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DOVER, Del. --- Gracefullyforgiven and Go Sandy Go won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 two-year-old filly paces while harness racing driver Corey Callahan notched five wins on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Unbeaten Gracefullyforgiven remained undefeated in DSBF events scoring a 1:54.2 victory wire-to-wire to up her record to five-for-five with Art Stafford Jr. driving for owner-trainer Jeff Clark and David Clark. The Roddy's Bags Again-Bluebird Wanda black filly was winner of the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington. She was followed by fast-finishing Pedal Power (Tim Tetrick),second and Ibetyoucanwiggle (Montrell Teague), third. Go Sandy Go made her first pari-mutuel start an impressive one fashioning a 1:54.2 triumph in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim. Jason Green was in the bike for owners Brent Outten and Green Racing trained by Josh Green. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again-Bit Of Trick, she took the lead going to the half mile and then sailed to an easy victory. Bunker Hill (Callahan) was second in front of Gateway Lady (Tim Tetrick). Following Corey Callahan's five winning drives, Art Stafford Jr., trainers Bobby Reeser and Nick Callahan made the winner's circle twice. Wednesday features two $20,000 DSBF filly trots and one $20,000 male trot completing the 1st of two weeks of prelims. On the non-stakes program, a $25,000 Mares Open pace is the top event. Next week, the DSBF Two-Year-Old preliminaries reach the second and final legs. The top eight DSBF point getters in both trotting and pacing divisions make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-olds. This Thursday another outstanding program headed by four rich Matron Stakes for three-year-olds, a $30,000 Preferred and $25,000 Open pace. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. THREE DSBF $20,000 TROT 1st LEG PRELIMS AT DOVER WEDNESDAY Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg preliminaries, two featuring fillies and one for colts, plus a $25,000 Filly and Mares Open pace top the Wednesday, Nov. 15 program at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m. In an all-DSBF filly daily double lineup, Serendipity Stable’s Star Sapphire, driven by Russ Foster, surprise winner of the Harrington $100,000 final, and that race favorite Déjà vu Blue and Ross Wolfenden, owned by Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, renew their rivalry in the 1st race while Vandalous and Corey Callahan racing for BCJM, Fuquay-Varina, Cinbrew Ent. And Chambers Racing, takes on Alpine Chic, owned by driver Allan Davis, Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing and Callam, and LeBlanc racings’ Uptown Spunk, reined by Roger Plante. A field of eight vie in the $20,000 DSBF Colts and Gelding Trot. Boston Cruiser, winner of last month’s Harrington $100,000 final, puts a four-race win streak on the line. The Bobby Glassmeyer bred, owned and trained gelding leaves from post 8 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. Bobby Myers’ Brother Kenny (Tim Tetrick) and Sky Marshal owned by trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno and Jane Dunavant, who were second and third, are among race contenders.  The top eight point-getters after two prelim legs of their events make the $100,000 DSBF Final on Nov. 30. The four lucrative Delaware events will be part of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace all-star card  The $25,000 Mares Open pace includes Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby), winner of last season’s Horse of the Meet award presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association’ s Delaware Valley chapter. In her seasonal debut last week, she closed from last to finish third beaten only a half-length. That race was won by Brian Malone’s Hostess Lisa (Tony Morgan). Terror At Night (Allan Davis), racing for Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing finished second in the photo. JoAnn Looney King’s Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick), a former Delaware champion,  Mike Casalino’s Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan) and  Meanwhile the Mike Hall leased St. Kitts (Jonathan Roberts), complete the fast field.  The Thursday card features all four sophomore Matron Stakes events and a $30,000 Preferred Pace head a top card. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) got off to a fast start when Slick Tom and Evolution Tour scored impressive harness racing victories in $20,000 1st leg action. