Victories for Mike Reavis
Last Saturday, trainer Mike Reavis accomplished a feat that is rare in thoroughbred
racing, saddling his 2,000th career winner when Mckinli’sbabyblues
crossed the wire first in the second race on the card.
marked a nice racing week last week as Reavis sent
out R Fast Life to a win in the ninth race Friday followed by debut winner
Saint Alexius in the Saturday opener.
Reavis earned his 2,000 victory in career start 10,228. In a training career that started in 1977, Reavis has 1,610 seconds and 1,432 thirds for nearly $30
million in career earnings from horses he has saddled.
Reavis has won multiple graded stakes in his training
career, winning the Grade 2 Arlington-Washington Lassie in 1994 with Shining
Light, winning the Lassie again in 2010 with Wonderlandbynight,
and the 2011 Grade 3 Stars and Stripes with Free Fighter.
training career, Reavis has finished racing years in
the top 100 nationally nine times in either wins or earnings.
from everyone at Hawthorne Race Course to trainer Mike Reavis.
Impressive in Whitworth
Following a cancellation of
the races a couple of weeks ago, the Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante returned
last Friday for Illinois-bred two-year-old fillies. A field a six dropped to five with the
scratch of Be Authentic on Friday morning.
in the Whitworth was Booda Lou off an impressive
maiden score three weeks prior. Getting
away quickly in the Whitworth was Get None as she carved out fractions of :24.38 and :48.69 to the half.
closely by Irish Marvel and Booda Lou, Get None
maintained her advantage into the turn, passing three quarters in 1:13.85. Patient was jockey Edgar Perez aboard Irish
Marvel as Booda Lou showed signs of frustration along
the inside in the turn.
the top of the stretch, Irish Marvel responded well, quickly opening up a
five-length lead mid-stretch. At the
wire, Irish Marvel cruised home an east nine length winner, stopping the clock
in 1:47.05 for the 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track. Longshot Ronan closed to finish second while Booda Lou was third.
Marvel earner $35,790 for her victory and is owned by her breeder Kathy Halleran in partnership with trainer Jimmy DiVito.