Day At The Track

Mare follows motherhood by winning again

02:15 AM 10 May 2012 NZST
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L M Canon (5) and Dan Clements
L M Canon (5) and Dan Clements - waltz on by winning in 1:56 even.
Photo courtesy: Skip Smith

Financial Glider has returned to the harness racing track in good order after her first foal was sold last Fall. On the Wednesday evening, May 9 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Mickey McNichol was in the bike to find the winning trip for the 8-year-old in 1:58 in a mid-level conditioned trotting event for a $5,500 purse.

Fishman Stables of Fort Pierce, FL. own the mare by Yankee Glide from the Sir Taurus broodmare Financial Paige.

Prior to the win on the mid-week card, Financial Glider made two starts on the comeback trail following a March 31 qualifier at Pompano. She'd been away from the rigors of racing since July 17, 2008 at Philadelphia.

The graduate of the New York Sires Stakes program is now an 8 time winner from 41 career starts for purse earnings of more than $98,000. At least as important is the fact that her first foal, Dinero Fishman by Donato Hanover, sold at last November's Harrisburg Sale for $27,000. She was also bred in 2010 and 2011 to Muscle Hill.

In this return to racing, Financial Glider is being trained from the Kim and Jay Sears Stable.


The remarkable hot streak in the bike for driver Dan Clements continued unabated on the May 9 program at Pompano as he engineered a trio of wins in the weekly top trotting events at the South Florida venue.

In the $8,500 purse Isle Mile 1 Open Handicap Trot, Clements had L M Canon in just the right position to gun down the tempo setting Whosgoinwhosstayin with Wally Hennessey in tow in 1:56. Salome Marvel driven by Richie Simard was third.

Jean Beaulieu is the trainer of L M Canon and shares ownership with Marc Gelinas of Lac A La Tortue, PQ. It the 4th win in 16 trips this year for the 8 year old mare by Peddler Yorktowne-Y L Pileouface and it increased her career bankroll to more than $134,000.

Clements also had the winning touch in a $6,500 purse conditioned trot with Famous Hall and in a $4,500 purse conditioned trotting event using field sweeping tactics with Nearly Uncle.

Because of 55-1 longshot Journey West brought in by reinsman Joe Sanzeri in the 8th race which resulted in a superfecta payout of more than $35,000, there's a Pick-4 carryover of $2,202 into the Saturday evening, May 12 program.

The current schedule of live racing every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday continues through May with post time at 7:05 p.m. Eastern. The 2011-2012 meet at Pompano concludes with live racing every Wednesday and Saturday in June and July.

Free race night live streaming, the racing schedule, handicapping selections by Hall Of Famer John Berry and much more is available at

by Frank SALIVE

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