Harrington, DE – Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for trotters headlined the Wednesday (June 12) program at Harrington Raceway with four $20,000 divisions in the first of two elimination legs.
The top eight point earners from the eliminations will compete in a $100,000 final on Thursday (July 25).
Two of the races were conducted prior to the wagering card in non-wagering events. Dark Dutchess (Jack Parker Jr.) was a 2:00.4 winner in the filly division for owner/trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker. The He’s Spooky filly notched her second career win in front end fashion over Miss Popeye and Royal Locket.
Andrew Glassmeyer’s Embrace The Grind (Jon Roberts) prevailed in the second non-wagering event, this one for colts and geldings. The Keystone Activator gelding was a 2:01 winner over Rich N Royal and Gettinziggywitit for his owner/trainer.
In the second filly division, Rod Allen’s Disco Soliel suffered her first defeat of the season, as Stop The Jade Farm’s Bella’s Party Punk ($10.60) sprung a mild upset in 2:01. Disco Soliel was second with Command The Day third. Trained by Chase Vandervort, the Super Punk sired filly registered her second career victory.
Just As Striking ($4.40) was a winner in 2:01 in the second division for colts and geldings. The Anders Bluestone gelding was a front-end winner over Dr Grinch and Shermans Way for trainer/driver Eddie Dennis. Owned by E&K Stables, EJ and LG Walters and Paul Williamson, it was his third career victory.
In the overnight feature, the $20,000 Open Trot, Howard and Linda Dege’s Blownoutofthewater ($6.20) was a winner in 1:55.1 for trainer Will Reynolds.