Tuesday's (Feb. 12) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.
Six wins for Callahan at Dover
Dover, DE--Artstanding appears to be getting better with age. The 10-year-old turned in a lifetime fastest 1:50.4 to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Corey Callahan added six wins to his track leading total, now 179, and his 2013 North American leading figure at 97.
|Artstanding won his third in a row, one of six wins on the night for driver Corey Callahan.|
Callahan was pilot of Artstanding, winning his third in a row and fifth in his last six starts. The son of Artsplace-Jasmine Hanover has only started 54 times in his career, but has won 13 races earned $681,477 lifetime. Standardbred Ventures Claimed Artstanding two weeks ago for $15,000.
It was the second time in a month that trainer Dylan Davis has had the pacer in his stable. A 54-1 shot Aiden’s Artist (Allan Davis) closed to finish second with Pike Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) third.
Callahan drove another streaking winner, Josh Green’s Lislea Miles, in 1:57 for the veteran gelding’s fifth consecutive and sixth win in his last seven races. Callahan led off the card driving Pam Curran and Legacy Racing of DE’s Jerseylicious to victory in 1:53.1. Dolly and Shaun Callahan’s Rockin Gazelle followed for a 1:55 win. Win No. 5 came directing trotter, Pegasus Blue Chip, owned by Dawn Gannon, Yannick Gingras and Frank Canzone, home in 1:55, and concluded his six-bagger guiding Chris Short’s Phranque to a 1:53.2 score.
In addition to Callahan’s six wins, Sean Bier and trainer-wife Crissy Bier collaborated for two victories. Also with two training wins on the program, defending champion Josh Green moved to within four wins of leader Mike Hall who holds a 60 to 56 win advantage.
He’s Spooky puts a three-race win streak on the line Wednesday meeting Anders Bluestone and Green Day in the $23,000 Open trot feature race.
Run And Tell Pap secured an easy lead, but had to work hard late to preserve it as he captured Tuesday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot — his third straight victory — at The Meadows. Although Run And Tell Pap was pushed to an opening panel of 27.4, he enjoyed a 59 breather over the next two panels. Nevertheless, the 3-5 favorite needed Dave Palone’s urging to stave off the Lightning Lane charge of TSM Photo Bugger and down that rival by a head in 1:55. Sharp Edge shot the pylons for show. Ron Burke trains Run And Tell Pap, a 6-year-old High Falls-Adele’s Jade gelding who now boasts $330,561 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and M1 Stable. Eric Ledford drove four winners on the 15-race card while Aaron Merriman, Mike Wilder and Palone each enjoyed a triple.