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HARRINGTON, Del. - Leading harness racing driver and trainer honors headlined the Wednesday closing night program at Harrington Raceway. The training title was up for grabs in dramatic fashion after In Secret ($2.40, Allan Davis) prevailed in the featured $20,000 Open Trot with a 1:56 effort. Owned by Mike Hall, L A Express Stable and Tamara Williams, the 7-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding notched his 10th win of the year for trainer/co-owner Hall. The win deadlocked the trainer standings between Hall and reigning champ Joe Columbo with 39 wins apiece. One race later, however, Columbo clinched the title, prevailing with Middle Aged Crazy, for owners George and Tina Dennis and driver Mike Cole. It was the second straight title for Columbo, who manages a stable of approximately 40 horses. After race four, driver Art Stafford Jr. was recognized as the meet's leading driver. Stafford Jr. had six wins on Tuesday, which added to his healthy win total of 111 to secure his first driving title. Stafford has passed multiple milestones this year, surpassing 2,000 career wins and $20 million in career purses. Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis, Mike Cole and Tony Morgan rounded out the top five in the driver standings. Meanwhile, behind Columbo and Hall in the trainer race were Wayne Givens, Joe Hundertpfund Jr., and Jim King Jr. On the closing program, Davis had four wins, while Stafford, Cole and Jon Roberts each had a double. Jeff Beauchamp and Ronald Short's Totally Dreamy ($4, Tony Morgan) won his fifth straight race in 1:55.3. The Delaware racing circuit shifts to Dover Downs, which will open on November 4. by Matthew Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Artrageous ($4.20) recorded her 20th career win Tuesday in the $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph. It was one of six harness racing driving wins on the card for the meet's leading driver, Art Stafford Jr. In the feature, Delishka N led the field from post position six to the opening quarter mile in 27.2 seconds, while Artrageous sat second. Heart Of The Ocean started the outer flow traffic towards the half-mile in 56.2 seconds, while Delishka N maintained an advantage to three-quarters in 1:24.4. In the stretch, pocket-sitting Artrageous utilized the passing lane to narrowly beat Delishka, while Cruzinforavictory closed late for third. Trained by Andrew Stafford, the 5-year-old Art Major mare notched her seventh win of the year for owners Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen, Stafford and Holly Case. While Stafford Jr.'s wins were scattered throughout the card, his sixth victory came in the 13th aboard his own Calvin K ($6.40) who was a 1:56 winner in his local debut. Stafford Jr. trains and co-owns Calvin K with his father, Arthur Stafford. Stafford Jr. had long clinched his first driving title at Harrington but will formerly be recognized on closing night October 23. The training race remains undecided as Joe Columbo maintains a slim lead over Mike Hall. Allan Davis, previous Harrington driving champ, also had three wins on the card. Jon Roberts had a driving double for the second straight evening. by Matthew Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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. - For the second straight night there was a harness racing upset in the feature race at Harrington Raceway as William Moffett Inc.'s Gillie The Kid ($17.40, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:59.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Trot over a sloppy racetrack. Trained by his owner, the 6-year-old Northern Kid gelding surged wide through the stretch to outkick a ground saving I Like My Boss late for an extremely narrow margin of victory that required a photo finish. Mr. Right finished third. Gillie The Kid has won 24 races in his career and banked more than $280,000. Both of his wins this year have come at Harrington. Earlier on the card, Totally Dreamy ($2.10, Tony Morgan) notched his 4th straight win for trainer Brian Wright and owners Jeff Beauchamp and Ron Short in 1:56. The 2019 live racing meet has one more week until completion as racing will be conducted Monday through Wednesday next week, with closing night on October 23. Post time is 4:30 p.m. nightly. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing's Frank Chick and David Hamm's Nerida Franco N ($23.60, Mike Cole) was a 1:53 winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Firing from her rail post position, Nerida Franco N was the pacesetter and authored fractions of 27 seconds and 55.4 to the half-mile. Artrageous mounted a first-over attack with Jamie's Renegade perched second over to three-quarters in 1:24.1. The outer tier stalled as Empress Deo sat the pocket throughout but was outkicked for second by a late surging Cruzinforavictory. Empress Deo held third. Trained by Kevin Lare, Nerida Franco registered her 25th career win. The 9-year-old Lis Mara mare has banked more than $310,000 lifetime. Meet leading driver Art Stafford Jr. had four wins on the program. Tony Morgan and Jon Roberts each had a double. 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. - Harness racing's Artrageous ($14.