Thursday’s (Feb. 27) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs, Northfield Park and Miami Valley Raceway.
Trace Tetrick wins five at Dover
Dover, DE --- Trace Tetrick topped a five-win day guiding Artists Rally to a 1:52.1 victory on a windy and chilly Thursday in the $27,500 Delaware Special/Handicap at Dover Downs.
Artists Rally left from post one and controlled all quarters en route to victory in the week’s top pace, the $27,500 Delaware Special. Ed Gannon, Jr. owns and trains the Real Artist-Spunky Gal black gelding who won for the second time this year. Jeremy’s Successor (Sean Bier) finished second in front of Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis).
-- Marv Bachrad
Canaco Star captured the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday (February 27) in Northfield Park’s third race. She is trained by Misty Carey for owners Michael Kessler of New Hartford, New York and Speed to Burn Racing Stable of Utica, New York. Keith Kash Jr was aboard for the winning drive. Canaco Star (Yankee Cam-Dime A Minute-Life Sign) started from post four and sat the pocket through fractions of :28.1, :57.2, and 1:26.3. Kash tipped Canaco Star in the final quarter and bested the competition by a half-length in 1:56. Completing the race were Up Front Kellie Jo, Pertty Music, Crazy Luv Bug, Y Mach Me and Sweetheart Dance. Thursday’s win was the 38th career victory for Canaco Star and increased her bankroll to $153,018.She returned $13.00 to win.
Miami Valley Raceway
Driver Jason Brewer and his partners had a huge night at Miami Valley Raceway on Thursday. Not only did the talented reinsman win three races, but he was an ownership partner on each of them. Brewer's big night started with Brooklets Sugarland in the seventh race. Following a brief give-and-go back to the front end, the lukewarm favorite was on the engine the entire mile to beat All Tanned Up (Tony Hall) and May Street Bon (Jim Pantaleano). The $4,000 claiming mare is owned by Brewer in partnership with Vince Orlando. In the very next race Volleyball Star became the first three-time winner at Miami Valley, besting a field of $5,000 claiming mares in 1:55.2. Although just mildly favored in the race, Brewer stepped alertly to the front of the class off the wings of the gate and widened to a six length margin of victory at the wire. Co-owned by the Holland Racing Stable, the winner bested Dangerous Forever (Tyler Smith) and Dora Des Rivieres (Jeremy Smith). Brewer proved it wasn't just favorites he could guide to victory when he returned to the winner's circle after race ten, a $5,000 conditioned distaff event captured by Autumn Seelster in 1:56.2. The triumphant lass was parked on the outside much of the mile but managed to reach the finish line a length ahead of fellow longshot Bella Sophia (Randy Tharps) and Babes's Bistro (Kayne Kauffman). Bettors who thought Brewer could score the hat trick were rewarded with a $27 win ticket. The $2 exacta in the race returned $960.40 while the winning 50 cent trifecta combination paid $954.70. Brewer's partner on Autumn Seelster is William Fleming.