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HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing's Frank Chick and David Hamm's Nerida Franco N ($23.60, Mike Cole) was a 1:53 winner in the $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Firing from her rail post position, Nerida Franco N was the pacesetter and authored fractions of 27 seconds and 55.4 to the half-mile. Artrageous mounted a first-over attack with Jamie's Renegade perched second over to three-quarters in 1:24.1. The outer tier stalled as Empress Deo sat the pocket throughout but was outkicked for second by a late surging Cruzinforavictory. Empress Deo held third. Trained by Kevin Lare, Nerida Franco registered her 25th career win. The 9-year-old Lis Mara mare has banked more than $310,000 lifetime. Meet leading driver Art Stafford Jr. had four wins on the program. Tony Morgan and Jon Roberts each had a double. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - In an accident-marred featured race, a $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway, Jo Ann Looney-King's Q's Cruise ($8.40, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:52.3 winner over Abbeydorney and Allwillworkout. The harness racing accident involved three horses and drivers and occurred on the final turn near the three-quarter mile mark. All Night Party (Mike Cole) fell and impeded the progress of two other trailing horses, Star Messenger (Tony Morgan) and McKenry (Bret Brittingham), who unseated their drivers. Brittingham (wrists) and Morgan were transported via ambulance to nearby Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus (Milford) for further evaluation while Cole walked off under his own power. None of the horses appeared to suffer major injuries. No further information on the status of the driver injuries was available at the time of this release. Trained by Jim King Jr., Q's Cruise notched his fourth win of the year. Wolfenden had four wins on the card.   Matthew Sparacino

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  - 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 - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($4.80, Mike Cole) improved to 3-for-3 locally with a 1:56.1 triumph in the $17,500 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. Despite having the outside post, she was able to quickly negate the disadvantage from the outer rail with a swift move to the lead where she would coast to an easy win over Murmur Hanover and Celebrity Pegasus. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was her third straight win. On the undercard, William Moffett's Gillie The Kid ($4, Art Stafford Jr.) prevailed in 1:57.3 over Spunky Jack and Whitesville Dixon. The 5-year-old Northern Kid gelding notched his fifth win of the season for his owner/trainer. Ross Wolfenden had four wins on the card. Monday September 17 with feature the marquee event of the season at Harrington Raceway, the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial, featuring some of the sport's top aged pacers, in conjunction with five $20,000 Delaware Standardberd Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old pacers. Live racing continues Monday through Wednesday. Post time is 5 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE - Frank Chick's Majestic Mistress ($3, Mike Cole) was a repeat winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 triumph. Majestic Mistress left alertly from post position five as the public's (1-to-2) betting choice and marched through fractions of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3 before drawing away by multiple lengths at the top of the stretch and to the wire. Mr. Right was second with Battle Mage third. Trained by Kevin Lare, it was the 10th career win for the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son, who debuted in Delaware impressively on August 28 with a 1:54.3 win. Bill Sartin's A Nashty Business ($5.40, Ross Wolfenden) prevailed in 1:56 in the $11,000 Open II trot for trainer Joe Hunderptfund Jr. All Shoes On Deck was second with Uwantapieceofme third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, DE. - Don Marine's Cinder Block ($5.40, Mike Cole) improved to 5-for-5 at the current meet with a 1:55.2 victory in the first race on the program at Harrington Raceway Monday. The Rockabillie colt emerged the leader in deep stretch after following race favorite and pacesetter Sip And A Bite most of the year. Trained by Kyle Moore, it was a new lifetime mark for Cinder Block. Cole had four wins on the program. In the $16,000 Open Pace feature, Arthur Stafford and Arthur Stafford Jr.'s Blazing Bobby Sox ($2.40, Stafford Jr.) notched his sixth win of the season and second straight in 1:52.2. The Panderosa gelding led nearly every call for a dominant win over Machamillion N and Remember Me Vk. Trained by Stafford Jr, "Bobby" notched his 26th career win in just 78 starts. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

Fissato streaked to a 1:52 victory to take the Delaware $20,000 Male Claiming pace at Dover Downs on the meet's first Sunday afternoon harness racing program, Jan. 6.

Taking advantage of a miscue by heavily favored Trot Fudge Sundae at the start of Sunday's $12,600 Monee Stake, Jerry Graham & Mystical Marker Farms Powerful Goddess trotted to a one-length victory in 2:00.3 for harness racing driver-trainer Mike Cox.

The harness racing veteran pacer Western Tsunami wired six select rivals to win Saturday night's $8,500 Junior Open at Vernon Downs. With newcomer Mike Cole at the controls, Western Tsunami ($8.60) flashed to the front off the gate and stayed in command throughout Saturday's featured eighth event, defeating Restless Yankee by half-a-length in a 1:51.4 achievement.

Cold Winner took the lead at the start and never was headed in a 1:54.4 mile to win the $26,000 Mares Open on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Dover Downs. Champion harness racing driver Ron Pierce piloted the winner to a never-look-back victory equaling his career fastest clocking of 1:54.4.

Photo Maxx made the winner's circle photo for the second straight week in the $26,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday Jan. 12. Previously Mike Cole drove Photo Maxx from behind to win the week's top trot last week and twice in the last three harness racing starts.

Photo Maxx a winner of two of his last three $26,000 Open Handicap trots, faces Starsel and Libra Vita, previous harness racing winners, in the Wednesday, Jan. 12 feature at Dover Downs. An $18,000 trot the undercard. First post is at 4:30 p.m.

Trotter IPO Blue Chip made his first 2011 harness racing start a winning one while Rusty's Gamble took the top pace on the Saturday, Jan. 8 program at Dover Downs.

Photo Maxx stormed down the lane to overtake a wall of harness racing challengers in deep stretch to win the $26,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 5. As in his previous win two starts back, driver Mike Cole put Photo Maxx into high gear entering the stretch and the SJ's Photo-Affinity gelding zoomed past a foursome of challengers to front-trotting Starsel and rolled on for an impressive 1:55.1 conquest in the week's top trot.

Libra Vita and Photo Maxx, both 1:56.2 winners in last starts meet in $26,000 Open Handicap trot, on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Dover Downs. An $18,000 trot heads the strong harness racing undercard. First post is at 4:30 p.m.

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