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HARRINGTON, Del - Locally-owned I Like My Boss ($10, Allan Davis) notched his 19th harness racing win in 36 career starts Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.1 win in the $16,000 Open Trot. Owned by Bob Shahan with Jimmy and Ashley Parsons, all from Harrington, the 4-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding sat in the pocket throughout behind pacesetting favorite Traverse Seelster. 'Boss' bided his time until mid stretch when he edged clear of the favorite and hit the wire first. I Like My Boss is trained by co-owner Shahan and made headlines last season after going unbeaten in his first 16 career starts. Driver Davis was coming off a four win night on Tuesday and followed it with a three win night Wednesday. Trainer Josh Green won the first three races on the program, with the first two driven by Victor Kirby. Green took the daily double with trotters My Fire Cloud Too ($3.20, Kirby) and Aventure ($3.40, Kirby), before winning the third with pacer Nicholas Ryan ($3.80, Jason Thompson). Kirby finished the program with four winners, following a three-win night Tuesday. Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($4.40, Roger Plante Jr.) won the sub-featured with a front end triumph in 1:57. The 6-year-old Super Punk gelding held off all comers in notching his 17th career win. In the card's 12th race, Art Brewer II's Sharky Osborne ($114, Davis) won his 62nd career race at age 14. The altered son of Cam's Card Shark surged late to prevail at odds of 56-to-1. It was his 315th career start. Standardbreds are ineligible to compete at age 15 or older. Blackhorse Six Stable's trotter Pittstop Kip ($13, Montrell Teague) had an auspicious Harrington debut with a wire-to-wire win from post eight in 1:57.4 for trainer Phil Goldwater. It was one of two wins on the program for Teague, who had a driving double. Teague had a productive morning as well after qualifying undefeated standout pacer Wiggleitjiggleit, owned by his father George Teague Jr., over the Harrington half-mile in a sharp 1:53. Matt Sparacino        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3, Bier) won the opening day feature at Harrington Raceway Monday with a national season's mark on a half-mile track of 1:51. The fastest horse so far in North America in 2015, Bandolito, notched his fifth win of the year. Trainer/driver/owner Bier left alertly from his rail post position and was a decisive winner over Jebswesternshake and Believe This Bob. Bandolito, a 5-year-old Ponder stallion, became the sport's fastest horse this year with a dazzling 1:48.1 win at Dover Downs on March 26. Despite having limited activity over the half-mile racetrack over the past few months, Harrington's track seemed to be in mid-season form as five races were timed in 1:53 or less. Drivers George Dennis and Jon Roberts each had three winners on the card. Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will open its doors for its 69th consecutive season of live harness racing Monday with a 14-race program beginning at 5:30 p.m. In celebration of opening day, there will be $1 hot dogs in the lower grandstand as well as $1 live racing programs. A hat giveaway (while supplies last) will also commence at 5 p.m. on the first floor of the grandstand. A $15,000 Delaware Special is the centerpiece of the program, featuring harness racing's fastest pacer so far in 2015, Daryl Bier's Bandolito (9/5, Bier) who was a dazzling 1:48.1 winner at Dover Downs on March 26. The 5-year-old Ponder stallion will be joined by a deep but compact group of six that includes Frank Chick's Jebswesternshake (7/2, George Dennis), Kovach Stables' Feel Like A Fool (8/1, Allan Davis), Doug Lewis' Mojo Terror (30/1, Jon Roberts), Mary Larrimore's Believe This Bob (6/1, Ross Wolfenden), and Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt (2/1, Victor Kirby). The race is carded as the seventh on the program. Interested bettors should take note of a new bet minimum on the pick four wager (offered in races 3-6, nightly) as Harrington will now offer a 50-cent minimum on the popular multi-race wager. Defending driving champion Allan Davis , who will appear in 13 of 14 races Monday, is expected to be a regular participant at the meet, as is leading trainer Wayne Givens who has two horses entered. The track's marquee event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial will be held September 21 with a new invitational format. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule until a six week break on July 9. Matthew Sparacino  

