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Pompano Forced To Cancel Friday's Card

Published: July 4, 2008 2:40 pm ET

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Due to a lightning strike on the main transformer for the racetrack lights, live racing was cancelled at Pompano Park on Friday.

Management is hopeful that power will be restored for the Saturday night live race program.
There were three $1,000 non-wagering races held for Florida-bred two-year-old trotting colts and fillies before the pari-mutuel card.

The first division saw Whosgoinwhosstayin and driver Mickey McNichol trade the early lead with Be Lachek (Jay Sears) before taking command for good by the half-mile pole and go on to win by three quarters of a length in 2:04.4. All Power (Tom Wantz) was third.

It was the first start ever for the bay colt by Basil from the Wall Street Banker mare, Benns Margie. Whosgoinwhosstayin is trained and co-owned by Linda Kakaley with Sophia Valkanoff, both of Pompano Beach. Sophia and Chris Valkanoff bred Whosgoinwhosstayin.

Make Mine A Double and driver Dan Clements led from start to finish in the second division, winning with ease by three open lengths in 2:06.3. JPs Victoria (Bruce Ranger) was second with Over Drawn (Tom Haughton) third.

Trained by Joseph Kroll, Make Mine A Double is a bay gelding by Pine Tar from the Striking Sahbra mare, B Bar B Brides. He was bred and is owned by Ron and Leah Schaefer of Weirsdale.

In the third division for fillies, Diamond Doll and driver Mickey McNichol used perfect cover from pacesetter Hard Workn Rick (Tom Sells) to get up in the final strides to the finish and win by a neck in 2:05.4. Senea (Robert Roberts) was third.

Trained by Frank O'Mara, owned by Gerald Francis O'Mara of Albion, Michigan and bred by Donna Gail, Diamond Doll is sired by Pine Tar from the Garland Lobell mare, Miss Cloud.


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