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Eleven horses have been entered for the Progress Pace elimination race,at Dover Downs on Wednesday. November 18.   Eight horses will place their noses on the gate. There will be three trailing horses scoring from the second tier. The purse is $35,000.   Trainer Ron Burke’s Cattlewash, who won the Matron Stake for three year old colt and gelding pacers, has been installed as the 5/2 race favorite.   The owners of No Lou Zing and Tattoo Artist supplemented at a cost of $25,000 each, to enter the elimination race. Trainer Tony Alagna has three starters including Capt. Midnight, Captain Kirk and the Little Brown Jug winner Captain Barbossa.   The Progress Pace final will carry a purse of $325,000 and will be raced on the following Wednesday November 25.   Post time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm     Horse                           Trainer 1. Catch The Fire               J. Ackley 2. No Lou Zing                   N. Takter 3. Cattlewash                     R. Burke 4. Captain Midnight            T. Alagna  (scratched) 5. Captain Barbossa           T. Alagna 6. Indictable Hanover         C. Coleman-Herlihy 7. Manticore                       B. Saunders 8. Always And Again          D. Davis 9. Tatoo Artist (2nd Tier)    I. Moore 10. Fortify (2nd Tier)          N. Takter 11. Captain Kirk (2nd Tier) T. Alagna     Dover Downs

The summer temps continue in the Delaware Valley and the 2-year old DSBF trotters opened the Tuesday harness racing card at Dover Downs with two non-wagering events for colts and geldings. The fillies followed in the Daily Double on the regular card. All purses were $20,000. First non-wagering event went to RHETT (Keystone Activator-Lake Serena) in a new lifetime record of 1:57.4 for driver, Tony Morgan. He is owned and trained by 90 year old Donnie Wiest and co-owned with his son, David. Donnie is also the breeder. Place went to Blue Devil and show to Malachi’s Test. The second non-wagering event went to the Harrington final winner, BIG AL M (Anders Bluestone-Bringing Up Lindy) in a new lifetime record of 1:58.1 for driver, Eddie Davis, Jr. Trained by Eddie’s son, Eric Davis and owned and bred by Bobby Myers of Greenwood. Altar Call followed 10 lengths back in second with Bluestone Jackson in the show spot. On the regular card it was WHITESVILLE BEULAH (Anders Bluestone-Whitesville Tara) for her Maiden win in 2:01.4 for driver David Hill and trainer/owner/breeder Gary White. Harrington final winner Kim’s Command finished second with Toni Lee for the show. The second half of the Daily Double was all JAZZY JUDY (Political Briefing-Giant Smash) and driver Anthony MacDonald in a new lifetime record of 2:02 for trainer, Jim King, Jr. She is owned by The Stable Jazzy Judy Group of Guelph, Ontario and bred by Winbak Farm. Second was Reality and finishing third was Annalee. The 2-year old pacing fillies compete in their first leg tomorrow. Post Time is 4:30.   Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream ($2.80, Art Stafford Jr.) and Mst Racing Inc. and George Teague's Subban ($3.60, Montrell Teague) each won their respective $20,000 harness racing divisions in the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway. The top eight point earners from all divisions will return to compete in the $100,000 final events on October 7. Z's Dream led in wire-to-wire fashion from the rail for trainer Andrew Stafford as the Dream Away gelding completed a sweep of his eliminations. Squeak On By was second with Marvelous Winner third.  Subban ($2.80, Montrell Teague), a Clyde Francis-trainee and son of Southwind Lynx, sat in the pocket for red hot driver Teague behind pacesetter Syndergaard - who was bidding for an elimination sweep - throughout before surging by when given clearance in the stretch. Syndergaard held second with Can't Get Right, also trained by Francis, third. Teague had 5 wins on the card, 3 for Francis. Teague, was back in the winner's circle in the next race with Legacy Racing and Reginald Hazzard II's Inforce ($5.20), who was a 1:53.3 winner in the overnight feature, a $14,000 claiming handicap for $25,000 to $30,000 claimers for trainer Wayne Givens. Teague also owns Goldberg ($4.40), whom he piloted in the sub-featured $13,500 conditioned pace to a 1:53.1 win over Calvin K and Keep On Rocking A.  Stafford Jr.  and Russell Foster had a driving double.   by Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – George and Tina Dennis’ Faithfulandtrue ($5, Mike Cole) broke the track record for 4-year-old trotting geldings Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.4 score in a $10,500 conditioned harness racing event. The Joe Columbo-trainee set all the fractions from his rail post position and was a 4-length impressive winner to break Can Do’s track record set in 2013. In the feature, Howard Taylor and Mike Casalino's Theresademoninme ($8.60, Corey Callahan) was a 1:56.3 victor in the $18,000 Open Trot. The 9-year-old Kadabra gelding cleared pacesetter Elysium Lindy in the stretch to achieve his 44th career win for trainer Dylan Davis. Jammin Jack closed ground late for second, while Elysium Lindy held third. “Demon” has banked nearly $700,000 in his career, which has saw him be a regular in the top overnight classes the past several years. Driver Allan Davis won both halves of the daily double and had 3 wins on the card along with Art Stafford Jr. Cole had two wins, both aboard Columbo-trainees.   