Corey Callahan, the sport's--and Dover Downs'--leading driver thus far thisyear equaled his own season-high of seven winners on one card on Tuesday night, including driving Artstanding to his seventh victory in eight starts in the feature race.
Callahan now totals 112 winning drives in 2013 and 193 at his home track. Since the current meet began in early November, Artstanding, a fashionably-bred 10-year-old son of Artsplace-Jasmine Hanover, chalked up his fourth straight win and seventh of his last eight starts after a 1:53 triumph in a $20,000 claiming allowance race for male pacers. His last three wins came for trainer Dylan Davis and owner Standardbred Ventures Inc. After the win, Artstanding was claimed by James Switlyk of New Jersey for $20,000, changing hands for the fourth time.
All of Artstanding's last seven wins have come with Callahan holding the lines. This season Artstanding has won $30,096 and $686,977 in his career spanning only 55 races. Pike Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) finished second with Sir Globalop Z Tam (Jim Morand) third.
Another winning claimer also changed hands. The Josh Green owned and trained Lislea Miles won for the sixth consecutive time, scoring a 1:53.4 success in a Delaware $7,500 claiming allowance. Callahan also drove the winner who was claimed by Tim Timmons.
Callahan's other wins came driving 8-1 Tori's Terror to a 1:56.1 tally in a $5,500 3&4-Year-Old Maiden pace; Dylan Davis' Cantabulous (1:58.1), winner of a Delaware $7,500 claiming allowance trot; William Moffett's Hello Camie (1:57), winner of a Delaware $7,500 claiming allowance; Claim To Fame's Corky Duke (1:53.2), winning a $6,500 conditioned trot; and Bill and Joan Venables' homebred U-B, in a $5,000 conditioned trot.
In addition to Callahan's seven wins, Tony Morgan and trainer Dylan Davis had a double. (Dover)