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|Hawthorne Racecourse (4/27/09)
Contact: Mitch Demick (708) 222-4542
Jockey Inez Karlsson to Donate Final Day Earnings to Charities
Stickney, IL – As Hawthorne bids adieu to its spring thoroughbred meet, jockey Inez Karlsson will donate all of her mounts' earnings to charities, on Monday, the final day of racing. Proceeds from her earnings will be divided between the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Bridge, an organization for youth and family services.
Karlsson chose what may be a particularly lucrative day for the recipients, as she has mounts in all ten of today’s races, and is chasing a riding title, in which she is three behind leader Tim Thornton.
Typically, jockeys receive 10 percent of winning purse money, five percent for second and third-place finishes, and a mount fee of anywhere between $75 and $100 should the horse finish out-of-the-money.
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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