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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Race Course (11/20/13)

Contact: Jim Miller, 708-780-3700
John Walsh, 708-606-5929

Hawthorne Gold Cup Draws 22 Nominees


Pool Play
Pool Play winning the 2012 Hawthorne Gold Cup - Photo courtesy Four Footed Fotos
The Grade II $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup, Presented by Xpressbet, closed with 22 nominations for the one mile and one quarter race to be contested on Hawthorne's main track on Saturday, November 30. The Gold Cup will be run as race eight of nine on the Saturday card with a post time of 5:45 pm Central.

In addition to coverage through the in-house television system, the entire Hawthorne Gold Cup card will also have expanded coverage. The Gold Cup day card will be covered on WGN Radio (720 AM) from 2:00 - 6:00 pm along with a live broadcast of the Gold Cup on WGN television from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Of the 22 nominees for the Grade II Gold Cup, seven made their most recent start in Breeders' Cup races the first weekend of November. Those seven are: Alpha (Dirt Mile); Blueskiesnrainbows (Marathon); Game on Dude (Classic); Golden Ticket (Dirt Mile); Indian Jones (Marathon); Last Gunfighter (Classic); and Suns Out Guns Out (Marathon).

The full list of Hawthorne Gold Cup, Presented by Xpressbet Nominations:

Horse Trainer
Afford Greg Geier
Alpha Kiaran McLaughlin
Ballyjamesduff John Haran
Bambazonki Chris Block
Blueskiesnrainbows Jerry Hollendorfer
Derby Kitten Michael Maker
Drill Bob Baffert
Easter Gift Chad Brown
Finnegans Wake Dale Romans
Fordubai Greg Geier
Game on Dude Bob Baffert
Golden Ticket Kenneth McPeek
Hattaash Cheryl Winebaugh
Hope For Today Chris Block
Indian Jones Philip Aristone
Last Gunfighter Chad Brown
Mister Marti Gras Chris Block
Prayer For Relief Steven Asmussen
Street Spice Greg Geier
Suns Out Guns Out Dale Romans
Taptowne Tim Glyshaw
Where's Sterling Kirk Ziadie

 

Hawthorne races five days per week through the end of the year and concludes Sunday, December 29. Live racing will be conducted every Wednesday-Sunday. First post Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is 2:10 pm. On Fridays through November 29, first post will be 3:10 pm. Saturday, October 5 is a special night racing card with a 5:00 pm first post. Beginning December 4, first post will be 1:20 pm daily. 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 www.hawthorneracecourse.com.


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