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|Hawthorne Racecourse (12/19/08)
Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542
All OK after ninth race accident at Hawthorne
Stickney, IL – On a day when Hawthorne Race Course established a new record carryover for its Pick Six, the final race on the card ended with an accident, resulting in three horses not finishing the race, and three jockeys thrown from their respective mounts.
The incident occurred down the backstretch when the first-time starter Big Twister went down, tossing jockey Gabriel Lagunes. Both G. I. Moe with jockey Lyndie Wade in the saddle, and Mister Scott ridden by Jesse Lantz were unable to avoid the fallen horse, and they do were unceremoniously thrown to the ground.
All three horses appeared to be fine, and both Wade and Lantz also seemed okay following the race. Lagunes at first refused treatment, but he did end up at the local hospital for further evaluation.
The Estate of Thomas Carey has owned and operated Hawthorne Race Course for 100 years, distinguishing it as the oldest continuously family-owned and operated race track in the nation. As the oldest sports venue in Illinois, Hawthorne Race Course has been an integral player in the legendary heritage of Chicago sports entertainment. Hawthorne Race Course began its Fall/Winter Thoroughbred meet on Friday, September 26, 2008 and will continue through January 11, 2009. Post time is 1:35 pm central time for all live racing. Dark days will be Mondays and Tuesdays. We are located at 3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804. For more information on Hawthorne Race Course visit www.hawthorneracecourse.com or call 708-780-3700.
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