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HARRINGTON, Del. - Though there is no harness racing standout in tonight's 13th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway, the field is an accomplished bunch that is well traveled. With a horse from Canada, Ohio and several from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, geographic diversity is prevalent in this year's Quillen. Post time for Harrington Raceway's 14-race program starts at 4:30 p.m. with pick four wagering in races 3 and 8. There are three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing divisions to augment the program, in addition to a $18,500 Open. The Quillen is the evening's 8th race, which is the biggest purse race of the day for harness racing in North America. Here are some notes on this year's Quillen field. 1 - Prairie Panther (6/1, Tyler Buter) - Enters off a 3rd place finish in the $100,000 Northeast Open Series final at Pocono Downs. The lone 5-year-old in the field has 10 wins this season and took his mark of 1:48.3 on July 27 at the Meadowlands. Trainer Michael Deters is making his first Quillen appearance. 2 - Sectionline Bigry (5/2, Tyler Smith) - Some may call him the "mystery horse" in the field with an impressive 18-11-2-3 slate this year. The 4-year-old has been the scourge of the Open ranks in Ohio but is relatively untested versus Monday's rivals. Trainer Steve Bauder is making his first Quillen appearance. 3 - Scott Rocks (12/1, Eric Goodell) - The elder statesman at age 9, finished second in last year's Quillen final and is the only previous Quillen entrant. He is one of 2 millionaires in the field and Is conditioned by Hunter Oakes. 4 - None Bettor A (3/1, Jason Bartlett) - He's banked a healthy $317,470 this year and has yet to finish off the board in 15 starts this year, 11 of those were victories. He is no stranger to half-mile racing and won the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie earlier this year at Northfield Park. He is trained by Andrew Harris. 5 - American History (9/2, Joe Bongiorno) - From the powerful Tony Alagna barn, this 4-year-old has been razor sharp of late with a recent 1:50 win at Yonkers Raceway. Though he had a slow start to his 4-year-old season after a sophomore campaign when he banked more than $500,000, he has regained form of late should be one of the betting favorites. 6 - Slick Tony (12/1, Russell Foster) - The lone local horse in the field, the 4-year-old has won 2 straight impressively at Harrington and is the only horse in the field with a start over the track this season. He has won nearly half of his 62 career starts and is trained by his owner and breeder, George Leager of nearby Sudlersville, Md., a town with a diminutive population of about 500, known for being the birthplace of hall-of-fame baseball player Jimmie Foxx. 7 - Courtly Choice - (7/1, James Macdonald) - The Canadian 4-year-old sprung an upset in the Canadian Pacing Derby on 8/31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park and is still revered for his impressive Little Brown Jug win at age 3, in addition to a 1:47.1 win in the Meadowlands Pace. He is trained by Blake Macintosh. His $356,300 earned this year is the highest in the field. 8 - Backstreet Shadow (6/1, Tim Tetrick) - A mid-season acquisition for trainer Ron Burke, this 4-year-old has been a winning machine with 10 wins in 21 starts this year, including 5 straight in sub-1:50 times. Burke has an unparalleled 6 Quillen victories, including 3 with legendary pacer Foiled Again, who will be at Harrington Monday evening for a meet and greet. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Some of harness racing's top aged pacers will battle in the 13th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial this Monday September 16 at Harrington Raceway. The race is named in honor of long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2006. Quillen was a regular at the racetrack who enjoyed coming to the races and was a board member of Harrington Raceway. The Quillen is carded as the 8th race on a 14-race program. The field is an accomplished bunch that includes Canadian Pacing Derby champ Courtly Choice (7/1, James Macdonald). Owned by Hutt Racing Stable, Mac and Heim Stables and Touchstone Farms, the 4-year-old Art Major stallion is still revered for his impressive Little Brown Jug win and Meadowlands Pace wins as a sophomore and has elevated his game nicely as a 4-year-old. Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing's None Bettor A (3/1, Jason Bartlett) has plenty of half-mile experience and his $317,470 in seasonal earnings is second only to Courtly Choice in the field. He recently won the $100,000 Great Northeast Open Series final at Pocono Downs on September 9. Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and J&T Silva's Backstreet Shadow (6/1, Tim Tetrick) hails from a barn that has won the most Quillen finals for trainer Ron Burke. Burke has had unparalleled success in the track's signature event, winning the Quillen on six previous occasions. Last year's Quillen runner up, Northfork Racing and Chuck Pompey's Scott Rocks (12/1, Eric Goodell), is back as the elder statesman in the field at age 9 and one of two million-dollar earners in the field. Local standout Slick Tony (12/1, Russell Foster) is fresh off two straight wins over the track and has racked up 28 wins in 62 lifetime starts. He is the only horse in the field who has a win over the track for owner/trainer George Leager.   Completing the field are Laurie Poulin and Mike Deters' Prairie Panther (6/1, Tyler Buter), Harold Bauder's Sectionline Bigry (5/2, Tyler Smith), and Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing's American History (9/2, Joe Bongiorno). The aforementioned American History has recently regained top form after a stellar sophomore season in which he banked $539,682 for trainer Tony Alagna. Sectionline Bigry may be dubbed the field's "mystery horse." The 4-year-old Pet Rock gelding has been the scourge of Open level events in Ohio and won an Ohio Sire Stakes event in a lifetime best of 1:49.2, but is relatively untested versus Monday's competition.   Racing fans will also have access to the richest Standardbred in harness racing history, Foiled Again, who will have a special "meet and greet" located in the parking lot west of the grandstand area at approximately 4:30 p.m. It is only fitting that the only 3-time winner of the Quillen Memorial be present the night of the race.   Also on the wagering card will be three $20,000 first leg divisions for 2-year-old pacers of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund. Two divisions with 15 combined male pacers will be contested in the 7th and 9th races, while one five horse filly division is on the card as the 13th, with one non-wagering event at 4:10 p.m. As is often the case with 2-year-olds, the fields feature many first time starters as only three horses have notched wins already in their career. Two Les Givens-trainees, American Nitro (Victor Kirby) and Bag Of Jewels (Kirby) and Virginia Louthan-trained Spin Sumthin (Foster) are the only freshmen with wins thus far among the lightly raced group.   Post time is 4:30 p.m.  

HARRINGTON, DE  - Sunfire Blue Chip ($17.20, Mark Macdonald) was a 1:51.1 winner in the 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday. The race annually spotlights many of the sport's top older pacers and honors former long-time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2004. Quillen was a regular at the racetrack, who enjoyed live harness racing and was endeared by many in the community. Owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical and R A W Equine, Sunfire Blue Chip, a Jimmy Takter-trainee, notched his 32nd career win off a pocket trip. Scott Rocks closed ground for second with Evenin of Pleasure third. Rockin Ron set the fractions and faded to fourth. An 8-year-old American Ideal stallion, "Sunfire" scored his second straight win in his 108th career start. "My horse was really good last start at Yonkers," said Macdonald. "I kind of had an all-or-nothing approach behind the gate tonight and was able to get a great trip and it worked out. You can do anything you want with him. He's a lot of fun to drive. " It was a productive first visit to Harrington for driver Macdonald, whose a regular at Yonkers Raceway (Ny). Five Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 elimination events for 2-year-old pacers were on the undercard with Team Teague stealing the show with three wins. George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff ($8, Montrell Teague) was the first filly winner in 1:57.2 for trainer Clyde Francis. The Southwind Lynx filly registered her first career win off a ground saving trip. The first division for colt and gelding pacers would soon ensue with The Lady Sheriff's stablemate, Dashiki ($3) scoring a 1:54.1 score for the Teague and Francis combo. Dashiki held off a fierce late rally from Chillaxin Away to achieve his first career win in his third lifetime starts. Dashiki is a son of Barber Pole. The second filly division went to The Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Wigglet ($7, Bart Dalious) in 1:57.1. The Mr. Wiggles filly notched her second career win for trainer/driver Dalious with a late rally that reeled in pacesetter Vistamista late. The third filly division saw Edward Walls' Lily's Puddle Jumper ($4.80, David Rearic) score in 1:59.1. The Gamblers Dream filly outkicked pacesetter Miss Giggles to the wire for a one length win. Trained by Walls, it was her second career win. The final colt division to another Teague-tied horse, George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($6.40, Montrell Teague) who surged clear of leader Son Of A Lynx in deep stretch for his first career win. The Francis-trainee is a son of Mr. Wiggles. In the $15,000 Open overnight feature, Richard Lombardo, Charles Cochran III and Josh Green's JJ Flynn ($7, Yannick Gingras) was a 1:51.2 winner over Q's Cruise and Options Are A Dream. