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Chester, PA --- Driver Joe Bongiorno captured two of Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 12) three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old harness racing pacing colts and geldings at Harrah's Philadelphia, teaming up with Albergo Hanover ($6.80) and Done Well ($5.60), both of whom earned new lifetime marks in their respective divisions.   In the $54,805 first division (race three), the door was opened for Bongiorno and Albergo Hanover with five-sixteenths to go, when odds-on favorite Grand Teton (Andy McCarthy) broke stride after stalking second-over cover.   After pacesetter Odds On Lauderdale (Andy Miller) dismissed an outside challenge from Shadow Cat (Corey Callahan) through a blistering 1:22 three-quarter split, Albergo Hanover found clearance up the open stretch and surged to a 1:49.4 score by 1-1/2 lengths. Odds On Lauderdale held second by a neck over Larry Karr (Matt Kakaley).   Gestion J Y Blais Inc. owns Albergo Hanover, now a five-time winner in his career. For the son of Well Said, it was his fourth win in six starts for trainer Jenn Bongiorno.   Bongiorno came back in the $55,205 second division (race seven) with Pepsi North America Cup runner-up Done Well, calling all the shots en route to a 1:51 score.   The Well Said colt strode clear from post 4 and controlled splits of :26.3, :54.3 and 1:22.4 before turning aside a first-over challenge from Aleppo Hanover (Kakaley) and keeping the late-gaining Captain Deo (Marcus Miller) 2-1/2 lengths at bay. This Is The Plan (McCarthy) circled three-wide through the far turn to take third.   James Stambaugh, Wingfield Brothers LLC, Milton Leeman and Alan Keith own six-time winner Done Well.   Hayden Hanover ($6.20) rounded out the trio of Sire Stakes winners with a 1:50.1 victory in the $55,205 third division (race 11). Matt Kakaley had the son of Somebeachsomewhere in play from the outset, part of a three-way battle with Somebaddude (Marcus Miller) and Nutcracker Sweet (McCarthy) through a :26 first quarter.   After initially protecting inside position, Hayden Hanover yielded to Nutcracker Sweet with a circuit to go and rode the pocket to the open stretch, where he pounced and drew off by a length. Macadoodledoo (Callahan) rallied off the cover of Babes Dig Me (Goodell) to take second narrowly over Nutcracker Sweet.   Julie Miller trains three-time winner Hayden Hanover for the Pinske Stables, Andy Miller Stable Inc., T L P Stable and Deo Volente Farms LLC.   A $30,000 Great Northeast Series event for open pacers (race nine) headlined the undercard, and Graduate final winner Donttellmeagain ($5.80) eclipsed More The Better N for the second straight week, scoring in 1:49.1 in rein to Victor Kirby.   The 4-year-old Dragon Again gelding worked clear of Rodeo Romeo (George Napolitano Jr.) after a :26.3 quarter before yielding to odds-on choice More The Better N (Callahan) with a circuit to go. As More The Better N was worn down by millionaire Sunfire Blue Chip (Andy McCarthy), Donttellmeagain was able to set sail up the open stretch and draw a length clear at the winning post.   Jim King Jr. trains 17-time winner Donttellmeagain for the Paton Racing Stables Inc.   For the second straight card, multiple players had the winning 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 combination, resulting in a carryover of $1,118.61 to the fifth race on Wednesday's (Aug. 15) program. First post is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, for Harrah's Philadelphia

HARRINGTON, DE - Zippett Racing Stables' Murmur Hanover ($8.80 Victor Kirby) was a wire-to-wire harness racing winner in 1:55.4 Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in the $17,500 Open Trot. The venerable 8-year-old held off NF Happenstance and Blownoutofthewater for the win. Trained by Jay Gannon, "Murmur" obtained his 30th career win and surpassed $800,000 in career earnings. It was his sixth win of the year and fourth of the Harrington meet. On the undercard, Royal Becca J ($2.80, Jack Parker Jr.) was a 1:56.1 winner for James Moore III in the $11,000 Open II trot. All Shoes On Deck was second with Wingus third. Trainer Bart Bradley racked up three wins on the 11-race card for owners Louis Catana and Vincent Bradley. Harrington Raceway now goes on hiatus until the annual Governor's Day program on July 26 (special 7 p.m. post time). The meet will then resume on August 20. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jo Ann Looney-King's Little Ben ($46.20) was a 22-to-1 winner in the $17,500 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1 and was one of three winners for harness racing driver Victor Kirby. Soto, who had won two straight, began his pursuit of a third straight triumph by hustling out of post position eight and assuming command in an opening quarter mile in 26.4 seconds. Options Are a Dream moved quickly and took the lead from Soto before he marched to the half-mile in 55.2 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.1 as Star Messenger mounted a first-over attack while Soto began to fade. Options Are A Dream maintained the lead in the stretch before a fierce late rally by Little Ben nailed him at the wire. Star Messenger was third. It was the fourth win of the season for the Jim King Jr.-trainee, who is closing in on $400,000 lifetime. Mike Cole and Tony Morgan each had driving doubles. Matthew Sparacino

DOVER, Del. ---Papa Ray won the Lincoln’s Day feature at Dover Downs, one of three harness racing victories for driver Victor Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing on Feb. 12. Kirby finished with four wins. Gallic Beach (Corey Callahan) raced alongside Papa Ray from the three quarters until mid-stretch when Kirby finally shook off his challenger to pull away for a 1:51.triumph, his first of the New Year in four tries giving the Village Jolt-Liamatters horse his 43rd lifetime win to up his career earnings to $613,488. Gallic Beach was followed by Pretty Boy Hill (Jonathan Roberts) third. The same driver, trainer, owners combination came back to races later when Downthehighway turned back eight opponents in 1:52.1 to beat I Found My Beach (Callahan) and Hide Me Away ( ).The five-year-old winner is a son of Dontgetinmyway-Happy Tears and is a $368,937 lifetime winner. Earlier, Inforce, a Western Hanover-Kats Treasure five-year-old scored a 1:54.4 success to start the trio of Kirby, Givens winners. Skyful Of Lighters (Sean Bier) was runner-up. Bobby The Greek (Callahan) finished third.   Kirby finished with four winners, Givens , Legacy Racing and Reggie Hazzard had three winners, Morgan and Russell Foster had two wins. ROYAL BECCA J, ONE TO BEAT, IN $25,000 OPEN TR0T TUESDAY Super-sharp Royal Becca J takes on Theresademoninme, Celebrity Pegasus and Moonlight Cocktail in an eight-horse field on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Riding an impressive two-ace win streak in the Open and a winner of three of her last five starts with two seconds, Jack Park Jr. drives the blossoming eight-year-old owned by Chip Moore from post 7 facing two multi-winners of this event, Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme with Jonathan Roberts at the controls and Art Stafford Jr. driven Celebrity Pegasus, from outside post 8 for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. The list also contains Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable's Moonlight Cocktail leaving from the rail with Tony Morgan in the bike. Former Delaware-bred champion I Like My Boss and Allan Davis is alongside. Lazurus piloted by Tim Tetrick has a win, a place and a show in his last three outings for Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables. John DeVito's fast Golden Son reined by Russell Foster and newcomer Elysium Lindy piloted by Corey Callahan for Burke Racing, J. Di Scala and Weaver Bruscemi make up a strong lineup of contenders. A strong card of trotters includes a $13,000 Winners-Over led by driver Tim Tetrick and Triple D Stable's Soda Pump, a winner of two of his last four; Midsize Construction's Blownoutofthewater (Vic Kirby) a winner last start; Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Tribbett Racing's Perseverance (Stafford Jr.) drew the rail with Jenny Melander leased Wisenheimer (Roberts) alongside after a wire-to-wire qualifying win over an off track. Not to be overlooked in the field of nine are Mike Casalino's steady Tough Mac (Callahan) from the second tier; Bamon Racing's Crazshana (Allan Davis), dropping down from the Open; William Cantrell's Deacons Valley (Eddie Davis Jr.), William Mofftt's sharp Gillie The Kid (Ross Wolfenden) with an inside post; and Mark Ford's Moose Madness (Kirby). A $13,500 trot has Wood, Dittmar, Iaquita and Walls' Filled Donut , the program favorite; Magic Maddy (Morgan), fresh from a win for Lou Catana and Vince Bradley and Fred Hertrich's Gravitator (Eddie Davis Jr.) among nine starters. Dover Downs features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. An excellent selection of food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Miami made his