|Hawthorne Racecourse results - Indian Maid Stakes
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Turf Racing Cancelled Again!
STICKNEY, ILLINOIS -- For the third straight day, turf racing was cancelled due to showers prior to the start of the first race. Unfortunately, six of the eleven scheduled starters in the Indian Maid scratched. The good news, however, is that everybody who raced received a check.
The $50,000 Added Indian Maid Stakes played just the way it appeared on paper. When six members of the eleven-horse field scratched, after the race came off the turf, it was Alybgood's race, with Zoe Cadman in the irons, to lose. As the pilot of the lone speed horse in the race, Zoe just needed to get Alybgood to relax early. She succeeded admirably.
After Alybgood strolled to a 25:00 first quarter, followed by a 49:21 half the race was essentially over. When the 1:13.50 six-furlong time appeared, people were heading to the windows to cash their tickets.
Favored Adam's Time, with Lupe Macias aboard, made a valiant effort to catch the lone speed, but there was really little they could do.
The complete fractions for the race were: 25:00, 49.21, 1:13.50, 1:38.28, and a final time of 1:44.94.
The $2 Exacta (10-8) paid $17.20. The $2 Trifecta (10-8-4) paid $45.20
Quotes from Indian Maid Stakes
Mary Jo Lohmeier, trainer winner, Alybgood, "We couldn't have asked for a better spot. On paper it looked like she was the only speed. In the past couple of races going a mile and a half I've tried to get her to relax a little bit but she didn't want to so I knew we had to shorten her up and let her run the way she wants to.
"I was looking forward to coming here because they said the course played hard and fast and she liked that condition at Gulfstream. But when it rained as much as it did and the turf was soft I was glad the race came off the turf."
Zoe Cadman, jockey winner, Alybgood, "She was great. She did everything I expected. Mary Jo (Lohmeier) and I have been friends for a long time and I was very happy to ride this filly for her. My filly was galloping good along the backside and was very comfortable. I went to flip down a pair of goggles and when I did that, she took off even more for me. She was sliding down the track just a bit in the stretch, but I felt confident on her the whole way around. This was my second stakes victory in my career and it was a very nice to get it for such great people."
Charlie Vinci, trainer, and Avers Wexler, owner of beaten favorite Adam's Time: "We were hoping that the race came off the turf. We just wish another speed horse stayed in. My horse really doesn't have any speed. We didn't have much of a chance when the winner put up such slow fractions."
Lupe Macias, jockey, beaten favorite Adam's Time, "We were up close because of the slow (25:00) first quarter. I knew she (Adam's Time) was going way too slow so that's why I tried to lap onto her. I didn't want to let her slow it down too much. I knew they were going to slow it down and I even told Mr. Avers that we might be able to get into the lead. But, by the half-mile mark I knew we were in trouble with those kind of fractions."
Ray Sibille, jockey Dahlia's Krissy, 3rd: "We got in the money. She ran third. That was the main thing. She is better on the turf but she raced really nice. She felt really good."
Chart from Equibase
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