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Dover, DE   On a mild and sunny afternoon the Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) for 2-year old trotters ended their stakes season with two $100,000 harness racing finals. The boys were the first race on the wagering card  The winning owner and breeder of the Harrington final, Jane Dunavant of Kenbridge, VA returned with a Dover win only with a different son of Dusty Winner, Air Time, breaking his maiden to stop the clock in 1:58.1 for the leading reinsman and future Hall of Famer, Tim Tetrick. Air Time was one of a 3 colt entry trained by Carlo Poliseno. Touch Of White finished a half-length back in second and Rocky Bomber got the show. The filly final, named for the late “Marv Bachrad” (Dover Publicty Chief and former Hall of Famer and USHWA National President) was won by Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) in a sizzling 1:56.2, making it three in a row and earning a new lifetime mark for breeder,owner,and trainer, Eric Foster. She was driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Orabelle, the Harrington final winner finished second followed by Alert for the show. There was one non-wagering $15,000 consolation race that saw Stella A (Anders Bluestone-Mocha) lead all the way in 1:59 for driver, Ross Wolfenden and trainer, Joe MacDonald. She is owned by her breeder, Linda MacDonald. Blue Carats was second followed by the lone gelding, Master Of Mine, in the show spot.                The $100,000 DSBF 2YO Pace finals are tomorrow night along with the $335,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Post Time is 4:30. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover DE -  The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund for two-year-old harness racing trotters saw two divisions of colts and two divisions of fillies on a very mild fall evening. Each dvision race for a purse of $20,000. The first was a four horse non-wagering event which saw All Lies (Political Briefing-Bobbi Jo’ Ex) get up for his maiden win in 1:58.4. He is trained by Syl King,Jr for Bay Pond Racing and driven by Victor Kirby. Rocky Bomber got up for 2nd over Air Time for third. The winner was bred by Winbak Farm. The second division was all Zulu (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane), a repeat winner from last week in a new lifetime record of 1:58 for breeder,owner,trainer, and driver Rod Allen. Touch Of White was second followed by Chauffeur in third. The first half of the Daily Double went to first time winner, Alert (Xactly Hanover-Mitsou Hanover) in 2:00.2 for trainer and driver, Kim Vincent. Alert is owned by Bart Cavanaugh’s Providence West,Inc of Media, Pa. The breeder is Andy Markano. Happy To Do It finished a close second over last week’s winner, Playoff Season. The second half of the Daily Double went to repeat winner, Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) in a new lifetime mark of 1:57.2 for breeder,owner, and trainer, Eric Foster and driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Orabelle, the Harrington final winner was second and Wolfcat was placed 3rd. Top 8 point getters of each sex will race in a $100K final on Tuesday, November 26th. There is a combined $15,000 consolation for colts and fillies. The DSBF continues tomorrow night with the 2 year old filly pacers in both halves of the Daily Double. Regular Post Time is 4:30 pm. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover, DE  - Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year old harness racing pacing fillies went to post as the sun dropped behind the NASCAR stands and the mercury dropped. The first division was a non-wagering event before the regular card and it was all Bag Of Jewels (Roddy’s Bags Again-Artist Jewels) in rein to Victory Kirby in 1:57.4. She is owned by Henry Faragalli,III, Art Feeney, Bonuccelli Racing, and Bay Pond Racing. Trained by Les Givens and bred by Winbak Farm. She’s Got The Lynx got up for second and Sprinkles On Top was third. The second division was the first half of the Daily Double on the wagering card. Cinder Block (Rockabillie-Cinderella), the final winner at Harrington eased to the front past the quarter and pulled away in the stretch to win by 5 and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2 for reinsman Allan Davis and trainer Wayne Givens. She is owned by Legacy Racing of DE, Inc. and the breeder is Elam Esh. Emma got the place and Spin Sumthin was 3rd. The second leg of the Dover series starts Monday the 18th with the 2-year old pacing colts. