11/25/2016 11:28AM

Pompano: Undefeated horses headline Florida Super Night


On Sunday night, November 27, Pompano Park will play host to the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (F.S.B.O.A.) Super Night, featuring over $430,000 in purse money for Florida bred 2- and 3-year-olds.

This annual extravaganza features the best State bred Standardbreds and, this year, features two horses that have unblemished racing careers—Prairie Sweetheart and Gold Star Briana.

Prairie Sweetheart, now undefeated in 13 career starts, looks for her second Super Night championship in the $55,400 Breeders Stake, as she waltzed to victory as a 2-year-old last season.

She recently returned to Pompano Park after defeating grand circuit stock at Lexington’s Red Mile in 1:49 1/5, a lifetime best performance, and then trounced her rivals in South Florida by 12 1/2 lengths.

In that event, Prairie Sweetheart went off at a nickel-to-a-dollar in the betting with every other rival over 100 to 1.

This daughter of Royal Millennium was recently purchased by the Let It Ride Stables but remains in the care of trainer Mike Deters, who trained the filly in last year’s championship season.

Gold Star Briana took top honors in her class of 2-year-old trotting fillies in 2015, capping her season with a Breeders Stake win on Super Night. She now looks for a repeat performance in this year’s $54,150 event.

This year, the daughter of Basil is a perfect eight-for-eight with five of those wins taken at Pompano Park in F.S.B.O.A. stakes events.

Last Monday night, Gold Star Briana faced some male counterparts in an overnight event to keep “tight” for Sunday’s Super Night event and annihilated her foes by 6 1/2 lengths in 1:56 2/5. a lifetime best performance.

After that event, driver Wally Hennessey remarked, “She really turned on the afterburners around that final turn and we just hope she can do the same on Sunday night. But you cannot take anything for granted in this sport. Overconfidence will kill you every time.”

“Briana” is trained by Dan Hennessey for owner Kevin Kelly.

Her main competition is expected to come from Trotting Missmissy, owned and trained by Donald Dupont.

This daughter of Trotting Intruder has been a bridesmaid to Gold Star Brianna on four occasions this fall season.

The 12-race pari-mutuel card at Pompano Park wll feature six Florida bred stakes worth between $54,000 and $57,000. There is also a Super Hi-5 Jackpot carryover awaiting of $14,638.61 and a small Pick-6 carryover.

Post time for the pari-mutuel program is 7:20 p.m.

--edited release (John Berry for Pompano Park)