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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    

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($2.40, Victor Kirby) improved to 2-for-2 in 2017 with a 1:53 harness racing win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Hostess Lisa marched to the early lead from post four in 28.1 seconds to the opening quarter mile mark and led the field of six to the half-mile in a leisurely 57.2 seconds. Favorite Newborn Sassy mounted a first-over attack to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Hostess Lisa and Newborn Sassy were heads apart at the top of the stretch until the latter finally edged clear near the finish. A daughter of Western Ideal, "Sassy" notched her 17th win in 31 career starts for trainer Jim King Jr. Both of her seasonal wins have come at Harrington. On the undercard, George Teague Jr., and Teague Racing Partnership's Miss Me Yet ($8.40, Montrell Teague) won a $10,000 conditioned pace in 1:53.1 for trainer Brenda Teague. Jon Roberts had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno's Special T Rocks ($11, Jim Morand) was a repeat winner in Monday's $17,500 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:50.2 over a sloppy harness racing racetrack. Special T Rocks seized the lead from Im Supersonic A at the quarter mile in 27.4 seconds. Arque Hanover, who was parked the mile, applied pressure through the half-mile in 55.1 before yielding to three-quarters in 1:23.1. Poisonous forged a three-wide move but stalled and could not reel in Special T Rocks, who was three lengths the best. Arque Hanover was second with Poisonous third. It was the 46th career win for Special T Rocks, a 9-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding trained by Joe Hundertpfund Jr. It was also the fastest mile of the Harrington meet thus far this year. Art Stafford Jr. had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54.4 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. It was the 26th career win for the 7-year-old Cantab Hall gelding and trainer Jenny Bier. Tough Mac, the 3-1 third betting choice among the six-horse field, left the gate from post position five and marched to the early lead in an opening quarter mile in 27.1 seconds. The 8-year-old pacesetter reached the half-mile in 56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25.2 while Wind of The North maneuvered three-wide and brushed clear of the field with ease for a powerful score. Maestro Blue Chip rallied for second while I Like My Boss was third. The win pushed Wind Of The North over $756,000 in career earnings. In the second race of 10 on the program, William Moffett's Roman ($3.60, Jim Morand) registered his first career win in his 26th start in 1:57. The 3-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding had previously been second nine times in his career. Ross Wolfenden had three wins. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($7, Victor Kirby) had a successful return to harness racing Tuesday with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Inittowinafortune left alertly from post position seven and cleared Lightning Mach N to the opening quarter mile in 27.3 seconds. "Fortune" led the field of eight mares to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.3 as Sweet Bobbie applied mild pressure. The leader tired badly in the stretch as Newborn Sassy fanned widest of all and swept by the field to win her first start of the season for trainer Jim King Jr. Quotable Quotes rallied for second while Hostess Lisa was third. A winner of nearly $350,000 in her sophomore campaign, Newborn Sassy registered her 16th career win. Mike Hall had an owner double for trainer Doug Lewis, winning consecutive races with Square Dancer ($7) and Rocknroll Vision ($4), both of whom were driven by Jon Roberts. Josh Green had a training double with Free Flight Fran ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) and Honest Gambler ($2.20, Victor Kirby). Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing trainer Bob Shahan and driver Allan Davis teamed up to win with a trio of trotters in successive races Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Shahan and Davis joined forces to win with Royal Half ($4.60), Six Gun Hall ($3.20) and Kent County ($5.40) in races 2 through 4. Royal Half, owned by David Hamm, is a 4-year-old Rc Royalty mare who has won the first two starts of her career... Shahan, a Harrington native, has enjoyed success as a horseman for approximately 40 years with many top trotters on the circuit. Davis won a fourth race on the program with Explosive Jet ($4), who had her photograph taken for the second straight week. Brian Malone-trained Nowucit Nowudont ($4, Jon Roberts) captured the Wednesday feature for owner Carrie Malone with a 1:56 triumph in an $11,000 conditioned trot. Shahan-trained I Like My Boss finished second, effectively thwarting his effort to win four straight races. Jason Lynch and James Jacobs' Rock The Town ($2.40, Lynch) notched his third straight win in 1:57.4 for his co-owner/trainer/driver. