HARRINGTON, DE – The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-olds will headline the (June 14-16) week of harness racing at Harrington Raceway.
The male pacers will compete in 3 divisions Monday, female pacers in 3 divisions Tuesday and both sexes of trotters in 5 divisions on Wednesday. Each split goes for a purse of $20,000 in the two weeks of eliminations with the $100,000 finals to be contested on July 29 during the Delaware State Fair.
A pair of DSBF 2-year-old champs will square off in the 2nd male pacing division Monday as MST Racing and George Teague’s Subban (4/1, Montrell Teague), a Southwind Lynx gelding who won last year’s $100,000 final at Harrington for trainer Clyde Francis, will battle a deep field that includes the Dover Downs final champ in Henry Farragalli III, Nanticoke Racing and Albert Feeney’s Downtown Show (3/2, Allan Davis).
A son of Delmarvalous for trainer Les Givens, Downtown Show already has 2 wins in his sophomore campaign.
Leonard Hubbard’s Z’s Dream (5/2, Art Stafford Jr.), a son of Dream Away, won 4 of 10 races as a freshman and figures to be one of the major players in the division for trainer Andrew Stafford.
Tuesday’s filly pacing divisions are stout with the stiffest split being in the 6th race, as Roddy’s Bags Again-sired Littlebagoftricks (7/5, Russell Foster) and Tobago Cays-sired Tobago Time (8/5, Pat Berry) will square off.
Owned by Rich Lombardo, Charles Cochran and trainer Josh Green, “Tricks” won 4-of-6 as a 2-year-old and banked nearly $100,000, while Frank Chick and David Hamm’s Tobago Time already has 2 wins under her belt at 3 and was a DSBF consolation winner at 2 for trainer Kevin Lare.
Wednesday is Trot Night which marks the stakes return of Bobby Myers’ Big Al M (Eddie Davis Jr.), a son of Anders Bluestone who dominated the colt and gelding ranks at 2, winning 5-of-7 and banked $136,092. His chief rival, Don and David Wiest’s Keystone Activator-sired Rhett (Corey Callahan) is back and drew in with him in the 1st division on the card, slated 2nd on the 15-race program.
The filly trot division is headed by Thestable Jazzy Judy Group’s Jazzy Judy (Anthony MacDonald), a daughter of Political Briefing who won 3-of-6 at 2 for trainer Jim King Jr. and is fresh off a pair of blowout qualifiers.
Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until June 23, when racing will be on Mondays and Tuesdays until July 6, when the customary summer break will commence prior to the Delaware State Fair. Post time nightly is 4:30 p.m.