Day At The Track

DSBF 3yo $100K Finals

03:00 PM 18 Dec 2020 NZDT
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Air Time (Dusty Winner-I Concur) in 1:56.4., Harness racing
Air Time (Dusty Winner-I Concur) in 1:56.4

The trotting colts and geldings led off with Air Time(Dusty Winner-I Concur), one of a 3 horse entry of homebreds for owner/breeder Jane Dunavant and trainer Carlo Poliseno. Driven by Art Stafford, Jr. equaling his lifetime harness racing record of 1:56.4. He is also the winner of the Va Bred program and increased his 2020 earnings to $144,987 in winning by 4 ¼ lengths. Touch Of White finished second followed by Chauffeur in show.

The trotting ladies were all the 1-9 favorite, Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) winning in 1:55.4 by 9 lengths in a new stakes record for driver, Russell Foster and his Uncle Eric who is the breeder,owner,and trainer.This was the 5th win in seven starts bringing her bank account for the year up to $97,700. Dabigspooky Bootah was second followed by Katies Blu Diamond in third.

Emmy’s Mayflower

The pacing girls went to the bettor’s second choice, Sweet Lil (Art Director-Blissful Lil) in 1:54.3 for driver Tony Morgan and trainer, Jason Skinner. Owned by George S. Minner of Harrington and bred by Josephine Vincent it was a sweet win as the filly was unraced at two. Betting favorite, Spinferno was second followed by Foolish Wisdom in third.

The favorite in the pacing colts and geldings, Apple Valley Art (Artzina-Shake Away) didn’t disappoint and the Harrington final winner won by two lengths with a swift last half in 1:54 for the meet’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick and trainer, Jim King, Jr. Owned and bred by Jim’s wife, JoAnn Looney-King. It was the 6th win of the year putting his earnings at $145,640. American Nitro was second followed by Leonard’s Legacy for show.

Apple Valley Art

On a different note, one of the stellar performers in the Breeders’ Fund program, Apple Bottom Jeans(Mr Apples-Scylla Hanover)was retired to the broodmare ranks in a ceremony after leading the post parade for the 8th race. She ends her career with over a million dollars and a record of 1:50.1m at five. She is the fifth leading money earner of all DSBF pacers. Bred by Kevin Switzer’s KDK Standardbreds and sold to owners Howard Taylor, Robert Cooper, Ed Gold, and the late Tom Lazzaro she was trained by Dylan Davis and cared for by LuAnn Marsh. She has a date in the court of Papi Rob Hanover.

Happy Holidays and see you in June of 2021!

Judy Davis-Wilson
Executive Director
Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund
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