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE. - The 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace headlines a stellar 15-race card Monday September 17 at Harrington Raceway. The Quillen has brought some of the sport's top aged pacers to Delaware over the years, including 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and three-time champion Foiled Again. This year's event features one of the more wide open divisions in recent years, and includes 2017 champ Bit Of A Legend (15-1, Jordan Stratton) for trainer Peter Tritton, whose repeat bid won't likely come easily after he drew post position seven. Bit Of a Legend is one of two horses in the field with over $400,000 in seasonal earnings, the other being Ron Burke-trained Rockin Ron (7/2, Yannick Gingras) who drew the rail. Evenin of Pleasure (9/2, Joe Bongiorno) recently won the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga (Ny) and drew post six. Endeavor (3/1, Trace Tetrick) will travel the greatest distance to race. The Jeff Cullipher-trainee is based in Indiana and rides a two race win streak, that most recently included a lifetime best of 1:48.3. Previous Quillen entrants, Somewhere in L A (4/1, Jason Bartlett) and Scott Rocks (8/1, Eric Goodell) are back. Local interest Blazing Bobby Sox (12/1, Art Stafford Jr.) drew outside post eight and is the only horse in the field with a start this year over the track. Blazing Bobby Sox won the $40,000 Governor's Cup on July 26 at Harrington.The Quillen is the first leg of the late pick four (racse 8 through 11). The complete field in post position order can be found below: 1 - Rockin Ron (7/2, Yannick Gingras) 2 - Somewhere in L A (4/1, Jason Bartlett) 3 - Scott Rocks (8/1, Eric Goodell) 4 - Endeavor (3/1, Trace Tetrick) 5 - Sunfire Blue Chip (9/2 Mark Macdonald) 6 - Evenin of Pleasure (8/1, Joe Bongiorno) 7 - Bit Of A Legend N (15/1, Jordan Stratton) 8 - Blazing Bobby Sox (12/1, Art Stafford Jr.) On the undercard, five $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions will be contested in their first of two legs for pacing colts and fillies. Three filly divisions will go post ward as races 2, 4 and 7, while a pair of colt divisions are carded as races 3 and 9. Post time is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway      

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N and harness racing driver Jordan Stratton won the 11th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial in 1:52.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Peter Tritton, the 8-year-old Bettor's Delight stallion never had an anxious moment in his wire-to-wire win over pocket-sitting Mach It So and All Bets Off, who rallied well for third. It was his seventh win of the year and 40th of his career. It was a bit of a homecoming for Tritton, who was stabled at Harrington Raceway for nearly a decade before moving to the New York circuit in 2015. The annual event celebrated the memory of former long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who was a regular at the racetrack and was a member of the Board of Directors at Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair. Quillen passed away 13 years ago to the day of this year's event. Knoblauch, passed away earlier this summer and was a long time supporter of harness racing. Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested in their first leg of stakes action. Heavily favored Transitioning Joy ($2.40, Montrell Teague), a Barber Pole colt, did not disappoint his backers in the first division. Owned by Joy and George Teague Jr., "Joy" set all the fractions in his 1:54.3 narrow win for trainer Clyde Francis over Slick Tony, who was a game second, and Friendsrforever. A photograph was needed to separate the top two. Transitioning Joy is a son of Barber Pole. Jim King Jr.'s Evolution Tour ($3.80, Victor Kirby) won the second division in 1:55.3 over America First and Fulla Nitro. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding set all the fractions in his decisive win for his owner/trainer. Richard Pollucci's Christen Me ($6, Jordan Stratton) won the overnight feature, a $17,500 Open event for trainer King Jr. in 1:53. Matthew Sparacino      

HARRINGTON, Del. - With just five weeks remaining in the 71st season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway, one of the most exciting weeks of the season is the upcoming week that includes the 11th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial and the first leg of action for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds. Kicking off Monday September 18, the Quillen Memorial is the marquee event of the season at Harrington, featuring some of racing's top pacers. The race is named in honor of the late Quillen who passed away 13 years to the day of this year's event. Quillen was a long-time Delaware legislator and board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair, while also being a big racing fan who regularly came to the racetrack. Quillen would be proud to have his name attached to this year's field, which includes the winners of a combined estimated $11 million lifetime, including 2015 winner Mach It So (6/1, David Miller) for owner Bamond Racing and trainer Jeff Bamond. The