Calabrese Scores In AHDC Trot

Amateur driving series
Published: September 17, 2022 10:56 pm EDT

After getting away softly from post four with Allindotime, John Calabrese followed cover to the half and then moved his trotter three deep up the backside and took command and cruised to an oh-so-easy six-length win in 1:59 in the $9,000 American Harness Drivers Club (AHDC) Trot Saturday (Sept. 17) at Freehold Raceway.

When the starter turned the field loose, Mark Schullstrom sent Inukchuk Chuck to the front and they had command by the quarter in :28.3. They still had a length lead over a parked-out Foxy Trotin Stick and driver Dave Offenberg when they zipped by the half in :58.4. But when they headed for three-quarters, Calabrese, who was traveling second over, went three deep and opened a five-length lead and cruised home a six-length winner. Bob Hechkoff and Warrior Way followed Calabrese's move and they trotted around the early leaders and rallied for a second-place finish. Third place went to Dark Poole, who was driven by Tony Beltrami.

The race winner, a seven-year-old Andover Hall gelding, is owned by Alma Iafelice. Sent the 4-5 favourite, Allindotime paid $3.60 for the win.