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HARRINGTON, DE - Vincent Bradley's Skateboard Chic ($45.60) was an upset winner and one of 6 wins on the card for harness racing driver Allan Davis in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday with a 1:52.3 win at Harrington Raceway. The 9-year-old Quik Pulse Mindale mare led most of the way and held off a game Anytime N, who was second, for a narrow win. Sweet Bobbie finished third. Trained by Bart Bradley, it was the second win on the night for the Bradley connections, who joined conditioner Joe Hundertpfund Jr. with a double. SKATEBOARD CHIC REPLAY   Meet leading driver Davis won back-to-back-to-back races early in the night with Remy Aurora ($3.20), Sunshineatthebeach ($3.80), and Rock N Shard N ($5.40). The 45-year-old Davis is in pursuit of consecutive driving titles over the half-mile racetrack after winning the 2020 award. Art Stafford Jr. and Montrell Teague each had a double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Itsrocknroll A ($2.20, Corey Callahan) was a 1:52.4 winner in the $17,000 featured harness racing conditioned pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old A Rocknroll Dance gelding set all the fractions in his narrow win over Mack and Goldberg, who fought gamely first over. It was the second win of the meet for Itsrocknroll, who is co-owned by his trainer Davis. It was one of two wins for Callahan. ITSROCKNROLL REPLAY   Earlier on the card, Frank Chick's Match In Heaven A ($4, Art Stafford Jr.) had an auspicious North American debut with a 1:52.1 win in an $11,000 conditioned pace. The Kevin Lare-trainee brushed to the front after the half-mile and drew clear confidently in his one length win. A 9-year-old Somebeachsomewhere stallion, "Match" has made nearly $270,000 lifetime. Allan Davis had 3 wins on the program. Art Stafford Jr. had a double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Harness racing driver Ross Wolfenden (4 wins) and Joe Hundertpfund (3 wins) starred on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway program. Hundertpfund Jr. conditioned Outcry ($2.40, Allan Davis), Cespedes Z Tam ($6, Wolfenden) and Better B Swift ($3.20, Wolfenden) to victory. Wolfenden's remaining wins came aboard Bare It Hill ($7.60) and Tyler Albert ($18.60), the bookend races on the 13 race program. Both Hundertpfund and Wolfenden have won titles in their respective categories at Harrington, as Wolfenden has won 3 driving titles, and Hundertpfund a training title on the First State's half-mile racetrack. Brian Carsey, Adam Friedland and Casey Myers' Bluebird Jesse ($3.40, Allan Davis) won the $11,000 conditioned feature trot in 1:55.4 for trainer Jim King Jr. BLUEBIRD JESSE REPLAY   Davis, Montrell Teague and Tony Morgan each had a double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Peter Venturini's She's Pukka N ($5, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52.3 wire-to-wire winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $20,000 Mares Open. Brian Malone-trainee She's Pukka N set fractions of 27.1 and 55.4 before reaching three-quarters in a speedy 1:23.4 with My Kiwi Lady N in the pocket. In deep stretch, She's Pukka N outlasted My Kiwi Lady N, while Feeling Sweet surged well late to grab third. A 6-year-old Betterthancheddar mare, She's Pukka notched her 16th career win. SHE'S PUKKA N REPLAY   The victory with She's Pukka N was one of 4 wins on the card for Morgan. Allan Davis had a driving triple for the second straight night. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE. - David Hamm and Rodney Long's JJ Flynn ($13.80, Allan Davis) notched a 1:52.3 win in the $20,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Western Ideal gelding fanned wide off a second-over trip in deep stretch and surged by for his 4th harness racing win of the year over a fast closing Jack's Legend N and Goldberg. Trained by Chuck Crissman Jr., JJ Flynn's win broke a string of four consecutive runner up finishes at the Delaware racetracks. It was one of 3 wins on the card for Davis. JJ FLYNN REPLAY   Driver Mike Cole and trainer Joe Columbo teamed up for a double for owners George and Tina Dennis. Pat Berry and Tim Tetrick each had a driving double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing driver Allan Davis won 3 races on the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway, including one with Lorie and Paul Davis' Muscle Ave ($24.60), who captured the feature with a 1:56.1 front end triumph over Jammin Jack and Our White Knight. The 8-year-old Muscle Mass gelding controlled the tempo in his 29th career win for trainer and co-owner Paul Davis, who had a double for the second straight Wednesday, also winning with Skyway Raptor ($4.80, Russell Foster).   MUSCLE AVE REPLAY     Montrell Teague and Corey Callahan each had a driving double. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. Post time is 4:30 p.m. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE -  George and Tina Dennis' Feeling Sweet ($84.20, Mike Cole) was an upset harness racing winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old Sweet Lou mare hit her best stride in deep stretch exploding off cover to catapult by the leaders and earn her second win of the season. Infinite Symbol A was second with Sassa's Sister third. Trained by Joe Columbo, it was the 11th career win for Feeling Sweet.  Cole and the same connections later teamed up to win with All Night Party ($3.80). FEELING SWEET REPLAY   Trainer Josh Green and driver Tim Tetrick teamed up with two winners back-to-back, both from post 8, with Satdnite Jukebox ($12.40) and Anytime N ($3.60). Green-trainee War Crimes ($14.40, Pat Berry) also won to give the conditioner 3 winners for the second straight night. Art Stafford Jr. drove two of his three winners for trainer Josh Parker as Betterthanamisus N ($3.40) and Woman In Gold N ($8.60) both prevailed.  