THE BEST IS YET TO COME

05:14 AM 15 Aug 2005 NZST
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Hawthorne’s summer Harness meet might be winding down but we still have some terrific racing coming up.

This Friday (August 19), the Robert F Carey Open Pace Eliminations are scheduled. Pacers contesting the Carey Eliminations will be vying for a $25,000 purse.

The Robert F Carey Open Pace Final, to be contested on closing night, August 25th, carries a purse estimated at $100,000. The race closed with 40 nominations.

They are listed below (in alphabetical order)

Armbro Balmoral

Art Maker

Basil Hanover

Boulder Creek

Canyon Wind

Casimir Camotion

Color Me Best

Dashing Diplomat

Enemy At The Gate

Four Star Mike

Four Starzzzz King

Fox Valley Gallant

Frontstreet Marty

Gar

Gimme A Big Hug

Glors Boys

Go Warrior Go

He Wants It All

Johnny Be Cool N

King Sands N

Life Sizzles

Live Out Loud

Lotsa Guy

Lucky Is As Lucky Does

Lucky Life

Make It Brief

Maltese Artist

Ohubetterbelieveit

Pokagon

Ponder

Quik Pulse Mindale

Rapid Dialing

Sagebrush

Shattered Halo

Shu Hanover

Themistokles

Town Champion

Wherethemoneywent N

Whosurboy

Yankee Lariat

But that’s not all. During the final week of racing, Hawthorne will play host to the Forest View Pacing Series Final on August 21st, the Stickney Pacing Series Final on August 22nd and the Berwyn Pacing Series Final on August 24th.

Those Series Finals carry purses of an estimated $15,000.

In addition, the ISOBA 3 YO ICF CP, with a purse of an estimated $17,000, will take place on August 24th, and the Cicero Pacing Series Final will be contested on closing night.

Speaking of the Forest View Pacing Series, three Leg 2s were contested on Sunday night.

Girl Wonder, owned by Gregg Nebgen, trained by Jim Banks, and driven by Tim Tetrick took the seventh race, paying $8.80. She paced the mile in 1:57.0, beating her previous best mark by two and two fifths seconds.

Heavily-favored Kickapoo Cher, with Pat Berry in the bike, won the second Leg 2 of the evening for owner and trainer Kevin Judy and paid $3.80. She tied her lifetime best, which she set in her only other race, of 1:56.1.

In the final Leg 2, Jerrah Bells Girl crossed the wire first, in 1:58.0, for owner Bobbie Harper and trainer Todd Crone. Pat Berry again had the winning drive. They paid $10.20 for the score.

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT

Congratulations to Patricia Cozzi who took home the first prize in Hawthorne’s first “Ladies Open Harness Handicapping Tournament” on Sunday night.

Ms. Cozzi came on strong at the finish when longshot Mindy’s Bad Boy made an almost impossible stretch move and got up to nip J L King Victor at the wire.

The contest featured a prize pool of $3500. For her victory, Ms. Cozzi took home the $1,000 first prize.

Nine more sharp handicappers shared in the riches: (in order of finish)

2. Megan Buonodono

3. Karen Rozmus

4. Bridgette Plater

5. Jerilynn Ziccarelli

6. Barbara Kane

7. Marge Bernard

8. Sandra Domagala

9. Mary Milbourne

10. Sue Norris

Hawthorne Race Course would like to thank all those who participated.

awthorne Press Box

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