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover, DE  With plunging temps headed to way below freezing four harness racing divisions of 2-year old trotters went to Post headed by three early non-wagering races with the second division of fillies leading off the Daily Double on the regular wagering card. Each division raced for $20,000. Led to the half by Rocky Bomber and Jack Parker, Jr.,  Zulu (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) swept by up the backside and prevailed in a new lifetime mark of 2:02.1 for breeder,trainer,and driver Rod Allen of Ocala, FL. The show colt was Riddle Me This. In division two, it was Chauffeur (Dusty Winner-Koala Kosmos) from start to finish in 2:02.4.The Harrington final winner now has earnings over $97K in 8 starts. Bred and owned by Jane Dunavant of Kenbridge, VA and trained by Carlo Poliseno, he was driven by Art Stafford, Jr. His stablemate Air Time got up for the place and brief challenger Touch Of White hung on for the show. The filly divisions were led off by Playoff Season (CR Commando-Postseason) breaking her maiden in 2:04 for driver Vic Kirby and trainer Syl King,Jr. She is owned by Steve Mullen of New Holland, PA and bred by Winbak Farm. Second was Katies Blu Diamond and third was Wolfcat. The second filly division was won by 21-1 upset, Emmy’s Mayflower(Anders Bluestone-Mocha) in a lifetime record of 2:00.2 over previously undefeated Orabelle. Emmy’s Mayflower is owned by breeder and trainer, Eric Foster of Ridgely, MD and driven by his nephew, Russell Foster. Show filly was Alert. DSBF2-year old pacing fillies race in early non-wagering races on Wednesday,November 13th. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF               

Dover DE     On a mild Veterans’ Day evening the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund 2-year old pacing colts kicked off the first harness racing leg of the Dover Downs Series. Each division raced for a purse of $20,000. Bebop On The Block (Gambler’s Dream-Seboomook Mao) scored for trainer Josh Green, and the driving sensation from “Down Under”, Dexter Dunn in 1:56. Owners are Debbie and Brendan Cook of Hartly and the breeder is Garnet W O’Marrow of Bridgeville. White Lands scored for the place and Aidan for the show. Leonard’s Legacy (Tobago Cays-McLovely) was the second division winner in a swift 1:55.2, a new lifetime mark defeating the Harrington final winner, American Nitro. Undercovershamrock got up for the show. Leonard’s Legacy is owned and bred by Leonard Hubbard of Cambridge, MD and trained by Nick Callahan. Driven by the “Captain” Corey Callahan. The DSBF continues tomorrow night with the 2 year old trotters in 3 early non-wagering races and the first half of the Daily Double. Regular Post Time is 4:30 pm. by Judy Wilson, for the DSBF  

HARRINGTON, Del. - The top Delaware sired 2-year-olds were showcased Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing finals. American Nitro ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was the first winner of the night in DSBF action as the freshman gelding pacer was an impressive 1:55 winner from post eight over Aidan and White Lands. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third straight win for the son of Badlands Nitro who successfully cleared early leader Leonard's Legacy, who had been pressured heavily, near the three-quarters and never relented in his open length victory. The filly trotting final was next as Ed Kimmel and Don Wiest's Orabelle ($2.20, Tony Morgan) was an easy 2:00.1 winner over Alert and Stella A. The Keystone Activator filly led in wire-to-wire fashion and remained unbeaten in three career starts for trainer Wiest. Jane Dunavant's Chauffeur ($8.