Dover, DE — The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association would like to congratulate the following winners on their success at Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway during the most recent meets. Although both meets at these Delaware tracks were shortened due to the obstacles created from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are truly grateful for our racing community who were patient and resilient during the recent race meets.
The 2019-2020 Dover Downs Horse of the Meet was awarded to Moments Of Joy, who is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt. The daughter of Western Terror had 15 starts, six victories, three seconds and two thirds during the meet. She also bankrolled $126,410 for her connections. Moments Of Joy was also named the United States Harness Writers’ Horse of the Meet by the Delaware Valley Chapter.
For the 2019-2020 Dover Downs Trotter of the Meet it was Sheez On A Cruze taking home that honor for owner and trainer Brenda Teague. The daughter of Crazed bankrolled $72,314 during the meet at the five-eighths-mile oval with 12 starts, five wins and four seconds. Out of the mare Topcat Hall, Sheez On A Cruze is a full sister to world champion JL Cruze.
Another award given out for the 2019-2020 Dover Downs season was Claimer of the Meet. Escape Again, owned and trained by Andrew “Bobby” Glassmeyer, competed 15 times with eight wins, two seconds and one third, earning $41,748 for the meet. Although the daughter of Artiscape was claimed from Glassmeyer midway through the Dover season, Escape Again had much of her success in that stable, which justified the award being given to Glassmeyer.
For the 2020 Harrington Raceway Horse of the Meet, My Last Bet, owned by George Teague Jr. Inc. and trained by Clyde Francis was presented that honor. The daughter of Delmarvalous, who was orphaned at a young age, was thriving last season at the half-mile oval with 13 starts, four wins, three seconds, one third and earnings of $42,580.
The Trotter of the Meet Award for the 2020 Harrington Raceway season was given to Beer Hall. The son of Conway Hall is owned by Stacy Johnson-Stafford and trained and driven by her husband, Art Stafford Jr. Affectionately known around the barn as “Bud,” Beer Hall competed nine times, taking home four wins, two seconds and a third with $26,687 in monies earned.
A Claimer of the Meet honor was also given out at the 2020 Harrington Raceway meet and the recipient was Monty’s Play. The son of Shadow Play, owned by William Sartin and trained by Joe Hundertpfund Jr., started 10 times with seven trips to the winner’s circle and earnings of $47,340. Monty’s Play did change hands a couple times during this meet at the Kent County half-mile track but the majority of his earnings were made for the Hundertpfund Stable.
In addition to our First State equine competitors being honored, trainer Jason Johnson was recognized with the 2020 James T. Case Jr. Horizon Award. Johnson just started building his own stable in recent years and has been making a big impression on the Delaware racing circuit.
And the DSOA also presented a Special Appreciation Award to Kathleen Cain for her many years of patience and assistance helping Delaware horsemen while working at Harrington Raceway.
Although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DSOA was unable to hold an annual banquet, the awards were presented at the racetrack and the winners will be featured on upcoming Post Time TV Show.
Post Time is an award-winning half-hour program sponsored by the DSOA and local racetracks, which airs each Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on the local CBS affiliate WBOC-TV. Anyone interested in watching interviews with our award winners will be able to log onto www.youtube.com/posttimeshow and the features will be posted after the original airing on television.