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HARRINGTON, Del. - Nanticoke Racing Inc, Barry Spedden and Joshua Parker's Almighty Johnson N ($16, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:56.1 harness racing winner in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The New Zealand-import had a slow start to his domestic career, after finishing off the board in his first three starts. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding has quickly turned it around however, with three straight victories for co-owner/trainer Parker. He left the gate quickly from post position two and assumed command where he would set fractions of 28.1, 57.3 and 1:27.1. Jammin Jack challenged first over and battled gamely through the stretch, but would come up a head short to Almighty Johnson. Theresademoninme finished third. Allan Davis had three winners on the card. Mike Cole and Tony Morgan each had a driving double. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now goes on a hiatus until the traditional Governor's Day program (special 7 p.m. post time) during the Delaware State Fair on July 25.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Carol Jamieson Parker's Dark Dutchess ($2.40, Jack Parker Jr.) and Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($2.20, Jon Roberts) completed a sweep of her 3-year-old filly Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 harness racing eliminations Wednesday with a 2:00.4 win. Dark Duchess, a He's Spooky filly, overcame an early break in stride near the quarter-mile to regroup and make the lead approaching the half-mile and she would never relent in her victory over Miss Popeye and Bella's Party Punk. Embrace The Grind was victorious via a 2:01 front end score over Just As Striking and Rich N Royal. The Keystone Activator gelding has won 10 of 13 career starts for his owner/trainer. Disco Soliel (Rod Allen) won the first of two non-wagering events, this one for fillies. Owned by Rod Allen for trainer Carlo Poliseno, the CR Commando filly was a 2:02.2 winner over Cierra's Choice and Royal Locket. It was her eighth career win. Meanwhile, Bay Pond Racing's Dr Grinch (Jeff Fout) was a wire-to-wire winner in the second non-wagering division, this one for colts and geldings. The Giant Hit gelding held off all comers on the front and was a half-length winner over Go Jetem and Phantom Feet. The top eight point earners from the 3-year-old DSBF events will return to compete in $100,000 finals on July 25. Allan Davis won four races, while Jon Roberts won three. Ross Wolfenden and Montrell Teague each had two.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 divisional eliminations for pacing fillies headlined the Tuesday Harrington Raceway harness racing program. In And Out Again (Ross Wolfenden) won the early non-wagering division in 1:55 over Anneke and Paper Bag. Owned by Jason and Tim Skinner, the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her sixth win of the year and fifth straight in DSBF company. Katie Killen's Roddy's At It Again ($6.80, Art Stafford Jr.) sprung a mild upset in the second division with a front end win over last week's winner, Biggiesecondshot. Rainy Day May was third. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again, it was her sixth career win for trainer Tim Torbert. In the $17,000 Mares Open, David Banks' Sayulita ($3.80, Wolfenden) was an open length winner over Arts And Flowers and Goin Again in 1:52.4 for her trainer/driver. For the second straight night, Wolfenden had four wins on the card. Tony Morgan also won four races. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund's second leg of stakes action for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings headlined the Monday harness racing program at Harrington Raceway. Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away (Victor Kirby) was a 1:54.1 winner in the first, which was a non-wagering event. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding maintained an easy lead throughout and was an open length winner over Haymitch and Son Of A Lynx. The second division saw a 30-to-1 upset as Humpback Hill Farm's Aintnosunshine ($63, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:56.3 winner over Dashiki and Janaid. The No Spin Zone colt registered his maiden win with a late surge to the lead near the wire for trainer Salvatore Sciarrino. Race favorite Numbered Account made a break near the top of the stretch while on the lead and finished fifth. Daiymir ($10.60, Montrell Teague) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $17,000 Open for owner George Teague Jr. and trainer Clyde Francis. The Mr. Wiggles colt recorded his 20th career win in front end fashion over Silver Fox J and Dialamara. Wolfenden had four wins on the card. Montrell Teague had three. Mike Cole and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Sophomore pacing fillies will go post ward in two DSBF divisions on Tuesday with four divisions for trotters on Wednesday, two of which are non-wagering before the 4:30 p.m. wagering program.