Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes events for 2-year-old trotters were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.
The filly divisions were won by Dr. William Moffett's Country Romance (Jon Roberts, 2:03.4) and Pam Wagner's JA Going All the Way (Victor Kirby, 2:04.4). Both races were held as early non-wagering events. Country Romance, a daughter of Giant Hit-GIve A Hoot, notched her third win in four career starts for owner/trainer Moffett while John Wagner trained JA Going All The Way (CR Commando-Anatasia J A) won her first career race after two successful qualifiers.
Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr.'s Royal Briefing ($106.20, Art Stafford Jr.) scored a major upset in the first colt division after outkicking second choice and pacesetter Dingys Boy in the stretch in 2:03.2. The Political Briefing-Range Star Royal gelding was making his third career start after two baby races.
Stop The Jade Farm's Bella's Spunkypunk (Corey Callahan, $7.20) took the second division in the same fashion in 2:05.2. The Super Punk-Nubella gelding was the recipient of a pocket trip and charged by pacesetter Cashmere Briefs for the win. Trained by Aaron Lambert, it was the first career start for Bella's Spunkypunk.
n the overnight feature, Allen Kaplan, Ira Kaplan and David Schieb's Lorrie Please ($9.20, Roberts) was a wire-to-wire winner in the $22,000 Filly and Mare Open in 1:53.3. Trained by Mike Hall, it was one of four driving winners for Roberts. (Harrington)