Day At The Track

Leg two action in Carey Memorial at Hawthorne

12:25 PM 03 Jul 2016 NZST
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STICKNEY, IL - On a nice Saturday evening at Hawthorne, two divisions of Illinois-bred three-year-old colts and geldings took to the track in leg two of the Robert F. Carey Memorial Stakes. Each race carried a purse of $12,500.

The first division of the Carey had a field of seven as IYQ YQR was sent off as the favorite in his first race back in four weeks.

Moving to the lead from the outside was Red Dog Ryan as IYQ YQR rated in second after a quarter in :29.3. On the backstretch, Sagebrush Sam moved to the front through a half in :58 while challenged by IYQ YQR. With the lead changing hands numerous times,

IYQ YQR covered three quarters in 1:26.1. Up three lengths in the stretch, IYQ YQR tried to hold off He Gone Jack's late move and held on to win by a length. He Gone Jack was second while Bowedfortyova finished 3rd. The final time for the mile was 1:54.2.

Owned by Watson Stable and driven and trained by Trenton Watson, IYQ YQR returned $5.40, $2.60, and $2.20. He Gone Jack paid $2.60 and $2.40 while Bowedfortyova paid $3.40 to show.

The second division of the Carey had a field of eight as Royale Rose took late action and was sent away as the favorite.

Numerous pacers were sent away as BS Tyrrific made the lead through a quarter in :28.3. After a half in :58.1, BS Tyrrific was challenged by Royale Rose. Those two were together through three quarters in 1:26.1. Battling through the lane, the two on the lead battled gamely as Royale Rose and Matt Krueger prevailed by a neck over BS Tyrrific in 1:53.3. Dan D Dune finished third.

Owned by Nicole Potts and trained by Lyle Scurlock, Royale Rose returned $4.60, $3.20, and $2.40. BS Tyriffic paid $5.60 and $3.40. Dan D Dune returned $2.40 to show.

Special Post, Sunday, July 3

On Sunday, July 3, Hawthorne will have a special 14 race card with a first post of 7:00 PM.

by Jim Miller, for Hawthorne Raceway



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