Seaford, DE --- Trainer Justin Brenneman was scrolling through an online listing of horses for sale when one name brought him to a stop. Winbak Red. The old trotter instantly brought to mind Brenneman’s childhood at Ocean Downs. There he’d grown up, learning the ins and outs of harness racing from trainers and grooms with decades of experience with Standardbreds. It was there he watched Winbak Red transform from a green 3-year-old to an open trotter for trainer Richard Ringler. And so Brenneman had no qualms about selling his only racehorse to buy Winbak Red, now 12, for $2,000 with partner John Barth. “I’ve always liked old classy horses,” he said. “Most of them like to race and they like to win.” Brenneman, 25, purchased Winbak Red (Muscles Yankee-Red Oak’s Angel) the first week of March. The trotter had spent the winter racing at Miami Valley Raceway. Though he managed a win in 2:00.1 on Feb. 8, Winbak Red came back to trot a mile in 2:07 in a $5,000 claimer the following week. He raced once more in Ohio, finishing fourth in 2:03.2, before heading east. Brenneman was optimistic he’d be able to get the horse back on track. “He was sound so I thought I could make a couple changes to help him,” he said. Brenneman, who works for a trainer in Delaware and usually keeps a horse or two of his own on the side, said the first thing he did was change Winbak Red’s shoeing -- back to the way it was when the trotter was winning the open at Harrington Raceway. “I put four aluminums on with toe weights in the front the way Richie (Ringler) used to,” Brenneman said. Eager to keep the horse off the qualifying list, he put him in at Rosecroft Raceway two weeks after buying him. Brenneman figured if nothing else the trotter, who raced in the snow in Ohio, would pick up a few seconds just by racing in the more moderate temperatures of his home state. Winbak Red did more than that. He came from behind for driver Frank Milby to win by four lengths in 1:56.3. “I thought he’d trot more than he was out there (in Ohio) but I didn’t think he’d go in 1:56,” Brenneman said. If he was impressed then, he was even more impressed the following week when Winbak Red came back to win against some of the track’s top trotters in 1:56. “He was in tougher but Frank (Milby) said he was very handy,” Brenneman said. For Brenneman it was simply validation of his respect for “classy old horses.” Winbak Red has made every year of his decade-long career a winning one. The trotter won his first race at Rosecroft Raceway in 2006 as a 3-year-old. He stayed in the Mid-Atlantic area for several years, winning races at Harrington and Dover, where he set a then lifetime mark of 1:55.3 as a 5-year-old. Winbak Red had the best year of his long career in 2011 with a move to the Empire State. The trotter won 14 times and earned $101,820 -- nearly a quarter of his lifetime earnings -- that year alone. He set a new lifetime mark of 1:55.1 the following year at Pocono Downs but has slowed down since. Brenneman is hopeful though that these latest wins are a sign of more to come. Though Winbak Red made just $7,906 last year, the trotter has already earned $8,385 in 2015 with just eight starts. Brenneman plans to start racing him at Harrington Raceway later this month. In the meantime, he’s letting him enjoy some time off in the field. “I just try to keep him happy,” Brenneman said. by Charlene Sharpe, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing horsemen wishing to participate at the upcoming 2015 race meet at Harrington Raceway can now begin the application process by accessing the annual racing packet online. Interested participants can download all of the necessary forms here. The application deadline is April 7. Live racing will commence on a Monday through Thursday schedule beginning on April 20. Post time is 5:30 p.m. nightly. The first qualifying races of the season will be held on April 15. The first draw will be held on April 14.

DOVER, Del. ---- A Group of nearly 300, horsemen, legislators and friends of harness racing turned out for the 18th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at Modern Maturity in Dover, Del. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The annual DSOA meeting at mid-day preceded the awards-dinner and its early evening cocktail hour under the auspices of DSOA Executive Director Sal DiMario and his staff of Denise Rothermel and Lisa Pearson. Again, this year, popular TV hostess Heather Vitale and annual visitor Bill Ellis served as co-emcees presenting videos of award winning horses plus colorful, fun-filled high spots of Ms. Vitale's weekly "Post Time" programs on WBOC TV. The highlights of the 2014 racing seasons featured top horses of the Dover Downs and the Harrington Raceway meets. A silent auction to benefit Horse Lovers United, Inc., a Not-for Profit organization which provides a residence and care for retired horses, was held in conjunction with the banquet. In addition to leading horsemen and friends in attendance at the banquet were, as usual, many of Delaware's top legislative executives. The list included Congressman John Carney; State Senators Bethany Hall-Long, Gary Simpson and Bryan Townsend along with State Legislative Representatives; Gerald Brady, Ron Gray, Kevin Hensley, Harvey Kenton (who presented the pre-meal blessing), Ruth Brigs-King, John Kowalko, Bobby Outten, Trey Paradee, Steve Smyk, Jeff Spiegelman, Dave Wilson and Lyndon Yearick. in attendance were Delaware Harness Racing Commissioner Patricia Wagner and Executive Director Mark Davis. Also present were USTA District Directors, Chainman Dr. William Moffett, and directors, Jim Boese and Russell MacKinnon. Introduced were the DSOA board of directors - President, Andy Markano, Brenda Bramble, 1st vice president, Barbara Bramble; 2nd vice president, Dr. William Moffett, treasurer, Frank Diliberti (excused absence), secretary, Frannie West. Other directors include, George Dennis, Vic Kirby, Russell McKinnon, Presley Moore, George Teague, Max Walton, Valerie Warnick, and directors' emeritus, Dan Camac and Ralph Holloway. Also among the dignitaries were members of the media. The Media Award was presented to Andy West, managing editor of the Delaware State News, a former harness writer and today a strong supporter of harness racing. DSOA 2014 award winners: The 5th annual James T. Case Jr. DSOA Horizon Award (to a horseman making outstanding progress during year). This season's winner was harness driver Jonathan Roberts, one of the sport's rising stars. Roberts enjoyed his finest season in 2014 driving his most winners and money won by horses he drove during the year. The DSOA Special Appreciation Award was presented to Andy West, Managing Editor Delaware State News for Outstanding Coverage of Harness Racing and Related Horsemen's Issues. 2014 DSOA Special Appreciation Award presented to State Senator Bethany Hall-Long, "A True Friend to Delaware Harness Horsemen and Women." The James T. Case Jr. 1,000 Scholarship in memory of the longtime DSOA President was presented to Erica Brittingham, attending Del. Tech &U Community College majoring in Physical Education. Again this year, the DSOA gave out a total of $6,000 in Scholarship awards. A multi-colored program featuring DSOA honored horses was placed at each seat. HORSE HONOREES 2-Year-Olds: Trotters - Political Foe (colt)); Penny Paratrooper (filly) Pacers - Sonofa Sizzle (colt);Purrfect Bags & Totally Rusty [tie] (filly) 3-Year-Olds Trotters - I Like My Boss (colt) Overnight Hit (filly) Pacers - Casino Bags Carlo (colt); Seboomook Fool Yah (filly) DSOA Horses of the Meet - Dover Downs Horse of the Meet - Nova Artist, for the second season in-a-row Trotter of the Meet - Awsome Valley, also winner last season Claimer of the Meet - Mach Lady Harrington Raceway Horse of the Year - Just A Jolt Trotter of the Year- I Like My Boss Claimer of the Year - Sir Jonathan Z Tam Following Awards presentation, many door prizes were handed out. by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

The season of gift giving didn't end on Christmas Day at Harrington Raceway and Casino this year. The holiday spirit was extended into Boxing Day (December 26) as Harrington Raceway and Casino and its customers teamed up for a wildly successful food drive throughout the day that netted more than 12,000 cans of food to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. "We'd like to thank our loyal patrons for their support with the food drive," said Harrington Raceway and Casino Chief Executive Officer Patricia Key. "Without the overwhelming support of our customers, this event would not have been possible." Harrington Raceway and Casino, in conjunction with the Delaware State Fair through its Mid-Del Foundation, continued its commitment to the community in 2014 with donations exceeding $90,000 to local non-profit and civic organizations. The Food Bank of Delaware provides foods to Delawareans in need and facilitates long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. Boxing Day, while celebrated in many parts of the world and is a national holiday in Canada, is traditionally celebrated on December 26, when tradesmen and servants would receive gifts from their employers. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 68th season of live harness racing came to an end Thursday evening. Four-time leading driver Ross Wolfenden capped the meet-ender with four driving wins, but it was not enough to catch Allan Davis, who won his first career title with 157 wins at the meet, while Wolfenden was second with 150. Victor Kirby (127) finished third. The 38-year-old Davis is the son of one of the most accomplished drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region, Eddie Davis, winner of more than 8,000 races lifetime. Trainer Wayne Givens earned his second training title with 66 wins. Joe Hunderptfund Jr. was second with 51 wins, while Josh Green was third with 31. Meanwhile, horse of the meet honors went to trotter I Like My Boss for owners Bob Shahan, Ashley Parsons and Jimmy Parsons. Trained by Shahan, I Like My Boss started his career with an incredible 15 consecutive wins before his first defeat. He started 10 times at Harrington in 2014 with nine victories. Also on the closing night program, pacing mare Willow Mill Faith notched her seventh straight win for trainer/driver George Dennis and owners Don Reed and George Wagner in 1:56. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens its meet on November 2. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - A pair of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for 2-year-old harness racing trotters were contested on the penultimate Harrington Raceway program of 2014 Wednesday over a sloppy racetrack. Stephanie and Brian Cassell's Political Foe ($19.40, Eddie Dennis) was an upset winner in 2:01.2 in the colt and gelding final, passing the 1-to-9 favorite Political Cash, who led throughout, in the stretch for a decisive win. Win Power finished third. It was the second career win for the son of Political Briefing. Trained by his driver Dennis, Political Foe had a win and second place finish in his two eliminations prior to the final. Meanwhile, Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables' Callmemza ($9.40, Jon Roberts), who won both of her elimination races, prevailed in the filly trotting final in 2:04.2 over Sign N Drive and Penny Paratrooper. It was an eventful race in which seven of the eight fillies went off stride at some point in the race. Callmemza was not unscathed after making an early miscue shortly after the start, but she recovered and reeled in Sign N Drive late for her Third Straight win for trainer Bib Roberts. Callmemza is a daughter of Great George Two, an accomplished trotter whom Roberts campaigned in the early 2000's. "To have a horse like Great George Two, and to be able to race his offspring for our family is just a great ride," said driver Jon Roberts, son of trainer Bib Roberts. "It was an eventful night with the weather and these young fillies didn't want to cooperate and we got the best of it. We made our mistake before everyone else did and fortunately it didn't hurt us as bad as it could have if it happened later on in the race." Leigh Raymer's I Got Spunk ($4.80, Callahan) won the $20,000 DSBF filly consolation in 2:03, while Jason Skinner's Vangoghpaintsred ($36, Vince Copeland) was triumphant in 2:05 in the $20,000 DSBF colt and gelding consolation. Corey Callahan drove four winners on the card, while Jon Roberts had three. The final night of racing for the 2014 Harrington meet is Thursday October 23. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - One of the most competitive groups in recent history competed in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing colts Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. In a highly touted group that featured six different elimination winners, Ronald Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK ($9.40, Montrell Teague) prevailed in track record fashion with a 1:52.3 triumph. It was the second straight DSBF final that produced a track record, after Purrfect Bags reset the 2-year-old pacing filly mark in her final Monday. Perched second over behind Son of a Sizzle, Remember Me VK surged three-wide on the final turn and outkicked the former in the stretch for a one length win. Pacesetter KJ Ben set all the fractions and faded to fourth. Smoking Joey rallied for third. Sired by Art Director, it was the second win in three career starts for Remember Me VK, who is trained by Bobby Wyatt. The horse was named by co-owner Benton, in honor of his late sister Vickie who passed away near the time of Remember Me VK's birth. "I knew there was a lot of speed in the race so I wanted to take him off the pace tonight," said Teague, who articulated how high he has been on this colt since his first qualifier. "When I qualified this horse, I told Bobby (trainer Bobby Wyatt) we were going to have a lot of fun with this horse." Remember Me VK is a homebred out of owner Ronald Benton's dam All Memory. "When I broke this colt, I thought he was something special," said Wyatt. "Training him down I thought he had a lot of class. I have to congratulate and thank Montrell because he's done a great job with him in every start." Driver Victor Kirby had four winners on the program. Jim Morand and Eddie Davis Jr. each had a driving double. Both sexes of 2-year-old trotters will compete in their respective $100,000 finals on the Wednesday October 22 program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The final week of Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds. The pacing fillies are the first to go postward, as their final is slated as the 10th race on Monday's 15-race program. Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty (2-1, Corey Callahan) will look to keep her perfect record intact as the daughter of Rusty's For Real is 4-for-4 in her young career, after breaking her own track record last week. The path to her fifth win may not come easy tonight however after drawing post position eight. Her two chief threats are fellow undefeated mate Joann Looney King's Roddy's Bags Again-sired Purrfect Bags' (4-1, Victor Kirby) and Riggins-sired Gigi Deo (3-1, Andrew McCarthy) for owners J&T Silva Stables, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms. The pacing colts will take their turn in the 10th race on the Tuesday program, featuring an adept field which features six different elimination winners. Only Scott Woogen's Riggins-sired KJ Ben (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.) and Michael White's Life Sizzles-sired and aptly named Son of a Sizzle (3-1, David Miller) escaped both of their elimination races unscathed in the deep grouping. Fellow elimination winners in the field include Garnet O'Marrow's Riggins-sired Seboomook Katahdin (5/1, Allan Davis), Legacy Racing of DE, Sharon White and Nanticoke Racing's Artzina-sired Art Season (8-1, Vince Copeland), Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK (4/1, Montrell Teague), a son of Art Director, and Roddy's Bags Again sired Roddy's Hot Again (12-1, George Dennis), who is owned by George and Tina Dennis and the Ask W Stables. Both sexes of trotters will compete in their final events on the penultimate program of the season at Harrington on Wednesday. The colt and gelding trotters will battle in the eighth race, as track record holder and son of Political Briefing, Political Cash (2-1, Allan Davis) will vie for his Third Straight win for owners Bob Shahan and Donald Marine. The field is contentious however, and also features former track record holder Egosnattitudes (5/1, Jon Roberts), a son of Great George Two for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables among the field of eight. The filly trotting final is the 10th race with another Great George Two offspring playing perhaps a major role in Callmemza (2/1, Roberts) for owners Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. Callmemza swept her eliminations as did her two main threats, a pair of Cr Commando-sired fillies in Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper (4-1, Ross Wolfenden), and Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive (3-1, Tim Tetrick). Each pacing and trotting division also features a $20,000 consolation. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Joann Looney- King's Purrfect Bags ($11.80, Victor Kirby) notched a mild upset in winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing fillies Monday at Harrington Raceway in a track record setting time of 1:53.2. The Roddy's Bags Again filly settled in fourth early behind pacesetting favorite Totally Rusty, who cruised through fractions of 27.3, 55.1 and 1:24.1. Kirby and Purrfect Bags mounted their attack first over and steadily gained ground before a fierce final charge reeled in the favorite at the finish in dramatic fashion. Gigi Deo was third. The aptly named Purrfect Bags remained perfect in her career, with four wins in as many starts. Trained by Jim King Jr., the mile established a new track record, which had been broken the previous two races in a row by Totally Rusty. "This filly showed a lot of guts tonight and really dug in late," said Kirby, who won three races. "They told me this filly loves a target and they were right. She's way better having a target then being on the front end." An elated Joann Looney-King was in tears in the winner's circle and recalled a bout of amnesia in regards to Purrfect Bags' dam, Purrfectly Bad. "This is the most exciting race that I've ever won in over 60 years," she said. "We had the mare and she couldn't go a quarter much faster than 35 seconds. I went to Chick's Sale looking for a weanling last December and I couldn't come home with one because everything went too high. I had $2,000 and ended up with her. Jimmy (trainer Jim King Jr.) reminded me, he said don't you remember who the dam was? I said nope. And he said, you owned her." In the $20,000 DSBF consolation, Erica Hanley and Pam Wagner's Iaquinta ($12, Kirby) recorded a win in 1:56.2. Harrington's leading driver Allan Davis had a grand slam on the program, including a win with Legacy Racing and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($10.20) in the $18,000 Open in 1:52.2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bob Shahan and Donald Marine's Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch for his second career win in three lifetime starts. Political Cash broke Egosnattitudes track record, who set the mark last week. Egosnattitudes (Jon Roberts) completed a sweep of his elimination legs earlier on the program with a 2:04.4 triumph for trainer Bib Roberts and owners Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables. The Great George Two-Aerobic Linda gelding improved to 2-fo-3 in his young career. Trainer and co-owner Shahan was back at it in the remaining colt and gelding division with Save The Night (George Dennis). Co-owned by Shahan and George Brem, the Political Briefing-Athenea gelding was a 2:02.4 winner in his division. Each of the filly winners fulfilled sweeps of their eliminations as Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Stables' Penny Paratrooper ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) was the first to triumph in 2:03.2. Trained by Poliseno, the Cr Commando-CR Penny Lane filly is 2-for-2 in her career. Scott Woogen's Sign N Drive ($2.10, Victor Kirby) was an easy 2:03.4 victor for trainer Duane Wagner. The Cr Commando-Tybridge filly has three wins in four career starts. Trainer Bib Roberts recorded another win on the card with Callmemza ($2.60, Jon Roberts). Co-owned by Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables, the Great George Two-Endorphan Annie, Callmemza is now 3-for-4 in her career after a 2:04.3 triumph. The top eight point-getters among the fillies and colts and geldings will return to compete in their respective $100,000 final events Wednesday October 22. Ross Wolfenden had four winners on the program. Kirby and Jon Roberts each won three races, while Corey Callahan and Allan Davis had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions. The fastest winner was Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) who was a wire-to-wire winner over Seboomook Katahdin in 1:55. The Riggins-Winsmith Karen colt completed a sweep of his eliminations and improved to 4-for-5 in his career for trainer Duane Wagner. Second time starter Remember Me VK ($3.80, Montrell Teague) was