King stable scores Harrington hat trick

Harrington, DE — The high-powered Jim King Jr. stable demonstrated its prowess Tuesday (Sept. 1) with three wins on the Harrington Raceway card.

The Harrington-based stable which campaigns two of harness racing’s brightest stars, 2019 Horse of the Year Shartin N and 2019 2-year-old Pacing Filly Of The Year Lyons Sentinel, prevailed with all three of their starters on the program: Stealing Bases ($4.80, Victor Kirby), Rockn Philly ($4.20, Ross Wolfenden) and Speak To Siri ($2.10, Kirby).

Rockn Philly’s featured win was the cornerstone of a training hat trick for Jim King Jr. at Harrington Raceway. Fotowon photo.

Rockn Philly captured the $13,500 feature in 1:53 for owners Tim Tetrick and JoAnn Looney-King with a front-end score, good enough for her 10th career win. The 4-year-old A Rocknroll Dance mare set most of the fractions in her win over Anytime N and Moments of Joy. After making nearly $180,000 as a sophomore, Rockn Philly boosted her seasonal earnings over $20,000.

Youngster Stealing Bases, a daughter of Roddy’s Bags Again, was a first-time starter that prevailed in 1:59.2 for owner Looney-King in preparation for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action in a few weeks.

Speak To Siri capped the night off for King, also giving driver Kirby three wins on the card with a 1:56.3 score as the heavy favorite. The 3-year-old Artspeak filly led throughout for her second career win. She is also owned by Looney-King.

Art Stafford Jr., 2019 Harrington driving champion, also had three wins on the card.

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