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HARRINGTON, DE -  Offspring of sire He's Spooky won three of the four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old harness racing trotters Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Mist Stable's Go Jetem ($10, Art Stafford Jr.) took the first division for colts and geldings in 2:05.3. The He's Spooky gelding collared pacesetter Dr Grinch late for a narrow win. Sherman's Way was third. Go Jetem notched his first career win for trainer Jim Thompson. The fastest division went to unbeaten Embrace The Grind ($2.20, Jon Roberts) for Andrew Glassmeyer, who was a 2:02.4 winner over Rich N Royal and Just As Striking. The Keystone Activator gelding improved to 3-for-3 in his career. Glassmeyer and Roberts teamed up for two wins in stakes action. Roberts had three wins on the card. The first of two filly divisions went to Mark Groce's She's Spooky ($3.80, Ross Wolfenden) over Star Time and Bella's Party Punk in 2:04.1. Trained by Groce, it was the first career win for the home bred daughter of He's Spooky. In the second division, Glassmeyer's Dark Dutchess ($9.20, Jon Roberts) was a wire-to-wire winner in 2:04.4 in a tight finish over Command The Day and Disco Soleil. A daughter of He's Spooky, it was her first career win for her owner/trainer. The $100,000 final events for all DSBF 2-year-olds is Wednesday October 3. The meet's leading driver, Victor Kirby, fresh off a five win night Tuesday, scored his third win of four on the card aboard Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($3, Kirby) in the $15,000 Open Trot in 1:56.3 for trainer Jay Gannon. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding recorded his 32nd career win via a front end performance, where he held off runner-up Theresademoninme and third place Gillie The Kid. Mike Cole, Wolfenden and Stafford Jr. each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for harness racing pacing fillies were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 15-race program was dominated by driver Victor Kirby who recorded one of his five wins in the first $20,000 DSBF division, as Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($4.40, Kirby) was a 1:59 winner over Miss Giggles and Little Miss Pat T. The Roddy's Bags Again filly overcame some traffic issues throughout the mile to score an easy win, the first of her career for trainer and co-owner Jason Skinner. The second division saw a repeat elim winner in George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff ($5.40, Montrell Teague), who prevailed in 1:56.4 over Vista Mista and Lynx's Lazy Lady. Trained by Clyde Francis, it was the second win in four career starts for the daughter of Southwind Lynx. Teague drove the final divisional winner for his aunt Brenda Teague as Anneke ($7) notched her first career victory over Roddy's At It Again and Golden Wigglet in 1:56.1. The Southwind Lynx filly saved ground throughout and emerged down the passing lane late for the win for her owner/trainer. The top eight point earners will return to compete in a $100,000 final on October 3, when all DSBF 2-year-old finals will be contested. In the $15,000 Mares Open, Kaitlyn N ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) continued to assert herself as a top mare on the circuit, with her third straight triumph in 1:52.1 for trainer and co/owner Josh Parker. Nanticoke Racing and Barry Spedden are also partners on the 5-year-old American Ideal mare who is approaching $100,000 in seasonal earnings. Artrageous was second with On Your Six third. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE  - Freshman pacing colts and geldings completed their second Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) leg in a pair of $20,000 divisions Monday at Harrington Raceway. Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away ($12.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first division in 1:54.3. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding out-kicked pacesetter Dashiki, who finished second, after a big move to the lead approaching three quarters. Son Of A Lynx was third. George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($5.40, Jim Morand) was a 1:58.3 winner in the second split over Numbered Account and Mr. Big Wig. The Mr. Wiggles colt notched his second lifetime win and completed a sweep of his eliminations for trainer Clyde Francis. In the overnight feature, the $15,000 Open Pace, Options Are A Dream ($6, Ross Wolfenden) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:51.3 over Slick Tony and Q's Cruise. Trained by Wolfenden for owner David Banks, it was the 8th win of the year for the 5-year-old son of If I Can Dream. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($2.80, Jon Roberts) was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) elimination winners for 2-year-old trotters Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 2:00.2 triumph. The Keystone Activator gelding headed the first division for male trotters with a commanding front-end romp over Just As Striking and Say Gesundheit. Trained by Glassmeyer, the freshman is 2-for-2 in his career. In the remaining division for male trotters, Mike and Linda English's Phantom Feet ($6, Ross Wolfenden) triumphed over Go Jetem and Dr Grinch in 2:04.3. Trained by John Wilkeson, the He's Spooky gelding led from start to finish in first career start. The lone filly division went to Sarah and John Swart Jr.'s Royal Locket ($14.40, Corey Callahan), who prevailed in wire-to-wire fashion in 2:04.4 over Dark Dutchess and She's Spooky. A daughter of Yankee Royalty, "Royal" notched her first career victory for trainer Nick Callahan. In the $11,000 overnight feature, the Open II Trot, Rosemary Smutz's Man Of Muscle ($10, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:57.2 winner over Donnie Darko and Sunset Mike. Mike Cole had four wins on the card. Victor Kirby won three. Live racing resumes Monday September 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Artrageous ($4.80, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:52.2 winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $15,000 Mares Open. Owned by Bonnie Benson, J Johannsen, Art Stafford, and H Case, it was the 4-year-old Art Major mare's 11th win of her career. Artrageous set all the fractions and held off Shesarocker and On Your Six for the win. Artrageous was a top filly at 3 and banked more than $112,000 as a sophomore competing on the New York Sires Stakes circuit. Victor Kirby, the meet's leading driver, had four wins on the card. Stafford Jr. and Russell Foster each had three. DSBF 2-year-old trotters will complete their first leg to headline the Wednesday program. Post time is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE  - Sunfire Blue Chip ($17.20, Mark Macdonald) was a 1:51.1 winner in the 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday. The race annually spotlights many of the sport's top older pacers and honors former long-time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2004. Quillen was a regular at the racetrack, who enjoyed live harness racing and was endeared by many in the community. Owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical and R A W Equine, Sunfire Blue Chip, a Jimmy Takter-trainee, notched his 32nd career win off a pocket trip. Scott Rocks closed ground for second with Evenin of Pleasure third. Rockin Ron set the fractions and faded to fourth. An 8-year-old American Ideal stallion, "Sunfire" scored his second straight win in his 108th career start. "My horse was really good last start at Yonkers," said Macdonald. "I kind of had an all-or-nothing approach behind the gate tonight and was able to get a great trip and it worked out. You can do anything you want with him. He's a lot of fun to drive. " It was a productive first visit to Harrington for driver Macdonald, whose a regular at Yonkers Raceway (Ny). Five Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 elimination events for 2-year-old pacers were on the undercard with Team Teague stealing the show with three wins. George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff ($8, Montrell Teague) was the first filly winner in 1:57.2 for trainer Clyde Francis. The Southwind Lynx filly registered her first career win off a ground saving trip. The first division for colt and gelding pacers would soon ensue with The Lady Sheriff's stablemate, Dashiki ($3) scoring a 1:54.1 score for the Teague and Francis combo. Dashiki held off a fierce late rally from Chillaxin Away to achieve his first career win in his third lifetime starts. Dashiki is a son of Barber Pole. The second filly division went to The Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Wigglet ($7, Bart Dalious) in 1:57.1. The Mr. Wiggles filly notched her second career win for trainer/driver Dalious with a late rally that reeled in pacesetter Vistamista late. The third filly division saw Edward Walls' Lily's Puddle Jumper ($4.80, David Rearic) score in 1:59.1. The Gamblers Dream filly outkicked pacesetter Miss Giggles to the wire for a one length win. Trained by Walls, it was her second career win. The final colt division to another Teague-tied horse, George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($6.40, Montrell Teague) who surged clear of leader Son Of A Lynx in deep stretch for his first career win. The Francis-trainee is a son of Mr. Wiggles. In the $15,000 Open overnight feature, Richard Lombardo, Charles Cochran III and Josh Green's JJ Flynn ($7, Yannick Gingras) was a 1:51.2 winner over Q's Cruise and Options Are A Dream. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE. - The 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace headlines a stellar 15-race card Monday September 17 at Harrington Raceway. The Quillen has brought some of the sport's top aged pacers to Delaware over the years, including 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and three-time champion Foiled Again. This year's event features one of the more wide open divisions in recent years, and includes 2017 champ Bit Of A Legend (15-1, Jordan Stratton) for trainer Peter Tritton, whose repeat bid won't likely come easily after he drew post position seven. Bit Of a Legend is one of two horses in the field with over $400,000 in seasonal earnings, the other being Ron Burke-trained Rockin Ron (7/2, Yannick Gingras) who drew the rail. Evenin of Pleasure (9/2, Joe Bongiorno) recently won