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick notched three wins each art Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 13. Foster, a third generation horseman following in the footsteps of his father, Arty Foster, Jr., took Slick Tony right to the front and said goodbye to his challengers in 1:54.1 giving breeder-owner George League has seventh win in nine starts with two seconds. The No Spin Zone-Queen Kathy colt has banked $91,797 including a win recently taking the $100,000 Harrington DSBF Final. Transitioning Joy (Montrell Teague) was second with Sea Bags (Tony Morgan) third. Evolution Tour was just as impressive scoring a 1:53.3 win in the second $20,000 DSBF prelim. A son of Roddy's Bags Again- Rare Filly, it was his third win along with three seconds in six lifetime starts. Tim Tetrick guided the win for trainer Jim King and owner JoAnn Looney King. He now has won $56,550 in purses. America First (Jeff Fout) was second in front of Mingo (Teague). Tuesday is DSBF Two-Year-Old filly pace day. Wednesday features the Delaware-bred filly trotters. After two legs, the top eight DSBF point getters make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-olds. In the $11,000 feature on the overnight card, Tetrick and Little Ben, also trained by Jim King for owners JoAnn King and Janet Hudson, roared to a 1:50.3 score winning by 4-lengths.Imkeepingthisguy (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up. See You Tuesday (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher. Russ Foster and Tim Tetrick had three baggers. Vic Kirby, trainer Jim King AND owner Jo Ann Looney King had two wins each. Next Thursday, all four Matron three-year-old division, head the Nov. 16 program. Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the second race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs Race and Sports Book features daily racing from major harness and thoroughbred tracks and three-picks NFL football from Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-764-4600. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) spotlights harness racing two-year-old filly pacers on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with two $20,000 first leg preliminaries at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. In the first division, Bay Pond Racing's Bunker Away, a second-place finisher in the DSBF Consolation at Harrington, scored a wire-to-wire win last week with Corey Callahan in the bike. George Teague's homebred Nozy Neighbor, a half-sister to fame Wiggleit Jiggleit, handled by Montrell Teague, raced gamely to finish third after trouble at the starting gate last time. Brendan Cook's Studio Session teamed with Jason Thompson raced well in the Harrington prelims. Gracefullyforgiven has been awesome in all of her DSBF previous events and was an easy winner of the $100,000 final on the half-mile track. Art Stafford Jr is again in-the-bike for owner-breeders Jeff and David Clark. Darrell and Leah Lewis' Pedal Power won both her previous prelims before finishing third in the final will be driven by Tim Tetrick. Another Team Teague contender is Ibetyoucanwiggle, who finished second in the Harrington DSBF Final. After two legs, the top eight DSBF point getters make the $100,000 finals for colt and filly trotters and pacers on Nov. 30, the same day of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace for three-year-olds. On the Tuesday regular card, NF Happenstance, a hard-hitting quality trotter in her youth has returned to the races for trainer-driver Jack Parker Jr. Jim Moore picked her out of William Weaver dispersal sale when she was in-foal. After she dropped her foal, a Sebastian K filly, she was such good physical condition the now at age 7, she is back racing. After a win last week, she takes on I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) a winner of two of his last three who starts from post 1. The $13,000 Winners-Over trot also finds Bill Moffett's Gillie The Kid (Stafford Jr.), Sunset Mike (Tony Morgan) racing for Lou Catana and trainer Vince Bradley, Indiana-bred Bluebird Rambo (Callahan) and Frank Chick's veteran Awsome Valley (Eddie Davis Jr.) Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del...The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) begins its Dover Downs freshman stakes with two harness racing $20,000 division preliminaries on Monday, Nov. 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Both colt and gelding divisions begin the action. In the first race, Owner-breeder George Leager's Slick Tony drew the rail putting a six-win in eight races with two seconds record on the line. Russ Foster drives the colt in his first start since winning the $100,000 DSBF Final at Harrington Raceway. The George Teague Stable starts a homebred owned by George and his wife Joy Teague. Montrell Teague drives the Clyde Francis-trained winner of three of five races from post 6. Not to be overlooked is JoAnn Looney King's Burn Brighter with Tim Tetrick after a 1:56.3 win last start, and Bay Pond Racing's Own It with Allan Davis. In the second $20,000 division, the Mrs. King and Tetrick combination is the program favorite boasting two wins and three seconds in five races. The opposition is led by Team Teague's Mingo (Teague) and Bay Pond Racing's America First (Jeff Fout). Little Ben (Tetrick) racing for Janet Hudson and JoAnn Looney King is program favorite in the $11,000 sub-feature pace. Remember Me VK (Allan Davis) is a high speed rival in the nine-horse field. Dover Downs now presents a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double can be found on the 12th and 13th races. Today is draw day for the lucrative Matron Stakes for three-year-old trotting and pacing fillies and colts. The entry box is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. SHARP. To supplement to a Matron sophomore division, a Declaration Fee of $25,000 is due and payable at time of Declaration. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner's Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals, which showcased Delaware's top sired harness racing horses were contested Wednesday at Harrington Raceway on a beautiful fall day. While five horses entered the finals unbeaten, only two remained unblemished when the dust settled on the 13-race program. Jeff and David Clark's Gracefully Forgiven ($2.60, Art Stafford Jr.) won the pacing filly final and remained unbeaten in four starts with a 1:56.3 open length score over Ibetyoucanwiggle and Pedal Power. The Roddy's Bags Again filly set all the fractions and was a decisive victor for her co-owner and trainer Jeff Clark. The filly trotting final went to Serendipity Stable's Star Sapphire ($19, Russell Foster), who was a 2:01.3 winner over Deja Vu Blue and Vandalous. From the first crop of Anders Bluestone, it was the first career win in three starts Star Sapphire, who is trained by Tui Stone. Andrew Glassmeyer's Bosston Cruiser ($2.60, Jon Roberts) was a 2:01 winner in the male trotting final, with a narrow win over Brother Kenny and Sky Marshal. The Glassmeyer-trainee held off a late charge from Brother Kenny to the wire in a photo finish. Bosston Cruiser, a son of Don Boss Vita, remained unbeaten in four starts. Foster piloted another winner when owner/trainer George Leager's Slick Tony ($6.40) was a 1:55 winner in the final for male pacing colts. The No Spin Zone colt sustained a giant first over move and held off a hard charge by Evolution Tour to the wire. Transitioning Joy was the pacesetter and finished third. There were two $20,000 DSBF consolation events, both won by Clyde Francis-trainees for owner George Teague Jr. and son, driver Montrell Teague. Nozy Neighbor ($6) won the pacing filly consolation in 1:59.3., while Mingo ($3) prevailed in the colts and geldings consolation in 1:57.2. Celebrity Pegasus ($4, Art Stafford Jr.) won the overnight feature, a $15,000 Open Trot in 1:56.1 for owners Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. "Pegasus" is trained by Eric Ell. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for harness racing 2-year-old pacers and trotters will headline a rich Wednesday October 4 program at Harrington Raceway featuring approximately $500,000 in total purses. Five 2-year-olds go into the final events unbeaten including Jeff and David Clark's Gracefully Forgiven (9/5, Art Stafford Jr.) in the filly pacing final, slated second on the 13-race program and is the second leg of the early pick four. The Roddy's Bags Again filly is 3-for-3 in her career for co-owner/trainer Jeff Clark who will start from post two and have her first showdown with Darrell and Leah Lewis' Pedal Power (7/2, Tim Tetrick) won swept her eliminations. A pair of unbeaten trotting fillies will clash in their final, race four, as Chambers Racing, Cinbrew Ent., and Bcjm Inc.'s Vandalous (pp 2, 2/1, Tetrick) and Howard Taylor, Thomas Lazzaro, Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Deja vu Blue (pp 6, 7/5, Ross Wolfenden) are primed for their first matchup after each won both of their respective elimination events. Vandalous, conditioned by Nick Callahan, is a daughter of JM Vangogh while Deja  vu Blue, trained by co-owner Davis, is from the first crop of Anders Bluestone. The eighth race is the male trotting final, which has a likely short-priced favorite in unbeaten Bosston Cruiser (7/5, Jon Roberts) for owner/traner Andrew Glassmeyer. The Don Boss Vita gelding is 3-for-3 in his career and drew post three. The 10th race is the first leg of the late pick four will culminate the finals as undefeated colt Transitioning Joy (7/5, Montrell Teague) drew post four for owners Joy and George Teague in the male pacing final. The Barber Pole colt has won his previous three races for trainer Clyde Francis. There is also a pair of $20,000 consolation events on the program. Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for harness racing 2-year-old trotters went post ward Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. On a night where there were many short fields due to 14 scratches on the program, Bobby Myers' Brother Kenny ($6, Jon Roberts) prevailed in the first DSBF division for colts and geldings with a 2:03.2 win over Super Fly. The Anders Bluestone gelding was second in his elimination last week. Deja Vu Blue ($2.20, Ross Wolfenden) completed a sweep of his eliminations, with a 2:02.2 win in his split for colts and geldings over Uptown Spunk and Star Sapphire. Recently acquired for trainer/co-owner Dylan Davis and partners Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro and Mike Casalino Jr., the Anders Bluestone colt is 2-for-2 lifetime. Chambers Racing, Cinbrew Ent Llc,and Bjcm Inc.'s Vandalous ($4, Russ Foster) was a 2:05.4 winner in the final DSBF filly division over Whoa Winna Now and Ms Smash. The daughter of JM Vangogh won both of her eliminations for trainer Nick Callahan. Andrew Glassmyer's Bosston Cruiser ($2.10, Roberts) remained unbeaten in the remaining division for male trotters with a blowout win in 2:04 over Sky Marshal and Camp Rehoboth. The Don Boss Vita gelding is 3-for-3 in his young career for his owner/trainer. In the $15,000 Open Trot, Mike Casalino and Davis' Theresademoninme ($3.60, Roberts) was a 1:55.4 winner over Awsome Valley and Royal Becca J. Roberts and Wolfenden each had four wins on the program. All four $100,000 DSBF final events will be contested on Wednesday October 4. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jeff and David Clark's Gracefully Forgiven ($2.20, Art Stafford Jr.) remained unbeaten in three starts with a 1:57.2 win in one of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations for harness racing 2-year-old pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. The Roddy's Bags Again filly was a dominant front end winner over Lydia and Studio Session and gave Stafford Jr. his third of five wins on the program. Kdk Standardbreds' Cheyenne Zone ($2.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first division in 1:58.4 over Whistlers Seelster and Nozy Neighbor. The No Spin Zone filly notched her second career win for trainer Kevin Switzer. The final division went to Darrell and Leah Lewis' Pedal Power ($2.20, Stafford Jr.), who was a 1:58 winner over Diabolical Spin and Ibetyoucanwiggle. Terror At Night ($5.40, Allan Davis) won the $15,000 Mares Open for owners Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley in 1:53.3. The winner was trained by Les Givens. The second round of action for 2-year-old DSBF trotters gets underway on the Wednesday September 27 program at Harrington. The $100,000 DSBF final events will be contested on October 4. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Slick Tony and Transitioning Joy were prevailing favorites in the second round of $20,000 divisions in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action for harness racing 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday at Harrington Raceway. George Leager's Slick Tony($2.10, Russell Foster) was a 1:54.3 winner in the first division over America First and Burn Brighter. The No Spin Zone colt recorded a new lifetime best in his fifth career win for owner/trainer Leager. Joy and George Teague's Transitioning Joy ($2.40, Montrell Teague) completed a sweep of his eliminations with a 1:54.3 blowout win over Evolution Tour and Fulla Nitro. It was the third straight win in as many starts for the unbeaten Barber Pole colt and trainer Clyde Francis. The $100,000 final DSBF events for 2-year-old pacers and trotters will be contested on October 4. In the $17,500 Open Pace, the overnight feature on the 12-race program, Bruce Kennedy and Tri County Stable's Wakizashi Hanover ($3.40, Tim Tetrick) was a 1:51.1 winner over Soto and Major Uptrend for trainer Jim King Jr. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for harness racing 2-year-old trotters commenced on the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway with four $20,000 divisions. The first winner came in the filly division when owner/trainer Thomas Leager's Deja Vu Blue ($4.40, Ross Wolfenden) was an impressive first-time starter winner in 2:02.1. The daughter of first crop sire Anders Bluestone, was a wire-to-wire winner over Bigger Than Luv and Uptown Spunk. It was the third win in the first five races on the program for Wolfenden. Owner/trainer Andrew Glassmeyer's Bosston Cruiser ($2.10, Jon Roberts) was a dominant 2:02.1 winner in the first colts and geldings division over Seafood Suzie Blue and King's Crown Lite. The Don Boss Vita gelding improved to 2-for-2 in his young career. In the final filly division, Chambers Racing,Cinbrew Ent., and Bcjm Inc.'s Vandalous ($14.20, Russell Foster) was a 2:04.1 winner over Alpine Chic and Ms Smash. A daughter of Jm Vangogh, Vandalous notched her first career win in her first lifetime start for trainer Nick Callahan. Stephen Moss' Super Fly ($2.40, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the final male division in front-end fashion in 2:01.2 for trainer Leigh Raymer. The Super Punk gelding led throughout and was an open length winner over Brother Kenny and Flywithme. Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($9.20, Jon Roberts) won the $15,000 Open Trot, the overnight feature on the program, in 1:55 over Awsome Valley and I Like My Boss. Russell Foster had four wins on the program, while Jon Roberts joined Wolfenden with a triple. