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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.

The Dover Downs Race & Sports Book

is open 7 Days a week from noon til midnight

for Harness & Thoroughbred Simulcasting Action.



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

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.

Dover Downs Horse of the Meet

Congratulations to Delishka N. The top pacing mare was voted the 2018-2019 Dover Downs Horse of the Meet by The United States Harness Writers Association Delaware Valley Chapter. Delishka N (Bettor’s Delight-Balishka) had seven wins out of 10 starts with earnings over $100,000 for owners, Legacy Racing of DE,Inc, Nanticoke Racing Inc, Reginald A Hazzard, II, and Gary P Callaway. She was trained by Wayne Givens and second trainer Blake Baker accepted the blanket.

Pictured from left to right: Patty Brittingham, Al Kraszewski, Blake Baker, John Hensley and Judy Davis-Wilson. (Credit: Foto Won)

The driving title went to Tim Tetrick, who needs no introduction, as he had over a hundred more wins than the closest competitor. Maintaining a UDR for the meet of over .400 and bagging 222 wins with earnings in excess of $2.5 million he has amassed lifetime earnings of over $204 million.
The training title was awarded to Joe Columbo, for the powerful George and Tina Dennis Racing Stable, was honored as leading trainer at this meet. He sent out 61 winners with earnings of over $750,000. Almost all of those winners were driven by Mike Cole. Columbo was also the leading trainer at the 2018 Harrington Raceway meet.
Thank you to Patty Brittingham, John Hensley and Al Kraszewski for making the presentations.  



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



Post Time 4:30

Monday - Wednesday


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.

Mike Cole had 103 wins at the meet

to pick up his first driving title. 


Congratulations to the Leaders from the Dover Downs Meet!