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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    

HARRINGTON, Del. - J&M Racing's Embassy Seelster ($16.40, Allan Davis) won her Harrington Raceway debut Tuesday with a 1:52.3 score in the $13,000 Mares Open II. The Doug Lewis-trainee had been racing at the Meadowlands and Pocono Downs before her Delaware debut. The 4-year-old Modern Art mare battled gamely first over and eventually wore down pacesetter My Ideal Hanover in the lane and a gaining Springforth at the wire for the win. Springforth was second, with My Ideal Hanover third. It was the second win of the year for Embassy Seelster and one of three driving wins on the program for Davis. George Dennis had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - William Cantrell's Skyway Priss ($15.40, Ross Wolfenden) notched her fifth win in the year in Wednesday's featured trotting event, beating a conditioned group of male rivals at Harrington Raceway in 1:56. The Cincinnati Kid mare held pocket sitting favorite Cash On Delivery at bay throughout the mile and withstood one last charge from the latter late for a narrow win. Cadillac Cruiser was third. Trained by John Cabot, all but one of Skyway Priss' wins this year have come at Harrington. Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each had driving triples. Ross Wolfenden had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The richest day of the year for Delaware horsemen was Thursday at Harrington Raceway as racing fans saw the completion of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events as well as signature events for older hoses on the 13-race program. The annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair was host to a large crowd who was treated to some entertaining racing under perfect weather conditions. While the crowd was treated to an abundance of dazzling performances, perhaps the most noteworthy was that of trotting colt I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) who remained unbeaten in 12 starts with a 1:57.2 triumph for co-owner/trainer Bob Shahan in his $100,000 final. He is co-owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons. In an uncharacteristic front-end performance, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding set all the fractions in his four length win over LG's Pride and Odessa. "It's been a lot of fun," said Shahan. "We had a setback last year which got him to the races a little bit later, but he's been super." In the $40,000 Governor's Cup, John Dayton's Just a Jolt ($6.40, Victor Kirby) overcame post eight to notch his 12th seasonal win in 1:50. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding assumed the command early from post eight and held off Malak Uswaad N and Getitoffyourchest for the one length win. Just A Jolt equaled his own track record. The Honorable Governor Jack Markell was on hand to present the trophy to the winning connections, after capping his full slate of activities at the Delaware State Fair's traditional Governor's Day. In the DSBF filly pacing final, a track record performance was set by Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah ($2.40, Allan Davis) with a 1:52.1 victory over Jonigold and Megginspin. The Wayne Givens-trainee was a ten-length winner feasting first over after a hot pace. It was her 15th career win in 22 starts. In the DSBF pacing colt final, Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($3.40, George Dennis) was victorious in 1:53.3 over Casino Bags Carlo and West Star Director. The Powerful Toy gelding was a wire-to-wire winner and recorded his 13th career win for trainer David Rearic. Richard Lombardo, JJ&M Stable and Pam Wagner's Kelsey's Commando ($11.20 Victor Kirby) was another post eight winner for Kirby. The Cr Commando filly parlayed a pocket trip to victory over Bella's Spunkin and Overnight Hit. It was one of three wins for Kirby, who also trains the trotting filly. On the undercard, North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($2.40, Corey Callahan) won her Third Straight Legislator's Cup for trainer Dylan Davis. E&K Stable and Lois and Earl Walters' I'm So Striking ($13.80) scored a minor upset in the $30,000 Charles Murphy Memorial Trot for trainer/driver Eddie Dennis. Live racing resumes on a Monday through Thursday schedule at Harrington on August 18. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $600,000 in total purses will be up for grabs on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway Thursday during Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair. For the third consecutive year, the program will be contested at night with a 7 p.m. post time. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals will be held for 3-year-old pacers and trotters. Signature events for older horses such as the $40,000 Governor's Cup will have local bragging rights on the line on the popular evening of racing that is the focal point for many Delaware horsemen. The filly pacing final is the first of the $100,000 races to be contested as track record holder, Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah (2/1, Allan Davis) looks to continue her current winning trend. The Wayne Givens-trainee has won two straight and will start from post four. The Wiz Kids Stable's Jonigold (3/1, Corey Callahan) will fire from mid pack post five for trainer Bart Dalious after sweeping her eliminations. The filly trotting final is slated fifth on the program, with trainer/co-owner Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey's Overnight Hit (2/1, Stafford Jr.) starting from the rail after winning both of her eliminations. In the trotting colt final, trainer/co-owner Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons Jr., and Ashley Parsons' I Like My Boss (2-1, Jon Roberts) will look to remain undefeated as he bids for his 12th consecutive win from post position five. The final for pacing colts is the 11th race and is as wide open as any of the DSBF final events. Karen Walls' Elite Awards (5/2), and Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo (3-1, Vince Copeland) are among the highly competitive group. The Governor's Cup will complete the daily double as the second race, a field long on depth will fill the starting gate, including John Dayton's Just a Jolt (2-1, Victor Kirby) who must overcome post eight to earn his 12th win of the year for trainer Jim King Jr. The Honorable Governor Jack Markell is expected to present the trophy to the winning connections. The Legislator's Cup, featuring Delaware's top pacing mares, will start the first leg of the pick four (races 3-6). Two-time defending champion, North State Street Stable's Monochromatic (2-1, Corey Callahan) will fire from post six in pursuit of her 51st career win for trainer Dylan Davis. Fresh threat My Ideal Hanover (3/1, Kirby) has won four straight for owner Jason Johnson and drew post two. The Charles Murphy Jr. Memorial Trot will wrap up the pick four sequence. Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley (2/1, Tony Morgan) is back from a stint at Yonkers and drew post six in the full field. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

The Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes headlined the Sunday race card at Ocean Downs.   The stakes kicked off with two-year-old filly trotters opening the card as early non-wagering events. Driver Vic Kirby took Sign N Drive (Cr Commando) to the front out of the gate, holding off a three-quarter pole challenge by Miss Jocelyn, stopping the timer in 2:06.1 for owner Scott Woogen of Mechanicsville, VA, Duane Wagner was the trainer.   In the second division Callmemza (Great George Two) left the gate from post four and never looked back. Collen In Command got the pocket trip but was never able to challenge Callmemza. W. Bib Roberts trains and co-owns the filly along with Graham Grace Stables and M & W Stables. Time for the mile was 2:07.1 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike.   In the first race on the card, K J Ben (Riggins) gave owner Scott Woogen his second stakes win of the night in the first division of colt/gelding pacers. Reins men Art Stafford Jr picked up his first stakes win of the night with the Duane Wagner trainee in 1:59.2.   A single division of colt/gelding trotters went to post as race 3. Co-owner/trainer/driver Ray Schnittker made his first trip to Ocean Downs a winning one with Broken Record(Muscles Yankee) over Save The Night in 2:00.1. Theodore Gewertz co-owns.   Driver Corey Callahan made a rare appearance at the ocean up behind Toms Typhoon (Cam's Rocket) in the second division for colt/gelding pacers. Corey settled In The Pocket, waiting till the head of the stretch to challenge Quick Art, winning by ¾ length in 1:57.2 for owner Thomas Cooke. Roger Hans is the trainer.   The final two stakes of the night were for filly pacers, with Ringler Stables Ideal Wedding(American Ideal) cutting a mile in 2:00.4 for driver Allan Davis and trainer Richard Ringler. Fancy Sound was second.   The final stake of the night gave owner Scott Woogen his third stakes win of the night when Bag Lady Blue(Roddy's Bags Again) stopped the clock in 2:00.1 over Andi's Peanut. This also gave trainer Duane Wagner his third training win and driver Art Stafford Jr. his second Maryland stakes win.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Stakes Fund  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah ($6.20, Allan Davis) set a new track record Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway for 3-year-old pacing fillies with a 1:52.2 triumph. The daughter of Gamblers Dream settled off a hotly contested pace in which Derek Delight parked Angelwithanattitude, while Seboomook Fool Yah gathered momentum following a brisk half-mile in 54.3 seconds. "Fool" swept by the leaders to three-quarters in 1:24 and opened up four lengths at the wire. Trained by Wayne Givens, Seboomook Fool Yah notched her seventh win of the year and broke one of the longest standings records at Harrington, which was previously held by Ireneonthemove (1:52.3) set in 2006. Victor Kirby had four winners on the program, one of which was aboard the red hot My Ideal Hanover ($2.80), who prevailed in 1:52.4 for her fourth straight win in the $17,000 Mares Open. Owned by Jason Johnson, the 5-year-old Western Ideal mare was a front-stepping winner over Springforth and Grandview Hanover. Trained by Jay Gannon, My Ideal Hanover boosted her seasonal bankroll to nearly $50,000. Davis had a driving triple. Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($6, Victor Kirby) reset his own track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings Monday with a 1:50 triumph in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. It also established a new national season's mark for 4-year-old pacers on a half-mile racetrack. Sent for the lead from post position seven, the Village Jolt gelding made the lead in 26.3 seconds, before cruising to the half-mile in 55.0 and three-quarters in 1:22.3. "Jolt" kept pocket-sitting Getitoffyourchest at bay for a one-length score. Rock On Moe was third. It was the 11th win of the year for Just A Jolt, who padded his seasonal earnings to more than $124,000. Driver Jon Roberts had three wins on the program. George Dennis, Allan Davis and Ross Wolfenden each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters is now complete after 10 fillies went to post over two divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey's Overnight Hit ($3.80, Stafford Jr.) was the fastest elimination winner with a three length score over Kelsey's Commando and Linbo Love in 1:59.4. The Giant Hit-sired filly charged by pacesetter Kelsey's Commando at the top of the stretch and drew clear impressively. It was the fourth win of the season for Overnight Hit, who is trained by her driver and co-owner Stafford Jr. Stop the Jade Farm's Bella's Spunkin ($3, Allan Davis) took the earlier division in 2:01.2 over Oso Grateful and Some Sweet Lady. The Super Punk-sired filly surged by pacesetter Oso Grateful in mid-stretch for a narrow win. Trained by Joe King, "Bella" notched her third win of the year. In the overnight feature, Jason Johnson's My Ideal Hanover ($8, Victor Kirby) recorded her Third Straight win in the $17,000 Mares Open in 1:53 for trainer Jay Gannon. The 5-year-old Western Ideal mare was a front end winner over Mach Lady and Sucha Bad Girl. Allan Davis had four winners on the program. Bret Brittingham had a driving triple. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be held on Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair, July 24, with a special 7 p.m. post time. The Wednesday program features undefeated 3-year-old trotting gelding I Like My Boss (9/5, Jon Roberts) who has won all 10 of his lifetime starts. He will head the first of two divisions of the DSBF stakes for trotting colts. The Bob Shahan-trainee drew post five in the seven horse field, slated as the first race on the 14-race program. The second division is carded as the eighth race. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware-sired 3-year-old pacing fillies took center stage on the Monday Harrington Raceway harness racing program with three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes. Owner The Wiz Kids Stable had a double in the stakes as Jonigold ($2.10, Corey Callahan) and I'm Won Rum Wiser ($2.60, George Dennis) each prevailed in their respective divisions, both completing a sweep of their elimination legs. Jonigold was sent immediately for the lead from post six and never relented in her open length 1:55 win over Miss Maja and Santa Baby. Trained by Bart Dalious, the Headmaster sired Jonigold notched her fifth career win. Meanwhile I'm Won Rum Wiser, co-owned by George and Tina Dennis with The Wiz Kids Stable, set all the fractions in her 1:55.4 triumph. The Headmaster filly notched her second straight win and eighth lifetime. Megginspin was second with Bettylou Who third. The fastest split of the night was when Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah ($2.20, Allan Davis), wore down her rivals in 1:54.2. Sired by Gamblers Dream, 'Fool' grinded away first over and edged clear of retreating pacesetter Fashion Guru to win by four lengths. Crushed Again was second while Treasure Valley found her best gear late to finish third. Jerry Kovach's Feel Like A Fool ($7.20, Callahan) prevailed in the $17,000 Open with a one length win over Teresa's Beach and People Are Crazy. Trained by Bobby Clark, it was the 21st career win for Feel Like A Fool. Heavily favored Just a Jolt was trapped and impeded approaching three-quarters when Allstar Preview went offstride in front of him. Callahan had four winners on the card. Davis had three wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-olds officially resumed Sunday with a pair of $20,000 divisions on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway Sunday. Legacy Racing of DE, Pam Curran and Niel Gargiulo's Motorino ($4.20, Allan Davis) won the first split in 1:56. The even-money choice set all the fractions in his narrow win over Hawker and Go Big Spinder. Trained by Wayne Givens, it was the Third Straight win for the son of Brian P. The second division was the faster as Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($2.80, George Dennis) was a wire-to-wire winner over Dover Downs' final winner Casino Bags Carlo and Lewiebyalength for trainer David Rearic in 1:54.3. A Powerful Toy gelding, Elite Awards, notched his 11th win in 18 lifetime starts. Dennis, Davis and Bret Brittingham each notched driving triples on the program. Jon Roberts had a double. The DSBF stakes will continue Monday with the filly pacers in action with three divisions. On Tuesday, the trotting fillies will go postward in two divisions, while the trotting colts will cap off the week with two divisions on Wednesday. After two rounds of eliminations, the $100,000 finals are slated for July 24, Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

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