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David Banks and Layfield Horses' Getifoffyourchest ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) was a dominant winner in achieving his third straight harness racing victory in 1:51.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open. Getitoffyourchest left the gate from post three and set fractions 27.1, 56.1 and 1:24.1 with little opposition and cruised to a two length score in 1:51.1 over Coaster and Sentencing Memo. Trained by Richard Lewis, it was the 14th career win for Getitoffyourchest, a 6-year-old Tell All stallion. The combination of Lewis and Wolfenden teamed up again in the eighth race as Options Are A Dream ($4.60) prevailed for his 10th win in 13 career starts in 1:53.3. Wolfenden had three wins on the program. Earlier on the card, Next Success ($5.40, Art Stafford Jr.) notched his fifth straight win for trainer Les Givens with a 1:54.1 score. Matthew Sparacino  

Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Harold and Helane Solomon's Tirade Hanover ($9, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.3 harness racing winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. It was one of three winners on the program for Kirby, who raced Tirade Hanover from off the pace before circling the short field of six late with a powerful charge to reel in leader Royal Becca J for the victory. Spunky Jack was third. Tirade Hanover, a 6-year-old gelded son of Crazed, notched his 30th career win for trainer Leigh Raymer and boosted his lifetime earnings closer to $800,000. Jim Morand and Ross Wolfenden each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Current Harrington Raceway leading driver Tony Morgan won seven races on the Tuesday program. Morgan entered the program as the current leading driver and helped his cause with wins with Miss Profitability ($9.40), Northern Rocknroll ($5.20), Together Again N ($4), On Your Six ($5.80), Naty ($16.40), Pearl Handlepistol ($10) and Maby Bonkey ($2.40). In one of the few races the 57-year-old Morgan did not win, Chris Sharpe and Alex Hawes' Quotable Quotes ($25.80, Montrell Teague) was an upset winner in the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.2. The 5-year-old Well Said mare was sent off at odds of 11-to-1 and launched a late rally to outkick 9-to-5 favorite Springforth to the wire for a narrow win. Feelingmightygood was third. Trained by Charlene Sharpe, it was the seventh win of the year for Quotable Quotes, who bested Open distaff foes for the first time in her career on May 3. Allan Davis had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Peter Paul Venturini, Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone's Smart Rokker ($3.80, Tony Morgan) cruised to an easy 1:52 harness racing triumph in the $15,000 featured Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Malone, the 6-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding led every call and drew clear by six lengths at the wire over Sparky Mark and Just A Jolt, who rounded out the trifecta. Smart Rokker notched his seventh win of the year, which matched his win total from 2015. The win was one of three for Morgan. Coaster ($45.60, Montrell Teague) was a long shot winner for the second straight start for trainer co/owner Buddy Bright. Getitoffyourchest ($26, Ross Wolfenden) was the fastest winner on the program with a 1:51.3 triumph for trainer Richard Lewis and owners David Banks and Layfield Horses LLC. Teague, Wolfenden and Bret Brittingham each had a double. Matthew Sparacino  

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger ($22, Montrell Teague) was an upset harness racing winner in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:57.2 over a sloppy racetrack. In the top weekly overnight event for trotters on the circuit, Spunky Jack made the early lead before Awsome Valley went back to the front at the quarter mile in 29 seconds. The 7-year-old 6-to-5 favorite Awsome Valley then marched through remaining fractions of 58.2 and 1:27.4 with Hemi Seelster applying heavy pressure. Powerful Charger followed that live cover and surged in deep stretch for a narrow win. Hemi Seelster was second. Awsome Valley finished third. It was the 36th career win for Powerful Charger who was a former Harrington horse of the meet. Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. Teague had a driving double. Meanwhile, once again the pick five (50-cent based wager, races 7-11) went unsolved and now has a carryover of $10,023.26 heading into the Thursday program. Track officials have guaranteed a $25,000 pool for Thursday. Matthew Sparacino

Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($6, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52.4 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Hostess Lisa left from post position four and took the lead before the opening quarter mile from Dublin Rose and proceeded to set the fractions while Springforth battled first over, but could not get to the leader as Hostess Lisa prevailed by one half length. Dublin Rose was second with Springforth third. Hostess Lisa is trained by her owner, who teamed up with Morgan for another win earlier in the card as Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mccarma ($3.60, Morgan) registered her third consecutive win, despite not drawing better than post six. Long shot players were treated to a healthy fourth race payoff as 45-to-1 Miss Read, winner via disqualification, spearheaded a $4,079 (8-2) exacta and $5,325 (8-2-5) trifecta. The (8-2-5-7) superfecta paid $9,745 for a $1 based bet. Ross Wolfenden and Montrell Teague each had three wins on the program. Morgan and George Dennis each had a driving double. Once again the pick 5 (a 50-cent based wager that spans race 7-11) went uncovered and aided by a carryover of $4,535, there will be a $10,000 guaranteed pool on the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt with harness racing driver Victor Kirby at the controls returned to his winning ways with a wire-to-wire 1:53 score in the $15,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 6-year-old Village Jolt notched his fourth win of the year and 34th lifetime with a front stepping triumph over Sparky Mark and Special T Rocks. The win gave Kirby a driving double. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($6.80, George Dennis), notched his second sub-1:52 win at the current meet with a 1:51.2 score in the $12,500 Open II for trainer Lewis. The 6-year-old Art Major stallion took no prisoners in his front end sprint over Vapour N, who was a game second and show dough acquiring Bandolito. Trainer William Bright and Carlo Poliseno each had a double.  

Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall ($20, Allan Davis) recorded his second straight win Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 harness racing victory in the $17,500 Open Trot. Trained by co-owner Shahan, the 6-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe received a pocket journey behind pacesetter Spunky Jack, before gaining clearance in the stretch for a one length win over favorite Tirade Hanover. Spunky Jack held on for third. It was the 21st career win for Six Gun Hall, who prevailed with lesser on 4-27. The win gave driver Davis a double on the program. Victor Kirby also had two wins. Matthew Sparacino

Chris Sharpe and Alex Hawes' Quotable Quotes ($9.80, Montrell Teague) scored a wire-to-wire 1:52.3 win in the harness racing featured $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Charlene Sharpe-trainee and 5-year-old daughter of Well Said had control over the pace on the lead throughout the mile and held off Springforth and Hostess Lisa, who rounded out the trifecta, en route for her 12th career win. After winning just one race in 2015, Quotable Quotes has six victories already this year. Tony Morgan had three winners on the program. Ross Wolfenden and Montrell Teague each had a double. Matthew Sparacino      

Peter Venturini and Peter Venturini III and harness racing trainer Brian Malone's Smart Rokker ($9, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Bandolito (Daryl Bier) battled Bad Boy Matt for the early lead before the former made the lead in 27.1 under pressure from Vapour N (Pat Berry), who eventually cleared at the half-mile in an action packed 54.2. Special T Rocks (Ross Wolfenden) mounted a first-over attack with Smart Rokker (Rocknroll Hanover) perched perfectly second-over before tipping three-wide and prevailing in 1:52. Special T Rocks held second gamely while Sparky Mark, whose three-race win streak was snapped, finished third. George and Tina Dennis' Allstar Preview (George Dennis, $31.20) sprang an upset in 1:54.2 in the sub-featured $12,500 Open. Trained by his co-owner/driver, it was his second straight win. Morgan had four winners on the program, while Dennis had three. Victor Kirby and Allan Davis had a double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, DE. - Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($17.80, Ross Wolfenden) overcame post position eight to prevail in 1:56 in the $17,500 Open Handicap Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Valley Victor gelding assumed command near the opening quarter mile from Spunky Jack and never relented en route to an open length win over a fast closing I'm So Striking. Spunky Jack finished third. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was the third win of the season for Awsome Valley, who had raced at Dover Downs much of the year prior. Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall ($3.60, Allan Davis) was a dominant winner on the undercard with a 1:57.1 victory in a $10,000 conditioned trot. Trained by co-owner Shahan, it was the first win of the season for Six Gun Hall who was returning home after a three start stint at the Meadowlands (N.J.). Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. George Dennis and Ross Wolfenden each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) will offer a free introductory harness racing seminar for those considering first-time ownership of a Standardbred race horse on Saturday, May 21st at the Harrington Raceway. The seminar, which will run from 1-4 p.m., will cover horse racing basics, the rewards and financial obligations of horse ownership and the various ways to get started owning a horse. Attendees will not only learn the basics of horse ownership but will also have an opportunity to meet some of the horses, nationally renowned trainers, and drivers currently racing at Harrington. The program will include a presentation by owner-trainer and DSOA Director George Teague, recently voted Owner of the Year by U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), involving forms of ownership, the owner/trainer relationship and Teague's experience campaigning horses like Rainbow Blue and Wiggle It Jiggleit, both winners of Horse of the Year recognition. Participants will also hear from leading trainer/driver George Dennis and Post Time TV show award-winning hostess, Heather Vitale. There will be a tour of the racing backside and stabling area at Harrington Raceway and Training Center. The educational event will begin at 1 p.m. on May 21, and will be held in the Harrington Raceway board room; light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to return Monday, May 23 for a night of live racing which will begin at 5 p.m. Those that return for live racing on the 23rd will receive a race program and the Clubhouse's Prime Rib Feast dinner courtesy of the DSOA. Interested parties can sign up at http://shop.ustrotting.com/events.aspx to reserve their place, today. Registration is limited to the first 15 people that sign-up. For more information, contact the DSOA's Executive Director Sal DiMario at 302-678-3058. Marv Bachrad

