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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (8/1/07)

Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542

Taser Gun and Broderick on Hand for Hawthorne’s Night of Champions

Stickney, IL – On a night when Ilinois celebrates its current Standardbred stars, two past Illinois-bred champions will make a special appearance on Saturday, August 4, Hawthorne Race Course’s Night of Champions.

The great Taser Gun, who once paced in 1:49.2 when such miles weren’t quite so common, and Broderick, who trotted to the winner’s circle 24 times in 76 attempts, will be on hand to represent the American Standardbred Adoption Program.

The American Standardbred Adoption Program is an equine humane society whose purpose is to find homes for non-racing and retired Standardbreds. They have been in operation since 1994 and attempt to place this breed and others into loving homes where they can enjoy their second lives.

The A.S.A.P. also accepts and appreciates donations of money, time and supplies.

Organizations like A.S.A.P. allow pacing and trotting heroes to prosper beyond their racing years. Two years after his last race, Taser Gun, who won 69 races and earned $1,158,893, is a living example of the program’s work.

Find out more by visiting The American Standardbred Adoption Program website:

Hawthorne Race Course presents live harness beginning on June 22 and concluding on August 5. During this time only Mondays will be a dark day for our live program. As always, Hawthorne will be open for simulcasting 7 days a week. We are located at 3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL, 60804. Call (708) 780-3700 or visit the Web site at




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