Harrington, DE — Harrington Raceway’s 73rd season of live harness racing opens Monday (April 15) with a 12-race program and a new 4:30 p.m. nightly post time.
Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until the break on June 26.
The opening day feature is a $15,000 Delaware Special for pacers, featuring claimer extraordinaire William Sartin’s Always The Sun (3-1, Allan Davis), who was runner-up for horse of the meet honors at Dover Downs after a stellar campaign in which he won his last three races in succession and 10 total at the meet.
He will start from post two in a stout field of six that also includes morning line favorite Q’s Cruise (5-2, Ross Wolfenden) for owner Jo Ann Looney-King, who recently won in a high-level conditioned event at Yonkers Raceway.
George and Tina Dennis’ Forty Five Red (5-1, Mike Cole), George Leager’s Slick Tony (6-1, Russell Foster), Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard’s Sicily (4-1, Victor Kirby) and George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership’s Daimyir (9-2, Montrell Teague) complete the field.
The wagering format features a 50-cent based Pick-4 in races three through six and also the last four races on the program (nine-12). Superfecta wagering is available in the even-numbered races.
Reservations in the trackside clubhouse dining venue are recommended through the season and can be obtained by calling 302.398.5928.