Callahan heading to Australia to drive
February 27, 2014
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In an exciting announcement for the Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star, it has been revealed that star United States reinsman Corey Callahan will be in Australia for the International extravaganza on March 22.
In just its second year, the $400,000 (Aus.) Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star trotting series held across one sensational night at Tabcorp Park Melton has attracted some massive names and it continues with Callahan adding his name to the list of visitors for the richest squaregaiting event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Having only started his career at the age of 27, eight years later he has quickly become one of the leading drivers in North America.
Growing up under the tutelage of his father Nick, Corey decided to turn his hand to college ambitions before returning to harness racing where he has driven thousands of winners.
In fact since 2010 he has never driven less than 500 winners in a season, an extraordinary statistic that proves just how prolific the talented driver has been.
He also currently leads all North American drivers in wins, 33 ahead of Aaron Merriman.
And it's not just his consistency that has him on top, he has also mixed it at the top level, taking out the $500,000 Hoosier Cup with Mr. Wiggles in 2009. He also competed in the World Driving Championship, representing the United States, in 2011.
But 2013 was the year that put the 35 year old on the world stage as he raked in more than $9.7 million in earnings, placing him in the upper echelon in North America. He drove standout winners like Golden Receiver, D'Orsay and Drop The Ball.
But, Australian trotting fans will know him for his association with Ma Chere Hall, owned by Australian interests. However, his win with Allstar Partner in the $260,000 PA Sires Stakes Championship was the richest victoryof his season.
Callahan has been a fixture of some of the best tracks in America, racking up more than100 wins at the Meadowlands last season.
Callahan will be involved during the week of the Great Southern Star and will compete in the Drivers Invitational on the all-squaregaiting night.
Callahan arrives in Australia on March 18 and is available for drives. (Harness Racing Victoria)