Harrington, DE — American Nitro ($2.10, Victor Kirby) and Leonard’s Legacy ($2.40, Jon Roberts) each completed a sweep of their $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with dominant victories.
Owned by Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane, “Nitro” cruised to an easy win over White Lands and Bebop On The Block in 1:56.1, just one-fifth of a second faster than Leonard Hubbard’s Leonard Legacy’s 1:56.2 win over Aidan and Elite Retreat.
A son of Badlands Nitro for trainer Les Givens, American Nitro (Badlands Nitro-Jet America) is now 3-for-4 in his career, while Tobago Cays-sired Leonard’s Legacy notched his second career win for trainer Nick Callahan. The two pacers are set to square off in the $100,000 final on Wednesday October 2, when all four DSBF finals will be contested.
In the $17,000 overnight feature, the Open pace, Jane Ramsey and David Amos’ Ideal Kiss ($6, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner over Late Mail N and Highland Beach Boy. Trained by Don Brittingham, it was the fifth win of the year for the 6-year-old American Ideal gelding.
Tony Morgan had a driving triple, while Mike Cole and Roberts each had driving doubles.
On Tuesday (Sept. 24), there will be a pair of $20,000 DSBF eliminations for filly pacers, while both sexes for trotters on Wednesday (Sept. 25) will compete in four divisions.