Just eight days from their $100,000 final event, three $20,000 elimination divisions were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings.
Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter ($11.20, Corey Callahan) was the fastest winner with a 1:55.3 victory in his split over round one elimination winners All Artist and Hail To The Master, who rounded out the trifecta. Rusty Carter, a son of Art Director, chipped away first over at the leaders before edging clear in the stretch for his first career win.
Pam Wagner's Canthelpbutwin ($7, Victor Kirby) was victorious in the second division with a pocket trip for trainer Josh Green. The gelded son of Artzina surged by a game pacesetter Cut the Beach late for a narrow win. Power to Perform was third. It was a maiden breaking triumph for the winner.
The final DSBF division saw Willard Hall and Brian Wright's Sizz Matty ($4, George Dennis) as a handy winner in 1:57.3 over Steller City and All Music. The Life Sizzles colt, Sizz Matty, notched his third straight win, including a sweep of his eliminations for trainer Wright. Dennis and Kirby each had four winners on the program. Callahan had a driving double.
There will be a showcase of Delaware's top-bred horses on October 21 with four $100,000 DSBF finals, as well as $20,000 consolation events.