Horseracing

Harrington Horseracing

Harrington Raceway is a harness racing track located at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, one mile south of Harrington, Delaware on U.S. Route 13, 60 miles south of Wilmington.

Harrington Raceway typically holds live harness racing from April to June and from August to October.

Harrington Raceway has established itself as a top track on the national harness racing circuit.

The track regularly hosts several important harness racing stakes events. Among the more prominent are:

  • Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund
  • Adios Harry
  • Miss Harrington
  • Magician
  • Adios Harry Final
  • Miss Harrington Final
  • Magician Final

Harrington Raceway Facts

  • Track Opened: August 15, 1946
  • Speed Rating: 2:003
  • Length of Homestretch: 440 feet
  • Width of Homestretch: 100 feet
  • Starters Behind the Gate: 8
  • Hubrail: No
  • "Open" Stretch: Yes
  • Grandstand Capacity: 3,200
  • Clubhouse Capacity: 400
  • Parking Capacity: Unlimited
  • Resord Handle: $658,826 (September 29, 1997)
  • Record Attendance: 4,077 ( September 29, 1974 )

Harrington Raceway Records

Pacers
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Overall
Horse
Royal Mattjesty 1:51.1 Stephane Bouchard
6/21/04

2 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Colt
Filly

Gelding
By A Length
All American Mocha
HR's Miller Gold
1:56 2/5
1:57 2/5

1:55.4
Mike Stevenson
Jim Morand

Kevin Switzer
10/19/04
9/01/97

10/27/04

3 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Colt
Filly
Gelding
Cam Knows Best
Kissed By a Fool
Quit Laughing
1:53 2/5
1:55.0
1:53.4 2/5
George Brennan
George Dennis
Jim King, Jr.
6/08/98
6/24/03
6/12/00

4 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Gelding
Horse
Mare
Make A Success
Cancun Hanover
Yankee Vista
1:52.4
1:52.1
1:54
George Dennis
Brad Hanners
Les Givens
8/16/04
6/23/03
6/25/02

Trotters
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Overall
Horse
Mac Action 1:56 1/5 Steven Warrington
6/16/98

2 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Colt
Filly
Gelding
Crown Prince Gar
Jaclyn Doodles
Med Vac
2:01.4
2:03
2:00.4
Jim Morand
Bob Blanton Jr.
John Wagner
10/9/01
10/17/04
10/27/04

3 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Colt
Filly
Gelding
Jabaca
Love You Most
Kavakola
1:57 3/5
1:59.3
1:59 4/5
Jack Parker, Jr.
Eddie Dennis
Eddie Davis
7/30/98
5/28/02
11/2/98

4 Year Olds
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Gelding
Horse
Mare
Mystical Victor
Red Oak's Kasper
Love You Most
1:58.1
1:58.2
1:58.1
Eddie Davis Jr.
Art Stafford Jr.
Eddie Dennis
5/7/02
5/6/04
6/9/03

Aged
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Gelding

Horse
Horse
Mare
Mac Action

Par One
Meadowagogo
Love You Most
1:56 1/5

1:56.3
1:56.3
1:57
Steven Warrington
Steve Warrington
Hal Belote
Eddie Dennis
6/16/98

8/27/03
6/9/04
7/29/04

Old Distance Racing
1 1/4 Miles - Pace
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Horse Yankee Spur
2:27 3/5 Travis Bowman
11/2/98

1 1/4 Miles - Trot
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Mare Smashing Jane GT
2:31 2/5 Hal Belote
9/8/99

1 1/16 Miles - Pace
TYPE HORSE TIME DRIVER DATE
Gelding Mare Southern Walton
Rons Girl
2:00.3
2:00 3/5
Wayne Truitt
Joe Anderson
7/1/04
5/13/00

Harrington Raceway History

1946 - On August 15, Harrington Raceway opened.

1996 - Video lottery machines were installed as allowed by Delaware’s new gaming legislation. The revenue from these machines enabled Harrington Raceway to increase the purse offered to winning horses.

2002-2003 - The half-mile oval was reconstructed prior to the 2003 spring meet by trackmasters Dan and Greg Coon. The renovations resulted in wider turns and a faster racetrack.


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