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Annas Lucky Star Sets New Track Record

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Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700


Annas Lucky Star Sets Track Record at Hawthorne


STICKNEY, ILóOn a night where the juvenile trotters were featured in leg two action for Night of Champions races at Hawthorne, it was the older mare who stole the show.In the fourth race on the card, five-year-old mare Annas Lucky Star defeated the boys as she got up in the shadow of the wire to catch Pine Dream.

††††††††††††††† After rating second to last in the early portion of the race, Annas Lucky Star began her move on the backstretch, following live cover of Got the Groove.Into the lane, Pine Dream had opened up a four length advantage as Kyle Wilfong guided Annas Lucky Star to the outside and began to move.Closing ground with every stride, Annas Lucky Star caught Pine Dream on the wire, winning by a nose.

††††††††††††††† Annas Lucky Star stopped the timer in 1:53.4, besting a track record that she previously co-owned with Spiralscruznsarah from 2002 of 1:54.1.The win was the 28th of Annas Lucky Starís career in her 50th career start.Annas Lucky Star is owned by Danny Graham and trained by Nelson Willis.


Hawthorne Race Course, Chicagoís Hometown Track, returned for live harness racing on Friday, May 3. The summer harness meet opened on Friday, May 3 and races through September 22.Fall thoroughbreds close out the year, running from October 10 through December 28.For more information, visit or contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700.


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