Farmington, ME — Andy Harrington held the hot hand on Tuesday (Sept. 19) as the driver in the familiar blue and red colors scored four wins from the ten race card at the Farmington Fair.
Harrington began his quest by grabbing the lion’s share of a $14,684 Maine Sire Stakes purse with Pickmepickme (Western Maverick-Ella V Horse). Last year’s freshman champion filly picked up the fifth win of her sophomore season, swooping the field up the backstretch and eventually romping by 2-1/2 lengths while stopping the timer in 2:00 in the non-wagering event.
Harrington’s domination of the overnight portion of the program was fueled by horses ably conditioned by his wife, Sara Harrington. Included in their joint tally were Devoted Chip (2:04-$4.80), who gamely raced in first-over fashion as the lukewarm bettor’s choice to secure his fourth win of the season; Drinka Beer (1:57.2-$11.40), who paid nearly enough to buy one of those fancy craft beers at the ski area pubs of nearby Sugarloaf Mountain; and That’s Some Plan (2:00.3-$4.20), who soared gate-to-wire to secure his 30th career victory.
In other Farmington news, drivers Walter Case Jr., Ron Cushing and Kevin Switzer Jr all doubled their pleasure on Tuesday, scoring two wins apiece on the afternoon program.
Harness racing resumes on Wednesday afternoon and will be featured every day except Thursday this week at Farmington Fair with post time slated daily at 2 p.m. (EDT).