For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
Walter White Equals
Track Record at Hawthorne
STICKNEY, IL – On a warm Saturday evening at Hawthorne, a
nice card came together as Illinois-breds were
getting their final preps in before heading to the state fair along with a pair
of solid open-company fields. The focus of
the night came in race seven as a fine field of eight open trotters lined up.
While Annas Lucky Star and Picky Picky
Valor took the majority of the wagering action, it was Walter White who stole
the show. After Picky Picky Valor passed the opening quarter in
:28.2, driver Juan Franco guided Walter White to the lead on the
backside, passing the half in :56.3.
Chased by Picky Picky Valor into the turn,
Walter White opened up a two length lead through three quarters in 1:24.4. In the lane, Franco kept Walter White to
task, as he held clear, winning in 1:53.3.
final time of Walter White equaled the track record for aged trotters at
Hawthorne that was held by Dink Adoo, set on July 15,
2005. Walter White is owned by Robert
Silberberg and trained by Jim Eaton. The
win was the 21st for Walter White, coming in career start 100 and
was also a lifetime mark for the six-year-old gelding.
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago’s Hometown Track, continues
the summer harness season through September 24.
Fall thoroughbreds close out the year, running from October 5 through
December 29. For more information, visit
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700.