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For Immediate Release
Admiral Kitten Heads List of Hawthorne Derby Nominations
STICKNEY, IL – Grade 1 winner Admiral Kitten is one of six
sons of Kitten’s Joy nominated to the 49th running of the Grade 3
Hawthorne Derby. The $200,000 guaranteed
event will be the highlight of a special evening card on Saturday, October 5
which begins with a first post of 5:00 PM.
contested at one mile and one eighth on the Hawthorne turf course, the
Hawthorne Derby closed with 39 total nominations. Of the 39 nominated for the race, nine are
Graded stakes winners with another 12 that are Graded stakes placed. Trainer Mike Maker has nominated four to the
Hawthorne Derby headed by Admiral Kitten.
Admiral Kitten’s most recent start was a victorious one in the Grade 1
Secretariat stakes at Arlington Park on August 17. The other three Maker nominees are Fear the
Kitten, Moro Tap, and Wings of Fortune.
Todd Pletcher also has four nominated to the
Hawthorne Derby. Those four are led by
multiple stakes winners Notacatbutallama and Winning
also has Graded stakes placed Charming Kitten and Graded stakes winner Jack
complete list of nominees, along with past performances, for
the Hawthorne Derby are posted online at www.HawthorneRaceCourse.com in
the Horsemen’s section.
Hawthorne Derby will be the highlight of a big opening weekend of racing for
the fall Hawthorne meet. Hawthorne’s Rocktoberfest will take place all weekend long with food
and drink specials, multiple beer vendors on hand, live music, and great racing
action. First post on opening day,
Friday, October 4 is 3:10 PM. Hawthorne
Derby Day has a 5:00 PM post and opening weekend finishes off with a 2:10 PM
post on Sunday, October 6.
returns to Hawthorne on Friday, October 4 and concludes Sunday, December 29. Live racing will be conducted every
Wednesday-Sunday. First post Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is 2:10
PM. On Fridays through November 29,
first post will be 3:10 PM. Saturday,
October 5 is a special night racing card with a 5:00 PM first post. Beginning December 4, first post will be 1:20
PM daily. Hawthorne Race Course is
located in Stickney IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave.
For information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course,
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at www.Hawthorneracecourse.com