an impressive 1:55.4 winner over Smoking Joey. The Art Director-All Memory gelding received a pocket trip behind Smoking Joey throughout and edged clear of the latter down the passing lane at the finish. Trained by Bob Wyatt, Remember Me VK now has a win and a second on his card in as many starts. Michael White's Sonofa Sizzle ($2.10, Allan Davis) swept his eliminations after winning his division in 1:55.2 for trainer Gary Green. The son of Life Sizzles-JK Lady Like, burst on the Delaware scene with a win last week in 1:54.2, after competing in New York in four previous attempts. Art Season ($2.20, Allan Davis) won the remaining division for owners Legacy Racing of Delaware, Sharon White, and Nanticoke Racing Stable in 1:56.1. The Artzina-Florist gelding was forced in the two hole early by a fired up NBA Pick who set a hot pace before fading. Art Season applied pressure past the half-mile and edged clear before opening up a four length lead over Rustlercafe at the wire. Art Season is trained by Wayne Givens. In the overnight feature, Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($4.60, Corey Callahan) recorded her fourth consecutive win in the $18,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4. Teague, Allan Davis and Victor Kirby each drove three winners. Ross Wolfenden had a driving double. The top eight point-getters from the first two legs will return for the $100,000 final on Tuesday October 21. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - A total of 24 fillies battled in three $20,000 elimination divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Monday at Harrington Raceway. The most anticipated showdown, was the latter of those divisions as round one winners Totally Rusty, owned by Carter Racing Stable, and Gigi Deo, owned by the partnership of Jerry Silva, C&G Racing Stables and Deo Volente Farms, were primed for a showdown after drawing into together in the programs' 10th race. Totally Rusty, fresh off her track record setting performance (1:54.1) in her division last week, emerged as a wire-to-wire winner for driver Corey Callahan and reset her track record with a 1:54 win over the track listed in "good" condition. Gigi Deo rallied first over and finished second, three lengths in arrears of Totally Rusty. Trained by Doug Lewis as the only foal of sire Rusty's For Real, Totally Rusty improved to 4-for-4 lifetime. One rival Totally Rusty has not faced yet but will next week is Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($2.10, Victor Kirby), who dominated in her 1:55.4 triumph in another DSBF pacing filly division. The Roddy's Bags Again filly never had an anxious moment in her front end romp to improve to 3-for-3 lifetime for trainer Jim King Jr. Tony Dinges' Love Forbidden ($4.40, Andrew McCarthy) won the remaining division in 1:57.4. The Riggins-sired filly atoned for a third place finish as the favorite in her division last week, with a first-over grinding narrow margin of victory over Spin Vision. Trained by Dinges, it was the first win in two career starts for Love Forbidden. The top eight point-getters will return to compete in the $100,000 final next Monday October 20. In the overnight feature, Doug Lewis' (owner/trainer) Mojo Terror ($4.20, Callahan) was a 1:53 winner. Callahan had four winners on the program. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple, while Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success. Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. The Riggins colt brushed to lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.3 seconds, clearing early leader and race favorite Smoking Joey. KJ Ben then marched through fractions of 57.1 and 1:26.1 before holding the favorite at bay in the stretch for a measured win. Trained by Duane Wagner, it was the third win of KJ Ben's career. Perhaps the most contentious division was the fourth when Michael White's Son of a Sizzle ($11.80, Allan Davis) recorded a 1:54.2 win from off the pace for trainer Gary Green. The Life Sizzles colt battled first over and cleared leader Byby Landon, before holding off a game late charge from Remember Me VK for his first win of the season in five career starts. George and Tina Dennis Inc and Ask W Stables' Roddy's Hot Again ($2.80, George Dennis) notched his Third Straight win in the first division on the program. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding never had an anxious moment in his front end win in 1:56.3. Roddy's Hot Again is trained by his co-owner and driver George Dennis. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Katahdin ($2.10, Allan Davis) was an 11 length winner in his DSBF division. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, the Riggins gelding never relented once assuming the lead before the quarter mile. Trained by Wayne Givens, he was won 3 of 4 career outings. Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($5.60, Victor Kirby) won her Third Straight race in the overnight feature, the $13,750 Mares Open. Montrell Teague, Allan Davis, Victor Kirby and George Dennis each had three winners on the program. Corey Callahan had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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