For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
Ouevre Cruises in Third Chance Stakes
STICKNEY, IL – The Third Chance Stakes, for Illinois Registered, Conceived,
and/or Foaled Fillies and Mares, took place Sunday afternoon at Hawthorne
course. The race was contested at six furlongs on Hawthorne’s real dirt course
and carried a purse of $75,000.
All eyes were on favored Oeuvre and she didn’t disappoint. Sent off as the
overwhelming favorite, her rider Orlando Mojica was confident before and during
the race. Despite a slight stumble at the start, she stalked the pace early and
assumed control on the turn, drawing off to win by four and three-quarters
under a virtual hand ride. Ronan came along late to grab second while White
Lies held on to finish third. Owned by Richard Perkins and trained Sunday by
Mickey Goldfine, Oeuvre earned $45,000 for the
victory, boosting her career earnings to $529,176. The victory was her 11th
on her career from 19 starts.
Orlando Mojica “I had a good trip.
I put him behind the horses in front of me. I knew I had a lot of horse. I tried to ride relaxed. I knew I had the best horse.
I knew the scratches changed things. But I knew I had a lot of horse and she showed it. It worked out perfectly.
The covered six furlongs in 109.62
after fractions of 22:00, 45:43 and 57:28
Oeuvre paid $2.20, $2:10, $2:10
Ronan returned $8.40, $4.40
White Lies paid $3.00
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago’s
Hometown Track, races two live meets in 2023. Spring thoroughbred racing kicked
off on Sunday, March 5 and races through Monday, September 4. Harness racing
returns to Hawthorne after completion of racing at the Illinois State Fairs.
Live harness racing begins Saturday, September 9, racing through the end of the
year. Hawthorne is open daily for full-card
simulcasting as well as for sports wagering in the PointsBet
Sportbook. For any information about Hawthorne Race Course visit our website