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Lg's Reed O Wen, Just Pump It Win DSBF Trot Finals

10/06/2021 5:33 PM -

 Lg's Reed O Wen ($5.40, Jim Morand) and Just Pump It ($20.60, Art Stafford Jr.) each won their respective $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

 A new track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings was set when Nanticoke Racing's LG's Reed O Wen marched right to the front from post position seven and never relented in a 7-length romp in a lifetime best 1:59.4 over Canoe Trip and Wolfpack Russ. The Anders Bluestone gelding notched his 4th win in 6 career starts for trainer Les Givens. The old mark of 2:00.2 was held by Egosnattitudes (2014).

 In the filly trotting final, Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr.'s Just Pump It led most of the way despite post position eight and was a one-length winner in 2:03 over Our Last Penny and Miss Timber Wolf. The CR Commando filly registered her second lifetime win for her trainer/driver and co-owner Stafford Jr.

 There were multiple tribute and memorial races on the program, including the 5th race for Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse, who has been a staunch supporter of harness racing. The 6th race was named for the memory of Wilma Chambers, who was a popular member of the horsemen community and wife of trainer Paul Chambers. 

 The 7th race was named in memory of long-time racing officlal Allen Cook Jr, who was beloved by many in the industry and was a former horseman.