The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association is hosting its 3rd 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. Th 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. 2018 Delaware Stallion Service Auction
 Stallion                         Fee           Gait        Donated by                Standing
1)  Anders Bluestone     $3,000        (T)       Kenny Wood                Delaware
2)  Art Director              $2,000        (P)       Kovach Stables            Delaware
3)  Artzina                    $2,000        (P)       Winbak Stables            Delaware
4)  Barber Pole             $3,000        (P)       Barbara & Gary Isles     Delaware
5)  Delmarvelous (3)      $3,000        (P)       Teague Stables             Delaware
6)  He’s Spooky           $2,500        (T)        Virginia Louthan           Delaware
7)  Life Sizzles            $2,000        (P)        Andrew Markano          Delaware
8)  Mr. Wiggles (3)       $4,000        (P)        Teague Stables            Ohio
9)  Mutineer                $3,000        (T)         Winbak Farms             Delaware
10) No Spin Zone         $2,500        (P)        Virginia Louthan          Delaware
11) Papa Ray              $1,000        (P)        Wayne Givens             Delaware
12) Powerful Mist        $1,000        (P)        Wayne Givens             Delaware
13) Rolls Blue Chip      $1,000        (T)        Wayne Givens             Delaware
14) Rustler Hanover      $2,000        (P)      Winbak Farms             Delaware
15) Southwind Lynx (3)  $3,000        (P)     Teague Stables            Delaware
16) Xactly Hanover        $1,500        (T)      Andrew Markano         Delaware

The auction will be held on line at starting on Monday, February 19, 2018 and closing on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 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.


The Dover Downs Race & Sports Book

is open 7 Days a week from noon til midnight

for Harness & Thoroughbred Simulcasting Action.

Live Harness Racing

Monday - Thursday

Post Time 4:30 PM

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

The annual program is a focal point for many Delaware horsemen, as a showcase of The First State’s top standardbreds as every horse on the program is either Delaware owned and/or Delaware bred.
 The coveted $40,000 Governor’s Cup is a sought after title for older horses and was won for the second straight year by Foulk Stables’ Sparky Mark ($45.80, Jon Roberts) via a pocket trip over Captive Audience and Tip It On Back. The 10-year-old Astreos stallion registered his 58th career win for trainer Trish Foulk. Governor John Carney was on hand to participate in the winner’s circle ceremonies.


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Harrington Raceway annually hosts an exciting Governor’s Day card

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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.