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Racing Roundup: Callahan bags four wins, takes Dover feature
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - by harness publicists across North America

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Wednesday's (Feb. 12) of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and Buffalo Raceway.

Callahan bags four wins, takes Dover feature

Dover, DE --- Traverse Seelster continued his reputations at top trotter at the track chalking up his third $20,000 Open Trot/Handicap win in a row at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Corey Callahan had another four-win ‘slam.   

With Callahan in the bike, Traverse Seelster took the lead at the opening quarter and led the rest of a 1:53.2 mile to keep his 2014 winning record, now at three straight. Trained by Josh Green for owner Keith Pippi, the Angus Hall-Tavelin Lavec 6-year-old gelding fought off a mild attack from Jersey Boy (Trace Tetrick) on the backstretch on the way to his 24th career victory upping his lifetime earnings to $445,009. Green Day (Vic Kirby), a $1.3-million winner, was a strong second this week. Cash On Delivery (Vince Copeland), in only his second start of the New Year, came on to finish third.

-- Marv Bachrad

Buffalo Raceway
L Diz ($8.70) made a big jump up in class Wednesday night (Feb. 12) at Buffalo Raceway but she handled the competition with an impressive victory in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open I-II Handicap Pace. The past two weeks, L Diz found success in lower conditions with a first and second place finish. The step up proved to be the right move as Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Billy Dobson took her wire-to-wire, beating Delightful Syd (Ray Fisher Jr.) by a diminishing half-length in 1:59.1 over the fast surface. She had set fractions of 29.3, 59.3 and 1:29.3 in setting a seasonal mark of 1:59.1 and had enough in the tank to hang on for the win. Ugly Betty (Jack Flanigen) skimmed the pylons and took third. Owned by Ted Cupp and trained by Jim Graham, the 5-year-old mare L Diz (Artiscape-Hosel Rocket) now has two wins on the 2014 campaign and $8,080 in the bank.


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