Sparky Mark Romps In Open Pace

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Harrington Raceway's 70th season of live harness racing commenced Monday, and the featured race on the 12-race card went to Sparky Mark.

Foulk Stables' Sparky Mark ($4.40, Jon Roberts) was victorious in the $15,000 Open Pace feature in 1:52.1. The nine-year-old Astreos stallion assumed command early in a brisk :26.3 and never relented en route to his two-length win over Special T Rocks and Just A Jolt.

Trained by Dylan Davis, it was the 52nd career win for Sparky Mark, who has banked more than $1 million lifetime.

Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($2.60, George Dennis) notched an impressive 1:51.1 win in a $10,000 conditioned event in the second race. Captive Audience is trained by co-owner Lewis.

One horse continues to make headlines in defeat, as pacer Doctor Mcswing, who finished second, kept his winless streak intact in 74 career starts. The five-year-old pacer continues to be competitive but has yet to get his picture taken en route to his near $70,000 in career earnings.

Kirby had three wins on the program.

(With files from Harrington Raceway)