07/30/2013 12:36PM

Delaware: Strike Your Colors sweep for Randy Allen, Richard and Frances Hessee


Trainer Randy Allen and owners Richard and Frances Hessee combined to sweep both divisions of the Strike Your Colors Stakes for 2-year-olds on Monday at Delaware Park.

Long On Value ($4.40), ridden for the first time by Daniel Centeno, remained unbeaten in three starts by cruising to a six-length victory in the $50,250 first division. He ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03.29.

Barracuda Wayne ($48.20) rallied from fifth under Jose Caraballo to take the $50,125 second division by 1 ½ lengths over No Fruit Degroote. The winning time was 1:04.40.

The Hessees own Trophy Club Training Center near Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.  They purchased the 160-acre facility in 2009 from longtime trainer Bob Holthus, who for years broke and raised horses on the land that was then known as Kilkerry Farm.

Both of Monday’s winners were transferred to Allen’s barn after their previous trainer, Don Roberson was banned from the grounds at Delaware Park.

Long On Value has now won back-to-back stakes. Earlier this month, he captured the Jamestown in his turf debut at Colonial Downs.

Barracuda Wayne was making his first start since winning a slowly run maiden race at 25-1 on July 8. He raced on Lasix for the first time Monday.