field is full of half-mile racetrack regulars, including Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N (5/2, Jordan Stratton) whose won the lion's share of his 39 career victories over small tracks, including the $260,000 Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga Raceway. His trainer, Peter Tritton, knows the Harrington surface well as he was formerly stabled at the track for approximately a decade. A pair of local interests will look to protect home court, Bruce Kennedy and Tri County Stable's Wakizashi Hanover (7/2, Victor Kirby) and Robert Cooper and J&T Silva Stables' Mel Mara (4/1, Corey Callahan). Somewhere in L A (9/1, Tony Morgan) sports the highest seasonal earnings in the field with $468,400 for owners D'Elegance Stables Ix and Iannacone, TLP & Gandolfo Stables. Brad Grant's Mr Wiggle Pants (20/1, Aaron Merriman), Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Panhellenic Stables' All Bets Off (6/1, Matt Kakaley) and Thomas Pollack and Jeff Cullipher's Rock N Roll World (20/1, Ross Wolfenden) complete the field. All Bets Off's trainer and co-owner, Ron Burke, has had unmatched success in the Quillen, winning it six times, including twice with Foiled Again, harness racing's richest horse of all-time. As part of the 14-race program Monday, two $20,000 divisions of DSBF action for pacing colts and geldings will get underway featuring 16 horses. On Tuesday, 17 pacing fillies will compete in three divisions, while 24 trotters will be in action on Wednesday in four divisions. The top point earners from two weeks of eliminations will return to compete in their respective $100,000 finals on October 5. Post time for Monday's program is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - For the 11th straight year, some of harness racing's top pacers will invade Delaware in the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway on September 18. The draw was held Tuesday afternoon and features eight horses, five of which are millionaires, with a healthy lifetime bankroll in excess of $11 million. Among those in this year's edition are 2015 winner and last year's runner up, Bamond Racing's Mach It So (David Miller). Previous winners of the event have included some of racing's finest including 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and harness racing's richest horse of all-time, two-time Quillen champ Foiled Again. The race, named in honor of the late long time Delaware legislator and Harrington Raceway/Delaware State Fair board member, is carded as the 10th on a 14-race program and will be the third leg of the late pick four (races 8-11). Also on the program is two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg events for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, slated as the 6th and 8th races. A more detailed release will be available at a later date. The complete Quillen field can be found below: Harrington Raceway 10th Race 9/18/2017 1 - Mach It So by Mach Three (David Miller) 2 - Bit Of A Legend N by Bettor's Delight (Jordan Stratton) 3 - Wakizashi Hanover by Dragon Again (Victor Kirby) 4 - Mel Mara by Lis Mara (Corey Callahan) 5 - Somewherein L A by Somebeachsomewhere (Jason Bartlett) 6 - Mr Wiggle Pants by Mr Wiggles (Aaron Merriman) 7 - All Bets Off by Bettor's Delight (Matt Kakaley) 8 - Rock N Roll World by Rocknroll Hanover (John De Long) Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, DE - Harrington Raceway's 71st season of live harness racing will get underway on April 24 with a 5:00 p.m. nightly post time. The richest program of the year will once again be the Governor's Day program (July 27, special 7 p.m. post time) during the Delaware State Fair with approximately $600,000 in total purses. The track's marquee race, the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial - won by 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit - will take place on September 18. A complete racing schedule calendar is available here. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.20, Montrell Teague) won the 10th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50 over a sloppy harness racing racetrack. Owned by George Teague Jr and Teague Racing Partnership, the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding notched his 36th career win in front of a large contingent of racing fans, many of whom came to see the 2015 Horse of the Year in action. Wiggle It Jiggleit, who is trained by Clyde Francis, left alertly from post position one and protected position with strong early fractions of 26 and 54 with Luckbewithyou in the pocket through three-quarters in 1:22.3. Wiggle It Jiggleit drew clear by two lengths in the stretch with an overpowering triumph. Mach It So, 2015 Quillen champ rallied strongly to be second with Luckbewithyou third. "I was raised here 40 years ago and just to have the race here is a big thing," said owner George Teague. "It can't get much better than that. You go around to Indiana, New York and see the crowds. It's really nice to see." For 25-year-old driver Montrell Teague, the son of George Teague Jr., it