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‘Jethro’ & ‘Daisy Lou’ Win At Hawthorne

Published: June 5, 2017 1:03 pm ET

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Illinois-bred three-year-old trotters were the focus at Hawthorne on Sunday, June 4, as the boys took to the track in leg one of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial, and fillies were featured in the Beulah Dygert Memorial Trot.

Race 6 was leg one of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial trot. Bands Houdini and Lougazi were scratched, thus leaving a field of seven. Favoured at off-time was Trixies Jethro for driver Jared Finn. Trixies Jethro got away quickly and covered the opening quarter in :29.3. After a half in 1:00.3, Trixies Jethro maintained command. On the turn, Totally Pazzazzed moved up to press the leader through three quarters in 1:30.1. After a long stretch drive, Trixies Jethro held firm and won by a length in 1:57.4. Totally Pazzazzed held second while Muscle Image got up for third. Trixies Jethro is owned by Charles Doehring and trained by J D Finn.

Race 9 was leg one action of the Beulah Dygert Memorial trot and a full field of ten lined up. Daisy Lou Duke took late action and was sent away as the favourite with Kyle Husted driving. Leaving for the lead was Siss Ellie Mae, as she was challenged by Lous Credit Report through the quarter in :29.2. On the backstretch, Daisy Lou Duke took over and covered the half in :58.4. On the turn, Daisy Lou Duke led as Fox Valley Elana contended through three quarters in 1:30. In the lane, Daisy Lou Duke fended off the challenge of Lous Credit report to win in 1:57.3. Fox Valley Elana held third. Daisy Lou Duke is owned by Flacco Family Farms LLC and Dr. Patrick Graham and trained by Steve Searle.

(Hawthorne Race Course)

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