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 2:01 winner in the colt and gelding trotting final over Master Of Mine and Zulu. The Dusty Winner gelding led most of the way for trainer Carlo Poliseno to notch his first career win impressively, after finishing second in both of his elimination races. The filly pacing final saw Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($6.20, Allan Davis) score a 1:55.4 victory over race favorite Bag Of Jewels and Spin Sumthin. Trained by Wayne Givens, the Rockabillie filly set all the fractions and rebuffed a game first over challenge from Bag Of Jewels to score her second lifetime win. In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, In Secret ($2.40, Corey Callahan) was an easy winner in 1:55 over Murmur Hanover and Royal Becca J. Owned by Mike Hall, CTC Stable, LA Express Stable and T Williams, it was the 9th win of the year for the 7-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding, who is trained by co-owner Hall. Also on the under card were three $15,000 DSBF consolation events, the trot was won by Emmys Mayflower ($2.80, Russell Foster), while the filly pacing consolation went to Bashful Smile ($12.80, Ross Wolfenden). The male pacing consolation was won by Walk That Away ($3.40, Morgan). Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis and Tony Morgan each had three wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware sired 2-year-olds will be showcased in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing finals Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The colt and gelding pacers will be the first to go post ward in the evening's 3rd race, which starts the first leg of the early pick four (races 3-6). A showdown between Leonard Hubbard's Leonard's Legacy (9/5, Jon Roberts) and Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane's American Nitro (8/5, Victor Kirby) is expected after both swept their eliminations impressively. Leonard's Legacy is a Tobago Cays colt trained by Nick Callahan, while Les Givens trains the Badlands Nitro gelding, American Nitro. The filly trotters are next in the 4th race as Ed Kimmel and Don Wiest's Orabelle (7/5, Tony Morgan) aims for a third straight victory. The Keystone Activator filly won both of her eliminations for trainer Wiest. Mark King's Dabigspooky Bootah (9/1, Kirby) is one of two other elimination winner in the group. The He's Spooky filly was victorious last week for trainer/owner King. Linda Mac Donald's Stella A (3/1, Ross Wolfenden) had a win and third in her eliminations for trainer Joe Mac Donald. The Anders Bluestone filly is making her third career start. The 8th race will feature the colt and gelding trotters as dual elimination winners Touch Of White (8/5, Corey Callahan) and Rod Allen's Zulu (3/1, Allen) will square off. Touch Of White is owned by Breakaway Racing and is sired by Keystone Activator, while Zulu is a CR Commando gelding trained and driven by owner Allen. Filly pacers will go to the gate in the 10th race as Givens-trained Bag Of Jewels (7/5, Victor Kirby) aims for a third straight victory for owners Faragalli, Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonucelli Racing. The Roddy's Bags Again filly comfortably won her eliminations and is the only filly in the field with three career wins. Owner/trainer Brenda Teague's She's Got The Lynx (7/2, Montrell Teague),sired by Southwind Lynx, and Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock (3/1, Allan Davis) - a daughter of Rockabillie trained by Wayne Givens - each won eliminations and will look to upend the thwart Bag Of Jewels' bid for a series sweep. The 15-race program starts at 4:30 p.m. and also features three $15,000 consolation events and a $20,000 Open Trot. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Favorites prevailed in 3-of-4 $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg divisions for 2-year-old harness racing trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday evening. Rod Allen's Zulu ($4, Allen) was a 2:02.2 winner to complete a sweep of his eliminations for male trotters. The CR Commando gelding unleashed a powerful stretch duel after being shuffled back on the final turn, to defeat Chauffeur, who set the fractions, in a tight photo finish. Shiloh was third. Zulu is also trained by Allen. The first filly division, also featured a repeat winner as Ed Kimmel and Donald Wiest's Orabelle ($2.20, Tony Morgan) held off Blue Carats and Emmys Mayflower for her second straight win in a new lifetime best of 2:01.3. The Keystone Activator filly is trained by Wiest. Breakaway Racing's Tough Of White ($2.20, Corey Callahan) was a 2:01.3 winner in the final division for male trotters over Master Of Mine and Riddle Me This. The Keystone Activator gelding followed up his six-length win last week with another front-end triumph for trainer Nick Callahan. The only upset from the eliminations was in the final filly split as Mark King's Dabigspooky Bootah ($14.20, Victor Kirby) was a 2:03.2 winner over Happy To Do It and Stella A for her owner/trainer. The He's Spooky sired