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HARRINGTON, DE  - The 74th season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway came to a close on a beautiful fall evening in central Delaware where a 12-race program was contested. Driver Allan Davis claimed his second driving title at the track with a meet best 64 wins. Montrell Teague, Art Stafford Jr., Tony Morgan and Victor Kirby rounded out the top five. The 44-year-old Davis is the son of local legend, driver Eddie Davis, who won more than 8,300 races in his driving career. Meanwhile, Jim King Jr. who has one of the top barns in North America, notched his first training title at Harrington, and completed a sweep of the Delaware circuit after winning the Dover Downs training title for the 2019-20 season. Joe Hundertpfund, Chuck Crissman, Nick Callahan, Clyde Francis (tie) and Mike Hall (tie) completed the top five in the trainer standings. King and his wife Jo Ann Looney-King manage a powerful stable on the west side of Harrington, which includes 2019 Dan Patch Horse of the Year Shartin N and 2019 2-year-old pacing filly honoree Lyons Sentinel among many other top horses. The Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association voted Monty's Play the horse of the meet. Monty's Play, a son of Shadow Play, had 7 wins in 10 starts and raced for three different trainers, Joe Hundertpfund, Jason Lynch and most recently Phil Mitchell. Monty's Play was claimed twice at the meet. In the feature on the closing night card, Zippet Racing Stable's Our White Knight ($4.20, Russell Foster) was a 1:55.4 winner in a $12,000 conditioned trotting event for trainer Jay Gannon. The second race saw a familiar pedigree in George Teague's Letstrytowgleagain ($2.40, Teague), who scored a 1:55 win for trainer Clyde Francis. The son of Mr. Wiggles is a full brother to 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. The live racing circuit in Delaware shifts to Dover Downs, which will conduct live racing on a Monday through Thursday schedule beginning November 2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Artful Dancer ($6.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 harness racing winner in the featured $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Josh Green, the Yankee Cruiser filly led most of the way and held off a game first-over challenge from Soho Burning Love A, who finished second, for her sixth win of the year. She was the only filly in the field. Apple Bottom Jeans sat in the pocket and finished third. Owned by Tammy Carter, Jay Mossberger, Rich Lombardo and Josh Green, it was the ninth career win for Artful Dancer, who has enjoyed an impressive sophomore campaign, banking more than $197,000.   Trainer Jim King Jr. clinched the training title at the meet with 2 more wins to add to his meet-best total of 36. Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (24) and Chuck Crissman Jr. (24) are deadlocked to round out the top three. Meanwhile, with just one night remaining in the 2020 meet, Allan Davis (63 wins) maintains the lead on Montrell Teague (58) and Art Stafford Jr. (54). Tony Morgan had three wins on the card. Teague and Victor Kirby had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway            

HARRINGTON, DE - Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($2.80, Pat Berry) notched his 4th straight harness racing win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 triumph in the $18,000 Open Pace. Trained by co-owner Green, the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding has been the scourge of the upper level conditioned ranks of late and had no troubles Monday after setting all the fractions in his one length win over Goldberg and Calvin K.   Tony Morgan and Berry each had 3 wins on the card. Montrell Teague had a driving double. Live racing at Harrington continues through Wednesday October 21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - George and Tina Dennis' Faithfulandtrue ($4.40, Mike Cole) was a 1:55.2 winner in the featured $15,000 conditioned harness racing trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway, highlighting a 3-win night for trainer Joe Columbo and Cole. Faithfulandtrue set all the fractions in his open length win over Jammin Jack and Fun Time Charlie. The race featured all Delaware-owned and bred horses and was sponsored by the Delaware Harness Racing Commission.   