was also a rewarding effort. "It's great to win at Harrington," said Montrell Teague. "I look in the stands and see all my family and friends. It's a great win." Trainer Francis, who just returned from a multiple week stint in Canada, was happy to be home. "I was up there for almost three weeks, I was glad to get back down here," said Francis, who indicated Wiggle It Jiggleit's next race would likely be at Dayton Raceway (Ohio) at the end of the month. The win pushed Wiggle It Jiggleit over the $3.6 million lifetime, while also equaling a track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings. It was yet another resume building win for the star pacer who has won major events this year such as the Canadian Pacing Derby, Graduate, Dorothy Mullin Memorial, Battle of Lake Erie, Dan Patch Invitational, just to name a few. The race is named after the popular late long-time legislator who was an avid harness racing fan and was a regular at the racetrack. Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes were contested for 2-year-old pacing fillies on the undercard. Driver Victor Kirby piloted two of the three winners for owner Jo Ann Looney-King and trainer Jim King Jr., winning with Spanish Dream ($6.40, Victor Kirby, 1:57) and Logan's Girl ($4.20, 1:58). Spanish Dream is sired by Dream Away, while Logan's Girl is a daughter of Roddy's Bags Again. George Teague Jr.'s I Won Them Both ($2.40, Montrell Teague) captured the third division with a 1:58 triumph for trainer Francis. I Won Them Both is sired by Mr. Apples. Four $20,000 divisions for pacing colts and geldings will go post ward on Tuesday with trotters taking center stage on Wednesday. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner George Teague Jr. has been as far north as Quebec, Canada, and as far west as Indiana with 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, but as rewarding as those trips have been, there's no place like home. Team Teague and harness racing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit have traveled to 12 different racetracks this year, six different states and two Canadian provinces, but will now have a race close to their Harrington, Del. home on Monday September 19th for the 10th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial. The Teague farm is located about 5 miles from Harrington Raceway. Wiggle It Jiggleit is trained by long time Teague associate, Clyde Francis. "We're really looking forward to it," said Teague, who will have two 2-year-old fillies racing on the same card in the opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action. "It's funny because we've raced all over and one of the most memorable moments is when we raced at Harrington last year and had as much fun winning an $11,000 race as we did the $700,000 Meadowlands Pace. It's great to bring this kind of horse in front of your home crowd." Teague was alluding to his star pacer's world and track record setting 1:49 performance at Harrington on May 11, 2015. A large contingent of fans showed up to watch him race in anticipation of seeing a rising star. At the time, Wiggle It Jiggleit had won six races. To say that his star has risen since then, would be a gross understatement. He now has 35 wins in 47 lifetime starts, won many of the sport's top races and has banked more than $3.5 million in his career, while captivating racing fans across the country with some breathtaking performances. Perhaps no win was bigger than his epic win in the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Wiggle It Jiggleit's sire, Mr. Wiggles, who was also in the George Teague Jr. stable, finished fourth in his Quillen elimination in 2010 before being scratched due to sickness from the final. "He has definitely done his sire proud," said Teague, who conditioned Mr. Wiggles and still owns the sire. "This race is very important to us." Wiggle It Jiggleit's last race was a second place finish in the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs (Ohio) in a world record mile of 1:47. "Wiggle" did the heavy lifting throughout the mile after setting a grueling pace while dueling with eventual winner Always B Miki, who won a memorable stretch battle that left many horse racing fans speechless. "He came out of the race really good," said trainer Clyde Francis. "He always amazes me how well he recovers after a race. It's unbelievable how well he jogged and how fresh he is. We couldn't be happier with how well he is coming into the race." Teague said he has received an abundance of feedback in regards to his upcoming race in his hometown. "A lot of people have contacted me about him racing here," he said. "Not just in Delaware, but in New Jersey, Maryland and other nearby states." While Wiggle It Jiggleit (7/5, Montrell Teague) figures to be a well-backed favorite at post time, the path to victory isn't a foregone conclusion, given the rich field of pacers that has amassed in excess of $8 million in career earnings. "Having the rail on a half-mile racetrack is always the ideal place," he said. "The draw definitely worked to our advantage. There's