08/10/2011 12:20PM

Prairie Meadows: Corbett heads to Canterbury after highly successful meet in Iowa


The 2011 Thoroughbred meet at Prairie Meadows comes to a close on Saturday evening and, although jockey Terry Thompson ran away with the riding title with his meet record-breaking 95 wins, Glenn Corbett enjoyed a stellar meet.

Corbett’s 10 stakes wins, ending with L D’s Shes Special’s rallying win in last Saturday’s $99,550 Donna Reed at 2-1, were also a record, and his win Monday aboard Stormin Warlord for trainer Bart Hone marked his all-time leading 1,275th at this oval.

“We enjoyed a fine association with the Hone barn this meet and Dick Clark had a great season too,” said Bobby Dean, Corbett’s long-time agent. “We’ll segue into our usual Turf Paradise autumn-winter hub by heading to Canterbury until their meet ends on September 11th.”

◗ Trainer Chris Hartman, in just his second full season here, added a pair of wins on Monday to run his meet total to 28. The Southwestern-based Hartman, who winters at Sunland Park, continues to keep his classy trio of veterans Ducky Drake, Red Lead, and Schramsberg in fine fettle.

Ducky Drake, a 9-year old gelding, led the charge this meet with an allowance win in which he set a track record for 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.26. He followed that up with a dramatic rally to take the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap at 13-1.

Hartman reported “Ducky Drake is doing well and on target for the August 20th, $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup, Red Lead goes for the $100,000 Governor’s the same evening, and Schramsberg waits for the DeBartolo Memorial on their grass September 2nd.”

Schramsberg returned to form July 24 when he took the Omaha Gold Cup by a head at Horsemen’s Park.

”It was a lot of fun to win there,” Hartman said, “and I got to meet and speak with one of my favorite people, Warren Buffett,” the famous Omaha billionaire who presented the Gold Cup trophy.