Cole and Columbo teamed up for 3 wins on the card, also winning with He Refuses To Lose ($3.80) and Teton Sunset ($4.20). Harrington's 74th season of live racing wraps up next week with racing October 19-21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - It was quite a successful harness racing night for horsemen whose initials are CC Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driver Corey Callahan (4 wins) and trainer Chuck Crissman (3 wins) had the hot hand on the 12-race program. Callahan and Crissman teamed up with Bret Sliwka's Shezallapples A ($48.40), who was an upset winner in the $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:53.4. The 7-year-old Sportswriter mare surged off cover in deep stretch for a one length win over Artful Dancer and Lil O'Reilly. It was her 6th win of the year for the Crissman trainee. Race favorite Artrageous led the field through fractions of 27.2 and 56.4 before receiving heavy pressure from Abuelita Hanover to three-quarters in 1:24.4.   Meanwhile, Shezallapples A gathered momentum third over on the outside and fanned wide at the top of the stretch before drawing clear by a length at the wire. Montrell Teague also had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Mst Racing Stable's Goldberg ($4.40, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner Monday in the $15,000 conditioned harness racing pacing feature at Harrington Raceway. The Brenda Teague-trainee set all the fractions in his 1-length win over Vapour N and Princeoftheforest. It was the sixth win of the year for the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion owned by his driver. Goldberg's win was one of three straight on the card for Teague, who then piloted Brush Up ($12.40) and Raptors Flight N ($5.20) to wins.   Meanwhile Pat Berry notched a driving grand slam, guiding Stark Hanover ($9.40), TJ Blast ($10), Flashy Dude ($7.20) and Closing Bell ($44.60) to wins. Teague (49 wins) is the current third leading driver at the meet behind leader Allan Davis (59), who had a driving double, and defending champ Art Stafford Jr. (53). With just 5 nights of live racing remaining in the 2020 meet, trainer Jim King Jr. (31 wins) maintains a lead over Joe Hundertpfund (24) and Chuck Crissman Jr. (18). by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Delaware's top 2-year-old harness racing pacers and trotters were showcased Wednesday in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events at Harrington Raceway. Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases ($3.40, Victor Kirby) completed a sweep of the pacing filly division with a 1:57.4 triumph in her final for trainer Jim King Jr. The Roddy's Bags Again filly was under confident handling from Kirby, as she gained steadily with a first over charge and wore down leader Cinder's Baby for her third straight win. Cinder's Baby was second with Uptown Lover third.   Bobby Myers' Big Al M ($3.80, Eddie Davis Jr.) kicked things off with a 2:00.2 win in the final for male trotters. The Anders Bluestone gelding let throughout and was a one length winner over Altar Call and Blue Devil. Trained by Eric Davis, Big Al M was won 2-of-4 lifetime starts. Kim Caulder's Kim's Command ($6, Allan Davis) was an impressive 2:02.4 winner in the filly trotting final. The Cr Commando filly assumed control near the opening quarter mile and never relented in her 2 length score over Designer's Edge and Amy Wil. Trained by John Wilkerson, it was the filly's first career win. In the male pacing final, Mst Racing and George Teague's Subban ($8.20, Montrell Teague) was a one length winner over Marvelous Winner and Syndergaard. Race favorite Z's Dream made an early break, while Subban marched through every call on top, despite heavy pressure from Marvelous Winner. He won in 2:00.1. Trained by Clyde Francis, the Southwind Lynx colt notched his second career win. Later on the card, Letstrytowgleagain ($2.60, Teague) had an auspicious local debut with a 1:57.1 maiden win. The Mr. Wiggles colt is a full brother to 2015 Horse of the Year and local favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit. Allan Davis had 3 wins on the card. Russell Foster and Teague each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - The First State's top locally-bred 2-year-olds will battle in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final harness racing events Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The male trotters will kick-off the four-legged freshmen party in the 1st race on the 12-race program. Bobby Myers' Big Al M (3/2, Eddie Davis Jr.) was the fastest elimination winner and figures to be the one to beat for trainer Eric Davis. The Anders