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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (11/10/12)

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Julmae - Photo courtesy Four Footed Fotos
STICKNEY, IL – Sharon R Morgan’s Julmae, trained by John Wainwright, earned her first stakes victory and her second career win with a half-length tally in Saturday’s Showtime Deb Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course. That six-furlong event was restricted to 2-year-old fillies, Illinois Registered, Conceived and/or Foaled.

Although Julmae raced wide throughout, that was kind of in the plans. According to rider Rosemary Homeister Jr., “We just wanted to keep her in the clear. It was easier that way. Why put her down behind all the dirt getting kicked up when I didn’t have to. She was running strong where she was at. Every time she passed a horse she would get more aggressive and was stronger coming to the wire.”

Liluck built up a three and a half length lead quickly but that lead had diminished considerably by the half pole and she faded to fifth, though the fast early fractions she generated did help to set things up for Julmae’s late run.

Magdalenka and Indygo Kiss, who dead-heated for second, made late runs and Magdalenka even got up to lead but Julmae proved to be too strong late.

Favored Fifth of April had no impact and finished fourth.

“She ran an amazing race,” continued Homeister. “John (Wainwright) had her so conditioned right for this race. The post was good for her. I knew there was a little speed in here but she just grinded them down down the stretch. She’s so aggressive and game. She just kept wanting to pass the horses. She just gave me such a strong finish. I want to thank all the connections for giving me the chance to ride her and I want to thank my agent for doing such a great job. Thank you Jay (Fedor).”

They ran the mile on a track rated “muddy” in 1:12.98 after fractions of :21.69, :45.63, and :58.75.

Julmae earned $64,980 for the victory. Her career earnings stand at $101,133.

Julmae paid $15.20, $5.20, and $5.20 (ok). Magdalenka paid $5.00 and $9.60 (ok). Indygo Kiss returned $2.40 and $3.20 (ok).


Trainer Carlos Silva Gets First Stakes Victory

Lassell - Photo courtesy Four Footed Fotos
Asiel Stable’s Lassell earned his first stakes victory in Saturday’s Sun Power Stakes at Hawthorne. Coincidentally, that was also the first stakes victory for his trainer Carlos Silva. That was the 17th running of the Sun Power.

Asiel Stable’s Lassell earned his first stakes victory in Saturday’s Sun Power Stakes at Hawthorne. Coincidentally, that was also the first stakes victory for his trainer Carlos Silva. That was the 17th running of the Sun Power.

Lassell, in striking position early, grabbed the lead near the half, and held the others safe as he scored a three-quarter length victory. Stablemate Smokin Glock, also owned by Asiel Stable and trained by Silva, finished second. Favored Emile finished third.

Rider Quincy Hamilton was more than pleased with the way his mount ran, “I just stayed out of his way and let him do his thing. This horse has a lot of class. He matured a lot lately. I just kind of pointed him in the right direction. We were able to sit outside with no real pressure from anybody. He responded really well when I asked him late.”

They ran the six furlongs in 1:11.88 after fractions of :22.03, :46.39, and :58.82.

Lassell returned $11.80, $5.00 and $2.80. Smokin Glock returned $3.60 and $2.40. Emile paid $2.40.

Lassel earned $66,480 for the win. His career earnings now stand at $101,930.

Live racing at Hawthorne takes place five days a week and concludes Sunday, December 30. Live racing will be conducted every Wednesday-Sunday. First post daily is 2:10 pm. Hawthorne Race Course is located in Stickney IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave. For information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course, contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at

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