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|Hawthorne Racecourse (3/14/09)
Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542
Lissa’s Star Shakes Free in Hula Chief Stakes
Always prominent, Lissa’s Star, under jockey Inez Karlsson, pressed the pace set by Dakota Rebel, and was about a length behind as the leader reached the quarter in 22.95. Approaching the half, the winning duo put away Dakota Rebel, and thereafter were never seriously challenged. Shadowbdancing tried staying with the winner but was no match, although clearly second best. Post time favorite Officer Rocket, away a beat slow, was along for third.
The victory was Lissa’s Star’s third straight and his $30,750 reward for victory pushed his lifetime earnings to $221,310.
Second choice in the wagering, Lissa’s Star returned $8.60 to win.
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 begins its Spring Thoroughbred meet on Friday, March 6, 2009 and will continue through April 27, 2009. Post time is 1:25 pm central time for all live racing. Dark days will be Tuesday and Wednesdays. 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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