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Cisco Hall Takes Larry Albano Memorial Trot

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Published: March 18, 2008 10:39 am ET

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Cisco Hall tallied his third victory of the season on Monday when utilizing a prolonged first-over march to take the $10,000 Larry Albano Memorial winners over trot at Pompano Park in 1:56.1.

Starting from post five with George Napolitano Jr. at the lines, Cisco Hall was content to settle briefly in fourth place through an opening quarter mile in :28.3 before angling off the pylons to begin his overland journey to the front as Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) cut middle fractions of :58.2 and 1:27.4.

As the trotters moved through the final turn, Cisco Hall finally edged clear of Guy Gets Girl, entering the stretch with a 1 ½-length advantage before opening up that margin to 2 ½ lengths over a late-charging Table Wine (Dan Clements) at the wire.

Cisco Hall returned $10.80, $6.80, and $4.00 for the victory. Table Wine brought in $22.00 and $7.20 for second, while Guy Gets Girl paid $5.60 for third.

Owned by Joe Chnapko and trained by Bill Gallagher, Cisco Hall is a 6-year-old son of Conway Hall out of the King Conch mare Crown Me Good, and boasts a career record of 13 wins from 47 starts with $231,029 in lifetime earnings.

The Monday feature was named in honor of Larry Albano, commemorating his years of service to Pompano Park and the Standardbred industry before his untimely death in June of 2004.

For close to 30 years, Albano was an integral part of the life and spirit of the South Florida oval. He began as the writer and primary hawker of “Mickey’s Green Card”, introducing thousands to the sport of harness racing and providing insight for all.

Albano later became an expert racing analyst, interviewer, and color commentator of Pompano’s televised races.

Family members, friends, track officials, and horsemen filled the Pompano Park winner’s circle following the memorial race.

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