Driver Montrell Teague notched his 2,000th career win on Wednesday (Sept. 28) at Harrington Raceway.
Teague's victory came behind his own Country Courtesy ($2.20 to win), who was an open-length winner in 1:58. A large crowd of friends and family joined the popular son of Hall of Fame trainer George Teague Jr. in the winner's circle.
Four $20,000 divisions of trotters capped the week of first-leg elimination events for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-olds Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.
George Teague and David Collins' Kodack Black ($2.20, Montrell Teague in the bike) prevailed in the first split in 2:00.4 over Reddy Fox and Youngbuck. The Kodak Lindy gelding was under confident first-over handling and surged to the lead near the three-quarters and opened up easily for his first career win.
Perfect Twenty ($4.40, Victor Kirby) won with a similar trip in the second division for owner Robert Allison Jr., in 2:02.2. After sitting third along the rail much of the mile, Kirby pulled the Yankee Royalty gelding on the backstretch where he responded and quickly pressed the leader before drawing away in the stretch over I Got It Made and Hespookshescores. The Cliff Green trainee earned her first career win.
Lct Stable's Lady Brass ($6.40, Pat Berry) won the first filly division in 2:02.3 over Royal Flirt and Missdaburg. Another Green trainee, the daughter of CR Commando also picked up her first career win.
Jeff Clark's She Is Strong ($3, Art Stafford Jr.) won the final DSBF division on the card, the Anders Bluestone filly marched to the lead with ease from post two and never relented in a blowout win over Lilmisswontbewrong and Fairlee in 2:01.2. It was her first career start. She is trained by her driver.
In the $15,000 overnight feature, Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($26.60, Mike Cole) notched his fourth win of the year over Ginger Tree Skyr and Quiksilvr Bluechip in 1:54, the fastest trotting mile of the meet.
Live racing will continue on a Monday through Wednesday schedule through Oct. 19.