by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($4, Tony Morgan) notched his 39th harness racing career win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 win in the featured $18,000 Open Pace. Slick Tony, the even-money favorite, assumed control early from post two and marched through fractions of 27.2, 57 and 1:24.3 while Jacks Legend N mounted a first-over attack. The latter drew within a length at the top of the stretch but Slick Tony dug in gamely to hold him off and prevail in 1:51.2. Jacks Legend N was second with Rollwithpapajoe third. It was the second straight win for Slick Tony, who has banked over $700,000 in his career. Owned and trained by his breeder Leager, "Tony" has recorded five wins this year. The night started out very chalky, in addition to the feature, favorites prevailed in the first three races as Random Hanover ($3.00, Russell Foster), Monty's Play ($3, Jason Lynch) and Scuola Hanover ($3.40, Art Stafford Jr.) all lived up to their backing from the betting public. Foster had three wins on the card. Also on the undercard, in the $13,500 sub-featured pace for mares, Apple Bottom Jeans ($4, Corey Callahan) was a 1:52.3 winner. Trained by Dylan Davis for owners Howard Taylor, Robert Cooper Stables, and Ed Gold, the Mr. Apples mare is approaching $1 million in career earnings. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway has added September 2 to its live harness racing racing calendar for 2020. Currently on a Monday/Tuesday schedule through the balance of August, Wednesdays will be added effective September 2 and continue on a three-day schedule until closing day October 21. Harrington's 74th season of live harness racing commenced on June 15. Qualifying races will remain on Wednesdays (10 a.m. start time) until further notice. To allow for adequate time for cleaning/sanitizing the paddock for live racing in the evening, the last day for schoolers after qualifiers will be August 26. Post time nightly is 4:30 p.m. Matt Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for 3-year-old harness racing trotters took center stage on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway program. Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White ($2.60, Corey Callahan) scored an impressive six length win in the first division for colts and geldings with a 2:00 victory. The Keystone Activator gelding made an aggressive brush to the front near the top of the stretch and overpowered his rivals for an easy win. Chauffeur was second with All Lies third. Trained by Nick Callahan, it was his third career win. The first filly division featured an unexpected result after heavy favorite Orabelle was off stride behind the gate and out of contention which opened the door for Linda Mac Donald's Stella A ($24.40, Ross Wolfenden). Stella A settled off the early pace but was able to mow down rivals late and notch her third career win in 2:03.2 over Green Queen and Katies Blu Diamond. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Mac Donald. Ben Brooks' Master Of Mine ($12, Victor Kirby) was a 1:59.1 winner in the second division for colts and geldings. The Master Lavec gelding set all the fractions in an easy win over Rocky Bomber and Zulu. Trained by John Wilkerson, it was his first career win. The final filly division went to Eric Foster's Emmys Mayflower ($2.40, Russell Foster) who overcame post 8 for a two length win over Dabigspooky Bootah and Happy To Do It in 1:59.4. Trained by her owner, the Anders Bluestone led most of the way in recording her fifth career win. Next week will feature the second leg of DSBF action on June 29-July 1 with the $100,000 finals on July 6-8.   Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Trainer Sheldon Powell won two of three $20,000 harness racing divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund's 1st leg for 3-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Powell's first win came with his son Logan Powell's Kit Kat Joy ($8.80, Tony Morgan), who prevailed in 1:58.4 over Dragon My Fannie and Bag of Jewels in the first division on the card. The Southwind Lynx filly recorded her second career win with a front stepping victory. In the final division, first time starter Sweet Lil, also trained by Powell, was a 2:01.4 winner over Foolish Wisdom and Bashful Smile. Owned by George Minner, the Art Director filly had just one qualifying race prior on June 10. Brenda Teague's She's Got The Lynx ($17, Montrell Teague) was the fastest of the three divisional winners with her 1:58 win in the second division. The Southwind Lynx filly scored a significant upset over 1-to-9 favorite Cinder Rock, who set the pace, but was outkicked through the stretch by the pocket-sitting She's Got The Lynx. Trained by her owner, it was the 3rd career win for She's Got The Lynx. Spin Sumthin was third.   Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 74th season of live harness racing returned Monday on a beautiful spring evening. Michael Horn and Alex Rice Jr.'s What A Treasure ($11.80, Corey Callahan) won the opening race of the meet with a strong front end score in 1:55.2 in a $7,000 conditioned pace. The featured race was slated 5th in the card, a $10,000 Open event for pacers. Race favorite Sicily assumed command from post four, where he set fractions of 27.1, 56.3 and 1:25, while Slick Tony battled first-over and Wichita Lineman awaited in the pocket. As they reached the stretch, Sicily faded, while perfectly positioned Wichita Lineman and driver Mike Cole surged to the lead and held off a game Slick Tony for the 1:53.3 victory. Proper One rallied for third. Owned and trained by Gary Simpson, it was the 20th career win for Wichita Lineman ($27.40), a 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding. Tim Tetrick had three wins on the card. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway will deviate from the normal qualifying schedule next week and will qualify on Monday June 15, the same date live harness racing will commence without spectators. Qualifiers will start at 9 a.m. and will be drawn Thursday June 11 with the entry box closing at 10 a.m. Preference will be given to Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eligible 3-year-olds who are not qualified and horses that need to qualify per the Delaware Harness Racing Commission amendment which considers a horse qualified as long as they have a clean charted line on or after February 1 and is not on the steward's list. Any questions, please contact the racing office at 302-398-5970. The first live racing program on the 2020 Harrington season will kick off Monday evening with a 4:30 p.m. post time. A 9-race program is carded as Harrington kicks off its 74th anniversary season. Two-time defending leading trainer Joe Columbo will have a busy night with five trainees entered and leading driver Art Stafford Jr. is expected to be back in action to defend his title. The featured race is the 5th, a $10,000 Open Pace that features 2019 Horse of the Meet, Slick Tony. Owned by George Leager, the 5-year-old No Spin Zone stallion is on pace for another $100,000 season, after a banner 4-year-old season in which he made $231,449. He drew post six in a contentious field that features, Wichita Lineman, JJ Flynn, Glengarry Knight N, Sicily, Rollinlikethunder, Bad Boy Brad A and Proper One. Morning line odds will be calculated Wednesday. There will be two pick fours on the program, beginning in race two and race six with superfecta wagering available in the even numbered races.   Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The first qualifying races of the harness racing season at Harrington Raceway will take place June 9 and 10 with a new qualifying time of 9 a.m. In order to be in compliance with COVID-19 related state guidelines, a maximum of nine races will be carded. The June 10 qualifiers will be restricted to Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eligible 3-year-olds. If space allows for the June 10 qualifying draw, overnight horses may be permitted to qualify. There will be a double draw for both qualifying days on June 8 with the entry box closing at noon. The Delaware Harness Racing Commission has waived the 60-day qualifying rule due to the lapse in racing from the mandated COVID-19 related closures. Any horse who has a clean charted line since February 1 will not need to qualify. Due to spacing restrictions, only horses that need to qualify may be permitted and will have preference. Also in light of spacing/capacity restrictions, horses trained by individuals who have not raced at Harrington Raceway in 2019 may not be permitted to qualify and/or race. Paddock protocol for all horsemen, including a temperature checkpoint upon entry is required. Horsemen are strongly urged to view the protocol in advance here. All horsemen are required to read, sign and abide by the protocol or risk losing racing privileges. Live racing will commence on June 15 without spectators on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until July 15. An updated racing calendar can be found here. There will be no racing on July 30 during the Delaware State Fair. The summer/fall schedule will resume August 17. Post time nightly is 4:30 p.m. Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE — The harness racing 3-year-old races for the DSBF first and second legs at Harrington will be pushed back one week from the original schedule which means they will begin on Monday (June 22). The finals which are normally held on Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair will now be held the week of July 6th. Purses will remain as advertised. Legs are $20,000 and the Finals are $100,000. If consolations are held they will be $15,000. A printed schedule will be mailed to each eligible. Qualifying at Harrington will be available for DSBF eligibles only on Wednesday (June 10). They must meet the Fund standards (2:06 for Pacers and 2:09 for Trotters) and show a clean charted line within 60 days of entering to race the first leg. If they don’t make it, they will be able to enter for the regular qualifying day of Wednesday after Harrington opens on June (15). There will be health protocols in effect so please check with the track. Call Kevin Mack and or Mark Short at the Harrington Race Office (302) 398-7223 or 5970. Judy Davis-Wilson can be reached at (302) 359-3630 for specific DSBF issues. by Judy Davis-Wilson, Executive Director DSBF

