Chiseler Skims Rail to Victory in $100,000 Dade Park Dash
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HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 8, 2023) – Hoolie Racing Stable’s Chiseler had a perfect rail-skimming ride by Corey Lanerie to record the first stakes victory of his career in Saturday’s third running of the $100,000 Dade Park Dash at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming.
Chiseler is trained by Greg Foley, who won three stakes events over the last seven days. Prior to Saturday’s Dade Park Dash, Foley had a stakes double on Stephen Foster Day when Stitched pulled a massive upset in the $400,000 Wise Dan (GII) and veteran Bango won the $225,000 Kelly’s Landing Stakes.
It was a four-way duel for the early lead in the Dade Park Dash between Mounsieur Coco, Bal a Kazoo, Major Blue and Storm Daddy as the quartet dashed through a quarter-mile in :21.29. Lanerie positioned Chiseler fifth in the early stages of the 5 ½ furlong turf sprint, about one-length behind the pacesetters. Around the far turn, Lanerie guided Chiseler to the rail but initially didn’t have enough of a space to come through. At the eighth pole, Chiseler stuck his nose inside Mounsieur Coco and powered through for a convincing 2 ¼-length victory in a final time of 1:01.82
“It was really special winning this race with the Hudson Family from Hoolie Racing here with us,” assistant trainer Travis Foley said. “The Hudsons have a rich history here at Ellis Park and it was a great win for our barn and owners.”
The Dade Park Dash was Chiseler’s second-career victory from 10 starts. The chestnut gelding tabbed $60,535 for his win bringing his career total to $166,582.
Chiseler is a 3-year-old son of Speightstown out of the Hard Spun mare Spindle. He was bred in Kentucky by Purple H Bloodstock.
Here are the full results for the Dade Park Dash (with $2 mutuel payouts):
1. Chiseler ($6.16, $3.72, $2.90)
2. Mounsieur Coco (X, $4.08, $2.72)
3. Release McCracken (X, X, $2.50)
4. Bal a Kazoo
5. Major Blue
6. Storm Daddy
The Dade Park Dash is named in honor of the first name of Ellis Park. Dade Park opened in Oct., 1922 with a four-race card for Standardbreds and had purses totaling $6,000. The first Thoroughbred meet commenced one month later under the operation of the Green River Jockey Club, which was under the leadership of Gordon B. Hall, a native of Madisonville, Ky.
Live racing from Ellis Park will continue Sunday with a first post of 11:45 a.m. (CDT). For more information about Ellis Park racing and gaming, visit www.ellisparkracing.com.