Ft. Washington, MD — When your Dad is one of the top drivers of all time, there is an expectancy that you will follow in those footsteps — right or wrong. For Eddie Davis Jr., the results have been just fine, with more than 5,000 wins in his own career, Davis added eight to his total Wednesday (Sept. 30). After winning the first two races at Harrington, Davis motored 91 miles to Rosecroft and took six races on the Wednesday night card.
His father, Eddie Davis Sr., won 8,632 races during one of the most competitive times on the harness racing driver’s circuit. Driving in the Mid-Atlantic and Maine has agreed with the younger Davis as well.
Davis got the card started with a new mark for Somelovesomewhere ($12.20) for owners Harry Smith Jr. and Carolyn Smith. The horse broke her maiden for driver-trainer Kim Vincent back on Aug. 10 at Ocean Downs and has now won three of her last four for trainer Justin Brenneman. She scored in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:54.3.
Davis won three times for trainer Brian Callahan on the card as Mittany Nicole ($11.20) secured a perfect pocket trip and zoomed past pacesetter Rodeo Blues to win her third of the year. Hillbillycamtastic ($5.20) and Hillbilly Jet ($6.60), owned by Callahan’s Mom Dolly Goad, also posted wins for the duo.
Davis sent two to the winner’s circle for son Eric, who conditions Fair Glider ($3.60) and Miss Waterbuffalo ($4) the latter owned by Joseph Pisarski.
Davis’s nephew, Tyler Davis, won with trotter Fire’n Woodshed ($3.80), for owner Brian Emerson and trainer Kerry Welty.
Trainer Brittany Bounds won a pair as Sean Bier guided Auntmilly’smartini ($3) to a win and Frank Milby picked up the catch drive on Opulent ($13) and gained the first career win for the 3-year-old Bettor’s Delight filly.
Bier netted a double as he won with Peter Venturini and Michael Assante’s Cardiff. It was the fourth win of the year for the Brian Malone trainee who paid $2.80.
Jonathan Roberts picked up a late night double, as Rosey Time ($9.60) won for the fourth time in 10 starts this year for Breakaway Racing and trainer Shaun Callahan. Roberts also found the line first with Sweet Bobbie ($4.20) for owner-trainer Gary Ewing.
John Wagner’s Southwind Ferrari won the pari-mutuel puzzler of the night. Sent off at 20-1, Wagner passed pacesetter Don Dorado to pay $42.60 for trainer Arlene Cameron.
Timmy Offutt won his first race of the meet as Puddin N Pie ($8.00) won the $8,000 trotting feature for owner-trainer Howard Birney.
Brian Burton took Chesco ($9.20) to the winner’s circle for owner-trainer Basil Sapienza as the Nuclear Breeze colt shook off an 0-12 start to his career.