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Art Stafford Jr. swept the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for harness racing 2-year-old pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Stafford won six races on the program, following a four win night Monday. Jeff and David Clark's Gracefullyforgiven ($2.80, Stafford Jr.) prevailed in the first DSBF division in 2:00.1. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again set all the fractions in her decisive win over Cheyenne Zone and Bunker Away. Clark had three wins on the card. William Moffett Inc.'s Lydia ($4, Stafford Jr.) was a 2:01.2 winner narrowly over Lotsa Luck and Time and Motion in the second division. The Dream Away-sired filly notched her first lifetime win for her owner/trainer. Pedal Power ($3.20, Stafford Jr.) won the final division in 2:00.1 for owners Darrell and Leah Lewis. The Roddy's Bags Again filly was a front end victor over Ibetyoucanwiggle and Studio Session. In the $17,500 Mares Open, Louis Catana and Vince Bradley's Matinee Dragon ($12.60, Tyler Davis) was a 1:55 winner. Trained by co-owner Bradley, it was her third win of the season. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - With just five weeks remaining in the 71st season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway, one of the most exciting weeks of the season is the upcoming week that includes the 11th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial and the first leg of action for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds. Kicking off Monday September 18, the Quillen Memorial is the marquee event of the season at Harrington, featuring some of racing's top pacers. The race is named in honor of the late Quillen who passed away 13 years to the day of this year's event. Quillen was a long-time Delaware legislator and board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair, while also being a big racing fan who regularly came to the racetrack. Quillen would be proud to have his name attached to this year's field, which includes the winners of a combined estimated $11 million lifetime, including 2015 winner Mach It So (6/1, David Miller) for owner Bamond Racing and trainer Jeff Bamond. The field is full of half-mile racetrack regulars, including Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N (5/2, Jordan Stratton) whose won the lion's share of his 39 career victories over small tracks, including the $260,000 Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga Raceway. His trainer, Peter Tritton, knows the Harrington surface well as he was formerly stabled at the track for approximately a decade. A pair of local interests will look to protect home court, Bruce Kennedy and Tri County Stable's Wakizashi Hanover (7/2, Victor Kirby) and Robert Cooper and J&T Silva Stables' Mel Mara (4/1, Corey Callahan). Somewhere in L A (9/1, Tony Morgan) sports the highest seasonal earnings in the field with $468,400 for owners D'Elegance Stables Ix and Iannacone, TLP & Gandolfo Stables. Brad Grant's Mr Wiggle Pants (20/1, Aaron Merriman), Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Panhellenic Stables' All Bets Off (6/1, Matt Kakaley) and Thomas Pollack and Jeff Cullipher's Rock N Roll World (20/1, Ross Wolfenden) complete the field. All Bets Off's trainer and co-owner, Ron Burke, has had unmatched success in the Quillen, winning it six times, including twice with Foiled Again, harness racing's richest horse of all-time. As part of the 14-race program Monday, two $20,000 divisions of DSBF action for pacing colts and geldings will get underway featuring 16 horses. On Tuesday, 17 pacing fillies will compete in three divisions, while 24 trotters will be in action on Wednesday in four divisions. The top point earners from two weeks of eliminations will return to compete in their respective $100,000 finals on October 5. Post time for Monday's program is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will host its richest harness racing program of the season on Governor's Day Thursday during the Delaware State Fair with a 7 p.m. post time. More than $600,000 in total purses will be at stake on the 13-race program, headlined by four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final events for 3-year-olds as well as program staples like the coveted $40,000 Governor's Cup, which features some of the top Delaware horses ages 4 years old and up. Delaware Governor John Carney will be on hand to present the trophy to the winner. The first DSBF final is for pacing fillies as the first race on the program. An evenly matched group will line up behind the gate as trainer Jim King Jr. has three entries in the event for owner Jo Ann Looney-King, including Spanish Dream (9/2, Tim Tetrick), Logan's Girl (5/2, Victor Kirby) and Lillisbagsrpacked (20/1, Allan Davis). Thomson Sister Racing Stable's Free Flight Fran (3/1, Ross Wolfenden) is a chief threat to the stablemates. The race is named in honor of Ben Stafford Jr., a well-liked local horseman who passed