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HARRINGTON, Del. - Michael Horn and Alexander Rice Jr.'s Allwillworkout ($26, Jon Roberts) was a 1:52.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Western Terror gelding made an aggressive first-over move and quickly opened up a four-length lead on the field near the three-quarters. Dialamara, at 77-to-1, closed ground late for second and Little Ben outkicked Highland Beach Boy for third. Trained by Rice, Allwillworkout notched his sixth win of the season and 22nd of his career. After the 6th race, George Leager's Slick Tony was presented with horse of the meet honors, as voted on by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. Trained by Leager, the 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion had 8 wins in 14 starts at the meet, and banked nearly $100,000, the most of any overnight horse at the meet. He was driven throughout the season by Russell Foster. Tony Morgan had three wins on the card. Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis and Roberts each had a double. While Art Stafford Jr. has an insurmountable lead in the driver standings, the training title is still up for grabs as reigning champ Joe Columbo maintains a three win lead over Mike Hall with two nights remaining. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway      

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.20, Russell Foster) notched his 12th seasonal harness racing win Monday in the featured $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, Slick Tony not disappoint his backers. After taking the lead from Allwillworkout near the opening quarter mile in 27.2 seconds, "Tony" marched to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.2 as first-over attacker Star Messenger retreated. When the field of six hit the stretch, Slick Tony maintained a comfortable advantage and was one length ahead at the wire of Allwillworkout as Little Ben gained late for third. Trained by his owner, "Tony" is a 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion who has been the scourge of the Open pacing ranks on the Delaware circuit this season, banking nearly $165,000 in 2019, which ranks him among the top 15 in the country for aged pacers. Corey Callahan had four wins on the card. Mike Cole had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($5.20, Russell Foster) notched his 29th career harness racing win Monday in the $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.2. The race marked the local return of pacing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit, who was making his second start back off a 3-year layoff for owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. Slick Tony stole the show however, overcoming post eight to lead most of the way off pedestrian like fractions, while Wiggle It Jiggleit battled off stalling cover and rallied well from three wide position on the final turn to finish third. Ballerat Boomerang followed Slick Tony throughout and held second. Slick Tony, a 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion, set fractions of 28, 56.4 and 1:25 before sprinting the final quarter in 27.2 seconds for a confident one length victory. Slick Tony surpassed $153,000 in seasonal earnings with the win and more than $529,000 in his career. Allan Davis had three wins. Foster, Corey Callahan and Ross Wolfenden each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($9.20, Russell Foster) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $20,000 Open harness racing  feature Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion overcame post 8, with a confident first over brush that saw him clear tiring pacesetter Sicily near the half-mile and open up multiple lengths on the field. Slick Tony overpowered his rivals from there and won by five lengths over Ideal Kiss and Q's Cruise. It was the 28th career win in 62 starts for Slick Tony, who is trained by his owner. Not only was "Tony" the scourge of his sire stakes at 2 and 3, but quickly he has become a force on the Open circuit, where most of his 10 seasonal wins have come. The win could be a prelude to a appearance (stay tuned) in next week's September 16 $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial., the marquee event of the season at Harrington, featuring some of the sport's top pacers. The field will be drawn tomorrow (Tuesday). Foster joined Ross Wolfenden, Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. with driving doubles on the 13-race card. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.40, Russell Foster) notched a 1:52.1 win in the $20,000 Open Pace harness racing feature Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion continued his accomplished career that saw him surpass $505,000 in career earnings with his 27th career win. "Tony" was driven confidently in customary first-over fashion by Russell Foster who grinded away at pacesetter Daiymir before edging clear in mid stretch. Daiymir finished second while Fashionbythebeach was third. Leager is also the trainer and breeder for Slick Tony, who has banked more than $129,000 in his 4-year-old campaign after a banner sophomore season, when he earned nearly $225,000. Foster, Allan Davis, Ross Wolfenden, Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. each had two wins on the card. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

