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Celebrity Pegasus Wins $25,000 Trot; Morgan Two Wins, Now Four From 16,000
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CELEBRITY PEGASUS WINS $25,000 TROT; MORGAN TWO WINS, NOW FOUR FROM $16,000                       
 
DOVER, Del --- Celebrity Pegasus rang up his third win of the meet and 13th of the meet with a 1:53.2 victory in the $25,000 Open trot on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan drove two winners and now is only four wins from reaching 16,000 winning drives.
 
Art Stafford Jr. drove Celebrity Pegasus, a brown five-year-old son of Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena, who drew-off in the lane and then was greeted in the winner’s circle by Kris Kringle on his annual visit to Dover Downs harness. Eric Ell conditions the winner for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms. Kanthaka (Tim Tetrick) finished second with Theresademoninme (Jonathan Roberts), the show horse.
 
It was the second win for the owners, trainer and driver who notched a 1:55.1 victory with Perseverance, his third straight,  in a $13,500 Winners trot. Photo Message (Eddie Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Torkill (Montrell Teague) took third.  The win was the sixth of the year for the three-year-old Cantab Hall-Caviar For the Lady gelding who now has won $87,102 this season.  
 
Tough Mac, a local favorite who returned to the races recently for the first time since last May got back in the win column as Corey Callahan guided the veterangeding to a 1:53.2 success by a nose in a $13,000 trot. Mike Casalino owns the Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady eight-year-old trained by Dylan Davis. It as is 31st career victory and raises his lifetime bankroll to $379.539.
 
Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) was second in the photo preventing a two-win afternoon. Earlier in a $12,000 Winners trot, Parker piloted seven-year-old NF Happenstance, a daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Moira Hall- from post 8 to a near wire-to-wire triumph in 1:54.1, her first win back since her four-year-old campaign Marley’s Guy (Tetrick) and Nothing But Nice (Callahan) were second and third respectively.  
 
Tony Morgan moved to within four winning drives of his 16,000th career win, the second-most in the harness racing world.
 
For the second consecutive day, Corey Callahan led all drivers with three wins. Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. had two each. Trainers Dylan Davis and Eric Ell and owners Wood, Dittmar, Iaquinta and Minisink Farms had two wins also.
 
Nat A Virgin, Enhance Your Mind lead eight to post in the Wednesday $25,000 Mares Open Pace feature.
 
Only Wednesday and Thursday live racing remain before Dover Downs horsemen take a traditional Christmas Holiday Week-Long Break until returning New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
 
Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations.
 
Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races continue each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.
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