Bluestone gelding would have swept his eliminations but was placed second for a pylon violation after hitting the wire first in his first elimination. A familiar rival, Don and David Wiest's Rhett (7/5, Tony Morgan) also has a win and a second place finish in his eliminations and is the primary competition. Filly trotters will go post ward in the 3rd race, the second leg of the pick four (races 2 through 5). A wide open group awaits the starting gate with four different elimination winners in the field. Ed Kimmel, Don and David Wiest's Azurine (2/1, Tony Morgan), Harry Marsh Jr.'s Designer's Edge (5/2, William Long), Thestable Jazzy Juddy Grp's Jazzy Judy (5/1, Victor Kirby) and Providence West's Toni Lee (15/1, Kim Vincent) each won respective eliminations. The final leg of the pick four sequence will see filly pacers battle in the 5th race. A matchup between two dominant fillies who swept their eliminations awaits as Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases (9/5, Kirby) and Eli Beiler, Clint Crellin and Elam Esh's Cinder Baby (2/1, Art Stafford Jr.) will square off for the first time. Stealing Bases, a Roddy's Bags Again filly trained by Jim King Jr., won both of her eliminations via off the pace rallies, while Rockabillie-sired Cinder's Baby dispatched of her rivals by a combined 7 lengths in her two eliminations with front end romps. Cinder's Baby is trained by her driver. Cinder's Baby is a full sister to 3-year-old Cinder Rock (Rockabillie-Cinderella), who won DSBF final events at 2 and 3 and has won 8 of 10 career starts for trainer Wayne Givens. The male pacers are featured in the 6th race with Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream (9/5, Stafford) clearly the one to beat after two decisive elimination wins. He will face a competitive group that includes elimination winners Subban (3/1, Montrell Teague), owned by Mst Racing and George Teague, Jo Ann Looney-King's Syndergaard (7/1, Kirby). Also on the Wednesday program is four $15,000 DSBF consolation events. Post time is 4:30 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway                

HARRINGTON, DE - Bobby Myers' Big Al M ($3.40, Eddie Davis Jr.) was the fastest of four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 2-year-old trotting divisional harness racing winners Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Anders Bluestone gelding marched to the lead from post seven and never relented over Altar Call and Roll Juan.Big Al M won by six open lengths in 2:01.  Trained by Eric Davis, "Al" redeemed himself after hitting the wire first last week but being placed second due to a pylon disqualification.   The first filly split saw Harry Marsh Jr.'s Designer's Edge ($11, Bill Long) score a 2:04.4 win over Kim's Command and Annalee. A daughter of He's Spooky, Designer's Edge held off a fierce late bid from Kim's Command for her first career win. Rhett ($2.60, Tony Morgan) was heavily favored at 1-to-5 and didn't disappoint in the final male division as the Keystone Activator gelding notched his second straight win in 2:01.4 for owners Don and David Wiest. Trained by 90-year-old Don Wiest, Rhett led all the way and was comfortable six length winner over Someofmygoodtime and Malachi's Test. Providence West's Toni Lee ($45, Kim Vincent) was a 2:07.3 wire-to-wire winner in the final filly division over Amy Wil and Azurine. The He's Spooky filly notched her first lifetime win for trainer/driver Vincent. Tony Morgan, Allan Davis and Eddie Davis Jr. each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE  - Eli Beiler, Clint Crellin and Elam Esh's Cinder's Baby ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest of a trio of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:57.1 win. The Rockabillie filly completed a sweep of her divisions after her 1:59 win in round one on September 22. Trained by her driver, Cinder's Baby improved to 2-for-2 lifetime with a front end win by 5 lengths over Hey Hey Dbay and Tobago Time.   Joining Cinder's Baby with a sweep of her eliminations was Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases ($4, Victor Kirby), who was a 1:58 winner over Uptown Lover and Rowdy One. The daughter of Roddy's Bags Again collared pacesetter Rowdy One near the three-quarters and won by a length. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was her 3rd win in 4 lifetime starts. It was one of 3 wins on the card for Kirby. The final division saw George Teague and Mst Racing's Adrianna ($3, Montrell Teague) a comfortable two-length winner over Roses And Orchids and Seboomook Beauty in 2:00. The Southwind Lynx filly scored her second career win in wire-to-wire fashion. The top 8 point earners from each division of DSBF action will return to compete in $100,000 final events on October 7. Stafford Jr. and Allan Davis each had driving doubles on the card. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway              

