For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
Super Bowl Champ Finds
Winner’s Circle at Hawthorne
STICKNEY, IL – Super Bowl Champion linebacker Devin White of
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was onsite at Hawthorne Race Course
on Sunday evening to watch the debut races of a pair of trotters he owns in
partnership. Both were competing in leg one stakes action at Hawthorne over a
two on Sunday, two-year-old colt First and Goal debuted in leg one of The Kadabra for Illinois-bred trotters. Owned in partnership by Devin White and Adam
Hawthorne, First and Goal was guided to the early lead by Casey Leonard through
the opening quarter in :31.3. Pushed
along by Lous Barbossa
through a half in 1:01.4, First and Goal maintained his advantage into the far
turn. Opening up
his lead through three quarters in 1:32.2, First and Goal drew off to a four-length
lead in the stretch, He cruised under the wire, winning by three-and-a-half
lengths in 2:01.3. Trained by Herman
Wheeler, First and Goal earned $8,750 in the $17,500 first leg. Romantic
Warrior rallied to finish second while Lous Barbossa held third.
seventh race on the Sunday card, two-year-old filly Creations Dream MV made her
first career start after a pair of impressive qualifiers over the racetrack.
The start came in leg one of the Fox Valley Flan for female juvenile
trotters. Sent away as the favorite with
Casey Leonard driving, Creations Dream MV got away in good order and settled in
fourth early as Funky Wiggle passed the opening quarter in :31.2. As Funky
Wiggle led the field through the half in 1:02.2 the pack tightened up into the
turn. Mid-turn, Creations Dream MV was
on the move, guided into third by Leonard as Funky Wiggle maintained her
advantage through three quarters in 1:33.0.
In the stretch, Funky Wiggle was too tough, drawing clear to win in
2:00.2 for driver and trainer Curt Grummel. Creations
Dream MV put in a solid effort though, rallying to finish second. Lous Monamie finished third. Funky Wiggle is owned by Dr.
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago’s
Hometown Track, races three meets in 2021.
The spring thoroughbred meet concluded on April 25. The summer Suburban
Downs at Hawthorne harness meet began Friday, May 7 and races every
Friday-Sunday until September 26. The fall
thoroughbred meet opens October 1 and races through December 26. First post
nightly for harness is 7:10 PM. Beginning in June, post time on Sunday night
will be 6:30 PM. For any information about Hawthorne Race
Course visit the website www.HawthorneRaceCourse.com.