The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) and Isle Casino Racing Pompano hosted 13 Sunshine State Stakes Saturday morning and the card produced winning favorites in the undefeated Seeking Jeanie (1:59.4f winner in the 3yoft for the Wesgate Storm offspring bred and owned by Arthur Mergenhagen)) and Matcan (2:04.1f in the 2yoct for the Thomas Tallman bred altered son of Matchem Hanover). Other impressive winning trot favorites were the Famously 3yoct sons Lugar (1:58.0f) and Famous Hall (1:59.1f).
On the pacing side, Six of Diamonds easily topped the 2-year-old fillies. Quail won her division in 1:57.4 for breeder/owners Kim and Jay Sears and Diamond Amber won impressively in 1:55.1f, pacing her final panel in :28.3. Diamond Cowboy was sharp in the 2-year-old colt division, scoring in 1:58.3f with a solid :27.1 last quarter.
In the 3-year-old filly pace, the Mannart Howard filly Ruby Howard rolled by favored Gold Star Glitter to score in 1:55.3f, pacing her last panel in :27.3, and Creating A Dream (Macadream) captured his first 2011 win in a 3-year-old colt pace division with his 1:56.2f win over Stevie Ray’s Dream. (FSBOA)