filly made a bold first over brush and edged clear of leader Happy To Do It in the stretch for her first career win. The top 8 point earners from both sexes of pacers and trotters will return to compete in $100,000 final events on October 2. In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, Mike Hall, Ctc Stable, La Express Stable, and Tamara Williams' In Secret ($2.80, Callahan) was an impressive 1:54.1 winner over Bands Houdini and Murmur Hanover. Trained by Hall, it was his 34th career win. Allan Davis had three wins on the card. Callahan, Tony Morgan, Russell Foster and Ross Wolfenden each had two wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - A new track record was set in the overnight harness racing feature, the $20,000 Mares Open as 4-year-old Jamie's Renegade ($8.80, Russell Foster) broke the mark for 4-year-old mares with a 1:51.2 triumph impressively over Artrageous and Bettorhaveanother at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. The Pacific Renegade mare pulled first over and blew by the field near three-quarters and opened up effortlessly on the field for her 10th career win. Jamie's Renegade is owned by Deborah and Jamie Bozman and trained by Walter Bozman Jr. Henry Faragalli III, Arthur Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonnuccelli Racing's Bag Of Jewels completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 harness racing eliminations Tuesday with a 1:58 triumph. The Roddy's Bags​ Again filly held off a game Spin Sumthin to the wire for a narrow win. Dragon My Fannie was third. Trained by Les Givens, it was her 3rd win in 5 career starts. The top eight point earners will return to compete in the $100,000 final on October 2, in conjunction with three other DSBF final as well as $15,000 consolation events. Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($4.80, Allan Davis) was an easy winner in the first division in 1:59.1. The Rockabillie filly set all the fractions from post position five and was a dominant winner over Sprinkles On Top and Alexa Play. It was the second career start for Cinder Rock for trainer Wayne Givens. A new track record was set in the overnight feature, the $20,000 Mares Open as 4-year-old Jamie's Renegade ($8.80, Russell Foster) broke the mark for 4-year-old mares with a 1:51.2 triumph impressively over Artrageous and Bettorhaveanother. The Pacific Renegade mare pulled first over and blew by the field near three-quarters and opened up effortlessly on the field for her 10th career win. Jamie's Renegade is owned by Deborah and Jamie Bozman and trained by Walter Bozman Jr. Tony Morgan and Mike Cole each had three wins on the card. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - American Nitro ($2.10, Victor Kirby) and Leonard's Legacy ($2.40, Jon Roberts) each completed a sweep of their $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old harness racing pacing eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with dominant victories. Owned by Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane, "Nitro" cruised to an easy win over White Lands and Bebop On The Block in 1:56.1, just one-fifth of a second faster than Leonard Hubbard's Leonard Legacy's 1:56.2 win over Aidan and Elite Retreat. A son of Badlands Nitro for trainer Les Givens, American Nitro is now 3-for-4 in his career, while Tobago Cays-sired Leonard's Legacy notched his second career win for trainer NIck Callahan. The two pacers are set to square off in the $100,000 final on Wednesday October 2, when all four DSBF finals will be contested. In the $17,000 overnight feature, the Open pace, Jane Ramsey and David Amos' Ideal Kiss ($6, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner over Late Mail N and Highland Beach Boy. Trained by Don Brittingham, it was the fifth win of the year for the 6-year-old American Ideal gelding. Tony Morgan had a driving triple, while Mike Cole and Roberts each had driving doubles. On Tuesday September 24, there will be a pair of $20,000 DSBF eliminations for filly pacers, while both sexes for trotters on Wednesday September 25 will compete in four divisions. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old harness racing trotters headlined the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway. The first division saw an impressive front end effort by Linda Macdonald's Stella A ($7, Ross Wolfenden) score a 2:03 victory over Alert and Dabigspookybootah. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Macdonald. The second filly division went to Elizabeth Kimmel and Donald Wiest's Orabelle ($6, Tony Morgan) over Pretense and Wolfcat in 2:04.3. The Keystone Activator filly is trained by co-owner Wiest. The first split for male trotters resulted in Rod Allen's Zulu ($2.60, Allen) prevailing over Air Time and Shiloh in 2:04. Zulu (Cr Commando) is a full brother to Disco Soliel, reigning 3-year-old filly DSBF champ. Five different stallions were represented in the final division, which was won by Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White ($5.40, Corey Callahan) over Chauffeur and Master Of Mine in 2:03.2. Touch Of White (Keystone Activator) is trained by Nick Callahan. In the overnight feature, the $17,500 Open Trot, Wade Wyatt's Common Parlance ($9.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:56.3 winner over Murmur Hanover and Jammin Jack. Trained by Crissy Crissman-Bier, it was his fifth win of the season. The second leg of DSBF action will get underway Monday September 23 with the pacing colts. Tuesday will feature the pacing fillies with the trotters in action again Wednesday. The $100,000 final events will take place October 2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Though there is no harness racing standout in tonight's 13th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway, the field is an accomplished bunch that is well traveled. With a horse from Canada, Ohio and several from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, geographic diversity is prevalent in this year's Quillen. Post time for Harrington Raceway's 14-race program starts at 4:30 p.m. with pick four wagering in races 3 and 8. There are three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing divisions to augment the program, in addition to a $18,500 Open. The Quillen is the evening's 8th race, which is the biggest purse race of the day for harness racing in North America. Here are some notes on this year's Quillen field. 1 - Prairie Panther (6/1, Tyler Buter) - Enters off a 3rd place finish in the $100,000 Northeast Open Series final at Pocono Downs. The lone 5-year-old in the field has 10 wins this season and took his mark of 1:48.3 on July 27 at the Meadowlands. Trainer Michael Deters is making his first Quillen appearance. 2 - Sectionline Bigry (5/2, Tyler Smith) - Some may call him the "mystery horse" in the field with an impressive 18-11-2-3 slate this year. The 4-year-old has been the scourge of the Open ranks in Ohio but is relatively untested versus Monday's rivals. Trainer Steve Bauder is making his first Quillen appearance. 3 - Scott Rocks (12/1, Eric Goodell) - The elder statesman at age 9, finished second in last year's Quillen final and is the only previous Quillen entrant. He is one of 2 millionaires in the field and Is conditioned by Hunter Oakes. 4 - None Bettor A (3/1, Jason Bartlett) - He's banked a healthy $317,470 this year and has yet to finish off the board in 15 starts this year, 11 of those were victories. He is no stranger to half-mile racing and won the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie earlier this year at Northfield Park. He is trained by Andrew Harris. 5 - American History (9/2, Joe Bongiorno) - From the powerful Tony Alagna barn, this 4-year-old has been razor sharp of late with a recent 1:50 win at Yonkers Raceway. Though he had a slow start to his 4-year-old season after a sophomore campaign when he banked more than $500,000, he has regained form of late should be one of the betting favorites. 6 - Slick Tony (12/1, Russell Foster) - The lone local horse in the field, the 4-year-old has won 2 straight impressively at Harrington and is the only horse in the field with a start over the track this season. He has won nearly half of his 62 career starts and is trained by his owner and breeder, George Leager of nearby Sudlersville, Md., a town with a diminutive population of about 500, known for being the birthplace of hall-of-fame baseball player Jimmie Foxx. 7 - Courtly Choice - (7/1, James Macdonald) - The Canadian 4-year-old sprung an upset in the Canadian Pacing Derby on 8/31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park and is still revered for his impressive Little Brown Jug win at age 3, in addition to a 1:47.1 win in the Meadowlands Pace. He is trained by Blake Macintosh. His $356,300 earned this year is the highest in the field. 