For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
A Record Weekend for Casey Leonard at Hawthorne
STICKNEY, IL Ė Records are made to be broken.† When itís your own record, it makes things a
little bittersweet.† When you do it on
back to back nights, that makes it a whole lot of
fun.† That was the story for driver Casey
Leonard this past weekend at Hawthorne as he put together consecutive nights
winning eight races at Hawthorne.
Friday evening the eight wins came in a mixed bag for Leonard over the course
of the rescheduled 25 race card from the cancelled DuQuoin
Fair.† Leonardís first win came in the
sixth non-wagering event when he guided Skippymalou
(1:59.1) to the win in the County Fair Challenge.† In the following non-wagering race, Leonard
and Talk About Valor (1:57.4) trotted home to the
second victory of the day.
kicked off the Friday pari-mutuel card with another County Fair Challenge win,
this time with Ole Swamp Master (1:54.2).†
After missing by a nose in the nightís second race with Char N Marg and
a head in the eighth race with Yankee Bounty, Casey would get his fourth win of
the day in race 10, guiding Lous Abigail (1:59.4) to
a victory in the $27,250 Shawnee.†
Another stakes score came in the following event as Fox Valley Torrid
(1:56.3) was triumphant in the $27,250 Time Dancer.
made it three straight stakes scores as he drove home
Fox Valley Quest (1:58.2) in the $27,250 Darn Safe.† He would close out the big Friday night with
two more stakes scores, driving Fox Valley Triton (1:56.0) to the win in the
$27,250 Dudley Hanover and Lousraptor (1:57.4) in the
$27,250 Pronto Don.
those eight wins on Friday was an exceptional night over the course of the 25
races contested, it was nothing for Casey Leonard as he outdid himself on
Saturday.† It only took a 15 race
Saturday card for Leonard to equal his eight win record, this time doing it all
during the pari-mutuel card, a Hawthorne record.
night started slowly for Leonard, missing the board in the first two races of
the evening before finishing second in the nightís third event.† After that, Leonard caught fire.† He won six straight races as Impressive Trick
(1:55.3), Some Nobody (1:55.2), Rockin N Runnin (1:52.3), Fox Valley Gemini (1:51.0), DJ Lance
(1:52.3), and Impressive Cowboy (1:55.1) comprised the six win streak.† After missing the board in the tenth race, Parklane Official (1:52.2) won race 11 to make it a seven
win night.† Leonard closed out the night
with his Hawthorne record eighth victory on the card as Tappin
Outamessage was victorious in the finale.
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.