For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
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.
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
††††††††††††††† 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
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700.