Day At The Track

Sub 1:50 victories highlight Dover Downs

01:51 AM 29 Mar 2013 NZDT
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Hot Roddy Stolen Car Nova Artist Bags Of Money Artistic Director
Hot Roddy - Won for the eighth time in nine career starts
Stolen Car - He has now won $77,550 this year and $292,149 lifetime
Nova Artist - Scoring a record-equaling 1:49.3 triumph
Bags Of Money - Will be looking to bag some more money in his DSBF Prelim
Artistic Director - Is a bold chance in his DSBF Prelim
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Artistic Director, Bags Of Money and Hot Roddy were impressive winners of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 1st leg divisions for harness racing three-year-old pacing colts and geldings while Nova Artist, won the $30,000 Delaware Special, Stolen Car took the $24,000 Open, both clocked in 1:49.3 and Broadies Song added a 1:50 victory as headline events on the Thursday, March 25 card at Dover Downs.

The sophomore male pacers concluded the first round of DSBF preliminaries. Artistic Director, from the first crop of Art Director, from DeMotta Bing, romped to a 1:54.3 triumph in one of the $20,000 divisions. Corey Callahan drove the gelding to his second win of the year and fourth in 10 lifetime starts. Tina Clark and Kovach Stables own the $54,720 lifetime winner conditioned by Bobby Clark. Casino Bags (Vince Copeland) held off Ouick Rod (Jim Morand) for second money.

Ben Stafford Jr. left fast with Bags Of Money, and while under duress during the last half. held on for a career fastest 1:54 triumph, his second consecutive win. Joel, Diane Halpern and Only Money Inc. own the Roddy's Bags Again-Badlands Iron Lady chestnut, trained by Ben Stafford Jr. who sports a two-win, one second and two-thirds record in five lifetime races. Ilikethemtrashy (Jim Morand) was an aggressive second with Beammeupscottie (Jonathan Roberts) the show horse.

Hot Roddy won for the eighth time in nine career starts racking up a 1:55.2 score in the other $20,000 DSBF prelim. Joe Hundertpfund is trainer and part owner with Ted Hundertpfund and Rodney Long of the Roddy's Bags Again - The Artful Diva colt. The win lifts the winner of both the Dover Downs and Harrington fresh finals to lifetime earnings of $142,575. Golden Gun (Montrell Teague) was a game second in front of Forever Love (Eddie Davis Jr.).

On the strong undercard, Nova Artist overpower six rivals scoring a record-equaling 1:49.3 triumph in the $30,000 Delaware Special. Allan Davis drove the first of his two wins guiding the Real Artist-Avon Lady horse trained by his brother Martin for their parents Eddie and Kathy Davis. The victory was the second of 2013 with two seconds and a third for the $652,217 lifetime winner of which $48,600 has come this year. Rusty's All In (Corey Callahan) was runner-up. Fancyfreeshark (Jonathan Roberts), the early leader finished third.

Joe Muscara's Stolen Car returned to the winner's circlefor the first time since early in the month recording a 1:49.3 victory in the $23,000 Open/Handicap pace. George Dennis drove the Mach Three-Ashlee's Luck five-year-old for trainer Jeff Clark. He has now won $77,550 this year and $292,149 lifetime. Adventure Bound (Ron Pierce) was second with Wee Brother N (Ross Wolfenden) third.

The next fastest win was a record-equaling 1:50 victory turned in by Broadies trainer Josh Green altered son of Camluck-Hawaiian Dancer, Broadies Song won for the fourth time this year. He has earned $33,130 this season and $365,120 in his career. Panfully Cool (Vic Kirby) and Restless Native (Ross Wolfenden) were second and third respectively.

George Dennis and Corey Callahan had three wins each. Ron Pierce and Allan Davis had a double. Trainer Josh Green haltered two winners to take a one-win lead over Mike Hall of the Doug Lewis Stable for first place among conditioners.

There is no live through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. The final Sunday afternoon card begins at 1 p.m. on April 7. The Dover Downs 2012-13 season closes on April 11.

The Dover Downs Sports and Race Book is open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight feature top harness and thoroughbred racing. There is no charge for parking or admission.


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