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Dover, DE - On Friday, January 11 The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) held their 22nd Annual Harness Racing Awards Dinner.   On this evening the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Champions were also honored, along with some other awards deserving recognition. The awards were emceed by Heather Vitale and Bill Ellis. In the beginning of the evening, a special tribute video was also played to honor the memory of Hall of Famer and Dover Downs Publicity Director Marv Bachrad, who recently passed away. A highlights video from the DSOA-produced Post Time Show, which airs on the local CBS affiliate, was also shown before the awards were given out. There were seven DSOA scholarships awarded totaling $7,000 dollars. The winners of those scholarships were Lena Berry, Sydney Botsch, Amanda Bowman, Camryn Dennis, Brendan Gray, Alleigh Townsend and Riley Wolfenden. Several legislators came out to celebrate our Standardbred industry's stars on this evening including: Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor. Bethany Hall-Long, Senator Trey Paradee, Senator Dave Wilson, Representative Gerald Brady, Representative Ruth Briggs-King, Rep Ron Gray, Representative John Kowalko, Representative Shannon Morris, Representative Charles Postles, Representative Mike Ramone, Rep Lyndon Yearick and retired Senator Nancy Cook. The DSOA Directors are President Andy Markano, 1st Vice President Brenda Bramble, 2nd Vice President George Dennis, Treasurer Frank Deliberti, Secretary Frannie West, Richard Ashley, Jim King Jr., Vic Kirby, Charles Marsh, George Teague Jr., Valerie Warnick & Ross Wolfenden. Also in attendance were representatives of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission and Delaware Department of Agriculture including: Chairwoman Beth Ann Steele, Commissioner George Statts, Commissioner Pat Wagner, Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger and Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. The following is a list of award winners from the evening: HARRINGTON RACEWAY AWARDS Claimer of the Meet at Harrington Raceway -AUNT BETTY Owner: Ron Davis - Trainer: Brooks Gray Trotter of the Meet at Harrington Raceway - MURMUR HANOVER Owner: Zippett Racing Stable - Trainer: Jay Gannon Pacer of the Meet at Harrington Raceway - FOOLISH HEART Owner: Tom Lazzaro & Brit Evans - Trainer: Dylan Davis DOVER DOWNS AWARDS Claimer of the Meet at Dover Downs - MISTER VIRGIN Owner: Ron Davis - Trainer: Brooks Gray Trotter of the Meet at Dover Downs - THERESADEMONINME Owner: Michael Casalino & Dylan Davis - Trainer: Dylan Davis Pacer of the Meet at Dover Downs - BODEGA BAY Owner & Trainer: Gary Ewing Special Recognition Award- LATHER UP The Delaware-owned and trained three-year-old pacer had and incredible year including a win in the North America Cup. Owned by Gary & Barbara Isles - Trained by Clyde Francis Driven by Montrell Teague Special Recognition Award - SHARTIN N The Dan Patch Award winner, became the first pacing mare in history to win a million dollars and is First State trained and co-owned. Owned by Rich Poillucci & Jo Ann Looney-King - Trained by Jim King Jr. Driven by Tim Tetrick President's Special Appreciation Award - DE SEC. OF FINANCE RICK GEISENBERGER The Delaware Secretary of Finance is a huge supporter of the business and an important part of our Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund program. James T. Case Jr. Horizon Award - JOE COLUMBO The award is presented to a young horseperson who is a rising star on our Delaware circuit. The Delaware Standardbred Breeeders Fund Awards were also given out on this evening. The list of winners are as follows: Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter - DISCO SOLIEL Breeder & Owner: Rod Allen Trainer: Rod Allen & Carlo Poliseno Driver: Rod Allen Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer - THE LADY SHERIFF Breeder: George Teague Jr. & K&R Racing Owner: George Teague Jr., K&R Racing & Montrell Teague Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trotter - EMBRACE THE GRIND Breeder: Leigh & Tyler Raymer Owner & Trainer: Bobby Glassmeyer Driver: Jon Roberts Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer - CHILLAXIN AWAY Breeder & Owner: Jo Ann Looney-King Trainer: Jim King Jr. Driver: Vic Kirby & Tim Tetrick Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter - STAR SAPPHIRE Breeder Serendipity Stable Owner: Shirley Shand Trainer: Tui Stone Driver: Russell Foster Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer - GO SANDY GO Breeder: Brent Outten & Green Racing Owner: Richard Lombardo, Brent Outten & Green Racing Trainer: Josh Green Driver: Jason Green Three-Year-Old Colt Trotter - SUPER FLY Breeder: Marvin & David Meyer Owner: Stacy Johnson-Stafford, Leigh Raymer & StephenMoss Trainer & Driver: Art Stafford Jr. Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer - SLICK TONY Breeder, Owner & Trainer: George Leager Driver: Russell Foster Pacing Broodmare Of The Year - QUEEN KATHY Owner: George Leager Dam of DSBF Champ Slick Tony Trotting Broodmare Of The Year - MLT FEDS Owner: Ronald Whitehouse Dam of Super Fly & Spunky MLT Delaware Standardbred Owners Association.

