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HARRINGTON, Del. - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($7.80, Russell Foster) was a 1:56.4 winner in the featured $18,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Majestic Son harness racing mare sat second much of the mile behind pacesetter Ridgeway Springs, before surging clear in the stretch via the passing lane for an open length win for trainer Kevin Lare. It was the seventh win of the year for Majestic Mistress. Battle Mage finished second, while favored Jack Vernon closed late for third. Majestic Mistress, who had been racing in Pennsylvania, returned to Harrington a winner. She was the scourge of the Open ranks for a stint last year when she won three straight over the half-mile track. Mike Cole had three wins on the card. Sean Bier had a double.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($5.80, Russell Foster) was a 1:52.4 winner in the $18,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion surged to the lead in the stretch, passing pacesetter Blazing Bobby Sox for his fourth harness racing win of the year. Sicily was third. Slick Tony settled in fourth position early before a game first over bid under confident handling by Foster. Trained by Leager, it was the 22nd career win in 48 starts for "Tony," who was the youngest horse in the field. Jo Ann Looney-King's Little Ben ($3.60, Victor Kirby) won the sub-featured $11,000 Open II in 1:52.3 for trainer Jim King Jr. Kirby and Ross Wolfenden each had four wins.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware's Delishka N ($6, Art Stafford Jr.) was a repeat harness racing winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.1. A field of seven went post ward in the top weekly event for distaff pacers. Delishka N was sent off as the second choice at odds of 2-to-1 in her bid for a fifth win on the season. The 6-year-old Bettors Delight mare left alertly from post position six and never relented in her wire-to-wire score over She's A Billionair and Sayulita. Trained by Wayne Givens, Delishka notched her 20th career win. It was the third win on the card for Stafford Jr. Donnie Long and Ross Wolfenden each had a double.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership's Daiymir ($5.80, Montrell Teague) was a 1:51.3 winner in the featured $18,000 Open at Harrington Raceway Monday. The Clyde Francis-trainee angled off the rail in the stretch and was full of pace, surging by his harness racing rivals impressively for two length length win over Slick Tony and Always The Sun. It was the fourth win of the year for the Mr. Wiggles-Cookie Money colt. The race capped off a pick four sequence that saw four straight horses from post four victorious for an uncommon 4-4-4-4 pick four payoff which paid $58 for the .50 cent base bet. Teague, Mike Cole, Allan Davis Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden each had driving doubles. Live racing continues a Monday through Wednesday schedule. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bill Emmons' Battle Mage ($12, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:56.4 harness racing upset winner in the $11,000 Open II Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old daughter of Kadabra cleared early leader Majestic Marvel late for her second win of the season. Ridgeway Springs was third. Trained by Eric Ell, "Mage" registered her 18th career win. Veteran trotter Uwantapieceofme ($63.20, Mike Cole) notched his 50th career win in upset fashion for owners George and Tina Dennis in 1:58.1. The Joe Columbo-trainee assumed command late after second-choice Blownoutofthewater made a break in the final turn. The 13-year-old son of SJ's Photo has banked nearly $500,000 lifetime in 359 career starts. Matt Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delishka N ($3.80, Art Stafford Jr.) continued her stellar 2019 harness racing campaign with a 1:54.2 victory in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Owned by Legacy Racing, Nanticoke Racing, Reginald Hazzard and Gary Calloway, the 6-year-old Bettors Delight pulled the pocket on pacesetter Nerida Franco N shortly after the half-mile and battled on the outside before edging clear of the latter in deep stretch for a narrow win. Shes A Billionair was third. Trained by Wayne Givens, Delishka notched her fourth win of the year. She was recently named Horse of the Meet by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. It was one of three wins on the card for Stafford. Mike Cole, Victor Kirby, Montrell Teague and Tony Morgan each had a pair of wins. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing kicked off Monday with a 12-race program that saw wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Inside horses ruled the program as horses from post three or better won 10 of 12 races. Not until the seventh race, the $15,000 featured Delaware Special did a horse outside post three reign victorious. George Leager's Slick Tony ($23.20, Russell Foster), who started from post position four was a 1:54 winner over Daiymir and Q's Cruise. The Leager-trainee notched his third win of the year after nabbing the lead late and holding off a late charge from Daiymir. It wasn't until race 11 that a horse outside post four prevailed when Silver Fox J ($7, Mike Cole) triumphed. Victor Kirby had a driving triple, while last year's leading trainer/driver combination of Joe Columbo and Mike Cole each had a double. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Wednesday schedule   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing opens Monday April 15 with a 12-race program a new 4:30 p.m. nightly post time. Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until the break on June 26. The opening day feature is a $15,000 Delaware Special for pacers, featuring claimer extraordinaire William Sartin's Always The Sun (3/1, Allan Davis), who was runner up for horse of the meet honors at Dover Downs after a stellar campaign in which he won his last three races in succession and 10 total at the meet. He will start from post two in a stout field of six that also includes morning line favorite Q's Cruise (5/2, Ross Wolfenden) for owner Jo Ann Looney-King, who recently won in a high-level conditioned event at Yonkers Raceway (Ny). George and Tina Dennis' Forty Five Red (5/1, Mike Cole), George Leager's Slick Tony (6/1, Russell Foster), Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Sicily (4/1, Victor Kirby) and George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership's Daimyir (9/2, Montrell Teague) complete the field. The wagering format features a 50-cent based pick four in races 3 through 6 and also the last four races on the program (9-12). Superfecta wagering is available in the even-numbered races. Reservations in the trackside clubhouse dining venue are recommended through the season and can be obtained by calling 302-398-5928.   Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing will commence on April 15 with a few changes for the coming season. A new 4:30 p.m. nightly post time is in place for the 62-day live racing schedule, which will be conducted primarily on Monday through Wednesday with a few exceptions. When racing resumes on August 19, racing for the balance of the month will be on Mondays and Tuesdays until the normal three-day schedule resumes on September 2. As has been customary for many years, there will be one day of racing in July, on July 25 during the Delaware State Fair for the annual Governor's Day card (special 7 p.m. post time). Also new this season is that long-time assistant race secretary Mark Short has been named racing secretary. Short, who has worked in racing for nearly 25 years, has worked under the guidance of many race secretaries, including Ted Leonard, Bruce Munn, Don Knapton, Rod Newhart, Mick Myers and Kevin Mack. Mack is the current Director of Racing at Harrington. Short, also has served in various other capacities at the racetrack, including photo finish operator. "Mark has a wealth of experience in the race office," said Harrington Raceway COO of Racing Jim Boese. "He works well with everyone and is an asset to our operation." Horsemen are reminded that April 1 is the deadline for racing applications, which are available on the Harrington Raceway website. The first draw is April 9 and first qualifying races are April 10.   Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing will get underway on April 15 with a new nightly post time of 4:30 p.m. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule through June 26, when the customary summer hiatus will begin. The richest program of the season will be on the annual Governors Day card on July 25 (special 7 p.m. post time) during the Delaware State Fair. Live racing will be held on four days in August (19, 20, 26, 27) before the normal Monday through Wednesday schedule will resume for the balance of the meet, which concludes on October 23. The marquee race of the season is the Bobby Quillen Memorial on September 16, won three times by legendary pacer Foiled Again. The first qualifying races of the season will be held on April 10 and on Wednesdays as scheduled throughout the meet. Matt Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, DE - Closing night of the 72nd anniversary season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway was completed Wednesday, with end of season awards highlighting the program. The drivers race was deadlocked going into the night as reigning champ Victor Kirby and Mike Cole were tied with 99 wins. When the dust settled Cole had four wins on the card to Kirby's one to clinch Cole's first driving title. Art Stafford Jr. finished third in the driver standings. Joe Columbo was presented his first training title as the meet's leading conditioner with 40 wins, leading former Harrington training champs Joe Hundertpfund and Wayne Givens, who finished second and third. Horse of meet as voted on by the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA, was Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($6.80), who in fitting fashion won the $17,500 Open Trot in 1:57.4. The venerable 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding had the most starts (19) and wins (8) of any horse at the meet, while banking more than $80,000 for trainer Jay Gannon. In the sub-featured $11,000 Open Trot, Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was a 1:56.4 winner for trainer Steve Leblanc. It was his 29th career win and put him in excess of $500,000 in career earnings. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens on November 5. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Barry Spedden's Kaitlyn N ($5.20) notched her fourth straight win Tuesday in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Art Stafford Jr., the 5-year-old American Ideal mare overcame post position eight with a fierce late rally to surge to the lead in deep stretch for her 11th win of the year. Trained by co-owner Parker, the mare has won 13 of 42 starts lifetime. Blacknsweet Adda A was second with Miss Choptank third. Michael Hill's Shesarocker ($4.20, Victor Kirby) won the sub-featured $11,000 Open II in 1:54.3. With just one night of racing remaining at the meet, Victor Kirby and Mike Cole are tied in the driver standings, while Joe Columbo has clinched the training title over Joe Hunderptfund. Post time is 5 p.m. for the closing night program Wednesday. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Legendary pacer and the richest standardbred of all-time, Foiled Again ($12, Montrell Teague) notched his 105th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.1 in a $10,000 conditioned race. The venerable pacer took the lead near the quarter-mile and dug in gamely to hold off all comers to a half-length victory, one of four for Teague on the program. It was a fitting finish for his stop on his "farewell tour," where he greeted fans after the race in a temporary stall near the grandstand after the race. Harrington Raceway has a history with the pacer, as he is the only three-time winner of the track's signature event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The well-mannered 14-year-old son of Dragon Again has been a worthy ambassador for racing and his extremely favorable temperament has lent itself to an abundance of interaction with racing fans. As has been widely publicized, the pacer will be retiring from racing at year end. His visit to Harrington was coordinated by local television host Heather Vitale, who was instrumental in scheduling the appearance. Owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Jjk Stables' have been generous with the pacer's schedule to accommodate various requests. Trained by Ron Burke, the immortal Foiled Again has banked more than $7.6 million his illustrious career. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($20.20, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:57.2 winner in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Joe Hundertpfund Jr.-trainee opened up a sizable lead on the field heading to three-quarters and held off Theresademoninme and Mr. Right for his sixth win of the year. In the $11,000 Open II, Wade Wyatt and Francis Di Mondi's Common Parlance ($40.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:57.4 winner. Driver Mike Cole won three races to deadlock the driver standings as he and Victor Kirby have 97 wins apiece. Art Stafford Jr. is in third. Trainer Joe Columbo had two wins and all but clinched the training title with 39 wins at the meet with just three days remaining. Hundertpfund and Wayne Givens round out the top three. Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE  - Harness racing's richest horse of all-time, Foiled Again, will make a stop on his farewell tour at Harrington Raceway Monday October 22. The venerable pacer is in his last year of racing at age 14, and will compete in the third race on the program. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he will then be available for a meet and greet in the west grandstand parking lot where fans can take photos and interact with the legendary pacer. Local television host Heather Vitale, host of weekly harness racing show "Post Time," was instrumental in coordinating the meet and greet for fans. Foiled Again has an impressive history at Harrington as the only horse to win the track's signature race three times, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The winner of more than $7.6 million in his career has an impressive resume that includes 104 lifetime wins and being voted the aged pacer of the year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is the first pacer to have three straight million-dollar earnings seasons and has won such prestigious races as the Breeders Crown, TVG Championship, Ben Franklin, Canadian Pacing Derby, Graduate, American National, Molson Pace, Indiana Pacing Derby (twice), George Morton Levy Memorial (twice), Battle of Lake Erie (three times), among many others. Owned by Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership and JJK Stables, his connections have been very generous with the pacer's schedule in having him compete at a variety of tracks in his final year of racing. Fans are encouraged to watch the legendary pacer make his final appearance at Harrington Raceway. Post time is 5 p.m. Live racing ends for the season at Harrington on October 24 before the circuit shifts to Dover Downs, where live racing begins on November 5. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - George Teague Jr.'s Daiymir ($5, Montrell Teague) registered his second straight win Monday in the $15,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:51. The Mr. Wiggles 4-year-old stallion reeled in stretch leader and race favorite Options Are A Dream late for a narrow win. Trained by Clyde Francis, it was his fourth win of the season. The same connections teamed up for a win one race earlier, with GWT ($3.20). Driver Montrell Teague won three consecutive races, as his aunt Brenda Teague's Delaware Chrome ($2.80) was victorious in the third race. Mike Cole, Jim Morand and Art Stafford Jr. each had a driving double. Joe Columbo had a training double. George and Tina Dennis and Nanticoke Racing each had an owner's double. The 4th race was named in memory of popular long-time Delaware horsemen J.D. Dennis. Dennis raced horses for over 60 years along with his wife Nellie, and has two sons (George and Eddie) who are both long time horsemen currently racing in Delaware. Dennis also has another son, J.D. Dennis Jr., and two daughters, Ellen Lee McReynolds and Sandra Robertson. Dennis was also a former board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair. Live racing continues on Monday through Wednesday until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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