Ocean City, MD - The freshman Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries for pacing fillies and trotting colts and geldings concluded at Ocean Downs on Wed. August 21. In race one, the first division for the trotting colts and geldings, Andy American (Andoversure) repeated his trip from last week going gait to wire, 7 lengths ahead of Lg's Jet (Lear Jetta) in the 2:03.3 mile. Jonathan Roberts received the driving assignment from trainer Charlie Norris for owner-breeder Robert Key. The first split for the pacing fillies saw Fire Me Up (Rusty's All In) pickup her second preliminary win for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner stopping the clock in 1:59.4. Fire Me Up is trained by Shannon Trader and driven by Jared Moyer. My Girl Lu (Rusty's For Real) finished second. Despite a broken buxton flapping most of the mile, Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) destroyed the second split for colt and gelding trotters, winning by 33 lengths in 1:57.2 on the half mile oval. K J Larry (Lockkeeper) took the place spot. Reinsman Russell Foster was in the bike behind Yall Beneath Me for owner-trainer-breeder Richard Hans. Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Maizee Blue (Rusty's All In) first over near the half taking the lead by the ¾ pole and coasting home in the 1:59.2 second division for the pacing fillies. I'd Be Rich (Rusty's For Real) held on for second. Les Givens trains the winner for owners and breeders Leslie Moore and Robert Weyforth. The $70,000 Maryland Sire Stakes Finals for two year olds will be contested on Sunday August 25th and Wednesday August 28th. By Cheri Stambaugh, for Maryland Development Fund

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($6.80, Russell Foster) was a repeat harness racing winner Monday in the featured $16,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.4. The win looked like an instant replay from his win on May 13 as he once again battled first-over against leader Blazing Bobby Sox and used a steady and sustained charge to clear the lead and draw away from his rivals late for owner/trainer Leager. Q's Cruise closed well late to be second, while Blazing Bobby Sox was third. It was the 24th career win for Slick Tony, a 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion, who has banked more than $80,000 this year and nearly $500,000 in his career.   Matthew Sparacino  

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. - 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, DE - Harrington Raceway's richest program of the season, the annual Governor's Day program at the Delaware State Fair, was contested Thursday, highlighted by four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 3-year-olds as well, three of which were won by driver Russell Foster, and program fixtures like the $40,000 Governor's Cup for older horses. The day showcases many of Delaware's top horses as every horse on the program was either fully Delaware owned or bred. In the Governor's Cup Arthur Stafford and Arthur Stafford Jr's Blazing Bobby Sox ($2.60, Stafford Jr.) was a 1:50.1 winner over Options Are a Dream and Silver Fox J. Driven by his trainer, the 7-year-old Panderosa gelding was a decisive front end winner to boost his seasonal earnings in excess of $100,000. Governor John Carney was on hand and presented the trophy to the winning connections. The first DSBF final was for filly pacers as Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($2.20, Foster) scored a 1:53.1 win over Go Sandy Go and Gracefully Forgiven. The Pacific Renegade filly remained unbeaten as a 3-year-old in five starts and started the Foster hat trick of DSBF finals. Foster doubled up in the filly trotting final with Shirley Shand and Serendipity Stable's Star Sapphire ($5.60) with a 2:01.4 win over Vandalous and Press Pass. Race favorite Déjà Vu Blue made a break near the start and finished fourth. Trained by Tui Stone, Star Sapphire notched her seventh career win. The Anders Bluestone filly has now banked more than $230,000 in her career. Foster notched a triple in the pacing colt final aboard favorite Slick Tony ($2.60), who cruised to an easy win over Evolution Tour and America First. Owned and trained by George Leager, the No Spin Zone-sired colt led wire-to-wire in achieving his 15th career win in 19 starts. In the only DSBF final event not won by Foster, favorite Super Fly ($2.40, Stafford Jr.) overcame post seven to win in 1:57.2 over Seafood Suzie Blue and Brother Kenny. Owned by Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford, Super Fly has dominated DSBF rivals and recorded his 9th win in 16 lifetime starts. The Super Punk gelding was trained by his driver. On the undercard, Tate Lewis' Mr. Right ($3.20, Allan Davis) won the $30,000 Charles Murphy Memorial in 1:55.3. Kdk Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) captured the $30,000 Legislator's Cup in 1:51.2. Louis Tomczak Jr.'s Proper One ($6.40, Cody Poliseno) won the $20,000 President's Cup in 1:52.3. Wade Wyatt and Francis Di Mondi Jr's Common Parlance ($2.80, Sean Bier) captured a $10,000 conditioned trot in 1:56 and Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Donna Messick's Spondulicks N ($3.40, Stafford Jr.) was victorious in a $10,000 conditioned pace in 1:55.1. William Moffett's Lydia ($5.60, Ross Wolfenden) won a $15,000 DSBF filly pacing consolation in 1:59.3. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