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for trotters headlined the Wednesday harness racing program at Harrington Raceway with four $20,000 divisions in the first of two elimination legs. The top 8 point earners from the eliminations will compete in a $100,000 final on July 25. Two of the races were conducted prior to the wagering card in non-wagering events. Dark Dutchess (Jack Parker Jr.) was a 2:00.4 winner in the filly division for owner/trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker. The He's Spooky filly notched her second career win in front end fashion over Miss Popeye and Royal Locket. Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind (Jon Roberts) prevailed in the second non-wagering event, this one for colts and geldings. The Keystone Activator gelding was a 2:01 winner over Rich N Royal and Gettinziggywitit for his owner/trainer. In the second filly division, Rod Allen's Disco Soliel suffered her first defeat of the season, as Stop The Jade Farm's Bella's Party Punk ($10.60, Russell Foster) sprung a mild upset in 2:01. Disco Soliel was second with Command The Day third. Trained by Chase Vandervort, the Super Punk sired filly registered her second career victory. Just As Striking ($4.40, Eddie Dennis) was a 2:01 winner in the second division for colts and geldings. The Anders Bluestone gelding was a front end winner over Dr Grinch and Shermans Way for trainer/driver Dennis. Owned by E&K Stables, EJ and LG Walters and Paul Williamson, it was his third career victory. In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, Howard and Linda Dege's Blownoutofthewater ($6.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:55.1 winner for trainer Will Reynolds.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 3-year-old male pacers highlighted the Monday program at Harrington Raceway, with two $20,000 divisions in the first of two legs. Both races were won by driver Montrell Teague with Mr. Wiggles-sired colts. Teague had four wins on the card. George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($4, Montrell Teague) was a 1:54.2 winner in the first division. He set all the fractions and was determined winner over Chillaxin Away and Dashiki. It was the third straight win for Keepmywiglegametyt. Heavy rain came down over the area leading up to the second division, which didn't deter or slow down heavily favored Goldberg ($2.10, Montrell Teague), who registered a front end win in 1:53.2 for owner Mst Racing Inc., and trainer Brenda Teague. Janaid was second with Son Of A Lynx third. Goldberg notched his fifth career win and looks to complete a sweep of the $100,000 finals, after winning the April 4 final at Dover Downs in 1:51.2. Art Stafford Jr. had three wins. The Tuesday June 11 program will feature two $20,000 DSBF divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies, while on Wednesday the 3-year-old DSBF trotters will go post ward, including two non-wagering events that start at 4:10 p.m.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Michael Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($4.80, Jon Roberts) was a 1:56 winner in the featured $20,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Kadabra gelding notched his 4th straight harness racing win for co-owner/trainer Davis in front stepping fashion over long shot Machuca and Special Miss. In 148 career starts, "Demon" has banked more than $521,000. Ross Wolfenden had three wins on the card. Sean Bier and Art Stafford Jr. each had a driving double.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Linda Schwaid and Era Williams' Arts and Flowers ($32.60, Roger Plante Jr.) was a 1:52.4 winner in the $18,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Arts And Flowers released Sayulita to the lead approaching the quarter mile in 27.4 seconds. Sayulita then marched to the half-mile in 57 seconds, while Goin Again mounted a first over bid, with Empress Deo second over to three-quarters in 1:25.1. Sayulita maintained the lead until deep stretch, when Arts and Flowers surged down the inside to hit the wire first in 1:52.4. Trained by Phyllis Copeland, it was the 4th win of the season for the 6-year-old Artistic Fella mare. Driver Victor Kirby had four wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - In an accident-marred featured race, a $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway, Jo Ann Looney-King's Q's Cruise ($8.40, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:52.3 winner over Abbeydorney and Allwillworkout. The harness racing accident involved three horses and drivers and occurred on the final turn near the three-quarter mile mark. All Night Party (Mike Cole) fell and impeded the progress of two other trailing horses, Star Messenger (Tony Morgan) and McKenry (Bret Brittingham), who unseated their drivers. Brittingham (wrists) and Morgan were transported via ambulance to nearby Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus (Milford) for further evaluation while Cole walked off under his own power. None of the horses appeared to suffer major injuries. No further information on the status of the driver injuries was available at the time of this release. Trained by Jim King Jr., Q's Cruise notched his fourth win of the year. Wolfenden had four wins on the card.