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is open 7 Days a week from noon til midnight

for Harness & Thoroughbred Simulcasting Action.

Congratulations to the 2018 Governor's Cup Winner Blazing Bobby Sox!

 Arthur Stafford and Arthur Stafford Jr’s Blazing Bobby Sox won in 1:50.1!

Driven by his trainer Art Stafford Jr., the 7-year-old Panderosa gelding was a decisive front end winner to boost his seasonal earnings in excess of $100,000.
Governor John Carney was on hand and presented the trophy to the winning connections.

Harrington Raceway annually hosts an exciting Governor’s Day card

during the Delaware State Fair, with 13 races and more than $600,000 in total purses.

The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) is a non-profit organization that helps protect & promote harness racing in the First State! The DSOA works with management at local racetracks to make sure the needs of the horsemen and horsewomen are met.

The group also lobbies for the best legislation, that will benefit our great Standardbred industry.


 Joe Columbo was presented his first training title as theleading conditioner with 40 wins,


Check out the  DSOA's YouTube Channel

featuring the award-winning

Post Time Show with Heather Vitale!
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to watch lots of great features

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when new videos are posted.


Post Time 4:30

November 5th - April 4th

Monday - Thursday

The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (D.S.O.A.) is hosting its 4th annual stallion auction for P.A.C.E. (Political Action Committee for Equines). P.A.C.E. is an important fund that makes political contributions to candidates and politicians, who support the Delaware harness racing community & its issues.
The D.S.O.A would like to thank all the owners who have graciously donated these breedings and the bidders who will be using them.

        P.A.C.E. 2019 Delaware Stallion Service Auction
Stallion                                    Fee                   Gait                Donated by                                                Standing
1)  Anders Bluestone            $3,000                (T)                Kenny Wood & Bill Dittmar                          Delaware
2)  Barber Pole                      $3,000               (P)                Gary & Barbara Isles                                   Delaware
3) Barber Pole                       $3,000               (P)                Gary & Barbara Isles                                   Delaware
4) Classic Card Shark           $3,500               (P)                Winbak Farm                                               Delaware
5) Collect The Brass             $2,000                (T)                Carlo Poliseno                                             Delaware
6) CR Commando                 $2,500               (T)                 Winbak Farm                                               Delaware
7)  Delmarvelous                   $3,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Delaware
8) Delmarvelous                    $3,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Delaware
9) Dragon King                      $1,500               (P)                Pamela Schott                                             Delaware
10) Iron Mine Bucky              $2,000               (T)                Iron Mine Branch Farm                                Delaware
11) Kodiak Lindy                   $3,000               (T)                 Brenda Teague                                            Delaware
12) Mr. Wiggles                     $4,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Ohio
13) Mr. Wiggles                     $4,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Ohio
14) Papa Ray                        $1,000               (P)                Wayne Givens                                             Delaware
15) Powerful Mist                  $1,000               (P)                Wayne Givens                                             Delaware
16) Southwind Lynx              $3,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Delaware
17) Southwind Lynx              $3,000               (P)                Teague Stables                                            Delaware
18) Xactly Hanover               $1,500               (T)                Andrew Markano                                          Delaware
19) Yankee Royalty              $2,000               (T)                 Bart Cavanaugh Sr.                                     Delaware

The auction will be held on line at starting on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM and closing on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 PM. All bids may be made directly on the website. Winning bidders will be notified by email and must send a 10% deposit payable to “P.A.C.E.” at the
D.S.O.A., 830 Walker Square, Suite 11-2, Dover, Delaware 19904 at that time.

To place a bid online:
A) Go to, read the terms posted and please follow the directions.
B) Look for a stallion service you want to purchase and place your bid.
C) It will be noted what the next bid amount would need to be.
D) A 10% deposit on all winning bids is due within 15 days payable to “P.A.C.E.”
E) Balance of bid is due at the time of live foal.
F) For information contact Sal DiMario, Executive Director of D.S.O.A. at (302) 678-3058 or

Bidding Rules: 
Horsemen may bid on an unlimited number of stallions.
All contracts are subject to P.A.C.E. and farm approval and are not transferable to another mare or individual. 
The winning bidder must make a deposit for 10% of the bid, with a $100 minimum. 
The balance (90%) is due upon the birth of a live foal. 
Make all checks payable to P.A.C.E.
If there is no live foal, the deposit, will be donated to P.A.C.E.  There is no return privilege.
Do not bid for mares over 20 years old or mares that have been barren two or more consecutive years.
Do not bid on a stallion for which you already have a contract.
Failure to present your mare to the stallion without justifiable cause will result in forfeit of entire deposit.
No Ownership change on a mare is permitted until service is paid unless a statement from a licensed veterinarian declaring the mare not in foal is provided to P.A.C.E.


Murphy's Race/Sportsbook & Grill located at Harrington Raceway is open 7 days a Week for Harness & Thoroughbred Simulcasting Action
  Monday - Friday 11 AM to 12 AM
   Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 12 AM




Mike Cole had 103 wins at the meet

to pick up his first driving title. 


Horse of meet as voted on by the

Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA,

was Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($6.80), who in fitting fashion won the $17,500 Open Trot in 1:57.4. The venerable 8-year-old Majestic Son gelding had the most starts (19) and wins (8)

of any horse at the meet, while banking more than $80,000 for trainer Jay Gannon.