Mustang Art wins 7th of season; 6 for Callahan
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Mustang Art has turned into an iron horse. It was his 41st start this year and 82nd in the last two seasons. It was his eighth win of the year boosting his seasonal earnings to $127,985 in 2014 and $533,622 for 191 lifetime starts..
In a day of close photo finishes, Millenium Wheel came from nowhere, finding room along the passing lane to fly home in 1:51.4 to win the $16.000 3,4 & 5-Year-Old Open pace. Trainer and part-owner Jason Lynch executed the win, his fourth of the campaign giving the Bettor's Delight –London Eye gelding a $66,449 bankroll for the season. Race favorite BJ's Rambeau (Callahan) was a close second with late closing Framed Art (Art Stafford Jr.) also in the tight photo, third.
Ben Stafford Jr. got the longshot of the card, driving 37-1 Maximum Terror to win a $14,000 male pace in 1:51.4 for his dad, trainer, Ben Stafford. Ballinrobe (Allan Davis) picked up second money with Something Blue (Jonathan Roberts) the show finisher. An altered son of Western Terror-HTF Cocoa, Maximum Terror notched fifth win of the year good for $50,539 earnings.
Another Stafford, Art Jr., guided Adventure Bound, owned by Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, to victory in 1:50.3, the second fastest time of the night, one of two Eric Ell trainees, to win a $13,000 Male Winners-Over pace, his fifth of the year. The Camluck-Unchained Speed gelding's earnings are now $81,262 this season and $424,839 lifetime. SB Mikes Hot Beach (Sean Bier) and Star Messenger (Tetrick) were second and third respectively.
The annual Dover Downs Christmas Break Week beings this Friday, Dec. 19. There is no live racing until Sunday, Dec. 28. (Dover)