Only one Standardbred racetrack conducted racing on Super Bowl Sunday and it was the one just north of where the Super Bowl was taking place in South Florida. Pompano Park offered a 10-race card simultaneously with the Big Game and one Indiana sired horse came home a winner.
Hesallaboutdabass, driven and trained by Joseph Sanzeri, wired the field in the conditioned pace to score the win by a nose over Bay Meadows and Rick Plano. The He’s All That four-year-old stopped the timer in 1:56.4 to earn his first win of 2020.
Bred by Joe Schwartz of Berne, Ind., Hesallaboutdabass started his career under the direction of Trainer Jamie Macomber, winning three of his nine starts as a two-year-old. He has been in Pompano for the past two years and now has seven wins and more than $43,000 in earnings for Sanzeri and Guardino. His career best time of 1:52.4 was taken as a three-year-old last year at Pompano Park.
He’s All That, a son of Cambest, only breeds a few mares each year in Indiana. There were only three registered foals the year Hesallaboutdabass was born, and all three went to the sales. Hesallaboutdabass sold under the name of Hes Southern Bade for $2,500 at the Blooded Horse Sale as a yearling and was purchased by Sanzeri and Guardino.