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For Immediate Release
Hawthorne Backstretch to Open Sunday
Full Backstretch Expected as Training
Commences in Preparation for Fall Meet
STICKNEY, IL On Sunday, September 15, horses will begin arriving
at Hawthorne Race Course as the backstretch opens in anticipation for the
beginning of the fall thoroughbred meet on Friday, October 4. New Racing Secretary and Director of Racing
Allan Plever has received applications for over 2,000
stalls and a full backstretch is expected for the fall thoroughbred meet. With
the backstretch to open on the 15th, training on Hawthornes real
dirt track begins Wednesday, September 18.
familiar faces are expected to return to Hawthorne this fall in full force
while some new faces will also be arriving for the meet. Past training champs Frank Kirby (55 stalls),
Roger Brueggemann (74 stalls), Joel Berndt (30 stalls) and Mike Reavis (37
stalls) are back for the fall at Hawthorne.
Additionally, Scott Becker (39 stalls), Chris Block (56 stalls), Chris
Dorris (45 stalls), John Haran (60 stalls), Larry Rivelli (51 stalls) and Brian
Williamson (35 stalls) are expected to be major players at the fall meet.
Hawthorne fall meet also sees the return of some trainers that spent the summer
outside of Illinois along with some new faces.
Clay Brinson (22 stalls), Robert Gorham (15 stalls), Gary Scherer (29
stalls), and Shane Spiess (20 stalls) make their Hawthorne comeback. New to Hawthorne for the fall meet are Nevada
Litfin (15 stalls), Paul Pearson (8 stalls), Randy Rarick (12 stalls), and
Pavel Vashchenko (20 stalls).
Hawthorne condition book is printed and posted online as Allan Plever has
provided an excellent mix of claiming, starter, allowance, and optional
claiming allowance races to compliment the Hawthorne fall stakes schedule. The condition book can be found at www.Hawthorneracecourse.com or at
returns to Hawthorne on Friday, October 4 and concludes Sunday, December 29. Live racing will be conducted every
Wednesday-Sunday. First post Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is 2:10
PM. On Fridays through November 29,
first post will be 3:10 PM. Saturday,
October 5 is a special night racing card with a 5:00 PM first post. Beginning December 4, first post will be 1:20
PM daily. Hawthorne Race Course is
located in Stickney IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave.
For information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course,
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at www.Hawthorneracecourse.com