Thursday’s (Jan. 9) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.
Nova Artist takes Preferred Pace at Dover
Dover, DE --- Nova Artist won the $30,000 Preferred at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 9.
For the fourth time this meet, Nova Artist reigned supreme in a top Thursday feature race. The pride of former Delaware champion Eddie Davis, now a trainer, and his wife, Kathy, was strongest in a :27.3 stretch charge to score a 1:50.2 victory in the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace. Allan Davis drove the Real Artist-Avon Lady horse to his 31st career victory earning $788,167. EZ Noah, racing third from the start, scooted down the passing lane for Vic Kirby to edge front-pacing Adventure Bound and Ron Pierce for third.
Allan Davis and Ron Pierce racked up three driving wins each, Vic Kirby doubled.
-- Marv Bachrad
Despite a layoff of nearly a month, Princess Pablano followed cover beautifully and scored an 8-1 upset victory in Thursday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Princess Pablano last raced Dec. 13 when she won a conditioned event at The Meadows, but she showed no signs of rust when Mike Wilder tipped her off cover in the stretch. She glided through the slop and triumphed in 1:58.1, three-quarter lengths better than Definitely Mamie. Sam’s Princess rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Princess Pablano, a 4-year-old daughter of Holy Guacamolie-CR Princess Bride, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.mTony Hall, Brett Miller and Dave Palone each drove three winners on the 15-race card; Hall’s haul included the 4,000th victory of his career.