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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 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 as horsemen are reminded that the 2016 application deadline is April 7. Harrington Raceway  

DOVER, Del. ---- A festive group of around 300, harness racing horsemen, legislators and friends of harness racing turned out on Friday. Jan. 15, for the 19th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at Modern Maturity in Dover, Del. The annual DSOA meeting at mid-day preceded the awards-dinner. Its well-attended early evening cocktail hour was held 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. Video highlights of the 2015 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 Patti Blevins, Bethany Hall-Lon, Brian Pettyjohn, Colin Bonini, and Gary Simpson, along with State Legislative Representatives; Earl Jacques, Gerald Brady, Kevin Hensley, Harvey Kenton , (who presented the pre-meal blessing), John Kowalko, Bobby Outten, Trey Paradee, Steve Smyk, Dave Wilson and Lyndon Yearick. in attendance were Delaware Harness Racing Commissioner Patricia Wagner, Executive Director Mark Davis and DSBF Administrator Judy Davis-Wilson,. Also present were USTA District Directors, Chainman Dr. William Moffett, and director Russell MacKinnon. Introduced were the DSOA board of directors - President, Andy Markano, Brenda Bramble, 1st vice president, Barbara Bramble; 2nd vice president, George Dennis, treasurer, Frank Diliberti, secretary, Frannie West. Other directors include Vic Kirby, Russ McKinnon, Charles Marsh, George Teague, Max Walton, Valerie Warnick, and directors' emeritus, Dan Camac, Ralph Holloway and Presley Moore and Sal DeMario, DSOA Executive Director. Also among the dignitaries were members of the media and three candidates for Governor of Delaware. DSOA 2015 award winners: The 6th annual James T. Case Jr. DSOA Horizon Award (to a horseman making outstanding progress during year). This season's winner was harness driver Jason (The Jet) Thompson, whose star is on the rise. The DSOA 2015 Special Appreciation Award was presented to Patricia Blevins, President Pro Tempore of the Delaware Senate for her continued support for the Delaware Harness Racing Industry. 2015 DSOA Special Appreciation Award presented to David L. Wilson, Delaware House of Representatives for his continued support for Delaware's Harness Racing Industry. 2015 DSOA Special Recognition Award to: Team Teague and Wiggle It Jiggleit, 3-year-old multi-stakes winner of the Meadowlands Pace, Max Hempt memorial, Carl Milstein Memorial, Battle of the Brandywine, Little Brown Jug, Matron Stakes and the Hap Hansen Progress Pace, who is a winner of nearly $2.2-million. 2015 DSOA Special Recognition Award to: JoAnn and Jim King, a training duo whose horses earned more than $2-million in earnings while winning major stakes race; the 1-million North American Cup, Jenna's Beach Boy, Lismore and the Lady Maud. DSOA 2015 Special Recognition Award to: Dudes The Man, winner of the Adios Stakes, owned by M & L of Delaware (Ralph, Roz, Doug Paul) and Victoria Dickinson The James T. Case Jr. 1,000 Scholarship in memory of the longtime DSOA President was presented and.again this year, the DSOA gave out a total of $6,000 in Scholarship awards. Each Awards-Dinner Aattendee received a multi-colored program featuring DSOA 2015 honored horses. HORSE HONOREES 2-Year-Olds: Trotters - Chipoffthewall-(colt)); Epic Smash- (filly) Pacers - Rusty Carter- (colt): Apple Blossom Jeans-(filly) 3-Year-Olds Trotters - Political Foe-(colt): Callmemza-(filly) Pacers - Sonofa Sizzle-(colt); Totally Rusty-(filly) DSOA Horses of the Meet - Dover Downs Horse of the Meet - Spin Vision, bred, owned, trained by Virginia Louthan Trotter of the Meet - Can Do, owned by Chris Giaccio, trainer-driver Vic Kirby Claimer of the Meet - Berry Berry Fast, owned by trainer Lorie and Paul Davis Harrington Raceway Horse of the Year - Playncardswitroddy, owned by trainer George and Tina Dennis, Inc. and Ask W Stables, Inc. Trotter of the Year- Powerful Charger, owned by Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Claimer of the Year - San Antony-O, owned and trained by Arty Foster Jr. Following Awards presentation, an assortment of many door prizes were handed out. Music and Dancing completed the evening. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 69th season of live harness racing came to a close Thursday afternoon with a 15-race harness racing program. End of meet honors were presented to familiar faces for the leading driver and trainer. Allan Davis, won his second straight driving title with 150 wins at the meet and is on pace for his best year yet as he looks to close out with his third consecutive year with more than 300 wins. Davis is the son of local driving legend Eddie Davis, who won more than 8,000 races in his career. Trainer Wayne Givens recorded his third straight training title. The 65-year-old conditioner and native of nearby Seaford, Del., has enjoyed eight straight seasons with more than $1.1 million annually in purses. Three time former driving champ Ross Wolfenden closed out the meet in strong fashion with four wins. Racing in Delaware now shifts approximately 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens their meet on November 2. Live racing at Harrington will resume in April of 2016. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $550,000 in total purses were up for grabs as part of a showcase of Delaware's top bred harness racing horses Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events were the centerpiece of the 13-race program, as well as their accompanying $20,000 consolations. There was also $20,000 Open events for older horses, with preference given to those who were Delaware owned or bred. KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($6.80, Montrell Teague) was the first $100,000 DSBF final winner with an impressive 1:56 front end win for trainer Kevin Switzer. The Mr. Apples-sired filly led throughout over Seboomook Up-town and Eternal Ring, who rounded out the trifecta. It was her second win in three career starts. Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter ($3.80, Corey Callahan) prevailed in the final for colt and gelding pacers with a 1:54.1 triumph after a first-over charge cleared pacesetter All Artist near the three-quarters. All Artist finished second with Steller City third. Trained by Doug Lewis, Rusty Carter, an Art Director gelding, notched his second career win. The first trotting final went postward in the eighth race as Chris Yochim's Mondello ($28.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was a winner via disqualification of favorite Chipoffthewall, who was taken down for interference against Elton J early in a miscue-marred mile. The time of 1:59.2 was disallowed. Overnight Shipper was placed second with Mr. Paul third. Mondello, sired by Taladega, achieved his first career win. In the $100,000 filly trotting final J Craparotta and Patrick Berry Racing's Epic Smash ($57.20, Berry) was an upset winner in 2:02.3. Berry and Epic Smash capitalized on early miscues from favorites Cicada's Song and Triple Bottom Line and never looked back in a wire-to-wire win over Unshakeable Peace and Princess Politics. Janet Hudson's Just a Jolt ($4.40, Victor Kirby) captured the $20,000 Open pace for horses and geldings in 1:52 for trainer Jim King Jr. Another King Jr.-trained and Kirby-driven horse visited the winner's circle in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open, as sophomore filly sensation Purrfect Bags ($2.80, Kirby) recorded her 10th win of the year with 1:53.1 triumph versus older rivals. She increased her seasonal earnings to more than $237,000. Callahan notched another winner in the $20,000 Open Trot with Gary Evans and Foulk Stables' Prayer Session ($3) who was a dominant winner in 1:54.4. Driver George Dennis notched his 5,000th career win in the second race aboard trotter Ronan. The 45-year-old Dennis is a former driving champ at Harrington and has been a staple among the leading drivers on the First State's half-mile racetrack for the last 20 years. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - More than $500,000 in purses will be up for grabs on the penultimate Harrington Raceway program of the season Wednesday October 21, which will showcase some of Delaware's top bred harness racing horses. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events for 2-year-olds will be the centerpiece of a 13-race program, accompanied by four $20,000 consolation events and three $20,000 Open events for older horses. A $5,000 guaranteed pool pick four (races 3-6) will be offered in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association's strategic wagering initiative. It will include a stakes laden sequence with two DSBF finals and a pair of Open events to fulfill the four races. The first DSBF final is for 2-year-old fillies featuring Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Up-town (5/2, Allan Davis), who swept her eliminations and drew the coveted rail. The Wayne Givens-trainee will face a deep field however which will kick off the pick four and includes fellow elimination winners Joann Looney-King's Cougar Creek (4-1, Victor Kirby), Andrew Glassmeyer's Eternal Ring (6-1, Jon Roberts), Carter Racing Stable's Fiftyshadesofrusty (4-1, Corey Callahan), KDK Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans (3/1, Montrell Teague) and Roland Hall and Bryan Truitt Jr.'s Rowdy Patti (30-1, Bryan Truitt). The third leg of the pick four sequence will feature the pacing colts and geldings, another competitive field with five different elimination winners. Only Willard Hall and Brian Wright's Sizz Matty (Sizz Matty, Allan Davis) successfully won both of his eliminations, but drew post 