Clear and chilly and the last Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund race for 2018 started out with a repeat from Harrington even though the harness racing driver was a bit late getting in for Florida. Disco Soliel (CR Commando-CR Penney Lane) pulled first over at the quarter and kept going to win by 6T in 2:01.4f under the steady rein of owner/driver Rod Allen. It was her 6th lifetime start and raised her bank account up to to $120,800. The place filly was sentimental choice, Star Time (Anders Bluestone-Political Starlet) owned by Shirley Shanda of Pennsgrove,NJ, trained by her daughter Tui Stone, and bred by Marv Bachrad’s Serendipity Stable. The colt and gelding trotters were up next and the .20 favorite Embrace The Grind (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) was double wide to the quarter and never looked back to win by 6Q in 2:00.2 to equal his record. The colt is trained by his owner, Bobby Glassmeyer and driven by Jonathan Roberts. The breeders are Leigh and Tyler Raymer of Smyrna, DE. The place colt was Gettinziggywitit (Musclelaneous-Staminetta) driven by Corey Callahan, trained by his dad, Nick Callahan, and owned by Breakaway Racing of Greenwood. The first DSBF pace final was the fillies and won by the one horse stable of trainer Tim Torbert, Roddys At It Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Terro Franco ) by a nose in 1:56. She is the first horse of new owner, Katie Killen, Tim’s fiancée. Longshot, Golden Wigglet (Mr Wiggles-Golden Delicious) got up for second for Frank Deliberti’s Wiz Kid Stable. Final DSBF race for 2018 was won by breeder and owner Jo Ann Looney-King’s Chillaxin Away (Roddy’s Bags Again-Shake Away) from gate to wire in 1:54.2 pushing his season’s earnings to over $135K in 9 starts. He is trained by her husband, Jim King,Jr. and skillfully driven by leading reinsman Tim Tetrick. Dashiki (Barber Pole-Enniskerry) sat the two hole for the mile and finished there for driver, Montrell Teague. Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Hightstown, NJ — Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt have been pleasant surprises this season for the George Teague Jr. Stable and will look to keep the good times rolling in Thursday’s (Nov. 29) $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for harness racing 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. The race is one of four DSBF finals for 2-year-olds on the card Thursday at Dover, along with the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-old pacers. Both Teague pacers head into their DSBF championship off wins in preliminary divisions of the series Nov. 19 at Dover. For the final, Dashiki will start from post seven with Montrell Teague in the sulky while Keepmywiglegametyt leaves from post four with Jim Morand. Dashiki is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line and Keepmywiglegametyt is 7-2. Jim King Jr.-trained Chillaxin Away is the 2-1 favorite from post three. Tim Tetrick will drive Chillaxin Away, a gelding who won the October DSBF final at Harrington Raceway. Dashiki was second in that race, followed by Keepmywiglegametyt. “I think they have a good shot,” said Clyde Francis, who trains Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt for the Teague Stable. “They trained good (Monday). Chillaxin got a little bit better draw, but that’s racing. If both of them race well they should be all right.” Dashiki has won three of his past four races with his loss coming by a nose to Chillaxin Away. For the year, Dashiki has won four of nine starts, finished second on four occasions, and earned $69,560 for owners George Teague Jr. Inc. and Teague Racing Partnership. Teague bred the gelding, a son of Barber Pole out of Enniskerry. “He doesn’t have that sprinting speed, but he can sit outside a long time; he can go a long way,” Francis said. “He’s been somewhat of a surprise. It seems like the more he’s raced, the better he’s gotten. He raced real good last week. He cut the mile and held on to win.” Keepmywiglegametyt enters the final off back-to-back wins and has won four of nine races overall. A colt by Mr Wiggles out of Airtight, Keepmywiglegametyt has earned $57,780 for breeder-owner George Teague Jr. Inc. “He was always more laid back,” Francis said. “He showed up when it came to start racing. Training down, he never really showed that much; he had one speed. But once he started racing he came on. He was a bit more versatile.” In addition to the two horses in the DSBF final for 2-year-old male pacers, Francis will send out The Lady Sheriff