Corey Callahan had a driving double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($4.60, Pat Berry) notched his 18th career harness racing win Monday in the featured $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding grinded away in first-over position at pacesetter Goldberg and gained the lead at the top of the stretch before holding off JJ Flynn, who closed gamely in the passing lane, for a narrow win. Penzance Hanover was third. The winner was trained by co-owner Green, who had 3 wins on the card, including Machaholic and ($54.80) and American Admiral ($6.20). It was the second start of the season for Jack's Legend N, who banked $101,528 in an abbreviated 2020 campaign (16 starts). It was one of three wins on the card for Pat Berry, who joined Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. with a driving triple. JACK'S LEGEND N REPLAY   Peter Paul Venturini's Beach Blanket Book ($2.10, Morgan) was a popular winner in achieving his 3rd win in his last 4 starts and improved to 2-for-2 over the track with a dominant 1:52.3 win for trainer Brian Malone. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Harness racing drivers Montrell Teague and Allan Davis each had hat tricks on the Wednesday card at Harrington Raceway. Teague won 3 of the last 4 races, including 2 with Chuck Crissman Jr.-trainees, Casimir Rumrunner ($3.60) and Workin Them Angels ($3.20). Meanwhile 2020 Harrington driving champ Allan Davis has started the meet which opened Monday in fine fashion, winning with Chest Rockwell ($6) , Downtown Show ($5.80) and Muscle Ave ($12). Howard Taylor and Mike Casalino's Jack Vernon ($2.40, Corey Callahan) prevailed in the overnight feature, a $14,800 conditioned trot in 1:56 and was one of a pair of wins for driver Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis. The same connections also won with veteran trotter Theresademoninme ($7.80), who notched his 47th career win. JACK VERNON REPLAY   Joining the owner/trainer double victory party was Paul and Lorie Davis who won with Skyway Raptor ($4.00) and Muscle Ave. Both were trained by Paul Davis. Racing resumes Monday with a 4:30 p.m. post time. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Eugene Landy's Sassa's Sister ($46.60, Trae Porter) was an upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Jim Porter-trainee catapulted to the lead in deep stretch, holding off Moments of Joy and Anytime N for her 4th win of the year. "Sister" fanned out wide from third-over position and surged through the stretch to spring the upset. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven won by one length. SASSA'S SISTER REPLAY   It was the second straight win on the card at long odds for that same driver/trainer/owner combo, who also won with You Beda Rock ($18.20) in the race prior. Trainer Clyde Francis, owner George Teague and driver Montrell Teague scored a double with Rowdy Rousey ($10.60) and Dirty Shirley ($16.80). Allan Davis and Art Stafford Jr. each had a driving double. For full race results, click here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Michael Casalino Jr. and Rodney Long's Itsrocknroll A ($7.80, Jon Roberts) was a 1:53.1 winner in the featured $20,000 Open Pace at Monday's opening day of harness racing at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old A Rocknroll Dance gelding who sat in the pocket, out-kicked pacesetter and race favorite JJ Flynn through the stretch for a narrow win. Drinkin Again was third. It was the 3rd win of the year for Itsrocknandroll A, who is trained by Dylan Davis. ITSROCKNROLL A REPLAY   Owner/trainer Gary Simpson had a double with two longshots Wichita Lineman ($65.80, Allan Davis) and I'll Play It Alone ($34.20, Art Stafford Jr.). Jason Lynch's Mcboogity ($6, Jason Lynch) scored a 1:55.1 in the sub-featured $25,000 to $30,000 claiming handicap. Pat Berry, Montrell Teague and Victor Kirby each had a driving double. Live racing will continue on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. Post time nightly is 4:30 p.m. For full race results, click here. By Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Harrington Raceway's 75th season of live harness racing will commence Monday April 12 with a 14-race program and 4:30 p.m. post time. Located 20 miles south of Delaware's capital city Dover, the First State's racing circuit shifts from Dover Downs to Harrington on a three day schedule most of the season, operating Monday through Wednesday through June 23 before a two-week period of Monday and Tuesday racing prior to the customary summer break after July 6. A complete racing calendar can be found at harringtonraceway.com. Full fields await racing fans Monday with two popular multi-leg wagers in the lineup, including a pick four (races 2-5) and pick five (races 10-14) on the last five races nightly. The feature race is the sixth, a $20,000 Open Handicap for pacers. It marks the return of Jack's Legend N for trainer and co-owner Josh Green, who partners with co-owners Rich Lombardo Racing, David Kryway and Eric Good on the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding who banked $101,528 in an abbreviated 2020 campaign. Fresh off two speedy qualifying efforts, "Jack" will make his seasonal debut from post position 7. A deep field awaits that includes morning line favorite JJ Flynn (9/5, Allan Davis) for owners David Hamm and Rodney Long, former Harrington horse of the meet Slick Tony (10-1, Russell Foster) for owner/trainer George Leager and recent two-time Open