiers. Among the 22 trotting fillies, most are making their first career starts and only Shahan and George Brem's Save The Night, has a pari-mutuel win, after winning an overnight event at Ocean Downs in 2:02.4. Live racing is conducted nightly with a 5:30 p.m. post time. by Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jon Roberts capped his best week yet at Harrington Raceway with a second five-win performance in four nights Thursday. The 33-year-old Roberts, who won five races on Monday, won five more Thursday giving him 13 for in a four day span on Delaware's only half-mile racetrack. Roberts did not drive at Harrington on Tuesday night, September 30. Roberts win parade Thursday began in the second race with Seaside Gal ($10.80) and continued by capturing the second and fourth legs of the pick four with Aggie's Dream ($4.40) and Casino Bags ($7). Roberts secured the grand slam with a triumph aboard We Salute You ($9.60) in race nine before piloting veteran Real Tough ($5.20) to a Third Straight win in race 13. Roberts currently sits fifth in the Harrington driver standings with 73 wins. Allan Davis (135), Ross Wolfenden (124), George Dennis (109) and Victor Kirby (83) complete the top four. In the trainer standings, Wayne Givens (58) maintains a lead over defending champ Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (47). Josh Green (38), Les Givens (28) and Kyle Moore (23) fulfill the top five. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. – J&M Racing’s Embassy Seelster ($7.40, Allan Davis) notched her third win of season Tuesday with a 1:53.1 harness racing victory in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.  The Doug Lewis-trainee surged off cover approaching three-quarters and sprinted home for a one length win over Monochromatic and Sucha Bad Girl. It was second win at the current Harrington meet. The 4-year-old Modern Art mare has earned more than $123,000 lifetime.  For the second straight night, a driver registered five wins. Following Jon Roberts aforementioned performance on Monday, was driver Victor Kirby, who piloted five winners on the 14-race program, capped in the last race with Keith Pippi’s Lounge Act ($3.20), who is trained by Kirby. Allan Davis, Montrell Teague, George Dennis and Jim Morand each had two. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.60, Jim Morand) recorded her 53rd career win Tuesday with a 1:53 win in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The venerable 9-year-old left from post position five and never relinquished her lead in a wire-to-wire triumph over Embassy Seelster and Springforth, who finished in a dead heat for second. Trained by Dylan Davis, Monochromatic boosted her seasonal earnings to more than $94,000 and career bankroll to an impressive $848,305. Driver Victor Kirby had five wins on the program, including a decisive score in the $13,750 Open II with Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Stephen Iaquinta's Jereme's Sweetheart ($3.20) in 1:52. Montrell Teague recorded a driving triple. Allan Davis and George Dennis each won two races.  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Powerful Charger ($6.60, Victor Kirby) delivered I Like My Boss his first career loss with a 1:56 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday. Owned by trainer Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick, the 6-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding edged clear late after a first over grind and held off a game I Like My Boss who chased second over and ran out of racetrack in his rally attempt resulting in a narrow loss. It was the first career defeat for I Like My Boss in 16 starts. For Powerful Charger, it was his third win of the season and first career win in the Open class. I Like My Boss, a Delaware sire stakes champion, won all three of his starts as a 2-year-old and 12 previous attempts at age 3. Drivers Allan Davis and Ross Wolfenden each had three wins on the program. George Dennis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jeff Clark's Springforth ($6.60, George Dennis) continued her consistent form spree with a 1:53 win in the $17,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by her owner, the 4-year-old Artiscape mare set all the fractions in her second win of the year. She has not been worse than second in her last four starts versus Open competition. Embassy Seelster, who won a similar division four starts back was second, while Scootin For Joy was third. Springforth made nearly $180,000 as a sophomore on the New York sire stakes circuit. Drivers Montrell Teague, Victor Kirby, Allan Davis, Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden each had two wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - All good things must come to an end, but for I Like My Boss, that time is not now. The venerable trotter extended the longest current unbeaten streak to start a career in North America with his 15th consecutive win in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceaway in 1:56.4. I Like My Boss ($5.20, Jon Roberts) survived his first test versus Open class trotters, holding off Spunky Jack in a tight finish for a narrow win. I Like My Boss, owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons and trainer Bob Shahan, set all the fractions in his victory. After a comfortable lead most of the mile, Spunky Jack posed a fierce challenge in deep stretch, but under urging from Roberts, I Like My Boss responded and kept his record unblemished. The Delaware sire stakes champion, I Like My Boss, boosted his lifetime bankroll to nearly $240,000. Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. Allan Davis and Roberts each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for the Meadows        

HARRINGTON, Del. - North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.20, Jim Morand) registered her 52nd career harness racing win Tuesday in the $17,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3. The venerable Monochromatic, who has been a top mare on the Delaware circuit for several years, assumed command early and never relented in her one length score over Springforth and Embassy Seelster. The 9-year-old Dream Away mare, Monochromatic, boosted her lifetime bankroll to nearly $840,000. Trained by Dylan Davis, Monochromatic was coming off a narrow loss on 9-2, suffered at the hands of a pocket sitting Springforth. Montrell Teague had four driving wins. George Dennis and Allan Davis each had a double. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 14th consecutive win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a 1:56.4 win and broke his own track record in the process. Owned by trainer Bob Shahan along with Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding settled in third early before clearing early leader Dribble Drive shortly after the half-mile in 59.4 seconds. He led the field of seven past three quarters in 1:28.3 before opening up a four length lead at the wire over Sterling Charisma, who rallied for the place spot. I Like My Boss has never tasted defeat in his 14 lifetime starts and has earned nearly $230,000 along the way. It was one of three driving wins on the night for Roberts. In the $17,000 Open Trot, Dawn Gannon and Blackhorse Six Stables' Pittstop Ruthie ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was victorious off a pocket trip in 1:55.4. Spunky Jack cut the mile and finished second, while Classic Filly finished third. Jim Morand and Allan Davis each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jeffery Clark's Springforth ($15.60, George Dennis) prevailed in Tuesday's $17,000 Mares Open and equaled a track record in the process with a 1:52 victory. The win matched the 4-year-old mare track record, co-held by Lorrie Please. The daughter of Artiscape, Springforth sat behind pacesetter Monochromatic throughout fractions of 27.3, 55.4, and 1:24.1 before outkicking the favorite in the lane for the win. Trained by owner Clark, Springforth received an identical journey last week and finished second to Embassy Seelster, who finished third this time around. Tony Morgan had four winners on the program. Allan Davis had a driving triple, while Montrell Teague recorded a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

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