Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.
Owner George Teague Jr. had a pair of wins with Henry The Dragon ($3.40, Montrell Teague), a son of Custard the Dragon, in 1:55.3 and Rat Tail ($2.80, Montrell Teague), sired by Barber Pole, in 1:57.1. Both were trained by Clyde Francis, who had three wins. Montrell Teague had five wins.
Tina Clark and Brian Clark's Automatic Dragon ($103.80, Victor Kirby) sprung a major upset in his division with a 1:56 triumph for trainer Bobby Clark. Automatic Dragon is an Art Director gelding.
The final DSBF winner of the night was perhaps the most impressive as Kdk Standardbreds' Almost Cut My Hair ($7, Kevin Switzer Jr.) improved to 5-for-5 lifetime with a 1:54 triumph. The Barber Pole gelding set all the fractions from post position seven in registering his fifth straight win for trainer Kevin Switzer.
In the $16,000 overnight feature, the Mares Open, Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer ($2.40, Corey Callahan) did not disappoint as the overwhelming favorite with a dominant 1:52.3 win over Sweet Bobbie and Hidden Land. Trained by Mike Hall, it was the seventh win of the season and 35th lifetime for the daughter of American Ideal.
Vic Kirby had a driving triple.
Four divisions of DSBF trotters will headline the Wednesday September 21 program.