HARRINGTON, Del. - Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream ($2.80, Art Stafford Jr.) and Mst Racing Inc. and George Teague's Subban ($3.60, Montrell Teague) each won their respective $20,000 harness racing divisions in the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway. The top eight point earners from all divisions will return to compete in the $100,000 final events on October 7. Z's Dream led in wire-to-wire fashion from the rail for trainer Andrew Stafford as the Dream Away gelding completed a sweep of his eliminations. Squeak On By was second with Marvelous Winner third.  Subban ($2.80, Montrell Teague), a Clyde Francis-trainee and son of Southwind Lynx, sat in the pocket for red hot driver Teague behind pacesetter Syndergaard - who was bidding for an elimination sweep - throughout before surging by when given clearance in the stretch. Syndergaard held second with Can't Get Right, also trained by Francis, third. Teague had 5 wins on the card, 3 for Francis. Teague, was back in the winner's circle in the next race with Legacy Racing and Reginald Hazzard II's Inforce ($5.20), who was a 1:53.3 winner in the overnight feature, a $14,000 claiming handicap for $25,000 to $30,000 claimers for trainer Wayne Givens. Teague also owns Goldberg ($4.40), whom he piloted in the sub-featured $13,500 conditioned pace to a 1:53.1 win over Calvin K and Keep On Rocking A.  Stafford Jr.  and Russell Foster had a driving double.   by Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, DE - Don and David Wiest's Rhett ($3.20, Tony Morgan) was the fastest of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old harness racing trotters Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Rhett's win came in 2:01.3 via disqualification as Big Al M hit the wire first but was placed second for violation of the euro-rail rule. Big Al M was the leader throughout while Rhett sat in the pocket. Someofmygoodtime finished third. A son of Keystone Activator, Rhett notched his first career win for trainer Don Wiest.   The first filly division went to Jazzy Judy ($3.40, Victor Kirby) in a battle of attrition as only 2 of the 6 horses stayed on gait. Jazzy Judy mowed down leader Reality late for a 2:06.2 win. Amy Wil was third. It was the first career start for the daughter of Political Briefing, owned by Thestable Jazzy Judy Grp. and trained by Jim King Jr. The second male division saw Jim Morand and Nanticoke Racing's Roll Juan ($14.60, Morand) hold off a hard charging Blue Devil for a 2:03.2 win. Trained by Les Givens, the Rolls Blue Chip colt prevailed in his 2nd career start. Bluestone Jackson was third. Favorite and previously unbeaten Malachi's Test broke stride near the quarter mile mark. Ed Kimmel, Don Wiest and David Wiest Stables' Azurine ($3.40, Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner in the final division on the card for fillies, with a 2:06.1 win over Designer's Edge and Annalee third. Trained by Don Wiest, the Anders Bluestone filly was making her 2nd career start. Round two of DSBF action kicks off Monday September 28 for male pacers, with filly pacers on September 29 and all sexes of trotters on September 30. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Three $20,000 divisions of 2-year-old harness racing pacing fillies competed in the opening leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Eli Beiler, Clint Crellin and Elam Esh's Cinder's Baby ($28.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was an upset winner in the first division in 1:59. The Rockabillie filly left alertly from post seven to take the lead and was a 2 length winner over Tobago Tie and Seboomook Beauty. Trained by her driver, it was the first career start for Cinder Baby, and one of 3 wins on the card for Stafford.   Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases ($2.80, Victor Kirby) was a dominant 1:57.4 winner in the second division over Rowdy One and Uptown Lover. The Roddy's Bags Again filly pressured leader Rowdy One near three-quarters before taking over and drawing clear of the field. It was the second career win for the Jim King Jr.