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Hawthorne Racecourse Daily Notes

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Trainer George Getz Passes

Longtime Chicagoland trainer George Getz passed away Sunday due to complications from Parkinson's disease. Getz, who was born February 22, 1932, had requested stalls at the upcoming Arlington meet.

He will be waked at Weinstein Family Services in Wilmette on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services will take place Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.

New Track Record

A new track record for the four and a half furlong distance Monday when Gerald Ayers and Dan Martin's first time starter, Joanies Bella, trained by Timothy Hamm, stopped the timer in :51.80, 1.2 seconds faster than the :53 record held jointly by Cool Rain Falling and Lil' Mary's Kitty.

Turf Race Moved To Main Track

Monday's lone turf event was moved to the main track




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