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Callahan Wins Four/Handle Up 23-Percent

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On a very rainy night in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the bettors came out in force.  The Total Handle of $3,559,673 was a 23-percent increase over the $2,890,130 wagered on the same Saturday in 2013.  In addition, on-track handle showed slight gains despite the rain-soaked evening. 

                    

On the racetrack, Corey Callahan continued his meteoric rise with four more wins, pulling him within one win of Dave Miller who is second in the driver standings.  Most notably, Callahan guided Berkshire Bear to an eight length romp in a 1:52.1 performance.  Berkshire Bear is trained by Doug Lewis for J&M Racing. 

                  

The Free For All Handicap went to the ageless Hypnotic Blue Chip, who changed tactics tonight, going right down the road to a wire to wire performance in 1:51.  The win was one of two on the program for John Campbell.  Hypnotic Blue Chip is trained by Kevin Mc Dermott for owner Francis Azur. 

              

   Dovuto Hanover did it again, going first over and holding all challengers at bay in a B-1 pacing event, winning in 1:51.1 for Ron Pierce.  Dovuto Hanover is trained by Darran Cassar for Martin Scharf.  Hurrikane Kingcole was fourth in his return.               

  

Racing returns on Thursday, featuring the second round of the Super Bowl, with first post time at 7:15 P.M.   


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