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HARRINGTON, DE - Closing night of the 72nd anniversary season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway was completed Wednesday, with end of season awards highlighting the program. The drivers race was deadlocked going into the night as reigning champ Victor Kirby and Mike Cole were tied with 99 wins. When the dust settled Cole had four wins on the card to Kirby's one to clinch Cole's first driving title. Art Stafford Jr. finished third in the driver standings. Joe Columbo was presented his first training title as the meet's leading conditioner with 40 wins, leading former Harrington training champs Joe Hundertpfund and Wayne Givens, who finished second and third. Horse of meet as voted on by the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA, was Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($6.80), who in fitting fashion won the $17,500 Open Trot in 1:57.4. The venerable 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding had the most starts (19) and wins (8) of any horse at the meet, while banking more than $80,000 for trainer Jay Gannon. In the sub-featured $11,000 Open Trot, Callam Racing's Spunky Jack ($14.80, Tony Morgan) was a 1:56.4 winner for trainer Steve Leblanc. It was his 29th career win and put him in excess of $500,000 in career earnings. Live racing on the Delaware circuit now shifts 20 miles north to Dover Downs, which opens on November 5. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway    

HARRINGTON, DE - Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Barry Spedden's Kaitlyn N ($5.20) notched her fourth straight win Tuesday in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Art Stafford Jr., the 5-year-old American Ideal mare overcame post position eight with a fierce late rally to surge to the lead in deep stretch for her 11th win of the year. Trained by co-owner Parker, the mare has won 13 of 42 starts lifetime. Blacknsweet Adda A was second with Miss Choptank third. Michael Hill's Shesarocker ($4.20, Victor Kirby) won the sub-featured $11,000 Open II in 1:54.3. With just one night of racing remaining at the meet, Victor Kirby and Mike Cole are tied in the driver standings, while Joe Columbo has clinched the training title over Joe Hunderptfund. Post time is 5 p.m. for the closing night program Wednesday. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Legendary pacer and the richest standardbred of all-time, Foiled Again ($12, Montrell Teague) notched his 105th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.1 in a $10,000 conditioned race. The venerable pacer took the lead near the quarter-mile and dug in gamely to hold off all comers to a half-length victory, one of four for Teague on the program. It was a fitting finish for his stop on his "farewell tour," where he greeted fans after the race in a temporary stall near the grandstand after the race. Harrington Raceway has a history with the pacer, as he is the only three-time winner of the track's signature event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The well-mannered 14-year-old son of Dragon Again has been a worthy ambassador for racing and his extremely favorable temperament has lent itself to an abundance of interaction with racing fans. As has been widely publicized, the pacer will be retiring from racing at year end. His visit to Harrington was coordinated by local television host Heather Vitale, who was instrumental in scheduling the appearance. Owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Jjk Stables' have been generous with the pacer's schedule to accommodate various requests. Trained by Ron Burke, the immortal Foiled Again has banked more than $7.6 million his illustrious career. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($20.20, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:57.2 winner in the $17,500 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Joe Hundertpfund Jr.-trainee opened up a sizable lead on the field heading to three-quarters and held off Theresademoninme and Mr. Right for his sixth win of the year. In the $11,000 Open II, Wade Wyatt and Francis Di Mondi's Common Parlance ($40.60, Sean Bier) was a 1:57.4 winner. Driver Mike Cole won three races to deadlock the driver standings as he and Victor Kirby have 97 wins apiece. Art Stafford Jr. is in third. Trainer Joe Columbo had two wins and all but clinched the training title with 39 wins at the meet with just three days remaining. Hundertpfund and Wayne Givens round out the top three. Jon Roberts had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE  - Harness racing's richest horse of all-time, Foiled Again, will make a stop on his farewell tour at Harrington Raceway Monday October 22. The venerable pacer is in his last year of racing at age 14, and will compete in the third race on the program. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he will then be available for a meet and greet in the west grandstand parking lot where fans can take photos and interact with the legendary pacer. Local television host Heather Vitale, host of weekly harness racing show "Post Time," was instrumental in coordinating the meet and greet for fans. Foiled Again has an impressive history at Harrington as the only horse to win the track's signature race three times, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The winner of more than $7.6 million in his career has an impressive resume that includes 104 lifetime wins and being voted the aged pacer of the year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is the first pacer to have three straight million-dollar earnings seasons and has won such prestigious races as the Breeders Crown, TVG Championship, Ben Franklin, Canadian Pacing Derby, Graduate, American National, Molson Pace, Indiana Pacing Derby (twice), George Morton Levy Memorial (twice), Battle of Lake Erie (three times), among many others. Owned by Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership and JJK Stables, his connections have been very generous with the pacer's schedule in having him compete at a variety of tracks in his final year of racing. Fans are encouraged to watch the legendary pacer make his final appearance at Harrington Raceway. Post time is 5 p.m. Live racing ends for the season at Harrington on October 24 before the circuit shifts to Dover Downs, where live racing begins on November 5. