DSBF finals on tap at Harrington Raceway this week

HARRINGTON — The apex of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund season for 3-year-olds will headline the week of racing for this week at Harrington Raceway with four $100,000 finals. The top Delaware-sired male pacers will battle Monday, female pacers on Tuesday and trotters (both sexes) will compete Wednesday. Jo Ann Looney-King’s Apple Valley Art (3/2, […]

First Harrington qualifying races scheduled for June 9-10

Montrell Teague nears the finish line at Dover Downs with Wiggle It Jiggleit Monday night. (Special to The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

HARRINGTON — The first qualifying races of the season at Harrington Raceway will take place June 9 and 10 with a new qualifying time of 9 a.m. In order to be in compliance with COVID-19 related state guidelines, a maximum of nine races will be carded. The June 10 qualifiers will be restricted to Delaware […]

Harness racing returning to Harrington in June

DOVER — Horseman, says Sal DiMario, are creatures of habit. When there’s a harness racing meet in session, there’s a pretty predictable routine they fall into. “They’re not the kind of people who sit around in the afternoon,” said DiMario. “They work all morning getting their horses ready, they take a break and then they […]

Brian McKnight to perform in Harrington April 18

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway and Casino recently announced that Grammy-award winning R&B singer and recording artist Brian McKnight will perform at Exhibit Hall April 18 as part of the Live On Stage series lineup. With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, numerous chart-topping hits and 16 Grammy nominations, Mr. McKnight has earned himself a top […]

American History captures 13th annual Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington

HARRINGTON — Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing’s American History ($10.20, Joe Bongiorno) was a 1:49.3 winner in the 13th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington Raceway on Monday night. It is the biggest race of the year at the half-mile racetrack, named in honor of longtime Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, […]

13th annual Bobby Quillen Memorial on tap Monday at Harrington

HARRINGTON — Some of racing’s top aged pacers will battle in the 13th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday, Sept. 16 at Harrington Raceway. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The race is named in honor of longtime Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2006. Quillen was a regular at the racetrack who enjoyed […]

$600,000 in purses during Governor’s Day races Thursday at state fair

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s richest program of the season will commence Thursday as part of the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair. A 10-race card with nearly $600,000 in total purses will start at 7 p.m. Four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for 3-year-olds will accompany popular annual events for older […]

Harrington Raceway’s 73rd season opens Monday with 12-race program

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s 73rd season of live harness racing opens Monday with a 12-race program and a new 4:30 p.m. nightly post time. Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until the break on June 26. The opening day feature is a $15,000 Delaware Special for pacers, featuring claimer extraordinaire William […]

Best Bets: Wilson pays tribute to his famous father in Harrington

For years, Bobby Brooks was told that he looked like, sounded like and acted like the late R&B singer Jackie Wilson. And as it turns out, there was a good reason for that. He is Jackie Wilson’s son. But it wasn’t until later in life that he found that out. Now known as Bobby Brooks […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]