some really nice horses in there. Luckbewithyou, Rockin Ron, Mach It So, Mel Mara and others have been racing against some of the best year round. Hats off to Harrington Raceway for getting such a great field of horses. My horse will have to be on his game." Among the competition is Bamond Racing's Mach It So (9/1, Tim Tetrick) won the 2015 edition of the Quillen and enters off an impressive 1:51.2 win at Yonkers Raceway (NY). "We had a great time last year," said trainer Jeff Bamond. "Everyone treated us great. (Mach It So) kind of tailed off a little bit but he seems to be going back in the right direction. We were very pleased with his last race at Yonkers." John Craig's Luckbewithyou (5/2, Eric Goodell) was a game third place finisher in the aforementioned 1:47 mile on September 10 at Scioto Downs. The Western Ideal 5-year-old has been in many stakes engagements this year and has banked nearly $1.3 million in his career. "I thought he raced very good at Scioto," said trainer Chris Oakes. "I was real happy with him. He came out of the race good but we might have a tough time with the 1 horse there (Wiggle It Jiggleit)." Burke Racing, Weaver Brucsemi and RTC Stables' Rockin Ron (20/1, Yannick Gingras) sprung a 14-to-1 upset against Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Prix D Ete at Three Rivers Raceway in Quebec (Ontario) on August 21 for perennial leading trainer Ron Burke. The powerhouse Burke stable is tops in North America with 629 wins and nearly $15 million in purse earnings this year. Only Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva's Mel Mara (6/1, Corey Callahan) has a win at Harrington this year and it came last week with a track record setting 1:50.1 performance. Mel Mara is trained locally by Dylan Davis of Viola, Del. Lauretta Galm's Keystone Velocity (25/1, Andrew McCarthy) is also locally-trained by Mike Hall of Dagsboro, Del., and is coming off a career best 1:48.4 at Pocono Downs (PA). Lightning Stable's Mcardles Lightning (12/1, David Miller) has been a heavy hitter among Open pacers in New York and New Jersey while Rock and Roll Stable's American Primetime (12/1, Tony Morgan) has been a well-traveled adversary throughout the year and took a lifetime best at the Meadowlands of 1:49. Post time for the 13-race program is 5 p.m. The field is listed below in order by post position: 10th Race - Harrington Raceway September 19, 2016 1 - Wiggle It Jiggleit - Mr Wiggles - (7/5, Montrell Teague) 2 - Mcardles Lightning - McArdle - (12/1, David Miller) 3 - Mach It So - Mach Three - (9/1, Tim Tetrick) 4 - Luckbewithyou - Western Ideal - (5/2, Eric Goodell) 5 - American Primetime - American Ideal - (12/1, Tony Morgan) 6 - Rockin Ron - Real Desire - (20/1, Yannick Gingras) 7 - Keystone Velocity - Western Hanover - (25/1, Andrew McCarthy) 8 - Mel Mara - Lis Mara - (6/1, Corey Callahan) Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The draw for the September 19 running of the $150,000 10th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway took place Tuesday afternoon and will feature a rich field of eight harness racing pacers that includes reigning 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit. After a busy schedule of traveling the past several months that covered thousands of miles, the 4-year-old world champion pacer will return to his hometown to race where he set the world record for 3-year-old geldings on a half-mile racetrack last year with a 1:49 clocking. Owned by George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership for Harrington-based trainer Clyde Francis, Wiggle It Jiggleit drew the coveted rail in the eight horse field that sports a combined lifetime bankroll in excess of $8 million. The field includes top pacers Lightning Stable's Mcardles Lightning, 2015 Quillen champ Bamond Racing's Mach It So, John Craig's Luckbewithyou, Rock and Roll Stable's American Primetime, Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi's Rockin Ron, Lauretta Galm's Keystone Velocity and Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva's Mel Mara, who set a track record for aged pacing stallions (1:50.1) at Harrington on Monday September 12. The race will be the final leg of the late pick four (races 7-10). The Quillen Memorial, honors the popular late long time Delaware legislator who devoted his life to public service and was a regular at the racetrack. A more comprehensive race preview with morning line odds will follow prior to race day. Post time is 5 p.m. Here is a look at the field in order by post position: 10th Race - September 19, 2016 Harrington Raceway 1 - Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague) 2 - Mcardles Lightning (TBA) 3 - Mach It so (Tim Tetrick) 4 - Luckbewithyou (Eric Goodell) 5 - Americanprimetime (Anthony Morgan) 6 - Rockin Ron (Yannick Gingras) 7 - Keystone Velocity (Andrew McCarthy) 8 - Mel Mara (Corey Callahan) Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva Stables' Mel Mara (Corey Callahan, $2.20) had an auspicious Harrington Raceway debut in his prep for next week's (September 19) $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial with a 1:50.1 win, while breaking a track record in the harness racing featured $15,000 Open Monday. The 7-year-old Lis Mara stallion never had an anxious moment in his front end score from post position five for trainer Dylan Davis. Mel Mara has banked more than $171,000 this year and nearly $630,000 in his career. He has campaigned against many of the sport's top pacers this season and took a career best of 1:47 earlier in the year at the Meadowlands. The 1:50.1 time established a new track record for aged pacing stallions, which was formerly held by Getitoffyourchest, who set the mark earlier this year on June 20. Little Ben and Handsome Henry K rounded out the trifecta. For the second straight start, Carrie Malone and Amanda Malone's Nuclear Dragon ($5.40, Jon Roberts) recorded a new lifetime mark with a sparkling 1:52 score in a $9,000 conditioned pace for trainer Brian Malone. George Dennis recorded a driving triple. Montrell Teague had two wins. The draw for 10th annual Bobby Quillen Memorial is Tuesday September 13. Matthew Sparacino  

Bamond Racing's Mach It So ($18.60, Tim Tetrick) sprung an upset in Monday's 9th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.1 triumph.   The 5-year-old Mach Three gelding and Jeff Bamond Jr.-trainee settled off a contested early pace which saw pacesetter and three time Quillen champion, venerable pacer Foiled Again park out Bandolito through fractions of 26.2, 54.2 and 1:23.3. Tetrick and Mach It So waited third over and burst three-wide in deep stretch to edge out a game Foiled Again. Shamballa was third. Owned by Bamond Racing LLC, Mach It So recorded his 23rd career win for trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. and boosted his seasonal earnings to more than $450,000. Mach It So also won the $430,600 William Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands on July 18.  "We were hoping for some pace up front and it worked out great," said Tetrick.  “I really liked my horse and I just needed him to have a good kick late tonight and he did. My horse felt really good and he’s coming back into form.” “We’ve had this horse since he was a 2-year-old and he’s always been a good horse,” said trainer Jeff Bamond Jr.. whose stable is based at White Birch Farm in New Jersey.  “The trip worked out for him. He’s always been kind of a trip horse.”  This year's Quillen field was comprised of winners of more than $12 million lifetime, more than $7 million of that from perennial pacing champion Foiled Again.  The race is named in the honor of the late Delaware legislator who devoted his life to public service and was a regular at the racetrack. Quillen was also a long-time board member of Harrington Raceway and Delaware State Fair and always fought for the best interests of the horsemen  Trainer Wayne Givens had a training triple with Bad Boy Matt, I'm Mystified and Papa Ray, all driven by Allan Davis, who had four wins. Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Some of harness racing's top older pacers will descend on the hub of Delaware Monday September 21 for the 9th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Invitational at Harrington Raceway. Carded as the 8th race on a 13 race program, eight pacers with combined lifetime earnings of nearly $13 million will duke it out in a showdown of some of the sport's elite older pacing ranks, including three-time Quillen champion (2010, 2011, 2014) and the richest horse of all-time in harness racing, Foiled Again (2/1, Yannick Gingras). The 11-year-old Dragon Again gelding is coming off a difficult trip in the Canadian Pacing Derby. Three local interests are in the field, including Bandolito (5/1, Daryl Bier) who is one of just two horses in the field with a recent win over the track. Milford, Delaware based trainer Josh Green will send out $1.3 million winner Dancin Yankee and Harrington-based Just a Jolt Is a two-time defending Governors Cup champion over the Harrington oval for trainer Jim King Jr. A fresh threat from north of the border, Canada-based Shamballa (5/2, Rick Zeron) enters in terrific form and fresh off a second place finish in the $513,750 Canadian Pacing Derby Final. The Quillen will be the payoff leg of a $7,500 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool (Races 5 - 8), featured in conjunction with the USTA's strategic wagering program. The race is named in honor of the late Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who devoted his life to public service and always looked out for the best interests of horsemen. Quillen was also a board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair and was a regular at the races. Post time for the Monday program is 5:30 p.m. The field for the Quillen is listed below: $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Harrington Raceway - Race 8 1 - Foiled Again (2-1, Yannick Gingras) Owners: Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables Trainer: Ron Burke 2 - Shamballa (5/2, Rick Zeron) Owners: Tao Racing and Rick Zeron Stables Trainer: Rick Zeron 3 - Mach It So (5/1, Tim Tetrick) Owners: Bamond Racing LLC, Trainer: Jeff Bamond Jr. 4 - Bandolito (5/1, Daryl Bier) Owner: Daryl Bier, Trainer: Daryl Bier 5 - Dancin Yankee (25/1, Ross Wolfenden) Owner: Baron Racing, Richard Lombardo Trainer: Josh Green 6 - Great Vintage (7/1, Bret Miller) Owners: C Takter, D Fielding, N Anderberg, G Falk Trainer: Jimmy Takter 7 - Doctor Butch (15/1, David Miller) Owner: Ken Jacobs Trainer: Linda Toscano 8 - Just A Jolt (25/1, Victor Kirby) Owner: Janet Hudson Trainer Jim King Jr. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The venerable 10-year-old pacing superstar Foiled Again ($3.20, Yannick Gingras) prevailed in the eighth annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50.2. A large crowd filled the Harrington grandstand, watching harness racing's heavyweights among the older horse pacing ranks battle it out on Delaware's half-mile racetrack. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, the 10-year-old Foiled Again assumed command from his rail post position just past the quarter mile in 26.3. He led the rich field of eight, whose combined lifetime bankroll is near $15 million, to the half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. Stable mate Clear Vision, who won the 2013 Quillen, received his marching orders from driver Brett Miller at the half mile and battled first over but could not get closer than a half length from Foiled Again at the wire. Bettor's Edge finished third. "It seems like every year, he rewrites the record books," said Gingras. "It was great to come out on top tonight." Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing, boosted his lifetime bankroll to more than $6.6 million. It was his sixth consecutive year in Harrington's marquee event. Clear Vision was making his fourth consecutive start. Both horses are trained by Ron Burke. The race honors the memory of the late Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who was a racetrack regular and always had the horsemen's best interest at heart. Quillen's sister Grace Wanda Quillen, and brothers Francis and Frank Quillen were on hand for the winner's circle presentation. In the overnight feature, John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($5.20, Victor Kirby) recorded a 1:51.1 triumph in the $17,000 Open for trainer Jim King Jr. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - One year removed from their epic duel in last year's event, two of harness racing's heavyweights among the pacing division, Foiled Again and Clear Vision, are among an accomplished field in the 8th annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday (September 15). Those who didn't get to see last year's legendary battle or have amnesia from its stale date can view it here. The combined lifetime bankroll for this year's Quillen final is a stalwart-filled $15 million, a record for the event. The sport's richest horse of all time and winner of more than $6.5 million, Foiled Again (2-1, Yannick Gingras), owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables' is making his record sixth start in the Quillen and has won it twice previously. He tuned up for the final with an equivalent training mile win in 1:51.3 in his elimination on September 8. "It was good for him to get a win and not beat him up too much," said his driver Yannick Gingras. "It's usually right around this time of year that he turns the corner. He loves the cooler weather." The path to a third Quillen title will not likely come easy however and the road may come through one of his Ron Burke-trained stable mates, namely Clear Vision (5/2, Brett Miller), who prevailed in his elimination in a sizzling 1:49.3. Driver Brett Miller has fond memories of last year's battle. "It's pretty amazing in regards to these two horses (Foiled Again and Clear Vision)," he said. "Anytime you are in a horse race and there's a finish like that, it's very exciting. To actually win it, was that much better. Clear Vision feels just as good as he did last year going into the race." Burke conditions five horses in the field, while trainer Linda Toscano ships in last year's third place finisher Heston Blue Chip (5-1, Tim Tetrick) and Doctor Butch (12-1, Tony Morgan). Completing the field are Easy Again (10-1, Ron Pierce), Tarpon Hanover (6-1, Marcus Miller), Bettors Edge (4-1, Matt Kakaley) and Aracache Hanover (8-1, Ross Wolfenden). On the wagering front, a $7,500 guaranteed pick four pool (races 3-6) has been added in conjunction with the strategic wagering program offered by the United States Trotting Association (USTA). On-track patrons are encouraged to take advantage of $2 Bud/Bud Light specials and $1 hot dogs as well as a t-shirt giveaway (while supplies last) commencing at 5 p.m. in the lower grandstand. The race honors the memory of late legislator Bobby Quillen. Quillen always fought for the best interest of the horsemen and was a regular at the racetrack, while also serving on both the Delaware State Fair and Harrington Raceway Board of Directors. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

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