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del . - Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($3.60, Tony Morgan) notched her 32nd harness racing career win Tuesday with a 1:52.4 win in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Long shot Matinee Dragon made the early lead and led the field to the half-mile under heavy pressure from Westsluckycam to a half-mile in 56.1 and 1:24.4. Hostess Lisa soon shook loose from the pocket and cleared a tiring Matinee Dragon for a powerful score. Purrfect Bags, last week's winner, rallied for second while Matinee Dragon held third. Trained by her owner, Hostess Lisa, a 8-year-old daughter of Sagebrush recorded her fifth win of the year. Art Stafford Jr. and Ross Wolfenden each won three races while Morgan had a double. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bruce Kennedy and Tri County Stable's Wakizashi Hanover ($10.80, Allan Davis) won his Harrington Raceway debut Monday with a 1:53.3 win in the $15,000 harness racing featured Open pace. The 5-year-old Dragon Again gelding notched his first win of the year for trainer Jim King Jr. The complexion of the race changed when heavily favored (1-to-5) Poisonous went off stride while on the lead near three-quarters as I'm Supersonic A inherited the lead. Im Supersonic A maintained a lead through the stretch and appeared to be en route to victory before being reeled in late, courtesy of a fierce deep stretch rally from Wakizashi Hanover, who gobbled up ground with urgency near the wire. The former $1 million North American Cup winner, Wakizashi Hanover recorded his 16th career win and boosted his lifetime bankroll to nearly $1.4 million. On the undercard, Legacy Racing and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($6.60, Davis) prevailed for trainer Wayne Givens in 1:53.4. Davis had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Jonathan Roberts won three consecutive races on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway harness racing program. Races 4 through 6 were good to Roberts, the 35-year-old driver. Roberts piloted Wingus ($12), Giga Spin ($4.80) and Nowucit Nowudon't ($5.40) to successive victories. Roberts has been among the leading drivers on the Delaware/Maryland circuit for the past several years. Ross Wolfenden, a four-time former driving champion at Harrington, had a driving double. Harrington Raceway and Casino's simulcast facility, Murphy's Race and Sports Book will be opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 6 for the Kentucky Derby. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule with a 5 p.m. post time. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($9.80, Ross Wolfenden) recorded her 27th career win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53 in the $15,000 Mares Open. Arts Jem assumed the early lead in a contested opening quarter in 27.2 seconds while Purrfect Bags (Roddy's Bags Again) challenged and eventually cleared the former as the field of six reached the half-mile mark in 55.2 seconds. Through three-quarters in 1:24.3, Hostess Lisa maintained a fierce first over charge but was unable to get to Purrfect Bags who was a half-length winner. Hostess Lisa was second with Arts Jem third. A former Harrington horse of the meet, Purrfect Bags is trained by Jim King Jr. It was one of three wins on the program for Wolfenden. On the undercard, Louis Catana and Vince Bradley's Matinee Dragon ($19, Allan Davis) prevailed in a $10,000 conditioned pace for mare pacers in 1:52.4. It was the 24th career win for the 7-year-old daughter of the late stallion Dragon Again. Bradley had an owner/trainer double. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Inc.'s Major Uptrend ($3.40, Tony Morgan) recorded his fifth straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $17,500 Open pace in 1:50.3. Remember Me VK was the early leader and set a hot pace with an opening quarter in 26.3 before Poisonous cleared the front at the half-mile marker in 54.4 seconds. Poisonous led the field to the three-quarters in 1:22.1 while 3-to-5 favorite Major Uptrend battled gamely on the outside and eventually surged by at the wire for a narrow win. Im Supersonic A was third. Major Uptrend, a 6-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding, earned his 33rd career win for trainer Tim Crissman and surpassed $100,000 in seasonal earnings. Allan Davis won the first three races, including both halves of the daily double with Shellysblockbuster ($5.40) and Shootin To Kill ($3.20) before achieving a hat trick with Big Secret ($5.40). On the undercard, Peter and Antoinette Gray's McKenry ($3, Bret Brittingham) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:52.1 for trainer Don Brittingham in an $11,000 conditioned pace. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind of the North ($2.20, Victor Kirby) had a successful Harrington Raceway debut with a 1:55.4 win in the harness racing featured $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday. The winner of more than $730,000 lifetime and 25 races scored impressively from post position five for trainer Jenny Bier. Five Towns (14-to-1) was sent for the early lead from post three and marched through fractions of 28.1, 57 and 1:26.3 while Wind of the North mounted a second over attack heading to three-quarters. Wind of the North then maneuvered around poor cover three-wide and hit his best stride in deep stretch to reel in Five Towns for a narrow win at the wire. Awsome Valley overcame an early miscue to get third. Ross Wolfenden, Jon Roberts and defending Harrington driving champ Kirby each had a double. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Thursday schedule until Thursdays are dropped beginning the week of June 12 through June 28. Matthew Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind ($3.60, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54 winner in the $16,000 harness racing mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. For the second straight night, less than favorable conditions prevailed as unseasonably cool and wet conditions remained in central Delaware. The conditions didn't bother Enhance Your Mind, who assumed control of the race near the quarter mile from early leader Shine N Shimmer to an opening quarter in 27.4. She remained on top through a half-mile in 57 and three-quarters in 1:26.2 while Hostess Lisa challenged stubbornly first-over but Enhance Your Mind would triumph by a half-length. Arts Jem was third. Trained by her owner, Enhance Your Mind, a daughter of Riggins, notched her seventh win of the year. She has banked nearly $100,000 in 2017, after winning the most recent horse of the meet honors at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had three wins, while Montrell Teague and Kirby each had a driving double on the 10 race program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - An overcast sky on an unseasonably cool spring day greeted customers at Harrington Raceways's opening night for the track's 71st season of live harness racing. Long shot fans didn't have to wait long as Big Bucks Bo ($28.20, Toby Lynch Jr.) captured the first race of the season for his owner/trainer/driver. In the $16,000 Open Pace feature, Josh Green's Poisonous ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) was victorious in 1:52 for his owner/trainer. The 5-year-old Art Major stallion had a successful Harrington debut with a powerful and confident first over charge that saw him out-kick pacesetter Captive Audience in the stretch for a decisive win. Rangers Sureshot was second with Captive Audience third. It was the ninth lifetime win for the winner. Another Green-trained horse prevailed in the sixth race as L&J Racing Inc.'s Gerard N Mo ($3, Allan Davis) and remained unbeaten with his 4th lifetime win in as many starts in 1:57. The Rock N Roll Heaven colt had won his previous three starts at Dover Downs. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule through June 12, when the schedule shifts to Monday through Wednesday until June 28. Matt Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del. - Live harness racing will commence Monday for the 71st consecutive season at Harrington Raceway with a 10-race program starting at 5 p.m. A revised wagering format will include superfectas in the even-numbered races with pick four wagering beginning in races three and seven. In the event there is more than 10 races, the pick four will cover the last four races. Fans will be treated to a customary hat giveaway (while supplies last) at 4:45 in the grandstand lobby. There will also be $1.50 hot dogs and $1 live racing programs in celebration of opening day. The track's marquee race of the season, the Bobby Quillen Memorial, featuring top aged pacers, will go post ward on September 18. The 2016 edition was won by local superstar in 2015 Dan Patch Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. Top horsemen over the half-mile racetrack from 2016 will return to action, such as reigning leading driver Victor Kirby and top trainer Joe Hundertpfund Jr. Both have been having success out of town with Kirby winning races at the Meadowlands and Pocono Downs, while Hundertpfund sports an amazing win percentage at the Meadowlands over the winter and early spring. Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Thursday schedule until mid-June when the schedule will shift to Monday through Wednesday before a hiatus following the June 28 program. Reservations are recommended for dining in the clubhouse by calling 302-398-5928.  

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