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Tetrick & Miller To Pompano

Published: February 15, 2016 10:06 pm ET

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With the $75,000 Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park Late Closing event for mares highlighting the March 5 card at the South Florida oval, an added attraction for that Saturday night program will be the Pro-Am event headed by team captains David Miller and Tim Tetrick.

Florida Amateur Driving Club President Dein Spriggs spearheaded the event and received an enthusiastic response from Miller and Tetrick, two of the leading drivers in the sport.

Miller has driven the winners of more than $10 million in 13 of the past 15 seasons and is within a nose of going over the $200 million mark. He has driven more than 11,600 winners with the crowning touch being in last season’s Breeders Crown at Woodbine, where he drove five winners enriching owners by $950,000.

Tetrick, who drove his first winner, Travel N Legacy, at the Paris, Ill., Fair in 1998, covering the mile in 2:06.4 and earning the major share of the $1,186 purse, just recently won his 9,000th race and has driven the winners of more than $165 million. He, too, has a multitude of Breeders Crown wins, including last season’s victory back of 2015 two-year-old colt champion Boston Red Rocks.

Spriggs said, “We are so honoured to have these great drivers and humanitarians here at Pompano Park on March 5.

“In appreciation of their appearance here, our Florida Amateur Driving Club is donating $2,000 to each driver’s selected charity -- Miller’s being the Make A Wish Foundation and Tetrick selecting New Vocation.”

Miller and Tetrick will select their respective teams after the March 1 draw with two Pro-Am events tentatively scheduled as a co-feature with the aforementioned $75,000 Isle Casino Late Closing final.

Also on March 5, authors Victoria Howard and Bob Marks will be on hand doing a book signing for their recent publication detailing the life and times of the great Meadow Skipper.

Plans are also being finalized for the Isle International Amateur Series extravaganza on March 12-13. The leading amateur drivers from Austria, Russia, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Germany and New Zealand will be joined by Florida’s own Dein Spriggs, who won the right to represent the amateur drivers during a series of events over the past months.

(Pompano Park)

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