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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ppk5/8 - Another Shrewd Purchase By Pompano's Wally Hennessey

Following closely after his milestone 8000th winning drive and his February private purchase of pacer Waterside Champ bringing him a pair of wins in his first three starts, Hall Of Fame driver Wally Hennessey has done it again with a private acquisition of pacing mare Eyewitness Account at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Parkv.

In spite of starting outside in a field of nine mares, Eyewitness Account romped home in 1:54.2 in her first start for new owner-driver Wally Hennessey on Monday, February 27, at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. In the first start from his care, trainer Dan Hennessey ordered blinkers on and the addition of lasix for Eyewitness Account. (Skip Smith Photo)

In the first start in the care of trainer Dan Hennessey, the 5 year old Camluck-Unchained Speed mare was sent straight to the front in a $4,000 purse conditioned test by her new owner and driver through fractions of 27, 55.3, and 1:24.4. Wally Hennessey had his new charge, previously owned by Shelley Henry of Arthur, ON through her February 13 start, unurged through the stretch to stop the clock in 1:54.2. Eyewitness Account, now a career winner of $51,402, was bred by Millar Farms of Newmarket, ON and her earlier trainers were Michel Ouellet and Eric Adams before racing in recent years at Pompano and in Ontario from the care of Wayne Henry. Eyewitness Account also had a 2011 stint at Batavia Downs from the barn of David McNeight III.