Scuba Wins Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap at Hawthorne
Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois hosted the $150,000 G3 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap on Saturday, November 25. Horses three years old and upward raced 1 14/ miles on Hawthorne's dirt track. Brendan Walsh trained, slight 2-1 second betting choice Scuba snapped a bit of a funk and prevailed thanks to a perfect stalking trip under jockey Alonso Quinonez. 5-2 third choice Futile finished a half-length back in second in the field of eight while 16-1 shot Side Pocket, who made a bid, held for third. 2-1 favorite Eagle came a disappointing fourth while Volgograd, Hay Dakota, Empirestrikesagain, and Van Damme completed the order of finish.