Tuesday's (Feb. 19) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.
Another seven-bagger for Callahan
Dover, DE--Corey Callahan, the sport's, and Dover Downs', leading driver, equaled his own season-high of seven winners on one card including Artstanding to his seventh victory in eight starts in the Tuesday, Feb. 19, feature race over a "sloppy" track.
|Corey Callahan won seven races for the second time this year at Dover Downs.|
Callahan now totals 112 winning drives in 2013 and 193 at his home track. Artstanding, a fashionably bred 10-year-old son of Artsplace-Jasmine Hanover, chalked up his fourth straight win and seven of his last eight starts after a 1:53 triumph in a $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace. His last three wins came for trainer Dylan Davis and owner Standardbred Ventures Inc. After the win Artstanding was claimed by James Switlyk of New Jersey for $20,000. All of Artstanding’s last seven wins came with Callahan holding the reins. This season Artstanding has won $30,096 and $686,977 in his career spanning only 55 races. Pike Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) finished second with Sir Globalop Z Tam (Jim Morand) third.
Another winning claimer also changed hands. Josh Green-owned and -trained Lislea Miles won for the sixth consecutive time scoring a 1:53.4 success in a Delaware $7,500 Claiming Allowance. Callahan also drove the winner who was claimed by Tim Timmons.
Callahan’s other wins came driving 8-1 Tori’s Terror to a 1:56.1 win in a $5,500 3&4-Year-Old Maiden pace; Dylan Davis’ Cantabulous (1:58.1), winner of a Delaware $7,500 Claiming Allowance trot; William Moffett’s Hello Camie (1:57), winner of a Delaware $7,500 Claiming Allowance; Claim To Fame’s Corky Duke (1:53.2) winning a $6,500 conditioned trot and Bill and Joan Venables’ homebred U-B, in a $5,000 conditioned trot.
Taking advantage of a suicidal first quarter, Ole Miss waited patiently in fifth before pouncing on the leaders and capturing Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Do Me Honor won that duel for the early lead, but had to pace in 26.3 to get there. That set the stage for the first-over move of Ole Miss, who inched away in the lane for Mike Wilder and scored in 1:55.2. Tremor Hanover was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Do Me Honor saved show. Randy Bendis trains Ole Miss, a 5-year-old daughter of Art Major-Biloxi who extended her career bankroll to $247,136. Bendis co-owns the mare with Mike Novosel, Jr., Reed Broadway and Thomas Pollack. Wilder drove four winners and Dave Palone three on the 16-race card.