8. Other elimination winners include Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter (7/2, Corey Callahan), Pam Wagner' s Canthelpbutwin (9/2, Victor Kirby), Dorothy Conner and Chris Conner's Hail to the Master (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.) and Winbak Farm's All Artist (3/1, George Dennis). Owner Jane Dunavant and trainer/driver Carlo Poliseno will look to build on a wildly successful round of eliminations when they won three of the four, as they send out three entries, all of which won last week, in the trotting finals. Elton J (5/2, Poliseno) is the morning line second choice in the colt and geldings final (8th race) behind the lone horse to sweep his eliminations, Syl King Jr.'s Chipoffthewall (7/5, Tony Morgan). Ed Goans' Samuel J (7/1, Dan Rawlings) is the only other elimination winner in the field. The filly trotting final is the 10th race on the program and marks the return of track record holder Cicada's Song (7/5, Ross Wolfenden), who scorched the half-mile oval for a 1:59.2 win last week. Winbak Farm's Triple Bottom Line (2-1, Kirby), who was second to Cicada's Song last week after winning her elimination on October 7, appears to be the biggest competition. Devlin (7/1, Poliseno) is not to be overlooked for the hot connections of Dunavant and Poliseno as the only other elimination winner in the field. Post time is 5:30 p.m. Harrington Raceway's 2015 meet will come to a close on October 22. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old trotters completed their second round of eliminations Wednesday at Harrington Raceway as owner Jane Dunavant and harness racing trainer Carlo Poliseno dominated with three wins, including a track record performance. The $100,000 final events for 2-year-old pacers and trotters of all sexes will be showcased on October 21, along with $20,000 consolations. There were two divisions each for fillies and colts and geldings Wednesday with Dunavant's Cicada's Song ($3.40, Ross Wolfenden) turning in a dazzling 1:59.2 track record performance in the first split of the night for fillies, kicking off what was a huge night for owner Dunavant and trainer Poliseno. The mile time shattered the mark for 2-year-old fillies (2:00.2) and 2-year-old colts and geldings (1:59.3.). The Dusty Winner filly sat in the pocket throughout before surging by on the final turn and holding off Triple Bottom Line to the wire. Epic Smash set the fractions and faded to third. Cicada's Song improved to 4-for-4 lifetime. The second filly division went much slower, but in the end it was another filly with Dunavant/Poliseno connections who would prevail. Jane Dunavant's Devlin ($38, Poliseno) prevailed in 2:04.4. The daughter of Dusty Winner led throughout in her wire-to-wire victory over Unique Rosa Lene and Unshakeable Peace. Devlin achieved her first career win for trainer/driver Poliseno. The first division for male trotters went to Syl King Jr.'s Chipoffthewall ($2.20, Tony Morgan) who was a front-stepping 2:00.2 victor over Mondello and Mr. Paul. Trained by his owner, Chipoffthewall completed a sweep of his DSBF eliminations. Sired by Master Lavec, Chipoffthewall has three wins in seven lifetime starts. In the final DSBF split, another Dusty Winner offspring prevailed for familiar connections, as owner Dunavant and trainer/driver Poliseno notched another win with Elton J ($3.60, Poliseno), who hit the wire first in 2:04 over Chrome Master and Bosston Malibu. All three of Poliseno and Dunavant's winners came with Dusty Winner-sired horses. Following the conclusion of the sixth race, Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger was awarded a blanket as the United States Harness Writers Association's Delaware Valley Chapter's Horse of the Meet. In 18 starts, Powerful Charger had nine wins and made nearly $100,000 at the meet for trainer Jim King Jr. Wingus ($40.60, George Dennis) won the $16,000 overnight feature, the Open Trot, in a new lifetime best of 1:55 for owners Bill and Joan Venables. George Dennis and Poliseno each had a driving double. Poliseno also had a training triple. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Just eight days from their $100,000 final event, three $20,000 elimination divisions were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter ($11.20, Corey Callahan) was the fastest winner with a 1:55.3 victory in his split over round one elimination winners All Artist and Hail To The Master, who rounded out the trifecta. Rusty Carter, a son of Art Director, chipped away first over at the leaders before edging clear in the stretch for his first career win. Pam Wagner's Canthelpbutwin ($7, Victor Kirby) was victorious in the second division with a pocket trip for trainer Josh Green. The gelded son of Artzina surged by a game pacesetter Cut the Beach late for a narrow win. Power to Perform was third. It was a maiden breaking triumph for the winner. The final DSBF division saw Willard Hall and Brian Wright's Sizz Matty ($4, George Dennis) as a handy winner in 1:57.3 over Steller City and All Music. The Life Sizzles colt, Sizz Matty, notched his third straight win, including a sweep of his eliminations for trainer Wright. Kirby and Dennis each had four winners on the program. Callahan had a driving double. There will be a showcase of Delaware's top-bred horses on October 21 with four $100,000 DSBF finals, as well as $20,000 consolation events. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund's (DSBF) second leg for harness racing 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway with Joann Looney-King's Cougar Creek ($17.60, Victor Kirby) the fastest winner of the trio in 1:57.4. The daughter of Dream Away sat behind favorite and pacesetter Apple Bottom Jeans throughout before surging by in deep stretch to prevail. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was Cougar Creek's first win in three lifetime starts. Carter Racing Stable's Fiftyshadesofrusty ($3.60, Corey Callahan) won the first division in 1:58.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. The Art Director-sired filly earned her first career win. Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Up Town ($2.10, Allan Davis) completed a sweep of her eliminations with her fourth consecutive win in 1:59.1. The Wayne Givens-trainee and daughter of Tune Town has yet to taste defeat in her career. In the overnight feature on the 13-race program, the $16,000 Open Pace, John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks ($7, George Dennis) was victorious in 1:52. Two "rickshaw rumble" races were held as non-wagering events to benefit Horse Lovers United, who is dedicated to finding homes for horses who can no longer compete. Humans took the place of their equine counterparts, pulling a sulky in a 1/16 of a mile sprint. Local television host Heather Vitale coordinated the event which was successful in raising money for Horse Lovers United. Ashley Ivory won the "fillies" division, while Tyler Davis was victorious in the "colts" division. Kirby and Allan Davis each had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - A trotting extravaganza was displayed at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with 13 trotting races on the harness racing  program, including four divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old trotters. Edwin Goans' Samuel J ($26.40, Dan Rawlings) won the first division for colts and geldings in 2:04.2 for trainer Andy Markano. The Master Lavec gelding was sent immediately for the lead from post position five and never relented for his first career win in his first lifetime start. Syl King Jr.'s Chipoffthewall ($2.20, Tony Morgan) was a popular winner in the second colt and gelding division, after making an early miscue, he recovered to win in 2:03. The Master Lavec gelding notched his second career win. The fillies outdid their male counterparts in terms of speed, as both filly divisions went faster than their opposite gender. Winbak Farm's Triple Bottom Line ($2.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first filly division with a 2:01.4 romp for trainer Jeff Fout. The Cr Commando filly was never tested in her blowout score where she was more than 16 lengths ahead of her closest pursuer at the finish. Jane Dunavant's Cicada's Song ($2.80, Ross Wolfenden) was equally impressive in her effortless 2:01.1 triumph, the fastest division of the night. Sired by Dusty Winner, the Carlo Poliseno-trained filly equaled her lifetime best and improved to 2-for-2 in her career. The second leg for DSBF action will take place next Wednesday October 14. In the overnight feature, the $16,000 Open Trot, Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($48.80, Roger Plante Jr.) was victorious in 1:56.3. Matthew Sparacino  

The first leg of action for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted a 14-race Tuesday program at Harrington Raceway. Dorothy Ann and Chris Conner's Hail To The Master ($2.60, Art Stafford Jr.) won the first division in 1:56.1 for trainer/co-owner Dorothy Conner. The Rustler Hanover gelding improved to 3-for-4 in his young career with a powerful win from off the pace as the betting favorite. Winbak Farm's All Artist ($4, George Dennis) captured the second division in 1:56.4. Trained by Jeff Fout, the Roddy's Bags Again gelding notched his second straight win, dismissing his rivals with a strong finishing presence. The final DSBF split went to Willard Hall and Brian Wright's Sizz Matty ($4.40, George Dennis) who was a pocket-positioned winner in 1:59. Trained by Brian Wright, the Life Sizzles colt earned his third career win in five starts. It was one of three wins on the program for Dennis who joined Allan Davis with a driving triple. Art Stafford Jr., Victor Kirby each had a double. Matt Sparacino  

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