away in 2016. The filly trotting final is the fifth race on the program, named in memory of former Harrington Raceway track president Jack Walls. Nanticoke Racing and Delbert Cain's Spoonful (9/5, Corey Callahan), Stephen Moss' Luv Is Blind (3/1, Kirby) and double elimination winner Donald Marine's Political Energy (7/2, Russell Foster) have been standouts among the group. The male trotters will compete in their $100,000 final in the ninth raced, named in memory of driver/trainer Hal Belote, who was tragically killed in a racing accident. Ben Brooks' Master Clave (7/5, Wolfenden) has dominated the class and will bid for his 11th win in 15 career starts for trainer John Wilkerson. Perhaps the most competitive DSBF final may be for pacing colts and geldings as a highly competitive group fulfills the eight horse field including three horses owned by George Teague Jr. and trained by Clyde Francis. Ain't It Fun (9/1, Wolfenden), Henry The Dragon (5/1, Bret Brittingham) and Daiymir (4/1, Montrell Teague) are expected to have strong presence in the field, as is previous DSBF champ, Bags To Riches (3/1, Tim Tetrick) for owners Only Money Stable and trainer Jason Skinner. Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon (9/2, Kirby) won both of his eliminations impressively and will loom as another contender in the extremely deep field. The $40,000 Governor's Cup, always a sought-after crown for local bragging rights, features a solid group of veteran pacers that includes last year's winner, Foulk Stables' Sparky Mark (20/1, Jon Roberts). The morning line favorite is owner/trainer Josh Green's Poisonous (8/5, Ross Wolfenden), who took a seasonal mark of 1:49.4 at Dover Downs this winter. Three $20,000 DSBF consolations are also on the program to accompany long standing races such as the Charles Murphy Memorial Trot, Legislators Cup (In Memory of Thurman Adams Jr.), Presidents Cup and Sam Mathews Memorial. The DSBF consolations are individually named in memory of Del and Dorothy Manges, John Frazer and Walter Messick. Matthew Sparacino

Allergies prevent Ross Scheuerman from working with horses, but not from enjoying them. cheuerman, who on Sunday began his second season as a running back with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, since childhood has followed his family's exploits in harness racing. Among his favorite memories is traveling with his grandfather, trainer Del Cote, to watch pacer Next Flight compete in Delaware, where he was a multiple Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion. "I was around 11 years old," the now 24-year-old Scheuerman said. "I would go with my grandparents every week. That was a pretty memorable experience for me. That horse did really well for him. He was a great horse." Next Flight retired in 2015 at age 14. The gelding earned $895,406 for Cote and his partners, who bought the horse for $15,000 at the New Jersey Classic Sale in 2002. Scheuerman's memories and experiences at the track go far beyond Next Flight. The son of Jan Cote, Scheuerman's aunt Shannon is married to trainer Sam DePinto and his aunt Megan is married to trainer/driver Patrick Lachance. Two weekends ago, Scheuerman was at Mohawk to watch the Pepsi North America Cup card, which included Lachance's female pacer Penpal in the Roses Are Red Stakes. She finished fifth. "That was awesome," Scheuerman said about the night. "I was hanging out in the paddock area. We watched most of the races from there. "I used to go to the barn with my grandfather when I was younger. I tried jogging horses and I ended up being super allergic to them, so I couldn't do much. But I love going and watching the races and watching my family compete. They've had some good ones. It's been fun watching them do well. Everyone supports each other, which is great." Scheuerman starred in football at Allentown High School in central New Jersey and Lafayette College. Last year he appeared in three games for the Ticats; two on special teams before getting to start for an injured C.J. Gable against Montreal on Sept. 16. Scheuerman made the most of the opportunity, rushing for 79 yards on 16 carries and catching five passes for 40 yards. Unfortunately for Scheuerman, he suffered a broken wrist and missed the remainder of the season. "It felt great to have that bit of success," Scheuerman said. "The timing of (the injury) hurt a little bit after having that success, but it gave me some fuel for the offseason. "I feel great this year. My body is healthy; I feel fast and strong. Everything is going well." Scheuerman was a conference all-star and record-holder at Allentown, where over his final two seasons he totaled nearly 3,500 yards rushing and 48 touchdowns. He also was a standout wrestler at Allentown, becoming a two-time state medalist and the program's first 100-match winner. He ended his career with a 117-17 record. He continued his football career at Lafayette, where he was a four-time All-Patriot League selection at tailback. He finished with 3,504 rushing