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Pompano getting ready for Saturday\'s Super Night of Champions

October 23, 2008

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The Isle Pompano Park will host its richest night of racing for the 2008 season this Saturday with nearly $500,000 in purses for the Super Night of Champions. Post time is 7:25 p.m.


Eight of the races on the program will be Florida Breeders Stakes finals for 2 -and 3-year-old state-bred trotters and pacers. Starting at 6 pm that evening at the grandstand entrance only there will be a free t-shirt giveaway to the first 1,000 customers to come in the door.


Three of the horses competing on Super Night have a chance to share in a special $100,000 bonus award if they can win their respective Breeders Stakes finals. The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association and the Isle Pompano Park sponsor the bonus award.


Leading the way toward the $100,000 bonus is the undefeated 2-year-old trotting sensation, Whosgoinwhosstayin, who has won 11 straight races for co-owners Sophia Valkanoff and Linda Kakaley of Pompano Beach. Whosgoinwhosstayin drew post seven in the $51,175 colt & gelding final and will be driven by Mickey McNichol.


Also eligible is Frank and Inge Smith’s (Deerfield Beach) top 2-year-old trotting filly, Pearl Of Capri, who is on a nine-race winning streak. Pearl Of Capri starts from post two in the third race for a purse of $51,000. She will be driven by Dan Clements.


The third contender for the $100,000 bonus is the 2-year-old pacing filly Goldstar Rosie, who has won six of her seven lifetime starts for owners Tom Audley of Bell, Jamie Marra of Delray Beach and Beth Levine of Boynton Beach. Goldstar Rosie drew the rail in the first race $64,350 final and will be driven by Clements.


Another horse in the championship finals and is on a track-record tying winning streak is the 3-year-old trotter Southern Rain, who will be going for his 13th straight win. That would tie him with You’re Next (2007) for the all-age track record for most consecutive wins. Bruce Ranger drives Southern Rain who starts from post three in the $63,440 eighth race.


And last year’s 2-year-old champion, Alice Springs, heads the $61,988 three-year-old filly pace final. Undefeated in 11 starts in 2007, Alice Springs has only one loss this year and an amazing lifetime record of 17 wins in just 18 starts. Wally Hennessey will drive Alice Springs from post six in the sixth race. (Pompano Park)


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