Tuesday's (Feb. 26) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.
Callahan wins six at Dover
Dover, DE--Corey Callahan, the leading dash-winning driver in North American in early 2013 and Dover Downs leader, won six races on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 program on an off track and his track runner-up Ross Wolfenden added four wins himself to dominated the 15-race card.
Wolfenden piloted Art Brewer’s Albert Chief A to a 1:53.2 victory in a light rain to win the $15,000 Male Claiming pace. It was the Albert Albert-Rea Bromac 12-year-old gelding's first trip to the winner’s circle this year. Music Man NZ (Corey Callahan) finished second. Tivoli Hanover (Tony Morgan) finished fourth but was placed third due to Green Olives’ (Kevin Lare) violation of the Euro Rail rule.
Callahan begin his big day driving Dylan Davis’ Cantabulous to a 1:55.4 win in a Delaware $7,500 Claiming trot. Picard, owned by Nick Callahan and Bonuccelli Racing, scored a 1:56.1 victory in a 4&5-Year-Old trot for his second win. A third winning trot came when Jamie Marra Racing’s Dusty Diamond won a $7,000 conditioned trot. Don Marine’s Up Town Watts equaled his lifetime best winning a $15,000 Male Claiming pace in 1:53.4. U-B, bred and owned by Bill and Joan Venables, was Callahan’s fourth trotter to win, notching a 1:56.3 victory in a $7,000 conditioned trot. Callahan’s final win came behind trainer Justin Brenneman’s Wesmokempeacepipe, a 1:55.2 winner of a Delaware $7,500 Claiming Allowance pace.
Wolfenden’s winners came when Denise Beaver’s Prospect Of Whitby won the first of two-straight Delaware $7,500 Male claimers in 1:54.4; next another Joe Hundertpfund trainee and Joe Colosi’s Tara Micket in 1:54.2; and his fourth, Albert Chief N in a $15,000 claimer.
Trainer Hundertpfund and drivers Vic Kirby and Eddie Davis Jr. had two wins apiece.
The Wednesday $23,000 feature is led by track record holding older-trotter He’s Spooky and veteran Anders Bluestone.
Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 1 p.m. There is no live racing on Saturday and Sunday in March through April 11 closing day.
Hava Kadabra, whose 2013 campaign began with a disappearing act — and some tough post positions — rediscovered the magic Tuesday at The Meadows with a convincing victory in the $18,000 Preferred Trot. Hava Kadabra banked $180,579 last year at 5 yet began this season with three straight losses, despite adding Lasix for two of those starts. But he won a Winners Over event last week and was up to his old tricks Tuesday, making a quarter-pole to the lead for Dave Palone and scoring in 1:56.2 over a sloppy surface. TSM Photo Bugger was second, three-quarters of a length back, while Tamarind rallied for show. Ron Burke trains the Kadabra-Armbro Vixen gelding, who soared over $400,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Yannick Gingras. Palone drove four winners, including three for Burke, on the 16-race card.