in the championship for 2-year-old female pacers. The Lady Sheriff, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has won four of eight races and $88,960. Her victories include the October DSBF final at Harrington. The filly, by Southwind Lynx out of Sheriff Sale, is a homebred owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., K & R Racing, and Montrell Teague. “Hopefully we can have a good night,” Francis said. Vistamista is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the final for 2-year-old female pacers. In the final for female trotters, Disco Soliel is the 5-2 choice and in the final for male trotters Embrace The Grind gets the 2-1 nod. For Thursday’s complete Dover Downs entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Dover, DE - The final leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for 2-year old trotting fillies went to post early at 4:10 in non-wagering events at Dover Downs on Wednesday. COMMAND THE DAY (CR Commando-Deanna Troy) did command the way as last week’s winner went off stride at the ¾ pole. This was her first win for trainer Syl King,Jr and driver Victor Kirby. DARK DUTCHESS (He’s Spooky-Designable) got up for second and the time of the mile was 2:02. The second non-wagering race for the fillies was certainly a sentimental favorite at Dover Downs. STAR TIME (Anders Bluestone-Political Starlet) crossed the wire in 2:02.4 for her Maiden win. Trained by Tui Stone and now owned by her mother, Shirley Shand, the filly was bred by Marv Bachrad’s Serendipity Stable. She was driven by Kim Vincent. ROYAL LOCKET (Yankee Royalty-Sprocket Hanover) was second. The colt and gelding trotters made the wagering card beginning with the first half of the daily double.where the 1-5 shot EMBRACE THE GRIND (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) scratched, the field was wide open. At the wire it was GO JETEM (He’s Spooky-Special Mist) in 2:04.1 lowering his lifetime record for driver Art Stafford,Jr. He is owned the Mist Stable of Hartly which is the family of long time Delmarva horseman Carl Thompson and trained by his son, Jim Thompson. Last week’s winner, RICH N ROYAL (Yankee Royalty-Adore Eleanor) got up for the place. The second half of the Daily Double went to DR GRINCH (Giant Hit-Runaway Madonna) in 2:03.2 earning his maiden win for trainer/driver, Jeff Fout and Joe and Joann Thomson’s Bay Pond Racing. JUST AS STRIKING (Anders Bluestone-Ringside Katie) got up for second for trainer/driver/owner Eddie Dennis. The $100K finals will be contested on Thursday, November 29th in conjunction with the Dover Signature event, the “Hap Hansen Progress Pace” named for the late Brandywine Raceway President. Top eight point getters advance to the final. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund  

Dover, DE - On a chilly moonlit night the girls went to post with the first harness racing division of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund being won gate to wire in 1:56.2 by THE LADY SHERIFF (Southwind Lynx-Sheriff Sale). She is trained by Clyde Francis and handily driven by part owner Montrell Teague for his father, George and the Fry brothers of Houston. The place filly, ANNEKE (Southwind Lynx-Whirl The Girl) is trained and owned by Montrell’s Aunt Brenda and steered tonight by Jim Morand. The second division ended up with only 3 fillies going to the gate because of sick scratches. VISTAMISTA(Powerful Mist-Yankee Vista) repeated last week’s performance for driver Victor Kirby in 1:56. Trained by Wayne Givens and owned by Legacy Racing of DE,Inc. and Sharon White of Smyrna this was the tenth lifetime start and pushed her earnings over $65K. Winner from last week, RODDYS AT IT AGAIN (Roddy’s Bags Again-Terro Franco N) earned the place spot. The final will be contested on Thursday, November 29th in conjunction with the Dover Signature event, the “Hap Hansen Progress Pace” named for the late Brandywine Raceway President. Top eight point getters advance to the final. The pacing filly division will be the only division to field a consolation of $15,000 whicundFh will be contested on Wednesday, November 28th. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund

Dover, DE - On a very nice November night, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund held the second lef of their series at Dover Downs. Montrell Teague drove first leg winner, KEEPMYWIGLEGAMETYT, (Mr. Wiggles-Airtight) gate to wire in 1:56 over runner up JET BAGS JIM in an early non-wagering event. In Race 1 on the betting card Montrell Teague repeated the first race and steered DASHIKI (Barber Pole-Enniskerry) to a neck win over last week’s winner, CHILLAXIN AWAY in 1:53.3 which equaled his lifetime record. Both winners are trained by Clyde Francis and owned by George Teague, Jr. Teague Racing Partnership LLC of Florida is co-owner on DASHIKI. The final will be contested on Thursday, November 29th in conjunction with the Dover Signature event, the “Hap Hansen Progress Pace” named for the late Brandywine Raceway President. Top eight point getters advance to the final. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Winter weather was threatening in the evening sky but the young harness racing trotters didn’t seem to care at Dover Downs on Wednesday. The first filly event was non-wagering. BELLA’S PARTY PUNK (Super Punk-Nubella) driven by Art Stafford, Jr and trained by a jubilant Shae Vandervort ,won by half a length over STAR TIME (bred by Marv Bachrad) in 2:04.2.   Race 1 (2nd division) saw the Harrington winner DISCO SOLIEL (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) dance from gate to wire for driver Carlo Poliseno and owner Rod Allen. DARK DUTCHESS was a half-length back for the place in 2:03.4. Race 2 was the first division of the colts and geldings and it was RICH N ROYAL (Yankee Royalty-Adore Eleanor) for trainer/driver, Kim Vincent and owner Bart Cavanagh’s Providence West of Media, PA. The time was 2:01.2 and it was the Maiden win for Rich N Royal. A neck back in 2nd was DR GRINCH. Second division of the boys was EMBRACE THE GRIND (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) in 2:03 for driver Jonathan Roberts and owner/trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. It was his 4th victory in five starts. Five lengths back was SAY GESUNDHEIT.    Round 2 will be next Wednesday, November 21th, the night before the Thanksgiving holiday. The final will be contested on Thursday, November 29th in conjunction with Dover Downs Signature event, the “Hap Hansen Progress Pace” named for the late Brandywine Raceway President. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund

Dover, DE — Amid cool and gusty winds, 2-year old harness racing pacing fillies contested the first leg of their Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series on Tuesday (Nov. 12) at Dover Downs. The first division was all Roddy’s At It Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Terro Franco N) despite being parked to the quarter in :28.3. After taking command, she never looked back and won by 11 lengths for driver Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Tim Torbert in 1:56.1. It was the first DSBF win for first-time horse owner Katie Killen of Felton. The second division saw the Harrington series winner The Lady Sheriff (Southwind Lynx-Sheriff Sale) get nosed out in 1:55.1 by Legacy Racing of DE Inc. and Sharon White’s homebred Vistamista (Powerful Mist-Yankee Vista). She is trained by Wayne Givens of Seaford and was driven by Milford native Victor Kirby. Round two will take place next Tuesday (Nov. 20). The final will be contested on Nov. 29 in conjunction with Dover’s signature event, the Hap Hansen Progress Pace, named for the late president of Brandywine Raceway. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund

HARRINGTON, DE - Many of the top Delaware sired 2-year-old horses were showcased Wednesday at Harrington Raceway as four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events highlighted a 15-race program. The first final was for male pacers as Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away ($2.20, Victor Kirby) was a commanding 1:53.4 winner over Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt. The Roddy's Bags Again-Shake Away gelding recorded his second career win in a lifetime best via a wire-to-wire by open lengths. Trained by Jim King Jr., it was his second win in five lifetime starts. A major upset occurred in the male trotting final when previously unbeaten Embrace The Grind made a break at the start and E&K Stable, Earl and Lois Walters and Paul Williamson's Just As Striking ($55.60, Eddie Dennis) capitalized and was able to cruise to a 2:01.4 win over Say Geseundheit and Rich N Royal. A son of Anders Bluestone-Ringside Katie, it was the first career win for Just As Striking, who is trained by his driver. George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff ($2.60, Montrell Teague) won the filly pacing final in a new lifetime best of 1:55.2. The home bred (Southwind Lynx-Sheriff Sale) was aggressive from post position two and never relented in her front end win over Vistamista and Roddy's At It Again. A minor upset was sprung in the filly trotting final as Rod Allen's Disco Soliel ($21.40, Allen) was a 2:01.4 winner. The Cr Commando-Cr Penny Lane filly held off Cierra's Choice and Dark Dutchess for her first career win in her second lifetime start. She is trained by her owner/driver. Three $15,000 consolation events were also held for DSBF horses. Carolina Shag ($3.60, Mike Cole) won the filly pace for owner Forrest Bartlett and trainer Kevin Lare. Breakaway Racing's Gettinziggywitit ($3.40, Corey Callahan) prevailed in the trotting consolation for trainer Nick Callahan. Tim Hundertpfund's Awiggleandagiggle ($7.20, Allan Davis) won the male pace consolation for trainer Joe Hunderptfund. Cole had four winners on the card, while Montrell Teague had three. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - The top Delaware-sired 2-year-olds will be showcased Wednesday October 3 as four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals will be contested on a 15-race program at Harrington Raceway. Post time is 5 p.m. for one of the richest programs of the year for Delaware harness racing. The finals are part of an all-stakes pick four (races 3 through 6). The first final is for male pacers and features two uncoupled Clyde Francis-trainees, Keepmywiglegametyt (3/1, Jim Morand), who swept his eliminations and Dashiki (3/1, Montrell Teague). Both are owned by George Teague. Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away (9/5, Victor Kirby) is the likely post time favorite from the rail after a 1:54.3 win in his elimination win on September 24. The second final is for male trotters and the scourge of the division has clearly been unbeaten Andrew Glassmeyer's (7/5, Jon Roberts), who is 3-for-3 in his career. The Keystone Activator gelding won his eliminations with ease and will look to overcome post seven in keeping that unblemished record intact. The third leg of the pick four is the filly pacing final. Only George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff (2/1, Teague) won both of her eliminations and drew post two in the competitive grouping. The final leg of the pick four sequence is for filly trotters and includes three different elimination winners, Mark Groce's She's Spooky (9/5, Ross Wolfenden), Glassmeyer's Dark Dutchess (3/1, Roberts) and Sarah and John Swart's Royal Locket (7/1, Corey Callahan). A $16,000 Open Trot is on the undercard, featuring Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress (5/2, Mike Cole), who has won three straight. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for harness racing pacing fillies were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 15-race program was dominated by driver Victor Kirby who recorded one of his five wins in the first $20,000 DSBF division, as Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($4.40, Kirby) was a 1:59 winner over Miss Giggles and Little Miss Pat T. The Roddy's Bags Again filly overcame some traffic issues throughout the mile to score an easy win, the first of her career for trainer and co-owner Jason Skinner. The second division saw a repeat elim winner in George Teague and K&R Racing's The Lady Sheriff ($5.40, Montrell Teague), who prevailed in 1:56.4 over Vista Mista and Lynx's Lazy Lady. Trained by Clyde Francis, it was the second win in four career starts for the daughter of Southwind Lynx. Teague drove the final divisional winner for his aunt Brenda Teague as Anneke ($7) notched her first career victory over Roddy's At It Again and Golden Wigglet in 1:56.1. The Southwind Lynx filly saved ground throughout and emerged down the passing lane late for the win for her owner/trainer. The top eight point earners will return to compete in a $100,000 final on October 3, when all DSBF 2-year-old finals will be contested. In the $15,000 Mares Open, Kaitlyn N ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) continued to assert herself as a top mare on the circuit, with her third straight triumph in 1:52.1 for trainer and co/owner Josh Parker. Nanticoke Racing and Barry Spedden are also partners on the 5-year-old American Ideal mare who is approaching $100,000 in seasonal earnings. Artrageous was second with On Your Six third. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($2.80, Jon Roberts) was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) elimination winners for 2-year-old trotters Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 2:00.2 triumph. The Keystone Activator gelding headed the first division for male trotters with a commanding front-end romp over Just As Striking and Say Gesundheit. Trained by Glassmeyer, the freshman is 2-for-2 in his career. In the remaining division for male trotters, Mike and Linda English's Phantom Feet ($6, Ross Wolfenden) triumphed over Go Jetem and Dr Grinch in 2:04.3. Trained by John Wilkeson, the He's Spooky gelding led from start to finish in first career start. The lone filly division went to Sarah and John Swart Jr.'s Royal Locket ($14.40, Corey Callahan), who prevailed in wire-to-wire fashion in 2:04.4 over Dark Dutchess and She's Spooky. A daughter of Yankee Royalty, "Royal" notched her first career victory for trainer Nick Callahan. In the $11,000 overnight feature, the Open II Trot, Rosemary Smutz's Man Of Muscle ($10, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:57.2 winner over Donnie Darko and Sunset Mike. Mike Cole had four wins on the card. Victor Kirby won three. Live racing resumes Monday September 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - The richest program of the season at Harrington Raceway is set for Thursday during the Delaware State Fair as the annual Governor's Day program will be contested with an 11-race program (7 p.m. post time). More than $550,000 in total purses will be at stake on the program, with the majority being dispersed in the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events for 3-year-olds in races 1, 5, 7 and 10. Popular annual events for older horses that are also a big part of the day include the $40,000 Governor's Cup, $30,000 Legislator's Cup, $30,000 Charles Murphy Jr. Memorial Trot and $20,000 President's Cup. The first DSBF final event is for pacing fillies and will feature Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade (8/5, Russell Foster), who is unbeaten in four starts as a sophomore. The race honors the memory of trainer/driver Ben Stafford Jr., a long time horsemen in the Mid-Atlantic region. The filly trotting final, named in honor of former Harrington Raceway President and horseman Jack Walls, will feature a showdown between two previous DSBF final winners, Shirley Shand and Serendipity Stable's Star Sapphire (7/5, Foster) and Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro, Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Déjà vu Blue (9/5, Corey Callahan). The race is also the third leg of the early pick four wager (races 3-6). Up next in DSBF final action will be the final for male trotters, which honors the memory of driver/trainer Hal Belote, who was tragically killed in a racing accident more than a decade ago. Super Fly (7/5, Art Stafford Jr.) owned by Leigh Raymer, Stephen Moss and Stacy Johnson, has been the scourge of the division and will look to complete a sweep of 3-year-old DSBF final events. The last of the DSBF finals is for male pacers and will feature George Leager's Slick Tony (8/5, Foster) who has dominated his DSBF rivals to date and will attempt to capture his fourth final. Carded as the 10th race, it is the third leg of the late pick four (races 8-11). In the 2nd race (second half of the daily double), Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr's Blazing Bobby Sox (7/5, Stafford Jr.) figures to be the favorite in the Governor's Cup. The 7-year-old Panderosa gelding was on a torrid run in the spring season with a four-race win streak. Pick four wagering will be available in races 3 and 8. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Debbie and Jamie Bozman were hoping for a fun mother-daughter experience when they purchased a three-month-old filly in the summer of 2015. Although Jamie was raised around harness racing horses, trained by her father Walt Bozman Jr., she never owned one until that day. The filly, a daughter of Pacific Renegade out of the mare Honey, was named Jamie's Renegade. She has proved to be a winner for Debbie and Jamie, but, more importantly, has proved to be resilient. Jamie's Renegade suffered a fractured coffin bone last year, which required surgery at the New Bolton Center. She returned to training in December and is a perfect 4-for-4 this season heading to Thursday's $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for 3-year-old female pacers at Harrington Raceway. She will start from post No. 2 with regular driver Russell Foster. "After everything she's been through, it would be a Cinderella story for her if she can win," Debbie said. "Just getting her to this point is such an accomplishment. My husband and daughter have given her excellent care. I'm so proud of both of them. "We're giving her every chance to do well. She drew well (for the DSBF final) so that's a plus." When Jamie's