Gurfein trainees sweep in Pompano series
April 23, 2010
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A pair of the newly implemented spring season late-closing series in South Florida had the open round go the starting on the April 23 program. Three-year-old fillies trained by Ron Gurfein and driven by Bruce Ranger for owner-breeder Brittany Farms of Kentucky swept both $8,000 divisions of the The Longshot Trotting Series.
Secret Magic, by Cantab Hall-Chorine Hanover, remained undefeated in three starts this year with a 1:58 tally. Yankee Manny with Dan Clements was second and Bought Twice with David Ingraham was third.
Crown Laurel, by Cantab Hall-Winters Crown, won her second straight start to kick off her 2010 campaign in 1:58.2 over Stylish Lad in rein to Tom Sells.
There were also a pair of $6,500 divisions in the opening leg of the Spring Training late-closer trotting series.
Borga Crash, a 3-year-old Windsong's Legacy-Michele Lavec colt, romped home in 1:58.2 with Frode Fladen in the sulky for owner-trainer Tommy Andersson. The other division went to a hard closing Like A Gator, a 3-year-old Like A Prayer-Las Ventanas gelding, driven by Wally Hennessey in 1:58.3. Kim Sears trains Like A Gator for Flordia owners Mary Birkhold, George Birkhold and Jay Sears.(Pompano Park)