Callahan drove Special Forces into the lead and then fought off strong challenges from Adventure Bound withand a stretch battle holding Moe and teaming along the passing lane to finish a head back at the wire. The win was one of six successful drives for the sports leading reinsman Callahan. The sports leading trainer conditions Special Forces, a -Special Magic six-year-old for William Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Aces. It was his 14th lifetime win in 33 starts and upped his bankroll to $159,871.
Sunshine Superman took full advantage of starting from post 1. Owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch took no prisoners on the way to his second win in three 2014 races, with a second, by a nose, last week. The-Carolina Sunshine gelding notched his 21st career win and moved to $303,913 in earnings with the win. Full Of Sand (Callahan) enjoyed a perfect 2-hole trip and came at the winner in the lane but could not get past. Papa Ray ( ) came on to finish third. Two horses were scratched, Feel Like A Fool and Believe This Bob.
Starting from the second tier did not deter Just Bettor.drove the 7-1 shot, an altered son of -Just Great, owned by Ken Wood and Minisink Farms, to a 1:51.1 lifetime mark winning the $18,000 4&5-Year-Old Open. People Are Crazy ( ) closed strongly for second in front of Rage N Ryan ( ) the favorite, who was third.
There were a pair of $15,000 Male Winners-Over paces. Dancin Yankee, driven by Callahan, overpowered his division scoring a 1:51.2 decision for his second win in-a-row for trainer, who had a double, and owners Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing. Beavercreek Artist (Pierce) was best of the rest with GD Airliner (Tetrick) third. It's That Time did not start.
The other $15,000 section was Callahan's sixth victory of the day. Breakaway Racing's Encoding Z Tam made it four wins and a second in his most recent five starts, chalking up a 1:53.2 victory for trainer. Drunk On You ( ) was runner-up. Wilbur's Z Tam ( ) was the show horse.
Callahan, who won both ends of the daily double, won six races for the third time this meet. Trainerhad a double.
by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs