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For Immediate Release
Rambling Richie Holds on in Edgar
STICKNEY, IL – Trainer Larry Rivelli
was confident, stating early in the week that he felt his two-year-old Rambling
Richie could make the 1 1/16 mile distance in the Jim Edgar Illinois
Futurity. On Saturday, his colt was able
to back up his statement as Rambling Richie and E.T. Baird held on in the
from the gate, Rambling Richie sprung to the lead, as he was pushed along early
by Twisted Thoughts and Bad Boy Peter through the opening quarter of :24 1/5. A half
mile in :48 1/5, Rambling Richie was still a length on
top as the field moved into the turn.
Into the stretch, Baird asked his runner for what he had left as he
opened up a clear lead, covering three quarters in 1:13 4/5. Nearing the wire, Rambling Richie was
shortening stride and drifting out, but had enough to hold on, stopping the clock
for the 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track in 1:49.37.
Richard Ravin, Patricia’s Hope LLC of Vince Foglia and trainer Larry Rivelli,
Rambling Richie was a one-and-a-half length winner over late closing A Step
Ahead and Prado U. Sent off as the 3-2
favorite, Rambling Richie returned $5.00, $3.40, and $2.80. A Step Ahead came back $7.00 and $5.00 while
Prado U returned $6.00 to show. Rambling
Richie earned $68,145 for the victory.
Baird was running on fumes at the end of the Edgar, “We had a little pressure
coming out of the gate but he was running on his own, to be honest. He got tired toward the end but he was making
only the fourth start of his career. He
was looking around, looking at the snow drifts.
He pulled a couple of numbers, just jumping and checking everything
out. He had another gear turning for
home and when I asked him he gave it to me but we were running pretty short
there at the end.”
Ahead stepped up for Chris Emigh, “My horse acted
somewhat green and it’s obvious that he is learning. I thought I was out of horse around the
quarter pole but as soon as I angled himout he came
back running and he finished really well down the lane.”
Prado U ran
on for Marlon St. Julien, “My horse broke a tad slow from the gate but even so
I got a good position from off the pace.
It was my original plan to take back and it worked out perfectly in a
race with a lot of speed. I felt
comfortable to let him run up the inside turning for home. He acted very professionally.”
races five days per week, through the end of the year and concludes Sunday,
December 29. Live racing will be conducted every Wednesday-Sunday. First post is
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