The path along the comeback trail finally lead to the winner's circle for veteran trotting gelding San Remo Kosmos on the Wednesday (Jan. 18) program at Pompano. With Bruce Ranger at the lines for his third winner on the card, San Remo Kosmos topped a $7,000 conditioned group of rivals in 1:56.3 for his first win in more than three years.
The SJ's Photo-Sissy De 9-year-old gelding hadn't raced since February of 2009 before turning in the top Pompano barn of trainer Peter Pellegrino last December for the ownership of Baron Stable of Horsham, PA. The 28-time career winner of over $617,000 took his life's mark of 1:52.3 at The Meadowlands in 2007 just before a third place finish in that year's Nat Ray Memorial. San Remo Kosmos was developed in Pennsylvania's Fair Circuit by Todd Schadel, Roger Hammer and Rodney Bolon before racing against the continent's best from 2007-2009 from the care of Mark Silva, Ben Wallace and Jimmy Takter.
A trackside arts and jazz festival series will accompany the live action when racing resumes on Saturday, January 21 at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing. Jazz artists will perform on alternating Saturday nights, and the popular Miami Gourmet Food Trucks and trackside deejay party will return on alternating Saturday programs on January 28.
Post time is 7:15 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing. Free race night live streaming, handicapping selections by Hall of Fame inductee John Berry, and replays are in the 'racing' tab at www.theislepompanopark.com along with the full season racing schedule through July. (The Isle Pompano Park)