yards, good for third in school history, and 31 rushing touchdowns, good for fourth. He also caught 129 passes for 1,129 yards and eight TDs. In his final college game, Scheuerman ran for a Patriot League-record 304 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-7 win over archrival Lehigh before a crowd of 48,256 at Yankee Stadium. Scheuerman signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in May 2015, but an Achilles injury during training camp led to his release in August. Three months later, he was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad. He became a free agent at the conclusion of the season and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. After being released by the Eagles, Scheuerman inked with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. "It's been a lot of highs and a lot of lows; ultimate highs and ultimate lows," Scheuerman said. "You've just got to stay positive, which is easier said than done. But I think I ended up in a great spot here in Hamilton and I'm excited for the future. I love it up here. I've met some great guys, lifelong friends. The fans are great and love the team. "I think patience is the No. 1 thing I've learned. Just being patient and trusting my ability and knowing I belong and can compete at a high level. It's been a journey for me." Scheuerman, who majored in economics at Lafayette, spent part of the past offseason doing an internship with media agency VaynerMedia in New York City before transitioning to fulltime training. The Tiger-Cats had two preseason games earlier this month and Scheuerman scored a touchdown in each. "The first goal is always to make the team," Scheuerman said. "Honestly, I just wanted to be in the best shape possible and be at my best to help this team reach our ultimate goal, which is the Grey Cup. Whatever way I can do that. It's more of a pass-happy league so it definitely caters to my game. My game has elevated the past three years that I've been out of school and I feel like I'm in a good spot right now." Ken Weingartner

HARRINGTON, Del. - Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) continued his dominance among the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old colts and geldings division with a 1:59 triumph Wednesday in one four $20,000 harness racing eliminations at Harrington Raceway. The Master Lavec gelding surged by Moonshine Lavec in the final strides for his 10th career win for trainer John Wilkerson. Command The Fire was third. Stephen Moss and Harold and Helane Solomon's Luv Is Blind ($5.80, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first filly division with a 1:59.2 win, a new lifetime best. A Chorus Line was second with Spoonful third. Luv Is Blind is sired by Keystone Activator and trained by her driver. The win was part of another successful night for Kirby, who had five wins on the program. He also won five races on Monday and had three wins Tuesday. Don Marine's Political Energy ($2.60, Kirby) completed a sweep of her eliminations for trainer William Wyatt with a 2:02.1 win over Irish Blessings and Willow Mill Anna. A daughter of Political Briefing, "Energy" has now won two straight after being winless in the first 16 starts of her career. The final division was won by heavy favorite Master Kingpin ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) in 2:02 for trainer /owner Thomas Lail over Yagot A Winner and No Left Turns. The Master Lavec gelding recorded his third career win. Two Harness Horse Youth Foundation exhibition races were held among the seven children who have been at Harrington Raceway since Sunday June 18 participating in an industry youth camp. Zoe Probert and Vince Copeland drove I Want Another to victory in the first exhibition while Pokie's Topshot won the second with Sundene Lodge and Art Stafford Jr. For more information on HHYF, visit www.hhyf.org. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her third career win. The same connections prevailed in the second division with Logan's Girl ($2.40, Kirby) who was a 1:55 winner over Lunar Phase and Diva Demands. The Roddy's Bags Again filly completed a sweep of her elimination divisions, as she did at Dover Downs before finishing second in the $100,000 final on April 11. The King connection struck again in the final division with a 1:55.1 win with Spanish Dream ($11.40), who narrowly defeated Free Flight Fran, who had won five straight, and Westwind Roddylee. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be contested on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Allan Davis and Tony Morgan joined Kirby with a driving triple. Roberts had a double. One of the races not won by King, Kirby, Morgan or Davis was the overnight feature, in which Mike Hall's St Kitts ($38, Jon Roberts) won the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. Four divisions of DSBF 3-year-old trotters will headline the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

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