09/17/2015 12:40PM

Harrington: Foiled Again tries for fourth Quillen victory

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Some of harness racing’s top older pacers will descend on the hub of Delaware Monday September 21 for the 9th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Invitational at Harrington Raceway.

Carded as the 8th race on a 13-race program, eight pacers with combined lifetime earnings of nearly $13 million will duke it out in a showdown, including three-time Quillen champion (2010, 2011, 2014) and the richest horse of all-time in harness racing, Foiled Again (2/1, Yannick Gingras). The 11-year-old Dragon Again gelding is coming off a difficult trip in the Canadian Pacing Derby and is seeking just his second win of 2015.

Three local interests are in the field, including Bandolito (5/1, Daryl Bier) who is one of just two horses signed on with a recent win over the track. Milford, Delaware-based trainer Josh Green will send out $1.3 million winner Dancin Yankee and Harrington-based Just a Jolt Is a two-time defending Governors Cup champion over the Harrington oval for trainer Jim King Jr.

A fresh threat from north of the border, Canada-based Shamballa (5/2, Rick Zeron) enters in terrific form and fresh off a second-place finish in the $513,750 Canadian Pacing Derby Final.

The Quillen will be the payoff leg of a $7,500 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool (Races 5 – 8), featured in conjunction with the USTA’s strategic wagering program.

The race is named in honor of the late Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who devoted his life to public service and always looked out for the best interests of horsemen. Quillen was also a board member of Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair and was a regular at the races.

Post time for the Monday program is 5:30 p.m. 

$150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial

Harrington Raceway – Race 8

1 – Foiled Again (2-1, Yannick Gingras) Owners: Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables Trainer: Ron Burke

2 – Shamballa (5/2, Rick Zeron) Owners: Tao Racing and Rick Zeron Stables Trainer: Rick Zeron

3 – Mach It So (5/1, Tim Tetrick) Owners: Bamond Racing LLC, Trainer: Jeff Bamond Jr.

4 – Bandolito (5/1, Daryl Bier) Owner: Daryl Bier, Trainer: Daryl Bier

5 – Dancin Yankee (25/1, Ross Wolfenden) Owner: Baron Racing, Richard Lombardo Trainer: Josh Green

6 – Great Vintage (7/1, Bret Miller) Owners: C Takter, D Fielding, N Anderberg, G Falk Trainer: Jimmy Takter

7 – Doctor Butch (15/1, David Miller) Owner: Ken Jacobs Trainer: Linda Toscano

8 – Just A Jolt (25/1, Victor Kirby) Owner: Janet Hudson Trainer Jim King Jr.

-edited release (Harrington)