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - William Emmons' Battle Mage ($22.20, Montrell Teague) surpassed $300,000 in career earnings Wednesday with a 1:56 win in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Kadabra harness racing mare earned her third win of the year with a 2 length victory over Blownoutofthewater and Jammin Jack. Trained by Eric Ell, she has 19 career wins. Battle Mage was guided first over and cleared early leader Uwantapieceofme past the half-mile and never relented in her open length score. Drivers Jon Roberts and Allan Davis, who won two races for trainer Paul Davis Jr., each had three wins on the card. Russell Foster and Mike Cole each had two victories.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen, Andrew Stafford and Holly Case's Artrageous ($9.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:53.1 winner in the $18,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Andrew Stafford-trainee notched her third consecutive harness racing win after holding off a fast closing Goin Again, who was second, and third place finisher Sayulita, whom Artrageous passed late for her 4th win of the season. It was one of four wins on the card for driver Art Stafford Jr., who has the early lead in the driver standings over Mike Cole and Victor Kirby. Last year's top trainer, Joe Columbo is the current leading conditioner over former track training champs Josh Green and Joe Hundertpfund Jr. Tony Morgan, Roger Plante Jr. and Ross Wolfenden each had a driving double.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($24.20, Russell Foster) was a 1:56.4 winner in the $18,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Majestic Son mare led every call for trainer Kevin Lare in achieving her 8th win of the year. It was the first start in her last eight which her odds were greater than 6-to-1. Blownoutofthewater rallied for second while Jammin Jack, who had won three straight, finished third. Mike Cole and Art Stafford Jr. had three wins on the program.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Artrageous ($3.60, Art Stafford Jr.) notched her second straight harness racing win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53 triumph in the $18,000 Mares Open. Trained by Andrew Stafford for the partnership group of Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen, Andrew Stafford and Holly Case, the 5-year-old Art Major mare left the gate from post position five and authored fractions of 27.2, 56 and 1:24.4 before holding off Valuable Art, who finished a game second, to the wire. Sayulita was third. It was the 16th career win for Artrageous, whose earned $326,915 in her career. It was the second straight win on the card for driver Stafford, who had previously guided Better Decision N to victory in the 5th, a sub-featured $10,000 conditioned pace for co-owner/trainer Josh Parker. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. Post time is 5 p.m.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($6.80, Russell Foster) was a repeat harness racing winner Monday in the featured $16,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.4. The win looked like an instant replay from his win on May 13 as he once again battled first-over against leader Blazing Bobby Sox and used a steady and sustained charge to clear the lead and draw away from his rivals late for owner/trainer Leager. Q's Cruise closed well late to be second, while Blazing Bobby Sox was third. It was the 24th career win for Slick Tony, a 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion, who has banked more than $80,000 this year and nearly $500,000 in his career.   Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Artrageous ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:53.4 winner in the $11,000 Mares Open II Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Art Major mare led every call for trainer Andrew Stafford, who co-owns the mare with partners Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen and Holly Case. Moments of Joy was second with Roselily third. Artrageous notched her 15th career win in 53 lifetime starts for trainer and co-owner Andrew Stafford. Stafford Jr., Victor Kirby, and Mike Cole each won three races on the card.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Victor Kirby's Jammin Jack ($3, Kirby) won his third straight harness race as he marched to a 1:56.2 triumph in the $18,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Majestic Mistress took the early lead from post eight and led the field of six through fractions of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:27.2 while favorite Jammin Jack started his first over grind. "Jack" began to wear down the leaders near the three-quarters and drew away from the field as Majestic Mistress went off stride. Jammin Jack opened up multiple lengths on the field and hit the wire first as Battle Mage was second and Five Towns held third. Jammin Jack has already eclipsed his 3-year-old earnings with more than $60,000 banked in 2019. The 4-year-old Angus Hall gelding has won 11 of 31 lifetime starts. Driver Mike Cole had three wins on the program. Art Stafford Jr. and Kirby each had a double.   Matthew Sparacino

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