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Two divisions made up the second leg for 3 year old pacing fillies at $20K each. In the early non-wagering harness racing event it was repeat winner Spinferno (No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna) in 1:54.3 for the meet’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick and trainer, Chuck Crissman,Jr. Owned by the Cook boys, Dale,Brendan, and Allen and bred by Virginia Louthan. Spin Sumthin was second and Cinder Rock finished third. The second division lead off the Daily Double. Sweet Lil (Art Director-Blissful Lil) prevailed in 1:57 for driver, Tony Morgan and trainer, Jason Skinner. Owned by George Minner and bred by Josephine Vincent. Second was last week’s winner, Foolish Wisdom followed by She’s Got The Lynx. The $100k final is on Thursday, December 17th. The top 8 point earners are Spinferno, Foolish Wisdom, Sweet Lil, Cinder Rock, Spin Sumthin, She’s Got The Lynx, I’m Two Soxy, and Bashful Smile.     Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

For the two $20,000 divisions of 3-year old fillies it was Déjà vu Monday as the hanrees racing winners from last week repeated this week. The first early non-wagering race went to Emmy’s Mayflower(Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) for driver Russell Foster in 156.4. She is trained by Russell’s uncle, Eric Foster who is also the breeder and owner. Second was Harrington final winner, Stella A followed by Katies Blu Diamond. The second division went to Happy To Do It (Anders Bluestone-Little Miss Tagliabue) and driver Jonathan Roberts in 157.4. She is trained and owned by Bobby Glassmeyer. The breeders were Linda MacDonald and Susan Durham, owners of Merrie Medo Farm where Anders Bluestone stands. Second was Blue Carats and the show was Orabelle. The $100K final will be Thursday, December 17th to the highest point earners. Emmy’s Mayflower, Happy To Do It, Stella A, Dabigspooky Bootah, Katies Blu Diamond, Orabelle, Wolfcat. To those who didn’t make the final there will be a $15K consolation offered combined with the colts and geldings who didn’t earn their way to the final.     Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Ana Afreet N impressive in winning the Blue Hen/Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Five weeks ago, Highalator upset Ana Afreet N at the Meadowlands.  Tonight the tables were turned. At the start of the race, Highalator was launched and parked three wide into the first turn by Goldberg and driver Montrell Teague.  The opening quarter was reached in 27 seconds.   Ana Afreet N and Tim Tetrick left but were able to find a seat fourth on the rail. Past the three eights pole, Tim Tetrick and Ana Afreet N. went into attack mode from fourth and pacing first over.  They reached the half in 56.2, but were unable to clear, a stubborn Highalator.  Highalator, the race favorite, retreated to the pocket. The three quarters were reached in 1:22.2,  a 26 seconds flat quarter.   Shadow Cat and Dexter Dunn took up the chase, parked coverless on the rim, past the three quarters.  However,  Ana Afreet N found another gear and won by three and a quarter lengths in 1:50.2.  Ana Afreet N was sent off at odds of 2 to 1. The son of Bettor’s Delight,  paced a last half in 54 seconds and a last quarter in 28 seconds. Ana Afreet N is owned by Pollack Racing LLC and Jeffrey Cullipher. Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Jeff Cullipher. Goldberg found racing room late and finished second for driver Montrell Teague and trainer Brenda Teague. Itsrockandroll A was third for driver Corey Callahan.  Dylan Davis trained. Tim Tetrick won four races on the card.  Victor Kirby picked up a three bagger. Post Time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Bettors Heart N impressive, winning the Fillies and Mares Open, at Dover Downs Wednesday night. Soho Burning Love A,usually a staunch closer, was sent to the front by driver Tim Tetrick.  Machnhope with driver Andrew Mc Carthy immediately went on the retake from the pocket and took the lead past the quarter in 26.4. The half was 55.2. Soho Burning Love A sat in the pocket. At the five eights mark, Dexter Dunn maneuvered Bettors Heart N to the outside, first over.  They challenged the pacesetter Machnhope past three quarters in 123 flat, pacing a 27.3 quarter. At the seven eights pole, Bettors Heart N motored past Machnhope and the pocket rocket Soho Burning Love A to win by a convincing, three quarters of a length.  The time of the race was 1:50.3.  Bettors Heart N. was sent off as the four to five race favorite. Bettors Heart N paced an individual last half in 53.4 seconds.  The individual last three quarters of a mile was paced in 1:22.2. Bettors Heart N ( Bettor’s Delight) is owned by Enzed Racing Stable Inc.  Dexter Dunn was the driver for trainer R. Nifty Norman. Machnhope finished second for driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Noel Dailey. Soho Burning Love A was third.  Tim Tetrick was her pilot.  Jim King Jr was the trainer. Montrelll Teague won four races on the card. Post Time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Two $20,000 harness racing divisions of 3-year old pacing fillies contested the first leg of the Dover series. In an early non-wagering division Foolish Wisdom (Gambler’s Dream-Fleeting Flirt N) came first over and won by two lengths in 1:57 for driver Corey Callahan and trainer/co-owner Dylan Davis. She is co-owned by Jeffrey Billings, a local high school teacher of Agriculture. Harrington final winner, Cinder Rock was second followed I’m Two Soxy in third. The first half of the daily double was all Spinferno (No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna) in 1:55.3 for leading driver of the meet, Tim Tetrick. Trained by Chuck Crissman, Jr. for owners Dale,Brendan, and Allen Cook. Sweet Lil was second followed by She’s Got The Lynx in third. Spinferno The 3-year old pacing colts will wrap up the week on Thursday. Post Time 4:30 PM.     Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Scirocco Rob dominates the open harness racing Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. The saying , “no rest for the weary”, was never more evident, as two trotters raced back off a couple days' rest. Scirocco Rob and No Drama Please, both raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.  They raced back on Tuesday at Dover Downs and finished first and second respectively. Tim Tetrick hustled Scirocco Rob to the front at the start of the race.  No Drama Please followed in pursuit and elected to grab the pocket in respect for Scirocco Rob. Scirocco Rob set fractions of 27.1  56.1  1:24.4 and won by a measured length in 1:53.1.  He was sent off as the one to two betting race favorite. Scirocco Rob (Explosive Matter) is owned by Lewis and Kathleen Whitaker.  Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Mark Silva. No Drama Please remained in the pocket and finished second.  Tom Fanning was the trainer and Corey Callahan was the driver. Bluebird Jesse sat the rail and finished third for trainer Jim King Jr. Allan Davis drove. Post time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm     Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

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

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