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Nillabomb wins no matter who is driving

May 25, 2011

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The number of horses of any racing breed which have had more than two dozen different drivers or riders must be very small indeed. Indestructible pacing mare Nillabomb has now had 26 reinsman as her dance partner and she just doesn't seem to mind one bit.

The six year old Admirals Galley-Be A Little Lady mare summoned up two strong moves to win the $14,000 purse top mares weekly pacing feature on the Tuesday, May 24 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. After leaving hard to the quarter in :26.4 to sit behind I'm Just Special (Bobby Smolin) and Bryan's Ideal (Dan Clements), Nillabomb sat in line until the top of the stretch. I'm Just Special, a career winner of over $620,000, posted the middle panels of 55.4 and 1:24.1 while disposing of the first over bid by Major Trap in rein to Wally Hennessey.

In the stretch, Nillabomb mustered the widest and best kick of all to collar I'm Just Special and Bryan's Ideal at the final buzzer in 1:52.4. It was Nillabomb's 36th career win which increased her lifetime bankroll to more than $373,000. For her entire career, Nillabomb has been trained by Eric Beach for Trifecta 246 Corp. of Linden, MI.

It was Chuck Connor Jr. again in the bike as Nillabomb ran her current win streak to three in a row. For the record, Connor is the 26th different driver to sit behind Nillabomb in her pari-mutuel career...she's actually had 27 different drivers if you count Mark MacQuarrie in a qualifying race at Windsor Raceway.

The Tuesday evening card also proved to be a charmed night at the office for trainer Eric Beach. In addition to Nillabomb, he also sent out winners with claiming pace mare JM Dancing Star and conditioned pace mare Witch Trials.

 Florida Breeders champs returning

A pair of two year champions from the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) made their three year old season's debut on the Tuesday evening program.

Famous Hall took on older rivals in a $6,000 purse conditioned trot and cut the mile to the final turn before making a break in stride. He won the FSBOA two year old colt trot title last December 11 for owner-breeder Amante Standardbreds of Delray Beach, FL and trainer Marc Aubin.

Gold Star Glitter finished a hard closing fourth in her three year old season's debut against older mares in a $6,000 purse conditioned test. She was the FSBOA two year old filly pace champ on Florida Super Night last December for breeder, owner and breeder Tom Audley of Bell, Florida.

Racing Schedule Change

 Post time is 7:05 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing, with free live streaming and replays available in the 'racing' tab at www.theislepompanopark.com .

Tuesday programs are dropped from the schedule in June and Monday racing is also dropped in July in the final month of the current meet. (Pompano Park)


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