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|Hawthorne Racecourse (10/3/09)
Contact: Ron Uchman (708) 780-3700
Public Speaker Handles Slop in Carey
STICKNEY, IL – With races taken off the turf due to heavy rain in the past three days, Dale Bennett-trained Public Speaker rose to the occasion to get the job done in the Grade III $100,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial.
Battling the pace while three wide, Public Speaker chased Antrim County through fractions of :24.68, :47.84, and 1:12.22. When asked in the stretch by rider Junior Alvarado, Public Speaker responded as he rallied to a 1 ¼ length victory, stopping the clock for the 1 mile and 70 yards in 1:42.16.
Junior Alvarado was pleased with the effort, “I knew the horse going into the race and I had a really nice horse to start, but I was a little unsure about the surface. He tried really hard down the stretch and liked the battle with Antrim County.”
Trainer Dale Bennett, “He’s just a racehorse. It was an unknown with the sloppy track but Mr. Karahalios and I talked about it and just decided to give him the chance because you just don’t know. You can’t teach it. You can’t train it. He’s just a runner.
Public Speaker paid $4.20, $2.60, and $2.10
Hawthorne will be racing live every Wednesday – Sunday this fall with a first post of 1:20 pm. Racing will be conducted Wednesday through Sunday with first post of 1:20 pm. On Fridays through November 20, post time will be 2:30 pm with two special twilight cards on the evenings of October 9 and 16 with a first post of 5:30 pm.
For more information on Hawthorne Race Course visit www.hawthorneracecourse.com or call 708-780-3700.
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