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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (1/11/08)

Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542

Thornton Fires Back, Regains Jockey Lead

Stickney, IL – Entering Friday's ten-race card at Hawthorne, 21-year-old jockey Tim Thornton trailed Chris Emigh by three races with just three racing days left in the meet.

When the day ended Thornton had surged ahead.

By virtue of winning four races, while Emigh was shutout, Thornton regained the lead in the jockey race, and heads into the final weekend with a one-win advantage.

Thornton guided favorites Memories of Nellie ($4.80), Very Capo ($3.80), Salty Celebration ($6.00), and Leaping Lily ($4.40) to popular victories and moved the Louisiana native a step closer to a possible first jockey title.

Hawthorne Race Course’s Thoroughbred meet begins on Friday, September 21 and will continue through January 13, 2008. Live racing will be conducted Wednesday through Sunday, regular first post 1:35 pm 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




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