HARRINGTON, Del. — Three horses with Mid-Shore ties reached the winner's circle at different ovals just days apart, and one of them has done so on numerous occasions.
On Monday evening at Harrington Raceway, Slick Tony (Tony Morgan) lived up to his role as the even-money choice in the $18,000 Open Handicap. He gained command soon after the outset, led throughout and held safe Jack's Legend N (Pat Berry) for a neck score in 1 minute, 51.2 seconds.
The 5-year-old No Spin Zone stallion owned, bred and trained by George "Ronnie" Leager of Sudlersville now owns five wins in 16 starts this year and a robust 39 victories and more than $700,000 banked from 84 lifetime outings.
Two days earlier at Laurel Park, Maryland, Proper Attire rebounded from a fourth-place finish in her career debut against maiden special weight foes to capture a five-furlong maiden $40,000 claiming dash for 2-year-old fillies.
The juvenile daughter of Say Eye is trained by John Salzman Jr.
Proper Attire romped home five lengths clear by getting the five panels in a sharp 57.76 as the 2-1 second choice. She was bred by veterinarian Tom Bowman and his wife Chris Bowman of Dance Forth Farm near Chestertown.
On the Friday, Aug. 21 card at Ocean Downs, Goo Doo Doll (Russell Foster) romped home 20 lengths clear in a $17,000 Maryland Standardbred Race Fund event for 2-year-old filly trotters.
A daughter of Googoo Gaagaa trained by Edwin "Jay" Gannon Jr. of Church Hill for owner Frank Canzone of New York, Goo Doo Doll established a stakes record with her emphatic 1:59.1 score over the Berlin, Maryland half-mile oval four days after she had been sixth in a $102,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event for juvenile trotting fillies.