Harness racing trainer/driver George Dennis registered his 1,000th career training win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with Seethelightsngo ($95.60). Owned by Forrest Bartlett, the Big Jim filly swooped by the field in the last quarter for an upset win. The 45-year-old Dennis has been a leading trainer/driver on the Delaware circuit for the past 25 years. The exacta (7-4) paid a whopping $7,081.20, which is believed to be one of the largest in the track's 70 year history. Driver Tony Morgan had four wins, with his most decisive win coming aboard Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's McArma ($5.40) who stopped the clock in 1:52.4 by a massive margin. Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($3.40, Morgan) won the $11,000 feature with a 1:54.4 triumph. Trained by Jason Skinner, it was the 6-year-old No Pan Intended mare's 27th career triumph. Matthew Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 70th season of live harness racing commenced Monday with a 12 race program on a beautiful spring day in central Delaware. Foulk Stables' Sparky Mark ($4.40, Jon Roberts) was victorious in the $15,000 Open Pace feature in 1:52.1. The 9-year-old Astreos stallion assumed command early in a brisk 26.3 and never relented en route to his two length win over Special T Rocks and Just A Jolt. Trained by Dylan Davis, it was the 52nd career win for Sparky Mark, who has banked more than $1 million lifetime. Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($2.60, George Dennis) notched an impressive 1:51.1 win in a $10,000 conditioned event in the second race. Captive Audience is trained by co-owner Lewis. Janet Hudson and Jo Ann Looney-King's Star Messenger ($6.20, VictorKirby) was a 1:52.4 victor in a $10,000 conditioned event for his third straight win. One horse continues to make headlines in defeat, as pacer Doctor McSwing, who finished second, kept his winless streak intact in 74 career starts. The 5-year-old pacer continues to be competitive but has yet to get his picture taken en route to his near $70,000 in career earnings. Kirby had three wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will kick off its 70th season of live harness racing Monday April 25 with a 12 race program and new 5 p.m. post time and an addition to the wagering format. A new 50-cent based pick five wager will debut Monday for races 7 through 11, which will follow the pick four (races 3-6). There will be a hat giveaway (while supplies last) in the grandstand at 4:45 p.m, as well as $1 live racing programs and $1 hot dogs. As for the program, a $15,000 Open pace is the feature and will include former horse of the meet, Janet Hudson's (3-1, Victor Kirby) Just A Jolt and Foulk Stables' millionaire pacer Sparky Mark (2-1, Jon Roberts), both of whom are fresh off sub-1:50 victories and head a very good field of six. The aforementioned feature will take place sixth on the program and will wrap up the pick four. A fundraiser for stage four cancer-stricken Layla Hunderptfund, granddaughter of trainer Joe Hundertpfund, will take place in the paddock. Sadly, the 5-year-old Mosley was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in February. While the clubhouse is fully booked for opening night, reservations are available for the remainder of the week. Interested parties should contact 302-398-5928 for reservations. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Thursday schedule. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Harrington Raceway's 70th season of live harness racing will get underway on April 25 with a new 5 p.m. nightly post time. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule until June 30 before the customary break during the Delaware State Fair. The annual Governor's night of racing will take place on July 28 (special 7 p.m. post time). Live racing will resume on August 15 on a Monday through Wednesday schedule for the balance of the month before resuming the normal four-day week (Mon-Thursday) in September through closing night October 20. Qualifying races will be held on Wednesdays. A complete 2016 racing calendar is available here. The track's marquee event of the year, the Bobby Quillen Memorial, which routinely showcases many of the sport's top pacers, will take place September 19. Horsemen packets are available through the track's website at www.harringtonraceway.com as horsemen are reminded that the 2016 application deadline is April 7. Harrington Raceway  

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