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For Immediate Release
The Pizza Man Heads Field in Buck’s Boy
STICKNEY, IL -- While the weekend focus is on the
Breeders’ Cup races from Santa Anita, Hawthorne will be running races in
between those during the Saturday afternoon card with a very good feature, the
Buck’s Boy Handicap. For Illinois-bred
turf runners, the Buck’s Boy goes as race seven on the Saturday afternoon
Hawthorne card and will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the Hawthorne turf,
which is expected to be less than firm after mid-week rain.
field in the Buck’s Boy is local favorite The Pizza Man from the barn of Roger Brueggemann. Drawing
the outside of the field of 10 in the Buck’s Boy, The Pizza Man is the co-highweight with Coalport in the
Buck’s Boy at 124 lbs.. A winner three times this year, The Pizza Man
won the Illinois Owners Stakes at Arlington on September 21 before coming to
Hawthorne. On October 12, The Pizza Man
defeated a solid field in the Robert F. Carey Memorial, just holding off a very
game Tazz. On
Saturday, The Pizza Man is the 2-1 morning line favorite and will be ridden by
Coalport is the second choice in the Buck’s Boy at 7-2 as
he comes from the barn of Wayne Catalano.
A four time winner in 2013, Coalport defeated
The Pizza Man in the state-bred Black Tie Affair at Arlington on June 15 over a
yielding turf. In his most recent start,
Coalport took on Silver Max and Wise Dan, running
fifth in the Shadwell Turf Mile in a race moved to the Keeneland
Florent Geroux gets
the call on Coalport on Saturday.
a very game effort in the Robert F. Carey Memorial, Tazz, looks to be the likely
pacesetter in the Buck’s Boy. Trainer by
Christine Janks, Tazz
defeated optional claiming company at Arlington on September 2 in a race taken
off the turf, before running a close-up fifth in the Illinois Owners Stakes and
the narrow defeat in the Carey. Tazz will be ridden once again by Rosemary Homeister, Jr. and carries 118 lbs. as the 5-1 third
for the Buck’s Boy:
PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Fear the
Kitten C. Emigh M. Maker 15-1
2 Luv Bandit N. Vigil T. Dorris 6-1
3 Dad Are We
Here I. Ocampo D. Matthews 20-1
4 Sweet Luca E.E. Perez C. Block 8-1
5 Coalport F.
6 Tazz R.
Homeister, Jr. C.
7 Ice Climber Q.
Hamilton L. Rivelli 15-1
8 Mavericking S.
Martinez R. Brueggemann 10-1
9 Lassell T.
Thornton C. Silva 20-1
10 The Pizza R. Hernandez R. Brueggemann 2-1
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 Wednesday,
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is 2:10 PM. On Fridays through November 29, first post will
be 3:10 PM. 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