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:53.1 winner Tuesday in the featured $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Art Major mare had little trouble making the lead from post position seven where she would stay for the mile's duration in achieving her sixth win of the season over Cruzinforavictory and Shesarocker. Trained by Andrew Stafford, it was her sixth win of the season for owners Bonnie Benson, John Johannsen, Andrew Stafford and Holly Case. Artrageous surpassed $400,000 in career earnings with her 19th career win. The night started in familiar fashion as current meet leading driver Art Stafford Jr. won both halves of the daily double with Dash To Freedom ($8.80) and Humble N Kind ($2.80). He won four races on the card. Mike Cole and Jonathan Roberts each had a driving double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - The top Delaware sired 2-year-olds were showcased Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing finals. American Nitro ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was the first winner of the night in DSBF action as the freshman gelding pacer was an impressive 1:55 winner from post eight over Aidan and White Lands. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third straight win for the son of Badlands Nitro who successfully cleared early leader Leonard's Legacy, who had been pressured heavily, near the three-quarters and never relented in his open length victory. The filly trotting final was next as Ed Kimmel and Don Wiest's Orabelle ($2.20, Tony Morgan) was an easy 2:00.1 winner over Alert and Stella A. The Keystone Activator filly led in wire-to-wire fashion and remained unbeaten in three career starts for trainer Wiest. Jane Dunavant's Chauffeur ($8.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 2:01 winner in the colt and gelding trotting final over Master Of Mine and Zulu. The Dusty Winner gelding led most of the way for trainer Carlo Poliseno to notch his first career win impressively, after finishing second in both of his elimination races. The filly pacing final saw Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($6.20, Allan Davis) score a 1:55.4 victory over race favorite Bag Of Jewels and Spin Sumthin. Trained by Wayne Givens, the Rockabillie filly set all the fractions and rebuffed a game first over challenge from Bag Of Jewels to score her second lifetime win. In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, In Secret ($2.40, Corey Callahan) was an easy winner in 1:55 over Murmur Hanover and Royal Becca J. Owned by Mike Hall, CTC Stable, LA Express Stable and T Williams, it was the 9th win of the year for the 7-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding, who is trained by co-owner Hall. Also on the under card were three $15,000 DSBF consolation events, the trot was won by Emmys Mayflower ($2.80, Russell Foster), while the filly pacing consolation went to Bashful Smile ($12.80, Ross Wolfenden). The male pacing consolation was won by Walk That Away ($3.40, Morgan). Ross Wolfenden, Allan Davis and Tony Morgan each had three wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware sired 2-year-olds will be showcased in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) harness racing finals Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The colt and gelding pacers will be the first to go post ward in the evening's 3rd race, which starts the first leg of the early pick four (races 3-6). A showdown between Leonard Hubbard's Leonard's Legacy (9/5, Jon Roberts) and Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane's American Nitro (8/5, Victor Kirby) is expected after both swept their eliminations impressively. Leonard's Legacy is a Tobago Cays colt trained by Nick Callahan, while Les Givens trains the Badlands Nitro gelding, American Nitro. The filly trotters are next in the 4th race as Ed Kimmel and Don Wiest's Orabelle (7/5, Tony Morgan) aims for a third straight victory. The Keystone Activator filly won both of her eliminations for trainer Wiest. Mark King's Dabigspooky Bootah (9/1, Kirby) is one of two other elimination winner in the group. The He's Spooky filly was victorious last week for trainer/owner King. Linda Mac Donald's Stella A (3/1, Ross Wolfenden) had a win and third in her eliminations for trainer Joe Mac Donald. The Anders Bluestone filly is making her third career start. The 8th race will feature the colt and gelding trotters as dual elimination winners Touch Of White (8/5, Corey Callahan) and Rod Allen's Zulu (3/1, Allen) will square off. Touch Of White is owned by Breakaway Racing and is sired by Keystone Activator, while Zulu is a CR Commando gelding trained and driven by owner Allen. Filly pacers will go to the gate in the 10th race as Givens-trained Bag Of Jewels (7/5, Victor Kirby) aims for a third straight victory for owners Faragalli, Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonucelli Racing. The Roddy's Bags Again filly comfortably won her eliminations and is the only filly in the field with three career wins. Owner/trainer Brenda Teague's She's Got The Lynx (7/2, Montrell Teague),sired by Southwind Lynx, and Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock (3/1, Allan Davis) - a daughter of Rockabillie trained by Wayne Givens - each won eliminations and will look to upend the thwart Bag Of Jewels' bid for a series sweep. The 15-race program starts at 4:30 p.m. and also features three $15,000 consolation events and a $20,000 Open Trot. 