$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 […]

Foiled Again says farewell, cruises to victory in final Harrington Raceway appearance

HARRINGTON — The richest horse in harness racing history, Foiled Again, made a stop at Harrington Raceway Monday night during the 14-year-old pacer’s farewell tour. Trained by Ron Burke of Burke Racing, Foiled Again is set to retire from harness racing Dec. 31. Driven by local 27-year-old harness racing driver Montrell Teague, Foiled Again competed […]

Tickets go on sale for Jimmie Allen, Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone at Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON — Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 9 for two musical acts coming next year as part of Harrington Raceway and Casino’s Live On Stage series. Country rising star Jimmie Allen is scheduled to perform on Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone are scheduled to perform May 11, 2019, […]

DSBF finals highlight Governor’s Day races at state fair

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s richest program of the season, the annual Governor’s Day program at the Delaware State Fair, was contested Thursday, highlighted by four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 3-year-olds as well, three of which were won by driver Russell Fos-ter, and program fixtures like the $40,000 Governor’s Cup for older horses. […]

11-race program on tap for Governor’s Day Thursday at fair

HARRINGTON — The richest program of the season at Harrington Raceway is set for Thursday during the Delaware State Fair as the annual Governor’s Day program will be contested with an 11-race program (7 p.m. post time). More than $550,000 in total purses will be at stake on the program, with the majority being dispersed […]

Little River Band to play Harrington’s Exhibit Hall in November

HARRINGTON — The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino announced today that Little River Band will perform at Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Live On Stage series line-up. Through the 1970s and 80s, LRB enjoyed chart success with multi-platinum albums and hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” […]

Wynonna to perform in Harrington Oct. 26

HARRINGTON — Country music’s Wynonna, along with her band The Big Noise, will perform at Harrington Raceway and Casino’s Exhibit Hall on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. as part of the Live On Stage series lineup. Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi as the mother/daughter country duo, The […]