Day At The Track

Callahan and Tetrick hot at Dover

03:37 PM 11 Feb 2016 NZDT
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Corey Callahan and Kolbees Star
Corey Callahan and Kolbees Star
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Harness racing driver Corey Callahan drove both Kolbees Star and Drinksforthehouse, the feature trots on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Dover Downs, Tim Tetrick had four winners.

Kolbees Star, with Callahan in the bike, challenged race favorite Stirling Diva (Tim Tetrick) on the backstretch to race head-to-head before pulling away in deep stretch for a 1:56.1 triumph in the $15,500 4&5-Year-Old trot. The win was the third in his last four outings for the Lear Jetta-Ultimate Star four-year-old gelding trained by Joe Holloway for owner PCF Stable. Stirling Diva held on for second with Adrenalin Junkie (Jim Morand) getting up for third.

One race later, Callahan teamed up with Drinksforthehouse to win a $12,000 trot for Howard and Josh Kaufman. The John Cabot 4-year-old Conway Hall-Pacific Photo trainee notched his fourth win in his last six races with a 1:55.3 victory. It was his 10th lifetime win good for $89,521 earnings. Winemaster Hanover (Tony Morgan) raced well for second with Windsong Ingenious (Russ Foster) the show horse.

Tim Tetrick drove Lou Man for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey to victory in another $12,000 trot. Jim King trains the Lou's Legacy-SA Relyea gelding, now an 11-time winner with a$151,588 bankroll.Classic Belisma (Callahan) led early and finished second. Ashes Cash (Kirby) in usual style closed strongly for third.

Tetrick returned in a third $12,000 event for young trotters stearing Richard Polliccu's prohibitive favorite Maestro Blue Chip to an easy 1:55.1 conquest. A four-year-old son of Credit Winner-Up Front Hotsey, Maestro Blue Chip was followed by Phantom Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) and Highlandmusclehall (Callahan), second and third respectfully.

Tetrick posted four wins for the second straight day. Callahan made the winner's circle three times while George Dennis and trainer Jim King had two wins.


Both Jeremes General and Letsmakeawish leave from the rail in separate divisions of the Thursday, Feb. 11 co-feature races at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

While Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaqinta's Jeremes General, piloted by Allan Davis has a hard-hitting record of a first, second and third in his last three outings, two other starters are fresh from victory, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces, with Corey Callahan and Shellysblockburster with George Dennis driving for Don Reed and trainer George Wagner, each with wins by a short margin. PT Stable's Summer Camp finished second beaten a nose, and will be handled by Jonathan Roberts while Jane Ramsey's Delaware Hanover reined by Frank Milby went a big trip last time to finish second.

The other contenders are Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool and Montrell Teague, Tom Kemps' Fire In The Belly, driven by Vic Kirby and PL Hoofhearted, with Ross Wolfenden, who makes his first start after being claimed by Archie Peel.

In the other division, Maxi Walton's Letsmakeawish (Montrell Teague) will take on Bill Lutz, Count De Money and LeBlanc stables' Cambassador (Tony Morgan), Rip N Rock (Callahan) racing for MJGB Racing and trainer Dave McCaffrey, and Ringler Stable's Simon's Artist (Jim Morand).

Driver Art Stafford and trainer Andrew Stafford's Portrait was a winner last week while Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror (Ben Stafford Jr.) won last time and two of his last three. Arty Foster's Rockin Rambaran (A.Davis) closed strongly last start, and Dawn Webb and Buddy Bright's Rock N' Roll Jet (Roberts) must overcome post 8.

There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Sunday races resume at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, post time is 4:30 p.m.

By popular demand the Winner's Circle Buffet is now back in the Winner's Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600.

There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.

Marv Bachrad


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