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE - George Teague Jr.'s Daiymir ($5, Montrell Teague) registered his second straight win Monday in the $15,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:51. The Mr. Wiggles 4-year-old stallion reeled in stretch leader and race favorite Options Are A Dream late for a narrow win. Trained by Clyde Francis, it was his fourth win of the season. The same connections teamed up for a win one race earlier, with GWT ($3.20). Driver Montrell Teague won three consecutive races, as his aunt Brenda Teague's Delaware Chrome ($2.80) was victorious in the third race. Mike Cole, Jim Morand and Art Stafford Jr. each had a driving double. Joe Columbo had a training double. George and Tina Dennis and Nanticoke Racing each had an owner's double. The 4th race was named in memory of popular long-time Delaware horsemen J.D. Dennis. Dennis raced horses for over 60 years along with his wife Nellie, and has two sons (George and Eddie) who are both long time horsemen currently racing in Delaware. Dennis also has another son, J.D. Dennis Jr., and two daughters, Ellen Lee McReynolds and Sandra Robertson. Dennis was also a former board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair. Live racing continues on Monday through Wednesday until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($9, Jon Roberts) was a repeat harness racing winner Wednesday in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.2. The Dylan Davis-trainee out kicked a game Murmur Hanover to the wire for a narrow win. Royal Becca J, who battled bravely first-over, was third. The 7-year-old Kadabra gelding registered his 32nd career win. It was one of three driving wins on the 11-race card for Roberts, two for trainer Davis. In the sub-featured $11,000 Open II Trot, Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($26, Ross Wolfenden) was an impressive 1:56.2 winner for trainer Joe Hundertpfund, over Ubanji and Blownoutofthewater. Mike Cole and Allan Davis each had a driving double. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night ($5.80, Jim Morand) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $15,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Terror At Night took the lead at the quarter mile from Artrageous through an opening panel of 27.2 seconds. It would stay that way through a half-mile in 56.2 seconds and three-quarters in 1:25. In deep stretch, Terror At Night was full of pace and held off the pocket sitter by a half-length. Artrageous was second with Shesarocker third. Trained by Les Givens, "Terror" is a daughter of Western Terror and achieved her 8th win of the year. In the sub-featured $11,000 Mares Open II, Rushcreek Stables' Clarebear ($3, Tony Morgan) was a 1:53.3 winner for trainer Sheldon Powell over Springforth and Skateboard Chic. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE- Harrington Raceway's leading harness racing driver, Victor Kirby won five races on the Monday program. Kirby, who currently leads the meet's driver standings over Mike Cole and Art Stafford Jr., got to work quickly with back-to-back wins in the 2nd and 3rd races with Sprocket ($3.80) and People Are Crazy ($11.40). Kirby later piloted Southwind Jensen ($4) and Cool Reward ($5.60) for the grand slam. Kirby notched a fifth in the 11th with Solitaire Hanover ($4.60). George Teague Jr's Daiymir ($3, Montrell Teague) won the $11,000 overnight feature with a 1:52.3 win in the $11,000 Open II for trainer Clyde Francis. Joe Columbo currently has the lead in the trainer standings over Joe Hundertpfund Jr. and Wayne Givens. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until October 24. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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  - Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Stephen Iaquinta's Soto ($4.20, Art Stafford Jr.) was a 1:52.4 winner in the $11,000 Open II pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Soto dictated the tempo and held off pocket-sitter Daiymir for a commanding win. Hi Sir finished third. It was the second straight win for the 6-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven stallion and trainer Eric Ell. Soto's win total is now 29 to accompany a healthy lifetime earnings tally in excess of $544,000. Driver Mike Cole piloted four winners, Artifact Hanover ($3, Cowgurls Spirit ($2.20), Seventh Secret ($2.40) and Machamillion N ($3). Live racing continues Monday through Wednesday through October 24. Wednesday October 3, marks one of the richest programs of the season for Delaware harness racing as the 2-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals will be showcased. Post time is 5 p.m. 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 -  Offspring of sire He's Spooky won three of the four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old harness racing trotters Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Mist Stable's Go Jetem ($10, Art Stafford Jr.) took the first division for colts and geldings in 2:05.3. The He's Spooky gelding collared pacesetter Dr Grinch late for a narrow win. Sherman's Way was third. Go Jetem notched his first career win for trainer Jim Thompson. The fastest division went to unbeaten Embrace The Grind ($2.20, Jon Roberts) for Andrew Glassmeyer, who was a 2:02.4 winner over Rich N Royal and Just As Striking. The Keystone Activator gelding improved to 3-for-3 in his career. Glassmeyer and Roberts teamed up for two wins in stakes action. Roberts had three wins on the card. The first of two filly divisions went to Mark Groce's She's Spooky ($3.80, Ross Wolfenden) over Star Time and Bella's Party Punk in 2:04.1. Trained by Groce, it was the first career win for the home bred daughter of He's Spooky. In the second division, Glassmeyer's Dark Dutchess ($9.20, Jon Roberts) was a wire-to-wire winner in 2:04.4 in a tight finish over Command The Day and Disco Soleil. A daughter of He's Spooky, it was her first career win for her owner/trainer. The $100,000 final events for all DSBF 2-year-olds is Wednesday October 3. The meet's leading driver, Victor Kirby, fresh off a five win night Tuesday, scored his third win of four on the card aboard Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($3, Kirby) in the $15,000 Open Trot in 1:56.3 for trainer Jay Gannon. The 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding recorded his 32nd career win via a front end performance, where he held off runner-up Theresademoninme and third place Gillie The Kid. Mike Cole, Wolfenden and Stafford Jr. each had a driving double. 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  - Freshman pacing colts and geldings completed their second Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) leg in a pair of $20,000 divisions Monday at Harrington Raceway. Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away ($12.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first division in 1:54.3. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding out-kicked pacesetter Dashiki, who finished second, after a big move to the lead approaching three quarters. Son Of A Lynx was third. George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($5.40, Jim Morand) was a 1:58.3 winner in the second split over Numbered Account and Mr. Big Wig. The Mr. Wiggles colt notched his second lifetime win and completed a sweep of his eliminations for trainer Clyde Francis. In the overnight feature, the $15,000 Open Pace, Options Are A Dream ($6, Ross Wolfenden) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:51.3 over Slick Tony and Q's Cruise. Trained by Wolfenden for owner David Banks, it was the 8th win of the year for the 5-year-old son of If I Can Dream. 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    

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