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HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing driver Allan Davis registered his 2,000th career win aboard Nice Trip ($6) Tuesday in 1:55.4 at Harrington Raceway. Nice Trip edged clear of pacesetter Together Again N in mid-stretch for her third win of the season, giving Davis, the Smyrna native, the milestone. Davis, 41, is currently third in the Harrington driver standings behind Victor Kirby and Ross Wolfenden. Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($16, Tony Morgan) was an upset winner in 1:54 in the $17,500 Mares Open. St Kitts, last week's winner, was a loose leader early at odds of 14-to-1 to an opening quarter in 27.4. She led the field of seven pacers to the half-mile in 56.2 seconds while favorite Newborn Sassy mounted a second-over attack. St Kitts remained the boss to three-quarters in 1:25.2 while Newborn Sassy, Hostess Lisa and Apple Bottom Jeans circled up wide on the final turn. Hostess Lisa split horses late and was a narrow winner over Newborn Sassy and Apple Bottom Jeans. Hostess Lisa, a daughter of Sagebrush, was trained by her owner to her 33rd career win. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Art and Andrew Stafford's Framed Art ($4.60, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $15,000 Delaware Special Monday at Harrington Raceway. Framed Art assumed the early lead from Im Supersonic A, last week's winner, to an opening quarter in 27 seconds. He led the field to the half mile in 55.4 seconds and three-quarters in 1:23.2. "Art" opened up four lengths on the field on the final turn and never relented to the wire en route to his fourth win of the year. Im Supersonic was second with Lee Is A Star third. The winner is trained by his co-owner Andrew Stafford and boosted his lifetime earnings to more than $510,000. Driver Allan Davis inched closer to 2,000 career wins after prevailing in the sixth race from post eight with Papa Ray ($21.60) and with Housatonic ($6) in the 11th. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) continued his dominance among the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old colts and geldings division with a 1:59 triumph Wednesday in one four $20,000 harness racing eliminations at Harrington Raceway. The Master Lavec gelding surged by Moonshine Lavec in the final strides for his 10th career win for trainer John Wilkerson. Command The Fire was third. Stephen Moss and Harold and Helane Solomon's Luv Is Blind ($5.80, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first filly division with a 1:59.2 win, a new lifetime best. A Chorus Line was second with Spoonful third. Luv Is Blind is sired by Keystone Activator and trained by her driver. The win was part of another successful night for Kirby, who had five wins on the program. He also won five races on Monday and had three wins Tuesday. Don Marine's Political Energy ($2.60, Kirby) completed a sweep of her eliminations for trainer William Wyatt with a 2:02.1 win over Irish Blessings and Willow Mill Anna. A daughter of Political Briefing, "Energy" has now won two straight after being winless in the first 16 starts of her career. The final division was won by heavy favorite Master Kingpin ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.) in 2:02 for trainer /owner Thomas Lail over Yagot A Winner and No Left Turns. The Master Lavec gelding recorded his third career win. Two Harness Horse Youth Foundation exhibition races were held among the seven children who have been at Harrington Raceway since Sunday June 18 participating in an industry youth camp. Zoe Probert and Vince Copeland drove I Want Another to victory in the first exhibition while Pokie's Topshot won the second with Sundene Lodge and Art Stafford Jr. For more information on HHYF, visit www.hhyf.org. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her third career win. The same connections prevailed in the second division with Logan's Girl ($2.40, Kirby) who was a 1:55 winner over Lunar Phase and Diva Demands. The Roddy's Bags Again filly completed a sweep of her elimination divisions, as she did at Dover Downs before finishing second in the $100,000 final on April 11. The King connection struck again in the final division with a 1:55.1 win with Spanish Dream ($11.40), who narrowly defeated Free Flight Fran, who had won five straight, and Westwind Roddylee. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be contested on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Allan Davis and Tony Morgan joined Kirby with a driving triple. Roberts had a double. One of the races not won by King, Kirby, Morgan or Davis was the overnight feature, in which Mike Hall's St Kitts ($38, Jon Roberts) won the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. Four divisions of DSBF 3-year-old trotters will headline the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for harnbess racing 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings was completed Monday at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions. The first division pitted a match-up between the class's two heavyweights, Bags To Riches and Daiymir, both of whom won their eliminations impressively last week. When the dust settled, Daiymir ($2.80, Montrell Teague) was the victor via a controlling speed in 1:53.4 for trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague Jr. Bags To Riches sat in the pocket throughout and was second. Hallie's Comet was a fast closing third. Daiymir, a son of Mr. Wiggles, notched his fourth career win in seven lifetime starts. In the second division, Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon ($3.40, Victor Kirby) completed a sweep of his eliminations with a 1:54 triumph over Henry The Dragon and Wake Up And Go. Trained by Bobby Clark, the Art Director gelding was a front end winner for his fourth straight victory. It was one of five wins for Kirby. The lone upset came in the final division as George Teague's Ain't It Fun ($11.00, Montrell Teague) prevailed over the favorite James Isaac and Suspinder in 1:56.2. The winner was sired by Custard The Dragon and notched his third career win. In the overnight feature, the $15,000 Delaware Special, Sean Bier and Joan Hamstead's Im Supersonic A ($12, Kirby) prevailed in 1:54.2 for trainer Crissy Crissman-Bier. A rain storm hit the area after the fifth race and the balance of the program was run over a sloppy racetrack. DSBF pacing fillies will complete their second leg in three divisions on Tuesday with trotters rounding out the week on Wednesday in four divisions. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing 3-year-old trotters went behind the gate Wednesday at Harrington Raceway to complete their first elimination leg. The first filly division went to Spoonful ($3.40, Les Givens), who held off Luv Is Blind for her eighth career win in 2:00.2. Gogh Cinorita was third. Trained by her driver, Spoonful, a daughter of Political Briefing, has won four of six starts this year. The first division for colts and geldings went to pocket-sitting Master Kingpin ($5.20, Art Stafford Jr.) who out kicked pacesetter Moonshine Lavec late for a 2:01.2 triumph. Yagot A Winner was third. The winner was sired by Master Lavec for owner/trainer Thomas Lail. Donald Marine's Political Energy ($6, Victor Kirby) broke her maiden in the second filly division with a 2:00.4 victory over A Chorus Line and Hashtag Hope. The Political Briefing filly capitalized on miscues from two others behind the gate and marched to a wire-to-wire win for trainer William Wyatt. Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.10, Ross Wolfenden) won the final division for colts and geldings in dominant fashion in 2:00.2. The Master Lavec gelding maintained a confident lead much of the mile and held off Command The Fire and Redneck Red for his ninth career win in 13 starts for trainer John Wilkerson. It was one of four winners for Wolfenden. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three $20,000 divisions of the opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for harness racing pacing fillies were contested at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Thomson Sisters Racing Stable's Free Flight Fran ($6, Ross Wolfenden) prevailed in the first division with a front-end 1:54.3 triumph. The daughter of Veeza set all the fractions while 3-to-5 favorite Spanish Dream was never able to sustain a bid en route to an open length route over A Lady Sizzling and She's No Spinster. Trained by trainer Josh Green, it was the 5th straight win for "Fran." Joel and Dianne Halpern's Westwind Roddylee ($10.60, Tim Tetrick) prevailed in the second division in 1:56.1 over Lillisbagsrpacked and Lunar Phase. Trained by Jason Skinner, it was the sixth career win for the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again. The third DSBF division went to Jo Ann Looney King's Logan's Girl ($2.40, Victor Kirby), who held off Cashmere's Delight in a 1:54.4 triumph for trainer Jim King Jr. Spinpressive was third. A daughter of Roddy's Bags Again, Logan's Girl notched her 11th career win. In the $17,500 Mares Open, the overnight feature, Kdk Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($5.40, Teague) gave her driver a triple on the program with a 1:52.1 triumph over Newborn Sassy and Nerida Franco. Trained by Kevin Switzer, it was the sixth win of the year for the victor. Driver Allan Davis had four wins on the program, while owner/trainer Vince Bradley and owner Louis Catana each had three. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for harness racing 3-year-old pacers at Harrington Raceway commenced Monday with three $20,000 divisions. The final division was the fastest as Only Money Inc. and Jason Skinner's Bags To Riches ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) broke the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts with a 1:51.4 victory over Hallie's Comet and Almost Cut My Hair. The Roddy's Bags Again colt never had an anxious moment in his wire-to-wire score for trainer Skinner. The prior mark was 1:52.2, shared by Windfall Blue Chip, Superbad Hanover and Metropolitan. George Teague Jr.'s Daiymir ($2.20, Montrell Teague) was a decisive 1:52.3 winner in the first division. A son of Mr. Wiggles, Daiymir maintained a comfortable lead throughout for a dominating win for trainer Clyde Francis. His stablemate, Henry The Dragon, finished second with Kaaya third. Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon was a front end winner in the second division with a 1:52.2 score over River's Crest and Stay In Your Place. The Art Director gelding notched his sixth career win for trainer Bobby Clark. In the overnight feature, the $17,500 Open Pace, Major Uptrend ($7.20, Tony Morgan) was an impressive 1:49.3 winner for owner Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Inc. Trained by Tim Crissman, it was the fastest mile of the meet. DSBF action will continue on the Tuesday program with three $20,0000 divisions for pacing fillies, with four divisions of trotters closing out the week on Wednesday. The top eight point earners from the two elimination legs will return to compete in $100,000 final events on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - The first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for harness racing 3-year-olds will begin Monday June 12 at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions of pacing colts and geldings. Bags To Riches (8/5, Tim Tetrick), was the $100,000 final winner on the Dover Downs circuit and will return among the 17 entries for trainer/co-owner Jason Skinner and Only Money Inc. Owner George Teague and trainer Clyde Francis will send out five starters including Daiymir (8/5, Montrell Teague) and Henry The Dragon (2/1, Bret Brittingham), who will square off in the first division. On Tuesday, three divisions will be held for pacing fillies as trainer Jim King Jr. will send out a pair of morning line favorites for Jo Ann Looney-King in Spanish Dream (2/1, Victor Kirby) and Logan's Girl (7/5, Kirby). Trotters will take center stage on Wednesday with two divisions apiece for fillies and colts and geldings. Spoonful (Les Givens) will look to complete a sweep of her eliminations as she did at Dover Downs for her owner/trainer/driver, while Ben Brooks' Master Clave (Ross Wolfenden) will look to successfully defend his title after winning the April 10 final at Dover Downs for trainer John Wilkerson. Live racing will shift to three days a week for the balance of June, Monday through Wednesday until June 28. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del - Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($14.60, Tony Morgan) notched his 35th harness racing career win in upset fashion Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.1 victory in the $16,000 Open Trot. Awsome Valley led the field of seven through an opening quarter mile of 28 seconds. The 8-year-old trotter marched to the half-mile unchallenged to a half-mile in 57 seconds before Celebrity Pegasus gathered momentum around a tiring Theresdemoninme and got within two lengths to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Awsome Valley drew away with ease in the stretch as Celebrity Pegasus went off stride and Wind Of the North, last week's winner, rallied into second. Five Towns was third. Awsome Valley, a son of Valley Victor trained by Kevin Lare, surpassed the $500,000 mark in career earnings. Matthew Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del. - Kdk Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($7, Montrell Teague) overcame outside post number eight for a win in the $17,500 Mares Open harness racing feature Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Empress Deo assumed the early lead from St Kitts to an opening quarter in 27.4 seconds. St. Kitts re-took the lead and was the boss to the half mile in 56.3 seconds while Sweet Bobbie attacked first over to the three-quarters mark in 1:25.1. Mosquito Blue Chip circled three wide on the final turn while Purrfect Bags flanked four wide in a stirring stretch finish, but it was Apple Bottom Jeans who was widest of all and outkicked her rivals for the win. Purrfect Bags was second with Mosquito Blue Chip third. Trained by Kevin Switzer, "Apple" notched her fifth seasonal win and put her over the $80,000 mark in seasonal earnings. Apple Bottom Jeans had been racing in New York (Yonkers) for the past month before returning to her home state. It's not often the top four finishers on a half-mile racetrack have the outside posts, but it happened in this case as the top four finishers in order by post position were 8-7-6-5. Teague and Tony Morgan each had three wins on the program. Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action will commence Monday June 12 with three $20,000 divisions of pacing colts and geldings in action. Tuesday June 13 will feature the first leg of pacing fillies and Wednesday June 14 will highlight the trotters. The $100,000 finals will be contested on July 27. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Class Six ($23.80, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:52 winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Pace. Trained by Ron Burke, it was the second win of the season for the 6-year-old Western Ideal gelding. Class Six fought gamely first over versus pacesetting favorite Dancin Yankee before clearing at the top of the stretch for a powerful triumph. Arque Hanover closed ground late for second while McKenry was third. The first round of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old stakes will be held next Monday June 12. The pacing colts and geldings will be the first in action with the draw scheduled for June 6. Pacing fillies will start their first leg on June 13 with the trotters in action June 14. The $100,000 finals will be held on July 27 on Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Miss Me Yet ($14.60, Montrell Teague) sprung a mild harness racing upset Tuesday in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53 triumph. Jag Out set the pace with fractions of 27.2, 55.4, and 1:24.1. The field of seven was bunched in the stretch but Miss Me Yet found a seam late to surge by in the final strides for her third win of the year. The 4-year-old I'm Gorgeous mare notched her 11th career win for trainer Clyde Francis and owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. Newborn Sassy, who had won two straight, rallied for second while Jag Out held on for third. It was one of three wins on the program for Teague. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Arque Hanover notched his third win of the harness racing season Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 win in the $17,500 Open Pace. Owned by Thomas Lazzaro, Robert Cooper Stables and Abe Basen, Arque Hanover was sent for the lead from post position six at odds of 3-5 to an opening quarter of 27.1 seconds. Arque Hanover led the field of eight through remaining fractions of 56.1 and 1:24.1 while Take It Back Terry battled first over. In the stretch, Arque Hanover held off "Terry" for a one length win. Framed Art was third. Trained by Dylan Davis, it was the 16th career win for the Rock N Roll Heaven stallion. Victor Kirby, who was involved in a racing accident Thursday night, wasted no time in getting back to the winner's circle. Kirby captured both halves of the daily double with Allwillworkout ($3.60) and Almost Cut My Hair ($7). Venerable veteran Dancin Yankee ($12.80, Allan Davis) recorded his 56th career win in an $11,000 conditioned pace in 1:52 for owners Richard Lombardo and L&J Racing LLC. The Josh Green-trainee has banked nearly $1.6 million in his career. Driver Jim Morand, who was injured in the aforementioned accident on May 25, is home recovering after surgery on his shoulder. Morand, who has enjoyed a successful career in racing for more than three decades, has won 9,404 races lifetime, ranking him among the sport's winning-est drivers all-time. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Three horses and drivers were involved in a harness racing accident Thursday night in the fourth race at Harrington Raceway. The incident occurred shortly after the half-mile mark when Pocket Party (Tyler Davis) appeared to get rough gaited in close quarters with Bill Board (Victor Kirby) and Art Of Fire (Jim Morand). All three drivers were thrown from their horses and one of the horses went down. Davis escaped injury and returned to driving duty later in the program, while Morand (shoulder) and Kirby (arm) were taken to Milford Memorial Hospital for further observation. All of the horses involved were OK. No further information was available at the time of this release. Kirby, the 2016 leading Harrington Raceway driver and is third at the current meet, while Morand ranks among the sport's top 40 in all-time wins with nearly 9,500. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Celebrity Pegasus ($5.00, Art Stafford Jr.) set a new harness racing track record for trotting stallions Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.1 score in the $15,000 Open Trot. Gillie The Kid set fractions of 28.1, 56.3 and 1:25 while Celebrity Pegasus gathered first-over momentum and cleared the field on the final turn and opened up a comfortable lead. Wind Of The North closed ground for second and Five Towns finished third. Trained by Eric Ell, "Pegasus" recorded his 19th career win. Six Gun Hall (1:54.4) held the prior track record. Matthew Sparacino    

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