Tuesday's (Feb. 25) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs, The Meadows and Northfield Park.
Lord Terror wins Dover co-feature
Dover, DE---Lord Terror scored a relentless 1:53.4 victory to best two rivals at the finish of the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Partner won the other co-feature.
Driver Vic Kirby shook up Lord Terror on the backstretch as he challenged front-pacing Poker Hat (Corey Callahan), the leader from the start. Cash Cab (Trace Tetrick) was also closing strongly on the far outside. Lord Terror and Kirby got up in the final stride for trainer Eric Ell and owner Bill Emmons for his third win of 2014. The Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding also has a second and two thirds to his credit this year. He has won $309,528 lifetime. Poker Hat was a nose behind in second with Cash Cab, third by a neck.
|Lord Terror (5) bested Poker Hat and Cash Cab (6) at the wire.|
Partner stalked leader Little Michael B until the passing lane, then driver Jonathan Roberts zipped along the inside to quickly move past on the way to a 1:52.2 victory, his career fastest, to win a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance. Bobby Glassmeyer owns and trains the Ponder-Dominique Semalu gelding who won for the second time this year. Little Michael B (Callahan) was second nipping Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague) third.
Leading driver Corey Callahan piloted four winners, Vic Kirby won twice and Arty Foster Jr. also had an owner-trainer double.
A pair of million-dollar winners head the top two trots on the Wednesday card: Green Day in the $20,000 Open and Looking Hanover in the $15,000 Winners-Over.
TSM Photo Bugger rushed to the early lead and seamlessly controlled the mile from there as he captured Tuesday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. With Mike Wilder able to give him a comfortable 58.3 first half, TSM Photo Bugger cruised home in 1:55.3, a length better than the pocket-sitting No Doze. Rembrandt Spur raced well first over for show. Jan Fread trains the 7-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding, who now has banked $396,028 in his career, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. Wilder drove four winners and Brett Miller three on the 15-race card.
Love Ignites trotted home for his fourth straight win Tuesday (February 25) in Northfield Park’s ninth race. The 5-year-old gelding is owned by Mitchell Walker of Davison, Mich., and locally trained by Don Pfister. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. was aboard for the winning drive. Love Ignites started from post 6 and led at every call through fractions of :29, :58.4, 1:28.2 and 1:59. The mile time equaled the trotter’s lifetime mark. Love Ignites posted a dominant 5-½-length margin of victory over his closest competitor, Belle’s Becky (David Lake). Tuesday’s triumph was the ninth career success for Love Ignites (Sand Vic-Mon Amour Hall-Striking Sahbra) and increased his lifetime earnings to $21,623. He was the race favorite and returned $4.40 to win.