level winner Goldberg (15/1, Montrell Teague) for Mst Racing. Phil Jasper's Drinkin Again (6/1, Art Stafford Jr.), Jo Ann Looney-King's Q's Cruise (12/1, Ross Wolfenden), and Legacy Racing and Reginald Hazzard's Sicily (15/1, Victor Kirby) complete the field, whose impressive career combined bankroll is nearly $4 million. Last year's defending driving and trainer champs will be back in action on opening day as driver Allan Davis is in all but two races, while trainer Jim King Jr. has three starters on the card. Spectators are admitted to access the track apron and bleacher area trackside with COVID-19 related safety protocols in place, while wagering is available in the sports book/simulcast area on the 2nd floor of the grandstand. All patrons who wish to access the sports book/simulcast area but must enter through the designated health checkpoint at the casino entrance. The clubhouse and upper grandstand are currently closed, but may open at a later date in the season. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Harness racing stallion breedings to benefit the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) are currently available online at ongait.com. The breedings are to pacing stallion and newcomer to Delaware Royal Mattjesty, and trotting stallions Glidemaster and EL Platinum. The Delaware Valley Chapter would like to express their gratitude for the generous donations from Winbak Farm for the breedings to Royal Mattjesty and Glidemaster as well as Sonja Booth and Platinum Breeders for the breeding to EL Platinum. The proceeds will benefit Delaware Valley USHWA, a non-profit organization who has supported various industry causes such as the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Goshen Historic Track and developed its first ever Caretaker of the Year award in 2020 for DE/MD/VA, which was recently awarded to David Wisher. The auctions expire Friday January 29 at noon. The listings can be viewed via ongait.com. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - David Wisher, of Smyrna, Del., was named the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association's harness racing 'Caretaker of the Year' for 2020. Wisher is the inaugural recipient for the award. He has worked with Standardbreds since 1970, including a current longstanding career working for trainer Joe MacDonald since 1987. Wisher was nominated by Joe and his wife Linda MacDonald, who acknowledged his attention to detail and skillset in multiple facets of the trade, including breaking yearlings, jogging/training and personal attention to each horse. Wisher will receive a $200 award, courtesy of the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA. "We are delighted to be able to recognize someone like David Wisher for this award," said Delaware Valley Chapter President Matt Sparacino. "Caretakers are a vital part of racing and can be some of the most dedicated workers in the industry." The award was conceptualized by Delaware Valley USHWA members Mark Short and Judy Wilson and unanimously adopted by the chapter. All other award nominees will receive swag bags. Matt Sparacino

A friendly reminder to trainers, that the deadline for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers’ Association’s (USHWA) inaugural caretaker award is fast approaching. Nominations are now being accepted via email at devalleyushwa@gmail.com.  The award, sponsored by the DE Valley Chapter USHWA, is designed to recognize a caretaker/groom who works primarily in Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia for a trainer in good standing. He/she must have a current Delaware, Maryland or Virginia groom's license and can not currently be training horses. ​To nominate a caretaker/groom for this award, trainers need to write a detailed letter (300 words or less) explaining why a caretaker/groom from your stable deserves to be Caretaker of the Year. Please include the groom’s name, address, phone number, along with your name, address, and phone number.​ ​Caretakers/grooms are often the unsung heroes of the sport and this award memorializes their dedication. The deadline for nominations is December 30, 2020.    The winner will receive a $200 award courtesy of the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA.   Matt Sparacino

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers' Association (USHWA) held its annual meeting Wednesday at Harrington Raceway and announced a new award for caretakers/grooms. Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural Delaware Valley USHWA Caretaker of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by the DE Valley Chapter USHWA, is designed to recognize a caretaker/groom who works primarily in Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia for a trainer in good standing. He/she must have a current Delaware, Maryland or Virginia groom's license and can not currently be training horses. To nominate a caretaker/groom for this award, trainers need to write a detailed letter (300 words or less) explaining why a caretaker/groom from your stable deserves to be Caretaker of the Year. Please include the groom's name, address, phone number, along with your name, address, and phone number.​ Caretakers/grooms are often the unsung heroes of the sport and this award memorializes their dedication. The deadline for nominations is December 30, 2020. All entries detailing why nominees are deserving of the 2020 USHWA DV Caretaker of the Year Award should be emailed to devalleyushwa@gmail.com. The winner will receive a $200 award courtesy of the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA. by Matt Sparacino, for the Del Val Chapter USHWA  

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