the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga (Ny) and drew post six. Endeavor (3/1, Trace Tetrick) will travel the greatest distance to race. The Jeff Cullipher-trainee is based in Indiana and rides a two race win streak, that most recently included a lifetime best of 1:48.3. Previous Quillen entrants, Somewhere in L A (4/1, Jason Bartlett) and Scott Rocks (8/1, Eric Goodell) are back. Local interest Blazing Bobby Sox (12/1, Art Stafford Jr.) drew outside post eight and is the only horse in the field with a start this year over the track. Blazing Bobby Sox won the $40,000 Governor's Cup on July 26 at Harrington.The Quillen is the first leg of the late pick four (racse 8 through 11). The complete field in post position order can be found below: 1 - Rockin Ron (7/2, Yannick Gingras) 2 - Somewhere in L A (4/1, Jason Bartlett) 3 - Scott Rocks (8/1, Eric Goodell) 4 - Endeavor (3/1, Trace Tetrick) 5 - Sunfire Blue Chip (9/2 Mark Macdonald) 6 - Evenin of Pleasure (8/1, Joe Bongiorno) 7 - Bit Of A Legend N (15/1, Jordan Stratton) 8 - Blazing Bobby Sox (12/1, Art Stafford Jr.) On the undercard, five $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions will be contested in their first of two legs for pacing colts and fillies. Three filly divisions will go post ward as races 2, 4 and 7, while a pair of colt divisions are carded as races 3 and 9. Post time is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway      

HARRINGTON, DE - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($4.80, Mike Cole) improved to 3-for-3 locally with a 1:56.1 triumph in the $17,500 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. Despite having the outside post, she was able to quickly negate the disadvantage from the outer rail with a swift move to the lead where she would coast to an easy win over Murmur Hanover and Celebrity Pegasus. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was her third straight win. On the undercard, William Moffett's Gillie The Kid ($4, Art Stafford Jr.) prevailed in 1:57.3 over Spunky Jack and Whitesville Dixon. The 5-year-old Northern Kid gelding notched his fifth win of the season for his owner/trainer. Ross Wolfenden had four wins on the card. Monday September 17 with feature the marquee event of the season at Harrington Raceway, the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial, featuring some of the sport's top aged pacers, in conjunction with five $20,000 Delaware Standardberd Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old pacers. Live racing continues Monday through Wednesday. Post time is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Q's Cruise ($4.80, Ross Wolfenden) captured the Monday harness racing feature at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51:3 triumph in an $11,000 Open II for pacers. Owned by Jo Ann Looney-King, it was the second win of the season for the 4-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding. "Cruise" set all the fractions from post position three and held off a fierce charge from Hi Sir for the win, the 11th in his career for trainer Jim King Jr. Trainer Clyde Francis teamed with driver Montrell Teague and owner George Teague Jr. with three wins on the card as GWT ($3.40), Transitioning Joy ($4) and Daiymir ($2.20) were all victorious as popular public betting choices. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($3, Mike Cole) was a repeat winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 triumph. Majestic Mistress left alertly from post position five as the public's (1-to-2) betting choice and marched through fractions of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3 before drawing away by multiple lengths at the top of the stretch and to the wire. Mr. Right was second with Battle Mage third. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was the 10th career win for the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son, who debuted in Delaware impressively on August 28 with a 1:54.3 win. Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($5.40, Ross Wolfenden) prevailed in 1:56 in the $11,000 Open II trot for trainer Joe Hunderptfund Jr. All Shoes On Deck was second with Uwantapieceofme third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE. - Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Barry Spedden's Kaitlyn N ($4.40, Art Stafford Jr.) captured the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday in 1:53.3 at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Parker, it was the 8th win of the year for the 5-year-old American Ideal mare, who was an aggressive pocket sitter from post seven behind pacesetter Artrageous was who was second. Purrfect Bags was third. Kaitlyn had been racing against some of the top mares on the east coast in Pennsylvania and New York over the summer before returning to her homestate. She has won 10 of 39 career starts. Racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule with a 5 p.m. post time. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - George Leager's Slick Tony ($3.20, Montrell Teague) equaled the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts at Harrington Raceway Monday with a 1:51.4 triumph in an $11,000 Open II event. The No Spin Zone-Queen Kathy colt set all the fractions and was an easy winner over Dialamara and Q's Cruise in achieving his 16th career win in 22 starts. Trained by Leager, the mark tied the record set by Bags To Riches in 2017. Slick Tony has now banked more than $335,000 in his career. Later on the card, Slick Tony's half-brother, 2-year-old Son of A Lynx would win his second straight race in 1:57.1. A son of Southwind Lynx, he is also owned and trained by Leager. Teague and Russell Foster each had three wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($6.80, Mike Cole) was a 1:54.3 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Majestic Son mare was a recent acquisition and had an impressive performance in her local debut for trainer Kevin Lare with a front stepping and dominant victory over Drazzmatazz and Murmur Hanover. It was the second win of the season for "Mistress" and ninth of her career. Driver Victor Kirby had the hot hand once again, after a four win night on Monday, he followed up with another grand slam Tuesday. In the $11,000 Open II Trot, Bill Emmons' Battle Mage ($7.40, Russell Foster) was a 1:57.2 winner for trainer Eric Ell, who was celebrating a birthday. All Shoes On Deck was second with I'm So Striking third. Mike Cole, Art Stafford Jr., Montrell Teague and Ross Wolfenden each had a double. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, DE - Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker, Barry Spedden and Prestige Stables' Robbie Burns N ($3.40, Montrell Teague) made his harness racing Delaware debut a winning one Monday with a 1:51.2 win in the $15,000 Open pace at Harrington Raceway. It was one of four wins on the card for driver Teague who joined Victor Kirby with a grand slam. Trained by co-owner Parker, Robbie Burns was the beneficiary of a pocket trip behind pacesetter Blazing Bobby Sox. Robbie Burns finished with a flourish in the stretch to prevail. Blazing Bobby Sox was second, while Q's Cruise was third. A son of Live or Die, it was the fifth win of the season for Robbie Burns N, who had been competing in New York and Pennsylvania most of the summer after his arrival from New Zealand. One race earlier, venerable pacer Special T Rocks (Art Stafford Jr.), recorded his 54th career win in his 190th career start with a 1:52.1 triumph in an $11,000 conditioned pace. The 10-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding staved off a fierce charge from 3-year-old Slick Tony to pick up his second straight win for trainer Joe Hundertpfund and owners Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno. by Matt Sparachino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Louis Tomczak Jr.'s Proper One ($8.60, Carlo Poliseno) won his fourth straight race Monday at Harrington Raceway in a $11,000 conditioned pace in 1:54.3. The 4-year-old Proper Respect gelding seized the lead immediately after starting gate left and never looked back in his wire-to-wire score for trainer/driver Poliseno, who had a driving triple and training double on the card. Proper One achieved his 8th win of the season, none bigger than his win in the $20,000 President's Cup on Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair on July 26 in a lifetime best of 1:52.3. Drivers Mike Cole and Art Stafford Jr. each also won three races on the program. One of Stafford's wins came in the $10,000 sub-feature, with venerable pacer Special T Rocks ($6.60.), who notched his 53rd career win with a 1:51.3 score. The 10-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding put in a dominant performance in his 189th career start for trainer Joe Hundertpfund Jr and owner William Sartin and Mark Salerno. by Matt Sparacino, harness racing

HARRINGTON, DE. - Harrington Raceway's 72nd year of live harness racing will resume Monday August 20 with a 14-race program. Live racing will be conducted on August 20, 21, 27 and 28 before resumption of a normal Monday through Wednesday schedule for September through October 24. The feature on this Monday's program is an $11,000 conditioned pace with 2017 United States Harness Writers Association's Delaware Valley Chapter Horse of the Meet, Papa Ray (9/1) back in action for former track leading trainer Wayne Givens and last year's leading driver Victor Kirby. Papa Ray, a 9-year-old Village Jolt stallion will be making his 225th career start and sports a lifetime bankroll in excess of $635,000 - impressive for a former $1,800 yearling purchase. Sophomore Evolution Tour (5/2, Montrell Teague) is the morning line favorite for owner/trainer team Jo Ann Looney-King and Jim King Jr. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding has been uber consistent throughout his career and has never finished worse than third in 18 starts. A field of seven will go post ward as the third leg of the early pick four (races 3 through 6). Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-olds will get underway on September 17, the same night as the track's signature event, the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial, featuring some of the sport's top pacers. Last year's event was won by Bit Of A Legend N. Post time nightly is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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