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Mustang Art wins 7th of season; 6 for Callahan

December 18, 2014

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Mustang Art took the lead and played follow me on the way to his seventh win of the year, nosing out Simon's Artist in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thusday, Dec. 18, at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan added six wins to his meet lead.
Callahan ushered Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art away quickly in a field of seven to take his rivals to the quarter in :26.3. The Artiscape-Paula Seelster gelding continued to lead the way with other contestants beginning to stack up on the way home. Mustang Art had just enough to hold off fast charging 19-1 shot Simon's Artist and Trace Tetrick by a nose after a :27.3 final panel. Bandolito, piloted by Daryl Bier, was race favorite but had to settle for third. So Take That, the program favorite, was scratched.

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.

All Gold. the third of Corey Callahan's six winners, outlasted Maddysonofagun (Tetrick) in a 1:52.3 dash for young male horses racing for a $14,500 purse. Bugsy Malone (Tony Morgan) was third. Richard Lewis trains the Tell All-Full Of Gold gelding for David Banks and Layfield Horses, was the third win this season for the $40,600 winner this year.
Leyden, bred, owned and trained by Bill Moffett, recorded a 1:51.4 lifetime best, to win a $14,000 Male 3,4&5-Year-Old pace with Allan Davis driving. The Quik Pulse Mindale-Staying Power soph gelding won for the sixth time this campaign. He has now earned $63,977. Fancy Colt (Morgan) was runner-up with Four Staces (Callahan) 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)

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