|Hawthorne Racecourse daily notes (11/22/02)
Contact: Jim Miller
EMIGH JOCKEY OF THE WEEK
Jockey Chris Emigh was honored as Hawthorne's "Jockey Of The Week" on Friday. Unfortunately, prior to the award, Emigh was unceremoniously dumped at the start of the race. Though he wasn't injured in the fall, he rode to the winner's circle, for the presentation of the award, in an ambulance. The look on his face said it all.
HANDICAPPING CONTEST FINALS
The Finals for Hawthorne's Free Handicapping Contest takes place on Saturday. Qualifiers from the first three weeks will meet on the third floor Grandstand, to go head-to-head. There are $2500 in prizes up for grabs.
The December edition of the Free Handicapping Contest starts two weeks from Saturday. The Buy-In Contest, carrying a first prize of $5,000, starts next Friday. It goes through Sunday. Points, based on win and place wagers, from all three days will be accumulated. For complete rules for both contests, see M. Scott McMannis in Hawthorne's Handicapping Center.
CAUY EXTENDS STREAK TO FOUR
Frank Calabrese's talented filly Cauy extended her win streak to four with a runaway victory in Friday's eighth race. It was the most impressive victory of her streak. Favored Pass The Pepper, the unbeaten filly returning from a five-month layoff, grabbed an easy lead but just couldn't hang on.
MONTALVO SCORES THREE
Jockey Carlos Montalvo scored with three on Friday's card. He took the fourth with Samantha B. ($6.00), the eighth with Cauy ($6.00), and the ninth with Approvable ($5.60).
RAZO WITH TWO
Jockey Eusebio Razo won with a pair in Friday. He took the seventh with It's All Personal ($5.20) and the tenth with Treasure Zone ($8.20).