D\'Artagnian to the rescue at Pompano
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The fifth race feature saw the betting favorite, Sugar’s Pride and driver Bruce Ranger go right to the front from the rail and cut the opening quarter mile in a speedy :26.2 with Armbro Dynamic (Kevin Wallis) sitting right on their backs.
After the half mile marker in :55.3, the action started to heat up as driver David Ingraham moved D’Artagnian first-over from fourth place in the backstretch and they started inching their way up towards the leaders. By the three-quarter pole in 1:23.2, D’Artagnian was within one length of Sugar’s Pride and as they came down the stretch it was a two-horse battle, neck and neck to the finish with D’Artagnian grinding out a head victory over Sugar’s Pride in 1:51.1. Armbro Dynamic was third.
It was first win this year in 17 starts and a lifetime mark of D’Artagnan, a 5-year-old Florida-bred stallion by Mean Mr Mustard. He is trained and co-owned by Veral Bowman with Frank and Inge Smith of
The Florida Amateur Driving Club made a $1,000.00 donation presentation after the second race in the winner’s circle to representatives of Rockin’ T Equine Rescue.
The Rockin’ T Equine Rescue Sanctuary is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide care and nursing for sick, elderly and abandon horses.
Founded by Janet and Andy Tuttle on a 38 acre farm in