Nillabomb wins 40th race at Pompano
May 01, 2012
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Although three days of rain continued and intensified through much of the final program of April on Monday at the Isle Pompano Park, the show went on thanks to the South Florida venue's horsepeople and track surface crew.
In the featured $8,500 Isle Mile 1 Mares Open Pace, Nillabomb got a prudent steer from Dan Clements just behind battling leaders Looney Dune (in rein to Dan Daley) and Angela (with Wally Hennessey) in tow).
Turning into the stretch, Nillabomb foundthe clear road she needed out widest of all to brush home through a blowing rain and drizzle to stop the clock in 1:54.2. Looney Dune gamely persisted for second and She's A Pegase (in rein to Tom Sells) weaved through the stretch for third.
It was the milestone 40th career win for Florida fan favorite Nillabomb, thanks to her distinctive roan color and commonplace game efforts. Eric Beach has trained the 7-year-old daughter of Admirals Galley-Be A Little Lady to career earnings of more than $428,000 from her humble beginnings on the Michigan Fair Circuit. Ownership is held by Trifecta 246 LLC of Boca Raton, Fla. (Pompano)