first race at Dover Downs a winning one as Vic Kirby bested eight other harness racing three-year-olds in the $13,000 feature trot on Monday, Dec. 4. Racing for owner Frank Canzone and trainer Ed Gannon, the Muscle Hill-Arlanda Hanover colt scored his fifth win in 14 career starts holding off Splashed (Jonathan Roberts) and Ero Gap (Russell Foster) in a 1;53.4 lifetime best mile. He now has won $43,994 in this his sophomore season. Tony Morgan, who now has driven 15,976 winners in is illustrious career rang up a double including a 1:51.2 triumph, behind Gene Ewing's Star Messenger, in the $11,000 top pace on the 13-race program. After taking the lead from Mustang Art (Kirby), Star Messenger led the rest of the way securing his eighth win of the year. He has won $75,125 in 35 starts. Mustang Art was followed by Emeritus Maximus (Foster) third. Another newcomer to the track Myell's Rockster, a recent claim by Arty Foster, reduced his lifetime record to 1:52.1 when Russell Foster guided e four-yea-old World Of Racknroll-Myell gelding to his second win of the campaign winning the $17,5000 Claiming pace. Mister Virgin (Morgan) was second. Stone Fire Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horses. Russell Foster continues his driving success with two wins, his uncle Eric Foster and grandfather owner Arty Foster also had a double. Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby made the winners circle twice. Dover Downs has added a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. THERESADEMONINME PUTS WIN STREAK ON LINE TUESDAY $25,000 FEATURE TROT The razor-sharp Theresademoninme is the one to beat in the $25,000 Open trot on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.  I Like My Boss is at the top of his game currently for trainer Bob Shahan who owns the former Delaware-sired champion with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons with regular driver Allan Davis. He has won four of his last six outings.  Celebrity Pegasus set the 1:52 track record for an older trotter last Spring for owners Ken Wood, Bill M and Steve Iaquinta. Hard-hitting Murmur Hanover is back after being scratched two weeks ago and will be driven by Vic Kirby. A pair of returnees from last season, Uva Hanover and Tony Morgan and Boffin with Ross Wolfenden in the bike should not be over-looked..Meanwhile NF Happenstance is back racing, after foaling a Sebastian K filly last spring, has been rounding into top shape for trainer-driver Jack Parker Jr. Golden Sun handled by Corey Callahan drew the rail. On the strong undercard, the $12,000 Winners-Over trot is highly competitive. Five Towns (Allan Davis) steps up in class following a sharp win last outing. Ultimate Shopper (Morgan) leaves from the rail with Bluebird Rambo (Stafford Jr.) alongside. Hollywood Highway (Callahan) is racing for Scott Dillon and CTC Stable. The is a lot of power on the outside posts; Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J (Parker Jr.),Bill Moffett’s Gillie The Kid (Wolfenden) Common Parlance (Sean Bier) and Madinah Racing’s Marley’s Guy (Kirby). Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races. Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book. Marv Bachrad

HARRINGTON, Del. - Driver Victor Kirby registered three victories including his 4,000th lifetime win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a win aboard Spanish Dream ($3) in the fifth race. Kirby, a popular member of the horsemen community, had a three win night on Monday and is the defending driving champion at Harrington, while maintaining a slim lead in the standings over Allan Davis this season with just two nights of racing remaining. Kirby has a three win lead over Davis. Kirby learned the business from his grandfather Vinal Kirby and was a point guard in college for Marymount University (Va.) approximately 25 years ago. He is a regular on the Delaware valley circuit, including regular trips to Harrah's Philadelphia and the Meadowlands. Kirby is well traveled, recently competing at four different racetracks in four states over the past week. Kirby quickly earned another win one race after getting his milestone victory, with a 1:54.1 win in the $17,500 Mares Open aboard Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($4). Trained by Jim King Jr., the Roddy's Bags Again 5-year-old was a pacesetting winner over Miss Me Yet and Hostess Lisa. Trainer Brian Malone won the 10th with Corona Again ($3.60, Tony Morgan) to give him a three win lead in the race for meet's leading trainer over Josh Green. Montrell Teague and Morgan each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:51.3 winner in the harness racing featured $15,000 Delaware Special Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Wayne Givens, the 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion notched his 40th career win. Papa Ray waited patiently behind pacesetter Framed Art throughout before blazing home in 26.4 seconds for a narrow win. Two "rickshaw rumble" races were held to benefit Horse Lovers United, a local non-profit who finds homes for retired racehorses. Organized by Heather Vitale, the fundraiser has become a popular event where local horsemen take the place of horses in a 1/16 of a mile sprint. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals will be contested on the Wednesday October 4 Harrington program as part of a showcase of Delaware's top 2-year-olds. Matthew Sparacino    

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($8.20, Victor Kirby) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $13,000 featured pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion received a garden journey and held off the game race favorite Framed Art, who was outside most of the mile for a narrow win. It was the 39th career win for Papa Ray, who is conditioned by Wayne Givens. Millenium Wheel was third. The sixth race, won by Kiss A Dragon, was named in honor of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, who was enjoying their annual night at the races. The draw for the Bobby Quillen Memorial, the marquee race of the year at Harrington, will be held Tuesday as some of racing's top older pacers are expected to compete in this year's $150,000 event. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3.80, Victor Kirby) was a wire-to-wire harness racing winner at Harrington Raceway Wednesday in the featured $16,000 Open Trot in 1:55.2. The Cantab Hall gelding was a confident winner over Theresademoninme and Wingus for his seventh win of the year for trainer Jenny Bier. The venerable veteran with more than $810,000 earned lifetime, rebounded after finishing fourth as the heavy favorite last week. Andrew Glassmeyer's Bosston Cruiser ($4, Jon Roberts) had an auspicious start to his career. The freshman trotting gelding scorched a 2:01.1 win in his first lifetime start. The Don Boss Vita gelding is prepping for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action, which will begin for trotters in a fortnight. Medinah Racing's Marley's Guy ($5, Kirby) won the sub-featured $11,000 Open II Trot in 1:57.1 for trainer Jim King Jr. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($5.20, Victor Kirby) notched a 1:54.3 win over a sloppy racetrack Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $17,500 Mares Open. Nerida Franco N, the 2-1 second wagering choice led the field of eight through fractions of 27.2, 56.3 and 1:25.3 before Terror At Night collared the tiring pacesetter and assumed command. The lead was short lived, however, as Purrfect Bags charged by in the stretch to prevail. Terror At Night was second with Miss Me Yet third. It was the 28th career win for Purrfect Bags, a 5-year-old daughter of Roddys Bags Again. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. King's Lillisbagsrpacked ($3, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first split in 1:55.1 over Giga Spin and A Lady Sizzling. Trained by Jim King Jr., the daughter of Roddy's Bags Again notched her third career win. The same connections prevailed in the second division with Logan's Girl ($2.40, Kirby) who was a 1:55 winner over Lunar Phase and Diva Demands. The Roddy's Bags Again filly completed a sweep of her elimination divisions, as she did at Dover Downs before finishing second in the $100,000 final on April 11. The King connection struck again in the final division with a 1:55.1 win with Spanish Dream ($11.40), who narrowly defeated Free Flight Fran, who had won five straight, and Westwind Roddylee. The $100,000 DSBF finals will be contested on July 27 during the Delaware State Fair. Allan Davis and Tony Morgan joined Kirby with a driving triple. Roberts had a double. One of the races not won by King, Kirby, Morgan or Davis was the overnight feature, in which Mike Hall's St Kitts ($38, Jon Roberts) won the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.1 for trainer Doug Lewis. Four divisions of DSBF 3-year-old trotters will headline the Wednesday program. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4, Victor Kirby) was an impressive 1:53.4 harness racing  winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Jenny Bier-trainee registered his 27th career win via a front-end performance in which the set all the fractions and held off last week's winner and track record holder (aged trotting stallions) Celebrity Pegasus. I Like My Boss was third. Wind Of The North has banked more than $768,000 lifetime. Vince Copeland had three wins on the program. Kirby and Eddie Dennis each had a driving double. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($2.40, Victor Kirby) improved to 2-for-2 in 2017 with a 1:53 harness racing win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Hostess Lisa marched to the early lead from post four in 28.1 seconds to the opening quarter mile mark and led the field of six to the half-mile in a leisurely 57.2 seconds. Favorite Newborn Sassy mounted a first-over attack to three-quarters in 1:25.3. Hostess Lisa and Newborn Sassy were heads apart at the top of the stretch until the latter finally edged clear near the finish. A daughter of Western Ideal, "Sassy" notched her 17th win in 31 career starts for trainer Jim King Jr. Both of her seasonal wins have come at Harrington. On the undercard, George Teague Jr., and Teague Racing Partnership's Miss Me Yet ($8.40, Montrell Teague) won a $10,000 conditioned pace in 1:53.1 for trainer Brenda Teague. Jon Roberts had three wins on the program. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54.4 harness racing winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. It was the 26th career win for the 7-year-old Cantab Hall gelding and trainer Jenny Bier. Tough Mac, the 3-1 third betting choice among the six-horse field, left the gate from post position five and marched to the early lead in an opening quarter mile in 27.1 seconds. The 8-year-old pacesetter reached the half-mile in 56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25.2 while Wind of The North maneuvered three-wide and brushed clear of the field with ease for a powerful score. Maestro Blue Chip rallied for second while I Like My Boss was third. The win pushed Wind Of The North over $756,000 in career earnings. In the second race of 10 on the program, William Moffett's Roman ($3.60, Jim Morand) registered his first career win in his 26th start in 1:57. The 3-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding had previously been second nine times in his career. Ross Wolfenden had three wins. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($7, Victor Kirby) had a successful return to harness racing Tuesday with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. Inittowinafortune left alertly from post position seven and cleared Lightning Mach N to the opening quarter mile in 27.3 seconds. "Fortune" led the field of eight mares to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.3 as Sweet Bobbie applied mild pressure. The leader tired badly in the stretch as Newborn Sassy fanned widest of all and swept by the field to win her first start of the season for trainer Jim King Jr. Quotable Quotes rallied for second while Hostess Lisa was third. A winner of nearly $350,000 in her sophomore campaign, Newborn Sassy registered her 16th career win. Mike Hall had an owner double for trainer Doug Lewis, winning consecutive races with Square Dancer ($7) and Rocknroll Vision ($4), both of whom were driven by Jon Roberts. Josh Green had a training double with Free Flight Fran ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) and Honest Gambler ($2.20, Victor Kirby). Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind ($3.60, Victor Kirby) was a 1:54 winner in the $16,000 harness racing mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. For the second straight night, less than favorable conditions prevailed as unseasonably cool and wet conditions remained in central Delaware. The conditions didn't bother Enhance Your Mind, who assumed control of the race near the quarter mile from early leader Shine N Shimmer to an opening quarter in 27.4. She remained on top through a half-mile in 57 and three-quarters in 1:26.2 while Hostess Lisa challenged stubbornly first-over but Enhance Your Mind would triumph by a half-length. Arts Jem was third. Trained by her owner, Enhance Your Mind, a daughter of Riggins, notched her seventh win of the year. She has banked nearly $100,000 in 2017, after winning the most recent horse of the meet honors at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had three wins, while Montrell Teague and Kirby each had a driving double on the 10 race program. Matthew Sparacino

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