Longshot Exotic Toy got up at the finish line for one of Vic Kirby’s three winning drives at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 13. George Dennis drove four winners and Ron Pierce equaled Kirby with three-baggers.
Exotic Toy won the dash to the finish in 1:54.2 to win the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old feature pace, Elmer Wilson and trainer Clifford Outten own the altered son of Powerful Toy-Carmalita Bow. Sweepstake Jake (Jim Morand) won the photo for second from Mattgician (Tony Morgan).
Earlier Kirby won driving John Wilkerson and Ben Brooks’ Power N Glory in 1:55.2 and Dirt Devil, a 1:53.1 winner for Bill and Dave Moffett.
George Dennis not only drove but also trained his four winners. The wins were behind Joel and Dianne Halpern’s Lloyd’s Baby in 1:56 and then Bloodstock’smartha in a 2:00 trot, Truly Chris, a 1:53.4 winner and Nights Camera in 1:56.2. Dennis and wife Tina are the horse-owners.
Ron Pierce led off the card guiding Doris Marine’s 43-1 shot JL Rockin Jake home in 1:59 on the trot. In another tort, Pierce teamed with Vicki Givens, Sherrie and Blake Baker’s Bakermill Blake in 1:58.2 and completed the triple with Lou Pagliarani’s Lou’s Bad Yankee in 1:54.2. The last two Pierce wins were Wayne Givens trainees.
Driver Corey Callahan had a driving double. ASK W Stable had two owner victories while Wayne Givens had two training wins.(Dover Downs)