8 - Backstreet Shadow (6/1, Tim Tetrick) - A mid-season acquisition for trainer Ron Burke, this 4-year-old has been a winning machine with 10 wins in 21 starts this year, including 5 straight in sub-1:50 times. Burke has an unparalleled 6 Quillen victories, including 3 with legendary pacer Foiled Again, who will be at Harrington Monday evening for a meet and greet. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway hosted its annual Governor's Day program Thursday during the Delaware State Fair, featuring the richest harness racing program of the season locally. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final races for 3-year-olds comprised the majority of the $540,000 in total purses on the program. Popular events for older horses like the $40,000 Governor's Cup also comprised the 10-race program. Legacy Racing and Reggie Hazzard's Sicily ($3.60, Victor Kirby) won the aforementioned Governor's Cup in 1:52.2 for trainer Wayne Givens. The 7-year-old Art Major gelding led most of the way and held off Late Mail N and Q's Cruise for his 27th win of his career. Governor John Carney presented the trophy to the winning connections. Sicily Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($4.20, Tim Tetrick) won the DSBF pacing filly final in impressive fashion in 1:55.3. The Roddy's Bags Again filly overcame post 8 for an easy win over stablemate Biggiessecondshot and Roddy's At It Again. In And Out Again also won the earlier season final at Dover Downs. It was one of three wins on the card for Tetrick. Rod Allen's Disco Soliel ($7.20, Rod Allen) won the DSBF filly trotting final over Dark Dutchess and Miss Popeye in 1:59.1. The Cr Commando notched her 9th win in 12 career starts and won all four of her DSBF finals. In the DSBF colt and gelding pacing final, Chillaxin Away ($5.20, Tetrick) scored a 1:56.2 win. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding sat behind tiring pacesetter Goldberg and surged through the stretch for a decisive score over Haymitch and Ain'tnosunshine. The Jim King Jr.-trainee recorded his 10th career win and third in DSBF final action. The King Jr.-stable also won the $20,000 President's Cup with Little Ben ($4.20, Tetrick) in 1:52. In the DSBF colt and gelding trotting final, Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 11th career win in 14 starts with a dominant 2:00 win over Rich N Royal and Just As Striking. Trained by his owner, the Keystone Activator gelding won 3-of-4 DSBF finals in his career and has more than $230,000 banked. Fans were treated to a special appearance by two accomplished Delaware horses, both stabled in Harrington. Richard Polluci, Jim King and Tim Tetrick's Shartin N, trained by Jim King Jr. and the current #1 ranked horse in the country, led the post parade for the third race and Gary and Barbara Iles' Lather Up, who equaled the fastest mile in harness racing history earlier this month, led the post parade for the fourth race. Lather Up is trained by Clyde Francis. Lather's Up driver, Montrell Teague, was presented with a proclamation in between races by Governor Carney, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue acknowledging the 28-year-old driver's career accomplishments, in particular being the regular driver of 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and current stars such as Lather Up. Montrell Teague, was presented with a proclamation Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen, Andrew Stafford and Holly Case's Artrageous ($3.80, Art Stafford Jr.) scored a 1:53.1 win in the $30,000 Legislator's Cup for trainer and co-owner Andrew Stafford. Howard and Linda Dege's Blownoutofthewater ($8.80, Tony Morgan) was a 1:57 winner in the $30,000 Charles Murphy Jr. Memorial Trot for trainer Will Reynolds. Matt Sparacino

Dover, DE - On Friday, January 11 The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) held their 22nd Annual Harness Racing Awards Dinner.   