FORMER Aussie pacer None Bettor caused an upset by capturing the 14th edition of the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway today.
The feature honours the late long-time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen who loved harness racing and advocated for horsemen during his career.
None Bettor received a pocket seat behind favourite Tattoo Artist through fractions of 26.4, 55.2 and 1:22.2 before edging to the outside at the top of the stretch to score by a neck from the pacemaker at $28.80 on the Tote.
Former New Zealander Jack’s Legend charged home down the passing lane to finish third.
Trained by Andrew Harris for owners Joe Pennacchio Racing and Oldford Racing, None Bettor stopped the clock in 1:49.4 to register his 34th win.
None Bettor’s time is just the fourth occasion in Harrington’s 75-year history the 1:50 mark has been broken.
The son of Bettors Delight has been a regular on the Yonkers Raceway circuit, but stepped up to the Invitational ranks in style with his fifth win of the year.
It is the second Quillen win for driver Mark Macdonald, who won the 2018 edition with Sunfire Blue Chip.
“The trip couldn’t have worked out better,” said Macdonald, who was driving None Bettor for the first time.
- MATT SPARACINO