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. - The harness racing 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, will have a homecoming Monday (September 30) as he competes in the 6th race at Harrington Raceway. The track record holder, who is based in Harrington, drew post five in the sixth race, the featured $20,000 Open Pace. Owned by George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership, the 7-year-old son of Mr. Wiggles recently returned to racing action after a three year break. Adored by racing fans, he is remembered locally for a dazzling 1:49 track and world record performance at Harrington as a 3-year-old in 2015 in addition to his many stakes wins on the national stage, including an epic performance when he won the Little Brown Jug as a sophomore. He made his much anticipated return to the races on September 19 at Delaware, Ohio, where he finished second. He has won 38 of 52 career races and banked more than $3.9 million In his career. He is trained by Clyde Francis. Post time for Monday's 14-race program is 4:30 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Favorites prevailed in 3-of-4 $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg divisions for 2-year-old harness racing trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday evening. Rod Allen's Zulu ($4, Allen) was a 2:02.2 winner to complete a sweep of his eliminations for male trotters. The CR Commando gelding unleashed a powerful stretch duel after being shuffled back on the final turn, to defeat Chauffeur, who set the fractions, in a tight photo finish. Shiloh was third. Zulu is also trained by Allen. The first filly division, also featured a repeat winner as Ed Kimmel and Donald Wiest's Orabelle ($2.20, Tony Morgan) held off Blue Carats and Emmys Mayflower for her second straight win in a new lifetime best of 2:01.3. The Keystone Activator filly is trained by Wiest. Breakaway Racing's Tough Of White ($2.20, Corey Callahan) was a 2:01.3 winner in the final division for male trotters over Master Of Mine and Riddle Me This. The Keystone Activator gelding followed up his six-length win last week with another front-end triumph for trainer Nick Callahan. The only upset from the eliminations was in the final filly split as Mark King's Dabigspooky Bootah ($14.20, Victor Kirby) was a 2:03.2 winner over Happy To Do It and Stella A for her owner/trainer. The He's Spooky sired filly made a bold first over brush and edged clear of leader Happy To Do It in the stretch for her first career win. The top 8 point earners from both sexes of pacers and trotters will return to compete in $100,000 final events on October 2. In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, Mike Hall, Ctc Stable, La Express Stable, and Tamara Williams' In Secret ($2.80, Callahan) was an impressive 1:54.1 winner over Bands Houdini and Murmur Hanover. Trained by Hall, it was his 34th career win. Allan Davis had three wins on the card. Callahan, Tony Morgan, Russell Foster and Ross Wolfenden each had two wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - A new track record was set in the overnight harness racing feature, the $20,000 Mares Open as 4-year-old Jamie's Renegade ($8.80, Russell Foster) broke the mark for 4-year-old mares with a 1:51.2 triumph impressively over Artrageous and Bettorhaveanother at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. The Pacific Renegade mare pulled first over and blew by the field near three-quarters and opened up effortlessly on the field for her 10th career win. Jamie's Renegade is owned by Deborah and Jamie Bozman and trained by Walter Bozman Jr. Henry Faragalli III, Arthur Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonnuccelli Racing's Bag Of Jewels completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 harness racing eliminations Tuesday with a 1:58 triumph. The Roddy's Bags​ Again filly held off a game Spin Sumthin to the wire for a narrow win. Dragon My Fannie was third. Trained by Les Givens, it was her 3rd win in 5 career starts. The top eight point earners will return to compete in the $100,000 final on October 2, in conjunction with three other DSBF final as well as $15,000 consolation events. Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($4.80, Allan Davis) was an easy winner in the first division in 1:59.1. The Rockabillie filly set all the fractions from post position five and was a dominant winner over Sprinkles On Top and Alexa Play. It was the second career start for Cinder Rock for trainer Wayne Givens. A new track record was set in the overnight feature, the $20,000 Mares Open as 4-year-old Jamie's Renegade ($8.80, Russell Foster) broke the mark for 4-year-old mares with a 1:51.2 triumph impressively over Artrageous and Bettorhaveanother. The Pacific Renegade mare pulled first over and blew by the field near three-quarters and opened up effortlessly on the field for her 10th career win. Jamie's Renegade is owned by Deborah and Jamie Bozman and trained by Walter Bozman Jr. Tony Morgan and Mike Cole each had three wins on the card. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - American Nitro ($2.10, Victor Kirby) and Leonard's Legacy ($2.40, Jon Roberts) each completed a sweep of their $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old harness racing pacing eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with dominant victories. Owned by Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane, "Nitro" cruised to an easy win over White Lands and Bebop On The Block in 1:56.1, just one-fifth of a second faster than Leonard Hubbard's Leonard Legacy's 1:56.2 win over Aidan and Elite Retreat. A son of Badlands Nitro for trainer Les Givens, American Nitro is now 3-for-4 in his career, while Tobago Cays-sired Leonard's Legacy notched his second career win for trainer NIck Callahan. The two pacers are set to square off in the $100,000 final on Wednesday October 2, when all four DSBF finals will be contested. In the $17,000 overnight feature, the Open pace, Jane Ramsey and David Amos' Ideal Kiss ($6, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner over Late Mail N and Highland Beach Boy. Trained by Don Brittingham, it was the fifth win of the year for the 6-year-old American Ideal gelding. Tony Morgan had a driving triple, while Mike Cole and Roberts each had driving doubles. On Tuesday September 24, there will be a pair of $20,000 DSBF eliminations for filly pacers, while both sexes for trotters on Wednesday September 25 will compete in four divisions. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old harness racing trotters headlined the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway. The first division saw an impressive front end effort by Linda Macdonald's Stella A ($7, Ross Wolfenden) score a 2:03 victory over Alert and Dabigspookybootah. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Macdonald. The second filly division went to Elizabeth Kimmel and Donald Wiest's Orabelle ($6, Tony Morgan) over Pretense and Wolfcat in 2:04.3. The Keystone Activator filly is trained by co-owner Wiest. The first split for male trotters resulted in Rod Allen's Zulu ($2.60, Allen) prevailing over Air Time and Shiloh in 2:04. Zulu (Cr Commando) is a full brother to Disco Soliel, reigning 3-year-old filly DSBF champ. Five different stallions were represented in the final division, which was won by Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White ($5.40, Corey Callahan) over Chauffeur and Master Of Mine in 2:03.2. Touch Of White (Keystone Activator) is trained by Nick Callahan. In the overnight feature, the $17,500 Open Trot, Wade Wyatt's Common Parlance ($9.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:56.3 winner over Murmur Hanover and Jammin Jack. Trained by Crissy Crissman-Bier, it was his fifth win of the season. The second leg of DSBF action will get underway Monday September 23 with the pacing colts. Tuesday will feature the pacing fillies with the trotters in action again Wednesday. The $100,000 final events will take place October 2. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing's Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing, the owners of American History ($10.20, Joe Bongiorno) saw their top pacer win the 13th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington Raceway Monday in 1:49.3. The half-mile racetrack named their richest race in honor of long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2006. Quillen was an avid supporter of harness racing and was also a board member at Harrington Raceway. American History, a 4-year-old American Ideal stallion wore down pacesetter None Bettor A in deep stretch for a narrow win. Sectionline Bigry was third. It was the 4th fastest mile ever at Harrington, behind Wiggle It Jiggleit (1:49), Betterthancheddar (1:49.2) and Clear Vision (1:49.2). American History was forced three-wide after cover stalled near three-quarters and continued a steady gain on None Bettor A before out kicking him late. None Bettor A set fractions of 26.4, 55 and 1:22.4 while Backstreet Shadow pressured first over before retreating. Tony Alagna trains American History.  A huge crowd was on hand in the winner's circle to greet American History Delaware Governor John Carney was in attendance, in addition to several other legislators and Delaware Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger, and Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. Four $20,000 divisions for 2-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) pacers also helped comprise the 15-race card, including the early non-wagering event won by Henry Faragalli, Arthur Feeney, Bay Pond Racing Stable and Bonnuccelli Racing's Bag of Jewels (Victor Kirby) in 1:57.4. The Roddy's Bags Again filly notched her second career win over Sprinkles On Top and I'm Two Soxy. The winner was trained by Les Givens. Givens and Kirby was back in the winner's circle in the first division for male pacers as American Nitro was an easy winner over Apple Valley Art and Aidan in 1:56.2. Owned by Farragalli, Nanticoke Racing Stable, Feeney and Daniel Doane, it was the second win in three career starts for the Badlands Nitro gelding. The third DSBF division on the card was the second for male pacers as Leonard Hubbard's Leonard's Legacy ($2.80, Jon Roberts) was a dominant winner in 1:56.4 for trainer Nick Callahan. The Tobago Cays colt was a front end winner over White Lands and Bebop On The Block. The final DSBF division was for fillies as Brenda Teague's She's Got The Lynx ($2.80, Montrell Teague) was a 1:59.1 winner over Dragon My Fannie and Spin Sumthin. The Southwind Lynx filly improved to 2-for-2 in her career after breaking her maiden in an overnight event on September 10 for her owner/trainer. In the $18,500 Open, Bryan Truitt's Highland Beach Boy ($35.80, VIctor Kirby) was a 1:52.3 winner over Q's Cruise and Ideal Kiss. The Bryan Truitt-trainee notched his 8th win of the year. Racing fans were also treated to the presence of three-time Quillen Memorial winner, Foiled Again, who was available for meet-and-greet trackside. Foiled Again, the richest standardbred of all-time, is now enjoying retirement but has a generous temperament that has lent itself to a number of continued racetrack interactions with fans thanks to his generous connections which include trainer Ron Burke. Local television host Heather Vitale was instrumental in scheduling Foiled Again's visit. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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