On this evening the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Champions were also honored, along with some other awards deserving recognition. The awards were emceed by Heather Vitale and Bill Ellis. In the beginning of the evening, a special tribute video was also played to honor the memory of Hall of Famer and Dover Downs Publicity Director Marv Bachrad, who recently passed away. A highlights video from the DSOA-produced Post Time Show, which airs on the local CBS affiliate, was also shown before the awards were given out. There were seven DSOA scholarships awarded totaling $7,000 dollars. The winners of those scholarships were Lena Berry, Sydney Botsch, Amanda Bowman, Camryn Dennis, Brendan Gray, Alleigh Townsend and Riley Wolfenden. Several legislators came out to celebrate our Standardbred industry's stars on this evening including: Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor. Bethany Hall-Long, Senator Trey Paradee, Senator Dave Wilson, Representative Gerald Brady, Representative Ruth Briggs-King, Rep Ron Gray, Representative John Kowalko, Representative Shannon Morris, Representative Charles Postles, Representative Mike Ramone, Rep Lyndon Yearick and retired Senator Nancy Cook. The DSOA Directors are President Andy Markano, 1st Vice President Brenda Bramble, 2nd Vice President George Dennis, Treasurer Frank Deliberti, Secretary Frannie West, Richard Ashley, Jim King Jr., Vic Kirby, Charles Marsh, George Teague Jr., Valerie Warnick & Ross Wolfenden. Also in attendance were representatives of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission and Delaware Department of Agriculture including: Chairwoman Beth Ann Steele, Commissioner George Statts, Commissioner Pat Wagner, Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger and Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. The following is a list of award winners from the evening: HARRINGTON RACEWAY AWARDS Claimer of the Meet at Harrington Raceway -AUNT BETTY Owner: Ron Davis - Trainer: Brooks Gray Trotter of the Meet at Harrington Raceway - MURMUR HANOVER Owner: Zippett Racing Stable - Trainer: Jay Gannon Pacer of the Meet at Harrington Raceway - FOOLISH HEART Owner: Tom Lazzaro & Brit Evans - Trainer: Dylan Davis DOVER DOWNS AWARDS Claimer of the Meet at Dover Downs - MISTER VIRGIN Owner: Ron Davis - Trainer: Brooks Gray Trotter of the Meet at Dover Downs - THERESADEMONINME Owner: Michael Casalino & Dylan Davis - Trainer: Dylan Davis Pacer of the Meet at Dover Downs - BODEGA BAY Owner & Trainer: Gary Ewing Special Recognition Award- LATHER UP The Delaware-owned and trained three-year-old pacer had and incredible year including a win in the North America Cup. Owned by Gary & Barbara Isles - Trained by Clyde Francis Driven by Montrell Teague Special Recognition Award - SHARTIN N The Dan Patch Award winner, became the first pacing mare in history to win a million dollars and is First State trained and co-owned. Owned by Rich Poillucci & Jo Ann Looney-King - Trained by Jim King Jr. Driven by Tim Tetrick President's Special Appreciation Award - DE SEC. OF FINANCE RICK GEISENBERGER The Delaware Secretary of Finance is a huge supporter of the business and an important part of our Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund program. James T. Case Jr. Horizon Award - JOE COLUMBO The award is presented to a young horseperson who is a rising star on our Delaware circuit. The Delaware Standardbred Breeeders Fund Awards were also given out on this evening. The list of winners are as follows: Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter - DISCO SOLIEL Breeder & Owner: Rod Allen Trainer: Rod Allen & Carlo Poliseno Driver: Rod Allen Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer - THE LADY SHERIFF Breeder: George Teague Jr. & K&R Racing Owner: George Teague Jr., K&R Racing & Montrell Teague Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trotter - EMBRACE THE GRIND Breeder: Leigh & Tyler Raymer Owner & Trainer: Bobby Glassmeyer Driver: Jon Roberts Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer - CHILLAXIN AWAY Breeder & Owner: Jo Ann Looney-King Trainer: Jim King Jr. Driver: Vic Kirby & Tim Tetrick Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter - STAR SAPPHIRE Breeder Serendipity Stable Owner: Shirley Shand Trainer: Tui Stone Driver: Russell Foster Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer - GO SANDY GO Breeder: Brent Outten & Green Racing Owner: Richard Lombardo, Brent Outten & Green Racing Trainer: Josh Green Driver: Jason Green Three-Year-Old Colt Trotter - SUPER FLY Breeder: Marvin & David Meyer Owner: Stacy Johnson-Stafford, Leigh Raymer & StephenMoss Trainer & Driver: Art Stafford Jr. Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer - SLICK TONY Breeder, Owner & Trainer: George Leager Driver: Russell Foster Pacing Broodmare Of The Year - QUEEN KATHY Owner: George Leager Dam of DSBF Champ Slick Tony Trotting Broodmare Of The Year - MLT FEDS Owner: Ronald Whitehouse Dam of Super Fly & Spunky MLT Delaware Standardbred Owners Association.