Renegade joined the family's stable, she revealed herself to be a bit feisty -- more renegade than honey, for sure. "The first day she broke both shafts of the cart," Walt said. "She's a pistol," Debbie said. But she also is talented. "As she started to figure out how it was training, she was a beast," Debbie said. "Russell Foster, every time he comes off the track and hands my husband the lines, he says that she continues to impress him with every start." Jamie's Renegade has won five of seven career races and earned $30,146. Jamie, who as a young child used to sit on her father's lap while he jogged horses, now gets to sit behind her own horse and assists with the work at the barn. "I'm lucky enough to be able to jog (Jamie's Renegade) a lot and every day I get behind her she is fun out there," Jamie said. "She just likes to go. She is just one beast of a horse. "She hasn't mellowed. There are days she wants to be super playful. She's trying to untie my shoelaces right now. I'm telling you, she's a trip." The Bozmans have three horses at the moment, with a turned-out 2-year-old colt and a weanling joining Jamie's Renegade. Walt, a retired businessman, trained 1996 Maryland Sire Stakes champion trotter Nostopinhernow. "The horses have been our family's joy," said Debbie, who is the medication buyer for Peninsula Regional Medical Center. "I'm the weekend warrior. I get to come out and spend the weekends with them." Jamie's interest in working with the horses has increased thanks to what she calls "the family project" with Jamie's Renegade. "It's been a lot of fun so far," Jamie said, adding with a laugh, "I'm trying to take my dad's job. He'll let me have his job, but he won't let me have his check." A win by Jamie's Renegade on Thursday would add to the fun. Harrington Raceway hosts DSBF championships for 3-year-old male and female trotters and pacers as part of its annual Governor's Day program. Racing begins at 7 p.m. (EDT). "It's going to be nerve-wracking waiting for the race," Jamie said. "It's going to be a tough race. Everyone in there is going to be really good. We're just hoping to come home strong." For Thursday's complete entries at Harrington, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

HARRINGTON, DE - Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamie's Renegade ($5.20, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old pacing filly eliminations Tuesday with a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 second leg at Harrington Raceway. The Pacific Renegade filly made an impressive first-over move near three-quarters and drew away from her rivals decisively. Ibetyoucanwiggle was second with Pedal Power third. In the remaining division, Bay Pond Racing's Time and Motion scored a 1:55.2 upset over Go Sandy Go and Studio Session. Trained by Eli Scott Jr., it was the third career win for the daughter of Dream Away. It was the fourth career win in just six starts for "Renegade" who is trained by Walter Bozman Jr. The top eight point earners will compete in the $100,000 final on July 26 during the Delaware State Fair. In the $16,000 Mares Open, Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($12, Allan Davis) was a 1:52.3 winner over Apple Bottom Jeans and Shesarocker. Tony Morgan had four wins on the card. Ross Wolfenden and Russell Foster had a driving triple. The second leg of DSBF action for trotters will take place on the Wednesday June 20 program with two divisions. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions. The No Spin Zone colt has dominated the DSBF ranks, with 13 wins in 17 career starts. Sent off as the 1-to-9 favorite, Slick Tony cruised to an easy win over Cinder Block and GWT for owner/trainer Leager. He will undoubtedly be the favorite in the $100,000 final on July 26. In the second division for colts and geldings, Jo Ann Looney-King's Evolution Tour ($4, Tim Tetrick) prevailed in 1:53.3. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding held off a late charge from Transitioning Joy to pickup his eighth career win for trainer Jim King Jr. Sea Bags was third. In the overnight feature, the $15,000 Open for pacers, Arthur Stafford and Arthur Stafford Jr.'s Blazing Bobby Sox ($6, Stafford Jr.) notched his fourth straight win. Trained by his co-owner and driver, the 7-year-old Panderosa gelding led most of the mile in achieving his 8th win of the year. Mel Mara was second with Little Ben third. Owner Howard Taylor won three races on the program. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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