In the Sweetheart Pace, Kelly Case of Pompano Beach, FL turned in a smart rated drive to score gate to wire with claiming pace mare Indianridge Sophia. Midway up the backstretch after the 59.1 half, Laurie Poulin brought One More Molly out of the pocket to do battle to the final turn in 1:27.4. When the wire arrived in 1:57.1, Case was an upset winner at 6-1 with the 9 year old mare by Grinfromeartoear-Lady Warbucks owned and trained by Irwin Lubar of Tamarac, FL. Misdori, driven by Whitney Goodblood, followed in for third. Case now counts 771 lifetime winning drives and she was the only entrant with over $1 million in career purse earnings in the bike.
|Indianridge Sophia, driven by Kelly Case wins the Sweetheart Pace (Skip Smith Photo)|
In the Sweetheart Trot, it was a joyous moment for Luanna Beeson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as she earned her first lifetime winning drive. She was sent off as even money favorite with K M Sweet Dreams and made no mistake by guiding the 9 year old mare by Famously-Ann K's Comet through fractions of 29.1, 59.1 and 1:29.2 leading up to the length victory in 1:59.4. New Revenue, driven by Diane Long was a closing second and Bit O Lavec partnered by Anne Schlichtig was third.
|K M Sweet Dreams, driven by Luanna Beeson wins the Sweetheart Trot (Skip Smith Photo)|
Following the completion of their events the lady drivers assembled in the winner's circle for Valentine's gift presentations from the track and casino and a group photograph.