-trainee, who had a double. The final division went to Charles Cochran III, Richard Lombardo and Josh Green's Littlebagoftricks ($4, Russell Foster) scored a dominant 5-length win in 2:00 over Hey Hey Dbay and Rock's Rose. The Roddy's Bags Again filly controlled the tempo throughout and was full of pace to the wire in her first career start for co-owner/trainer Green. Peter Paul Venturini's She's Pukka N ($3.80, Tony Morgan) won the $13,500 overnight feature in 1:52. The 5-year-old Betterthancheddar mare set sizzling fractions in her wire-to-wire victory. Kirby and Allan Davis each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream ($7.80, Art Stafford Jr.) and Jo Ann Looney-King's Syndegaard ($7, Victor Kirby) each won their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg elimination for 2-year-old male harness racing pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway. Z's Dream, a son of Dream Away, assumed command from early leader Marvelous Winner near the three-quarters and never looked back in a decisive one length win over Subban and Marvelous Winner. Favorite Squeak On By miscued behind the gate before the start and finished last. Z's Dream, trained by Andrew Stafford, earned his first career win in 1:58.4.   Syndegaard was a front end winner in the second split over Henrico and Justflirtingwithu in 1:59. Trained by Jim King Jr., the Roddy's Bags Again gelding also picked up his first career win.   The top point earners from the two rounds of eliminations will compete in $100,000 final events on October 7. Pacing fillies will get underway in 3 divisions on the Tuesday September 21 program. Driver Pat Berry won 3 races in succession, piloting Stark Hanover ($17), Power of Tell ($6.40) and Jack's Legend N ($2.80) to victory. Victor Kirby, Montrell Teague, and Tony Morgan each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - A total of nine $20,000 divisions for 2-year-olds will kick off the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg of stakes this week (September 21-23) at Harrington Raceway. The pacing colts and geldings are in action Monday, pacing fillies Tuesday and both sexes of trotters on Wednesday. It appears to be fairly wide open in the lightly raced group as only 4 pacers of either sex have won a race thus far. On the male pacing side, only Mst Racing's Can't Get Right (6/1, Ross Wolfenden) has a win. Meanwhile, among pacing fillies (3 divisions), Frank Chick and David Hamm's Tobago Time (7/5, Jon Roberts), Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases (7/5, Victor Kirby), Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Bonucelli Racing and Doane Racing's Rowdy One (5/2, Corey Callahan) and George Teague and Mst Racing's Adrianna (7/5, Montrell Teague) each have wins. There are 14 first-time starters among the 2-year-old pacers. As for stallion breakdown, Roddy's Bags Again leads the way with 9 offspring followed by Delmarvalous (7) and Southwind Lynx (4) as the most prevalent among the freshmen pacers. As for the trotters on Wednesday, only Malachi's Test (Jack Parker Jr.), who is 2-for-2 lifetime has had his picture taken for trainer Chuck Groce II. The Keystone Activator gelding has looked particularly impressive in limited action. There are 15 first time starters among the 4 divisions of trotters. Anders Bluestone has the most offspring with 9, while He's Spooky (8) and Keystone Activator (3, tie) and CR Commando (3) round out the top 3. Post time is 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE  - Harness racing driver Montrell Teague had a grand slam while Art Stafford Jr. won three races to highlight the Tuesday Harrington Raceway harness racing program. Teague scored wins with Lincoln's Girl ($4), My Last Bet ($6.20), Silk Beach ($10.80) and Art Lecture ($9). Two of Teague's victories were aboard Mike Hall-trainees.  Stafford Jr. prevailed with Foolish Wisdom ($4.40), Artrageous ($3.80) and Heaven's Legacy ($11.60). Artrageous, trained by Stafford's brother Andrew, won the $13,500 featured conditioned pace for mare pacers with a 1:53.1 triumph over Shes Pukka N and Arts And Flowers. It was the 4th win of the year for Artrageous, all of which have come at Harrington's half-mile racetrack. Allan Davis (42 wins), currently leads the Harrington driver standings over Stafford (36) and Teague (28). Meanwhile, Joe Hundertpfund (20 victories) is atop the training standings with Jim King Jr. (15) and Chuck Crissman Jr. (12) completing the top three. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

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