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Harrington Raceway Horse OddsRacing dates: April - July / August - September

Main track (dirt): 1/2 mile, oval

Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 440 ft

Post Time: 5:30pm Sunday - Thursday

Some of the sport's top Harness racing drivers and horses can be seen nightly during the tracks' racing season, which runs Sunday through Thursday, with a 5:30 p.m. post time.

The Harrington Raceway, a half-mile oval located in Harrington, Delaware, has been home to exciting horse racing action for almost 70 years, holding a race meeting every year since first opening its gates in 1946. The track holds both harness and thoroughbred meets.

The multi-million dollar raceway, featuring a lightning-fast half-mile oval, is still relatively new. The current half-mile oval racetrack, was reconstructed prior to the 2003 spring meet by veteran trackmasters Dan and Greg Coon. The renovations have resulted in wider turns and ultimately a safer, faster racetrack.

Gaming legislation in Delaware in 1996 allowed the state's three racetracks to have video lottery machines. Presently, the Midway Slots and Simulcast at Harrington Raceway operates more than 2,000 full service machines.

Approximately 10% of the machine win goes towards purses. This has resulted in Harrington Raceway being able to distribute approximately $135,000 in purses nightly and establishing itself as a top track on the national circuit.

The increased purses has provided a capitol base for Delaware horsemen making it possible to upgrade their racing stables with faster, sounder and more consistent race horses. In addition, Delaware owned or bred horses get a 20% bonus on any Delaware owned or bred race.

The horse betting action at Harrington Raceway is nothing short of exhilarating. Bet on any of Harrington Raceway's regular races during its season, or better yet, bet on the ponies during Governor's Night races or handicap event.

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