Thursday’s (Oct. 10) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrington Raceway, Colonial Downs and Vernon Downs.
Wolfenden wins four as drivers race heats up at Harrington
Harrington, DE --- Three-time defending Harrington Raceway driving champion Ross Wolfenden won four races on the Thursday program to recapture the lead in the current standings.
George Dennis, whose had a banner meet with 131 wins and has led most of the season, but Wolfenden heads into the final two weeks of the meet with a two win lead at 133.
Wolfenden won three races in a row in the pick four with races CG’s Serious ($2.20), Little Miss B ($4) and Peek A Bue Kid ($18.40). He then won the ninth with trotter Trickledowntheory ($16).
Allan Davis is still very much in the hunt in third with 129 wins.
Meanwhile Joe Hundertpfund Jr. seems poised for his first Delaware training title with a commanding lead in the trainer standings with 45 wins. Wayne Givens (31 wins) is second while Les Givens (28) is third.
Youngsters’ 21-year-old Tyler Davis and 22-year-old Montrell Teague each had driving doubles on Thursday.
-- Matt Sparacino
Cajon Hot Shot passed Gordieisanartist at the top of the stretch and coasted home to a 2-1/2 length win in Thursday’s $6,000 winners over pacing feature at a damp Colonial Downs. Coming off a sixth place finish in last week’s feature, Cajon Hot Shot got the services of the nation’s winningest driver in the sulky. Ronnie Wrenn Jr., who had only been racing weekends at the New Kent oval, made his first weekday appearance and he guided the 5-year-old Grinfromeartoear gelding to victory in 1:52.2. The winner is trained by Dean Eckley for the Gallicchio Racing Stable of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey. Gordieisanartist held on for second while Indescribable was third.
The productive pacer Don’t Blame Her returned to her winning ways during Thursday night’s $10,000 Open feature for female representatives of the lateral gain after a sizzling 1:52 performance at Vernon Downs. Part-owner Joe Bongiorno did the steering in Thursday’s sixth session as the favorite Don’t Blame Her accelerated into the lead from third following the opening quarter, and remained on the front end to the finish, defeating Love You Bye, the closest of her five foes, by 1-3/4 lengths. It was the third Open victory in the last four outings here for the quick-footed bay daughter of Village Connection-Never My Fault, who is also owned by Barbara Bongiorno and trained by Brad Irvine. It marked the sixth season’s score and 57th lifetime tally for the career-earner of more than $787,100 who tied her 1:51.2 career win-mark here on Sept. 26. Jimmy Whittemore and Fern Paquet, Jr. each recorded driving doubles during the track’s 75th program of 2013.