Tag: 2500 career wins

It didn’t take long for Tommy Pompell to secure his 2,500th trip to the winner’s circle. Pompell came into the day just one win away from the milestone and easily defeated the field of nine aboard Tornada in the second race of the day.


Tommy Pompell recorded his 2,500th career win Friday, Sept. 29 aboard Tornada in the second race of the afternoon at Indiana Grand. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Owned by Clabar Mor Stable LLC and Haran Thoroughbreds, Tornada completed the milestone for Pompell with a four and one-half length advantage at the wire after taking over the top spot at the top of the stretch. The seven-year-old Indiana bred daughter of High Fly moved closer to $200,000 in her career with the win for Trainer John Haran.

 “This win feels really great today,” said Pompell. “I started riding in 1996 but didn’t come to Indiana (Hoosier Park) until 1997. I missed the first few years of racing at Indiana Grand (then, known as Indiana Downs) when they started in 2003 because I would go to Florida in the winter and didn’t come back up for the spring meet, but I’ve been here ever since.”