|Hawthorne Racecourse release (3/29/03)
Contact: Jim Miller
ChiTown Challenge Comes to Abrupt End
STICKNEY, IL -- It appeared heading into Saturday that the ChiTown Challenge was going to go on for a few more days, but that was thrown for a loop as all of the selections went to a pair of runners that finished out of the money.
The On-site ChiTown Challenge had two people battling for the top prize and they both went to heavily favored Ifyouprefersilver in the Lady Hallie Handicap. Additionally, 15 of the 17 remaining players in the Online challenge also went to Ifyouprefersilver.
Unfortunately for all, Ifyouprefersilver ran fourth in the Lady Hallie, thus ending the Challenge for all involved. In the online challenge, the other two candidates were knocked out in the second race when Just Glorious missed the board as well.
Because of the contest ending for all, the prizes were split amongst the bunch. The onsite winners split the top prize with each winning 62,500 Club Hawthorne points. The online winners all will receive $300 in prize money as Hawthorne tossed in an extra $100 to even out the payout for all.
A determination will come within a day or two as to if the contest will be re-run this meet.