Live harness racing will get underway April 9 with a 65-day racing meet.Live racing will be conducted primarily on a Monday through Wednesday schedule with the exception of the last two weeks of August, when racing will only be on Mondays and Tuesdays. There is also the customary break in July as there will be a hiatus after June 27. The meet will close on October 24.
Harrington Raceway and Casino is pleased to announce that nearly 1,300 items were donated as part of a “Tis The Giving Season” promotion on October 29 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Customers showed an outpouring of support and brought in various items from a published “wish list.” The donations were miscellaneous from cash, gift cards, food, blankets, batteries, paper towels, napkins, soap, etc.
Harrington Raceway completed its 71st season of live harness racing Thursday with a 13-race program.
As has been customary, the meet’s leading trainer and driver were announced.
Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.1 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.
Meanwhile, trainer Brian Malone secured his first Harrington training title with 32 wins at the meet.
Driver Victor Kirby won his 4,000th career race Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Kirby is the reigning 2016 leading driver at Harrington.
Richard Polluci's Christen Me ($3.80, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:51.1 winner Monday in the $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.
Later on the card, horse of the meet honors were presented to Papa Ray.
Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($16, Jon Roberts) notched his 21st career win in upset fashion Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.3 victory in the $16,000 Open Trot.
St Kitts was an upset winner in the Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway for owner Mike Hall and trainer Doug Lewis.
Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($2.80, Victor Kirby) recorded his second straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Delaware Special.
Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old final, showcasing Delaware's top sired horses were contested Wednesday at Harrington Raceway on a beautiful fall day. Driver Russell Foster had winners in two of the final events.
Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($4.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:54.2 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Malone had an owner/trainer grand slam.
Four $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old trotters went post ward Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.
Jeff and David Clark's Gracefully Forgiven ($2.20, Art Stafford Jr.) remained unbeaten in three starts with a 1:57.2 win in one of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Stafford won 5 races on the program.
Slick Tony and Transitioning Joy were prevailing favorites in the second round of $20,000 divisions in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday at Harrington Raceway.
The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old trotters commenced on the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway with four $20,000 divisions.
Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N ($4, Jordan Stratton) won the 11th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial in 1:52.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway.
Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas III and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night ($12.80, Allan Davis) was a 1:53.3 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.
Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($44, Art Stafford Jr.) was an upset winner in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday in 1:53.3.
Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Farm's Major Uptrend ($3.60, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $15,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3.
Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($13.40, Russell Foster) was a 1:55.4 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.