Clear and chilly and the last Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund race for 2018 started out with a repeat from Harrington even though the harness racing driver was a bit late getting in for Florida. Disco Soliel (CR Commando-CR Penney Lane) pulled first over at the quarter and kept going to win by 6T in 2:01.4f under the steady rein of owner/driver Rod Allen. It was her 6th lifetime start and raised her bank account up to to $120,800. The place filly was sentimental choice, Star Time (Anders Bluestone-Political Starlet) owned by Shirley Shanda of Pennsgrove,NJ, trained by her daughter Tui Stone, and bred by Marv Bachrad’s Serendipity Stable. The colt and gelding trotters were up next and the .20 favorite Embrace The Grind (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) was double wide to the quarter and never looked back to win by 6Q in 2:00.2 to equal his record. The colt is trained by his owner, Bobby Glassmeyer and driven by Jonathan Roberts. The breeders are Leigh and Tyler Raymer of Smyrna, DE. The place colt was Gettinziggywitit (Musclelaneous-Staminetta) driven by Corey Callahan, trained by his dad, Nick Callahan, and owned by Breakaway Racing of Greenwood. The first DSBF pace final was the fillies and won by the one horse stable of trainer Tim Torbert, Roddys At It Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Terro Franco ) by a nose in 1:56. She is the first horse of new owner, Katie Killen, Tim’s fiancée. Longshot, Golden Wigglet (Mr Wiggles-Golden Delicious) got up for second for Frank Deliberti’s Wiz Kid Stable. Final DSBF race for 2018 was won by breeder and owner Jo Ann Looney-King’s Chillaxin Away (Roddy’s Bags Again-Shake Away) from gate to wire in 1:54.2 pushing his season’s earnings to over $135K in 9 starts. He is trained by her husband, Jim King,Jr. and skillfully driven by leading reinsman Tim Tetrick. Dashiki (Barber Pole-Enniskerry) sat the two hole for the mile and finished there for driver, Montrell Teague. Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Hightstown, NJ — Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt have been pleasant surprises this season for the George Teague Jr. Stable and will look to keep the good times rolling in Thursday’s (Nov. 29) $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for harness racing 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. The race is one of four DSBF finals for 2-year-olds on the card Thursday at Dover, along with the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-old pacers. Both Teague pacers head into their DSBF championship off wins in preliminary divisions of the series Nov. 19 at Dover. For the final, Dashiki will start from post seven with Montrell Teague in the sulky while Keepmywiglegametyt leaves from post four with Jim Morand. Dashiki is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line and Keepmywiglegametyt is 7-2. Jim King Jr.-trained Chillaxin Away is the 2-1 favorite from post three. Tim Tetrick will drive Chillaxin Away, a gelding who won the October DSBF final at Harrington Raceway. Dashiki was second in that race, followed by Keepmywiglegametyt. “I think they have a good shot,” said Clyde Francis, who trains Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt for the Teague Stable. “They trained good (Monday). Chillaxin got a little bit better draw, but that’s racing. If both of them race well they should be all right.” Dashiki has won three of his past four races with his loss coming by a nose to Chillaxin Away. For the year, Dashiki has won four of nine starts, finished second on four occasions, and earned $69,560 for owners George Teague Jr. Inc. and Teague Racing Partnership. Teague bred the gelding, a son of Barber Pole out of Enniskerry. “He doesn’t have that sprinting speed, but he can sit outside a long time; he can go a long way,” Francis said. “He’s been somewhat of a surprise. It seems like the more he’s raced, the better he’s gotten. He raced real good last week. He cut the mile and held on to win.” Keepmywiglegametyt enters the final off back-to-back wins and has won four of nine races overall. A colt by Mr Wiggles out of Airtight, Keepmywiglegametyt has earned $57,780 for breeder-owner George Teague Jr. Inc. “He was always more laid back,” Francis said. “He showed up when it came to start racing. Training down, he never really showed that much; he had one speed. But once he started racing he came on. He was a bit more versatile.” In addition to the two horses in the DSBF final for 2-year-old male pacers, Francis will send out The Lady Sheriff in the championship for 2-year-old female pacers. The Lady Sheriff, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has won four of eight races and $88,960. Her victories include the October DSBF final at Harrington. The filly, by Southwind Lynx out of Sheriff Sale, is a homebred owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., K & R Racing, and Montrell Teague. “Hopefully we can have a good night,” Francis said. Vistamista is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the final for 2-year-old female pacers. In the final for female trotters, Disco Soliel is the 5-2 choice and in the final for male trotters Embrace The Grind gets the 2-1 nod. For Thursday’s complete Dover Downs entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

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