Apple Valley Art Wins Delaware Breeders

Published: July 6, 2020 08:08 pm EDT

Jo Ann Looney King's Apple Valley Art won the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.

The Artzina-Shake Away gelding led throughout for driver Tim Tetrick and held off a fierce late charge from American Nitro for the victory, his third straight for trainer Jim King, Jr. Aidan was third. Apple Valley Art paid $2.40 to win.

Apple Valley Art has won three of his four career starts and was one of five wins on the card for Tetrick, two of which were trained by King Jr.

Tetrick won three consecutive races mid-card, including Jo Ann Looney-King's Qs Cruise ($3.40), who was a 1:51.2 winner in the $12,000 Open Pace, the overnight feature. The Yankee Cruiser six-year-old was a wire-to-wire winner over Slick Tony and Sicily for trainer Jim King, Jr.

Tony Morgan won both halves of the Daily Double with a pair of rail horses in Providential ($3.40) and Cruise Patrol ($2.60). He had three wins total on the program.

Meanwhile, 10-year-old pacer Lucan Hanover ($2.20, Tetrick), notched his 50th career win in 1:53 in a $7,200 conditioned pace for trainer Eric Ell and owner Bill Emmons.

Louis Tomczak's Proper One ($3, Art Stafford, Jr.) dominated a $9,000 conditioned pace field with a five-length romp in 1:51.1 for trainer Carlo Poliseno.

In the $15,000 DSBF consolation event for male pacers, Bernard Stingone's White Lands ($15.60, Russell Foster) prevailed in 2:00 for trainer Jason Skinner.

(Harrington Raceway)

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