Day At The Track


08:37 PM 09 Jul 2005 NZST
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It’s Christmas in July. For the rest of the month, Hawthorne Racecourse is pleased to present FREE admission for all live racing cards.

We want to thank you for your continued support and patronage.


arol Reynolds and Benita Simmons’ Arts Mouse had been in pretty good form since a trip to Decatur so you would have to figure that he would draw considerable play in Friday’s (July 8) first second leg division of the Enemy At The Gate Series, a one-mile pace for 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings, Illinois Conceived and Foaled.


Instead, they let him off at over 24-1 and he paid his few fans back with a $51.20 payoff.

Racing midpack for most of the race, chasing fractions of 28 seconds, 56.3s, and 1.24.4, he didn’t start his move until midway through the stretch.

He got the last quarter in 27s.

ith driver Ryan Anderson in the bike, this Tom Simmons trainee got the mile in 1.52.3, a new lifetime best, beating his old fastest time by three-fifths of a second.


n the second division of the night, Anderson Racings’ Canine Divine didn’t let the 10-hole stop him from extending his current win streak to three.

Despite getting parked for much of the race, he was able to finish quickly, coming home in 26.2s, and for the victory.

Trained and driver by Joe Anderson, he paid $16.60. Chasing fractions of 28s, 57.1s, and 1.25.3 set by 107-1 shot Jazzbo Brown, Canine Divine stopped the timer in 1.53.1 for the mile.

The third leg of the Enemy At The Gate Series takes place on July 29 with the Final worth an estimated $100,000 will be contested on August 5.


he Likes It All, fresh off a longshot victory in the Hanover at Balmoral, made it two in a row in Friday night’s ISOBA event for 3-Year-Old filly pacers.

Winning for the third time in nine 2005 races, this talented filly also finished second four times so far this year.

Owned by Jayne Cummins, and driven and trained by Joe Anderson, she covered the mile in 1.54.1, after racing near the back of the pack, through fractions of 29.1s, 57.3s, and 1.27.

Going off as the second choice in the wagering, She Likes It All paid $7.80 to win.

Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Racecourse

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