Ocean CIty, MD - The $67,000 Maryland Sire Stake for three year old filly trotters went to post as race three with a large harness racing crowd in attendance at Ocean Downs. Crystals Pistol (Cam's Rocket) with reinsman Russell Foster in the bike took control from the gate repelling a challenge early on by Diamonds Credit (Charlie De Vie), while the favorite Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) had to contend with a lot of road trouble from some early breakers going three deep up the backside. When the clocked stopped in the 1:59.3 mile Crystals Pistol was able to hold off Gaagaa Gone by a head for owner -breeder Syl King Jr. and trainer Arlene Cameron. Race five sent the colt and gelding pacers to post for their $67,000 final. In a race where post positions changed frequently it took a three deep move up the back stretch for B T's Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) with Victor Kirby in the bike to cross the wire first in a stakes record mile of 1:54.4 for pacing geldings. Lloyd's All In (Rusty's All In) was second and Allie's Finale (Allie's Western) was up for show. B T's Breeze is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt Jr. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

HARRINGTON, DE - Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.20, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old pacing filly eliminations Tuesday with a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 second leg at Harrington Raceway. The Pacific Renegade filly made an impressive first-over move near three-quarters and drew away from her rivals decisively. Ibetyoucanwiggle was second with Pedal Power third. In the remaining division, Bay Pond Racing's Time and Motion scored a 1:55.2 upset over Go Sandy Go and Studio Session. Trained by Eli Scott Jr., it was the third career win for the daughter of Dream Away. It was the fourth career win in just six starts for "Renegade" who is trained by Walter Bozman Jr. The top eight point earners will compete in the $100,000 final on July 26 during the Delaware State Fair. In the $16,000 Mares Open, Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($12, Allan Davis) was a 1:52.3 winner over Apple Bottom Jeans and Shesarocker. Tony Morgan had four wins on the card. Ross Wolfenden and Russell Foster had a driving triple. The second leg of DSBF action for trotters will take place on the Wednesday June 20 program with two divisions. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions. The No Spin Zone colt has dominated the DSBF ranks, with 13 wins in 17 career starts. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, Slick Tony cruised to an easy win over Cinder Block and GWT for owner/trainer Leager. He will undoubtedly be the favorite in the $100,000 final on July 26. In the second division for colts and geldings, Jo Ann Looney-King's Evolution Tour ($4, Tim Tetrick) prevailed in 1:53.3. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding held off a late charge from Transitioning Joy to pickup his eighth career win for trainer Jim King Jr. Sea Bags was third. In the overnight feature, the $15,000 Open for pacers, Arthur Stafford and Arthur Stafford Jr.'s Blazing Bobby Sox ($6, Stafford Jr.) notched his fourth straight win. Trained by his co-owner and driver, the 7-year-old Panderosa gelding led most of the mile in achieving his 8th win of the year. Mel Mara was second with Little Ben third. Owner Howard Taylor won three races on the program. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE. - Deborah Bozman and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.40, Russell Foster), made her Delaware Standardbred Breeders fund debut a winning one Tuesday with a 1:55.1 win in the first $20,000 leg at Harrington Raceway. The Pacific Renegade 3-year-old filly was making just her 5th career start and sprung a mild upset over pacesetting favorite Go Sandy Go with a strong surge in the stretch to prevail. Trained by Walter Bozman Jr.,it was her third career victory. Go Sandy Go held second with Time and Motion third. George Teague Jr.'s Ibetyoucanwiggle ($5.60, Montrell Teague) was a 1:55.1 winner in the second division. The Clyde Francis trainee was a decisive winner over Peak Of Chic and Gracefullyforgiven. "Wiggle" was a pocket trip recipient before exploding with pace to overpower front stepping Gracefullyforgiven. A daughter of Mr. Wiggles, it was her 5th career win and one of three on the card for driver Teague. In the $15,000 Mares Open, backers of 1-to-5 favorite Apple Bottom Jeans ($2.40, Foster) had to sweat out a tight photo finish before her number was posted first in a 1:54 victory. The 5-year-old Mr. Apples mare mounted a fierce attack from last on the final turn and edged clear of pacesetter Empress Deo in the nick of time for her fifth win of the year. Fashion Showdown was third. Owned by KDK Standardbreds, Apple Bottom Jeans recorded her 20th career win for trainer Kevin Switzer. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Kdk Standardbreds' Apple Bottom Jeans ($4.40, Russell Foster) was a 1:52.4 winner despite post eight Tuesday in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Sayulita marched to the early lead from post position four where she would lead the seven horse field most of the way unchallenged until a first over Empress Deo applied pressure. At the top of the stretch, Apple Bottom Jeans gathered momentum from the final turn and exploded with pace to the lead for a powerful triumph. Sayulita held second with Fashion Showdown third. The 5-year-old Mr. Apples mare registered her fourth win of the season for trainer Kevin Switzer. Apple Bottom Jeans has been well traveled this year, racing against top mares in three different states over the past two months. Foster had four wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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