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|Hawthorne Racecourse (11/15/07)
Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542
Hawthorne Late Pick Four Finds National Spotlight
Stickney, IL – Thanks to a two-day carryover, the late pick four at Hawthorne Race Course provided horse players with a jackpot to shoot for in the amount of $34,392…and the guns they were a blazing.
When all was said and done, horseplayers added $182,464 to the pot, leaving $216,846 up for grabs, far surpassing any previous pick four pools in the history of the Stickney oval.
The sequence began in race six with 5-1 shot Miss Classified, as the five-year-old mare wired a well-matched field of seven and paid $12.80 to win.
Race seven featured two-year-old colts and geldings and saw Palmerstown rate just off some battling pacesetters and out game a stubborn Oatman to take leg two, returning $7.20 as the 5-2 second choice.
The third leg was run over the turf course and featured another front-running winner as Tour d’Aura led from start to finish while holding off a cavalry of closers and paying $10.00 for those who played the four-year-old filly to win.
The final leg of the pick four was a head-scratcher going in, and it appeared to be a race in which horse players needed to spread a bit. When the six furlong dash was concluded it was Zoran who emerged victorious at a $9.00 win price and completing the pick four.
As is the case when free money is up for grabs, the pick four returned a whopping $1,778.60 for a one-dollar ticket. When you consider the longest price in the combination was only 5-1, it was a very generous return for those who correctly plotted the outcome.
Hawthorne Race Course’s Thoroughbred meet begins on Friday, September 21 and will continue through the end of the year. Live racing will be conducted Wednesday through Sunday, regular first post 1:35pm central time. Hawthorne Race Course is located at 3501 Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804, gates open daily at 7 am. Call (708) 780-3700 or visit the Web site at www.hawthorneracecourse.com.
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