Columbus, OH — The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association, in an open letter to its membership, has announced that harness racing will commence at Harrington Raceway on June 15, contingent upon approval from the state. To read the full letter on the DSOA website, click here. For all of the latest news on the resumption of racing, visit the USTA COVID-19 Resource Center. The USTA Communications Department

Out of concern for our employees and harness racing patrons, Harrington Raceway and Casino will be closing at 4 p.m. today (March 16) until April 1. The closure is applicable to all bars/restaurants and gaming on the property, including Murphy's Race/Sportsbook and Grill. All shows and entertainment during this timeline are canceled and any applicable ticket sales for such events will be subject to a refund. Matt Sparacino  

Backstreet Shadow was impressive in winning the harness racing Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Tim Tetrick launched Backstreet Shadow from post 8 in the slop and he responded. Bo Mach relinquished the lead to Backstreet Shadow who was allowed to take the field to the quarter in a quick 26.2. Tetrick was able to throttle the speed of the pacer. They paced a half in 55.1, a 28.4 quarter.  Slick Tony grinded 1st up and Benson Boys N followed that cover. Backstreet Shadow led the field to the three quarters in 1:22.1. Slick Tony weakened as did Benson Boys N, Eddard Hanover and Little Ben. Bo Mach sat the perfect trip and was raging with pace in the closing stages of the race. Closing Statement angled wide with pace and finished 3rd. Backstreet Shadow remained under wraps and won by a measured neck in a shocking 1:49.3 over a sloppy surface. He paced a last half in 54.3 and a last quarter in 27.1. Backstreet Shadow is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, L. Karr, J &T Silva, Purnell & Libby.  The driver was Tim Tetrick for trainer Ron Burke. Bo Mach finished 2nd for driver Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis. Closing Statement was 3rd for driver Dexter Dunn and trainer Mark Harder. Backstreet Shadow   Proper One captures the Blue Hen Handicap Pace. Proper One Late Mail N and Grantmeawish both left for race position and set the early race fraction of 26.4 in the slop. At the quarter pole, Geroge Napolitano Jr. propelled Proper One to the lead, in hopes of controlling the pace. Dexter Dunn and Grantmeawish argued the pace and retook the lead. Grantmeawish led the field to the half in 54.4, a 28 flat quarter.  Beach Art paced 1st over and pressured Grantmeawish, as the team paced the three quarters in 1:22.2 a 27.3 third quarter. The back field was in motion past the three quarters as Hallie’s Comet , Daddyofemall and Dialamara all mounted a futile chase, in an effort to gain on the leader, but could not. At the head of the stretch, Andrew McCarthy and Proper One were able to maneuver off the rail and paced past Grantmeawish. Q’s Cruise the 5/2 betting favorite, saved all the ground on the rail and finished 2nd. Proper One won by a measured length in 1:50.4.  Proper One He is owned by Louis Tomzak and trained by Carlo Poliseno. Q’s Cruise finished 2nd for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Jr. Late Mail N finished 3rd for driver George Naploitano Jr. and trainer Mike Hall.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs  

Eddard Hanover blasted out of the gate and Bo Mach was allowed to gain the pocket at the quarter pole.  Harness racing driver Tony Morgan and Bo Mach set fractions of 27 55.3 1:23. Nearing the half, the 8/5 race favorite, Slick Tony, pulled in hopes of finding cover, but Larry Karr went back to the rail.  Slick Tony was then forced to grind 1st up and coverless.  Eddard Hanover remained stubborn and would not let Slick Tony clear. Bo Mach and Corey Callahan drove a perfectly as the pocket rocket.  They were able to sneak along the rail and won by a length in 1:50.4.The performance was a lifetime mark and went off at odds of 25-1. Bo Mach is owned by Howard Taylor and trained by Dylan Davis. Eddard Hanover cut the mile and finished 2nd for trainer Jeff Cullipher and driver Tony Morgan. Rock the Nite was forced three wide in the stretch and finished 3rd. Dexter Dunn drove for trainer Andrew Harris. Bo Mach ...................................................................................... Hallie’s Comet wins the Blue Hen Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Late Mail N. left quickly, but allowed Grantmeawish an opportunity to control the race fractions. Dexter Dunn and Grantmeawish cut fractions of 26.3  55 1:22.1 Hallies Comet pulled at the half and pressured Grantmeawish through a 27.1 third quarter. Late Mail N remained in the pocket. Beach Art was towed into a 2nd over journey, then tipped three wide entering the stretch. Little Ben the 6/5 race favorite, was forced 4 wide in the stretch and closed to finish 2nd for trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick. Beach Art, last week’s winner, finished third for trainer Arty Foster Jr. and driver Russell Foster. Hallie’s Comet held on to win the race by a neck in 1:51. Race odds were 6-1. The winning owners are Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. Ron Burke was the trainer and Yannick Gingras was the winning driver. Racing resumes at Dover Downs on Monday Post Time is 4:30 pm   Alex Kraszewski  

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