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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (12/1/06)

Contact: DAK Productions
(708) 222-4540

Entries Still Available for Heavyweight Championship

Lucrative handicapping contest on tap THIS weekend

Entries are still available for Hawthorne’s Heavyweight Championship handicapping contest that will be held Saturday and Sunday. Fans are encouraged to register in person on the third floor prior to first post. Hawthorne Saturday races 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 will be used for contest purposes, with Sunday’s races to be determined.

The entry fee is $200 or 10,000 Club Hawthorne points (limit two per player). With paid entry, players will receive two days of track admission with a Daily Racing Form and buffet lunch as well as a 2007 Hawthorne season admission pass.

The top four finishers in the Heavyweight Championship will be rewarded with entry ($1,000 value) into the $1 million (estimated) Horseplayer World Series, to be held at the Orleans in Las Vegas January 18-20, along with hotel accommodations and a $500 travel voucher.

Twenty-five percent of the prize pool will be paid out to the champion, and that player will also receive a leather jacket and trophy. The top 15 finishers will be rewarded a cash prize, and 5 percent of the total prize pool will be paid out to the Day One leader.

Players can register in person at Club Hawthorne, or by phone at 708-780-3700. For more information and the official rules for Hawthorne’s Heavyweight Championship Handicapping Tournament, click here: http://www.hawthorneracecourse.com/handicapping_contests/heavyweight.php.

The 2006 fall Thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne Race Course runs September 15 through January 1 with live racing five days per week – Wednesday through Sunday (except Nov. 23 and Dec. 24). The dark days are Monday and Tuesday (except Oct. 9 and Jan. 1). Post time is 1:10 p.m. daily.

Hawthorne’s races can be seen live on Horse Racing Television (HRTV). HRTV provides full, in-depth coverage of the current Hawthorne Race Course meeting, with complete post parades, and expert analysis from the network's hosts.

Hawthorne’s spring 2007 Thoroughbred meet will run February 23 thru May 3. The summer 2007 Standardbred meet will be held June 22 thru August 5. The fall 2007 Thoroughbred meet will run September 17 thru December 31.

For more information visit www.hawthorneracecourse.com.

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